Local American Cancer Society chapter presents appreciation to school district

Local American Cancer Society chapter presents appreciation to school district

 A representative of the American Cancer Society expressed appreciation to the St. Lucie County Public Schools that were instrumental in the Society’s Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising events.  Community Representative Daniel Regis, right, presented a glass plaque to  Superintendent Michael Lannon, left, and School Board chairman Carol Hilson at the January 24, 2012, school board meeting.

 

24th Annual Jaguar Military Ball

24th Annual Jaguar Military Ball

The 24th Annual Jaguar Military Ball took place on January 26th. This event, valued by the battalion, was an outstanding evening highlighted with  c/ MAJ Syanna Graham as madam vice and Principal Adrian Ocampo as a guest speaker. Both the  food and the music were excellent. Cadets, parents, and guests enjoyed an evening of dancing. The Battalion eagerly anticipates next year’s Ball.

Summer Programs

Summer Programs

This summer, students are learning, exploring, and creating healthy habits. In the 21st Century summer program, the Florida Department of Health School Nurses are working with students to educate them about the 5-2-1-0 message and promoting healthy habits about nutrition and physical activity.

5 – or more fruits and vegetables

2 – hours or less recreational screen time

1 – hour or more of physical activity

0 – sugary drinks, more water

For more information about 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go, visit www.letsgo.org.

21st Century students showcase their learning

21st Century students showcase their learning

The 21st Century After School Program at Southport Middle School recently held its first Parent Night. This was a night for the students to show the STEM projects they have been working on for the last three months. Next Generation students displayed their restaurant ideas, which they designed from the ground up. Digital Me students presented digital autobiographies. Art students displayed their work and Drama students put on a murder mystery dinner for students and their parents at the end of the night. In the picture, eighth grade student Tim Bannon demonstrates how his LEGO wind turbine works for Assistant Principal Tari Sexton.

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration

Dr. McEwen and Mrs. Barr organized a celebration of Black History Month with an assembly for students and staff at the Education Center of St. Lucie County’s Juvenile Detention Center. The assembly followed the national theme for Black History Month, Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory. In attendance were 38 students, all teaching staff and DJJ staff members. Dr. McEwen presented the assembly, six students recited poetry, Mrs. Barr reviewed and explained the theme, Mr. Hinder shared moments in Black History, and Mr. Small presented the historical sites of Ft. Pierce.
Thank you to all staff, great job by all!
2019 TCHS Prism Concert

2019 TCHS Prism Concert

Get in the holiday spirit with the TCHS Band by joining us for an exciting evening of music making at the 2019 TCHS Prism Concert! Come out and see and hear the Symphonic Bands, Jazz Band, Chamber Ensembles, Color Guard and Marching Band perform seasonal favorites and popular music.   Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased online at: https://tchsband.ludus.com/index.php.  For more information call:  772-807-4300 or e-mail:  Luke.Hall@stlucieschools.org
2019-2020 VPK Registration

2019-2020 VPK Registration

2019-2020 VPK/Title I School Year Program & VPK/Wrap-Around (Parent Pay Program)

Child must be four (4) years old on or before September 1, 2019

Full-Day program with certified teachers, transportation, breakfast, and lunch available (Restrictions may apply)

Now accepting applications for VPK/Wrap Around (Parent Pay Program, $370/month for 10 months)

All Title I seats (no cost-full day) are currently filled, and there is a waitlist.

*VPK/Wrap Around (Parent Pay Program) seats will now be filled on a first come first serve basis. Please call for availability.

 VPK/Title 1 Program Office 772-340-4802

2018 Graduate Making It Happen

2018 Graduate Making It Happen

Nigel Johnson, a 2018 Fort Pierce Central High School (FPCHS) graduate, is making the most of his summer before beginning his collegiate journey this fall.

Having already demonstrated his with-it-ness in organizing events that support opportunities for individuals to to be heard with the success of FPCHS’s Speak Week, Johnson most recently supported the organization and awareness of a millennial forum last week in Port St. Lucie.  The event, attended by hundreds was yet another testament to this graduate’s skill and passion for socially responsible advocacy.

Congratulations, Nigel.

 

For more on Nigel’s event:

http://cbs12.com/news/local/hundreds-turn-out-for-millennial-forum-in-port-st-lucie

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Freshman Open House

2018 Freshman Open House

On March 1, 2018, the Jaguar Battalion participated in the Freshman Open House at Port St. Lucie High School. The Battalion hosted a color guard composed of four cadets: c/1SG Kalinowski, c/CPT Harris, c/MAJ May, and c/CPL Garcia. Furthermore, the Battalion was able to recruit a multitude of promising new cadets for next school year.

Step It Up – 2018 Billion Step Challenge

Step It Up – 2018 Billion Step Challenge

Dear St. Lucie County School District Employees:

Join the Healthy St. Lucie Coalition Billion Steps Challenge! This is a community-wide movement to increase physical activity and healthy living in St. Lucie County. As of October 24, 2018, we have 1,164 registered participants and 119 teams, representing 32 unique organizations including private business, local schools, Indian River State College, a variety of nonprofits, churches, neighborhoods, parks and recreation, healthcare, and city/county employees. Together we have accrued 723,594,847 steps. We need your help to achieve our goal!

This challenge is completely FREE, and is a great way to maintain your fitness goals, while sparking some healthy competition among coworkers, family or friends. Join now and help Healthy St. Lucie achieve our first goal of one billion steps by December 31, 2018, and then continue on with us into 2019 as we set our sights on the next goal.

Below, you will find information on how to register, form teams, enlist people to help and enroll in upcoming mini challenges. Let’s continue to work together as a community to get healthy and show the world that St. Lucie County is a healthy, active place to live, learn, work and play.

Best of health,

Jennifer J. Harris

Community Health Promotion Director

Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County Jennifer.harris@flhealth.gov

 

About Healthy St. Lucie

In June of 2015, the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County met with community partners to begin work on a Community Health Improvement Plan for 2016-2019. This meeting launched the Healthy St. Lucie Coalition to promote health where we live, learn, work, and play.

On January 1 of this year, the Healthy St. Lucie Coalition launched a Billion Steps Challenge to encourage residents in St. Lucie County to be more active. This challenge was initiated as a strategy for the 2016- 2019 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to address our high sedentary rates in St. Lucie County.

 

Getting Started

Creating Your Account

Walker Tracker is the online activity tracking platform we are using to host the challenge. Complete your registration by clicking on the link https://healthystlucie.walkertracker.com/ to answer a few questions and set your personal goals. Walker Tracker will take you through the simple process of synching a device or how to manually track your activity. If you have a smart phone, there is a free Walker Tracker app you can download to stay on top of your progress while you are on the go.

Forming a Team

It is easy to form your own Team! Create a name and then invite others to join. Any registered participant from your organization can join one team, by selecting the TEAM tab on the Walker Tracker website. Before starting a team, please consider a name and how many teams you would like to form.

Naming Your Team

You can pick out any team name, but this system will only let you change it once. So, choose wisely! On your team page, you can post a logo or other graphic and add some information about your team. More teams at an organization creates more friendly competition to keep everyone motivated! If you decide on multiple teams, you may want to consider a naming convention that would allow you to see the teams from your organization. See examples below of teams the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County formed.

FDOH-Finance FDOH-Admin

FDOH-School Health

 

Aligning Your Team for Success

While you may be the “lead” on paper, you can’t do it all by yourself! Consider targeting some key movers to help your team succeed. Some examples:

 

Registration/Tech Lead

There is always at least one tech savvy person within any group, and your team will be no different. From registration on Walker Tracker to synching a device, some of your team members may need assistance along the way. If possible, try to recruit a tech savvy person to support your team.

 

Team Cheerleader

Every group seems to have that one person in the office that is always cheering everyone on. Find that person and let them work their magic on your team. They can help encourage members to join, keep members engaged, and find fun ways to help the group celebrate milestones along the way.

 

Mini Challenges

Keep the momentum going by competing in monthly virtual challenges within Walker Tracker to help participants set and reach new goals. Based on your current fitness level, there are 3 levels choose from

– the HOP, the DASH or the ULTRA. These challenges provide opportunities for teams to be creative (think costumes, healthy potlucks, homemade prizes) and have fun while getting fit. Individual winners for each mini challenge level will receive a prize from a local sponsor, as well as a certificate from the Healthy St. Lucie Coalition. Registered participants of the Billion Steps Challenge will receive a notification email from Walker Tracker with links to register for each mini challenge. See the information below for the dates and descriptions of the upcoming challenge so you can start planning your fun now!

 

November 15-28, 2018: Turkey Trot

We’re inviting you to stay active, healthy and have a lot of fun along the way in our Turkey Trot Challenge. This is a perfect fall time challenge and a great way to stay true to your fitness habits going into the holiday season. As you walk around the East Coast on the route (shaped like an actual turkey) you’ll discover the milestone pins along the route include health tips to reduce stress, eat better, and improve overall health.

 

December 5-18, 2018: Winter Wonderland, European Trek

This is a great winter adventure. Travel along a snowflake shared route as you hike through the land and sea of Viking ships, Norse warriors, and the Kraken! Some of the stops we’ll visit; Russia in time for the Nutcracker, Finland for a quick sauna break, Denmark to learn about the original Little Mermaid and check out the wonders of Iceland. The Pacer Viking Ship will lead the way!

 

Need Help?

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any assistance.

Jennifer.harris@flhealth.gov 772-785-5838

 

2017 Graduation Schedule

2017 Graduation Schedule

EVERYONE, including children of all ages, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the graduation.
Upcoming Ceremonies

Ft. Pierce Central High School
8:30 am on May 23, 2017 at the Fair Grounds

Treasure Coast High School
2:00 pm on May 23, 2017 at the Fair Grounds

Lincoln Park Academy
8:30 am on May 25, 2017 at Fenn Center

Ft. Pierce Westwood High School
1:30 pm on May 25, 2017 at Fenn Center

St. Lucie West Centennial High School
8:30 am on May 26, 2017 at Fenn Center

Port St. Lucie High School
1:30 pm on May 26, 2017 at Fenn Center

Acceleration Academy
8:30 am on May 31, 2017 at Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

Performance Based Preparatory Academy
11:00 am on May 31, 2017 at Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

Mosaic Digital Academy
2:00 pm on May 31, 2017 at Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

All ceremonies will be streamed live on YouTube.

2017 Graduation Information

2017 Graduation Information

Ft. Pierce Central High School
8:30 am on May 23, 2017 at the Fair Grounds

Treasure Coast High School
2:00 pm on May 23, 2017 at the Fair Grounds

Lincoln Park Academy
8:30 am on May 25, 2017 at Fenn Center

Ft. Pierce Westwood High School
1:30 pm on May 25, 2017 at Fenn Center

St. Lucie West Centennial High School
8:30 am on May 26, 2017 at Fenn Center

Port St. Lucie High School
1:30 pm on May 26, 2017 at Fenn Center

Acceleration Academy
8:30 am on May 31, 2017 at Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

Performance Based Preparatory Academy
11:00 am on May 31, 2017 at Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

Mosaic Digital Academy
2:00 pm on May 31, 2017 at Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

 

 ARENA AT SLC FAIR GROUNDS PARKING INFORMATION

FENN CENTER PARKING INFORMATION

 

 

2017 Florida Art Education Association Virtual Exhibition Winner!

2017 Florida Art Education Association Virtual Exhibition Winner!

Caroline Duran, Art Teacher at Lincoln Park Academy has once again qualified as a Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) Member Virtual Exhibition Winner.  Ms. Duran was recognized by the FAEA and her peers at this year’s conference held at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts on October 18th, where she received the Pacon Award for her entry, “Terra Nova,” a ceramic sculpture surfaced with acrylic paint. Congratulations to Caroline Duran for her dedication to her craft!

 

 

“Terra Nova”

 

 

2017 Florida Art Education Association Award Winner!!!

2017 Florida Art Education Association Award Winner!!!

Caroline Duran, Art Teacher at Lincoln Park Academy has been recognized by the Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) as the 2017 New Professional Award winner. The FAEA program recognizes individuals who have achieved the highest level of professionalism in art education and shows appreciation for their contribution to the association and its mission.

Ms. Duran, along with 17 other award recipients from throughout the state, will be honored at the FAEA Awards Breakfast on Saturday, October 21st from 7:30-8:30am in St. Petersburg, FL.

Congratulations to Caroline Duran for her dedication to her students and her craft!

2017 Drill Meet

2017 Drill Meet

By: Sarai Narvaez

 

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion traveled to Lakeland, FL to compete in the Florida State Final Drill Competition on April 1st.  Out of the 396 Army JROTC programs in FL, 108 schools qualified to compete at the State finals.

The Jaguars competed in the following events: Female Color Guard, commanded by Cadet First Sergeant Morgan Emerson, Female Platoon Unarmed Regulation, commanded by Cadet Captain Kaycee Rhodes, Female Squad Armed Regulation, commanded by Cadet First Sergeant Syanna Graham, Female Platoon Exhibition, commanded by Staff Sergeant Allison Wilhoit and Female Squad Armed Exhibition, commanded by Cadet Captain Sergeant Kaycee Rhodes.

Male Squad Unarmed Regulation, commanded by Cadet Major Adan Pagan, Male Squad Armed Regulation, commanded by Cadet Captain Travis Cetin, Male Platoon Unarmed Regulation, commanded by Cadet First Sergeant Schneider, and Male Squad Armed Exhibition, commanded by Cadet Major Dallas Reyes.

The Jaguars received 7 top 10 finishes, with the accomplishment of Cadet Captain Travis Cetin finishing in 7th place. Congratulations to all of the cadets who competed and to all the cadets who commanded.

Male Squad Armed Regulation. Photo by: Sarai Narvaez

Female Squad Unarmed Regulation.
Photo by: Sarai Narvaez

Female Platoon Armed Regulation.
Photo by: Sarai Narvaez