Bullying Prevention Poster Contest

Bullying Prevention Poster Contest

The Division of Student Services sponsored a bullying prevention poster contest.

Judges from Student Services and FDLRS are pleased to announce the top three designs in this year’s creative challenge.

Congratulations to:

  • Charliz Castro – Allapattah Flats K-8 (4th Grade)
  • Piper Hambleton – Allapattah Flats K-8 (4th Grade)
  • Lillian Austin – Fairlawn Elementary (3rd Grade)

 

 

 

 

Bulldogs Take To The Swamp

Bulldogs Take To The Swamp

MOA Students engaged in an ecosystem sampling/surveying activity that included dip-netting, cast netting and hiking through mangrove swamp and hammock along the Indian River Lagoon at Pepper Park and Wild Cat Cove. Our young minds are exploring and finding solutions to protect our waterways! Way to go Bulldogs!

 

Bulldog Honor Band

Bulldog Honor Band

Congratulations to the Forest Grove Middle School students who were selected to participate in the IRSC Honor Band! Thank you, Mr. Colombo, for doing an outstanding job of preparing our Bulldogs for this honor!! Way to go Bulldogs!

Building Tolerance Contest at Palm Pointe

Building Tolerance Contest at Palm Pointe

October is Bully Prevention Month and Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition had some exciting things planned in order to continue to create a safe and caring school environment free from bullying and exclusion. One way to increase tolerance at the school was to have students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade create anti-bullying posters about Building Tolerance and students in grades six through eight write essays with the same topic.

One poster was selected from grades K-2 and 3-5 and one essay from grades 6-8. Winners won a pizza party for their entire class. Congratulations to Caroline Croce in first grade, students in Ms. Hearl’s fourth grade class, and Anna Burtsev a seventh grade student. Everyone did a fantastic job!

Pictured from left is Caroline Croce, Jordyn Bush, Principal, Ms. Debra Snyder, Dominick Brown, Kelsey Heishman and Anna Burtsev.

Building Futures With Phoenix Metals

Building Futures With Phoenix Metals

Partnerships with local businesses such as Phoenix Metals support pathways to success for students in St. Lucie Public Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs.

CTE 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.

#Build a Future

#Build a Future

Interested in what’s new with Career and Technical Education?  Tune in to WLX-TV’s newest educational program, #BuildAFuture.   Host Leinitia Robinson will bring exciting new topics to you each month on Sundays at 1 PM.

 

 

 

BUICK TEST DRIVE EVENT WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

BUICK TEST DRIVE EVENT WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

On Saturday November 11, test drive a new Buick and help St. Lucie West Centennial High School located at 1485 Cashmere Boulevard in Port St. Lucie receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm.  For each 2-3 minute Test Drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

Participants will sign-in at the front of St. Lucie West Centennial’s campus where they will have easy access to the test drive range.  Drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

Principal Andrea Popwell couldn’t be happier. “Our athletic teams, bands, and choral ensembles excel and often have opportunities beyond what our budgets allow.” She added, “Fundraising events with strong educational partners like Garber Buick GMC help us supplement the budgetary shortfalls so our students can flex their talents at high level competitions and festivals.”

Garber Buick GMC is a Full Service GM dealership on 8 Acres at 5255 U. S Highway One in Ft. Pierce.  The property was renovated and rebuilt and features a new car showroom, state of the art service department, new business offices, parts department and a Quick Lane Oil Change.  The Used Car Sales Office was finished in January of 2015.  They have room to display hundreds of new Buicks, GMCs and GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.  Garber Buick GMC also has a large Collision Center that is supported by all Insurance Companies.  Consumers have rated Garber Buick GMC #1 in Customer Service on the Treasure Coast.  The Garber family has been in the automobile business for over 100 years beginning with Garber Buick in Saginaw Michigan established in 1907.  Garber Automotive Group has 15 dealerships representing 14 manufacturers.    The company is known for their civic leadership in the communities where they do business.  To that end, Garber Buick GMC has a Community Room free to use for group meetings and non-profit organizations.  The Community Room can accommodate up to 40 people with tables, chairs and a 60” TV for presentations.   Garber Buick GMC’s website is www.garberbuickgmc.com.

 

BUICK TEST DRIVE EVENT WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

BUICK TEST DRIVE EVENT WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – On Saturday November 11, test drive a new Buick and help St. Lucie West Centennial High School located at 1485 Cashmere Boulevard in Port St. Lucie receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm.  For each 2-3 minute Test Drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

Participants will sign-in at the front of St. Lucie West Centennial’s campus where they will have easy access to the test drive range.  Drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

Principal Andrea Popwell couldn’t be happier. “Our athletic teams, bands, and choral ensembles excel and often have opportunities beyond what our budgets allow.” She added, “Fundraising events with strong educational partners like Garber Buick GMC help us supplement the budgetary shortfalls so our students can flex their talents at high level competitions and festivals.”

Garber Buick GMC is a Full Service GM dealership on 8 Acres at 5255 U. S Highway One in Ft. Pierce.  The property was renovated and rebuilt and features a new car showroom, state of the art service department, new business offices, parts department and a Quick Lane Oil Change.  The Used Car Sales Office was finished in January of 2015.  They have room to display hundreds of new Buicks, GMCs and GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.  Garber Buick GMC also has a large Collision Center that is supported by all Insurance Companies.  Consumers have rated Garber Buick GMC #1 in Customer Service on the Treasure Coast.  The Garber family has been in the automobile business for over 100 years beginning with Garber Buick in Saginaw Michigan established in 1907.  Garber Automotive Group has 15 dealerships representing 14 manufacturers.    The company is known for their civic leadership in the communities where they do business.  To that end, Garber Buick GMC has a Community Room free to use for group meetings and non-profit organizations.  The Community Room can accommodate up to 40 people with tables, chairs and a 60” TV for presentations.   Garber Buick GMC’s website is www.garberbuickgmc.com.

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.

 

BUICK TEST DRIVE EVENT WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

BUICK TEST DRIVE EVENT WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

On Saturday April 22, test drive a new Buick and help Buick donate up to $10,000 to Treasure Coast High School located at 1000 SW Darwin Blvd. in Port St. Lucie.  Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm.  For each 2-3 minute Test Drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

The Sheriff’s Department will provide free fingerprinting for children and officers will be on site with their pop-up recreational center.  Food and drinks will also be available during the Buick Test Drive Event.

Participants will sign-in at the gym entrance in the back of Treasure Coast High School.  To test drive, drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our bands and athletic teams to work with a strong educational partner like Garber Buick GMC,” said Principal Susan Seal.  “We are always in need of additional funds to meet the needs of our students so they have opportunities to compete in festivals and competitions to flex their talents.”

Garber Buick GMC is a Full Service GM dealership on 8 Acres at 5255 U. S Highway One in Ft Pierce.  Garber Buick GMC has been in their new showroom for one year. The property was renovated and rebuilt and features a new car showroom, state of the art service department, new business offices, parts department and a Quick Lane Oil Change.  The Used Car Sales Office was finished in January of 2015.  They have room to display hundreds of new Buicks, GMCs and GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.  Garber Buick GMC also has a large Collision Center that is supported by all Insurance Companies.  Consumers have rated Garber Buick GMC #1 in Customer Service on the Treasure Coast.  The Garber family has been in the automobile business for over 100 years beginning with Garber Buick in Saginaw Michigan established in 1907.  Garber Automotive Group has 15 dealerships representing 14 manufacturers.    The company is known for their civic leadership in the communities where they do business.  To that end, Garber Buick GMC has a Community Room free to use for group meetings and non-profit organizations.  The Community Room can accommodate up to 40 people with tables, chairs and a 60” TV for presentations.   Garber Buick GMC’s website is www.garberbuickgmc.com.

 

BUICK TEST DRIVE EVENT WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

BUICK TEST DRIVE EVENT WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – On Saturday April 22, test drive a new Buick and help Buick donate up to $10,000 to Treasure Coast High School located at 1000 SW Darwin Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm.  For each 2-3 minute Test Drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

The Sheriff’s Department will provide free fingerprinting for children and officers will be on site with their pop-up recreational center.  Food and drinks will also be available during the Buick Test Drive Event.

Participants will sign-in at the gym entrance in the back of Treasure Coast High School.  To test drive, drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our bands and athletic teams to work with a strong educational partner like Garber Buick GMC,” said Principal Susan Seal.  “We are always in need of additional funds to meet the needs of our students so they have opportunities to compete in festivals and competitions to flex their talents.”

Garber Buick GMC is a Full Service GM dealership on 8 Acres at 5255 U. S Highway One in Ft Pierce.  Garber Buick GMC has been in their new showroom for one year. The property was renovated and rebuilt and features a new car showroom, state of the art service department, new business offices, parts department and a Quick Lane Oil Change.  The Used Car Sales Office was finished in January of 2015.  They have room to display hundreds of new Buicks, GMCs and GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.  Garber Buick GMC also has a large Collision Center that is supported by all Insurance Companies.  Consumers have rated Garber Buick GMC #1 in Customer Service on the Treasure Coast.  The Garber family has been in the automobile business for over 100 years beginning with Garber Buick in Saginaw Michigan established in 1907.  Garber Automotive Group has 15 dealerships representing 14 manufacturers.    The company is known for their civic leadership in the communities where they do business.  To that end, Garber Buick GMC has a Community Room free to use for group meetings and non-profit organizations.  The Community Room can accommodate up to 40 people with tables, chairs and a 60” TV for presentations.   Garber Buick GMC’s website is www.garberbuickgmc.com.

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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Buddy Benches Arrive at Northport K-8 Playground

Buddy Benches Arrive at Northport K-8 Playground

Part of what makes Northport K-8 community-friendly is their continued battle against bullying. At Northport K-8, students and families are educated to stand up against bullying in all forms. This year, thanks to two community business partners who help make Northport K-8 flourish, IDProducts Source and David Toth Construction, donated enough money to bring our students two “Buddy Benches.” The community cares about our children and these donations put real, first rate effort into community service and community action.  Northport K-8 is so grateful!

 

Buddy Bench – Save Those Caps

Buddy Bench – Save Those Caps

Residents and community members are encouraged to collect plastic bottle caps and lids — which typically cannot be recycled locally -and help Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful re-use and transform them into community “buddy benches.”

Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful will officially kick off this new Buddy Bench project on America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, 2018 with a 10:30 a.m. rally at West Gate K-8 School. KPSLB received a $500 Waste-in­-Place Grant from Keep Florida Beautiful to get the project off the ground, which is part of a nationwide movement to give children a place to sit with a buddy when they are feeling alone or bullied.

KPSLB partnered with several City departments (Communications, Neighborhood Services, Police and Utility Systems), Waste Pro and the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, whose members have become ambassadors for the project. The City also is working with three local schools for the initial phase of the project: Morningside Elementary, Oak Hammock K-8 and West Gate K-8.

“This Buddy Bench project is a perfect fit with Keep Port St. Lucie’s goal to expand awareness for litter prevention and recycling,” said Georgette Beck, Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Coordinator. “It also allows us to work on the City’s strategic goals to partner with our local schools and to keep Port St. Lucie safe, clean and beautiful.”

Each school will need to collect 200 pounds of caps to create their one bench. Once collected, KPSLB will send the caps to Green Tree Plastics, based in Evansville, IN, which has created a program designed to fabricate the benches to help educate students about recycling.

Community members are invited and encouraged to help the students reach their 200 pound of caps goal. Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful has placed blue buckets at four City locations for residents to drop off their clean collected caps:

• City Hall Lobby, 121 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd.
• PSL Civic Center -Recreation area, 9221 SE Civic Center Place
• PSL Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd
• Port St. Lucie Police Department

Any local business or community group that would like to set up a collection spot can contact Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful at 772-871-5103. The attached flyer lists the specific types of accepted caps and lids. This project will wrap up on April 20, 2019 at KPSLB’s Caring Community Clean Up and Celebration Day.

Buddy Bench Awarded to Southport Middle School for Recycling to Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful

Buddy Bench Awarded to Southport Middle School for Recycling to Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful

To mark America Recycles Day, the City of Port St. Lucie awarded Southport with a “Buddy Bench” made from the plastic caps that students have been collecting and sending in to recycle. The participation from students, teachers, and Southport friends was amazing!  Principal Nicole Telese remarked, “This project not only helps our students to see the value in pollution prevention and recycling, it is also symbolic of our work to end bullying and to learn empathy.  The idea behind the “Buddy Bench” concept is that if someone is having a bad day or is struggling to form relationships with their peers, they can have a seat on the buddy bench and their peers can join them to offer support.”

Whether our students participated in Adopt-a-Street Litter Control or brought in plastic caps to recycle for their “Buddy Bench,”  Southport Middle School students want to bring awareness to keeping our community clean. We thank our Southport family for making both programs a true success.


Budding scientists’ projects to highlight community showcase

Budding scientists’ projects to highlight community showcase

The community is invited to enjoy a showcase of hundreds of science projects created by some of our district’s youngest budding scientists in kindergarten through fifth grade at the 2012 St. Lucie Public Schools Science Showcase on Saturday, May 19 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Southern Oaks Middle School, located at 5500 N. E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. The event is central to the school district’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiative and an opportunity for the community to appreciate the STEM resources available in St. Lucie Public Schools.

This free community event will also feature exhibitors from local science institutions and organizations, as well as STEM-related high school academies, including Treasure Coast Wildlife, Indian River State College, Savannas Preserve State Park, Florida Fish and Wildlife, Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s Marine and Oceanographic Academy at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, and Fort Pierce Central High School’s Aeronautical Aviation Academy affiliated with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Families will be engaged with hands-on science activities, live animal shows, and interactive displays.  Fun items such as Frisbees and water bottles will be given away, and concessions will be available for purchase.  

For more information, call St. Lucie Public Schools K-12 Science Curriculum Supervisor Cristina Veresan at 429.3615.

Broadcom MASTERS Finalist from LPA

Broadcom MASTERS Finalist from LPA

At the October 14th School Board Meeting, Hafsa Saeed, a student from Lincoln Park Academy, was recognized as being a 2014 finalist in the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition. She will represent LPA and SLPS at Washington DC where she will get an opportunity to meet President Obama. Pictured are, Board Chair Debbie Hawley, Hafsa Saeed, Superintendent Genelle Yost, and Assistant Superintendent Kerry Padrick.

 

Britley Ritz Causes A Storm Of Excitement

Britley Ritz Causes A Storm Of Excitement

WPBF Meteorologist Britley Ritz did it again! She brought a storm of excitement to students at St. Lucie West K-8 during a special weather lesson.  Britley  helped students understand weather systems and answered the many interesting questions ranging from what it takes to be a meteorologist to detailed inquiries about hurricanes.

Thank you, WPBF, for your continued partnership!

 

Bring Interactivity To Your Canvas Modules!

Bring Interactivity To Your Canvas Modules!

Do you currently use Canvas in your classroom?  Do you want to learn how to add interactivity to your modules to increase engagement?  If so, you can learn more with this online learning opportunity, Adding Interactivity to your Canvas Courses.  Sign up now in Frontline.  Contact Julia Hilburn at Julia.Hilburn@stlucieschools.org with any questions.

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