Gretchen Whitman Excells- No Debate!

Congratulations to Gretchen Whitman of Fort Pierce Central High School for her outstanding participation at the 2024 Incubate Debate Championship. She advanced to the semi-final round in the national debate. Getchen’s coach, Mrs. Wright, worked hard this season to coach her incredible students. 

Central’s SGA Honored at Ft. Pierce Commission Meeting

On Monday, April 15th, Student Government Associations from Fort Pierce Central and Westwood High Schools were recognized at the City of Fort Pierce Commission Meeting with a special proclamation for Student Leadership Week. Students from both schools interacted with City Commissioners and met with the Mayor, Linda Hudson, as a special proclamation was enacted to recognize their work in government at the school level.

SLWCHS Eagle Culture Presented a Field Day to Celebrate Our Students with Great Attendance and Discipline

St. Lucie West Centennial HS Eagle Culture (PBIS) celebrated students that have had great attendance and discipline through a Field Day, where students assembled their ultimate squad, showcased their creativity, and let their competitive spirit soar.  Students gathered in teams of 6 – 10, named their teams, matched up outfits, and competed against each other in various activities!  Food trucks were available for students, and they loved enjoying tacos and chicken wings while having fun with their friends!

FPC 2024 Young Floridian Candidates & Winners

10 seniors represented Fort Pierce Central on Friday, April 5 as our Young Floridian Candidates. These students were nominated by faculty and staff earlier in October. On this day, they were interviewed for their chance to win the Young Floridian Scholarship. The award ceremony was held Sunday, April 14th at 1 pm at the Sunrise Theater in Fort Pierce.  From left to right: Pamala Thompson-Sponsor, Makaria Sandlin-Journalism/ Communication/Language Arts; Cameron Webb-History/Social Studies; Valentina Niederhofer-Human Services; Rylee Kolostyak-Drama; Nico Tovar-Art/ Music; Mariah Roman-Science/Engineering; Emilie Thurston-Certifications/ Manufacturing; Carigan Cramer-Academic Excellence; Aliana Sterrett- Mathematics/Technology; Nikayia Wilder-Athletics, Principal Gardner   On the left is … Read More

Race to Success Fun Run

Village Green’s RACE TO SUCCESS FUN RUN! All students were able to participate in the fun color run hosted by Village Green’s PBIS team as a kick-off for a successful testing season! Students and families had a great time being active and enjoying the weather. Students who raised $100 or more through the MYBOOSTER fundraiser had the opportunity to pie a faculty or staff member in the face!

Fairlawn’s Aladdin Jr. at Riverside

Fairlawn students in grades three to five dazzled Friday night in their performance of Aladdin Jr. at Riverside Theater in Vero Beach. Under the direction of music teacher Mrs. Quillinan, students have been practicing since January and their hard work was evident as they wowed the audience with their amazing performance!

Cobra Nation’s Mascot Returns

Since Fort Pierce Central’s inception in 1970, the Cobra has been synonymous with the school. The Cobra, chosen as the mascot by Central’s first class, truly represents Fort Pierce Central’s PRIDE. The school has endured plenty of changes in its history, like a variation in populace, rivaling newer schools, and even building a new campus. And yet, Central’s PRIDE has stood the test of time, represented by the Cobra! The Fort Pierce Central Cobra Mascot was last entertained in the late 2010s by Charlie Highlands during his junior and senior year under the name “King.” Charlie embodied the meaning of … Read More

VGESS Lights It Up BLUE for Autism

Faculty and staff at Village Green Environmental Studies School were encouraged to “Light It Up Blue for Autism” on Friday, April 19th. VGESS is helping to spread kindness and increase autism awareness during the month of April.

Cobras Come Together for Ms. Dowdy

Mackenzie Dowdy is a cobra through and through! In January of this year, she was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma or soft tissue cancer. At 46, her bravery propelled her into treatment, future surgeries, and ongoing chemotherapy. In support of Ms. Dowdy, Cobra Nation came together at Duffy’s Sports Grill to raise funds toward her medical expenses. Thanks to Ms. Dowdy’s son (pictured above) who works at Duffy’s for championing this event honoring and supporting his mother. Mr. Gardner and Mr. Siminski join Ms. Dowdy. Well-wishes from colleagues, students, and Ms. Dowdy’s family!

SLWCHS Experiences Collegiate Football Practices

Our St. Lucie West Centennial football team was given the opportunity to participate in college-level practices at FIU, FAU, and USF, with our senior and upcoming senior players receiving instruction from experienced college coaches. Our coaches also took away valuable lessons from the experience.  

Morningside’s PBIS Decade Day was a Success.

Students, teachers, and staff enjoyed our monthly PBIS event at Morningside Elementary. This month, everyone dressed up in clothing from their chosen decade to celebrate having awesome behavior! Morningside Elementary is a PBIS GOLD model school. The hard-working PBIS team really know how to put FUN and one-of-a-kind experiences in our school year. Way to represent Bluejays!

Start Spreading the News

The Lincoln Park Academy Wind Symphony & Orchestra recently traveled to New York City to perform in the Worldstride’s Heritage National Festival and had an outstanding week of performances and activities. They earned several accolades as listed below: Wind Ensemble received straight superiors, placed in the Gold division, earned an Adjudicator’s Choice award, and an Invitational Award to perform in the annual Festival Gold. Jazz Ensemble received straight superiors and placed in the Gold division. Steel Drum Ensemble, led by LPA Senior Ricardo Bailou received straight superiors, placed in the Gold division, earned an Adjudicator’s Choice award, and an Invitational … Read More

Lakewood Park STEAM Classroom Makeover Reveal

Students and staff at Lakewood Park celebrated the grand reveal of their STEAM Classroom makeover this month. Lakewood Park Elementary was awarded a $50,000 grant from FPL this school year to be used towards STEAM Education and field trips for all students.  During the ribbon cutting ceremony, FPL conducted a generator building competition with some 5th grade students and took a tour of the upgraded STEAM Resource classroom.  A huge shoutout to FPL for making this day and this entire school year so special for our Falcons!  

SLPS Wants to Hear from You!

Parents, we would like to know what you think! Please take a few minutes to complete the Family Survey posted on the homepage of the district website, https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/family-survey/. We greatly appreciate your participation and feedback, which will assist us with growth and improvement. Thank you! Family Survey offered in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole Student Survey for Grades 3-12 The window for the Spring surveys will open on Monday, April 8th, and close on Friday, April 19th. English – SPRING FAMILY SURVEY – Assessment & Accountability (stlucie.k12.fl.us) Spanish – SPRING Encuesta familiar de las escuelas públicas de St. Lucie Haitian … Read More

SharkNation Strong at The Macy’s Believers Annual T1D Walk

Mrs. Quiles, Mr. Steckler (aka Mr. Jesse), and some of our jawsome students represented St. Lucie West K8’s SharkNation to support one of our very own T1D warriors, Isabella at the Macy’s Believers Annual T1D Walk today! We are so honored to have Isabella as part of our Shark family. Her fight is our fight! #SharkNationStrong  

Solar Eclipse View from St. Lucie West K8

Students in Mrs. Quiles & Ms. Lane’s 3rd-grade classes were excited to see a partial view of the solar eclipse. We had a special guest, our amazing Assistant Principal, Ms. Sexton. She showed us the pinhole method to safely view the solar eclipse!  

SLWK8 Sharks Scoot to Solve Liquid Word Problems

Third graders in Ms. Pepe’s class solved real-world problems using liquid volume by completing a scoot around the room! Students were given a multi-step word problem involving liquid volume. They had to fill a 140-liter fish tank using the liter amounts of 9,5, and 2. Each group elected one spokesperson to explain their thinking to the class, then they were challenged to solve the same problem using a different method!

WLX Horizon Weekly

WLX Horizon is the school district’s TV channel that provides St. Lucie County with instructional television programming, school board meetings, along with what’s happening in our district, and local shows about our schools. WLX Horizon can be streamed on-demand for free via the WLX Horizon app! WLX Horizon can also be found on Comcast channel 13 (Ft. Pierce), Comcast channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), Blue Stream Fiber channel 19, and AT&T TV channel 99 (under St. Lucie County Community Channels) or check out the live feed. Join us this week for new episodes of Community Connection with Ashley Mock and Sean Boyle and their … Read More