FGMS CHORUS

FGMS CHORUS

Grand Champions!! Forest Grove Middle School Chorus earned a Superior Rating for 1st Place Treble Chorus and overall Grand Champion for Vocal Performance at the Music USA Festival in Orlando!
Awesome Bulldogs!! 🎶🎹🎼

FGMS BAND

FGMS BAND

Bulldog Band scored a SUPERIOR and placed second at the Music USA Festival!!!
We are very proud of this great performance!!
🎵🎷🎸🎹🥁🎻🎺📯🎼
Bulldogs all the way!!

FGMS MOA PREP

FGMS MOA PREP

Our MOA 6th graders had an awesome day getting their feet wet and searching the skies for birds that frequent our local ecosystem. Their findings help them to better understand our local waterways and how the animals coexist in the habitat. Our future environmentalists are hard at work! Way to go Bulldogs!

 

TCHS Coach Kelly Named FABC Coach of the Year

TCHS Coach Kelly Named FABC Coach of the Year

Pat Kelly, who this season guided the Treasure Coast High School boys basketball team to the best record in the program’s 12-year history, has been named the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Class 9A Coach of the Year. Under Kelly, the Titans started 16-0, finished 26-2, won their second consecutive District 8-9A title and advanced to the Region 2-9A semifinals before losing to 2017 state champion Kissimmee-Osceola.

“It’s nice to be recognized by my peers,” Kelly said. “It’s a reflection of the fact that we had a group of kids who came together and played well and were persistent in trying to accomplish their goals. The kids deserve the credit for buying in.”  The loss ended a school-record 26-game regular-season winning streak. The 16-0 start was the eighth-longest in area history and the best by a St. Lucie County team since high school basketball began in 1919-20.

 

SLWK-8 1st Graders Publish Writing

SLWK-8 1st Graders Publish Writing

First Grade just wrapped up completing student treasure books. Each student published an individual book full of their first grade writing. These kits will be mailed away today and they will each receive a FREE soft cover published book to keep, read and cherish forever!

They have worked so hard!

Thanks to Mrs. Rachael Pastore for organizing!

Softball Challenge

Softball Challenge

Save the Date

All-Star Softball Game – May 12

SLPS vs SLC Firefighters

3-4 Vendor Booths

4 – 5 Game

$8.00 Ticket Includes All-Star Game and Mets Game

Proceeds Benefit St. Lucie Public Schools Educators and Students

Buy Tickets online @ www.EFSLC.org

 

 

 

Camp Rock

Camp Rock

Get your tickets now for Camp Rock The Musical!

Lincoln Park Academy presents this musical for all audiences on Friday, April 6th at 6:30pm and Saturday, April 7th at 2:00pm & 6:30pm.

For more information, visit LPAtheatre.webs.com

MATHLETES COMPETE IN LOCAL OLYMPICS

MATHLETES COMPETE IN LOCAL OLYMPICS

Students from 12 high schools in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River counties flexed their mathematical muscles in the annual Math Olympics hosted by the Indian River State College Mathematics Department. Participants competed both individually and as teams from Fort Pierce Westwood, Indian River Charter, Jensen Beach, John Carroll, Lincoln Park Academy, Martin County, St. Edward’s, St. Lucie West Centennial, Sebastian River, South Fork, Treasure Coast and Vero Beach high schools.

Competition was fierce as individual opponents started the day with a 39-question written exam assessing mastery of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. The 10-question team competition followed with extra incentives for first responders.

Callie Zheng of Lincoln Park Academy won first place in the individual competition with a score of 36/39, followed by Moojin Ahn of Martin County High School with 34/39.

First place in the team competition went to Gregory Lukens, Joseph Miller, Macs Burke and Moojin Ahn, from Martin County High School. Lincoln Park Academy earned second place with the hard work of Callie Zheng, Fion Lee, Maria Dominguez and Rachel Fryer Dommel.

 

Prizes included tuition scholarships, gift certificates, books, puzzles and a graphing calculator. In addition to rigorous competition, participants had the opportunity to network with College instructors and tour the IRSC campus.

 

 

 

Lincoln Park Academy Team #1 earned second place in the team competition at the 2018 Math Olympics at Indian River State College. Pictured from Left to Right: Dr. Duane Chin Quee, IRSC Mathematics Department Chair; Callie Zheng; Maria Dominguez; Rachel Fryer Dommel; Fion Lee and Dr. Marta Cronin, IRSC Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Saturday With Scientists

Saturday With Scientists

Students from Weatherbee, St. Lucie Elementary, White City, and Chester A. Moore explore force and motion as well as reflection and refraction at the Saturday With a Scientist program led by Erin Squires and Kyle Cobb.

This program takes place at Indian River State College with groups of fifth graders from across all schools and is organized by the Office of Teaching and Learning’s Paul Reif.

 

Summer PD Opportunity: Math Strategies for ESE Teachers

Summer PD Opportunity: Math Strategies for ESE Teachers

The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to share a summer professional development opportunity with ESE teachers.  Join us for a hands-on session in which we will discuss strategies and resources to use when supporting Math instruction with your ESE Students.

When: June 26th, 2018

Where: Allapattah Flats K8, Room 1-123

K-5 ESE Teachers: 8:00 – 11:30 am

6-12 ESE Teachers: 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Seats are limited, so please register via Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com to secure your spot.  A stipend will be paid for this training.  If you have any questions about the training please contact Laurie Boyer at Laurie.Boyer@stlucieschools.org

Dr. Kevin G. Perry Speaks About Service

Dr. Kevin G. Perry Speaks About Service

Dr. Kevin G. Perry, Assistant to the Superintendent, was the featured speaker for the 8th Annual Alumni Day of Service (ADOS) for Bethune-Cookman University’s Events Luncheon.  He delivered a speech entitled, “A Call To Service,”  in which alumni were reminded of the University’s motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” and why their service is relevant and important.

During this annual event, alumni return to campus to serve the current students by providing workshops, conducting mock interviews, providing forums, and offering real life real work information and experience to students in an effort to further prepare them for life after college.  Alumni are assigned to the School or College from which they earned their degree or the field of study in which they are currently working.  This form of service began while Dr. Perry served as the Chairman of the Associate Trustees (Board of Visitors).  It also aligns to the spirit of support and service of SLPS’s as the District strives to maintain positive connections with colleges and universities and support student pathways to success from high school to college and/or careers.

Dr. Perry has been asked to be one of the featured speakers at the Bethune-Cookman University National Alumni Convention in June.

Holocaust Survivors Recount Heroic Stories

Holocaust Survivors Recount Heroic Stories

Oak Hammock K8 hosted their annual commemorative event (Uncovering Stories: A Jewish Family Album) in which heroic Holocaust survivors shared their emotional and moving stories of survival with students in an effort to recount history for future generations. When survivor Norm Frajman spoke, his message was clear.  “Never forget what evil and hate can do – don’t be a bystander.”

MDA Receives Innovation Grant

MDA Receives Innovation Grant

Mosaic Digital Academy Principal, Jeanne Ziemba and her staff were presented with a $2500 I.D.E.A. Grant from FLVS (Florida Virtual School) for demonstrating Innovation, Design, Efficiency, and Achievement in a public virtual school program.

FLVS supports franchise partners like Mosaic Digital Academy across the state of Florida and recognizes districts that represent unique local instructional practices, creative processes, and delivery efficiencies that can inform future ideation resulting in successful online teaching and learning for all.  Dr. Polly Halderman, FLVS Chief Customer Officer, presented the grant award to Principal Ziemba with staff during the Teacher Workday, March 19, 2018. The staff will use the grant award to continue to provide innovative approaches for increased student success for all Kindergarten through Grade 12 full time virtual students.

 

Pictured (Left to Right): Chris Waldrop, Will Goulet, Amanda Kiefer, Deborah Russum, Carrie Kahr, Dr. Polly Halderman (FLVS Leadership), Jeanne Ziemba, Principal, Fran Pitts, Laura Lankow and Christine Witzak.

 

Drive for Education

Drive for Education

On Saturday April 21, test drive a new Buick and help Port St. Lucie High School (PSLHS) located at 1201 SE Jaguar Lane in Port St. Lucie receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm. For each 2-3 minute Test Drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

 

Participants will sign-in on the east side of PSLHS’s campus where they will have easy access to the test drive range.  Drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

 

MSE Bluejays Soar At Odyssey of the Mind

MSE Bluejays Soar At Odyssey of the Mind

Another proud moment for Morningside Elementary as two of the Bluejays Teams placed first and second at the Odyssey of the Mind competition!

Stellar Hangout Coached by Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Garcia

Team Members: Genna Blake, MacKenzie Carpenter, Emma Espinal, Christian Garcia, Jimena Garcia, Harper Hansman, Jesus Rivera

Animal House Coached by Mrs. Lachance

Team Members: Connor Bodawala, Andres Capador, Brittany Chandler, Matthew Hermann-Fehr, Madyson Maroska, Jordan McKenna, Branden Rothe

Emoji, Speak for Yourself Coached by Mr. Kroll and Ms. Custis

Team Members: Madison Carpenter, Kalleigh Denmark, Avery Geer, Cole Gildersleeve, Arianna John, Bryce Myers, Isabella Ramos-Cordero

Triathlon Travels Coached by Mrs. Moore

Team Members: Amy Alfonso, ALexis Allen, Derek Boyer, Josh Caron, Tyler McDonald, Addison Moore, Ethan Moore

 

 

 

Bayshore Odyssey of The Mind Champs

Bayshore Odyssey of The Mind Champs

On March 10th, Bayshore Elementary School’s Odyssey of the Mind team competed at Regionals in Palm Beach County. The team showed amazing team work and performed a skit that was “Out of this World.” According to the judges, “The team showed exceptional teamwork and focus when their prop/backdrop did not stand up the way it should have. They did not lose one moment of focus and they worked together, addressed the falling backdrop, and delivered a seamless performance.” In doing so, the team won the OMER AWARD for exceptional sportsmanship and teamwork.

The team worked together to solve Problem 5 “A Stellar Hangout,” they performed a smooth and seamless skit winning them FIRST PLACE and a spot at the STATE COMPETITION in Orlando, Florida! The team did an outstanding job and we could not be more proud of them for all of their hard work. The team comprised of Evan McGarry, Hunter Proctor, Brianca Morais, Kyle Thezan, Reese Adams, and Alexandria Lee.

All of the success was made possible under the exemplary direction of Coach Rebecca Proctor and their youth volunteer Coach Camber Adams. This team put Bayshore on the map and we couldn’t be prouder. A special thank you goes to all the families for their commitment and dedication to this elite group of students. Finally, to our star students…you are champions with or without a trophy because we are proud of you for the passion and commitment in which you worked through this process. Winning the Omer Award speaks to the content of your character and for that alone made us proud beyond measure. Your journey ahead to the state competition will show everyone else what a true champion looks like. Well done!

REE Otters Entered Stellar Hangout Category

REE Otters Entered Stellar Hangout Category

Coach Eric Redding worked with an enthusiastic team of students who entered the Stellar Hangout category at this year’s Odyssey of the Mind competition.  Team members Tony Walter, Ava Zaragoza, Rylie Moler, Jacob Frank, Colton Girling, Lexsie Pusieko, and Jacey Lane worked together in a positive and creative fashion to make this year’s competition one that was meaningful and memorable for this group of problem solvers.

SLWK8 Students Enjoyed The Odyssey

SLWK8 Students Enjoyed The Odyssey

Dana Brightwell and Matthew Glotzer coached a brilliant group of students through this year’s Odyssey of the Mind competition at Suncoast High School. The SLWK8 Team chose to compete in Problem #5, “A Stellar Hangout”. Team members were Lilliana Boham, Nora Calnan, Jasmine Gabriel, Hannah Gaffney, Samantha Leonard, Jayden Nargen and Ivan Sheehan.  They all worked diligently on the creative and technical portions of the problem, and demonstrated fortitude and perseverance throughout the many months of preparation.

WPE’s Animal House Takes First Place

WPE’s Animal House Takes First Place

Windmill Point Elementary Odyssey of the Mind Teams celebrated a 1st and 3rd place finish in this year’s competition!

First Team:  The Problem – Animal House, Team Name: “Wild”

This team won first place and is going to the state competition!

Coach:  Sean CaroglanianTeam members:  Jayden Altes, Thomas Johnson, Tre Kathan, Makayla Ortiz, Ava Richards, Emily Simmons, Tristan Vasquez

 

Second Team: The problem – A Stellar Hangout, Team Name: “The Black Hole Clubhouse”

This team won third place!

Coach:  Cathy Scott

Team members: Michael Rosado, Joseph Cruz, Corbin Cornette,  Ty Nguyen,  Austin Collins, Gage Manfredo,  Maille Faisal

 

FKS “Mockumentary” Headed to State Competition

FKS “Mockumentary” Headed to State Competition

 

The Classics, Mockumentary!

Finished First and Advances to State Competition

Team Members: Chyanne Creel, Carmela Bustamante, Chase Wu, Julia Mills, Sienna Mills, Camryn Monroe, and Charles Frazier

Coach: Stacey Johnson

 

A Stellar Hangout

Finished Fourth

Team Members: Madeline Chiong, Vanessa Tabana, Arianne Reif, Julian Wright, Anthony Green, Charlotte Sellers, and Julia Hidrowah

Coaches: Celeste Hartsfield and Minnie Spivey