Henik named as state finalist for employee recognition

Henik named as state finalist for employee recognition

St. Lucie Public Schools’ 2013 School Related Employee of the Eric Henik has been named one of five finalists for the state school-related employee award. This employee group awards support personnel in such school operations as finance, food services, maintenance, transportation, clerical and office support, student assignment and instructional technology. The state winner will be announced sometime in May, according to the Florida Department of Education.

Henik has been with St. Lucie Public Schools for seven years, five as plant manager at his current site at Palm Pointe Educational Research School and two years previously at Rivers Edge Elementary School as assistant site foreman. Henik says his goal is “to provide a clean, safe and efficient facility that sets the standard for the district.” His duties include overseeing a staff of 10, maintaining the 32-acre facility, keeping up with supplies for the indoor and outdoor needs of the school, and working with the staff to ensure a safe and secure campus. He collaborated with the architect and construction project manager during the planning and construction of Palm Pointe, both of whom had glowing remarks of his leadership during the process. He also volunteers to attend Tradition community management meetings regarding traffic and school appearance concerns, and serves on several school district committees, and has spearheaded several cost-saving procedures at his school site. The last St. Lucie Public Schools employee to reach the state finalist level was Gary Taylor in 1999, representing the facilities and maintenance department.

Henik, right, is pictured being congratulated by St. Lucie Education Foundation executive director Jim McKenzie during a surprise visit to the school by an entourage including Superintendent Michaeal Lannon, School Board chairman Debbie Hawley, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Helen Roberts, and Candace Stone, chairman of the district employee recognition committee.

Hensley – Finalist for Hegener Award

Hensley – Finalist for Hegener Award

EDC announces finalists for the Pete Hegener Leadership Award

The EDC is pleased to announce Alto “Bud” Adams, Jr., Mike Brown, Sr. and Kathryn Hensley, have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Pete Hegener Leadership Award. 

Hepatitis A – Know the Facts

Hepatitis A – Know the Facts

The Hepatitis A vaccine is free for children through the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County “Vaccines For Children” program. For information, please call the Department of Health at 772-462-3800 for an appointment.

 

Here Comes The Bus App

Here Comes The Bus App

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) offers an innovative mobile app — Here Comes the Bus.  This FREE app is a user friendly tool that allows parents and authorized caregivers to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Here Comes the Bus app is free and enables parents and authorized caregivers to:

  • See the location of their child’s bus both before and after school pick-up
  • Confirm that their child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school or both
  • Receive a push notification or email message when the bus is a certain distance from the bus stop

Here Comes the Bus is powered by Synovia Solutions, makers of the GPS-tracking technology used by St. Lucie Public Schools to increase safety and cost savings as it relates to our school bus fleet.

Available in three languages (English, Spanish and French), the Here Comes the Bus app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

 

When registering, enter School Code: 77914

Here Comes the Bus App for Parents

Here Comes the Bus App for Parents

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is extending the adoption of an innovative mobile device app and website entitled Here Comes the Bus.  Five more schools are coming on board with this user friendly tool that allows parents and authorized caregivers to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Transportation Director Don Carter explained that while five schools (Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts, Lawnwood Elementary, Mariposa Elementary, Savanna Ridge Elementary, and West Gate K-8) are included in the early phase of the roll-out plan, the District will continue to add additional schools until all schools are included in the system.  The tool was successfully piloted with Allapattah Flats K-8 at the close of last school year.  He said, “Adding schools in stages allows our bus routers to ensure routing accuracy within the Here Comes the Bus system.”  Carter also emphasized the importance of customer feedback.  “We want to know what our parents are thinking and what benefit this provides them,” he said, “A positive customer service experience with the safety and well-being of student riders is at the heart of this implementation.”

Here Comes the Bus app is free and enables parents and authorized caregivers to:

  • See the location of their child’s bus both before and after school pick-up
  • Confirm that their child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school or both
  • Receive a push notification or email message when the bus is a certain distance from the bus stop

Here Comes the Bus is powered by Synovia Solutions, makers of the GPS-tracking technology used by St. Lucie Public Schools to increase safety and cost savings as it relates to our school bus fleet.

Available in three languages (English, Spanish and French), the Here Comes the Bus app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

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.

 

Here Comes the Bus App for Parents

Here Comes the Bus App for Parents

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is extending the adoption of an innovative mobile device app and website entitled Here Comes the Bus.  Five more schools are coming on board with this user friendly tool that allows parents and authorized caregivers to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Transportation Director Don Carter explained that while five schools (Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts, Lawnwood Elementary, Mariposa Elementary, Savanna Ridge Elementary, and West Gate K-8) are included in the early phase of the roll-out plan, the District will continue to add additional schools until all schools are included in the system.  The tool was successfully piloted with Allapattah Flats K-8 at the close of last school year.  He said, “Adding schools in stages allows our bus routers to ensure routing accuracy within the Here Comes the Bus system.”  Carter also emphasized the importance of customer feedback.  “We want to know what our parents are thinking and what benefit this provides them,” he said, “A positive customer service experience with the safety and well-being of student riders is at the heart of this implementation.”

Here Comes the Bus app is free and enables parents and authorized caregivers to:

  • See the location of their child’s bus both before and after school pick-up
  • Confirm that their child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school or both
  • Receive a push notification or email message when the bus is a certain distance from the bus stop

Here Comes the Bus is powered by Synovia Solutions, makers of the GPS-tracking technology used by St. Lucie Public Schools to increase safety and cost savings as it relates to our school bus fleet.

Available in three languages (English, Spanish and French), the Here Comes the Bus app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

 

Heroic Action!

Heroic Action!

Heroes come in all ages.

On August 20th, Allison Goldsmith, a fourth grader at Fairlawn Elementary School, saved a fellow student who was choking during lunch. Deputy Rue, the school’s resource officer, witnessed the quick and positive action of Allison as she attended to her friend by patting her on the back until the food dislodged.

The officer celebrated Allison’s ability to come to the aid of a fellow student.  She set a great example for being a good citizen/leader/friend.

Click here to hear Allison share her thoughts:

 

 

 

Heroic Summer

Heroic Summer

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent E. Wayne Gent posed the question to students in Mrs. Myers’ 3rd grade Bayshore Elementary School classroom, “What did you do this summer?” What he heard from eight-year-old Christine Regina was a heroic recount of this young student’s quick thinking that helped save a young boy from drowning.

 

With calm and quiet self-assurance, Regina explained to the Superintendent and her classmates what occurred on a summer day in June while visiting her grandparents in Margate, Florida.  During an under-water exploration of the city’s swimming pool, Regina noticed a boy at the bottom of the pool. “He wasn’t moving, and he looked like he needed someone to help him,” she said.  Looking for support, Regina swam to the nearest person, a teenage girl, who was able to pull the boy from the bottom of the pool and take him to the pool’s side where lifeguards then resuscitated him.  “It made me feel good to know I helped someone,” said Regina.

 

That does not come as a surprise to Principal Lori Reid who said, “That’s Christine Regina. She is such a great student — always interested in determining how she can provide service to others. I would describe her as an incredibly kind-hearted young lady.” Regina’s classmate echoed that sentiment, as she told the Superintendent that the next book the class reads should be a book entitled, Christine Saves the World.

 

Regina and her companion good Samaritan were heroes that day in June.  They were both recognized by the city of Margate for their quick action that led to saving the life of a six-year-old boy.

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High Energy Motivation

High Energy Motivation

Award-winning teacher, author, and speaker Ron Clark engaged new STEM and Arts magnet school staffs during his dynamic and interactive kick-off presentation at the Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST).   Faculty and staff from CAST, Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies, and Fort Pierce Westwood High School gathered for Clark’s message and held on for the roller-coaster of content that inspired the expectation and belief that all students will achieve!

St. Lucie Public Schools sends a huge thank you to Logo Education – event sponsor.

 

 

High Impact Teachers Recognized by Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart

High Impact Teachers Recognized by Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) principals and select teachers received congratulatory notices from Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart celebrating High Impact Teachers’ positive influence on student performance.  The identified teachers are recognized as having the highest impact in the entire state based upon a recent analysis of student performance on statewide standardized assessments.

In the communication from Stewart, she thanked teachers for their leadership and hard work in supporting student learning as well as their commitment to preparing Florida’s students for success in college, career and life.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent along with members of the School Board join in congratulating the following SLPS High Impact Teachers:

  1. Albers, Jill
  2. Andrews, Shaina
  3. Ankrom, Ashley
  4. Avilla, Kelly
  5. Bailey, Sharon
  6. Baker-Decambre, Jeann
  7. Beckett, Kathy
  8. Beland, Brittany
  9. Bove, Timothy
  10. Brolmann, Holly
  11. Campbell, Joann
  12. Carey, Nicholas
  13. Ciccarelli, Catherine
  14. Clasby, Jilian
  15. Clements, Nicholas
  16. Cole, Michelle
  17. Collins, Carolyn
  18. Coons, Kim
  19. Cooper, John
  20. Cox, Donald
  21. Cunningham, Amber
  22. Davenport, Gretchan
  23. Davis, Ocella
  24. Davis, Todd
  25. Diaz, Judith
  26. Eltman, Kimbalee
  27. Farr, Laurie
  28. Feheley, Michael
  29. Flesche, Sarah
  30. Forbes, Kathryn
  31. Ford, Christine
  32. Garcia, Dolores
  33. Garcia, Sue Ann
  34. Garcia, Yanet
  35. Gaskin, Stephanie
  36. Gomez, Natalia
  37. Hamel, Kimberly
  38. Hamilton, Lisa
  39. Hartman, Jayne
  40. Haynes, Lawrence
  41. Hochberg, Dana
  42. Hotchkiss, Katherine
  43. Jessie, Tonia
  44. Justice, Laura
  45. Keany, Michael
  46. Kellerman-Powell, Adam
  47. Keys, Carey
  48. Kindred, Mary
  49. King, Maggie
  50. Larson, Rebecca
  51. Lasasso, Nichole
  52. Lermond, Tracy
  53. Lewis, Daria
  54. Lezynski, Cathleen
  55. Logue, Andrea
  56. Madorma, Sherree
  57. Martin, Kia
  58. Maxwell, Karen
  59. May, Michelle
  60. Mccain, Nicole
  61. Mccrory, Laurie
  62. Mcqueen, Actavis
  63. Mednick, Stephanie
  64. Merritt, Melissa
  65. Ochacher, Marc
  66. Nelson, Jennifer
  67. Perez, Gloria
  68. Perez-Martinez, Marybell
  69. Peschio, Denise
  70. Peterson, Julia
  71. Phillips, Elizabeth
  72. Plakalliu, Albana
  73. Polascak, William
  74. Porter, Melissa
  75. Portillo, Wendy
  76. Procko, Erin
  77. Redding, Amy
  78. Richter, Sarah
  79. Rodriguez, Cynthia
  80. Rudzinski, Lorri
  81. Ryan, Laura
  82. Santeramo, Victoria
  83. Saunders, Kathleen
  84. Savela, Cynthia
  85. Schremmer, Deborah
  86. Scott, Karen
  87. Seay, Paulette
  88. Small, Brandy
  89. Smith, Kathy
  90. Snure, Amanda
  91. Southerly, Sandra
  92. Spagnuolo, Nicholas
  93. Stetz, Jenna
  94. Taylor, Lisa
  95. Teixeira, Donna
  96. Torres, Cynthia
  97. Trabal, Roslyn
  98. Van Allen, Paula
  99. White, Kathy
  100. Wick, Jennifer
  101. Wilson, Lauren
  102. Woods, Courtney
  103. Woods, Jenna
  104. Wright, Kristopher
  105. Young, Margee
High Impact Teachers Recognized by Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart

High Impact Teachers Recognized by Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) principals and select teachers received congratulatory notices from Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart celebrating High Impact Teachers’ positive influence on student performance.  The identified teachers are recognized as having the highest impact in the entire state based upon a recent analysis of student performance on statewide standardized assessments.

 

In the communication from Stewart, she thanked teachers for their leadership and hard work in supporting student learning as well as their commitment to preparing Florida’s students for success in college, career and life.

 

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent along with members of the School Board join in congratulating the following SLPS High Impact Teachers:

  1. Albers, Jill
  2. Andrews, Shaina
  3. Ankrom, Ashley
  4. Avilla, Kelly
  5. Bailey, Sharon
  6. Baker-Decambre, Jeann
  7. Beckett, Kathy
  8. Beland, Brittany
  9. Bove, Timothy
  10. Brolmann, Holly
  11. Campbell, Joann
  12. Carey, Nicholas
  13. Ciccarelli, Catherine
  14. Clasby, Jilian
  15. Clements, Nicholas
  16. Cole, Michelle
  17. Collins, Carolyn
  18. Coons, Kim
  19. Cooper, John
  20. Cox, Donald
  21. Cunningham, Amber
  22. Davenport, Gretchan
  23. Davis, Ocella
  24. Davis, Todd
  25. Diaz, Judith
  26. Eltman, Kimbalee
  27. Farr, Laurie
  28. Feheley, Michael
  29. Flesche, Sarah
  30. Forbes, Kathryn
  31. Ford, Christine
  32. Garcia, Dolores
  33. Garcia, Sue Ann
  34. Garcia, Yanet
  35. Gaskin, Stephanie
  36. Gomez, Natalia
  37. Hamel, Kimberly
  38. Hamilton, Lisa
  39. Hartman, Jayne
  40. Haynes, Lawrence
  41. Hochberg, Dana
  42. Hotchkiss, Katherine
  43. Jessie, Tonia
  44. Justice, Laura
  45. Keany, Michael
  46. Kellerman-Powell, Adam
  47. Keys, Carey
  48. Kindred, Mary
  49. King, Maggie
  50. Larson, Rebecca
  51. Lasasso, Nichole
  52. Lermond, Tracy
  53. Lewis, Daria
  54. Lezynski, Cathleen
  55. Logue, Andrea
  56. Madorma, Sherree
  57. Martin, Kia
  58. Maxwell, Karen
  59. May, Michelle
  60. Mccain, Nicole
  61. Mccrory, Laurie
  62. Mcqueen, Actavis
  63. Mednick, Stephanie
  64. Merritt, Melissa
  65. Ochacher, Marc
  66. Nelson, Jennifer
  67. Perez, Gloria
  68. Perez-Martinez, Marybell
  69. Peschio, Denise
  70. Peterson, Julia
  71. Phillips, Elizabeth
  72. Plakalliu, Albana
  73. Polascak, William
  74. Porter, Melissa
  75. Portillo, Wendy
  76. Procko, Erin
  77. Redding, Amy
  78. Richter, Sarah
  79. Rodriguez, Cynthia
  80. Rudzinski, Lorri
  81. Ryan, Laura
  82. Santeramo, Victoria
  83. Saunders, Kathleen
  84. Savela, Cynthia
  85. Schremmer, Deborah
  86. Scott, Karen
  87. Seay, Paulette
  88. Small, Brandy
  89. Smith, Kathy
  90. Snure, Amanda
  91. Southerly, Sandra
  92. Spagnuolo, Nicholas
  93. Stetz, Jenna
  94. Taylor, Lisa
  95. Teixeira, Donna
  96. Torres, Cynthia
  97. Trabal, Roslyn
  98. Van Allen, Paula
  99. White, Kathy
  100. Wick, Jennifer
  101. Wilson, Lauren
  102. Woods, Courtney
  103. Woods, Jenna
  104. Wright, Kristopher
  105. Young, Margee

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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High School Grades – Press Release

Today the FLDOE released high school graduation rates and high school grades. Five of the six SLPS high schools increased their graduation rates, with LPA experiencing a slight drop to 93%. The rates were as follows:

School 2014 Graduation Rate 2013 Graduation Rate Change
LPA 93 97 -4
FPC 83 81 +2
FPW 67 55 +12
PSL 74 69 +5
SLWC 77 76 +1
TCHS 80 74 +6

Superintendent Genelle Yost stated, ” The four year graduation rate is one of the true measures of high school performance, indeed district performance, and our substantial increases reflect the hard work of our students and our staff. While we know we will not be satisfied until the graduation rate is 100%, we have evidence to prove that we are moving in the right direction.”

In 2014 the FLDOE dramatically increased the points required to achieve an A or a B in the school grading calculation. State Education Commissioner Pam Stewart announced this morning that there was a 13% drop in the number of A rated schools state wide and a 5% drop in the number of B schools due to these changes.  Three St. Lucie high school grades were impacted by the change in the scales. The grades issued to St. Lucie Schools were as follows:

School 2014 Grade 2013 Grade Impacted by Change in Grading Scale 2014 Grade Had Scale Not Changed
LPA A A No A
FPC B A Yes A
FPW D D No D
PSL C C No C
SLWC C B Yes B
TCHS B B Yes A
Mosaic D F No D

Even though each of our schools showed measurable improvements in many tested areas, not all of the letter grades reflect that high performance.

  • Lincoln Park Academy continued its rich tradition of academic excellence earning 1316 points total, and another grade of A.
  • Fort Pierce Central and Treasure Coast each scored enough points to earn an A on last year’s scale, but under the new scale were assigned a B.
  • St. Lucie West Centennial was also impacted by the change in grading levels as it earned enough points for a B on last year’s scale, but on this year’s scale was awarded a C.
  • Mosaic, the district’s virtual school, increased one letter from 2013.

Yost added, ” It is unfortunate that the state changed the rules of the game again. Under last year’s scale half of our high schools would be A’s, but with the change, only one is. Our schools showed increases in almost every tested area, yet the single letter grade does not reflect that.”

High School Junior Is Two-Time Congressional Medal Recipient

High School Junior Is Two-Time Congressional Medal Recipient

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) junior Christine Bourgoin of Mosaic Digital Academy was presented a Silver Congressional Award on April 1 at a ceremony hosted by Congressman Brian Mast.  Bourgoin is a two-time medal recipient.  Last year, she was among elite young Floridians from the Treasure Coast honored with a bronze medal for volunteerism, leadership, and personal development.

 

According to Jeanne Ziemba, principal of Mosaic Digital Academy, “Christine is extremely goal oriented and is a champion for community service.  I fully expect to see her here again next year as a senior going for Gold.” A log of her hours reflects that Bourgoin volunteered over 200 hours including an investment of 100 Personal Development hours, 100 Personal Fitness hours, and a 3-day, 2-night leadership expedition.

 

Since its inception in 1979, the Congressional Award has recognized youth across the nation who have recorded over 3.5 million hours of service to their community.  This prestigious award promotes initiative, service, and achievement with a goal of establishing a positive foundation for the upcoming generation of leaders.

 

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.

High School Junior Is Two-Time Congressional Medal Recipient

High School Junior Is Two-Time Congressional Medal Recipient

St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) junior Christine Bourgoin of Mosaic Digital Academy was presented a Silver Congressional Award on April 1 at a ceremony hosted by Congressman Brian Mast.  Bourgoin is a two-time medal recipient.  Last year, she was among elite young Floridians from the Treasure Coast honored with a bronze medal for volunteerism, leadership, and personal development.

 

According to Jeanne Ziemba, principal of Mosaic Digital Academy, “Christine is extremely goal oriented and is a champion for community service.  I fully expect to see her here again next year as a senior going for Gold.” A log of her hours reflects that Bourgoin volunteered over 200 hours including an investment of 100 Personal Development hours, 100 Personal Fitness hours, and a 3-day, 2-night leadership expedition.

 

Since its inception in 1979, the Congressional Award has recognized youth across the nation who have recorded over 3.5 million hours of service to their community.  This prestigious award promotes initiative, service, and achievement with a goal of establishing a positive foundation for the upcoming generation of leaders.

 

High Schools Compete for Top Honors at This Year’s Academic Challenge

High Schools Compete for Top Honors at This Year’s Academic Challenge

In a competitive academic competition, local high school teams competed for top honors and individual team members vied for a seat on the prestigious Team St. Lucie – an elite six-member team representing the School District at the 34th Annual Commissioners Academic Challenge scheduled for April 11-13, 2019, at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. Lincoln Park Academy, coached by Paige McMahon, won first place in this year’s local competition.

 

Maria Battaglino Hernandez (Lincoln Park Academy), Ryan Lu (Treasure Coast High School), Alan Senkus (St. Lucie West Centennial), Madeleine Sosa (Lincoln Park Academy), Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park Academy), and Matthew Zoll (Fort Pierce Westwood) accumulated an impressive number of individual points in this year’s tournament to secure seats on Team St. Lucie.  Paige McMahon will serve as coach for the team.

 

Teams from across Florida gather for this state-wide tournament in which challenging questions are posed to players in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish) physical education, health, and technology. As with the local competition, players are competing for their team’s top score as well as their individual score which could land them on Florida’s team for the national competition.

 

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.

 

Fort Pierce Central High School

Coach: Rob Sullivan

 

Fort Pierce Westwood High School

Coach: Dr. Allen Rupert

 

Lincoln Park Academy

Coach: Paige McMahon

 

Port St. Lucie High School

Coach: Samuel Villari

 

St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Coach: William Britton

 

Treasure Coast High School

Coach: Stephen Maxwell

 

High Schools Compete for Top Honors at This Year’s Academic Challenge

High Schools Compete for Top Honors at This Year’s Academic Challenge

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — In a competitive academic competition, local high school teams competed for top honors and individual team members vied for a seat on the prestigious Team St. Lucie – an elite six-member team representing the School District at the 34th Annual Commissioners Academic Challenge scheduled for April 11-13, 2019, at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. Lincoln Park Academy, coached by Paige McMahon, won first place in this year’s local competition.

 

Maria Battaglino Hernandez (Lincoln Park Academy), Ryan Lu (Treasure Coast High School), Alan Senkus (St. Lucie West Centennial), Madeleine Sosa (Lincoln Park Academy), Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park Academy), and Matthew Zoll (Fort Pierce Westwood) accumulated an impressive number of individual points in this year’s tournament to secure a seat on Team St. Lucie.  Paige McMahon will serve as coach for the team.

 

Teams from across Florida gather for this state-wide tournament in which challenging questions are posed to players in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish) physical education, health, and technology. As with the local competition, players are competing for their team’s top score as well as their individual score which could land them on Florida’s team for the national competition.

 

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.

 

 

St. Lucie Public School Academic Team: (Left to Right) Ryan Lu, Matthew Zoll, Alan Senkus, Callie Zheng, Madeleine Sosa, Maria Battaglino Hernandez, and Team Coach Paige McMahon

 

High Schools Recognized for Excellence

High Schools Recognized for Excellence

During February’s School Board Meeting, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent provided an overview of the school district’s graduation rates and commended each of the area’s high schools for their gains.

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 91.0 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools.

LPA Grad Rate 99.6%

TCHS Grad Rate 97.3%

FPCHS Grad Rate 95.5%

SLWCHS 93.2%

PSLHS 89.8%

FPWHS 89.8%

MDA – 87.4%

 

DCC – District Grad Rate 90.1%

PBPA –  District Grad Rate 90.1%

High Success Rate

High Success Rate

Students at West Gate K-8 participated in SPARK testing to determine their level of digital literacy.  The focus of the analysis was on three major areas including: 1) Computing Fundamentals, 2) Key Applications, and 3) Living Online.

One hundred two students received certifications for global digital literacy during this initial phase of assessment — that’s a success rate of over 80%!  Ongoing support will be provided to enhance skills for other students as well.

WGK8 is proud of its students for setting the standard for technology success.

Pictured L- R: Daniella Prengel, Spence Wagner, David Jackson, and Hannah Bono