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
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!
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.

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.

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.

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.

 

27th Annual St Lucie County Regional STEM (Science and Engineering) Fair Awards List

PLACE AWARDS

BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Junior Division

  • 1st Place – Gabriella Lizarazu and Jaylen DeValle, WGK
  • 2nd Place – Justine Vega, SOM

Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Kelly Ramos, FPC
  • 2nd Place – William Clarizio and James Humphreys, FPW

BIOCHEMISTRY

Junior Division

  • 1st Place – Dakota Robinson, SLK
  • 2nd Place – Yamilet, Aviles, MAN
  • 3rd Place – Olivia Wright, WGK
  • Honorable Mention – Riley Veatch, APF

Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Kevin Duan, LPAHS
  • 2nd Place – Shalom Robey, LPAHS
  • 3rd Place – Vitor DéAndrade, FPW
  • Honorable Mention – Jennifer Arriola, FPW

BOTANY

Junior Division

  • 1st Place – Asha Budhai, OAK
  • 2nd Place – Radek Lermayer, SLK
  • 3rd Place – Carey Finnegan, NPM
  • Honorable Mention – Claudia Magne, MAN

Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Haniya Shareef, LPAHS
  • 2nd Place – Peter Jones, Olivet
  • 3rd Place – Geoffrey Zheng, LPAHS
  • Honorable Mention – Neil Helseth, STA

CHEMISTRY

Junior Division

  • 1st Place – Ellyn Delano, PPK
  • 1st Place – Lauren Owens
  • 2nd Place – Sara Aube, MAN
  • 2nd Place – Taylor Milton, PPK
  • 3rd Place – Robert Hofner, LPAMS
  • 3rd Place – Taylor Tills and Hailey Thayson, OAK
  • Honorable Mention – Nichole Shakoor, SLK
  • Honorable Mention – Edly Hyppolite, OAK

CHEMISTRY

Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Haley Jezewski, Olivet
  • 2nd Place – Priya Budhai, FPC
  • 3rd Place – Guilliana Cubillos, FPC
  • Honorable Mention – Christina Griffith, FPC
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE

Junior Division

  • 1st Place – Ryan Lu, SLK

Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Cristin Donaldson, LPAHS
  • 2nd Place – Brandon Wise and Ryan Lathrop, FPC
  • 3rd Place- Claudia Reyes, LPAHS
  • Honorable Mention – Victor Costa, FPC

EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE

Junior Division

  • 1st Place – Riley Hamilton, Olivet
  • 2nd Place – Tyler Edwards, PPK
  • 3rd Place – Skyler Rhodewalt, LPAMS
  • Honorable Mention – Julia Moras, SOM

ENGINEERING

Junior Division (2 Each-28)

  • 1st Place – Christopher Alston, OAK
  • 1st Place – Sarah Wouters, PPK
  • 1st Place – Emily Ebner, FGM
  • 2nd Place – Katrina Wu, LPAMS
  • 2nd Place – Alofania Taylor, OAK
  • 3rd Place – Anthony Feola, SPM
  • 3rd Place – Samuel Porter, FGM

Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Viktor Santiago, LPAHS
  • 2nd Place – Samantha Slack, LPAHS
  • 3rd Place – Christopher Swinford, FPC
  • Honorable Mention – Claudia Lopez, FPW

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Junior Division

  • 1st Place – Nicholas Stange, LPAMS
  • 2nd Place – Timothy Rossman, SLK
  • 3rd Place – Shanel Higuera, FGM
  • Honorable Mention – Tiana Qubain, PPK

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Aiden Dowell
  • 2nd Place – Hafsa Saeed, LPAHS
  • 3rd Place – Zoey Bridges, PHS
  • Honorable Mention – Jared Costa, FPW

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Junior Division

  • 1st Place – Brenton Palmer, APF
  • 2nd Place – Bryanna Vincens, PPK

Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Dominique Diago, David Forbes and Jared Diago, FPW
  • 2nd Place – James Porter, FPW

MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCE

Junior Division

  • 1st Place – Michael Gorbach, NPM
  • 2nd Place – Cameron Slack, LPAMS
  • 3rd Place – Zakai Mack, NPM
  • Honorable Mention – Brionna Perry, WGK

Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Koushal Rao, LPAHS
  • 2nd Place – Nathaniel Quirion, Olivet
  • 3rd Place – Thomas Rodriguez, LPAHS
  • Honorable Mention – Stephen Stagg and Kyle Schramm, STA

MICROBIOLOGY  

Junior Division

  • 1st Place – Callie Zheng and Yanan Lin, LPAMS

Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Savannah Senko and Mario Presutti, LPAHS
  • 2nd Place – Phillip Katta, LPAHS

PHYSICS and ASTRONOMY 

Junior Division

  • 1st Place – Rachel Dowell
  • 1st Place – Jack Krasulak and Joshua Navarro
  • 2nd Place – Samantha Johnson, FGM
  • 2nd Place – Lauren Pedraza, WGK
  • 3rd Place – Ty Dargis, PPK
  • 3rd Place – Madeline Grohowski, PPK
  • Honorable Mention – Alicia Solis, WGK

PHYSICS and ASTRONOMY 

Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Alexis Beans, FPC
  • 2nd Place – Aniya Coffey, FPC
  • 3rd Place – Shemika Lambert, FPW
  • Honorable Mention – Nicole Winn, FPC

ZOOLOGY

Junior Division

  • 1st Place – Shreya Reddy, LPAMS
  • 2nd Place- Annabelle Sasso, NPK
  • 3rd Place – Jaime Kosbob, NPK
  • Honorable Mention – Saige Searcy, NPK

Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Fred Joseph, LPAHS
  • 2nd Place – McKenzie Smith, FPC
  • 3rd Place – Shayna Caldwell, Alexis Prouty and Katie Farinacci, FPW
  • Honorable Mention – Hannah McConnell. FPW

 2015 SPECIAL AWARDS

American Meteorological Society Award

  • Hafsa Saeed, LPAHS
  • Aiden Dowell, Other

American Psychological Association Award for Achievement in Research in Psychological Science

  • Koushal Rao, LPAHS

ASM Materials Education Foundation Most Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science

  • Claudia Lopez, FPW

Association for Women Geoscientists

  • Haniya Shareef, LPAHS

Robert Bacchus “Innovation in Science Award”

  • Junior Division—Rosette Garcia, NPM
  • Junior Division—Lauryn Beard, PPK
  • Senior Division—Letticia Galeana, FPW
  • Senior Division—Chase Mathis, FPW

Bass Pro Shops Award

  • Cristin Donaldson, LPAHS

Broadcom MASTERS

  • Christopher Alston, OAK
  • Asha Budhai, OAK
  • Ellyn Delano, PPK
  • Jaylen DeValle, WGK
  • Rachel Dowell
  • Michael Gorbach, NPM
  • Riley Hamilton, Olivet
  • Jack Krasulak
  • Yanan Lin, LPAMS
  • Gabriella Lizarazu, WGK
  • Ryan Lu, SLK
  • Joshua Navarro
  • Lauren Owens
  • Brenton Palmer, APF
  • Shreya Reddy, LPAMS
  • Dakota Robinson, SLK
  • Nicholas Stange, LPAMS
  • Callie Zheng, LPAMS

Center for AgriLife Research Education & Entrepreneurship

  • Haniya Shareef, LPAHS
  • Nicholas Stange, LPAMS

Creswell Innovative Research in Marine Science Award

  • Senior Division – Cristin Donaldson, LPAHS
  • Junior Division – Nicholas Stange, LPAMS

Danae Pick Artscience Award

  • Madeline Grohowski, PPK

David A. Pick Entomology or Field Study Award

  • Haniya Shareef, LPAHS

Daniel Powell Zoology

  • 1st Place Junior – Shreya Reddy, LPAMS
  • 1st Place Senior – Fred Joseph, LPAHS

Amanda Hanks Engineering for Kids Award

  • Christopher Alston, OAK

F.A.S.T. Award (Florida Association of Science Teachers)

  • Peter Jones, Olivet

Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators Association (FWPCOA) Region V

  • Senior Division – Shalom Robey, LPAHS
  • Senior Division – Jared Costa, FPW
  • Junior Division – Nicholas Stange, LPAMS
  • Junior Division – Timothy Rossman, SLK

Susan J.Munyan 4H Award

  • Koushal Rao, LPAHS

Research Coast Florida Jr. Academy of Science 4H Club Good Idea Award

  • Austin Tabor and Evan Lang, FPW

Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award

  • Nathaniel Quirion, Olivet

James McKenzie Innovative Inquiry Award

  • Fred Joseph, LPAHS

Karen Powell Biochemistry Award

  • 1st Place Junior – Dakota Robinson, SLK
  • 1st Place Senior – Kevin Duan, LPAHS

Mu Alpha Theta Award

  • Haniya Shareef, LPAHS

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): “Taking the Pulse of the Planet” Award”

  • Timothy Rossman, SLK

Office of Naval Research

  • Cristin Donaldson, LPAHS
  • Hafsa Saeed, LPAHS
  • Christopher Alston, OAK

Publix Super Markets Good Science Award

  • Peter Jones, Olivet
  • Hafsa Saeed, LPAHS
  • Timothy Rossman, SLK
  • Shanel Higuera, FGM
  • Haniya Shareef, LPAHS
  • Aiden Dowell

RICOH Americas Corporation: Regional Ricoh Sustainable Development Award

  • Hafsa Saeed, LPAHS

Robert Powell Microbiology Award

  • 1st Place Junior – Callie Zheng and Yanan Lin, LPAMS
  • 1st Place Senior – Savannah Senko and Mario Presutti, LPAHS

Sherry Reed Marine Biology Award

  • Aiden Dowell

Society for In Vitro Biology

  • Austin Tabor and Evan Lang, FPW

SLCSB School Psychology Group: Best Application of Behavioral Science to School Learning

  • Senior Division – William Clarizio and James Humphreys, FPW
  • Junior Division – Justine Vega, SOM

St. Lucie County Fair

  • Saige Searcy, NPK
  • Shreya Reddy, LPAMS
  • McKenzie Smith, FPC
  • Annabelle Sasso, NPK

St. Lucie County Master Naturalist Environmental Award – 3 awards

  • Carey Finnegan, NPM
  • Haniya Shareef, LPAHS
  • Shreya Reddy, LPAMS

St. Lucie Soil and Water Conservation District Award

  • Senior Division – Samantha Slack, LPAHS
  • Junior Division – Samantha Helton, APF

Grace Stock Environmental Award

  • Zoey Bridges, PHS
  • Aiden Dowell, Other
  • Emily Ebner, FGM

2014 Stockholm Jr. Water Prize

  • Cristin Donaldson, LPAHS
  • Hafsa Saeed, LPAHS
  • Aiden Dowell, Other

Surgeon General’s Special Science Award

  • Nathaniel Quirion, Olivet

Wal-Mart Distribution Center

  • Senior Division – Jared Costa, FPW
  • Junior Division – Brenton Palmer, APF

ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative

  • Shalom Robey, LPAHS
  • Hafsa Saeed, LPAHS

US Air Force

  • Haniya Shariff, LPAHS
  • Haley  Jezewski, Olivet
  • David Ferguson, PPK
  • Tiana Qubain – PPK

US Metric Association

  • Hafsa Saeed, LPAHS

US Public Health Service

  • Koushal Rao, LPAHS

VGTI Innovation and Discovery Award

  • Haniya Shariff, LPAHS

YALE Science and Engineering Association

  • Haley Jezewski, Olivet

FLORIDA STATE SCIENCE FAIR QUALIFIERS

Junior Division

  • Michael Gorbach, NPM
  • Callie Zheng, LPAMS
  • Yanan Lin, LPAMS
  • Shreya Reddy, LPAMS
  • Nicholas Stange, LPAMS
  • Jack Krasulak
  • Joshua Navarro

Junior Alternates

  • Riley Hamilton, Olivet

Senior Division

  • Koushal Rao, LPAHS
  • Haniya Shariff, LPAHS
  • Peter Jones, Olivet
  • Geoffrey Zheng, LPAHS
  • Haley Jezewski, Olivet
  • Nathaniel Quirion, Olivet
  • Kevin Duan, LPAHS

Senior Alternates

  • Aiden Dowell
  • Cristin Donaldson, LPAHS

INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR QUALIFIERS

  • Koushal Rao, LPAHS
  • Haniya Shariff, LPAHS
  • Peter Jones, Olivet

International Alternates

  • Geoffrey Zheng, LPAHS
  • Haley Jezewski, Olivet

 

2nd Annual Culinary Cook-Off

2nd Annual Culinary Cook-Off

Join us for the 2nd Annual Student Culinary Cook-Off, a collaboration of Child Nutrition Services and the Career and Technical Education Culinary Arts Program.  The purpose of the event is for our student chefs in the Middle School and High School Culinary Arts Program to create enticing entrees that their peers would enjoy while following the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program.  The winning entrée will be placed on the menu for the 2019-2020 school year.

When: Wednesday, April 10th from 4-6 pm (Tasting will be at 5:30 pm)

Where: Treasure Coast High School Cafeteria

To find out more about this event, and to learn about what our food service programs are working on, watch the short video below:

https://youtu.be/VlF2RAzHagg

2nd Annual Culinary Cook-Off

2nd Annual Culinary Cook-Off

The 2nd Annual Student Culinary Cook-Off is a collaboration between Child Nutrition Services and the Career and Technical Education Culinary Arts Program. The purpose of the event is to provide student chefs with the opportunity to create and showcase enticing entrees that their peers would enjoy while following the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program.

This year’s champion team is St. Lucie West Centennial High School.  Their winning entree, Braised BBQ Pork Flatbread, will be placed on the school lunch menu for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

2ND ANNUAL HBCU/HSI COLLEGE FAIR HOLDS PROMISE FOR MILLIONS IN SCHOLARSHIPS

2ND ANNUAL HBCU/HSI COLLEGE FAIR HOLDS PROMISE FOR MILLIONS IN SCHOLARSHIPS

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) officials are looking forward to hosting what promises to be a gateway to college opportunities for hundreds of high school seniors on Monday, January 22, 2018.  The School District will host the second annual Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) College Fair for its students.  With over 17 major institutions slated to attend at Samuel S. Gaines Academy, excitement is escalating about pending on-the-spot scholarship opportunities and prospects for local students to attend prestigious programs.

 

SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent has been a major motivator behind the event since its inception.  “This event has the potential to transform the lives of many of our students.   Last year, over six million dollars in scholarships were offered to our students.  Our seniors are motivated, and they are coming to the Fair well prepared again this year with their completed FASFA forms, SAT/ACT score reports, and high school transcripts.”

 

Gent attributes the success of this event to the District’s highly driven secondary leadership team.  Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry and Program Specialist Kimberlee Cooper have worked with local, state, and national colleges and universities; human resource organizations; Greek fraternities and sororities; local alumni; as well as local business leaders to make connections with the wide array of learning organizations that will be in attendance.

 

“Our goal is to support as many students in reaching their college and career goals as we can. This College Fair is about students having options, and they are definitely enthused about attending. Our teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators are steadily working with them — doing everything they can to connect their brimming talents with individuals and organizations offering pathways to rewarding careers,” explained Perry.

 

SLPS Human Resources team will also be in attendance to discuss the Promise is a Promise opportunity scholarship with students who plan to pursue education as a career and return to teach in St. Lucie Public Schools.

 

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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 ranking 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.

2ND ANNUAL HBCU/HSI COLLEGE FAIR HOLDS PROMISE FOR MILLIONS IN SCHOLARSHIPS

2ND ANNUAL HBCU/HSI COLLEGE FAIR HOLDS PROMISE FOR MILLIONS IN SCHOLARSHIPS

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) officials are looking forward to hosting what promises to be a gateway to college opportunities for hundreds of high school seniors on Monday, January 22, 2018.  The School District will host the second annual Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) College Fair for its students.  With over 17 major institutions slated to attend at Samuel S. Gaines Academy, excitement is escalating about pending on-the-spot scholarship opportunities and prospects for local students to attend prestigious programs.

 

SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent has been a major motivator behind the event since its inception.  “This event has the potential to transform the lives of many of our students.   Last year, over six million dollars in scholarships were offered to our students.  Our seniors are motivated, and they are coming to the Fair well prepared again this year with their completed FASFA forms, SAT/ACT score reports, and high school transcripts.”

 

Gent attributes the success of this event to the District’s highly driven secondary leadership team.  Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry and Program Specialist Kimberlee Cooper have worked with local, state, and national colleges and universities; human resource organizations; Greek fraternities and sororities; local alumni; as well as local business leaders to make connections with the wide array of learning organizations that will be in attendance.

 

“Our goal is to support as many students in reaching their college and career goals as we can. This College Fair is about students having options, and they are definitely enthused about attending. Our teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators are steadily working with them — doing everything they can to connect their brimming talents with individuals and organizations offering pathways to rewarding careers,” explained Perry.

 

SLPS Human Resources team will also be in attendance to discuss the Promise is a Promise opportunity scholarship with students who plan to pursue education as a career and return to teach in St. Lucie Public Schools.

 

 

 

30th Anniversary at PSLHS

30th Anniversary at PSLHS

On Friday October 12, 2018, the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguars had their homecoming game against the Pompano Beach High School Golden Tornados. It was the 30th Anniversary of our school, and alumni came back to support and watch the game. Our homecoming game is the most popular football game of the season, so we had more cadets work this event.  Cadet Captain Hunter Payne oversaw visitor parking. For the home parking lot, the team of Cadet Captain David Alvarez, Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Justin Locklar, and Cadet 1st Sergeant Elyas Cardenas took charge. Lastly, manning the front gate was Cadet Captain Jonathan Nunez.

Presenting the colors was our color guard commanded by Cadet Captain Brianna Harris, accompanied by Cadet Sergeant Major Jonathan Geronimo as state flag bearer and Cadet Sergeant Lawrence Moleon- Mathews, and Cadet Sergeant Major Victoria Diaz as guards. The Cadets on the Saber Guard presenting the homecoming court were Cadet Captain Brianna Harris, accompanied by Cadet Command Sergeant Major Victoria Diaz, Cadet Sergeant First Class Lawrence Moleon- Mathews, Cadet First Sergeant Andre Hannon, Cadet Command Sergeant Major Jonathan Geronimo, and Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Justin Locklar.  

30th Annual St. Lucie County  Regional Science and Engineering Fair-STEM Competition  Slated for…

30th Annual St. Lucie County Regional Science and Engineering Fair-STEM Competition Slated for…

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – So, just how can you build a better mouse trap? Or how do you transform wastewater into purified drinking water for pennies per gallon? Come see for yourself as innovation and creation are on display at this year’s 30th annual St. Lucie County Regional Science and Engineering Fair – STEM Competition that is slated for Friday, February 8 and 9 at IRSC’s Kight Center in Fort Pierce.

 

The public is invited to view projects on Thursday, February 8.  Doors to the event are open from 8 AM to 4 PM.  Distinguished judges from area municipalities, research centers, and community organizations will speak to students about their projects and discern award status on Friday, February 9.

 

According to Paul Reif long-time event coordinator for St. Lucie Public Schools, the first place award winners in each category will move to the state level competition in March.  From there, top finishers have the opportunity to compete at the international level with thousands of other inquisitive-minded students.  Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair is scheduled for May and will take place in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. “Our students are wonderfully self-motivated.  Some began working on this year’s project at the close of last year’s STEM Fair.  Each year we have students bringing forth projects worthy of International attention, and I am certain that this year will be no different,” said Reif.

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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 ranking 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.

3D Animation

3D Animation

Graphic designers develop and create designs for a variety of media including print publications, websites, and computer animation projects. Motion picture, computer, and video game companies also employ 3D animators and graphic designers due to increasing demand for high-quality visual effects, interactive media, and multi-player gaming solutions. These artists and designers also work in less high-profile industries including research and scientific interests. (St. Lucie West Centennial High School)
3rd Annual HBCU/HSI College Fair

3rd Annual HBCU/HSI College Fair

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to bring opportunities to students for college and career success. On January 24, the school district hosted 18 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and Hispanic serving institutions (HSI) at the 3rd Annual HBCU/HSI College Fair. Students entered the fair prepared with resumes, test scores, and a mindset of moving on to the next level.  With over $5 million in scholarships offered that day, students were not disappointed.

SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Events such as this have the potential to change lives for our students, and we are committed to doing everything we can to connect their brimming talents with individuals and organizations offering pathways to rewarding careers.”

Gent attributes the success of this premier event to the District’s highly motivated secondary leadership team.  Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry has worked with local, state, and national colleges and universities; human resource organizations; Greek fraternities and sororities; local alumni; as well as local business leaders to make connections with the wide array of learning organizations that were in attendance at this year’s college fair.

“The idea is to help as many students as we can. This college fair is about students having options, and our students are definitely motivated to attend,” explained Perry. Students attended the fair well-prepared with completed FAFSA forms, awareness of interview techniques, and dressed for success.

SLPS Human Resources team was also in attendance to discuss the Promise is a Promise opportunity with students who plan to pursue education as a career and return to teach in St. Lucie Public Schools.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks 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. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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$40,000 Farm to School Award

$40,000 Farm to School Award

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – A $40,000 boost in funding is awarded by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Child Nutrition Services. This is part of the Florida Farm to School Award Program Grant according to Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest. “We are so excited to receive this funding. It provides the opportunity to bring nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables directly in from our local producers and so much more,” said Wuest.

 

The Farm to School Program is a nationwide in scope, and it supports connections with students, communities, and local producers.  Educational programs including nutrition, how food is grown, and where it comes from is one valuable aspect of the grant.  Another benefit is the opportunity to enhance the local market by introducing locally produced fruits and vegetables into the schools’ purchasing network.

 

“It is a win-win,” said Wuest.  “Our students have access to fresh foods grown locally, and our own farmers and harvesters have the opportunity to network with our local schools.”  The Florida Farm to School Award Program must be applied for each year

 

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.

 

4th Annual Early Childhood Learning Conference

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) and kindergarten educators from across the District will convene on Fort Pierce Central High School’s campus for the Kaleidoscope of Movement Conference on Saturday, January 30, 2016. A wide array of talent development sessions will target early learning needs for four to six-year-old children with special sessions designed to support important learning opportunities for infants and toddlers. Interested public and private educators may register for this free event by contacting Dr. Mary Huffstetter at Mary.Huffstetter@stlucieschools.org.

A strong early learning initiative has grown in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) for the last four years through the District’s partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. When asked why early learning is important to the overall educational needs of children, Early Childhood Coordinator Dr. Huffstetter stated that children who receive high-quality early learning experiences and opportunities experience greater success in kindergarten and in their subsequent school careers. “This is why we feel it is so important to provide on-going opportunities to learn and collaborate with one another. We want the very best for our children.”

SLPS supports 18 Title One VPK classrooms and the District works hand in hand with the Early Learning Coalition and ALPI Head Start to support consistent instructional practices and provide quality resources for teaching and learning.   The VPK Program is a free prekindergarten program for four-year-olds who reside in Florida and were born on or before September 1.

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.

 

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4th Annual Early Literacy Conference

4th Annual Early Literacy Conference

Early literacy is important! SLPS, in collaboration with many community sponsors, facilitated the annual early childhood conference which brought together nearly 200 public and private early childhood educators for the specific purpose of enhancing early childhood education.

This year’s theme: Kaleidoscope of Movement

Keynote Speaker: Jack Hartman

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4th Annual STEAM Rap Battle

4th Annual STEAM Rap Battle

Sponsors for this year’s 4th Annual STEAM Rap Battle fully support what STEAM stands for:
S (Science) SLPS Career and Technical Education Programs
T (Technology) Florida Institute of Technology
E (Engineering) Florida Power & Light
A (Arts) St. Lucie County Education Foundation
M (Mathematics) PNC Bank

This year’s awards are provided by Big Boyz Barbershop.

 

A sincere thank you to all of our sponsors!

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4th Grade is Magnetic at APF

4th Grade is Magnetic at APF

Chandler Snowden, Wyatt Clayton, and Cory Rendell are future Electric Engineers who are trying to determine how to effectively increase the strength of an electromagnet at Allapattah Flats.