33rd Annual St Lucie County Regional SCIENCE & ENGINEERING Fair-STEM Competition Awards – Click to view
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — In a blended virtual and live broadcast on Saturday, February 6, 2021, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County announced this year’s line-up of educational superstars. Lauren Kappler took top honors as St. Lucie County’s Teacher of the Year. She is a Civics Teacher at West Gate K-8 School. Joining her in the winner’s category were School Related Employee of the Year, Maria Carley, a School Assessment Clerk from St. Lucie Elementary School, Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year, Mildred Brown, a Criminal Justice Teacher from Ft. Pierce Westwood Academy,
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) earned a graduation rate of 93.2% while the six traditional high schools boasted a rate of 98% for the 2019-2020 school year. These rates exceed the state average of 90%. This is the 4th consecutive year that the graduation rate for SLPS is above 90%. SLPS improved its state ranking to 10th in the state out of 67 districts. Furthermore, St. Lucie Public Schools continues to close the achievement gap as demonstrated by improvement in the graduation rate of Black, Hispanic, and Exceptional Education students. The graduation rate for Black
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) recently received approval for its Spring 2021 Education Plan from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). The plan focuses on the continuation of the District’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan that was approved by the FLDOE at the start of the school year. Specifically, the Spring Plan focuses on four areas; Interventions, Communication to Targeted MySchool Online Students, Enhanced Outreach, and Professional Development. Interventions St. Lucie Public Schools will focus on closing achievement gaps, especially those expanded due to the 2020 spring virtual instruction, and for students who fell behind. After School and
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District Gathering – fun for all! Members of the St. Lucie Public Schools District Office Staff who are serving at various temporary satellite offices throughout the District since the hurricane flooded the Orange Blossom Business Center had the opportunity to convene at Allapattah Flats for a recent meeting. Here, information about SLPS’s academic progress and facility updates was shared, a light luncheon was enjoyed, and a challenge to build a district office from sparse materials set the room abuzz with laughter.
SLPS makes history with grad rates soaring to an all-time high of 86.8 percent! That’s an 11.35 percent gain from the previous year, surpassing state averages and laying claim to the fourth largest gain in the state. #STLUCIEPROUD
Congratulations to Sophia Pierre from Weatherbee Elementary who won the 2nd Annual “Lights on Afterschool” poster contest!
Port St. Lucie High School’s TV Production students created this promotional video highlighting the school’s programs, opportunities, and culture. The Jaguars took top honors in the SLPS Digital Innovation Challenge. Congratulations!
Superintendent E. Wayne Gent serves as the leader of St. Lucie Public Schools. Prior to assuming this leadership role, he was Palm Beach County’s Superintendent for four years. Mr. Gent is a dedicated educator who has served in a variety of roles including: teacher, coach, principal, State’s Principal in Residence, Area Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Learning Support, and Chief Officer of Administration. In 2014, under Superintendent Gent, the School District of Palm Beach County out-performed Florida and all other large urban school districts with a graduation rate of 84%. Palm Beach was the only large urban district to
…for your dedicated service to the students, staff, and community of St. Lucie County.
TCHS International Business students presented in a Shark Tank adult presentation format in between adult presenters seeking millions of dollars! Students presented their business ideas or concepts and were questioned. The opportunity was open to all SLC students after extensive after school work and winning the semi finals. Those who made it to the finals presented at the Business Opportunity Showcase on April 23, and all 9 finalists were TCHS International Business Students. Presentations consisted of the following: Commander On the Go Auto – Auto maintenance mobile application created by Andrew Commander Neil Conrad Littman Designs – Timeless class for sophisticated youth created by Neil
Ft. Pierce Central High School may have accomplished a first in the school’s history by receiving straight superiors on their MPA (Music Performance Assessment) Band Performance this afternoon. Congratulations!
PLACE AWARDS BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Junior Division 1st Place – Gabriella Lizarazu and Jaylen DeValle, WGK 2nd Place – Justine Vega, SOM Senior Division 1st Place – Kelly Ramos, FPC 2nd Place – William Clarizio and James Humphreys, FPW BIOCHEMISTRY Junior Division 1st Place – Dakota Robinson, SLK 2nd Place – Yamilet, Aviles, MAN 3rd Place – Olivia Wright, WGK Honorable Mention – Riley Veatch, APF Senior Division 1st Place – Kevin Duan, LPAHS 2nd Place – Shalom Robey, LPAHS 3rd Place – Vitor DéAndrade, FPW Honorable Mention – Jennifer Arriola, FPW BOTANY Junior Division 1st Place – Asha
SLPS is pleased to announce the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) Model Schools for the 2013-14 School Year. This week, notification of the PBIS Model Schools was provided from the University Of South Florida (USF). USF manages the PBIS project for the state of Florida, and PBIS Model School status is for the prior school year. The Model Schools have worked diligently with their outstanding staff, students, PBIS coaches and PBIS technical consultants to meet the criteria for Model School Status. Congratulations is also extended to Robert O’Neill, PBIS coordinator for the district. Congratulations to the following schools
Do you know a child who can act, sing & dance? Talented St. Lucie County school students are invited to try-out for the 19th annual St. Lucie County School Board Summer Musical on Wednesday, March 4th in the Port St. Lucie High school auditorium at 1201 SE Lennard Road, beginning at 6 pm. This year’s show is the rollicking hit musical Seussical, to be performed June 17th- June 21st, with roles available for children ages 8-18. Students must currently attend a St. Lucie County school, but no experience is required. No prepared material is required for audition, but students should
Jacqueline was honored as the 2015 recipient of the Governor’s Excellence in Education Award for the elementary (K-5) category. This award was accompanied by a check for $1500. During his announcement of this year’s award program Governor Scott said, “This February, as we celebrate Black History Month, we are honoring African-American innovators who have helped make Florida a great place to work, live and visit…Ann and I are also looking forward to recognizing some of the many great African American educators who are helping prepare our students for future success.” Mrs. Harris is no stranger to Governor Scott’s commendations. In