Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the FPCHS Cobra Battalion JROTC (FL0381P)’s Wreaths Across America Page.

On Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM, FPCHS Cobra Battalion JROTC (FL0381P) will be helping White City Cemetery Association to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting the FPCHS Cobra Battalion JROTC (FL0381P) and Wreaths Across America!

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

On Saturday, December 15, 12 cadets from Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC volunteered to help Wreaths Across America at Rolling Oaks Cemetery, 2200 SW Del Rio Blvd. Port St. Lucie. There, they remembered and honored our fallen veterans through the laying of Remembrance Wreaths on the graves of our country’s veteran heroes.

From the Revolutionary War to present day conflicts, our veterans are devoted sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers. They come from all backgrounds in life to place their lives on the line for our freedoms. Furthermore, TCHS would like to honor Mrs. Lisa Heinz, a substitute teacher with St. Lucie Public Schools. She received the Gold Star on this day.

Write With Joy and Abandon

Write With Joy and Abandon

It is the pleasure of Northport to announce our Young Authors “Best in the School” representatives. Each school in SLPS is allowed a specific number of students to represent their school. Northport was able to choose only SEVEN books from our entire school population of student writers.

Congratulations to:

Emmanuel Serpas Funes
Sydnee Coryn
Emmalyne Lewiston
Ariana Aponte
Mercella Stephens
Allyson Sheets
Kolbee Cicio

The SLPS Young Author celebration is Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 -11:30 am at Oak Hammock K-8. Author Lois McGuire will speak.

Continue to encourage your children to write with joy and abandon! This is how they develop courage to be good writers.

Writing Excellence

Writing Excellence

The Florida Retired Educators Association made a special presentation to Northport rising 6th grader Jayden Diago for her outstanding accomplishment in writing.

Jayden Diago won the Florida Retired Educators Association District 9 essay contest this year. District 9 encompasses five counties including St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee, Highlands, and Indian River.  Students were asked to write about  “Moments with My Grandparents.”  Jayden wrote about her grandpa or jampa who lives in the Phillapines in her essay entitled “My Occasional Jampa.”  Even though she is only able to visit with her jampa occasionally, her memories are special ones and his energy as well as his cooking make the visits very special indeed.

Jayden is very proud of her jampa.

Writing Wizard Visits Palm Pointe

Writing Wizard Visits Palm Pointe

Second grade students from Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition in Lorri Rudzinski’s class had a special visitor. The Writing Wizard, aka James Dean from Thinking Maps, stopped by to provide writing instruction. There were rich discussions on Making Our Writing more precise using a Bridge Map. Pictured from left is: Naje’ Carter-Evans, The Writing Wizard, and Cooper Kuba.

 

 

Wuest Recognized as SNA Recruiter of the Year

Wuest Recognized as SNA Recruiter of the Year

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest was recognized at the annual School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) red carpet ceremony in Atlanta as this year’s Recruiter of the Year. Recognizing the important connection between healthy nutrition and positive academic achievement, Wuest is a consummate advocate for education and professional development among her peers in the nutrition profession and leads her District team to ensure the availability of high-quality, low-cost meals for all students across the country.

“When SNA’s membership manager shared the news of Wuest’s accomplishment, I was not a bit surprised,” said Tim Bargeron, Wuest’s supervisor.  “She truly pours herself into making certain that our students are served quality meals – healthy and nutritionally balanced.  She always advocates for what is best for kids and supports widening the circle for others to do the same.”

According to Wuest, she sees the award for bringing additional nutrition professionals into the SNA as a positive way to strengthen child nutrition programs across the nation as the organization provides a collaborative network of positive practices and bonds together to advocate for enhancements in school meal programs.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B-rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest rated School District on the Treasure Coast.  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

Wuest Recognized as SNA Recruiter of the Year

Wuest Recognized as SNA Recruiter of the Year

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest was recognized at the annual School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) red carpet ceremony in Atlanta as this year’s Recruiter of the Year. Recognizing the important connection between healthy nutrition and positive academic achievement, Wuest is a consummate advocate for education and professional development among her peers in the nutrition profession and leads her District team to ensure the availability of high-quality, low-cost meals for all students across the country.

“When SNA’s membership manager shared the news of Wuest’s accomplishment, I was not a bit surprised,” said Tim Bargeron, Wuest’s supervisor.  “She truly pours herself into making certain that our students are served quality meals – healthy and nutritionally balanced.  She always advocates for what is best for kids and supports widening the circle for others to do the same.”

According to Wuest, she sees the award for bringing additional nutrition professionals into the SNA as a positive way to strengthen child nutrition programs across the nation as the organization provides a collaborative network of positive practices and bonds together to advocate for enhancements in school meal programs.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B-rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest rated School District on the Treasure Coast.  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

Yard Sale – November 18

Yard Sale – November 18

Annual Mega Yard Sale-Village Green Elementary


When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

(In the event of a rain day, the event will be rescheduled. Date to TBA)

 Time: 7:00 am to 11:00 am

(Set-up time 6 am to 7 am; clean-up time 11:00 am to 11:30 am.)

Where: Village Green’s Front Parking Lot

Check-in Table will be located near the front office, please check in to confirm your parking spot.

You will be given two parking spots one for your vehicle and one to sell your items. They will be parallel to each other; you will only need to purchase one $ 10.00 spot.

As a Yard Sale participant you are responsible for your items and vehicle at all times. St. Lucie County Schools are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Participants are responsible for pricing, selling, set up and clean up. The PBIS team will supply advertising, permit and location.

Please note: Due to St. Lucie County School Board rules the following items are not permitted on school grounds – smoking, adult materials, illegal drugs, weapons, explosives and non-domestic animalsYou may be asked to leave and will not receive a refund if contraband items are present on school grounds.

Additional information http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/pdf/codeofconduct.pdf

 

Please copy and return this portion to the Village Green’s PBIS Team.

_____ YES, I would like to reserve a yard sale parking lot space $10.00 is enclosed.

Name: ______________________________________________________ Phone: _____________________

E-mail:________________________________________________________

Office use only

Parking lot number _______________Check # or Cash______________

Young Authors Celebrated!

Young Authors Celebrated!

Highlights Magazine illustrator, Sally Springer, was our guest at Morningside Elementary for our Young Author’s celebration . She creates the Hidden Picture for the magazine and gave a hidden picture to each student in honor of their writing and creativity.

Young Authors Celebration

Young Authors Celebration

On May 18th, the Treasure Coast Literacy Association hosted its annual Young Authors Celebration at Oak Hammock K-8 School. Parents accompanied their young authors to this festive celebration of literary successes.    .

Young Authors’ Celebration – FAQs

Young Authors’ Celebration – FAQs

The Young Authors’ Celebration is just around the corner.  That means books are due very soon!  Young Author Books are due to  Rivers Edge on 4/30! Please feel free to email Ilyse Brainin if your books will not make the pony in time.

 

St. Lucie County Reading Council’s Young Authors’ Celebration – 2018!

Quick FAQ Sheet

What are the criteria for each school?                                                                               

To encourage creativity and to support school-specific writing initiatives, schools may come up with their own rubric for how they will determine the top authors. SLCRC only requires that books be original text and artwork. Writing can be fiction or non-fiction: a picture book, a report, poetry, a short story… the sky’s the limit!                                                                                                                                 

How many works can each school submit?

It is recommended that each school’s submissions reflect the diversity of the student body – keep your ESE and ELL students in mind when making your selections.                                                                 

Below is the maximum number of works each school may submit:

  • K-5 Schools – 4 Submissions
  • Middle Schools – 3 Submissions
  • High Schools – 4 Submissions
  • K-8 Schools – 7 Submissions

When is the YA Celebration?

May 19th, 2018

Who may attend?

Young Authors selected by each school and their parents/guardians (The invitation states that they can bring 2 guests.)

If Young Authors coordinators are able to attend, we would love to have you come, as well as Young Author’ teachers and school administrators. Please let me know whom from your school is attending so we can ensure we have enough seating and snacks for everyone.

Where is this happening?

Oak Hammock School

What time does it start?

10:00 am

When is it over?

Around 11:30 or 12:00

Will there be a grand prize winner?

All are winnersthis is a celebration of amazing Young Authors in SLC!

What do I do once school winners are selected?

Please email me with the names and grades of the winners for your school by Monday, April 30th.

Do we turn in winning student writing?

Each book submitted should include the student name, grade level, teacher name, and school name. All submissions must be turned in to Rivers Edge, Ilyse Brainin, in pony by Monday, Monday, April 27th.

How are the parents notified?

When the list of Young Authors winners is received, an invitation will be emailed to each school’s contact to give to students.

Do parents RSVP?  

Parents must RSVP to the school contact person if they plan on attending.

Will there be prizes at the Young Authors Celebration?

There will be door prizes!

Will food be served at the celebration?

Light snacks will be served.

* Please contact Ilyse Brainin at Ilyse.Brainin@stlucieschools.org  or Lori Foley at Loriann.foley@stlucieschools.org with any questions or comments.

Young Authors celebration held at Manatee Academy

Young Authors celebration held at Manatee Academy

The St. Lucie County Young Author Celebration sponsored by the St. Lucie County Reading Council was recently held at Manatee Academy. Over 200 parents and students enjoyed author Donna Gephart, a light lunch, book fair and free books and prizes. Pictured is the organization’s Executive Council, who made the event happen, from left, Vince Scotto, Debbie Remington, Wanda Galey, Dorothy Still and Alma Goff.

Young Floridian Scholarship Winners

Young Floridian Scholarship Winners

For 35 years the Young Floridian Scholarship program has honored the most stellar high school seniors in St. Lucie County. Currently run through the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, this community-supported program awards scholarships to deserving students with pomp and circumstance at an annual awards ceremony. This year’s winners were announced onstage, the evening of February 20th at Indian River State College’s McAlpin Fine Arts Center. Each winner received a $1,000 scholarship to the college or university of their choice and/or a two-year full scholarship to IRSC. Winners were awarded in 15 categories.

Cameron Slack
Lincoln Park Academy
Academic Excellence
Delmarius Williams
Lincoln Park Academy
Academies/Certifications/Manufacturing
Mateo Restrepo
Port St. Lucie High School
Art
Emma Rose
St. Lucie West Centennial High School
Athletics
Sabrina Dorisca
Treasure Coast High School
Career & Technology
Catherine Ferreira
Fort Pierce Central High School
Computer Science/Engineering & Architecture
Kimberly Harvey
St. Lucie West Centennial High School
Drama
Shanieya Harris
Treasure Coast High School
Foreign Language
Destiny Lerner
Treasure Coast High School
Human Services
Andre Fernandez
Port St. Lucie High School
Journalism & Communications
Sienna Medina
Fort Pierce Central High School
Language Arts
Benjamin Rante-Reyes
Fort Pierce Central High School
Mathematics
MaKayla Torres
Treasure Coast High School
Music
Mason King
Fort Pierce Central High School
Science
Freedom Scholes
Port St. Lucie High School
Social Studies
Congratulations to all the winners!
Young Park Volunteer Twice Honored at State Level

Young Park Volunteer Twice Honored at State Level

Recognizing the success and accomplishments of Justin Lee, a senior at Lincoln Park Academy

For the past 5 years, Justin Lee has volunteered his free time at the Savannas preserve State Park, accumulating more than 2,000 volunteer hours!

Justin is co-founder of the Junior Friends of Savannas, an elite group of teen volunteers at the park.  He has acted as Youth Volunteer Coordinator for two years.  All of Justin’s hard work paid off this month when he was awarded not one, but two state-wide awards.  The Friends of Florida State Parks honored this amazing young man with their 2014 Youth Volunteer of the Year award.  A few days later, Volunteer Florida named Justin Lee a Champion of Service.  Justin received the latter award last week from Governor Scott in Tallahassee.

 

 

Youngest students delight superintendent with thoughts about school

Youngest students delight superintendent with thoughts about school

Two of the youngest guests to attend the Superintendent’s Learning Lunches this month delighted the superintendent and fellow participants with accounts of their school experiences. Phoebe, left, a pre-kindergarten student at Weatherbee Elementary School, and Windmill Point Elementary School kindergartner Christopher, attended the monthly event in March that invites students, school staff and parents to meet the superintendent at the school district office for a brown bag lunch, and to communicate school activities and concerns.

Your Vote Matters

Your Vote Matters

A special election is coming your way in April. Stay informed about how this will impact the future of our schools and the School District’s ability to recruit and retain quality teachers, ensure a school resource officer on every campus, and enhance mental health services for our children.

Your vote matters. Visit stlucieschools.org to learn more.

#4OurKids

Youth Leadership Forum – Restoring the Village

Youth Leadership Forum – Restoring the Village

Students from St. Lucie County learned about character, leadership, problem solving, and much more at this year’s Restoring the Village Youth Leadership Symposium.  Coaches and their athletic teams attended from area schools as well as youth groups and leaders from area clubs and organizations.  As this event grows each year, participants are looking forward to next year’s symposium!