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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Explosive Volcanoes at Mariposa Elementary

Fifth grade students, Heather Heath, Tuan Tran, Levi Gonzalez, and Sophia Lopez in Carla Bargeron’s Science resource class at Mariposa Elementary recently completed an exciting science unit.  Students first learned about landforms and volcanoes and then worked in teams to design and construct paper mache’ volcanos.  Students also learned about the steps in the scientific process and physical…

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Expo Coming Soon

Mark your calendar for the 2019 Back-to-School Non-profit Expo at Grace Way Village. When: Thursday, August 1, from 11 am to 3 pm. Grace Way Village is one of many non-profits 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…

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F K Sweet DAR Essay Winners

Cora Stickney Harper Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution was proud to announce the winners of the DAR American History Essay Contest. The contest was open to all public and private schools 5-8th grade.  Frances K Sweet Magnet School was proud that all three place holders for fifth grade were from our school. The…

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F K Sweet Kindergarten Circus

The kindergarteners of Frances K Sweet have yet again proved that they can truly perform the Greatest Show on Earth. Students were everything from clowns, lions, elephants, jugglers, to tightrope walkers. Students entertained their families and members of the community. Pictured in the Incredible Growing Machine is Lennon Paquette, assisted by clowns Skye Graham (left)…

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