Preparing St. Lucie County’s students with valuable internship experiences and supporting local businesses with summer workforce candidates creates a win-win program that St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is happy to support. Career Source Research Coast has once again organized the Summer of Success Summer Youth Internship Program providing paid internships for 130 youth residing in St. Lucie County.
Spearheading the effort from SLPS is Executive Director of Growth Management Marty Sanders. He explained that the SLPS Maintenance Department has supported the funding of summer internships through grass roots fundraising for the past ten years. “We have a vested interest in supporting our students as they pursue their career goals. The opportunity to partner with Career Source Research Coast in this positive effort is most welcome.”
Students ages 16 – 21 are eligible for the two-week Youth Employment Success Solutions (YESS) program and six-week Internship Program. A $100 bonus is provided to participants for the successful completion of the YESS Training as well as compensation for up to 32 hours per week during the internship portion of the program.
As one year begins to close, a bright new year begins to open and SLPS administrators initiate their professional development. District personnel gathered at Treasure Coast High School to learn, reflect, and re-energize. Multiple sessions were offered including data, instruction, safety and security. Team building was included in the mix in the form of an Escape Room challenge!
The tone was set, and this is going to be another amazing year for St. Lucie Public Schools!
With summer fast approaching, we want to encourage schools, students and parents to prepare for the summer break by participating in this fun reading adventure. First Lady Ann Scott has pledged to read this summer, and you can too. Please join us in the Summer Literacy Adventure by pledging to read this summer. Click on the link, and fill out your name and number of books you pledge to read. Note: All fields are required. http://app1.fldoe.org/Communicati…/…/SummerLitAdventure.aspx
Join students all across Florida as they take on the Summer Literacy Adventure Challenge and pledge to read every day. Set a personal goal, work to accomplish it and strive for success!
Florida’s students are being challenged to pledge to read as many books as possible throughout the summer break. Each student can fill out his or her pledge at Summer Literacy Pledge. Following the summer break, the department will recognize the top 10 schools with the highest percentage of participation. The school whose students read the most books will receive a surprise visit from First Lady Ann Scott.
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.
St. Lucie Public Schools will participate in the Summer Food Service Program during the months of June and July. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. At open sites, all children, 18 years old and younger, are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year.
In accordance with Federal law,
and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution 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.
feeding sites located on school campuses provide meals to all children in the
immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school.
Breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM, and lunch is served from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at these sites:
(Please note that times may vary slightly at individual sites.)
Additional sites include Boys and Girls Clubs locations throughout the county.
St. Lucie Public Schools Child Nutrition Services team provides numerous programs for our children and our community. The District, designated as a Healthy Schools District, provides all students with the opportunity to receive a well-balanced breakfast and lunch during their regular school day, and as summer months approach, there are opportunities for students to partake in breakfast and lunch as well during these vacation months. Watch this month’s segment of Eye on St. Lucie to learn about what is available.
The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to share a summer professional development opportunity with ESE teachers. Join us for a hands-on session in which we will discuss strategies and resources to use when supporting Math instruction with your ESE Students.
Are you interested in increasing your use of technology in your classroom to help engage students? The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to provide Online Learning Pathways that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home. If you would like to learn to use Microsoft tools to enhance your classroom, then choose the online learning pathway that best meets your needs. We offer a beginner, intermediate and advanced track. Pathways open in May and close July 20th. Register online via Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com
The Office of Teaching and Learning invites you to join us for the Math Standards Institute sessions this summer. Below is a description of the sessions.
Standards Institute Session 1: This training is designed to introduce the learner to the three shifts of instruction in mathematics. We will explore standards to see the connection between multiple grade level standards. The three levels of rigor will be used in the standards and tasks. Mathematical practices will be discussed to understand the “how” of teaching standards and learners will leave with materials and resources they can use for instruction in their classroom.
Standards Institute Session 2: This training is designed to make the connection between grade level materials and the district support documents. The shifts of instruction will be addressed through standards-based tasks as the learner looks for rigor and coherence in a grade level and throughout the grade levels. There will be tasks to take back and utilize in the classroom.
The Office of Teaching and Learning is offering a DBQ (Document Based Questions) training for Social Studies teachers in grades 4 – 11 this summer. You will be trained in all six steps of DBQ’s which helps connect literacy and social studies learning for students. You can register via Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com
Participants will learn how to engage students in their learning using cooperative learning structures and high yield instructional strategies. The learning will occur online via Canvas so you can learn virtually.
Target Audience: All Teachers K-12
Date: Monday June 10th
Location: Online via Canvas
Facilitator: Laurie Boyer
This PD has been designed for teachers going into their second year of teaching this 2019-2020 school year ONLY. Participants will strategies in the areas of dealing with classroom management, curriculum, and the Framework for Quality Teaching and Learning.
Target Audience: Teachers entering their 2nd year of teaching in the 2019-2020 school year
Date: Wednesday July 23rd
Time: 8:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Allapattah Flats K8, Room 1-123
Facilitator: Dana Miller & Wendy Turner
Participants will learn to implement student practices that promote academic discussions and sustain learning in the classroom. Participants will be able to teach students to attentively and actively listen to others, respond to and further develop what others have to say, ensure knowledge is relevant to the topic, and use evidence to support the discussion.
June 11th was the grand opening of the White City Elementary Media Center Summer Program. White City students are encouraged to stop by to check out books and participate in the weekly themed activities. Deisy Baza and Marissa Thurman learned about fireflies. After listening to the story of Moongirl by Henry Selick, they enjoyed creating a sequel to the book. Themes for the summer include, fireflies, butterflies, dragonflies, bats and more. Several WCE teacher are volunteering their time as guest readers, and lending a helping hand with the activities.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The St. Lucie County Library System’s Summer Reading Challenge returns offering families a new digital online tracking system.
The Summer Reading Blast Off Challenge runs June 1 through Aug. 3 offering students a chance to win a free Kindle Fire (one will be given out at each of the seven branch libraries), as well as tickets to a St. Lucie Mets baseball game or an all-day pass to St. Lucie County Pools or the St. Lucie County Aquarium. Even students completing just half of their required reading logs will receive a free popular children’s book.
It’s even easier this summer to track your family’s reading activities with the free Beanstack app. All Beanstack readers earn digital badges along the way and at completion (12 hours) are awarded a 2019 Summer Reading medal. Register as an individual or as a family. Sign up today at https://stlucieco.beanstack.org or download the app from the iTunes or Google Play. Hard copies reading logs will also be available at all branch libraries.
Students in kindergarten through 5th grade need to read at least 12 hours over the summer and bring their completed log to any branch library.
Teens can also take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Young adults (grades 6-12) need to read 20 hours and tell us your favorite moment in each book.
Families with infants and pre-schoolers can also join the competition. The Read With Me Log is for newborns to pre-k children. Parents fill out their activity logs for documenting reading, writing, singing, playing and talking. The Read With Me participants will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket; one at each of the seven locations.
Every child that completes their logs will be entered into the grand prize drawing for the Kindle Fire, which will take place at each branch on Friday, Aug. 9.Beginning June 1, student readers are invited to stop into any branch library to register and to pick up a reading log or sign up with the Beanstack App.
St. Lucie County’s Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored the Friends of the Library, the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County and the St. Lucie Mets.
In addition to the reading challenge, the library will be hosting a variety of weekly programs throughout the summer. A schedule of all programs, along with details about the Summer Reading Challenge, can be found on the St. Lucie County Library System homepage www.stlucieco.gov/library or at any branch library location.
St. Lucie County Public Libraries have a summer of exciting suggestions for summer reading fun!
Introducing app-based tracking with Beanstack!
Use your phone or tablet to time your reading, track your monthly minutes and pages, find challenges and more! Click here to find out more!
Three age groups! Loads of incentives and prizes!
Read with Me! – Infant to Pre-K
Complete 12 activities with your child to meet the challenge and automatically be entered in the grand prize drawing.
Grades K through 5
Complete 12 hours of reading to score 2 free admissions to a St. Lucie Mets game or one all-day pass to St. Lucie County Pools or Aquarium, and be entered for the grand prize drawing.
Complete 20 hours of reading and tell us your favorite moment in each book to score 2 free admissions to a St. Lucie Mets game or one all-day pass to St. Lucie County Pools or Aquarium, and be entered for the grand prize drawing.
Rewards Along the Way
Make it half-way and come in to claim your reward. Complete the challenge and come in to claim your second reward and enter the grand prize drawing.
Grand Prize Drawings
Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into the grand prize drawing for that age group. The grand prize drawing will take place on Friday, August 9, 2019. Winners will be notified by phone or email.
What counts as reading?
You can read to yourself, to someone else, or have someone read to you. You can read books, graphic novels, or listen to audio books.
Our libraries are filled with amazing books for you to read all summer long! With lots of books to choose from, check out the lists below for some titles you could use to start off your Summer Reading Challenge!
Summer school graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Parents, family members, friends, and school officials were in attendance to support the students as they achieved this major milestone. Congratulations to our graduates!