St. Lucie Public Schools Named 2023 Cognia System of Distinction

Cognia® names St. Lucie Public Schools a 2023 Cognia® System of Distinction for excellence in education. This year Cognia, the global nonprofit school improvement organization, recognized eight school systems in the United States and in four other countries across the globe as Schools and Systems of Distinction – Cognia. “I am pleased to congratulate St. Lucie Public Schools for their designation as a 2023 Cognia System of Distinction, a program which recognizes public and non-public institutions that exemplify excellence in education and service to learners,” said Dr. Mark A. Elgart, President and CEO of Cognia. Cognia selected St. Lucie Public Schools as one of the eight … Read More

St. Lucie Public Schools Presents the SLPS College Fair

We are excited to host the St. Lucie Public Schools College Fair on Thursday, September 21st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Havert L. Fenn Center. St. Lucie Public School students in grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to meet with over 80 organizations ranging from armed services to technical schools, colleges, and universities. They will provide information about admissions and college life. There will also be two financial aid sessions at the event. The college fair is located at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Avenue, in Ft. Pierce. … Read More

Congratulations to the SLPS Teacher of the Year Finalists!

Superintendent Dr. Jon R. Prince was joined by School Board Chairman Troy Ingersoll, School Board Vice Chair Debbie Hawley, Board Members Dr. Donna Mills and Jennifer Richardson, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Helen Wild, St. Lucie County Education Foundation President Thom Jones along with Shrita Walker and Louis Ondrovic from MidFlorida Credit Union, Brandon Nobile representing Remnant Construction along with other district leaders and last year’s Teacher of the Year John Renschler. Congratulations to all our finalists! Stephanie Ramirez |  West Gate K8 Anna Babcock | Fairlawn Elementary Lisa Embrey | Fort Pierce Central High School

Referendum Renewal

An important Referendum Renewal is on the November ballot.  It provides a school resource officer on every campus to ensure our children’s safety, supports the recruitment and retention of high-quality teachers, expands mental health services for students and supports special programs such as art and music in our schools.   Early voting begins October 24th and runs through November 5th.  Election Day is November 8th.   For more information, please visit Referendum Information – St Lucie Public Schools.   

SLPS October STAR Awards

Congratulations to these STAR Award recipients from the October 11th board meeting! Maciel Marcano, Work Order Specialist, and Larry Beckham, Custodial Area Manager, nominated by Principal Brad Lehman “We would like to recognize Larry Beckham and Maciel Marcano for their recent and ongoing support of our school community. Both Larry and Maciel have assisted our school maintenance department with daily cleaning, as a result of staffing issues. Due to their help, our teachers and staff report that our building continues to remain presentable and welcoming for our students. Most recently, Larry was instrumental in helping hang flags in our cafeteria to … Read More

Free Heart Screening for Students

The Jessica Clinton MVP Foundation is hosting free heart screening for students ages 5 to 20 years, Saturday, November 5th, 2022. Register today at!

No-Cost Flu Vaccinations for Fall

St. Lucie Public Schools and Health Hero Florida are offering no-cost flu vaccinations for fall! To participate, simply fill out the Immunization Parent Consent Form from your school and return it to your child’s teacher.   Clinic Dates November 7 ————– Palm Pointe Educational Research Manatee Academy K-8 Northport K-8 Allapattah Flats K-8 Mosaic Digital Academy West Gate K-8 Parkway Elementary Treasure Coast High Windmill Point Oak Hammock K-8 Mariposa Elementary Morningside Elementary Southport Middle St. Lucie West Centennial HS St. Lucie West K-8 Bayshore Elementary Port St. Lucie High Village Green Environmental Studies Floresta Elementary Savanna Ridge Elementary   … Read More

2022 SLPS Marching Band Showcase

Join bands from around St. Lucie Public Schools in the 2022 Marching Band Showcase, October 22, 2022, from 6 PM – 9 PM at the Port St. Lucie High School stadium.   Tickets are $5, purchased at St. Lucie – Ticket Spicket. For more information, visit

9/13 Board Meeting Flag Folding Ceremony

During the September 13th board meeting, the Treasure Coast High School JROTC performed a flag folding ceremony for those in attendance. For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation’s unity, as well as a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens.  Born on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress determined that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternating between seven red and six white; and that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation.   Between 1777 and 1960, the shape … Read More

Back to School with St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is pleased to provide you with this Back to School Quick Guide filled with important information for parents and students. Did you know? SLPS Ranks 1st on the Treasure Coast for Overall Student Performance SLPS Ranks 5th in the State for Graduation Rate SLPS Ranks 5th in the State for Career and Technical Education SLPS Ranks 12th in the State for Middle School Acceleration Cambridge International’s District of the Year for 2022 and 2020 Named a District of Distinction 2022-2023 SCHOOL CALENDAR Access the full SLPS 2022-2023 school year calendar here: Families – please be … Read More

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!

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

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!