Student Assignment Pop-up Office

Student Assignment Pop-up Office

Purpose: To assist parents/guardians with Kindergarten enrollment 

Location: The River of Life Fellowship

                3950 Juanita Avenue, Fort Pierce

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Dates: Monday, July 15, 2019 

           Tuesday, July 16, 2019 

           Monday, July 22, 2019 

           Tuesday, July 23, 2019  

*The SLPS Student Assignment main office located at 501 NW University Blvd., Port St. Lucie, will remain open on these days.

Student Assignment Pop-up Office

Student Assignment Pop-up Office

Purpose: To assist parents/guardians with Kindergarten enrollment 

Location: The River of Life Fellowship

                3950 Juanita Avenue, Fort Pierce

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Dates: Monday, July 15, 2019 

           Tuesday, July 16, 2019 

           Monday, July 22, 2019 

           Tuesday, July 23, 2019  

*The SLPS Student Assignment main office located at 501 NW University Blvd., Port St. Lucie, will remain open on these days.

*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 department has another busy summer

Student Assignment department has another busy summer

The St. Lucie Public Schools Student Assignment department has experienced another busy summer, providing customer service to thousands of parents and students in the registration process for the new school year. Pictured is Cynthia Howard assisting a parent registering her child. Ms. Howard is a bus driver during the school year but helps during this very busy time for the department.

Student Artwork Heading to the Capitol

Student Artwork Heading to the Capitol

ST. LUCIE COUNTY -State Representative Larry Lee was present at Tuesday night’s St. Lucie Public Schools Board meeting to accept an original artistic rendering from Palm Pointe seventh grader Kimberly Quigley. Quigley’s watercolor entitled “An Eye On the Future” will travel with Representative Lee to Tallahassee where it will be displayed and become part of the Art in the Capitol exhibit.

Art in the Capitol is the result of a bill designed to bring attention to the arts in education.  Annually, middle school art students submit art for selection at the District level, and winning entries are displayed in the Capitol during the regular legislative session.

St. Lucie Public Schools appreciates the many contributions to the Art in the Capitol contest. Special congratulations are extended to Mariana Solanilla and Hanna Bono both from West Gate K-8 whose artwork received second and third place recognition respectively in the local Art in the Capitol competition.

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.

Student Artwork Heading to the Capitol

Student Artwork Heading to the Capitol

State Representative Larry Lee was present at Tuesday night’s St. Lucie Public Schools Board meeting to accept an original artistic rendering from Palm Pointe seventh grader Kimberly Quigley. Quigley’s watercolor entitled “An Eye On the Future” will travel with Representative Lee to Tallahassee where it will be displayed and become part of the Art in the Capitol exhibit.

Art in the Capitol is the result of a bill designed to bring attention to the arts in education.  Annually, middle school art students submit art for selection at the District level, and winning entries are displayed in the Capitol during the regular legislative session.

St. Lucie Public Schools appreciates the many contributions to the Art in the Capitol contest. Special congratulations are extended to Mariana Solanilla and Hanna Bono both from West Gate K-8 whose artwork received second and third place recognition respectively in the local Art in the Capitol competition.

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Kimberly Quigley, Palm Pointe 7th Grader, and Representative Larry Lee proudly display Quigley’s winning entry. “An Eye On the Future.”

Student Art On Display In New York

Student Art On Display In New York

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Students’ ceramic art pieces from Art Instructor Katherine Avra’s classes at Fort Pierce Central High School are on their way to the New York City National Art Education Conference this month.  These selections join other entries from across the United States as showcase pieces by Skutt Ceramics.

Students were challenged to create functional peep hole plugs of specific dimensions from clay and fired in a kiln.  Bill Jones, editor of Pottery Making Illustrated, judged the designs which will become part of a permanent traveling Peep Plug Collection.  According to Avra, students were enthusiastic about participating and even more excited to discover that their creations will be part of a traveling art show.

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.

 

 

Student Art, 3D, Photography, and Video Contest

Student Art, 3D, Photography, and Video Contest

RULES, GUIDELINES AND PRIZE AMOUNTS

STUDENTS PARTICIPATING MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
THEME: All artwork, 3D sculptures, photographs or video should focus on the corner-stones of representative government, Free Speech, Free Press and Free Society and how these rights ensure “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.“

Artwork needs to be on colored construction paper or white/colored poster board, no larger than 22 x 28 inches. Only original artwork from individual students will be considered. Cutouts from news or media publications are not permitted and will disqualify the entry! Please clearly print your full name, school grade, name of teacher (for contact purposes) and name of school on the back of your artwork.

3D sculptures may be submitted in any medium, but should not be larger than 12 inches wide by 12 inches deep by 18 inches high, and should not weigh more than 20 pounds.

Photographs must be taken by the student. Photographs may not be larger than 11 x 14 inches. Photographs may be enhanced, edited or photoshopped. Please attach all photos to colored construction paper or white/colored poster board, no larger than 22 x 28 inches along with a type written summary in a large print font attached to the front of the poster board. Please also attach an unedited 4 inch by 6 inch reference copy of the original unedited photograph to the front or back. Also, the student is free to decorate the poster board, but it should not be the primary focus of the submission.

Videos submitted must be either a 30 second public service announcement, or an informational piece not exceeding 2 minutes in length with focus on the Law Day theme. Students will provide a copy of the video on either a CD/DVD or thumb drive.

All submissions are the property of the Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library. Submissions will be judged on originality, creativity, technical use of the materials chosen and how well the theme is incorporated into the work. Please be sure to include the student’s name and contact information with their submission or it may be disqualified.

 

Submissions must be delivered to the Rupert J. Smith Law Library located at: 221South Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida, 34950 between Monday through Thurs-day: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (772) 462-2370.
Entries must be turned in no later than March 22, 2019.
Award winners will receive their prize and certificate during an award ceremony held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 beginning at 5:00pm at the Paula A. Lewis Branch Library, 2950 SW Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Please join us in celebration of Law Day. Light refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions about Law Day 2019 rules & guidelines? Please call Kim A. Cunzo, Esq.:(772) 409-4353.

 

Law Day 2019 – Final Revision – Rules

Storytelling is fun at Windmill Point Elementary

Storytelling is fun at Windmill Point Elementary

Windmill Point Elementary School was visited by storyteller Donna Washington who joined students recently for two special assemblies.  Mrs. Washington resides in North Carolina and travels to schools to tell her wonderful stories. Pictured, from left standing, are Nazare Moore, Ms. Washington, and Dawkins Lormejuste. Seated from left, are Kailey Jocelyn, Morgan Mack, and Talia Ricketts.

Storybook character visits F. K. Sweet to promote reading

Storybook character visits F. K. Sweet to promote reading

Clifford the Big Red Dog recently visited Frances K. Sweet Elementary School to promote the school’s fall book fair. Pictured is Clifford (Justin Adrian) with student Alex Neil with his purchase from the book fair. All profits from the book fair will be used to purchase new books for the Media Center.

Storybook Character Parade Held at Palm Pointe

Storybook Character Parade Held at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten students and teachers at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition participated in the annual Storybook Character Parade. Students chose a book that they had read and dressed up like that character. Parents were invited to come and watch the parade. The parade route went around the school as the excited students waved to everyone. This event was awesome! Pictured from the front is teacher Cheryl Petrino, her paraprofessional B-J Gallo, and teacher Heather Knapp along with students from both of their classes.

Stop The Bleed Training

Stop The Bleed Training

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and SLPS partnered to provide training for employees in the nationally recognized program — Stop the Bleed. Participants were afforded an opportunity for hands-on experiences in how to perform life-saving measures in critical situations.

Stop the Bleed Training

Stop the Bleed Training

Stop The Bleed is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly to save lives.  According the the Department of Homeland Security, it can take less than five minutes for someone to bleed out after an accident.  EMS and other forms of emergency rescue often take longer to arrive on the scene.  It is vital that everyone has the knowledge and the tools to stop bleeding before it is too late.  The Stop the Bleed Campaign is critical to saving lives in America.

The training is sponsored by Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and St. Lucie Public Schools.   Each participant completing the training will receive a Stop the Bleed kit for their school free of charge.   The targeted audience for the training is teachers, bus drivers, food service employees, security officials, and administrators.

The training is approximately 2 hours in length and participation is voluntary.
Registration is now available in Frontline for participants to register.  All scheduled trainings will be held at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center located at 1700 S 23rd Street in Fort Pierce.  If you have a special request for training  for your staff at your school location or for students in your medical academies,  please let me know and I will see if that can be accommodated.

 

Training Dates:

October 26, 2018 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m 1:00 p.m.–3:00p.m. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
January  7, 2019 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
January 23, 2019 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
February 1, 2019 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
April 3, 2019 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
June 3, 2019 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
June 4, 2019 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

 

Stop The Bleed Training

Stop The Bleed Training

School Board Chair Dr. Donna Mills was at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center with SLPS educators and Executive Director of Exceptional Student Education and Student Services Bill Tomlinson taking a STOP THE BLEED Training.

The training was all about saving a life by knowing how to stop bleeding of open wounds after an injury. More people in the U.S. die from traumatic open wounds and loss of blood than any other cause of death. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center has a partnership with SLPS to train staff. Each participant received a free STOP THE BLEED kit.

A special thank you to the trainers for this session: Lawnwood’s Director of Trauma Services Doreen Gilligan, Mary Givans and Chinetta Neal. A special thanks to Chinetta Neal for helping Dr. Mills bring this invaluable training to St. Lucie Public schools.

 

 

Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) Program

Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) Program

SNAP®, which stands for Stop Now And Plan, is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral model that provides a framework for teaching children struggling with behavior issues, and their parents, effective emotional regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills. The primary goal of SNAP is to help children to stop and think before they act, and keep them in school and out of trouble.

SNAP was developed by Child Development Institute, an accredited children’s mental health organization in Toronto, in 1985 as an intervention program.  Since then, the program has grown and evolved into an internationally recognized model for teaching troubled children and their parents how to effectively manage their emotions and “keep problems small.”

For more information on the program, please see the attached SNAP Brochure or contact:

Children’s Homes Society
Treasure Coast
772.460.9752

Steve Weagle Visits Northport K-8 for the “Wearing of the Green!”

Steve Weagle Visits Northport K-8 for the “Wearing of the Green!”

Oh what a lucky day it was at Northport K-8 School! The Chief Meteorologist for WPTV, Channel 5, Steve Weagle visited to not only give students an engaging lesson on weather forecasting, but he also participated in the Wearing of the Green in the media center. Northport first and second graders listened intently about the use of radar to find rain and learned about how rain buckets are used to measure the amount of precipitation. Steve showed the students an anemometer that measures wind speed and direction and what funnel clouds really look like. He reviewed the Saffir Simpson Scale, spoke about hurricane hunters, and showed students a small weather station. Steve told the students his favorite weather is hurricanes because they are so intense and he is awake for days studying and reporting the weather. Thank you for the awesome visit Steve!

Step Up to the Billion Steps Challenge

Step Up to the Billion Steps Challenge

Join the Billion Steps Walking Challenge, a project of the Healthy St. Lucie Coalition.

Fly solo or form a team with your family, friends, work buddies, or neighbors. Don’t like walking? That’s okay – you can choose from over 100 different types of physical activities. Make this a personal commitment to your health and our community. Let’s rally together on this journey for the next year. Together we can reach the goal of one billion steps in 2018. Check out www.healthystlucie.walkertracker.com, or contact your Wellness Manager, Stacy Donnelly at stacy.donnelly@stlucieschools.org or 429-3974.

 

Step Up to the Billion Steps Challenge

Step It Up

St. Lucie Public Schools is making progress toward the Billion Step Challenge.  Invite more friends to join your team!

Need some ideas on how to get those extra steps in?

Take a look at Stacy Jacobson Donnelly’s Triple W Wellness Newsletter each Wednesday.

From 5K runs to low impact exercise classes, there are tips to get everyone moving.

How about a 5K Run/1 mile Walk? *3rd Annual Treasure Coast Heroes 5k Run/1 mile Walk

Make your errands count! Park farther away from the front door.

Take an extra loop around the grocery store or market before you check out.

Take the stairs whenever possible.

Use your breaks for fitness!  Instead of sitting during your lunch hour, take to the road for a midday walk.

Make time for a brief walk every evening, even 10 minutes a day can really add up.

Take the longest route to your co-workers desk, the restroom, or the water fountain.

Schedule a walk like an appointment, this way you’re sure not to miss it!

 

 

 

 

STE@Minar Conference Turns Up the Heat for Teaching and Learning

STE@Minar Conference Turns Up the Heat for Teaching and Learning

This year’s STE@Minar Conference, hosted by St. Lucie Pubic Schools (SLPS) featured a spotlight on science, technology, the arts, engineering, and mathematics education. Strategies, resources, academic plans, and collaborative discussions were among the choices of talent development sessions offered at this event.

With quality instruction as a core priority for the school district, the STE@Minar Conference provided professional educators with opportunities to turn up the heat on teaching and learning. In the same way that a single degree change takes water from hot at 211 degrees to boiling at 212 degrees, the infusion of varied and engaging instructional practices can motivate learners, inspire inquiry, and catapult results for students.

According to Joseph St. Rose, an Algebra instructor, this conference has afforded the opportunity to work with other experts in the field and glean professional practices and resources to help his students advance in the rigorous curriculum.  “I am looking forward to connecting with my colleagues to continue our work together beyond the conference.”

“Advancements in STE@M education are critically important to preparing students for the world of work and for successful collegiate experiences,” said Allison Barajas, co-coordinator for the event.  “In the same way that we create positive momentum in education by working together collaboratively and sharing ideas, we work with our business partners to create a more innovative conference each year.”  She went on to express her appreciation for the support of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Indian River State College, Regional Center for Nuclear Education and Training (RCNET), Laser-tec, and Wal-mart.

Teri Barenborg, co-coordinator, added “We are also extremely appreciative of area science and math agencies and vendors who provided information and donated door prizes.”  She noted, “A boom to this year’s conference was the decision to move the event to Indian River State College’s Kight and Brown Centers.   This shift enabled our teachers to partner with IRSC professors in providing the latest information about STE@M topics in unique conference sessions.”

STE@Minar Conference Turns Up the Heat for Teaching and Learning

STE@Minar Conference Turns Up the Heat for Teaching and Learning

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — This year’s STE@Minar Conference, hosted by St. Lucie Pubic Schools (SLPS) featured a spotlight on science, technology, the arts, engineering, and mathematics education. Strategies, resources, academic plans, and collaborative discussions were among the choices of talent development sessions offered at this event.

With quality instruction as a core priority for the school district, the STE@Minar Conference provided professional educators with opportunities to turn up the heat on teaching and learning. In the same way that a single degree change takes water from hot at 211 degrees to boiling at 212 degrees, the infusion of varied and engaging instructional practices can motivate learners, inspire inquiry, and catapult results for students.

According to Joseph St. Rose, an Algebra instructor, this conference has afforded the opportunity to work with other experts in the field and glean professional practices and resources to help his students advance in the rigorous curriculum.  “I am looking forward to connecting with my colleagues to continue our work together beyond the conference.”

“Advancements in STE@M education are critically important to preparing students for the world of work and for successful collegiate experiences,” said Allison Barajas, co-coordinator for the event.  “In the same way that we create positive momentum in education by working together collaboratively and sharing ideas, we work with our business partners to create a more innovative conference each year.”  She went on to express her appreciation for the support of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Indian River State College, Regional Center for Nuclear Education and Training (RCNET), Laser-tec, and Wal-mart.

Teri Barenborg, co-coordinator, added “We are also extremely appreciative of area science and math agencies and vendors who provided information and donated door prizes.”  She noted, “A boom to this year’s conference was the decision to move the event to Indian River State College’s Kight and Brown Centers.   This shift enabled our teachers to partner with IRSC professors in providing the latest information about STE@M topics in unique conference sessions.”

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.

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