LPA Student Takes Home Crown in Miss Florida Junior Teen

LPA Student Takes Home Crown in Miss Florida Junior Teen

Congratulations to Lincoln Park Academy 9th grader Breanna Myles for being crowned USA National Miss Florida Junior Teen.  As Miss Florida Junior Teen, Breanna will move on to the USA National Junior Teen competition where she will have the opportunity to win over $200,000 in cash, prizes, and scholarships.  

Good luck at the next level, Breanna!

Wilke Named Principal of the Year Finalist

Wilke Named Principal of the Year Finalist

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is proud to share the Florida Department of Education’s (FDOE) announcement for Principal of the Year finalists.  Lawnwood Elementary Principal Traci Wilke is named as one of the three finalists!  

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent stated, “Mrs. Wilke is exemplary in every facet of educational leadership.  She is passionate about providing the very best learning environment for her students, committed to supporting her staff, and engaged in participating in the community she serves.  She has blazed a trail of success with her past educational experiences, and I foresee a future equally as productive with regard to her impact on student achievement.”

 

FDOE Press Release Banner

Contact: 850-245-0413

DOEPressOffice@fldoe.org

 

 

Commissioner Stewart Announces Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year Finalists 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., January 12, 2018 – Today, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart announced the finalists for Florida’s 2018 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership (Principal of the Year) and the Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award (Assistant Principal of the Year). The winners will be named during the Commissioner’s Summit for Principals on February 9 in Orlando.

“It is a great honor to recognize these principals and assistant principals whose hard work and commitment to Florida’s students sets them apart, and I look forward to celebrating them next month at the Commissioner’s Summit for Principals,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart.

The 2018 Principal of the Year will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and the remaining Principal of the Year finalists will receive $1,500. The 2018 Assistant Principal of the Year will receive a cash prize of $3,500, and the remaining Assistant Principal of the Year finalists will receive $1,061.

The three Principal of the Year finalists are:

 

Eric Fleming, West Shore Junior/Senior High School, Brevard County
For more than 23 years, Eric Fleming has served the Brevard County School District in various teaching and administrative roles. To enhance team camaraderie, Fleming instituted a “Wildcat Winner” program at faculty meetings where teachers acknowledge each other’s hard work and dedication. He is often sought upon for his leadership expertise, and he serves on various committees that are focused on improving education. He is praised for leading by example and serving as a role model for his students, staff and community.

Kenneth Savage, James Stephens International Academy, Lee County
After serving successfully as principal at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts K-8, Kenneth Savage was appointed as a turnaround principal for James Stephens International Academy. In one year, Savage helped his school improve from an F to a B (based on 2016-17 school grades). He is commended for being a self-starter and critical thinker, and he is known as a diligent data user who always focuses on the ultimate goal – student achievement. He is a member of Principal Leads in Lee County and mentors other administrators.

Traci Wilke, Lawnwood Elementary School, St. Lucie County
With more than 20 years of experience in St. Lucie Public Schools, Traci Wilke is in her second year as Lawnwood Elementary School’s principal. Prior to joining the faculty at Lawnwood Elementary, Wilke was the principal at Samuel S. Gaines Academy where she contributed to a significant improvement in the school grade. Under Wilke’s leadership, Lawnwood Elementary’s school grade improved from a D to a C (based on 2016-17 school grades). She is known by her colleagues for going above and beyond for her school community and for her consistent track record of growth.

The three Assistant Principal of the Year finalists are:

 

Trisha Elliott, Crystal Lake Elementary School, Martin County
With more than 20 years of experience in K-12 education, Trisha Elliott joined Martin County School District in 2008 and held various roles before becoming the assistant principal at Crystal Lake Elementary School in 2013. Her focus on data, research, collaboration, and feedback has contributed to the upward trend in her school’s data. Last year, Crystal Lake Elementary School improved its school grade from a C to an A (based on 2016-17 school grades). Elliott believes that all students can achieve at high levels and succeed when authentic relationships are in place. She is committed to fostering relationships with and among staff members, students, families and community members.

Jackie Ramsey, Carver Middle School, Orange County
As the assistant principal for instruction at Carver Middle School, Jackie Ramsey is known as a dynamic leader who provides exceptional support and motivation to teachers at several Orange County schools. Ramsey believes that all students will learn when they receive quality instruction. At Carver Middle School, students’ reading proficiency is up by three percentage points, and the bottom quartile learning gains are up by four percentage points. Under her leadership, Carver Middle School has improved its school grade from an F to a C (based on 2016-17 school grades).

Tiffany Cantwell, The Webster School, St. Johns County
Tiffany Cantwell has served as an assistant principal within the St. Johns County School District since 2013. She was recently appointed as principal of Ocean Palms Elementary School. While serving at The Webster School, she had the opportunity to interact with a diverse student population with varying needs. Because of her dedication to student and teacher success, she was instrumental in helping Webster raise its school grade from a D to a B (based on 2016-17 school grades). Her colleagues praised her for having a can-do attitude, extraordinary organizational skills and for being a tremendous educational leader.

Candidates for these awards were nominated by the superintendent from their respective school districts. Complete lists of candidates from each district for both categories are available online: 2017-18 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership District Winners and 2017-18 Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award District Winners.

For more information about Florida’s educator recognition and recruitment programs, visit http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/recognition-recruitment.

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For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www.fldoe.org.

Wilke Named Principal of the Year Finalist

Wilke Named Principal of the Year Finalist for Florida

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is proud to share the Florida Department of Education’s (FDOE) announcement for Principal of the Year finalists.  Lawnwood Elementary Principal Traci Wilke is named as one of the three finalists!  

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent stated, “Mrs. Wilke is exemplary in every facet of educational leadership.  She is passionate about providing the very best learning environment for her students, committed to supporting her staff, and engaged in participating in the community she serves.  She has blazed a trail of success with her past educational experiences, and I foresee a future equally as productive with regard to her impact on student achievement.”

 

FDOE Press Release Banner

Contact: 850-245-0413

DOEPressOffice@fldoe.org

 

 

Commissioner Stewart Announces Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year Finalists 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., January 12, 2018 – Today, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart announced the finalists for Florida’s 2018 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership (Principal of the Year) and the Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award (Assistant Principal of the Year). The winners will be named during the Commissioner’s Summit for Principals on February 9 in Orlando.

“It is a great honor to recognize these principals and assistant principals whose hard work and commitment to Florida’s students sets them apart, and I look forward to celebrating them next month at the Commissioner’s Summit for Principals,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart.

The 2018 Principal of the Year will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and the remaining Principal of the Year finalists will receive $1,500. The 2018 Assistant Principal of the Year will receive a cash prize of $3,500, and the remaining Assistant Principal of the Year finalists will receive $1,061.

The three Principal of the Year finalists are:

 

Eric Fleming, West Shore Junior/Senior High School, Brevard County
For more than 23 years, Eric Fleming has served the Brevard County School District in various teaching and administrative roles. To enhance team camaraderie, Fleming instituted a “Wildcat Winner” program at faculty meetings where teachers acknowledge each other’s hard work and dedication. He is often sought upon for his leadership expertise, and he serves on various committees that are focused on improving education. He is praised for leading by example and serving as a role model for his students, staff and community.

Kenneth Savage, James Stephens International Academy, Lee County
After serving successfully as principal at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts K-8, Kenneth Savage was appointed as a turnaround principal for James Stephens International Academy. In one year, Savage helped his school improve from an F to a B (based on 2016-17 school grades). He is commended for being a self-starter and critical thinker, and he is known as a diligent data user who always focuses on the ultimate goal – student achievement. He is a member of Principal Leads in Lee County and mentors other administrators.

Traci Wilke, Lawnwood Elementary School, St. Lucie County
With more than 20 years of experience in St. Lucie Public Schools, Traci Wilke is in her second year as Lawnwood Elementary School’s principal. Prior to joining the faculty at Lawnwood Elementary, Wilke was the principal at Samuel S. Gaines Academy where she contributed to a significant improvement in the school grade. Under Wilke’s leadership, Lawnwood Elementary’s school grade improved from a D to a C (based on 2016-17 school grades). She is known by her colleagues for going above and beyond for her school community and for her consistent track record of growth.

The three Assistant Principal of the Year finalists are:

 

Trisha Elliott, Crystal Lake Elementary School, Martin County
With more than 20 years of experience in K-12 education, Trisha Elliott joined Martin County School District in 2008 and held various roles before becoming the assistant principal at Crystal Lake Elementary School in 2013. Her focus on data, research, collaboration, and feedback has contributed to the upward trend in her school’s data. Last year, Crystal Lake Elementary School improved its school grade from a C to an A (based on 2016-17 school grades). Elliott believes that all students can achieve at high levels and succeed when authentic relationships are in place. She is committed to fostering relationships with and among staff members, students, families and community members.

Jackie Ramsey, Carver Middle School, Orange County
As the assistant principal for instruction at Carver Middle School, Jackie Ramsey is known as a dynamic leader who provides exceptional support and motivation to teachers at several Orange County schools. Ramsey believes that all students will learn when they receive quality instruction. At Carver Middle School, students’ reading proficiency is up by three percentage points, and the bottom quartile learning gains are up by four percentage points. Under her leadership, Carver Middle School has improved its school grade from an F to a C (based on 2016-17 school grades).

Tiffany Cantwell, The Webster School, St. Johns County
Tiffany Cantwell has served as an assistant principal within the St. Johns County School District since 2013. She was recently appointed as principal of Ocean Palms Elementary School. While serving at The Webster School, she had the opportunity to interact with a diverse student population with varying needs. Because of her dedication to student and teacher success, she was instrumental in helping Webster raise its school grade from a D to a B (based on 2016-17 school grades). Her colleagues praised her for having a can-do attitude, extraordinary organizational skills and for being a tremendous educational leader.

Candidates for these awards were nominated by the superintendent from their respective school districts. Complete lists of candidates from each district for both categories are available online: 2017-18 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership District Winners and 2017-18 Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award District Winners.

For more information about Florida’s educator recognition and recruitment programs, visit http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/recognition-recruitment.

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For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www.fldoe.org.

Grad Rate Spikes

Grad Rate Spikes

Graduation Rates released by the Florida DOE show a historic and unprecedented measure of success for St. Lucie Public Schools.

The District is ranked fifth overall in Florida and is the highest ranking district on the Treasure Coast with an overall graduation rate of 90.1 percent.

All comprehensive high schools made significant gains and far-exceed state averages.

Congratulations to students on their success and to the dedicated team of teachers and administrators!

Lincoln Park Academy, 99.6

Treasure Coast High School, 97.3

Fort Pierce Central High School, 95.5

St. Lucie West Centennial High School, 93.2

Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 89.8

Port St. Lucie High School, 89.8

 

Professional Educators and Continuing Education

Professional Educators and Continuing Education

St. Lucie Public Schools obtained a Math/Science Partnership (MSP) grant focused on increasing science content knowledge. This grant provided twenty-five teachers with the opportunity to participate in the U-Futures program. Nine of these teachers continued, and through the grant along with the generosity of the University of Florida, they completed their Master of Arts in Education (MAE) in Science Education free of charge.

This cadre of professional educators worked diligently to complete the rigorous coursework required for this degree. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board Members celebrated their accomplishment at the January School Board Meeting.

Congratulations are extended to:

 

Jill Albers

Lisa Coble

Helen Harless

Kristin Hsu

Mary Margaret Kneidel

Marjorie Laster

Kelly Lunt

Sally Vandereedt

Jami Williams

The Number of St. Lucie Public Schools Distinguished with  Positive Behavior Model School Status…

The Number of St. Lucie Public Schools Distinguished with Positive Behavior Model School Status…

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) announced that 22 schools of distinction are recognized as Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Model Schools – an increase of seven from last years’ pool of honorees. The University of South Florida (USF), manager of the PBIS Project for the State of Florida, provided Executive Director of Student Services and Exceptional Student Education Bill Tomlinson with notification of this elite cadre of schools. “This positive trend is a reflection of the focused efforts the District is making in schools to support the needs of all children both academically and behaviorally through a multi-tiered system of supports.  Reaching Model School Status with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, is representative of our commitment to create a culture that promotes appropriate social and emotional learning for all children.”

 

PBIS is a school-wide behavioral approach that focuses on increasing academic performance and increasing safety while decreasing problem behaviors with specific and consistent strategies.  A focus on individual needs using data along with positive and effective strategies are also key elements to a successful PBIS school-wide plan.

 

Robert O’Neill serves as the District’s PBIS coordinator and also bridges efforts with SLPS and USF.  He explained that achievement of Model School status is a purposeful and united effort — the result of collaboration between Student Services personnel and site-based personnel working to provide for the needs of students and to build the Multi-Tiered System of Supports in the schools.  He added that educational professionals work together to address appropriate behavior and celebrate students’ goal attainment.

Congratulations to the following schools on their PBIS Model School status:

 

Gold Status Schools (14)

Allapattah Flats K-8

Bayshore Elementary School

Floresta Elementary School

Manatee Academy K-8

Mariposa Elementary School

Northport K-8 School

Oak Hammock K-8 School

Palm Pointe K-8 School

Parkway Elementary School

Rivers Edge Elementary School

Southport Middle School

Village Green Elementary School

Westgate K-8 School

Windmill Point Elementary School

Silver Status Schools (6)

Frances K. Sweet Elementary School

Forest Grove Middle School

Lakewood Park Elementary School

Lawnwood Elementary School

Morningside Elementary School

St. Lucie West K-8 School

Bronze Status Schools (2)

Savanna Ridge Elementary School

Weatherbee Elementary School

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students 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.

PBIS Schools On The Rise

PBIS Schools On The Rise

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) announced that 22 schools of distinction are recognized as Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Model Schools – an increase of seven from last years’ pool of honorees. The University of South Florida (USF), manager of the PBIS Project for the State of Florida, provided Executive Director of Student Services and Exceptional Student Education Bill Tomlinson with notification of this elite cadre of schools. “This positive trend is a reflection of the focused efforts the District is making in schools to support the needs of all children both academically and behaviorally through a multi-tiered system of supports.  Reaching Model School Status with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, is representative of our commitment to create a culture that promotes appropriate social and emotional learning for all children.”

 

PBIS is a school-wide behavioral approach that focuses on increasing academic performance and increasing safety while decreasing problem behaviors with specific and consistent strategies.  A focus on individual needs using data along with positive and effective strategies are also key elements to a successful PBIS school-wide plan.

 

Robert O’Neill serves as the District’s PBIS coordinator and also bridges efforts with SLPS and USF.  He explained that achievement of Model School status is a purposeful and united effort — the result of collaboration between Student Services personnel and site-based personnel working to provide for the needs of students and to build the Multi-Tiered System of Supports in the schools.  He added that educational professionals work together to address appropriate behavior and celebrate students’ goal attainment.

 

Congratulations to the following schools on their PBIS Model School status:

Gold Status Schools (14)

Allapattah Flats K-8

Bayshore Elementary School

Floresta Elementary School

Manatee Academy K-8

Mariposa Elementary School

Northport K-8 School

Oak Hammock K-8 School

Palm Pointe K-8 School

Parkway Elementary School

Rivers Edge Elementary School

Southport Middle School

Westgate K-8 School

Windmill Point Elementary School

Village Green Elementary School

Silver Status Schools (6)

Frances K. Sweet Elementary School

Forest Grove Middle School

Lakewood Park Elementary School

Lawnwood Elementary School

Morningside Elementary School

St. Lucie West K-8 School

 

Bronze Status Schools (2)

Savanna Ridge Elementary School

Weatherbee Elementary School

 

 

Northport Students Work Diligently on Noteworthy Project Citizen!

Northport Students Work Diligently on Noteworthy Project Citizen!

Northport seventh graders are working diligently on their very meaningful Project Citizen collaborations.  Students are following the criteria for the projects by identifying a problem, gathering information, examining alternative policies, proposing and developing their own public policy and then developing an action plan.  Northstar instructor  Thomas McDonald and Elizabeth Montilla, the critical thinking  teacher, are collaborating to make sure that efficacy is evident in the very important projects.

An example of student work is exhibited by students Clarousse Alfred, Duwyen Williams, John Riordan and Jose Rodriguez.  These students are passionate about getting sidewalks on Curtis Street.  Curtis Street is the street many Northport students use to walk to and from school each day.  They are worried about someone getting seriously injured as cars and students both use the heavily populated roadway.

Students followed the criteria and contacted Port St. Lucie City Manager for Sidewalks Master Plan Edith Majewski.  Mrs. Majewski came to Northport and spoke at length with the students about their plans.  Students found out that one mile of sidewalk costs $400,000.  They were floored at the enormity of the project.  The students’ next step is to contact Marty Sanders, SLPS Executive Director of Growth Management, Facilities and Maintenance, to have him offer direction on how to create a petition to change public policy.

Students are adamant about the need for the sidewalk on Curtis Street.  Their project is entitled “Kids Deserve Safe Routes to School!”

Keep up the impressive work, Northport students.  The learning is authentic and noteworthy!

Routten Shines In Education

Routten Shines In Education

C.A. Moore Instructor Nardi Routten recently stood before the Florida Cabinet as a teacher of distinction so that Governor Rick Scott could recognize her with the Shine Award. This prestigious award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education.

St. Lucie Public Schools couldn’t agree more as Nardi is a 20-year veteran educator and the 2015 Milken Educator Award winner.  She is also a member of the Teacher Leader Fellowship Group 2016, member of Leadership Florida, Education Class II and is currently working on her second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

She was recognized for her dedication to education and outstanding service on January 9th at the School Board Meeting. Congratulations!

Nardi Routten is supported by the C. A. Moore administrative team along with the St. Lucie Public Schools Board Members and Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

Robert Golden Honored

Robert Golden Honored

Robert Golden has been heralded by many as a hero, a courageous individual, a compassionate humanitarian; he is a senior at Port St. Lucie High School who was on his way home from school one afternoon in December when he witnessed an injured motorcyclist.  Realizing the situation was dire, Robert stepped forward into the midst of onlookers, asked for a belt to create a tourniquet to help stop the bleeding until first responders could arrive on scene. He is credited with saving a man’s life.

On Tuesday, January 9, members of the School Board and Superintendent Gent recognized Robert for his valiant efforts and also took the opportunity to say thank you on behalf of the entire District.

 

“Sometimes a career picks you.”  Impactful words spoken from the heart as Robert Golden addressed School Board Members with Principal Adrian Ocampo by his side.

 

Grad Rate Spikes

St. Lucie Public Schools – Graduation Rates Soar to 5th in the State

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is ranked fifth overall in Florida and is the highest ranking district on the Treasure Coast with an overall graduation rate of 90.1 percent. Data released today by the Florida Department of Education shows that for the third year in a row, the District continues to demonstrate positive growth. “This is a historic and unprecedented measure of success for the School District and for the community,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.  This surge represents a hike from 45th to fifth in the state as well as another 3.3 percent gain from the previous year, surpassing state averages.

According to a report released today by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), all SLPS comprehensive high schools made significant gains and four high schools boast graduation rates that exceed 93 percent (Lincoln Park Academy, 99.6; Treasure Coast High School, 97.3; Fort Pierce Central High School, 95.5; and St. Lucie West Centennial High School, 93.2).  Fort Pierce Westwood High School and Port St. Lucie High School far exceeded the State graduation average and improved their graduation rates by 6.7 and 8.4 percent respectively.  Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “It is important to ensure that all of our students are making gains, and it is gratifying to see all demographic groups making positive growth and opening doors for college or career opportunities.”  SLPS ranks third in the state for ESE students with an 83.7 percent rate, third for Black students with 88.1 percent, sixth for White students with 91.5 percent, and seventh in the state for Hispanic students with graduation rates at 89.6 percent.

Supporting all students in their achievement of graduation goals is the mission of St. Lucie Public Schools.  “We have a dedicated team of teachers and administrators in place who are relentless in their efforts to support the personal learning goals for students.  Persistent efforts to monitor indicators of momentum including attendance, behavior, math, and reading gains are contributing factors to our overall gains,” said Gent.

 

Graduations Rate Details

School 2015-2016 2016-2017 Increase
Fort Pierce Central High School 92.4% 95.5% 3.1%
Fort Pierce Westwood High School 83.1% 89.8% 6.7%
Lincoln Park Academy 96.7% 99.6% 2.9%
Port St. Lucie High School 81.4% 89.8% 8.4%
St. Lucie West Centennial High School 89.2% 93.2% 4.0%
Treasure Coast High School 91.8% 97.3% 5.5%
DISTRICT 86.8% 90.1% 3.3%

 

School White Black Hispanic
  2015-2016 2016-2017 Increase 2015-2016 2016-2017 Increase 2015-2016 2016-2017 Increase
Fort Pierce Central High School 91.8 97.1 5.3 91.2 96.2 5.0 93.6 92.2 -1.4
Fort Pierce Westwood High School 91.1 92.3 1.2 79.4 91.1 11.7 80.5 84.9 4.4
Lincoln Park Academy 97.4 99.1 1.7 95.1 100.0 4.9 95.6 100.0 4.4
Port St. Lucie High School 85.3 89.3 4.0 76.9 88.0 11.1 77.8 91.0 13.2
St. Lucie West Centennial High School 90.1 93.9 3.8 86.1 92.7 6.6 90.3 92.7 2.4
Treasure Coast High School 94.9 97.8 2.9 86 96.1 10.1 92.2 97.4 5.2
St Lucie School District 89 91.5 2.5 82.4 88.1 5.7 87.7 89.6 1.9

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About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  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.

Grad Rate Spikes

Graduation Rates Soar to 5th in the State

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is ranked fifth overall in Florida and is the highest ranking district on the Treasure Coast with an overall graduation rate of 90.1 percent. Data released today by the Florida Department of Education shows that for the third year in a row, the District continues to demonstrate positive growth. “This is a historic and unprecedented measure of success for the School District and for the community,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.  This surge represents a hike from 45th to fifth in the state as well as another 3.3 percent gain from the previous year, surpassing state averages.

According to a report released today by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), all SLPS comprehensive high schools made significant gains and four high schools boast graduation rates that exceed 93 percent (Lincoln Park Academy, 99.6; Treasure Coast High School, 97.3; Fort Pierce Central High School, 95.5; and St. Lucie West Centennial High School, 93.2).  Fort Pierce Westwood High School and Port St. Lucie High School far exceeded the State graduation average and improved their graduation rates by 6.7 and 8.4 percent respectively.  Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “It is important to ensure that all of our students are making gains, and it is gratifying to see all demographic groups making positive growth and opening doors for college or career opportunities.”  SLPS ranks third in the state for ESE students with an 83.7 percent rate, third for Black students with 88.1 percent, sixth for White students with 91.5 percent, and seventh in the state for Hispanic students with graduation rates at 89.6 percent.

Supporting all students in their achievement of graduation goals is the mission of St. Lucie Public Schools.  “We have a dedicated team of teachers and administrators in place who are relentless in their efforts to support the personal learning goals for students.  Persistent efforts to monitor indicators of momentum including attendance, behavior, math, and reading gains are contributing factors to our overall gains,” said Gent.

Open Enrollment Dates

Open Enrollment Dates

Open Enrollment
2018-2019 School Year

High School: The application period runs from January 2nd – January 29th, 2018

(The only schools for open enrollment without transportation are FPWW and PSLHS.)

Elementary and Middle School: The application period runs from

March 1st – March 29th, 2018.

If you have questions about enrollment, please contact one of our helpful

Student Assignment Specialists at

(772) 429-3930 or email student.assignment@stlucieschools.org

 

 

2ND ANNUAL HBCU/HSI COLLEGE FAIR HOLDS PROMISE FOR MILLIONS IN SCHOLARSHIPS

2ND ANNUAL HBCU/HSI COLLEGE FAIR HOLDS PROMISE FOR MILLIONS IN SCHOLARSHIPS

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) officials are looking forward to hosting what promises to be a gateway to college opportunities for hundreds of high school seniors on Monday, January 22, 2018.  The School District will host the second annual Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) College Fair for its students.  With over 17 major institutions slated to attend at Samuel S. Gaines Academy, excitement is escalating about pending on-the-spot scholarship opportunities and prospects for local students to attend prestigious programs.

 

SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent has been a major motivator behind the event since its inception.  “This event has the potential to transform the lives of many of our students.   Last year, over six million dollars in scholarships were offered to our students.  Our seniors are motivated, and they are coming to the Fair well prepared again this year with their completed FASFA forms, SAT/ACT score reports, and high school transcripts.”

 

Gent attributes the success of this event to the District’s highly driven secondary leadership team.  Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry and Program Specialist Kimberlee Cooper have worked with local, state, and national colleges and universities; human resource organizations; Greek fraternities and sororities; local alumni; as well as local business leaders to make connections with the wide array of learning organizations that will be in attendance.

 

“Our goal is to support as many students in reaching their college and career goals as we can. This College Fair is about students having options, and they are definitely enthused about attending. Our teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators are steadily working with them — doing everything they can to connect their brimming talents with individuals and organizations offering pathways to rewarding careers,” explained Perry.

 

SLPS Human Resources team will also be in attendance to discuss the Promise is a Promise opportunity scholarship with students who plan to pursue education as a career and return to teach in St. Lucie Public Schools.

 

 

 

MLK Parade and Festival in the Park and More

MLK Parade and Festival in the Park and More

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Parade is scheduled to begin at 10 AM on Monday, January 15 (Avenue I and Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fort Pierce).
The Festival in the Park and Health Fair @ Festival in the Park will follow the Parade at Lawnwood Stadium (Noon to 5 PM).
Awards Breakfast
Saturday, January 13
IRSC, Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex
8-11 AM
Sponsor: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
5K Marathon
Sunday, January 14
Old Fort Park
975 S. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce
6:30 – 10 AM
Sponsor: SLW Lions Club/ Fort Pierce Lions Club / MLK Commemorative Committee
Grand Parade
Monday, January 15
Avenue I and Martin Luther King Blvd., Fort Pierce
10 AM
Sponsor: MLK Commemorative Committee
Festival in the Park
Monday, January 15
Lawnwood Stadium
Noon – 5 PM
Health Fair @ Festival in the Park
Monday, January 15
Lawnwood Stadium
Noon – 5 PM
Bullying Prevention Poster Contest

Bullying Prevention Poster Contest

The Division of Student Services sponsored a bullying prevention poster contest.

Judges from Student Services and FDLRS are pleased to announce the top three designs in this year’s creative challenge.

Congratulations to:

  • Charliz Castro – Allapattah Flats K-8 (4th Grade)
  • Piper Hambleton – Allapattah Flats K-8 (4th Grade)
  • Lillian Austin – Fairlawn Elementary (3rd Grade)

 

 

 

 

2ND ANNUAL HBCU/HSI COLLEGE FAIR HOLDS PROMISE FOR MILLIONS IN SCHOLARSHIPS

2ND ANNUAL HBCU/HSI COLLEGE FAIR HOLDS PROMISE FOR MILLIONS IN SCHOLARSHIPS

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) officials are looking forward to hosting what promises to be a gateway to college opportunities for hundreds of high school seniors on Monday, January 22, 2018.  The School District will host the second annual Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) College Fair for its students.  With over 17 major institutions slated to attend at Samuel S. Gaines Academy, excitement is escalating about pending on-the-spot scholarship opportunities and prospects for local students to attend prestigious programs.

 

SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent has been a major motivator behind the event since its inception.  “This event has the potential to transform the lives of many of our students.   Last year, over six million dollars in scholarships were offered to our students.  Our seniors are motivated, and they are coming to the Fair well prepared again this year with their completed FASFA forms, SAT/ACT score reports, and high school transcripts.”

 

Gent attributes the success of this event to the District’s highly driven secondary leadership team.  Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry and Program Specialist Kimberlee Cooper have worked with local, state, and national colleges and universities; human resource organizations; Greek fraternities and sororities; local alumni; as well as local business leaders to make connections with the wide array of learning organizations that will be in attendance.

 

“Our goal is to support as many students in reaching their college and career goals as we can. This College Fair is about students having options, and they are definitely enthused about attending. Our teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators are steadily working with them — doing everything they can to connect their brimming talents with individuals and organizations offering pathways to rewarding careers,” explained Perry.

 

SLPS Human Resources team will also be in attendance to discuss the Promise is a Promise opportunity scholarship with students who plan to pursue education as a career and return to teach in St. Lucie Public Schools.

 

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About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  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.

Tickets Now Available for the PSLHS Play

Tickets Now Available for the PSLHS Play

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Tickets are going fast! Please don’t wait until shows are sold out!
Tickets are still only $15 each.

Show times are:

Thursday, Friday, (Jan. 25th, 26th) * 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, (Jan. 27th) * 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday (January 28th) 12 Noon and 4:00 p.m.; Thursday, Friday (Feb. 1st, 2nd) * 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, (Feb. 3rd) * 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday (Feb. 4th) * 2:00 p.m.
Locations currently selling tickets can be found here:
www.PSLHSDrama.com/tickets