Savanna Ridge Third Graders Learn about Plants at Heathcote Botanical Gardens!

Savanna Ridge Third Graders Learn about Plants at Heathcote Botanical Gardens!

Mrs. Marino, a third grade teacher at Savanna Ridge Elementary School, was a Target Field Trip Grant recipient for the 2015/16 school year.  Therefore, third grade students benefited by enjoying a fantastic field trip to Heathcote Botanical Gardens as they explored the life of plants. They learned about the basic structures in plants, how plants respond to stimuli, and understood how plants use the sun, air, and water to make their own food. In addition, the experience provided the students with hands-on activities and a take-home plant to further their understanding of the lessons they learned.

Thank you Target for caring about children and education in our community!

Savanna Ridge VPK Families Enjoyed a Day of Learning!

Savanna Ridge VPK Families Enjoyed a Day of Learning!

Students in Ms. Fuller’s VPK class enjoyed showing their family members what a day of learning is like in their classroom.  Families enjoyed center rotations with their VPK child.  Students and parents read books in the listening center, explored reading fundamentals via online programs, used manipulatives and many other engaging activities.  Thank you to our VPK families for attending our Family VPK Day!

Savanna Ridge Young Author Class Winners Celebrate with Sundaes!

Savanna Ridge Young Author Class Winners Celebrate with Sundaes!

Savanna Ridge Elementary Young Author class winners in Kindergarten through fifth grade were recognized and celebrated at an ice cream sundae social.  Students enjoyed sharing a special treat with fellow Young Author winners and talking about their winning books they wrote.  They were presented with a certificate from Mrs. Melrose, Assistant Principal, on behalf of the Literacy Committee.  The following students are representing Savanna Ridge at the 2016 St. Lucie County Reading Council’s Young Authors Celebration on May 21st!

Catalina Black, 5th grade

Lea Michelle Rivas, 4th grade

Ariah Richards, 3rd grade

Destinee Perry, Kindergarten

Way to go! We are so proud of our Cranes!

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Savannas Preserve staff recognized at school board meeting

Savannas Preserve staff recognized at school board meeting

Staff from the Savannas Preserve State Park was recognized at the August 28, 2012, St. Lucie County School Board meeting for their support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education programs at Port St. Lucie High School during the 2011-12 school year. The personnel at the Savannas Preserve hosted field trips and provided community service opportunities for students. Pictured, from left, are Merle Townsend, Friends of Savannas president Merle Townsend, Florida State Parks AmeriCorps member at Savannas Mary Bennett, park manager Dylan Gavagni, Friends of Savannas Education Committee Member Jim Stewart, Friends of Savannas Education Committee chairman Henry Maursey, Tessa Roberts, Park Services Specialist Tessa Roberts, Deputy Superintendent Sandy Wolfe, Port St. Lucie High School principal Bridgette Hargadine, St. Lucie School Board chairman Carol Hilson, Port St. Lucie High School biology teacher Leslie Taylor, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell.

Save The Chimps Visits Gaines Academy

Save The Chimps Visits Gaines Academy

Save The Chimps is a chimpanzee sanctuary located in Fort Pierce, Florida. At Save the Chimps there was need for enrichment activities to keep the chimps stimulated. In Ms. Schutt’s 21st CLCC class students piloted the Save The Chimps to learn about the chimpanzees.

“Save the Chimps” project was offered to 3rd and 4th grade students at Samuel Gaines Academy in order to improve math, reading, writing and science skills. The after school program consists of project based learning incorporating academics and extracurricular/ personal enrichment activities. Students created chimpanatas as enrichment activities to help the chimps celebrate “Chimpo De Mayo.”

Save the Date for Dads!

Save the Date for Dads!

Save the date for the Florida Department of Education’s annual Dads Take Your Child to School Day – 9.25.2019!

All father figures are welcome including: stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other significant male role models.

This initiative’s intent 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? Although the event is centered on fathers, mothers and other family members are also invited to participate. 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 an opportunity for us to shine the spotlight on dads and encourage men to get more involved. 

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Save the Date for Mary Poppins at PSLHS!

Save the Date for Mary Poppins at PSLHS!

Dates and times for Mary Poppins at Port St. Lucie High School:
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 24, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 12 Noon
Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 31, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 2, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale at SOME locations the week of Thanksgiving. For complete ticket info, please visit our website:
www.PSLHSDrama.com/tickets

Save the Date – Links to Literacy

Save the Date – Links to Literacy

It is not too early to mark your calendar and save the date for this year’s Links to Literacy Early Childhood Conference!

Saturday February 2, 2019

8:30-2:30

*Registration Begins January 7th (details to follow)

Location: Fort Pierce Central High School

4101 S. 25th Street

Fort Pierce

 

Addressing the Language and Literacy Domain of the FL Early Learning Standards               

Keynote Speaker: Tony Chaidez, Lakeshore Learning

 

For additional information, contact:

Deb Labella (labellad01@elcslc.org)

Myrna Rodriguez (mrodriguez@alpi.org)

Mary Huffstetter (mary.huffstetter@stlucieschools.org)

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Water Contest Winners Announced

Save the Water Contest Winners Announced

Below are the winners of the 2018 Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest. Students demonstrated amazing talent and challenged the judges to select from a wide array of creative entries.

 

Each student was presented with a prize for being selected as a local contest winner.

Five of the student entries (noted with an asterisk) have been submitted to the state competition.  Locally, student winners are recognized in each participating grade, but the state recognizes winners in the following divisions: kindergarten/1st grade; 2nd/3rd grade; 4th/5th grade; middle school; high school. State winners will be announced in April and all participants will receive a prize from the state.
1st Grade: Annabella Nieves-Traina
Savanna Ridge Elementary School
Mrs. Lamora
*State Division 1
2nd Grade: Jemneishah Septembre
Village Green Environmental Studies School
Mrs. Scimeca
3rd Grade: Juan Martinez
Bayshore Elementary School
Mrs. Goess
*State Division 2
4th Grade: Vanessa Tabana
Frances K. Sweet Elementary School
Mrs. Johnson
*State Division 3
5th Grade: Payton Norkus
Manatee Academy
Ms. Doyle
6th Grade: Maria Vicente
Dan McCarty Middle School
Mr. Hillabrandt
*State Division 4
9th Grade: Eliza Atandi
Lincoln Park Academy
Mrs. Steffens-Smith
10th Grade: Sara Fitzsimmons
Lincoln Park Academy
Mrs. Rao
11th Grade: Siobhan Whaley
Lincoln Park Academy
Mrs. Steffens-Smith
*State Division 5
Schedule for WLX-TV “The St. Lucie Education Channel”

Schedule for WLX-TV “The St. Lucie Education Channel”

Tune in to watch WLX-TV, The St. Lucie Education Channel
Comcast Channel 13 (Ft. Pierce)
Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie)
Home Town Cable Channel 19 (Tradition)
AT&T U-verse Channel 99,
Litestream Cable Channel 65 (St. James)
School District Wireless Channel 36 (In schools)
Watch an all new episode of Legal Affairs hosted by Diamond Litty on YouTube.

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Thank you,


WLX-TV Media Services Team
Schedule for WLX-TV “The St. Lucie Education Channel” 12/15-12/22

Schedule for WLX-TV “The St. Lucie Education Channel” 12/15-12/22

WLX-TV – The Education Channel for St. Lucie Public Schools

Comcast Channel 13 (Ft. Pierce)
Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie)
Home Town Cable Channel 19 (Tradition)
AT&T U-verse Channel 99,
Litestream Cable Channel 65 (St. James)
School District Wireless Channel 36 (In schools)
Watch an all new episode of Community Connections hosted by Ashley Mock and Sean Boyle on YouTube.
Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and like/follow us on Facebook.
Thank you,

WLX-TV Media Services Team
Scheible Goes for the Gold!

Scheible Goes for the Gold!

Cheered on by her teammates and coaches from Fort Pierce Central’s Swim Team, 9th grader Leah Scheible won the Gold Medal in the 100-meter freestyle and the Silver Medal in the 200-meter freestyle at the recent Special Olympics State Aquatics Championship held at the North County Aquatic Center in Sebastian.

Scheible met her Cobra swimming teammates over the summer at the St. Lucie County Special Olympics Swimming program where she participated and Coach Gray along with several of the Ft. Pierce Central Swim Team volunteered.  According to FPC Cobras Swim Coach Heather Gray, she was already setting goals for herself to do flip turns and dives.  “She has the drive and determination to beat her time with every swim…and she does!”

Gray also added, “My hope is that others take notice and set the bar much higher for our student athletes because given the chance they WILL succeed.  It is our duty to afford students the opportunity for greatness! I can’t even begin to describe how full my heart is and how thankful I am to have been in a position to be a part of this journey!”  Gray added that her next step is to submit Scheible’s times to the Special Olympics to see if she will qualify for Nationals.

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Scheible Goes for the Gold During the  Special Olympics State Aquatics Championship!

Scheible Goes for the Gold During the Special Olympics State Aquatics Championship!

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Cheered on by her teammates and coaches from Fort Pierce Central’s Swim Team, 9th grader Leah Scheible won the Gold Medal in the 100-meter freestyle and the Silver Medal in the 200-meter freestyle at the recent Special Olympics State Aquatics Championship held at the North County Aquatic Center in Sebastian.

Scheible met her Cobra swimming teammates over the summer at the St. Lucie County Special Olympics Swimming program where she participated and Coach Gray along with several of the Ft. Pierce Central Swim Team volunteered.  According to FPC Cobras Swim Coach Heather Gray, she was already setting goals for herself to do flip turns and dives.  “She has the drive and determination to beat her time with every swim…and she does!”

Gray also added, “My hope is that others take notice and set the bar much higher for our student athletes because given the chance they WILL succeed.  It is our duty to afford students the opportunity for greatness! I can’t even begin to describe how full my heart is and how thankful I am to have been in a position to be a part of this journey!”  Gray added that her next step is to submit Scheible’s times to the Special Olympics to see if she will qualify for Nationals.

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 St. Lucie Public Schools’ website www.stlucieschools.org ; Facebook www.facebook.com/stlucieschools; Twitter@StLucieSchools; or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

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Scheible Makes Waves at the Special Olympics USA Games

Scheible Makes Waves at the Special Olympics USA Games

 Leah Scheible, a rising junior at Fort Pierce Central High School, made some waves – of the good kind — at this year’s Special Olympics 2018 USA Games held in Seattle, Washington.   As one of Florida’s 7-member swim team delegation, she took twin silvers in her individual 200 freestyle event and 4X50 freestyle relay, and she scooped a fourth-place finish in her individual 100 freestyle event.

According to her swim coach, Heather Gray, Scheible is an outstanding athlete. “Leah participates in swim, track, basketball and cheerleading for Saint Lucie County’s Special Olympics.  She is equally active on our campus, participating as a varsity athlete on the school’s swim team and track team.  She also plays junior varsity ladies basketball.”  Gray noted that Scheible is no novice when it comes to vying for medals at Special Olympic events. “As a ninth grader, she took gold in the 100-meter freestyle and silver in the 200-meter freestyle at the recent Special Olympics State Aquatics Championship held in Sebastian, FL,” added Gray.  It was at this race that the goal was set for Scheible to qualify for Nationals.

When asked about her next goal, Scheible was very clear that she will continue to compete and wants to go for the gold!

Without a doubt, the 2018 USA Games in Seattle provided the setting to showcase the inspirational talents of athletes with intellectual disabilities.  In addition, this 50th anniversary event served as a model for inclusion.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is amongst the State’s top one-third for school grade rankings.  The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  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.

Scheible Recognized at School Board Meeting

Scheible Recognized at School Board Meeting

Leah Scheible, a rising junior at Fort Pierce Central High School, was recognized at the August SLPS Board Meeting because she made a big splash at this year’s Special Olympics 2018 USA Games held in Seattle, Washington.
 
As one of Florida’s 7-member swim team delegation, Leah took twin silvers in her individual 200 freestyle event and 4X50 freestyle relay, and she scooped a fourth-place finish in her individual 100 freestyle event.
 
Leah’s swim coach, Heather Gray, who accompanied Leah to the Board meeting, describes her as an outstanding athlete.
 
Leah participates in swim, track, basketball and cheerleading for St. Lucie County’s Special Olympics. She is equally active on Fort Pierce Central High School’s campus, participating as a varsity athlete on the school’s swim team and track team. She also plays junior varsity ladies basketball.

 

 

Scholarship Dollars Committed at the HBCU/HSI College Fair

Scholarship Dollars Committed at the HBCU/HSI College Fair

Seniors were awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to launch their collegiate careers at the premier SLPS HBCU/HIS College Fair, and others were bought together with collegiate advisors who shed light on academic programs and information that will serve to brighten futures and spark dreams.

Hundreds of soon-to-be graduates spoke with representatives from over 18 colleges and universities, the Coast Guard, Army National Guard, SLPS A Promise Is a Promise Program, financial advisors, and local Greek organizations.  Students from the District’s high schools learned about options for college and networks of support for college and career planning.

It was a positive day for all who were in attendance and yet another opportunity for St. Lucie Public Schools students to shine!

  

Scholarship Supports Music Education

Scholarship Supports Music Education

Congratulations to Adrianna Perfetti who is the recipient of the John and Dorothy Jarvis Scholarship presented by the Music Man Company. Adrianna will receive a year of free flute lessons in order to help her prepare for Florida All-State auditions.

Pictured: Jim LeBon, bandmaster at SPMS; John Jarvis Jr., owner of Music Man; Adrianna Perfetti, band member at SPMS; and Nicole Telese, principal at SPMS