St. Lucie Elementary recently held its school spelling bee. Principal Bernadette Floyd, left, and Assistant Principal Nicole Ortega are pictured with the 2011-2012 Spelling Bee winners Ruby Martinez, third place, Juan Fleites, first place, and Guadalupe Rubio, second place.
During Multicultural Week, St. Lucie Elementary School teacher Susan Barber organized special events and guest speakers. Each day community members, teachers, and parents volunteered to speak to students about their cultural backgrounds. Students learned about Mexico, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras. Each grade group did a special presentaion of all that they learned on their country to the entire school. Pictured are students in traditional Mexican dress.
Students, Families, and Staff came together to celebrate our annual Valentine’s Dance! The dance was a success with a photo booth, face painting, and tasty treats! The DJ played hit after hit and everyone danced the night away!
St. Lucie Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday beginning with a breakfast of green eggs, cupcakes at lunch and many activities throughout the day. Pictured, from left, are food service staff members Tara Stoddard, Jackie Wince, Vickie Pryor, Shirley Lamb, Regina Beasley and Liz Folks, with second grade student Frankie Nichols.
In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Day on March 21, 2016, Ms. Woodard, the mother of one of our 1st grade students, Emily Tustin, came to St. Lucie Elementary this week to read to the students a story where the main character is a boy who has Down Syndrome. It was an engaging way in which students could see how we are all the same despite out differences.
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St. Lucie Elementary School students Manuel DeLeon, third grader, left, and big brother fifth grader Mario, support their teachers by making home-made signs to show that teachers are valued at St. Lucie Elementary!
The Spine & Sport Rehab Institute provided St. Lucie Elementary teachers and staff with a relaxing massage during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. The institute was also named St. Lucie Elementary’s “Business Partner of the Year.” Pictured, from left, are Principal Bernadette Floyd, Marketing Manager El Fuenmayor, Assistant Principal Nicole Ortega, and St. Lucie County School Board Vice Chairman Deborah Hawley.
St. Lucie Elementary 3rd and 4th graders are well prepared for the FSA! Students who arrived on time and worked their hardest earned a chance to win prizes.
All subscribers to AT&T U-verse service in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, and Palm Beach counties can now view programming on the St. Lucie Education Channel, WLX-TV. This advancement adds thousands of viewers to the school district programming to those already watching on Comcast Channels 13, 19 and Hometown Cable 19 covering St. Lucie County. Connectivity to the AT&T network utilizes V-Brick technology that has been in place in the school district for five years through Media Services; there is no cost to the school district to be added to the AT&T U-verse lineup. St. Lucie Public Schools joins the Public, Education and Government (PEG) channels for Indian River County Schools, the cities of Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach, and Martin and St. Lucie counties on the channel. To view WLX-TV programming, AT&T U-verse subscribers should tune to channel 99, press OK on the remote. Then, look for and navigate to St. Lucie County Community Channels, click OK, then look for WLX-TV and press OK.
The St. Lucie County School District has been recognized by Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership and Florida Action for Healthy Kids for achieving the status of a Florida Healthy School District at the Silver level. The criterion for recognition as a Florida Healthy School District is the Florida Healthy School District (FHSD) Self Assessment Tool developed by experts from state agencies, school districts, and community partner organizations working together through the Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership. The self-assessment is based on the eight component areas of the Coordinated School Health model and focuses on district infrastructure, policy, programs, and practices identified from national and state guidelines, best practices, and Florida statutes. St. Lucie County School District is performing as a leader in the state as a result of the well established district infrastructure and component area strengths. Pictured, from left, are Eric Stern from Florida Action for Healthy Kids, district Wellness Manager Carlye Fabrikant, School Board chairman Carol Hilson and Superintendent Michael Lannon as the district was recognized at the September 11, 2001, St. Lucie County School Board meeting.
Culinary Arts students from Port St. Lucie High School, Northport K-8, and St. Lucie West Centennial High School hosted three booths at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Taste of St. Lucie fundraiser.
Port St. Lucie High’s Jaguar Culinary Team sautéed and served Lucky 7 Wontons with Asian Slaw and Gator Loupgaroo with Boom-Boom Sauce. Delicious!
St. Lucie West K-8 students served their homemade “Shark Bites” — a combination of dark chocolate cake, chocolate cream, dark chocolate, and whipped cream. Yummy!
Northport K-8 Navigators baked and served pineapple cake with coconut-pecan icing. It was a hit!
Mrs. Jennifer Votino was selected from candidates across the nation to be a 2019 Carson Dellosa Brand Ambassador. Mrs. Votino teaches first and second grade math and science at Rivers Edge Elementary. As a brand ambassador, Mrs. Votino will be providing feedback on Carson Dellosa products used in the classroom. Each month she will receive products from Carson Dellosa to review.
As a Brand Ambassador, she will also be given products to give away on her Facebook and Instagram pages.
St. Lucie County students rank number one in the nation for the Middle School Zero Robotics Challenge
St. Lucie County students rank number one in the nation for the Middle School Zero Robotics Challenge held on the International Space Station on Tuesday, August 13th.
Two teams of students participated in the 5-week summer program held at Southern Oaks Middle School. Kevin McInerney and Brian Jones facilitated the teams to learn about and write programs that could control satellites in space. The participants competed with 26 other teams across the nation to win a technically challenging game by programming their strategies into a SPHERE satellite. A series of elimination tournaments were conducted with astronauts on the International Space Station and the event was broadcast to participants who gathered at sites such as MIT in Massachusetts and Cape Canaveral in Florida.
The St. Lucie 2 Team reigned victorious. This is truly a stellar accomplishment!
St. Lucie County Schools hosted its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on June 23, 2014 with over 150 applicants attending this event. School leaders from 16 schools interviewed prospective teachers in preparation for the coming school year which begins August 18, 2014.
Recognizing that the greatest impact on student success is high quality instruction one of the District’s Strategic Goals is to recruit and retain effective teachers for all classrooms. As one of several recruitment strategies the Fair provided an opportunity to hire teachers before school starts.
Recruitment activities to attract the “brightest and best” will continue throughout the school year. More information is available by contacting Dr. David Washington, Director of Teacher Recruitment and Retention at: David.Washington@stlucieschools.org
The 5th Annual St. Lucie County Safety Fest will be held in the parking area outside First Data Field (Home of the Mets). The event features LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS from our local First Responders.
An explosive Bomb Disposal Demonstration – A stunning Jaws of Life Demonstration – A dynamic K-9 Demonstration – An incredible Fire Demonstration – and more!
Plus enjoy these attractions:
- Static Displays
- Safety Information
- Free Kids Zone
- Food Trucks
A HUGE shout out to our members! Thank you for supporting the reading council! It is never too late to become a Reading Council Member! Membership opportunities and information will be available at every SLCRC event. For membership forms, please email email@example.com
or…check the Lucie Link Archive. Membership is $15 and includes a T-shirt to be proudly worn on Wednesdays! Membership also means FREE access to most of our upcoming EVENTS!
Speaking of events…What is coming up?
Tuesday 10/10 – The reading of the St. Lucie County Reading Council Proclamation AND the announcement of the name of the school with the highest percentage of Reading Council Members! The winning school will receive an author visit from Louis McGuire, author of “Don’t Be That Kid” and the “Don’t Be That Kid” School Resource Guide!
Wednesday, 10/25 – Fall Into a Good Book, with Good Friends at our first SLCRC Social! The event is FREE to members and $5.00 for non-members. Bring your favorite book, read aloud or poem to share. Of course you can sign up to become a member at the event and learn more about the council. Up and coming events will also be posted and information will be made available.
Where – Applebee’s Restaurant 10501 S. US 1 in PSL
When – 5:00 – 7:00
Light snacks will be provided.
November 8th – “Color Your Way to the FSA Writing Prompt”
Where – Keiser University
Time – 5:00 – 7:00
What will we learn? – Are you in need of a sure fire strategy to teach your students how to write to an FSA style writing prompt? How to PAT the prompt? How to collect evidence that is relevant and cite it correctly in a flowing multi-paragraph essay? This strategy is for YOU (and your students)!
Bring your team, or grab a colleague and join us at Keiser University in PSL for an afterschool snack and learn!
Cost: FREE to members – $12.00 for non-members, or become a member for $15.00 at the door and get in FREE!
More information coming your way soon!
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The St. Lucie County Reading Council invites parents and students to Bookfest – a March 5, 2016, literacy event hosted by C.A. Moore Elementary School in Fort Pierce. This free reading festival is scheduled from 10 AM to noon and is designed to provide attendees with a wide variety of literacy resources and information. Activities and resource stations include: Read to a VIP, Community Resource Information Station, Literacy Games and Prizes, Free Literacy Resource Center, Book Exchange, Mother Goose, and much more!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Lucie County Reading Council invites parents and students to Bookfest – a March 5, 2016, literacy event hosted by C.A. Moore Elementary School in Fort Pierce. This free reading festival is scheduled from 10 AM to noon and is designed to provide attendees with a wide variety of literacy resources and information. Activities and resource stations include: Read to a VIP, Community Resource Information Station, Literacy Games and Prizes, Free Literacy Resource Center, Book Exchange, Mother Goose, and much more!
The annual St. Lucie County High School Art Show opening is Friday, April 20th, from 5 to 8pm. This year’s show takes place in the Galleria of Pierce Harbor building at 100 S. 2nd St. in Ft. Pierce. An awards ceremony will take place at 7:15 after the closing of “Peoples’ Choice” voting.
Students will be judged in 6 categories for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, plus a “Peoples’ Choice” award. There is also a teacher component where teachers can show one piece.
The opening takes place the same night as Art Walk because the exposure to our vibrant art community is invaluable. The Art Walk artists love to mingle and mentor our students when they get a chance.
The show is on exhibit after opening night, April 21st through Saturday, May 5th, 11am-6pm Monday-Saturday.