Treasure Coast High students visit local industries for statewide Manufacturing Day

Treasure Coast High students visit local industries for statewide Manufacturing Day

Treasure Coast High School instructor Jack Clark chaperoned 28 students from the school’s Manufacturing/Pre-Engineering program to visit area manufacturing companies in accordance with the state’s Manufacturing Day. The first visit was to PAC Seating Systems in Palm City, where students received a tour from CEO Chuck Tufano. PAC Seating designs and creates state of the art airline seating for corporate and private jets. The visit was a huge eye-opener for students as they were very impressed with the quality working environment at PAC, which reinforced the OSHA safety standards students are learning in the classroom.  Students also visited Phoenix Metal in Ft. Pierce, also in the airline industry, which is well known for the metal stair used to access planes. Owners Bill Wilcox and Brooks Price, longtime supporters of the TCHS manufacturing program, were on hand to provide tours of their facility.  Again, students were amazed at the variety and options available to them upon completion of the high school program. As you travel or see Air Force One, take a close look at the stairs and you will notice the Phoenix logo, as they were created right here in St. Lucie County. Pictured are students at the entrance to Phoenix Metal.

Treasure Coast Literacy Association

Treasure Coast Literacy Association

Ilyse Brainin and members of the Treasure Coast Literacy Association, formerly known as the St. Lucie County Reading Council, shared a proclamation with the St. Lucie County School Board entitled, “Promoting a Passion for Literacy.”

The organization’s mission is to provide resources and ideas to help inspire educators to provide skills and techniques through events and professional development that will enable students to be successful learners and life long readers as well as supporting the community with literacy events.

 

 

 

Treasure Coast Literacy Association – Upcoming Events

Treasure Coast Literacy Association – Upcoming Events

Interested in what’s happening in October?

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 20th and don’t miss the Fall Into Literacy Celebration!  This event is for the whole community.  The Treasure Coast Literacy Association will be there with our puppet theatre and fairy tale books helping families to understand the benefits of reading and play.

 

Treasure Coast Literacy Association’s Young Authors

Treasure Coast Literacy Association’s Young Authors

Each year St. Lucie Public Schools commends its Young Authors with a celebration. This year’s event will be at Oak Hammock School and the guest author will be Lois McGuire, author of Don’t Be That Kid At School! and her latest book, Don’t be that Kid at Home! Dr. McGuire’s books will be available for purchase at the event.

Want to get involved?  Contact Ilyse.Brainin@stlucieschools.org

Treasure Coast Partners with Wing Stop

Treasure Coast Partners with Wing Stop

Treasure Coast High School boasts of many business partners throughout the community.  One such business partner is Wing Stop. During their grand opening, TCHS was there in full force to support and celebrate with them. From the step team to our musicians, TCHS was there.  Wings never tasted so good!

 

Treasure Coast Youth Symphony Awards

Treasure Coast Youth Symphony Awards

The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony, known for its highly successful orchestral training program for young musicians, topped off its greatly successful performance 30th anniversary season with merit scholarship and grant awards to member musicians totaling over $15,000.00. Through the years, the organization has provided more than $125,000 to its young musicians to augment their music education and pursuits.

Director Awards for wind and percussion instruments were earned by Abby Bracken (oboe) and Cameron Slack (trumpet), and the Director Awards for string instruments were earned by Brooke Gunter (violin) and Eric Lora (cello). The Director Awards are merit awards presented for musicianship and leadership within the orchestra. This year’s featured concerto competition winner was Shane Savage, bassist.

Merit scholarships in the wind section were awarded to *Cameron Slack (trumpet), Alex Cooper (trumpet), John Miavez (bassoon), Kyla Marquardt (percussion), and Morgan O’Neil (clarinet). Merit scholarships in the string section were awarded to Zahava Misshula (violin), Khalia Mesquita (violin), Leif Clark (cello), Allison Jasper (harp), and Aubrey Flink (cello).

Grants for continuing music education were presented to Dalton Berner, Abby Bracken, Sophie Bracken, Angela Charles, Spencer Clark, Sarah Foster, Paris Lopez, Andrew Lopez, Andrea Lora, Kyla Marquardt, Ashlynn McNerney, Zahava Misshula, Emma Niemczyk, Morgan O’Neil, Sarah Paprotna, Jules Phen, Kyle Ramos, *Zachary Rondeau, Catherine Sager, Edward Sager, Phebe Sager, Svetlana Stephens, Charlotte Strohl, and *Diego Teran.

The orchestra’s season included performances at the The Lyric Theatre in Stuart, the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College, the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts in Vero Beach, and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tequesta. This year’s concerts were MEMORABLE SOLOS last fall and PRINCESS DREAMS this spring. For a third year, the season included a sold-out performance by the popular Beatles tribute band, McCartney Mania with the Academy Orchestra, and a 30th anniversary celebratory concert with a very special performance of Rachmaninoff’s RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI featuring highly acclaimed, award-winning concert pianist, Lindsey Garritson and the Academy Orchestra. The Academy Orchestra is the youth symphony’s own mentoring orchestra for its advanced musicians.

The mission of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony is to provide challenging experiences in orchestral and individual performance for student musicians, to broaden their technical skills and artistic expression, to instill professionalism, and to enhance enjoyment of the musical talents individually and for their audiences. Thanks to the focus and dedication of the young musicians of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony, a repertoire of the world’s greatest music, the excitement and enthusiasm of local audiences, the generosity of private individual, business, and organizational benefactors, and the many hours of volunteered professional time by the conductors and administrators, this thriving organization is able to continue its mission as one of the finest performing arts organizations for youth on the Treasure Coast and Florida.

The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c) (3)

organization and is composed of the most talented student musicians from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and northern Palm Beach counties. The conductors of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony are Dr. John Enyart (founder), Mr. Ben Enyart and Mr. Thomas Servinsky.

*Diego Teran – Fort Pierce Central High School

*Cameron Slack – Lincoln Park Academy

*Zachary Rondeau – St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Treasure Hunter group recognized by school board

Treasure Hunter group recognized by school board

Calvary Compassion Church members, a group of caring Treasure Hunters, will be recognized by the Board for a variety of contributions. They organized three huge events for Garden City Elementary, C.A. Moore Elementary and the families of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. They successfully put on a wonderful Fall Festival for families that was held on October 22, on Garden City’s campus. They also coordinated a Thanksgiving dinner give-away for these same families as well as Christmas gifts and needed items. This group of caring people organized everything as well as coordinated the various agencies and volunteers.

 

Treasured Turtles at SGA

Treasured Turtles at SGA

Rebecca and Cody Mott from the Inwater Research group conducted a Treasured Turtles program with Gaines Academy 6th grade science classes. The program engaged, educated, and stimulated the students into thinking about the world of marine science and ocean conservation. The students especially enjoyed the hands-on artifacts and specimens.

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Triangles Are A Lot of Fun at Mariposa Elementary

Triangles Are A Lot of Fun at Mariposa Elementary

The students in Mrs. Kari McIntyre’s Kindergarten class at Mariposa Elementary are having fun learning all about triangles! Michael Soto, Zykeria Reynolds, and Kaarina Wiley are demonstrating their skills by creating a human triangle. One of the many activities the students participated in was using a string to create a triangle in their classroom. Also, they were able to describe the triangle by its attributes; they recited that “A triangle has three sides and three vertices!”

Trophies go to MLK parade winners

Trophies go to MLK parade winners

Trophies were awarded for the winning entries in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemmorative Committee parade on January 21, 2013, in Fort Pierce. First, second and third place, plus winners of special judges’ awards, were presented. Pictured, front row kneeling, are Jerrime Shells of Forest Grove Middle School with its first place trophy for the middle school division , and Principal Todd Smith of Fort Pierce Central High School with the first place trophy for the high school category. Second row, from left, are Assistant Principal Kim Smith with the Overall Floating Trophy awarded to Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts, Lilliam Athill with the first place trophy for Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts for the K-8 division, Barbara Bennett and Principal Juanita Wright of F. K. Sweet Elementary with the second place elementary division and Chairman of Judges Trophy, Assistant Principal Pat Gascoigne of Fairlawn Elementary with the first place trophy for the elementary school category, and School Board Chairman Debbie Hawley. Back row, from left, are Principal Terry Davis and Assistant Principal Latasha Scurry of Forest Grove Middle School, Superintendent Michael Lannon, Fairlawn Elementary School principal Marcia Cully, Rivers Edge assistant principal and committee chairperson Andrew McIntosh, committee member Dianne Williams, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell.

Tryouts for Summer Musical Bye Bye Birdie Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Do you know a child who can act, sing, and dance? Students in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) are invited to try out for the 20th annual SLPS summer musical on Tuesday, March 15th, at the Port St. Lucie High School auditorium located at 1201 SE Lennard Road in Port St. Lucie.  Auditions will begin at 6 pm.

This year’s show is the rollicking hit musical Bye Bye Birdie to be performed June 15th – June 19th.  Roles are available for students ages 8-18.  No experience or prepared material is required to audition for this summer show, but students must currently attend a school in the SLPS system.  Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably.

Be a part of Bye Bye Birdie, the musical. For more information, contact Mr. Patrick Madden at the Port St Lucie High School Drama Department at 337-6768.

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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Tryouts for Summer Musical Bye Bye Birdie Announced

Tryouts for Summer Musical Bye Bye Birdie Announced

Do you know a child who can act, sing, and dance? Students in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) are invited to try out for the 20th annual SLPS summer musical on Tuesday, March 15th, at the Port St. Lucie High School auditorium located at 1201 SE Lennard Road in Port St. Lucie.  Auditions will begin at 6 pm.

This year’s show is the rollicking hit musical Bye Bye Birdie to be performed June 15th – June 19th.  Roles are available for students ages 8-18.  No experience or prepared material is required to audition for this summer show, but students must currently attend a school in the SLPS system.  Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably.

Be a part of Bye Bye Birdie, the musical. For more information, contact Mr. Patrick Madden at the Port St Lucie High School Drama Department at 337-6768.

Tryouts for Summer Musical Seussical

Tryouts for Summer Musical Seussical

Do you know a child who can act, sing & dance?

Talented St. Lucie County school students are invited to try-out for the 19th annual St. Lucie County School Board Summer Musical on Wednesday, March 4th in the Port St. Lucie High school auditorium at 1201 SE Lennard Road, beginning at 6 pm.

This year’s show is the rollicking hit musical Seussical, to be performed June 17th- June 21st, with roles available for children ages 8-18.  Students must currently attend a St. Lucie County school, but no experience is required.  No prepared material is required for audition, but students should dress comfortably.

Be a part of Seussical, the Musical!! For more information contact Mr. Madden at the Port St Lucie High School Drama Department at 337-6768.

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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

Indian River State College (IRSC) has a long-standing collaboration with St. Lucie County School District through which school district employees are given tuition assistance for Associate Degree level courses.  The tuition voucher allows employees to only pay for the first credit of each three-credit course & IRSC provides a tuition scholarship for the other two credits.

IRSC has established a defined scholarship allocation for the school district for Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019 and has authorized the district to begin issuing vouchers per the normal process, effective now.  The school district is responsible for authorizing our employees to “draw against” this allocation through the issuance of tuition vouchers.  Employees then take the tuition vouchers to IRSC cashiers along with the portion of the tuition due from the employee.

In order to be issued a tuition voucher, you must bring a copy of your registration form to the School Board Human Resources Office.  Tuition vouchers are available for full-time employees.  Please do not pay for your course(s) prior to receiving your tuition voucher from the school district.

Please note that if your student ID number does not print on your registration, you will need to provide the number to the Human Resources Department when you receive the tuition voucher.

Office hours for the Human Resources Department:

Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tune In To New Shows On WLX-TV

Tune In To New Shows On WLX-TV

The Education Channel is featuring a number of new shows this week! Make sure to watch the annual St. Lucie County Safety Festival, Legal Affairs hosted by Diamond Litty, Live United hosted by Kenrick Thomas, and more.

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.

 

St. Lucie County Safety Festival

 
 

 

Tuning Up For The Season

Tuning Up For The Season

With the beginning of school just around the corner, students and band directors are tuning up for the season! Rehearsals are underway as students prepare to perform the musical selections fans will hear and appreciate in stadiums across the District. Treasure Coast Titans, under the direction of Luke Hall, began meeting this week.

 

Tunnel of Welcome for FPWHS Incoming Freshmen

Tunnel of Welcome for FPWHS Incoming Freshmen

Faculty, staff, and students created a welcome tunnel for our incoming students and their families at the Freshmen Open House.  The FPWHS band and cheerleaders boosted everyone’s spirits in our courtyard and the JROTC along with our chorus led the presentation with of colors, Pledge of Allegiance, and the National Anthem.

Tunnels of Hope

Tunnels of Hope

St. Lucie Public Schools extends a special thank you to the civic groups, local businesses, and community agencies that supported back-to-school Tunnels of Hope for students and staff throughout St. Lucie County.

We are a Kids at Hope community with a strong belief that All Students Are Capable of Success — No Exceptions!

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