About Us

SLPS – Our Vision

St. Lucie County School District in partnership with parents and community will become premier centers of knowledge that are organized around students and the work provided to them. St. Lucie County School District’s name will be synonymous with continuously improving student achievement and the success of each individual. Our school district’s promise is to move from good to great focusing on our core business, the creation of challenging, engaging and satisfying work for each student, every day. This is the St. Lucie Way!

 

Our Mission Statement

The Mission of Southport Middle School is to inspire and empower compassionate, global learners who are committed to creating a better and more peaceful planet.

 

Key Accomplishments

  • Five Star School Gold School Award
  • Partnership with Morningside Library
  • Partnership with Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County for the parent workshops
  • PBS Model School
  • Full participation in the Daughters of the American Revolutions (DAR) Essay Contest, including state and regional winners
  • Top Middle School FCAT science scores in the district
  • CHAMPS utilized in every classroom
  • Before and After School Program ~course offerings include academic activities to support Reading and Math
  • Highly successful monthly departmental Parent Involvement Events
  • Recognized as top school for United Way fundraising
  • Drama Department produces two highly successful musicals each year
  • Regional Winners in Odyssey of the Mind
  • Member of the Florida Bandmasters Association earning Superior ratings for the past 3 years
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Participation in the FBA Solo and Ensemble Festival, as well as IRSC Four County Honor Band and St. Lucie County Honor Band
  • Home of 2011 St. Lucie County Middle School Reading Coach of the Year, Mary Kurtz-Seiden
  • Home of 2012 School Related Employee of the Year finalist, Pat Christian-McFadden
  • Electives including Spanish and Adobe Photoshop for eighth grade students

 

Curriculum

The Middle School program is designed to provide the adolescent student with the support that he/she needs to make a smooth transition from either the elementary to the middle grades, or from the middle grades to the high school level. The program addresses the unique needs of the middle school child both socially and academically. Teams of teachers work and plan together to provide a balanced interdisciplinary approach to curriculum, and advisor-advisee program for students, and to foster student independence and a growth mindset.

Our program specifically tries to implement the following concepts shown by research to be effective in meeting the needs of middle grades students:

  • encourage a gradually increasing degree of independence for students
  • assure articulation with other schools
  • provide an instructional program which introduces the formal academic subjects
  • encourage students to explore vocational and fine arts disciplines
  • encourage teachers to collect and share significant information about students
  • assist in effective development and decision making skills

 

Last Modified: August 18, 2016 at 6:07 pm