Dorothy in Wonderland Presented at Palm Pointe

Dorothy in Wonderland Presented at Palm Pointe

Dorothy in Wonderland, The Musical is the first full drama production performed at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition.  What an amazing job the cast and crew did.  The drama class, under the direction of Mrs. Melanie Larsen, worked very hard getting ready for this show and it definitely paid off.  The cast posed for a picture just before the opening performance.  Congratulations to all the Palm Pointe Players!

 

Donuts with Dad Celebrated at Palm Pointe Book Fair

Donuts with Dad Celebrated at Palm Pointe Book Fair

Recently, the Palm Pointe Media Center was transformed into Sir Read-A-Lot’s Castle. One Tuesday morning, Donuts for Dad was the theme and Princess Paige Turner (Mrs. Garber, Media Specialist) and Sir Read-A-Lot (Mrs. Ferguson, Media Clerk) welcomed our Rockets and their male role models to a bountiful banquet of books. Almost 40 families participated to show our students that “Real Men Read.” This activity was held in conjunction with the district initiative to encourage men to be involved in our schools as well as our school-wide literacy focus this quarter. It was so rewarding to see our students and dads choosing books together and then sitting down to share them (and a donut) before school began for the day. Pictured from left is Media Clerk, Kathy Ferguson, Media Specialist, Elsie Garber and Dads with their children.

Donuts with Dad at Gaines Academy

Donuts with Dad at Gaines Academy

Gaines Academy will host a Doughnuts with Dad Day this Wednesday September 30th at 8am in the SGA Auditeria. Students will have doughnuts with Dad (or any honorary dad or male role model). Then, they will create a special project with Dad for a school-wide display. Come on out, Dads!
Don’t Miss This!

Don’t Miss This!

Florida’s educational leaders are providing opportunities for fathers to engage more fully in their children’s education and to strengthen the connections between fathers and schools through the celebration of Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

Your child’s school will share specific information with you.  In the meantime, mark your calendar and plan to join in this statewide movement on September 28, 2016.

Donations Pour In For Students From Elks Lodge #1520

Donations Pour In For Students From Elks Lodge #1520

FORT PIERCE, FL – Over 600 St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) students received food, clothing, and supplies from generous members of the Elks Lodge #1520 in Fort Pierce.  The December 12th delivery schedule started out promising to serve 3 schools, but as donations poured in, the number of schools quickly grew to 13.

This growth mirrors the growth in the number of students who benefit from the Elks Backpack Program which supports students throughout the year.  According to Lenny Smallacombe, organizer of the Elks support program, “Who would have thought we would have the ability to support so many children.  Six years ago, when my wife and I started this Backpack Program with five students, I never dreamed it would be so successful!”  He added that he and his fellow Lodge members are so happy to be able to provide this service to the community.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Support such as this makes a monumental difference in the lives of our students.  In order to achieve their very best, basic needs must be met, and with the support of our community partners, everyone wins.”

Smallacombe is deeply committed to helping children and embraces the work that goes on behind the scenes to make this all happen.  In a slight modification to the celebrated quote, he said, “No Elk ever stands so tall as one who stoops to help a child.”  He and his team at the Elks Lodge #1520 are, indeed, making a difference in the lives of many children.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also 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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Donations Pour In For Students From Elks Lodge #1520

Donations Pour In For Students From Elks Lodge #1520

Over 600 St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) students received food, clothing, and supplies from generous members of the Elks Lodge #1520 in Fort Pierce.  The December 12th delivery schedule started out promising to serve 3 schools, but as donations poured in, the number of schools quickly grew to 13.

This growth mirrors the growth in the number of students who benefit from the Elks Backpack Program which supports students throughout the year.  According to Lenny Smallacombe, organizer of the Elks support program, “Who would have thought we would have the ability to support so many children.  Six years ago, when my wife and I started this Backpack Program with five students, I never dreamed it would be so successful!”  He added that he and his fellow Lodge members are so happy to be able to provide this service to the community.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Support such as this makes a monumental difference in the lives of our students.  In order to achieve their very best, basic needs must be met, and with the support of our community partners, everyone wins.”

Smallacombe is deeply committed to helping children and embraces the work that goes on behind the scenes to make this all happen.  In a slight modification to the celebrated quote, he said, “No Elk ever stands so tall as one who stoops to help a child.”  He and his team at the Elks Lodge #1520 are, indeed, making a difference in the lives of many children.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also 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.

Donation to “Grace Packs” by a Student at Palm Pointe

Donation to “Grace Packs” by a Student at Palm Pointe

Isabella Sierra, kindergartner at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition, collected over 400 food items for her sixth birthday party instead of gifts for herself. The items were donated to the school’s “Grace Packs” program.

This program helps provide weekly weekend food for students who lack an ample food supply, relieving the burden many of these children endure by being hungry. She is a role model student and example that love provides.  A huge thank you to this generous student!

Pictured from left is Isabella Sierra, Jennifer Gomez, Grace Packs Coordinator and Assistant Principal, Kathleen Perez.

 

Donation to CAM

Donation to CAM

A great big “Thank You” to Jeremiah Johnson, Scott Van Duzer, John Katsock, and Representative Larry Lee, Jr. for the amazing donations of 100 book bags full of school supplies and 45 electric pencil sharpeners to our school. We are very excited to be working together this year.

Pictured from left to right: Principal Jennifer Hedeen, Jeremiah Johnson, Scott Van Duzer, Eddie Robinson, John Katsock, and Representative Larry Lee, Jr.

Do You Want to Teach Homebound?

Do You Want to Teach Homebound?

St. Lucie Public Schools is calling all certified teachers — homebound teachers are wanted!  Sign up now for a professional development session scheduled for August 23rd.

Location: Dan MCCarty Middle School

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

 

DMMS Students Visit Fort Pierce City Hall

DMMS Students Visit Fort Pierce City Hall

Mayor Hudson Presents Dan McCarty Middle School with Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities Civics Grant.

Seventh grade Civics students from Dan McCarty Middle School (DMMS) visited Fort Pierce City Hall on Wednesday, May 18, to learn more about municipal government. Mayor Linda Hudson presented the school with a grant of $500.00 from the Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities (TCRLC).

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DMMS Speakers Bureau: Dr. Donna Mills and Mr. Lafayette Ashley

DMMS Speakers Bureau: Dr. Donna Mills and Mr. Lafayette Ashley

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The Speakers Bureau Special Guests at Dan McCarty Middle School were Dr. Donna Mills, school board member of St. Lucie Public Schools, and Mr. Lafayette Ashley, recent FPC graduate and student at Indian River State College.  Dr. Mills shared in depth her life story. She emphasized to students the need to understand that true success comes from within and also stressed that the choices students make will determine their success in life, and she pointed out to students throughout her presentation, “No matter the situation, you can always make it out of your circumstances, knowledge will take you far, YOU CAN DO IT!”

Mr. Ashley inspired the students by sharing some of his personal challenges and expressed to the them that if you want something bad enough, you will work hard to get it. Mr. Ashley also shared some spoken words with the students.

DMMS Speakers Bureau

DMMS Speakers Bureau

The Speakers Bureau Special Guest at Dan McCarty Middle School was Joseph Dillard, a consultant, author, and motivational speaker. Mr. Dillard shared in depth his testimony, and a story of triumph, persistence, tenacity, and willingness. Questions he would ask himself when he was younger included: “How can I survive in a world that’s so cold and lonely?” and “Why me?”

He told the students that, “Life will be tough, challenging, and difficult. But there’s HOPE! Without an education, life becomes complicated; it’s up to you to ask questions. Your current circumstances do not define your accomplishments or ability to succeed.”

He also shared a quote by Muhammad Ali. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Mr. Dillard emphasized to students the need to understand that true success comes from within, and he also stressed that the choices students make will determine their success in life. Mr. Dillard posed a question to the students, “What are you doing to raise the bar?” You must be willing to fail at something, until you get it right, and he pointed out to the students throughout his presentation “I CAN, I WILL, I MUST!”

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DMMS Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Week of Kindness

DMMS Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Week of Kindness

Dan McCarty Middle School participated in the MLK “Week of Kindness” Celebration. Bus drivers were welcomed with bottled water and snacks, parents received cookies as they picked up their students, and the staff was served lunch from Jimmy Johns. Guest Speakers Sandy Mack and Sophia Witherspoon gave inspiring messages to our 8th grade students. Students from Mrs. Mitchner’s ELA class also read original poems and essays on the theme “Renewing a Spirit of Empowerment, Engagement and Nonviolence.”

 

 

Diversity in Music, Unity in Song

Diversity in Music, Unity in Song

“Diversity in Music, Unity in Song” is the theme for this year’s St. Lucie County All County Elementary Chorus.  Tune in to the School Report segment below to enjoy the music and the message from our children.

 

District’s STEM Sunshine State Scholar Announced

District’s STEM Sunshine State Scholar Announced

This year’s District nominee for STEM Sunshine State Scholar is Bailey Magers from Treasure Coast High School.

Bailey, along with his parents and a teacher, who has served as a significant influence to him, will travel to Orlando May 19 – 20, 2016, for an extraordinary two-day program.  In addition to bringing together the scholars to be honored, the foundation invites representatives from Florida’s colleges and universities to meet with the students and discuss career and post-secondary opportunities available to them in Florida.

Pictured are Principal Susan Seal, Theresa Magers, Bailey Magers, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, and Guidance Director Diane White