Community Partners Spruce Up Northport

Community Partners Spruce Up Northport

We are truly blessed at Northport. Pastor Brian, Deacon Rad, and others from our First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie community partners gave a day of service to our school. We are beautiful and wondrously freshly painted and cleaned. ❤

Northport appreciates all who supported the effort!

Northport Students Release Their Inner Author!

Northport Students Release Their Inner Author!

Mrs. Lawrence’s first grade class proudly brought their completed Young Author books to the media center.  Great job for innovative and exciting work and teaching the joy of writing!❤

Young Authors is a school-wide program at Northport. Common language and joyful writing brings the community together to help children release their inner writer.

SLC Public Library Makes House Call

SLC Public Library Makes House Call

Many thanks to the St. Lucie County Public Library for visiting Northport second graders. Jayme Kostandinu, children’s program specialist, and Brittany Ellis, program associate, brought news about the public library’s summer reading program themed “A Universe of Stories!”

Students received applications for public library cards and listened to interactive stories to spur their reading initiative. The program runs from June 1 through August 3.

Parents, take your children to the public library and check out their many programs and books.

Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie Debuts Arts Week

Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie Debuts Arts Week

Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie proudly showcased their talented students during the debut of Arts Week. Fine arts teachers collaborated to create and put on nightly performances. “Scenes and Sounds,” was the premiere of this year’s inaugural annual student film festival presented by The Media Arts Department which included transcendent music from The CAST Band.

The Dance Department dazzled the stage with a showcase of various dance styles and techniques. The Elementary Music & Drama Department presented a lyrical and theatrical evening filled with tales from the animal kingdom and Florida history.

The CAST Vocal Arts Department showcased their sensational singers by performing classic hits in the black box theater.

Kona Ice and Chick Cuisine food trucks offered delicious delights for friends, families and students and donated back to CAST. As families enjoyed their treats, they could admire and partake in riveting interactive art exhibits by The Visual Arts Department.

CAST’s Arts Week was truly a success due to the collaborative efforts across our campus and within our community.

Diversity in Music, Unity in Song

Diversity in Music, Unity in Song

“Diversity in Music, Unity in Song” is the theme for this year’s St. Lucie County All County Elementary Chorus.  Tune in to the School Report segment below to enjoy the music and the message from our children.

 

Safety Fest 2019

Safety Fest 2019

Friends, families, businesses, and organizations came together on Saturday, April 27th for a day of fun, food, festivities, and demonstrations at the 5th Annual Safety Fest held at the Digital Domain Stadium in Port St. Lucie. The Ft. Pierce Central High School JROTC Color Guard and St. Lucie West Centennial High School Band opened the event by presenting the Colors and playing the National Anthem. St. Lucie Public Schools was represented by Transportation, FDLRS, Media Services, Magnet School Programs, and General Programs of Study.

Key Club Installation of Officers

Key Club Installation of Officers

The Key Club is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others and is supported and mentored under the umbrella of the Kiwanis International family. Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. New members of the Key Club were recently inducted for the coming school year.

 

Applebee’s Above and “Bee”yond Winner!

Applebee’s Above and “Bee”yond Winner!

In the Applebee’s Above and “Bee”yond contest, Nikayia wrote an essay about Mrs. DeVries and how she deserves to win this award. Nikayia’s essay was chosen and Mrs. DeVries was the St. Lucie County Applebee’s Above and Beyond winner! She will receive $500 to spend in her classroom for the 2019-2020 school year. Congratulations, Mrs. DeVries! Thank you for all you do!

Tune In To New Shows On WLX-TV

Tune In To New Shows On WLX-TV

The Education Channel is featuring a number of new shows this week! Make sure to watch the annual St. Lucie County Safety Festival, Legal Affairs hosted by Diamond Litty, Live United hosted by Kenrick Thomas, and more.

We are on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse. You can also catch us on YouTube. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV.

 

St. Lucie County Safety Festival

 
 

 

St. Lucie Public Schools Participates In Summer Food Service Program

St. Lucie Public Schools Participates In Summer Food Service Program

Fort Pierce, Florida – St. Lucie Public Schools will participate in the Summer Food Service Program during the months of June and July.  Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.  At open sites, all children, 18 years old and younger, are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year.

In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Summer feeding sites located on school campuses provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school.

The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program:

Site Name Area Address Open Dates Type
LAWNWOOD ELEM. FP 1900 S. 23rd Street, FP 34950 6/12 thru 7/17/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
DAN MCCARTY MIDDLE FP 1201 Mississippi Avenue, FP 34950 6/12 thru 7/17/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
GARDEN CITY FP 2202 Avenue Q, FP 34950 6/10 thru 7/26/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
C.A. MOORE ELEM. FP 827 N. 29th Street, FP 34947 6/12 thru 7/17/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
SLW K8 PSL 1501 SW Cashmere Blvd, PSL 34986 6/12 thru 7/17/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
SAM GAINES ACADEMY FP 2250 S. Jenkins Road, FP 34947 6/12 thru 7/17/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
PERFORMANCE BASED FP 2909 Delaware Avenue, FP 34947 6/12 thru 7/17/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
DALE CASSENS FP 1905 S. 11th Street, FP 34950 6/12 thru 7/17/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
LAKEWOOD PARK ELEM. FP 7800 Indrio Road, FP 34951 6/10 thru 7/26/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
FLORESTA ELEM. PSL 1501 SE Floresta Drive, PSL 34983 6/12 thru 7/17/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
NORTHPORT K8 PSL 250 NW Floresta Drive, PSL 34983 6/10 thru 7/26/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
PARKWAY ELEM. PSL 7000 NW Selvitz Road, PSL 34983 6/12 thru 7/17/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
SOUTHPORT MIDDLE PSL 2420 SE Morningside Blvd, PSL 34952 6/12 thru 7/17/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
OAK HAMMOCK K8 PSL 1251 SW California Blvd, PSL 34953 6/12 thru 7/17/2019 Breakfast /Lunch
Westgate K8 PSL 1050 NW Cashmere Blvd, PSL 34986 6/12 thru 7/17/2019  Breakfast/Lunch
Minsky Gym:                Mobile Feeding PSL 750 SW Darwin Blvd, PSL 34953 6/10 thru 7/26/2019 Lunch/Snack
Port St. Lucie Civic Center Camp:               

Mobile Feeding

PSL 9221 SE Civic Center Place, PSL 34952 6/10 thru 7/26/2019 Lunch/Snack
LPA Theater Hairspray the Musical!

LPA Theater Hairspray the Musical!

Lincoln Park Academy Theater produced Hairspray the Musical the last week of April 2019. This toe-tapping show was a delight to work on and to see. With over 100 students involved, this show was held very near and dear to many students’ hearts. A timeless story of equality and love, Tracy Turnblad soars to new heights with her hair and her willingness to stand up for what’s right. Over 1,200 attendees traveled through time with LPA to an upbeat world of hairspray and a world of changing dance.

 

 

Port St. Lucie High School JROTC End-of-Year Busch Gardens Trip

Port St. Lucie High School JROTC End-of-Year Busch Gardens Trip

On Saturday April 27, 2019, 45 cadets from the Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion traveled to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on an end-of-the-year trip. Thanks to all the support and funds provided to the cadets over the past several months, we were able to enjoy a day trip to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Cadets spent a day riding popular rides like the “SheiKra” and “Tigris,” dined at the many fabulous restaurants, and enjoyed a day with their fellow cadets. Despite being Army JROTC cadets, occasionally, we can take off the uniform and enjoy a day with friends and fellow cadets.

Three-Read Strategy Works At Weatherbee

Three-Read Strategy Works At Weatherbee

Ms. Alyssa Barbieri’s fifth grade students enjoy implementing the Three-Read strategy for math word problems that Math Coach Erin Albano introduced to them.  Multiple groups of students generated some very good questions which helped them focus on what was happening in the problem instead of just jumping to answer the question.  Way to go Mariners!!

SLPS Education Referendum Passes with 66% of the Vote

SLPS Education Referendum Passes with 66% of the Vote

St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board members thank St. Lucie County voters and community members for supporting the education referendum with a 66% vote.

“The record number of returned ballots and support from our community speaks volumes to the value placed on a quality public school education system. High performing students must have high performing teachers, and they must have opportunities to learn on safe and secure campuses,” said Superintendent Gent. He added that students will also benefit from expanded mental health services and important programs afforded to them by this referendum.

“Many people worked hard to help educate the community on the need and the benefits of this referendum,” said School Board Chair Debbie Hawley.   “We appreciate the collaboration and dedication of our employees, union partners, parents, business partners, community groups, and civic organizations.”

This is a four-year referendum, and Gent stressed that funds will only be utilized as they were promised.  He said, “As an added layer of assurance, the District will form an Advisory Committee to provide oversight on expenditures.”

 

Bayshore Says Thanks!

Bayshore Says Thanks!

Bayshore Elementary staff handed out nearly 250 bottles of water to thank their families for supporting the referendum.  The bottles were wrapped with a thank you message that generated smiles and reciprocal thanks.

NPK8 Thanks Our Community

NPK8 Thanks Our Community

Northport teachers, staff, and administrators celebrated the community support and passing of the education referendum.

Thank you…Thank You…Thank You…to all who voted in favor of our children, our teachers, our security, and our future!

Fort Pierce Elks #1520 Support Students

Fort Pierce Elks #1520 Support Students

The generous members of Fort Pierce Elks #1520 have done it again!

Through their focused efforts on supporting students in need, they have donated 150 crock pots which can be used to prepare hot and nourishing meals regardless of the location or mobility status of students and their families.   The Elks #1520 also support weekend food backpack programs, school clothing drives, and school supply donations.

St. Lucie Public Schools greatly appreciates the outpouring of support from this benevolent organization.

 

Safety Fest 2019

Safety Fest

Friends, families, businesses, and organizations came together on Saturday, April 27th for a day of fun, food, festivities, and demonstrations at the 5th Annual Safety Fest held at the Digital Domain Stadium in Port St. Lucie.

The Ft. Pierce Central High School JROTC Color Guard and St. Lucie West Centennial High School Band opened the event by presenting the Colors and playing the National Anthem.  St. Lucie Public Schools was represented by Transportation, FDLRS, Media Services, Magnet School Programs, and General Programs of Study.

 

 

St. Lucie Culinary Arts Students Show at Taste of St. Lucie

St. Lucie Culinary Arts Students Show at Taste of St. Lucie

Culinary Arts students from Port St. Lucie High School, Northport K-8, and St. Lucie West Centennial High School hosted three booths at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Taste of St. Lucie fundraiser.

Port St. Lucie High’s Jaguar Culinary Team sautéed and served Lucky 7 Wontons with Asian Slaw and Gator Loupgaroo with Boom-Boom Sauce. Delicious!

St. Lucie West K-8 students served their homemade “Shark Bites” — a combination of dark chocolate cake, chocolate cream, dark chocolate, and whipped cream.  Yummy!

Northport K-8 Navigators baked and served pineapple cake with coconut-pecan icing.  It was a hit!