Superintendent E. Wayne Gent provided an educational update during the Economic Development Council’s Investors’ Lunch Meeting. With a focus on the School District’s escalating graduation rates as well as career and technical opportunities, he stressed how the need is greater than ever for the next generation to be prepared to deal with the demands of a complex world and economic realities.
STAR Recognition for Exceptional Service and Support to St. Lucie Elementary
Principal Latricia Woulard commended members of the Retired School Volunteer Program for their mentor support at St. Lucie Elementary. The dedicated team of individuals provided help and support to new teachers and retention efforts, beautification and establishment of a butterfly garden on campus, and fund raising efforts for supplies. Special recognition and thanks were given to the following at the September 13th Board Meeting: Barbara Kaste, Stephanie Sakowski, Arlene Hazelton, Ruthann Reuther, Marguerite Saady, Chuck Brothers, Vanessa Tillman, and Christine Rodic.
Mrs. Cary Schott enthusiastically shares her love of the arts and her artistic talents with others. When asked if she and her students could provide art for District Office visitors and staff to appreciate, she readily provided three beautiful pieces to adorn the walls in the Community Room for all to enjoy.
Thank you for helping to keep the arts alive in St. Lucie!
Mr. Luke Hall was the recipient of a STAR Award at the September Board Meeting based upon the recommendation of one of his students’ parents who lauded his efforts to support her son as well as the other members of the positive band program. Mr. Hall’s high expectations for success with built-in factors for a safe and respectful environment were key attributes highlighted for this exceptional educator’s recognition.
President of the Classified Teachers Association/Classified Unit (CTA/CU) Retirees Chapter Ms. Barbara Kaste presented a plaque to the Board Members and Superintendent E. Wayne Gent to express appreciation for the support that has been given to the Chapter, to New Teacher Orientation, and to the New Teacher Supply Depot.
We are excited to announce the launch of Kids Tag Art in St. Lucie Public Schools for the 2016 – 2017 school year!
This program is no ordinary fundraiser, as it allows ﬁfth grade students to apply thinking and creative skills to create their own personal license plate in their art class. The fun twist is that all proceeds from purchased plates will return to your student’s school. They may even win a county award and be recognized at the inaugural Kids Tag Art awards ceremony in the spring!
Every plate will be available to purchase once the designs are ﬁnalized.
Please be on the lookout for upcoming announcements!
In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a month-long celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). America celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.
Miss Alicia and Miss Victoria from the SLC Public Library brought cool books and library cards for all of the first grade students at Manatee Academy. Mrs. Remington invited county librarians to visit Manatee Academy as part of “Library Card Sign-up Month.” Students enjoyed listening, interacting, and being a part of the story telling with the county librarians.
This year marked the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day on September 8, 2016. In honor of this special day, Bayshore students participated in a book exchange. First grade students Sophia Schmitt, Jilieah Taylor and Kaelyn Scheumeister (pictured from left to right) were excited to choose new books!
With enjoyment and pride, Northport students in Kate Ploeckelman and Lorena Wilson’s second and third grade Rising Star student group, performed a rousing rendition of “The Exaggerated But True Story of the Constitution” and the “Camping Constitution!” It was so impressive to see the young students process new information and develop fluency using important and vital information. Learning about who wrote the Constitution and the meaning behind the Constitution was pride evoking. Students performed in front of a large group of parents, teachers and peers in the school media center. The program was wrapped up with a heart touching rendition of Lee Greenwood’s “Proud To Be An American.” Great job to the students and teachers!
On Tuesday, Michael Thomas of the Miami Dolphins spoke to students at CA Moore Elementary about giving back to your community and being a positive part of any community you visit. Pictured from left to right: Scott VanDuzer, Mayor Linda Hudson, Members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s STAR Team, Michael Thomas, State Representative Larry Lee, Jr., and Fire Chief Buddy Emerson.
Students in Mrs. Logue’s fifth grade classes at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts used a variety of science tools to measure length, temperature, mass, force, volume, and time. They had a great time and learned firsthand how scientists measure in the real world!
Kindergarten teachers and students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition invited grandparents to school to read with their grandchild and spend time with them. Students then completed a survey and picture about their grandparent with some help from their loved ones. It was a great event! Pictured from left: Kindergarten student Chance Sullivan and his Grandmother Cindy Stone.
C. A. Moore Elementary School held a swearing in ceremony for the team of student leaders who were selected to be on the 2016-2017 Safety Patrol Battalion.
Principal Hedeen welcomed parents and special guests Chief Deputy Garry Wilson of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Chief Kenny Norris of the Fort Pierce Police Department, and Chief Brian Reuther of St. Lucie Public Schools to the event to honor the fifth grade students for the important role they will fulfill this year on campus as they lead, model, and support school safety.
St. Lucie West Centennial High School Drama proudly presents For What It’s Worth, an original, full length musical Oct 20, 21, 22 at 7:00 pm and Oct 23 at 2:00 pm in the SLWCHS Auditorium.
Follow the courageous journey of Katrina who discovers that integrity and virtue are more important than a cheap promise of success, and in the process changes the lives of all around her as they slowly discover their own self-worth.
Tickets are only $15 and can be bought atslwch.booktix.com or by calling 772-236-4515. A limited number of seats will be available one hour before the performances as well.
Come see the world premiere of this brand new musical as it is performed with live music. You don’t want to miss this!
St. Lucie Public Schools received the St. Lucie Education Impact Award at the annual United Way Spirit Awards Breakfast. Each year, the School District supports the United Way in the areas of health, education, and financial independence.
Lakewood Park Elementary held its first McTeachers Night of the school year. Families and staff came out to support the school and even had the opportunity to get faces painted and win raffle prizes. Fun was had by all who participated, and we look forward to the next one!