Summer Nutrition Program

Summer Nutrition Program

St. Lucie Public Schools Child Nutrition Services team provides numerous programs for our children and our community.  The District, designated as a Healthy Schools District, provides all students with the opportunity to receive a well-balanced breakfast and lunch during their regular school day, and as summer months approach, there are opportunities for students to partake in breakfast and lunch as well during these vacation months.  Watch this month’s segment of Eye on St. Lucie to learn about what is available.

 

Kindergarten Online Open Enrollment

Kindergarten Online Open Enrollment

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Kindergarten open enrollment is scheduled to re-open with 24/7 online access.  The registration window will begin on May 20, 2019 and remain open until June 21, 2019.  Students entering kindergarten must be five years on or before September 1, 2019.

 

According to SLPS Student Assignment Director Michelle Jerger, “We understand that selecting a school for a child is a very important decision. Access to online enrollment provides our parents and guardians with more flexibility in the process.  All they need to do is visit our online enrollment site (https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/) any time or any day of the week.  Step-by-step directions will help guide them through the process.”  She added that staff members are also available to help with the application process.

 

To enroll a new kindergarten student, parents and/or guardians must present the following:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Social Security Card (if available)
  • Proof of custody (if the child is not living with both natural parents)
  • Name and address of last school attended
  • Copy of Individual Education Plan (IEP) if your child is in an Exceptional Education Program
  • 2 Primary Proofs of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Electric, Water, or Land Line Telephone Bill – within 30 days
    • Signed Lease Agreement – within 60 days
    • Official Rent Receipt – within 30 days
    • Current Mortgage Deed – within 60 days
    • Mortgage Payment Coupon – within 30 days
    • Sales/Builder’s Contract – completion within 6 months

OR

  • 1 Primary Proof of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Electric, Water, or Land Line Telephone Bill – within 30 days
    • Signed Lease Agreement – within 60 days
    • Official Rent Receipt – within 30 days
    • Current Mortgage Deed – within 60 days
    • Mortgage Payment Coupon – within 30 days
    • Sales/Builder’s Contract – completion within 6 months
  • AND 1 Secondary Proof of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Cable Bill or Cell Phone Bill – within 30 days
    • Driver’s License
    • Voter’s Registration

For more information or to enroll your child online, please visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks 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. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Summer Professional Development Learning Sessions

Summer Professional Development Learning Sessions

Engagement Strategies & Critical Thinking

Participants will learn how to engage students in their learning using cooperative learning structures and high yield instructional strategies. The learning will occur online via Canvas so you can learn virtually.

Target Audience: All Teachers K-12

 

  • Date: Monday June 10th
  • Location: Online via Canvas
  • Facilitator: Laurie Boyer

This PD has been designed for teachers going into their second year of teaching this 2019-2020 school year ONLY. Participants will strategies in the areas of dealing with classroom management, curriculum, and the Framework for Quality Teaching and Learning.

  • Target Audience: Teachers entering their 2nd year of teaching in the 2019-2020 school year
  • Date: Wednesday July 23rd
  • Time: 8:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Location: Allapattah Flats K8, Room 1-123
  • Facilitator: Dana Miller & Wendy Turner

Accountable Talk

Participants will learn to implement student practices that promote academic discussions and sustain learning in the classroom. Participants will be able to teach students to attentively and actively listen to others, respond to and further develop what others have to say, ensure knowledge is relevant to the topic, and use evidence to support the discussion.

Target Audience: Secondary Teachers 6-12

 

  • Date: Monday June 24th
  • Time: 12:30 – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Allapattah Flats K8, Room 1-123
  • Facilitator: Wendy Turner

Register for a session in Frontline at http://mylearningplan.com

 

 

Equal Opportunity to Excel

Equal Opportunity to Excel

WPTV Reporter Arthur Mondale recently aired a story about what St. Lucie Public Schools is doing to support students.  Read the article below and click on the link to hear what staff and JROTC Cadet Shenieya Harris have to say.

 

St. Lucie County schools offering rare progress system to ensure equal opportunity to excel

Program tracks grades, absenteeism and discipline

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — South Florida and the Treasure Coast are known for diversity, but school can be a difficult place for first- and second-generation students.

St. Lucie County schools offer a state-of-the-art progress system to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to excel that also prevents students from falling through the cracks.

”They can’t fly under the radar. They can’t be forgotten. They can’t be missed,” said Treasure Coast High School counselor Kayleigh Nemo.

The St. Lucie County School District is the only one in South Florida to use Power BI — a “social emotional intervention” system that tracks grades, absenteeism and discipline all in one portal. Data that previously required multiple data sets, middlemen and valuable time.

“That way we get a snapshot of the student right away, and we can get interventions in place for the student immediately,” Nemo said.

The system has helped second-generation students like JROTC cadet Shenieya Harris who credits her success to good teachers, guidance counselors and Power BI.

“It really paid off,” Harris said. “My GPA right now is a 4.3.”

Harris says she’s now college bound and thanks to Power BI at the top of her class. Moreover, Nemo adds Power B1 allows her to treat all students like valued repeat customers. Students like Harris are proof of the program’s success.

https://www.wptv.com/news/region-st-lucie-county/st-lucie-county-schools-offer-rare-progress-system-ensuring-equal-opportunity-to-excel

Tickets Available for Oklahoma

Tickets Available for Oklahoma

This summer’s musical is Oklahoma!

SHOWTIMES AT PORT ST. LUCIE HIGH SCHOOL: JUNE 12TH THROUGH JUNE 16TH

Wednesday, June 12th 7:30 PM

Thursday, June 13th 7:30 PM

Friday, June 14th 7:30 PM

Sat., June 15th 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Sunday, June 16th 12:00 PM and 4:30 PM

Shining STARS

Shining STARS

The STAR program’s focus is to recognize employees for their behaviors, skills and actions that correlate with the District’s vision and acknowledge those who exemplify its core values.  The St. Lucie School Board was very pleased to present the following employees with STAR Awards at this month’s School Board Meeting.

Jennifer Glidden – Bayshore Elementary School

Pam Hayes – Transportation

Tabetha Jackson – Transportation

Tara Nettles – Windmill Point Elementary School

Yanet Pla – Student Assignment

Fresnel Sanon – Student Assignment

 

Team St. Lucie Finishes 5th In State

Team St. Lucie Finishes 5th In State

Earlier this year, St. Lucie Public Schools hosted the local version of the Commissioner’s Academic Challenge.  Here, local high school teams competed for top honors and individual team members vied for a seat on the prestigious Team St. Lucie – an elite six-member team representing St. Lucie Public Schools at the 34th Annual Commissioner’s Academic Challenge. This state competition took place in April at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn where the St. Lucie Team advanced to the Division 2 Finals and ended up finishing 5th in the state! Congratulations, Team St. Lucie!

  • Callie Zheng – LPA
  • Madeline Sosa – LPA
  • Alan Senkus – SLWCHS
  • Maria Battaglino Hernandez – LPA
  • Mathew Zoll – FPWHS
  • Ryan Lu – TCHS

 

 

Project Citizen Teams Represent SLPS at State

Project Citizen Teams Represent SLPS at State

St. Lucie Public Schools seventh graders don’t just talk about perceived problems in the community; they seek solutions and find ways to put their plans into action in the Project Citizen Showcase.

As seventh grade students work to identify a problem in their community, research public policy, contemplate solutions to the problem, and create an action plan, they enjoy an outstanding opportunity to work collaboratively and learn about government through a new lens.  It gives them great perspective on how they can be contributing members of society and change-makers.

Distinguished judges from area municipalities, research centers, and community organizations speak to students about their projects and discern award status.

Two SLPS teams will compete at the State level competition in the coming month.  Congratulations!

Lincoln Park Academy

Food Inspection Correction

Ms. Moise’s Class

West Gate K-8

Focus for the Future

Mrs. Kappler’s Class

 

 

 

History Day Projects

History Day Projects

In February, over two hundred finalists presented their History Day projects to judges. The first- and second-place winners in each category and division of the District History Day Fair advanced to the state contest in Tallahassee.  SLPS congratulates these students and commends them on representing the District in this event.

  • Nicole Coons –FGM
  • Savannah Manning – FGM
  • Eric Pressley – FPC
  • Samuel Hall – FPC
  • Annarose Hilhorst – LPA
  • Sophie Rosenstein – LPA
  • Laci Ford – NPK8
  • Brooke Hundley – NPK8
  • Olivia Donnelly – PPE
  • Diego Markle Velez – PPE
  • Evelyn Hiller – PPE
  • Jasmine Chuong – PPE
  • Ariana Rosado – PPE
  • Lauren Imbert – PPE
  • Ella Treadway – PPE
  • Liam Byone – PSL
  • Jacob Guerrero – PSL
  • Kevenry Mathias – PSL
  • Miles Gittens – PSL
  • LaPorsha Harris – PSL
  • Gladine Laguerre – PSL
  • Jaylen Tyson – PSL
  • Aaliyah Dunkelly – PSL
  • Victoria Grenier – PSL
  • Kyler Risk – PSL
  • Brian Avalos – PSL
  • Melody Correa – PSL
  • Javariah Cooper – SGAET
  • Alysha Josue – SGAET
  • Sinclaire Dupree – SLWCHS
  • Ava St. Hilaire – SLWK8
  • Lily Dowdy – SOMS
  • Mariah Rivas – SOMS
  • Joseph Parr – STA
Science Fair Recognition

Science Fair Recognition

The 31st Annual local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Fair was host to over 240 middle and high school student projects. In the wide array of quality projects submitted, judges identified the top projects in each category based on rigorous rubrics accessing content and process. From this academic competition, students’ projects were selected to move on to the state level.  State and International winners were recognized at the May School Board Meeting.

Junior Division

  • Robert Sansone – WGK8
  • Annarose Hilhorst – LPA
  • Jonathan Thomas -MOS
  • Madison Adkins – LPA
  • Like Retutal – LPA
  • Ashwin Dhar – PPE

Senior Division

  • Nichapa Dancharnjitt – LPA
  • Sreya Banik – LPA
  • Nicole Vargas – TCHS
  • Nagley Cruz – TCHS
  • Joseph Parr – STA
  • Vraj Parikh – LPA
  • Callie Zheng – LPA
  • Lilian Crawford – LPA

International Science Fair

  • Nichapa Dancharnjitt – LPA
  • Sreya Banik – LPA
Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest Winners

Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest Winners

Dr. Kevin G. Perry congratulated Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest winners and thanked the academic competition’s sponsor, Mr. Brian Garcia from Remnant Construction.  Together, they presented students with their 2019 essay awards. Congratulations to:
HIGH SCHOOL
1st place – Heather Lorec (WEST Prep Magnet/Ft. Pierce Westwood High School)
2nd place – Alexus Camesi (WEST Prep Magnet/Ft. Pierce Westwood High School)
3rd place – Thalia Reynoso (Performance Based Preparatory Academy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL
1st place – Dominique Thomas (Palm Pointe Educational Research School)
2nd place – Ellora Pierre (Dan McCarty Middle School)
3rd place – Nathan Kline (West Gate K-8)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1st place – Gabrielle Thomas (Palm Pointe Educational Research School)
2nd place – Mya Tagert (Floresta Elementary School)
3rd place – Malachi Davis (Fairlawn Elementary School)

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Introducing app-based tracking with Beanstack!

Use your phone or tablet to time your reading, track your monthly minutes and pages, find challenges and more!  Click here to find out more!

Three age groups! Loads of incentives and prizes! 

Read with Me! – Infant to Pre-K
Complete 12 activities with your child to meet the challenge and automatically be entered in the grand prize drawing.

Grades K through 5
Complete 12 hours of reading to score 2 free admissions to a St. Lucie Mets game or one all-day pass to St. Lucie County Pools or Aquarium, and be entered for the grand prize drawing.

Teens
Complete 20 hours of reading and tell us your favorite moment in each book to score 2 free admissions to a St. Lucie Mets game or one all-day pass to St. Lucie County Pools or Aquarium, and be entered for the grand prize drawing.

Rewards Along the Way
Make it half-way and come in to claim your reward. Complete the challenge and come in to claim your second reward and enter the grand prize drawing.

Grand Prize Drawings
Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into the grand prize drawing for that age group. The grand prize drawing will take place on Friday, August 9, 2019. Winners will be notified by phone or email.

What counts as reading?
You can read to yourself, to someone else, or have someone read to you. You can read books, graphic novels, or listen to audio books.

Book Suggestions
Our libraries are filled with amazing books for you to read all summer long! With lots of books to choose from, check out the lists below for some titles you could use to start off your Summer Reading Challenge!

Suggested for K through 2nd grade

Suggested for grades 3 through 5

Suggested for grades 6 through 8

Suggested for teen

BLAST OFF into summer reading!

St. Lucie Public Schools Announces Kindergarten Online Open Enrollment

St. Lucie Public Schools Announces Kindergarten Online Open Enrollment

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Kindergarten open enrollment is scheduled to re-open with 24/7 online access.  The registration window will begin on May 20, 2019 and remain open until June 21, 2019.  Students entering kindergarten must be five years on or before September 1, 2019.

 

According to SLPS Student Assignment Director Michelle Jerger, “We understand that selecting a school for a child is a very important decision. Access to online enrollment provides our parents and guardians with more flexibility in the process.  All they need to do is visit our online enrollment site (https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/) any time or any day of the week.  Step-by-step directions will help guide them through the process.”  She added that staff members are also available to help with the application process.

 

To enroll a new kindergarten student, parents and/or guardians must present the following:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Social Security Card (if available)
  • Proof of custody (if the child is not living with both natural parents)
  • Name and address of last school attended
  • Copy of Individual Education Plan (IEP) if your child is in an Exceptional Education Program
  • 2 Primary Proofs of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Electric, Water, or Land Line Telephone Bill – within 30 days
    • Signed Lease Agreement – within 60 days
    • Official Rent Receipt – within 30 days
    • Current Mortgage Deed – within 60 days
    • Mortgage Payment Coupon – within 30 days
    • Sales/Builder’s Contract – completion within 6 months

OR

  • 1 Primary Proof of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Electric, Water, or Land Line Telephone Bill – within 30 days
    • Signed Lease Agreement – within 60 days
    • Official Rent Receipt – within 30 days
    • Current Mortgage Deed – within 60 days
    • Mortgage Payment Coupon – within 30 days
    • Sales/Builder’s Contract – completion within 6 months
  • AND 1 Secondary Proof of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Cable Bill or Cell Phone Bill – within 30 days
    • Driver’s License
    • Voter’s Registration

For more information or to enroll your child online, please visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks 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. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

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Volunteers Honored

Volunteers Honored

The Outstanding School Volunteer Award is presented annually to school volunteers who have shown exemplary dedication and commitment to quality education in Florida. The Outstanding School Volunteer award recognizes a youth/student, adult and a senior volunteer.  St. Lucie Public Schools is appreciative of the many volunteers who support schools and is especially pleased to honor this year’s representatives:

ADULT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Patricia Orlandi (Northport K-8)

SENIOR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Timothy Reardon (Parkway Elementary)

YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Terry Gardner (Rivers Edge Elementary)

Art In The Capitol

Art In The Capitol

As part of an annual appreciation of the Arts in education, students share various selections of art in hopes of their piece being selected and placed on display the State Capitol.  This year’s Art in the Capitol selection honors the artistic abilities of Oak Hammock eighth grader Amber Hobbs.

Representative Delores Hogan Johnson was present at the May School Board Meeting to recognize Amber and celebrate her work.

Outboard Marine Technology Program At SLWCHS

Outboard Marine Technology Program At SLWCHS

St. Lucie Public Schools recently highlighted a new Outboard Marine Technology Program at St. Lucie West Centennial High School.  Nearly 100 freshmen at the school were introduced to the program which launches in August 2019. Dana Caputo and Keron Belgraves of the Career and Technical Education department spoke about the practical elements of the course. On display were a boat and trailer, pneumatic and battery operated tools, electrical tester and snap electrical circuit trainers. Jill Marasa of the Economic Development Council and Justin Beard of Derecktor Shipyards added to the sense of excitement when they spoke of the job opportunities and starting pay.

Migrant Education End-of-Year Parent Meeting

Migrant Education End-of-Year Parent Meeting

The end-of-year parent meeting for the District’s Migrant Education Program was a wonderful collaboration of people and organizations.
Elks Lodge #1520 donated 30 crock pots and surprised migrant students and parents with crock pots and groceries to take home.
Parents also enjoyed learning about a variety of topics including:
Parent Skyward Training (Facilitators: Jim Dunn and Pedro Balderas, ITS)
Online 2019-20 School Registration (Facilitator: Angie Moreno, Student Assignment)
ESE Services (Facilitator: Angie Moore, ESE)
Farmworker Career Program (Facilitator: Betty Guerrero, IRSC)
Health Services for Migrants (Facilitator: Eva Garcia, Florida Community Health Centers)

Young Authors Celebration

Young Authors Celebration

On May 18th, the Treasure Coast Literacy Association hosted its annual Young Authors Celebration at Oak Hammock K-8 School. Parents accompanied their young authors to this festive celebration of literary successes.    .