The Cadet Corps of the Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC Program were honored to lead the huge TCHS contingent in the MLK Parade in Fort Pierce on January 20th. The Corps marched in honor of Dr. King’s legacy of peaceful pursuit of freedom and civil rights for all Americans. More than one hundred cadets participated in the parade. In addition to the AFJROTC service uniform, cadets wore uniforms representing the Corps’ Elite PT and Drone Teams.
Cadet Alex Antonakos, a junior AFJROTC Cadet at Treasure Coast High School, has been awarded a scholarship to participate in the Air Force Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship Program this summer. Of the 2,500 plus applicants who tested and applied nationwide, cadet Antonakos is one of only 200 selected to attend one of fifteen aviation universities this summer for flight training that will result in his being awarded a private pilot’s license. The Air Force pays entirely for the training and flight time, making the scholarship’s value approximately $22,500.
Mr. Matt Boyd, Treasure Coast Golf Course Superintendents Association President, was recognized at the April 14th school board meeting for donating 10 tablets valued at $3000. The tablets have been used to support student differentiated learning needs. Ms. Laure Goss, speech-language pathologist, described what the learning tool has meant for student acquisition of knowledge. Mrs. Laura Kilburn, parent of Logan Kilburn a student from St. Lucie West Centennial High School who received one of the tablet, expressed her thanks and stated how this has benefited her child.
Pictured are, Laure Goss, Dr. Donna Mills, Matt Boyd, Laura Kilburn, and Genelle Yost.
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA) continue to grow the pipeline for students in the Skilled Trade fields. Members of TCBA met with teachers and school administrators at Port St. Lucie High School to plan for the school year.
Mr. Tate Stern was presented the STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition) Award at the school board meeting on April 14, 2015. Mr. Stern is a plumber for St. Lucie Public School District. He was nominated by Mrs. Dianne Young, Principal at Lakewood Park Elementary School. Mrs. Young shared that Mr. Stern goes above and beyond the call of duty at their school, and that he makes sure all work is completed in a timely manner with safety for all students and staff in mind. Congratulations, Mr. Stern!
Pictured are, Dr. Donna Mills, Tate Stern, Genelle Yost, and Michelle Jerger.
Northport culinary students serve their tasty creation at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Taste of St. Lucie.
A fun time was had by all as students enjoyed serving the community and working with educational partners.
Awesome job students! Busy! Busy! Thank you Mrs. Savela!
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters and Treasure Coast Lexus at this year’s Taste of St. Lucie. This event benefits our one-to-one mentoring services which serves over 1,400 children and youth in our community. You will enjoy an amazing evening with over 25 restaurants, caterers, and beverage vendors offering their best samples. Music and other featured performances will keep the party alive as you enjoy your favorite nibbles and sips! Tickets are on sale now!
This year we will be offering a discounted ticket called the “HomeTown Hero Ticket,” which allows Active Military, Veterans, First Responders, and Public School Employees to attend at a discounted rate with proof of an ID.
For more information please visit www.tasteofstlucie.org or give us a call at 772-466-8535 option 3.
CA Moore had a Take Your Parent to School Day on November 12th for parents to go to their child’s classroom for 30 minutes and observe the teacher conferencing with students. The teachers also gave strategies for parents to assist their children at home with reading. We hope to continue these events, rotating math and reading. We embrace the Kids at Hope philosophy along with the Treasure Hunter’s Pledge and student pledge that is recited daily on our morning show. We utilize the caring adult as well, as it is critical that our students know that they have a caring adult in their life that cares about them.
Pictured: Jeremiah Wilson sits with his Ace for Take Your Parent to School Day at CA Moore
In an awards ceremony at Indian River State College, 44 8th/9th graders were awarded life-changing 4-year scholarships through the Take Stock In Children Program.
The Program, funded through the IRSC Foundation in cooperation with generous supporters, is dedicated to helping at-risk youth.
Front L-R: Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin G. Perry, Karla Castro, Jeremaih Diaz, Anderson Garcia Calero, Sophie Rosenstein, Mariana Valle-Nunez
Back L-R: Tylania Brandon, Guadalupe Carrasco-Acosta, Eltaneia Francois, Darean Matheney, Nicholas Medili, Gabriela Muñiz, Director of Secondary Curriculum Megan Green
Take steps to keep yourself and others healthy by following some everyday actions:
Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
Summer band rehearsals are vital to a productive marching band season. Fort Pierce Westwood High School is in tune with all high schools in St. Lucie Public Schools as they prepare before the start of school.
This Friday, the Mets and the Chamber of Commerce invite you to enjoy a fun-filled evening at First Data Field. Enjoy interacting with local organizations and merchants at the vendor expo, cheering with baseball fans, and being wowed by fireworks. (See flyer for details.)
Klutch from the St. Lucie Mets visited the County Office to say hello to fans at a recent luncheon hosted by the Instructional Technology team. A positive time was had by all as the event was a home run in the eyes of participants.
Career and Technical Education offers a complete range of career options for all students, helping them to discover their interests and the educational pathways that lead to success. These programs offer students the opportunity to achieve industry-recognized certifications, work-based learning experiences, and articulated college credits. CTE helps students gain the technical skills, rigorous academic foundation, and real-world experience they need for post-secondary education and a high-skill, high-wage, high-demand career.
Assistant Principal Jane Cox dances with kindergarten students for their monthly PBIS event. Students who earned enough Class Dojo points through positive behavior, attended a dance and enjoyed showing off their best moves.
The Florida Department of Education selected TCHS Principal Susan Seal to serve on the Level 2 School Principal Performance Assessment Task Development Team. The purpose of this team is to develop performance tasks aligned to the competencies and skills finalized as part of the Level 2 School Principal Performance Assessment development process. Congratulations, Ms. Seal for being chosen for this honor!
The Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) Awards Committee presented Principal Susan Seal of Treasure Coast High School (TCHS) with the 2018 FMEA Secondary Administrator of the Year Award on January 12 during the FMEA Professional Development Clinic/Conference at the Tampa Bay Convention Center. The FMEA Awards and Recognition Program is one of the more visible ways in which FMEA can recognize those who make outstanding contributions to music education throughout the state.
This prestigious award is given to a school administrator who is not a professional music educator, but who displays ardent support of the school music program. This award recognizes leadership, excellence in encouragement and promotion of music education in Florida schools. The recipient must have demonstrated significant efforts in support of music education resulting in awareness or enhancement of the school’s music program and allocation of resources. Seal has been an educator in St. Lucie County for 23 years and is entering her 11th year as an administrator in the school district. She has been recognized in the district as a teacher of the year and as an assistant principal of the year as a result of her dedication to students and teachers. During her tenure as both principal and assistant principal, the arts programs at all three of the schools she has served have thrived and grown as a result of her support.
Under Seal’s leadership, the music program at TCHS has become an important part of the school culture. She works with the guidance department to make sure that all music classes are scheduled with the same considerations and priority given to the other academic classes. The music program has the fortune of being well funded because Seal takes the needs into consideration when setting budgets. As a result, the program has an excellent inventory and has been able to build a quality music library. When special situations arise, she is always ready to look for ways “outside of the box” to help find solutions. Administrative support has also allowed for the development of dynamic relationships with the feeder schools, ultimately affecting the growth of the music programs at TCHS.
Luke Hall, TCHS band master, nominated Seal for the award. There were many who submitted letters of support singing the praises of the acclaimed principal, including School Board Members, the Superintendent and the Mayor of Port St. Lucie.
In true prize patrol fashion, Principal Michelle Herrington and her team from St. Lucie Elementary visited homes of students to celebrate their accomplishments and extend congratulations for achieving the highest score (5) on the Florida Standards Assessment!
The team left balloons, signs, and high expectations for another positive year at each home they visited.
Meet Maddy Polina Malizia in the November edition of Eye on St. Lucie. Polina, as she likes to be called, is a successful student at St. Lucie Virtual School who also bears the distinction of the Russian Federation National Woman’s Surf Champion. Your host, Kerry Padrick, will speak with her and with Jeanne Ziemba, Polina’s St. Lucie Virtual School principal, to find out how this impressive young champion successfully balances academics and international sports championships.
Congratulations to: Shelby Baker, Heather Conte, and Ronald Barr!
These members of the SLPS Human Resources Team were recognized at the June School Board meeting for their concentrated efforts on monitoring needs for and supporting efforts for teacher certification renewals, updates, and the like. St. Lucie Public Schools is making positive strides in the area of recruitment and retention as it prepares for another banner academic year.