Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology

Ft. Pierce Westwood’s veterinary lab is a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital where students learn through hands-on experiences in veterinary medicine.   After graduating, students can work immediately upon graduation as Veterinary Assistants or continue further education at the college level.
FPWHS’ Senior Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

FPWHS’ Senior Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

FPWHS could not be prouder of our senior student athletes today. Many THANK YOUs to parents, friends, family, teachers and staff members who have supported these students on their journey as they fulfill their dreams.
Pictured left to right are: Ramadrae Adams who signed intent for Reedley College, Juwan Jeune who signed intent for Wilmington College, Rashard Rucker who signed intent for Fresno City College, Madison Taylor who signed intent for Florida College, Dontavious Williams who signed intent for Fresno City College, and Johnathan Tucker and Zach Brown who are undecided at this time.

Drafting / Illustrative Design

Drafting / Illustrative Design

Drafting is the act of composing plans that visually communicate how something functions or is to be constructed.  Also known as “technical drawing,” it is essential in industry and engineering for communicating ideas using common symbols, perspectives, units of measure, and page layout.   This type of drawing is extremely precise vs. the forms of expressive drawing known as “visual arts.” Individuals who choose a career in Drafting and Illustrative Design work in construction, architecture, and engineering.  (Lincoln Park Academy, Port St. Lucie High School)
3D Animation

3D Animation

Graphic designers develop and create designs for a variety of media including print publications, websites, and computer animation projects. Motion picture, computer, and video game companies also employ 3D animators and graphic designers due to increasing demand for high-quality visual effects, interactive media, and multi-player gaming solutions. These artists and designers also work in less high-profile industries including research and scientific interests. (St. Lucie West Centennial High School)
International Business

International Business

In today’s global economy, the study of cross border transactions of good, services, and resources between two or more nations is increasingly important.   International Business includes the principles and processes of export sales, trade controls, foreign operations, and related problems, monetary issues, international business policies, and applications to doing business in other countries and markets. (Treasure Coast High School)
CTE Programs Expand Opportunities

CTE Programs Expand Opportunities

Career and Technical Education Programs expand students’ opportunities for college and career readiness.

 

As the world gets more and more competitive, it’s imperative that we provide the opportunity for students to continue their education beyond high school and train them in the skills that our businesses need today.

Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offer a range of opportunities in everything from engineering technologies to culinary arts to automotive repair to accounting and finance. Take a closer look at the CTE Programs SLPS has to offer. You will like what you see.

http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/cte/

Advanced Learning Opportunities

Advanced Learning Opportunities

St. Lucie Public Schools offers advanced learning opportunities for students as they prepare for college and the world of work.

Advanced Placement, Advanced International Education Certificate (AICE), Dual Enrollment, International Baccalaureate

Forest Grove Students See the Miami Heat

Forest Grove Students See the Miami Heat

 

Sixty Forest Grove students got the experience of a lifetime on March 17 when they got to see the Miami Heat play at the American Airlines Arena.   After the game, students were able to go on the court and take a shot from the free throw line just like the players do!  This elite group of Bulldogs were nominated by their teachers for doing well in school academically and behaviorally.  Students also won a spot on the trip through PBIS events.   All of these well-deserving students will write about their experience at the game to share with the rest of the Bulldog family.

Jaguar Cadet Selected for Girls State

Jaguar Cadet Selected for Girls State

Every leader has to start somewhere and Girls State has been the starting point for many successful young students. The Girls State program is a summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by the American Legion for High School students between their junior and senior years. Port Saint Lucie High Jaguar Battalion’s Cadet Captain Kaylee Zuidema was one of this year’s representatives.

During the program, the participants are first divided up into subgroups referred to as cities. The citizens of each of these cities elect mock municipal officials and representatives to the mock state legislature. The cadets get the opportunity to receive high school and college credits while learning about government and politics of Florida.  Overall, it is a great experience for the cadets, and Port Saint Lucie High School appreciates the continuous support of the American Legion Post 318.

Music In Our Schools Concert

Music In Our Schools Concert

Celebrate Music in Our Schools with area bands and choral ensembles as they fill the Fenn Center with the sound of music on April 7 at 7:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend this free concert sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools.

With over 500 students from across the District performing, audiences will enjoy a wide range of musical selections as students showcase their talents for their community.  The concert, hosted by Jane Whitaker, will be presented in round robin style. The theme for this year’s celebration is Music Inspires! According to Whitaker, “Music is a creative process that serves to inspire and motivate both the performer and the listener.”

Music in Ours Schools Month was founded in 1973 by the National Association for Music Education.  Its goal is to stress the importance and benefits of a high quality comprehensive, sequential music education program in our schools taught by exemplary music educators.

 

Gaines Academy Kids@Hope Garden

Gaines Academy Kids@Hope Garden

During Spring Break, thirty Home Depot employees and volunteers enhanced the Samuel S. Gaines Academy campus with a Kids at Hope Garden. Volunteers installed an irrigation system, built plant boxes and fences, transplanted trees, and beautified the garden area with new sod and mulch. This garden will be a school-wide, student-managed initiative to learn how to plant, grow, and maintain a variety of crops.

The SGA Kids at Hope Committee, in partnership with the St. Lucie Education Foundation Inc., applied for and was awarded a grant from The Home Depot Foundation to fund construction of this vegetable and herb garden. Over the last few years, SGA and The Home Depot (#6376 SLW) have continued to build its partnership as they have sponsored numerous Kids’ Club events and donated materials to school-wide initiatives.

Thank you, Home Depot!

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Destination Graduation

Destination Graduation

 

 

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

 

 

Treasure Coast Brings it Home!

Treasure Coast Brings it Home!

Treasure Coast High School brought home many awards (and had a lot of fun, too) from their recent FPSA event.  Take a look at the awards!

Our Criminal Justice Academy is on a ROLL! Look at the awards they brought home!

Marketing Poster – 5th Place: Kyrah Carter and 1st Place: Selina Velazquez
Community Service Project – 2nd Place: Aaliyah Brown
Use of Force Novice – 2nd Place: Tim Ferriera
Use of Force Advanced Team – 5th Place: (Tim Ferriera, Alexis Bednarcik , Noah Duren, & Matthew Ferriera)
Job Seeking Skills – 1st Place: Ariana Ramos
Miss Public Service – 2nd Place: Megan Wichern
CPR – New Guidelines – 4th Place: Aaliyah Brown
Evidence Packaging – 1st Place: Megan Wichern
Forensic Investigation: $750 Tuition Scholarship to Johnson and Wales University – Kyrah Carter, Brooke Santino, & Lara Calazans
Filing a Traffic Stop – 1st Place: Matthew Ferriera and Tim Ferriera
Law Enforcement Officer Obstacle Course (Female): 2nd Place: Melanie Perez and 1st Place: Juliana Marrero
BrainBowl: $1000 Tuition Scholarship to Johnson and Wales University – 1st Place: (Megan Wichern, Logan Lowrey, Selina Velazquez, & Alexis Bednarcik)
Building Search – 3rd Place: Tim and Matthew Ferriera, Logan Lowrey, & Noah Duren
Chapter Achievement Award: 5th Place – Treasure Coast High School

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UF USDA Visits Frances K. Sweet

UF USDA Visits Frances K. Sweet

Students in Mrs. Kasey Ascani’s second grade class at Frances K. Sweet had a visitor from UF USDA lab. Sean Reif, parent of Arianne Reif, came in to do a presentation about plants and afterwards the class  enjoyed some of the delicious fruit that grows on them.

Pictured from left to right: Sean Reif, Jeffery Stephens, Tyleb Phinzee, Arianne Reif, Danny Parrish

Furs, Fins, Feathers, and Friends for Mariposa Odyssey Team

Furs, Fins, Feathers, and Friends for Mariposa Odyssey Team

Mariposa Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind team led by Mrs. Jennifer Scipioni competed in the Palms Regional tournament in Riviera Beach, Florida.  They competed in Division 1 for problem number 5 titled “Furs, Fins, Feathers and Friends.” They were one out of eight teams that decided to solve this problem. To solve this problem they created a comedic play about three animal friends (a hummingbird, a black panther, and a puffer fish) that helped a stranger get new pants, helped each other think positively with an adventure song, and helped all animals survive by finding King Arthur the Ant and helping him get back home.

All of their hard work paid off because they placed 2nd in their competition! A video of their performance was recorded to play over the morning announcements. If you see Samantha Gardner, Justin Horton, James Phillips, Sydnee Rubenstein, Alexandra “Allie” Smith, or Janellie Alvarez, make sure you congratulate them on their well-earned achievement. Plans are already underway to help prepare for next year’s competition. The team is already sad that Allie won’t be able to participate next year because she is moving to middle school. The search for her replacement is not going to be easy.

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 Anatomy and Physiology and Health Science Foundations 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)

 

 

Music Inspires Concert

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Celebrate Music in Our Schools with area bands and choral ensembles as they fill the Fenn Center with the sound of music on April 7 at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools.

With over 500 students from across the District performing, audiences will enjoy a wide range of musical selections as students showcase their talents for their community.  The concert, hosted by Jane Whitaker, will be presented in round robin style. The theme for this year’s celebration is Music Inspires! According to Whitaker, “Music is a creative process that serves to inspire and motivate both the performer and the listener.”

Music in Ours Schools Month was founded in 1973 by the National Association for Music Education.  Its goal is to stress the importance and benefits of a high quality comprehensive, sequential music education program in our schools taught by exemplary music educators.

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.