Microsoft Student Recognition

Microsoft Student Recognition

The ability of St. Lucie Public Schools to access data, identify needs, and proactively address those needs based on trends over time is powerful for our ability to support students and prepare them for college and the workplace.  We are proud to work in partnership with Microsoft in the creation of a data dashboard known as Power BI.

In fact, the District has so effectively used this tool to dig deeper into data, tell our story, and synthesize information, that Microsoft tapped SLPS to generate a publishing tool to highlight Power BI.

Since students are at the heart of our mission, who better to express the benefits of Power BI than five of our own high school students.  These students were interviewed by Microsoft.

Mahogany Hill – Fort Pierce Westwood High

Clifford McMillan – Fort Pierce Westwood High

Catherine Ferreira – Fort Pierce Central High

Delmarius K. Williams – Lincoln Park Academy

Shanieya Harris – Treasure Coast High

Microsoft Student Advantage Program

Microsoft Student Advantage Program

Microsoft’s Student Advantage Program provides free downloads of the full version of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, etc.) for all St. Lucie County students, in District operated schools, for use on their personal and mobile devices.
  • District students can download the software on up to 5 devices.
  • Download and activation requires a student network username and password which is provided to all actively enrolled students.
 
Click on this link for step-by-step directions:
Microsoft Reports On How St. Lucie Uses Technology Innovation

Microsoft Reports On How St. Lucie Uses Technology Innovation

Click on the link below to read:

How St. Lucie Schools Fosters Communication And Appropriate Use

Microsoft Reports On How St. Lucie Uses Technology Innovation

  • Engaging and empowering students through one-to-one programs
  • Revolutionizing collaboration opportunities and education experiences with Skype
  • Promoting appropriate use through training and support
  • Driving digital transformation beyond St. Lucie classrooms

https://enterprise.microsoft.com/en-us/real-stories-of-digital-transformation/?wt.mc_id=AID630801_QSG_EML_NLTR_209536&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTjJFeFlXTmhaRFV5WXpFeSIsInQiOiJ5a1RzVEhNVy82d2FES1JvaHhKVm5mRDJ6L2dKV3IwcTlPZ3BvMU1lQnBWd2hBN25Xa21GRTRFL3hydTJqQ3pWSlM0ZGdZL0RzV3pGeUpkdjZpQm5XT0NldUlvMUM3WjljZmwvdm5WZkRPK2ZEMjFaQmg2emdtTE1wcW5VUTA5S0xoc2M3THlFejdnWmJEU21oWk1MMWc9PSJ9#ufh-i-379223020-how-st-lucie-schools-fosters-communication-and-appropriate-use/428886

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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)

Microsoft Interactive Night

Microsoft Interactive Night

Recently, parents and students had the opportunity to explore the innovative experiences that await students interested in preparing for careers that include the latest state-of-the-art applications in robotics, coding, gaming, virtual and augmented reality.
Samuel S. Gaines Academy is now accepting magnet student applications for Kindergartners and 6th graders.  To learn more, visit the SLPS homepage at stluciepublicschools.org

Microsoft and St. Lucie Public Schools Improve Learning Outcomes Using Data

Microsoft and St. Lucie Public Schools Improve Learning Outcomes Using Data

Education analytics is helping to improve learning outcomes for students in St. Lucie County, Florida. Through a comprehensive and data-driven approach using Microsoft Azure and Power BI, St. Lucie Public Schools has turned around its lower graduation rates and embraced policies that work, school by school, staff by staff, and student by student.  Click below to view the inspirational story of one of our students at Treasure Coast High School.

http://videos.microsoft.com/customer-stories/watch/UDP12GMEkDPV2Dq2goP8zj?

 

Microsoft Academy

Microsoft 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)

Michael Thomas Shares Message of Giving Back at CA Moore

Michael Thomas Shares Message of Giving Back at CA Moore

On Tuesday, Michael Thomas of the Miami Dolphins spoke to students at CA Moore Elementary about giving back to your community and being a positive part of any community you visit. Pictured from left to right: Scott VanDuzer, Mayor Linda Hudson, Members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s STAR Team, Michael Thomas, State Representative Larry Lee, Jr., and Fire Chief Buddy Emerson.

Miami Dolphins Albert Wilson Supports C.A. Moore Elementary

Miami Dolphins Albert Wilson Supports C.A. Moore Elementary

FORT PIERCE, FL – Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Albert Wilson (#15) continues to support Chester A. Moore Elementary School (CAM) in Fort Pierce, Florida. Wilson, a Port St. Lucie High School graduate, has deep ties to St. Lucie County and the elementary school located in Fort Pierce.  He is the foster son of Mrs. Sherri Brown, media specialist at CAM.

 

“Students are inspired to do their best knowing that one of their sports heroes could stop in their classroom or visit during lunch to check on progress or give a great-job high five,” said Principal Ucola Barrett-Baxter.

 

Wilson shepherds groups of students from the school to Miami Dolphins games at Hard Rock Stadium.  The privilege of attending is earned by demonstrating academic and behavioral achievements.  The acclaimed wide receiver also provides end-of-game meals and autograph sessions for the students as well. In keeping with his vision, Wilson continues to plan with the school to provide more free game ticket incentives.  “He has taken a keen interest in the well-being of our students, and we welcome his support,” said Barrett-Baxter.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Miami Dolphins Albert Wilson Supports C.A. Moore Elementary

Miami Dolphins Albert Wilson Supports C.A. Moore Elementary

Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Albert Wilson (#15) continues to support Chester A. Moore Elementary School (CAM) in Fort Pierce, Florida. Wilson, a Port St. Lucie High School graduate, has deep ties to St. Lucie County and the elementary school located in Fort Pierce.  He is the foster son of Mrs. Sherri Brown, media specialist at CAM.

 

“Students are inspired to do their best knowing that one of their sports heroes could stop in their classroom or visit during lunch to check on progress or give a great-job high five,” said Principal Ucola Barrett-Baxter.

 

Wilson shepherds groups of students from the school to Miami Dolphins games at Hard Rock Stadium.  The privilege of attending is earned by demonstrating academic and behavioral achievements.  The acclaimed wide receiver also provides end-of-game meals and autograph sessions for the students as well. In keeping with his vision, Wilson continues to plan with the school to provide more free game ticket incentives.  “He has taken a keen interest in the well-being of our students, and we welcome his support,” said Barrett-Baxter.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Mets players visit Manatee Academy

Mets players visit Manatee Academy

Students in Tracey Mathey’s first grade class at Manatee Academy were the first students in the county to get a visit from Mets baseball players pitcher Hamilton Bennett  and baseman Joe Bonfe.  The students loved the story the players read to them tag-team style-especially “Baseball Head”.
Meteorologist Visits Palm Pointe

Meteorologist Visits Palm Pointe

News Channel 12’s Meteorologist Michael Ehrenberg came to Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition to speak with the fifth grade students to discuss weather patterns. He explained how using tools to measure weather helps meteorologists explain our forecast and provide us with our weather for the day or week. He also showed students pictures of what the studio looks like and how he is able to point on the green screen.

Students enjoyed asking him questions and built an understanding of why weather is important.

Pictured is Meteorologist Michael Ehrenberg talking to fifth grade students at Palm Pointe.

Mentoring program at Gaines Academy  helps students develop leadership and life skills

Mentoring program at Gaines Academy helps students develop leadership and life skills

The students and staff at Samuel S. Gaines Academy are very appreciative to the mentors from the Calvary Compassion Church, who act as mentors for students in the Butterfly Tea mentoring group. Mentors assist student mentees with leadership strengths, and build on improving challenges, and expose mentees to best-practice in leadership and life skills. Pictured are members of the group with mentors.

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

As a parent or caregiver, you want the best for your children or other dependents. You may be concerned or have questions about certain behaviors they exhibit and how to ensure they get help.

What to Look For

It is important to be aware of warning signs that your child may be struggling. You can play a critical role in knowing when your child may need help.

Consult with a school counselor, school nurse, mental health provider, or another health care professional if your child shows one or more of the following behaviors:

  • Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than two weeks
  • Seriously trying to harm or kill himself or herself, or making plans to do so
  • Experiencing sudden overwhelming fear for no reason, sometimes with a racing heart or fast breathing
  • Getting in many fights or wanting to hurt others
  • Showing severe out-of-control behavior that can hurt oneself or others
  • Not eating, throwing up, or using laxatives to make himself or herself lose weight
  • Having intense worries or fears that get in the way of daily activities
  • Experiencing extreme difficulty controlling behavior, putting himself or herself in physical danger or causing problems in school
  • Using drugs or alcohol repeatedly
  • Having severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Showing drastic changes in behavior or personality

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/parents-caregivers/index.html

 

 

Meet SGAET Teacher and Artist – Andre Barnes

Meet SGAET Teacher and Artist – Andre Barnes

Andre Barnes, art teacher from Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies, provides a closer look into his art pieces on display at the Susan Broom Kilmer Branch Library in Fort Pierce.

Watch School Report to find out what inspires him to draw and how he encourages others to explore their craft.

 

 

Medical academy students participate in disaster drill

Medical academy students participate in disaster drill

St. Lucie West Centennial High School students in Mary Higgins’ and Elizabeth Durkee’s first responder and other medical academy classes participated in the recent Operation Home Run disaster drill. The exercise was held throughout the county at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, St. Lucie Medical Center, Met Stadium, and the new Martin Memorial Medical Center in Tradition. St. Lucie West Centennial students were located at St. Lucie Medical Center. When the students arrived, the volunteer moulage artists brought real medical scenarios to life. All students did a really good job acting out their parts. Pictured are the students who participated at Tradition Field.