Teachers participate in panel discussion at local Republican Club meeting

Teachers participate in panel discussion at local Republican Club meeting

Northport K-8 Teacher of the Year Mala Woessner joined First Year Teacher of the Year Cheryl Salerno from Samuel Gaines Academy, and Distinguished Minority Teacher of the Year from Allapattah Flats Tekia Montgomery, in a panel
discussion at the St. Lucie County Republican’s Club Dinner recently.  The dinner and panel was hosted by Mary Anne Patan, Republican Club president, and moderated by Dr. Mike Salerno from Barry University.  The discussion with
question and answer period was dynamic with topics such as FCAT testing, homelessness in St. Lucie County, Project Citizen civics requirements and Arts in Education, as well as veterans programming in the school.  The meeting
included area Republicans as well as senatorial and congressional candidates and future city council hopefuls.

Teachers travel on the Magical School Bus to the zoo

Teachers travel on the Magical School Bus to the zoo

A loaded school bus of Title One teachers and STEM Science Support members headed to the Brevard Zoo’s Open House recently. The event had many displays from local and state science-related agencies. Teachers learned about the many field trip and educational opportunities available to them. They were also able to collect items for their classrooms and many won items in the free drawings! Pictured getting on the bus to return are, from left, Jennifer Czajak, Julia Woertz, Omay Frixione-Coto, Ciara Trabal and Erikka Trabal.

Teaching Opportunities in SLPS

Teaching Opportunities in SLPS

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is seeking individuals for immediate teaching openings. If you are an exceptional teacher or are an individual who holds a bachelor’s degree and would like to explore teaching opportunities through Alternative Certification credentialing, we are interested in you!

Individuals who want to make a difference in the life of a child, are dedicated to the process of continuous improvement, and bring a strong sense of enthusiasm and connection to the philosophy that Failure is Not an Option – No Exceptions are invited to visit our webpage at www.stlucieschools.org to apply for a position or contact the Human Resources Department of St. Lucie Public Schools at 772-429-7500.

Starting Salary: $37,710 with a $500.00 bonus to be paid to all teachers on-board by August 12th. We also pay for additional years of verifiable teaching experience.

Take a closer look at St. Lucie Public Schools. You’ll like what you see!

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Team from Palm Pointe walks in Relay for Life

Team from Palm Pointe walks in Relay for Life

The team from Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition participated in the Relay for Life held at Digital Domain Park recently.  Students and staff proudly walked to support those affected in some way by cancer.  Many fundraisers were done at school to support the American Cancer Society.  Thank you to all those who helped support this great cause, it was truly appreciated!

 

Team Spirit

Team Spirit

A team is only as good as its players, and St. Lucie Public Schools plays to win.  That’s why positive coaching, strong support, and a well-defined game plan with proven strategies keep this team motivated to win — for kids’ sake.

School leaders donned their favorite team jersey for the September Principals Meeting, and Superintendent E. Wayne Gent had a little fun quarterbacking the meeting.

Team St. Lucie Finishes 5th In State

Team St. Lucie Finishes 5th In State

Earlier this year, St. Lucie Public Schools hosted the local version of the Commissioner’s Academic Challenge.  Here, 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 St. Lucie Public Schools at the 34th Annual Commissioner’s Academic Challenge. This state competition took place in April at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn where the St. Lucie Team advanced to the Division 2 Finals and ended up finishing 5th in the state! Congratulations, Team St. Lucie!

  • Callie Zheng – LPA
  • Madeline Sosa – LPA
  • Alan Senkus – SLWCHS
  • Maria Battaglino Hernandez – LPA
  • Mathew Zoll – FPWHS
  • Ryan Lu – TCHS

 

 

Teaming Up to Teach

Teaming Up to Teach

SLW Centennial High School and Treasure Coast High School English and reading teachers teamed up for an Advanced Thinking Maps training focused on evidence-based writing. Teachers utilized scaffolded, structured maps to guide the argumentative writing process. The teachers and administrators present were inspired and well prepared to, in turn, inspire and prepare our SLPS students! It was an effective and instrumental talent development day!

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TEAMS is Vibrant Conference Locale for Northport

TEAMS is Vibrant Conference Locale for Northport

Principal Rustay joined the 7th-grade Stingrays planning last week. The Stingrays are nearly at capacity with check-ins and attendance. The team is organized for maximum Virtual Learning. The teachers are hard at work and have their students online and checking in daily. Next, teachers are making sure that students are completing work.  Now they are working on ensuring that students are serious about their work and are humming along and that they understand the vitality and importance of completing assignments.  Work ethic mixed with care, concern, and understanding is the trademark of the Stingrays team. That trademark can be viewed all across Northport throughout the grade levels. A recent morning report from middle grades Edgenuity stated out of 574 students, all have logged in. This is a tribute to TEAMWORK on behalf of teachers, students, parents, support staff, and administration. Keep up the great work ❤

Tech Tuesdays for Teachers

Tech Tuesdays for Teachers

Learn how to enhance classroom instruction by attending online learning Technology Tuesday sessions via Microsoft Teams. It’s a great opportunity to learn a variety of Microsoft applications without leaving the comfort of your desk or home. Register today in Frontline as seats are limited.

Technology students create “sprites” at Palm Pointe

Technology students create “sprites” at Palm Pointe

Students in Maurizio Apostolico’s Visual Computer Modeling class at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition are hard at work creating “sprites,” images that can be used in their original game creations.  The concept was to illustrate an original game character, then pixelate the image to create a sprite.  Eventually, these sprites will become fully animated for their final project.  Pictured is seventh grader Logan Henik as he shows what he’s been creating.

Technology Tuesdays

Technology Tuesdays

Are you a classroom teacher that is interested in learning about the Microsoft Office tools available to utilize in your classroom? Would you like to become Microsoft Innovative Educator certified? If so, Technology Tuesdays is for you! Tech Tuesday will take place every other Tuesday beginning January 29 via Skype. A quick orientation will be held January 15!

Log into Frontline to learn more and to register for this Course! The Session Code: 002-3003001 Session:128

Technology Tuesdays

Technology Tuesdays

Every other Tuesday, Julia Hilburn and Laurie Boyer will host a Technology session for Teachers via Microsoft Teams.

From the comfort of your home, classroom, office, or public location you can learn everything you need to know about Microsoft and Office365 products to better enhance technology within your classroom and work environment. Each session will run for roughly one hour.

You can become a Microsoft Innovative Educator by attending all sessions and completing a “Check for Understanding” form at the end. Attendance will be recorded each session.

A meeting invitation will be sent out to those enrolled in Frontline.

Tuesday sessions start January 29th and will take place every other Tuesday until April 9th.  Seats are limited so make sure to sign up in Frontline.

Technology Tuesdays for Teachers!

Technology Tuesdays for Teachers!

Are you a classroom teacher interested in learning about applications in Microsoft Office to utilize for classroom instruction? Would you like to become Microsoft Innovative Educator certified?

Join Julia Hilburn and Laurie Boyer from the Talent Development Department for Technology Tuesdays for Teachers via Skype.  A brief orientation to Skype will take place on Thursday, September 27th and the learning sessions begin October 2nd.

Log into Frontline to learn more details at mylearningplan.com

Teddies for Tots at Palm Pointe

Teddies for Tots at Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition would like to thank all the students and staff who donated the 850 plus teddy bears for the Teddies for Tots Drive.  This project was done during Kindness Week.  The bears were donated to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department, and Sheriff Mascara came out to Palm Pointe to pick up all the bears.  These bears will be given to children in crisis throughout our community.  Pictured with administration is Sheriff Mascara and several deputies in his department.  Also pictured are students from Alison Perry’s fourth grade class who donated over sixty bears were there to present them all to the Sheriff.

Tee Up – Nov. 4th

Tee Up – Nov. 4th

 Start rounding up your friends, and save the date for this year’s Facilities and Maintenance Golf Tournament.

Funds raised support the Summer Youth Internship Program.

This is the 10th Annual Event and it promises to be a grand event with 7:30 registration and an 8:30 shotgun start.

Saturday, November, 4, 2017

Gator Trace Golf and Country Club

 

 

Teen Driver Challenge

Teen Driver Challenge

Licensed teen drivers can take “Teen Driver Challenge” to improve their skills

St. Lucie County licensed teen drivers can improve their defensive driving skills by taking the “Teen Driver Challenge” on January 11 and 13, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

“The number one killer of American teenagers is car crashes,” said Sheriff Mascara. “That is why the Sheriffs of Florida developed the Teen Driver Challenge Program.”

The course will take place Thursday, January 11 with a classroom session 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, located at 4700 West Midway Rd. Fort Pierce, and a hands-on driving session Saturday, January 13, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Indian River State College Public Safety Training Complex on Kirby Loop Road.

Classes are free, but space is limited. Details and registration forms are on the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office website, under “Community Programs,” at http://www.stluciesheriff.com.

Information is also available by calling the Training Unit at (772) 462-3607.

Completed forms should be returned to:  Training Unit, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 or faxed to: (772) 462-3615.

If the registration is faxed, the teen driver must bring the original copy of the registration to the first class.

The completed application can also be scanned and e-mailed to fagec@stluciesheriff.com.

Teen Driver Challenge

Teen Driver Challenge

Teen Driver Challenge

When:
Classroom – February 22 (Thursday) 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Driving Range – February 24 (Saturday) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: 
St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Training Room
4700 W. Midway Rd.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34981
Contact Person:
Carrie Fage
Training Unit
(772) 462.3607
The Teen Driver Challenge is an effective program providing information and first hand experience. If confronted with an emergency situation students who complete this course will have the knowledge and skills to react accordingly and reduce the chance of becoming a statistic.
The Teen is required to have a valid Florida Operators License, or a Learner’s Permit for the last six months, and drive a car they will be using a majority of the time. (The Sheriff’s Office will not provide cars for this program.) 
The following documents MUST be submitted along with the liability release forms and application NO LATER than TWO WEEKS prior to the first class:
  1. Vehicle owner’s driver’s license
  2. Student’s driver’s license or permit
  3. Vehicle registration
  4. Automobile insurance card
  5. Student’s medical insurance card

For more information and to access on-line forms, click on the link below.

 

https://www.stluciesheriff.com/p/17/teen-driver-challenge#.Wnw67edG18I

Temporary Location for Student Assignment

Temporary Location for Student Assignment

Purpose: To assist parents/guardians with student enrollment 

Location: Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies – Gymnasium (2250 S. Jenkins Road, Ft. Pierce)

Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Dates: July 29, 2019 – August 14, 2019 (Monday through Friday)

*For your convenience, on-line applications are available 7 days a week/24 hours a day.

Visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/

Temporary Relocation Sites for District Offices

Temporary Relocation Sites for District Offices

Due to flooding at the Orange Blossom Business Center where St. Lucie Public Schools District offices were located, all District offices will relocate to school and District annex facilities throughout the county.

The list below indicates the temporary host sites:

 

21st Century Program                                          Northport K-8

Alternative Education                                          Dale Cassens Educational Complex

Assessment                                                         South County Complex

Business Services                                               Parkway Elementary

Career and Technical Education                         St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Child Nutrition Services                                      Garden City

Curriculum                                                          Allapattah Flats K-8

Education Foundation                                         Fairlawn Elementary

Exceptional Student Education                          Dan McCarty Middle School and Identified Schools

Federal Programs (Title 1, ESOL, Migrant)       Samuel Gaines Academy

Human Resources                                             Parkway Elementary

ITS                                                                     Remote Locations

Office of Communications                                  Allapattah Flats K-8

Office of Teaching and Learning                         Allapattah Flats K-8

Print Shop                                                           St. Lucie West Centennial High School

School Renewal                                                  Sam Gaines Academy

School Security                                                   South County Complex

Student Records                                                 Means Court Center

Superintendent’s Suite                                        Allapattah Flats K-8 and Lincoln Park (Satellite Site)

Talent Development                                            Allapattah Flats K-8

Volunteer Coordinator                                         Savanna Ridge Elementary