ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ANOTHER PERK TO “STUDENT PERKS”

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ANOTHER PERK TO “STUDENT PERKS”

“Student Perks: It’s More Than Coffee” had just the right blend of innovation and effective programming to receive an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The collaborative venture with St. Lucie County honors students in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program by providing them the opportunity to run a coffee kiosk at the County Administration Office. They reap benefits of authentic experiences while their customers benefit from their valuable services.

 

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “We appreciate our community partnerships.  When we have opportunities such as this to work together and achieve our goals, our community continues to grow stronger, and our students benefit from positive mentors.”

 

NACo President Roy Charles Brooks said, “Counties seize opportunities to deliver services more efficiently and build stronger communities every day. Achievement Award-winning programs are examples for counties that are determined to enhance services for our residents.”

 

Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.

 

NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition July 13-16 in Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee.

 

Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Awards program is designed to recognize county government innovations. Each nominee is judged on its own merits and not against other applications received.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, 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.

 

Aces Shine for Kids at Hope Day at Bayshore Elementary

Aces Shine for Kids at Hope Day at Bayshore Elementary

Bayshore Elementary had a night where the Aces shined. Parents and students were invited to school to play games against the teacher, and possibly win prizes if they were able to beat the teacher. Teachers and parents were recognized for being Aces to students, and every student was able to win a prize in the end. Parents also received information about PBIS, and Kids at Hope all while having fun at the same time.

Accounting Operations

Accounting Operations

The accounting field is very diverse.  Bookkeepers and accountants work in a variety of industries including fashion, law, government, entertainment, sports, telecommunications, and marketing.  Students learn about manual and computerized accounting systems.  After graduating, students are ready to work in record keeping or go on to advanced training at the college level. (St. Lucie West Centennial High School)

Academic Trends Continue to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

Academic Trends Continue to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Department of Education released a battery of scores today that reflects good news as more St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) students passed the State ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies exams at higher rates this year.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent attributes the growth to the individualized support students receive from their teachers, support staff, and school leaders.  “I commend our teachers, administrators, and staff.  Overall, the vast majority of our students are making gains, and we are continuing our positive trends which is a credit to our outstanding staff,” stated Gent.

Early examination of SLPS test results for our students revealed an increase in the majority of measurable areas. SLPS improved performance on FSA English Language Arts (ELA), FSA Mathematics, Science (including Biology), Civics, and US History.

  • FSA ELA – SLPS students improved their performance over 2017 results in 5 out of 8 grade levels.
  • FSA MATH – SLPS students improved their performance over 2017 results in 3 out of 6 grade levels.
  • SCIENCE GRADES 5 and 8 – SLPS students improved by 7% and 2% respectively, outperforming the State by 3% in Grade 5.
  • HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY – SLPS students increased their performance from 2017 by 4% and outperformed the State by 3%.
  • NGSSS CIVICS AND US HISTORY – SLPS students increased by 2% in Civics proficiency and 1% in US History proficiency.

SLPS FSA ELA Performance for Grades 3-10 Compared to State Performance

For overall FSA ELA performance for Grades 3-10, SLPS gained one point in proficiency while the State remained the same. Grades 5, 7, 8, and 10 improved performance on the 2018 FSA ELA at a greater rate than the State. St. Lucie students in Grades 5, 8, and 10 increased their proficiency over 2017 levels by 4 percentage points in one year. Students in both grades 7 and 9 increased their performance over 2017 levels by 2% and 1% respectively as demonstrated in Table 1:

 

Table 1 – 2017 to 2018 FSA ELA Growth by Grade Level for SLPS and the State Based on Percentage of Students Scoring Level 3 or Higher

Year Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10
SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL
2017 49 58 50 56 45 53 48 52 46 52 50 55 51 52 48 50
2018 46 57 50 56 49 55 47 52 48 51 54 58 52 53 52 53
Difference -3 -1 0 0 +4 +2 -1 0 +2 -1 +4 +3 +1 +1 +4 +3

 

SLPS FSA Math Performance for Grades 3-8 Compared to State Performance

SLPS gained 2 points in FSA Math proficiency overall in Grades 3-8 moving from 52% of students at ‘Level 3 or Above’ to 54%. Grades 4, 5, and 7 improved performance over 2017 on the 2018 FSA Mathematics assessment at a greater rate than the State.  Grades 4 and 7 proficiency increases outperformed the State by 3% for each grade level as shown in Table 2 below:

 

Table 2 – 2017 to 2018 FSA Math Growth by Grade Level for SLPS and the State Based on Percentage of Students Scoring Level 3 or Higher

Year Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL
2017 54 62 56 64 48 57 48 51 47 53 40 46
2018 54 62 57 62 55 61 46 52 49 54 35 45
Difference 0 0 +1 -2 +7 +4 -2 +1 +2 +1 -5 -1

Note: The FDOE does not administer an FSA Mathematics test at grades 9 and 10.

 

FSA ELA Performance for Grades 3-10

For overall FSA ELA performance for Grades 3-10, SLPS gained one point in proficiency. This exceeds the gains of most of the Comparable and Contiguous Districts in Florida in the Table 3 below:

 

Table 3

  Grade 3-10
FSA English Language Arts
% Level 3 or Above
Grade 3-5
FSA English Language Arts
% Level 3 or Above
Grade 6-8
FSA English Language Arts
% Level 3 or Above
Grade 9-10
FSA English Language Arts
% Level 3 or Above
District Name 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018
STATEWIDE 54% 54% 56% 56% 53% 53% 51% 53%
ST. LUCIE 49% 50% 48% 48% 48% 50% 50% 52%

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, 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.

 

Academic Trends Continue to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

Academic Trends Continue to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Department of Education released a battery of scores today that reflects good news as more St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) students passed the State ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies exams at higher rates this year.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent attributes the growth to the individualized support students receive from their teachers, support staff, and school leaders.  “I commend our teachers, administrators, and staff.  Overall, the vast majority of our students are making gains, and we are continuing our positive trends which is a credit to our outstanding staff,” stated Gent.

Early examination of SLPS test results for our students revealed an increase in the majority of measurable areas. SLPS improved performance on FSA English Language Arts (ELA), FSA Mathematics, Science (including Biology), Civics, and US History.

  • FSA ELA – SLPS students improved their performance over 2017 results in 5 out of 8 grade levels.
  • FSA MATH – SLPS students improved their performance over 2017 results in 3 out of 6 grade levels.
  • SCIENCE GRADES 5 and 8 – SLPS students improved by 7% and 2% respectively, outperforming the State by 3% in Grade 5.
  • HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY – SLPS students increased their performance from 2017 by 4% and outperformed the State by 3%.
  • NGSSS CIVICS AND US HISTORY – SLPS students increased by 2% in Civics proficiency and 1% in US History proficiency.

SLPS FSA ELA Performance for Grades 3-10 Compared to State Performance

For overall FSA ELA performance for Grades 3-10, SLPS gained one point in proficiency while the State remained the same. Grades 5, 7, 8, and 10 improved performance on the 2018 FSA ELA at a greater rate than the State. St. Lucie students in Grades 5, 8, and 10 increased their proficiency over 2017 levels by 4 percentage points in one year. Students in both grades 7 and 9 increased their performance over 2017 levels by 2% and 1% respectively as demonstrated in Table 1:

 

Table 1 – 2017 to 2018 FSA ELA Growth by Grade Level for SLPS and the State Based on Percentage of Students Scoring Level 3 or Higher

Year Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10  
SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL  
2017 49 58 50 56 45 53 48 52 46 52 50 55 51 52 48 50  
2018 46 57 50 56 49 55 47 52 48 51 54 58 52 53 52 53  
Difference -3 -1 0 0 +4 +2 -1 0 +2 -1 +4 +3 +1 +1 +4 +3  

 

SLPS FSA Math Performance for Grades 3-8 Compared to State Performance

SLPS gained 2 points in FSA Math proficiency overall in Grades 3-8 moving from 52% of students at ‘Level 3 or Above’ to 54%. Grades 4, 5, and 7 improved performance over 2017 on the 2018 FSA Mathematics assessment at a greater rate than the State.  Grades 4 and 7 proficiency increases outperformed the State by 3% for each grade level as shown in Table 2 below:

 

Table 2 – 2017 to 2018 FSA Math Growth by Grade Level for SLPS and the State Based on Percentage of Students Scoring Level 3 or Higher

Year Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL SLPS FL
2017 54 62 56 64 48 57 48 51 47 53 40 46
2018 54 62 57 62 55 61 46 52 49 54 35 45
Difference 0 0 +1 -2 +7 +4 -2 +1 +2 +1 -5 -1

Note: The FDOE does not administer an FSA Mathematics test at grades 9 and 10.

 

FSA ELA Performance for Grades 3-10

For overall FSA ELA performance for Grades 3-10, SLPS gained one point in proficiency. This exceeds the gains of most of the Comparable and Contiguous Districts in Florida in the Table 3 below:

 

Table 3

  Grade 3-10
FSA English Language Arts
% Level 3 or Above
Grade 3-5
FSA English Language Arts
% Level 3 or Above
Grade 6-8
FSA English Language Arts
% Level 3 or Above
Grade 9-10
FSA English Language Arts
% Level 3 or Above
District Name 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018
STATEWIDE 54% 54% 56% 56% 53% 53% 51% 53%
ST. LUCIE 49% 50% 48% 48% 48% 50% 50% 52%

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, 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.

 

Academic Team Will Represent SLPS at State Competition

Academic Team Will Represent SLPS at State Competition

Students from across the District make up the SLPS Academic Team that will be going to the state level competition in April. Students are selected based on their content strengths to establish a well-rounded academic team.
Congratulations to: D. Kehoe (TCHS), N. Gomez (SLWCHS), J. Diago (FPWHS), C. Acre (LPA), M. Kaminaga (LPA), and G. Zheng ( LPA).

Academic Team Competes In State Competition

Academic Team Competes In State Competition

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Academic Challenge Team was quick on the buzzer and correct when answering questions that would stump most individuals.  With a strong showing in the preliminary rounds of the 31st Annual Commissioner’s Academic Challenge competition, SLPS’s team qualified for the semi-final rounds and finished fifth overall in their division.  Teams from across Florida gathered at the Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World for this annual academic statewide event.

Makeda Brome coached the five-member team that included Geoffrey Zheng (LPA), Mali Kaminaga (LPA), Carlos Arce (LPA), Jared Diago (Westwood), and Dominick Kehoe (Treasure Coast). Geoffrey Zheng’s impressive accumulation of individual points landed him a coveted seat on Team Florida.  He was one of the six highest individual scorers in the competition.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent expressed his appreciation for the dedication to excellence modeled by SLPS’s academic team.  “Team members are to be commended for their academic skills as well as their spirit of collaboration. I am proud of our students.”

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.

Pictured: St. Lucie Public School Academic Team (Front Row) Carlos Arce, Mali Kaminaga, Dominick Kehoe, Geoffrey Zheng (Back Row) Jared Diago, Team Coach Makeda Brome

Academic Growth Continues to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

Academic Growth Continues to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

 The Department of Education released a battery of scores today that reflects good news and supports St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) continued positive student achievement trends. Overall, the District continued its climb in ELA, math, and science.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent attributes the growth to the individualized support students receive from their teachers, support staff, and school leaders.  “Our teachers and administrators are dedicated and have a focus on learning for all students. I appreciate their work as a strong collaborative team; it spurs our success,” stated Gent.

The District’s scores are good news for academic achievement on multiple fronts with the following highlights:

  • ELA grades 3-10 – 3% increase (46 to 49 percent)
  • ELA grades 3 – 5 – 4% increase (44 to 48 percent)
  • ELA grades 9-10 – 3% increase (47 to 50 percent)
  • Math grades 3-8 – 2% increase (50 to 52 percent)
  • Math grades 3-5 – 3% increase (49 to 52 percent)
  • Math grades 6-8 – 2% increase (50 to 52 percent)

Also noteworthy are the double-digit increases in the percent of students scoring satisfactory on this year’s Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry EOCs.  SLPS increased 26%, 18%, and 20% respectively.  This is a marked improvement over the State’s average performance in this area.  Likewise, the District out-performed the State in overall points gained in proficiency for Grades 3 – 10 ELA.

This information comes on the heels of the recent release of the third grade ELA data.  SLPS trends were up in this area as well with a three percentage point increase over last year’s District score.

Academic Growth Continues to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

Academic Growth Continues to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Department of Education released a battery of scores today that reflects good news and supports St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) continued positive student achievement trends. Overall, the District continued its climb in ELA, math, and science.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent attributes the growth to the individualized support students receive from their teachers, support staff, and school leaders.  “Our teachers and administrators are dedicated and have a focus on learning for all students. I appreciate their work as a strong collaborative team; it spurs our success,” stated Gent.

The District’s scores are good news for academic achievement on multiple fronts with the following highlights:

  • ELA grades 3-10 – 3% increase (46 to 49 percent)
  • ELA grades 3 – 5 – 4% increase (44 to 48 percent)
  • ELA grades 9-10 – 3% increase (47 to 50 percent)
  • Math grades 3-8 – 2% increase (50 to 52 percent)
  • Math grades 3-5 – 3% increase (49 to 52 percent)
  • Math grades 6-8 – 2% increase (50 to 52 percent)

Also noteworthy are the double-digit increases in the percent of students scoring satisfactory on this year’s Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry EOCs.  SLPS increased 26%, 18%, and 20% respectively.  This is a marked improvement over the State’s average performance in this area.  Likewise, the District out-performed the State in overall points gained in proficiency for Grades 3 – 10 ELA.

This information comes on the heels of the recent release of the third grade ELA data.  SLPS trends were up in this area as well with a three percentage point increase over last year’s District score.

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.

 

 

Academic Challenge Champions Announced

Academic Challenge Champions Announced

On Friday, January 19, students from local high schools competed in a battle of academic with-it-ness that challenged team members’ knowledge of philosophy and humanities, advanced mathematics and scientific theory, as well as a broad range of literature, music, and foreign language. The teams competed for the overall St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) District Championship Team and individual placement on the six-member District Team moving to the State-level 33rd Commissioner’s Academic Challenge slated for April at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

 

Lincoln Park Academy captured this year’s District Championship title.  Team members Sreya Banik, Maria Dominguez, Rachel Fryer Dommel, Maria Battanlino Hernandez, Yanan Lin, and Callie Zheng were well versed in the variety of academic questions posed in the two-round event held at St. Lucie West Centennial High School.  Their coach, Paige McMahon, will serve as the District Team Coach.  The District Team members include: Maria Battaglino (Lincoln Park Academy), Bay Deckert (Fort Pierce Westwood High School), Rachel Fryer Dommel (Lincoln Park Academy), Joseph Rios (Treasure Coast High School), Riley Smith (Fort Pierce Central), and Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park Academy). Each member was selected based upon individual scores to represent SLPS at the state competition.

 

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent expressed his appreciation for the dedication to excellence modeled by SLPS’s academic team.  “Team members are to be commended for their academic skills and spirit of collaboration.”

 

St. Lucie Public Schools District Academic Challenge Team will compete in the State competition at Walt Disney World in April.  Team Members (Left to Right: Joseph Rios (Treasure Coast High School), Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park Academy), Rachel Fryer Dommel (Lincoln Park Academy), Bay Deckert (Fort Pierce Westwood High School), Maria Battaglino (Lincoln Park Academy), Riley Smith (Fort Pierce Central), and Coach Paige McMahon.

 

 

Lincoln Park Academy, First Place in the District

Fort Pierce Westwood High School

Treasure Coast High School

St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Port St. Lucie High School

Fort Pierce Central High School

 

 

Academic Challenge Champions Announced

Academic Challenge Champions Announced

 

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – On Friday, January 19, students from local high schools competed in a battle of academic with-it-ness that challenged team members’ knowledge of philosophy and humanities, advanced mathematics and scientific theory, as well as a broad range of literature, music, and foreign language. The teams competed for the overall St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) District Championship Team and individual placement on the six-member District Team moving to the State-level 33rd Commissioner’s Academic Challenge slated for April at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

 

Lincoln Park Academy captured this year’s District Championship title.  Team members Sreya Banik, Maria Dominguez, Rachel Fryer Dommel, Maria Battanlino Hernandez, Yanan Lin, and Callie Zheng were well versed in the variety of academic questions posed in the two-round event held at St. Lucie West Centennial High School.  Their coach, Paige McMahon, will serve as the District Team Coach.  The District Team members include: Maria Battaglino (Lincoln Park Academy), Bay Deckert (Fort Pierce Westwood High School), Rachel Fryer Dommel (Lincoln Park Academy), Joseph Rios (Treasure Coast High School), Riley Smith (Fort Pierce Central), and Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park Academy). Each member was selected based upon individual scores to represent SLPS at the state competition.

 

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent expressed his appreciation for the dedication to excellence modeled by SLPS’s academic team.  “Team members are to be commended for their academic skills and spirit of collaboration.”

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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 91.0 percent.  As a B rated District, 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.

 

St. Lucie Public Schools District Academic Challenge Team will compete in the State competition at Walt Disney World in April.  Team Members (Left to Right: Joseph Rios (Treasure Coast High School), Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park Academy), Rachel Fryer Dommel (Lincoln Park Academy), Bay Deckert (Fort Pierce Westwood High School), Maria Battaglino (Lincoln Park Academy), Riley Smith (Fort Pierce Central), and Coach Paige McMahon.

 

 

 

Academic Challenge Champions Announced

Academic Challenge Champions Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Do you have a keen sense of philosophy and humanities, knowledge of advanced mathematics and scientific theory, and a broad background in literature? If so, you may stand a chance against this year’s Academic Challenge Team.  On Saturday, January 28, local high school teams competed for the overall St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) championship and placement on the six-member team moving to the State-level Commissioner’s Academic Challenge in April.

This year’s District championship title goes to Treasure Coast High School.  Team members (Camilo Tamayo, Bailey Magers, Dominick Kehoe, Arthur Waddell, Macy Nielander, and Famyrah Lafortune) were well versed in the variety of academic questions posed in the two-round event held at St. Lucie West Centennial High School.  Their coach, Steve Maxwell, will serve as the District Team Coach responsible for Dominick Kehoe (Treasure Coast), Camilo Tamayo (Treasure Coast), Jaeger Johnson (St. Lucie West Centennial), Quinn Tucker (Fort Pierce Central), Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park), Abilgal Wells (Port St. Lucie), and alternate team member Andrew Priest (Lincoln Park) who were selected based upon their individual scores to represent SLPS at the state competition.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent expressed his appreciation for the dedication to excellence modeled by SLPS’s academic team.  “Team members are to be commended for their academic skills and spirit of collaboration.”

Academic Challenge Champions Announced

Academic Challenge Champions Announced

Do you have a keen sense of philosophy and humanities, knowledge of advanced mathematics and scientific theory, and a broad background in literature? If so, you may stand a chance against this year’s Academic Challenge Team.  On Saturday, January 28, local high school teams competed for the overall St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) championship and placement on the six-member team moving to the State-level Commissioner’s Academic Challenge in April.

 

This year’s District championship title goes to Treasure Coast High School.  Team members (Camilo Tamayo, Bailey Magers, Dominick Kehoe, Arthur Waddell, Macy Nielander, and Famyrah Lafortune) were well versed in the variety of academic questions posed in the two-round event held at St. Lucie West Centennial High School.  Their coach, Steve Maxwell, will serve as the District Team Coach responsible for Dominick Kehoe (Treasure Coast), Camilo Tamayo (Treasure Coast), Jaeger Johnson (St. Lucie West Centennial), Quinn Tucker (Fort Pierce Central), Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park), Abilgal Wells (Port St. Lucie), and alternate team member Andrew Priest (Lincoln Park) who were selected based upon their individual scores to represent SLPS at the state competition.

 

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent expressed his appreciation for the dedication to excellence modeled by SLPS’s academic team.  “Team members are to be commended for their academic skills and spirit of collaboration.”

 

A. White Selected to Serve as Page

A. White Selected to Serve as Page

Ariana White, an eighth grade student at Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition, will serve as a Page for State Representative Gayle Harrell in the upcoming Legislative Delegation session in Tallahassee, March 6-10. The exciting news came in an acceptance letter from Clerk Portia Palmer of the Florida House of Representatives.

As a participant in this time-honored program, White will fulfill duties as a Page during committee meetings, House sessions, and press conferences. She will have opportunities to participate in tours of the Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, and other historic sites with other program participants.

A Wave of Excitement

A Wave of Excitement

Maddy Polina, a successful senior at the St. Lucie Virtual School, has unique skills and talents.

Maddy manages her time between studies and training to make some significant accomplishments in a sport she loves – surfing.  Most recently, Mandy claimed the Russian Federation National Women’s Surf Championship.  She appreciates the support from her teachers, her principal, and most importantly – her dad. They provide help and encourage her so that she is able to realize her potential.

To find out more about this motivated young lady and her career, tune in to WLX TV’s Eye on St. Lucie or watch the show on YouTube.

A Visit To NASA

A Visit To NASA

WEST Prep Academy students and cadets visited NASA and its STEM program.  They experienced the difficulties of programing and coding a robot in order to have a robot operate on the Moon and on Mars.  The event was managed by the JROTC cadets who did a remarkable job with managing time and resources. 

It was great to hear all the positive comments from NASA and the transportation driver about student participants being one of the best behaved and motivated groups they’ve had. 

A Vision for the Future

A Vision for the Future

St. Lucie Public Schools and Indian River State College work in collaboration to provide students with opportunities to experience a college campus, speak with individuals on site, and establish robust goals for their future.  Students recently participated in a 2017 Men of Color College Tour.

Many former Fort Pierce Central High School students served as mentors for the tour.  These gentlemen are pictured here with Indian River State College President Ed Massey.

 

A Thankful Celebration at MSE

A Thankful Celebration at MSE

Morningside Elementary celebrated Thanksgiving by giving to others.  Students brought in food and decorated boxes to send home to our wonderful Grace Packs families.  Our Kindergarten also celebrated with their annual POW WOW.  They dressed up in costumes they made and parents brought in an abundance of  “authentic”  Thanksgiving  food for the students to sample.

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A Test Drive Today Will Help Students Tomorrow

A Test Drive Today Will Help Students Tomorrow

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – On Saturday April 21, test drive a new Buick and help Port St. Lucie High School (PSLHS) located at 1201 SE Jaguar Lane 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 on the east side of PSLHS’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 Adrian Ocampo is eager to host the drive event.  “Having the support of Garber Buick GMC to help our school raise funds for extracurricular activities and competitions is fantastic. Our students are very involved and active in productions, competitions, and events that take place far beyond the regular school day. Fundraisers with strong educational partners like Garber help us supplement the budgetary shortfalls so our students can showcase their talents at high level competitions and festivals.”

 

Garber Buick GMC is a Full Service GM dealership at 5255 U. S Highway One in Ft. Pierce.  The property features a new car showroom, state of the art service department, new business offices, parts department and a Quick Lane Oil Change.  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 (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, 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.