Business Services Moves to Their New Home!

Business Services Moves to Their New Home!

On Monday, September 17th, the Business Services team moved to its forever location within the new District office. You can find all their teams on the third floor, section 500.  The Business Services Team is  ready to serve their customers, host trainings and meet with employees.  The Business Services team includes Payroll, Risk Management, Finance, Purchasing and Accounts Payable. For more information, please visit them on the web at: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/finance/.

Media Advisory: Dads

Media Advisory: Dads


For Immediate Release                                                                              

September 23, 2019

Contact: Lydia Martin

Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org

Phone: 772-429-5544

MEDIA ADVISORYDads Take Your Child to School Day

What: St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will celebrate Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement.  Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September 25.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 

Where:  The movement takes place on SLPS campuses.

Why: The Dads Take Your Child to School Day event is designed to highlight the significant role a child’s father or male role models can have in enhancing a child’s educational experience.

“A parent or guardian is the single most important adult in a child’s life, which is why our District proudly supports this event as an opportunity to promote parent engagement,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a high-ranking B rated District ranked in the top third of Florida’s districts, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  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.

 

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Custodial Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Custodial Staff Appreciation Luncheon

SLPS Custodial Staff were treated to a BBQ luncheon at Manatee K8 School to thank them for their dedication and commitment to providing safe and clean environments for all employees and students across the district.  The luncheon has become an annual event and was sponsored by Donadio and Associates.

 

CAST Kindergartners Share American Symbols

CAST Kindergartners Share American Symbols

Kindergarten shared their artistic representation of the American Flag with Mr. Whitaker’s 7th grade Civics class. Kindergarten has been learning all about different American symbols and were thrilled to share their knowledge with 7th grade. The 7th graders were prepared with different questions to enhance the learning of their kindergarten buddy!

Career and Technical Education – EDC Bus Tour

Career and Technical Education – EDC Bus Tour

Career and Technical Education (CTE) collaborated with the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County (EDC), and Treasure Coast Manufacturers Association to host the Fall School Guidance Counselor’s Bus Tour.  This tour offered St. Lucie Public School’s Guidance Counselors, Graduation Coaches, and CTE Educators the opportunity to hear from local businesses and create a pipeline for their students interested in manufacturing, technical design, and culinary.  Stops on the tour included Builders FirstSource, Indian River Select, Sunshine Kitchen, Aviator College, and Aquaco to get a better sense of expectations and demand for potential employees in the industry.

 

 

Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC Hosts Inaugural Patriot’s Day Event

Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC Hosts Inaugural Patriot’s Day Event

On September 11th, 2019, Treasure Coast High School’s AFJROTC shared their pride with Patriot’s Day Ceremony at the high school.  The ceremony honored our nation’s flag with a flag folding  and flag retirement ceremony.  Additionally, Blue Star Moms and Gold Star Moms were in attendance and honored as well. TCHS students, faculty, and staff attended the event as well as many guests from the local community.

Treasure Coast High School – Bowling for Bahamas

Treasure Coast High School – Bowling for Bahamas

The Treasure Coast High School National Honor Society partnered with SuperPlay USA to host a fundraiser for Bahamas relief efforts.  A total of 112 Titans showed up to support this event, and funds raised went to Missionary Flights International to help with the cost of shipping the goods they collected.  #TitanBornTitanBred
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!
Making Science Fun for Everyone!

Making Science Fun for Everyone!

For more information, contact:

Natalie Frendberg, 772-785-5842, info@irlsciencefest.org

For immediate release

Save the Date for the 2019 Indian River Lagoon Science Festival!

Fort Pierce, FL – The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival returns for its 6th year on Saturday, October 26 from 10am-3pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park, part of the River Walk Center in Fort Pierce! This FREE, all-ages, day of discovery promises to be a blast for the whole family with dozens of minds-on, hands-on activities exploring the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art and math. The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival aims to show not only the importance of science, but also to highlight how fun it can be. Last year we had over 80 exhibitors and over 10,000 visitors!

Leading up to the Festival on October 26, we will be hosting a series of science-focused satellite events that will be taking place around the Treasure Coast! For more information on these events, please visit the IRL Science Festival Eventbrite Page: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/irl-science-festival-15187812659

Can’t get enough of IRL Science Festival events? We are looking for event volunteers to assist us with set up, break down, and everything in between on October 26 and October 27. Minimum age for volunteers is 16 years old. Registration for volunteers will open on September 16th. More information can be found at http://irlsciencefest.org/volunteer/. If you are interested in being an exhibitor, registration is open online at https://irlsciencefest.org/host-an-exhibit/.

The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival was established in 2014 and is a celebration of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) that culminates in a large-scale community event. The festival aims to demonstrate that science is meaningful, relevant, and fun, to make science accessible to all residents of the Treasure Coast, and to highlight STEAM resources in the IRL region. The Festival planning committee is made up entirely of volunteer organizers from local governments and research, education and non-profit organizations, and administrative support is largely provided by the Smithsonian Marine Station. A member of the Science Festival Alliance (www.sciencefestivals.org) since 2013, the IRL Science Festival serves as a leader in promoting science and science festivals across the state of Florida. For more information about all Festival partners, sponsors, and scheduled activities, visit www.irlsciencefest.org. #IRLsciencefest

The IRL Science Festival has been made possible through funding from the Smithsonian Marine Station, FAU Harbor Branch, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Foundation, Renaissance Charter School, Children’s Services Council/St. Lucie Reads, PNC Bank,and the generous support of WGYL 93.7, WJKD 99.7, WPHR 94.7, WOSN 97.1, WTTB 1490, Waste Pro, St. Lucie County and the City of Fort Pierce.

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SLWK-8 7th Grade Scientists

SLWK-8 7th Grade Scientists

Student’s in Mr. Emerson’s 7th grade science class were visited by Melissa McIntyre of ORCA for the first of 8 classroom visits to learn about our “Living Lagoon.” Shown are students creating and documenting their own microcosm of the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem.

Career and College Fair Color Guard

Career and College Fair Color Guard

On September 11, 2019, the Port Saint Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion conducted a color guard for the Career and College Fair held in the gym. The color guard was commanded by Cadet Major Alexis Morris while the state flag was held by Cadet Sargent First Class Alexis Wilson. Guarding the national flag was Cadet Sargent First Class Emmalyne Lewiston and guarding the state flag was Cadet Second Lieutenant Michael Schmitt. The school choir, led by Mr. Hagan, sang the National Anthem while the colors stood at present arms. The Color Guard was followed by a moment of silence for those lost 18 years prior to that day. The Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion gave an extraordinary presentation of the colors.

Forest Grove Eighth Graders Take a Bite Out of the Periodic Table

Forest Grove Eighth Graders Take a Bite Out of the Periodic Table

In Mrs. Clarke’s eighth grade Earth and Space Science class, students apply knowledge they have acquired about atomic theory to create models of atoms using marshmallows and toothpicks! Students had to select an element of their choice form the periodic table, identify and calculate the amount of subatomic particles, select specific colors of marshmallows for each particle and create the atomic nucleus with orbiting electrons likened to the Bohr model. The best part of course was in the end when they got to enjoy them as a tasty treat!

Sunshine Kitchen Scholarship Cook-Off Winners!

Sunshine Kitchen Scholarship Cook-Off Winners!

Pictured is the winning team for the Sunshine Kitchen Scholarship Cook Off. Congratulations to Evelyn Miranda from Treasure Coast High School and Jorge Carrillo from Indian River State College. Their winning creation was a delicious lemon honey mustard buer blanc chicken with sautéed vegetables. Congratulations!