Morningside Recognized for Energy Project

Morningside Recognized for Energy Project

National Energy Education Development (NEED) selected Morningside Elementary as THE Florida Elementary School of the Year and National Elementary School Runner-Up.

The award was based on Mrs. Mukhamedov’s 5th grade class portfolio on energy studies. The fifth-grade group was highly engaged as their studies and experiments on the science of energy led them through class activities, energy expos, and community festivals.  It was an amazing opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge about energy and share information with others to support a more energy conscious community.

The School Board recognized students and their teacher who attended an awards recognition conference in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations to: Mrs. Mollie Mukhamedov, Mia Iken, and Charity Robinson!

American Heart Association – Top Fundraisers

American Heart Association – Top Fundraisers

The health and wellness of our students is vitally important, and SLPS is proud of its continued partnership with the American Heart Association. This partnership is crucial, as today, nearly one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese and many children to not get enough physical activity. The link between academic achievement and student health and wellness is well-researched.  Healthy students miss fewer days, and physical activity is linked to an increase in student cognitive performance.

Ms. Michelle Mason from the American Heart Association attended the August School Board Meeting to recognize students and staff from Morningside Elementary, Oak Hammock K-8, and Palm Point Research School at Tradition — top fundraisers for the American Heart Association.

SLWCHS Presented with $6,000 Check

SLWCHS Presented with $6,000 Check

Mrs. Sheila Cash from Garber Buick GMC presented St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s Principal Andrea Popwell with a check for over $6,000.00 during this month’s School Board Meeting.  The money raised came from Garber’s  Drive for Education campaign to support our community’s students.

Community partners in education are vital to the overall success of the District.  From volunteer support to financial support, the wide array of contributions is greatly appreciated.

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Scheible Recognized at School Board Meeting

Scheible Recognized at School Board Meeting

Leah Scheible, a rising junior at Fort Pierce Central High School, was recognized at the August SLPS Board Meeting because she made a big splash at this year’s Special Olympics 2018 USA Games held in Seattle, Washington.
 
As one of Florida’s 7-member swim team delegation, Leah took twin silvers in her individual 200 freestyle event and 4X50 freestyle relay, and she scooped a fourth-place finish in her individual 100 freestyle event.
 
Leah’s swim coach, Heather Gray, who accompanied Leah to the Board meeting, describes her as an outstanding athlete.
 
Leah participates in swim, track, basketball and cheerleading for St. Lucie County’s Special Olympics. She is equally active on Fort Pierce Central High School’s campus, participating as a varsity athlete on the school’s swim team and track team. She also plays junior varsity ladies basketball.

 

 

New Safety Protocol

New Safety Protocol

The 2018-2019 School Year is off to a great start!
The District maintains a strong commitment to ensuring safety for all students and staff. Please note that new protocols are in place for entering campuses across the District. It is important that you present a form of identification as one of the necessary steps to receive your “Visitor Badge.”
We thank you for helping us keep our schools safe.
Student Assignment Returns to Office on University Blvd.

Student Assignment Returns to Office on University Blvd.

As of Tuesday, August 14, the Student Assignment Office returns to its home base at

501 NW University Blvd.
Suite #111

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

The Student Assignment Office shifted its location to the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex on Kirby Loop Road in Ft. Pierce from August 1 – August 13.  The purpose of the shift was to provide better customer service for parents and guardian registering their children for school.

You may also contact Student Assignment at (772) 429-3930 or email student.assignment@stlucieschools.org

Applications may be delivered by mail or in person to: Student Assignment Office,  501 NW University Blvd #111, Port St Lucie, FL  34986.
Completed applications may also be dropped off at any of our local schools. Applications dropped off at a school will be forwarded to Student Assignment for processing.
Back to School!

Back to School!

Excitement was in the air as students returned to school on Monday!

 

Every SLPS campus is supported by a School Resource Deputy. The support of all law enforcement agencies is appreciated!

 

316 buses were ready to roll and transport 23,000 students safely to and from school.

 

 

 

Oakland Raiders’ Khalil Mack Donates Uniforms to Students from Lakewood Park and Fort Pierce

Oakland Raiders’ Khalil Mack Donates Uniforms to Students from Lakewood Park and Fort Pierce

Friday night, Fort Pierce Wal-Mart was filled with excitement as 100 Lakewood Park Elementary students were treated to shopping for school uniforms by Oakland Raiders’ Khalil Mack.  The event was organized by his mother, Mrs Yolanda Mack.  Pictured: Mrs. Yolanda Mack, teacher at Lakewood Park Elementary; Khalil Burns, LWP student; and Principal Dianne Young.

Do You Want to Teach Homebound?

Do You Want to Teach Homebound?

St. Lucie Public Schools is calling all certified teachers — homebound teachers are wanted!  Sign up now for a professional development session scheduled for August 23rd.

Location: Dan MCCarty Middle School

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

 

August is Kids Eat Right Month!

August is Kids Eat Right Month!

Kids Eat Right Month focuses on the importance of healthy and active lifestyles for children and families. As the new school year starts, Child Nutrition Services wants to help families by providing balanced breakfast and lunch options for the students of St. Lucie Public Schools.

The best way to start the day is with breakfast. Studies have shown students who eat a balanced breakfast tend to be more focused and learn better than students who skip breakfast. Child Nutrition Services offers breakfast with items that include whole grains, lean proteins, whole fruit, and low-fat milk options. Child Nutrition Services understands the significance of breakfast for learning. For the 2018-2019 school year, Child Nutrition Services will be offering Universal Free Breakfast for all students at each of the district schools.

Students eating a balanced lunch will have the energy needed to stay focused through the rest of the school day. Child Nutrition Services offers multiple daily options to satisfy any palate. Each café offers an entrée, sub, chef salad, Grab & Go choices. Sides offered daily at each café include garden salads, hot veggie options, cold veggie options and a variety of fruit choices. Students have the opportunity to take up to three fruit and vegetable options to enjoy with their lunch.

We invite parents, staff, and the community to play their part in encouraging Kids to Eat Right!

 

 

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Stay Informed

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Sanders Heads Up FEFPA

Sanders Heads Up FEFPA

Congratulations to Marty Sanders who is serving as President of the Florida Educational Facilities Planners Association (FEFPA)!
 
Mr. Sanders is responsible for Growth Management, Land Acquisition & Inter-Governmental Relations for St. Lucie Public Schools.
 
FEFPA is a professional marginalization that provides an exchange of idea for K-12 and higher education in FL. Members include K12 facility staff, contractors, engineers, architects and manufacturing representatives.
 
The principal objectives and purposes of the FEFPA are:
To establish a means of exchanging ideas.
 
To stabilize written communication between educational facilities planners throughout Florida.
 
To stimulate professional growth.
 
To promote research of new construction, new material, and new equipment.
 
To promote creativeness in planning and constructing educational facilities.
 
To encourage the exchange of ideas between educators and facility planners in achieving a quality education construction program.
 
To encourage membership by public school district, community college, and university planners, architects, engineers, product vendors and manufacturers, and other interested parties, through the effectiveness of an active organization.
 
To provide assistance to the Department of Education and the Florida Legislature.
Flu Defense

Flu Defense

St. Lucie Public Schools has partnered with Healthy Schools – the nation’s largest school vaccine provider – to offer flu shots to your child during the school day. The copay is $0, so there is no cost to you.

The CDC recommends a flu shot as your child’s #1 defense against the flu. Our district’s goal is to ensure that flu shots are available to 100% of our students. Help us as St. Lucie Public Schools Fights the Flu.

Learn more & sign up your child for a flu shot by August 27, 2018: http://bit.ly/2tj2COU

TCHS Air Force JROTC Opportunities

TCHS Air Force JROTC Opportunities

The Air Force JROTC (AFJROTC ) at Treasure Coast HS recently held a Basic Training week for new Cadets.  The week focused on basic training including teamwork, drill, and marksmanship activities.

Treasure Coast High School is excited to announce the arrival of Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, Colonel James Golden.  He arrives with the extensive aviation experience and education required to deliver the school’s Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) dual-enrollment classes. Col Golden will be teaching the ERAU classes where cadets will not only receive college credit from an esteemed university, but also have an opportunity to take a certification test to fly Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)…also called “drones.”

Col Golden says, “With this certification a cadet can get a job operating drones in an expanding market of opportunities for UAS operators.” These two new opportunities for cadets are awesome. In addition to these, the Air Force JROTC is doing their part to address the country’s pilot shortage.  “America is short pilots, civilian and military”, said MSgt Frazier.  Former Cadet Jesus Paz is currently at ERAU receiving his Private Pilot’s License.  AFJROTC is paying over $35,000 for his training through the AFJROTC Flight Academy Private Pilot’s License Scholarship. This is a very exciting opportunity for any AFJROTC cadet to earn their private pilot’s license, and potentially have their entire bachelor’s degree paid for through further scholarships!  It is an exciting time to be an Air Force JROTC Cadet!

For more information, contact MSgt Frazier at 807-4516.

 

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

Indian River State College (IRSC) has a long-standing collaboration with St. Lucie County School District through which school district employees are given tuition assistance for Associate Degree level courses.  The tuition voucher allows employees to only pay for the first credit of each three-credit course & IRSC provides a tuition scholarship for the other two credits.

IRSC has established a defined scholarship allocation for the school district for Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019 and has authorized the district to begin issuing vouchers per the normal process, effective now.  The school district is responsible for authorizing our employees to “draw against” this allocation through the issuance of tuition vouchers.  Employees then take the tuition vouchers to IRSC cashiers along with the portion of the tuition due from the employee.

In order to be issued a tuition voucher, you must bring a copy of your registration form to the School Board Human Resources Office.  Tuition vouchers are available for full-time employees.  Please do not pay for your course(s) prior to receiving your tuition voucher from the school district.

Please note that if your student ID number does not print on your registration, you will need to provide the number to the Human Resources Department when you receive the tuition voucher.

Office hours for the Human Resources Department:

Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Child Nutrition Services Farm to School Program

Child Nutrition Services Farm to School Program

Child Nutrition Services is proud to announce for the 2017-2018 school year we offered the students of St. Lucie Public Schools over 219,000 pounds of Florida grown produce, over 53,000 pounds of Florida beef, and over 6,400,000 half pints of milk on school serving lines as part of the Farm to School Program.

As we begin the fifth year of the Farm to School Program we are increasing the amount of Florida grown produce to twenty items that of our original seven when the program started in 2015. Child Nutrition Services is excited to continue partnerships with our vendors ensuring fresh Florida grown produce is delivered to our schools within days of harvest.

We would like to thank our partners Localecopia, Miami Beef, Dean Foods, and Treasure Coast Food Bank, for their continued support making Child Nutrition Services Farm to School Program a success for the students of St. Lucie Public Schools during the Florida growing season, October through May.

Deals and Discounts On Share

Deals and Discounts On Share

St. Lucie Public Schools Deals and Discounts Page is an internal savings site for employees.  Throughout the year, offerings are added that may be of interest including entertainment, finance, technology, health/wellness, and more.  Check it out!

Click on the “TEAM SLPS on Share” icon at the bottom of the SLPS Homepage.

Type in your username and password to access Deals and Discounts.

Recent additions to the site:

AAA

Rapids Water Park

Physicians Weight Loss Centers

Tickets at Work

 

 

 

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.)