St. Lucie County’s Oxbow Eco-Center 2019 Summer Camps were full of adventure. Children ages 8-12 participated in a Lego Robotics and Coding Camp. Using Lego Mindstorm EV-Three and We-Do kits, children worked in teams to complete animal and nature themed science experiments with robotics and coding. Some campers recognized similar problem solving experiments in STEM and Odyssey of the Mind courses.
You’re invited to help welcome and celebrate our new teachers by participating in the new teacher symposium Tunnel of Hope scheduled for Wednesday, July 31st at 8:00 a.m. at Fort Pierce Central High School. The address is 4101 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce.
The Tunnel will be held in the Auditorium at the back of the school. Hope to see you there!
The Division of Student Services and Exceptional Student Education in collaboration with Sandy Hook Promise provided a Signs of Suicide (SOS) Training at Indian River State College for school psychologists, social workers, guidance counselors, and district leaders. The SOS program uses an educational curriculum to teach students to recognize the symptoms of depression and suicide, and can be implemented by existing school personnel within one class period.
At its core, the SOS Program relies on three easy-to-remember steps, denoted by the acronym ACT:
Acknowledge that you are seeing warning signs and that it is serious
Care let your friends know how much you care about them
Tell a trusted adult that you are worried about your friend
The 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2, 2019, and runs through Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial or personal use.
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).
WLX-TV is featuring new episodes this week from both Live United hosted by Kenrick Thomas and UF/IFAS hosted by Ed Skvarch. These episodes feature valuable community information such as the uses and importance of 211, resources to help fight childhood dental issues as well as how to insure your home and valuables this hurricane season. Also, don’t forget to tune-in to catch exclusive video coverage from events such as the Fall Teacher Symposium and New Teacher Orientation.
WLX-TV is 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.
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.
Attendance matters from the very first day of school. Every day a student is absent is a lost opportunity for learning. Too many absences not only can affect achievement for the absent student but also can disrupt learning for the entire class.