C-SPAN BUS VISITS SLWK-8

C-SPAN BUS VISITS SLWK-8

C-SPAN’s all-new 45-foot customized motor coach partnered with Comcast to engage teachers and students through interactive demonstrations of C-SPAN’s multi-platform public service resources.

Students interacted with state-of-the-art resources on the bus including:

  • Large-screen tablets featuring C-SPAN programming and myriad of political and educational resources
  • A smart TV and classroom area for conversations with students and teachers
  • A high-definition TV production studio for taped and live programming
  • A 360-degree video station featuring C-SPAN’s unfiltered coverage of high-profile events and insightful, behind-the-scenes tours of U.S. landmarks
  • A Washington, D.C.-themed selfie station where visitors can share their Bus experience through social media

To launch the new C-SPAN Bus – and begin the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Bus program – C-SPAN embarked on a “50 Capitals Tour” in September 2017, heading to every U.S. state capital, culminating in November 2018. As the Bus travels, elected officials will be featured during C-SPAN’s signature morning program, Washington Journal. City Councilwoman Stephanie Morgan joined our students at St. Lucie West K-8 to enjoy this opportunity.

CA Moore Families Enjoy Parent Night

CA Moore Families Enjoy Parent Night

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CA Moore Elementary School had its first Family Night in partnership with its 21st Century After-School Program and the Parent Academy of St. Lucie County. Families came out to learn about how to support their students with reading, how to access the Skyward Gradebook App on their phone, and how to utilize parenting strategies with their students. Everyone gathered for dinner and conversation when done. Thank you to everyone who came to support our students.

Cadet Saves Own Dad’s Life

Cadet Saves Own Dad’s Life

Due to a horrific accident with a sidelight window, Steve Shea suffered a laceration from glass in his forearm down to the bone that severed an artery. His daughter, Mackenzie Shea, is a Captain in Port Saint Lucie High School’s JROTC program. She knew from her JROTC training that the bright red blood squirting from his arm was arterial blood and that arterial bleeding is life threatening. Mackenzie took her dad to the car and then she wrapped a seat belt around her father’s bicep that acted as a tourniquet, which ultimately saved his life. Mackenzie rushed to the ER honking and flashing the lights, determined to get help for her father. Even with blood spurting from her father’s arm, Mackenzie stayed calm throughout the ordeal. When they finally arrived at the ER, the doctors cut the seat belt out of the car and it remained on Steve’s arm until the doctors got him into emergency surgery where they tied off the artery. Although Steve lost a couple pints of blood, he is still here with us all thanks to Mackenzie Shea.

Jaguar Battalion’s Mackenzie Shea

Photo taken By: Jaffrey Murankus

 

Calling All Artists and Writers

Calling All Artists and Writers

Art Contest 

(Grades K-3)

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in the state of Florida. Two winners will be selected.

Entry Dates: Entries must be mailed to Volunteer Florida: Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 15, 2018. Emailed, scanned, or faxed entries will not be accepted. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs.

Awards: Winners will be notified after October 22, 2018. Winners will receive a prize at Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member.

2018 Art Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form(.PDF)

2018 Art Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF) – Spanish

Essay Contest

(Grades 4-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all 4th through 12th grade students in the state of Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary (4-5) student, one middle (6-8) student, and one high school (9-12) student.

Entry Dates: Entries can be mailed to Volunteer Florida, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311, or submitted electronically. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 15, 2018. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs. Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation.

Awards: Winners will be notified after October 22, 2018. Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Winners will receive awards at Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member.

Contact Volunteer Florida at (850) 414-7400 for any further questions.

Online Submission

2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Online Submission

2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Parent/Legal Guardian Waiver Form (required for Online Submission)

Paper Submission

2018 Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF)

2018 Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF) – Spanish

Calling All Dads

Calling All Dads

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) invites fathers and male caregivers to come back to school! On Wednesday, September 26, a movement across the state of Florida will be put into motion whereby fathers and male caregivers are encouraged to bring their child to school, sign a pledge of involvement, and demonstrate the value of being involved in their child’s education — Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

 

Dr. Kevin Perry leads the effort for SLPS, and he explained, “The movement in SLPS has grown significantly over the last three years, and we look forward to setting new participation milestones this year.”  A father who actively participates in the educational and social developmental life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable.  Statistics from the National Fatherhood Initiative show when fathers and men are regularly and substantially involved in the education and social development of children, those children have higher standardized test scores, higher grade point averages, higher attendance rates and higher graduation rates.  Those children also have lower rates of suspension, expulsion and arrest.  As one goes up, the other goes down.  When you accentuate and improve the positive, you decrease or eliminate the negative.

 

While there is no magic solution to solve the concerns faced by educators today, getting fathers highly engaged is a huge step in the right direction.  Dads, Take Your Child to School Day is an opportunity for all men to show their commitment to the educational lives of children.  It also marks the beginning of a year-long commitment by men.  For this reason, the movement is an influential and celebrated event.

Last year, approximately 3,000 fathers and male caregivers participated in activities in SLPS.  This special event in honor of dads and their support of the educational process is implemented as a MOVEMENT, not just a MOMENT!  Schools will continue to have a series of father centered activities throughout the school year.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also 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.

 

Calling All Dads

CALLING ALL DADS – Take Your Child to School Day

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) invites fathers and male caregivers to come back to school! On Wednesday, September 26, a movement across the state of Florida will be put into motion whereby fathers and male caregivers are encouraged to bring their child to school, sign a pledge of involvement, and demonstrate the value of being involved in their child’s education — Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

 

Dr. Kevin Perry leads the effort for SLPS, and he explained, “The movement in SLPS has grown significantly over the last three years, and we look forward to setting new participation milestones this year.”  A father who actively participates in the educational and social developmental life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable.  Statistics from the National Fatherhood Initiative show when fathers and men are regularly and substantially involved in the education and social development of children, those children have higher standardized test scores, higher grade point averages, higher attendance rates and higher graduation rates.  Those children also have lower rates of suspension, expulsion and arrest.  As one goes up, the other goes down.  When you accentuate and improve the positive, you decrease or eliminate the negative.

 

While there is no magic solution to solve the concerns faced by educators today, getting fathers highly engaged is a huge step in the right direction.  Dads, Take Your Child to School Day is an opportunity for all men to show their commitment to the educational lives of children.  It also marks the beginning of a year-long commitment by men.  For this reason, the movement is an influential and celebrated event.

Last year, approximately 3,000 fathers and male caregivers participated in activities in SLPS.  This special event in honor of dads and their support of the educational process is implemented as a MOVEMENT, not just a MOMENT!  Schools will continue to have a series of father centered activities throughout the school year.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also 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.

 

Calling All Fifth Graders!

Calling All Fifth Graders!

We are excited to announce the launch of Kids Tag Art in St. Lucie Public Schools for the 2016 – 2017 school year!

This program is no ordinary fundraiser, as it allows fifth grade students to apply thinking and creative skills to create their own personal license plate in their art class. The fun twist is that all proceeds from purchased plates will return to your student’s school. They may even win a county award and be recognized at the inaugural Kids Tag Art awards ceremony in the spring!

Every plate will be available to purchase once the designs are finalized.

Please be on the lookout for upcoming announcements!

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Calling All Juniors and Seniors – College Fair October 18th

Calling All Juniors and Seniors – College Fair October 18th

St. Lucie Public Schools is committed to helping students reach their post-secondary and career aspirations.  On October 18th, juniors, seniors, and parents are invited to attend the College Fair and take one step closer to achieving personal goals.

This Fair is designed to assist students with college and career choices.  Representatives from more than 70 colleges, universities, career/technical programs, and military organizations will share their expertise, experience, and opportunities.

Families are advised to come prepared with questions as it is a unique opportunity to access numerous experts in one location.  Local high schools will also have representatives from guidance and counseling departments available to assist participants.

 

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 18, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

WHERE: Port St. Lucie Civic Center – Emerald Ballroom

 

CAM Harvest Fest 2016

CAM Harvest Fest 2016

Chester A. Moore teachers, staff, families, friends and community leaders came together for an evening of fun. Harvest Fest 2016 was put together to bring our families together, show our students a great time, and was 100% free to all.

 

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CAM  PRIDE

CAM PRIDE

CAM teachers kick off Teacher Appreciation week with their PRIDE tee-shirts.

Thank you, Mr. Robinson and Grannygrand Expressions Company, for our PRIDE tee-shirts.

Camp Rock

Camp Rock

Get your tickets now for Camp Rock The Musical!

Lincoln Park Academy presents this musical for all audiences on Friday, April 6th at 6:30pm and Saturday, April 7th at 2:00pm & 6:30pm.

For more information, visit LPAtheatre.webs.com

Cancer awareness event is personal at Weatherbee Elementary

Cancer awareness event is personal at Weatherbee Elementary

Weatherbee Elementary participated in the 2012 Circle of Hope, an event designed to raise awareness of various forms of cancer as well as to raise money for research.  As a part of this year’s event, several cancer survivors were interviewed and the program was broadcast live to all classrooms.  The school chose to wear red as a sign of unity in the fight against cancer, Weatherbee’s power color.  Pictured, from left, are cancer survivor Edmy Perez, a second grade student in Monica Adhin’s class, ESE teacher Roberta Weil, who interviewed the guests and coordinated the Circle of Hope event, principal Michael Hitsman, and cancer survivor Alicia Swink, a kindergarten teacher at Weatherbee Elementary.  Students and staff alike were moved by the open, honest discussion about cancer and why there is such a need to raise money for research to find a cure.

Cancer research charity thanks St. Lucie Schools for support

Cancer research charity thanks St. Lucie Schools for support

At the May 22, 2012, St. Lucie County School Board meeting, a thank you letter dated May 1, 2012 to St. Lucie County School District from Sung Poblete, President/CEO of Stand Up To Cancer, was read and presented to the board for its ongoing support of Cody Denig’s Circle of Hope Event. A Resolution proclaiming the third Tuesday of every September as “Circle of Hope Day” in St. Lucie County,
Florida, adopted on April 3, 2012 by the Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County was also read and adopted by the school board. Pictured in front with Cody, right, is Director of Student Services Barbara Casteen, who has been appointed as the district liaison to Stand Up for Cancer and Circle of Hope event organizer. Back row, from left, are School Board vice chairman Debbie Hawley, board members Dr. Donna Mills and Troy Ingersoll, Mr. and Mrs. Denig, school board member Kathryn Hensley and chairman Carol Hilson, and Superintendent Michael Lannon.

Cancer survivor shares his story with WestGate students

Cancer survivor shares his story with WestGate students

Students from West Gate K-8 were recently visited by Rick Bender, a cancer survivor. Rick is a motivational speaker who shares his story of surviving throat cancer after losing a section of his face to illustrate the dangers of spitless tobacco. He had the students captivated with his personal story and the information he imparted about the big tobacco companies that target the youth. From left to right: Dana Buehrig, West Gate SWAT advisor/ESE teacher and chairman of The Tobacco Free Partnership, Marcella Bianco, Tobacco Prevention Specialist with Florida Dept. of Health, Rick Bender, Cancer Survivor/motivational speaker, and Serena DeFrank, Health Educator with the Saint Lucie County Dept. of Health.

 

Capt. Wattage Visits SLE

Capt. Wattage Visits SLE

St. Lucie Elementary students received a special presentation from the National Theatre for Children. During the presentation, the students learned from Captain Wattage the importance of energy conservation and how they can reduce energy consumption at home. Since 1978, The National Theatre for Children has dedicated itself to teaching young students about important and timely issues. As the largest touring theatre company in the world, the group reaches two million students every year.

http://nationaltheatre.com/Program/captain-wattage/

 

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Capt’n Book Visits Kindergarten at Frances K Sweet

Capt’n Book Visits Kindergarten at Frances K Sweet

Caleb Miller’s grandfather, Art Lauzon, came and visited Michelle O’Keefe’s kindergarten class as Capt’n Book.  Dressed as a pirate, he entertained the students with a fun-filled book. Mr. Lauzon is a retired principal from Duval County and loves helping support reading in the school.

Car Wash 9/28/19

Car Wash 9/28/19

Saturday, September 28, 2019, the Port Saint Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion conducted their first car wash of the year. Approximately 30 cadets from the program volunteered to wash cars from 8A.M. to 12P.M. Money raised at the carwash went towards the Raider team and miscellaneous JROTC activities/events. This was a fun event that brought the cadets out to the community and helped to teach the cadets the value of teamwork and communication. Overall the event had a great turnout and was full of positive energy throughout the day.