Morningside Odyssey of the Mind Team Places 2nd at World with a Perfect Score in the Spontaneous Competition

Aliza Ahmed, Erika Austria, Kendrick Carpenter, Nichapa Dancharnjitt, Noah Hamilton, Angela Witz-Schaffer and Charley Willoughby represented our school, county, region, and state at the Odyssey of the Mind World Competition in Ames, Iowa, May 27-31, 2014. They ranked 2nd in the world overall with a perfect score in the spontaneous competition! What a life changing…


Village Green Environmental Studies School Teacher Wins First Place in Florida Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching Economics

Jacqueline Harris, a First grade teacher at Village Green Environmental Studies School won 1st Place in the Out-of-the-Box category in the 35th Annual Florida Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Economics. Mrs. Harris’ project focused on incorporating Social Studies across the curriculum where her First grade students created a mini café and gift shop called…


Southport Middle Sixth Graders Learning to Care for Their Community

Allison Lankow, the Special Projects Coordinator for the Port St. Lucie Public Works Department did a presentation for Southport’s 6th graders on litter prevention and recycling. The students actively participated in the presentation to better understand how being involved in litter prevention and recycling makes their community a better place for both humans and animals alike.

Wildcats are Authors

Students at White City Elementary wrote and published their own books for Young Authors. Every student started with an idea, narrowed the focus and wrote a story. After editing and revising their work, the students published their work, including illustrations, in a Bare Book. Four students’ books were chosen as representatives from each grade level.…



SLPS teachers participated in STEMinar at FGMS on Saturday, June 7, 2014.  Conference sessions were devoted to all grade levels with a focus on Gearing Up with Interactive Notebooks!  Participants acquired best practices for advancing STEM instruction.