Award of Distinction

Award of Distinction

Ms. Kelly Owens, FSBA Leadership Services Consultant, presented Dr. Donna Mills with a Certified Board Member (CBM) distinction award at the April 24 SLPS Board Workshop.  The Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) presents this distinction to its members within their respective districts.  Congratulations, Dr. Mills!

MSE Is Going To Odyssey of the Mind World Finals!!

MSE Is Going To Odyssey of the Mind World Finals!!

Morningside Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Team is one of the two best creative problem-solving teams in the state of Florida!  This has earned them the right to compete with 25 other countries at the World Finals.  The school is working hard to raise the money for travel, but they need your help!  Please consider donating to the cause.  This can be done in two ways:

  1. The Education Foundation is collecting donations. Donate on-line by going to www.efslc.org. Click on “donate now,” then “Apply to” and finally “SLE” the money put in here will go directly to us! You may also send donations directly to Morningside Elementary (Attention: Angie Sands).
  2. Please attend our car washes! These will be on Saturday, April 28th and on Saturday, May 5th at the Auto Zone at the corner of US1 and Port St. Lucie Boulevard. They will both be from 9 am until noon.
Mrs. Kate Teaches Folktales and Songs to NP Kindergartners!

Mrs. Kate Teaches Folktales and Songs to NP Kindergartners!

Northport kindergartners were so lucky to visit with Mrs. Kate. Mrs.Kate is a renowned folksinger, songwriter and storyteller. The students loved the immersion into a musical morning with a very talented artist. Thanks to our great kindergarten teachers for their kindness, patience and dedication to learning. ❤

Student Chef Cook-off

Student Chef Cook-off

St. Lucie Public Schools Child Nutrition Services Department would like to congratulate Brandon Parks and Shannon Sears of Fort Pierce Central High School’s Culinary Program for winning the first Student Culinary Cook-Off. Their entree, Boom Boom Chicken Bake, will be featured on the 2018-2019 school lunch menu.

The purpose of the event was for student chefs to create enticing entrees for the School Meals Program following the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program.

The middle school culinary arts program provided Smart Snack approved treats. Ms. Tremblay’s Culinary students (Meghan and Samantha Cooper-De Quesada) are shown below at Fort Pierce Central High School distributing their healthy frozen treats: Blue-Dillys and Straw-Dillys.

 

 

Purchase Tickets for Upcoming Softball Showdown

Purchase Tickets for Upcoming Softball Showdown

The SLPS vs. Firefighters softball game hosted by the Education Foundation is coming up soon.

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

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by visiting www.EFSLC.org  or by calling the Education Foundation office .

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

Thank you for your support on this great event!

Northport Students Collaborate With College Level Campaign!

Northport Students Collaborate With College Level Campaign!

Northport students in Sandra Tyndale’s eighth grade class and Jennifer Lusardi’s second grade class collaborated with students from Fort Pierce Central High School and Lincoln Park Academy visiting Northport as Dual Enrollment students from Indian River State College. The dual enrollment students visited Northport as an assignment from their college level American Government class.

Students, Samantha Huynh, Anthony Lima, Adriana Sanz and Nayeli Silva are running a mock campaign for Governor of the State of Florida. Candidate for Governor Nayeli Silva visited with the students and provoked a debate concerning mandatory dress code with the older students and the mock candidate and her staff immersed themselves in the educational experiences of the second graders. The dual enrollment students are campaigning on three main issues: economy, education and the environment. Students videotaped their campaign at the school and are putting together their priceless campaign for governor. Northport was so thrilled to be involved in the college level educational experience.

Music In Our Schools

Music In Our Schools

Music In Our Schools Month is the National Association for Music Education’s annual celebration.  Music educators, students, and communities engage in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in St. Lucie Public Schools.

The theme for this year is “Music Connects Us.” Music is often called a ‘universal language.’ Every culture has developed their own system of music and the art has proven to be important in nearly every aspect of society. Learning how to interact with this ubiquitous world of music is of vital importance to all students throughout their entire school career.

St. Lucie Public Schools Annual Music In Our Schools Concert was held at the Fenn Center on April 12, 2018.  The event featured over 500 elementary, middle, and high school band and chorus students from across the district.  It was an evening of pure joy!

 

 

Students Earn and Learn

Students Earn and Learn

Students learn about the economy in a fun and creative way by participating in the FCEE annual Economic Poster Contest. Each year, approximately 300 students gain a better understanding of our economic system through their participation in this exciting competition.

Students learn a basic economic concept and then use their creativity and art skills to demonstrate their understanding of the concept in a colorful drawing. Teachers submit their entries in both the fall and spring semester, after which 12 winners are selected (each term). Entries are judged on originality, creativity, and accuracy of concept.

Each winning entry receive $25 and a copy of the calendar/poster, and a surprise gift card.

Students ECONOMIC CONCEPT DEFINITIONS

  • ASSETS: Things that have earning power or some other value to their owner.
  • BUDGET:  The amount of money that is available for, required for, or assigned to a particular purpose.
  • CONSUMERS & PRODUCERS: Consumers are people who buy goods and services. Producers are people who make goods or provide services. Producers supply goods and services and consumers demand them.
  • DEBT: Something, typically money, that is owed or due. The state of owing money.
  • ENTREPRENEUR: An entrepreneur is someone who recognizes an opportunity, marshals the productive resources, and takes the risk to develop or improve a product or start a new business.
  • GOODS & SERVICES: A Good is an object people want that they can touch or hold. A Service is an action that a person does for someone else. Goods are items you buy such as food, clothing, toys, furniture, and toothpaste. Services are actions such as haircuts, medical check-ups, mail delivery, car repair, and teaching.
  • INCENTIVES: Factors that motivate and influence the behavior of households and businesses. Prices, profits, and losses act as incentives for participants to take action in a market economy.
  • SAVINGS: The amount left over when a person’s expenses are subtracted from the amount of disposable income that he or she earns in a given period of time. This occurs when individuals, businesses, or the economy as a whole do not consume all of the current income.
  • SUBSTITUTE GOODS: Two goods that could be used for the same purpose. If the price of one good increases, then demand for the substitute is likely to rise.
  • TRADE: The voluntary exchange of goods and services for money or other goods and services. When trade is voluntary, both people benefit. Trade without money is called barter.

 

St. Lucie Elementary Winners:

Jaden Carey – Consumer & Producers (Calendar)

Jata Khan – Saving (Poster)

Village Green Environmental Studies School Winners:

Gracious Ianniccheri (Poster)

Jennavie Porteous (Poster)

     

 

Fostering a Growth Mindset Summer Training

Fostering a Growth Mindset Summer Training

The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to offer a summer training on Fostering a Growth Mindset.  It will focus on how to help students believe they can succeed in the classroom.  It is being offered through Canvas online from 6/4 – 7/31.  Participants receive 20 hours in-service credits and it meets ESE recertification.  Register via Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com

TCHS Art Crawl Success

TCHS Art Crawl Success

On April 10 – 14, the Fine Art and Performing Art students of Treasure Coast High School hosted their Annual IMAGINE art show. This year, the show was hosted at TCHS. Visual Arts (Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design and Photography) and Performing Arts (Dance, Acting and Singing) were all a part of this show.  During the day, many teachers brought their classes to the visual arts to experience photography, painting, drawing and graphic design. On Thursday, April 12, students, teachers, parents and the community visited the campus and not only experienced the visual arts, but performing arts, as well. It was a great success and many of our visual arts student art work will move into the district show the following week. Culinary served delicious treats during the April 12 event, as well.

   

Annual High School Art Show This Friday

Annual High School Art Show This Friday

FORT PIERCE, FL – The annual St. Lucie County High School Art Show opens Friday, April 20, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  This years’ show takes place in the Galleria of Pierce Harbor Building located at 100 S. 2nd St. in Ft. Pierce.

An awards ceremony at 7:15 pm will pay tribute to the talents of students with first, second and third place awards in six categories along with a Peoples’ Choice award.  Judging will also include a special category just for teacher-generated art submissions.  This year’s art will remain on exhibit April 21st through Saturday, May 5th from 11 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday.

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 91.0 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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Student Chef Cook-Off This Tuesday

Student Chef Cook-Off This Tuesday

 

FORT PIERCE, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Child Nutrition Services Department in collaboration with the High School Culinary Arts Program will host the premier Student Chef Cook-Off at Fort Pierce Central High School Cafeteria on April 17, 2018 from 4-6 pm. The Tasting and Awards portion begins at 5:30 pm.

 

The purpose of the event is for SLPS student chefs to create enticing entrees for the School Meals Program following the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. The winning entrée will be featured on the 2018-2019 High School Lunch Menu.  The Middle School Culinary Arts Program will provide Smart Snack approved treats.

 

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 91.0 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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District Gathering

District Gathering

District Gathering – fun for all!

Members of the St. Lucie Public Schools District Office Staff who are serving at various temporary satellite offices throughout the District since the hurricane flooded the Orange Blossom Business Center had the opportunity to convene at Allapattah Flats for a recent meeting.  Here, information about SLPS’s academic progress and facility updates was shared, a light luncheon was enjoyed, and a challenge to build a district office from sparse materials set the room abuzz with laughter.

Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Slam

Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Slam

Fort Pierce Central’s “Poison Pens” spoken word poetry team won Semi Finals in Jason Taylor’s 4th Annual Louder Than a Bomb” poetry slam. As one of the final four winning teams in the state of Florida, they move on to Team finals Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Nova Southeastern University. Congratulations!