Free Online Summer Slide Resources

Free Online Summer Slide Resources

Summer Slide resources are available to support students’ continued growth and preparation for a successful year.
These helpful resources are for grades PreK through 12.

Students, parents, and community organizations have access to them any time and any place.
Visit www.stlucieschools.org and click on the Summer Slide logo to explore these resources today.

Academic Growth Continues to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

Academic Growth Continues to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

 The Department of Education released a battery of scores today that reflects good news and supports St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) continued positive student achievement trends. Overall, the District continued its climb in ELA, math, and science.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent attributes the growth to the individualized support students receive from their teachers, support staff, and school leaders.  “Our teachers and administrators are dedicated and have a focus on learning for all students. I appreciate their work as a strong collaborative team; it spurs our success,” stated Gent.

The District’s scores are good news for academic achievement on multiple fronts with the following highlights:

  • ELA grades 3-10 – 3% increase (46 to 49 percent)
  • ELA grades 3 – 5 – 4% increase (44 to 48 percent)
  • ELA grades 9-10 – 3% increase (47 to 50 percent)
  • Math grades 3-8 – 2% increase (50 to 52 percent)
  • Math grades 3-5 – 3% increase (49 to 52 percent)
  • Math grades 6-8 – 2% increase (50 to 52 percent)

Also noteworthy are the double-digit increases in the percent of students scoring satisfactory on this year’s Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry EOCs.  SLPS increased 26%, 18%, and 20% respectively.  This is a marked improvement over the State’s average performance in this area.  Likewise, the District out-performed the State in overall points gained in proficiency for Grades 3 – 10 ELA.

This information comes on the heels of the recent release of the third grade ELA data.  SLPS trends were up in this area as well with a three percentage point increase over last year’s District score.

Academic Growth Continues to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

Academic Growth Continues to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Department of Education released a battery of scores today that reflects good news and supports St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) continued positive student achievement trends. Overall, the District continued its climb in ELA, math, and science.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent attributes the growth to the individualized support students receive from their teachers, support staff, and school leaders.  “Our teachers and administrators are dedicated and have a focus on learning for all students. I appreciate their work as a strong collaborative team; it spurs our success,” stated Gent.

The District’s scores are good news for academic achievement on multiple fronts with the following highlights:

  • ELA grades 3-10 – 3% increase (46 to 49 percent)
  • ELA grades 3 – 5 – 4% increase (44 to 48 percent)
  • ELA grades 9-10 – 3% increase (47 to 50 percent)
  • Math grades 3-8 – 2% increase (50 to 52 percent)
  • Math grades 3-5 – 3% increase (49 to 52 percent)
  • Math grades 6-8 – 2% increase (50 to 52 percent)

Also noteworthy are the double-digit increases in the percent of students scoring satisfactory on this year’s Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry EOCs.  SLPS increased 26%, 18%, and 20% respectively.  This is a marked improvement over the State’s average performance in this area.  Likewise, the District out-performed the State in overall points gained in proficiency for Grades 3 – 10 ELA.

This information comes on the heels of the recent release of the third grade ELA data.  SLPS trends were up in this area as well with a three percentage point increase over last year’s District score.

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.

 

 

Graduation 2017

Graduation 2017

St. Lucie Public Schools celebrates our 3,000 graduates who will enter the world of college and careers with more than $24 million in scholarships.

We also celebrate the many highlights of the Class of 2017 including, but not limited to:

  • 200 students earning their Associate of Arts Degree before graduating high school
  • Over 100 future educators receiving “A Promise Is a Promise” certificates to return to teach in SLPS
  • More than 63 young men and women planning to serve in the armed forces
  • Hundreds of students obtaining industry certifications to begin earning high wage salaries in high demand jobs

We congratulate the Class of 2017!

JROTC Cadets from Fort Pierce Central High School proudly served as the Color Guard for Acceleration Academy and Performance Based Preparatory Academy Graduations on May 31, 2017.

LPA Graduate Dr. Sizemore-Ruiz Comes Full Circle

LPA Graduate Dr. Sizemore-Ruiz Comes Full Circle

The nationally known cardiologist, Dr. Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz, Class of 2003, returned to Lincoln Park Academy to dispense nuggets of wisdom to the eighth-grade graduates of 2017.  She delivered the message that all lessons learned in eighth grade were relevant as she shared anecdotes of the hard-tack lesson from Mr. David Perry’s eighth-grade history class, as well as algebraic strategies taught to her by Ms. Chinn. As a college student, Sizemore-Ruiz passed on the same strategies to her tutor, and she was able to save the life of her Algebra I teacher.  Lastly, she issued a life prescription to the graduates and other members of the audience:  Be kind to one another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The King and I

The King and I

St. Lucie Public Schools Summer Musical, “The King and I”

MATINEES ARE SOLD OUT! NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR TICKETS FOR ONE OF THE OTHER 5 SHOWS.

Don’t miss this great show with beautiful costumes, awesome singing and acting and a classic Broadway musical.

Show times:
Wednesday, June 14th @ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 15th @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 16th @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 17th @ 2:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT) & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 18th @ 2:00 p.m.(SOLD OUT) & 7:00 p.m.
The shows will be performed in the Port Saint Lucie High School Auditorium – 1201 SE Lennard Rd., Port Saint Lucie, FL
Tickets are still only $15 each.

For ticket locations, please visit: www.pslhsdrama.com/tickets

 

 

Naviance

Naviance

Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness solution that helps SLPS students align strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, improve student outcomes, and connect learning to life.
 
Students easily navigate the web-based college and career readiness planning and tracking tools including:

  • Self-discovery Assessments
  • Goal-setting
  • College Research Tools
  • Course Planning
  • Career Exploration Resources
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Portfolio
Congratulations to Our 2017 Graduates!

Congratulations to Our 2017 Graduates!

Acceleration Academy
8:30 am on May 31, 2017 at Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

Performance Based Preparatory Academy
11:00 am on May 31, 2017 at Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

Mosaic Digital Academy
2:00 pm on May 31, 2017 at Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

SLPS will continue to live stream graduations this week.  Congratulations to all of our 2017 graduates!

 

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.

Southport Middle School Multicultural Celebration

Southport Middle School Multicultural Celebration

For the past 20 years, Southport Middle School has proudly celebrated the kinship and diversity among the school’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students in Mr. Dana S. Hochberg’s class. This year over 40 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade ESOL students participated in the multicultural event and represented over 15 countries. In addition to a delectable multinational feast, students presented individual research-based learning projects involving authentic naval air and vessel hats.  Seventh grader Thekeyah Antiola chose the USS Shenandoah AD-44. Each student also had to type the recipe they shared from their family’s home country. 

Moreover, this culminating event often affords an opportunity for former Southport ESOL students to reconnect with Mr. Hochberg and speak with Southport’s current pupils. This year was exceptional with twenty former alumni visiting.  Pictured from left to right in the front row are: Emmanuela Tranquille, Monserrat Vargas, Leybin Bardales, Lucia Silva, Hernan Rojas, Jonathan Geronimo, Leanne Arrabe, Guadalupe Quinonez, Dayanna Velez, Laureana Arrabe, Solanyi Nunez, and Lianys Betancourt.  Back row are: Jimmy Vo, Sebastian Cueto, Mr. Hochberg, Carlos Nunez, Marco Nader,  Aung “Johnny” Kyaw, and Nicolas Zubieta.  Not pictured are Lillian Lee and Sonny Chan.

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day

Transportation employees (L to R) Michele Cocchia, Debbie Soesbe, and Kathy Owens donned their red noses for the annual Red Nose Day, May 25, 2017, supporting the efforts to aid childhood  poverty programs including support for immunizations, mental health, domestic violence, education, as well as fighting homelessness and disease in the poorest communities.

Holocaust Survivor Visits Palm Pointe

Holocaust Survivor Visits Palm Pointe

On Monday, May 22, 2017 at Palm Pointe Educational Research School in Tradition, Holocaust survivor Bernie Shore shared his story of survival with over 150 sixth grade scholars.  With Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board Member Debbie Hawley in attendance, Mr. Shore spoke of his experience at Auschwitz and the tragic story of his family’s oppression at the hands of the Nazi’s.  Over 60 of Bernie’s extended family perished during World War II.

Mr. Shore took individual questions of students while acknowledging their study of history and the important events that shaped our society.  The students were inquisitive and respectful, and were able to receive a personal source confirming what they were learning as part of their Holocaust curriculum.

Mr. Shore closed his time with a message of hope for the future.  Principal Kathleen Perez remarked that, “This was an opportunity for our Palm Pointe scholars to learn firsthand from someone who was there.  It was a pleasure to have Mr. Shore talk to our students.” Pictured are students from sixth grade listening to Mr. Bernie Shore talk about the Holocaust.

 

Warriors On the Water

Warriors On the Water

(From left to right) Cadet Corporal Noel Cruz, Cadet Major Dallas Reyes, Cadet Command Sergeant Major Damilola Jolaogun, Cadet Staff Sergeant D’Eric Merritt

By: Syanna Graham

Port St. Lucie High School showed its support at the event for Warriors On the Water. The Jaguar Battalion attended the event and presented the colors. The Color Guard was led by Cadet Major Dallas Reyes carrying the national flag, and Cadet Command Sergeant Major Damilola Jolaogun carrying the state flag. Cadet Corporal Noel Cruz and Cadet Staff Sergeant D’Eric Merrit posted as guards. The students enjoyed participating in the event and the warriors appreciated their appearance.

Northport Commemorates Fallen Peace Officers and Honors Police Week!

Northport Commemorates Fallen Peace Officers and Honors Police Week!

Northport K-8 School continually instills in our children that we should respect all police officers. The police are part of the fabric of Northport and they are common faces at our school. They are community partners and work with our staff to instill attributes in the children of Northport to become good citizens, to enjoy a healthy respect of the police and to always honor our country and be patriotic. This week is the 36th annual Peace Officers Memorial and Police Week. We salute and thank ALL police officers on this day. All American flags will be at half staff for our fallen officers.

Mariposa Elementary First Grade Parent Organizes Activity

Mariposa Elementary First Grade Parent Organizes Activity

Lisa Delatorre came up with a fun project for Mrs. Auciello’s 1st grade class! She brought the supplies for the students to create and use a drawing robot, or “doodle bot.” The students had a blast putting these together and watching the cool designs they could make! Mrs. Delatorre is pictured teaching Abbilaine Burgess, Abigail Melbourne, Ariana Maneau, Zane Barszcz, Olivia Brana, Trinity Andrews, Alejandro Delatorre,  Jackson Smith, Conner Arndt, Antonio Thomas, Emmanuel Garcia, and Nina Bingham how to construct their robots! We are thankful for the amazing inventive parents who bring fun and creativity into our school day! Thank you, Mrs. Delatorre!

Students Participate in Youth Leadership Forum

Students Participate in Youth Leadership Forum

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Easton Santoro of Fort Pierce Central High School and Megan McClain of Port St. Lucie High School are Tallahassee bound for this summer’s 2017 Florida Youth Leadership Forum. Both freshman delegates are excited about the opportunity to participate in this Forum designed to bring together students with disabilities in order to support networking, awareness of employment and educational resources, and inspire participants to strive for the highest level of independence.

Both students have proven themselves to be successful on their respective campuses. Santoro is always eager to participate and dive into new experiences.  His teachers see him as one who is always ready, and they are excited to hear about his Tallahassee experiences.  McClain is also a dynamic individual who helped establish and operate the premier Coffee Perks kiosk – a student-run coffee and pastry business.

While in Tallahassee, the local high school representatives will also have opportunities to participate in sessions to expand their awareness of business and dinner etiquette, explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers, engage with local business leaders, and visit The Florida Capitol for a mock legislative session.

For more information on Florida Youth Leadership Forum, visit http://www.abletrust.org/youth-programs/florida-youth-leadership-forum