Soup’s On!

Soup’s On!

On Friday January 11, 2019, the Culinary Department at St. Lucie West Centennial High School hosted StratherDuPree II, the Director of Articulation and Partnerships at Indian River State College, and Rachel Rosiak, an IRSC Recruitment Specialist. Mr. DuPree and Ms. Rosiak received an overview of the program from the teacher, Christina Gedke-Balaschak, and interacted with students as they prepared to make five different soups. 

High Schools Compete for Top Honors at This Year’s Academic Challenge

High Schools Compete for Top Honors at This Year’s Academic Challenge

In a competitive academic competition, local high school teams competed for top honors and individual team members vied for a seat on the prestigious Team St. Lucie – an elite six-member team representing the School District at the 34th Annual Commissioners Academic Challenge scheduled for April 11-13, 2019, at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. Lincoln Park Academy, coached by Paige McMahon, won first place in this year’s local competition.

 

Maria Battaglino Hernandez (Lincoln Park Academy), Ryan Lu (Treasure Coast High School), Alan Senkus (St. Lucie West Centennial), Madeleine Sosa (Lincoln Park Academy), Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park Academy), and Matthew Zoll (Fort Pierce Westwood) accumulated an impressive number of individual points in this year’s tournament to secure seats on Team St. Lucie.  Paige McMahon will serve as coach for the team.

 

Teams from across Florida gather for this state-wide tournament in which challenging questions are posed to players in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish) physical education, health, and technology. As with the local competition, players are competing for their team’s top score as well as their individual score which could land them on Florida’s team for the national competition.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks 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. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

Fort Pierce Central High School

Coach: Rob Sullivan

 

Fort Pierce Westwood High School

Coach: Dr. Allen Rupert

 

Lincoln Park Academy

Coach: Paige McMahon

 

Port St. Lucie High School

Coach: Samuel Villari

 

St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Coach: William Britton

 

Treasure Coast High School

Coach: Stephen Maxwell

 

High Schools Compete for Top Honors at This Year’s Academic Challenge

High Schools Compete for Top Honors at This Year’s Academic Challenge

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — In a competitive academic competition, local high school teams competed for top honors and individual team members vied for a seat on the prestigious Team St. Lucie – an elite six-member team representing the School District at the 34th Annual Commissioners Academic Challenge scheduled for April 11-13, 2019, at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. Lincoln Park Academy, coached by Paige McMahon, won first place in this year’s local competition.

 

Maria Battaglino Hernandez (Lincoln Park Academy), Ryan Lu (Treasure Coast High School), Alan Senkus (St. Lucie West Centennial), Madeleine Sosa (Lincoln Park Academy), Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park Academy), and Matthew Zoll (Fort Pierce Westwood) accumulated an impressive number of individual points in this year’s tournament to secure a seat on Team St. Lucie.  Paige McMahon will serve as coach for the team.

 

Teams from across Florida gather for this state-wide tournament in which challenging questions are posed to players in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish) physical education, health, and technology. As with the local competition, players are competing for their team’s top score as well as their individual score which could land them on Florida’s team for the national competition.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks 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. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

St. Lucie Public School Academic Team: (Left to Right) Ryan Lu, Matthew Zoll, Alan Senkus, Callie Zheng, Madeleine Sosa, Maria Battaglino Hernandez, and Team Coach Paige McMahon

 

Partnership Continues To Grow

Partnership Continues To Grow

The Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County support a myriad of activities and programs in our county including meal programs and before / after school programs. If you are interested in learning more or finding out how the Boys and Girls Clubs can support students at your school, please call Maygan Johnson at 460-9918 (ext. 108).

SLW Centennial Medical Academy Students Collect Toys for Local Children in Foster Care

SLW Centennial Medical Academy Students Collect Toys for Local Children in Foster Care

Mrs. Durkee and Mrs. Higgins’ Allied Health classes and HOSA-Future Health Professional members partnered up with Communities Connected for Kids for their annual Making Christmas Bright project. CCK oversees child-welfare services in Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast, and Guardians for New Futures, which helps meet the unfunded needs of children in foster care. The project has served thousands of children in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties.

For the fourth year, students, student groups, faculty and staff from all over the Centennial campus, jumped at the chance to participate in this year’s toy drive. We were even fortunate to have a parent ‘Secret Santa’ partner with us this year. We were able to provide the 60 children on our list with the three gifts on their Christmas wish list. In addition, because of our Secret Santa mom, we had at least 200 extra gifts for additional kids.

We wish to thank all who generously donated gifts to this very worthwhile organization. It means so much to us to participate with this very important project for local children in need. If you ever want to consider participating with this toy drive event, contact Christina Kaiser at CCK (772) 528-0362 or email christina.kaiser@cckids.net and join the fun.

 

Students Shine

Students Shine

The Career and Technical Education and the Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) teams were recognized at the Florida Career Pathways Network conference. Teams presented their own Best Practices in Education during the State’s conference.

Grand Parade Winners

Grand Parade Winners

Judges Trophy for Overall Creativity and Participation
St. Lucie West K-8 School
Elementary
1st Place – Morningside Elementary
2nd Place – St. Lucie Elementary
3rd Place – C. A. Moore Elementary
K-8
1st Place – Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies
2nd Place – Northport K-8
3rd Place – Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie
Middle 
1st Place – Forest Grove Middle
2nd Place – Southern Oaks Middle
3rd Place – Dan McCarty Middle
High School
1st Place –  Ft. Pierce Westwood
2nd Place – Ft. Pierce Central
3rd Place- Lincoln Park Academy
Week of Kindness
First Place     
Morningside Elementary
Second Place 
Windmill Point Elementary
Third Place
Palm Pointe Research School @ Tradition
Certificate of Participation
Frances K Sweet
What’s New on the Education Channel

What’s New on the Education Channel

Week 3 of the 2020 Teacher of the Year Interviews is airing now. Be sure to check that out! We will be also featuring an all new Foundation Focus hosted by Thom Jones, Notebook hosted by Jane Whitaker, and #BuildAFuture hosted by LeiNitia Robinson.
There are many exciting things happening in our schools and in our community, so you do not want to miss out on these shows!
 
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.
 
 
Teacher of the Year Interviews
 
Foundation Focus
 
Notebook
 
#BuildAFuture – CTE


Thank you,

WLX-TV Media Services Team

Port St. Lucie’s Drill Team Attends 1st Competition of the Season!

Port St. Lucie’s Drill Team Attends 1st Competition of the Season!

On Friday, January 18, 2019, Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion’s Army JROTC Drill Team attended the Santaluces Community High School Army JROTC drill meet in Lantana, FL. Cadets competed in male and female squads and color guard. Out of eight schools, Port St. Lucie ranked in first place overall.  The Jaguars’ female unarmed squad commanded by Cadet Major Joleen Kalinowski placed first, the female armed squad commanded by Cadet Captain Alexis Morris placed third, and the female color guard commanded by Cadet Captain Brianna Harris placed third as well.  The team’s  male unarmed squad commanded by Cadet Captain Jonathan Nunez placed third, and the male Color guard commanded by Cadet Sergeant first class placed first.

 

This article was written by Cadet Captain Alexis Morris and photography was taken by Cadet 1st Lieutenant Lila Meade.  

Garden Fresh

Garden Fresh

Mr. Nunez’s 7th grade science class at Manatee Academy created a recipe they like to call “The Kohlrabi Salsa” using fresh ingredients from a garden right outside their classroom! The ingredients include kohlrabi, cilantro, yellow pear tomatoes, and green onion. Way to go!

Northport Celebrates Achievement and Perfect Attendance

Northport Celebrates Achievement and Perfect Attendance

Northport community celebrated Sharks and Stingrays middle grades students for achievement and perfect attendance. We are so thrilled to welcome parents and families to help and encourage the students.

Spectacular job to all students and teachers!

Thank you all for helping us achieve one of our Northport School Improvement goals of increasing attendance rates.

Northport Promotes Safety and Good Citizenship

Northport Promotes Safety and Good Citizenship

Northport Media Center and some of our sixth graders served as hosts to our community partner, Step Up America. John McIntosh spoke to our students about the three branches of Government and understanding the Constitution and Bill of Rights. He reviewed the 1st Amendment which is Freedom of Speech. John also spoke about the importance of service to your community and volunteering. He spoke about the importance of our military and first responders and taking care of each other. He interacted with students and gave scenarios about ” See Something, Say Something” and to be mindful of surroundings, trust your instincts and if something is out of the ordinary, tell more than one adult — tell every adult.

The mission of Step Up America is to educate our children about becoming responsible and engaged citizens. Mr. McIntosh was a splendid speaker who challenged our students to help in their own community and volunteer. Student Allyssa Lewers said, ” It was a great learning experience, and I found out that some jobs are actually fun and worthwhile. Mr. McIntosh inspired me to help others.”

VPK Registration

VPK Registration

2019-2020 VPK/Title I School Year Program
Registration Dates: February 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 2019
Children must be four (4) years old on or before September 1, 2019.

For additional information, please contact:
SLPS Early Childhood Office (772) 340-4802

Step 1: Complete between January 7-February 8, 2019
Create an account and apply for a VPK Certificate of Eligibility through the Office of Early Learning at: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/

Step 2: Complete between January 7-February 8, 2019
Schedule a registration and screening appointment to determine your child’s eligibility for St. Lucie Public School’s VPK/Title I Program.
(Screening consists of: developmentally appropriate academic and social-emotional tools, family income, and residence verification.)

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Step 3: Attend your scheduled registration and screening appointment. Bring your child and the following documentation with you to your appointment:
Appointment Location:

Parkway Elementary Annex (driveway is north of the school)

7000 NW Selvitz Rd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34983

✓ Certificate of Eligibility (from Step 1)
✓ Child’s Original Birth Certificate
✓ Photo Identification (parent or guardian)
✓ Child’s Social Security Card (If available)
✓ *Two Proofs of Address

Parent/Guardian’s name and address must be showing on the proof of address. Acceptable proofs include:

One (1) Primary and One (1) Secondary or Two (2) Primary Proofs of Address.

Two (2) secondary proofs of address will not be accepted.

(SEE REGISTRATION FLYER FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.)

Step 4:
Based on screening results, students will be assigned seats by the St. Lucie Public Schools Early Childhood Department. Parents will be notified of seat assignment by April 19, 2019.

 

 

SLW Centennial Naval Science Instructor at Woodcarvers Presentation

SLW Centennial Naval Science Instructor at Woodcarvers Presentation

SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC‘s own Naval Science Instructor Gunnery Sergeant Rodriguez, USMC (Ret.) participated in the Woodcarvers Purple Heart Cane presentation this weekend on the 26th of January 2019.  He can be seen on the accompanied picture third from the right.  The Woodcarvers Organization presents handmade walking canes to Military Veteran and Active Duty Purple Heart recipients.

 

Rockets Celebrate 100 Days at Palm Pointe

Rockets Celebrate 100 Days at Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe kindergarten and first grade students came all decked out to celebrate the 100th day of school.  Boys and girls were seen using their walkers and canes to get around school today as they were dressed as 100 year old ladies and gentlemen.  Some of the students took the time to create shirts with 100 items on them.  Wow, are these students creative!   They were all thrilled to celebrate their 100 days of learning thus far.