BMX at White City Elementary

BMX at White City Elementary

John Parker, famous BMX rider, visited White City Elementary. 

During his presentation, he discussed the spokes of good character, motion, and speed. 

It was a fun, energizing, and thrilling presentation.

 

PBIS Bus Driver Luncheon

PBIS Bus Driver Luncheon

Allapattah Flats hosted its annual PBIS BUS DRIVER LUNCHEON on Friday, September 29, 2017.

APFK8 served their drivers with great enthusiasm and appreciation for all that they do every day to keep their Gators safe! The drivers enjoyed a special drawing and a delicious lunch along with a lot of laughter and fun!

We truly appreciate our APFK8 drivers and supervisors!

Fort Pierce Westwood Veterinary Students Support Rescue Effort

Fort Pierce Westwood Veterinary Students Support Rescue Effort

Fort Pierce Westwood Veterinary students were at the St. Lucie International Airport on October 5th to support in the arrival of a plane from Puerto Rico carrying animals in need of homes and care. The veterinary students along with their teacher, Whitney Uribe, helped to unload the animals from the plane, unload them from their carriers for examination, as well as support the veterinarian with their examinations. That support included completing paperwork, getting the medication requested by the vet ready, as well as the vaccines as requested by the vet.

The students earned volunteer hours as well as invaluable experience working along with the community of people involved in the support and rescue of animals in need. The following students were part of the tremendous response from our community: Maria Zuniga, Alejandra Russelburg, Alexis Mecham, Logan Ankiel, Amanda Birch, Unique Rosario, Sabrina Cardenas, Noah Ortiz, Grace Ramos, Otis Ward, and Hannah Mitchelltree. #fpwpantherpride #moalife1 @fpwhs

Well done, Panthers! We are very proud of you.

The news did an article on the rescue effort of the community for these animals. It can be found here at this link.

http://www.wpbf.com/article/animals-from-hurricane-ravaged-puerto-rico-now-calling-treasure-coast-home/12789819

St. Lucie’s 5 Star Schools Announced

St. Lucie’s 5 Star Schools Announced

Palm Beach Area Schools Recognized as Five Star Schools
~ Hundreds of schools statewide honored for exemplary community involvement ~

Tallahassee, Fla., October 9, 2017 – Today, the Florida Department of Education announced the names of schools in the Palm Beach area that have earned the Five Star School Award for the 2016-2017 school year. The award is bestowed upon schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning. Statewide, over 700 schools earned the recognition.

“It is an honor to recognize these schools with the Five Star Award,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “As a former teacher and principal, I have seen firsthand the positive impact family and community involvement can have on the lives of students. I commend our state’s parents, guardians and community members for going above and beyond for Florida’s students and the schools for encouraging parent and community involvement.”

To earn Five Star School recognition, a school must show that it has achieved all of the benchmarks and criteria in five categories – Community/Business Partnerships, Family Involvement, Volunteerism, Student Community Service and School Advisory Council. Schools must also earn a grade of “C” or above or a school improvement rating of “Maintaining” or “Commendable” for the year being recognized.

Below are the schools in the Palm Beach area that received the Five Star School Award for the 2016-2017 school year.

School District Schools

Indian River
Glendale Elementary School
Storm Grove Middle School

Martin
Crystal Lake Elementary School
J. D. Parker Elementary School
Jensen Beach High School
Felix A. Williams Elementary School
Murray Middle School
Palm City Elementary School
Sea Wind Elementary School
South Fork High School

St. Lucie
Bayshore Elementary School
Fairlawn Elementary School
Floresta Elementary School
Forest Grove Middle School
Fort Pierce Magnet School
Frances K. Sweet Elementary School
Lawnwood Elementary School
Lincoln Park Academy
Mariposa Elementary School
Morningside Elementary School
Northport K-8 School
Oak Hammock K-8 School
Palm Pointe Educational Research School
Parkway Elementary School
Rivers Edge Elementary School
Southern Oaks Middle School
Southport Middle School
St. Lucie West Centennial High School
St. Lucie West K-8 School
Treasure Coast High School
Village Green Environmental Studies School
West Gate K-8 School
White City Elementary School

Palm Beach
Bak Middle School of the Arts
Beacon Cove Intermediate School
Belle Glade Elementary School
Benoist Farms Elementary School
Berkshire Elementary School
Binks Forest Elementary School
Boca Raton Community Middle School
Boca Raton Elementary School
Calusa Elementary School
Christa McAuliffe Middle School
Congress Middle School
Coral Reef Elementary School
Coral Sunset Elementary School
Crosspointe Elementary School
Crystal Lakes Elementary School
Cypress Trails Elementary School
Del Prado Elementary School
Diamond View Elementary School
Dwight D. Eisenhowser Elementary School
Eagles Landing Middle School
Elbridge Gale Elementary School
Emerald Cove Middle School
Equestrian Trails Elementary School
Everglades Elementary School
Forest Hill Elementary School
Freedom Shores Elementary School
Frontier Elementary School
Golden Grove Elementary School
Grassy Waters Elementary School
H. L. Johnson Elementary School
Hagen Road Elementary School
Independence Middle School
Indian Ridge School
John I. Leonard High School
Jupiter Elementary School
Jupiter Farms Elementary School
Jupiter Middle School of Technology
Lighthouse Elementary School
Limestone Creek Elementary School
Logger’s Run Middle School
Manatee Elementary School
Meadow Park Elementary School
Morikami Park Elementary School
New Horizons Elementary School
North Grade Elementary School
Northboro Elementary School
Okeeheelee Middle School
Palm Beach Central High School
Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School
Palm Beach Public School
Palm Springs Community Middle School
Panther Run Elementary School
Pierce Hammock Elementary School
Plumosa School of the Arts
Poinciana Elementary School
Royal Palm Bach High School
Royal Palm Beach Elementary School
S.D. Spady Montessori Elementary School
Sandpiper Shoers Elementary School
Santacules Community High School
South Olive Elementary School
Suncoast High School
Sunrise Park Elementary School
Sunset Palm Elementary School
Timber Trace Elementary School
U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School
Waters Edge Elementary School
Watson B. Duncan Middle School
Wellington Elementary School
Wellington High School
Wellington Landings Middle School
Western Academy Charter
Woodlands Middle School
Wynnebrook Elementary School

FPL Sponsors Show for SLWK-8 K-2 Students

FPL Sponsors Show for SLWK-8 K-2 Students

On Tuesday, October 4, The National Theatre for Children came to our school and performed for our K-2 students. They performed an energy show sponsored by FPL titled Captain Wattage. Captain Wattage solved the mystery about who was stealing energy. (It was Vivica Voltage!) The boys and girls (and teachers) loved it!

Port St. Lucie vs. Space Coast

Port St. Lucie vs. Space Coast

On Monday October 9th, the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguars went up against the Space Coast Vipers.

To kick off the game, the Jaguar Color Guard presented the Colors with Damilola Jolugan and Joleen Kalonaski serving as flag bearers and Hayley Pollard and Marco Narder serving as guards.

Local Principals Selected to Attend State Leadership Academy

Local Principals Selected to Attend State Leadership Academy

St. Lucie Public Schools Principals D’Jion Jackson and Lori Reid will represent the District leadership in this year’s 2017 Dr. Brian Dassler Leadership Academy (formerly Commissioner’s Leadership Academy). As part of the elite team of academic leaders from across the state, this duo will participate in a year-long, job-embedded and research-based program for principal professional development sponsored by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) in partnership with the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership.

 

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Professional growth and talent development is vital to the continued success of an organization.  This leadership academy is an outstanding venue for professionals to deepen their knowledge, collaborate with others, and positively impact our schools.”

 

The program has three anticipated outcomes:

  • Deepen school leaders’ knowledge and skills in identifying high-quality instruction along with the professional learning necessary to support teachers’ own learning;
  • Deepen school leaders’ skills in observation, analysis and feedback through on-site support, coaching and modeling; and
  • Develop school leaders’ skills in providing targeted feedback for teacher growth.

 

Local Principals Selected to Attend State Leadership Academy

Local Principals Selected to Attend State Leadership Academy

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools Principals D’Jion Jackson and Lori Reid will represent the District leadership in this year’s 2017 Dr. Brian Dassler Leadership Academy (formerly Commissioner’s Leadership Academy). As part of the elite team of academic leaders from across the state, this duo will participate in a year-long, job-embedded and research-based program for principal professional development sponsored by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) in partnership with the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership.

 

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Professional growth and talent development is vital to the continued success of an organization.  This leadership academy is an outstanding venue for professionals to deepen their knowledge, collaborate with others, and positively impact our schools.”

 

The program has three anticipated outcomes:

  • Deepen school leaders’ knowledge and skills in identifying high-quality instruction along with the professional learning necessary to support teachers’ own learning;
  • Deepen school leaders’ skills in observation, analysis and feedback through on-site support, coaching and modeling; and
  • Develop school leaders’ skills in providing targeted feedback for teacher growth.

 

St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  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.

National Speaker Kafale Impacts Students and Staff

National Speaker Kafale Impacts Students and Staff

ST. LUCIE COUNTY “Principal Baruti Kafele, my name is Tyler, and it’s important that you know my name.” These were the words of a Palm Pointe middle school student who echoed the heart of the guest speaker’s message to students while shaking hands with the larger-than-life Kafele.  According to on-looker Principal Kathy Perez, the 12-year-old heeded the powerful message of being mission-minded and developing the necessary passion, purpose, and drive to persevere through challenges for success in school and in life.

 

Perez stated that Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition maintains and on-going schedule of talent development for staff throughout the year. Kafele authored Closing the Attitude Gap, is an award-winning former educator and principal, and speaks to the importance of being mission minded.  “He inspired our professional staff and captivated our students as an added bonus.”

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  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.

 

Principal Baruti Kafele engages Palm Pointe middle school students with a message of being m   mission-minded.

 

National Speaker Kafale Impacts Students and Staff

Kafele Sends Positive Message

“Principal Baruti Kafele, my name is Tyler, and it’s important that you know my name.” These were the words of a Palm Pointe middle school student who echoed the heart of the guest speaker’s message to students while shaking hands with the larger-than-life Kafele.  According to on-looker Principal Kathy Perez, the 12-year-old heeded the powerful message of being mission-minded and developing the necessary passion, purpose, and drive to persevere through challenges for success in school and in life.

Perez stated that Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition maintains and on-going schedule of talent development for staff throughout the year. Kafele authored Closing the Attitude Gap, is an award-winning former educator and principal, and speaks to the importance of being mission minded.  “He inspired our professional staff and captivated our students as an added bonus.”

Principal Baruti Kafele engages Palm Pointe middle school students with a message of being m   mission-minded.

Giving Concert

Giving Concert

The sixth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 25th at Lincoln Park Academy in the auditorium located at 1806 Avenue I in Fort Pierce. The doors open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups begins at 7:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will support Grace Packs which, in turn, benefits students.  Grace Packs is a weekly weekend back pack program that provides necessary food items to students in need. Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item to be donated to Grace Packs.

Concert-goers of all ages will enjoy the musical selections from area middle and high school choral groups.  Featured at this event are ensembles from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy, Saint Lucie West Centennial High School, and Treasure Coast High School.

For more information on the Giving Concert, contact Dr. Kevin Perry at Kevin.perry@stlucieschools.org.

 

Giving Concert

The Giving Concert Benefits Local Students

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The sixth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 25th at Lincoln Park Academy in the auditorium located at 1806 Avenue I in Fort Pierce. The doors open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups begins at 7:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will support Grace Packs which, in turn, benefits students.  Grace Packs is a weekly weekend back pack program that provides necessary food items to students in need. Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item to be donated to Grace Packs.

Concert-goers of all ages will enjoy the musical selections from area middle and high school choral groups.  Featured at this event are ensembles from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy, Saint Lucie West Centennial High School, and Treasure Coast High School.

For more information on the Giving Concert, contact Dr. Kevin Perry at Kevin.perry@stlucieschools.org.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  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.

 

 

Congressional Gold Medal

Congressional Gold Medal

Sebastian Suarez was joined by his family and administrators from Lincoln Park Academy as Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board Members recognized him for earning his the Congressional Award Gold Medal.  Established into law in 1979, the Congressional Award was created to honor, encourage, and inspire America’s youth.

To earn the Gold Medal, Suarez, a senior, completed 400 hours of Voluntary Public Service, 200 hours of Personal Development, and 200 hours of Physical Fitness. Additionally, he planned a trip to and explored New York City over a five-day period to better understand the cultures that shaped the metropolitan area.

He will be recognized at the national Gold Medal ceremony along with other distinguished award recipients next summer.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign and is held during the month of October. This campaign unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Over the years it has grown from an initial week-long event to a worldwide effort with thousands of individuals participating in multiple activities throughout the month.
During the month of October, hundreds of schools, major corporations, and many celebrities have joined the movement to STOMP out BULLYING.  St. Lucie Public Schools takes bullying very seriously and we  join this movement in October and continue to take a stand everyday to STOMP out BULLYING!
 

 

Ziemba – An Innovator

Ziemba – An Innovator

Jeanne Ziemba, principal of St. Lucie Public School’s Mosaic Digital Academy, was recognized at the October Board meeting for being named as Florida’s Distance Learning Association’s Innovative Leader in Distance Learning: K-12 award recipient.

This award is established to recognize excellence and innovation in using technology to enhance teaching and learning.

Mosaic Digital Academy is a K-12 virtual school that provides a progressive choice for families, providing expanded curriculum choice for anytime, anywhere learning.