The Aaron Project Grants Awarded

The Aaron Project Grants Awarded

Several members of the St. Lucie Public Schools community who submitted applications to the Aaron Project received grant funding to support classroom and school-wide projects.  The following awards were announced at the December 12th School Board Meeting.

Colleen Wilson – Village Green Elementary, Art and the Environment  

Brittany Buckley – Village Green Elementary Kindergarten Photographers, ‘Oh Snap!’ 

Belkis Madera – Oak Hammock K-8 School, Uncovering Stories – A Jewish Family Album

Renee Hawkins and Brittany Eatman – Fairlawn Elementary, Challenge Living Wax Museum

 

The Aaron Project Grants Awarded

The Aaron Project Grants Awarded

The St. Lucie County Education Foundation and The Aaron Project (honoring the memory of Aaron Beauchamp) presented two grants to schools from the Aaron Project Arts in Education grant program. Thom Jones, Education Foundation Executive Director, introduced Vicki Rodriguez, board member of the Aaron Project, to present the grants.

The 2018 Academic Challenge Set for January 19th

The 2018 Academic Challenge Set for January 19th

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –  Do you have a keen sense of philosophy and humanities, knowledge of advanced mathematics and scientific theory, and a broad background in history? If so, you may stand a chance against this year’s Academic Challenge Team.  On Friday, January 19, local high school teams will compete for the overall St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) championship and a seat on this year’s six-member team representing SLPS at the State-level Commissioner’s Academic Challenge in the spring. 
 
The first round of competition will begin at 8 AM in the auditorium of St. Lucie West Centennial High School and admission is free.  While teams will vie for points to secure first, second, and third place bragging rights in the county, individuals will hit the buzzer for a chance to answer with hopes of capturing one of the six coveted Team St. Lucie seats.  At the end of the competition, judges representing all schools in the District review individual scores to select a State team that represents high scoring competitors with strong skill sets from the various academic topics such as humanities, foreign language, and mathematics.  This is the team that will represent the District at State.
 
Superintendent E. Wayne Gent expressed his appreciation for the dedication to excellence modeled by SLPS’s academic teams.  “I look forward to this annual competition.  Team members are to be commended for their academic skills and spirit of collaboration.”

 

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About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 91.0 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS 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.
 

 

Thanksgiving Performance Held at Palm Pointe

Thanksgiving Performance Held at Palm Pointe

The second grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition performed traditional songs as well as some contemporary ones at the annual Thanksgiving Performance.  Students danced the Turkey Tango, recited poetry, played drums and sticks, and dressed as Native Americans and Pilgrims to commemorate this special holiday.

Thanksgiving at The Rapids

Thanksgiving at The Rapids

RAPIDS WATER PARK WILL BE OPEN THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING!

NO SCHOOL THIS WEEK!  GET THE KIDS OUT OF THE HOUSE FOR SOME FUN!

ATTACHED IS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WITH A SPECIAL LOW PRICE  ($19.99 + TAX) AND YOUR SLPS PROMO CODE!

 

Thankful Shout Out!

Thankful Shout Out!

Students and staff members from Lakewood Park Elementary participated in an engaging week of Spring Break Camp that was housed at C. A. Moore Elementary. Students had fun as they “pumped up” their core academics. The Falcons send a special shout out to the Explorers for their willingness to share their campus with us.

Thankful

Thankful

SLPS extends warm thanks to the Law Office of Jules-Toussaint, LLC in Port St. Lucie for sponsoring the donation of turkeys to many migrant families in our county.

Teacher Appreciation Week #Thankateacher

Teacher Appreciation Week #Thankateacher

Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10

Teacher Appreciation Day May 7

Number One Teacher
By Joanna Fuchs

I’m happy that you’re my teacher;
I enjoy each lesson you teach.
As my role model you inspire me
To dream and to work and to reach.

With your kindness you get my attention;
Every day you are planting a seed
Of curiosity and motivation
To know and to grow and succeed.

You help me fulfill my potential;
I’m thankful for all that you’ve done.
I admire you each day, and I just want to say,
As a teacher, you’re number one!

Thank You for Our Books!

Thank You for Our Books!

Northport K-8 School has been the fortunate recipient of the assistance and support of the First United Methodist Church of Port Saint Lucie.  The church and the school have joined mission statements and worked together for the good of the children of Northport and to benefit the community.  Northport is a Title I school with a 100% free lunch population.  The support and good will from church members has been phenomenal and has truly brought community services directly into the school.  Not only have church volunteers helped out in classrooms, but they have also kick-started the Northport Summer Reading Program.

At each and every church service, members of the congregation were reminded about the Northport Children’s Book Drive.  Boxes and bins were placed throughout the church.  Members sorted and rallied to collect 1,005 children’s books targeted for kindergarten through grade four — enough books for each student to take home and keep two books.  Books will be displayed in the media center and students will be able to come in by class and “shop” with their teachers for books that look just right for summer reading.

The Northport community is so excited and thankful for the hand up from First United Methodist Church.  It is an exciting time in education because the community is stepping up and offering unprecedented support.  People are acknowledging the fact that we, as a community school, just can’t offer everything that our children need to be first class citizens and educated young adults.  Our community partners play a huge role in our mission of providing a safe and caring school, equipped with the services to offer knowledge, skills and a desire to succeed.  Many thanks to Rad and Pat Orlandi who served as direct contacts and partners in collaboration.

Pictured are students unloading the books, Marc Dorcin, Isaiah Evangelista, Nathan Lejeune and August Millang as well as Mr. and Mrs. Orlandi

Thank you, Debbie Hawley

Thank you, Debbie Hawley

At the Board Meeting on December 9, 2014, Dr. Donna Mills, current Board Chair, presented Mrs. Debbie Hawley with two pictures as a “thank you” for her service as the Board Chair for the past two consecutive years. Pictured are, Debbie Hawley, and Board Chair Donna Mills.

Thank You Community Partners

Thank You Community Partners

West Gate K-8’s Hispanic Heritage Festival was a successful event thanks to the outpouring of community support from sponsors and attendees alike. The event provided an opportunity for festival participants to learn about Hispanic heritage, their community, and share goodwill to those in Puerto Rico who are in need of support.

Textbook Training for Biology Teachers

Textbook Training for Biology Teachers

Are you currently a Biology teacher and interested in learning more about your new textbook?  Join us on Monday, June 18th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm for a training facilitated by Canvas.  Canvas is St. Lucie Public Schools learning management system which has replaced Infinity for the 2017-18 school year.  It connects all of the digital tools and resources into one simple place so you can venture digitally.  Please register in Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com

Texas Road House Kitchen Krawl

Texas Road House Kitchen Krawl

St Lucie Culinary Arts instructors participated in the St Lucie West Kitchen Krawl hosted by Texas Roadhouse! Sarah Kirk, Store Marketer and Tanner Hedberg, Assistant Kitchen Manager welcomed the culinary instructors with open arms.  The Krawl focuses on partnerships to enhance job opportunities and enrich culinary classrooms with relevant industry needs.  Tanner hosted a detailed kitchen tour explaining “soup to nuts” and highlighting the entry-level kitchen positions. The visit highlight was talking with Gary Gerena, a 2019 Culinary Program graduate, from Fort Pierce Central High working at Texas Roadhouse!  We are very proud of Gary and our culinary students. The Texas Roadhouse hospitality wrapped up with a delicious Texas Barbecue lunch.  Big thanks to our partners at Texas Roadhouse Sarah Kirk, Rick Kirk and Tanner Hedberg!  Special thanks to Jen Tremblay, Culinary Instructor at St Lucie West K8 who coordinated the Krawl for the teachers.  

Test Drives Support Education

Test Drives Support Education

Help Buick donate up to $10,000 to Ft. Pierce Westwood High School!

Drivers 21 and older are invited to take a 2 – 3 minute test drive on November 3rd at Fort Pierce Westwood High School.

Buick will donate $10 for the first 100 test drives and $20 per test drive after the school hits the 100 benchmark.

The event is scheduled from 8 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, November 3rd.

 

 

Test Drive for Education Fundraiser at Fort Pierce Westwood

Test Drive for Education Fundraiser at Fort Pierce Westwood

FORT PIERCE, FL – On Saturday November 3, test drive a new Buick and help Fort Pierce Westwood High School (FPWHS) located at 1801 Panther Lane in Fort Pierce, receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm. For each two-to-three minute test drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

 

Participants will sign-in at the main entrance of FPWHS’s campus where they will have easy access to the test drive range.  Drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

 

Visitors to the campus will also benefit from the services of other community organizations such as the Sheriff’s Office with fingerprinting services for children and the Humane Society with on-site adoption opportunities.

 

Principal Joseph Lezeau is eager to host the drive event.  “Garber Buick GMC is a remarkable community partner in education.  This event will help our school raise funds for extracurricular activities and competitions for students who are active in productions and competitions that take place far beyond the regular school day. Fundraisers like this help us provide the means for our students to showcase their talents at high level competitions and events.”

 

About Garber Buick GMC

Garber Buick GMC is a full-service GM dealership at 5255 U. S Highway One in Ft. Pierce.  The property features a new car showroom, state-of-the-art service department, business offices, parts department and a Quick Lane Oil Change.  They have room to display hundreds of new Buicks, GMCs and GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.  Garber Buick GMC also has a large Collision Center that is supported by all Insurance Companies.  Consumers have rated Garber Buick GMC #1 in Customer Service on the Treasure Coast.  The Garber family has been in the automobile business for over 100 years beginning with Garber Buick in Saginaw Michigan established in 1907.  Garber Automotive Group has 15 dealerships representing 14 manufacturers.    The company is known for their civic leadership in the communities where they do business.  To that end, Garber Buick GMC has a Community Room free to use for group meetings and non-profit organizations.  The Community Room can accommodate up to 40 people with tables, chairs and a 60” TV for presentations.   Garber Buick GMC’s website is www.garberbuickgmc.com.

 

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.

 

 

Test Drive for Education Fundraiser at Fort Pierce Westwood

Test Drive for Education Fundraiser at Fort Pierce Westwood

On Saturday November 3, test drive a new Buick and help Fort Pierce Westwood High School (FPWHS) located at 1801 Panther Lane in Fort Pierce, receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm. For each two-to-three minute test drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

 

Participants will sign-in at the main entrance of FPWHS’s campus where they will have easy access to the test drive range.  Drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

 

Visitors to the campus will also benefit from the services of other community organizations such as the Sheriff’s Office with fingerprinting services for children and the Humane Society with on-site adoption opportunities.

 

Principal Joseph Lezeau is eager to host the drive event.  “Garber Buick GMC is a remarkable community partner in education.  This event will help our school raise funds for extracurricular activities and competitions for students who are active in productions and competitions that take place far beyond the regular school day. Fundraisers like this help us provide the means for our students to showcase their talents at high level competitions and events.”

 

About Garber Buick GMC

Garber Buick GMC is a full-service GM dealership at 5255 U. S Highway One in Ft. Pierce.  The property features a new car showroom, state-of-the-art service department, business offices, parts department and a Quick Lane Oil Change.  They have room to display hundreds of new Buicks, GMCs and GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.  Garber Buick GMC also has a large Collision Center that is supported by all Insurance Companies.  Consumers have rated Garber Buick GMC #1 in Customer Service on the Treasure Coast.  The Garber family has been in the automobile business for over 100 years beginning with Garber Buick in Saginaw Michigan established in 1907.  Garber Automotive Group has 15 dealerships representing 14 manufacturers.    The company is known for their civic leadership in the communities where they do business.  To that end, Garber Buick GMC has a Community Room free to use for group meetings and non-profit organizations.  The Community Room can accommodate up to 40 people with tables, chairs and a 60” TV for presentations.   Garber Buick GMC’s website is www.garberbuickgmc.com.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Ten St. Lucie Schools students earn Take Stock scholarships

Ten St. Lucie Schools students earn Take Stock scholarships

Ten St. Lucie County Schools eighth grade students were recently awarded valuable incentives for future success with President’s Challenge/Take Stock in Children scholarship awards held recently at Indian River State College.  Through an application process, all the selected scholarship recipients sign a contract agreeing to maintain good grades, to stay out of trouble, to stay away from drugs and alcohol and to graduate from high school. Those who meet the challenge will receive a scholarship towards tuition only to attend IRSC for two years, followed by two years at IRSC or another Florida public college or university. Pictured, front row, from left,  German Torres of Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8, Frederick Johnson III of Lincoln Park Academy, Johnathon Burgos of St. Lucie West K-8, and Gabriella Cano-Lagos of WestGate K-8. Second row, from left, Brandon LaPolla of Oak Hammock K-8, Abigale Miller of Southport Middle, and Jane Clement of Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts. Third row, from left, Superintendent Michael Lannon, Monica Smith of Southport Middle, Bruce Isenhour of Dan McCarty School, and Nicholas Fisher of Southern Oaks Middle.

Temporary Relocation Sites for District Offices

Temporary Relocation Sites for District Offices

Due to flooding at the Orange Blossom Business Center where St. Lucie Public Schools District offices were located, all District offices will relocate to school and District annex facilities throughout the county.

The list below indicates the temporary host sites:

 

21st Century Program                                          Northport K-8

Alternative Education                                          Dale Cassens Educational Complex

Assessment                                                         South County Complex

Business Services                                               Parkway Elementary

Career and Technical Education                         St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Child Nutrition Services                                      Garden City

Curriculum                                                          Allapattah Flats K-8

Education Foundation                                         Fairlawn Elementary

Exceptional Student Education                          Dan McCarty Middle School and Identified Schools

Federal Programs (Title 1, ESOL, Migrant)       Samuel Gaines Academy

Human Resources                                             Parkway Elementary

ITS                                                                     Remote Locations

Office of Communications                                  Allapattah Flats K-8

Office of Teaching and Learning                         Allapattah Flats K-8

Print Shop                                                           St. Lucie West Centennial High School

School Renewal                                                  Sam Gaines Academy

School Security                                                   South County Complex

Student Records                                                 Means Court Center

Superintendent’s Suite                                        Allapattah Flats K-8 and Lincoln Park (Satellite Site)

Talent Development                                            Allapattah Flats K-8

Volunteer Coordinator                                         Savanna Ridge Elementary

 

 

Temporary Location for Student Assignment

Temporary Location for Student Assignment

Purpose: To assist parents/guardians with student enrollment 

Location: Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies – Gymnasium (2250 S. Jenkins Road, Ft. Pierce)

Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Dates: July 29, 2019 – August 14, 2019 (Monday through Friday)

*For your convenience, on-line applications are available 7 days a week/24 hours a day.

Visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/