Treasure Coast High School brought home many awards (and had a lot of fun, too) from their recent FPSA event. Take a look at the awards!
Our Criminal Justice Academy is on a ROLL! Look at the awards they brought home!
Marketing Poster – 5th Place: Kyrah Carter and 1st Place: Selina Velazquez
Community Service Project – 2nd Place: Aaliyah Brown
Use of Force Novice – 2nd Place: Tim Ferriera
Use of Force Advanced Team – 5th Place: (Tim Ferriera, Alexis Bednarcik , Noah Duren, & Matthew Ferriera)
Job Seeking Skills – 1st Place: Ariana Ramos
Miss Public Service – 2nd Place: Megan Wichern
CPR – New Guidelines – 4th Place: Aaliyah Brown
Evidence Packaging – 1st Place: Megan Wichern
Forensic Investigation: $750 Tuition Scholarship to Johnson and Wales University – Kyrah Carter, Brooke Santino, & Lara Calazans
Filing a Traffic Stop – 1st Place: Matthew Ferriera and Tim Ferriera
Law Enforcement Officer Obstacle Course (Female): 2nd Place: Melanie Perez and 1st Place: Juliana Marrero
BrainBowl: $1000 Tuition Scholarship to Johnson and Wales University – 1st Place: (Megan Wichern, Logan Lowrey, Selina Velazquez, & Alexis Bednarcik)
Building Search – 3rd Place: Tim and Matthew Ferriera, Logan Lowrey, & Noah Duren
Chapter Achievement Award: 5th Place – Treasure Coast High School
The Routing Staff in Transportation has initiated a Celebration Tree this year in honor of all holidays celebrated throughout the year. All School Board employees are welcome to stop in and see our tree, which continues to change throughout the seasons. Be on the lookout for our UPCOMING seasonal changes.
The Routing Department would like to wish every employee a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We all work together to provide the best services we can to the students in St Lucie County, and we here in Transportation, thank you.
Have a wonderful holiday break, and we will see you all in 2016!
Darlleen Savela, Teresa Smith, and Rita Singleton of the Routing Department, show off the Easter Spring Tree in the Transportation-Routing Department. As Spring turns into summer and the transportation department gears up for Summer School, watch for the Memorial Day Tree salute our employees!
Special thanks are extended to the SLPS Transportation Team for providing exceptional service and attending to the needs of hundreds of children as they were safely transported to and from summer school this year.
Providing transportation for students throughout the District to north and south school sites is a huge task, and our transportation department completes this charge each year with the utmost care and diligence. Your service is of great value to our community!
The District has adopted 772-204-RIDE (7433) as its main number for transportation calls. Improvements to the telephone network and additional staff will support calls to this center as the school year opens. The transportation call center will be open from 6am to 6pm for the first two weeks of school.
On May 29, 2015, the Transportation Department bid farewell to Terry Smith, an employee with the district for 32 years, and Phil Vitale, both transportation employees. There will be big shoes to fill, as they both had a wealth of knowledge about our district. They will be greatly missed.
The Transportation Team provides service to approximately 23,000 student riders each day and travels nearly six million miles per year. Making certain that students are delivered to and from school safely is the priority for this Department.
To assist parents and guardians with questions about their child’s routes or pick-up times, operators are ready to assist. The number to call is 772-204-RIDE.
St. Lucie Public Schools put together an energy advisory board, consisting of vendors, engineers, district staff, utility company personnel, architects, engineers, school board members and others, to address ways to reduce utility costs. Rather than just considering individual schools with immediate needs, the group outlined a long-term plan for the entire district, looking at systems that would need to be replaced in five, ten and fifteen years. They evaluated their replacement vs repair options, taking into account maintenance expenses and the age of the chillers, and analyzed life cycle costs of replacement chillers. Thermal energy storage was suggested as a sustainable solution for the district.
Pleased with its long-term relationship with Trane, which included excellent equipment performance, superior service and training for its technicians, the district asked Trane to bid on its HVAC upgrades. Trane presented a chiller plant upgrade with thermal energy storage, using energy savings and utility rebates to offset the cost of the chiller investment.
Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition would like to thank all those who donated to our Toys for Tots Drive. We were proud to present over 250 gifts to Sgt. Lynch, coordinator of the St Lucie County Toys for Tots Drive. Pictured from left is Joshua Berger, Cooper Kuba, Assistant Principal Kathleen Perez, Assistant Principal Debbie Iseman, Principal Debra Snyder, Sgt Lynch from Toys for Tots, Mason Engler, Alyssa Hartman, Chloe Zdenek and Zachary Berger.
St. Lucie Public Schools administrators collected toys for this year’s Toys for Tots campaign just in time for Santa’s train as it is scheduled to roll into town on Saturday, December 10th at 1:15 at Orange Avenue and US 1. Don’t miss it!
Join Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office for Town Hall Meetings scheduled at high schools around the district. The purpose of these meetings is to inform the public about the referendum scheduled for mail-in vote on April 3, 2019. Superintendent Gent will share a brief presentation and afterwards the floor will be open to the public for questions.
You may be hearing buzz around the District and are asking yourself, what is a Tower Garden? Tower Gardens are a vertical, aeroponic growing system, compact in design, and contain a closed-loop technology system. This technology allows you to grow up to 20 vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers in less than three square feet – indoors or outdoors. Because this system allows you to grow plants indoors using special grow lights, with no dirt, we have incorporated hands-on learning into our curriculum in collaboration with Child Nutrition Services and the ESE Department. Tower Gardens grow up to 3 times faster and produce 30% greater yields than the average garden, and we do not have to worry about pests and disease.
We are honored to be able to support this project through our Farm to School Award. This gives our students the opportunity to learn where their food is from, understand the entire growing process, and sample what is grown. Schools incorporate items into their kitchens so students can eat what has been harvested. The hope is that students then go home to share what they have tried and/or seen growing in the Tower Garden and have an entire family eating healthier together.
Treasure Coast High School is the first pilot in the District to use Tower Gardens. Ms. Nelson’s students have done a wonderful job setting up the garden, watering it daily, maintaining healthy ph levels for optimal growing, and will soon be transplanting the wool cubes into the system. We are hoping to continue our partnerships with the remaining high schools and have Tower Gardens purchased for the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.
The Farm to School Award also supports outdoor gardens, nutrition education, community and student culinary events, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, cooking classes, and much more! To find out more, please contact Stacy Donnelly, Farm to School Specialist, at email@example.com | 772-200-7148.
On September 27, high school guidance counselors and graduation coaches from across the District had the privilege of touring and learning about five outstanding businesses in St. Lucie County. The stops included ABC Medical, The Porch Factory, Maverick Boat Group, Southern Eagle Distributing and PGA Golf Club.
While on the tour, participants learned about job opportunities for students that address the skills gap, as identified by the Economic Development Council, in the areas of healthcare, manufacturing and skill trades.