Open House Dates

Open House Dates

St. Lucie Public Schools

Open House Dates

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

High Schools, Middle Schools, Lincoln Park Academy

 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

K-8 Schools, Elementary Schools

 

*Each School Will Publish Specific Times And Details Pertaining To Their Open House.

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Summer Slide Resources

Summer Slide Resources

Free and fun web-based Summer Slide resources are available to support your child’s continued growth and preparation for a successful year.

These helpful resources are for grades PreK through 12 and are available for use by students, parents, and community organizations any time and any place.

Visit www.stlucieschools.org and click on the Summer Slide logo to explore these resources today.

July 14 – Career Fair

July 14 – Career Fair

Don’t Miss This!

Calling all candidates who have the unique abilities to create, motivate, inspire, and teach students. Let St. Lucie Public Schools investigate career possibilities with you.  We offer competitive salaries and benefits, perks and discounts to sites and services, and referrals for discounts on local rents or associated fees.  Visit our website at  Why St Lucie and visit our Teacher Career Fair on July 14.

SLPS Teacher Career Fair

Friday, July 14th

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

St. Lucie West K-8 School

Summer Adventure Workshops

Summer Adventure Workshops

Let the summer begin!  Our Summer Adventure workshops are back and better than ever!  Each Thursday in July will be a new theme for families to explore – from weather to Florida Wildlife!  Bring your children ages 4 – 11 and join us this summer for fun hands on activities and each child will also go home with a book!  Summer Adventures will be held at the UP (United Against Poverty) Center in Fort Pierce.  Please call to RSVP at 772-466-302-3147.

 

 

 

Parenting Wisely Workshop

Parenting Wisely Workshop

Join us at ​ Grace Way Village for Parenting Wisely starting Wednesday, July 5th.  Our goal with this 4-session workshop is to provide parents support and helpful tips to improve family interactions and communication.

 

Non-Profit Expo

Non-Profit Expo

Grace Way Village is one of many nonprofits looking forward to supporting teachers in their efforts to care for our community’s children!

There are many non-profit organizations in the area that can help with the needs of your students.

For Information, you are invited to attend the Back To School Expo on Thursday, July 27th, from 11 am  to 3 pm.

Discover the many things nonprofits can do for your students!

School Grades Spike and the District Grade Increases

School Grades Spike and the District Grade Increases

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Twenty-one schools, more than half of St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS), saw an increase in school grades and the District grade jumped to a B — the second highest District on the Treasure Coast in total points earned according to reports released by the Florida Department of Education.   “The data continues telling a positive story about the academic growth taking place in our classrooms across the District,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.  “Our teachers, our administrators, our support staff, our bus drivers — everyone, absolutely everyone is putting forth the effort to support our children to make a positive difference in their lives.”

The school grades reflect the upward state assessment trends, student learning gains, and climbing graduation rates for SLPS.  C.A. Moore Elementary and Mariposa Elementary both shot up two letter grades, and no school is rated as a failing school.  Fairlawn Elementary, Lincoln Park Academy, West Gate K-8, and Mosaic Upper School received an A with seventeen schools identified in the report as B-rated. Area high schools continue their climb as well with three high schools growing from C’s to B’s (Port St. Lucie High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, and Treasure Coast High School).

“We celebrate these successes, but by no means have we plateaued.  We have high expectations for all students, and we will continue supporting them to be their very best.”  Gent added that principals are working with their school teams to provide for the individual needs of students and maximize collaborative planning opportunities for teachers.”

For more information about school grades, visit http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/.

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.

School Grades Spike and the District Grade Increases

School Grades Spike and the District Grade Increases

Twenty-one schools, more than half of St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS), saw an increase in school grades and the District grade jumped to a B — the second highest District on the Treasure Coast in total points earned according to reports released by the Florida Department of Education.  “The data continues telling a positive story about the academic growth taking place in our classrooms across the District,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.  “Our teachers, our administrators, our support staff, our bus drivers — everyone, absolutely everyone is putting forth the effort to support our children to make a positive difference in their lives.”

The school grades reflect the upward state assessment trends, student learning gains, and climbing graduation rates for SLPS.  C.A. Moore Elementary and Mariposa Elementary both shot up two letter grades, and no school is rated as a failing school.  Fairlawn Elementary, Lincoln Park Academy, West Gate K-8, and Mosaic Upper School received an A with seventeen schools identified in the report as B-rated. Area high schools continue their climb as well with three high schools growing from C’s to B’s (Port St. Lucie High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, and Treasure Coast High School).

“We celebrate these successes, but by no means have we plateaued.  We have high expectations for all students, and we will continue supporting them to be their very best.”  Gent added that principals are working with their school teams to provide for the individual needs of students and maximize collaborative planning opportunities for teachers.”

For more information about school grades, visit http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/.

 

Summer Programs

Summer Programs

This summer, students are learning, exploring, and creating healthy habits. In the 21st Century summer program, the Florida Department of Health School Nurses are working with students to educate them about the 5-2-1-0 message and promoting healthy habits about nutrition and physical activity.

5 – or more fruits and vegetables

2 – hours or less recreational screen time

1 – hour or more of physical activity

0 – sugary drinks, more water

For more information about 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go, visit www.letsgo.org.

July Programs – Hurston Library

July Programs – Hurston Library

Entertain the entire family this July with a host of programs at the Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library.

Storytime Jam runs every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5.

Legos at the Library is slated for Saturday, July 1 at 2 p.m.

Jam out with the movie “Rock Dog” on Friday, July 7 at 2 p.m. Featuring the voices of Luke Wilson and Eddie Izzard, this animated film is rated PG with a running time of 90 minutes.

S.T.E.A.M. Power gets cooking on Saturday, July 8 at 2 p.m. Ages 8 to 18 can participate in hands-on activities that focus on science, technology, engineering art and math.

Make & Take Crafts provides students with a chance to build some unique summer crafts that they can take home with them on Friday, July 14 & 28 at 2 p.m.

Contraption Faction happens on Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. Students (ages 10 and older) can get technical and explore different areas of technology including coding with Scratch and Ozobots, circuitry with MaKey MaKey and Snap Circuits, solar power robots and much more.

Power up with the most recent version of the “Power Rangers” on Friday, July 21 at 2 p.m. Featuring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott and RJ Cyler, this film is rated PG-13 with a running time of 124 minutes. Permission slips must be approved by a parent or guardian for those under 13.

The Library’s Science Experiments program runs Wednesday, July 12 and 19 at 3 p.m. Designed for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, this program provides students with the opportunity to take part in hands-on science experiments. Come early, as space is limited.

The Summer Reading Entertainment Program takes place on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Check out the Kitchen Chemists on July 13; Mosquitoes: Florida’s Vampires on July 19; and the Read, Set, Move! Summer Wrap up event July 27.

These programs are free and open to the public – thanks in part to the generous support of the Friends of the Library.

The Zora Neale Hurston Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. For more information about library programs visit: http://library.stlucieco.gov or call 772-462-2154 or email rovitoa@stlucieco.org.

July 14 – Career Fair

Teacher Career Fair – July 14

St. Lucie Public Schools seeks high-quality candidates to create, motivate, inspire, and teach students in all grades and subject areas.

Explore the possibilities as well as the competitive salaries and benefits. Visit our website at  Why St Lucie and visit our Teacher Career Fair.

SLPS Teacher Career Fair

Friday, July 14th

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

St. Lucie West K-8 School

Summertime Is a Good Time for A Nutritious Meal

Summertime Is a Good Time for A Nutritious Meal

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – While summertime may bring up thoughts of vacation and relaxation, it is not a good time to take a break from nutrition. That’s why St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly supports the summer meals programs for kids eighteen and under. According to SLPS Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest, “Children who are eligible to receive free meals will find open sites on many school campuses. We serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  All the students need to do is register with the front office before they come to the cafeteria.”

SLPS sites offering this free service through August 4, 2017, include Garden City, Lakewood Park, Northport K-8, Manatee, Mariposa, St. Lucie West K-8, and Windmill Point.  Sites offering meals through July 10, 2017, include: C. A. Moore, Dale Cassens, Forest Grove, Lawnwood, Performance Based Preparatory Academy, Samuel S. Gaines, Southport, and West Gate K-8.  SLPS also partners with organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs to support summer meals at other sites.  For a complete listing of sites or to find a location near your, go to www.SummerFoodFlorida.org or dial 211.  Families can also call SLPS Child and Nutrition Services at 772-429-6229 for additional information.

When asked about the program’s success rate, Wuest said that her staff from Child Nutrition Services serves almost 4,000 meals and provides nearly 1,000 snacks daily. “Our children are in need of nutritious meals and healthy snacks throughout the year – summer is no exception.”

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.

 

Summertime Is a Good Time for A Nutritious Meal

Summertime Meals

While summertime may bring up thoughts of vacation and relaxation, it is not a good time to take a break from nutrition. That’s why St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly supports the summer meals programs for kids eighteen and under. According to SLPS Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest, “Children who are eligible to receive free meals will find open sites on many school campuses. We serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  All the students need to do is register with the front office before they come to the cafeteria.”

SLPS sites offering this free service through August 4, 2017, include Garden City, Lakewood Park, Northport K-8, Manatee, Mariposa, St. Lucie West K-8, and Windmill Point.  Sites offering meals through July 10, 2017, include: C. A. Moore, Dale Cassens, Forest Grove, Lawnwood, Performance Based Preparatory Academy, Samuel S. Gaines, Southport, and West Gate K-8.  SLPS also partners with organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs to support summer meals at other sites.  For a complete listing of sites or to find a location near your, go to www.SummerFoodFlorida.org or dial 211.  Families can also call SLPS Child and Nutrition Services at 772-429-6229 for additional information.

When asked about the program’s success rate, Wuest said that her staff from Child Nutrition Services serves almost 4,000 meals and provides nearly 1,000 snacks daily. “Our children are in need of nutritious meals and healthy snacks throughout the year – summer is no exception.”

 

SLPS APP

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  • Enjoy on-the-go connection to parent resources
  • Access social media posts

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Youth Leadership Forum – Restoring the Village

Youth Leadership Forum – Restoring the Village

Students from St. Lucie County learned about character, leadership, problem solving, and much more at this year’s Restoring the Village Youth Leadership Symposium.  Coaches and their athletic teams attended from area schools as well as youth groups and leaders from area clubs and organizations.  As this event grows each year, participants are looking forward to next year’s symposium!

 

VPK Students Explore Their World

VPK Students Explore Their World

Summer VPK at Northport is off to a fabulous start!

Students and teachers are working hard to prepare for kindergarten in August as students have fun exploring books, learning about their world, and interacting positively!

Spill the Water!

Spill the Water!

Spill the Water!  Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, so keep items around your home free of standing water this summer.

“Be a hero. Spill the water!”

Go to www.SpillTheWater for more information about mosquitoes and what you can do to reduce infection and prevent the spread of mosquitoes.

 

 

Pull Apart the Post-It

Pull Apart the Post-It

Frances K. Sweet 5th grade students were guided in a positive direction by rising senior Haniya Shareef of Lincoln Park Academy.  She conducted a motivational and career-oriented seminar for students by facilitating discussions about their potential career paths, presumed weaknesses, and identified strengths. Students were encouraged to recognize their weaknesses but refuse to accept them. Additionally, they were encouraged to emphasize and develop their strengths in order to utilize them as they explore and develop their potential career path.

During a seminar exercise, students wrote their weaknesses on one Post-it Note and their strengths on another Post-it Note. After the seminar, all 5th graders ripped up their weaknesses Post-it Note and saved their strengths Post-it Note. Shareef said this will serve as a symbol to remind students what they should be thinking and doing to support their future career pathways.