St. Lucie Public Schools extends a warm thank you to the St. Lucie Mets and the Chamber of Commerce for providing a free night at the ball park for students and staff!
Join us in celebrating the start of another school year as we visited the various Tunnels of Hope that took place in our district. Community members participated to give students a cheerful and exciting welcome back and lots of encouragement for the year to come! In addition, we have a new episode of Que Pasa, hosted by Linda Tapia. This week’s discussion is on the mobility of the migratory lifestyle following the crops on the Eastern Stream and the impact on the lives of migrant children and their families in St. Lucie County.
We are on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse. You can also catch us on YouTube. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV. Weekly Programming Guide http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/Media/Weekly.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi3Pb7xzKWs – Sam Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaCca2LdkEw – White City Elementary
United Way of St. Lucie County will be hosting its annual Day of Caring on October 12th. Last year over 400 volunteers completed 16 projects!
United Way is currently recruiting volunteers. This year, registration will be online. There are two (2) different registration options: individual and team. Registration link can be found at: https://www.unitedwayslc.org/day-caring-2019. Volunteer (individual and team) submissions are due by September 30th.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to: Jessica Parrish, Director of Collaborative Impact 772.464.5300
Mrs. Madorma and Mrs. Cameron’s 5th grade class have been working on Growth Mindset this week. Positive and healthy thinking will be a year long project that the teachers hope to build into a lifetime habit. Great job!
St. Lucie West Centennial’s Outboard Marine Technology program is off to a great start! Students are learning about general lab safety, identifying tools needed for their work and measuring electricity and temperature. The students are actively engaged and excited about the authentic learning that will take place this year.
This Friday, the Mets and the Chamber of Commerce invite you to enjoy a fun-filled evening at First Data Field. Enjoy interacting with local organizations and merchants at the vendor expo, cheering with baseball fans, and being wowed by fireworks. (See flyer for details.)
Third graders from Mrs. Kemp and Miss Schrader’s class visited the Media Center recently. Students selected two or three free books donated by a parent and then selected a library book. Students learned how to use the library and follow the library norms. It was a GREAT visit. 67% of all children from ages 6-17 get their pleasure reading books from the school library. We are reading for PLEASURE this year. BIG TIME! Students from across the school are scheduled to visit the center to choose books that they can challenge themselves with by reading for the sheer joy of reading. We are promoting JOY in the Northport Media Center.
Thom Jones, Executive Director of the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County, provided an end-of-year update to the School Board. The St. Lucie County Education Foundation was founded in 1990 as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose purpose is to support the teachers and students of the St. Lucie County School District through programs not funded by tax revenue.
Martha Taylor – Job Coach SLPS
Martha was nominated for her work with Student Perks, a coffee cart that is at the SLC Board of County Commissioners Building as well as at the Port St. Lucie City Hall Building. She has worked tirelessly to provide this wonderful opportunity for the students to learn job skills. Taylor has worked closely with the schools, students, county administrators and commissioners to make this enterprise happen. She continues to look for new opportunities for the students to gain the experience they need to be gainfully employed once they graduate from high school.
Desiraee Thomas – Social Worker at Ft. Pierce Central High School
Desiraee Thomas has been such an asset to the Cobra Family. She takes time to build positive relationships with teachers, staff, students and families. Fort Pierce Central staff has been impressed by her ability to provide timely feedback and support for their students in need. She plays a vital role in their weekly PSTs, and provides support and guidance to their students, families , and school. Thomas has also taken the initiative to offer her time to support testing. Students and teachers are aware of her presence on campus and feel supported with attendance concerns.
Pete Tesch and Jill Marasa from Economic Development Council (EDC), Rich Kolleda from Workforce Readiness Taskforce (WRT), and Brian Bauer from CareerSource Research Coast thanked the School Board for supporting this summer’s Boot Camps and acknowledged the positive partnership that they have with SLPS. Ready to Work Boot Camps were established at the request of manufacturers and trades seeking employees. The WRT was started in 2015 as a result of the EDC’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan to explore workforce readiness and education improvements that has grown to 30 plus regional stakeholders.
St. Lucie County, FL – Laurie Boyer and Julia Hilburn, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) teachers, have been selected as Microsoft Innovator Educator (MIE) Experts for 2019-2020.
Chief Academic Officer Dr. Helen Wild explained that her team was delighted to learn of the recognition. “Laurie and Julia are the digital trendsetters in our district. It’s no surprise that Microsoft is recognizing their ability to effectively use technology to enhance the learning environment in classrooms across our schools.”
According to Microsoft, Boyer and Hilburn were selected for this prestigious recognition because they are “self-driven, passionate about their work, have a true collaborative spirit, and strive to inspire students with outside-the-box thinking on technology in education.” As MIE Experts, they will have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from other technology experts around the world, test new educational tools for Microsoft, and build capacity within SLPS. Microsoft describes recipients as “agents of change” tasked with “creating an environment of innovation in education using technology.”
Boyer works as a Recruitment and Outreach Specialist for the Magnet School MSAP Grant Team while Hilburn currently serves as a Technology Support Specialist on the Talent Development Team.
Our General Knowledge tutors have experience in both content and test-taking strategies. Sessions are offered throughout the year at convenient times.
Online Registration in Eventbrite.
Contact Sally VanDereedt in Talent Development for registration details.
Kids at Hope embodies the ideal that All Children Are Capable of Success — No Exceptions! As a Kids at Hope Community, schools throughout the county have the support of numerous community groups and organizations to welcome students back to school with a Tunnel of Hope. The tunnel symbolizes the affirmation and inspiration for students’ success in school.
The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. supported Dan McCarty Middle School staff during pre-school week and have adopted the Eagles for the 2019-2020 school year.
Community support is beneficial to the overall success of students, teachers, and the community.
What a smooth opening day at Northport K-8 School. The teachers greeted their new students and parents with smiles, hugs, and high fives.
Many thanks to community partners for coming to Northport to welcome parents and families. Their support is vital for a successful school year. Thanks to Vietnam Veterans, Chapter 566; 1 PSL Baptist Church; First United Methodist Church; Assistant PSLPD Police Chief, Richard Del Toro; and our partners at Step Up America for being those first welcoming faces at our school.
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Northport is thankful for the love and care offered to students and teachers from the First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie. The church congregation has embraced this Title One school as a mission.
Students and teachers are blessed to be the recipients of lunches and breakfasts on teacher planning days and workdays, donations of over 100 fully loaded bookbags, supplies and so much more. The Navigators are thrilled to have so many this organization’s members in place as classroom tutors and adoptive grandparents.
Attendance matters from the very first day of school. Every day a student is absent is a lost opportunity for learning. Too many absences not only can affect achievement for the absent student but also can disrupt learning for the entire class.
Learn more at: https://www.attendanceworks.org/
Partnerships with local businesses such as Phoenix Metals support pathways to success for students in St. Lucie Public Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs.
CTE offers a complete range of career options for all students, helping them to discover their interests and the educational pathways that lead to success. These programs offer students the opportunity to achieve industry-recognized certifications, work-based learning experiences, and articulated college credits. CTE helps students gain the technical skills, rigorous academic foundation, and real-world experience they need for post-secondary education and a high-skill, high-wage, high-demand career.
WLX-TV is featuring new episodes this week from both Live United hosted by Kenrick Thomas and UF/IFAS hosted by Ed Skvarch. These episodes feature valuable community information such as the uses and importance of 211, resources to help fight childhood dental issues as well as how to insure your home and valuables this hurricane season. Also, don’t forget to tune-in to catch exclusive video coverage from events such as the Fall Teacher Symposium and New Teacher Orientation.
WLX-TV is on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse. You can also catch us on YouTube. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV.
Weekly Programming Guide