Kids at Hope Day/Week 2018
November 12-16, 2018 (2nd Wednesday in November)
2018 Theme: A CULTURE of HOPE
The power behind Kids at Hope is its cultural strategy.
Rather than advance KAH within a program or curriculum, KAH is unleashed by harnessing the power of WE. It is the WE rather than the ME that can reach all children and youth with a message and strategy that demonstrates how all kids are capable of success, No Exceptions!! It is the WE that represents culture.
For KAH to work best and most effectively the village and all villagers need to be part of, rather than a part from, the three Universal Truths which define KAH:
Show us how your school, organization, department, agency or community is encouraging everyone to see every kid as AT HOPE and how your team is using BELIEVE-CONNECT-TIME TRAVEL as part of your overall strategy.
Keep in mind the ME can only reach some kids. It is the WE that can reach all kids!
Like last year, in place of a traditional contest, we want you to share your celebrations with us on social media!
Post on either Facebook, Instagramor Twitter and use the hashtag #cultureofhope2018
Posts will be checked until Friday, November 30th. Each post will be entered into a drawing to win some fabulous prizes! The more you post and tag, the more chances you have to win!*
The City of Port St. Lucie welcomed a group of bright and inquisitive local fifth grade students to participate in a field trip to City Hall as part of Florida City Government Week. Check out a quick recap of students’ experiences.
Last month, we welcomed a group of bright and inquisitive local fifth grade students to participate in a field trip to City Hall as part of Florida City Goverment Week. Check out a quick recap, and we thank St. Lucie Public Schools and several local private schools for helping us make this happen!#FLCityWeek Florida League of Cities, Inc.
This year, as part of our Northport School Improvement Plan, one of our important goals is to raise attendance rates. We are determined to get our students into school so that our achievement levels will rise. We celebrated with a popcorn and movie party today with parties for grades 3 through 8 for all students who earned Perfect Attendance for the first quarter. We are proud to report that at this time we have raised our attendance levels significantly. This is awesome! Next quarter, students will celebrate with a school dance. This is an even better encouragement. Thank you to all parents who are helping us achieve our goals and get the students in their seats to learn. We LOVE you for that!
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’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.
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.
10680 Academic Way PSL 34987
800 E Weatherbee Rd FP 34982
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827 N. 29th Street FP 34947
1501 SW Cashmere Blvd PSL 34986
2250 S. Jenkins Rd FP 34947
12051 NW Copper Creek Dr PSL 34987
2300 SE Gowin Dr PSL 34952
7800 Indrio Road FP 34951
1501 SE Floresta Dr PSL 34983
1661 SW Bayshore Blvd PSL 34984
250 NW Floresta Dr PSL 34983
700 Darwin Blvd PSL 34953
2420 SE Morningside Blvd PSL 34952
2620 SE Mariposa Ave PSL 34952
1251 SW California Blvd PSL 34953
1450 SW Heatherwood Blvd PSL 34986
5600 NE St. James PSL 34983
1050 NW Cashmere Blvd PSL 34986
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: email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.)
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 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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.