Tech Tuesdays for Teachers

Tech Tuesdays for Teachers

Learn how to enhance classroom instruction by attending online learning Technology Tuesday sessions via Microsoft Teams. It’s a great opportunity to learn a variety of Microsoft applications without leaving the comfort of your desk or home. Register today in Frontline as seats are limited.

Growing with Canvas

Growing with Canvas

Growing with Canvas registration opens in Frontline on September 3rd, and the course starts in Canvas on September 16th.  This is a great opportunity for teachers to learn the best strategies for utilizing Canvas in the classroom. Contact Jessica.Gutierrez@stlucieschools.org or Julia.Hilburn@stlucieschools.org with any questions.

A Real Hit!

A Real Hit!

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!

The Garber Buick GMC Family
Family Fun at The Ball Park
St. Lucie Mets at First Data Field
An Evening at the Ball Park with Family and Friends
New Programs on WLX-TV

New Programs on WLX-TV

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

WLX-TVhttps://www.youtube.com/c/WLXTV-SLPS

Tunnels of Hope
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anBJqfnwCwQ – St. Lucie Elementary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi3Pb7xzKWs – Sam Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaCca2LdkEw – White City Elementary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJRJjWZqgW4 – Weatherbee Elementary

Que Pasa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64mcXTmqCzI

School Board Meeting 8/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEl301jg_B4&t=2s

Day of Caring

Day of Caring

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 

Northport Promotes Growth Mindset!

Northport Promotes Growth Mindset!

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!

Outboard Marine Program Off to a Great Start

Outboard Marine Program Off to a Great Start

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.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

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.)

Northport Students Reading For Pleasure!

Northport Students Reading For Pleasure!

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.

Education Foundation of St. Lucie County

Education Foundation of St. Lucie County

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.

August STAR Awards

August STAR Awards

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.

Partnership with School Board Celebrated

Partnership with School Board Celebrated

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 Public Schools Teachers Recognized as  Microsoft Innovator Educator Experts for 2019-2020

St. Lucie Public Schools Teachers Recognized as Microsoft Innovator Educator Experts for 2019-2020

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.

Laurie Boyer

 

Julia Hilburn
Free General Knowledge Tutoring

Free General Knowledge Tutoring

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.

All Children Are Capable of Success – No Exceptions!

All Children Are Capable of Success – No Exceptions!

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.

Community Support

Community Support

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.

Northport K-8 School Opens With a Flourish!

Northport K-8 School Opens With a Flourish!

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.

Northport Honored to be on the Missions List for FUMC

Northport Honored to be on the Missions List for FUMC

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.