SAFETY ALERT BUTTON NOW AVAILABLE ON ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS APP

SAFETY ALERT BUTTON NOW AVAILABLE ON ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS APP

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) just announced yet another enhancement to the See Something, Say Something safety and security measures. SLPS has added an emergency alert button to the St. Lucie Public Schools app. The app is FREE for everyone and is available in your favorite app store. The added feature allows users to submit anonymous tips to school and district officials anytime, anywhere.

 

The new app feature comes on the heels of a comprehensive review of security and safety measures on school campuses.  “The ability to include mass texting software support for instantly relaying information to authorities is valuable to the overall safety of students and staff.  Our Board remains committed to the continued security enhancements of our schools,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

 

To keep parents and guardians informed, SLPS will continue to use the School Messenger robo-call system as a means of communicating via phone calls, emails, and text messages to mobile devices.  To support timely and accurate reporting, the District encourages parents and guardians to make sure their contact information is up-to-date.  If families have had a phone number or address change or are not receiving calls from their child’s school or the District, contact the school’s data specialist to make changes or make changes directly by logging into the Skylert parent portal.

 

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.

 

Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Selects New Battalion Commander

Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Selects New Battalion Commander

On April 26th at 6PM the Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion hosted their annual Change of Command Ceremony. Relieving the current Battalion Commander of his duty c/LTC Travis Cetin welcomed c/LTC Veronika Patti to command and lead the Battalion on a successful path for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.

The Change of Command is a simple, traditional event that is rich with symbolism and heritage.  The distinguished guest for the ceremony was Assistant Chief Richard Del Toro of the Port St. Lucie Police Department. 

Mr. Jerry Earley (Assistant Principal) is pictured with Cadet LTC Cetin, Cadet CSM Jolaogun and Cadet LTC Patti in the ceremonial passing of the colors from one commander to the other.

Batter Up for the Softball Showdown

Batter Up for the Softball Showdown

SLPS vs. Firefighters

Mark your calendar and spread the word to attend and cheer on your colleagues.

Tickets to the game include admission to the Mets game that night and fireworks.

Tickets ($8 each) can be purchased ahead of time by visiting www.EFSLC.org  or by calling the Education Foundation office.

Thank you for your support on this great event!

Parenting Wisely

Parenting Wisely

Beginning Wednesday, May 9th, The Parent Academy will offer Parenting Wisely –  a  free workshop for parents focused on building positive relationships and developing effective communication with your kids.

Sessions will be Wednesday evenings, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Virginia College in Ft. Pierce.

Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a FREE gift card!

Register at:
https://www.parentacademyslc.org/worksh…/parenting-wisely-4/

or call (772) 302-3147.

Treasure Coast Partners with Wing Stop

Treasure Coast Partners with Wing Stop

Treasure Coast High School boasts of many business partners throughout the community.  One such business partner is Wing Stop. During their grand opening, TCHS was there in full force to support and celebrate with them. From the step team to our musicians, TCHS was there.  Wings never tasted so good!

 

MSE Prepares for World Odyssey

MSE Prepares for World Odyssey

St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to announce that Morningside Elementary’s (MSE) Odyssey of the Mind Team is advancing to the World Finals competition slated for May 23 – May 26 in Ames, Iowa. Morningside’s team will convene with approximately 850 other teams for what is deemed to be the largest creative problem-solving competition.

Julie Moore is an instructor at MSE and coach for the MSE Odyssey of the Mind Team.  “This is a fantastic group of students. Each brings a unique gift to the team,” said Moore.  Team members   Addison Moore, 5th grade; Derek Boyer, 5th grade; Josh Caron, 5th grade; Tyler McDonald, 4th grade; Ethan Moore, 3rd grade; Alexis Allen, 3rd grade; and Amy Alfonso; 3rd grade, completed the  Triathlon Travels problem.

As a team, they were required to create a team-operated vehicle. Judging was based on the creativity and uniqueness of the vehicle’s propulsion and steering systems. The team then used the vehicle to complete three tasks: curling, tracking, and jousting — all while telling an original and humorous story. Their solution incorporated creative use of recycled materials, team choreographed song and dance, and a uniquely powered vehicle that was successful in all three areas of competition. At the World Finals, teams will be judged on three different areas: their long-term problem, their spontaneous problem, and overall style of their solution.

When asked about the school’s team, Principal Kathleen Melrose said, “The students learn more than just engineering and performance arts, they learn to cooperate and work together. They learn to accept and build on each other’s answers to solve for an open-ended solution.”  She went on to explain the value of the process and its inclusion of science, technology, engineering, arts, and, mathematics (STEAM) as well as the role of the coach.  “Mrs. Moore has been a superb team coach.  She has supported appropriately and motivated this innovative team; but the team is self-reliant.  They completed the required tasks on their own.  Their independence is extremely important.  Adult assistance, or any outside assistance for that matter, will incur penalty points at the tournament.”

Melrose stated the team is also in the midst of fundraising to support travel, room, and board for eight people and their props from Port St. Lucie to Ames, Iowa.  “This can be a daunting task. The team and their families are working tirelessly to raise money so that all team members are able to attend. The cost per team member is over $1,400.00.” MSE is sponsoring car washes, bake sales, and other fundraisers to help cover some of this cost for the team. Additionally, the Education Foundation has set up a page at: www.efslc.org. For donations, click on the “donate now” button, select “apply to” and “SLE.” All donations are appreciated and welcome.

For more information on Odyssey of the Mind, check out www.odysseyofthemind.com or keep up with our journey on our Morningside Elementary Facebook page.

MSE Prepares for World Odyssey

Morningside Elementary Prepares For A World Odyssey

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to announce that Morningside Elementary’s (MSE) Odyssey of the Mind Team is advancing to the World Finals competition slated for May 23 – May 26 in Ames, Iowa. Morningside’s team will convene with approximately 850 other teams for what is deemed to be the largest creative problem-solving competition.

Julie Moore is an instructor at MSE and coach for the MSE Odyssey of the Mind Team.  “This is a fantastic group of students. Each brings a unique gift to the team,” said Moore.  Team members   Addison Moore, 5th grade; Derek Boyer, 5th grade; Josh Caron, 5th grade; Tyler McDonald, 4th grade; Ethan Moore, 3rd grade; Alexis Allen, 3rd grade; and Amy Alfonso; 3rd grade, completed the  Triathlon Travels problem.

As a team, they were required to create a team-operated vehicle. Judging was based on the creativity and uniqueness of the vehicle’s propulsion and steering systems. The team then used the vehicle to complete three tasks: curling, tracking, and jousting — all while telling an original and humorous story. Their solution incorporated creative use of recycled materials, team choreographed song and dance, and a uniquely powered vehicle that was successful in all three areas of competition. At the World Finals, teams will be judged on three different areas: their long-term problem, their spontaneous problem, and overall style of their solution.

When asked about the school’s team, Principal Kathleen Melrose said, “The students learn more than just engineering and performance arts, they learn to cooperate and work together. They learn to accept and build on each other’s answers to solve for an open-ended solution.”  She went on to explain the value of the process and its inclusion of science, technology, engineering, arts, and, mathematics (STEAM) as well as the role of the coach.  “Mrs. Moore has been a superb team coach.  She has supported appropriately and motivated this innovative team; but the team is self-reliant.  They completed the required tasks on their own.  Their independence is extremely important.  Adult assistance, or any outside assistance for that matter, will incur penalty points at the tournament.”

Melrose stated the team is also in the midst of fundraising to support travel, room, and board for eight people and their props from Port St. Lucie to Ames, Iowa.  “This can be a daunting task. The team and their families are working tirelessly to raise money so that all team members are able to attend. The cost per team member is over $1,400.00.” MSE is sponsoring car washes, bake sales, and other fundraisers to help cover some of this cost for the team. Additionally, the Education Foundation has set up a page at: www.efslc.org. For donations, click on the “donate now” button, select “apply to” and “SLE.” All donations are appreciated and welcome.

For more information on Odyssey of the Mind, check out www.odysseyofthemind.com or keep up with our journey on our Morningside Elementary Facebook page.

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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Textbook Training for Biology Teachers

Textbook Training for Biology Teachers

Are you currently a Biology teacher and interested in learning more about your new textbook?  Join us on Monday, June 18th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm for a training facilitated by Canvas.  Canvas is St. Lucie Public Schools learning management system which has replaced Infinity for the 2017-18 school year.  It connects all of the digital tools and resources into one simple place so you can venture digitally.  Please register in Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com

Social Studies Textbook Training

Social Studies Textbook Training

Calling all 10th, 11th and Government Teachers!  Would you like to learn more about utilizing your new Pearson Education textbook?  Join us for a summer training opportunity facilitated by Canvas trainers on Wednesday, June 20th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at Allapattah Flats K-8.  Canvas is St. Lucie Public Schools’ learning management system that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place.  Please register in Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com

Venture Digitally With Canvas Training

Venture Digitally With Canvas Training

Are you interested in growing instructional technology utilization in your classroom?  Would you like to create an online learning environment for your students?  If so, then join us as we venture digitally into Canvas, an online learning management system that connects all of the digital resources and tools teachers use into one simple place.  Training is on Tuesday, June 19th, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, at Allapattah Flats K8.  Please register in Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com

Northport Eighth Graders To Tour Washington

Northport Eighth Graders To Tour Washington

Northport eighth graders have been given a wonderful opportunity to tour Washington, D.C. next year. Instructor Thomas McDonald is organizing this enlightening and educational trip for our students. It truly will be the experience of a lifetime for many students. To visit the informational site, visit Northport K-8 Washington DC Trip on Facebook. Northport is well recognized as a school that nurtures and teaches civics, patriotism, free thought and love of country. This is a wonderful opportunity for any incoming eighth grader. Thank you, Mr. McDonald!

Northport Lower Grades Rock Field Days

Northport Lower Grades Rock Field Days

Northport second grade instructor Jennifer Lusardi and her class, along with students and teachers from VPK to grade five, participated in fun and energizing field days recently at Northport. The students loved the time playing games and competing for ribbons. According to campus participants, this was healthy, fun, and promoted positive interaction and socialization skills. The kids absolutely loved it!

Many thanks to coaches, teachers and parents who made NP Field Days a success for the children.

Northport Engages in School-wide Young Author Program

Northport Engages in School-wide Young Author Program

Elaine Lawrence’s first graders proudly bring their Young Author books to the media center today. It was so difficult to pick the two best books to enter competition. ❤ Great job to children and teacher. At Northport, the entire school participates in the annual Young Authors program. The program brings joy to writing, a common language among teachers, students and parents and provides a time to have fun with words and illustrations. Each teacher turns in “Best Class Representatives,” and from those books, seven are selected to visit the District Young Authors Ceremony. At Northport, we share in the spirit and joy of writing for pleasure.

Moment of Silence/Reflection

Moment of Silence/Reflection

Port St. Lucie High School students take time during organized school-wide events such as the recent flag football game to reflect in remembrance of victims of violence.  Student leaders work with school administrators to plan school events and opportunities for students to voice thoughts, share ideas, and exercise positive civic responsibilities.

LPA – College Success Award Winner

LPA – College Success Award Winner

A high-quality public education should empower today’s young people with the skills they need to forge a path to bright futures. With this in mind, GreatSchools is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 College Success Award. This honor recognizes 814 high schools across nine states that have a successful track record of going beyond simply graduating students to helping them enroll in college and succeed once they get there.

The College Success Award-winning high schools stand out based on school-level postsecondary data collected and shared by their states. This data tells us whether students enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist on to their second year. The award-winning schools are located in nine states where this postsecondary data is available: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/csa-winners/#florida

 

LPA Student’s Artwork Displayed at Dali Museum

LPA Student’s Artwork Displayed at Dali Museum

LPA student Bradley Livingston, is a 10th grader whose artwork, “Lively Toes,” has been accepted for the Dali Museum’s Surrealist Art Exhibit in St. Petersburg, Florida.  His work will be displayed together with 100 juried works shown at “The Marvelous, the Fantastic & the Grotesque” Exhibition, May 19th – August 26, 2018.  Congratulations to Bradley Livingston on a job well done!

 

 

LPA Creative Writers Achieve Top Honors

LPA Creative Writers Achieve Top Honors

Students in Ms. Merritt’s Creative Writing Class at Lincoln Park Academy earned several awards in the Indian River State College Annual Creative Writing Contest. Students submitted one original work of writing in the poetry, drama, or short story category. The students’ work was judged by IRSC faculty members, and the awards were received on March 29th at the 2018 Creative Writing Contest Award Ceremony held at IRSC.

Casarah Dickson- 2nd Place Freshman Award

Marissa Ward- 1st Place Sophomore Award

Ryan Dakin- 3rd Place Junior Award

Isabelle McConville- 2nd Place Junior Award

The students are pictured with their teacher, Ms. Merritt.

Student Chefs Delight Attendees

Student Chefs Delight Attendees

Northport K8 and Port St. Lucie High School Culinary Teams delivered up gourmet tastes that delighted those who attended the Taste of St. Lucie Big Brothers Big Sisters event. Northport’s mini pineapple upside down cakes disappeared as fast as the Port St. Lucie High School’s Crawfish Bisque and Boom-Boom Wontons. Our student chefs were outstanding!