Superintendent Yost visits Dan McCarty and encourages students

Superintendent Yost visits Dan McCarty and encourages students

St. Lucie County Schools Superintendent Genelle Yost was special guest at Dan McCarty Schools’ January Student of the Month ceremony. Superintendent Yost delivered a very compelling message to the C.O.T.M. recipients, ecnouraging students to remain focused in their learning, set goals and work hard to accomplish them. In addition, Superintendent Yost challenged the students to go to college and earn doctoral degrees in any area of their choosing and perhaps even in education. Pictured are Superintendent Yost, left, and Assistant Principal Bennie Montenegro.

Superintendent Gent Shares Gift of Reading

Superintendent Gent Shares Gift of Reading

Mrs. Patrick’s 2nd grade class was visited by Superintendent E. Wayne Gent! He read them a wonderful Christmas story entitled Christmas City by Michael Garland.

The students thanked him with a present of their own — new socks! Mr. Gent promptly put them on and wore them with pride!

Thank you, Mr. Gent, for a wonderful visit!

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Superintendent E. Wayne Gent: Sworn In As St. Lucie Public School’s New Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent: Sworn In As St. Lucie Public School’s New Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent was sworn in as St. Lucie Public School’s new Superintendent of Schools on July 21, 2015, during the School Board meeting.

The new superintendent values the support he has received from the community and appreciates this opportunity to serve.

He will focus on teaching and learning as the core mission, leadership and talent development, safety with a culture and climate conducive to learning, and communication/customer service/community engagement.

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Superintendent E. Wayne Gent Provides Update

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent Provides Update

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent provided an educational update during the Economic Development Council’s Investors’ Lunch Meeting. With a focus on the School District’s escalating graduation rates as well as career and technical opportunities, he stressed how the need is greater than ever for the next generation to be prepared to deal with the demands of a complex world and economic realities.

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Super Scientist Lab Day at Palm Pointe

Super Scientist Lab Day at Palm Pointe

The fifth grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition participated in a Super Scientist Lab Day.  Through seven different investigations, the students learned about chemical and physical changes.  Each of the fifth grade teachers conducted a different experiment showing either a chemical or physical change.  The teachers rotated through each of the seven fifth grade classrooms to demonstrate their specific experiment so that all the students observed each of the experiments.  Pictured from left is Lindsay Hudson, teacher, Ani Ramsingh and Anthony Balam.

 

Sunshine State Readers celebrate at Palm Pointe

Sunshine State Readers celebrate at Palm Pointe

Students at Palm Pointe Eduactional Research School @ Tradition celebrate at a pizza and ice cream social after reading all 15 of the Sunshine State Reader’s Books. Pictured, back row from left, Christopher Decambre, Erika Goldberg, Shelby Arbacheski and Serena Williams. Front row, from left, David Ferguson, Judith Darville and Melanie Persad. 

Sunshine Kitchen Scholarship Cook-Off Winners!

Sunshine Kitchen Scholarship Cook-Off Winners!

Pictured is the winning team for the Sunshine Kitchen Scholarship Cook Off. Congratulations to Evelyn Miranda from Treasure Coast High School and Jorge Carrillo from Indian River State College. Their winning creation was a delicious lemon honey mustard buer blanc chicken with sautéed vegetables. Congratulations!

Sunset Rotary donates dictionaries to Village Green students

Sunset Rotary donates dictionaries to Village Green students

Port St. Lucie’s Sunset Rotary President Larry Breault and Rotary Volunteer Julie Lambert received a huge “thank you” from third graders at Village Green Environmental Studies School after they were presented with free dictionaries and lessons on how to use them via a quick sleuthing activity. During the presentation, the children also learn about the Rotary and its commitment to helping children around the world and their continues effort to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the CASTLE program, and anti-bullying programs. Pictured are Breault and Lambert with students proudly displaying their dictionaries.

Sunrise Theatre’s Nutcracker Ballet and Irish Dance

Sunrise Theatre’s Nutcracker Ballet and Irish Dance

For the 12th year the Sunrise Theatre is committed to providing students in St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, and Martin Counties the opportunity to attend live theatrical performances.

The School Time Performances offer current, challenging and artistically diverse programming performed by international, national and regional artists and theatrical companies. For some students, it is their first time seeing a live performance and for others yet another glimpse into the world of education, brought to life. Tickets for all performances are $3 per person per show. School bus transportation costs are covered by the Sunrise Theatre Foundation.

Field Trip Forms Must Be Completed In Advance.

For additional information or questions, please contact Lorina Beniamino at the Sunrise Theatre:

srtbox@sunrisetheatre.com or 772.467.4128

 

 

 

Treasure Coast Youth Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Friday, December 14 at 10:30am
Recommended All Grades 

Children of all ages will marvel at Clara’s adventures with the Rat King, Nutcracker Prince, Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, and all of the wonderful characters she finds in the Land of Sweets. St. Lucie Ballet opened its pre-professional dance academy in August of 2004. Since then they have gained a reputation of quality and professionalism in the education of dance. Students are taught by professionals that still have or have had successful careers in the dance world. Join us for an enchanted performance.

Click here for Nutcracker Ballet study guide:

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Click here for reservations for the Nutcracker Ballet performance:

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Murphy’s Celtic Legacy – Irish Dance Reborn

Wednesday, April 3 at 10:30am
Recommended All Grades

Don’t blink, for this is no ordinary Irish Dance performance; it is a battle of styles, a clash of colors. The cast of Murphy’s Celtic Legacy gives an invigorating performance of traditional Irish Dance. Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular.

Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy features original choreography combining traditional Irish and Modern dance techniques presented with multimedia elements, song and live music.

The show’s soundtrack is composed by acclaimed Irish musicians John Elliott and Gerry Conlon and is performed by a 7 piece band. The performance centers on an original tale developed by Hannon drawn from Irish folklore – a tale of Kings and Queens, rebels and magic; epic battles between good and evil. It tells the story of the Murphy clan, who flee the corrupt tyrants of their native Eire in search of a better future.

No study guide available for this performance.

Click here for reservations for Murphy’s Celtic Legacy performance:

http://sunrisetheatrecom.coffeecup.com/forms/School%20Time%20Performances%2018.19/?utm_source=Sharon&utm_campaign=ca032134de-School+Time+Performances_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c3521175e4-ca032134de-209478053

Sunrise Theatre Supports Schooltime Performances

Sunrise Theatre Supports Schooltime Performances

The Sunrise Theatre and the Sunrise Theatre Foundation are pleased to announce the 2017/18 school time performances!

Space is limited, so please plan early with your school administrator’s approval for your class or grade group participation. Confirm Theatre space and bus availability with the Sunrise, and ensure that all  District field trip procedures are followed.

For the 11th year the Sunrise Theatre is committed to providing students in St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, and Martin Counties the opportunity to attend live theatrical performances free of charge.

The School Time Performances offer current, challenging and artistically diverse programming performed by international, national and regional artists and theatrical companies. For some students, it is their first time seeing a live performance and for others yet another glimpse into the world of education, brought to life.


 

 

National Acrobats and Martial Artists of Tianjin The People’s

Republic of China Presents – China Soul 

Friday, December 1 at 10:30am
Recommended  All Grades


The Tianjin Acrobats and Martial Artists bring joy to audiences through their delightful gymnastics, towering human pyramids, precise Kung Fu maneuvers, and more in the debut tour of China Soul. Glittering costumes, breathtaking tricks, and magnificent feats of athletic daring splendidly create a tour de force when this magnetic, award-winning troupe takes to international stages. It is one of the best acrobatic troupes in China with over one hundred acrobatic, magical and martial arts performers. With novelty and superior techniques, the acrobatic troupe is favored by the audiences all over the world. First formed in 1957, but with a legacy stretching back thousands of years.

Click Here to Submit a Request Form for this Performance

 

St. Lucie Ballet Presents

The Nutcracker

Friday, December 8 at 10:30am
Recommended All Grades 


Children of all ages will marvel at Clara’s adventures with the Rat King, Nutcracker Prince, Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, and all of the wonderful characters she finds in the Land of Sweets. St. Lucie Ballet opened its pre-professional dance academy in August of 2004. Since then they have gained a reputation of quality and professionalism in the education of dance. Students are taught by professionals that still have or have had successful careers in the dance world. Join us for an enchanted performance.

Click Here to Submit a Request Form for this Performance

 

Jest In Time – Let’s Go Science Show

Tuesday, January 23 at 10:30am
Recommended Grades 4-8 


The wacky and talented Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall join forces for an educational, entertaining, exciting and experiential extravaganza. Professor Smart shrinks his head, has toilet paper flying, juggles and has peoples’ hair standing on end all while demonstrating principals of physics. Researcher and comedic sidekick Dr. Knowitall keeps the facts straight. During the Let’s Go Science Show you and children will learn science concepts through impressive and memorable demonstrations. They will learn about air pressure, figure out flight, see awesome optical illusions, be shocked by static electricity, see experiments with falling masses, grasp gyroscopic properties and get a handle on the scientific method.

Click Here to Submit a Request Form for this Performance

 

 

Steve Trash

Ecology Is Awesome!

Thursday, May 3 at 10:30am
Recommended Grades K-8


STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME (A Totally Rockin’ Environment Show) focuses on pollution, conservation of natural resources, and the amazing connections that exist in the natural world. It features all new music, new tricks, new explanations, new Garbage Monsters (Garbage Monsters?) Yes. Garbage Monsters! And lots of new funny stuff. It’s a whole new show with the same ecological theme but different content! Woohoo. This show has almost exactly the same technical requirements as The Science of Ecology. It’s a one-man/solo show suitable for 500 – 1500 seat performing arts theatres. It’s a terrific eco-educational show that’s specifically tailored to the school audience. Steve’s shows are always an excellent blend of curriculum based ecological lessons (with lesson plans) and awesome green themed magic tricks, music, and craziness that kids find irresistible. STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME is an amazing new shows and kids will take home a new understanding of their connection to the planet.

Click Here to Submit a Request Form for this Performance

 

For additional information or questions, please contact Sharon Engle at the Sunrise Theatre sengle@sunrisetheatre.com or 772.467.4122.

Sunrise Theatre Supports Schooltime Performances

Sunrise Theatre Offers School Time Performances

The Sunrise Theatre and the Sunrise Theatre Foundation are pleased to announce the 2018 school time performances!

Space is limited, so please plan early with your school administrator’s approval for your class or grade group participation. Confirm Theatre space and bus availability with the Sunrise, and ensure that all  District field trip procedures are followed.

For the 11th year the Sunrise Theatre is committed to providing students in St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, and Martin Counties the opportunity to attend live theatrical performances free of charge.

The School Time Performances offer current, challenging and artistically diverse programming performed by international, national and regional artists and theatrical companies. For some students, it is their first time seeing a live performance and for others yet another glimpse into the world of education, brought to life.

 

 

Jest In Time – Let’s Go Science Show

Tuesday, January 23 at 10:30am
Recommended Grades 4-8 


The wacky and talented Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall join forces for an educational, entertaining, exciting and experiential extravaganza. Professor Smart shrinks his head, has toilet paper flying, juggles and has peoples’ hair standing on end all while demonstrating principals of physics. Researcher and comedic sidekick Dr. Knowitall keeps the facts straight. During the Let’s Go Science Show you and children will learn science concepts through impressive and memorable demonstrations. They will learn about air pressure, figure out flight, see awesome optical illusions, be shocked by static electricity, see experiments with falling masses, grasp gyroscopic properties and get a handle on the scientific method.

Click Here to Submit a Request Form for this Performance

 

 

Steve Trash

Ecology Is Awesome!

Thursday, May 3 at 10:30am
Recommended Grades K-8


STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME (A Totally Rockin’ Environment Show) focuses on pollution, conservation of natural resources, and the amazing connections that exist in the natural world. It features all new music, new tricks, new explanations, new Garbage Monsters (Garbage Monsters?) Yes. Garbage Monsters! And lots of new funny stuff. It’s a whole new show with the same ecological theme but different content! Woohoo. This show has almost exactly the same technical requirements as The Science of Ecology. It’s a one-man/solo show suitable for 500 – 1500 seat performing arts theatres. It’s a terrific eco-educational show that’s specifically tailored to the school audience. Steve’s shows are always an excellent blend of curriculum based ecological lessons (with lesson plans) and awesome green themed magic tricks, music, and craziness that kids find irresistible. STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME is an amazing new shows and kids will take home a new understanding of their connection to the planet.

Click Here to Submit a Request Form for this Performance

 

For additional information or questions, please contact Sharon Engle at the Sunrise Theatre sengle@sunrisetheatre.com or 772.467.4122.

Sunrise Theatre Supports Schooltime Performances

Sunrise Theatre Foundation Supports School Time Performances

The Sunrise Theatre and the Sunrise Theatre Foundation are pleased to announce the 2017/18 school time performances!

Space is limited, so please plan early with your school administrator’s approval for your class or grade group participation. Confirm Theatre space and bus availability with the Sunrise, and ensure that all  District field trip procedures are followed.

For the 11th year the Sunrise Theatre is committed to providing students in St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, and Martin Counties the opportunity to attend live theatrical performances free of charge.

The School Time Performances offer current, challenging and artistically diverse programming performed by international, national and regional artists and theatrical companies. For some students, it is their first time seeing a live performance and for others yet another glimpse into the world of education, brought to life.

 

 

Super Scientific Circus

Thursday, October 26 @ 10:30am
Recommended Grades K-5


The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beachballs, bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light.

Click Here to Submit a Request Form for this Performance


 

 

National Acrobats and Martial Artists of Tianjin The People’s

Republic of China Presents – China Soul 

Friday, December 1 at 10:30am
Recommended  All Grades


The Tianjin Acrobats and Martial Artists bring joy to audiences through their delightful gymnastics, towering human pyramids, precise Kung Fu maneuvers, and more in the debut tour of China Soul. Glittering costumes, breathtaking tricks, and magnificent feats of athletic daring splendidly create a tour de force when this magnetic, award-winning troupe takes to international stages. It is one of the best acrobatic troupes in China with over one hundred acrobatic, magical and martial arts performers. With novelty and superior techniques, the acrobatic troupe is favored by the audiences all over the world. First formed in 1957, but with a legacy stretching back thousands of years.

Click Here to Submit a Request Form for this Performance

 

St. Lucie Ballet Presents

The Nutcracker

Friday, December 8 at 10:30am
Recommended All Grades 


Children of all ages will marvel at Clara’s adventures with the Rat King, Nutcracker Prince, Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, and all of the wonderful characters she finds in the Land of Sweets. St. Lucie Ballet opened its pre-professional dance academy in August of 2004. Since then they have gained a reputation of quality and professionalism in the education of dance. Students are taught by professionals that still have or have had successful careers in the dance world. Join us for an enchanted performance.

Click Here to Submit a Request Form for this Performance

 

Jest In Time – Let’s Go Science Show

Tuesday, January 23 at 10:30am
Recommended Grades 4-8 


The wacky and talented Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall join forces for an educational, entertaining, exciting and experiential extravaganza. Professor Smart shrinks his head, has toilet paper flying, juggles and has peoples’ hair standing on end all while demonstrating principals of physics. Researcher and comedic sidekick Dr. Knowitall keeps the facts straight. During the Let’s Go Science Show you and children will learn science concepts through impressive and memorable demonstrations. They will learn about air pressure, figure out flight, see awesome optical illusions, be shocked by static electricity, see experiments with falling masses, grasp gyroscopic properties and get a handle on the scientific method.

Click Here to Submit a Request Form for this Performance

 

 

Steve Trash

Ecology Is Awesome!

Thursday, May 3 at 10:30am
Recommended Grades K-8


STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME (A Totally Rockin’ Environment Show) focuses on pollution, conservation of natural resources, and the amazing connections that exist in the natural world. It features all new music, new tricks, new explanations, new Garbage Monsters (Garbage Monsters?) Yes. Garbage Monsters! And lots of new funny stuff. It’s a whole new show with the same ecological theme but different content! Woohoo. This show has almost exactly the same technical requirements as The Science of Ecology. It’s a one-man/solo show suitable for 500 – 1500 seat performing arts theatres. It’s a terrific eco-educational show that’s specifically tailored to the school audience. Steve’s shows are always an excellent blend of curriculum based ecological lessons (with lesson plans) and awesome green themed magic tricks, music, and craziness that kids find irresistible. STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME is an amazing new shows and kids will take home a new understanding of their connection to the planet.

Click Here to Submit a Request Form for this Performance

 

For additional information or questions, please contact Sharon Engle at the Sunrise Theatre sengle@sunrisetheatre.com or 772.467.4122.

Sunrise Theatre’s Nutcracker Ballet and Irish Dance

Sunrise Performances

The Sunrise Theatre and the Sunrise Theatre Foundation are pleased to announce the 2018/19 School Time Performances!

For the 12th year the Sunrise Theatre is committed to providing students in St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, and Martin Counties the opportunity to attend live theatrical performances.

The School Time Performances offer current, challenging and artistically diverse programming performed by international, national and regional artists and theatrical companies. For some students, it is their first time seeing a live performance and for others yet another glimpse into the world of education, brought to life. Tickets for all performances are $3 per person per show. School bus transportation costs are covered by the Sunrise Theatre Foundation.

Field Trip Forms Must Be Completed In Advance.

For additional information or questions, please contact Lorina Beniamino at the Sunrise Theatre:

srtbox@sunrisetheatre.com or 772.467.4128

 

Super Scientific Circus

Friday, October 19 at 10:30am
Recommended Grades K-5

The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light.

Click here for Super Scientific Circus study guide:

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Click here for reservations for Super Scientific Circus performance:

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Treasure Coast Youth Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Friday, December 14 at 10:30am
Recommended All Grades 

Children of all ages will marvel at Clara’s adventures with the Rat King, Nutcracker Prince, Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, and all of the wonderful characters she finds in the Land of Sweets. St. Lucie Ballet opened its pre-professional dance academy in August of 2004. Since then they have gained a reputation of quality and professionalism in the education of dance. Students are taught by professionals that still have or have had successful careers in the dance world. Join us for an enchanted performance.

Click here for Nutcracker Ballet study guide:

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1724cd48a1ef4b8fdc769f50a/files/fd90b6b7-0d56-46c3-9bad-68f293bbacc8/The_Nutcracker_Study_Guide.02.pdf?utm_source=Sharon&utm_campaign=ca032134de-School+Time+Performances_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c3521175e4-ca032134de-209478053

Click here for reservations for the Nutcracker Ballet performance:

http://sunrisetheatrecom.coffeecup.com/forms/School%20Time%20Performances%2018.19/?utm_source=Sharon&utm_campaign=ca032134de-School+Time+Performances_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c3521175e4-ca032134de-209478053

 

Murphy’s Celtic Legacy – Irish Dance Reborn

Wednesday, April 3 at 10:30am
Recommended All Grades

Don’t blink, for this is no ordinary Irish Dance performance; it is a battle of styles, a clash of colors. The cast of Murphy’s Celtic Legacy gives an invigorating performance of traditional Irish Dance. Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular.

Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy features original choreography combining traditional Irish and Modern dance techniques presented with multimedia elements, song and live music.

The show’s soundtrack is composed by acclaimed Irish musicians John Elliott and Gerry Conlon and is performed by a 7 piece band. The performance centers on an original tale developed by Hannon drawn from Irish folklore – a tale of Kings and Queens, rebels and magic; epic battles between good and evil. It tells the story of the Murphy clan, who flee the corrupt tyrants of their native Eire in search of a better future.

No study guide available for this performance.

Click here for reservations for Murphy’s Celtic Legacy performance:

http://sunrisetheatrecom.coffeecup.com/forms/School%20Time%20Performances%2018.19/?utm_source=Sharon&utm_campaign=ca032134de-School+Time+Performances_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c3521175e4-ca032134de-209478053

 

Sunrise Kiwanis Receives Recognition

Sunrise Kiwanis Receives Recognition

At the school board meeting on April 14, 2015, Roger Priest and Jimmy Burchard of Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis Foundation was presented a plaque for their generous donations and continued partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools.

Pictured are, Dr. Donna Mills, Roger Priest, Jimmy Burchard, and Genelle Yost.

Sunrise Kiwanis Presents School Awards

Sunrise Kiwanis Presents School Awards

Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis Foundation Director Jimmy Burchard and Roger Priest presented St. Lucie Public Schools with awards at the school board meeting on April 14, 2015. The theme for the St. Lucie County Fair was “The Next Fifty Years.” The Fair Display Winners are as follows:

In the Elementary Category, first place went to Fairlawn Elementary, second place went to Windmill Point Elementary, and third place went to Weatherbee Elementary.

In the Middle School/ K-8 Category, first place went to Southern Oaks Middle, second place went to St. Lucie West K-8, and third place went to Allapattah Flats K-8.

In the High School Category, first place went to St. James Christian Academy, second place went to Fort Pierce Central High, and third place went to Lincoln Park Academy.

First place winners received a check for $500, second place received $250, and third place received $100.

The award for “Out-of-the Box” went to Treasure Coast High School for their 3-D display. There was a tie for the People’s Choice Award; Fairlawn Elementary and Southern Oaks Middle each received 491 votes. Each school received $250.

The Sunrise Kiwanis also presented checks to Fairlawn Elementary and Frances K. Sweet Elementary for Dr. Seuss Read Across America. Each school received $250 to be used in their Media Centers.

The SLC Education Foundation was also presented an annual donation of $1000.

Sunrise Kiwanis of Ft. Pierce Present St. Lucie County Fair Awards

Sunrise Kiwanis of Ft. Pierce Present St. Lucie County Fair Awards

It was a BIG night for BIG checks to be distributed to schools for winning displays at the St. Lucie County Fair!  The Sunrise Kiwanis of Fort Pierce along with generous sponsors were present at the April School Board Meeting to share the excitement as the awards were announced.

Congratulations to 1st Place Winners ($1,000): Rivers Edge Elementary, West Gate K8, Port St. Lucie High School

Sponsor: Garber Buick GMC

Congratulations to 2nd Place Winners ($500): Fairlawn Elementary School, Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition, Lincoln Park Academy

Sponsor: Dermody Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics

Congratulations to 3rd Place Winners ($250): Westside Church: Parkway Elementary, Sun Grove Montessori, Fort Pierce Westwood High School

Sponsor: Westside Church

Congratulations Out of the Box Award Winners ($250): Windmill Point Elementary School, Dan McCarty Middle School, Treasure Coast High School

Sponsor: St. Lucie County Fair

Congratulations to People’s Choice Award Winner ($1,000): Fairlawn Elementary School

Sponsor: Supervisor of Elections

 

 

Summertime Meals

Summertime Meals

While summertime may bring up thoughts of vacation and relaxation, it is not a good time to take a break from nutrition. That’s why St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly supports the summer meals programs for kids eighteen and under. According to SLPS Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest, “Children who are eligible to receive free meals will find open sites on many school campuses. We serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  All the students need to do is register with the front office before they come to the cafeteria.”

SLPS sites offering this free service through August 4, 2017, include Garden City, Lakewood Park, Northport K-8, Manatee, Mariposa, St. Lucie West K-8, and Windmill Point.  Sites offering meals through July 10, 2017, include: C. A. Moore, Dale Cassens, Forest Grove, Lawnwood, Performance Based Preparatory Academy, Samuel S. Gaines, Southport, and West Gate K-8.  SLPS also partners with organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs to support summer meals at other sites.  For a complete listing of sites or to find a location near your, go to www.SummerFoodFlorida.org or dial 211.  Families can also call SLPS Child and Nutrition Services at 772-429-6229 for additional information.

When asked about the program’s success rate, Wuest said that her staff from Child Nutrition Services serves almost 4,000 meals and provides nearly 1,000 snacks daily. “Our children are in need of nutritious meals and healthy snacks throughout the year – summer is no exception.”