Education Foundation Grants Awarded

Education Foundation Grants Awarded

St. Lucie County’s Education Foundation awarded 33 grants to teachers throughout the district. Executive Director Thom Jones indicated that the grants represent a $50,000.00 investment in quality educational programs to benefit student achievement.

 

Ed Foundation Grants Awarded

Education Foundation awards over $80K in grant funds

Education Foundation awards over $80K in grant funds

The St. Lucie County Education Foundation awarded grants exceeding $83,000 at the November 12, 2013, meeting of the St. Lucie County School Board. The grants were for classroom, school-wide, and district-wide projects and were distributed to 11 schools and the district curriculum and instruction department. Pictured are, from far right, Education Foundation executive director Jim McKenzie and president Brian Garcia, Superintendent Genelle Yost, School Board chairman Debbie Hawley, and representatives of the schools and department personnel receiving the grant funds.

Education Foundation awards laptops to teachers

Education Foundation awards laptops to teachers

The St. Lucie County Education Foundation Teachers of Excellence Utilizing Technology committee selected three educators to receive a Dell Computer for their grant application. The teachers were selected based on their unique utilization of technology in the classroom to engage students and improve student achievement, and were presented their laptops at the May 22, 2012, St. Lucie County School Board meeting. Pictured with their new Dell laptops, from left, are 2013 Teacher of the Year JoAnne Trubisky from Windmill Point Elementary, who also received the laptop as part of her awards from the Education Foundation, Diane Buchholz from Port St. Lucie High, Pamela Garrity from Bayshore Elementary, and Sally VanDereedt from Lincoln Park Academy. Back row, from left, are Education Foundation president Michael Waninger, School Board chairman Carol Hilson, Superintendent Michael Lannon, Education Foundation executive director Jim McKenzie, and committee chair and Northport K-8 School principal Glenn Rustay.

Education Commissioner Stewart sends letter to parents on new assessment tool

Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart this week announced the assessment tool selected to replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) as an annual standardized test for Florida public school students. The commissioner developed a letter for parents to understand the process. To view Commissioner Stewart’s letter to parents, copy the following link into your browser:
http://www.fldoe.org/pdf/CommissionersMessageParents3-17-14.pdf

Education authority engages crowds of parents, students, school staff with message

Education authority engages crowds of parents, students, school staff with message

Nationally recognized motivational speaker and education authority Dr. Adolph Brown III continued his commitment to St. Lucie Public Schools with two days of appointments at several schools and an evening community program at East Florida Primitive Baptist Association Temple in Fort Pierce. Dr. Brown’s messages energize, educate, inspire and entertain all audiences. Dr. Brown’s continued association with the school district is part of the five-year partnership with educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to transform the school system through instructional practice and excellence in materials. For more information about Dr. Brown’s message, visit http://www.docspeaks.com/.

 

Edible manipulatives are fun in math

Edible manipulatives are fun in math

First grade students Willdarion Adams, Anaiah Armah, Lorraine Zimmerman, Ariel Major, and Makia Cooper in Deanna Scotto’s class at F.K. Sweet Elementary enjoy working within their small math group. This  lesson consisted of using candy hearts to reinforce graphing skills. Edible treats are always a favorite manipulative for young learners. 

 

 

Ed Foundation Welcomes Back SLPS Employees

Ed Foundation Welcomes Back SLPS Employees

Friday, Aug 11, 2017

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Welcome Back Celebration
Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery
4200 Johnston Road, Ft.Pierce.

Dinner buffet, live music, games, prizes, classroom adoptions, and more!
FREE for all District Employees
$10 per guest

For more information, please visit the Education Foundation website at https://www.educationfoundationstlucie.org/

Everyone planning to attend must RSVP online as well as pay online for all guests. Thank you!
https://www.educationfoundationstlucie.org/event/detail/pid/2/id/59/instance/20170811#.WXyHFumQySQ

Ed Foundation Heralds Successes of District

Ed Foundation Heralds Successes of District

During the October School Board meeting President of the Education Foundation Thom Jones launched “Working Together for Success,”  the Education Foundation’s theme to support all of the advances recently made by the School District in ranking and graduation rates. Jones shared the fact that The Foundation had obtained Resolutions of support from the City of Fort Pierce, the City of Port St. Lucie, and St. Lucie County to support naming the first week of November (1-7), 2017, as “Public Education Week” in recognition of the School District’s advances.

 

Ed Foundation Gala

Ed Foundation Gala

Thank you, St. Lucie Education Foundation! The 17th Annual Evening for Education Fundraising event at the Pelican Yacht Club was a great success.
 
The Education Foundation believes that public education is essential to the well-being of our community, and its mission is “to promote, encourage and recognize excellence in public education.”
Ed Foundation Awards Scholarships

Ed Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Education Foundation of St. Lucie County awarded over 60 scholarships to graduating seniors at the Education Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Night.

Congratulations to our seniors who are attending colleges and universities across the nation including, but not limited to: Berkley College of Music, Boston University, Citadel, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, Johnson and Whales, New York Film Academy, Northeastern University, Princeton University, Stetson University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Massachusetts, University of Miami, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, University of Tampa, University of West Florida.

 

Economics Award

Economics Award

For 38 years, the Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) has recognized Florida’s most outstanding teachers for their creativity in presenting lessons in economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. Open to all K-12 teachers, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics is a celebration of best practices and a way of acknowledging the innovation that teachers bring to the classroom. Frances K. Sweet is proud to have Mrs. Alice Parks win 1st Place in the Econ 101 Category.

 

Echoes and Reflections Holocaust Training

Echoes and Reflections Holocaust Training

Social studies and ELA educators from St. Lucie participated in the Echoes and Reflections Holocaust training.  The training was provided by the Holocaust Task Force organized by Linda Medvin, Director of the FAU Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education.  The engaging presentation was lead by Stephanie McMahon Kaye from Yad Vashem.

“I found this training to be an eye opening and engaging experience. I am excited to implement the curriculum side by side with the language arts department at the end of the school year. I truly feel that the students will gain a greater understanding of the tragedy that was the Holocaust. At times emotional, this powerful presentation left me with a sense of my importance as an educator and a responsibility to share with my students.”

-Rebecca Dumont (Dan McCarty Middle School)

 

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ECET2 – Grow, Collaborate, Lead

ECET2 – Grow, Collaborate, Lead


The second annual ECET2 conference was brought to educational professionals in St. Lucie County via a partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools and the Gates Foundation. ECET2 stands for Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers. Event organizers explained that this year’s theme entitled Teachers Are Innovators: Grow, Collaborate, Lead blossomed from the positive feedback received from last year’s event in which participants were catapulted into deeper collaborative efforts through their opportunities to network and build professional relationships with like-minded educators.

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ECET2 Conference Celebrates Quality Teachers

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A select group of teacher leaders have been invited to participate in a two-day conference event Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2).  This is the second annual ECET2 conference brought to educational professionals in St. Lucie County via a partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools and the Gates Foundation.

Event organizers Didi Campbell, Allison Barajas, and Natasha Rodriguez explained that this year’s theme entitled Teachers Are Innovators: Grow, Collaborate, Lead blossomed from the positive feedback received from last year’s event in which participants were catapulted into deeper collaborative efforts through their opportunities to network and build professional relationships with like-minded educators.

This year’s invitation-only conference begins on Friday, May 13th at 6:00 PM in Fort Pierce at the historic City Hall.  It continues on Saturday, May 14th at 8:00 AM with a full day of professional break-out sessions at the St. Lucie Public Schools District Office.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

Earning reading points can be rewarding for students

Earning reading points can be rewarding for students

Fifth grade students Adriana Edmond, Julia Pacek, and Jakiah Webb in Christy Nuccio’s class at F.K. Sweet Elementary are enjoying ice cream sundaes for earning reading points. Students at F. K. Sweet are all involved in the Scholastic Counts program and are enjoying reading, testing, and earning points. Teachers may set individual or class goals for students.

Earn and Learn

Earn and Learn

The School Board recognized the following students who won calendar and poster art contests from the Florida Council on Economic Education:

Jayden Carey – 4th grade student at St. Lucie Elementary

Jata Kahn – 4th grade student at St. Lucie Elementary

Jennavie Porteous – 1st grade student at Village Green Environmental Studies School

Gracious Ianniccheri – 1st grade student at Village Green Environmental Studies School

The students used art to express economic concepts such as trade, savings, entrepreneur, and more. Students also presented Board Members with a Florida Council on Economic Education calendar in which Jayden’s artwork was displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The field of Early Childhood Education includes teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, and others who assist young children in education and development. Specific responsibilities vary based on the job and the age of the children.  Hands-on learning allows students to explore this career field and work with young children in educational facilities. (Fort Pierce Central High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School)

Eagles Sign Letters of Intent

Eagles Sign Letters of Intent

George Bento and Nepoleon Pringle, two of St. Lucie West Centennial senior football players, signed letters of intent to play football at the next level.  Congratulations, Eagles!

George Bento: Palmetto Prep Academy (Columbia, South Carolina)
Nepoleon Pringle: Independence Community College (Kansas)