Mariposa Elementary Teamwork After Hurricane Irma

Posted on Sep 19, 2017

The employees of Mariposa Elementary are not just coworkers but also pull together as family. When Hurricane Irma came through Port Saint Lucie and left Mariposa Elementary with debris to clean up, everyone knew it would take many hands to clean our school.  After the storm, Mr. R. Craig Logue, Mrs. Brie Lamb, faculty, and staff pulled together and cleaned Mariposa’s school grounds from the debris which Hurricane Irma left in its aftermath. It was a lot of hard work but the result was beautiful.





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Media Release – Schools Open Monday and Student Assignment Stands Ready to Serve

Posted on Sep 18, 2017

For Immediate Release
September 16, 2017
Contact: Kerry Padrick

Phone: 772-429-5532

Schools Open Monday and Student Assignment Stands ready to serve

ST. LUCIE COUNTY –  St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will resume normal operations on Monday, September 18.  The bells will sound on time, normal transportation will pick back up, before- and after-school activities will continue, and the District’s Student Assignment Office will be open and prepared to support families from this community and from other areas who need to enroll students.  The Student Assignment Office’s temporarily location is on the Fort Pierce Westwood campus (1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce). Office hours are from 8AM to 4PM Monday through Friday.

“Making sure that we could open schools as quickly as possible for the safe return of our students and staff was our priority throughout this week of restoration,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent. “I cannot say enough about the can-do spirit of our team who continues to do whatever it takes to get everything back up and running. They have just been tremendous.”  He explained that one facility did not escape the wrath of Irma – the School District’s central office hub located at the Orange Blossom Business Center on Okeechobee Road in Fort Pierce.  Due to flooding at this location, all District offices will relocate to school and District annex facilities throughout the county.

Gent noted that the Student Assignment Office was one of the first areas to be relocated in order to be ready to serve the community and make certain that school-age children who were displaced from IRMA had the opportunity to enroll in school.  Other temporary office relocations include:
Business Services                                                 Parkway Elementary
Career and Technical Education                        St. Lucie West Centennial High School
Child Nutrition Services                                      Garden City
Education Foundation                                         Fairlawn Elementary
Exceptional Student Education                         Dan McCarty Middle School
Human Resources                                                Parkway Elementary
Office of Communications                                  Allapattah Flats K – 8
Office of Teaching and Learning                        Allapattah Flats K – 8
School Security                                                     South County Complex
Student Records                                                   Fort Pierce Westwood High School

For a complete listing of locations, visit the St. Lucie Public Schools home page at

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,

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Math Scoot and Identity Boxes in Fourth Grade

Posted on Sep 6, 2017

Ms. Erica Morales’ Fourth grade students have been enjoying partnering with one another to complete their Math Scoot center. The Math Scoot center encourages students to deepen their knowledge with place value. Evan Lamb is discussing his findings at the center with his partner. Also in Ms. Erica Morales’ class, students created Identity boxes.  Jeffrey Campion enjoyed creating his identity box which showcased how he feels he is as a person. The students were very excited to share their personalities and projects with their classmates.


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First Grade Centers at Mariposa Elementary

Posted on Sep 1, 2017

At Mariposa Elementary, Mrs. Linda Auciello’s 1st grade students Abigail Negron, Sophia Manson and Rashard Alston are busy working on their “listen to read” reading center. Reading center rotations are practiced to ensure students stay engaged and gain a variety of different learning opportunities within their classroom.

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Mariposa Elementary Fifth Graders Investigate

Posted on Aug 25, 2017

Students in Ms. Zoie Griffiths’ 5th grade class at Mariposa Elementary learn about controlled experiments. The students completed an investigation that tested how high a ball would bounce on four different surfaces. They learned about variables, the scientific process, and even included some math by finding the average height of the five trials. This will be the first of many experiments and investigations that the students will get to do in 5th grade.

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Support Our School

Posted on Aug 24, 2017

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Last Modified: August 24, 2017 at 11:06 am