Mariposa Elementary’s Brandon Roth Receives the Citizen Hero Award

Mariposa Elementary’s Brandon Roth Receives the Citizen Hero Award

Mariposa Elementary’s Fifth Grader, Brandon Roth, took action to help another during difficult times, and he was recognized for his actions by the St. Lucie County Fire District with a Citizen Hero Award. Brandon Roth was riding his hoverboard to a friend’s home in Port St. Lucie to play when he noticed a woman was on the ground lying unconscious by her front door.  He investigated and saw that she was in real trouble.  He flagged down a passing car and told them what he saw and asked them to call 911.  They did and Brandon waited by the woman until the paramedics arrived. Brandon felt a real sense of responsibility to make sure that she was okay, and that she didn’t die.  He stayed by her side until the Fire Department arrived.

When the ambulance arrived, they were able to transport her to the hospital and fortunately were able to revive her.  The Fire District stated that the outcome may have been very different if had it not been for Brandon’s actions.  Remarkable for a 10 year old!

 

Northport and FPC Collaborate in the Kitchen!

Northport and FPC Collaborate in the Kitchen!

Northport’s 8th grade culinary students visited the advanced culinary classes at Fort Pierce Central High School. Central’s Chef Jesse Strell, in coordination with Ms. Rachel Savela, brought their students together to mentor and learn together. Northport students learned how to make a roux and many knife skills including the Rondelle cut.

Florida Department of Health Child Care Food Program

Florida Department of Health Child Care Food Program

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 sites listed below, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

 

SCHOOL/SITE Address
PALM POINTE 10680 Academic Way PSL 34987
WEATHERBEE 800 E Weatherbee Rd FP 34982
C A MOORE 827 N. 29th Street FP 34947
SLW K8 1501 SW Cashmere Blvd PSL 34986
SAM GAINES 2250 S. Jenkins Rd FP 34947
ALLAPATTAH FLATS 12051 NW Copper Creek Dr PSL 34987
MORNINGSIDE 2300 SE Gowin Dr PSL 34952
LAKEWOOD PARK 7800 Indrio Road FP 34951
FLORESTA 1501 SE Floresta Dr PSL 34983
BAYSHORE 1661 SW Bayshore Blvd PSL 34984
NORTHPORT 250 NW Floresta Dr PSL 34983
WINDMILL POINT 700 Darwin Blvd PSL 34953
SOUTHPORT 2420 SE Morningside Blvd PSL 34952
MARIPOSA 2620 SE Mariposa Ave PSL 34952
OAK HAMMOCK 1251 SW California Blvd PSL 34953
MANATEE 1450 SW Heatherwood Blvd PSL 34986
RIVERS EDGE 5600 NE St. James PSL 34983
WEST GATE 1050 NW Cashmere Blvd PSL 34986
LAWNWOOD 1900 S 23rd St FP 34950

 

 

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 as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked 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. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Big Heart Brigade Delivers

Big Heart Brigade Delivers

The annual Big Heart Brigade is ready to serve the community again this year by delivering Thanksgiving meals.

To request a meal delivery on Thanksgiving morning, please call 621-3328.

Note: This phone line will only be monitored between:
Monday, October 29 and Friday, November 16.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

WCE Dads enjoyed breakfast with their students.  WCE Dads signed a pledge to support the staff, students, and the overall school community by staying involved and ensuring that education remains a top priority.

November Is Family Engagement in Education Month

November Is Family Engagement in Education Month

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart announced November as Family Engagement in Education Month. Family Engagement in Education Month focuses on schools and families working together to support learning for every child.

“We know that when parents and families are involved in a child’s education, the result is higher student achievement and more students prepared for future success,” said Commissioner Stewart. “I encourage all Florida families to get involved throughout the school year, stay informed and continue to make their child’s education a top priority.”

Family Engagement in Education Month not only brings awareness to the crucial role of parents and families, it provides schools and communities the opportunity to show appreciation to those who support student success at home and school.

Research shows that regardless of family income or background, students with involved parents and families are more likely to have:

  • Higher grades, test scores and graduation rates,
  • Better school attendance,
  • Increased motivation and self-esteem,
  • Lower rates of suspension,
  • Decreased use of drugs and alcohol, and
  • Fewer instances of violent behavior.

The Department of Education’s Bureau of Family and Community Outreach works with families, school districts and community-based organizations to increase family engagement by identifying and sharing information and resources that will lead to student success.

The Family Engagement in Education Month offers resources to help parents and families become more involved in their child’s education. (Click below.)

http://www.fldoe.org/schools/family-community/activities-programs/parental-involvement.stml

 

State of Jobs Conference

State of Jobs Conference

Students learn about career pathways in healthcare, manufacturing, and skilled trades during the State of Jobs Fair.

This is a win-win for students and for employers.  Watch this edition of School Report.

#BuildAFuture

#StLucieProud

#StLucieStrong

SGAET Gears Up

SGAET Gears Up

Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies (SGAET) received a facelift in the cafeteria.  Students and staff were excited to see the fresh new design that coincides with the school’s STEM focus.

 

 

Northport Teachers and Students Celebrate Idiom Day!

Northport Teachers and Students Celebrate Idiom Day!

Every day is a wonderful day @ Northport.

Third graders dressed up as idioms…like, “it’s raining cats and dogs,” “butterflies in my stomach,” and “two heads are better than one.” The students and teachers were filled with 🎃 JOY ❤ The teachers were all SMARTIE PANTS!!!!!!

Northport Celebrates Stingrays and Sharks Honor Roll 2018!

Northport Celebrates Stingrays and Sharks Honor Roll 2018!

Northport is pleased to present our very first Honor Roll recipients for the 2018-2019 school year. Parents, grandparents and families are celebrating Principal’s Honor Roll, A and B Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance. We are pleased as punch to reward these accomplishments. Attendance and achievement are vital components of our school wide goals. Thanks everyone for coming out to school!

Northport Frames Florida Family Engagement in Education Month!

Northport Frames Florida Family Engagement in Education Month!

Along with hundreds of schools across the state of Florida, Northport is recognizing parents, grandparents and families who come to the school to support our children. November is heralded as Florida Family Engagement in Education Month, and Northport is engaging families at every turn. We understand that family involvement is a vital piece to the success of the school unit. We are one big extended family and we believe in student support. All month long, pictures and stories of family engagement @NP will be highlighted. Achievement, attendance and family engagement are pieces of our School Improvement pie.

Keep coming over to school and encouraging our community and the students. It means a lot and it WORKS!!!!! Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance ROCKS!!!!!

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates Storybook Character Day

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates Storybook Character Day

Mariposa Elementary celebrated Storybook Character Day. It was a huge success and culminated with a character parade featuring Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grades. Many of our teachers and staff participated as superheroes including our very own Principal R. Craig Logue and Assistant Principal Angela Patton.

Pictured Above: R. Craig Logue, Angela Patton, Claudia Bonilla, William Spies, Mindy Satawa, and Monica Almeida.

It was fun for all.

Pictured:  Arianna Lopez, Cristian Gomez, and Charles Sloan


Pictured: Teacher, Alicia Swink, with Angel Vittanueva, Aria Campbell, and Daniel Hernandez.

Pictured as Batman is William Spies, ESE Chair.

PSLHS Raider Meet

PSLHS Raider Meet

Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion hosted a Raider competition at Port St. Lucie High School. Volunteer cadets for each company assisted in running the competition’s five events.  The cadets performed tasks such as running scores back to H22 (the JROTC classroom), working the concession stand, and making sure tents posted around the school had water for anyone who needed it. There were 11 schools from  four different counties with over 25 separate teams competing in three separate categories (Male, Female, and Mixed).

The teams participated in: Relay Run, Tire Flip, Cross Country Rescue, Humvee Push, and Rope Bridge.   The Jaguar Battalion came in first and second place in the Male category and first place in the Female category and Jupiter HS won the Mixed category.  The regional competition to determine who qualifies for the Florida State Raider Meet is on November 10, 2018, at South Fork High School.   

TCHS Criminal Justice Trained and Ready

TCHS Criminal Justice Trained and Ready

Treasure Coast High School Criminal Justice students participated in Florida Public Service Association (FPSA) training on the teacher development day (10-26-18). The students practiced the following techniques: handcuffing, building searches, cover vs. concealment, interpersonal skills, weapon retention, and radio communications.
The students performed exceptionally well.  The FPSA state competition takes place in March 2019 in Orlando Florida.

 

Ghoulish Celebration

Ghoulish Celebration

St. Lucie West Centennial Culinary 2 students put up an awesome Halloween buffet. Culinary 2 students in Chef Gedke-Balachak’s classes worked together to whip up this ghoulish celebration! Way to go, Eagles!

 

 

 

High Tech Design

High Tech Design

Port St. Lucie High students explored Florida Polytechnic University’s STEM Integration labs.  Hosted by Dr. Ryan Integlia, John Picchiarini and Chris Medley’s students participated in demonstrations with wearable electronics, Arts and STEM integration, optoelectronics, supervised machine learning, artificial intelligence, and renewable energy just to name some of experiences!

The visit is the first step in this year’s collaboration project between Port St. Lucie High Technical Design students and Florida Polytechnic University students.

Look for more to come!

Garber Fundraiser: Drive for Education at FPW (11/3)

Garber Fundraiser: Drive for Education at FPW (11/3)

On Saturday November 3, test drive a new Buick and help Fort Pierce Westwood High School (FPWHS) located at 1801 Panther Lane in Fort Pierce, receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm. For each two-to-three minute test drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

 

Participants will sign-in at the main entrance of FPWHS’s campus where they will have easy access to the test drive range.  Drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

 

Visitors to the campus will also benefit from the services of other community organizations such as the Sheriff’s Office with fingerprinting services for children, the Humane Society with on-site adoption opportunities, and the Health Department with flu vaccinations (first come, first served).

 

Principal Joseph Lezeau is eager to host the drive event.  “Garber Buick GMC is a remarkable community partner in education.  This event will help our school raise funds for extracurricular activities and competitions for students who are active in productions and competitions that take place far beyond the regular school day. Fundraisers like this help us provide the means for our students to showcase their talents at high level competitions and events.”

 

About Garber Buick GMC

Garber Buick GMC is a full-service GM dealership at 5255 U. S Highway One in Ft. Pierce.  The property features a new car showroom, state-of-the-art service department, business offices, parts department and a Quick Lane Oil Change.  They have room to display hundreds of new Buicks, GMCs and GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.  Garber Buick GMC also has a large Collision Center that is supported by all Insurance Companies.  Consumers have rated Garber Buick GMC #1 in Customer Service on the Treasure Coast.  The Garber family has been in the automobile business for over 100 years beginning with Garber Buick in Saginaw Michigan established in 1907.  Garber Automotive Group has 15 dealerships representing 14 manufacturers.    The company is known for their civic leadership in the communities where they do business.  To that end, Garber Buick GMC has a Community Room free to use for group meetings and non-profit organizations.  The Community Room can accommodate up to 40 people with tables, chairs and a 60” TV for presentations.   Garber Buick GMC’s website is www.garberbuickgmc.com.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked 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. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.