Substitute Teaching Rate Increase

Substitute Teaching Rate Increase

Substitute Teaching for St. Lucie Public Schools has just gotten better!

Rates as high as $100 per day.

Incentive pay for Critical Need areas.

Take a closer look at SLPS…..You’ll like what you see!

 

St. Lucie Public Schools has opportunities for qualified candidates to join our substitute teaching team.  Interested candidates will hold a minimum of an Associate’s Degree or 60 college credits and must agree to work at least one day per month.

  • Substitute teachers in Long Term Assignments (21 days or more) earn $100.00 per day.
  • Substitute teachers in our Critical Needs sites earn $90.00 per day for day to day substituting.
  • Our substitute teachers earn a base rate of $71.00 per day and receive a rate increase to $90.00 per day after meeting our frequency requirements.

We value our substitute teachers and provide free tutorials and guidance to those individuals who wish to pursue teaching as a career.

Visit our webpage and apply today:   http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/human-resources/why-st-lucie/

 

TCHS Graduate Receives Top in Country Award

TCHS Graduate Receives Top in Country Award

Treasure Coast High School graduate, Bailer Magers ’17, received notification this week from Cambridge that he achieved the ‘Top in Country’ award for the Economics AS Exam.

‘Top in Country’ refers to the learner who has gained the highest standard mark in the United States for the AICE Economics AS level exams in June 2017.

Congratulations to Bailey!  Bailey is currently studying engineering and is a member of the Honors Program at the University of Florida.

 

 

Speakers Bureau at Northport: Peer Pressure and Integrity

Speakers Bureau at Northport: Peer Pressure and Integrity

Northport was so pleased to host SLPS School Board Chair Dr. Donna Mills at our Speakers Bureau.  The theme for the program for the month of December was peer pressure and integrity.  The program was kicked off with a skit on peer pressure and bullying by eighth grade drama students Ryan Gilbert and Elaina Ledford.  Special thanks to Northport drama instructor Alison Barajas for working with the students and instilling the love of drama.  Northport middle grades instructor Sandra Tyndale Harvey sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to help encourage the students to have hope and to trust caring adults to help with problems.  Dr. Donna Mills introduced special guest speaker Lt. Tommy Nieman, firefighter and paramedic, from the SLC Fire Department. Lt. Nieman spoke dramatically and eloquently about his real life experiences on the job.  The students were enthralled.

Northport has been working in conjunction with Dr. Mills on many very special programs that have educated, uplifted, inspired and brought the community into the school which is a conjoined goal of the school and Dr. Mills.  The Speakers Bureau has shed light on many topics, and students are elevated because of this special bond.

Many thanks to Dr. Mills, Lt. Nieman, and all who made the program unique and special.

TCHS Senior Gains Early Admission to University of Chicago

TCHS Senior Gains Early Admission to University of Chicago

Congratulations to Treasure Coast High School Senior Gustavo Delgado on his early admission to the University of Chicago.  In addition to gaining early admission to the prestigious university, he was also awarded a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, room and board and other expenses.  University of Chicago is ranked number three in National Universities by US News and World Report in 2018.

Gustavo moved to Port Saint Lucie in 2016 and quickly established himself as a leader academically.  He was awarded the AICE diploma with distinction at the end of his junior year.  The AICE Diploma is a distinguished award requiring passing scores on seven college level exams.  Gustavo is active in both National Honor Society organizations and the Spanish Honor Society.  He plans to study neuroscience at the University of Chicago.

Governor Scott Honors Local Teacher with Shine Award

Governor Scott Honors Local Teacher with Shine Award

FORT PIERCE, FL C.A. Moore Instructor Nardi Routten stood before the Florida Cabinet this week with six other Florida educators of distinction as Governor Rick Scott recognized them with the Shine Award. This prestigious award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education.

According to a press release issued from the Florida Department of Education, Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to present these outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award and thank them for their commitment to ensuring students reach their full potential. The educators honored today represent the thousands of great teachers around the state who are dedicated to preparing students for college and a future career.”

Routten’s fourth graders couldn’t agree more.  Principal Ucola Barrett-Baxter said the students are eager to get to class as soon as they arrive on campus.  “Each day is a new adventure – they just can’t wait to discover what Mrs. Routten has planned for them to solve, to explore, or to create.  Her classroom is very collaborative in nature with a rigorous pace, challenging work, can-do culture, and supportive infrastructure.”

Nardi Routten is a 20-year veteran educator and the 2015 Milken Educator Award winner.  She is also a member of the Teacher Leader Fellowship 2016, member of Leadership Florida, Education Class II and is currently working on her second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

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.

Student Led Conferences at White City Elementary

Student Led Conferences at White City Elementary

White City Elementary families participated in Student Led Conference Night.  Students shared their learning goals, assessment data, and their action plan with their parents.  Parents received specific information regarding their students’ academic performance.
SLWCHS Students Attend MarineLab

SLWCHS Students Attend MarineLab

Four students from St. Lucie West Centennial High School were invited to join students from Broward County Public Schools to participate in an instructional camp at MarineLab in Key Largo, FL in November.

The students, who are identified as deaf or hard of hearing, had the opportunity to engage in marine science activities and perform experiments with the help of educational interpreters. When writing about their experiences, student comments included, “I was so excited because everyone was signing” and “I will never forget it; it was wonderful!”

It was truly a valuable educational and social opportunity for all the students who attended.

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

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Governor Scott Honors Local Teacher with Shine Award

Governor Scott Honors Local Teacher with Shine Award

C.A. Moore Instructor Nardi Routten stood before the Florida Cabinet this week with six other Florida educators of distinction as Governor Rick Scott recognized them with the Shine Award. This prestigious award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education.    

According to a press release issued from the Florida Department of Education, Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to present these outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award and thank them for their commitment to ensuring students reach their full potential. The educators honored today represent the thousands of great teachers around the state who are dedicated to preparing students for college and a future career.”

Routten’s fourth graders couldn’t agree more.  Principal Ucola Barrett-Baxter said the students are eager to get to class as soon as they arrive on campus.  “Each day is a new adventure – they just can’t wait to discover what Mrs. Routten has planned for them to solve, to explore, or to create.  Her classroom is very collaborative in nature with a rigorous pace, challenging work, can-do culture, and supportive infrastructure.”

 

Nardi Routten is a 20-year veteran educator and the 2015 Milken Educator Award winner.  She is also a member of the Teacher Leader Fellowship 2016, member of Leadership Florida, Education Class II and is currently working on her second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

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.

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Allapattah Flats K-8             

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Santa’s Breakfast 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. $3.00 per person

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Night of the Arts at 5:30 p.m.

Bayshore Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Grades 3-5 Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Wednesday, Dec. 13 – Grades K-2 Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Dan McCarty Middle School

Wednesday, Dec. 13 -“A Joyful Night” Holiday Concert featuring Dan McCarty Middle School Singing Eagles and Westwood High School Concert Choir at Dan McCarty Middle School in the Cafeteria – 7:00 p.m.

Fairlawn Elementary School

Monday, Dec. 11 – 15 – Winter Wonderland Holiday Shop

Thursday, Dec. 14 – 5:00-6:00 – Family STEAM Night

Thursday, Dec. 14 – 4:30-5:00 and 5:45-6:30 – Holiday Shop Open

Thursday, Dec. 14 – 20 – Canned Food Drive

Floresta Elementary

Monday, Dec. 4 – Friday, Dec. 8 – Santa Shop Is Open During School Hours

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Cookies and Milk with Santa and Santa Shop from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Winter Concert from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Forest Grove Middle School

Tuesday, Dec. 19 Chorus Concert at the Fort Pierce Central High School Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 Band Concert at Forest Grove in the Cafeteria – 6:00 p.m.

Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Holiday Spectacular (Student Performances) at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

Fort Pierce Central High School

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Sounds of The Season Holiday Concert – 7:00 p.m. $5 per person

Frances K. Sweet Elementary

Thursday, Nov. 30 – Art Fair from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Breakfast with Santa Hosted by Student Council from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. $5 per person (Includes Craft and Picture with Santa)

Lakewood Park Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast

Monday, Dec. 11 – Penguin Patch Holiday Store Opens

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Holiday Performance at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Breakfast with Santa from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – VPK Holiday Program at 1:45 p.m.

Lawnwood Elementary

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Holiday Show at 6:00 p.m.

Lincoln Park Academy

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Orchestra Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Saturday, Dec. 9 – Homecoming Dance, Arabian Nights at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Chorus Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Monday, Dec. 18 – Middle School Band Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – High Wind Symphony Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Theatre Superior Showcase at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Manatee Academy

Thursday, Dec. 2 – “Fall into Winter Festival” in the Manatee Gymnasium from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 –  Band Winter Concert in the Centennial High School Auditorium – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 Chorus Concert in the Manatee Academy Cafeteria – 6:30 p.m.

Mariposa Elementary

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – Chorus/Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (3001 NW Fed. Hwy, Jensen) – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Instrumental Ensemble Performance at School Board Meeting (Allapattah Flats – 12051 Copper Creek Dr., PSL) – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Instrumental Ensemble/Chorus at Mariposa in Cafeteria – 6:00 p.m. – Approx. 6:45 p.m.

Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Elementary Rocket Chorus and 6th Grade Band Young Musicians Holiday Concert at Palm Pointe – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8 – 8th Grade Jazz Band and Rocket Chorus Performance at Tradition Square – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 9 – Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. – 11a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Palm Pointe Holiday Fine Arts Extravaganza at Palm Pointe – 6:30 p.m.

Rivers Edge Elementary

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Breakfast with Santa from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 4th Grade Chorus Concert at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Giving Tree Assembly from 9:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Samuel S. Gaines Academy

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Winter Concert from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Southern Oaks Middle School

Friday, Dec. 8 – SOMS Band Presents an Old-Fashioned Country Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the SOMS Cafeteria. Admission is FREE, but new, unwrapped toys as Toys for Tots donations are welcomed.

Southport Middle School

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Winter Band Concert in Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 15 – Winter Drama Production Evening Show (Legally Blonde Jr.) at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Winter Drama Production Matinee (Legally Blonde Jr.) at 2:00 p.m.

St. Lucie Elementary

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Publix Math Night from 5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Taylor Creek Publix

St. Lucie West K-8

Friday Dec. 1 – Monday, Dec. 11 – PTO Holiday Shoppe

Monday, Dec. 4 – Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Student Council Giving Tree

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Holiday Band Concert – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Science Fair and Game Night – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – S.A.G.E. Expo – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 1st Grade Winter Tea – 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – 1st Grade Polar Express Day – 1:45 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 22 – PBiS Neon Dance – Time TBD

Treasure Coast HS IB Academy & FBLA will be volunteering at the TC Food Bank Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as part of their Annual Helping Hand Focus

Tuesday, Dec. 5 FBLA Holiday Fundraiser at Big Apple Pizza from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Treasure Coast High School Band and Chorus Prism Concert (Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door.)

Friday, Dec. 15 –  7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

White City Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria

SLWCHS HOSA-Making Christmas Bright 2017

SLWCHS HOSA-Making Christmas Bright 2017

During the months of November and December, HOSA invited the faculty, staff, and students of SLWCHS to participate in a toy drive for the children on the caseload of Devereux Community Based Care of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast.  These children are in protective custody due to unfortunate circumstances in their own homes.  They are often placed with foster families or relatives during this difficult time.

 

Eagle faculty, staff and students banded together and collected more than 175 gifts for these special children.  Members of our HOSA chapter and Allied Health classes helped load Devereux’s ‘sleigh’ last week.  Merry Christmas to all!

Running Full Steam Ahead at Southport Middle School

Running Full Steam Ahead at Southport Middle School

Southport Middle School is Running Full STEAM Ahead!

Southport Middle School presented an amazing night of events on December 19th across the school campus for our students and families. The South Florida Science Museum from West Palm Beach hosted a STEAM event with 20 interactive high-tech activities including a 3D Printer, Virtual Reality Headsets, Lego Mindstorm activities, Robots, Roller Coasters, Legos and more!  Student volunteers from St. Lucie West Centennial High School and Southport staff assisted with the activities and students were thrilled with the exciting learning experience! The Treasure Coast Beekeepers also attended to teach students about bees and making honey and they brought a living bee hive for students to enjoy!  A special thank you to Hungry Howie’s Pizza for their generous donation that allowed us to bring the Museum to our school!  

Fabulous History and Science Fair projects were also showcased for students and families to see.  We are so proud of our students’ hard work, research and efforts in creating such outstanding projects!  Our art department also exhibited student art masterpieces and a life-sized mural of the cave art paintings of the Lascaux Caves in France. It was truly stunning!

Our spectacular night concluded with our Southport Middle School Band performing the annual Winter Band Concert featuring holiday music along with classical, movie, popular, and jazz genres to celebrate this exciting time of the year.  The entire evening was a complete success!

Northport Middle School Essay Contest Winner Flies to Washington

Northport Middle School Essay Contest Winner Flies to Washington

The American Security Council Foundation flew essay contest winners Jayden Diago from Northport K-8 School in Port Saint Lucie, FL and Alex McGuigan from Storm Grove Middle School in Vero Beach, FL on an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C in December. All enjoyed and learned about national monuments and our nation’s capital.

Visitors enjoyed the Capitol Building, visited the White House, the National Archives, and the Museum of Natural History. Everyone was also invited to dinner with a special guest General Kroesen (three-time Purple Heart recipient and  American Security Council Foundation Board Member).  A special event that served to wrap up the auspicious trip was the Wreath Laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery took place.

Ready to Roll With the New Year

Ready to Roll With the New Year

Osvaldo “Serge” Ronda-Santiago braved the falling temperatures on Wednesday, January 3rd to wash his bus at the South Transportation Compound.

St. Lucie Public Schools looks forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday, January 8, 2018.

 

Weight Watchers Free Style

Weight Watchers Free Style

Weight Watchers is launching a new program called Weight Watchers Free Style. This program encourages members to move for fun and will teach skills for a different mind set.

If you are interested in having a Weight Watchers meeting at your school site or work location, contact SLPS’s Wellness Manager:

Stacy Jacobson Donnelly

stacy.donnelly@stlucieschools.org

D: (772) 429-3974

F: (772) 429-5522

 

2018 is your year! Do something with it.

 

 

 

Microsoft Reports On How St. Lucie Uses Technology Innovation

Microsoft Reports On How St. Lucie Uses Technology Innovation

Click on the link below to read:

How St. Lucie Schools Fosters Communication And Appropriate Use

Microsoft Reports On How St. Lucie Uses Technology Innovation

  • Engaging and empowering students through one-to-one programs
  • Revolutionizing collaboration opportunities and education experiences with Skype
  • Promoting appropriate use through training and support
  • Driving digital transformation beyond St. Lucie classrooms

https://enterprise.microsoft.com/en-us/real-stories-of-digital-transformation/?wt.mc_id=AID630801_QSG_EML_NLTR_209536&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTjJFeFlXTmhaRFV5WXpFeSIsInQiOiJ5a1RzVEhNVy82d2FES1JvaHhKVm5mRDJ6L2dKV3IwcTlPZ3BvMU1lQnBWd2hBN25Xa21GRTRFL3hydTJqQ3pWSlM0ZGdZL0RzV3pGeUpkdjZpQm5XT0NldUlvMUM3WjljZmwvdm5WZkRPK2ZEMjFaQmg2emdtTE1wcW5VUTA5S0xoc2M3THlFejdnWmJEU21oWk1MMWc9PSJ9#ufh-i-379223020-how-st-lucie-schools-fosters-communication-and-appropriate-use/428886

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets Now Available for the PSLHS Play

Tickets Now Available for the PSLHS Play

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Tickets are going fast! Please don’t wait until shows are sold out!
Tickets are still only $15 each.

Show times are:

Thursday, Friday, (Jan. 25th, 26th) * 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, (Jan. 27th) * 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday (January 28th) 12 Noon and 4:00 p.m.; Thursday, Friday (Feb. 1st, 2nd) * 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, (Feb. 3rd) * 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday (Feb. 4th) * 2:00 p.m.
Locations currently selling tickets can be found here:
www.PSLHSDrama.com/tickets