Everyone enjoys Spirit Week at Lawnwood Elementary

Lawnwood Elementary recently celebrated Spirit Week.  Students, faculty, and staff had a blast with the different daily themes.  Pictured here are some silly students from Colleen Hawkes’ third grade class on Wacky Day. Bottom row, from left, Nicarus Smith, Jennelius Albury, Ana Cardenas, Orion Hall, and Agustin Sanchez. Top row, from left, Demetra Nicholson, Maria Mendez, Lesli Andaracua, Colleen…

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Experience Will Count for St. Lucie Public Schools Educators

In support of St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) continuing effort to recruit and retain experienced teachers, SLPS and the St. Lucie Classroom Teachers’ Association/Classified Unit have agreed to remove contract language that limits the years of experience awarded to returning DROP retirees. Previously, returning DROP retirees had a cap of five years on the experience…

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Experiments matter at Allapattah Flats K8

As part of their science curriculum, students in Bethany DiTullio’s fourth grade class at Allapattah Flats K8 recently studied physical and chemical changes of matter. As a culminating activity, the students performed four different experiments using baking soda and vinegar, salt and water, glow sticks, and crumbling paper. Students then decided whether a physical or chemical change occurred in each…

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Exploring Restorative Practices

St. Lucie Public Schools administrators and school-based teams worked with school climate specialist and author Rick Lewis during a recent Restorative Practices workshop. Restorative Practices focuses on establishing a culture of working together to bring about positive behavior changes. The educationally focused goal of restorative practices is to create a generation of professionally capable, self-regulating,…

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