Fenn Center – Back to School Expo

Fenn Center – Back to School Expo

Fenn Center – Back to School Expo

The Back to School Expo is scheduled for August 3rd at the Fenn Center. Don’t miss this annual event. Plan to attend and bring a friend for opportunities to obtain school supplies,
backpacks, transportation and school breakfast/lunch information and so much more. #StLucieProud

Crocco Invited To Present At Carnegie Hall

Crocco Invited To Present At Carnegie Hall

Dr. Karen Crocco, SLPS Instructional Specialist for Visual and Performing Arts, was selected to present a session at the Carnegie Hall Summer Music Educator Workshop in New York City. Music educators from across the country came to Carnegie Hall to expand the impact of their work with young musicians.

Dr. Crocco’s standing-room-only workshop entitled “Beginning with the End in Mind: Intention in Rehearsal and Assessment” focused on teacher learning to reinvigorate student creativity and musicianship, building a community of peers, and investing in one’s own artistry through creative activities and music-making ensembles. Participants focused on the Great Music Teaching
Frameworks: Artistry, Intention, Inquiry, Inspiration, Compassion, Expression, and Agency.

Dr. Crocco also performed “Stay on It” by Julius Eastman, with other workshop participants. “This entire opportunity provided me with a phenomenal experience professionally, musically, and personally! I am so excited to share with others in our District,” said Crocco.

SLPS Student Assignment Pop-up Office

SLPS Student Assignment Pop-up Office

Purpose: To assist parents/guardians with Kindergarten enrollment

Location: The River of Life Fellowship
3950 Juanita Avenue, Fort Pierce

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Dates: Monday, July 15, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

*The SLPS Student Assignment main office located at 501 NW University Blvd., Port St. Lucie, will remain open on these days.

*For your convenience, on-line applications are available 7 days a week/24 hours a day. Visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departmen…/student-assignment/

IRSC Tuition Assistance

IRSC Tuition Assistance

Indian River State College (IRSC) has a long-standing collaboration with St. Lucie County School District through which school district employees are given
tuition assistance. The tuition voucher allows employees to only pay for the first credit of each three-credit course.  IRSC provides a tuition scholarship for the remaining two credits. 

I am pleased to announce that IRSC has established a defined scholarship allocation for the school district for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 which
will include Associate and Bachelor level courses.  

The District has been authorized to begin issuing vouchers per the normal process, effective now.  The school district is responsible for authorizing our
employees to “draw against” the allocation through the issuance of tuition vouchers.  Employees then take the tuition vouchers to IRSC cashiers along with the portion of the tuition due from the employee. 

In order to be issued a tuition voucher, you must bring a copy of your registration form to the School Board Human Resources Office.  Tuition vouchers are
available for full-time employees. 
Samples of acceptable registration forms are attached to this email.  Please do not pay for your course(s) prior to receiving your tuition voucher from the school district.

Please note that if your student ID number does not print on your registration, you will need to provide the number to the Human Resources Department when you receive the tuition voucher.

Office hours for the Human Resources Department:

Summer Hours through August 1:  Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Regular Hours beginning August 5:  Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

**********IMPORTANT NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR IRSC**********

IRSC has a new registration process that is being implemented this year, what is referred to as a Rolling Purge.  All Fall 2019 fees are due by August 1st or
the student will be dropped for non-payment.  Any student who is purged can attempt to register again on August 2nd
pending availability of the course, and will have to pay the same day.  IRSC will continue purging for non-payment each night between August 1st
and August 16th.
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United Way Back to School Event for Teachers

United Way Back to School Event for Teachers

United Way of St. Lucie County will be hosting a Back to School event for all St. Lucie County teachers August 5th – 8th and Saturday, August 10th.

Last year, United Way transformed their School Supplies for Students program into Tools for Schools St. Lucie, a free teacher resource center where teachers can directly shop for needed supplies for their classrooms. At the end of last
year, we served 20 public schools.

Teachers are welcomed to come shop at the Tools for Schools St. Lucie in preparation for the first day of school. The event will be held at 3855 S US Highway 1, Suite C, Fort Pierce, FL 3482.

Teachers are required to schedule an appointment at

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49acab2fa2f58-back
. Teachers may shop only once during the week. Limited slots are available.

If you have any questions, please contact:

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Jessica Parrish

Director of Collaborative Impact

United Way of St. Lucie County, Inc.

4800 S. U.S. Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL  34982  /  tel:  772.464.5300 

www.unitedwayslc.org

The Education Channel – Your Channel For School News

The Education Channel – Your Channel For School News

This week, St. Lucie Public Schools honors our summer graduates with the 2019 Summer Graduation Ceremony. In addition, we also have a brand new Eye on St. Lucie with Lydia Martin. Watch and see what is happening within our schools and our community! Below is the playback schedule for the summer graduations: Friday: 10 AM, 4:30 PM, 9 PM Saturday: 1 PM, 8:30 PM Sunday: 7 AM, 3 PM, 10 PM Monday: 7:30 PM Tuesday: 5 PM Wednesday: 4 PM Thursday: 8 PM, 10:30 PM

We are on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse. You can also catch us on YouTube. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV.
Weekly Programming Guidehttp://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/Media/Weekly.pdf

WLX-TVhttps://www.youtube.com/c/WLXTV-SLPS

Summer Graduation 2019https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Jc71I2-P8
Eye on St. Luciehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJIn5BJY9k4
July 9th School Board Meetinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpGDbsR_i-Q

George Couros Set to Launch a Spirit of Innovation

George Couros Set to Launch a Spirit of Innovation

FORT PIERCE, FL – George Couros, leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning, is slated to bring his message to staff members of St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) newest magnet schools — Fort Pierce Westwood Academy – The WEST Prep Academy, Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies, and Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) on Monday, July 29, 2019. Couros has worked as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is author of the book The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity. He is a sought-after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. Couros is also the creator of Connected Principals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.

Jane Whitaker, coordinator for the SLPS magnet programs, said, “Couros will help set the stage for our educators to push innovative thinking as they work to create the learning opportunities our students and schools deserve.”  Fort Pierce Westwood Academy – The WEST Prep Magnet, the host school for this event, kicks off this year with its unique programs that infuse science, technology, engineering, arts, and math throughout all content areas.  Feature programs include: Pharmacy Tech, Veterinarian Assistant, Agri-technology, Robotics, and Engineering.   This is the second year that CAST and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies have offered Arts and STEM programs.

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.

George Couros Set to Launch a Spirit of Innovation

George Couros Set to Launch a Spirit of Innovation

FORT PIERCE, FL – George Couros, leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning, is slated to bring his message to staff members of St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) newest magnet schools — Fort Pierce Westwood Academy – The WEST Prep Academy, Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies, and Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) on Monday, July 29, 2019. Couros has worked as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is author of the book The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity. He is a sought-after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. Couros is also the creator of Connected Principals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.

Jane Whitaker, coordinator for the SLPS magnet programs, said, “Couros will help set the stage for our educators to push innovative thinking as they work to create the learning opportunities our students and schools deserve.”  Fort Pierce Westwood Academy – The WEST Prep Magnet, the host school for this event, kicks off this year with its unique programs that infuse science, technology, engineering, arts, and math throughout all content areas.  Feature programs include: Pharmacy Tech, Veterinarian Assistant, Agri-technology, Robotics, and Engineering.   This is the second year that CAST and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies have offered Arts and STEM programs.

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.

Student Assignment Pop-up Office

Student Assignment Pop-up Office

Purpose: To assist parents/guardians with Kindergarten enrollment 

Location: The River of Life Fellowship

                3950 Juanita Avenue, Fort Pierce

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Dates: Monday, July 15, 2019 

           Tuesday, July 16, 2019 

           Monday, July 22, 2019 

           Tuesday, July 23, 2019  

*The SLPS Student Assignment main office located at 501 NW University Blvd., Port St. Lucie, will remain open on these days.

*For your convenience, on-line applications are available 7 days a week/24 hours a day. Visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/

St. Lucie Public Schools Continues to Make Improvements

St. Lucie Public Schools Continues to Make Improvements

ST. LUCIE County, FL – School grades were released today from the Florida Department of Education, and St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to make improvements.  As the second highest rated District on the Treasure Coast, SLPS is a high-ranking “B” District with no failing schools. Over the last four years, the School District has improved its total points from 573 to 669, representing a 96-point increase and landing SLPS within one percent of an “A” rating.

Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies made history by earning its first “B” — the highest grade in its 12-year history.  Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “The teachers, administrators, and staff have worked hard to achieve this record-setting benchmark for the benefit of our students and their personal achievement goals.”

Bayshore Elementary, Floresta Elementary, St. Lucie Elementary, and Forest Grove Middle School also celebrate letter-grade increases this year.

With a focus on the new year, Superintendent Gent stated, “We are committed to the continued success of our District and look forward to providing all of our students with access to high quality programs led by outstanding teachers, administrators, and staff.”

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.

St. Lucie Public Schools Continues to Make Improvements

St. Lucie Public Schools Continues to Make Improvements

ST. LUCIE County, FL – School grades were released from the Florida Department of Education, and St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to make improvements.  As the second highest rated District on the Treasure Coast, SLPS is a high-ranking “B” District with no failing schools. Over the last four years, the School District has improved its total points from 573 to 669, representing a 96-point increase and landing SLPS within one percent of an “A” rating.

Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies made history by earning its first “B” — the highest grade in its 12-year history.  Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “The teachers,
administrators, and staff have worked hard to achieve this record-setting benchmark for the benefit of our students and their personal achievement goals.”

Bayshore Elementary, Floresta Elementary, St. Lucie Elementary, and Forest Grove Middle School also celebrate letter-grade increases this year.

With a focus on the new year, Superintendent Gent stated, “We are committed to the continued success of our District and look forward to providing all of our students with access to high quality programs led by outstanding teachers, administrators, and staff.”

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.

Finish Your Degree at IRSC

Finish Your Degree at IRSC

It’s time to finish your degree at Indian River State College (IRSC)! Complete Florida, founded by the Florida Legislature in 2013, is offering scholarships for Florida residents who never
completed a Bachelor’s degree and are returning to earn select Associate and Baccalaureate degrees in business, healthcare, information technology, education, criminal justice and public administration—all of which are offered online at IRSC.

Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Award amounts vary by the number of college credits earned. The closer applicants are to graduating, the more assistance they qualify for. Applicants must have left college in good standing for a minimum of three consecutive terms.

Registration is now open for Fall semester at IRSC. The course schedule is available at www.irsc.edu. The deadline to register is August 1, and classes begin August 19.

Students interested in returning to IRSC to complete their degree may visit www.irsc.edu/admissions/applications.html#returning_to_irsc for more information.

To learn more about Complete Florida scholarships, visit www.completeflorida.org/apply or contact Holly Macias at hmacias@irsc.edu or 772-462-7436.

Photo Caption: Christie Crooks returned to college after eight years and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from IRSC. You can be next! Apply for Complete Florida scholarships to get the degree you
need for the job you want.

St. Lucie Public Schools Continues to Make Improvements

St. Lucie Public Schools Seeks Input For 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is pleased to announce it is applying for two separate 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants. The 21st CCLC program provides afterschool and summer programming to students, with a goal of increasing student academic achievement through tutoring, small-group instruction, personal development, and academic enrichment. 

The Deep-Divers grant proposes to operate a 32-week afterschool program and a five-week summer program within four Title I schools in St. Lucie County: Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie, Frances K. Sweet Elementary, Allapattah Flats K-8, and Northport K-8. 

The Trailblazers grant proposes to operate a 32-week afterschool program and a five-week summer program within four Title I schools in Fort Pierce: Chester A. Moore Elementary, White City Elementary, Lawnwood Elementary, and Forest Grove Middle School. 

If awarded one or both grants, SLPS will inform the entire community, including private schools, so families may enroll students in this federally-funded program. St. Lucie Public Schools would like to encourage community members to complete a survey to help determine the needs of the students, their families, and the surrounding community to help the District plan the program activities if awarded one or both of the grants. Click here for the survey.

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.

St. Lucie Public Schools Continues to Make Improvements

St. Lucie Public Schools Seeks Input For 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is pleased to announce it is applying for two separate 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants. The 21st CCLC program provides afterschool and summer programming to students, with a goal of increasing student academic achievement through tutoring, small-group instruction, personal development, and academic enrichment. 

The Deep-Divers grant proposes to operate a 32-week afterschool program and a five-week summer program within four Title I schools in St. Lucie County: Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie, Frances K. Sweet Elementary, Allapattah Flats K-8, and Northport K-8. 

The Trailblazers grant proposes to operate a 32-week afterschool program and a five-week summer program within four Title I schools in Fort Pierce: Chester A. Moore Elementary, White City Elementary, Lawnwood Elementary, and Forest Grove Middle School. 

If awarded one or both grants, SLPS will inform the entire community, including private schools, so families may enroll students in this federally-funded program. St. Lucie Public Schools would like to encourage community members to complete a survey to help determine the needs of the students, their families, and the surrounding community to help the District plan the program activities if awarded one or both of the grants. Click here for the survey.

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.

Expo Coming Soon

Expo Coming Soon

Mark your calendar for the 2019 Back-to-School Non-profit Expo at Grace Way Village.

When: Thursday, August 1, from 11 am to 3 pm.

Grace Way Village is one of many non-profits looking forward to supporting teachers in their efforts to care for our community’s children!

There are many non-profit organizations in the area that can help with the needs of your students.

St. Lucie Public Schools Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year

St. Lucie Public Schools Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year

Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s Makeda-Ione Brome has been nominated for the 2019-2020 national LifeChanger of the Year award. 

Brome was nominated by her colleagues for her leadership and selfless dedication. She is dedicated to helping both students and colleagues achieve excellence. Brome, the St. Lucie Public Schools Teacher of the Year, models best classroom practices, leads collaborative planning sessions, tutors students, and spearheads math boot camps for students before and after school. 

Brome voluntarily transferred from a high-performing magnet school to Fort Pierce Westwood High School because she felt she could make the most positive difference for students whose challenges and needs are greatest. Since then, the school has increased its mathematics pass rates and graduation rate. 

“Ms. Makeda-Ione Brome proves herself time and time again to be exemplary,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent. “I can think of no other representative to serve as a model for LifeChanger of the Year. She is most deserving of this great honor.” 

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.

About LifeChanger of the Year

Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. 

Each school year, LifeChanger of the Year receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Seventeen individual LifeChanger of the Year awards will be given during the 2019-2020 school year. 

  •  (1) Grand Prize Winner – will receive $10,000 to be shared with their school/district.

  •  (4) Grand Prize Finalists – will receive $5,000 to be shared with their school/district.

  •  (10) LifeChanger Award Winners – will receive $3,000 to be shared with their school/district.

  •  (1) Spirit Award Winner – This award is given to the nominee whose community demonstrates the most support for their nomination.
    The winner will receive $5,000 to be shared with their school/district.
  •  (1) Spotlight Award Winner – This award is given to a nominee in a specific discipline each year. For 2019-20, the Spotlight Award
    will be given to a nominee who has made a proven impact on school safety. The winner will receive $5,000 to be shared with their school or district.

Winners are announced via surprise award ceremonies held at their schools. The grand prize finalists will also be honored at a national awards ceremony in April 2020 in Florida, where the
Grand Prize Winner will be revealed. 

Winners are chosen by a selection committee comprised of former winners and education professionals. Nominees must be K-12 teachers or school district employees. To be considered for an
award, nominees must 

  • Make a positive impact in the lives of students 

  • Enhance their school or district’s atmosphere, culture and pride

  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership at the school and/or district level

  • Possess a proven record of professional excellence

  • Show commitment to building a nurturing environment that supports learning

  • Adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards

A resource page with ideas for how to celebrate nominees can be found at
http://lifechangeroftheyear.com/showspirit/

To view Ms. Brome’s LifeChanger of the Year nominee profile, or to nominate someone from your school community, visit
www.LifeChangeroftheYear.com. 

St. Lucie Public Schools Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year

St. Lucie Public Schools Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s Makeda-Ione Brome has been nominated for the 2019-2020 national LifeChanger of the Year award. 

Brome was nominated by her colleagues for her leadership and selfless dedication. She is dedicated to helping both students and colleagues achieve excellence. Brome, the St. Lucie Public Schools Teacher of the Year, models best classroom practices, leads collaborative planning sessions, tutors students, and spearheads math boot camps for students before and after school. 

Brome voluntarily transferred from a high-performing magnet school to Fort Pierce Westwood High School because she felt she could make the most positive difference for students whose challenges and needs are greatest. Since then, the school has increased its mathematics pass rates and graduation rate. 

“Ms. Makeda-Ione Brome proves herself time and time again to be exemplary,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent. “I can think of no other representative to serve as a model for LifeChanger of the Year. She is most deserving of this great honor.” 

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.

About LifeChanger of the Year

Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. 

Each school year, LifeChanger of the Year receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Seventeen individual LifeChanger of the Year awards will be given during the 2019-2020 school year. 

  •  (1) Grand Prize Winner – will receive $10,000 to be shared with their school/district.
  •  (4) Grand Prize Finalists – will receive $5,000 to be shared with their school/district.
  •  (10) LifeChanger Award Winners – will receive $3,000 to be shared with their school/district.
  •  (1) Spirit Award Winner – This award is given to the nominee whose community demonstrates the most support for their nomination. The winner will receive $5,000 to be shared with their school/district.
  •  (1) Spotlight Award Winner – This award is given to a nominee in a specific discipline each year. For 2019-20, the Spotlight Award will be given to a nominee who has made a proven impact on school safety. The winner will receive $5,000 to be shared with their school or district.

Winners are announced via surprise award ceremonies held at their schools. The grand prize finalists will also be honored at a national awards ceremony in April 2020 in Florida, where the Grand Prize Winner will be revealed. 

Winners are chosen by a selection committee comprised of former winners and education professionals. Nominees must be K-12 teachers or school district employees. To be considered for an award, nominees must 

  • Make a positive impact in the lives of students 
  • Enhance their school or district’s atmosphere, culture and pride
  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership at the school and/or district level
  • Possess a proven record of professional excellence
  • Show commitment to building a nurturing environment that supports learning
  • Adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards

A resource page with ideas for how to celebrate nominees can be found at http://lifechangeroftheyear.com/showspirit/

To view Ms. Brome’s LifeChanger of the Year nominee profile, or to nominate someone from your school community, visit www.LifeChangeroftheYear.com. 

Unity In Our Community

Unity In Our Community

Mark your calendar for July 11th. Don’t miss the annual Unity In Our Community event that will take place from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Percy Peek Gymnasium in Fort Pierce.