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The District Communications Department supports the flow of internal and external communications as well as the growth of community-based networks for sustainable partnerships.  St. Lucie Public Schools and our community are closely linked, and through vibrant partnerships, the characteristics of a world class quality education system will be realized and promoted.

Media Guidelines

St. Lucie Public Schools supports positive, safe, and secure learning environments. We take the safety and privacy of our students, teachers, and all District personnel very seriously.

St. Lucie Public Schools will make every reasonable effort to provide information that is a matter of public record to media outlets when and if it becomes available and is in compliance with State and Federal law, specifically but not limited to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), both of which can be accessed at the U.S. Department of Education website at www.ed.gov.

Please note that access to school properties including parking lots and bus loading/unloading zones may not be granted without prior consent or invitation by the Superintendent or his designee. For inquiries, please contact the District Communications Office at 429-5544.

Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.

Media inquiries, requests for statistics, records, etc. should be submitted to the District’s Legal Department. In the event that any incident involves a formal investigation, St. Lucie Public Schools will respect the investigation process and defer comments to the investigating agency, including but not limited to, local, state and federal law enforcement, and/or fire districts.

We look forward to working with you in a mutually respectful environment that honors both your mission and ours.

Press Releases

  • SLW Centennial High School’s NAVY JROTC Provides Stunning Backdrop for Homecoming Court Festivities
    by VICTOR APONTE on October 11, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC participated in the homecoming festivities during the varsity football game versus Jensen Beach High School on Friday, September 24th, 2021. Not only did the NJROTC Unit provide a stunning backdrop for the SLW Centennial Homecoming festivities, but they also provided a Color Guard for the Varsity Football Game, a Parking Detail to park all the visitors in the most efficient manner, and also manned and sold items in the Concession Stands on both the Home and Visitors side. It was a very busy weekend for the SLW Centennial Navy JROTC unit this weekend! ... Read More

  • Port St. Lucie High School’s Blood Drive
    by KRISTIAN ST.VIL on September 20, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    On Wednesday, September 8th, Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion conducted their first Blood Drive of the year. The Blood Drive ran smoothly, and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to benefit the community. Thanks to the JROTC Cadets, faculty, and members of OneBlood, we were able to donate enough blood to save over 150+ lives.

  • Wearing Blue at Frances K. Sweet to Stamp Out Bullying
    by JESSICA DIXON on April 12, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Staff and students at Frances K. Sweet Elementary wore blue to demonstrate their commitment to “Stamp Out Bullying!”

  • Catching a Lucky Leprechaun at Frances K. Sweet Magnet School
    by JESSICA DIXON on April 5, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Leprechauns were on the loose at Frances K. Sweet…luckily 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students designed traps to catch them during their March PBIS Activity.  Students earned Star Bucks to get an invitation to this building activity.  One student exclaimed, “We are making a comfortable palace to lure the leprechaun in and before you know it, we will have caught ourselves a leprechaun!”  What a treat! 🍀  

  • Forest Grove Visits Frances K. Sweet
    by JESSICA DIXON on March 29, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Forest Grove visits FKS 5th grade to share information about Marine Oceanographic Academy (MOA). Collaboration at its finest🥰!

  • Frances K. Sweet Magnet School’s Shining First Graders Excel in Sumdog Mathematics
    by JESSICA DIXON on March 29, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Frances K. Sweet Magnet School is proud to recognize the First Grade Students in Ms. Pamela Parent’s Virtual Class!  Out of 736 classrooms across the nation, Ms. Parent’s First Graders were ranked 15th in math skills–Wow!  What an accomplishment.  Keep up the great work shining stars!✨

  • Read Across America Celebrated💕at Frances K. Sweet Magnet School
    by JESSICA DIXON on March 8, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Kiwanis Club Member, Professor Michael Pelitera, reads to Ms. Mullin’s Busy Bees at Frances K. Sweet Magnet School.

  • Education’s Shining Stars Announced
    by Samantha Davis on February 6, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — In a blended virtual and live broadcast on Saturday, February 6, 2021, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County announced this year’s line-up of educational superstars. Lauren Kappler took top honors as St. Lucie County’s Teacher of the Year.  She is a Civics Teacher at West Gate K-8 School.  Joining her in the winner’s category were School Related Employee of the Year, Maria Carley, a School Assessment Clerk from St. Lucie Elementary School, Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year, Mildred Brown, a Criminal Justice Teacher from Ft. Pierce Westwood Academy, ... Read More

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Graduation Rates Continue to Improve
    by Samantha Davis on January 7, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) earned a graduation rate of 93.2% while the six traditional high schools boasted a rate of 98% for the 2019-2020 school year. These rates exceed the state average of 90%. This is the 4th consecutive year that the graduation rate for SLPS is above 90%. SLPS improved its state ranking to 10th in the state out of 67 districts. Furthermore, St. Lucie Public Schools continues to close the achievement gap as demonstrated by improvement in the graduation rate of Black, Hispanic, and Exceptional Education students. The graduation rate for Black ... Read More

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Spring 2021 Education Plan Receives DOE Approval
    by Samantha Davis on January 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) recently received approval for its Spring 2021 Education Plan from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).  The plan focuses on the continuation of the District’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan that was approved by the FLDOE at the start of the school year.  Specifically, the  Spring Plan focuses on four areas; Interventions, Communication to Targeted MySchool Online Students, Enhanced Outreach, and Professional Development. Interventions  St. Lucie Public Schools will focus on closing achievement gaps, especially those expanded due to the 2020 spring virtual instruction, and for students who fell behind. After School and ... Read More


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