ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — Record-breaking rainfall and predictions for even more rain coming necessitate a change in venue for the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) graduations set for this Thursday and Friday. District officials made the call after closely monitoring the St. Lucie County Fair Grounds. Saturated grounds after days of rain deem the area unsafe for set-up and parking for the large crowds anticipated to celebrate 2018 graduates.
Changes to May 24 and May 25 St. Lucie Public Schools Graduation Ceremonies:
Thursday, May 24, 2018
St. Lucie West Centennial High School
Students with last name A – K will graduate at 8:30 AM
Students with last name L – Z will graduate at 11:30 AM
Friday, May 25, 2018
Fort Pierce Central High School
Students with last name A – H and top 10 percent will graduate at 8:00 AM
Students with last name I – Z will graduate at 11:00 AM
Friday, May 25, 2018
Treasure Coast High School
Students with last name A – K will graduate at 2:00 PM
Students with last name L – Z will graduate at 5:00 PM
“We appreciate the staff at the Fenn Center, Sheriff’s Office, Fair Grounds, and Alpi Head Start,” said SLPS Chief Operational Officer Terence O’Leary. “Working together, we reorganized event schedules to accommodate all graduations at the Fenn Center.”
Parking and seating at the Fenn Center are limited. Carpool when possible and consider the option of livestreaming graduation events by subscribing to WLX-TV on YouTube or watch ceremonies on the WLX Education Channel (13 or 19 for most viewers).
About St. Lucie Public Schools
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 90.1 percent. As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS 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. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.