Summer PD Opportunity: Math Strategies for ESE Teachers

Summer PD Opportunity: Math Strategies for ESE Teachers

The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to share a summer professional development opportunity with ESE teachers.  Join us for a hands-on session in which we will discuss strategies and resources to use when supporting Math instruction with your ESE Students.

When: June 26th, 2018

Where: Allapattah Flats K8, Room 1-123

K-5 ESE Teachers: 8:00 – 11:30 am

6-12 ESE Teachers: 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Seats are limited, so please register via Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com to secure your spot.  A stipend will be paid for this training.  If you have any questions about the training please contact Laurie Boyer at Laurie.Boyer@stlucieschools.org

Saturday With Scientists

Saturday With Scientists

Students from Weatherbee, St. Lucie Elementary, White City, and Chester A. Moore explore force and motion as well as reflection and refraction at the Saturday With a Scientist program led by Erin Squires and Kyle Cobb.

This program takes place at Indian River State College with groups of fifth graders from across all schools and is organized by the Office of Teaching and Learning’s Paul Reif.

 

MATHLETES COMPETE IN LOCAL OLYMPICS

MATHLETES COMPETE IN LOCAL OLYMPICS

Students from 12 high schools in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River counties flexed their mathematical muscles in the annual Math Olympics hosted by the Indian River State College Mathematics Department. Participants competed both individually and as teams from Fort Pierce Westwood, Indian River Charter, Jensen Beach, John Carroll, Lincoln Park Academy, Martin County, St. Edward’s, St. Lucie West Centennial, Sebastian River, South Fork, Treasure Coast and Vero Beach high schools.

Competition was fierce as individual opponents started the day with a 39-question written exam assessing mastery of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. The 10-question team competition followed with extra incentives for first responders.

Callie Zheng of Lincoln Park Academy won first place in the individual competition with a score of 36/39, followed by Moojin Ahn of Martin County High School with 34/39.

First place in the team competition went to Gregory Lukens, Joseph Miller, Macs Burke and Moojin Ahn, from Martin County High School. Lincoln Park Academy earned second place with the hard work of Callie Zheng, Fion Lee, Maria Dominguez and Rachel Fryer Dommel.

 

Prizes included tuition scholarships, gift certificates, books, puzzles and a graphing calculator. In addition to rigorous competition, participants had the opportunity to network with College instructors and tour the IRSC campus.

 

 

 

Lincoln Park Academy Team #1 earned second place in the team competition at the 2018 Math Olympics at Indian River State College. Pictured from Left to Right: Dr. Duane Chin Quee, IRSC Mathematics Department Chair; Callie Zheng; Maria Dominguez; Rachel Fryer Dommel; Fion Lee and Dr. Marta Cronin, IRSC Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Camp Rock

Camp Rock

Get your tickets now for Camp Rock The Musical!

Lincoln Park Academy presents this musical for all audiences on Friday, April 6th at 6:30pm and Saturday, April 7th at 2:00pm & 6:30pm.

For more information, visit LPAtheatre.webs.com

Softball Challenge

Softball Challenge

Save the Date

All-Star Softball Game – May 12

SLPS vs SLC Firefighters

3-4 Vendor Booths

4 – 5 Game

$8.00 Ticket Includes All-Star Game and Mets Game

Proceeds Benefit St. Lucie Public Schools Educators and Students

Buy Tickets online @ www.EFSLC.org

 

 

 

SLWK-8 1st Graders Publish Writing

SLWK-8 1st Graders Publish Writing

First Grade just wrapped up completing student treasure books. Each student published an individual book full of their first grade writing. These kits will be mailed away today and they will each receive a FREE soft cover published book to keep, read and cherish forever!

They have worked so hard!

Thanks to Mrs. Rachael Pastore for organizing!

TCHS Coach Kelly Named FABC Coach of the Year

TCHS Coach Kelly Named FABC Coach of the Year

Pat Kelly, who this season guided the Treasure Coast High School boys basketball team to the best record in the program’s 12-year history, has been named the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Class 9A Coach of the Year. Under Kelly, the Titans started 16-0, finished 26-2, won their second consecutive District 8-9A title and advanced to the Region 2-9A semifinals before losing to 2017 state champion Kissimmee-Osceola.

“It’s nice to be recognized by my peers,” Kelly said. “It’s a reflection of the fact that we had a group of kids who came together and played well and were persistent in trying to accomplish their goals. The kids deserve the credit for buying in.”  The loss ended a school-record 26-game regular-season winning streak. The 16-0 start was the eighth-longest in area history and the best by a St. Lucie County team since high school basketball began in 1919-20.

 

FGMS MOA PREP

FGMS MOA PREP

Our MOA 6th graders had an awesome day getting their feet wet and searching the skies for birds that frequent our local ecosystem. Their findings help them to better understand our local waterways and how the animals coexist in the habitat. Our future environmentalists are hard at work! Way to go Bulldogs!

 

FGMS BAND

FGMS BAND

Bulldog Band scored a SUPERIOR and placed second at the Music USA Festival!!!
We are very proud of this great performance!!
🎵🎷🎸🎹🥁🎻🎺📯🎼
Bulldogs all the way!!

FGMS CHORUS

FGMS CHORUS

Grand Champions!! Forest Grove Middle School Chorus earned a Superior Rating for 1st Place Treble Chorus and overall Grand Champion for Vocal Performance at the Music USA Festival in Orlando!
Awesome Bulldogs!! 🎶🎹🎼

8th Grade MOA FGMS

8th Grade MOA FGMS

8th grade MOA students planted slash pine seedlings for the Moore’s Creek, Wesley Island restoration project. They will continue taking care of them until they are large enough to transplant where they are needed! What a great way to support our local waterways and learn proper growth care of plants! Way to go Bulldogs!!

 

9th Annual Family Reading Festival In Partnership With Safety Fest!

9th Annual Family Reading Festival In Partnership With Safety Fest!

The St. Lucie County Reading Council invites ALL of our Treasure Coast families out for a FUN day of Safety Demonstrations and Literacy Fun and Prizes! We are again partnering with the Safety Fest, making it an extremely exciting day for all!

The Reading Council is currently seeking volunteers with a LOVE for all things literacy!

Look for the flyer at school, or check our FB page for more information! Need a flyer? Want to volunteer?  Email: ilyse.brainin@stlucieschools.org

Billion Step Challenge

Billion Step Challenge

St. Lucie Public Schools is already making great strides with the Billion Steps Walking Challenge, an exciting new component of our employee wellness program. Everyone is invited to join in this challenge. It is a great way to begin a personal commitment to exercise, and it should prove to be a lot of fun as well!

The Billion Steps Walking Challenge is a chance to join your family, friends, and co-workers to develop healthy habits that will extend your life. For example, every minute of walking increases your lifespan by three minutes.

St. Lucie Public Schools is making a commitment to wellness and to having a healthy employees and students.

Calling all walkers!

This is your mission, should you chose to accept it!

If you would like to start your own team:

  1. Go to https://healthystlucie.walkertracker.com
  2. Click on “Register Now!”
  3. When it asks you to join a team, click “Need to Create One Instead”
  4. Create a team name and finish registering

(Once you’ve finished the signup process, you will find your team under the “Teams” tab in the navigation bar.  In your teams’ settings panel, you can then invite walkers to join).

If you would like to start your own team:

  1. Go to https://healthystlucie.walkertracker.com
  2. Click on “Register Now!”
  3. When it asks you to join a team, click “Need to Create One Instead”
  4. Create a team name and finish registering
A Test Drive Today Will Help Students Tomorrow

A Test Drive Today Will Help Students Tomorrow

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – On Saturday April 21, test drive a new Buick and help Port St. Lucie High School (PSLHS) located at 1201 SE Jaguar Lane in Port St. Lucie receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm. For each 2-3 minute Test Drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

 

Participants will sign-in on the east side of PSLHS’s campus where they will have easy access to the test drive range.  Drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

 

Principal Adrian Ocampo is eager to host the drive event.  “Having the support of Garber Buick GMC to help our school raise funds for extracurricular activities and competitions is fantastic. Our students are very involved and active in productions, competitions, and events that take place far beyond the regular school day. Fundraisers with strong educational partners like Garber help us supplement the budgetary shortfalls so our students can showcase their talents at high level competitions and festivals.”

 

Garber Buick GMC is a Full Service GM dealership at 5255 U. S Highway One in Ft. Pierce.  The property features a new car showroom, state of the art service department, new business offices, parts department and a Quick Lane Oil Change.  They have room to display hundreds of new Buicks, GMCs and GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.  Garber Buick GMC also has a large Collision Center that is supported by all Insurance Companies.  Consumers have rated Garber Buick GMC #1 in Customer Service on the Treasure Coast.  The Garber family has been in the automobile business for over 100 years beginning with Garber Buick in Saginaw Michigan established in 1907.  Garber Automotive Group has 15 dealerships representing 14 manufacturers.    The company is known for their civic leadership in the communities where they do business.  To that end, Garber Buick GMC has a Community Room free to use for group meetings and non-profit organizations.  The Community Room can accommodate up to 40 people with tables, chairs and a 60” TV for presentations.   Garber Buick GMC’s website is www.garberbuickgmc.com.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS 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.

 

 

Navigator Transition Award

Navigator Transition Award

For the last two years, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) have worked collaboratively to create a community work experience for students with disabilities.  Martha Taylor, Job Coach for ESE, and Mr. Douglas Baber, Human Resources Manager for St. Lucie County Board of Commissioners, along with the support of Mr. Howard Tipton and Ms. Frannie Hutchinson paved the way for the “Coffee Perks” program.

Participation in this program has provided valuable experiences for students that has allowed them to transfer the skills they have been taught in the classroom to a real world opportunity, thus expanding their learning.   The “Coffee Perks” program operates weekly at the BOCC Office on Virginia Avenue and is managed completely by students with the supervision of Martha Taylor and staff.

SLPS is fortunate to have the wonderful opportunity for students to gain real-world experiences in the natural setting and to gain the essential skills necessary to eventually obtain gainful competitive employment.

*This team was recognized for their outstanding efforts at the March School Board Meeting.  They were presented with a Navigator Transition Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Thankful Shout Out!

Thankful Shout Out!

Students and staff members from Lakewood Park Elementary participated in an engaging week of Spring Break Camp that was housed at C. A. Moore Elementary. Students had fun as they “pumped up” their core academics. The Falcons send a special shout out to the Explorers for their willingness to share their campus with us.

Count On Math Night

Count On Math Night

Students from Lakewood Park Elementary enjoyed a creative twist to their math homework as they used the many items at the local Indrio Crossing Winn Dixie to help them solve grade level math problems. Parents and grandparents got in on the fun and drawings for Winn Dixie gift cards. What a great evening of mathematical fun!

St. Lucie County High School Art Show

St. Lucie County High School Art Show

The annual St. Lucie County High School Art Show opening is Friday, April 20th, from 5 to 8pm.  This year’s show takes place in the Galleria of Pierce Harbor building at 100 S. 2nd St. in Ft. Pierce. An awards ceremony will take place at 7:15 after the closing of “Peoples’ Choice” voting.

Students will be judged in 6 categories for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, plus a “Peoples’ Choice” award. There is also a teacher component where teachers can show one piece.

The opening takes place the same night as Art Walk because the exposure to our vibrant art community is invaluable.  The Art Walk artists love to mingle and mentor our students when they get a chance.

The show is on exhibit after opening night, April 21st through Saturday, May 5th, 11am-6pm Monday-Saturday.