French Pastries A la Mode at FPC

French Pastries A la Mode at FPC

French teachers Madame Elie and Mr. Johnson paired with culinary teacher Chef Strell to allow Fort Pierce Central French students the opportunity to create their own profiteroles (French cream puffs). Students learned to make a pâte a choux (pastry puffs), crême Chantilly ( Chantilly cream), and a hot chocolate sauce.

The students worked in teams of three to create the batter and cream, and received pastries to fill, and customize on their own. Chef Strell brought excitement to the kitchen, while Madame Elie and Mr. Johnson brought the culture of France and culinary history. Students loved the pastries and even asked for seconds! Students also loved the fact that the pastries were not the traditional American taste. The sweetness of the pastries, cream, and chocolate sauce were perfectly balanced.

DMMS Students Visit Fort Pierce City Hall

DMMS Students Visit Fort Pierce City Hall

Mayor Hudson Presents Dan McCarty Middle School with Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities Civics Grant.

Seventh grade Civics students from Dan McCarty Middle School (DMMS) visited Fort Pierce City Hall on Wednesday, May 18, to learn more about municipal government. Mayor Linda Hudson presented the school with a grant of $500.00 from the Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities (TCRLC).

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Bye Bye Birdie – Tickets On Sale

Bye Bye Birdie – Tickets On Sale

The St. Lucie Public Schools Summer Musical presents Bye Bye Birdie at the Port St. Lucie High School auditorium.
Showtimes: Wednesday, June 15th through Sunday, June 19th with matinee and evening shows available.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the following locations:
Jay’s Fine Jewelry in St. Lucie West, Honey Baked Ham in Stuart, Joy’s Ice Cream and Joy’s Ice Cream Plus in Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce, Perkins in Port Saint Lucie, Tin Fish in Port St. Lucie, and the Port St. Lucie High School office.
For more information, call 337-6768 or visit our website at www.PSLHSDRAMA.com

Third Grade ELA Scores On the Rise

The Florida Department of Education released the Grade 3 ELA Scores, and the percent of Grade 3 students in St. Lucie Public Schools scoring satisfactory rose by two percent this year exceeding the State of Florida’s one percent gain.

Seventeen schools had a higher percentage of students with satisfactory scores over last year’s results, and some schools made significant gains.  Floresta Elementary realized an 11 percent gain, and two schools (Allapattah Flats and Oak Hammock) saw an eight percent gain. In addition to these gains, Morningside Elementary grew by seven percent.

“We recognize the significant impact early literacy has on our students’ overall success in school, college, and the world of work.  Therefore, St. Lucie Public Schools is heavily focused on improving the proficiency rates for our students.  We are excited to see that our positive trend in Grade 3 ELA aligns to our continuing improvements in our graduation rates. These results are a testament to the dedication and hard work of our administrators, teachers, and staff,” said Deputy Superintendent Jon Prince.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

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St. Lucie Public Schools Win Big at State and Move to National Competition

St. Lucie Public Schools Win Big at State and Move to National Competition

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Next stop – Los Angeles.  That’s where Manatee Academy’s Project Citizen portfolio is advancing.  The team of seventh grade students from Ms. Megan Shaver’s Civics class placed first in the state for their portfolio entitled, “Keep Port St. Lucie Afloat,” and the team placed second in the oral competition.  Representatives from Manatee’s team presented their problem, possible solutions, action plan, and portfolio which included the team’s research binder and presentation board to a panel of prestigious judges on May 20 in Palm Beach Gardens.  The suite of judges was comprised of Nova faculty, members of the League of Women Voters, and Florida Law Related Education Association staff.

While Manatee Academy’s team project is advancing to the national competition, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) had a weighted and impressive showing at the state competition which boasted a total of six middle school projects.  Of these six projects that advanced to the state level, three were from St. Lucie Public Schools.  Student team projects from Southern Oaks Middle School and Westgate K-8 rounded out the SLPS presence.  Projects were judged in two categories: (1) Oral Hearing in which students presented their problem, possible solutions, and action plan, and (2) Portfolio in which research binders and presentation boards were evaluated.  Westgate K-8 placed third in the Oral Hearing category.

“I am so impressed with the level of commitment and civic-minded responsibility our students demonstrated.  They selected their problem, thoroughly researched it, connected with many leaders in the community to explore solutions, and presented their ideas in a very polished manner,” said Lilly Beauchamp, principal of Manatee Academy.

For seventh graders in SLPS Civics classes, Project Citizen is a program that promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government. According to the Florida Law Related Education Association, “The program helps participants learn how to monitor and influence public policy. In the process, they develop support for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political efficacy.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

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Manatee Academy’s 7th grade Project Citizen team is advancing to the national Project Citizen competition for their project entitled, “Keep Port St. Lucie Afloat.”

SLWCHS Student Wins Outstanding Youth Award

SLWCHS Student Wins Outstanding Youth Award

Albert Morgan is a rising junior in the Allied Health program at SLWCHS. He is an excellent student, always attending school, on time for class, and always well-prepared. He is an active member of HOSA-Future Health Professionals.

Albert is a member of the Boys & Girls Club, belonging to the Chuck Hill Unit. He has been an active member since summer 2007 when he was ten years old. Ever since joining Albert has improved his social skills with kids younger and older than him. He’s also developed his desire to help others; if there is an event where help is needed, he’s one of the first to show up and one of the last to leave. This is why every year he’s chosen to be a junior staff member. As part of his job as a junior staff member, he is to help the other staff supervise Boy’s and Girl’s Club members, distribute snacks, and when the day is over, he helps clean up the clubhouse. He is excellent at performing these tasks and was recently nominated for the Outstanding Youth Award which is given by the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County. Albert accepted the award on May 16, 2016. Along with the award he also received a $1,000 scholarship to any college he chooses. With this money, Albert plans to attend IRSC and gain his Bachelor’s degree in nursing.

REE’s Wilderness Club Ends Year on a High Note

REE’s Wilderness Club Ends Year on a High Note

Today on the Wilderness Club’s final hike, we discovered that an Eagle Scout finished our outdoor classroom down by Otter Pond and it is ready for teachers to come out with their classes and use.  In our final 14 days as students are getting antsy and need a change of scenery, this is a perfect venue for a science lesson, a springboard into writing, a class reward/read aloud, a place to do some personal journal reflection about their school year or summer plans.

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Bayshore Celebrates Sunshine State Readers

Bayshore Celebrates Sunshine State Readers

Bayshore Elementary School is excited to celebrate our Sunshine State Readers!  The Sunshine State Readers Awards Program is a statewide reading motivation program which encourages students to read independently for personal satisfaction.  Students earned various prizes throughout the year, including an ice cream party and trophies for those who read all 15 books!  Congratulations!

Local Student Places Third at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair

Local Student Places Third at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Three St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) students competed in the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair along with approximately 1,700 other students representing 77 countries from around the world. Koushal Rao, the 2016 Lincoln Park Academy valedictorian, was awarded third place in the category of Biomedical Sciences.  His project, “Targeting Mistranslation in Cancer Therapy” aligns with his college and career goals of entering the medical field.

Joining Rao at the 2016 INTEL Fair in Phoenix, Arizona, were Haniya Shareef whose project entitled “Can Anareobic Soil Distribution Create a Disease-Suppressive Soil…” focused on plant sciences and Reddy Shreya’s project entitled “A Cost Efficient Solution to Citrus Root Destruction: Developing a Defensible Barrier against Citrus Root Weevils Using a Methixanthine Affect” targeted the study of Earth and the environment.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent celebrated the students, their teachers, and their parents for the award and participation at the INTEL Fair.  He said, “Our students’ talents are recognized at the local, state, and international levels. SLPS will continue to provide a rich and robust array of academic opportunities to support their interests and prepare them to be competitive in the global workforce.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

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SLPS students Sheyra Reddy, Haniya Shariff, and Koushal Rao joined approximately 1,700 other students from around the world at the 2016 INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona.

HS Graduates Revisit the Nest at MSE

HS Graduates Revisit the Nest at MSE

MSE Blue Jay High School Seniors come back to the nest for a last visit!  From left to right they are Julia Theiss, Syia Hill, Nicole Hernandez, Jessica Smith, Rachel Jones, and Maddie Sands.  Syia, Nicole, Rachel, and Maddie were all in Ms. Williams-Johnson’s 5th grade class.  Ricky Estrada joined them shortly after the picture. An inspiration for our current Blue Jays!!!!

 

Pre-K Wildcats Love to READ!

Pre-K Wildcats Love to READ!

Pre-K students in Mrs. Buescher’s class were treated to free comic books donated by local comic store, Collector’s Comics. Students were so thankful and loved reading about their favorite superheros!

Restoring the Village – Volunteers Needed

Restoring the Village – Volunteers Needed

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Restoring the Village Reunion Weekend
June 17-18, 2016

Restoring the Village Reunion Weekend is an initiative of The Lighthouse Foundation focused on rebranding and reuniting Lincoln Park Village Alumni with the youth of northwest Fort Pierce through mentoring and community service activities. This grassroots community movement (www.restoringthevillage.com) is unifying and organizing resources to make our city a safer and more enjoyable place to live. This unique fellowship seeks to eliminate social, ethnic and financial barriers while permanently binding adults and children alike to the success of the historic Lincoln Park community.

Residents within the Lincoln Park area are excited about this upcoming inaugural event. The weekend begins with mentoring sessions at the renowned Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium. Groups of youth will be exposed to Lincoln Park Alumni both local and from afar with backgrounds in medicine, aeronautics, engineering, professional sports, pharmacy and technical fields. An evening of alumni fellowship will follow the mentoring sessions allowing members to relax and network prior to Saturday’s workday with mentees and the community at large. On Saturday, June18th, the mentoring continues as speakers from the Friday mentoring sessions and other community leaders roll up their sleeves and get busy with the community project painting, landscaping, mulching and cleaning the chosen 25th street corridor. It is during this service to the community phase that mentoring bonds are strengthened.

We are asking you to join us by investing resources and volunteers through sponsorships and contributions. Your sponsorship contribution will go further than we could describe. Our goal is to move the minds of our residents toward hope (specifically the youth), while holding our business owners to higher standards of pride in their physical locations that will pay dividends for generations to come. Your support is greatly appreciated and will be utilized to enhance the community.

How can you help?

There are multiple ways to participate and support in this critical community effort. Listed below are a few ways you can contribute.
• Financial Contributions are desired and graciously accepted
• Scholarships for the deserving students from the community
• Summer 2016 Internships ( paid ) through your business
• Outdoor Cleaning supplies
• Volunteers
• Golf carts for water delivery to work area
• Bottle water and refreshments for volunteers
• Trucks and/or trailers for moving mulch from storage area to site
• Foremen with experience managing work crews
• Paint supplies (brushes, rollers, trays)

Visit our website@restoringthevillage.com to register/volunteer or for more information.