FREE Heart Screenings

FREE Heart Screenings

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Jessica Clinton Foundation and the Florida Health Department in St. Lucie County will host FREE heart screenings for students ages 5 to 20.

Registration is easy.  Simply visit www.JessicaClinton.org or call 772-215-1912.  Don’t miss a beat.  Register for your FREE heart screening today.

The screenings will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8AM to 4:30PM at the Florida Health Department in St. Lucie County located at 5150 NW Milner Drive. That’s just off Midway Road.

Be heart healthy – register today!

 

FREE Heart Screenings

FREE Heart Screenings

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Jessica Clinton Foundation and the Florida Health Department in St. Lucie County will host FREE heart screenings for students ages 5 to 20.

Registration is easy.  Simply visit www.JessicaClinton.org or call 772-215-1912.  Don’t miss a beat.  Register for your FREE heart screening today.

The screenings will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8AM to 4:30PM at the Florida Health Department in St. Lucie County located at 5150 NW Milner Drive. That’s just off Midway Road.

Be heart healthy – register today!

 

Free Online Summer Resources

Free Online Summer Resources

Don’t let summer slide away! St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is pleased to provide FREE online resources to help all children continue learning throughout the summer.  These resources are part of the “Summer Slide” program which includes engaging web-based resources for students in prekindergarten through grade 12. 

According to Director of Elementary Curriculum Kimberly Jay, “We have built a rich repository of any time, any place resources that are designed to help our students maintain their academic momentum.”  She explained that during the summer, many students have a tendency to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year.  Grade level resources are arranged by content, including: arts/technology, English language arts (ELA), English language learners (ELL), math, science, social studies, and college career readiness. 

Jay added that the resources will allow students to have a self-guided and self-paced experience. “They have the opportunity to interact with a variety of learning programs with content geared toward a multitude of interests.”

Anyone can access the resources by going to the SLPS homepage at www.stlucieschools.org and clicking on the “Summer Slide” logo. 

Free Parent Workshops

Free Parent Workshops

Parent Academy offers FREE workshops for parents on various topics throughout the year.  Two workshops coming up are Parenting Wisely and How To Middle School.  These valuable workshops are offered in July in August at convenient locations in St. Lucie County.

Don’t miss out!  Register today!

 

Free Summer Resources

Free Summer Resources

St. Lucie Public Schools Launches Summer Slide Program

The summer months are upon us, and St. Lucie Public Schools is pleased to help your child continue to learn and grow throughout the summer. New this year, we are providing free academic resources to support students’ continued growth. Launching on June 6, the “Summer Slide” program includes engaging web-based resources for grades PreK through 12 available for use by students, parents, and community organizations any time and from any place.

What is Summer Slide? It is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. The web page of resources was created in order to allow students to strengthen their skills and avoid learning loss over the summer. Grade level resources are arranged by content, including: Arts/Technology, English Language Arts, English Language Learners (ELL), Math, Science, Social Studies, and College Career Readiness. The resources allow students to have a self-guided and self-paced experience. Students will be able to interact with a variety of learning programs with content geared toward a multitude of interests. Visit www.stlucieschools.org homepage and look for the “Summer Slide” logo to explore the VPK through grade 12 resources.

St. Lucie Public Schools is committed to supporting student growth. There is evidence of positive trends in many areas including, climbing graduation rates, ever increasing scholarship dollars, and the rising percent of students scoring satisfactory on the grade 3 ELA assessment. We look forward to these resources strengthening our partnership with our parents and community leaders. Don’t let summer slide away, explore the many resources we have put together for you. We think you will like what you see!

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Free: David Finch Speaks on Autism

Free: David Finch Speaks on Autism

David Finch is a humorist and author of The Journal of Best Practices, a New York Times best-selling memoir. As part of the FAU CARD Autism Lecture Series, this free speaking engagement will take place on March 10, 2016, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the St. Lucie Public Schools District Office located at 4204 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce.

Finch himself was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome shortly after he was married in 2003 and has since focused on a personal self-improvement journey. Using his own life story and his humorous delivery style, this former semiconductor engineer turned full-time writer and speaker provides valuable insights, shares life lessons, and delivers a message of hope and inspiration.

“This is a unique opportunity, and I encourage people to register and attend. Not only does David Finch have a powerful message that will support the needs of many of our parents and teachers, but he also has a positive and entertaining delivery that truly engages his audience,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

The FAU CARD Autism Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation. Registration is required and will close on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 5:00 PM. Register at:

https://david-finch.eventbrite.com

Event Details

“Oh, You Needed Me to Pay Attention?” Classroom Perspective from a Deceptively Remarkable Student. This presentation is specifically geared for educators, administrators, and parents who find themselves occasionally baffled by their students. K-12 and higher education benefit equally, and in many cases CEUs may be offered for attending.

“Oh, You Needed Me to Pay Taxes?” Successful Transitions for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Navigating transition from elementary education into high school, high school into college or vocation, and college into career involves a little more for individuals with special needs. When high school is over, the IEP may go away but the needs persist. This lecture addresses considerations of transition, including such crucial life skills as making friends, dating, getting and staying organized, dealing with difficult emotions, dealing with looser schedules and greater uncertainty, interviewing, disclosure, and above all, achieving independence.

 

 

Free Web Resources

Free Web Resources

The summer months are upon us, and St. Lucie Public Schools is launching a free academic resource to help your child continue to learn and grow throughout the summer. The “Summer Slide” program includes engaging web-based resources for grades PreK through 12 available for use by students, parents, and community organizations any time and from any place.

What is Summer Slide? It is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Available now, this web page of resources was created in order to allow students to strengthen their skills and avoid learning loss over the summer. Grade level resources are arranged by content, including: Arts/Technology, English Language Arts, English Language Learners (ELL), Math, Science, Social Studies, and College Career Readiness. The resources allow students to have a self-guided and self-paced experience. Students interact with a variety of learning programs with content geared toward a multitude of interests. Click to explore the VPK through grade 12 resources.

St. Lucie Public Schools is committed to supporting student growth. There is evidence of positive trends in many areas including, climbing graduation rates, ever increasing scholarship dollars, and the rising percent of students scoring satisfactory on the grade 3 ELA assessment. We look forward to these resources strengthening our partnership with our parents and community leaders. Don’t let summer slide away, explore the many resources we have put together for you. We think you will like what you see!

 

Free Web Resources for Continued Summer Growth

Free Web Resources for Continued Summer Growth

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The summer months are upon us, and St. Lucie Public Schools is launching a free academic resource to help your child continue to learn and grow throughout the summer. The “Summer Slide” program includes engaging web-based resources for grades PreK through 12 available for use by students, parents, and community organizations any time and from any place.

What is Summer Slide? It is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Available now, this web page of resources was created in order to allow students to strengthen their skills and avoid learning loss over the summer. Grade level resources are arranged by content, including: Arts/Technology, English Language Arts, English Language Learners (ELL), Math, Science, Social Studies, and College Career Readiness. The resources allow students to have a self-guided and self-paced experience. Students interact with a variety of learning programs with content geared toward a multitude of interests. Visit www.stlucieschools.org and look for the “Summer Slide” logo to explore the VPK through grade 12 resources.

St. Lucie Public Schools is committed to supporting student growth. There is evidence of positive trends in many areas including, climbing graduation rates, ever increasing scholarship dollars, and the rising percent of students scoring satisfactory on the grade 3 ELA assessment. We look forward to these resources strengthening our partnership with our parents and community leaders. Don’t let summer slide away, explore the many resources we have put together for you. We think you will like what you see!

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 kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

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FREE Workshops

FREE Workshops

Discover the world right here in your own backyard!

The Parent Academy is offering summer workshops at the Port St. Lucie Community Center for children ages 6 – 16 and their parents.

Topics include: United Kingdom, Senegal, Brazil, and Japan.

Call or RSVP online for these FREE workshops.

 

 

 

 

Free Youth Symposium

Free Youth Symposium

Restoring the Village Youth Symposium – FREE for K – 12 Students
June 9 – Lincoln Park Academy from 9 AM – 2:30 PM
Registration is from 9AM  – 10AM in the Lincoln Park Auditorium

Students will learn about leadership, overcoming odds, conflict resolution, and innovative technology during informative and exciting breakout sessions.

Plan to attend Friday, June 9th.

French Pastries A la Mode at FPC

French Pastries A la Mode at FPC

French teachers Madame Elie and Mr. Johnson paired with culinary teacher Chef Strell to allow Fort Pierce Central French students the opportunity to create their own profiteroles (French cream puffs). Students learned to make a pâte a choux (pastry puffs), crême Chantilly ( Chantilly cream), and a hot chocolate sauce.

The students worked in teams of three to create the batter and cream, and received pastries to fill, and customize on their own. Chef Strell brought excitement to the kitchen, while Madame Elie and Mr. Johnson brought the culture of France and culinary history. Students loved the pastries and even asked for seconds! Students also loved the fact that the pastries were not the traditional American taste. The sweetness of the pastries, cream, and chocolate sauce were perfectly balanced.

Fresh New Look

Fresh New Look

The SLPS Maintenance Department is happy to move forward with new painting and colors at PSLHS. This is part of the continued efforts to both waterproof schools and provide an attractive renewed look to the schools.

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Fresh Work Skills Opportunity Brewing for Students

Fresh Work Skills Opportunity Brewing for Students

FORT PIERCE, FL – A fresh work skills opportunity is brewing for students in the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program.  On Tuesday, April 11, a student-run enterprise known as Student Perks will begin selling coffee and pastries in a kiosk on the first floor breezeway of the Board of County Commissioners Administration Building located at 2300 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.

 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is slated for 8:30 AM on opening day. Patrons working in the Administration Building as well as customers from the general public are welcome to purchase items every Tuesday from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.   According to Job Coach Martha Taylor, “Student Perks offers a uniquely hands-on learning experience for SLPS students. Entrepreneurs operating the shop partner with peers in the Port St. Lucie High Culinary Arts Class for the pastries that are sold.”  This fits right in with the Student Perks tagline, “It’s more than coffee!”

 

The Board of County Commissioners embraced the initiative, recognizing that ordering seemingly simple items like coffee and pastries, supports skills that can be maximized to aid students’ employability skills. Coffee and snacks will be served every Tuesday morning from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Participants in the Student Perks program will receive support from a SLPS Job Coach.

 

All proceeds from the coffee shop will offset Student Perks’ expenses. For information, contact SLPS Job Coach Martha Taylor at 772-370-0891 or SLC Human Resources Manager Douglas Baber at 772-462-5267.

 

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 kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

 

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Fresh Work Skills Opportunity Brewing for Students

Fresh Work Skills Opportunity Brewing for Students

A fresh work skills opportunity is brewing for students in the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program.  On Tuesday, April 11, a student-run enterprise known as Student Perks will begin selling coffee and pastries in a kiosk on the first floor breezeway of the Board of County Commissioners Administration Building located at 2300 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.

 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is slated for 8:30 AM on opening day. Patrons working in the Administration Building as well as customers from the general public are welcome to purchase items every Tuesday from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.   According to Job Coach Martha Taylor, “Student Perks offers a uniquely hands-on learning experience for SLPS students. Entrepreneurs operating the shop partner with peers in the Port St. Lucie High Culinary Arts Class for the pastries that are sold.”  This fits right in with the Student Perks tagline, “It’s more than coffee!”

 

The Board of County Commissioners embraced the initiative, recognizing that ordering seemingly simple items like coffee and pastries, supports skills that can be maximized to aid students’ employability skills. Coffee and snacks will be served every Tuesday morning from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Participants in the Student Perks program will receive support from a SLPS Job Coach.

 

All proceeds from the coffee shop will offset Student Perks’ expenses. For information, contact SLPS Job Coach Martha Taylor at 772-370-0891 or SLC Human Resources Manager Douglas Baber at 772-462-5267.

 

Friends and Trustees of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library Celebrate Law Day 2016

Friends and Trustees of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library Celebrate Law Day 2016

The 2016 Law Day Art Contest was open to all St. Lucie County students. The theme, Miranda: More than Words,  encouraged students to explore the protections afforded to all by the U.S. Constitution, learn how these rights are protected by the courts, and determine why they are essential to our liberty. This commemorated the 50th anniversary of the case, Miranda vs. Arizona.

Students discussed the Supreme Court case and the importance of the Miranda Warning. They experimented with medium and worked with sketches to illustrate their interpretation of the Miranda Warning.

The awards for the 2016 Law Day Contest were presented to the winners on May 2nd.  Mr. E. Wayne Gent, superintendent of St Lucie Public Schools, presented the awards and prize money to the winning students. First place was awarded to Lincoln Park Academy senior Stephanie Collazos who received a $500.00 cash prize. Breyale Jenkins, also a Lincoln Park senior, won second place and a $300.00 cash prize. All student entries showed tremendous thought, creativity, and effort.

Thank you to the Friends and Trustees of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library for Celebrating Law Day.

 

 

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From Farm to Table at Fairlawn Elementary

From Farm to Table at Fairlawn Elementary

Mrs. Janette Champagne, Fairlawn’s Food Service Manager, conducted a pizza-making lesson with all of the second grade students. The lesson was about farm to table (peppers, fresh tomatoes, pineapple) and how to follow steps in a technical procedure. Students enjoyed creating their own pizzas.