Science Fair Recognition

Science Fair Recognition

The 31st Annual local 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. From this academic competition, students’ projects were selected to move on to the state level.  State and International winners were recognized at the May School Board Meeting.

Junior Division

  • Robert Sansone – WGK8
  • Annarose Hilhorst – LPA
  • Jonathan Thomas -MOS
  • Madison Adkins – LPA
  • Like Retutal – LPA
  • Ashwin Dhar – PPE

Senior Division

  • Nichapa Dancharnjitt – LPA
  • Sreya Banik – LPA
  • Nicole Vargas – TCHS
  • Nagley Cruz – TCHS
  • Joseph Parr – STA
  • Vraj Parikh – LPA
  • Callie Zheng – LPA
  • Lilian Crawford – LPA

International Science Fair

  • Nichapa Dancharnjitt – LPA
  • Sreya Banik – LPA
Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest Winners

Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest Winners

Dr. Kevin G. Perry congratulated Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest winners and thanked the academic competition’s sponsor, Mr. Brian Garcia from Remnant Construction.  Together, they presented students with their 2019 essay awards. Congratulations to:
HIGH SCHOOL
1st place – Heather Lorec (WEST Prep Magnet/Ft. Pierce Westwood High School)
2nd place – Alexus Camesi (WEST Prep Magnet/Ft. Pierce Westwood High School)
3rd place – Thalia Reynoso (Performance Based Preparatory Academy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL
1st place – Dominique Thomas (Palm Pointe Educational Research School)
2nd place – Ellora Pierre (Dan McCarty Middle School)
3rd place – Nathan Kline (West Gate K-8)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1st place – Gabrielle Thomas (Palm Pointe Educational Research School)
2nd place – Mya Tagert (Floresta Elementary School)
3rd place – Malachi Davis (Fairlawn Elementary School)

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Introducing app-based tracking with Beanstack!

Use your phone or tablet to time your reading, track your monthly minutes and pages, find challenges and more!  Click here to find out more!

Three age groups! Loads of incentives and prizes! 

Read with Me! – Infant to Pre-K
Complete 12 activities with your child to meet the challenge and automatically be entered in the grand prize drawing.

Grades K through 5
Complete 12 hours of reading to score 2 free admissions to a St. Lucie Mets game or one all-day pass to St. Lucie County Pools or Aquarium, and be entered for the grand prize drawing.

Teens
Complete 20 hours of reading and tell us your favorite moment in each book to score 2 free admissions to a St. Lucie Mets game or one all-day pass to St. Lucie County Pools or Aquarium, and be entered for the grand prize drawing.

Rewards Along the Way
Make it half-way and come in to claim your reward. Complete the challenge and come in to claim your second reward and enter the grand prize drawing.

Grand Prize Drawings
Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into the grand prize drawing for that age group. The grand prize drawing will take place on Friday, August 9, 2019. Winners will be notified by phone or email.

What counts as reading?
You can read to yourself, to someone else, or have someone read to you. You can read books, graphic novels, or listen to audio books.

Book Suggestions
Our libraries are filled with amazing books for you to read all summer long! With lots of books to choose from, check out the lists below for some titles you could use to start off your Summer Reading Challenge!

Suggested for K through 2nd grade

Suggested for grades 3 through 5

Suggested for grades 6 through 8

Suggested for teen

BLAST OFF into summer reading!

St. Lucie Public Schools Announces Kindergarten Online Open Enrollment

St. Lucie Public Schools Announces Kindergarten Online Open Enrollment

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Kindergarten open enrollment is scheduled to re-open with 24/7 online access.  The registration window will begin on May 20, 2019 and remain open until June 21, 2019.  Students entering kindergarten must be five years on or before September 1, 2019.

 

According to SLPS Student Assignment Director Michelle Jerger, “We understand that selecting a school for a child is a very important decision. Access to online enrollment provides our parents and guardians with more flexibility in the process.  All they need to do is visit our online enrollment site (https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/) any time or any day of the week.  Step-by-step directions will help guide them through the process.”  She added that staff members are also available to help with the application process.

 

To enroll a new kindergarten student, parents and/or guardians must present the following:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Social Security Card (if available)
  • Proof of custody (if the child is not living with both natural parents)
  • Name and address of last school attended
  • Copy of Individual Education Plan (IEP) if your child is in an Exceptional Education Program
  • 2 Primary Proofs of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Electric, Water, or Land Line Telephone Bill – within 30 days
    • Signed Lease Agreement – within 60 days
    • Official Rent Receipt – within 30 days
    • Current Mortgage Deed – within 60 days
    • Mortgage Payment Coupon – within 30 days
    • Sales/Builder’s Contract – completion within 6 months

OR

  • 1 Primary Proof of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Electric, Water, or Land Line Telephone Bill – within 30 days
    • Signed Lease Agreement – within 60 days
    • Official Rent Receipt – within 30 days
    • Current Mortgage Deed – within 60 days
    • Mortgage Payment Coupon – within 30 days
    • Sales/Builder’s Contract – completion within 6 months
  • AND 1 Secondary Proof of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Cable Bill or Cell Phone Bill – within 30 days
    • Driver’s License
    • Voter’s Registration

For more information or to enroll your child online, please visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/

 

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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Volunteers Honored

Volunteers Honored

The Outstanding School Volunteer Award is presented annually to school volunteers who have shown exemplary dedication and commitment to quality education in Florida. The Outstanding School Volunteer award recognizes a youth/student, adult and a senior volunteer.  St. Lucie Public Schools is appreciative of the many volunteers who support schools and is especially pleased to honor this year’s representatives:

ADULT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Patricia Orlandi (Northport K-8)

SENIOR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Timothy Reardon (Parkway Elementary)

YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Terry Gardner (Rivers Edge Elementary)

Art In The Capitol

Art In The Capitol

As part of an annual appreciation of the Arts in education, students share various selections of art in hopes of their piece being selected and placed on display the State Capitol.  This year’s Art in the Capitol selection honors the artistic abilities of Oak Hammock eighth grader Amber Hobbs.

Representative Delores Hogan Johnson was present at the May School Board Meeting to recognize Amber and celebrate her work.

Outboard Marine Technology Program At SLWCHS

Outboard Marine Technology Program At SLWCHS

St. Lucie Public Schools recently highlighted a new Outboard Marine Technology Program at St. Lucie West Centennial High School.  Nearly 100 freshmen at the school were introduced to the program which launches in August 2019. Dana Caputo and Keron Belgraves of the Career and Technical Education department spoke about the practical elements of the course. On display were a boat and trailer, pneumatic and battery operated tools, electrical tester and snap electrical circuit trainers. Jill Marasa of the Economic Development Council and Justin Beard of Derecktor Shipyards added to the sense of excitement when they spoke of the job opportunities and starting pay.

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 Program

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/