GiveBack2Kids Starts Strong @Northport

GiveBack2Kids Starts Strong @Northport

Northport Community is so thrilled to announce that in partnership with GIVEBACK@KIDS, Inc. We have selected our GiveBack2Kids Student of the Month for grades K-5 and grades 6-8. For outstanding civic responsibility and leadership, we are proud to select Tony Mormon and Gregorio Saldana. Many thanks to James Monds and David Gornitzky for their dedication to Northport students. Pictured: Tony Mormon with his dad and Northport administration.

Northport Celebrates First Student of the Month!

Northport Celebrates First Student of the Month!

Northport is so thrilled to host parents and grandparents at the very first Student of the Month. The Northport community celebrated students who for demonstrating good citizenship, being a good friend, stepping up for a friend in need, and for being an all-around good kid. The school loves to celebrate our children and take every opportunity to invite families into the school as partners in education.

PSL Army JROTC Attacks Florida Institute of Technology Challenge Obstacle Course

PSL Army JROTC Attacks Florida Institute of Technology Challenge Obstacle Course

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, cadets from the Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion joined four other high school Battalions at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Fellsmere, Florida. The cadets negotiated through various obstacles that tested their skill, strength, and ability to overcome hardships. Cadets participated in a hands-on experiences including Marine and Aerial Assault obstacle courses. Each consisted of vigorous activities testing their balance and fear of heights.  Some of these elements included Low Belly Over, Belly Crawl, High Step Over, and Confidence Climb.

The cadets overcame many fears and saw their potential as they ran through the development in addition to bonding with other cadets. Pictured below: Cadet Captain Breanna Smith, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Veronica Patti, Cadet Addison C. Searcy, and Cadet Sergeant Justin Bennett as they navigate through set obstacles.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

What: St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will celebrate Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

 

Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement.  Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September 26.

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

 

Where:  The movement takes place on SLPS campuses.

 

Why: The Dads Take Your Child to School Day event is designed to highlight the significant role a child’s father or male role models can have in enhancing a child’s educational experience.

 

“A parent or guardian is the single most important adult in a child’s life, which is why our District proudly supports this event as an opportunity to promote parent engagement,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

 

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District ranked in the top third of Florida’s districts, 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.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child To School Day

What: St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will celebrate Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement.  Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September 26.

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

 

Where:  The movement takes place on SLPS campuses.

 

Why: The Dads Take Your Child to School Day event is designed to highlight the significant role a child’s father or male role models can have in enhancing a child’s educational experience.

 

“A parent or guardian is the single most important adult in a child’s life, which is why our District proudly supports this event as an opportunity to promote parent engagement,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

 

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District ranked in the top third of Florida’s districts, 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.

Procession of the Species

Procession of the Species

Please join us for the Procession of the Species parade to be held in downtown Ft. Pierce Saturday, October 27th at 10:30am.

Gather your friends, classmates, club or band members, teammates, etc., and join the fun!

This is no ordinary parade!

The Procession of the Species is a delightful, colorful and musical celebration of nature!

Check it out:

https://youtu.be/ksNe1YRZI1I

It’s FREE, but registration is required.   For more information and to register go to www.StLucieProcession.com or call (772) 785-5833.

STAR Awards – Outstanding Service

STAR Awards – Outstanding Service

The STAR Program’s focus is to recognize employees for their behaviors, skills and actions that correlate with the District’s vision and acknowledge those who exemplify its core values.    

STAR recognitions for the month of September honored Marisol Abrahante, Nicki O’Neill

(both from Student Services and Exceptional Student Education at St. Lucie West K-8 School) and Jimmy Hardison (from Transportation).  All three team members were commended for their outstanding service to others.  Congratulations!!

 

AEDs Donated to SLPS

AEDs Donated to SLPS

Cheryl and Ray Lalloo from the Jessica Clinton Foundation generously donated AED units to St. Lucie West K-8 and Windmill Point Elementary.

A fundraising campaign with heart-shaped cookies from local Panera restaurants takes place each February, and students are encouraged to post pictures of themselves holding the heart-shaped cookies. The proceeds from the sale of the cookies are used to purchase AED units.

The Jessica Clinton Foundation invites the community to participate in two upcoming events:

Dedication Ceremony: September 29, 2018

Free Heart Screenings: November 3, 2018

 

 

Treasure Coast Literacy Association

Treasure Coast Literacy Association

Ilyse Brainin and members of the Treasure Coast Literacy Association, formerly known as the St. Lucie County Reading Council, shared a proclamation with the St. Lucie County School Board entitled, “Promoting a Passion for Literacy.”

The organization’s mission is to provide resources and ideas to help inspire educators to provide skills and techniques through events and professional development that will enable students to be successful learners and life long readers as well as supporting the community with literacy events.

 

 

 

Dads Take Your Child To School Day Proclamation

Dads Take Your Child To School Day Proclamation

Dr. Rafael Sanchez (pictured with his son, daughter and wife) read the 2018 Dads Take Your Child to School Day Proclamation during the September School Board Meeting.  Dr. Sanchez and thousands of other dads and male caregivers will accompany their children to school on Wednesday, September 26 in support of the state-wide movement.

“The continuum of research, policy development and program implementation related to family involvement supports emphasis on engaging fathers as a means of increasing student achievement.

More than 30 years of research findings maintains the belief that a positive relationship exists between increased family engagement and student academic success. Although specific research into the impact of the father’s role in a child’s academic development is growing, findings[1] suggest that when fathers are actively involved in their child’s education, students:

  • Perform better academically;
  • Have fewer discipline problems; and
  • Become more responsible adults.”

[1] A Call to Commitment: Fathers’ Involvement in Children’s Learning. (2000, June 1). Retrieved April 14, 2015, from http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/parents/calltocommit/index.html.

 

*Each school will share specific plans with parents about activities scheduled for September 26, 2018.

 

Northport Constitution Week Study Gives Power to the People!

Northport Constitution Week Study Gives Power to the People!

Constitution Week is officially declared this year as September 17-23, 2018, and schools all across America will celebrate the nation’s Constitution.

Northport is proud to educate our students about our Constitution. Each morning this week, a different student voice will recite the Preamble to the Constitution on the public announcements.

Community partners and neighbors, Debra Magrann and Pauline Pavlick, visited the Northport Media Center to educate our students about the Constitution. Students learned that Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison and 31 other delegates met at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The date was September 17, 1787. The delegates signed the Constitution of the United States of America to establish a framework to govern our new country and to protect the rights of the citizens. The students also learned the difference between a Republic and a Democracy. Each student and teacher received a new copy of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Horray for Hollywood

Horray for Hollywood

SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, November 3, 2018

6:00PM
Education Foundation, St. Lucie
presents its
19th Annual Gala
“An Elegant Evening for Education”

THEME: Hooray for Hollywood
Dress in Hollywood style and walk the red carpet
Be A Star! 
Support Public Education

at the
Harbour Ridge Club House, Palm City, Florida

Don’t miss this premiere dinner, dance and live/silent auction event
and help support public education in St. Lucie County.

For more information contact Thom Jones at 772-429-5505

RSVP ONLINE
The mission of the Education Foundation is
to promote, encourage and recognize excellence in public education.

 

 

VPK Students Learn About Their School Family

VPK Students Learn About Their School Family

After learning about their school family in class, the VPK children in Mrs. Reynolds and Ms. Ifill-Bowen’s class at Allapattah Flats took a tour to visit some of the people who work in their school. They met school personnel and saw them at work. The children learned a little more about what each person does in the school.

 

 

Northport Celebrates Grandparents Day 2018!

Northport Celebrates Grandparents Day 2018!

What a beautiful day @Northport. Grandparents came to visit and stayed for lunch. The school courtyard and cafeteria were filled with grandparents and their children enjoying food together. Rachel Ellsworth and the culinary arts students prepared a lovely taco bar and school lunch was also available. Every nook and cranny was filled with love, care and enjoyment of family! The Northport community was filled to the brim with joy and love today! Thanks to our grandparents for making Northport a pleasure to treasure. Pictured are Sean and Debra McGrath and their grandchildren in the NP cafeteria.

FPC’s Culinary Academy Cooks Up Experience

FPC’s Culinary Academy Cooks Up Experience

Fort Pierce Central’s Culinary Academy and administration feed the football team!

Not only do culinary students gain hospitality experience and volunteer hours while supporting our football team but they were also visited by Brandon Parks, FPC Culinary Academy graduate (farthest left in picture). Brandon is currently attending Valencia College in Orlando and just landed a job with Disney’s Animal Kingdom restaurant as a 2nd line cook! Disney hired him based on his work experiences in the Cobra Cafe and the St. Lucie CookOff (winning team member) as he never worked in the restaurant industry.

Congratulations, Brandon Parks! Go Cobras!

WLX-TV The Education Channel

WLX-TV The Education Channel

Tune in to St. Lucie Public Schools’ education channel – WLX-TV.   While you’re there subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV.

Weekly Programming Guide

 

Solutions for Your Life – UF IFAS

 

Eye on St. Lucie

Notebook

Live United

Legal Affairs

Que Pasa St. Lucie

Sak Pase St. Lucie?

 

Community Connections

School Board Meeting

Panther Pride

Panther Pride

Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s cafeteria has a bright new look for students to enjoy.  Working in partnership with the high school, Child Nutrition Services infused the school’s new design to provide an uplifting experience where students can enjoy great food, fellowship, and Panther pride!

Calling All Artists and Writers

Calling All Artists and Writers

Art Contest 

(Grades K-3)

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in the state of Florida. Two winners will be selected.

Entry Dates: Entries must be mailed to Volunteer Florida: Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 15, 2018. Emailed, scanned, or faxed entries will not be accepted. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs.

Awards: Winners will be notified after October 22, 2018. Winners will receive a prize at Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member.

2018 Art Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form(.PDF)

2018 Art Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF) – Spanish

Essay Contest

(Grades 4-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all 4th through 12th grade students in the state of Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary (4-5) student, one middle (6-8) student, and one high school (9-12) student.

Entry Dates: Entries can be mailed to Volunteer Florida, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311, or submitted electronically. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 15, 2018. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs. Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation.

Awards: Winners will be notified after October 22, 2018. Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Winners will receive awards at Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member.

Contact Volunteer Florida at (850) 414-7400 for any further questions.

Online Submission

2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Online Submission

2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Parent/Legal Guardian Waiver Form (required for Online Submission)

Paper Submission

2018 Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF)

2018 Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF) – Spanish