Florida Prepaid College Foundation Launches Florida 529 Scholarship Program Board Removes Minimum Contribution * The Florida 529 Savings Plan Scholarship Program will award 10 winners a $529 Scholarship deposited into a Florida 529 Savings Plan account. * The scholarships are part of the Florida Prepaid College Foundation’s ongoing commitment to increase awareness about the importance…Details
Each year, school districts and Florida citizens take time to recognize the programs, services and resources provided by school libraries. This celebratory month provides opportunities across the state to highlight school library contributions to Florida public education. Research studies conducted in 19 states, including Florida, have found that school library programs make a measurable difference…Details
Cody Jennings and Alex Oravec, Lincoln Park Academy students, were recognized at the School Board Meeting as the Florida Junior Rookie of the Year for the NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project. Their project advisor was Marylou Jennings. Pictured are Chairman Debbie Hawley, Alex Oravec, Cody Jennings, and Superintendent Genelle Yost. Congratulations!
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is designated as a silver-level Florida Healthy School District for a second consecutive term. The Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools, Florida Action for Healthy Kids, Florida Association of District School Superintendents, and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation recognized the District’s honor during the December School Board Meeting. The criterion for recognition…Details
St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent received notification from the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) that the District is recognized as a Florida Healthy School District for the period of 2016-2018. The Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership (CSHP) and Florida Action for Healthy Kids (FLAFHK) congratulated St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS)…Details
Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) gave a presentation for second grade at Samuel Gaines Academy. Students learned about what these officers do, how they help the community, and how laws and consequences are carried out. Students were able to see a demonstration with the K-9, as well as, a close look at the trucks and…Details
Florida Family Engagement in Education Month is a time to celebrate the important role parents and families play in their children’s education. When schools work together with families to support learning, children are more motivated to succeed-not just in school, but throughout life.
Lincoln Park Academy’s “Project Lead The Way” teacher, Mark Hueter, was named the “Florida Engineering Society’s 2013 K-12 Teacher of the Year” at their annual event on August 2, 2013. Treasure Coast Chapter President Adam Schildmeier nominated Mr. Hueter for creatively incorporating and promoting engineering and technology concepts and activities into his classroom, truly engaging…Details
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., October 29, 2018 – The Florida Department of Education, Florida Education Foundation (FEF) and independent booksellers across the state have joined together to host Re-book to Re-build: Hurricane Relief Fundraiser. A portion of sale proceeds on November 3 and 4 at participating bookstores will fund grants that will enable schools impacted by Hurricane…Details
Captain Citrus, a program from the Florida Department of Citrus, came to Samuel Gaines Academy to speak with our second graders about Florida citrus. The second graders were highly engaged, throughout the interactive and energizing presentation. They learned more about how citrus trees grow, as well as, the nutritional benefits of Florida’s citrus fruits and…Details