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  • Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than two weeks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.

Media Time at Palm Pointe

Media Time at Palm Pointe

Media time at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition is always a fun, learning experience.  Kindergarten students recently enjoyed center time in the reading room as sixth grade student Kiana Mehu read Mr. Wiggles to them.  Students love when older students read to them!

Media Release: The Giving Concert

For Immediate Release                                                                     

October 7, 2019

Contact: Lydia Martin

Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org

Phone: 772-429-5532

 

The Giving Concert Benefits Students in St. Lucie County

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –  The eighth annual Giving Concert is planned for Thursday, October 17th at Ft. Pierce Central High School’s Auditorium located at 4101 S. 25th Street. The doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups will begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will benefit Grace Packs which is a weekly weekend back pack program that provides necessary food items to students in need.

 

Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item (Chef Boyardee products are suggested) donation. The concert will feature choruses from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy and Port St. Lucie High School

 

For more information about the Giving Concert, contact Dr. Rolanda Jones at Rolanda.jones@stlucieschools.org .

 

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 91.8 percent.  As a high ranked 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.

 

Media Release:  St. Lucie Public Schools Education Referendum Passes

Media Release: St. Lucie Public Schools Education Referendum Passes

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board members thank St. Lucie County voters and community members for supporting the education referendum with a 66% vote.

“The record number of returned ballots and support from our community speaks volumes to the value placed on a quality public school education system. High performing students must have high performing teachers, and they must have opportunities to learn on safe and secure campuses,” said Superintendent Gent. He added that students will also benefit from expanded mental health services and important programs afforded to them by this referendum.

“Many people worked hard to help educate the community on the need and the benefits of this referendum,” said School Board Chair Debbie Hawley.   “We appreciate the collaboration and dedication of our employees, union partners, parents, business partners, community groups, and civic organizations.”

This is a four-year referendum, and Gent stressed that funds will only be utilized as they were promised.  He said, “As an added layer of assurance, the District will form an Advisory Committee to provide oversight on expenditures.”

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 FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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SLPS Science Fair Awards

SLPS Science Fair Awards

The 31st Annual 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.

 

PLACE AWARDS

 

Animal Science ANIM

Junior Division

1st Place – Emma Farr LPA

2nd Place – Farzeen Chagani LPA

3rd Place – Makinsie Hanson MAN

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Malaica Ashley LPA

2nd Place – Dakota Robinson TCHS

3rd Place – Alicia Torres TCHS

 

Behavioral & Social Science BEHA

Senior Division 

1st Place – Justin McKinney FPWHS

2nd Place – Ariel Rubel and Alysa Santoro FPCHS

 

Biomedical & Health Science BMED

Junior Division

1st Place – Evelyn Hiller PPK

2nd Place – Bethany Clare and Lillian Demarias MDA

3rd Place – Autumn Thomas LPA

Honorable Mention – Kiley Hsu MAN

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Yegor Bushnev and Kailee Larmon LPA

2nd Place – Ellyn Delano FPWHS

3rd Place – Gabriel Yrjola FPWHS

 

Chemistry CHEM 

Junior Division

1st Place – Gabriela Barnabei MAN

2nd Place – Alexis Bentinganan LPA

3rd Place – Andrea Puentes NPK

Honorable Mention – Ryan Rodriguez SLWK

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Liberty Juno FPWHS

2nd Place – Matthew Heady FPWHS

3rd Place – William Nelson LPA

Honorable Mention – Niko Gavoni LPA

 

Cellular/Molecular Biology & Biochemistry CMBI

Junior Division

1st Place – John Melvin SLWK

2nd Place – Alexia Morgan PPK

3rd Place – Lundyn Smith APF

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Nagely Cruz and Nicole Vargas TCHS

2nd Place – Ibrahim Gheit LPA

3rd Place – Andrea Mottau LPA

Honorable Mention- Nabila Rashid and Sumauria Hunter LPA

Honorable Mention- Gabriel Foss FPWHS

 

Earth & Environmental Sciences EAEV

Junior Division

1st Place – Amaya Hernandez PPK

2nd Place – Melyna Vaudrin FGM

3rd Place – Milani Carpenter LPA

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Haley O’Connor FPCHS

2nd Place – Brooke Adam LPA

3rd Place – Jillian Markle PSLHS

Honorable Mention – Brian Wu LPA

 

Environmental Engineering ENEV 

Junior Division 

1st Place – Robert Sansone WGK

2nd Place – Ethan Hatton SLWK

3rd Place – Kathryn Pinto LPA

Honorable Mention: Gillian Ellis LPA

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Mariana Solanilla and Valerie Collins FPCHS

2nd Place – Kristiina Huhtamaki LPA

3rd Place- Aliyah Dan FPCHS

 

Engineering ENMS

1st Place – Annarose Hilhorst LPA

2nd Place – Nachbi Pierre LPA

3rd Place – Jayden Nargen LPA

Honorable Mention – Maria Sierra Meza NPK

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Kieran Yarberry LPA

2nd Place – Vivek Talati LPA

3rd Place – Andrew Johnson LPA

Honorable Mention – Leigh-Ann Spalding FPWHS

 

Intelligent Machines, Robotics & Systems Software IMRS

Junior Division

1st Place – Jonathan Thomas MDA

2nd Place – Landen Davis SOM

 

Senior Division 

1st Place – Riley Holtzclaw SLWCHS

2nd Place – Christian Johnson FPCHS

3rd Place – Robert Thompson TCHS

 

Mathematics & Computational Sciences MACO

Junior Division

1st Place – Christian Keough WGK

2nd Place – Luke Retutal LPA

3rd Place – Nathan Kline WGK

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Sreya Banik LPA

2nd Place – Joseph Parr STA

 

Microbiology MICR 

Junior Division

1st Place – Madison Adkins LPA

2nd Place – Ashwin Dhar PPK

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Nichapa Dancharnjitt LPA

2nd Place – Vraj Parikh LPA

3rd Place – Emily Persuad and Nicholas Bradley PSLHS

 

Physics & Astronomy PHYS

Junior Division 

1st Place – Calum Kingery LPA

2nd Place – Madison Davis LPA

3rd Place – Tomas Bhathena LPA

Honorable Mention – Bhodi Wigglesworth LPA

Honorable Mention – Thurston Boulay LPA

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Taygen Pannella FPWHS

2nd Place – Jennifer Lugo FPWHS

3rd Place – Krystyna Medina, Tyler Lugus de Leon, and Giovonnie Lewis TCHS

Honorable Mention – Kate Casey FPCHS

 

Plant Sciences PLNT 

Junior Division

1st Place – Madison Eldridge MAN

2nd Place – Sarah Stouky LPA

3rd Place – Taylor Copeland FGM

Honorable Mention – Trevor Harris and Jansell Tielve OAK

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Callie Zheng LPA

2nd Place – Lillian Crawford LPA

3rd Place – Samantha Johnson FPWHS

 

2018 SPECIALAWARDS

American Meteorological Society Award

  1. Kieran Yarberry LPA
  2. Samantha Johnson FPWHS

 

American Psychological Association Award for Achievement in Research in Psychological Science

  1. Alysa Santoro, and Ariel Rubel FPCHS

 

Association for Women Geoscientists

  1. Jillian Markle PSLHS

 

ASM—Materials Education Foundation

  1. Robert Sansone WGK

 

Broadcom MASTERS

  1. Emma Farr LPA
  2. Evelyn Hiller PPK
  3. Gabriela Barnabei MAN
  4. John Melvin SLWK
  5. Amaya Hernandez PPK
  6. Robert Sansone WGK
  7. Annarose Hilhorst LPA
  8. Jonathan Thomas II MDA
  9. Christian Keough WGK
  10. Madison Adkins LPA
  11. Calum Kingery LPA
  12. Madison Eldridge MAN

 

F.A.S.T. Award (Florida Association of Science Teachers)

  1. Robert Sansone WGK

 

Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators Association (FWPCOA) Region V (209)

Junior Projects

  1. Reis Wigglesworth LPA
  2. Bhodi Wigglesworth LPA

 

Senior Projects

  1. Mason Kozac LPA
  2. Aliyah Dan FPCHS               

 

Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award

  1. Christian Johnson FPCHS

 

Mu Alpha Theta Award

  1. Lilian Crawford LPA

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): “Taking the Pulse of the Planet” Award”

  1. Robert Sansone WGK

NASA Earth System Science Award (Intel)

  1. Kieran Yarberry LPA

 

Office of Naval Research

Junior Project: Thomas Bhathena LPA

Senior Project: Riley Holtzclaw SLWCHS

 

Publix Super Markets (4) Good Science Award 

  1. Alysia Magana CAST
  2. Arianna Goycochea CAST
  3. John Melvin SLWK
  4. Melyna Vaudrin FGMS
  5. Brian Wu LPA
  6. Samantha Johnson FPWHS
  7. Emily Persuad PSLHS
  8. Nicholas Bradley PSLHS

 

Regeneron Science Talent Search

  1. Nicole Vargas and Nagley Cruz TCHS
  2. Sreya Banik LPA
  3. Joseph Parr STA
  4. Callie Zheng LPA
  5. Jolene Megino TCHS

 

RICOH Americas Corporation: Regional Ricoh Sustainable Development Award

  1. Andrea Herrara-Brizuela and Courtney Wallace TCHS

 

Sherry Reed Marine Biology Award

  1. Robert Sansone WGK

 

Society for In Vitro Biology

  1. Callie Zheng LPA

 

St. Lucie County Fair

Megapass

  1. Nicole Vargas TCHS
  2. Nagly Cruz TCHS

 

2 Mega Passes

  1. Dominic Bowen SGA
  2. Demari Bowen SGA

 

2 Gate Passes

  1. Haley O’Connor FPCH
  2. Ziyaas Mohammed LPA
  3. Nathan Brewer DMMS
  4. Guerloisha Desir MAN
  5. Juline Presuma OAK
  6. Amber Hobbs OAK
  7. Corbin Braverman OAK
  8. Aiden Sheenan OAK

 

St. Lucie County Master Naturalist Environmental Award – 2 awards ($75 each)

  1. Riley Holtzclaw SLWCHS
  2. Vraj Parikh LPA

 

St. Lucie Soil and Water Conservation District Award ($50 each)

Junior Project: Robert Sansone WGK

Senior Project: Haley O’Connor FPCHS

                

GRACE STOCK ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

  1. Robert Sansone WGK
  2. Sophia Frey MDA
  3. Krystyna Medina, Tyler Lugus de Leon, and Giovonnie Lewis TCHS

 

US Air Force

  1. Serya Banik LPA

 

Stockholm Jr. Water Prize

  1. Samantha Johnson FPWHS
  2. Riley Holtzclaw SLWCHS
  3. Kristina Huhtamaki LPA

 

UF/IFAS College of Agriculture & Life Science Award

Junior Sophia Frey MDA (800)

Senior Callie Zheng LPA (1352)

                                  

Wal-Mart Distribution Center

  1. Nathan Brewer DMMS
  2. Robert Sansone WGK

 

US Metric Association

  1. Nicole Vargas and Nagely Cruz TCHS

 

YALE Science and Engineering Association – 11th Grade

  1. Jolene Megino TCHS

 

FLORIDA STATE SCIENCE FAIR QUALIFIERS 

Junior Division        

  1. Robert Sansone WGK
  2. Annarose Hilhorst LPA
  3. Jonathan Thomas MDA
  4. Madison Adkins LPA
  5. Luke Retutal LPA
  6. Ashwin Dhar PPK  

 

Senior Division

  1. Nichapa Dancharnjitt LPA
  2. Sreya Banik LPA
  3. Nicole Vargas TCHS
  4. Nagely Cruz TCHS
  5. Joseph Parr STA
  6. Vraj Parikh LPA
  7. Callie Zheng LPA
  8. Lilian Crawford LPA   

 

INTERNATIONALSCIENCE FAIR QUALIFIERS

  1. Nichapa Dancharnjitt LPA
  2. Sreya Banik LPA
SLPS Science Fair Awards

Media Release: Science Fair Awards

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The 31st Annual 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.

 

PLACE AWARDS

 

Animal Science ANIM

Junior Division

1st Place – Emma Farr LPA

2nd Place – Farzeen Chagani LPA

3rd Place – Makinsie Hanson MAN

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Malaica Ashley LPA

2nd Place – Dakota Robinson TCHS

3rd Place – Alicia Torres TCHS

 

Behavioral & Social Science BEHA

Senior Division 

1st Place – Justin McKinney FPWHS

2nd Place – Ariel Rubel and Alysa Santoro FPCHS

 

Biomedical & Health Science BMED

Junior Division

1st Place – Evelyn Hiller PPK

2nd Place – Bethany Clare and Lillian Demarias MDA

3rd Place – Autumn Thomas LPA

Honorable Mention – Kiley Hsu MAN

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Yegor Bushnev and Kailee Larmon LPA

2nd Place – Ellyn Delano FPWHS

3rd Place – Gabriel Yrjola FPWHS

 

Chemistry CHEM 

Junior Division

1st Place – Gabriela Barnabei MAN

2nd Place – Alexis Bentinganan LPA

3rd Place – Andrea Puentes NPK

Honorable Mention – Ryan Rodriguez SLWK

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Liberty Juno FPWHS

2nd Place – Matthew Heady FPWHS

3rd Place – William Nelson LPA

Honorable Mention – Niko Gavoni LPA

 

Cellular/Molecular Biology & Biochemistry CMBI

Junior Division

1st Place – John Melvin SLWK

2nd Place – Alexia Morgan PPK

3rd Place – Lundyn Smith APF

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Nagely Cruz and Nicole Vargas TCHS

2nd Place – Ibrahim Gheit LPA

3rd Place – Andrea Mottau LPA

Honorable Mention- Nabila Rashid and Sumauria Hunter LPA

Honorable Mention- Gabriel Foss FPWHS

 

Earth & Environmental Sciences EAEV

Junior Division

1st Place – Amaya Hernandez PPK

2nd Place – Melyna Vaudrin FGM

3rd Place – Milani Carpenter LPA

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Haley O’Connor FPCHS

2nd Place – Brooke Adam LPA

3rd Place – Jillian Markle PSLHS

Honorable Mention – Brian Wu LPA

 

Environmental Engineering ENEV 

Junior Division 

1st Place – Robert Sansone WGK

2nd Place – Ethan Hatton SLWK

3rd Place – Kathryn Pinto LPA

Honorable Mention: Gillian Ellis LPA

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Mariana Solanilla and Valerie Collins FPCHS

2nd Place – Kristiina Huhtamaki LPA

3rd Place- Aliyah Dan FPCHS

 

Engineering ENMS

1st Place – Annarose Hilhorst LPA

2nd Place – Nachbi Pierre LPA

3rd Place – Jayden Nargen LPA

Honorable Mention – Maria Sierra Meza NPK

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Kieran Yarberry LPA

2nd Place – Vivek Talati LPA

3rd Place – Andrew Johnson LPA

Honorable Mention – Leigh-Ann Spalding FPWHS

 

Intelligent Machines, Robotics & Systems Software IMRS

Junior Division

1st Place – Jonathan Thomas MDA

2nd Place – Landen Davis SOM

 

Senior Division 

1st Place – Riley Holtzclaw SLWCHS

2nd Place – Christian Johnson FPCHS

3rd Place – Robert Thompson TCHS

 

Mathematics & Computational Sciences MACO

Junior Division

1st Place – Christian Keough WGK

2nd Place – Luke Retutal LPA

3rd Place – Nathan Kline WGK

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Sreya Banik LPA

2nd Place – Joseph Parr STA

 

Microbiology MICR 

Junior Division

1st Place – Madison Adkins LPA

2nd Place – Ashwin Dhar PPK

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Nichapa Dancharnjitt LPA

2nd Place – Vraj Parikh LPA

3rd Place – Emily Persuad and Nicholas Bradley PSLHS

 

Physics & Astronomy PHYS

Junior Division 

1st Place – Calum Kingery LPA

2nd Place – Madison Davis LPA

3rd Place – Tomas Bhathena LPA

Honorable Mention – Bhodi Wigglesworth LPA

Honorable Mention – Thurston Boulay LPA

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Taygen Pannella FPWHS

2nd Place – Jennifer Lugo FPWHS

3rd Place – Krystyna Medina, Tyler Lugus de Leon, and Giovonnie Lewis TCHS

Honorable Mention – Kate Casey FPCHS

 

Plant Sciences PLNT 

Junior Division

1st Place – Madison Eldridge MAN

2nd Place – Sarah Stouky LPA

3rd Place – Taylor Copeland FGM

Honorable Mention – Trevor Harris and Jansell Tielve OAK

 

Senior Division

1st Place – Callie Zheng LPA

2nd Place – Lillian Crawford LPA

3rd Place – Samantha Johnson FPWHS

 

2018 SPECIALAWARDS

American Meteorological Society Award

  1. Kieran Yarberry LPA
  2. Samantha Johnson FPWHS

 

American Psychological Association Award for Achievement in Research in Psychological Science

  1. Alysa Santoro, and Ariel Rubel FPCHS

 

Association for Women Geoscientists

  1. Jillian Markle PSLHS

 

ASM—Materials Education Foundation

  1. Robert Sansone WGK

 

Broadcom MASTERS

  1. Emma Farr LPA
  2. Evelyn Hiller PPK
  3. Gabriela Barnabei MAN
  4. John Melvin SLWK
  5. Amaya Hernandez PPK
  6. Robert Sansone WGK
  7. Annarose Hilhorst LPA
  8. Jonathan Thomas II MDA
  9. Christian Keough WGK
  10. Madison Adkins LPA
  11. Calum Kingery LPA
  12. Madison Eldridge MAN

 

F.A.S.T. Award (Florida Association of Science Teachers)

  1. Robert Sansone WGK

 

Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators Association (FWPCOA) Region V (209)

Junior Projects

  1. Reis Wigglesworth LPA
  2. Bhodi Wigglesworth LPA

 

Senior Projects

  1. Mason Kozac LPA
  2. Aliyah Dan FPCHS               

 

Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award

  1. Christian Johnson FPCHS

 

Mu Alpha Theta Award

  1. Lilian Crawford LPA

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): “Taking the Pulse of the Planet” Award”

  1. Robert Sansone WGK

NASA Earth System Science Award (Intel)

  1. Kieran Yarberry LPA

 

Office of Naval Research

Junior Project: Thomas Bhathena LPA

Senior Project: Riley Holtzclaw SLWCHS

 

Publix Super Markets (4) Good Science Award 

  1. Alysia Magana CAST
  2. Arianna Goycochea CAST
  3. John Melvin SLWK
  4. Melyna Vaudrin FGMS
  5. Brian Wu LPA
  6. Samantha Johnson FPWHS
  7. Emily Persuad PSLHS
  8. Nicholas Bradley PSLHS

 

Regeneron Science Talent Search

  1. Nicole Vargas and Nagley Cruz TCHS
  2. Sreya Banik LPA
  3. Joseph Parr STA
  4. Callie Zheng LPA
  5. Jolene Megino TCHS

 

RICOH Americas Corporation: Regional Ricoh Sustainable Development Award

  1. Andrea Herrara-Brizuela and Courtney Wallace TCHS

 

Sherry Reed Marine Biology Award

  1. Robert Sansone WGK

 

Society for In Vitro Biology

  1. Callie Zheng LPA

 

St. Lucie County Fair

Megapass

  1. Nicole Vargas TCHS
  2. Nagly Cruz TCHS

 

2 Mega Passes

  1. Dominic Bowen SGA
  2. Demari Bowen SGA

 

2 Gate Passes

  1. Haley O’Connor FPCH
  2. Ziyaas Mohammed LPA
  3. Nathan Brewer DMMS
  4. Guerloisha Desir MAN
  5. Juline Presuma OAK
  6. Amber Hobbs OAK
  7. Corbin Braverman OAK
  8. Aiden Sheenan OAK

 

St. Lucie County Master Naturalist Environmental Award – 2 awards ($75 each)

  1. Riley Holtzclaw SLWCHS
  2. Vraj Parikh LPA

 

St. Lucie Soil and Water Conservation District Award ($50 each)

Junior Project: Robert Sansone WGK

Senior Project: Haley O’Connor FPCHS

                

GRACE STOCK ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

  1. Robert Sansone WGK
  2. Sophia Frey MDA
  3. Krystyna Medina, Tyler Lugus de Leon, and Giovonnie Lewis TCHS

 

US Air Force

  1. Serya Banik LPA

 

Stockholm Jr. Water Prize

  1. Samantha Johnson FPWHS
  2. Riley Holtzclaw SLWCHS
  3. Kristina Huhtamaki LPA

 

UF/IFAS College of Agriculture & Life Science Award

Junior Sophia Frey MDA (800)

Senior Callie Zheng LPA (1352)

                                  

Wal-Mart Distribution Center

  1. Nathan Brewer DMMS
  2. Robert Sansone WGK

 

US Metric Association

  1. Nicole Vargas and Nagely Cruz TCHS

 

YALE Science and Engineering Association – 11th Grade

  1. Jolene Megino TCHS

 

FLORIDA STATE SCIENCE FAIR QUALIFIERS 

Junior Division        

  1. Robert Sansone WGK
  2. Annarose Hilhorst LPA
  3. Jonathan Thomas MDA
  4. Madison Adkins LPA
  5. Luke Retutal LPA
  6. Ashwin Dhar PPK  

 

Senior Division

  1. Nichapa Dancharnjitt LPA
  2. Sreya Banik LPA
  3. Nicole Vargas TCHS
  4. Nagely Cruz TCHS
  5. Joseph Parr STA
  6. Vraj Parikh LPA
  7. Callie Zheng LPA
  8. Lilian Crawford LPA   

 

INTERNATIONALSCIENCE FAIR QUALIFIERS

  1. Nichapa Dancharnjitt LPA
  2. Sreya Banik LPA

 

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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Media Release: Morningside Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Takes First in State and Is…

Media Release: Morningside Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Takes First in State and Is…

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to announce that Morningside Elementary’s (MSE) Odyssey of the Mind Team won first place at the state competition and is advancing to the World Finals competition slated for May 21 – May 26 in Lansing, Michigan. MSE’s team will convene with approximately 850 other teams for what is deemed to be the largest creative problem-solving competition.

When asked about the school’s team, Principal Kathleen Melrose said, “The students learn more than just engineering and performance arts, they learn to cooperate and work together. They learn to accept and build on each other’s answers to solve for an open-ended solution.”  She went on to explain the value of the process and its inclusion of science, technology, engineering, arts, and, mathematics (STEAM) as well as the role of the coach.  “The students have a great pair of coaches.  They have supported appropriately and motivated this innovative team; but the team is self-reliant.  They completed the required tasks on their own.  Their independence is extremely important.  Adult assistance, or any outside assistance for that matter, will incur penalty points at the tournament.”

For more information on Odyssey of the Mind, check out www.odysseyofthemind.com or keep up with the school’s journey on Morningside Elementary’s Facebook page.

Team Coaches: Karen and Dave Carpenter

Students: Sophia Arias, Brady Young, Mackenzie Carpenter, Jesus Rivera, Gabriele Melo, Jimena Garcia

Problem 5: Opposites Distract 
Divisions I, II, III & IV
Disagreements can distract groups from seeing the bigger picture. Teams will create and present a humorous performance about a sneaky character that distracts others while trying to take control of anything the team wishes. In the performance it will lure others into silly arguments and be successful two times. The arguments will be presented using different dramatic styles and will include attention-getting effects. In the end, the groups will learn that they have been intentionally distracted and will catch the sneaky character before it takes control.

 

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 FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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Media Release: FPCHS Wrestling Team Clinches Regional Title

Media Release: FPCHS Wrestling Team Clinches Regional Title

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Fort Pierce Central High School’s Wrestling Team won its first Regional Wrestling Title since 1995. The 3A Region 3 Champs qualified 11 athletes for the state tournament. That is the most qualifiers in school’s 49-year history, and it ties for the most in St. Lucie County History.  Coach Seidel said, “It’s well deserved for the athletes that put their blood, sweat, and tears into it.  I am so proud of what they have accomplished so far.”  The Cobras will travel to the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, FL on Friday and Saturday for the state tournament. Go Cobras!

Pictured:  Kevin Finn, Jacob Fleitas, Jared Fleitas, Anthony Gibson, Cameron Golden, Lance Harris, Isaiah Herrington, Ryan Hester, Berlens Jean- Louis, Henry Jones, Steven Krantz, Zaine Parlor, Russell Raabe, Travon Ross, Head Coach Seidel, Assistant Coach Rocky, Coach Martinez, Coach George, Coach Glenn

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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Media Release:  FPCHS Culinary Awards

Media Release: FPCHS Culinary Awards

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – On Saturday March 2, 2019, four Fort Pierce Central High School students, Sarahi Fraga, McClintock Hoeffner, Luz Martinez, and Hope Thomas, won third place in the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association’s 19th Annual Management Competition, sponsored by the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality & Tourism.

In this statewide competition, participating teams demonstrate their knowledge of the restaurant and foodservice industry by developing a new restaurant concept and presenting it to a panel of judges at a simulated business exposition.  The teams also submitted a written proposal for review, and presented their concepts of marketing, menu and costing, layout and décor, and critical thinking to various groups of judges through posters, verbal presentations, and question-and-answer sessions.

In addition to taking home third place overall in the state of Florida, Luz Martinez was awarded the Hospitality Excellence Award, and received a $2,000 scholarship to the post-secondary institution of her choice.  McClintock Hoeffner won a $5,000 scholarship to Keiser University for placing second in Chef Erik Youngs Voodoo Chef High School Recipe Challenge.  McClintock had to create an original recipe incorporating Chef Youngs signature DIRT spice into a meal consisting of a protein, vegetable, and starch.  His dish was a coffee and DIRT spice infused ribeye steak with a mushroom sauce, steamed broccoli finished with seasoned butter, and pan fried thinly sliced red new potatoes dusted with DIRT spice.

Their instructors Chef Jesse Strell and Cindy Swertfager, the school, and their families are more than proud of all of these outstanding students.  All their hard work and dedication has definitely paid off.  We are excited to see what the future holds for our talented Cobras!

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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Commissioner’s Academic Challenge

Commissioner’s Academic Challenge

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL  — In a competitive academic competition, 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 (SLPS) at the 34th Annual Commissioner’s Academic Challenge. This state competition took place April 11-13, 2019 at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn where the St. Lucie Team advanced to the Division 2 Finals and ended up finishing 5th in the state!

Maria Battaglino Hernandez, Madeleine Sosa, Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park Academy); Ryan Lu (Treasure Coast High School); Alan Senkus (St. Lucie West Centennial); and Matthew Zoll (Fort Pierce Westwood) accumulated an impressive number of individual points in this year’s local tournament and represented St. Lucie Public Schools at the state event.  SLPS teacher Paige McMahon served as coach for the team, preparing the students for the State Competition.

Teams from across Florida gathered for this state-wide tournament in which challenging questions were posed to players in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish), physical education, health, and technology. As with the local competition, players competed for their team’s top score as well as their individual score with hopes of making Florida’s team for the national competition.  The questions were written by educators from high schools throughout the state.

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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Media covers opening day for St. Lucie Schools

Media covers opening day for St. Lucie Schools

Television and print media covered the opening day for St. Lucie Schools, visiting several campuses for the Kids at Hope tunnels and get a glimpse of the first day of school for approximately 40,000 students at 42 schools. Pictured is Superintendent Michael Lannon being interviewed by Tasha Martinez of Channel 12 WPEC at 6:30 AM at Fort Pierce Westwood High School.

Media Advisory: Dads

Media Advisory: Dads


For Immediate Release                                                                              

September 23, 2019

Contact: Lydia Martin

Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org

Phone: 772-429-5544

MEDIA ADVISORYDads Take Your Child to School Day

What: St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will celebrate Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement.  Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September 25.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 

Where:  The movement takes place on SLPS campuses.

Why: The Dads Take Your Child to School Day event is designed to highlight the significant role a child’s father or male role models can have in enhancing a child’s educational experience.

“A parent or guardian is the single most important adult in a child’s life, which is why our District proudly supports this event as an opportunity to promote parent engagement,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a high-ranking B rated District ranked in the top third of Florida’s districts, there are no failing schools, and SLPS 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.

 

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Medal of Honor Day

Medal of Honor Day

The School Board joins Governor Ron DeSantis in extending greetings and best wishes to all observing March 25, 2019 as Medal of Honor Day in Florida. Lincoln Park Academy Principal Henry Sanabria (former U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant) and Port St. Lucie High School Principal Adrian Ocampo (former U.S. Marine Lance Corporal) read the Proclamation.

All grade levels in public schools are encouraged to coordinate instruction that encourages patriotism and commemorates Medal of Honor Day.