SLPS middle school students attended a virtual field trip to Treasure Coast High School to visit the Industrial Biotechnology program. This event was hosted by Mr. John Williams (Industrial Biotechnology educator) and his Biotechnology students, along with the district’s Career and Technical Education department. Students touring this program were able to watch live lab demonstrations and learn about the Industrial Biotechnology career pathway.
Congratulations to artists Amelia Sides and Paige Kelly from Palm Pointe Educational Research School for winning the Congressional Youth Art Contest for St. Lucie County. Artists had to depict what the word patriotism means to them. Amelia won first place in the competition for her watercolor artwork of the American flag and bald eagle. Paige was runner-up with her watercolor American flag. Amelia’s artwork will be displayed in Congressman Brian Mast’s Washington DC office.
Members of the Treasure Coast High School’s Varsity Color Guard were honored to be invited to present the colors at the Orlando Magic’s Hometown Heroes game on Friday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. The team, commanded by Cadet Major Rachel Lee, also included Cadet Lt Col Amanda Huntington, Cadet 1st Lt Jayden Beiter, and Cadet Lt 1st Lt David Ritchie.
Thank you to the voters of St. Lucie County for passing the Referendum Renewal on November 8, 2022! The vote passed with 67% voting “yes”! The overwhelming support speaks volumes to the recognition and appreciation for the first-class education that SLPS provides for our students. We are committed to ensuring that the best part of a child’s day is coming to school. Recruiting and retaining the very best teachers is a priority. The funds from this renewal will enable us to continue to offer teacher salaries that are competitive with surrounding school districts. The safety of all students, staff, and
Operation Osprey was founded in Jan. of 2014 by Mark Anthony Bozzo, a Cadet Col. at Treasure Coast High School JROTC. In this club, we work to instill the Air Force core values, as well as educate the select students in leadership, color guard, drill, and PT (physical training). The students meet every Monday after school from 3:30-5:00. The cadets from Treasure Coast Junior AFROTC program run this club under the Supervision of Col. Golden (Air Force
Westwood sophomore Anna “Paige” Cruse wrote her first published article for her supervised agricultural experience! She is now a published author. Give it a read! We are so proud of her! https://www.agdaily.com/weather/hurricane-ians-impact-on-florida-agriculture/
Cadets from the Westwood Army JROTC Program participated in a Veteran’s Day Celebration and Charity Fundraiser at Dyer Chevrolet in Fort Pierce. The Color Guard presented the National and State Flags at the beginning of the event. Upon completion of the Color Guard, 3 of our Cadets: Ayden Gardner, Maalik Banks, and Malakii Wheeler participated in the “Operation Bedrock” 5k (3.1 Mile) charity ruck march, to raise money and awareness for Homeless Veterans. Following the ruck march, the Cadets got to spend some time with Congressman Brian Mast, who was the Guest Speaker at the event. Huge praise to the
Palm Pointe 3rd grade students got a visit from Mayor Shannon Martin this week. Mayor Martin got to speak with them about things happening in our city, and things that she does as a Mayor, as well as answering some important questions that the students had for her.
The 2022 SLPS College Fair was November 3, 2022, at the Havert L. Fenn Center. This was the first in-person college fair in over two years, and it did not disappoint. We had over 50 college, university, and military representatives in attendance as well as almost 1,000 SLPS students. The evening also included two information sessions for students and parents to attend: FAFSA 101 hosted by IRSC and Scholarships 101 hosted by SLPS. This was a new addition to the college fair and we saw wonderful attendance for those sessions. We are looking forward to planning the 2023 St. Lucie
An important Referendum Renewal is on the November ballot. It provides a school resource officer on every campus to ensure our children’s safety, supports the recruitment and retention of high-quality teachers, expands mental health services for students and supports special programs such as art and music in our schools. Early voting begins October 24th and runs through November 5th. Election Day is November 8th. For more information, please visit Referendum Information – St Lucie Public Schools.
Congratulations to our Schools of Excellence; Fairlawn Elementary School, Palm Pointe K-8 Educational Research School, and Mosaic Digital Academy! The State Board of Education designates a school as a School of Excellence if the school’s percentage of possible points earned in its school grade calculation is in the 80th percentile or higher for schools comprised of the same grade groupings (elementary, middle, high and combination) for at least two of the last three school years.
On Thursday, November 3rd, the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion presented the colors at Village Green Elementary School for their Veterans Day celebration. Commanding the Color Guard was National Flag Bearer Cadet Major Alex Daly-Gomes accompanied by Cadet Sergeant First Class Eathan Clayton as the State Flag Bearer, Cadet First Sergeant Isaac Mendez as the right guard, and Cadet First Sergeant Jonathan Waller as the left guard. The students of Village Green Elementary spoke about the history of the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.
On the 26th and 27th of October 2022, the JROTC Jaguar Battalion held their monthly Cadet Promotion Board. During this, selected cadets throughout all companies are asked a series of questions that test their general knowledge on what they have learned in JROTC, their ability to recite our Cadet Creed, the ability to wear the proper uniform, and conducting certain drill movements. They must meet these requirements to receive a promotion to a higher rank. This board also helps cadets experience what it is like to get interviewed for a job and speak in front of a panel of people.
R-E-A-D is Spelled by FPC T-E-A-Ms On October 28th, FPC athletes from cheer and football traveled to Allapattah Flats K-8 to read with students. Ariah Hill, Aniah Augustin, Kaylana Edgecombe, Rylan Watkins, Greg Jerger, Colson Elisme, Gerald Thompson, Isaiah Beaubrun, Jamari Tullis, Jamarion Davis, Casey Highlands, Eddie Maddox, and Malankov Daceus.
Girls on the Run is so much FUN! The Oak Hammock GOTR participants are working together to develop a positive self-image, make healthy choices, enhance leadership skills and make continued growth toward effective teamwork. Some of our girls are returning participants and have made exponential growth and serve as role models to new participants. The girls are excited to complete their 5K run in December. Our Ospreys are continuing to build success together with positive connections.
The Lincoln Park Academy Middle School Student Council demonstrates leadership by modeling inclusion and empathy, as they advocate anti-bullying and supporting breast cancer awareness this semester.
SLW Centennial High School NJROTC celebrated their Annual Military Review and Inspection on November 3rd, 2022. Several students were recognized and given awards for outstanding personal appearance for their uniform inspections. Congratulations to all Cadets and Units on a job well done!
Fort Pierce Central bowling teams competed at the State Bowling Tournament in Orlando. Team members brought home the first District title in school history. Boys finished 9th as a team. Charlie Passanante finished 12th in singles. Charlie Passanante rolled a perfect game 300 in the regular season against Somerset Academy who finished 2nd in Districts. Girls: Allison Kepfer and Madison Phillips have a 3-11 record. Boys: Charlie Passanante, Daniel Heidebrecht, Christian White, Nathan Mondo, William Auriemma, Jackson Willette, Nathan Gould, Adriel Alvarez have a 13-1 record for the regular season.
St. Lucie Public School’s VPK classrooms send a huge thank you to PNC Bank and The Education Foundation of St. Lucie County for sponsoring Read for the Record 2022. Each student received a book to take home and loved our guest readers.
The Lincoln Park Academy Physical Education Department sponsored a Breast Cancer Awareness walk on Friday, October 28, 2022. Donned in pink, the students and staff walked 523,704 steps to honor survivors and those battling the horrible disease. The Greyhounds wrote messages of hope and honor for all friends and family fighting this fight. A special thank you to Mr. Jason Barela from the St. Lucie Health Department for supporting our walk and donating swag bags for students who walked the most steps and wore the most creative pink outfits.