Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology

Engineering is the creative application of scientific and mathematical principles to design, build, and maintain structure, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.  The discipline of engineering is extremely broad including aeronautical, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical.  Engineering Technology studies incorporates foundational concepts that apply to all of these areas. (Lincoln Park Academy, Treasure Coast High School)

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts means “the art of cooking.” Culinary Arts is much more than simply cooking to those involved in the industry. Those working on an education in Culinary Arts can become chefs at small establishments or large, fine-dining restaurants. If you’re comfortable in the kitchen and enjoy the art of cooking, a career in culinary arts could be right for you. (Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Port St. Lucie High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High, School, Treasure Coast High School)

 

Allied Health

Allied Health

Our aging population, the increased use of medical technologies for diagnosis and treatment, and the resulting demand for healthcare services assure us that Healthcare will continue to be the fastest-growing industry sector.    St. Lucie County’s Allied Health programs offer students opportunities for certifications that lead to entry-level jobs in Healthcare, as well as articulated credits to continue their educational and career pathway at the college level.

Note:  Completion of Health Science 1 and Health Science 2 may be substituted for one science credit in Anatomy and Physiology (2000350).   However, this course or its substitutions do not meet requirements for an “Equally Rigorous Science” credit. (Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Port St. Lucie High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Treasure Coast High School)

Agritechnology

Agritechnology

Technological and economic factors have changed the way people around the world perceive the importance of agriculture.  Agritechnology is the teaching of agricultural sciences, natural resources, land management, and the 21st Century tools and technologies used in the field.  The curriculum includes horticulture, livestock management, agricultural science, and more.   It is taught through hands-on experiences that prepare students for both entry-level jobs and/or higher-level education. (Fort Pierce Westwood High School)
Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The field of Early Childhood Education includes teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, and others who assist young children in education and development. Specific responsibilities vary based on the job and the age of the children.  Hands-on learning allows students to explore this career field and work with young children in educational facilities. (Fort Pierce Central High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School)

Digital Media / Multimedia Design

Digital Media / Multimedia Design

Digital media production is the study of media creation and display through media outlets such as the Internet. This includes audio and video streaming and hybrids of the two. Interactive media or rich media combines video, audio, and user participation. (Fort Pierce Central High School, Treasure Coast High School)

Microsoft IT Academy

Microsoft IT Academy

The Microsoft IT Academy teaches students a greater mastery of Microsoft products such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Students increase personal productivity and technical skills by earning Industry Certification as Microsoft Office Specialists (MOS). Technology skills and certification taught lead students to be college and career ready for today’s technology-centered job market. (Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood School, Port St. Lucie High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Treasure Coast High School)

Treasured Turtles at SGA

Treasured Turtles at SGA

Rebecca and Cody Mott from the Inwater Research group conducted a Treasured Turtles program with Gaines Academy 6th grade science classes. The program engaged, educated, and stimulated the students into thinking about the world of marine science and ocean conservation. The students especially enjoyed the hands-on artifacts and specimens.

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Middle School Transition Meeting

Middle School Transition Meeting

What: Transition Meeting to support 7th and 8th Grade Families of Students with Disabilities

When: Tuesday, March 15th – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: SLPS  Board Office – Community Room

Focus: Diploma Pathways, Graduation Requirements, Legislative Changes

Transition Meeting

2015-2016 St. Lucie County Regional Science and Engineering STEM Fair Competition Winners Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – In a recent awards ceremony, students, parents, teachers, and community members from across the county gathered to celebrate the winners in the various categories of this year’s Science and Engineering STEM Fair competition. Students were judged on their challenging scientific questions, their research practices, and their problem solving procedures. From this elite group, 14 students were selected to compete this March in Lakeland at the State level competition, and three students will take their projects to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) this coming May in Phoenix, Arizona.

Congratulations to the following students who qualified for the State and International Science and Engineering STEM Fairs:

State Science Fair Qualifiers

Junior Division

Jillian Markle, LPA

Callie Zheng, LPA

Jack Krasulak, STA

Emily Ebner, FGM

Asha Budhai, OAK

Senior Division

Koushal  Rao, LPA

Haniya Shareef, LPA

Shreya Reddy, LPA

Kevin Duan, LPA

Christopher Swinford, FPC

Anthony Oreo, FPC

Haley Jezewski, Olivet

Peter Jones, Olivet

Alexis Beans, FPC

International Science Fair Qualifiers

Koushal  Rao, LPA

Haniya Shareef, LPA

Shreya Reddy, LPA

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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St. Lucie Public Schools Human Resources Executive Director Announced

St. LUCIE COUNTY — Superintendent E. Wayne Gent announced Rafael Sanchez as the new executive director of Human Resources for St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) which is St. Lucie County’s largest employer. Sanchez will relocate from his role as Human Resources Assistant Director of Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland to assume his new position in April. “The recruitment and retention of quality educators and support staff is critical to the quality education all students deserve,” said Gent.  “Hiring the best and the brightest is our goal for our schools and our community. We recognize the need to maintain a more consistent workforce for the sake of continuing our growth as a premier center for education.  With Sanchez’s notable achievements, I am confident we will see positive changes to support our schools and our community.”

No stranger to the Sunshine State, Sanchez is looking forward to returning to Florida where he spent six years as a human resources manager for Orange County Public Schools guiding transformation, increasing efficiency, and enhancing customer service ratings.  Sanchez said that he is looking forward to serving the community, employees, and students of St. Lucie Public Schools.

He feels a strong connection to the SLPS mission statement which is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and desire to succeed. He said, “This coincides and resonates with my own personal core values and beliefs of a Human Resources professional working in public education.”  Sanchez is committed to his work in public education and indicated that is one of the most significant careers a person can choose to pursue.   “I am committed to ensuring our students, teachers and staff have all the resources, service, and knowledge my role and team can provide.  Like our mission statement, I am guided by making sure all of our Human Resources decisions directly impact both student and employee safety and enhance academic success.”

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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Dan McCarty Singing Eagles Earn Superior Rating For Inspiring Performance

Dan McCarty Singing Eagles Earn Superior Rating For Inspiring Performance

The Singing Eagles Choir from Dan McCarty Middle School recently participated in the District 13 Music Performance Assessment earning straight “Superior” ratings. The choir received an “A” rating from all four judges in performance and sight-reading. In addition, the students were highly praised for their performance. The chorus is directed by Dr. Rolanda A. Jones.

Windmill Point Elementary FSA Family Trivia Night

Windmill Point Elementary FSA Family Trivia Night

Windmill Point families enjoyed learning important information about the upcoming FSA assessments through a fun night of family trivia! Families worked together to solve problems like the ones their children will see on FSA. Three families were crowned as FSA Family Trivia royalty!

1st Place – Team Justice – Finnegan O’Brien

2nd Place – The Gators – Sophie Pasciotty

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Jaguar Battalion Drill Team – First Place

Jaguar Battalion Drill Team – First Place

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion Drill Team hosted the 22nd Annual Area Three Drill Meet. Best school overall was determined by the combined scores of the male and female drill teams. Our drill team competed against 18 other schools, and earned First Place overall.

The Jaguars did an outstanding job and will be training hard for the Florida State Final Drill Competition in Lakeland, FL on April 15th-16th.
Congratulations to all of the cadets.
School Social Workers Week (3/6-3/12)

School Social Workers Week (3/6-3/12)

March 6-12, is National School Social Work Week!!!

Thank you to our social workers who assist schools each day with matters of attendance, social and emotional well-being of students and families, collaboration with agencies and services, and providing individualized support where needed.

We appreciate all you do for our students and families!

STAR Awards

STAR Awards

Congratulations to members of the SLPS family for demonstrating outstanding customer service. This month’s STAR Award recipients are:
Daphne Anderson, Trencia Scott (Transportation)
Jennifer Del Carpio (Personnel)
Jeff Diefendorf (Maintenance)
Nile Gentry (ITS)
Joanie Marquez (Rivers Edge Elementary – 3rd grade teacher)
Craig Jerome, Kevin Perry, Elker Harris, Pam Hazelief, Thom Jones, Emily McNutt, Henry Sanabria, Candace Stone, Jane Whitaker (Night of the Stars Committee)
George Petroff, Mark Woods (Security)

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Music In Our Schools Month

Music In Our Schools Month

A Proclamation read by Christine Hill designated the month of March, 2016 as Music In Our Schools Month, and Dr. Kevin Perry recognized students and teachers for their musical accomplishments.