The Bases Were Loaded!

The Bases Were Loaded!

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was a proud sponsor of the Education Foundation of St. Lucie charity softball showdown between the SLC Firefighters and the School District. Many people had a chance to stop by the SLPS vendor table to learn about exciting new performing arts and STEM academies — Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies.

Inside the stadium, the bases were loaded with St. Lucie Public Schools personnel and St. Lucie County Firefighters battling it out in an exhibition game for student scholarships and teacher grants. Thanks to everyone for your support!

 

 

The community comes together to provide Thanksgiving meals

The community comes together to provide Thanksgiving meals

GCELA’s Data Specialist Stephanie Smith-Martin assists family members picking up the food.

Community leaders, businesses, and churches recently joined forces to ensure that children and their families could share a meal this past Thanksgiving.  Meals were distributed from Garden  City Early Learning Academy to 1207 families, feeding approximately 5,400 individuals.  Making the event possible were The Roundtable of Saint Lucie County, Kids at Hope, Garden City Early Learning Academy, Calvary Compassion Church, Calvary Chapel PSL, Calvary Church Jupiter, Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7038, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Harvest Food and Outreach, Tony Donadio of Donadio & Associates, Dr. Jeffrey Dinofer and students from Port Saint Lucie High School’s (HOSA) Health Occupation Students of America, St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s baseball team and Coach Jamie, Reprographics Solutions, the St. Lucie County Schools’ Security Department, Allapattah Flats K-8, Weatherbee Elementary, The Nau School, and Chester A Moore Elementary.

The Community Supports Our Schools!

The Community Supports Our Schools!

The Great Stewards of St. Bernadette Parish overwhelmed the teachers and staff of Dale Cassens Education Complex after the church’s school supply drive collected over a year’s supply of consumables! Their ministry bestowed upon the students with all the composition books, pencils, colored markers/pencils, glue sticks, etc. that will be needed for all our lessons!  What a great way to start off our year!
The Concetta Viggiano Parry Foundation Founds LPA Wrestling Team

The Concetta Viggiano Parry Foundation Founds LPA Wrestling Team

A new partnership has been formed between Lincoln Park Academy and The Concetta Viggiano Parry Foundation, a non-profit organization located in Fort Pierce, focused on philanthropy, volunteerism, and grant-making.   This foundation has graciously offered to donate $10,000 toward establishing Lincoln Park Academy’s first-ever wrestling team!  The donation will help purchase the team’s initial uniforms and equipment for the students.  In addition, these funds will support the acquisition of safety equipment and assist with the logistical support related to participation in meets and competitions.  Dr. Paul Gavoni, a member of the foundation’s board of directors, presented the check to the SLC School Board, Superintendent Gent, Principal Henry Sanabria, and Athletic Director Jill Corey.

The Crew Gathers for St. Lucie Soars Take-Off Ceremony

The Crew Gathers for St. Lucie Soars Take-Off Ceremony

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Business and civic leaders will join St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) officials on Wednesday, October 5th at the Treasure Coast International Airport to celebrate the official take-off of the District’s early literacy initiative – St. Lucie Soars. The kindergarten through grade three focused effort is in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties.  Its purpose is to recruit volunteers and mentors in an effort to help close the gap on third grade literacy.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Giving a child the gift of reading opens the door to the world.”  He encourages community members to consider becoming a volunteer for St. Lucie Soars by donating one hour each week to read with a child.  This will be the message from Gent and other dignitaries including Port St. Lucie Mayor Greg Oravec, Fort Pierce City Manager Nick Mimms, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Chief Executive Officer Dr. Judi Miller at the take-off ceremony which will be held amid airplanes in an aircraft hanger at the International Airport.

Jim Bede of BEDE AERO Southeast, a premier aviation design and manufacturer, is donating his corporation’s space for this event which is slated to begin at 10 AM on October 5th.

Information and registration are available through the St. Lucie Public Schools homepage at www.stlucieschools.org.  Interested volunteers will find registration information, a mentor guide, a training video, and more through this online portal. Consider becoming a volunteer today.  Through your weekly, one-hour commitment, the difference you make will help a child soar!

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org

 

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The Daughters of the American Revolution

The Daughters of the American Revolution

The Jaguar Battalion was cordially invited to The Daughters of the American Revolution’s annual meeting at the PGA Golf Club to present the colors. The color guard was led by Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Triplett carrying the national flag. Cadet First Sergeant Morgan Emerson carried the state flag while Cadet Major Savannah Cymbal and Cadet Major Kaylee Zuidema stood as their guards. After the color guard, each cadet had the opportunity to talk about what their future plans are after high school. The Cadets gave a wonderful presentation and the Daughters of the American Revolution members enjoyed having the the Jaguar Battalion there.

The Eclipse

The Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, there will be a partial solar eclipse viewable in St. Lucie County. The eclipse is slated to begin at approximately 1:30 pm and end at 4:20 pm, with the maximum coverage at 2:55 pm.

The day of the eclipse is a great learning opportunity for students and adults, but many may be unaware of the dangers. Even looking directly at a small part of the eclipse can be dangerous to the eyes if proper precautions are not taken.  The cornea will focus the light and actually scorch the retina.  Therefore, in order to establish precautions for the safety of our students and employees, all schools must move normal outside activities indoors from 1:30 pm to 4:20 pm. This includes all sports activities, recess, physical education classes, band practices, and after-care programs. (*Exception – Due to this rare learning opportunity, teachers may take students out during this time period with Principal/Executive Director approval of teacher-directed lessons that utilize approved safety eyewear and heightened supervision.)  

Caution: There are many reports of fake glasses and tools that may not provide the protection needed. Principals and teachers should be prepared to address students directly about the risks involved and discourage students from looking directly at the Sun during this time or any time.

Note the LINK below:

https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters

Educational Resources/Safety Precautions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9TM-67pRDA

  • Watching the Friendly Skies – Eclipse Safety Tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_GdK8y0PyI

The Education Channel – Your Channel For School News

The Education Channel – Your Channel For School News

This week, St. Lucie Public Schools honors our summer graduates with the 2019 Summer Graduation Ceremony. In addition, we also have a brand new Eye on St. Lucie with Lydia Martin. Watch and see what is happening within our schools and our community! Below is the playback schedule for the summer graduations: Friday: 10 AM, 4:30 PM, 9 PM Saturday: 1 PM, 8:30 PM Sunday: 7 AM, 3 PM, 10 PM Monday: 7:30 PM Tuesday: 5 PM Wednesday: 4 PM Thursday: 8 PM, 10:30 PM

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.
Weekly Programming Guidehttp://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/Media/Weekly.pdf

WLX-TVhttps://www.youtube.com/c/WLXTV-SLPS

Summer Graduation 2019https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Jc71I2-P8
Eye on St. Luciehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJIn5BJY9k4
July 9th School Board Meetinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpGDbsR_i-Q

The Energy Bus

The Energy Bus

This article was published in School Bus Fleet —  a magazine with the latest news and articles about pupil transportation industry news.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Some 500 transportation employees here recently prepared to take students back to school at St. Lucie Public Schools’ annual in-service training.

The training program was held on Aug. 7 and 8 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. The theme of this year’s in-service was “Hop on the Energy Bus,” inspired by the Jon Gordon book The Energy Bus.

The district’s school bus drivers and other transportation team members heard a keynote address by Julie Nee, a trainer with The Jon Gordon Companies. Nee elaborated on the book’s subtitle, “10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team With Positive Energy.”

The district’s in-service event was sponsored in part by Matthews Buses Florida and Seon Design.

With 316 route buses, St. Lucie Public Schools is ranked No. 61 on this year’s Top 100 School District Fleets list, which will appear in the upcoming October issue of SBF.

http://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/731082/florida-transportation-team-trains-on-energy-bus

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) was started in 2002 as a pilot program through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in four states with the purpose of introducing school children to fresh fruits and vegetables. The FFVP was made a permanent grant program nationwide in 2008 and is funded through the Farm Bill.

The goal of FFVP is to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices; expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience; increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption; and make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health.

The FFVP is an essential part of Child Nutrition Services. We are very proud of the schools that participates in this program. After careful review and feedback, we have decided to update this program to reflect the core values of providing students the opportunity to try new fruits and vegetables to expand their tastes and experiences. Starting in October, FFVP will be now be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students will begin to see different and unique fruits and vegetable in larger servings sizes. Wednesdays will focus on Florida Grown Produce.

The FFVP could not be successful without our teachers and school administration support. Teachers participating in the FFVP provide the required nutrition education component for the grant and encourage students to try new items by being a positive role model.

Child Nutrition Services is excited to partner with the following nine elementary schools to administer the FFVP: Lakewood Park Elementary, CA Moore Elementary, Lawnwood Elemetary, Sam Gaines Academy for Emerging Technologies (through 5th grade), Weatherbee Elementary, White City Elementary, Savanna Ridge Elementary, and Parkway Elementary.

For more information about FFVP please visit:  https://www.fns.usda.gov/ffvp/fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-program

 

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The Future Looks Bright Northport K-8

The Future Looks Bright Northport K-8

Planning to build a better future! 8th grade Northstars students visited the Robotics and Photonics labs at IRSC on February 15, 2019 for some hands-on learning. Students explored the roles that lasers and robotics play in our lives as well as some possible career choices in those fields.

The Gift of Music and More

The Gift of Music and More

The 2018 Giving Concert served a two-fold purpose.  Middle and high school choral groups from across the District provided the gift of music for audience members while audience members, in turn, donated food items to GracePacks for the organization’s weekend food program.  Special thanks to all who supported this year’s event!

 

The Giving Concert Benefits Local Students

The Giving Concert Benefits Local Students

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The sixth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 25th at Lincoln Park Academy in the auditorium located at 1806 Avenue I in Fort Pierce. The doors open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups begins at 7:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will support Grace Packs which, in turn, benefits students.  Grace Packs is a weekly weekend back pack program that provides necessary food items to students in need. Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item to be donated to Grace Packs.

Concert-goers of all ages will enjoy the musical selections from area middle and high school choral groups.  Featured at this event are ensembles from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy, Saint Lucie West Centennial High School, and Treasure Coast High School.

For more information on the Giving Concert, contact Dr. Kevin Perry at Kevin.perry@stlucieschools.org.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  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.

 

 

The Giving Concert Benefits Students

The Giving Concert Benefits Students

The fourth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 28th at Fort Pierce Central High School in the auditorium located at 4101 S. 25th Street in Fort Pierce. The doors will open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by choral director, Dr. Rolanda Jones, will benefit Grace Packs which is a weekly weekend backpack program that provides necessary food items to students in need.

Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item that will be donated to Grace Packs. The concert will feature choruses from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy, Northport K-8 School, and St. Lucie West Centennial High School.

 

The Giving Concert Benefits Students

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The fourth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 28th at Fort Pierce Central High School in the auditorium located at 4101 S. 25th Street in Fort Pierce. The doors will open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by choral director, Dr. Rolanda Jones, will benefit Grace Packs which is a weekly weekend backpack program that provides necessary food items to students in need.

Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item that will be donated to Grace Packs.

The concert will feature choruses from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy, Northport K-8 School, and St. Lucie West Centennial High School.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit St. Lucie Public Schools’ website www.stlucieschools.org ; Facebook www.facebook.com/stlucieschools; Twitter@StLucieSchools; or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

The Giving Concert Benefits Students

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The fifth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 26th at Lincoln Park Academy in the auditorium located at 1806 Avenue I in Fort Pierce. The doors will open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will benefit Grace Packs which is a weekly weekend back pack program that provides necessary food items to students in need.

Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item donated to Grace Packs. The concert will feature choruses from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy, and Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8.

For more information on the Giving Concert, contact Dr. Kevin Perry at Kevin.perry@stlucieschools.org or Dr. Rolanda Jones at Rolanda.jones@stlucieschools.org  or 772-468-5700 Ext. 2065.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit St. Lucie Public Schools’ website www.stlucieschools.org ; Facebook www.facebook.com/stlucieschools; Twitter@StLucieSchools; or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

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