St. Lucie County students rank number one in the nation for the Middle School Zero Robotics Challenge

St. Lucie County students rank number one in the nation for the Middle School Zero Robotics Challenge held on the International Space Station on Tuesday, August 13th. Two teams of students participated in the 5-week summer program held at Southern Oaks Middle School. Kevin McInerney and Brian Jones facilitated the teams to learn about and write…

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Northport K8 promotes unity and student achievement

Northport K-8 School administration, teachers and staff incorporated the St. Lucie County School Board’s theme of “Cruising To Excellence” into the overarching theme of the Northport message for the 2013-14 school year.  Faculty and staff returned to the school Media Center for introductory meetings, review of Common Core initiatives, team planning, Instructor evaluation reviews and…

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Two additional candidates for schools superintendent to visit St. Lucie August 29

Two additional candidates for Superintendent of Schools will visit St. Lucie County on August 29, search consultant Jim Huge informed the St. Lucie County School Board. Ronald Scott Fritz, currently chief Academic Officer for the Orange County, Florida, School District, and Constance Ann Jones, currently Executive Director of School Development for the Lee County, Florida,…

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St. Lucie Public Schools prepares for new year

The St. Lucie County School District begins the 2013-2014 school year on Monday, August 19, expecting approximately 41,000 students in its 42 elementary, K-8, middle, high, and alternative schools, including five charter schools and Mosaic Digital Academy, a three-county virtual K-12 school operated by St. Lucie Public Schools. Eleven school sites will have a Tunnel…

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Human Resources department oversees hiring of over 500 new employees

Kudos to the St. Lucie Public Schools Human Resources Department, which has experienced another busy summer season providing excellent customer service for over 500 new hires including full-time, substitute, and summer school positions. Processing includes reviewing applications, scheduling drug screens, and completing finger printing for background screening as well as data entry of each newly…

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Title I/School Renewal hosts institute to support schools in increasing student achievement

The Office of Title I/School Renewal hosted a three-day institute for teachers and administrators from nine St. Lucie schools on August 7, 8 and 9 at Samuel Gaines Academy. The institute provided the opportunity for additional guidance, support and motivation to those supporting these schools as they work together to increase student achievement. Each day…

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