GiveBack2Kids Starts Strong @Northport

GiveBack2Kids Starts Strong @Northport

Northport Community is so thrilled to announce that in partnership with GIVEBACK@KIDS, Inc. We have selected our GiveBack2Kids Student of the Month for grades K-5 and grades 6-8. For outstanding civic responsibility and leadership, we are proud to select Tony Mormon and Gregorio Saldana. Many thanks to James Monds and David Gornitzky for their dedication to Northport students. Pictured: Tony Mormon with his dad and Northport administration.

Giving Concert

Giving Concert

The sixth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 25th at Lincoln Park Academy in the auditorium located at 1806 Avenue I in Fort Pierce. The doors open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups begins at 7:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will support Grace Packs which, in turn, benefits students.  Grace Packs is a weekly weekend back pack program that provides necessary food items to students in need. Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item to be donated to Grace Packs.

Concert-goers of all ages will enjoy the musical selections from area middle and high school choral groups.  Featured at this event are ensembles from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy, Saint Lucie West Centennial High School, and Treasure Coast High School.

For more information on the Giving Concert, contact Dr. Kevin Perry at Kevin.perry@stlucieschools.org.

 

Gold and Silver School Awards

Gold and Silver School Awards

The Florida Department of Education presents the Golden and Silver School Awards to recognize exemplary programs, which promote parent and community involvement in education.

The Golden School Award recognizes elementary, secondary and adult schools that meet the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of 80 percent of the school staff participated in training related to school volunteerism.
  2. A school volunteer coordinator is designated for recruitment, placement, training and supervision of school volunteers.
  3. The total number of hours of volunteer service equals twice the number of students enrolled in the school. Any volunteer activity that contributes to student improvement may be counted. (Example: fundraising)

The Silver School Award is presented to recognize secondary schools that meet the following criteria:

  1. The school must have a school volunteer coordinator who provides coordination of the program, placement of students, orientation/training for the staff, student/program evaluation and student volunteer supervision.
  2. The school must have a volunteer coordinator who provides coordination of the program, placement of the secondary students, orientation/training for the receiving staff, student/program evaluation, and student volunteer supervision.
  3. Student volunteers and faculty must both receive orientation and training.
  4. The composite student volunteer hours must equal at least one half the total number of students (FTE count) in the sending school (i.e., 2,000 students – 1,000 volunteer hours.)
  5. Elementary schools are not eligible for this award.

*http://www.fldoe.org/schools/family-community/activities-programs/volunteer-community-involvement/the-golden-silver-schools-awards.stml

Gold School Awards:

Allapattah Flats

Bayshore

C. A. Moore

Fairlawn

Floresta

Forest Grove

F. K. Sweet

Ft. Pierce Central

Ft. Pierce Westwood

Lakewood Park

Lawnwood

Lincoln Park

Mariposa

Morningside

Northport

Oak Hammock

Palm Pointe

Parkway

Port St. Lucie High

Rivers Edge

Samuel S. Gaines

Savanna Ridge

Southern Oaks

Southport

St. Lucie Elem.

St. Lucie West K-8

St. Lucie West Centennial

Treasure Coast

Village Green

Weatherbee

West Gate

White City

Windmill Point

Silver School Awards:

Ft. Pierce Central

Ft. Pierce Westwood

Forest Grove

Lincoln Park

Northport

Port St. Lucie

St. Lucie West Centennial

St. Lucie West K-8

Southern Oaks

Southport

Treasure Coast

 

Gold and Silver School Awards

Gold and Silver School Awards

Martha Underwood, Volunteer Coordinator for St. Lucie Public Schools, presented the Golden and Silver School Awards to area schools in February.  The awards are based upon volunteerism and the number of schools receiving recognition  continues to grow each year.

 

The Golden School Award (Elementary or Secondary Schools)

  • A minimum of 80% of the school staff participate in training related to school volunteerism
  • Designated school–based Volunteer Coordinator
  • Total number volunteer service hours equals twice the number of students enrolled in the school

The Silver School Award (Secondary Schools)

  • Designated school-based Volunteer Coordinator
  • Student volunteers and faculty must both receive orientation and training
  • The composite student volunteer hours must equal at least one half the total number of students

 

Gold Star Schools

Allapattah Flats K-8 School

Bayshore Elementary School

Chester A. Moore Elementary School

Fairlawn Elementary School

Floresta Elementary School

Forest Grove Middle School

Frances K. Sweet Elementary School

Ft. Pierce Central High School

Ft. Pierce Westwood High School

Lakewood Park Elementary

Lawnwood Park Elementary

Lincoln Park Academy

Mariposa Elementary School

Morningside Elementary School

Northport K-8 School

Oak Hammock K-8 School

Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition

Parkway Elementary School

Port St. Lucie High School

Rivers Edge Elementary School

Samuel S. Gaines Academy

Savannah Ridge Elementary

Southern Oaks Middle School

Southport Middle School

St. Lucie Elementary School

St. Lucie West Centennial High School

St. Lucie West K-8 School

Treasure Coast High School

Village Green Env. Studies School

Weatherbee Elementary School

West Gate K-8 School

Windmill Point Elementary

 

Silver Star Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allapattah Flats K-8 School

Ft. Pierce Central High School

Ft. Pierce Westwood High School

Forest Grove Middle School

Lincoln Park Academy

Northport K-8 School

Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition

Port St. Lucie High School

St. Lucie West Centennial High School

St. Lucie West K-8 School

Southern Oaks Middle School

Southport Middle School

Treasure Coast High School

West Gate K-8 School

 

Golden and Silver School Awards

Golden and Silver School Awards

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is proud to announce that the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has awarded 32 schools with the Golden School Award and 13 schools with the Silver School Award. These awards are presented annually to both public elementary and secondary schools with exemplary volunteer programs that recruit, train, and place school volunteers.

“We appreciate the community support we receive in our school centers.  Our District is experiencing growth because our students receive high quality instruction from their dedicated classroom teachers, a rigorous curriculum, and community support specific to the needs of individual school campuses,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

“We are greatly honored by the continued support and ever-increasing growth of our team of volunteer supporters.  From the involvement of businesses and civic organizations to individuals who want to help, the extra layer of support is powerful and makes a difference,” said Martha Underwood, volunteer coordinator for the school district.

2018 Golden School Award recipients:

  • Allapattah Flats K-8 School
  • Bayshore Elementary School – 25 Years
  • A. Moore Elementary School
  • Fairlawn Elementary School
  • Floresta Elementary School – 25 Years
  • Forest Grove Middle School
  • Frances K. Sweet Elementary School
  • Ft. Pierce Central High School
  • Ft. Pierce Westwood High School
  • Lakewood Park Elementary School
  • Lawnwood Elementary School
  • Lincoln Park Academy
  • Mariposa Elementary School – 15 Years
  • Morningside Elementary School
  • Northport K-8 School
  • Oak Hammock K-8 School
  • Palm Pointe Research School @ Tradition – 10 Years
  • Parkway Elementary School
  • Port St. Lucie High School
  • Rivers Edge Elementary School
  • Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies
  • Savanna Ridge Elementary School – 10 Years
  • Southern Oaks Middle School – 15 Years
  • Southport Middle School
  • St. Lucie West Centennial High School
  • St. Lucie West K-8 School
  • Treasure Coast High School
  • Village Green Environmental Studies School
  • Weatherbee Elementary School
  • West Gate K-8 School
  • White City Elementary School
  • Windmill Point Elementary School

2018 Silver School Award recipients:

  • Allapattah Flats K-8 School
  • Ft. Pierce Central High School
  • Ft. Pierce Westwood High School
  • Forest Grove Middle School
  • Lincoln Park Academy
  • Northport K-8 School
  • Port St. Lucie High School
  • St. Lucie West Centennial High School
  • St. Lucie West K-8 School
  • Southern Oaks Middle School
  • Southport Middle School
  • Treasure Coast High School
  • West Gate K-8 School

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also 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. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

Golden and Silver Schools Shine at School Board Meeting

Golden and Silver Schools Shine at School Board Meeting

 

 

The Golden and Silver School Awards recognize schools for their volunteer hours.  Congratulations to all of the schools that received recognition.

 

Golden Schools

Allapattah Flats K8 School

Bayshore Elementary

Chester A. Moore Elementary

Creative Arts Academy

Fairlawn Elementary

Floresta Elementary

Forest Grove Middle School

Ft. Pierce Central High School

Ft. Pierce Westwood Academy

FK Sweet Elementary

Lakewood Park Elementary

Lawnwood Elementary

Lincoln Park Academy

Manatee K8 School

Mariposa Elementary

Morningside Elementary

Northport K8 School

Oak Hammock K8 School

Palm Pointe K8 School

Parkway Elementary School

Port St. Lucie High School

Rivers Edge Elementary

Samuel Gaines Academy

Savanna Ridge Elementary

Southern Oaks Middle

Southport Middle School

St. Lucie Elementary School

St. Lucie West Centennial High School

St. Lucie West K8 School

Treasure Coast High School

Village Green Environmental Studies

Weatherbee Elementary School

West Gate K8 School

White City Elementary

Windmill Point Elementary

 

 

 

Silver Schools

 

Allapattah Flats K8

Creative Arts Academy

Ft. Pierce Central High School

Ft. Pierce Westwood Academy

Forest Grove Middle School

Lincoln Park Academy

Northport K8

Palm Pointe K8

Port St. Lucie High School

Sam Gaines Academy

St. Lucie West Centennial High

St. Lucie West K8 School

Southern Oaks Middle

Southport Middle

West Gate K8 School

Treasure Coast High School

 

 

 

Golden School Award 2013-14

Golden School Award 2013-14

The Golden School Award for 2013-14 were presented to St. Lucie Public Schools at the School Board Meeting on October 28, 2014. The award went to all schools who had 80% of the school staff participate in training for a school volunteer; a volunteer coordinator designated for recruitment, placement, training and supervision of school volunteers; and, school volunteer hours that equal twice the number of students enrolled in the school. The schools that achieved this award were: Allapattah Flats K-8, Bayshore Elementary, Chester A. Moore Elementary, Fairlawn Elementary, Floresta Elementary, Forest Grove Middle, Frances K. Sweet Elementary, Lakewood Park Elementary, Lawnwood Elementary, Lincoln Park Academy, Mariposa Elementary, Northport K-8, Oak Hammock K-8, Palm Point Educational Research School, Parkway Elementary, Savanna Ridge Elementary, Southern Oaks Middle, St. Lucie Elementary, St. Lucie West K-8, Village Green Environmental Studies School, Weatherbee Elementary, West Gate K-8, White City Elementary, and Windmill Point Elementary. Congratulations!

 

Goldilocks gets a rewrite from Allapattah Flats seventh graders

Goldilocks gets a rewrite from Allapattah Flats seventh graders

Allapattah Flats seventh grade students, Maya Sanders , left, and Ashley Bowers express their creativity through writing and illustration.  Both students demonstrated their concept by recreating their own version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  Students’ work includes a title, various characters, and a moral.  Lastly, students presented their story to the class.

Golf Tournament Raises Awareness and Funds for Homeless Children

Golf Tournament Raises Awareness and Funds for Homeless Children

“Timing is everything.”  Never before has a statement uttered been more true.  This week, Soraya Rooney and an outreach team from First United Methodist Church presented St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) with a $2,000 check to support the needs of homeless children in St. Lucie County (SLC).  This windfall came from a golf tournament fundraiser held for just that purpose in August prior to the storms.

 

According to Kandiss Davis, Choice Program Specialist for SLPS, “Sixty percent of our inventory to aid homeless children registering for school was lost due to the flooding we experienced in our District offices.  We are just now trying to recuperate so that our children do not feel any lapse in service.”  Since September 18th, SLPS has identified 307 more homeless students.  Of those, 187 are homeless due to recent weather events.

 

Rooney and her team are committed to supporting children in SLC.  They see their work as a positive way to help children in need and plan to host another golf tournament next year to continue their support for homeless children in SLC.

 

Currently, SLPS has identified over 900 students as homeless.  Unfortunately, these numbers continue to rise. Kylee Fuhr serves as the District’s homeless liaison.  With the support of community partners, SLPS provides students identified as homeless with school-appropriate clothing and shoes, backpacks, school supplies, hygiene kits, and tutorial services when needed.  School stability is the focus of the SLPS program. For more information or to become a partner in education, call (772) 429-3930 or email student.assignment@stlucieschools.org.

 

Goodies with Grandparents a Great Gathering

Goodies with Grandparents a Great Gathering

Allapattah Flats hosted its first annual Goodies with Grandparents day on Tuesday, September 9th.
The turnout was spectacular and the students were thrilled to spend some quality time with their grandparents.  Grandparents and students were walked through a comparison activity, they listened to a student do a read aloud and then created a little crafty gift for the grandparents to take home as a keepsake.
Pictured:  Trinity Scott and her Grandmother, Madge Gibson.
Governor Scott Honors Local Teacher with Shine Award

Governor Scott Honors Local Teacher with Shine Award

C.A. Moore Instructor Nardi Routten stood before the Florida Cabinet this week with six other Florida educators of distinction as Governor Rick Scott recognized them with the Shine Award. This prestigious award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education.    

According to a press release issued from the Florida Department of Education, Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to present these outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award and thank them for their commitment to ensuring students reach their full potential. The educators honored today represent the thousands of great teachers around the state who are dedicated to preparing students for college and a future career.”

Routten’s fourth graders couldn’t agree more.  Principal Ucola Barrett-Baxter said the students are eager to get to class as soon as they arrive on campus.  “Each day is a new adventure – they just can’t wait to discover what Mrs. Routten has planned for them to solve, to explore, or to create.  Her classroom is very collaborative in nature with a rigorous pace, challenging work, can-do culture, and supportive infrastructure.”

 

Nardi Routten is a 20-year veteran educator and the 2015 Milken Educator Award winner.  She is also a member of the Teacher Leader Fellowship 2016, member of Leadership Florida, Education Class II and is currently working on her second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

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.

Governor Scott Honors Local Teacher with Shine Award

Governor Scott Honors Local Teacher with Shine Award

FORT PIERCE, FL C.A. Moore Instructor Nardi Routten stood before the Florida Cabinet this week with six other Florida educators of distinction as Governor Rick Scott recognized them with the Shine Award. This prestigious award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education.

According to a press release issued from the Florida Department of Education, Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to present these outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award and thank them for their commitment to ensuring students reach their full potential. The educators honored today represent the thousands of great teachers around the state who are dedicated to preparing students for college and a future career.”

Routten’s fourth graders couldn’t agree more.  Principal Ucola Barrett-Baxter said the students are eager to get to class as soon as they arrive on campus.  “Each day is a new adventure – they just can’t wait to discover what Mrs. Routten has planned for them to solve, to explore, or to create.  Her classroom is very collaborative in nature with a rigorous pace, challenging work, can-do culture, and supportive infrastructure.”

Nardi Routten is a 20-year veteran educator and the 2015 Milken Educator Award winner.  She is also a member of the Teacher Leader Fellowship 2016, member of Leadership Florida, Education Class II and is currently working on her second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

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.

Grab A Book With Grandparents at Palm Pointe

Grab A Book With Grandparents at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten teachers and students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition invited grandparents to school to read with their grandchild and spend time with them. Students then completed a survey and picture about their grandparent with some help from their loved ones. It was a great event!  Pictured from left: Kindergarten student Chance Sullivan and his Grandmother Cindy Stone.

Grace Packs and Pan Florida Challenge

Grace Packs and Pan Florida Challenge

Grace Packs is an organization serving St. Lucie County that provides weekly weekend food for students who lack an ample food supply. Currently, Grace Packs provides service to 20 schools in St. Lucie County, thus relieving the burden many children endure by being hungry.

This past weekend, Grace Packs and St. Lucie Public Schools volunteers supported the Pan Florida Challenge — a two-day, 180 mile bike ride to end kids’ hunger — one meal at a time.   The ride started in Naples on March 11th and ended in Fort Pierce on March 12.

A big thank you to Pan Florida Challenge event founders, organizers, riders, and volunteers. Our children thank you!!

 

 

 

 

 

Gracepacks Donations

Gracepacks Donations

St. Lucie Public Schools is a proud sponsor for Gracepacks this Holiday season!

Please consider donating food items to this organization in support of the weekend food backpack program.

With your support and generosity, the goal this Holiday season is to provide over 1,000 pounds of food items!

Food collections will run through December 12th.

The District will coordinate donation pick-up from each participating school/department.

 

Grace Packs Donations Support Students

Grace Packs Donations Support Students

What started out as a small packing party for approximately 150 meals to support students and families in need turned into a holiday wish-come-true as donations poured in to accommodate over 300 meals.  The St. Lucie Public Schools District Office Events Committee in conjunction with Grace Packs, Pan Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids, and St. Lucie County Fire District packed over 4,000 pounds of food into weekend packs on Tuesday in preparation for deliveries prior to the holiday break.

 

“Each year our Grace Packs December food drive campaign provides a boost for the Organization’s ability to support students; however, the need to meet the basic nutritional requirements of our students stretches beyond the ‘giving season.’  Student hunger hampers student learning.  We want to remove barriers to help our students succeed, and Grace Packs helps us do that,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

 

Grace Packs is a nonprofit organization that provides students and their families with weekend food source packages. The program began in 2011 at Oak Hammock K – 8 School, and it now serves 18 schools.  Grace Packs Organization exists through the support of schools and local community organizations.  To learn more about Grace Packs, visit www.gracepacks.org.