CTE Summer PD

CTE Summer PD

CTE educators completed professional development focused on robotics and photonics with IRSC and Best Practices for industry certifications with  Certiport representatives. They were also provided with the opportunity to take industry certification exam(s).

Career Service Award Bestowed Upon Mrs. Heather Sullivan

Career Service Award Bestowed Upon Mrs. Heather Sullivan

The Florida Art Educators Association bestowed the prestigious Career Service Award upon Mrs. Heather Sullivan, a most deserving and outstanding fine arts educator.

Mrs. Sullivan represents a generation of artists and intellectuals with an unprecedented dedication to knowledge and the learning process, accuracy, exploration, and accomplishment.  She embodies exceptional artistic vision and leadership. That is why this year she was awarded the Career Service Award for her lifelong dedication to art, art education, and students.

Congratulations, Mrs. Sullivan!heather-sullivan

Career Fair: June 2 and June 3

Career Fair: June 2 and June 3

Career Fair: June 2 and June 3

St. Lucie Public Schools will host a Career Fair to hire exceptional teachers for the 2016-2017 academic school year. The two-day fair will be held on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 from 10 am until 2 pm on both days. The host site will be West Gate K-8 School which is located at 1050 NW Cashmere Blvd. in Port Saint Lucie.

If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, are dedicated to the process of continuous improvement in student achievement, and bring a strong sense of enthusiasm and connection to the philosophy that Failure Is Not an Option – No Exceptions, please join us and explore the possibilities. Have a resume in hand, and be prepared to interview—an on-line application is appreciated.

St. Lucie County is a great place to live, work, learn, play, and grow. To apply on-line, visit our webpage at www.stlucieschools.org. For detailed information about the career fair, contact the Human Resources Department of St. Lucie Public Schools at 772-429-7500.

Career Fair – July 13

Career Fair – July 13

St. Lucie Public Schools will host a Career Fair to hire exceptional teachers for the 2018-2019 academic school year.  The fair will be held on Friday, July 13th from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.  Saint Lucie West K-8 School, located at 1501 SW Cashmere Blvd, Port Saint Lucie FL 34986 will be the host site.

If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, are dedicated to the process of continuous improvement in student achievement, and bring a strong sense of enthusiasm and connection to the philosophy that Failure is not an Option – No Exceptions, please join us and explore the possibilities.  Have a resume in hand, and be prepared to interview—an on-line application is appreciated.

St. Lucie County is a great place to live, work, learn, play, and grow.  To apply on-line, visit our webpage at www.stlucieschools.org.  For detailed information about the career fair, contact the Human Resources Department of St. Lucie Public Schools at 772-429-7511.

Career and Technical Education – EDC Bus Tour

Career and Technical Education – EDC Bus Tour

Career and Technical Education (CTE) collaborated with the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County (EDC), and Treasure Coast Manufacturers Association to host the Fall School Guidance Counselor’s Bus Tour.  This tour offered St. Lucie Public School’s Guidance Counselors, Graduation Coaches, and CTE Educators the opportunity to hear from local businesses and create a pipeline for their students interested in manufacturing, technical design, and culinary.  Stops on the tour included Builders FirstSource, Indian River Select, Sunshine Kitchen, Aviator College, and Aquaco to get a better sense of expectations and demand for potential employees in the industry.

 

 

Career and Tech Month

Career and Tech Month

This month, the Florida Department of Education, students and educators are celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month with the 2018 theme, “Celebrate Today and Own Tomorrow.”

“We are proud to offer Floridians a public education system that was designed to help students of all ages and backgrounds reach their academic and career goals,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “Many students have gained the professional skills necessary to succeed through the Career and Technical Education programs available in all of our state’s school districts and colleges. Career and Technical Education Month is a great time to highlight the tremendous opportunities available to help students get a head-start on their careers.”

More than half a million Florida students are enrolled in secondary and postsecondary career and technical education. Programs around the state will hold activities during February to promote awareness about these educational opportunities.

“CTE programs have evolved from the ‘vocational’ programs of the past that prepared students for a single job with limited skills to today’s programs where students are prepared for a career,” said Career and Adult Education Chancellor Rod Duckworth. “Students who are enrolled in Florida’s CTE courses and programs are developing the skills to be successful in today’s workplace and those necessary for the jobs of the future.”

 

Students and educators continue to experience the positive impacts associated with Career and Technical Education and Industry Certifications, as evidenced by the data points below.

  • More than 420,000 K-12 students are enrolled in career and technical education programs in Florida’s public schools.
  • More than 52,000 students are enrolled in district technical center programs that prepare students for immediate entry into high demand, high skill employment opportunities.
  • More than 164,000 students are enrolled in the Florida College System postsecondary career and technical education programs.
  • The number of industry certifications earned by K-12 students continues to rise.  In 2015-16, high school students earned a total of 81,970 industry certifications, and in 2016-17, that number jumped to 102,044.
  • More than 489,000 students in grades 6-12 are enrolled in one of over 1,900 registered Career and Professional Education Academies and more than 17,000 registered Career-Themed Courses.

To learn more about Career and Technical Education in Florida, visit http://www.fldoe.org/academics/career-adult-edu/career-tech-edu.

 

Join us in celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. The 2018 theme is “Celebrate Today and Own Tomorrow.”

 

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Career and Reality Fair at WGK8

Career and Reality Fair at WGK8

West Gate K-8 students learned about various high school Career and Technical Education programs from across the SLPS District through their Career and Reality Fair.  Students and instructors from Criminal Justice, Allied Health, Agritechnology, and Biomedical programs provided students with hand-on demonstrations. In addition, they provided information about curriculum. Bill Wilcox from Phoenix Medals spoke to students about the manufacturing industry and its continued growth potential.

As part of the Fair, students were challenged to create monthly budgets without overspending. Each student was provided a salary based upon his or her current GPA.  This income was a realistic representation of what an individual might expect to earn during the first five years after graduating and moving into a career.  Students were also assigned a monthly student loan payment, a credit score, and a credit limit.  To personalize the experience, each student was assigned a career in the field of his or her interest.

 

    

Career and College Fair Color Guard

Career and College Fair Color Guard

On September 11, 2019, the Port Saint Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion conducted a color guard for the Career and College Fair held in the gym. The color guard was commanded by Cadet Major Alexis Morris while the state flag was held by Cadet Sargent First Class Alexis Wilson. Guarding the national flag was Cadet Sargent First Class Emmalyne Lewiston and guarding the state flag was Cadet Second Lieutenant Michael Schmitt. The school choir, led by Mr. Hagan, sang the National Anthem while the colors stood at present arms. The Color Guard was followed by a moment of silence for those lost 18 years prior to that day. The Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion gave an extraordinary presentation of the colors.

Carbenia at FPW for Speakers Bureau

Carbenia at FPW for Speakers Bureau

The students and staff at Fort Pierce Westwood High School welcomed Mr. Michael Carbenia, the director of Career & Technical Education, as a guest in the Speakers Bureau series.

Mr. Carbenia opened his presentation with a PowerPoint used to describe the Career & Technical Education program. He explained to students that the Career and Technical Education program offers a complete range of career options for all students, helping them to discover their interests and the educational pathways that lead to success. These programs offer students the opportunity to achieve industry-recognized certifications, work-based learning experiences, and articulated college credits. CTE helps students gain the technical skills, rigorous academic foundation, and real-world experience they need for post-secondary education and a high-skill, high-wage, high-demand career.

Mr. Carbenia also spoke about the obstacles he faced throughout life and the challenges he had growing up; he acknowledges that although he experienced those moments, he was always able to overcome them because of the high expectations and the opportunities for success that were set in place by the caring adults in his life. He expressed to the students how much he enjoyed his job because now he is able through the CTE program to create the same opportunities for all children who attend high school in St. Lucie Public Schools, a District that believes all children are capable of success… No Exceptions!

 

Principal Lynch introduces Mr. Carbenia to 9th grade students.

 

Car Wash 9/28/19

Car Wash 9/28/19

Saturday, September 28, 2019, the Port Saint Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion conducted their first car wash of the year. Approximately 30 cadets from the program volunteered to wash cars from 8A.M. to 12P.M. Money raised at the carwash went towards the Raider team and miscellaneous JROTC activities/events. This was a fun event that brought the cadets out to the community and helped to teach the cadets the value of teamwork and communication. Overall the event had a great turnout and was full of positive energy throughout the day.

Capt’n Book Visits Kindergarten at Frances K Sweet

Capt’n Book Visits Kindergarten at Frances K Sweet

Caleb Miller’s grandfather, Art Lauzon, came and visited Michelle O’Keefe’s kindergarten class as Capt’n Book.  Dressed as a pirate, he entertained the students with a fun-filled book. Mr. Lauzon is a retired principal from Duval County and loves helping support reading in the school.

Capt. Wattage Visits SLE

Capt. Wattage Visits SLE

St. Lucie Elementary students received a special presentation from the National Theatre for Children. During the presentation, the students learned from Captain Wattage the importance of energy conservation and how they can reduce energy consumption at home. Since 1978, The National Theatre for Children has dedicated itself to teaching young students about important and timely issues. As the largest touring theatre company in the world, the group reaches two million students every year.

http://nationaltheatre.com/Program/captain-wattage/

 

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Cancer survivor shares his story with WestGate students

Cancer survivor shares his story with WestGate students

Students from West Gate K-8 were recently visited by Rick Bender, a cancer survivor. Rick is a motivational speaker who shares his story of surviving throat cancer after losing a section of his face to illustrate the dangers of spitless tobacco. He had the students captivated with his personal story and the information he imparted about the big tobacco companies that target the youth. From left to right: Dana Buehrig, West Gate SWAT advisor/ESE teacher and chairman of The Tobacco Free Partnership, Marcella Bianco, Tobacco Prevention Specialist with Florida Dept. of Health, Rick Bender, Cancer Survivor/motivational speaker, and Serena DeFrank, Health Educator with the Saint Lucie County Dept. of Health.

 

Cancer research charity thanks St. Lucie Schools for support

Cancer research charity thanks St. Lucie Schools for support

At the May 22, 2012, St. Lucie County School Board meeting, a thank you letter dated May 1, 2012 to St. Lucie County School District from Sung Poblete, President/CEO of Stand Up To Cancer, was read and presented to the board for its ongoing support of Cody Denig’s Circle of Hope Event. A Resolution proclaiming the third Tuesday of every September as “Circle of Hope Day” in St. Lucie County,
Florida, adopted on April 3, 2012 by the Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County was also read and adopted by the school board. Pictured in front with Cody, right, is Director of Student Services Barbara Casteen, who has been appointed as the district liaison to Stand Up for Cancer and Circle of Hope event organizer. Back row, from left, are School Board vice chairman Debbie Hawley, board members Dr. Donna Mills and Troy Ingersoll, Mr. and Mrs. Denig, school board member Kathryn Hensley and chairman Carol Hilson, and Superintendent Michael Lannon.

Cancer awareness event is personal at Weatherbee Elementary

Cancer awareness event is personal at Weatherbee Elementary

Weatherbee Elementary participated in the 2012 Circle of Hope, an event designed to raise awareness of various forms of cancer as well as to raise money for research.  As a part of this year’s event, several cancer survivors were interviewed and the program was broadcast live to all classrooms.  The school chose to wear red as a sign of unity in the fight against cancer, Weatherbee’s power color.  Pictured, from left, are cancer survivor Edmy Perez, a second grade student in Monica Adhin’s class, ESE teacher Roberta Weil, who interviewed the guests and coordinated the Circle of Hope event, principal Michael Hitsman, and cancer survivor Alicia Swink, a kindergarten teacher at Weatherbee Elementary.  Students and staff alike were moved by the open, honest discussion about cancer and why there is such a need to raise money for research to find a cure.

Camp Rock

Camp Rock

Get your tickets now for Camp Rock The Musical!

Lincoln Park Academy presents this musical for all audiences on Friday, April 6th at 6:30pm and Saturday, April 7th at 2:00pm & 6:30pm.

For more information, visit LPAtheatre.webs.com

CAM  PRIDE

CAM PRIDE

CAM teachers kick off Teacher Appreciation week with their PRIDE tee-shirts.

Thank you, Mr. Robinson and Grannygrand Expressions Company, for our PRIDE tee-shirts.