Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

We  invite all of our families to our DADS TAKE YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DAY event!

On September 27, 2017, we encourage all fathers to take their children to school and stay for any activities your child’s school may have planned.  All father figures are welcomed, including stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other significant role models. Although the event is centered on fathers, mothers and other family members are also welcome.

The intent of this initiative is to highlight the significant difference fathers and father figures can make by taking a more active role in their children’s educational experience.

When fathers play a more active role in a child’s education, children perform better academically; have fewer discipline problems; and become more responsible adults. We hope all fathers will take this opportunity to become more familiar with our school and staff and that you will return often.

What about moms? Moms are vital in the lives of their children and are often the parent who is more involved in their children’s education. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is just one chance for us to shine the spotlight on dads and encourage men to get involved.

 

St. Lucie County Reading Council News!

St. Lucie County Reading Council News!

A HUGE shout out to our members! Thank you for supporting the reading council! It is never too late to become a Reading Council Member! Membership opportunities and information will be available at every SLCRC event. For membership forms, please email ilyse.brainin@stlucieschools.org

or…check the Lucie Link Archive. Membership is $15 and includes a T-shirt to be proudly worn on Wednesdays! Membership also means FREE access to most of our upcoming EVENTS!

 

Speaking of events…What is coming up?

 

Tuesday 10/10 – The reading of the St. Lucie County Reading Council Proclamation AND the announcement of the name of the school with the highest percentage of Reading Council Members! The winning school will receive an author visit from Louis McGuire, author of “Don’t Be That Kid” and the “Don’t Be That Kid” School Resource Guide!

 

Wednesday, 10/25 – Fall Into a Good Book, with Good Friends at our first SLCRC Social! The event is FREE to members and $5.00 for non-members. Bring your favorite book, read aloud or poem to share. Of course you can sign up to become a member at the event and learn more about the council.  Up and coming events will also be posted and information will be made available.

Where – Applebee’s Restaurant 10501 S. US 1 in PSL

When – 5:00 – 7:00

Light snacks will be provided.

 

November 8th – “Color Your Way to the FSA Writing Prompt”

Where – Keiser University

Time – 5:00 – 7:00

What will we learn? – Are you in need of a sure fire strategy to teach your students how to write to an FSA style writing prompt? How to PAT the prompt? How to collect evidence that is relevant and cite it correctly in a flowing multi-paragraph essay? This strategy is for YOU (and your students)!

Bring your team, or grab a colleague and join us at Keiser University in PSL for an afterschool snack and learn!

Cost: FREE to members – $12.00 for non-members, or become a member for $15.00 at the door and get in FREE!

More information coming your way soon!

Port St. Lucie Jaguars vs. John Carroll Rams

Port St. Lucie Jaguars vs. John Carroll Rams

After the break from school, the Port St. Lucie Jaguars start off strong with their first varsity home game against the John Carroll Rams on Tuesday, September 19.

The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion Color Guard starts the game off by presenting the colors: c/ MAJ Tesa May, c/ CPT Allison Wilhoit c/SFC Dominic Casianio , and c/ SSG Andre Hannon show their school and nation pride by respectfully displaying the colors.

Port St. Lucie Jaguars vs Okeechobee Brahman Bulls

Port St. Lucie Jaguars vs Okeechobee Brahman Bulls

After the Jaguars take the win on Tuesday, September 19, with a score of 23-14 against the John Carroll Rams, they play again on September 22 against the Okeechobee Brahman Bulls.

The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion Color Guard (c/MAJ Tesa May  and c/ MSG Hayley Pollard as the flag bearers and c/CPT Morgan Emerson and c/SFC Dominic Casianio as the guards) start the game with the presentation of colors.

Northport Proudly Supports Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Event!

Northport Proudly Supports Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Event!

#bbbsglowbowl was a great event this year!

Northport is so happy to support our wonderful partners in education in this annual event. Northport has several mentors and four tutors that serve from 40 – 60 kindergarten through second grade students. Northport’s school grade went from a C to a B this year. Part of the school’s success can be attributed to the many services that are received from a plethora of community partners. Big Brothers Big Sisters is an extremely important part of Northport’s equation for success.

Many thanks to all the staff from Northport who came out to make this community event extraordinary.

2017 Florida Art Education Association Award Winner!!!

2017 Florida Art Education Association Award Winner!!!

Caroline Duran, Art Teacher at Lincoln Park Academy has been recognized by the Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) as the 2017 New Professional Award winner. The FAEA program recognizes individuals who have achieved the highest level of professionalism in art education and shows appreciation for their contribution to the association and its mission.

Ms. Duran, along with 17 other award recipients from throughout the state, will be honored at the FAEA Awards Breakfast on Saturday, October 21st from 7:30-8:30am in St. Petersburg, FL.

Congratulations to Caroline Duran for her dedication to her students and her craft!

Northport Participates In SLPS “Dads Take Your Child To School” 2017!

Northport Participates In SLPS “Dads Take Your Child To School” 2017!

What a wonderful morning at Northport recently. So many dads, grandpas, big brothers and families participated in the SLPS districtwide event. Northport realizes that we need family participation to help us bring the very best learning environment to the children. Many thanks to all who participated. It was just wonderful to see and greet all the dads for a terrific breakfast in the media center. Many thanks to all who participated and special thanks to the Northport Culinary department and School Secretary Louise Robinson as well as Cafeteria Manager Bev Yates. Job well done to all who attended!

SLPS Rises Above (Video)

SLPS Rises Above (Video)

St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to have served the community by providing eight general hurricane shelter sites and four Red Cross shelter sites.

  • As shelter site hosts, SLPS staff provided safe and dry temporary accommodations, food service, and custodial support before, during, and after the storm
  • The SLPS Transportation Department established a call center for residents needing transportation to shelters and provided transportation service to shelters before the storm as well as return transportation after the storm
  • The SLPS Transportation Department also provided transportation for residents displaced by the storm to post-storm host shelters

Thank you to our staff for your tireless efforts to support others and rise above!

 

https://youtu.be/FoQc3rDiLu4

Southport Middle School Tunnel of Hope

Southport Middle School Tunnel of Hope

Southport Middle School faculty, staff and community members welcomed students back to the 2017-2018 school year with our annual Tunnel of Hope celebration! The Tunnel of Hope is just one of the ways we show our students that we believe anything is possible and they are a treasure! While our year starts with us cheering them at the beginning of the school year, Southport Treasure Hunters are committed to search for all talent, skills, and intelligence that exists in all children all day, every day!

Our mission is simple: Mission Possible! We know our students can achieve anything they put their minds to and we are here to help them achieve that success. Throughout the year we continue showing them that we are here to inspire and empower them. We also want our students to be compassionate and global learners who are committed to creating a better and more peaceful world. We are blessed to teach and guide our students and are so excited for this school year. Go Hurricanes!

Ms. Mellion’s Class Simplified Fractions and Created Expressions

Ms. Mellion’s Class Simplified Fractions and Created Expressions

Ms. Mellion’s 2nd Period reviewed simplifying fractions after teaching students how to relate division to fractions. Students were able to work in groups with whiteboards for better understanding. They were excited to be able to tell the difference between simplified fractions and not simplified to smallest form fractions. Students are also learning about creating expressions with and without solving.

 

Students Simplifying Fractions at APF

Palm Pointe Students Learn the Importance of Being Mission Minded

Palm Pointe Students Learn the Importance of Being Mission Minded

Palm Pointe faculty, staff and middle school students are all “fired up” because they had the opportunity to hear a powerful message about the importance of transitioning a growth mindset into the will to achieve from guest speaker Principal Baruti Kafele. Kafele, a nationally-renowned public speaker, author, and award winning former educator and principal, is a specialist in “attitude transformation.” His book, Closing the Attitude Gap, speaks to the importance of being mission minded, and developing the necessary passion, purpose, and drive to persevere through challenges in order to succeed in the classroom and in life.

#mission ready

 

 

Gaines Academy Welcomes Dads

Gaines Academy Welcomes Dads

On September 27th, SGA had a wonderful time celebrating fathers and caring adults who change the lives of our students everyday.  The morning started with an instrumental interlude by SGA music teacher Mr. Pena and students along with photo booth opportunities.  After a brief presentation and breakfast, the fathers and caring adults were eager to pledge to be more involved in their children’s education.

Principal’s Panther Praise PBIS Event

Principal’s Panther Praise PBIS Event

Fort Pierce Westwood began a new, school-wide PBIS event with their students this year.  The Principal’s Panther Praise 200 Club (100 Club for MOA campus) requires randomly chosen teachers and staff to identify students who meet our ROARS expectations in and out of class each day.  Ten tickets are given out each day to be distributed to students for R-respect, O-on task, A-accountable, R-responsibility, S-safety.

The identified students  pick a number at random and their tickets are placed on the Principal Panther Praise board which is located in a heavy traffic area for all adults and students to see.  Phone calls go out to share the great news with the families and they sign a “Celebrity Book”. Once ten tickets in a row are on the board, each of those ten students win the “mystery envelope.”  Once rewards are given out, it starts all over again.  This is an individual-team PBIS event and all students are eligible to win. The event will continue all year long.

Northport Teachers Shine!

Northport Teachers Shine!

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”

This is a quote by Dale Carnegie. Greatness in teaching is rare. To be a great teacher, a combustion of assorted qualities both inborn and learned have to occur. A teacher has to be willing to put in time. That is time over and beyond the call of duty. Great teachers must love the age group and the subject that they are teaching and have an effective management style. Great teachers also are willing to learn new techniques, take advice, be flexible and have a huge capacity for growth. Another important quality of a teacher of excellence is to be consistently excellent. Our children depend on us to be excellent, caring, concerned and on point every single day. It’s a difficult and complex act.

Teaching is just not for everyone. There is no greater feeling than being a great teacher at the top of his or her game. It’s amazing and it’s rare. In this day and age, many times, teachers get a bad rap. Teachers are sometimes called “too liberal” or “not of good character.” Northport teachers are taking a stand! The teaching staff is qualified, supportive, funny, caring, and good communicators. We are people of character and we find the humor in the daily “tour of duty.” We are colleagues, but more importantly, we are friends.

DMMS Participates in IRSC Four County Honors Choir Concert

DMMS Participates in IRSC Four County Honors Choir Concert

 

Twenty students representing Dan McCarty Middle School recently joined their voices with other middle school singers from around the Treasure Coast area to participate in the Four County Middle School Honors Choir at Indian River State College. The students were selected based on their musicianship skills and the recommendation of their chorus director, Dr. Rolanda A. Jones.

Parade of Dads at Palm Pointe

Parade of Dads at Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe honors male role models in Dads Take Your Child to School Day! What a great event to honor our fathers and ask for their commitment to stay involved. Over 300 male role models brought their child to school on Wednesday, September 27th. After a brief ceremony with a guest speaker, the reading of the proclamation from all PPE male role models, and the choral reading with all involved to pledge to stay involved, the event ended with a parade where all faculty and staff and moms cheered as our fathers walked in the parade around the school before bringing their child to class. We look forward to seeing all male role models at future events!

 

 

Bus Driver Appreciation

Bus Driver Appreciation

Palm Pointe hosted their annual Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, September 28th.

PPE appreciates all their bus drivers do each day bringing our Rockets to and from school safely! Each driver received a gift, enjoyed special drawings, a delicious breakfast, and hopefully left knowing how much we appreciate all they do!

SLWK-8 First Graders Learning about Technology

SLWK-8 First Graders Learning about Technology

Over the summer, Mrs. Nemeth, 1st grade teacher, received five tablets for her classroom through a Donors Choose proposal. Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school. Students can use photos, videos, drawings, text notes, links, and the recorder to show what they know. After publishing a piece about Fall, students were able to take a picture of their work and record themselves reading it. Families also have the ability to see their child’s work through the Seesaw app and respond with comments and likes.

Channel 12 Honors Davino

Channel 12 Honors Davino

Congratulations to Samuel S. Gaines Academy’s John Davino! In a surprise visit by CBS Channel 12’s Teri Hornstein, he was recognized as an outstanding teacher and provided a check for $312 as part of Channel 12’s Tools for Teachers campaign.  Mr. Davino, who was praised by former students as being a teacher who helped them strive for success, will use the funds to support his efforts for positive behavior instructional support efforts on campus.

Interested in nominating a great teacher in St. Lucie Public Schools?  Simply click on on the Tools for Teachers link (http://cbs12.com/station/contests/toolkit ), tell Channel 12 why, and your nominee could be the Channel 12 Teacher of the Week.