Microsoft Interactive Night

Microsoft Interactive Night

Recently, parents and students had the opportunity to explore the innovative experiences that await students interested in preparing for careers that include the latest state-of-the-art applications in robotics, coding, gaming, virtual and augmented reality.
Samuel S. Gaines Academy is now accepting magnet student applications for Kindergartners and 6th graders.  To learn more, visit the SLPS homepage at stluciepublicschools.org

Northport Salutes Vietnam Veteran With Love!

Northport Salutes Vietnam Veteran With Love!

Roy Brewer, We want to thank you for being a wonderful friend to the children of Northport. Our principal, Glenn Rustay thinks the world of you. Your work at Northport, especially bringing Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams to our school was the highlight of a long career and the highlight in the 32 year history of Northport. We all love you and are praying for your complete recovery. Texas doesn’t know that Hurricane Roy is on the way ❤ 🌞 Thank you for coming and giving the final salute to our school. Roy served NP for many years as one of our Veteran Partners in Education and was instrumental in bringing many vital programs to our children.

Northport Kindergarten Graduation Priceless!

Northport Kindergarten Graduation Priceless!

Wonderful job to the students, teachers, support staff and parents who have encouraged, prodded and demonstrated kindergartners into a successful end of their first year of school. The songs and showmanship were exemplary and the kindergartners were on their very best behavior when receiving their diplomas and accolades from the hundreds of parents waiting in anticipation for their very own pride and joy to cross the stage. The graduation was a wonderful event filled with thanksgiving for successes achieved and the emotion of little ones growing up! Many thanks parents, grandparents and school community for helping to make our brand new first graders so happy and filled with joy!

Northport Celebrates Incoming Sixth Graders With Style!

Northport Celebrates Incoming Sixth Graders With Style!

Northport fifth grade graduation was a first-rate event! Just when you think you can’t celebrate one more thing, those fifth graders go and make the tears come to your eyes. The NP gymnasium was packed with parents, grandparents and families that truly care about the success and achievement of their children. Students were honored for perfect attendance and for highest achievement in resource, math, reading and science. Students then performed a musical number in unison facing their parents. The incredible program was then wrapped up with a moving and engaging presentation of every fifth grader portrayed in a slide including a baby picture side-by-side with a present-day photo. There were tears in teachers’ and parents’ eyes as they realized that every moment is an important moment and memories were being captured. The graduation into sixth grade was a very lovely experience.

The St. Lucie County 2018 Young Author Celebration!

The St. Lucie County 2018 Young Author Celebration!

On Saturday May 19th, over 100 parents and their Young Authors gathered to celebrate literacy and the art of writing! The St. Lucie County Reading Council sponsors the celebration annually held at Oak Hammock School.

This year over 20 of our schools participated and their representatives were treated to a new book, a guest author presentation by Dr. Lois McGuire who wrote, “Don’t Be That Kid at School” and a special ticket for RUSH, Jenson Beach. Of course there were pictures in the photo booth, awards in calligraphy, (hand written by Trish Gomes) and cookies while our parents read their child’s book and the books of other talented authors from every zone in our county. The Young Authors celebration is a demonstration of our most important literacy standards in action!

If our mission is to ensure that all students graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed…this celebration clearly shows we are on the right track!

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday and Friday SLPS Graduation Venue Changes

Thursday and Friday SLPS Graduation Venue Changes

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — Record-breaking rainfall and predictions for even more rain coming necessitate a change in venue for the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) graduations set for this Thursday and Friday. District officials made the call after closely monitoring the St. Lucie County Fair Grounds. Saturated grounds after days of rain deem the area unsafe for set-up and parking for the large crowds anticipated to celebrate 2018 graduates.

 

Changes to May 24 and May 25 St. Lucie Public Schools Graduation Ceremonies:

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fenn Center

St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Students with last name A – K will graduate at 8:30 AM

Students with last name L – Z will graduate at 11:30 AM

 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Fenn Center

Fort Pierce Central High School

Students with last name A – H and top 10 percent will graduate at 8:00 AM

Students with last name I – Z will graduate at 11:00 AM

 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Fenn Center

Treasure Coast High School

Students with last name A – K will graduate at 2:00 PM

Students with last name L – Z will graduate at 5:00 PM

 

“We appreciate the staff at the Fenn Center, Sheriff’s Office, Fair Grounds, and Alpi Head Start,” said SLPS Chief Operational Officer Terence O’Leary.  “Working together, we reorganized event schedules to accommodate all graduations at the Fenn Center.”

 

Parking and seating at the Fenn Center are limited.  Carpool when possible and consider the option of livestreaming graduation events by subscribing to WLX-TV on YouTube or watch ceremonies on the WLX Education Channel (13 or 19 for most viewers).

 

About 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 90.1 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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Thursday and Friday SLPS Graduation Venue Changes

Thursday and Friday SLPS Graduation Venue Changes

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — Record-breaking rainfall and predictions for even more rain coming necessitate a change in venue for the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) graduations set for this Thursday and Friday. District officials made the call after closely monitoring the St. Lucie County Fair Grounds. Saturated grounds after days of rain deem the area unsafe for set-up and parking for the large crowds anticipated to celebrate 2018 graduates.

 

Changes to May 24 and May 25 St. Lucie Public Schools Graduation Ceremonies:

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fenn Center

St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Students with last name A – K will graduate at 8:30 AM

Students with last name L – Z will graduate at 11:30 AM

 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Fenn Center

Fort Pierce Central High School

Students with last name A – H and top 10 percent will graduate at 8:00 AM

Students with last name I – Z will graduate at 11:00 AM

 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Fenn Center

Treasure Coast High School

Students with last name A – K will graduate at 2:00 PM

Students with last name L – Z will graduate at 5:00 PM

 

“We appreciate the staff at the Fenn Center, Sheriff’s Office, Fair Grounds, and Alpi Head Start,” said SLPS Chief Operational Officer Terence O’Leary.  “Working together, we reorganized event schedules to accommodate all graduations at the Fenn Center.”

 

Parking and seating at the Fenn Center are limited.  Carpool when possible and consider the option of livestreaming graduation events by subscribing to WLX-TV on YouTube or watch ceremonies on the WLX Education Channel (13 or 19 for most viewers).

 

About 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 90.1 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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Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to SLPS graduates. This week and next, the class of 2018 will graduate with honors and distinctions to carry them into their next steps of college and the world of work. We celebrate their accomplishments and wish them tremendous success as they venture forward!

Lincoln Park Academy
 8:30 am on May 22, 2018 at the Fenn Center

Ft. Pierce Westwood High School
12:30 pm on May 22, 2018 at the Fenn Center

Port St. Lucie High School
4:30 pm on May 22, 2018 at the Fenn Center

St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Students with last name A – K will graduate at 8:30 AM

Students with last name L – Z will graduate at 11:30 AM

May 24, 2018 at the Fenn Center

Ft. Pierce Central High School

Students with last name A – H and top 10 percent will graduate at 8:00 AM

Students with last name I – Z will graduate at 11:00 AM

May 25, 2018 at the Fenn Center

Treasure Coast High School

Students with last name A – K will graduate at 2:00 PM

Students with last name L – Z will graduate at 5:00 PM

May 25, 2018, at the Fenn Center

Acceleration Academy
8:30 am on May 30, 2018 at Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

Performance Based Preparatory Academy
10:00 am on May 30, 2018 at Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

Mosaic Digital Academy
11:30 am on May 30, 2018 at Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

Cobra CERT Receives Donation From Sheriff

Cobra CERT Receives Donation From Sheriff

Delegates from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office met with the Cobra CERT, or the Cobra Community Emergency Response Team, and provided a donation for $1,000.00 to support the group’s continued efforts. A special thank you is extended to the Sheriff and his officers for their support.
Cobra CERT is an extracurricular program available to students at Fort Pierce Central High School. The club aims to equip students with lifesaving Emergency Response skills; such as: Disaster Medical Operations, First Aid, Search and Rescue, Fire Suppression, Radio Communications, Hazardous Weather Spotting, etc. Students are also given the opportunity to work in collaboration with other Emergency Response organizations in their community and participate in community-wide events. In addition, they interact closely with professionals in related occupations, affording them the opportunity to explore a wide variety of related career fields.
Ready to Work

Ready to Work

Twenty students from SLPS attended the “Ready to Work” Manufacturing Boot Camp Program Acceptance Information Session.  Based on recommendations by high school guidance counselors, students attended to learn more about this opportunity to participate in a one week manufacturing boot camp organized by the Economic Development Council (EDC) post-graduation.

Students will have an experienced-packed week visiting local manufacturers and attending training sessions that will include: soft skills, finances, and resume writing. After the week, students will have the opportunity to interview with the following companies:

This is yet another phenomenal opportunity for students, and SLPS is thankful for the vision and partnership of the EDC.

Health Fair

Health Fair

Health Fairs for SLPS employees are scheduled at various locations, and you may register at any location. (See registration link below.)

You will earn 50 wellness incentive points towards the 2017-2018 program.

  • Village Green Environmental Studies School: 5/22 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • St. Lucie Elementary School: 5/23 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Oak Hammock K8 School: 5/23 from 12:15 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Windmill Point Elementary School: 5/30 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Fairlawn Elementary School: 5/30 from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

*Register for a Health Fair appointment

 

 

The Addams Family – Tickets Available

The Addams Family – Tickets Available

The Addams Family
Show Dates/Times

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 * 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 * 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 15, 2018 * 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 * 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 17, 2018 * 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
For ticket locations, click HERE.

 

Northport Students Celebrate Great Writing!

Northport Students Celebrate Great Writing!

Just when we think our students couldn’t make us any prouder, our writers do their “Run for the Roses!” This morning, Kolbee Cicio, Allyson Sheets, Mercella Stephens, Sydnee Coryn, Emmanuel Serpas Funes, Emmalyne Lewiston and Ariana Aponte Quiles proved that Northport students love writing and they are very good at their craft. Our students had fun with words and became courageous, authentic authors. The celebration was held at Oak Hammock K-8 School. The guest speaker was former school superintendent and author, Lois McGuire. Students and parents really celebrated good writing on behalf SLPS and the SLC Reading Council ❤ Beautiful honor for our Young Authors 🌞 Many thanks to all of our parents who braved the rain and supported such a momentous occasion.

Celebrating Noble Virtues with Southport ESOL Students

Celebrating Noble Virtues with Southport ESOL Students

State Representative Larry Lee Jr., of the Florida House of Representatives, challenged Southport Middle School ESOL students to continue working hard in school. Through his own life story, he explained how anything is possible when you remain determined to achieve your goals. The students also got the chance to learn about his grassroots community movement “Restoring the Village”  and his beliefs that by working together, we can make the world a better place.

Representative Lee was the keynote speaker for Mr. Hochberg’s 22nd Annual Multicultural Celebration at Southport on Friday, May 18, 2018. The celebration also included former students’ words of inspiration, as well as presentations involving the seven noble virtues. The students, with the help of their families, prepared and shared a feast of indigenous food from their family’s home country which was enjoyed by all. Over 15 different countries were represented such as Brazil, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, and Venezuela.

Principal Nicole Telese, Representative Lee, Dana Hochberg and Assistant Principal Kathleen Manchester

 

 

Northport Collaborates with Local Churches to Promote “Faith In Literacy!”

Northport Collaborates with Local Churches to Promote “Faith In Literacy!”

What a momentous week at Northport! This weeked capped off the collaboration between First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie, First Baptist Church of Port St. Lucie and Northport K-8 School to provide an exceptional summer reading program for every child at the school appropriately themed, “Faith In Literacy!” The two churches collected picture books, chapter books, fiction and non fiction books at every service for the last few months. Three thousand summer reading books were collected for the children of Northport. The Title I school is extremely lucky and grateful for this extraordinary undertaking by the church community. The school media center has been buzzing with activity as children learned about making a summer reading stack and to read every day to prevent the “Summer Slide.” Children left the media center with stacks of five to six books or even more to start building their stack. As the children kept coming, the books kept appearing! The joy and energy for reading has been boundless. This truly was a staggering community based project by the churches. Children were told that not only do their parents and teachers care about their success, but so does the community and the books were that proof. A million thanks to FUMC and 1PSL for their generosity and commitment to the children of Northport!

Career and Reality Fair at WGK8

Career and Reality Fair at WGK8

West Gate K-8 students learned about various high school Career and Technical Education programs from across the SLPS District through their Career and Reality Fair.  Students and instructors from Criminal Justice, Allied Health, Agritechnology, and Biomedical programs provided students with hand-on demonstrations. In addition, they provided information about curriculum. Bill Wilcox from Phoenix Medals spoke to students about the manufacturing industry and its continued growth potential.

As part of the Fair, students were challenged to create monthly budgets without overspending. Each student was provided a salary based upon his or her current GPA.  This income was a realistic representation of what an individual might expect to earn during the first five years after graduating and moving into a career.  Students were also assigned a monthly student loan payment, a credit score, and a credit limit.  To personalize the experience, each student was assigned a career in the field of his or her interest.