Summer Nutrition Program

Summer Nutrition Program

St. Lucie Public Schools Child Nutrition Services team provides numerous programs for our children and our community.  The District, designated as a Healthy Schools District, provides all students with the opportunity to receive a well-balanced breakfast and lunch during their regular school day, and as summer months approach, there are opportunities for students to partake in breakfast and lunch as well during these vacation months.  Watch this month’s segment of Eye on St. Lucie to learn about what is available.

 

Summer Meals Program

Summer Meals Program

St. Lucie Public Schools will participate in the Summer Food Service Program during the months of June and July.  Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.  At open sites, all children, 18 years old and younger, are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year.

In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Summer feeding sites located on school campuses provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school.

Breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM, and lunch is served from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at these sites:

(Please note that times may vary slightly at individual sites.)

Additional sites include Boys and Girls Clubs locations throughout the county.

Summer Meals

Summer Meals

St. Lucie Public Schools Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals During Summer Months

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is pleased to provide nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch meals during the summer to children ages 18 and younger. According to SLPS Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest, eighteen sites across St. Lucie County have been selected to serve students (see chart). “All children need good nutrition throughout the year,” said, Wuest.  “We would just like to remind the students to register with the front office before they come to the cafeteria when they are on a school site.”

The Summer Food Service Program will operate during the months of June, July and August.  According to District officials, students are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, SLPS is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 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.

 

Summer Literacy Challenge

Summer Literacy Challenge

Join students all across Florida as they take on the Summer Literacy Adventure Challenge and pledge to read every day. Set a personal goal, work to accomplish it and strive for success!

Florida’s students are being challenged to pledge to read as many books as possible throughout the summer break. Each student can fill out his or her pledge at Summer Literacy Pledge. Following the summer break, the department will recognize the top 10 schools with the highest percentage of participation. The school whose students read the most books will receive a surprise visit from First Lady Ann Scott.

Summer Literacy Adventure

Summer Literacy Adventure

With summer fast approaching, we want to encourage schools, students and parents to prepare for the summer break by participating in this fun reading adventure. First Lady Ann Scott has pledged to read this summer, and you can too. Please join us in the Summer Literacy Adventure by pledging to read this summer. Click on the link, and fill out your name and number of books you pledge to read. Note: All fields are required.
http://app1.fldoe.org/Communicati…/…/SummerLitAdventure.aspx

Summer Leadership Summit

Summer Leadership Summit

As one year begins to close, a bright new year begins to open and SLPS administrators initiate their professional development.  District personnel gathered at Treasure Coast High School to learn, reflect, and re-energize.  Multiple sessions were offered including data, instruction, safety and security.  Team building was included in the mix in the form of an Escape Room challenge!

The tone was set, and this is going to be another amazing year for St. Lucie Public Schools!

 

 

 

 

Summer Internships

Summer Internships

Preparing St. Lucie County’s students with valuable internship experiences and supporting local businesses with summer workforce candidates creates a win-win program that St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is happy to support.  Career Source Research Coast has once again organized the Summer of Success Summer Youth Internship Program providing paid internships for 130 youth residing in St. Lucie County.

Spearheading the effort from SLPS is Executive Director of Growth Management Marty Sanders. He explained that the SLPS Maintenance Department has supported the funding of summer internships through grass roots fundraising for the past ten years.  “We have a vested interest in supporting our students as they pursue their career goals.  The opportunity to partner with Career Source Research Coast in this positive effort is most welcome.”

Students ages 16 – 21 are eligible for the two-week Youth Employment Success Solutions (YESS) program and six-week Internship Program. A $100 bonus is provided to participants for the successful completion of the YESS Training as well as compensation for up to 32 hours per week during the internship portion of the program.

Applications for internship opportunities can be found on the SLPS homepage (www.stlucieschools.org) or Career Source Research Coast homepage (http://careersourcerc.com/).  For more information about the program, visit http://careersourcerc.com/sos-2017-youth-internship-program/ .

 

Summer Internships

Summer Internship Program – A Win-Win for Youth and Business

ST. LUCIE COUNTY –  Preparing St. Lucie County’s students with valuable internship experiences and supporting local businesses with summer workforce candidates creates a win-win program that St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is happy to support.  Career Source Research Coast has once again organized the Summer of Success Summer Youth Internship Program providing paid internships for 130 youth residing in St. Lucie County.

Spearheading the effort from SLPS is Executive Director of Growth Management Marty Sanders. He explained that the SLPS Maintenance Department has supported the funding of summer internships through grass roots fundraising for the past ten years.  “We have a vested interest in supporting our students as they pursue their career goals.  The opportunity to partner with Career Source Research Coast in this positive effort is most welcome.”

 

Students ages 16 – 21 are eligible for the two-week Youth Employment Success Solutions (YESS) program and six-week Internship Program. A $100 bonus is provided to participants for the successful completion of the YESS Training as well as compensation for up to 32 hours per week during the internship portion of the program.

 

Applications for internship opportunities can be found on the SLPS homepage (www.stlucieschools.org) or Career Source Research Coast homepage (http://careersourcerc.com/).  For more information about the program, visit http://careersourcerc.com/sos-2017-youth-internship-program/ .

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

Summer intern program awards students scholarships

Summer intern program awards students scholarships

The Facilities and Maintenance Department has awarded 2012 Summer Youth Internship Scholarships to high school students for the summer program. Congratulations go to Chard Phebe, pictured, senior at Treasure Coast High, awarded $1,500; Austin Fountain, senior at Ft. Pierce Central awarded $500; Lincoln Sterling, senior at Treasure Coast High awarded $1,000; Nickesha Deallie-Jerry, senior at St. Lucie West Centennial awarded $1,000; Mikeline Jean, senior at St.Lucie West Centennial awarded $1,000; Omar Guerrero, junior at Ft. Pierce Central awarded $250; and Cassandra Babington, junior at St. Lucie West Centennial awarded $250. 2012 Interns were selected by the Facilities and Maintenance Department and worked as interns during the summer. The Facilities Department funds the Summer Internship Program with an Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser this year scheduled for November 2, 2013. For more information on sponsorship of the Summer Internship Program or participation/support of the Golf Tournament contact Cindy Hill at Cynthia.Hill@stlucieschools.org, or (772)340-7104.

Summer Adventure Workshops

Summer Adventure Workshops

Let the summer begin!  Our Summer Adventure workshops are back and better than ever!  Each Thursday in July will be a new theme for families to explore – from weather to Florida Wildlife!  Bring your children ages 4 – 11 and join us this summer for fun hands on activities and each child will also go home with a book!  Summer Adventures will be held at the UP (United Against Poverty) Center in Fort Pierce.  Please call to RSVP at 772-466-302-3147.

 

 

 

Successful Student Work Skills Program Grows

Successful Student Work Skills Program Grows

FORT PIERCE, FL – “Student Perks: It’s More Than Coffee.”  This slogan, used to promote a student-run enterprise known as Student Perks, rings true for those who instituted a work skills opportunity that began percolating four years ago in the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program.

The original Student Perks location, run by Port St. Lucie High School students, is located at the Board of County Commissioners Administration Building located at 2300 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, and is open to the public every Tuesday from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.  Students have successfully sold coffee, pastries, fresh fruit, and signature brand tumblers in a kiosk on the first-floor breezeway for three years.  They reap benefits of authentic experiences while their customers benefit from their valuable services.

This year, the PSLHS students have been mentoring St. Lucie West Centennial High School students to prepare them for the opening of a second Student Perks location.  After much preparation, the second Student Perks, located at Port St. Lucie City Hall Building A (First Floor) at 121 Port St. Lucie Blvd in Port St. Lucie, opened on March 28, 2019.  Student Perks in Port St. Lucie is now open to the public every Thursday from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

The goal of the coffee shop is to support students in their effort to refine skills that will aid them as they transfer to competitive employment after high school. According to Job Coach Martha Taylor, “There is no better practical application of a skill than to use it when authentically interacting with customers.  Student Perks offers our students opportunities to work with customers to flex their abilities in the areas of nutrition, money, marketing, social skills, safety, work ethics, and working with the public.”

Executive Director of Student Services and Exceptional Student Education Bill Tomlinson lauds the partnership with the county and the city. “We greatly appreciate the partnership and continued support of our Transition Programs that provide great opportunities for our students to participate in authentic employment experiences as they prepare to move from school to work.” He added that he is witness to the fact that students are now able to transfer what they have learned in the classroom to an authentic work experience.  “This is truly enhancing and expanding their educational program.”

Students from PSLHS and SLWCHS are responsible for kiosk operations, and proceeds from the coffee shops offset Student Perks’ expenses.

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 FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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Substitute Teaching Rate Increase

Substitute Teaching Rate Increase

Substitute Teaching for St. Lucie Public Schools has just gotten better!

Rates as high as $100 per day.

Incentive pay for Critical Need areas.

Take a closer look at SLPS…..You’ll like what you see!

 

St. Lucie Public Schools has opportunities for qualified candidates to join our substitute teaching team.  Interested candidates will hold a minimum of an Associate’s Degree or 60 college credits and must agree to work at least one day per month.

  • Substitute teachers in Long Term Assignments (21 days or more) earn $100.00 per day.
  • Substitute teachers in our Critical Needs sites earn $90.00 per day for day to day substituting.
  • Our substitute teachers earn a base rate of $71.00 per day and receive a rate increase to $90.00 per day after meeting our frequency requirements.

We value our substitute teachers and provide free tutorials and guidance to those individuals who wish to pursue teaching as a career.

Visit our webpage and apply today:   http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/human-resources/why-st-lucie/

 

Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Presentation

Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Presentation

Marcella Bianco, Wellness Program Manager FL Department of Health, along with two SWAT youth members, Vance Taylor and Victoria Binner gave a presentation to the School Board on September 10, 2013. SWAT members, SWAT advisors and partnership members were recognized for their accomplishments with the new Tobacco Free Environment Policy #2.90 that was recently passed on July 23, 2013.

Students work with numbers at F. K. Sweet

Students work with numbers at F. K. Sweet

Fourth grade students Janyla Rolle, left, and Caleb Militello in Nardi Routten’s class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School worked together to create large numbers. They then wrote those numbers in three different ways: standard form, word form, and expanded form. This was a fun way to practice place value.

Students’ Visual Arts Talents Featured in NY Gallery Exhibition

Students’ Visual Arts Talents Featured in NY Gallery Exhibition

New York’s BFA Photography & Video School of Visual Arts selected the works of gifted student artists from Fort Pierce Central High School for an exhibit entitled 2017 America. Fourteen students from Ms. Heather Blackmon-Gordon’s classes have their works on display at the SVA Gramercy Gallery in New York City.  The total exhibit features a wide range of artistic perspectives from over 30 states.

Blackmon-Gordon said about her students, “I enjoy giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents and compete at a national level.  Exhibitions such as this provide recognition for my students and the Visual Arts Program in St. Lucie County.”  Students whose works are currently on display at 2017 America are: Mark Allen, Alanis Aviles, Gabriella Borges, Deana Diejuste, Alexis Boyd, Caitlyn Brady, Elizabeth Branch, Yesenia Carona, Mario Marin, Jessica Hoyt, Sienna Medina, Evan Bongart, and Mariela Vertiz.

2017 America is an exhibit that provides visitors an opportunity to gain insight into what young Americans are thinking.  The range of artistic perspectives is varied, from personal to political, with an array of creative talents on display for viewers to appreciate.