Technology Tuesdays

Technology Tuesdays

Every other Tuesday, Julia Hilburn and Laurie Boyer will host a Technology session for Teachers via Microsoft Teams.

From the comfort of your home, classroom, office, or public location you can learn everything you need to know about Microsoft and Office365 products to better enhance technology within your classroom and work environment. Each session will run for roughly one hour.

You can become a Microsoft Innovative Educator by attending all sessions and completing a “Check for Understanding” form at the end. Attendance will be recorded each session.

A meeting invitation will be sent out to those enrolled in Frontline.

Tuesday sessions start January 29th and will take place every other Tuesday until April 9th.  Seats are limited so make sure to sign up in Frontline.

Afterschool Meals Program at Performance Based Preparatory Academy

Afterschool Meals Program at Performance Based Preparatory Academy

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools announces its intent to participate in the Afterschool Meals Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program.  The Afterschool Meals Program is designed primarily to provide nutritious snacks and/or meals to children in participating afterschool programs.  Snacks and/or meals will be available at no separate charge to children attending the site listed below, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Site: Performance Based Preparatory Academy

2909 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34947

About USDA

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)         mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)         fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)         email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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.

 

 

 

Local Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

Local Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

Fashioned after a red-carpet celebration, the three St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Teacher of the Year Finalists were announced and supported with a backdrop of cheers from the surprised candidates’ students and colleagues. Makeda-Ione Brome (Fort Pierce Westwood High School), Cheri V. Maxon (Southern Oaks Middle School), and Jami Williams (St. Lucie West K-8 School) were overjoyed as a throng of delegates from St. Lucie’s Education Foundation, School Board, and MIDFLORIDA Credit Union showered them with congratulations.

SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “This is a great honor. Our teacher-of-the-year finalists represent a dedicated and highly qualified team of teachers who impact the lives and learning of each child, every day. Their dedication and their relentless passion to support the goals and dreams of our future innovators and creators are evidenced by the School District’s continual growth in academic excellence.  We are a B rated district with no failing schools, our graduation rates are among the top ten in Florida, we rank third in academic achievement, and our students have access to thriving career and technical opportunities with 37 academies and 67 programs that have led to 2,390 Industry Certifications in the past year alone.”

Locally, one of the three finalists will be selected as the SLPS Teacher of the Year during the Night of the Stars gala scheduled for February 9, 2019, at Lincoln Park Academy’s auditorium in Fort Pierce.  This person will then represent SLPS in the Florida Department of Education – Macy’s Teacher of the Year program.

The local Night of the Stars annual event is sponsored by the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County. Thom Jones, president of the Foundation, explained that MIDFLORIDA Credit Union is the sponsor of the local Teacher of the Year category.  “This is an especially exciting year. Through our generous sponsor, we have been able to go above and beyond expectations, and we will honor our winners with very special recognitions this year.”

The State’s Teacher of the Year Program is a long-standing tradition that recognizes and honors the contributions of outstanding classroom teachers who have demonstrated a superior capacity to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. The State finalist for The Florida Teacher of the Year also serves as the Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education and represents the Florida Department of Education and teachers throughout Florida.

About the Teacher of the Year Finalists

Makeda-Ione Brome

Makeda-Ione Brome is an instructional mathematics coach at Fort Pierce Westwood High School where she dedicates herself to supporting teachers and students.  She models best practices in classrooms, leads collaborative planning sessions, tutors students, and leads Algebra 1 and Geometry Boot Camps for students before and after school.

Her expertise in a wide array of mathematics practices and keen ability to share this knowledge with others makes this energetic educator a leader among her peers.  At the District, Ms. Brome is a Teacher Leader who stands out as professional development facilitator, and at the State level, she is a Florida Department of Education Math Content Specialist selected to review and revise Florida’s certification and professional exams.

In the classrooms and throughout the campus, Ms. Brome gets her inspiration from her students and her colleagues. Everything she does is because she wants to serve others and see them experience success in all aspects of their lives.  She takes to heart the fact that students must learn and retain required mathematics to be successful in the next course, in college, and beyond.  She believes that students cannot be successful without first empowering teachers to be successful.  Therefore, she uses a variety of teaching styles and instructional tools to help others learn new concepts. She is inspired to be the best she can be so that she, in turn, can help others realize the potential within them to become the best versions of themselves.

Cheri V. Maxon

Cheri V. Maxon is a sixth-grade science teacher at Southern Oaks Middle School where she also serves as the department chair and lead teacher who mentors others to support a collaborative teaching and learning environment.  Her students consistently perform at high levels and thrive in the challenging, engaging, and nurturing learning environment she sets for them.

Mrs. Maxon spearheads the school’s student-led conference initiative whereby she coordinates and helps over 900 students establish, monitor, and communicate goals to promote visible learning and student ownership of achievement.  She strongly believes that people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.  Therefore, she is committed to building trust and rapport with students, colleagues, and parents in her many roles as a teacher, leadership mentor, PBIS coach, and professional development facilitator.

Mrs. Maxon is honored to serve children and is a teacher today because of the many educators in her life who believed in her abilities and supported her when she did not believe in herself. She was inspired to pay it forward, to positively impact lives, to make a difference for children in the same way others did for her.

Jami Williams

Jami Williams is an eighth-grade science teacher at St. Lucie West K-8 School.  She is passionate about helping every student succeed and celebrating their accomplishments along the way to realizing their goals.  She is a campus leader who welcomes new opportunities to serve which include being a team leader, peer mentor, faculty council representative, and volleyball coach.

Her active involvement in campus activities is reflected in her classroom as well.  She encourages the love of science by promoting curiosity among her students, by providing hands-on opportunities to question why, and by designing lessons whereby students discover and are excited to learn more.  Ms. Williams is dedicated to creating a classroom experience for her students that is safe, trusted, and nurturing.  She wants every day to be one in which learning is strengthened by joy.

Her students are her true inspiration. She strives to ignite their interests, empower them with knowledge, and leave a lasting impression that will positively impact them as well as the world around them.

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.

 

Northport Takes to the Sky!

Northport Takes to the Sky!

As part of their Flight and Space curriculum, 8th grade Northstars students in Mr. Fess’ STEM class designed a flight obstacle course. Throughout the day, other students had the opportunity to fly through the course and try for the fastest time.

Bulldog Honor Band

Bulldog Honor Band

Congratulations to the Forest Grove Middle School students who were selected to participate in the IRSC Honor Band! Thank you, Mr. Colombo, for doing an outstanding job of preparing our Bulldogs for this honor!! Way to go Bulldogs!

Lady Colts Take First!

Lady Colts Take First!

Congratulations to Sam Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies!  Coach Crenshaw and the Lady Colts basketball team bounded into first place at the MLK Basketball Tournament!

Senior Pinning Celebration

Senior Pinning Celebration

The Fort Pierce Westwood’s Class of 2019 senior pinning ceremony was a tremendous success!

Alumni Ian Osking inspired students with his keynote address.  Once a panther, always a panther!

Congratulations seniors!

Student of the Month Named for 2019

Student of the Month Named for 2019

Northport community is so pleased to present our Northport Students of the Month for January 2019. Students are selected by their teachers for having good citizenship, being a good friend, being a positive role model or for just doing the right thing. There are so many reasons why a student might be selected to represent their peers as a Student of the Month.

We are so grateful for all the parental support. Thank you to all parents who came to our celebration in support of their children. It means the world to the students and their teachers. Parental and family support makes our school stronger. Great job to all of our first Students of the Month for 2019.

Northport Is Proud of SLPS Health Aide of the Month

Northport Is Proud of SLPS Health Aide of the Month

We are so PROUD of our Northport health aide, Sonja Simmons. Sonja has been named SLPS Health Aide of the Month. Sonja always has a friendly and welcoming smile for everyone. She is kind and patient with the children and is a great team player. Sonja is a terrific asset to our Northport family and she is loved by everyone!

Local Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

Local Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — Fashioned after a red-carpet celebration, the three St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Teacher of the Year Finalists were announced today and supported with a backdrop of cheers from the surprised candidates’ students and colleagues. Makeda-Ione Brome (Fort Pierce Westwood High School), Cheri V. Maxon (Southern Oaks Middle School), and Jami Williams (St. Lucie West K-8 School) were overjoyed as a throng of delegates from St. Lucie’s Education Foundation, School Board, and MIDFLORIDA Credit Union showered them with congratulations.

SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “This is a great honor.  Our teacher-of-the-year finalists represent a dedicated and highly qualified team of teachers who impact the lives and learning of each child, every day. Their dedication and their relentless passion to support the goals and dreams of our future innovators and creators are evidenced by the School District’s continual growth in academic excellence.  We are a B rated district with no failing schools, our graduation rates are among the top ten in Florida, we rank third in academic achievement, and our students have access to thriving career and technical opportunities with 37 academies and 67 programs that have led to 2,390 Industry Certifications in the past year alone.”

Locally, one of the three finalists will be selected as the SLPS Teacher of the Year during the Night of the Stars gala scheduled for February 9, 2019, at Lincoln Park Academy’s auditorium in Fort Pierce.  This person will then represent SLPS in the Florida Department of Education – Macy’s Teacher of the Year program.

The local Night of the Stars annual event is sponsored by the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County. Thom Jones, president of the Foundation, explained that MIDFLORIDA Credit Union is the sponsor of the local Teacher of the Year category.  “This is an especially exciting year. Through our generous sponsor, we have been able to go above and beyond expectations, and we will honor our winners with very special recognitions this year.”

The State’s Teacher of the Year Program is a long-standing tradition that recognizes and honors the contributions of outstanding classroom teachers who have demonstrated a superior capacity to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. The State finalist for The Florida Teacher of the Year also serves as the Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education and represents the Florida Department of Education and teachers throughout Florida.

About the Teacher of the Year Finalists

Makeda-Ione Brome

 

Makeda-Ione Brome is an instructional mathematics coach at Fort Pierce Westwood High School where she dedicates herself to supporting teachers and students.  She models best practices in classrooms, leads collaborative planning sessions, tutors students, and leads Algebra 1 and Geometry Boot Camps for students before and after school.

Her expertise in a wide array of mathematics practices and keen ability to share this knowledge with others makes this energetic educator a leader among her peers.  At the District, Ms. Brome is a Teacher Leader who stands out as professional development facilitator, and at the State level, she is a Florida Department of Education Math Content Specialist selected to review and revise Florida’s certification and professional exams.

In the classrooms and throughout the campus, Ms. Brome gets her inspiration from her students and her colleagues. Everything she does is because she wants to serve others and see them experience success in all aspects of their lives.  She takes to heart the fact that students must learn and retain required mathematics to be successful in the next course, in college, and beyond.  She believes that students cannot be successful without first empowering teachers to be successful.  Therefore, she uses a variety of teaching styles and instructional tools to help others learn new concepts. She is inspired to be the best she can be so that she, in turn, can help others realize the potential within them to become the best versions of themselves.

Cheri V. Maxon

 

Cheri V. Maxon is a sixth-grade science teacher at Southern Oaks Middle School where she also serves as the department chair and lead teacher who mentors others to support a collaborative teaching and learning environment.  Her students consistently perform at high levels and thrive in the challenging, engaging, and nurturing learning environment she sets for them.

Mrs. Maxon spearheads the school’s student-led conference initiative whereby she coordinates and helps over 900 students establish, monitor, and communicate goals to promote visible learning and student ownership of achievement.  She strongly believes that people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.  Therefore, she is committed to building trust and rapport with students, colleagues, and parents in her many roles as a teacher, leadership mentor, PBIS coach, and professional development facilitator.

Mrs. Maxon is honored to serve children and is a teacher today because of the many educators in her life who believed in her abilities and supported her when she did not believe in herself. She was inspired to pay it forward, to positively impact lives, to make a difference for children in the same way others did for her.

Jami Williams

 

Jami Williams is an eighth-grade science teacher at St. Lucie West K-8 School.  She is passionate about helping every student succeed and celebrating their accomplishments along the way to realizing their goals.  She is a campus leader who welcomes new opportunities to serve which include being a team leader, peer mentor, faculty council representative, and volleyball coach.

Her active involvement in campus activities is reflected in her classroom as well.  She encourages the love of science by promoting curiosity among her students, by providing hands-on opportunities to question why, and by designing lessons whereby students discover and are excited to learn more.  Ms. Williams is dedicated to creating a classroom experience for her students that is safe, trusted, and nurturing.  She wants every day to be one in which learning is strengthened by joy.

Her students are her true inspiration. She strives to ignite their interests, empower them with knowledge, and leave a lasting impression that will positively impact them as well as the world around them.

 

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.

 

School Community Draws Together

School Community Draws Together

A wonderful program was recently held in the Northport Media Center! The entire fourth grade came together with their teachers to learn about the autoimmune disease, Alopecia. Jeffery Woytovich, a representative from the “Children’s Alopecia Project,” came to raise awareness about alopecia. Students and teachers learned that there are three types of alopecia, or hair loss, Alopecia Areata, which is patchy hair loss, Alopecia Totalis which is majority or total loss of hair above the neck, and Alopecia Universalis which is total body hair loss.

The “Children’s Alopecia Project” has summer camps for children all across the globe. The program, a 501 (c) (3), was organized in 2004 to raise awareness and to help children with alopecia build self-esteem. The program at Northport was exceptional. The guest speaker from the program instilled in the students that each is unique and that everyone has something in their lives to contend with. Discussion about bullying and how to cope was incorporated into the interaction.

Special thanks to fourth grade instructor, Kathleen Lezynski who procured the speaker to support one of her beautiful students. Incredible and caring community at Northport! For more information like facebook.com/ChildrensAlopeciaProject. Telephone # is 610-468-1011.

Honor Student Cierra Yuhas Nominated for  The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA

Honor Student Cierra Yuhas Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA

PORT St. LUCIE, FL – Cierra Yuhas, a sophomore at Port St Lucie High School will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 23-25, 2019.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Cierra’s nomination letter was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Florida based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

During the three-day Congress, Cierra Yuhas will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.

“This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Cierra Yuhas are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”

The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.

The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career. Based in Washington, D.C. and with offices in Boston, MA, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists.
For more information visit www.FutureDocs.com or call 617-307-7425.

 

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.

 

Honor Student Cierra Yuhas Nominated for  The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA

Honor Student Cierra Yuhas Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA

PORT St. LUCIE, FL – Cierra Yuhas, a sophomore at Port St Lucie High School will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 23-25, 2019.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Cierra’s nomination letter was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Florida based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

During the three-day Congress, Cierra Yuhas will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.

“This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Cierra Yuhas are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”

The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.

The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career. Based in Washington, D.C. and with offices in Boston, MA, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists.
For more information visit www.FutureDocs.com or call 617-307-7425.

 

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.

VPK Registration Starts Soon

VPK Registration Starts Soon

2019-2020 VPK/Title I School Year Program
Registration Dates: February 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 2019
Children must be four (4) years old on or before September 1, 2019.

For additional information, please contact:
SLPS Early Childhood Office (772) 340-4802

Step 1: Complete between January 7-February 8, 2019
Create an account and apply for a VPK Certificate of Eligibility through the Office of Early Learning at: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/

Step 2: Complete between January 7-February 8, 2019
Schedule a registration and screening appointment to determine your child’s eligibility for St. Lucie Public School’s VPK/Title I Program.
(Screening consists of: developmentally appropriate academic and social-emotional tools, family income, and residence verification.)

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Step 3: Attend your scheduled registration and screening appointment. Bring your child and the following documentation with you to your appointment:
Appointment Location:

Parkway Elementary Annex (driveway is north of the school)

7000 NW Selvitz Rd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34983

✓ Certificate of Eligibility (from Step 1)
✓ Child’s Original Birth Certificate
✓ Photo Identification (parent or guardian)
✓ Child’s Social Security Card (If available)
✓ *Two Proofs of Address

Parent/Guardian’s name and address must be showing on the proof of address. Acceptable proofs include:

One (1) Primary and One (1) Secondary or Two (2) Primary Proofs of Address.

Two (2) secondary proofs of address will not be accepted.

(SEE REGISTRATION FLYER FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.)

Step 4:
Based on screening results, students will be assigned seats by the St. Lucie Public Schools Early Childhood Department. Parents will be notified of seat assignment by April 19, 2019.

 

MLK Calendar Of Events

MLK Calendar Of Events

This year holds many opportunities to participate in the St. Lucie County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 35th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration.

LEGACY OF JUSTICE PEACE & EQUALITY

JANUARY 11 – 19, 2019

“WEEK OF KINDNESS”

TREASURE COAST CHAPTER OF CHARMETTES, INC.
LUVENIA H. MORGAN / (772) 577-0060

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019
“AWARDS BREAKFAST”
INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE
TREASURE COAST PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING COMPLEX
4600 KIRBY LOOP ROAD, FORT PIERCE
TIME: 8:00 – 11:00 A.M.
SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC.
GLORIA JOHNSON-SCOTT / (772) 332-7193

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019

“DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WREATH LAYING CEREMONY”

DREAMLAND PARK SOUTH 25TH ST. AND
ATLANTIC AVENUE
TIME: 1:00 PM
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.
REGINALD FLOYD / (772) 971-2396

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019
“GRAND PARADE”
AVENUE I AND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD. LINEUP AT 9:00 A.M. PARADE AT 10:00 A.M.
MLK COMMEMORATIVE COMMITTEE
CHERYL McCRARY / (772) 985-7012

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019
“FESTIVAL IN THE PARK”
LAWNWOOD STADIUM
1302 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE
TIME: 12:00 NOON – 5:00 P.M.
MLK COMMEMORATIVE COMMITTEE
LASHONDA HENDERSON / (772) 242-3298 TWONNETT BRUNSON // (772) 579-6162

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019
HEALTH FAIR @ FESTIVAL IN THE PARK
LAWNWOOD STADIUM
TIME: 12:00 NOON – 5:00 P.M.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT HEALTH IN ST. LUCIE COUNTY ARLEASE HALL // (772) 370-1391
DAWN JONES /(772) 201-3357

 

For More Information: Contact: Dr. Danny M. Hoey, Jr., at (832) 589-8862 or mlkofslc@gmail.com

Golden and Silver School Awards

Golden and Silver School Awards

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is proud to announce that the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has awarded 32 schools with the Golden School Award and 13 schools with the Silver School Award. These awards are presented annually to both public elementary and secondary schools with exemplary volunteer programs that recruit, train, and place school volunteers.

“We appreciate the community support we receive in our school centers.  Our District is experiencing growth because our students receive high quality instruction from their dedicated classroom teachers, a rigorous curriculum, and community support specific to the needs of individual school campuses,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

“We are greatly honored by the continued support and ever-increasing growth of our team of volunteer supporters.  From the involvement of businesses and civic organizations to individuals who want to help, the extra layer of support is powerful and makes a difference,” said Martha Underwood, volunteer coordinator for the school district.

2018 Golden School Award recipients:

  • Allapattah Flats K-8 School
  • Bayshore Elementary School – 25 Years
  • A. Moore Elementary School
  • Fairlawn Elementary School
  • Floresta Elementary School – 25 Years
  • Forest Grove Middle School
  • Frances K. Sweet Elementary School
  • Ft. Pierce Central High School
  • Ft. Pierce Westwood High School
  • Lakewood Park Elementary School
  • Lawnwood Elementary School
  • Lincoln Park Academy
  • Mariposa Elementary School – 15 Years
  • Morningside Elementary School
  • Northport K-8 School
  • Oak Hammock K-8 School
  • Palm Pointe Research School @ Tradition – 10 Years
  • Parkway Elementary School
  • Port St. Lucie High School
  • Rivers Edge Elementary School
  • Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies
  • Savanna Ridge Elementary School – 10 Years
  • Southern Oaks Middle School – 15 Years
  • Southport Middle School
  • St. Lucie West Centennial High School
  • St. Lucie West K-8 School
  • Treasure Coast High School
  • Village Green Environmental Studies School
  • Weatherbee Elementary School
  • West Gate K-8 School
  • White City Elementary School
  • Windmill Point Elementary School

2018 Silver School Award recipients:

  • Allapattah Flats K-8 School
  • Ft. Pierce Central High School
  • Ft. Pierce Westwood High School
  • Forest Grove Middle School
  • Lincoln Park Academy
  • Northport K-8 School
  • Port St. Lucie High School
  • St. Lucie West Centennial High School
  • St. Lucie West K-8 School
  • Southern Oaks Middle School
  • Southport Middle School
  • Treasure Coast High School
  • West Gate K-8 School

 

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.

Transition Fair -Navigating the Roads Of Transition

Transition Fair -Navigating the Roads Of Transition

Don’t miss this year’s annual School to Work Transition Fair, a FREE event for students with disabilities, their families, educators, and more.

March 2, 2019

8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Kight Center for Emerging Technologies

Indian River State College

Main Campus, V Building

3209 Virginia Avenue

Fort Pierce, FL 34981

 

STAR Award: Stephen Malpass

STAR Award: Stephen Malpass

STAR Awards are special recognitions for employees who demonstrate outstanding service above and beyond expectations.  At the January School Board Meeting, the District was honored to recognize Mr. Stephen Malpass, a member of the maintenance team.

According to administrators and staff at Lakewood Park Elementary, Mr. Malpass is always a tremendous help and is never seen without a smile on his face.  His positive attitude and willingness to do whatever he can, whenever he can, make him a valuable asset to their school and certainly to the St. Lucie Public Schools District.  Even though he is a member of the District’s maintenance team, they feel like he is a part of their Lakewood Park Falcon family.

Congratulations!