Student Perks Brewing Up Business

Student Perks Brewing Up Business

A work skills opportunity that began percolating last year for students in the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program is brewing again this year with bold expectations.  On Tuesday, November 28, the student-run enterprise known as Student Perks will begin selling coffee, pastries, fresh fruit, and signature brand tumblers in a kiosk on the first floor breezeway of the Board of County Commissioners Administration Building located at 2300 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.

The grand re-opening is slated for 9 AM. Patrons working in the Administration Building as well as customers from the general public are welcome to purchase items every Tuesday 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, “The coffee cart is a training gold mine. 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.”

This year, students from two high schools will man the kiosk — Port St. Lucie High School and Fort Pierce Westwood High School.  Two returning students from last year’s inaugural team will serve as mentors for the nine other Student Perks team members.  This will be important, because students are held to high standards. “It’s real work,” said Taylor.  “First the students must excel in their schoolwork. Then, based upon recommendations from their teachers, the students interview for the various positions available in the Student Perks kiosk.” In keeping with the Student Perks tagline, “It’s more than coffee!”

Taylor and others who work with the students in the program laud the Board of County Commissioners and staff members in the Board of County Commissioners Administration Building for their support.  She indicated that while participants in the Student Perks program receive support from a SLPS Job Coach, there is no better practical application of a skill than to use it when authentically interacting with customers.

All proceeds from the coffee shop will offset Student Perks’ expenses. For information, contact SLPS Job Coach Martha Taylor at 772-370-0891 or SLC Human Resources Manager Douglas Baber at 772- 462-5267.

 

 

 

Student Perks Brewing Up Business

Student Perks Brewing Up Business

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – A work skills opportunity that began percolating last year for students in the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program is brewing again this year with bold expectations.  On Tuesday, November 28, the student-run enterprise known as Student Perks will begin selling coffee, pastries, fresh fruit, and signature brand tumblers in a kiosk on the first floor breezeway of the Board of County Commissioners Administration Building located at 2300 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.

The grand re-opening is slated for 9 AM. Patrons working in the Administration Building as well as customers from the general public are welcome to purchase items every Tuesday 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, “The coffee cart is a training gold mine. 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.”

This year, students from two high schools will man the kiosk — Port St. Lucie High School and Fort Pierce Westwood High School.  Two returning students from last year’s inaugural team will serve as mentors for the nine other Student Perks team members.  This will be important, because students are held to high standards. “It’s real work,” said Taylor.  “First the students must excel in their schoolwork. Then, based upon recommendations from their teachers, the students interview for the various positions available in the Student Perks kiosk.” In keeping with the Student Perks tagline, “It’s more than coffee!”

Taylor and others who work with the students in the program laud the Board of County Commissioners and staff members in the Board of County Commissioners Administration Building for their support.  She indicated that while participants in the Student Perks program receive support from a SLPS Job Coach, there is no better practical application of a skill than to use it when authentically interacting with customers.

All proceeds from the coffee shop will offset Student Perks’ expenses. For information, contact SLPS Job Coach Martha Taylor at 772-370-0891 or SLC Human Resources Manager Douglas Baber at 772- 462-5267.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  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.

 

Student of the Month Named for 2019

Student of the Month Named for 2019

Northport community is so pleased to present our Northport Students of the Month for January 2019. Students are selected by their teachers for having good citizenship, being a good friend, being a positive role model or for just doing the right thing. There are so many reasons why a student might be selected to represent their peers as a Student of the Month.

We are so grateful for all the parental support. Thank you to all parents who came to our celebration in support of their children. It means the world to the students and their teachers. Parental and family support makes our school stronger. Great job to all of our first Students of the Month for 2019.

Student Makes Reading Fun

Student Makes Reading Fun

Treasure Coast High School Junior Aaliyah Brown is competing in the community service division of the Florida Public Service Association.  Autism has peaked her interest, and she has begun to work alongside autistic children of all age groups. She is working on the correlation between autism and reading.  Reading has been shown to improve brain connectivity within students of autism, and she has been making strides in incorporating this into their curriculum. She believes that making reading a fun experience is the biggest step in progress. To put this theory to the test, she has begun reading to autistic children within her own school environment. Aaliyah has worked with Mr. Wiebenga, Mrs. Swieter, Mrs. Hammel, and Mrs. Maldonando.  Through interactive activities, and books geared toward their general level of comprehension; she hopes to gradually extend learning.

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Student Led Conferences at White City Elementary

Student Led Conferences at White City Elementary

White City Elementary families participated in Student Led Conference Night.  Students shared their learning goals, assessment data, and their action plan with their parents.  Parents received specific information regarding their students’ academic performance.
Student-led Conferences at White City Elementary

Student-led Conferences at White City Elementary

All White City Elementary families were invited to participate in student-led conference night.  Students shared their academic goals, assignments, and discussed their overall progress with their families.

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Student-led conferences are a success at Windmill Point

Student-led conferences are a success at Windmill Point

Student-led conferences are family discussions where the student leads a discussion of his/her work. In this format, the teacher becomes the facilitator while students lead their families in conversations that require them to reflect on and evaluate their work. Students in first through fifth grades recently invited their parents in to share with them their academic progress from the first nine weeks. Pictured, at left, Principal Jonetha Maness conferences with a student while Erick Lopez conferences with his dad, Ray Lopez.

Students learn about nature at Oxbow

Students learn about nature at Oxbow

Frances K. Sweet Elementary second grade students gather to examine a native plant species during their recent Oxbow Eco-Center field trip.  The students, from Rachel Luhta’s class, also went on a nature hike to learn more about insects and plants while visiting the center. 

Student Hero

Student Hero

Fifth grader Brandon Roth from Mariposa Elementary School was recognized during the December Board meeting for his courageous actions during a life-threatening situation.

This summer, Brandon was riding his skateboard when he discovered a neighbor in distress lying in her doorway. He ran to her aid and flagged down a passing car to call 911. He continued to wait with her until the rescue trucks and firefighters arrived.

His quick thinking and immediate action averted a potentially tragic outcome.  The School District  celebrates his quick and responsible thinking.

 

 

Student Enrollment April 1-30

Student Enrollment April 1-30

Kindergarten, Middle School, and New Student Open Enrollment has been moved to April 1st -30th to prepare for our new online registration system. The new online registration system will save parents time and allow you to apply for a school in the comfort of your home. No more long lines, no long waits, and quick electronic notifications.  Please visit the www.stlucieschools.org to stay informed on updates regarding registration information.

Student council officers elected at Palm Pointe

Student council officers elected at Palm Pointe

Student Council Officers for 2011-2012 were recently elected at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition.  All the students running for office made posters and gave speeches during morning announcements.  New officers, back row from left, Coral Bailey, President, Trish Konopelko, Sponsor, and Danae Beech, Vice President. Front row, from left, Hannah Enoch, Secretary and Sydney Holtzclaw, Treasurer.

 

Student Code of Conduct booklet to be available electronically

Student Code of Conduct booklet to be available electronically

To save money and printing resources, the annual St. Lucie School Board Student Code of Conduct booklet, which outlines expectations and consequences for students and parents, will be available electronically on the district website. An electronic copy of the Code can be located online at http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/pdf/codeofconduct.pdf. If parents require a paper copy of the Code, they can indicate in the online form, sign and return to the district office, and one will be provided to their child. Paper copies are also available upon request at the child’s school and at the District Administration Office located at 4204 Okeechobee Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida. District Administrative Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This Code has been adopted to help students gain the greatest possible benefit from his/her school experience. Parents/guardians are responsible for the actions of their children and should be involved in the education of their children. Parents will be notified at school open house events, as well as via email notices and automated telephone calls.

Student Chefs Delight Attendees

Student Chefs Delight Attendees

Northport K8 and Port St. Lucie High School Culinary Teams delivered up gourmet tastes that delighted those who attended the Taste of St. Lucie Big Brothers Big Sisters event. Northport’s mini pineapple upside down cakes disappeared as fast as the Port St. Lucie High School’s Crawfish Bisque and Boom-Boom Wontons. Our student chefs were outstanding!

Student Chef Cook-Off This Tuesday

Student Chef Cook-Off This Tuesday

 

FORT PIERCE, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Child Nutrition Services Department in collaboration with the High School Culinary Arts Program will host the premier Student Chef Cook-Off at Fort Pierce Central High School Cafeteria on April 17, 2018 from 4-6 pm. The Tasting and Awards portion begins at 5:30 pm.

 

The purpose of the event is for SLPS student chefs to create enticing entrees for the School Meals Program following the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. The winning entrée will be featured on the 2018-2019 High School Lunch Menu.  The Middle School Culinary Arts Program will provide Smart Snack approved treats.

 

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 91.0 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.

 

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Student Chef Cook-off

Student Chef Cook-off

St. Lucie Public Schools Child Nutrition Services Department would like to congratulate Brandon Parks and Shannon Sears of Fort Pierce Central High School’s Culinary Program for winning the first Student Culinary Cook-Off. Their entree, Boom Boom Chicken Bake, will be featured on the 2018-2019 school lunch menu.

The purpose of the event was for student chefs to create enticing entrees for the School Meals Program following the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program.

The middle school culinary arts program provided Smart Snack approved treats. Ms. Tremblay’s Culinary students (Meghan and Samantha Cooper-De Quesada) are shown below at Fort Pierce Central High School distributing their healthy frozen treats: Blue-Dillys and Straw-Dillys.

 

 

STUDENT CHANGE-MAKERS PRESENT IDEAS IN PROJECT CITIZEN SHOWCASE

STUDENT CHANGE-MAKERS PRESENT IDEAS IN PROJECT CITIZEN SHOWCASE

St. Lucie Public Schools seventh graders don’t just talk about perceived problems in the community, they seek solutions and find ways to put their plans into action in this year’s Project Citizen Showcase.

 

Distinguished judges from area municipalities, research centers, and community organizations will speak to students about their projects and discern award status.  The event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 14 at IRSC’s Kight Center on the Fort Pierce campus from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM.

 

Kate Ems, coordinator for this event, explains that seventh grade students work to identify a problem in their community, research public policy, contemplate solutions to the problem, and create an action plan.  She said, “This is an outstanding opportunity for students to learn to work collaboratively and learn about government through a new lens.  It gives them great perspective on how they can be contributing members of society and change-makers.”

 

The top three projects will be placed on display in the State Capitol Building with other seventh grade projects from across Florida to be viewed by State Representatives.  Of these projects, a select number will then compete for state-level accolades.

 

STUDENT CHANGE-MAKERS PRESENT IDEAS IN PROJECT CITIZEN SHOWCASE

STUDENT CHANGE-MAKERS PRESENT IDEAS IN PROJECT CITIZEN SHOWCASE

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools seventh graders don’t just talk about perceived problems in the community, they seek solutions and find ways to put their plans into action in this year’s Project Citizen Showcase.

 

Distinguished judges from area municipalities, research centers, and community organizations will speak to students about their projects and discern award status.  The event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 14 at IRSC’s Kight Center on the Fort Pierce campus from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM.

 

Kate Ems, coordinator for this event, explains that seventh grade students work to identify a problem in their community, research public policy, contemplate solutions to the problem, and create an action plan.  She said, “This is an outstanding opportunity for students to learn to work collaboratively and learn about government through a new lens.  It gives them great perspective on how they can be contributing members of society and change-makers.”

 

The top three projects will be placed on display in the State Capitol Building with other seventh grade projects from across Florida to be viewed by State Representatives.  Of these projects, a select number will then compete for state-level accolades.

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About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  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.

Student Assignment Temporary Location

Student Assignment Temporary Location

Purpose: To assist parents/guardians with student enrollment 

Location: Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies – Gymnasium (2250 S. Jenkins Road, Ft. Pierce)

Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Dates: July 29, 2019 – August 14, 2019 (Monday through Friday)

*For your convenience, on-line applications are available 7 days a week/24 hours a day.

Visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/

Student Assignment Temporary Location

Student Assignment Temporary Location

From August 1 to August 13, the Student Assignment office will temporarily operate from the Treasure Coast Public Safety Complex in Fort Pierce to support the increased back-to-school needs of parents, students, and community members.  Hours of operation are from 8 AM to 4 PM.  This is an important shift at this exciting and busy time of year to accommodate our customers and their parking needs.

Please make note of this temporary location: 4600 Kirby Loop Road in Fort Pierce.

(This is located near Indian River State College’s main campus.)