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.

D.Y.G.A.R Event

On Saturday, September 11th, the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion participated in the “Do You Give A Ruck?” event. This honor guard’s purpose was to remember the victims of 9/11 and to ensure their voices are still heard.  The PSLHS JROTC cadets assisted in the setup, marched a mile in remembrance, and helped the vendors tear down at the end. It was a great success for a worthy cause.

PSLHS Outstanding Cadet Board

On Wednesday, October 6th, chosen cadets of the Port Saint Lucie Jaguar Battalion participated in the Outstanding Cadet Board (OCB). Two cadets from each company, a Let 1 and a Let 2/3, competed against each other on the OCB. They are also awarded points for proficiency on what they have learned in the program. Although every individual may not qualify for the outstanding cadet, all participants are awarded and recognized for their participation. This is done through promotion in rank and uniform decorations. For this semester’s board, our Let 1 winner was Cadet Private First Class Christian Garcia as well … Read More

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

Port St. Lucie High School’s Blood Drive

On Wednesday, September 8th, Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion conducted their first Blood Drive of the year. The Blood Drive ran smoothly, and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to benefit the community. Thanks to the JROTC Cadets, faculty, and members of OneBlood, we were able to donate enough blood to save over 150+ lives.

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! 🍀  

Education’s Shining Stars Announced

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, … Read More

St. Lucie Public Schools Graduation Rates Continue to Improve

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 … Read More

St. Lucie Public Schools Spring 2021 Education Plan Receives DOE Approval

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 … Read More

St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded the STOP School Violence Grant for $496,311

St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded the STOP School Violence Grant for $496,311 ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was just awarded the STOP School Violence grant in the full amount requested, $496,311. This coveted Grant Award, follows other recently obtained, large dollar federal grants. This time, the grant award will fund the Helping Every Adolescent Recover from Trauma Project (The H.E.A.R.T. Project). This project is a unique approach to providing a trauma-responsive environment in two alternative education settings serving students who have experienced trauma as a result of either witnessing or being a victim of violence, requiring an alternative school … Read More

St. Lucie County Partnership with Fort Pierce Westwood’s Criminal Justice Academy 911 Program Wins NACO Award

Fort Pierce Westwood’s Criminal Justice Academy was recognized by St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners during the county board meeting.  Ms. Mildred Brown and St. Lucie Public Schools was recognized for the joint effort where students go to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as interns, guided class tours of the facility yearly, and guest speaker presentations.  This partnership enables students to earn training hours towards their industry certification.  Additionally, students completing the program and earning their 911 industry certification can apply for and become hired by St. Lucie County as Emergency Dispatchers.

St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

      For Immediate Release                                                                      November 15, 2019 Contact: Lydia Martin Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org Phone: 772-429-5544     St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools was recently awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant in the amount of $2.82 million over five years from the Florida Department of Education. This grant award follows other recently obtained, large grants.  This time, the grant award will fund a five-year afterschool program and summer academic tutorial, as well as lessons in social emotional learning for students at … Read More

St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded Pathways to Career Opportunities Pre-apprenticeship Programs Grant

  For Immediate Release                                                                      November 15, 2019 Contact: Lydia Martin Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org Phone: 772-429-5544   St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded Pathways to Career Opportunities Pre-apprenticeship Programs Grant ST.LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was just awarded $408,310 from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for the Pathways to Career Opportunities Pre-apprenticeship Programs Grant. This grant award follows other recently obtained grants.  This time, the grant award will fund pre-apprenticeship programs in Building Construction Technologies and Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing. These programs were designed to aid in our continuous effort to fill the skills gap in our … Read More

School Relate Employee of the Year Finalists Announced

  For Immediate Release December 2, 2019 Contact: Lydia Martin Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org Phone: 772-429-5544   School Relate Employee of the Year Finalists Announced   ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Superintendent E. Wayne Gent accompanied by members of the School Board, Education Foundation, and others paid surprise visits to this year’s finalists for School Related Employee of the Year (SREY).  Dorena Beckerman, a school assessment clerk at Lawnwood Elementary; Donna Haynes, an executive school secretary at Manatee Academy K8; and Linda Rubenstein, a health paraprofessional at Mariposa Elementary are the finalists who have the distinction of representing the School District at this … Read More

Media Release: The Giving Concert

For Immediate Release                                                                      October 7, 2019 Contact: Lydia Martin Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org Phone: 772-429-5532   The Giving Concert Benefits Students in St. Lucie County ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –  The eighth annual Giving Concert is planned for Thursday, October 17th at Ft. Pierce Central High School’s Auditorium located at 4101 S. 25th Street. The doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups will begin at 7:00 p.m.   The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will benefit Grace Packs which is a weekly weekend … Read More

Media Advisory: Dads

For Immediate Release                                                                               September 23, 2019 Contact: Lydia Martin Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org Phone: 772-429-5544 MEDIA ADVISORY– Dads Take Your Child to School Day What: St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will celebrate Dads Take Your Child to School Day. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement.  Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September … Read More