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.    .

Northport “Faith In Literacy” Summer Reading Program Underway

Northport “Faith In Literacy” Summer Reading Program Underway

This year, the third annual Northport Faith In Literacy Summer Reading Program is off to a great start. The First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie congregation collected 3,600 new and gently used books to provide students with enough books to start a stack of summer reading books in their homes.

Students learned about the importance of summer reading and not letting their skills in reading slide back. They enjoyed selecting ten books each. Some selected books to read to their younger brothers and sisters. They also learned where to locate additional books over the summer at no cost or inexpensively.

According to Mrs. Farr, Northport fifth grade teacher, “My students are enjoying reading again this year. They are sharing and talking about their new books!”

This is the bottom line at Northport, Joyful reading and writing! Thank you so much to our partners at First United Methodist Church. You ROCK!

Northport and GiveBack2Kids Partner for Success!

Northport and GiveBack2Kids Partner for Success!

Northport partners, Giveback2kids Inc., along with parents and families delighted in the awesome goodness of many kids during a recent celebration of children ❤. Northport’s partnership with David Gornitzky and James Monds offers proof in the pudding that we can steer children in the right direction and help them navigate a great course for their futures.

Northport and Parkway Elementary came together to showcase the Arts…and WOW! We saw some showstoppers. We listened to a highly motivating talk by Rich Williams and the students were rewarded with a fabulous dinner catered by DaVinci’s restaurant. We are just so proud to be a part of GiveBack2Kids….it’s what we do..work with children to help them achieve their potential…WE LIVE IT, AND WE LOVE IT ❤.

TCHS Leads the Way at TCBS

TCHS Leads the Way at TCBS

International Business Students from Treasure Coast High School attended the 11th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit (TCBS) — the Treasure Coast’s largest business-to-business summit and expo, providing a networking and educational experience for International Business Academy students to meet business leaders and professionals, learn about current opportunities, and establish relationships for internships, volunteer opportunities, and connections with local sponsors.

 

Congressman Brian Mast Visits TCHS AFJROTC

Congressman Brian Mast Visits TCHS AFJROTC

Congressman Brian Mast took time out his busy schedule on April 23rd to meet with the AFJROTC cadets of Treasure Coast High School.  Addressing them for an hour in the school’s auditorium, he spoke passionately about keys to success in life after high school, sharing his own personal life experiences to both educate and inspire the cadets towards reaching their goals.  Additionally, he addressed civic responsibility and patriotism.  It was a huge honor for the cadets to have an audience with their congressman and be allowed to ask him a lot of questions.
Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The St. Lucie County Library System’s Summer Reading Challenge returns offering families a new digital online tracking system.

The Summer Reading Blast Off Challenge runs June 1 through Aug. 3 offering students a chance to win a free Kindle Fire (one will be given out at each of the seven branch libraries), as well as tickets to a St. Lucie Mets baseball game or an all-day pass to St. Lucie County Pools or the St. Lucie County Aquarium. Even students completing just half of their required reading logs will receive a free popular children’s book.

It’s even easier this summer to track your family’s reading activities with the free Beanstack app. All Beanstack readers earn digital badges along the way and at completion (12 hours) are awarded a 2019 Summer Reading medal. Register as an individual or as a family. Sign up today at https://stlucieco.beanstack.org or download the app from the iTunes or Google Play. Hard copies reading logs will also be available at all branch libraries.

Students in kindergarten through 5th grade need to read at least 12 hours over the summer and bring their completed log to any branch library.

Teens can also take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Young adults (grades 6-12) need to read 20 hours and tell us your favorite moment in each book.

Families with infants and pre-schoolers can also join the competition. The Read With Me Log is for newborns to pre-k children. Parents fill out their activity logs for documenting reading, writing, singing, playing and talking. The Read With Me participants will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket; one at each of the seven locations.

Every child that completes their logs will be entered into the grand prize drawing for the Kindle Fire, which will take place at each branch on Friday, Aug. 9. Beginning June 1, student readers are invited to stop into any branch library to register and to pick up a reading log or sign up with the Beanstack App.

St. Lucie County’s Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored the Friends of the Library, the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County and the St. Lucie Mets.

In addition to the reading challenge, the library will be hosting a variety of weekly programs throughout the summer. A schedule of all programs, along with details about the Summer Reading Challenge, can be found on the St. Lucie County Library System homepage www.stlucieco.gov/library or at any branch library location.

Chamber of Commerce Education Day

Chamber of Commerce Education Day

St. Lucie Public Schools welcomed this year’s Chamber of Commerce Leadership St. Lucie class for two stops on its “Education Day Tour.”   The day began with a hearty and healthy breakfast prepared by students in Fort Pierce Central High School’s Culinary Academy and sponsored by the St. Lucie County Education Foundation.  The group toured innovative programs including: Aeronautics, Digital Design, and Allied Health.  Later in the day, the group of distinguished county business and civic leaders were treated to lunch prepared by students in the WEST Prep Magnet’s Culinary Academy.  While on the Panther campus, the visitors toured state-of-the-art academies including: Agritechnology, Veterinary Technology,  Allied Health (Z-Space), and Robotics.

About Leadership St. Lucie

Leadership St. Lucie continues to develop a network of community leaders providing the background, knowledge and expertise necessary for them to serve in public or private leadership positions within St. Lucie County. Each year, up to thirty candidates are selected to participate in the program from nominations by alumni, individuals, businesses, community associations and governmental bodies. Selections are made based upon a nominee’s volunteerism, education, professional achievement, personal objectives, commitment to the community and community accomplishments.

Source: https://stluciechamber.org/leadership/

 

 

 

SLC Fire Department Visits NP

SLC Fire Department Visits NP

The Fire Department visited students in Mrs. Richetti’s, Mrs. Licameli’s, Mr. Patterson’s, and Mrs. D’Argenio’s classes at NPK8 today.

The students were able to explore the trucks and speak with the Firefighters about their job. What a great experience for all!

WLX-TV – The Education Channel

WLX-TV – The Education Channel

Graduations are right around the corner! Each graduation will be streamed on our YouTube page and the Education Channel. Below is the schedule:

Be sure to also check out two new School Reports, which are the Law Day Art Contest and the Fort Pierce Central High School Key Club Installation.

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.

 

2019 Law Day Art Contest

 
Fort Pierce Central Key Club Installation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imi2Ib5Gl_U&t=260s

 
Have a great week!

 

LPA Qualified For National Bowling Championship

LPA Qualified For National Bowling Championship

Please come out and support the Lincoln Park Academy Bowling Team that has qualified to participate in the National Bowling Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana in June.  Bowlers will be outside the St. James Publix on May 16th from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Any donations and support are welcomed.

Lincoln Park Academy’s Bowling Team, in conjunction with Five Guys of SLW, will be hosting a “Community Night” on 5/17 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm. When making your purchase, please mention Lincoln Park Academy’s Bowling Team so the team can receive a percentage of your purchase.  Funds raised will be used to send the team to the National Bowling Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dear Edwina Jr. Comes to Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie

Dear Edwina Jr. Comes to Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie

The Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie Musical Theatre proudly presents the coming-of-age musical “Dear Edwina Jr.” Performances will be held on May 23 and May 24, 2019 in the Creative Arts Academy Historic Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Creative Arts Academy is located at 1100 Delaware Avenue in Fort Pierce, Florida in advance or at the door. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 pm. The curtain rises at 7:00 pm. For more information, call (772) 467-4278.

“Dear Edwina Jr.,” a part of Music Theatre International’s Broadway Junior Collection, is a musical about growing up, from the creators of “Junie B. Jones, The Musical.” The show follows 13-year-old Edwina Spoonapple, “advice giver extraordinaire,” and a host of neighborhood friends who film an advice column style television program in hopes of gaining fame for Edwina. Delightful musical numbers are featured throughout the show offering advice and wisdom on topics ranging from good manners, handling an embarrassing little brother and adapting to a family’s move to a new location.

“Dear Edwina Jr.” is directed by Wallace Rahming, Sr., CAST musical theatre instructor. “Our students have been working hard to bring the story of Edwina to life on the Creative Arts main stage,” says Rahming. “Although we have various levels of experience on the stage, all of our students are working hard to present a wonderful theatrical experience for the St. Lucie community.”

 

Hepatitis A – Know the Facts

Hepatitis A – Know the Facts

The Hepatitis A vaccine is free for children through the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County “Vaccines For Children” program. For information, please call the Department of Health at 772-462-3800 for an appointment.

 

Award Luncheon: Criminal Justice Senior Completers

Award Luncheon: Criminal Justice Senior Completers

Criminal Justice seniors from St. Lucie Public Schools were afforded the opportunity to be recognized by President Leslie Kristof of Keiser University, Port St. Lucie Police Department’s Assistant Chief Richard DelToro, St. Lucie Public Schools Board Members, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jon Prince, and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Helen Wild.  This event was held at Keiser University to recognize graduating seniors for earning industry certifications, completing three Criminal Justice courses, and participating in Career and Technical student organizations.

Chef Gedke and her students from St. Lucie West Centennial High School catered the event!

 

 

Companies Compete for Victory at 2019 Annual Field Day!

Companies Compete for Victory at 2019 Annual Field Day!

On Saturday May 4, 2019, Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion held its annual Field Day for the school year 2018- 2019. Each Company competed in several athletic events including: relay race, Jag Ball, soccer, capture the guide-on, kickball and dodge ball. Cadets were excited to show their skills against the other Companies in friendly team games. Everyone kept the games fair but competitive. After all the games, the Booster Club provided participants with a big barbecue lunch. In the end, Alpha Company came out on top with 44 points, Delta came in second, Charlie came in third, and Bravo came in fourth.

The article and photography were produced by Cadet Major Alexis Morris.