Northport Collaborates With GiveBack2Kids, Inc.

Northport Collaborates With GiveBack2Kids, Inc.

Northport is pleased to announce Brandy Arthur and Olivia Sacchi as our Northport GiveBack2Kids, Inc. Student of the Month. Students are selected for good citizenship, leadership qualities or simply being an awesome friend. Many thanks to David Gornitzky and James Monds for being great community partners with the best interest of our children at heart. This is our final GiveBack2Kids, Inc. Student of the Month for this school year.

Northport Wishes Everyone a Happy National Library Week!

Northport Wishes Everyone a Happy National Library Week!

National Library Week will be observed April 8-14, 2018 with the theme, “Libraries Lead.” First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. The Northport media center is a raucous place. No dust on our books! Happy National Library Week ❤ We love all the children and try to bring the best books, speakers and programs to our children.

Happy National Library Week from Northport and Mrs. Gruszka

Northport Parents, Students and Faculty Celebrate Final Honor Roll of Year!

Northport Parents, Students and Faculty Celebrate Final Honor Roll of Year!

Northport is so pleased to celebrate our Third Grade Perfect Attendance, B Honor Roll, A Honor Roll and Principal’s Honor Roll. Our teachers and students have worked very hard and have earned this award. Many thanks to our parents who make sure that the classwork and homework is complete, attend parent conferences and make sure that their student is following classroom and school norms. Mrs. Kemp, Mrs. Taylor, Ms. D’Argenio, Ms. Cirjaru, Ms. Claflin and Mrs. Wilson are to be commended for their diligence, patience and kindness working with our children. Many thanks to all who attended this wonderful celebration.

Lincoln Park Academy Senior Athlete Wins Scholarship

Lincoln Park Academy Senior Athlete Wins Scholarship

Lincoln Park Academy was recently notified by the FHSAA that Senior Jamya Wiley is one of twelve female finalists for the Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team. Jamya will attend a banquet in Gainesville on June 11th and be awarded a $1,700.00 scholarship.  The over-all winner will be announced and will receive an additional $4,600.00.

Congratulations and good luck to Jamya!

Light It Up Blue

Light It Up Blue

Members of Samuel S. Gaines Academy Light It Up Blue for Autism!

Free Resources are available on St. Lucie Public Schools website.  The The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit is just a click away on the Exceptional Student Education Page under the Parents/Students tab

https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/exceptional-student-education/autism/

New! Autism Speaks is excited to announce the launch of Version 2.0 of the popular Transition Tool Kit. The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

The guiding principle that we used in developing this kit is that all individuals with autism, regardless of the level of support needed, should be able to live a life filled with purpose, dignity, choices and happiness. This kit will provide you with suggestions and options for you to consider as you set out on this journey toward finding your child’s own unique path to adulthood.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/transition-tool-kit

WPE Odyssey

WPE Odyssey

Congratulations to Windmill Point Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Team that competed at the State Competition held at UCF! Their project held 305 pounds! Thank you to Mr. Caroglanian for working with his team! Way to go, Rising Stars!

 

Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Slam

Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Slam

Fort Pierce Central’s “Poison Pens” spoken word poetry team won Semi Finals in Jason Taylor’s 4th Annual Louder Than a Bomb” poetry slam. As one of the final four winning teams in the state of Florida, they move on to Team finals Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Nova Southeastern University. Congratulations!

District Gathering

District Gathering

District Gathering – fun for all!

Members of the St. Lucie Public Schools District Office Staff who are serving at various temporary satellite offices throughout the District since the hurricane flooded the Orange Blossom Business Center had the opportunity to convene at Allapattah Flats for a recent meeting.  Here, information about SLPS’s academic progress and facility updates was shared, a light luncheon was enjoyed, and a challenge to build a district office from sparse materials set the room abuzz with laughter.

Student Chef Cook-Off This Tuesday

Student Chef Cook-Off This Tuesday

 

FORT PIERCE, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Child Nutrition Services Department in collaboration with the High School Culinary Arts Program will host the premier Student Chef Cook-Off at Fort Pierce Central High School Cafeteria on April 17, 2018 from 4-6 pm. The Tasting and Awards portion begins at 5:30 pm.

 

The purpose of the event is for SLPS student chefs to create enticing entrees for the School Meals Program following the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. The winning entrée will be featured on the 2018-2019 High School Lunch Menu.  The Middle School Culinary Arts Program will provide Smart Snack approved treats.

 

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 91.0 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.

 

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Annual High School Art Show This Friday

Annual High School Art Show This Friday

FORT PIERCE, FL – The annual St. Lucie County High School Art Show opens Friday, April 20, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  This years’ show takes place in the Galleria of Pierce Harbor Building located at 100 S. 2nd St. in Ft. Pierce.

An awards ceremony at 7:15 pm will pay tribute to the talents of students with first, second and third place awards in six categories along with a Peoples’ Choice award.  Judging will also include a special category just for teacher-generated art submissions.  This year’s art will remain on exhibit April 21st through Saturday, May 5th from 11 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday.

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 91.0 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.

 

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TCHS Art Crawl Success

TCHS Art Crawl Success

On April 10 – 14, the Fine Art and Performing Art students of Treasure Coast High School hosted their Annual IMAGINE art show. This year, the show was hosted at TCHS. Visual Arts (Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design and Photography) and Performing Arts (Dance, Acting and Singing) were all a part of this show.  During the day, many teachers brought their classes to the visual arts to experience photography, painting, drawing and graphic design. On Thursday, April 12, students, teachers, parents and the community visited the campus and not only experienced the visual arts, but performing arts, as well. It was a great success and many of our visual arts student art work will move into the district show the following week. Culinary served delicious treats during the April 12 event, as well.

   

Fostering a Growth Mindset Summer Training

Fostering a Growth Mindset Summer Training

The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to offer a summer training on Fostering a Growth Mindset.  It will focus on how to help students believe they can succeed in the classroom.  It is being offered through Canvas online from 6/4 – 7/31.  Participants receive 20 hours in-service credits and it meets ESE recertification.  Register via Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com

Students Earn and Learn

Students Earn and Learn

Students learn about the economy in a fun and creative way by participating in the FCEE annual Economic Poster Contest. Each year, approximately 300 students gain a better understanding of our economic system through their participation in this exciting competition.

Students learn a basic economic concept and then use their creativity and art skills to demonstrate their understanding of the concept in a colorful drawing. Teachers submit their entries in both the fall and spring semester, after which 12 winners are selected (each term). Entries are judged on originality, creativity, and accuracy of concept.

Each winning entry receive $25 and a copy of the calendar/poster, and a surprise gift card.

Students ECONOMIC CONCEPT DEFINITIONS

  • ASSETS: Things that have earning power or some other value to their owner.
  • BUDGET:  The amount of money that is available for, required for, or assigned to a particular purpose.
  • CONSUMERS & PRODUCERS: Consumers are people who buy goods and services. Producers are people who make goods or provide services. Producers supply goods and services and consumers demand them.
  • DEBT: Something, typically money, that is owed or due. The state of owing money.
  • ENTREPRENEUR: An entrepreneur is someone who recognizes an opportunity, marshals the productive resources, and takes the risk to develop or improve a product or start a new business.
  • GOODS & SERVICES: A Good is an object people want that they can touch or hold. A Service is an action that a person does for someone else. Goods are items you buy such as food, clothing, toys, furniture, and toothpaste. Services are actions such as haircuts, medical check-ups, mail delivery, car repair, and teaching.
  • INCENTIVES: Factors that motivate and influence the behavior of households and businesses. Prices, profits, and losses act as incentives for participants to take action in a market economy.
  • SAVINGS: The amount left over when a person’s expenses are subtracted from the amount of disposable income that he or she earns in a given period of time. This occurs when individuals, businesses, or the economy as a whole do not consume all of the current income.
  • SUBSTITUTE GOODS: Two goods that could be used for the same purpose. If the price of one good increases, then demand for the substitute is likely to rise.
  • TRADE: The voluntary exchange of goods and services for money or other goods and services. When trade is voluntary, both people benefit. Trade without money is called barter.

 

St. Lucie Elementary Winners:

Jaden Carey – Consumer & Producers (Calendar)

Jata Khan – Saving (Poster)

Village Green Environmental Studies School Winners:

Gracious Ianniccheri (Poster)

Jennavie Porteous (Poster)

     

 

Music In Our Schools

Music In Our Schools

Music In Our Schools Month is the National Association for Music Education’s annual celebration.  Music educators, students, and communities engage in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in St. Lucie Public Schools.

The theme for this year is “Music Connects Us.” Music is often called a ‘universal language.’ Every culture has developed their own system of music and the art has proven to be important in nearly every aspect of society. Learning how to interact with this ubiquitous world of music is of vital importance to all students throughout their entire school career.

St. Lucie Public Schools Annual Music In Our Schools Concert was held at the Fenn Center on April 12, 2018.  The event featured over 500 elementary, middle, and high school band and chorus students from across the district.  It was an evening of pure joy!

 

 

Northport Students Collaborate With College Level Campaign!

Northport Students Collaborate With College Level Campaign!

Northport students in Sandra Tyndale’s eighth grade class and Jennifer Lusardi’s second grade class collaborated with students from Fort Pierce Central High School and Lincoln Park Academy visiting Northport as Dual Enrollment students from Indian River State College. The dual enrollment students visited Northport as an assignment from their college level American Government class.

Students, Samantha Huynh, Anthony Lima, Adriana Sanz and Nayeli Silva are running a mock campaign for Governor of the State of Florida. Candidate for Governor Nayeli Silva visited with the students and provoked a debate concerning mandatory dress code with the older students and the mock candidate and her staff immersed themselves in the educational experiences of the second graders. The dual enrollment students are campaigning on three main issues: economy, education and the environment. Students videotaped their campaign at the school and are putting together their priceless campaign for governor. Northport was so thrilled to be involved in the college level educational experience.