College Readiness Presentation – Fort Pierce Central; Allied Health

Fort Pierce Central High School students in the Allied Health program were provided an opportunity to participate in a College Readiness presentation.  This presentation was special as it was hosted by Ms. Shannon Robinson, a Fort Pierce Central High School alumni and current University of Florida Dental student.  Students from Ms. Charles and Mrs. Young’s classes were provided tips for success in high school and college.  The presentation included a wealth of information from high school engagement and leadership opportunities to college scholarships. Quote from Shannon: “I truly enjoy coming back and giving this presentation to the health science students…I … Read More

Florida International University (Center for Translational Science) Offers Internship for SLPS Students

Florida International University held a summer internship program for students from St. Lucie Public Schools. There were ten students selected. This internship was a 5-week biomedical research training at Florida International University (FIU) Center for Translational Sciences (CTS) from June 5th – July 14th. Students conducted research in areas spanning the biosciences, biomedicine, and data science. They were able to master basic research techniques, develop scientific reading and writing skills, and communicate challenging scientific concepts to general audiences. Students demonstrated these skills by working with FIU CTS researchers, trainees, and staff and then presenting their findings to the research team … Read More

Fort Pierce Central Alumni & Criminal Justice Academy Completer Giving Back to Community

Ms. Hanson, a Fort Pierce Central High School graduate and Criminal Justice Academy program completer is now giving back to her community.  While in high school, Ms. Hanson earned her Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) industry certification.  Ms. Hanson then went on to Keiser University and earned her degree in Paralegal Studies.  She also became a certified Paralegal.  Working now on the Treasure Coast, she is also a member of the Keiser University Advisory Board committee under the leadership of Dr. Record, where she is giving back to the community and schools.  

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Highlighted at St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Criminal Justice & Law Academy Students

St. Lucie West Centennial High School students from Mrs. Baumgarten and Mr. Nichol’s classes were introduced to a few local heroes.  The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit came out to meet and speak with students about working in law enforcement.  Students were well engaged and enjoyed observing the demonstrations provided by the unit.  Thank you to Deputy Randy Hunter, Deputy Steve Wise, and Sergeant Ben Deblieck; and the Career & Technical Educators for organizing this event for students in Criminal Justice/ Law Academy at St. Lucie West Centennial High School.

Career & Technical Education Entrepreneurship Showcase

Students from St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) Career & Technical Education programs showcased their business ideas during the Entrepreneurship Showcase held at the district office.  During this event, students presented their entrepreneurship business plans, food truck business concepts, and more to our panel of judges.  This event is a direct connection to the grant awarded to SLPS’ Career & Technical Education (CTE) department.  The CTE team applied for a grant from the Florida Department of Education and was awarded funds to support CTE teachers and students in the classroom to promote entrepreneurship.  Students are now connected with industry partners, Junior … Read More

2023 Career Connect Conference

The 2023 Career Connect Conference was a success with 295 St. Lucie Public School students registered for this event.  This conference included high schools from all over the Treasure Coast.  The Career Connect Conference was an event offering exposure to young adults preparing to enter the workforce or post-secondary educational institutions.  The goal was to create awareness and spark students’ interests through hands-on, interactive, and engaging sessions.  The industry sectors included entrepreneurship, hospitality, healthcare, construction & skilled trade, technology, and manufacturing.

Fort Pierce Central’s Allied Health HOSA Chapter Visits Assisted Living Facility for Valentine’s Day Celebration, CTE Month

Fort Pierce Central’s Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) chapter celebrated Career & Technical Education (CTE) month and shared joy and smiles on Valentine’s day.  HOSA members along with their chapter advisor, Mrs. Lorraine Young, did a presentation and gave each resident flowers and gifts.  Thank you to our business partner, Lake Forest Park Assisted Living Facility, for their collaboration to make this event happen. Thank you to our CTE month sponsors: Porch Factory, MidFlorida Credit Union, Certiport, Texas Roadhouse, Treasure Coast Builders Association, Howling Rooster, Carpets Etc., and NuSkin.  

Allied Health Programs Unite the Community with Blood Drive

Students from all over the county work with One Blood for their blood drive donation.  The majority of the schools utilize their Allied Health programs to host this voluntary event for their campus.  Just one blood donation can save up to three lives. Thank you to our CTE Month Sponsors: James Brann (Porch Factory), Sharita Walker (MidFlorida Credit Union), Certiport, Texas Roadhouse, Maddie Williams & the Treasure Coast Builders Association, Chris Russo (Howling Rooster), Robert Sharot (Carpets Etc.), and Jeannette Smith (NuSkin).      

Middle School Students STEM and Career & Technical Education- Energy & the Environment with Mr. Fess (Northport K8)

Sixth grade students in Mr. Fess’ STEM class created working wind-turbines out of old toy motors as part of their “Energy & the Environment” curriculum.  All students designed, created, tested, and improved their own creations. Students rated their electricity production using a multimeter and made changes to their builds to improve their efficiency. Students at the middle school level are introduced to Career & Technical Education and STEM at Northport K8 within Mr. Fess’ class. #CTE Month, #EDC, #CareerSourceResearchCoast, #NorthportK8 Thank you to our CTE Month sponsors: James Brann (Porch Factory), Sharita Walker (MidFlorida Credit Union), Certiport, Texas Roadhouse, Treasure … Read More

Criminal Justice at SLW Centennial Connects with St. Lucie County Sheriff Office

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Drone Team presented to criminal justice students at St. Lucie West Centennial High School. Students also learned about the law enforcement vehicle and law enforcement related procedures. #CTEMonth, #CareerSourceResearchCoast, #EDC – Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County, #SLCSO CTE Month Sponsors: James Brann-Porch Factory, Sharita Walker-MidFlorida Credit Union, Certiport, Texas Roadhouse, Maddie Williams (Treasure Coast Builders Association), Howling Rooster, Carpets Etc., and NuSkin.    

Cybersecurity Program Highlighted at Florida Career Pathways Network Symposium

The Career & Technical Education Department attended and presented at the Florida Career Pathways Network Symposium.  The presentation was focused on the Cybersecurity program at Lincoln Park Academy with Mr. Alan Mathison.  Mr. Mathison presented details on the Cybersecurity grant and technological advances newly implemented at Lincoln Park Academy for middle to high school students enrolled in the program.

Fort Pierce Central High School HOSA Students’ Holiday Community Service Event

The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) chapter from Fort Pierce Central High School came together to share holiday joy at Lake Forest Assisted Living facility. Students delivered holiday cheer with gifts for the residents and holiday songs. HOSA is a student-led organization for high school students enrolled in a Health Science program and interested in pursuing a career as a health professional.

Industrial Biotechnology Program Virtual Field Trip

SLPS middle school students attended a virtual field trip to Treasure Coast High School to visit the Industrial Biotechnology program.  This event was hosted by Mr. John Williams (Industrial Biotechnology educator) and his Biotechnology students, along with the district’s Career and Technical Education department.  Students touring this program were able to watch live lab demonstrations and learn about the Industrial Biotechnology career pathway.

Career & Technical Education Programs Showcased at Treasure Coast Business Summit

Multiple Career and Technical Education (CTE) program educators and students showcased their industry related skill sets at the Treasure Coast Business Summit.  CTE programs represented were Technical Design, International Business, Building Construction Technologies, and Allied Health.  This was a great opportunity for our students to network and demonstrate their knowledge and skills for our community members.

Allied Health Career Day at Fort Pierce Central High School

Fort Pierce Central’s Allied Health students participated in a Career Day with Legacy Private Care of the Treasure Coast (Mark Hassett and Rosanna Bennett) and Dr. Perry Lloyd medical office (Leydy Juaruz). Students gained knowledge of industry demand and opportunities in St. Lucie County and on the Treasure Coast.  Appreciation goes to Ms. Charles, Mrs. Young, and Mrs. Beaumier for welcoming the business partners to connect with their students.    

Career & Technical Education’s Professional Development Hosted at Keiser University

Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers from middle and high school programs participated in multiple professional development (PD) sessions at Keiser University, Tradition Campus. The CTE Educators gained further insight into the articulation agreements, scholarship opportunities, and continuing education from Keiser University representatives (Mrs. Linda Fitzpatrick, Dr. Nicol, and Dr. Reed). Professional development opportunities included Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast, hosted by Ms. Emma Green and Mrs. Katie Thompson. This session was all about Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset within each of the CTE programs with activities. Junior Achievement gave each educator the ‘WHY’ behind what we … Read More

SLW Centennial’s Criminal Justice Student Completes Judicial Internship with Judge Maynard

St. Lucie West Centennial’s Criminal Justice/Law Academy student, Vincent Chin, was selected from all the local high schools to intern with U.S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek Maynard.  Vincent and Judge Maynard worked together from July 5 until August 5, and was an official member of Judge Maynard’s Chamber Staff.  This prestigious internship was based on teacher recommendations and afforded Vincent the chance to earn community service hours during his time as an intern. The highlights of the summer internship included observing Criminal Duty Court in person at the Fort Pierce Federal Courthouse, portions of Criminal and Civil Trials in person at … Read More

Fort Pierce Central High School Nursing Assistant Program Makes History

The Nursing Assistant students at Fort Pierce Central High School earned their Certified Nursing Assistant industry certification. Students, through this Board of Nursing approved training program, are able to earn this industry-recognized certification for entry-level employment opportunities and/or apply skills and knowledge to further their education. Congratulations to Ms. Lorraine Young and her students!

PSLHS Nursing Assistant Students Recognized

Port St. Lucie High School’s Nursing Assistant students were recognized for their success in earning their industry certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant. During the recognition ceremony, current educator Jacklyn Cebelak honored the students with a Tiki celebration.