“Halloweengo” a Hit at REE!

“Halloweengo” a Hit at REE!

REE hosted their annual Bingo for Books with a Halloween twist thrown in.

Coupling it with a Title 1 presentation, the students then paraded by grade level across the stage in their costumes. Bingo then ensued with students winning a book every time they achieved BINGO!

Our ever fabulous PTO handily decorated the cafeteria and gave out creepy treats!

Everyone went home with a book and a smile!


Happy Holidays from JROTC -TCHS

Happy Holidays from JROTC -TCHS

Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC, cadets from Unit FL-2008,  in collaboration with Angel Robertson, the Outreach Coordinator for Congressman Brian Mast, took time out of their class to write letters dedicated to individual troops stationed overseas.  The Christmas letters will arrive in time to deployed troops to wish them Happy Holidays!   Hopefully these letters will make them feel less distant from home, and let them know that the cadets of Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC wish them all the best in the upcoming holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

The aroma of baked goods fills the air as families and friends gather for the holidays. The same thing is taking place in our schools as our staff and students teach and learn about the season’s traditions.  We find many schools participating in food drives, hosting concerts, and enjoying special luncheons to welcome the season of Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 21st is an early release day for students. Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th are days designated as holidays for observance of the Thanksgiving Break. (Please note: 12-month personnel work on November 22nd.)

Allapattah Flats administrators carve turkeys to serve their students and staff a feast.

F. K. Sweet second graders prepare for a “Let’s Be Thankful Program.”


Weatherbee Elementary hosted a Turkey Trot Reading Challenge.

Students in Mrs. Harris’ class at Village Green Elementary learned about the First Thanksgiving and the origin of the celebration/holiday. The students wrote opinion pieces about various people and things they are thankful for and explained why. They also made turkey placemats for their pals who are elderly residents of the Grand Oaks Assisted Living Home in Jensen Beach.



Harbor Place Color Guard

Harbor Place Color Guard

On Friday November 9, 2018, Port St. Lucie High School’s Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s color guard presented our nation’s colors for a Veterans Day ceremony at the independent and assisted living retirement community Harbor Place in Port St. Lucie.

Commanding the color guard was Cadet Sergeant Lawrence Moleon- Mathews, accompanied by Cadet Commander Sergeant Major Victoria Diaz, Cadet Sergeant Justin Bennett as state guard, and Cadet Private First- Class Emma Lewiston as National Guard.

Members of the community were thankful to have a color guard present for the duration of the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.


Harvesting Radishes at Village Green Environmental School

Harvesting Radishes at Village Green Environmental School

Child Nutrition Services was invited to Village Green Environmental Studies School by the Kindergarten class to assist in the harvesting and cleaning of radishes grown by the students in the school garden.

After the harvest, the students participated in a kitchen tour given by Ms. Deanna Kinder, cafeteria manager, including a stop by the freezer!

Ms. Dawn Davila showed students how to wash and trim the radishes and explained how the roots bring nutrients to the plant to help it grow into the food we eat.

After the harvest and kitchen tour, students enjoyed a farm to school salad which included, lettuce from Belle Glade, cherry tomatoes from Boca Raton, zucchini from Indiantown and freshly harvested school grown radishes!

A yummy time was had by all!

Ms. Davila

Enjoying farm to school salad. Yummy!

Hats Off to Reading… Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

Hats Off to Reading… Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

The Weatherbee Kindergarten Team was rewarded with a special whiz-bang, whatcha-ma-doodle, thing-a-ma-jiggity prize for having the most participation and most Seussical attire during the Hats Off to Dr. Seuss event on Friday, March 1st.  Way to go Kindergarten Team!

Hats On for Weatherbee Elementary reading challenge

Hats On for Weatherbee Elementary reading challenge

Students at Weatherbee Elementary are rising to the reading challenge set forth by the school’s Literacy Committee and we say, “Hats On” to them!  Pictured with Principal Michael Hitsman are students who have earned their Reading Challenge cap, which is worn on Fridays, as well as students who have continued on to earn shoe laces and buttons that they proudly display along with their hats each Friday.  Students are recognized on the Friday edition of the Weatherbee Morning Show so that the entire Weatherbee family can celebrate this milestone in reading for all students.  Way to go Mariners!

Hawley Receives Honor

Hawley Receives Honor

Debbie Hawley, Chairman of the St. Lucie County School Board, was honored at this month’s Chamber of Commerce Ladies Luncheon.  Ms. Hawley is a staunch advocate for children and public education.  As a three-term School Board member, Chief Operating Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and involved community member, she is a catalyst for the acceleration of literacy, expansion of mental health services, and improvements in safety and security.

Congratulations, Ms. Hawley!



Health Aide of the Month

Health Aide of the Month

🌸🌻CONGRATULATIONS to JoAnne Burdette – Health Aide at TCHS!!!🌷🌼

Joanne always has a positive and cheerful attitude.  She brings a smile to the faces of students, their families, staff, and teachers. 

Her excellent education and tips are sought by all in the Treasure Coast High School (TCHS) community.  She takes her time with everyone who enters the clinic.  She attends to all needs in a caring, professional manner while ensuring adherence to all regulations and policies.  Joanne anticipates problems before they arise and communicates needs to the responsible parties.  She is a valuable member of the TCHS Team and the St. Lucie County School Board. 

Nominated by Marie Jorda

Health Fair

Health Fair

Health Fairs for SLPS employees are scheduled at various locations, and you may register at any location. (See registration link below.)

You will earn 50 wellness incentive points towards the 2017-2018 program.

  • Village Green Environmental Studies School: 5/22 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • St. Lucie Elementary School: 5/23 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Oak Hammock K8 School: 5/23 from 12:15 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Windmill Point Elementary School: 5/30 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Fairlawn Elementary School: 5/30 from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

*Register for a Health Fair appointment



Health Fair

Health Fair 8/29

Health Fair

Wednesday, August 29th

(Open to All Employees)

Lakewood Park

12-3 PM

Please call 1-877-318-1349 (opt.1) for more details and to schedule an appointment.


Health Fair 2017

Health Fair 2017

Written by Jalisa Smith and Daphkar Rene

St. Lucie West Centennial High School (SLWCHS) hosted its annual Health Fair on March 23, 2017. The event was planned by the Allied Health teachers Elizabeth Durkee and Mary Higgins along with senior students in the Electrocardiograph class. Community partners gathered to inform nearly 2,000 high school students on healthy eating, fitness, health care careers, and teen safety.

Centennial students were greeted by HOSA members and were handed a passport listing organizations on site for the Health Fair. They practiced hands-only CPR as demonstrated by the First Responder class and tested their strength and agility with Keiser University’s Sports Medicine Program students. The Diabetes Coalition and St. Lucie County Health Department shared tips on how to improve eating habits with an easy system. Life Alliance Organ Recovery encouraged student drivers to sign up as organ donors.

Important topics like abstinence, sexual trauma, and STDs were covered by the Sexual Assault Assistance Program of the Treasure Coast, 211 Teens, Children’s Home Society, Teen Choice Programs, Protect the Heart/Carenet, The Parent Academy of SLC and the St. Lucie County Health Department. These organizations not only educated students, but also told them about available local resources.

HOSA members volunteered to work alongside community partners which helped the event run smoothly.

SLWCHS extends a special thank you to Keiser University for its sponsorship contributing to a successful Health Fair. We greatly appreciate all the community organizations that spent the day with our Centennial Eagles for an exciting and educational school event.



Health occupations students savor healthy food choices

Health occupations students savor healthy food choices

Students in Samantha Jackson’s health occupations classes at Fort Pierce Central High School enjoyed a healthy apple slice and peanut butter snack in observance of National Apple Crunch Day recently. Students discussed the nutritional value of apples, including added fiber, vitamin C and potassium, and that when combined with peanut butter, which is full of protein and multiple vitamins, they are a healthy filling low calorie snack! Pictured is Brianna Jennings as she participates in the activity, part of Food Day 2013, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Employees and students alike in St. Lucie County Schools enjoyed the activities, and teachers planned lessons around it to educate about the nutritional value of apples. Cafeteria managers arranged for apples to be donated to any classroom that wanted to participate.

HealthierUS Award Designated to Select St. Lucie Public Schools

HealthierUS Award Designated to Select St. Lucie Public Schools

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness has awarded select schools as recipients of the HealthierUS School Challenge. The HealthierUS Schools Challenge is a voluntary certification initiative created to promote healthier school environments through the encouragement of nutrition and physical activity.

Silver Awards

CA Moore Elementary

Lakewood Park Elementary

Lawnwood Elementary

Mariposa Elementary

Parkway Elementary

Savanna Ridge Elementary

St. Lucie Elementary

Weatherbee Elementary

White City Elementary

Windmill Point Elementary

Bronze Awards

Bayshore Elementary

FK Sweet Elementary

Fairlawn Elementary

Floresta Elementary

Morningside Elementary

Rivers Edge Elementary

Village Green Elementary

Schools honored will receive a HealthierUS Schools Challenge Award banner for display and a signed plaque.  In addition, Bronze schools will receive $500 and Silver schools will receive $1,000 for their nonprofit school food service account.

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.


Help Protect Yourself and Others From the Flu

Help Protect Yourself and Others From the Flu

Click on the link below for a short and informative video on how you can protect yourself and others from the flu this season.  There is also a trivia game (“Just the Vax”) to test your knowledge about vaccines, their history, and value in the fight against the flu.

There’s more! Check it out.



Visit stluciepublicschools.org and click on the link under announcements for additional resources.

Helping a Family to Rebuild:  A Fundraiser at Palm Pointe

Helping a Family to Rebuild: A Fundraiser at Palm Pointe

As a way to help out a Palm Pointe family who recently lost their home due to an electrical fire an eighth grade teacher,Kris Demarais volunteered to have his head shaved. A school wide fundraiser was set up to help the family. Students were asked to bring in whatever money they had to give to the Lagrandeurs’. The classes in K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 with the highest donations would receive an ice cream party and would be able to go and watch Mr. Demarais get his head shaved. One student was randomly selected from each winning class to come up and cut a pony tail from Mr. Demarais head. Great Clips hair saloon came and finished shaving it so that it looked perfect. The pony tails are being donated to Locks of Love. All the funds collected for the family will go to help them rebuild. Along with the fundraiser, household items and clothes were collected and donated for the entire family.  Pictured from left is Olivia Scott, Jessica Lee, Emily Williams, Nick Stagg, Olivia Donnelly, Kris Demarais and Osee Lagrandeur.

Take Charge of Your Future

Take Charge of Your Future

Don’t miss an opportunity on February 22nd to learn about and gather resources for career opportunities within the community.

Speak with career counselors about adult and vocational programs as well as options for personal career planning.

This is a FREE event at Lawnwood Elementary School on Thursday, February 22nd from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.