Imagine Schools Nau Campus National Junior Honor Society

Imagine Schools Nau Campus National Junior Honor Society

35 students from Imagine Schools Nau Campus are new members of the National Junior Honor Society.

Members were selected by the chapter’s faculty council (Mr. James Hanna, Dr. Elizabeth Scarborough, Ms. Athena Sengos, Ms. Deborah Bemis, & Mrs. Lynn Kilgore) for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character.

These students are:

Officers

Members

Mario Pierre Jr (President) Andrenna  Aarons Sunja Jean Baptiste
Stephanie Cuello-Martinez ( Vice President) Bradley Aguilar Kaylah Key
Darrion Henry (Secretary) Ricky Almada Kaden Lane
Alexia Pinder (Treasurer) Kevin Better Calida Markland
Warren Jackson (Parliamentarian) Chanae Chance Catherine Nettleton
Whitney Saint-Fleur (Historian) Sean Crowley Shawn Pinder
Eve Ennis Ghilaire Saincy
Colin Fadden Wilken Saint-Fleur
Connor Fadden Jordan Smith
Walthon Flores Jordan Walrond
Carolin Fulmer Allejai Ward
Christopher Harvey Cayla Weakland
Chansa Heng Malik Williams
Devin Martinez Alicia Mendez
Niaha James  

 

“We are very proud to recognize these outstanding members of our student body.  National Junior Honor Society members are chosen for and then expected to continue their exemplary contributions to the school and community”, said Russell Ader, Assistant Principal.

This is Imagine Schools Nau Campus’ inaugural year. The chapter plans to sponsor several service projects for the school and community.

The Nations Junior Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for middle school students.  There are chapters in more than 7,500 middle schools and, since 1929, millions of students have been selected for membership.   NJHS is a program of the NASSP (the National Association of Secondary School Principals, www.nasp.org).

Imagine

Imagine

Imagine what a school can do when collaboration becomes part of how things get done.  On March 31, 2016, the Treasure Coast High School Visual and Performing Arts Department collaborated with Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens to host their annual art show.  The TCHS Culinary Arts Academy provided tasty delicacies while patrons enjoyed Fine Art, Graphic Art, Photography, Theatrical Performances, and a Dance Performances.  To say the least, it was sensory overload!

Theater

Performances by the Theater Department took place in the various Gardens.

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IB Students at LPA Giving Back to Furry Friends

IB Students at LPA Giving Back to Furry Friends

A small representation of the IB program at LPA went to the Dogs and Cats Forever animal shelter to deliver a check from funds raised last year by the IB Program. The IB Program wanted to support and be a part of the great work that this no kill shelter does in our community. While in the shelter, our students had the opportunity to visit the facility, learn about volunteering options, and of course, play with the fur babies. We would like to thank D&C Forever for their hospitality and the work that they do. We look forward to our next visit.

Hurricane Irma – Unified Messages

Hurricane Irma – Unified Messages

St. Lucie Public Schools will continue to share information to support awareness of Hurricane Irma’s progression, provide updates to aid residents in preparedness, and contribute to the unification of messages disseminated from the emergency operations channels of St. Lucie County. 

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

News Release #224-17

 

St. Lucie County

2300 Virginia Ave.

Fort Pierce, Fla. 34982

www.stlucieco.gov

 

For more information, contact:

Erick Gill, Communications Division Director                           

772-462-1791 / gille@stlucieco.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

St. Lucie County Makes Plans for Hurricane Irma, Urges Residents To Do the Same

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – While the exact impact that Hurricane Irma will have on St. Lucie County is still unknown, the county’s Emergency Management staff has been monitoring and preparing for this storm since Sunday. All St. Lucie County residents are strongly urged to do the same.

Hurricane Irma isn’t expected to impact St. Lucie County until this weekend, but as a precautionary measure – if shelters are needed – St. Lucie County Public Schools will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8. St. Lucie County has identified local schools to be used as shelters, including for the first time – a pet-friendly shelter. Decisions on local government closings and shelter openings will be made at a later time.

If residents are able and have the means, they should evacuate now, as all of South Florida will be in the storm’s path and highways could become congested as the storm draws near.

Residents with special medical needs are encouraged to pre-register at www.stlucieco.gov/eoc.

Garbage collection will continue through the week, but residents and businesses are asked to no longer put out yard debris and tree limbs to prevent these materials from becoming projectiles and blocking drains.

If Hurricane Irma continues its current path, St. Lucie County expects to fully active its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Friday. Once the EOC is fully activated, updates will be provided on WQCS 88.9 FM and on the county’s Facebook pages at 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m.  St. Lucie County’s Information Hotline, 772-460-HELP (4357), will become activated on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.

St. Lucie County Commissioners approved a local State of Emergency Declaration Tuesday evening; while Florida Gov. Scott issues a statewide declaration on Monday.

For more information about the St. Lucie County’s preparations and precautionary measures visit: www.stlucieco.gov/hurricane or on social media @StLucieGov.

 

 

Hundreds of things to do to count to 100

Hundreds of things to do to count to 100

Aamar Black, Sarah Bartowiak, Annika Huhtamaki, Greyson Cripps, and other first graders at F.K. Sweet Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school by doing math activities with 100 items.  Students practiced different ways to make 100, different ways to skip count to 100, and came up with 100 words that they learned this year.

 

Humanitarian STAR Awards

Humanitarian STAR Awards

Bill Tomlinson and LaTanya Green came forward at the April School Board Meeting to recognize the humanitarian efforts of the many individuals from the SLPS’s Student Services and Guidance Department teams.

Mr. Tomlinson explained that after the incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County on February 14, 2018, staff members graciously volunteered their time and effort to assist the students and staff of the high school as they began to return to the school.

SLPS’s staff developed a schedule that would afford them an opportunity to provide assistance at the school and still complete the requirements of their job in this district.   They went above and beyond the call of duty in their role to extend a helping hand to their colleagues and to the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

To each member of this humanitarian support team, we extend our thanks for reaching out as ambassadors for St. Lucie Public Schools.

School Psychologists

David Kinkade

Shelley Welby

Anna Michelle Gillard

Kirsten Poncinie

Kathryn Mantor

Jennie Pahl

Social Workers

Bridget Locke

Martin Tejada

Melissa Desposito

Heather Cannon

Shemair Dorelus

Program Specialists for Guidance

April Mincey

Stephanie Walters-Cleveland

Humane Society visits Palm Pointe

Humane Society visits Palm Pointe

Janet Winikoff from the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County speaks to seventh grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition about sick and neglected animals and about the Humane Society.  She did a PowerPoint presentation and answerd questions that students had about pets being neglected because of hard economical times and possible solutions to help.

Human Resources department oversees hiring of over 500 new employees

Human Resources department oversees hiring of over 500 new employees

Kudos to the St. Lucie Public Schools Human Resources Department, which has experienced another busy summer season providing excellent customer service for over 500 new hires including full-time, substitute, and summer school positions. Processing includes reviewing applications, scheduling drug screens, and completing finger printing for background screening as well as data entry of each newly hired employee into the Skyward system. Pictured is finger print specialist Lynn Louderback, right, assisting a new employee in the process.

Huge Savings Result from Efficient Energy Practices in St. Lucie Public Schools

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent E. Wayne Gent accepted a rebate check from Florida Power and Light (FPL) in the amount of $97,440.00 during Tuesday’s School Board Meeting. The rebate resulted from the recent installation of a new Thermal Energy System (TES) at Lakewood Park Elementary. The District has had a long-standing commitment to maximizing the efficiency of its facilities, and the installation of such systems in local schools has proven effective. Schools with systems such as these have demonstrated an average savings of approximately 50 percent in energy costs. “Every dollar is important to education, and these savings equate to a re-investment in our students,” said Gent.

Over the lifetime of SLPS’s partnership with FPL, a total of $2,428,873.00 worth of incentives and rebates has been realized. Replacement projects on roofs and lighting control retrofits along with other TES system installations contribute to this total. Specifically, the TES is an ice storage system for chilled water cooling in air conditioners that helps reduce the energy bills while still keeping the school at a comfortable temperature for students and staff.  The TES system runs during off-peak hours to take advantage of FPL’s Time of Use Rate.  This rate allows for lower electric charges during off-peak hours.

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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Huge Savings Result from Efficient Energy Practices in St. Lucie Public Schools

Huge Savings Result from Efficient Energy Practices in St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent E. Wayne Gent accepted a rebate check from Florida Power and Light (FPL) in the amount of $97,440.00 during Tuesday’s School Board Meeting. The rebate resulted from the recent installation of a new Thermal Energy System (TES) at Lakewood Park Elementary.  The District has had a long-standing commitment to maximizing the efficiency of its facilities, and the installation of such systems in local schools has proven effective. Schools with systems such as these have demonstrated an average savings of approximately 50 percent in energy costs.  “Every dollar is important to education, and these savings equate to a re-investment in our students,” said Gent.  

Over the lifetime of SLPS’s partnership with FPL, a total of $2,428,873.00 worth of incentives and rebates has been realized.  Replacement projects on roofs and lighting control retrofits along with other TES system installations contribute to this total. Specifically, the TES is an ice storage system for chilled water cooling in air conditioners that helps reduce the energy bills while still keeping the school at a comfortable temperature for students and staff.  The TES system runs during off-peak hours to take advantage of FPL’s Time of Use Rate.  This rate allows for lower electric charges during off-peak hours. 

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!!!!

 

How Would You Make Your City A Better Place?

How Would You Make Your City A Better Place?

Calling all seventh graders! 

We want to know how you would make your city a better place.  What would you do if you were mayor?  Share your ideas on how you would make your city a better place.

Follow the guidelines for the essay contest below, and submit your entry prior to the deadline. You could be our next mayor!

 

 

Hot air abounds in Palm Pointe science classes

Peggy Radtke’s eighth grade science classes at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently did an experiment where they constructed their own hot air balloons and then measured the amount of time that their balloons stayed in the air. Pictured, from left, are Mackenzie McMichael and Alexandra Velasco as they watch their balloon soar!

HOSA Fall Leadership Conference

HOSA Fall Leadership Conference

FPC HOSA students traveled to Jupiter High School for the Fall Leadership Conference. Here, students gained the opportunity to network with other student leaders, learned about HOSA’s national charity project, and made note of the upcoming Regional Competitive Events Conference.
Senior Cassandra Connor is the Regional President Officer Candidate pictured with Danielle Geary, her campaign manager.

Pictured in the feature image:

Top Row: Flor Rico, Yedanny Dominguez, Irene Vallejo, Guadalupe Morano, Maria Ramirez

2nd row: Amber Hood, Danielle Geary, Cassandra Connor, Tamia Renaud, Alliyah Frank, Tamia Foxx-Bailey
Horray for Hollywood

Horray for Hollywood

SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, November 3, 2018

6:00PM
Education Foundation, St. Lucie
presents its
19th Annual Gala
“An Elegant Evening for Education”

THEME: Hooray for Hollywood
Dress in Hollywood style and walk the red carpet
Be A Star! 
Support Public Education

at the
Harbour Ridge Club House, Palm City, Florida

Don’t miss this premiere dinner, dance and live/silent auction event
and help support public education in St. Lucie County.

For more information contact Thom Jones at 772-429-5505

RSVP ONLINE
The mission of the Education Foundation is
to promote, encourage and recognize excellence in public education.

 

 

Hop Aboard a Virtual Reality School Bus

Hop Aboard a Virtual Reality School Bus

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools welcomes the arrival of an innovative mobile classroom scheduled to stop by four school sites so students, teachers, and community members can discover how hundreds of K-12 school districts, universities and medical schools are effectively incorporating virtual reality into their lesson plans and curriculum. On Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30, the zSpace bus rolls into town with its virtual stations set up and ready for use.

 

Students and teachers are using zSpace to globally transform education with hundreds of thousands of students using the technology in their classrooms and labs for STEM learning. Students can dissect organs, dive into volcanoes and more – all in a virtual reality world. No headsets are required, just simple 3D glasses so students and teachers can work collaboratively.

 

zSpace enables fearless learning. Students learn by trying and doing without the fear of breaking materials, spilling chemicals, making a wrong incision or blowing up a circuit – medical students and doctors can even practice surgeries and organ dissections without the messiness of working on real cadavers.

 

zSpace Schedule

Date Time School Address
November 29, 2018 8 AM – 10 AM Fort Pierce Westwood High School 1801 Panther Lane

Fort Pierce, FL 34947

November 29, 2018 Noon – 2:30 PM Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies 2250 S. Jenkins Road

Ft. Pierce, FL 34947

       
November 30, 2018 9 AM – 11 AM Oak Hammock K-8 1251 S.W. California Blvd.

Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

November 30, 2018 1 PM – 3 PM Windmill Point Elementary 700 Darwin Blvd.

Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

 

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 90.1 percent.  As a 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.

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Hop Aboard a Virtual Reality School Bus

Hop Aboard a Virtual Reality School Bus

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools welcomes the arrival of an innovative mobile classroom scheduled to stop by four school sites so students, teachers, and community members can discover how hundreds of K-12 school districts, universities and medical schools are effectively incorporating virtual reality into their lesson plans and curriculum. On Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30, the zSpace bus rolls into town with its virtual stations set up and ready for use.

 

Students and teachers are using zSpace to globally transform education with hundreds of thousands of students using the technology in their classrooms and labs for STEM learning. Students can dissect organs, dive into volcanoes and more – all in a virtual reality world. No headsets are required, just simple 3D glasses so students and teachers can work collaboratively.

 

zSpace enables fearless learning. Students learn by trying and doing without the fear of breaking materials, spilling chemicals, making a wrong incision or blowing up a circuit – medical students and doctors can even practice surgeries and organ dissections without the messiness of working on real cadavers.

 

zSpace Schedule

Date Time School Address
November 29, 2018 8 AM – 10 AM Fort Pierce Westwood High School 1801 Panther Lane

Fort Pierce, FL 34947

November 29, 2018 Noon – 2:30 PM Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies 2250 S. Jenkins Road

Ft. Pierce, FL 34947

       
November 30, 2018 9 AM – 11 AM Oak Hammock K-8 1251 S.W. California Blvd.

Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

November 30, 2018 1 PM – 3 PM Windmill Point Elementary 700 Darwin Blvd.

Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

 

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 90.1 percent.  As a 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.

 

Hoops for Life Celebrity Charity Basketball Game is Coming to Southport Middle School

Hoops for Life Celebrity Charity Basketball Game is Coming to Southport Middle School

 

An all-star lineup promises to score big for the Southport Middle School (SPMS) National Junior Honor Society’s (NJHS) cancer awareness fundraising efforts. Impressed with the students’ efforts to fundraise, Southport’s lead basketball coach Kerry Parks pledged to help support NJHS’s efforts by donating additional proceeds from the Annual Hoops for Life Celebrity Charity Basketball Game scheduled for March 31, 2018 at SPMS.

According to his wife, Dean Yolanda Parks, “Coach has been working day and night to bring together an All-Star basketball game between Team Gridiron and Team TKO that includes former St. Lucie County football players Yamon Figurs, Albert Wilson, and Jamar Chaney.” Yamon Figurs graduated from Westwood and played in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens. Albert Wilson graduated from PSLH and currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, and Jamar Chaney, current coach at Centennial High School, played for the Philadelphia Eagles. Other players on Team Gridiron include Damien Berry and Khalil Mach, who has donated signed pictures and basketball shoes that will be included in a charity benefit.

Athletes for Team TKO include James Mcgirt Jr., son of all-time great Buddy Mcgirt, Roy Jones Jr., and Orlando Rivera. James Mcgirt Jr. is one of the top middleweight boxers in the world. Roy Jones Jr. was pound for pound the best fighter in the world at one time and has won world titles from super welterweight to heavy weight, and Orlando “The Warrior” Rivera, is a 5X kickboxing champion and a top 10 boxer in the world.

There will be a special half-time performance by Kayylove & Schooly who will sing for guests during this spectacular event for cancer awareness. Allapattah Flats School Counselor Sheri Reichard and her family have been invited as special guests. All donations will continue to help raise cancer awareness as well as social awareness to spread love in our school and community.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at BIGWILLFIGHTFORLIFE.EVENTBRITE.COM for $10. Doors open at 12 pm. Tip-off is at 1 pm for the SPMS All Star Basketball Game. Immediately following the All Star Game, there will be a 2-Ball, Celebrity 3-point Contest and then the 5-on-5 Celebrity Basketball Game.

 

 

 

 

Honoring, Celebrating, and Supporting Athletes

Honoring, Celebrating, and Supporting Athletes

Treasure Coast Sports Commission

Honoring Top Male and Female Scholar Athletes From Area Public and Private High Schools

WHERE: THE SUNRISE THEATRE

DATE: MONDAY APRIL 30, 2018

TIME: DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6PM

EVENT BEGINS AT 7PM

TICKETS: $5.00

AVAILABLE ON LINE AND AT THE DOOR