New School Visitor System

In an effort to continually improve the safety and security of your children, St. Lucie Public Schools will be using a new visitor management system called Raptor beginning February 17th. All campus visitors, including parents and alumni, will need to have their driver’s license or military ID available. The Raptor system accesses a national database, preventing anyone who should not be on our campus from gaining access. No one will be allowed to be on campus without a picture ID badge printed up by the Raptor system. The first time you submit your ID, this sophisticated system takes about one … Read More

Teacher of the Year Finalists

St Lucie Public Schools is a venerable and grand institution, home to exemplary educators whose passion and commitment to the students they serve knows no bounds.  Each year the district has the privilege of recognizing teachers selected to represent their individual schools as Teacher of the Year. Given there are so many highly qualified educators found at each school, the selection process is arduous and this year is no exception.  Superintendent Genelle Yost and members of the Saint Lucie County School Board are honored to announce the finalists for Saint Lucie County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016. … Read More

St. Lucie Teacher Nardi Routten Surprised with $25,000 Milken Award for Educational Excellence

Ft. Pierce, Fla., January 9, 2015 – Film has the Oscar™, music has the Grammy™, science has the Nobel and sports has its gold medals, but what about the true unsung heroes on the frontlines of shaping our future? Where is the recognition for our nation’s educators? Enter Lowell Milken and the Milken Educator Awards. Nardi Routten, a fourth-grade teacher at St. Lucie County’s Frances K. Sweet Elementary School was surprised with this coveted $25,000 Milken Award this morning during a school-wide assembly in the cafeteria. Presenting the award was Dr. Jane Foley, Senior Vice President of the Milken Family … Read More

St. Lucie Public Schools Celebrates National Kids at Hope Day

This celebration kicked-off at the school board meeting on November 4th with an official proclamation read by Treasure Hunter and St. Lucie County Teacher of the Year, Heather Bolitho. The theme this year was “We Connect- The Power of Aces.” One of the Kids at Hope leading principles states that children succeed when they have meaningful, sustainable relationships with caring adults. These caring adults are called Aces. Just like in a deck of cards, there is an Ace of Hearts, Clubs, Spades, and Diamonds. The Ace of Hearts is a child’s parent/guardian. The Ace of Clubs is any other caring adult … Read More

High School Grades – Press Release

Today the FLDOE released high school graduation rates and high school grades. Five of the six SLPS high schools increased their graduation rates, with LPA experiencing a slight drop to 93%. The rates were as follows: School 2014 Graduation Rate 2013 Graduation Rate Change LPA 93 97 -4 FPC 83 81 +2 FPW 67 55 +12 PSL 74 69 +5 SLWC 77 76 +1 TCHS 80 74 +6 Superintendent Genelle Yost stated, ” The four year graduation rate is one of the true measures of high school performance, indeed district performance, and our substantial increases reflect the hard work of our … Read More

Interact Club Joins Effort to Stop Hunger Now

On November 1st, 2014 the Interact Club of Treasure Coast High School, the Rotary Clubs from the Treasure Coast and Fort Pierce Area, and other volunteers came together to Stop Hunger Now!  Treasure Coast Hospice hosted a meal-packaging event, which was an immensely fun, hands-on, and rewarding experience for everyone. The dedicated volunteers packaged 13,000 meals in just two hours! Stop Hunger Now created its meal packaging program in 2005. The program perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. The food stores easily, has a … Read More

Treasure Coast High School Student Wins Top Honors on Algebra Wall (and an iPad mini)

Students at Treasure Coast High School are making use of ‘Algebra Nation,’ an intensive, free, online learning Algebra End-of-Course (EOC) exam preparation resource. Triniti Wimbs won top honors on the Algebra Wall, an interactive discussion forum that allows students from around the state to ask algebra questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Study Experts monitor the wall and award students karma points when they help other students. Each month, the middle and high school student with the highest total number of karma points in the state wins an iPad mini. Triniti earned the award in October for … Read More

Lions International Peace Poster Contest

These students were part of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest with the Fort Pierce Lions Club. Ferlie Fabre (LPA), with her sister, took first place in the international Peace Poster Contest. Muabohn Dahn (LPA), with her father, won third place. A student from Southern Oaks, Emily Barkheimer, no pics, received second place. The First place entry will go on to represent our area in the regional portion of the competition. Teacher Judi Hueter hope that the wonderful accomplishments of her young artists will spark other St. Lucie students to participate in future events!  

PSLH Student Athlete Makes ESPN Top 10 Plays

Donald Delahaye, a senior student-athlete on PSLH’s football team made ESPN’s Top 10 plays last night on SportsCenter. This is just another example of the great students that we have had at our school over the last 26 years! A kicker spun a football with his feet and nailed a field goal without having a holder: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11872629&ex_cid=sportscenterTW

2014 Broadcom Masters Finalist Hafsa Saeed

Hafsa Saeed meets President Obama while attending the Broadcom Masters Science and Engineering competition in Washington DC last month. A true testament of our Greyhound spirit, pride and excellence. She certainly represented us well!!! Hafsa received a medal, $1000 for her school (LPA), $500 for herself, and she got a mini planet and an asteroid named after her and for her sponsored teacher. Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars)

Former NFL Player Tony Boselli Speaks at Principals Meeting

Tony Boselli, former Jacksonville Jaguar football player #71, spoke to the St. Lucie County school principals on Thursday, September 11th at 8:00 am at the School Board District Office regarding his company, Healthy Schools and the FluMist Vaccination Program. Healthy Schools, in cooperation with the St. Lucie County Public Schools and the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County, is excited to kick off the “Teach Flu A Lesson” program in St. Lucie County. Every year thousands of children miss valuable school days because of the influenza virus. Offering flu vaccinations in the school setting has been proven to … Read More

Ft. Pierce Westwood Kicks off the 2014-2015 School Year with a Celebration of Hope

Ft. Pierce Westwood kicked off the 2014-2015 school year with a celebration of hope. The Tunnel of Hope is a yearly tradition at Westwood. As students came into the school the very first day of classes, staff was assembled in formation, waving banners, singing the “Happy” song and clapping. Mr. Rivera, a reading teacher at Ft. Pierce Westwood explained that each year students depart their buses only to be surprised at the warm welcome they receive. Mr. Rivera stated, it gives the students an understanding that the whole staff shares in the common welfare of each and every Westwood student. … Read More

SchoolPool to Help Organize Alternative Transportation

St. Lucie Public Schools is working to increase participation in its partnership with South Florida Commuter Services (SFCS), which is a program of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).  SchoolPool is a software system that helps to connect interested parents who live near one another so that they can plan such activities as a “walking” school bus, bike pools, car pools, and the like.  The target audience for this program is parents in St. Lucie County who live within two miles of their student’s school; however, the program is open to any interested parents or guardians.  SFCS’s website includes a … Read More

Dr. Rendell Visits the First Grade Class at Oak Hammock

Mrs. West’s First Grade Class had the privilege of another visit from Dr. Rendell, our Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources. This was his 3rd year coming into their classroom and reading to the boys and girls. Dr. Rendell brought in the book “Pete the Cat: Wheels on the Bus.” The students loved Dr. Rendell’s interactive method where he would read and the boys and girls would join and sing along. This school year, there were more than just these two fine educators in the classroom. Dr. Rendell got to meet Janice Aleixo, Mrs. West’s student teacher from Florida Atlantic University. … Read More

District Office Employees Donate School Supplies for Students

Employees at the School Board Office brought in bags and boxes of school supplies to be given to United Way of St. Lucie. United Way has filled backpacks full of school supplies for our students who are eligible for free lunch. They have reached their goal of helping at least 4,500 children in all of the St. Lucie County schools. Thank you for your generosity in providing so many children with tools for success at the beginning of this school year. Pictured are, Dr. Mark Rendell, Kerry Padrick, Peg Warnke, Dr. Kevin Perry, Dr. Kathy McGInn and Genelle Yost.

Social Studies Teacher of the Year Presentation

The Social Studies Teachers of the Year were recognized at the School Board Meeting on June 10, 2014. Jean Emerson, Treasure Cost High School, was recognized for the high school category. Melanie Larsen, Palm Pointe Educational Research School, was presented a plaque for the elementary school category. Belkis Madera, Oak Hammock K-8, received a plaque for the middle school category.

Three Schools Attend Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement in Washington DC

Three St. Lucie Public Schools were represented in Washington, D.C. last month at the Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement.  Mariposa Elementary, Morningside Elementary, and Lincoln Park Academy attended the N.E.E.D. (National Energy Education Development) Project festivities.  NEED students understand energy.  They are local experts and leaders in community discussions on energy use, energy efficiency, and new energy technologies.  Students learn how to design buildings better to maximum energy efficiency and to keep our buildings healthy.  NEED students are the future of the energy workforce.  Students interested in engineering, science, economics, environmental sciences, law, geology, and a host of other … Read More

ELA Text-Based Writing Rubrics 

English Language Arts (ELA) Text-Based Writing Rubrics have been released and are available for viewing on the FSA Portal (see link below).  These are draft rubrics, and the Florida Department of Education is soliciting public input through midnight on Friday, September 12, 2014. The feedback form is posted with the rubrics on the FSA portal.www.fsassessments.org