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

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 four district schools.

 

Chester A. Moore Elementary, Forest Grove Middle School, Lawnwood Elementary and White City Elementary are all included in the grant.  Prior to applying for the grant, each of the four schools identified unique academic needs and developed plans for targeted instructional support using rigorous curricular resources.  The program is free for participating families.  The program at the four sites will begin on January 6, 2020.  During the school year, the program will be held for two hours at the end of the regular school day.  In the summer, the program will follow the District’s summer school schedule.

 

Chief Academic Officer Helen Wild stated, “We are excited to be able to extend the quality learning opportunities for students at these schools, both afterschool and throughout the summer.”  Participating students will engage in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) activities along with skills specific lessons in reading.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a high-ranking B-rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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

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 local community.

 

The Building Construction Technologies Program, already established at Port St. Lucie High School, will be enhanced through this grant.  The grant will fund a pre-apprenticeship opportunity to include: Learning Lab Work Stations, industry standard tools, field trips, Learning Lab Safety equipment and recognized certification exam fees for students.

 

The Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program at Treasure Coast High School, will be augmented by the pre-apprenticeship component which will include laptops for students with ACU Autodesk LearnKey software, manufacturing materials and supplies, and training in the areas of mechanical drive system, electro-pneumatic systems and robotic pick and placement systems.

 

Director of Career and Technical Education (CTE), Aliesha Seitz stated, “We are thrilled to receive these dollars from FLDOE.  These funds will amplify both the Building Construction Technologies Program and the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program by providing pre-apprenticeship opportunities.”

 

SLPS proudly boasts 65 career academies and 40 career and technical programs.  The number of industry certifications has increased more than 200% over the last four years.  College and career ready students demonstrate they have the knowledge, skills and academic preparation to succeed in a career or in college.  CTE is for ALL students.  CTE students will develop both hard and soft skills which can be validated by earning one or more industry certifications.

 

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a high-ranking B-rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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School Relate Employee of the Year Finalists Announced

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 year’s Night of the Stars gala.

“The SREY finalists represent the outstanding services our support staff provide to the District.  Their commitment and contribution are vitally important to the overall success of our students,” said Gent.

Honoring school related employees is a program that is supported by the Florida Department of Education in which outstanding education support personnel are recognized for the significant impact they make on their schools and district school systems.  Locally, one individual will be selected to represent St. Lucie Public Schools at the state level during the Night of the Stars gala scheduled for February 8, 2020.

 

 Dorena Beckerman, Lawnwood Elementary

Dorena Beckerman’s positive attitude and love of children are reflected in the outstanding quality support she provides for all students at Lawnwood Elementary.  Her work as a school assessment clerk is exemplary and she extends herself to support all aspects of the school.  She serves as the volunteer coordinator, family involvement team member, fall fundraiser sponsor and business partner liaison.  She gives of her time and talent to ensure that students have the very best learning environment.

 

 Donna Haynes, Manatee K8

Donna Haynes serves Manatee K8 in the role of executive secretary and always strives to perform above and beyond her job expectations.  She is a role model for her peers and students due to her vast experiences which translate into extensive support for all she encounters.  She is always smiling and has a positive outlook no matter the situation.  She recently initiated a drama program for the exceptional education students and is working with them to create a meaningful performance for both students and families.

Linda Rubenstein, Mariposa Elementary

Linda Rubenstein’s impact at Mariposa Elementary is felt throughout the school and earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues, students and parents.  She greets students who arrive by bus with a friendly smile or hug when needed.  In addition to her duties in the clinic as the health paraprofessional, Linda manages the school’s bus transportation system, leads the Parent Teacher Organization, and serves as a mentor to numerous students both formally and informally.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a high-ranking B-rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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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 back pack program that provides necessary food items to students in need.

 

Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item (Chef Boyardee products are suggested) donation. The concert will feature choruses from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy and Port St. Lucie High School

 

For more information about the Giving Concert, contact Dr. Rolanda Jones at Rolanda.jones@stlucieschools.org .

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a high ranked B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

School Relate Employee of the Year Finalists Announced

Media Advisory: Dads


For Immediate Release                                                                              

September 23, 2019

Contact: Lydia Martin

Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org

Phone: 772-429-5544

MEDIA ADVISORYDads 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 25.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 

Where:  The movement takes place on SLPS campuses.

Why: The Dads Take Your Child to School Day event is designed to highlight the significant role a child’s father or male role models can have in enhancing a child’s educational experience.

“A parent or guardian is the single most important adult in a child’s life, which is why our District proudly supports this event as an opportunity to promote parent engagement,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a high-ranking B rated District ranked in the top third of Florida’s districts, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit, http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

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