SLPS Launches Summer Feeding Program

Starting June 13th, SLPS is hosting a Summer Feeding Program, offering FREE food for children and teens, ages 2-18. All schools in St. Lucie County are open feeding sites for the community and students can go to any school for meals. Students that are not enrolled for summer school or camp must sign-in at the front office prior to receiving a meal. Breakfast Hours Elementary, K8 and Middle Schools | 7:45 am High Schools | 8:45 Lunch Hours Elementary, K8 and Middle Schools | 11:30 am High Schools | 11:45 am

Career Connect

The Career Connect conference was held at the MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center. This event focused on high school seniors for planning and exploring various career pathways. There were representatives from both industry and post-secondary institutions from skilled trades, professional and financial services, hospitality, art and technology, design, healthcare, and manufacturing industry sectors. The conference included sector exhibitors, vendors, guest speakers, keynote speaker, break out sessions, and hands-on demonstrations. There were over 200 St. Lucie Public School students registered from Treasure Coast High School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Lincoln Park Academy, Fort Pierce Westwood Academy: The WEST Prep Magnet, … Read More

SGAET Clouds in a Jar

Ms. Blackburn’s Science Resource classes have been studying the water cycle. At the end of the unit, they created clouds in a jar to see the cycle in action. Using hot water and ice cubes the creation of evaporation and precipitation was shown.  Then, hairspray was used to mimic dust particles for water droplets to attach to create the clouds. What an awesome STEM activity!

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC assist Veteran’s Group at Horses and Heroes Event

The SLW Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC assisted the Horse and Heroes of Southeast Florida by providing a Color Guard and a Parking Detail for their event. The Horse and Heroes of Southeast Florida empowers and improves the lives of people struggling with the challenges of military injury and trauma, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, helping them to connect to a community through the benefits of equine-assisted activities and therapies.   The program provides veterans and their families the opportunity to learn fundamental horsemanship skills that foster connection and teamwork between horse and human.

SGAET Bullying Prevention Interactive Stories

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies 6th grade students in Miss G’s computer science class are raising self-awareness on how to prevent bullying in their school and community using the block-based programming language called Scratch. Students get to put their computational thinking and problem-solving skills to the test by using events, sequences, and parallel responses to code an interactive anti-bullying message (in the form of their choice – e.g., ad, story, meme, animation), highlighting how to thwart and stand up against bullying. At the culmination of their project, students are encouraged to … Read More

Gaines 4th Grade Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest

We are proud of our outstanding 4th grade students at Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies. The pictured students (Leon Cloud Jr, Ivori Young, Raziyah Johnson, Anaila Ponce, Urbaid Rahman & Cynthia Rios) were able to complete and submit entries to Governor Ron DeSantis’ and First Lady DeSantis’ Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest, with the theme “Celebrating Hispanic-American Community Leaders and Champions.” These students have been supported by our amazing 4th grade teachers: Ms. Argote, Ms. Figueredo, Ms. Gleason, and Ms. Young. We are proud of our Colts and look forward to the winners of this contest being announced, … Read More

SLW Centennial Navy JROTC Provides Color Guard for Navy League Treasure Coast Council Meeting

  The SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC provided a Color Guard for the Navy League Treasure Coast Council.  The Navy League hosted their first meeting of the fiscal year at the Quail Valley River Club in Vero Beach, Florida, celebrating the 246th birthday of the U.S. Navy on Tuesday, October 19th at 11:30 AM. The theme of the event was the “Evolution of Naval Special Warfare and a US Navy Seal Museum Update.” The Guest speaker was CDR Grant Mann, USN SEAL (ret.) and Executive Director of the Navy Seal Museum. The Color Guard was manned by Cadet Senior Chief Petty … Read More

SGAET 8th Graders “Think Win-Win”

Mr. Nicks’ 8th grade homeroom students were given a weekly STEM challenge: determine the number of balls in a large box. Students were given 5 minutes to plan their approach while keeping in mind the Leader in Me habit of “Think Win-Win”. The students were then given a 5 minute timer to execute their plan. The rules of the challenge stated that students must keep all the balls off the floor and that after the 5 minutes was up, all the balls must be in the box. The students used excellent teamwork to divide and conquer the task with some … Read More

PSLHS Raider Meet

The Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC hosted the Annual PSL Raider challenge on Saturday, October 9th. Ten schools throughout St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee, and Palm Beach counties competed. The Raider competition consisted of six events: a 2.5 mile run, 1 mile litter carry, HUMVEE push, fitness test with carrying sandbags, constructing and crossing a rope bridge, and tire flip. The Jaguar Battalion male and female teams placed 1st overall. Congrats to a job well done as they compete next week at South Fork High School.

Gaines Academy & Alpha Phi Alpha Participate in Clean-Up Day

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Wynsten Dessources(student) and Ms. Kelly Lynch(teacher) from Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies joined Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. to participate in Fort Pierce Community Clean Up Day.  Mr. Dessources is an 8th grader and is Vice President of the Student Council Lighthouse Team.

SGAET Wave Action

Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies 7th grade science students used models and manipulatives to learn more about waves and their properties. Students rotated through activities using manipulatives such as tuning forks, springs, and rope to help them process concepts regarding the parts of a wave, wave interactions and model longitudinal and transverse waves. Their teacher, Mr. Breedlove,  used a wave simulation model to help students identify various properties of mechanical waves. The wave simulation demonstration had students mesmerized at how a wave disturbance can be slowed down and investigated!

SLW Centennial High School’s NAVY JROTC Provides Stunning Backdrop for Homecoming Court Festivities

The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC participated in the homecoming festivities during the varsity football game versus Jensen Beach High School on Friday, September 24th, 2021. Not only did the NJROTC Unit provide a stunning backdrop for the SLW Centennial Homecoming festivities, but they also provided a Color Guard for the Varsity Football Game, a Parking Detail to park all the visitors in the most efficient manner, and also manned and sold items in the Concession Stands on both the Home and Visitors side. It was a very busy weekend for the SLW Centennial Navy JROTC unit this weekend! … Read More

Allied Health Educators Participate in Advanced Level Training

Allied Health educators from Fort Pierce Westwood Academy: The WEST Prep Magnet and Port St. Lucie High School attended a professional development session surrounding the newest manikin technology purchased for their campus. To meet the needs of students training at the next level, our Career and Technical Education students are going to use these manikins to have simulated learning directly in their classrooms. These manikins are able to simulate advanced training for vital signs, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), automated defibrillator (AED), to an Electrocardiogram (EKG).  These advanced manikins will even allow the allied health students to engage in a conversation from … Read More

SGAET STEM Challenge

Fourth graders at Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies worked individually while talking each other through a recently timed STEM challenge. Given a few resources, a limited amount of time, their own knowledge about science and chocolate, and a partner close enough to exchange their thinking with, they were able to design and engineer an insulator that would protect a Hershey’s kiss from melting in the hot sun!  Each design uniquely demonstrated our students’ talent and success. After one hour in the hot August sun, very little melting took place!

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!    

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.

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

Catching a Lucky Leprechaun at Frances K. Sweet Magnet School

Leprechauns were on the loose at Frances K. Sweet…luckily 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students designed traps to catch them during their March PBIS Activity.  Students earned Star Bucks to get an invitation to this building activity.  One student exclaimed, “We are making a comfortable palace to lure the leprechaun in and before you know it, we will have caught ourselves a leprechaun!”  What a treat! 🍀