March of Dimes

SGA Supports March of Dimes

On Saturday April 16th, Samuel Gaines Academy staff and volunteers joined the March of Dimes in their annual “March for Babies” walk at Indian Riverside Park. During April, the SGA Kids at Hope Committee encouraged the students to raise money for the great cause and a goal was set for $500. In just over one week the students collected more than double the set goal, for a grand total of $1073! Great job to all of our Colts! Power Up! If you are interested in donating to the March of Dimes, please visit


April Speakers Bureau

The Speakers Bureau Special Guest Speakers at Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 this month were Mr. E. Wayne Gent, Superintendent of St. Lucie Public Schools and Mr. Lafayette Ashley, Graduating Senior of Ft. Pierce Central High School Class of 2016. Mr. Gent captured the attention of the students as he told them how he chose to never give up on his dream of becoming a superintendent of schools. Mr. Ashley inspired the students by sharing some of the challenges and adversities he overcame to achieve his dream. He expressed that if you want to achieve your  dream, you need to put in the hard work to accomplish it. Mr. Ashley will be attending Warner University in the Fall on a full ride scholarship.

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21st Century After School Program

Checkout this video from St. Lucie County’s 21st Century After School program…

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Dr. Gaines Essay winner

Congratulations to Velise Destile from Ms. Steward’s 5th grade class. Velise placed second in the Elementary category in the Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest. She will be  recognized for this honor at the May 10th School Board meeting with a certificate and $100 prize money. Way-to-go, Velise!



SGA Career Fair

Interested in being a part of the SGA Career Fair on May 19th? Contact Missy Lyshon at (772) 462-8888 or email Thank you.



The Women’s Power

Sixth grader, Thomas Sharpe, wrote a powerful poem for Women’s History Month in Ms. Krencik’s Successful Scholar class. Enjoy!

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Buddy class

Mr. VanAmburg’s fifth grade class reading with their buddy class, Ms. Roscoe’s first grade class.

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STAR Award

St. Lucie Public Schools honors its staff members for outstanding customer service. Congratulations to Ms. Donella Crenshaw, SGA Behavior Technician, one of the April recipients of the STAR Award. Well-deserved!



Family Reading Festival

SLC 7th annual Family Reading Festival is on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. We are also excited to announce that our event will occur simultaneously with the SLC Safety Festival. The Family Reading Festival will be located around the stadium and the SLC Safety Festival will be located in the parking area. Please join us for a fabulous day of fun for the entire family!



Music in Our Schools Concert

Congratulations to these Elementary and Middle School students who were selected to represent Samuel S. Gaines Academy in the Music in Our Schools Month Concert. To the Elementary All-County Honors Chorus: Kaylena Marron, Erica Jean, Anthony Hudson, Maria Gamez, Quadalupe Carroso-Acosta and Alysna Josue. To the Middle School All-County Honor Band: Brandon Davis, Charles Holland, Kanson Paul, Joshua Reil, Nira Troublefield, Lorena Ramirez-Garcia and Sedre Wright. These students combined with students from all of St. Lucie County’s Schools to celebrate and share the gift of music on April 7th during the annual Music in Our Schools concert at the Fenn Center.

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