Thursday and Friday SLPS Graduation Venue Changes

Thursday and Friday SLPS Graduation Venue Changes

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — Record-breaking rainfall and predictions for even more rain coming necessitate a change in venue for the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) graduations set for this Thursday and Friday. District officials made the call after closely monitoring the St. Lucie County Fair Grounds. Saturated grounds after days of rain deem the area unsafe for set-up and parking for the large crowds anticipated to celebrate 2018 graduates.

 

Changes to May 24 and May 25 St. Lucie Public Schools Graduation Ceremonies:

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fenn Center

St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Students with last name A – K will graduate at 8:30 AM

Students with last name L – Z will graduate at 11:30 AM

 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Fenn Center

Fort Pierce Central High School

Students with last name A – H and top 10 percent will graduate at 8:00 AM

Students with last name I – Z will graduate at 11:00 AM

 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Fenn Center

Treasure Coast High School

Students with last name A – K will graduate at 2:00 PM

Students with last name L – Z will graduate at 5:00 PM

 

“We appreciate the staff at the Fenn Center, Sheriff’s Office, Fair Grounds, and Alpi Head Start,” said SLPS Chief Operational Officer Terence O’Leary.  “Working together, we reorganized event schedules to accommodate all graduations at the Fenn Center.”

 

Parking and seating at the Fenn Center are limited.  Carpool when possible and consider the option of livestreaming graduation events by subscribing to WLX-TV on YouTube or watch ceremonies on the WLX Education Channel (13 or 19 for most viewers).

 

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.

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Thursday and Friday SLPS Graduation Venue Changes

Thursday and Friday SLPS Graduation Venue Changes

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — Record-breaking rainfall and predictions for even more rain coming necessitate a change in venue for the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) graduations set for this Thursday and Friday. District officials made the call after closely monitoring the St. Lucie County Fair Grounds. Saturated grounds after days of rain deem the area unsafe for set-up and parking for the large crowds anticipated to celebrate 2018 graduates.

 

Changes to May 24 and May 25 St. Lucie Public Schools Graduation Ceremonies:

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fenn Center

St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Students with last name A – K will graduate at 8:30 AM

Students with last name L – Z will graduate at 11:30 AM

 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Fenn Center

Fort Pierce Central High School

Students with last name A – H and top 10 percent will graduate at 8:00 AM

Students with last name I – Z will graduate at 11:00 AM

 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Fenn Center

Treasure Coast High School

Students with last name A – K will graduate at 2:00 PM

Students with last name L – Z will graduate at 5:00 PM

 

“We appreciate the staff at the Fenn Center, Sheriff’s Office, Fair Grounds, and Alpi Head Start,” said SLPS Chief Operational Officer Terence O’Leary.  “Working together, we reorganized event schedules to accommodate all graduations at the Fenn Center.”

 

Parking and seating at the Fenn Center are limited.  Carpool when possible and consider the option of livestreaming graduation events by subscribing to WLX-TV on YouTube or watch ceremonies on the WLX Education Channel (13 or 19 for most viewers).

 

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.

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The St. Lucie County 2018 Young Author Celebration!

The St. Lucie County 2018 Young Author Celebration!

On Saturday May 19th, over 100 parents and their Young Authors gathered to celebrate literacy and the art of writing! The St. Lucie County Reading Council sponsors the celebration annually held at Oak Hammock School.

This year over 20 of our schools participated and their representatives were treated to a new book, a guest author presentation by Dr. Lois McGuire who wrote, “Don’t Be That Kid at School” and a special ticket for RUSH, Jenson Beach. Of course there were pictures in the photo booth, awards in calligraphy, (hand written by Trish Gomes) and cookies while our parents read their child’s book and the books of other talented authors from every zone in our county. The Young Authors celebration is a demonstration of our most important literacy standards in action!

If our mission is to ensure that all students graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed…this celebration clearly shows we are on the right track!

 

 

 

 

 

Northport Celebrates Incoming Sixth Graders With Style!

Northport Celebrates Incoming Sixth Graders With Style!

Northport fifth grade graduation was a first-rate event! Just when you think you can’t celebrate one more thing, those fifth graders go and make the tears come to your eyes. The NP gymnasium was packed with parents, grandparents and families that truly care about the success and achievement of their children. Students were honored for perfect attendance and for highest achievement in resource, math, reading and science. Students then performed a musical number in unison facing their parents. The incredible program was then wrapped up with a moving and engaging presentation of every fifth grader portrayed in a slide including a baby picture side-by-side with a present-day photo. There were tears in teachers’ and parents’ eyes as they realized that every moment is an important moment and memories were being captured. The graduation into sixth grade was a very lovely experience.

Northport Kindergarten Graduation Priceless!

Northport Kindergarten Graduation Priceless!

Wonderful job to the students, teachers, support staff and parents who have encouraged, prodded and demonstrated kindergartners into a successful end of their first year of school. The songs and showmanship were exemplary and the kindergartners were on their very best behavior when receiving their diplomas and accolades from the hundreds of parents waiting in anticipation for their very own pride and joy to cross the stage. The graduation was a wonderful event filled with thanksgiving for successes achieved and the emotion of little ones growing up! Many thanks parents, grandparents and school community for helping to make our brand new first graders so happy and filled with joy!

Northport Salutes Vietnam Veteran With Love!

Northport Salutes Vietnam Veteran With Love!

Roy Brewer, We want to thank you for being a wonderful friend to the children of Northport. Our principal, Glenn Rustay thinks the world of you. Your work at Northport, especially bringing Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams to our school was the highlight of a long career and the highlight in the 32 year history of Northport. We all love you and are praying for your complete recovery. Texas doesn’t know that Hurricane Roy is on the way ❤ 🌞 Thank you for coming and giving the final salute to our school. Roy served NP for many years as one of our Veteran Partners in Education and was instrumental in bringing many vital programs to our children.

Microsoft Interactive Night

Microsoft Interactive Night

Recently, parents and students had the opportunity to explore the innovative experiences that await students interested in preparing for careers that include the latest state-of-the-art applications in robotics, coding, gaming, virtual and augmented reality.
Samuel S. Gaines Academy is now accepting magnet student applications for Kindergartners and 6th graders.  To learn more, visit the SLPS homepage at stluciepublicschools.org

Celebrating Graduates

Celebrating Graduates

St. Lucie Public Schools congratulates its graduating seniors!

The Class of 2018 is almost 3,000 strong and boasts nearly $33.5 million in scholarships to support next steps toward their college and career goals.  Some of the inspired young leaders have chosen to pursue pathways into the military service, 92 have elected careers in education and have received “A Promise is a Promise” certificates from SLPS, others have select varied college and career courses that will lead them on wonderful and exciting lifelong journeys including medicine, technology, engineering, political advocacy, artistic design, and journalism.  To all of the 2018 graduates, we send hearty wishes of success and fulfillment!

 

 

Restoring the Village Youth Symposium

Restoring the Village Youth Symposium

Educational Youth Symposium
Friday, June 08, 2018, 08:30am

The Youth Symposium will take place at Lincoln Park Academy.

Registration begins at 8:30.

This is a FREE motivational and empowering activity for elementary, middle and high school students.

 

 

TCHS JROTC participates in Homeless Veterans Stand-Down

TCHS JROTC participates in Homeless Veterans Stand-Down

On May 17th, 2018 Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC participated in the first annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Fort Pierce, alongside many other organizations. They supplied items such as sleeping bags, care bags, food, boots, and many other helpful items to veterans in need. This is the first of many veterans outreach events for upcoming years, making it one of their unit goals to continue to help struggling veterans. None of this could have been possible without the help of the Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC cadets, culinary, and Care Bags Inc. We interviewed a homeless veteran who said “They’re not there by choice.” A lot of them deal with substance abuse, PTSD, and loneliness. They really love all the things the people do for them and they greatly appreciate it.

 

Written by

C/2nd LT Mark Doucette

C/ SSgt Shah Hosein

Summer Meals

Summer Meals

St. Lucie Public Schools Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals During Summer Months

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is pleased to provide nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch meals during the summer to children ages 18 and younger. According to SLPS Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest, eighteen sites across St. Lucie County have been selected to serve students (see chart). “All children need good nutrition throughout the year,” said, Wuest.  “We would just like to remind the students to register with the front office before they come to the cafeteria when they are on a school site.”

The Summer Food Service Program will operate during the months of June, July and August.  According to District officials, students are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, SLPS is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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.

 

Summer Meals

St. Lucie Public Schools Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals During Summer Months

St. Lucie Public Schools Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals During Summer Months

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is pleased to provide nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch meals during the summer to children ages 18 and younger. According to SLPS Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest, eighteen sites across St. Lucie County have been selected to serve students (see chart). “All children need good nutrition throughout the year,” said, Wuest.  “We would just like to remind the students to register with the front office before they come to the cafeteria when they are on a school site.”

The Summer Food Service Program will operate during the months of June, July and August.  According to District officials, students are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, SLPS is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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.

 

Northport Students Make Huge Impact and Help Change Policy!

Northport Students Make Huge Impact and Help Change Policy!

This year has been a year of achievement and success at Northport. The accomplishments of our students have been stunning. On the final day of school, Edie Majewski, City of Port Saint Lucie Sidewalks Projects Manager, visited the school along with the news crew from channel 20. Channel 20 is the government channel for the city of Port Saint Lucie.

Mrs. Majewski brought great news to our students who worked on their seventh grade civics project this year with such gusto. Students researched, delved into the subject, spoke with SLPS Project Manager Marty Sanders, and checked incident reports on Curtis Street. Curtis Street runs parallel to Northport.

Students felt that Curtis needed sidewalks desperately for the safety of the students. Their hard work paid off! The city took a hard second look, applied for a TAP grant and was approved for Curtis Street sidewalks. Students were elated that they could bear witness and be a part of city government in action.

The impact of intensive student work can indeed change policy. The sidewalks on Curtis Street will be moved up and built between October 2021 and September 2022. Northport students will be able to safely hurry to school and stroll home on Curtis Street in the very near future. Elation does not cover the feelings of the Northport community!

Great job students, teachers, Thomas MacDonald and Elizabeth Montilla and parents. THRILLED!

St. Lucie Public Schools 2017-2018 Graduation Rates Projections and  Industry Certifications…

St. Lucie Public Schools 2017-2018 Graduation Rates Projections and Industry Certifications…

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Growing by leaps and bounds is the best way to describe St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) graduation rate and industry certification ascent over the last few years. Projections for this year’s graduating class indicate the upward trend will continue. This holds true for industry certification trends as well. The number of students passing industry certification tests through SLPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs is projected to surpass 2,300.  That’s an increase of 140 percent over a two-year spread.

While the District currently has the fifth highest graduation rate in the state, this year’s projected rate increase of one to two percent, will result in an overall District graduation rate of 91 to 92 percent, helping to maintain a top spot for SLPS. Focusing on its six comprehensive high schools, the data indicates that all will increase or maintain their current graduation rate, and all will boast rates of more than 91 percent. In fact, projections for SLPS’s six comprehensive high schools will exceed 95%.  “Meeting Florida’s high bar for graduation is a challenge for our students.  Our success in this area reflects the work of all our K -12 teachers and staff.  Everyone has a hand in a child’s success,” said Deputy Superintendent Jon Prince.

What does this mean for graduates of SLPS?  “Our mission is to equip all students with the knowledge, skills, and desire to succeed so they are prepared for college and the world of work.  Graduating with a high school diploma is a critical first step for our students,” explained Superintendent E. Wayne Gent. He added that CTE programs offer students the opportunity to achieve industry-recognized certifications, work-based learning experiences, and articulated college credits that provide technical skills, rigorous academic foundations, and real-world experiences needed for post-secondary education and high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers. Passing the industry certification tests means students have an immediate employability edge.

Gent pointed out that with the continued surge in graduation rates and industry certification passing rates, he is also pleased to see the continued growth among all demographic groups.  “We are committed to serve all students as we help them achieve their goals. I am very proud of the dedication our teachers and administrators have to support each child every day, said the Superintendent.”

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.

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Northport Eighth Graders Move On Up to High School!

Northport Eighth Graders Move On Up to High School!

What a wonderful evening at Northport! Our 8th graders are leaving the nest and moving on to high school. They have done the work, achieved success and are moving on to the next chapter of their lives. The evening began with the SLW Centennial JROTC unit posting the colors in a spectacular showcase.

Principal, Glenn Rustay and Assistant Principals Lisa Cash and Mehgan Drost welcomed hundreds of parents, grandparents and friends to the event. Fellow 8th grade student Emmalyne Lewis welcomed her fellow classmates to enjoy each moment and to look forward to the future and all the successes that will come. The keynote speaker was St. Lucie School Board Chairman Dr. Donna Mills. Dr. Mills is a favorite at Northport and can always be called on to encourage, share stories of success, motivate and prod every student to excel and find their passion. She gave a wonderful and thought-provoking talk about pulling yourself up, having the grit to achieve and get the job done. She is awesome!

Students received their diplomas from their team leaders and shook hands with Northport administration as well as Dr. Mills. It was a lovely celebration of achievement and pride for families, teachers and students. We are looking forward to a wonderful summer and will always be checking on our students as they move on to another exciting chapter in their lives. They are very well prepared!

CTE Celebrates Business Partners

CTE Celebrates Business Partners

Career and Technical educators from the district were provided the opportunity to partake in two ribbon cutting events hosted by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners.  The celebrations included opening for the south county Drug Lab and the Heath Clinic on Lyngate Drive, Port St. Lucie.  This event was celebrated on May 22, 2018 alongside City and County Commissioners, Clerk of the Court, St. Lucie County Sheriff, and City of Port St. Lucie’s administrators.