AEDs Donated to SLPS

AEDs Donated to SLPS

Cheryl and Ray Lalloo from the Jessica Clinton Foundation generously donated AED units to St. Lucie West K-8 and Windmill Point Elementary.

A fundraising campaign with heart-shaped cookies from local Panera restaurants takes place each February, and students are encouraged to post pictures of themselves holding the heart-shaped cookies. The proceeds from the sale of the cookies are used to purchase AED units.

The Jessica Clinton Foundation invites the community to participate in two upcoming events:

Dedication Ceremony: September 29, 2018

Free Heart Screenings: November 3, 2018

 

 

STAR Awards – Outstanding Service

STAR Awards – Outstanding Service

The STAR Program’s focus is to recognize employees for their behaviors, skills and actions that correlate with the District’s vision and acknowledge those who exemplify its core values.    

STAR recognitions for the month of September honored Marisol Abrahante, Nicki O’Neill

(both from Student Services and Exceptional Student Education at St. Lucie West K-8 School) and Jimmy Hardison (from Transportation).  All three team members were commended for their outstanding service to others.  Congratulations!!

 

Procession of the Species

Procession of the Species

Please join us for the Procession of the Species parade to be held in downtown Ft. Pierce Saturday, October 27th at 10:30am.

Gather your friends, classmates, club or band members, teammates, etc., and join the fun!

This is no ordinary parade!

The Procession of the Species is a delightful, colorful and musical celebration of nature!

Check it out:

https://youtu.be/ksNe1YRZI1I

It’s FREE, but registration is required.   For more information and to register go to www.StLucieProcession.com or call (772) 785-5833.

Dads Take Your Child To School Day

Dads Take Your Child To School Day

What: St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will celebrate Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement.  Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September 26.

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

 

Where:  The movement takes place on SLPS campuses.

 

Why: The Dads Take Your Child to School Day event is designed to highlight the significant role a child’s father or male role models can have in enhancing a child’s educational experience.

 

“A parent or guardian is the single most important adult in a child’s life, which is why our District proudly supports this event as an opportunity to promote parent engagement,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

 

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District ranked in the top third of Florida’s districts, 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.

Dads Take Your Child To School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

What: St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will celebrate Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

 

Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement.  Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September 26.

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

 

Where:  The movement takes place on SLPS campuses.

 

Why: The Dads Take Your Child to School Day event is designed to highlight the significant role a child’s father or male role models can have in enhancing a child’s educational experience.

 

“A parent or guardian is the single most important adult in a child’s life, which is why our District proudly supports this event as an opportunity to promote parent engagement,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

 

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District ranked in the top third of Florida’s districts, 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.

PSL Army JROTC Attacks Florida Institute of Technology Challenge Obstacle Course

PSL Army JROTC Attacks Florida Institute of Technology Challenge Obstacle Course

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, cadets from the Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion joined four other high school Battalions at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Fellsmere, Florida. The cadets negotiated through various obstacles that tested their skill, strength, and ability to overcome hardships. Cadets participated in a hands-on experiences including Marine and Aerial Assault obstacle courses. Each consisted of vigorous activities testing their balance and fear of heights.  Some of these elements included Low Belly Over, Belly Crawl, High Step Over, and Confidence Climb.

The cadets overcame many fears and saw their potential as they ran through the development in addition to bonding with other cadets. Pictured below: Cadet Captain Breanna Smith, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Veronica Patti, Cadet Addison C. Searcy, and Cadet Sergeant Justin Bennett as they navigate through set obstacles.

Northport Celebrates First Student of the Month!

Northport Celebrates First Student of the Month!

Northport is so thrilled to host parents and grandparents at the very first Student of the Month. The Northport community celebrated students who for demonstrating good citizenship, being a good friend, stepping up for a friend in need, and for being an all-around good kid. The school loves to celebrate our children and take every opportunity to invite families into the school as partners in education.

GiveBack2Kids Starts Strong @Northport

GiveBack2Kids Starts Strong @Northport

Northport Community is so thrilled to announce that in partnership with GIVEBACK@KIDS, Inc. We have selected our GiveBack2Kids Student of the Month for grades K-5 and grades 6-8. For outstanding civic responsibility and leadership, we are proud to select Tony Mormon and Gregorio Saldana. Many thanks to James Monds and David Gornitzky for their dedication to Northport students. Pictured: Tony Mormon with his dad and Northport administration.

Culinary Serves Up Salads on Grandparents Day

Culinary Serves Up Salads on Grandparents Day

Northport K8 culinary students celebrated Grandparents Day by preparing, cooking and serving Taco Salads.

Rachel Savela and her culinary students greeted fellow students and Grandparents Day luncheon guests by selling and serving tasty Taco Salads made to order!

It was a hit!

New Offerings on Deals and Discounts

New Offerings on Deals and Discounts

Don’t forget to check out the St. Lucie Public Schools Deals and Discounts page for new offerings.  Deals and Discounts is an internal savings site for employees.  Throughout the year, offerings are added that may be of interest including entertainment, finance, technology, health/wellness, and more.  Most recently, we’ve added cruise and mobile phone discounts. Check it out!

Click on the “TEAM SLPS on Share” icon at the bottom of the SLPS Homepage.

 

Type in your username and password to access Deals and Discounts.

Once you are on the Deals and Discounts page, click the arrow in the upper left-hand corner to advance offerings to page 2.

 

Tune in to WLX-TV

Tune in to WLX-TV

Watch an all new episode of Eye on St. Lucie hosted by Kerry Padrick on YouTube. Also, you’re  invited to watch an all new Sak Pase hosted by Maggie Remy on YouTube and television. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV.

Weekly Programming Guide

 

 

WLX-TV Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3GKMqcIjbgqXb7XDy27uYw

Sak Pase

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJLtuHaR6Z8

Technology Tuesdays for Teachers!

Technology Tuesdays for Teachers!

Are you a classroom teacher interested in learning about applications in Microsoft Office to utilize for classroom instruction? Would you like to become Microsoft Innovative Educator certified?

Join Julia Hilburn and Laurie Boyer from the Talent Development Department for Technology Tuesdays for Teachers via Skype.  A brief orientation to Skype will take place on Thursday, September 27th and the learning sessions begin October 2nd.

Log into Frontline to learn more details at mylearningplan.com

Perfect Score on the FSA at Mariposa Elementary

Perfect Score on the FSA at Mariposa Elementary

At Mariposa Elementary, fourth grader Jesse Hindman received a perfect score on his third grade math FSA and received a certificate from the Governor for his hard work!

Ms. Mackenzie Buck was his third grade teacher last school year and had these thoughts about his achievement:

“Jesse was one of my awesome third graders during the 2017-2018 school year. I will never forget his first day—upon walking into my classroom, he immediately wanted to know when we would be starting multiplication. He was excited to learn and ready for a challenge. Jesse personifies hard-work and a determination to exceed his own expectations EVERY SINGLE DAY. As soon as I would model a new strategy, he was ready to practice and try the next step.”

As teachers, we are often asked what brought us into this field or what we most so enjoy about teaching. For me, it is the daily opportunity to watch amazing kids, like Jesse, grow, challenge themselves and learn through exploration and trial/error. Jesse’s enthusiasm for learning, especially math, was incredibly contagious to all who surrounded him. His excitement constantly encouraged me to push my abilities as a teacher to the next level—to broaden my horizon of teaching strategies and provide new learning challenges. Jesse was a blast to teach and I was always excited to see what new things Jesse was wanting to learn or challenge himself in.

His academic drive, character and positive attitude are no doubt the reasons why he performed exceptionally on the math Florida Standards Assessment. I am so very proud of his success and the young man he is becoming each day!”

Congratulations, Jesse and to all students who earned a perfect score on the FSA!

The “Key” to Success

The “Key” to Success

The key to St. Lucie Public Schools’ success is teamwork.  Caring and committed adults work with a united purpose — to support each child every day to ensure they graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and desire to succeed.

Pictured:  SLPS Locksmith Fred Borneman, and Plumber Willie Parnel.

 

 

All the World’s a Stage!

All the World’s a Stage!

The Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) was thrilled to spotlight the school’s programs as the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce offered community leaders the opportunity to participate in an Executive Academy Leadership Day.

Student ambassadors served as school history narrators and tour guides of the historic auditorium, the black box theater, and the dance studio.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

This year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake proved to be inviting and exciting for participants in St. Lucie County as school teams and SLPS departments took to the lanes with other community organizations.

The annual fundraiser is more than just bowling.  “It’s about the kids and raising money to support the mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters!”

 

What’s Coming Up On WLX-TV

What’s Coming Up On WLX-TV

Watch an all new episode of #BuildAFuture Career and Technical Education, hosted by LeiNitia Robinson, on YouTube. Also, you can watch an all new Eye on St. Lucie hosted by Kerry Padrick on YouTube and television. While you’re there subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV.

Weekly Programming Guide
 
#BuildAFuture
Eye on St. Lucie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHZyGRFCPOs