Free Internet for Low-Income Families

The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that 20 of the nation’s internet providers have committed to lowering costs for low-income households, a step that will essentially provide free high-speed internet for those participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low-income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices. To learn more about eligibility and enroll, visit ACPBenefit.org.

SLPS Laptop Return Dates

All students must return their district issued laptop to their assigned school starting May 24 through June 1. Please be sure to bring the power card when returning the laptop.

$75,000 Top Award Goes to 17-year-old Robert Sansone of Fort Pierce Central High School

$75,000 Top Award Goes to 17-year-old Robert Sansone of Fort Pierce Central High School for a pioneering invention to improve electric motor efficiency in the largest international STEM competition for teens. TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2022) – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Society for Science (the Society) announced that Robert Sansone, 17, of Fort Pierce, FL, won the $75,000 top award in the 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), the world’s largest global high school competition, for a project that explored high-efficiency alternatives to induction motors. Other top prizes went to projects in … Read More

SLPS Adds Translation Feature to District Website

St. Lucie Public School announces a new feature to the District website! Simply click the flag icon in the upper right corner next to the search bar and choose from a wide selection of languages to have the page instantly translated!

CareerSource Research Coast Extends Deadline for Summer of Success

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., CareerSource Research Coast (CSRC) has extended their deadline to May 20 for signing up for the annual Summer of Success program. “Summer of Success is a great opportunity for teens to get a taste of various types of employment they may not have known were available to them while earning a paycheck as well as learning financial responsibility with budgeting and saving,” said Brian Bauer, CEO of CSRC. The 2022 Summer of Success internship program is free of charge and open to young adults between the ages of 16 – 21 that reside in St. Lucie … Read More

Fort Pierce Central Hosts Education Foundation Annual Scholarship Ceremony

Principal Monarae Miller-Buchanan and Assistant Principal Ayesia Boria were the Masters of Ceremony for the 2022 Annual Scholarship Ceremony sponsored by the Education Foundation. The Education Foundation awarded 60 scholarships funded by 20 donors totaling $58,000. Many scholarships were funded in memory of school district-affiliated individuals, including Aaron Beauchamp, Harry Lee Williams, Kimberly Pearson, Tess & Abbey Huber, Andrew Schmeer, and Daniel Hinojosa. Dr. Donna Mills, Chair of the School Board, Debbie Hawley, School Board Member, and Dr. Helen Wild, Chief Academic Officer attended the event along with principals Henry Sanabria from Lincoln Park Academy & Andrea Popwell from St. … Read More

SLPS Celebrates Staff Appreciation Week!

St. Lucie Public Schools celebrates Staff Appreciation Week! We ARE St. Lucie Public Schools because of our passionate and dedicated staff! Help us celebrate by sharing posts, images, or videos of positive messages thanking our wonderful staff using the hashtag #SLPSAppreciates!

67th Annual State of Florida Science Fair

The following students represented St. Lucie Public Schools at the 67th Annual State of Florida Science Fair last week in Lakeland, Florida: BEST IN SHOW: Robert Sansone Special and Placement Awards Dominique Thomas TCHS $25 Cash Award:  Lake County Regional Science and Engineering Fair Kai Valco -SOMS $200 Cash Award:  Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration -Third Place:  Earth and Environmental Sciences Category Gerald Smith Jr.  APF -$50 Cash Award:  Florida Association of Science Supervisors Robert Sansone FPCHS JASON Colloquium Opening Ceremony Speaker -$1000 Cash Award:  Best in Show, one of eight Florida students representing the State of Florida (in addition … Read More

SLPS Schools Receive Kits to Improve Needs of Students with Language Impairment

This year the Exceptional Student Education, Student Services, and Office of Teaching and Learning Departments collaborated and identified needs for students with language weaknesses. Materials were purchased through the IDEA American Recovery Funds grant to help improve language skills for students with disabilities who are identified with a Language Impairment. Each school received two kits each so that the speech-language pathologists and interventionists can work to improve the needs of students with disabilities who demonstrate a weakness in language which will, in turn, improve their listening, speaking, and reading comprehension skills. The speech-language pathologists showed their support for children with … Read More

7-Eleven Celebrates Grand Opening with Donation

To celebrate the grand opening of their newest store on Orange Avenue in Ft. Pierce, community partner 7-Eleven gifted a generous donation of $711 to C.A. Moore Elementary. In attendance was SLPS board member Debbie Hawley, who was joined by C.A. Moore principal Dr. Thelma Jackson and assistant principals Alisha Kennedy and Makeda Brome. Thank you to 7-Eleven for their support of our schools!

Students Decorate the District Office to Celebrate “Arts in Our Schools Month”

March is “Arts in Our Schools Month”, an annual celebration that showcases the accomplishments of students in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts nationwide. St. Lucie Public School students showcased their own artistic accomplishments by displaying their artworks in the SLPS District Office! SLPS staff was treated to a wide range of different artistic mediums submitted from various elementary, middle, and high schools in the district. Thank you to all schools and students for their wonderful work!

Appreciation Night at Clover Park

On Thursday, April 14th, fans who bring two nonperishable food items will receive a free ticket to the St. Lucie Mets game that night. Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful will have a booth at the front of the stadium and will partner with the Treasure Coast Food Bank for the donations. Contact KPSLB – 772-871-5103 for details.

Classroom Library Makeover Winners

It is with sincere congratulations that we announce the winners from each zone for the Classroom Library Makeover Contest. Each winner will receive an additional 150 books for their classroom library and 150 books to gift to another teacher on their campus, courtesy of Scholastic Education. Congratulations to the winners! Green Zone: Lawnwood Elementary School Ms. McGowan, 1st Grade Green Zone: Fairlawn Elementary School Ms. Strunk, 2nd Grade Red Zone: Oak Hammock Ms. Morley, 3rd Grade

SLPS High Schools Receive High Ratings During The Music Performance Assessment

St. Lucie Public Schools celebrates the hard work of its high schools during the Music Performance Assessments. 6 high schools took 10 bands to the MPAs and received 5 Excellent and 5 Superior Ratings. Congratulations to all our schools! Fort Pierce Westwood Academy | West Prep Concert Band Superior Rating Fort Pierce Central High School | Symphonic Band Superior Rating Fort Pierce Central High School | Concert Band Excellent Rating Lincoln Park Academy | Wind Ensemble Excellent Rating Port St. Lucie High School | Wind Ensemble Superior Rating Port St. Lucie High School | Symphonic Band Excellent Rating St. Lucie … Read More

SLPS Kindergarten Round-Up Open Enrollment

Join us for our Kindergarten Round-Up at these dates and locations: Tuesday March 8 (9:00-3:00) | Queen Townsend Head Start Center ll 2202 Avenue Q., Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Wednesday March 9 (8:00-6:00) | St. Lucie Public Schools District Office 9461 Brandywine Lane, Port St. Lucie, Fl 34986 Thursday March 10 (9:00-3:00) | ALPI Child Development Center 198 Marion Ave., Port St. Lucie, FL 34983 Enroll Now!: https://bit.ly/3gVrLaM

IRSC Announces Free Tuition for St. Lucie County Students

On Thursday, March 3rd, Fort Pierce Central High School, along with Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, hosted IRSC, to announce the IRSC Promise Program. Now every 2022 graduate of a public or public charter high school in Martin, Indian River, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties can earn an IRSC Associate Degree at no tuition cost! Learn more at promise.irsc.edu.