WeatherSTEM at Southport

WeatherSTEM at Southport

Follow St. Lucie County WeatherSTEM at Southport Middle School for up-to-date local weather.

The Southport Middle School WeatherSTEM Unit is an integration of weather sensors that collects real-time atmospheric data and is available on the stlucie.weatherstem.com/spm  website or mobile app. The WeatherSTEM unit was donated to Southport through a grant by Meteorologist Edward Mansouri, CEO of Ucompass in Tallahassee. WeatherSTEM provides weather data to anyone with Internet access.

The WeatherSTEM unit features updated radar, a cloud camera that takes a snapshot once per minute, as well as wind and tide information. WeatherSTEM integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum, and one of WeatherSTEM’s objectives is to improve data literacy in schools. The Data Mining Tool lets students download real-world data to use in experiments and activities. You can download the app on your handheld devices or go directly to the website to follow the weather conditions.

 

St. Lucie Public Schools Re-open Monday, October 10

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) looks forward to welcoming all students and staff back to school on Monday, October 10th.  The School District will resume normal operations which includes transportation as well as before- and after-school programs and activities.

With only minimal damage to school facilities, some power outages, and minor debris as a result of Hurricane Matthew, the SLPS team along with community partners have been able to address all of these needs in order to safely re-open all schools.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

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MSE Bowls for Kids’ Sake

MSE Bowls for Kids’ Sake

Our MSE Blue Jays glowed with joy and pride at this year’s BBBS Bowl for Kids’ Sake event on Saturday, September 24th at Superplay USA!  Fun was had by all at this neon/glow in the dark themed event. Our team raised $636.62 for the cause!

 

Weather Update

Weather Update

St. Lucie Public Schools has a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan which includes procedures for weather events.

The District is working in close collaboration with its partners at the Emergency Operations Center in order to have the most reliable information to guide decisions, and we will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the week.  Updates will be provided through our social media channels and media partners.

Please keep in mind, this is peak hurricane season.  It is advisable to make sure your “Hurricane Kit” is adequately supplied and your “Hurricane Plan” is up to date. 

SLPS Graduations

SLPS Graduations

Commencement: A Beginning

 

Rather than an ending, commencement – both the word and the ceremony – represents a beginning. It is appropriate that an occasion which marks the beginning of a new phase of life should be conducted with pomp and circumstance, stateliness and tradition.

The ceremony of commencement celebrated at high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the world has its roots in the scholastic traditions of the Middle Ages. It is an ancient, dignified, and highly symbolic ritual of conclusion and emergence, a rite of passage into a new life.

Upcoming Ceremonies

Ft. Pierce Central High School
8:30 am on May 23, 2017 at the Fair Grounds

Treasure Coast High School
1:30 pm on May 23, 2017 at the Fair Grounds

Lincoln Park Academy
8:30 am on May 25, 2017 at Fenn Center

Ft. Pierce Westwood High School
1:30 pm on May 25, 2017 at Fenn Center

***Please note the corrected order for PSLHS and SLWCHS graduation times.

St. Lucie West Centennial High School
8:30 am on May 26, 2017 at Fenn Center

Port St. Lucie High School
1:30 pm on May 26, 2017 at Fenn Center

Lights On Afterschool

Lights On Afterschool

On Monday, October 17, 2016, St. Lucie Public Schools will hold its 2nd Annual Lights On Afterschool event.

All community members are invited to attend to help us celebrate this national event and learn more about programs, activities, and opportunities available for your child.

Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families, and inspire learning. According to data from the Afterschool Alliance, 15.1 million children are without adult supervision in the afternoon hours.

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Getting to Know you at Mariposa Elementary

Getting to Know you at Mariposa Elementary

Mariposa Elementary students in Mrs. Michelle Smith’s 1st grade class took silly pictures with their new table team mates as a way to get to know each other! Students enjoyed the photo booth and laughed through all the pictures as they asked “getting to know you” questions to their new friends! Table team mates Lucia Costello, Zykeria Reynolds, Malaki McAdams, Kacen Maggard, and Michael Soto are enjoying getting to know one another in this picture.

STEAM Day at Floresta Elementary

STEAM Day at Floresta Elementary

Students at Floresta participated in STEAM Day. The students had to work in groups to use all recycled materials to build a car, and the wheels had to roll!

Students at Floresta working hard on their STEAM Project!

Students at Floresta working hard on their STEAM Project!

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Students working together as a group.

Students working together as a group.

Nov. 5 Golf Tournament

Nov. 5 Golf Tournament

Gather your team and register for this year’s Summer of Success Golf Tournament. 

Proceeds support summer intern and scholarship opportunities.

Saturday, November 5

Gator Trace Golf and Country Club

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Bayshore Elementary Welcomes Dads!

Bayshore Elementary Welcomes Dads!

Bayshore Elementary School participated in Dads Take Your Child to School Day on Wednesday, September 28.  Dads, stepdads, grandfathers, uncles, and many other male role models  were welcomed into the school’s media center.  All of these important role models made a commitment to remain actively involved in their children’s education.  They also learned about ways to volunteer while enjoying a light breakfast.  Bayshore thanks the more than 300 male role models who attended!

Pictured are fifth grade student Evan Morales and his father Juan Morales.

Students Lead the Way at MSE

Students Lead the Way at MSE

Morningside Elementary’s fifth grade student-led conferences received high marks on evaluation forms.  Write-in comments included feedback such as “very informative” and “it was great.”  During the 30-minute conference, parents and students were shown how to access the St. Lucie Public Schools website; the MSE website; the Skyward site; and lastly, the 5th grade 2017 t-shirt, “Think Outside the Box,” was revealed. Then students shared their work, scores on Reading Counts, goals, and interactive notebooks with their parents and grandparents.  Finally, all the students and parents signed garden pots as our 2017 contribution to the 5th grade garden. Students also took home seeds that were donated by a parent.

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Speakers Bureau – SGA

Speakers Bureau – SGA

During the Speakers Bureau Event, Samuel S. Gaines Academy students were inspired by School Board Member Dr. Mills and Executive Director of Human Resources Mr. Rafael Sanchez Jr., who overcame obstacles on their way to achieving their goals and dreams.

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Cobra Culinary Team Networks

Cobra Culinary Team Networks

Fort Pierce Central’s Culinary Arts students attended the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, in Orlando, FL. All five culinary programs from the District attended the show. Students learned about new trends in food service and had the opportunity to taste foods from around the world. Students also enjoyed networking with industry leaders within the Culinary and Hospitality industries.
The culinary students will embrace these experiences for a lifetime.
Pictured: Chef Jesse Strell, Cindy Swertfager, FPC Culinary students and chaperones

 

The Crew Gathers for St. Lucie Soars Take-Off Ceremony

The Crew Gathers for St. Lucie Soars Take-Off Ceremony

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Business and civic leaders will join St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) officials on Wednesday, October 5th at the Treasure Coast International Airport to celebrate the official take-off of the District’s early literacy initiative – St. Lucie Soars. The kindergarten through grade three focused effort is in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties.  Its purpose is to recruit volunteers and mentors in an effort to help close the gap on third grade literacy.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Giving a child the gift of reading opens the door to the world.”  He encourages community members to consider becoming a volunteer for St. Lucie Soars by donating one hour each week to read with a child.  This will be the message from Gent and other dignitaries including Port St. Lucie Mayor Greg Oravec, Fort Pierce City Manager Nick Mimms, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Chief Executive Officer Dr. Judi Miller at the take-off ceremony which will be held amid airplanes in an aircraft hanger at the International Airport.

Jim Bede of BEDE AERO Southeast, a premier aviation design and manufacturer, is donating his corporation’s space for this event which is slated to begin at 10 AM on October 5th.

Information and registration are available through the St. Lucie Public Schools homepage at www.stlucieschools.org.  Interested volunteers will find registration information, a mentor guide, a training video, and more through this online portal. Consider becoming a volunteer today.  Through your weekly, one-hour commitment, the difference you make will help a child soar!

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org

 

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Coupons for Classrooms

Coupons for Classrooms

Buy your Coupons for Classrooms book today and help raise money for your child’s school as well as for teacher grants and high school senior scholarships.  Each book costs $25.00 and just using it twice will save you the dollars you paid for the book.
For ordering information, contact the St. Lucie Education Foundation at 429-5505 or click on this link:  https://www.educationfoundationstlucie.org/
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Dads Take Pledge

Dads Take Pledge

Gaines Academy had a wonderful turnout for their Dads Take Your Child to School Day. After a welcome from administration, the SGA Chorus sang and Student Council President Lopez Bourjolly spoke about the importance of making memories with your child. As the students and their caring adult ate a light breakfast, they enjoyed a reading activity and signed the Pledge for Fathers and Men.

Pictured: 6th grader Jolen Brewer and his caring adult