Every registered voter in St. Lucie County will receive a postage paid mail-in ballot on or about April 3rd. This is a very important referendum to raise teacher pay, keep a school resource officer on every campus, and enhance mental health services for our children. A Citizens Advisory Committee will have oversight to guarantee every dollar goes where it is intended.
Please cast your ballot and make your voice heard. Return your ballot on or before April 23 in the postage-paid envelope.
Southport’s cafeteria staff delivered a healthy treat to Mrs. Sharon Dudash’s students along with a nutritious lesson on how plants grow. After finishing up a project on seeds in their class, Cafeteria Manager Eileen Kielbasa presented a lesson on how plants grow using Florida grown vegetables from the Farm to School initiative. The students got to see the seeds inside the vegetables, and enjoyed a healthy snack later in the afternoon. According to the project’s website, “Florida’s Farm to School initiative allows students to gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. Farm to School empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while enhancing the connection that communities have with local grower.” The initiative aims to increase children’s consumption of nutritious foods in their diets and inform how healthy food plays a vital role in their present and future health.
On Friday, March 29th, Palm Pointe fourth graders participated in an exciting day of writing e”lab” oration stations. Students had an opportunity to travel to different stations and refine their writing through various mini-lessons and practice. They were thrilled to show what they know after working hard all year on the writing process. Towards the end of the day, students got to participate in a balloon drop that included balloons with positive messages to let them know they can do it. Students will take their FSA Writing Assessment on Tuesday, April 2nd.
In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, Mr. Chad Guess took a group of Mariposa students to the All County Chorus which was held at Lincoln Park Academy. Radley Yackamouih, Alexis Whyms, Karina Arocho, Nathalie Carrion, Szofi Viskolcz, and Celeste Swanson sang with students from other St. Lucie Public Schools during the annual All County Chorus event.
FPCHS art students were honored by the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. FPCHS student Noah Weston won an Honorable Mention for his Portfolio piece, Prize Chicken. Student Justin Brunelle won the prestigious Gold Key Award from Scholastic for his photograph, Friend in the Dark. Congrats to these two talented art students!
Hot off the press! Save the dates! 2019 SLPS Spring Graduation Dates are announced.
Coming April 26, 27, and 28, LPA Drama Department Proudly Presents: Hairspray the Musical!
The PSLHS Jaggernauts ranked 48th out of 64 teams at the First Robotics Competition in West Palm Beach, including international teams. The students learned the value in collaboration, and they will keep building from it! Prior to their arrival, their robot worked at 70% of its attainable project. Combined with the selfless dedication of other teams, they assisted in getting the robot to 100% of the envisioned robot.
Cheers to the future engineers of PSLHS!
The American Association of School Librarians celebrate school librarians and their programs every April during School Library Month. During this time, school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community learn more about the essential role that strong school library programs offer to tranform learning. To learn more, visit http://www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/slm
Join us in celebration for 2019 National Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.
Put on the Puzzle! The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Autism prevalence is now one in every 59 children in America. Show your support for people with autism by wearing the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon – as a pin on your shirt, a magnet on your car, a badge on your blog, or even your Facebook profile picture – and educate folks on the potential of people with autism! For more information visit https://www.autismspeaks.org
SLWCHS students were mentored by veteran Student Perks kiosk operators from PSLHS during the soft opening of the Student Perks kiosk located in Port St. Lucie at the City’s government office administration building. PSLHS students have successfully managed a kiosk at the St. Lucie County Administration Office for two years.
SLWCHS Dance Team competed in the solo/ensemble competition. Congratulations!
Giulia Mastronicola (solo) – superior rating
Giulia Mastronicola, Elizbeth Acosta, Jady Gonzalez, and Kendra Basiliere (small group ensemble) – superior rating
Eagles Dance Team (large ensemble) – excellent rating
NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ELECTION
April 23, 2019
School District of St. Lucie County Florida Referendum Election
DEADLINE TO REGISTER
March 25, 2019
This is an all-mail ballot election which means that every registered voter in St. Lucie County will receive a ballot during the first week of April. All ballots must be received no later than 7:00 pm on April 23rd. Therefore, in order to ensure that your ballot will be counted, please mail your ballot no later than 4 days prior to the election.
OR HAND DELIVER TO SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE LOCATIONS:
250 NW Country Club Dr., Pt St Lucie
1664 SE Walton Rd., Pt St Lucie
4132 Okeechobee Rd, Ft. Pierce
New Tax Collector Building in Tradition 10264 SW Village Parkway Dr., Port St Lucie
Sample ballots are available on our website and office locations in English and Spanish. For information, call the office at 772-462-1500 or visit www.slcelections.com, or stop by any of our 4 office locations listed above.
April is Autism Awareness Month; see the flier above to join in on a great event to raise awareness for this cause.
We are featuring an all new Que Pasa St. Lucie, hosted by Linda Tapia, and the #BuildAFuture show, hosted by LeiNitia Robinson. Don’t forget to watch the State of the Schools Update, the March School Board Workshop, and the 2019 Music in Our Schools Concert! Great things are happening in St. Lucie Public Schools! These are shows that you do not want to miss.
We are on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse. You can also catch us on YouTube. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV.
State of the Schools Update
School Board Workshop
Music in Our Schools
International Business Academy students from Treasure Coast High School (TCHS) attended the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Competition, with over 4500 students in Orlando, Florida, themed “Leave Your Mark”. Students had an opportunity to compete and learn during this fun-filled, fast-paced week during spring break. During the conference, students competed in their chosen competitive events, attended seminars, and learned in workshops. TCHS students won regional level events to secure their entry to state level competition in Emerging Business Issues, Business Ethics, Business Communications, and Securities and Investments.
President, Jenna Klahne, a four-time State Competitor and National Finalist with her partner, Vice President, Lynzie Holt, a three-time State Competitor, competed and made it to the final round in Business Ethics. Treasurer, Kevin Saha and Secretary, Kimani Walker, competed at States in Emerging Business Issues; Parliamentarian, Gabriel Mustaciulo, competed in Securities and Investments; Public Relations Officer, Jennifer Rodriquez, competed in Business Communication and Reporter, Isabel Garcia, competed in Broadcast Journalism.
TCHS’s International Business Academy students compete with students from all over the state from public, private, and online schools and their academy teacher, Ms. Choppa is extremely proud of their dedication and work ethic. Way to go Titans!
The Office of Teaching and Learning would like to share some of the exciting Professional Development sessions taking place at Allapattah Flats K-8 this summer. Make sure to reserve a seat by signing up in Frontline!
St Lucie Public Schools middle and high school students attended the opening ceremony of the State of Florida Science and Engineering Fair-STEM Competition in Lakeland, FL on March 28, 2019. We are so proud of you all!
The Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County is sponsoring their annual Family Fun Fair! This event is free and will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Lawnwood Stadium. For more information, see the flier above.
Students at Village Green Environmental Studies School received a visit from WPBF News Channel 25’s Meteorologist Britley Ritz. 5th grade students showed Ms. Ritz one of the school’s weather stations and explained how it tracks winds, precipitation, and barometric pressure.