Holocaust Day of Remembrance at Oak Hammock

Holocaust Day of Remembrance at Oak Hammock

Norman Frajman, an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and President of the Child Survivors/Hidden Children of the Holocaust group, traveled from Boynton Beach to Oak Hammock K – 8 in Port St. Lucie with 20 members of the organization for what has become an annual commemorative event – Holocaust Remembrance Day. Frajman and others, shared their emotional and moving stories of concentration camp survival during World War II with sixth graders who linked their classroom studies to the authentic experiences of their campus guests.

According to Belkis Madera, event organizer and veteran educator, “Honoring children of the Holocaust has grown into a highly anticipated event each year.  It is an opportunity to connect living history with our students so they may learn, understand, appreciate, and carry forth the message of survivors for future generations.”

Frajman is a welcome speaker on school and college campuses. He shares his childhood memories of the concentration camps, Death March, and ultimate liberation at age 15 in an effort to educate. His story is one of survival, determination, and appreciation.

86-year-old Norm Frajman shares his moving story as a Child of the Holocaust survivor with students at Oak Hammock K – 8.

Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World

Bayshore Elementary School’s kindergarten team received a very special visit from Mrs. Mullan who teaches VPK at the school.  Mrs. Mullan participated in kindergarten’s celebration of Holidays Around the World. She shared the special story of Diwali, brought interesting artifacts, and wore a beautiful cultural dress.

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

For more information about Diwali, click on the link below.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/diwali/…

 

Holiday Parades

Holiday Parades

St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board Members enjoyed participating in the festive holiday parades in Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce.  The Festival of Lights and Sights and Sounds helped ring in the season with parade floats, bands, and characters to delight the crowds.

The St. Lucie County School Board consists of a veteran team of ambassadors for education: Troy Ingersoll (chair), Dr. Donna Mills (vice-chair), Deborah Hawley, Kathryn Hensley, and Carol A. Hilson.

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Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Allapattah Flats K-8             

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Santa’s Breakfast 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. $3.00 per person

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Night of the Arts at 5:30 p.m.

Bayshore Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Grades 3-5 Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Wednesday, Dec. 13 – Grades K-2 Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Dan McCarty Middle School

Wednesday, Dec. 13 -“A Joyful Night” Holiday Concert featuring Dan McCarty Middle School Singing Eagles and Westwood High School Concert Choir at Dan McCarty Middle School in the Cafeteria – 7:00 p.m.

Fairlawn Elementary School

Monday, Dec. 11 – 15 – Winter Wonderland Holiday Shop

Thursday, Dec. 14 – 5:00-6:00 – Family STEAM Night

Thursday, Dec. 14 – 4:30-5:00 and 5:45-6:30 – Holiday Shop Open

Thursday, Dec. 14 – 20 – Canned Food Drive

Floresta Elementary

Monday, Dec. 4 – Friday, Dec. 8 – Santa Shop Is Open During School Hours

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Cookies and Milk with Santa and Santa Shop from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Winter Concert from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Forest Grove Middle School

Tuesday, Dec. 19 Chorus Concert at the Fort Pierce Central High School Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 Band Concert at Forest Grove in the Cafeteria – 6:00 p.m.

Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Holiday Spectacular (Student Performances) at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

Fort Pierce Central High School

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Sounds of The Season Holiday Concert – 7:00 p.m. $5 per person

Frances K. Sweet Elementary

Thursday, Nov. 30 – Art Fair from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Breakfast with Santa Hosted by Student Council from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. $5 per person (Includes Craft and Picture with Santa)

Lakewood Park Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast

Monday, Dec. 11 – Penguin Patch Holiday Store Opens

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Holiday Performance at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Breakfast with Santa from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – VPK Holiday Program at 1:45 p.m.

Lawnwood Elementary

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Holiday Show at 6:00 p.m.

Lincoln Park Academy

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Orchestra Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Saturday, Dec. 9 – Homecoming Dance, Arabian Nights at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Chorus Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Monday, Dec. 18 – Middle School Band Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – High Wind Symphony Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Theatre Superior Showcase at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Manatee Academy

Thursday, Dec. 2 – “Fall into Winter Festival” in the Manatee Gymnasium from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 –  Band Winter Concert in the Centennial High School Auditorium – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 Chorus Concert in the Manatee Academy Cafeteria – 6:30 p.m.

Mariposa Elementary

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – Chorus/Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (3001 NW Fed. Hwy, Jensen) – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Instrumental Ensemble Performance at School Board Meeting (Allapattah Flats – 12051 Copper Creek Dr., PSL) – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Instrumental Ensemble/Chorus at Mariposa in Cafeteria – 6:00 p.m. – Approx. 6:45 p.m.

Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Elementary Rocket Chorus and 6th Grade Band Young Musicians Holiday Concert at Palm Pointe – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8 – 8th Grade Jazz Band and Rocket Chorus Performance at Tradition Square – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 9 – Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. – 11a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Palm Pointe Holiday Fine Arts Extravaganza at Palm Pointe – 6:30 p.m.

Rivers Edge Elementary

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Breakfast with Santa from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 4th Grade Chorus Concert at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Giving Tree Assembly from 9:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Samuel S. Gaines Academy

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Winter Concert from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Southern Oaks Middle School

Friday, Dec. 8 – SOMS Band Presents an Old-Fashioned Country Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the SOMS Cafeteria. Admission is FREE, but new, unwrapped toys as Toys for Tots donations are welcomed.

Southport Middle School

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Winter Band Concert in Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 15 – Winter Drama Production Evening Show (Legally Blonde Jr.) at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Winter Drama Production Matinee (Legally Blonde Jr.) at 2:00 p.m.

St. Lucie Elementary

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Publix Math Night from 5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Taylor Creek Publix

St. Lucie West K-8

Friday Dec. 1 – Monday, Dec. 11 – PTO Holiday Shoppe

Monday, Dec. 4 – Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Student Council Giving Tree

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Holiday Band Concert – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Science Fair and Game Night – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – S.A.G.E. Expo – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 1st Grade Winter Tea – 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – 1st Grade Polar Express Day – 1:45 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 22 – PBiS Neon Dance – Time TBD

Treasure Coast HS IB Academy & FBLA will be volunteering at the TC Food Bank Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as part of their Annual Helping Hand Focus

Tuesday, Dec. 5 FBLA Holiday Fundraiser at Big Apple Pizza from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Treasure Coast High School Band and Chorus Prism Concert (Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door.)

Friday, Dec. 15 –  7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

White City Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Allapattah Flats K-8 

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Santa’s Breakfast 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. $3.00 per person

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Night of the Arts at 5:30 p.m.

Bayshore Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Grades 3-5 Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Wednesday, Dec. 13 – Grades K-2 Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Dan McCarty Middle School

Wednesday, Dec. 13 -“A Joyful Night” Holiday Concert featuring Dan McCarty Middle School Singing Eagles and Westwood High School Concert Choir at Dan McCarty Middle School in the Cafeteria – 7:00 p.m.

Floresta Elementary

Monday, Dec. 4 – Friday, Dec. 8 – Santa Shop Is Open During School Hours

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Cookies and Milk with Santa and Santa Shop from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Winter Concert from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Forest Grove Middle School

Tuesday, Dec. 19 Chorus Concert at the Fort Pierce Central High School Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.

Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Holiday Spectacular (Student Performances) at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

Frances K. Sweet Elementary

Thursday, Nov. 30 – Art Fair from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Breakfast with Santa Hosted by Student Council from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. $5 per person (Includes Craft and Picture with Santa)

Lakewood Park Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast

Monday, Dec. 11 – Penguin Patch Holiday Store Opens

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Holiday Performance at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Breakfast with Santa from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – VPK Holiday Program at 1:45 p.m.

Lawnwood Elementary

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Holiday Show at 6:00 p.m.

Lincoln Park Academy

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Orchestra Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Saturday, Dec. 9 – Homecoming Dance, Arabian Nights at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Chorus Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Monday, Dec. 18 – Middle School Band Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – High Wind Symphony Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Theatre Superior Showcase at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Manatee Academy

Thursday, Dec. 2 – “Fall into Winter Festival” in the Manatee Gymnasium from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 –  Band Winter Concert in the Centennial High School Auditorium – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 Chorus Concert in the Manatee Academy Cafeteria – 6:30 p.m

Mariposa Elementary

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – Chorus/Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (3001 NW Fed. Hwy, Jensen) – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Instrumental Ensemble Performance at School Bd. Mtg. (Allapattah Flats – 12051 Copper Creek Dr., PSL) – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Instrumental Ensemble/Chorus at Mariposa in Cafeteria – 6:00 p.m. – Approx. 6:45 p.m.

Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Elementary Rocket Chorus and 6th Grade Band Young Musicians Holiday Concert at Palm Pointe – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8 – 8th Grade Jazz Band and Rocket Chorus Performance at Tradition Square – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 9 – Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. – 11a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Palm Pointe Holiday Fine Arts Extravaganza at Palm Pointe – 6:30 p.m.

Rivers Edge Elementary

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Breakfast with Santa from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 4th Grade Chorus Concert at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Giving Tree Assembly from 9:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Samuel S. Gaines Academy

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Winter Concert from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Southern Oaks Middle School

Friday, Dec. 8 – SOMS Band Presents an Old-Fashioned Country Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the SOMS Cafeteria. Admission is FREE, but new, unwrapped toys as Toys for Tots donations are welcomed.

Southport Middle School

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Winter Band Concert at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 15 – Winter Drama Production Evening Show (Legally Blonde Jr.) at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Winter Drama Production Matinee (Legally Blonde Jr.) at 2:00 p.m.

St. Lucie Elementary

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Publix Math Night from 5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Taylor Creek Publix

St. Lucie West K-8

Friday Dec. 1 – Monday, Dec. 11 – PTO Holiday Shoppe

Monday, Dec. 4 – Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Student Council Giving Tree

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Holiday Band Concert – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Science Fair and Game Night – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – S.A.G.E. Expo – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 1st Grade Winter Tea – 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – 1st Grade Polar Express Day – 1:45 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 22 – PBiS Neon Dance – Time TBD

Treasure Coast HS IB Academy & FBLA will be volunteering at the TC Food Bank Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as part of their Annual Helping Hand Focus

Tuesday, Dec. 5 FBLA Holiday Fundraiser at Big Apple Pizza from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

White City Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria

 

Holiday for All – September 23, 2015

Holiday for All – September 23, 2015

Greetings to our St. Lucie Public School family.

We want to remind you that Wednesday, September 23 is a holiday, and schools will not be in session.

Students and staff will resume a regular schedule on Thursday, September 24.

Thank you.

Holiday Chorus Concert Enjoyed at Palm Pointe

Holiday Chorus Concert Enjoyed at Palm Pointe

Elementary students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition enjoyed a Holiday Chorus Concert as part of a Positive Behavior event. Students used their earned rocket fuel for good behavior in the classroom to attend the special program put on by music director, Christine Hill and her chorus students. The holiday songs were a great way to begin the upcoming holiday season and the students and staff loved it. Pictured is the chorus performing on stage and the students enjoying the show.

Holiday 9/5

Holiday 9/5

Monday, September 5th, is a holiday and schools will not be in session.

Students and staff will resume a regular schedule on Tuesday, September 6th.

Hobe Sound Nature Center visits Palm Pointe

Hobe Sound Nature Center visits Palm Pointe

Recently, Fifth grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition participated in The Hobe Sound Nature Center Owl Pellets Lab. Students learned about food chains, ecology and natural history. Students found small skeleton parts from rodents, birds and more! They loved this hands on activity and enjoyed being scientists for the day. Pictured is fifth grader Braylen Lopez with a Barred Owl and a Red Tail Hawk from the Hobe Sound Center.

Hobe Sound Nature Center staff visit Palm Pointe

Hobe Sound Nature Center staff visit Palm Pointe

Staff from the Hobe Sound Nature Center recently visited the fifth grade students from Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition and did a presentation on animal adaptations and food webs.  They demonstrated with their Birds of Prey animal collection.  The students got to dissect owl pellets.  The discussion showed the different things that were eaten by the owls.  Pictured, from left, are  Andi Risi and Hector Arocho.

History Fair Projects Judged This Thursday

History Fair Projects Judged This Thursday

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Two hundred history fair projects focused on this year’s theme of “Taking a Stand in History” will be judged by local dignitaries at IRSC’s Kight Center this Thursday. Students from across the District have researched, analyzed, and interpreted information on the topic. Working individually or in groups, they have submitted their findings and expressed their ideas in papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, or websites.  Doors will open at 8 AM for a day-long vetting of entries in two divisions — junior (grades 6–8) and senior (grades 9–12).

 

According to Kate Ems, event organizer for St. Lucie Public Schools, the first- and second-place winners in each category and division of the District History Fair advance to the state contest in Tallahassee in May.  In addition, first- and second-place state winners in each category and division earn the right to represent Florida at the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland, in June.

 

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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History Fair Projects Judged This Thursday

History Fair Projects Judged This Thursday

Two hundred history fair projects focused on this year’s theme of “Taking a Stand in History” will be judged by local dignitaries at IRSC’s Kight Center this Thursday (1-12-17).  Students from across the District have researched, analyzed, and interpreted information on the topic.  Working individually or in groups, they have submitted their findings and expressed their ideas in papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, or websites.  Doors will open at 8 AM for a day-long vetting of entries in two divisions — junior (grades 6–8) and senior (grades 9–12).

 

According to Kate Ems, event organizer for St. Lucie Public Schools, the first- and second-place winners in each category and division of the District History Fair advance to the state contest in Tallahassee in May.  In addition, first- and second-place state winners in each category and division earn the right to represent Florida at the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland, in June.

History Fair Projects Judged This Thursday

History Fair Projects Judged This Thursday

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Two hundred history fair projects focused on this year’s theme of “Taking a Stand in History” will be judged by local dignitaries at IRSC’s Kight Center this Thursday. Students from across the District have researched, analyzed, and interpreted information on the topic. Working individually or in groups, they have submitted their findings and expressed their ideas in papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, or websites.  Doors will open at 8 AM for a day-long vetting of entries in two divisions — junior (grades 6–8) and senior (grades 9–12).

 

According to Kate Ems, event organizer for St. Lucie Public Schools, the first- and second-place winners in each category and division of the District History Fair advance to the state contest in Tallahassee in May.  In addition, first- and second-place state winners in each category and division earn the right to represent Florida at the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland, in June.

 

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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History Fair at Palm Pointe

History Fair at Palm Pointe

History Fair is in the air at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition.  Students prepare to share their performance as Steve Jobs and Steve Wosniak.  Other students chose to make project boards to showcase Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.  Pictured from left are Vincent Majors and Cristian Del Rosario.

History Day Projects

History Day Projects

In February, over two hundred finalists presented their History Day projects to judges. The first- and second-place winners in each category and division of the District History Day Fair advanced to the state contest in Tallahassee.  SLPS congratulates these students and commends them on representing the District in this event.

  • Nicole Coons –FGM
  • Savannah Manning – FGM
  • Eric Pressley – FPC
  • Samuel Hall – FPC
  • Annarose Hilhorst – LPA
  • Sophie Rosenstein – LPA
  • Laci Ford – NPK8
  • Brooke Hundley – NPK8
  • Olivia Donnelly – PPE
  • Diego Markle Velez – PPE
  • Evelyn Hiller – PPE
  • Jasmine Chuong – PPE
  • Ariana Rosado – PPE
  • Lauren Imbert – PPE
  • Ella Treadway – PPE
  • Liam Byone – PSL
  • Jacob Guerrero – PSL
  • Kevenry Mathias – PSL
  • Miles Gittens – PSL
  • LaPorsha Harris – PSL
  • Gladine Laguerre – PSL
  • Jaylen Tyson – PSL
  • Aaliyah Dunkelly – PSL
  • Victoria Grenier – PSL
  • Kyler Risk – PSL
  • Brian Avalos – PSL
  • Melody Correa – PSL
  • Javariah Cooper – SGAET
  • Alysha Josue – SGAET
  • Sinclaire Dupree – SLWCHS
  • Ava St. Hilaire – SLWK8
  • Lily Dowdy – SOMS
  • Mariah Rivas – SOMS
  • Joseph Parr – STA
Historic Gains in Graduation Rates for St. Lucie Public Schools

Historic Gains in Graduation Rates for St. Lucie Public Schools

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – It is a historic day for St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) as graduation rates hit an all-time high at 86.8 percent representing an 11.35 percent gain from the previous year, surpassing state averages and laying claim to the fourth largest gain in the state.

 

According to a report released today by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), all SLPS comprehensive high schools made remarkable gains (Central, Westwood, Port St. Lucie, Centennial, and Treasure Coast), and three high schools boast graduation rates that exceed 90 percent. “As a diverse community, we celebrate that the graduation rates for demographic groups showed significant growth and far exceeded the state averages.  It is especially gratifying that we experienced a 14.1 percent increase for our black students, a 9.8 percent increase for our Hispanic students, and a 10.5 percent increase for our white students,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

 

Gent stated that one of the District’s focus areas is student achievement.  “I applaud our teachers and administrators for their persistent efforts to support students’ learning.  We closely monitor indicators of momentum including attendance, behavior, math, and reading gains.  This attention to the individualized needs of students has positively impacted our graduation rates, and we will continue to work together to support a goal to surpass a District-wide graduation rate of 90 percent.”

 

Graduation Rate Details

 

School 2014-2015

Grad Rate

2015-2016

Grad Rate

Change
Fort Pierce Central High School 80.1% 92.4 % +12.3%
Fort Pierce Westwood High School 63.8% 83.1% +19.3%
Lincoln Park Academy 98.6% 96.7 % -1.9%
Port St. Lucie High School 70.7% 81.4 +10.7%
St. Lucie West Centennial High School 82.3% 89.2 +6.9%
Treasure Coast High School 82.7% 91.8 +9.1%
DISTRICT 75.5% 86.8 % +11.3%

 

School White Black Hispanic
  2014-2015 2015-2016 2014-2015 2015-2016 2014-2015 2015-2016
Fort Pierce Central High School 80.3 91.8 78.2 91.2 81.0 93.6
Fort Pierce Westwood High School 74.7 91.1 56.7 79.4 61.0 80.5
Lincoln Park Academy 97.3 97.4 100.0 95.1 100.0 95.6
Port St. Lucie High School 73.3 85.3 63.9 76.9 68.6 77.8
St. Lucie West Centennial High School 83.8 90.1  79.5 86.1 82.8 90.3
Treasure Coast High School 84.5 94.9 80.2 86.0 82.8 92.2
District 78.5 89.0 68.3 82.4 77.9 87.7

 

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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Historic Gains in Graduation Rates for St. Lucie Public Schools

Historic Gains in Graduation Rates for St. Lucie Public Schools

It is a historic day for St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) as graduation rates hit an all-time high at 86.8 percent representing an 11.35 percent gain from the previous year, surpassing state averages and laying claim to the fourth largest gain in the state.

 

According to a report released today by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), all SLPS comprehensive high schools made remarkable gains (Central, Westwood, Port St. Lucie, Centennial, and Treasure Coast), and three high schools boast graduation rates that exceed 90 percent. “As a diverse community, we celebrate that the graduation rates for demographic groups showed significant growth and far exceeded the state averages.  It is especially gratifying that we experienced a 14.1 percent increase for our black students, a 9.8 percent increase for our Hispanic students, and a 10.5 percent increase for our white students,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

 

Gent stated that one of the District’s focus areas is student achievement.  “I applaud our teachers and administrators for their persistent efforts to support students’ learning.  We closely monitor indicators of momentum including attendance, behavior, math, and reading gains.  This attention to the individualized needs of students has positively impacted our graduation rates, and we will continue to work together to support a goal to surpass a District-wide graduation rate of 90 percent.”

 

Graduation Rate Details

 

School 2014-2015

Grad Rate

2015-2016

Grad Rate

Change
Fort Pierce Central High School 80.1% 92.4 % +12.3%
Fort Pierce Westwood High School 63.8% 83.1% +19.3%
Lincoln Park Academy 98.6% 96.7 % -1.9%
Port St. Lucie High School 70.7% 81.4 +10.7%
St. Lucie West Centennial High School 82.3% 89.2 +6.9%
Treasure Coast High School 82.7% 91.8 +9.1%
DISTRICT 75.5% 86.8 % +11.3%

 

School White Black Hispanic
  2014-2015 2015-2016 2014-2015 2015-2016 2014-2015 2015-2016
Fort Pierce Central High School 80.3 91.8 78.2 91.2 81.0 93.6
Fort Pierce Westwood High School 74.7 91.1 56.7 79.4 61.0 80.5
Lincoln Park Academy 97.3 97.4 100.0 95.1 100.0 95.6
Port St. Lucie High School 73.3 85.3 63.9 76.9 68.6 77.8
St. Lucie West Centennial High School 83.8 90.1  79.5 86.1 82.8 90.3
Treasure Coast High School 84.5 94.9 80.2 86.0 82.8 92.2
District 78.5 89.0 68.3 82.4 77.9 87.7

 

Hispanic Heritage Parade at Westgate

Hispanic Heritage Parade at Westgate

The kindergarten and first grade students at Westgate, completed their studies of Argentina and Mexico with a school wide parade.

Each of the grades at Westgate has been involved with cultural studies of  various Hispanic nations to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Zachary Hunt- Bianco (center) and all his friends from Ms. Bean’s kindergarten class, marched through Westgate wearing their Argentina Flag costumes.