Fourth Graders at Savanna Ridge are Math Fluency Stars!

Fourth Graders at Savanna Ridge are Math Fluency Stars!

Fourth graders at Savanna Ridge Elementary took part in a math fluency fact challenge.  Those who met the math fluency expectations in each class got to eat their lunch outside with the Assistant Principal, Mrs. Melrose, and were treated to cupcakes.  Way to go fourth grade math superstars!

Career Fair: June 2 and June 3

Career Fair: June 2 and June 3

Career Fair: June 2 and June 3

St. Lucie Public Schools will host a Career Fair to hire exceptional teachers for the 2016-2017 academic school year. The two-day fair will be held on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 from 10 am until 2 pm on both days. The host site will be West Gate K-8 School which is located at 1050 NW Cashmere Blvd. in Port Saint Lucie.

If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, are dedicated to the process of continuous improvement in student achievement, and bring a strong sense of enthusiasm and connection to the philosophy that Failure Is Not an Option – No Exceptions, please join us and explore the possibilities. Have a resume in hand, and be prepared to interview—an on-line application is appreciated.

St. Lucie County is a great place to live, work, learn, play, and grow. To apply on-line, visit our webpage at www.stlucieschools.org. For detailed information about the career fair, contact the Human Resources Department of St. Lucie Public Schools at 772-429-7500.

Bye Bye Birdie – Tickets On Sale Now

Bye Bye Birdie – Tickets On Sale Now

The St. Lucie Public Schools Summer Musical presents Bye Bye Birdie at the Port St. Lucie High School auditorium.
Showtimes: Wednesday, June 15th through Sunday, June 19th with matinee and evening shows available.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the following locations:
Jay’s Fine Jewelry in St. Lucie West, Honey Baked Ham in Stuart, Joy’s Ice Cream and Joy’s Ice Cream Plus in Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce, Perkins in Port Saint Lucie, Tin Fish in Port St. Lucie, and the Port St. Lucie High School office.
For more information, call 337-6768 or visit our website at www.PSLHSDRAMA.com

ECET2 – Grow, Collaborate, Lead

ECET2 – Grow, Collaborate, Lead


The second annual ECET2 conference was brought to educational professionals in St. Lucie County via a partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools and the Gates Foundation. ECET2 stands for Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers. Event organizers explained that this year’s theme entitled Teachers Are Innovators: Grow, Collaborate, Lead blossomed from the positive feedback received from last year’s event in which participants were catapulted into deeper collaborative efforts through their opportunities to network and build professional relationships with like-minded educators.

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Mariposa Elementary Celebrates Young Authors

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates Young Authors

During the months of April and May, Mariposa students have been writing and publishing their own books as a part of the annual celebration of writers — Young Authors. Students from grades kindergarten to fifth wrote, illustrated, edited, and published original stories. These books were shared and celebrated through several classroom and school-wide activities.

Four writers were chosen to represent Mariposa at the Young Authors Celebration. The students are Zane Barszcz (K, Mrs. Kari McIntyre), Irie Phillips (1st, Mrs. Toni Baptiste), Alonzo Cabral (2nd, Ms. Loretta Humprey), and Autumn Thomas (4th, Mrs. Michelle Williams).

In the Picture, Jacob McCallum is having an original Young Authors book read to him while Jeremiah Brewster is watching.

Congratulations to all of our wonderful authors for their hard work!

Ed Foundation Awards Scholarships

Ed Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Education Foundation of St. Lucie County awarded over 60 scholarships to graduating seniors at the Education Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Night.

Congratulations to our seniors who are attending colleges and universities across the nation including, but not limited to: Berkley College of Music, Boston University, Citadel, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, Johnson and Whales, New York Film Academy, Northeastern University, Princeton University, Stetson University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Massachusetts, University of Miami, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, University of Tampa, University of West Florida.

 

Lincoln Park Academy’s FHSAA State Track Champion!!!

Lincoln Park Academy’s FHSAA State Track Champion!!!

FHSAA State Champion!!

On Friday May 6th, Caleb Pottorff of Lincoln Park Academy won the 3200 meter run at the State Championship event  in Bradenton.

On Saturday May 7th, Caleb also ran the 1600 meter run and finished second.

Congratulations to Caleb and his coaches for becoming a State Champion.

Culinary Students Serve

Culinary Students Serve

Chef Folker Raynolds of Ballantrae Counrty Club supported a collaborative opportunity on Cinco de Mayo for St Lucie Public Schools culinary students to cook, serve, and speak about their programs!

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Friends and Trustees of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library Celebrate Law Day 2016

Friends and Trustees of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library Celebrate Law Day 2016

The 2016 Law Day Art Contest was open to all St. Lucie County students. The theme, Miranda: More than Words,  encouraged students to explore the protections afforded to all by the U.S. Constitution, learn how these rights are protected by the courts, and determine why they are essential to our liberty. This commemorated the 50th anniversary of the case, Miranda vs. Arizona.

Students discussed the Supreme Court case and the importance of the Miranda Warning. They experimented with medium and worked with sketches to illustrate their interpretation of the Miranda Warning.

The awards for the 2016 Law Day Contest were presented to the winners on May 2nd.  Mr. E. Wayne Gent, superintendent of St Lucie Public Schools, presented the awards and prize money to the winning students. First place was awarded to Lincoln Park Academy senior Stephanie Collazos who received a $500.00 cash prize. Breyale Jenkins, also a Lincoln Park senior, won second place and a $300.00 cash prize. All student entries showed tremendous thought, creativity, and effort.

Thank you to the Friends and Trustees of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library for Celebrating Law Day.

 

 

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2016 Commencement Schedule

2016 Commencement Schedule

St. Lucie Public Schools Spring 2016 Commencement Schedule

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. – Port St. Lucie High School

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. – Treasure Coast High School

Thursday, May 19, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. – Lincoln Park Academy

Friday, May 20, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. – St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. – Ft. Pierce Westwood High School

Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 1:00 p.m. – Ft. Pierce Central High School

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. – Mosaic Digital Academy

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – 5:00 p.m. – Performance Based Preparatory Academy

REE Feels the Love Producing Lion King Kids

REE Feels the Love Producing Lion King Kids

BRAVO to Mrs. Martinkovic, REE’s Music Teacher, and the entire cast and crew of The Lion King Kids production!!! Everyone did an amazing job. You could feel the love and outright fun they were having!!! With parents and staff coming together to bring their students to rehearsals, sew costumes, make and paint props, paint faces, volunteer during the shows, and support the production wholeheartedly – it was a true school-wide event.

REE is thankful to the Lincoln Park Academy students who helped direct rehearsals and run back stage, especially Tiffany Gardner, who acted as assistant director. The Savanna Club Theater was the perfect place to host our very first production and we cannot wait for the next one.

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SLW Centennial’s Eagles Nest Preschool is Awarded $1000 Grant Through Wells Fargo

SLW Centennial’s Eagles Nest Preschool is Awarded $1000 Grant Through Wells Fargo

The Eagles Nest Preschool is the recipient of $1000 grant awarded by Wells Fargo Bank.

Wells Fargo’s Community Connection Grant Program is an annual program where each of the company’s retail banking stores and Business Banking teams explore the needs of their local communities and select a nonprofit organization or school to receive a $1,000 grant.  This year, Wells Fargo will award more than $600,000 in grants to 600-plus nonprofit organizations and schools throughout Florida.

The grants are part of the company’s broader support of its communities. In 2015, Wells Fargo invested more than $12 million in nonprofit organizations and schools, and team members volunteered 90,000 hours across the state.

 

 

Students’ Project Develops and Takes Flight

Students’ Project Develops and Takes Flight

FORT PIERCE, FL – Students in Mrs. Brandifino’s pre-kindergarten class at Lawnwood Elementary delighted in releasing butterflies into the school’s butterfly garden.  As a springboard for their unit of study, the young scholars learned about the animals’ development and nutritional needs as they morphed from egg, to larva, to pupa, to graceful adult butterfly.  Students clapped and cheered as the butterflies made their way from the butterfly cage to settle on nearby flowers and trees.

Mrs. Brandifino is one of five teachers in SLPS who supports a structured early learning educational program for students who are 3 and 4 years of age.  Students are supported in their literacy and personal development growth through play and structured language-rich activities.

“The early years offer a critical window of opportunity for us to make a difference in the lives of our children,” said Brandifino.   As a veteran educator, she passionately advocates for early literacy development and the importance of partnerships between parents and 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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