Rising Freshmen Open House

Rising Freshmen Open House

Students who will be high school freshmen for the 2019-2020 school year are encouraged to attend their assigned high school’s open house on Wednesday, March 13 from 6:00PM-8:00PM.  For more information, contact your child’s school.

SPM Cafeteria Staff Celebrates National Breakfast Week

SPM Cafeteria Staff Celebrates National Breakfast Week

Child Nutrition Services would like to congratulate Southport Middle School cafeteria staff on such an over the top National Breakfast Week Promotion!  The students and staff truly had a great time with new uniforms, a Big Bites Bus, as well as a true race car!

Southport has been recognized by the state Florida School Nutrition Association for a great promotion.

Fantastic job to:

Eileen Kielbasa, Manager

Aurora Hazellief, Food Service Assistant

Donna Mackey, Cook

Delma Martinez, Food Service Assistant

Jeanette Minerva, Food Service Assistant

Stacia Nautel, Food Service Assistant

Lydia Roman, Food Service Assistant

Mariana Ruela, Baker

Motivated for Math

Motivated for Math

St. Lucie Public Schools’ own Assistant Principal of the Year, Samantha Piscopo, wrote an article featured in the March 7th issue of ASCD Express, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s (ASCD) e-newsletter.  Published two to three times a month, this resource seeks to give educators practical, actionable strategies, and information from the most reputable sources—the colleagues and experts working in the education field.  Ms. Piscopo is an Assistant Principal at Dan McCarty Middle School in Fort Pierce.  Click HERE to read Ms. Piscopo’s article, Questioning Strategies That Invite Math Participation.

WLX-TV – The Education Channel

WLX-TV – The Education Channel

This week be sure to watch the press conference regarding the Referendum and School Safety. We also have several new shows! Shows include the 2019 History Day, Legal Affairs hosted by Diamond Litty, Live United hosted by Kenrick Thomas, and Speakers Bureau hosted by Dr. Donna Mills. These are shows that you do not want to miss!
 
Daylight Savings time is this Sunday, March 10th. Don’t forget to change your clocks!
 
We are on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse. You can also catch us on YouTube. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV.
 
 

Referendum Press Conference

 
2019 History Day
 
Legal Affairs
 
PSLHS Wins AREA 3 Regional Drill Competition

PSLHS Wins AREA 3 Regional Drill Competition

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, the Port St Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s Drill Team competed in its AREA 3 Regional Drill Meet at Jupiter High School. This is the most important drill meet of the season because it determines if the team can advance to the state competition. Cadets participated in fourteen group events, and we are so proud to say the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion won 1st place overall and will be moving forward to compete at the state level on April 13th! The teams proceeding on to the state competition are Male Armed Squad, Male Unarmed Squad, Male Unarmed Platoon, Female Unarmed Platoon, Male Platoon Exhibition, Male Squad Exhibition, Female Platoon Exhibition, Female Squad Exhibition, an Exhibition Solo performed by Cadet Corporal Alex Nangle, and a Duel Exhibition performed by Cadet Captain Alexis Morris and Cadet 1st Lieutenant Lawrence Moleon Mathews.

 

TCHS Air Force JROTC Bataan Memorial March

TCHS Air Force JROTC Bataan Memorial March

Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC completed a 15-mile memorial walk/march on Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd and 3rd. The memorial march, entitled a “Bataan Death March” was done to honor those who survived and those who gave their lives in WWII during the fight for control of the Philippines. . After their surrender on the island of Luzon, the Americans were marched to POW camps hundreds of miles away. Many perished in the march. The AFJROTC unit completed a march from TCHS to Veterans Memorial Park and back to the high school to raise awareness in memorial to our WWII heroes.

 

Weatherbee 5th Graders Practice Math Skills at The Diner

Weatherbee 5th Graders Practice Math Skills at The Diner

Ms. Alyssa Barbieri furnished her 5th grade math students with a diner menu and $20.  They practiced adding and subtracting to the hundredths place by selecting three items within their $20 budget – calculating both the cost of the items and the change they would receive back.  Whether they chose the most expensive items or elected to spend the least amount possible, they had lots of fun while practicing their math skills!

 

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Mariposa Elementary’s PreK Explores CVC Words

Mariposa Elementary’s PreK Explores CVC Words

At Mariposa Elementary, Mrs. Bonilla’s students continue to work on sounding out words and identifying the individual letters of a Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) word. This week they discussed things they can build, and one of the items mentioned was being able to build words! Students were given alphabet blocks and instructed to build certain words by sounding out, after finding their CVC word, they wrote the following sentence “I can build words.”  Next, they wrote their word and drew a picture. Students in picture are Iker Collao, Danella Sooknanan, and Rose Mault.

Treasure Coast Literacy Association’s Young Authors

Treasure Coast Literacy Association’s Young Authors

Each year St. Lucie Public Schools commends its Young Authors with a celebration. This year’s event will be at Oak Hammock School and the guest author will be Lois McGuire, author of Don’t Be That Kid At School! and her latest book, Don’t be that Kid at Home! Dr. McGuire’s books will be available for purchase at the event.

Want to get involved?  Contact Ilyse.Brainin@stlucieschools.org

Trane Case Study in St. Lucie Public Schools

Trane Case Study in St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools put together an energy advisory board, consisting of vendors, engineers, district staff, utility company personnel, architects, engineers, school board members and others, to address ways to reduce utility costs. Rather than just considering individual schools with immediate needs, the group outlined a long-term plan for the entire district, looking at systems that would need to be replaced in five, ten and fifteen years. They evaluated their replacement vs repair options, taking into account maintenance expenses and the age of the chillers, and analyzed life cycle costs of replacement chillers. Thermal energy storage was suggested as a sustainable solution for the district.

Pleased with its long-term relationship with Trane, which included excellent equipment performance, superior service and training for its technicians, the district asked Trane to bid on its HVAC upgrades. Trane presented a chiller plant upgrade with thermal energy storage, using energy savings and utility rebates to offset the cost of the chiller investment.

To read the rest of the story, visit the Trane website by clicking HERE

Click HERE to view the video about the project.

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

Diabetes Walk

Diabetes Walk

Are you or someone you love at risk for diabetes?  Bring your family and friends to join the community on March 23, 2019 for a FREE 5K walk and find our your risk.

  • Blood Sugar Testings
  • High Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Special Presentations

When?  March 23, 2019

Screenings are 7:00AM – 9:00AM

Walk Begins at 9:00AM

Where? 435 N. 7th Street, Fort Pierce, FL

Register today at:

http://restoringthevillage.com/index.php/register-diabetes-5k-walk

Penny Scialdo of SLW Centennial Awarded the Navigator Award

Penny Scialdo of SLW Centennial Awarded the Navigator Award

The Treasure Coast Inter-Agency Transition Council gives the Navigation Award to five people from the four-county area.  It is given to those we are leading the way by navigating transition services for supporting the successful transition of persons with disabilities from school to post-graduation.  Penny Scialdo, School-Based ESE Specialist, has always been a proponent of seamless, positive transition for her students.  We appreciate all she has done for the students in St. Lucie Public Schools. A big congratulations to Penny for her outstanding service!

 

 

Town Hall Meetings Scheduled

Town Hall Meetings Scheduled

Join Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office for Town Hall Meetings scheduled at high schools around the district.  The purpose of these meetings is to inform the public about the referendum scheduled for mail-in vote on April 3, 2019.  Superintendent Gent will share a brief presentation and afterwards the floor will be open to the public for questions.

FPCHS Empty Bowls Project

FPCHS Empty Bowls Project

Fort Pierce Central High School art students and culinary students are working together to bring awareness to a community problem.  For $15 anyone can purchase a bowl, fill it with fresh hot soup prepared by the school’s culinary arts students and when they are done eating, the bowl goes home with them as a symbol of all the empty bowls in the community.

The bowls will be on sale at the Fort Pierce Farmers Market on Saturday, March 16th.  All proceeds benefit the Treasure Coast Food Bank.

Click the link below for a video and full story:

https://www.wpbf.com/article/students-helping-to-stop-hunger-one-bowl-at-a-time/26578041

Hats Off to Reading… Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

Hats Off to Reading… Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

The Weatherbee Kindergarten Team was rewarded with a special whiz-bang, whatcha-ma-doodle, thing-a-ma-jiggity prize for having the most participation and most Seussical attire during the Hats Off to Dr. Seuss event on Friday, March 1st.  Way to go Kindergarten Team!