Pharmacy Technician Pre-Apprentices Connected with IRSC’s Apprenticeship

Students from Mrs. Julie-Anne JnPaul’s Pharmacy Technician program at Fort Pierce Westwood Academy: The WEST Prep Magnet, attended a virtual session with Indian River State College (IRSC).  Dr. Jessica Fulton from IRSC spoke with the graduating seniors regarding opportunities for them to continue on their academic-career path as Pharmacy Technicians.  This session included a presentation, question and answer segment, and students were able to leave the session with knowledge and plans for their future!    

SLW Centennial Navy JROTC Honors School Resource Officers

  On Thursday, May 13th, 2021, the SLW Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC honored their School Resource Officers (SRO).  The SLW Centennial Commanding Officer, Cadet Lieutenant Commander Gregory Vetrano (left) presents Deputy Sheriff Garland Heath from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, with an American Flag Plaque signed by all of the NJROTC Cadets.  While the Senior Naval Science Instructor, Lieutenant Victor Aponte (right), presents Police Officer Adrienne Pietrzak from the Port St. Lucie Police Department, with her own American Flag Plaque signed by all of the cadets in the NJROTC as well. The American Flag Plaques were purchased by … Read More

Biotechnology Virtual Lab with Keiser University

The Industrial Biotechnology program (Mr. John Williams’ students) at Treasure Coast High School (TCHS) collaborated with Keiser University’s Biotechnology department.  This virtual lab session was led by Dr. Weir of Keiser University to provide a simulated lab experience for the TCHS students preparing for their Biotechnician Assistant industry certification exam.

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St. Lucie Educators Elevate Their Ed-tech Skills!

D.I.Y. – Digital Inspiration by YOU! Hundreds of St. Lucie Public Schools Educators attended the virtual D.I.Y. tech conference on Saturday, April 17th, hosted by the Office of Teaching and Learning through Microsoft Teams.  The day started off with keynote speaker, Dr. Chris Dunning, who transformed an older high school into Pasco county’s first technical high school and assists schools nationwide with one-to-one laptop initiatives as a DELL consultant. Attendees enjoyed sessions presented on various ed-tech applications by St. Lucie Public Schools educators.  Over 16 breakout sessions provided instruction on applications such as Power Automate, Nearpod, Canvas, One Note, Flipgrid, … Read More

SLW Centennial HS NAVY JROTC Honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC presented colors and was honored to start the Pledge of Allegiance during this year’s Annual Memorial Celebration honoring the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event was sponsored by the Caribbean American Cultural Group, Inc., and hosted at the Sunlight Community Church in Port Saint Lucie on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021.  The Guest Speaker was Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, Founder and Senior Pastor of Bethel AME Church located in Boston, Massachusetts. The Color Guard team consisted of Left Rifleman Cadet Lieutenant Bryson Laurent, Ensign Flagman Cadet … Read More

SLW Centennial HS NAVY JROTC Assists in Kindergarten Round-Up

The St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC assisted parents and soon-to-be kindergartners by escorting them to SLW Centennial High School’s auditorium.  The event was held on Thursday, April 22nd from 11:00AM until 7:00PM.  SLW Centennial High School was one of three venues in the Saint Lucie School District where the Kindergarten Round-up events occurred. Future kindergartners received backpacks and other school supplies to assist in their transition to students in the upcoming school year.  Good luck to them all!  

SGAET Kindergarten Treehouses

Samuel Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies kindergarten students culminated their unit of study on Needs and Wants with a STEM challenge. Students listened to the book, Everything You Need to Build a Treehouse; and then drew a blueprint of a treehouse. They brainstormed the materials they would need. Then, they gathered their materials and built their treehouses. Students were told that their treehouses had to be elevated and have a way for the people to get up and down.  https://youtu.be/HHO54Haee3g

SGAET Mask Boy & Sanitizer Girl

Wow, what a process! Kicking off the 2020-2021 school year, Mr. Steward, our amazing K-5 Technology teacher, pitched to the students that he wanted them to write a children’s book to see their imaginations go to work on handling the new challenges we faced this year. With his experience in having illustrated and published two children’s books, he guided them through a seven step process from concept to finalized layout. While finalizing the illustrations in the book, we had the privilege to be introduced to Mervin Jenkins from Flocabulary to help create a song for the book. This song was … Read More

2021 Ready to Work Boot Camp Kick-off with Economic Development Council

The 2021 Ready to Work Boot Camp Informational session hosted by Jill Marasa with the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie and St. Lucie Public School’s Career and Technical Education department was a virtual event.  This session included interested graduating high school seniors within St. Lucie Public Schools desiring employment immediately upon graduation in manufacturing and engineering industry sectors.      

CareerSource Research Coast Hosts Virtual Session with Graduating Medical Academy Students

Mary Murphy from CareerSource Research Coast in conjunction with Career & Technical Education department hosted a career exploration session for medical academy seniors.  This session was to follow-up to the EDC’s Virtual Healthcare Tour for guidance counselors and teachers that occurred in Fall 2020.  Participating students learned about available resources and employment opportunities within our county and on the Treasure Coast.

Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital Representatives Hosted Employment Opportunities Session for CTE Medical Seniors

Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital (Brenda Byk and Stacey Rhodewalt) in collaboration with SLPS’ Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department hosted a virtual employment informational session for our medical students.  This session provided entry-level employment information for our graduating seniors and steps to turn their career and educational goals into reality!  

St. Lucie Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine Residency DEI Physician’s Forum with CTE Medical Students

CTE Medical teachers and students from St. Lucie Public Schools participated in a virtual forum with Dr. Thomas Matese, Dr. Josephin Mathai, Dr. Ashkahn Zomorrodi, Dr. Nguyen, and Dr. McNamara from St. Lucie Medical Center. Over 200 SLPS Medical students learned about the process to become a Physician from the St. Lucie Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine Residency DEI group.  This presentation also included Resident students currently in the Emergency Medicine program sharing their personal experiences and pathway to achieve their medical career goals.

HCA Hospital Virtual Employment Presentation with Graduating Seniors in Medical Academies

Tina Ankeny, representing St. Lucie Medical and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute met with with St. Lucie Public School (SLPS) medical students on various topics related to employment and career opportunities within the local hospitals.  The medical teachers joined in via Teams to allow their graduating seniors an opportunity to network with HCA hospital representatives and learn how their earned industry certification will get them entry-level positions after graduation.  This session is a follow-up to the SLPS and EDC Counselor’s Healthcare Bus Tour session held in February 2021.  

S.T.E.A.M Programs Shine as Families Attend MSAP Magnet Expo

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! Hundreds of families stopped by the St. Lucie Public Schools District office Wednesday night to learn more about the MSAP Magnet School offerings during the second annual MSAP Magnet Schools Expo.  Families were greeted by teams from the two MSAP Magnet K-8 schools, Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies.  Educators, STEAM Advocates, and Administrators shared the various STEAM offerings such as Project Lead the Way courses, Cambridge curriculum, Minecraft Education, LEGO Makerspaces, Instrumental Music, Dance, Musical Theater, Media Arts and so much more with families.  The Student Assignment Department … Read More

Career and Technical Education Programs Connect with St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office Drone Team

Fort Pierce Westwood students from Ms. Mildred Brown’s Criminal Justice program, Mrs. Ursula Johnson’s Digital Media program, and Mrs. M.E. Musgrave’s Medical program joined the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Drone Team for a live presentation.  Students learned about the significance of the drone team to our law enforcement agencies and community, sUAS Part 107 industry certification, and career opportunities after high school.  Sergeant Wes Harbrin organized this event for SLPS students enrolled in these various programs.  Additionally, students preparing for their 911 Telecommunications industry certification exam were able to connect with our local law enforcement business and community partners! … Read More

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Drone Team Demonstration with Centennial’s Criminal Justice Students

Representatives from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Drone team hosted a live demonstration for Criminal Justice and Law Academy students from St. Lucie West Centennial High School.  Special thanks to SLPS Criminal Justice Advisory Board member, Sergeant Wes Harbrin from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office for setting up this event!  Mrs. Angela Baumgarten’s students were engaged and learned about skills, training, and career options for sUAS industry certification and the connection of drones to the field of law enforcement.  

Counselors Participate in Virtual Tour for Marine Industry

School and district administrators, counselors, educators, and graduation coaches from St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) participated in a virtual tour focused on the local marine industry.  Representatives from Maverick Boat Group, Freedom Boat Club, Shearwater Marine, and Derecktor Shipyard centered their discussion on employment opportunities and talent recruitment for their respective company.  This information will be shared with SLPS graduating seniors interested in this career pathway.  This ties directly to the Outboard Marine Service Technology program at St. Lucie West Centennial High School led by CTE Educator, Chadd Fleming.  This engaging event was made possible through the collaboration between St. … Read More

Criminal Justice Students Participate In Virtual ‘Great Explorations’ with IRSC’s Criminal Justice Department

St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s (SLWCH) Criminal Justice & Law Academy students participated in a virtual ‘Great Explorations’ event with Indian River State College’s (IRSC) Criminal Justice Department located on the Treasure Coast Public Safety Complex.  Mrs. Angela Baumgarten (SLWCH Educator) collaborated with Ms. Lisa DeLeon (IRSC Criminal Justice Academic Facilitator) and Mr. Richard Dewey (Criminal Justice Department Chair) to bring this virtual event to the students.  Students in Mr. Diego Rios’ (Treasure Coast High School), Ms. Mildred Brown (Fort Pierce Westwood Academy: The WEST Prep Magnet), and Mr. James Nichol’s (St. Lucie West Centennial High School) classes also … Read More

Gaines Student to Compete at State Level

Join us in congratulating Janessa Diaz for being one of the District Science Fair Finalist. Her prototype for a wind turbine will be moving on to the Middle School Engineering division of the state competition. She created a way to measure the efficiency of the turbine by using a pulley system and measured the results of the efficiency of the wind turbine daily to keep records of how the turbine performed. As part of the Science Fair, the students were to create a short video presentation in lieu of being interviewed by the judges. Janessa created a creative animation video … Read More