Tryouts for Summer Musical Bye Bye Birdie Announced

Tryouts for Summer Musical Bye Bye Birdie Announced

Do you know a child who can act, sing, and dance? Students in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) are invited to try out for the 20th annual SLPS summer musical on Tuesday, March 15th, at the Port St. Lucie High School auditorium located at 1201 SE Lennard Road in Port St. Lucie.  Auditions will begin at 6 pm.

This year’s show is the rollicking hit musical Bye Bye Birdie to be performed June 15th – June 19th.  Roles are available for students ages 8-18.  No experience or prepared material is required to audition for this summer show, but students must currently attend a school in the SLPS system.  Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably.

Be a part of Bye Bye Birdie, the musical. For more information, contact Mr. Patrick Madden at the Port St Lucie High School Drama Department at 337-6768.

Tryouts for Summer Musical Bye Bye Birdie Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Do you know a child who can act, sing, and dance? Students in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) are invited to try out for the 20th annual SLPS summer musical on Tuesday, March 15th, at the Port St. Lucie High School auditorium located at 1201 SE Lennard Road in Port St. Lucie.  Auditions will begin at 6 pm.

This year’s show is the rollicking hit musical Bye Bye Birdie to be performed June 15th – June 19th.  Roles are available for students ages 8-18.  No experience or prepared material is required to audition for this summer show, but students must currently attend a school in the SLPS system.  Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably.

Be a part of Bye Bye Birdie, the musical. For more information, contact Mr. Patrick Madden at the Port St Lucie High School Drama Department at 337-6768.

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 Ranks 11th in State

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – In a report of information compiled annually by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) once again moves closer to the head of the class in regard to top efficiency ratings for cost per capital outlay. In 2014-2015, the District was ranked 11 out of 67 school districts by reducing costs from $201.00 to $197.00. This compares to a ranking of 15 for the 2013-2014 academic year.

This information is compiled annually from the financial data provided by school districts to the FLDOE. According to a memo from the FLDOE, this data is impacted by energy costs and other factors that impact energy expenditures.

Executive Director of Facilities Marty Sanders explained that the cost of utilities may vary for each District, nonetheless, this information is helpful in identifying movement relative to others as Districts continue to strive for greater efficiency. He commended the facilities team by saying, “Great work by all in keeping the power usage under control. The continued diligence in building automation, HVAC maintenance, and facility use team continues to make improvements.” This infrastructure allows for proactive measures that equate to sustainable savings regarding the quality and maintenance of our equipment. Of great support is the facilities automation team that sets automatic controls for turning on and off energy consuming devices such as lights, air conditioning, etc.

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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Free: David Finch Speaks on Autism

Free: David Finch Speaks on Autism

David Finch is a humorist and author of The Journal of Best Practices, a New York Times best-selling memoir. As part of the FAU CARD Autism Lecture Series, this free speaking engagement will take place on March 10, 2016, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the St. Lucie Public Schools District Office located at 4204 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce.

Finch himself was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome shortly after he was married in 2003 and has since focused on a personal self-improvement journey. Using his own life story and his humorous delivery style, this former semiconductor engineer turned full-time writer and speaker provides valuable insights, shares life lessons, and delivers a message of hope and inspiration.

“This is a unique opportunity, and I encourage people to register and attend. Not only does David Finch have a powerful message that will support the needs of many of our parents and teachers, but he also has a positive and entertaining delivery that truly engages his audience,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

The FAU CARD Autism Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation. Registration is required and will close on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 5:00 PM. Register at:

https://david-finch.eventbrite.com

Event Details

“Oh, You Needed Me to Pay Attention?” Classroom Perspective from a Deceptively Remarkable Student. This presentation is specifically geared for educators, administrators, and parents who find themselves occasionally baffled by their students. K-12 and higher education benefit equally, and in many cases CEUs may be offered for attending.

“Oh, You Needed Me to Pay Taxes?” Successful Transitions for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Navigating transition from elementary education into high school, high school into college or vocation, and college into career involves a little more for individuals with special needs. When high school is over, the IEP may go away but the needs persist. This lecture addresses considerations of transition, including such crucial life skills as making friends, dating, getting and staying organized, dealing with difficult emotions, dealing with looser schedules and greater uncertainty, interviewing, disclosure, and above all, achieving independence.

 

 

SGA Buddy Classes

SGA Buddy Classes

Mrs. Ebersole’s 4th grade and Mrs. Eaker’s Kindergarten class met for the first time to introduce themselves to their new buddies. Students were given puzzle pieces that led them to their buddy when they found the match.  They then exchanged notes and got to know each other. Students from both classes are looking forward to their weekly reading time together.

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Tunnel of Welcome for FPWHS Incoming Freshmen

Tunnel of Welcome for FPWHS Incoming Freshmen

Faculty, staff, and students created a welcome tunnel for our incoming students and their families at the Freshmen Open House.  The FPWHS band and cheerleaders boosted everyone’s spirits in our courtyard and the JROTC along with our chorus led the presentation with of colors, Pledge of Allegiance, and the National Anthem.

Manatee Academy Students and Staff “Feelin’ Groovy”

Manatee Academy Students and Staff “Feelin’ Groovy”

Students and staff were “Feelin’ Groovy” at our Rockin’ Family Night. Parents learned about websites they can use with their children at home. We also had Deputy Lopez from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department talk to parents and students about Internet safety. Students were also able to shop for books with their families in our Scholastic Book Fair. Other highlights of the evening were performances by our administrators singing “Feelin’ Groovy” and Mrs. Remington and Mrs. Valinote performing as Sonny and Cher.

Manatee Academy is currently promoting family literacy by encouraging families to read together for 20 minutes per day for the next 20 days. Families have the opportunity to participate in a contest in which they send in a 20 second video reading together or talking about reading as a family. Reading counts at Manatee Academy!
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St. Lucie County Reading Council – Book Fest

St. Lucie County Reading Council – Book Fest

The St. Lucie County Reading Council invites parents and students to Bookfest – a March 5, 2016, literacy event hosted by C.A. Moore Elementary School in Fort Pierce. This free reading festival is scheduled from 10 AM to noon and is designed to provide attendees with a wide variety of literacy resources and information.  Activities and resource stations include: Read to a VIP, Community Resource Information Station, Literacy Games and Prizes, Free Literacy Resource Center, Book Exchange, Mother Goose, and much more!

 

VIPs Read to Manatee Academy Students

VIPs Read to Manatee Academy Students

VIP readers visited several classes for our Dr. Seuss Day on March 2nd. Media Specialist Debbie Remington organized this event in which our “VIPs” read to our students and engaged in meaningful conversations about what they read. Students and staff were appreciative of the VIP guests who took time to read with them and celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

Fairlawn Students Make the Score

Fairlawn Students Make the Score

Fairlawn Elementary School made the SWEET 16 for TTM’s National Contest – The March Math Madness.

This means that across the entire country, Fairlawn is in the final 16 schools!

This contest allows schools to compete against schools around the country to decide who has the highest average of passed lessons per active student!

This is a National Contest with thousands of schools participating!

PBIS Winter Dance at REE a Cool Event!

PBIS Winter Dance at REE a Cool Event!

REE’s PBIS committee hosted a Winter Dance this past month! Students paid 20 Otter Bucks to attend the dance during their resource time. Dancing and fun overflowed as students jammed to the DJ and enjoyed being able to hang out with their friends. Our fabulous PTO decorated and gave out candy. An event sure to be held again and again.

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Frances K. Sweet Fourth Grader Wins the Race for St. Jude

Frances K. Sweet Fourth Grader Wins the Race for St. Jude

Frances K. Sweet staff held their annual Sunrise Stampede 5K/Kid Fun Run in beautiful Fort Pierce on February 27th.  Dorian Newbern was thrilled to award the first place overall prize to fourth grader Raymond Coburn.  He completed the course, which included running over South Beach Bridge twice, in 24 minutes and 17 seconds.  All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.