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Oakland Raider Walford to Give Backpacks to Rosenwald ES Students
SOUTH BAY – Students at Rosenwald Elementary School are ready to “Beat the Summer Slide,” and NFL tight end Clive Walford will there to encourage them and provide a backpack to every student during an event at the school Friday.

Walford, who currently plays for the Oakland Raiders and played for the University of Miami, is a former Rosenwald Elementary School student.

The backpacks he is providing will be filled with books and materials to help engage students in reading and educational activities throughout the summer.

WHEN: Friday, May 26 at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Rosenwald Elementary School
1321 Martin L. King Jr. Blvd.
South Bay

Studies show that students, particularly from low-income families, who don’t keep up on their studies can lose as much as two grade levels of advances over the summer.

Friday’s backpack giveaway is the culminating event of the school’s week-long push to encourage summer learning. The students will enjoy food, slides, bounce houses and other outdoor activities.

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WEST PALM BEACH-  The School District of Palm Beach County is once again offering the Summer Food Service Program to provide free, nutritionally balanced breakfasts and lunches to children through the age of 18 weekdays starting Tuesday, June 6.

 

Summer Food Service sites are located at schools in the immediate vicinity of areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year and to those students enrolled in summer school or camps.

 

The District has 141 sites available in schools. To find a site near you and the dates and times the meals are available, click here. No application is required to receive the meals.

 

This year, breakfasts and lunches will also be available through the following county library branches: Mandel West Palm Beach, Acreage, Belle Glade, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lantana, Main Branch (Summit Blvd.) and Wellington.

 

Examples of summer menus area available by clicking: Elementary (K-5 sites) | Secondary (middle and high school sites).

WEST PALM BEACH-  The School District of Palm Beach County is once again offering the Summer Food Service Program to provide free, nutritionally balanced breakfasts and lunches to children through the age of 18 weekdays starting Tuesday, June 6.

 

Summer Food Service sites are located at schools in the immediate vicinity of areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year and to those students enrolled in summer school or camps.

 

The District has 141 sites available in schools. To find a site near you and the dates and times the meals are available, click here. No application is required to receive the meals.

 

This year, breakfasts and lunches will also be available through the following county library branches: Mandel West Palm Beach, Acreage, Belle Glade, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lantana, Main Branch (Summit Blvd.) and Wellington.

 

Examples of summer menus area available by clicking: Elementary (K-5 sites) | Secondary (middle and high school sites).ww.

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LAKE WORTH -  Saturday morning, more than 1,300 potential new teachers for the 2017-2018 school year will fill Park Vista High School for the School District’s Teacher Job Fair. Every principal from District schools will be in attendance to conduct interviews and make immediate job offers to qualified candidates.

Once hired, the new teachers will be invited to walk the red carpet and take a selfie announcing that they have just been hired to #TeachPalmBeach.

WHEN: Saturday, May 20 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interviews will begin at approximately 11 a.m.
WHERE: Park Vista High School
7900 Jog Road
Lake Worth
The District is looking to hire approximately 1,500 teachers to fill positions for the school year. Certified teachers are welcome to attend the job fair tomorrow to apply in person, or interested applicants can visit palmbeachschools.org/jobs to apply.

For on-site media assistance in the morning, please call Kathy Burstein at 561-670-1909. For assistance in the afternoon, call Julie Houston Trieste at 561-373-9576.

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WEST PALM BEACH -  The School District Transportation Department is holding a bus driver job fair to help fill 50 positions available for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Those attendees who have filled out an online application and/or those with Commercial Driver’s License with Airbrakes, and P and S endorsements will be interviewed on site.  Apply in advance at PalmBeachSchools.org/Jobs.

For those unable to apply in advance, staff will be on hand to assist with submitting online applications and scheduling an interview for the near future.

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Central Transportation Facility
3376 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach
Successful candidates will enter the District’s Bus Driver’s Training Program and must possess the following qualifications:
  • A Driver’s License for a minimum of five (5) years.
  • A good driving history:
    • Does not have more than 1 moving violation for each of the previous 3 years.
    • Does not have a DUI, DWI or similar charge for the previous 7 years.
  • The ability to read, write, and communicate in English.
  • The ability to obtain a CDL driver’s permit for Class B with Air brakes; and Passenger and School Bus endorsements.
  • Pass a DOT Physical, and Level II Background check.
Successful candidates will be paid $10.42 per hour up to 80 hours during training.
Successful trainees who become school bus drivers will receive a starting pay of $14.28 per hour; full benefits including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, and the ability to participate in a Retirement Program.
For more information contact 561-242-6515 or 561-242-6512.

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WEST PALM BEACH -  Third graders in Palm Beach County showed a slight improvement on the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the Florida Standards Assessment taken during the spring at School District of Palm Beach County-operated schools, according to results released Friday by the Florida Department of Education.
Approximately 54 percent of third graders in the District earned a Level 3 or above on the ELA, an increase of 2 percentage points from the 2015-2016 school year, but 4 percentage points lower than the statewide average of 58 percent.
Superintendent Robert Avossa said he was pleased that the District hit its Strategic Plan target of 54 percent of students earning a 3 or higher on the ELA for the 2016-2017 school year, but said the results show that there is still work to be done. Increasing the number of students reading on grade level by third grade is one of the four long-term outcomes highlighted in the District’s five-year Strategic Plan.
Twelve schools improved their Level 3 or higher scores by more than 10 percentage points compared to the previous year, including:
  • Washington Elementary School, improved by 29 percentage points
  • Hagen Road Elementary School, improved by 19 percentage points
  • Jupiter Farms Elementary School, improved by 16 percentage points
  • The Conservatory School at North Palm Beach, improved by 16 percentage points
  • Acreage Pines Elementary School, improved by 15 percentage points
  • Poinciana STEM Elementary School, improved by 15 percentage points
  • Wellington Elementary School, improved by 14 percentage points
  • C. Mitchell Elementary School, improved by 13 percentage points
  • Gove Elementary School, improved by 11 percentage points
  • Boca Raton Elementary School, improved by 10 percentage points
  • Liberty Park Elementary School, improved by 10 percentage points
  • Timber Trace Elementary School, improved by 10 percentage points
Florida statute requires students not scoring a Level 2 or higher on the ELA to be considered for retention in the third grade. However, students are eligible for promotion through other “good cause” criteria.
Parents of third grade students will receive individual reports on ELA results, and can view a list of scores by school in the District’s Executive Summary.

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DELRAY BEACH -  A project nearly two years in the making will finally be complete during tonight’s Spring Football game as the iconic sculpture of Y.A. Tittle that has been a symbol in Delray Beach for 49 years will be unveiled at its new home at Atlantic High School.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 17 Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Atlantic High School football field
2455 W. Atlantic Ave.
               Delray Beach
The 20-foot-tall steel and concrete sculpture was installed at Hilltopper Stadium, home field of Seacrest High School’s football team in 1968. Later, Seacrest and Carver High School integrated and formed Atlantic High School where the statue remained even after the Atlantic High School campus moved to its current location on Atlantic Avenue in 2005.

While New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle has no affiliation with the school, the symbol that stood for generations of students was destined to be moved to its rightful place thanks to a group of community members who began the process of moving and restoring the piece in the summer of 2015.

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LAKE WORTH -  Fifth graders at South Grade Elementary School will be treated to a special High Tea to show off the table manners that they have been taught in preparation for this annual event.

 

The event is organized by the school’s art teacher, Rebecca Hinson, as a hands-on experience for the class of 2024.
WHEN: Thursday, May 18, Friday, May 19 and Monday May 22, at 1:10 p.m.  on all three days
WHERE: South Grade Elementary School
                716 South K Street
                Lake Worth
On Monday, May 22, His Excellency Ambassador of Guatemala, Mario René Azmitia Zaldaña, will be attending high tea with the students.
Media is invited to any of the sittings. Please let me know if you are planning to attend so she may set a place for you.

 

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PALM BEACH -  Take a dive under the sea and enjoy a display of 400 pieces of art representing work of every student at Palm Beach Public for the school’s annual art show. The first floor of the school has been transformed to look like a sea of artwork with waves of inspiration and sea creatures.
WHEN: Thursday, May 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m
WHERE: Palm Beach Public
239 Cocoanut Row
Palm Beach
The event is open to students, families and the public.

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BOCA RATON -  Calusa Elementary is holding its ninth annual St. Baldrick’s charity event Friday in which children and adults shave their heads to show solidarity for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatments while battling cancer.
This year, Calusa is hoping to raise more than $60,000 and is expecting more than 70 people shave their heads ( including one being a female teacher, another a female student).
As part of the event, over 30 girls will be cutting their hair (including Calusa’s principal and event chair) for Children with Hair Loss, an organization that makes wigs for children who have medically-related hair loss.
WHEN: Friday, May 19
Three sessions: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Calusa Elementary School
                2051 Clint Moore Rd.
Boca Raton
Children who have battled cancer will speak at each of the sessions along with their parents.
Last year, Calusa raised over $68,000 and over the past eight years, Calusa has raised $277,834 in total for the cause.
For more information and/or to participate, please contact the St. Baldrick’s Event Chair, Jamie Kshonz at jamie.kshonz@palmbeachschools.org.

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PALM SPRINGS- Elementary school students at several schools across the School District will be getting lessons in personal finance by professionals in the field as part of Teach Children to Save Day 2017.

Fifty-four financial professionals from the community will visit the 70 classrooms, primarily third and fourth grade, in 31 schools and read age-appropriate literature on personal finance, and teach a lesson on saving and the wise use of money. Some of the companies that the volunteers represent are Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo and Capital One.

This is the second year that School District has taken place in the Teach Children to Save Day, which is typically held in April for Financial Literacy Month. However, due to testing, it is being held over three days in May in District Schools.

“We’ll reach well over 1,500 students as part of this project,” said Aaron Standish, Financial Literacy Coordinator for the School District. “We are very pleased with these numbers.”

The schools that will have professionals in their classrooms are:

Wednesday, May 15:

  • Morikami Park Elementary School, Delray Beach from 1 to 2 p.m.
  • New Horizons Elementary School, Wellington from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Sunset Palms Elementary School, Boynton Beach from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Citrus Cove Elementary School, Boynton Beach, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Coral Sunset Elementary School, Boca Raton from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Crystal Lakes Elementary School, Boynton Beach from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Egret Lake Elementary School, West Palm Beach 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Hagen Road Elementary School, Boynton Beach from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Indian Ridge School, West Palm Beach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Marsh Pointe Elementary School, Palm Beach Gardens from 12 to 2 p.m.

Thursday, May 16:

  • Beacon Cove Intermediate School, Jupiter from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Crystal Lakes Elementary School, Boynton Beach 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Del Prado Elementary School, Boca Raton from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Diamond View Elementary School, Greenacres from 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Equestrian Trails Elementary School, Wellington from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Liberty Park Elementary , Greenacres from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Palmetto Elementary School, West Palm Beach from 1 to 2 p.m.
  • U.B. Kinsey/Palmview School of the Arts, West Palm Beach from 9 to 11 a.m.

Friday, May 17:

  • Beacon Cove Intermediate, Jupiter from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Citrus Cove Elementary School, Boynton Beach from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Crystal Lakes Elementary School, Boynton Beach from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Freedom Shores Elementary School, Boynton Beach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Golden Grove Elementary School, West Palm Beach from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Hagen Road Elementary School, Boynton Beach from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Palmetto Elementary School, West Palm Beach from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Sunrise Park Elementary School, Boca Raton from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Timber Trace Elementary School, Palm Beach Gardens from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Verde Elementary School, Boca Raton from 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Washington Elementary School, Riviera Beach from 1 to 2 p.m.

Dates and times are subject to change. Please contact the school directly to confirm your visit.

Teach Children to Save Day is organized by the School District of Palm Beach County, in partnership with the Florida Atlantic University Center for Economic Education, based off the popular program presented by the American Bankers Association. Celebrated annually during Financial Literacy Month, this annual awareness day is an opportunity for financial professionals to demonstrate their commitment to community by teaching young people the value of saving. For more information on the program, contact Aaron Standish, SDPBC K-12 Financial Literacy Coordinator, at aaron.standish@palmbeachschools.org, or Bill Bosshardt, Director of the FAU Center for Economic Education, at econed@fau.edu.

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LAKE WORTH-  Students at Coral Reef Elementary School will be greeted Monday as they arrive at school by men in uniforms that represent their line of work. Greeters will include three firemen, a police officer, a UPS driver, a Publix manager, fitness instructor, mechanic, karate instructor and a lab manager. The greeting is the school’s way of kicking off Career Week that includes visits from parents and community members each day to discuss their careers and line of work.
The Career Week culminates with Vehicle Day that allows students to climb on board different vehicles that represent various career paths as well, including a firetruck, PBSO command center and SWAT vehicle, West Palm Beach PD Bomb Squad vehicle, an air boat, a delivery truck and more.
WHEN:                 Men in Uniform – Monday, May 15 from 7:30 to 8 a.m.
                               Career Day presentations- throughout the school day Monday- Thursday
                               Vehicle Day- Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:              Coral Reef Elementary School
                             6151 Hagen Ranch Rd.
                             Lake Worth

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PALM SPRINGS-  Students from eight of the District’s Dual Language and International Spanish Academies will go head to head (or cabaza a cabeza) Saturday as they compete in various events to show off their Spanish skills during the District’s Annual Dual Language competition.
Students from grades three through five will compete in various categories including: reciting poetry, dictation, essay writing, a spelling bee and artistic interpretation (which includes performances of music, dance and theater.)

The schools participating are: Berkshire Elementary, Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary, Forest Hill Elementary, Freedom Shores Elementary, Melaleuca Elementary, New Horizons Elementary, North Shore Elementary and South Grade Elementary.

WHEN:                 Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE:              Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary School
4200 Purdy Lane
Palm Springs
Each school will have one participant per grade level in each category, with the exception of the artistic interpretation which can include several performers. The students are judged by the dual language coaches from each school and are selected by these coaches to participate in their respective event.
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WEST PALM BEACH -  Bank of America executives will be presenting a $40,000 check to the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County Friday to help fund AVID programs in District schools and Red Apple Supplies.

WHEN:                 Friday, May 12
                             3 p.m.
WHERE:              Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center
Courtyard outside the Board Room
                            3300 Forest Hill Blvd.
West Palm Beach

About Red Apple Supplies: The mission of Red Apple Supplies is to serve the educational and creative needs of children in Palm Beach County public schools by providing a means to transfer donated school supplies from businesses, organizations and individuals free to teachers for use in classrooms throughout the school year.

About Avid: AVID is currently offered in 44 sites in the School District of Palm Beach County. AVID takes students with the potential and determination to go to college and places them in the rigorous courses required to get into four year universities. In the AVID elective course, students are taught the skill sets (Solid note taking, organization, public speaking, responsibility) necessary to be successful in those rigorous courses.  The students are supported throughout the day by core academic teachers who reinforce the AVID strategies learned in the AVID elective course.  AVID creates an atmosphere of positive peer pressure for the students, so that they are pushing each other to strive for success rather than perpetuating failure.
 
About the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County: The Education Foundation serves as a conduit for private sector investment and community involvement in our public schools. We leverage these relationships for the benefit of our public schools and create partnerships with businesses and funders that affect students in the classroom and strengthen cooperation between the private sector and our public schools.

The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County invests in programs not funded through tax dollars, including student scholarships, mentoring and other dropout prevention strategies, teacher quality and recognition programs, classroom grants, literacy improvement strategies, technical/career education initiatives, and targeted support for low-performing students and schools. 

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LAKE WORTH -  South Grade Elementary School Teacher Rebecca Hinson is hosting the school’s annual High Tea with students to reinforce their lessons of proper table manners. Each session, students from the Class of 2024 will gather to drink tea and eat delicate sandwiches and treats.
WHEN:                 Monday, May 15-May 19 and Monday, May 22 at 1:10 p.m.
WHERE:              South Grade Elementary School
716 South K Street
Lake Worth
His Excellency Ambassador of Guatemala, Mario René Azmitia Zaldaña has confirmed that he will attend High Tea on May 22.
Media is invited to any of the sitting. Please advise Ms. Hinson of your attendance so that she may set a place for you 561-267-5756.

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BOYNTON BEACH -  Poinciana STEM will be hosting a “Mission to Mars” themed open house for parents and students in its planetarium Tuesday, May 16.
Projects, new STEM technology and animated video clips created in collaboration with Dreyfoos School of the Arts visual artists will be highlighted.

WHEN:                 Tuesday, May 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.
WHERE:              Poinciana STEM Planetarium
1203 N. Seacrest Blvd.
Boynton Beach
Funding for the project came through a grant won from The Education Foundation called AT&T STEM@Work. Multiple STEM professionals have visited Poinciana students this year including: FAU Astronomy, PBState Electric Energy, Pasco Scientific, Astronomical Society, Lockheed Martin.

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WEST PALM BEACH-  The School District of Palm Beach County is seeking to immediately hire 50 individuals to fill School Bus Driver positions for the 2017-2018 school year.

Successful candidates to enter the District’s Bus Driver’s Training Program will possess the following qualifications:

  • A Drivers’ License for a minimum of five (5) years.
  • A good driving history:
    •  Does not have more than 1 moving violation for each of the previous 3 years.
    • Does not have a DUI, DWI or similar charge for the previous 7 years.
    • The ability to read, write, and communicate in English.
    • The ability to obtain a CDL driver’s permit for Class B with Airbrakes; and Passenger and School Bus endorsements.
    • Pass a DOT Physical, and Level II Background check.
Successful candidates will be paid $10.42 per hour up to 80 hours during training.
Successful trainees who become school bus drivers will receive a starting pay of $14.28 per hour; full benefits including medical, dental, and vision Insurance, and the ability to participate in a retirement program.
For more information please visit www. Palmbeachschools.org/Jobs and click on the photo of a school bus to complete the online application.  For further assistance please contact us at 561-242-6515 or 561-242-6512.

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LAKE PARK -  Lake Park Elementary School will be holding a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony of their BurgerFi Vegetable Garden that was built in conjunction with CHANGE Matters, Inc.

With one of the highest percentages of students on federal meal assistance programs in Florida at 98 percent, Lake Park Elementary will use the BurgerFi Vegetable Garden to teach students about nutrition, healthy eating habits and even supply children with food to take home. Students have already taken home fresh green beans, eggplants and peppers.
Lake Park Elementary plans to incorporate the garden into their science curriculum next year to learn about germination and plant anatomy. In the meantime, the school has created a special Care Manual where the students have been taking care of the garden, weeding and pulling vegetables to share with other classes.
WHEN:                 Monday, May 15
                             9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
WHERE:               Lake Park Elementary School
                             410 3rd St.
Lake Park
Change Matters, which has started more than 10 community gardens in South Florida, provided the equipment, soil, plants and strategy to build the garden while BurgerFi provided the manpower for the construction as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and bottled water for the children and volunteers.
ABOUT BURGERFI
Established in 2011, BurgerFi is among the nation’s fastest-growing better burger concepts with a projected 100 locations by Q2. The concept was founded by gourmet chefs committed to serving fresh food of the highest quality. With roots in high-end culinary practices, all recipes are created from natural, fresh ingredients.
BurgerFi uses only 100% natural Angus beef patties with no steroids, antibiotics, growth hormones, chemicals or additives. BurgerFi’s made-in-house menu favorites include the Vegefi burger, Vienna hot dogs, hand-cut fresh fries and onion rings, frozen custard, and natural sugar cane sodas. BurgerFi has been recognized as #185 on Inc. 500 List of “Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies,”  Top 50 “Movers & Shakers” by  Fast Casual.com, “Top Brands of 2014″ by Fast Casual.com and ranked in Entrepreneur 2017′s Franchise 500 list.   

 

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BELLE GLADE – The School District is hosting a job fair for candidates interested in teaching in the Glades Tri-City area.

Working in the Glades gives teachers special opportunities for the annual Glades supplement of $3,750, additional jobs to supplement income, professional development, small community with 12 Schools, leadership & career advancement.

WHEN: Thursday, May 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Glades Region Office Address
2625 NW 16th Street
Belle Glade

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for positions in advance of the job fair. To apply and for a list of documents to bring to the fair, visit PalmBeachSchools.org/jobs. Interviews and job offers will be made on site.

Breakfast and lunch for all attendees is sponsored by Florida Crystals and Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida.
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WEST PALM BEACH- The School District of Palm Beach County and Braman Motorcars are teaming up during National Teacher Appreciation Week to celebrate the District’s Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year, as well as nominees for the awards, with a first-ever reception for winners and nominees on Thursday, May 11 at Braman’s state-of-the-art BMW showroom in West Palm Beach.

Honorees at the event will include Jane Winters, the Afterschool Site Director at Beacon Cove Intermediate School who is the School-Related Employee of the Year for 2017 and a finalist for Florida’s School-Related Employee of the Year, and Dr. Evangeline Aguirre, ESOL Intensive Reading and English teacher at Palm Beach Central High School, who is the Teacher of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year and the District’s nominee for the 2018 Florida Department of Education-Macy’s Teacher of the Year program.

Each school’s Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year nominees will also be recognized during the reception, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Braman Motorcars BMW dealership, 2901 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.

“Partnerships between the School District and our local businesses are essential to the success of our students and schools,” said Superintendent Robert Avossa. “Our community and business partners are important to the District, and we are grateful to Braman for stepping up to help us recognize these employees.”

Hosting the reception is just part of a growing partnership between Braman Motorcars and the School District. The company has joined with the automotive academy at Park Vista High School to provide training and on-the-job experience for its students, is holding a job fair at the dealership later this month for students to explore careers in automotive, has worked with educators on the real-world demands of the job market to take back to their students and recently has begun offering financial incentives to District employees for the purchase of BMW’s and MINI’s through a new Corporate Fleet Program developed with the District.

“The development of our youth is paramount to the long term success and development of our community,” said Stephen Grossman, General Manager & COO of Braman Motorcars. “We plan to support the School District’s five-year strategic plan and lead by example so that other county businesses see the potential to invest in our collective futures through our public school system.”

Braman Motorcars is no stranger to the District, as a supporter of the music department at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts and a substantial five-year financial commitment to Jupiter High School. Braman also recently provided a holiday lunch and shopping spree for students from Boynton Beach High School.

In addition to Braman Motorcars, the District would like to thank the following sponsors for the Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year program, including: J.G. Wentworth, H&R Block,
Optucorp, Calvo Realty Group and Horace Mann. Braman would like to thank the following businesses for their contributions to the event: Fantastic Finishes, Autotrader and Affinitiv.

About Braman Motorcars

Braman Motorcars is one of the top luxury automotive dealerships in the country and an authorized dealer for Bentley, BMW, MINI, Porsche and Rolls-Royce. Due in large part to the World Class Experience that customers enjoy, Braman Motorcars achieves high marks in customer satisfaction, loyalty and retention rates for sales and service.

From the professionalism and urgency of our entire staff to fulfill our customers’ needs, it’s no wonder that luxury/performance enthusiasts from across South Florida have chosen Braman Motorcars as their preferred destination for their luxury automotive needs. Braman Motorcars in West Palm Beach / Jupiter is ranked #3 on Wards Magazine’s most successful automobile dealers, encompassing 17,000 dealerships nationally for over five years.

For more information, visit www.BramanMotorcars.com or contact Daniel Bayard, Advertising and Marketing Manager.

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WEST PALM BEACH - Jeaga Middle School is hosting it’s first annual “Man-Up” poetry slam to provide an opportunity for the young men in their school to showcase their talent.

Nineteen students will team up with 19 mentors to ‘introduce themselves to the world’ using an “I am” template for their poetry or rap.
Former NFL player and West Palm Beach native Abram Elam will also be giving a motivational speech.
WHEN: Thursday, May 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Jeaga Middle School Cafeteria
3777 N. Jog Road
                West Palm Beach

 

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JUPITER -  Fourth grade students at Limestone Creek Elementary school will have the opportunity to participate in a Skype session with NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman Monday.

WHEN: Monday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Limestone Creek Elementary School Cafeteria
6701 Church Street
Jupiter
Weisman is is related to one of the fourth graders at Limestone.  For more information on Weisman, view his profile: https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/reid-g-wiseman

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PALM BEACH GARDENS - Local organization April is for Authors will be hosting a literary event featuring authors who write for children and young adults. Authors will participate in panel discussions and quick talks, autograph books, and have their books for sale at the event.
This unique literary experience will give students, families and educators an opportunity to meet the authors of some of their favorite books.
Check out the program agenda for details about the day’s events. Additionally, visit the April is for Authors website for more information.
WHAT: April is for Authors Literary Event
WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Gardens High School – 4245 Holly Dr., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
April is for Authors was created by a group of dedicated Palm Beach County educators and librarians to allow students to interact with their favorite authors. Their mission statement is “providing a county-wide literary experience bringing together authors, teachers, students, families and the community to share their love of books.”
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ROYAL PALM BEACH - After being deployed for the past nine months, Army Specialist Johnnie Duce, will be surprising his kindergarten daughter, Aliana, during an assembly at Cypress Trails Elementary School Thursday morning.
Duce has only been able to talk to his daughter via Skype while deployed, but that will change when he shows up during the kindergarten assembly to honor Memorial Day. The students will then perform their song and skit for the assembly after the surprise.
WHEN:    Thursday, April 27th at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Cypress Trails Elementary School Cafeteria
               133 Park Road North
Royal Palm Beach

Spec. Duce is an E4 and has been serving in the Army for nearly four years. His wife Felicia will also be in attendance.

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BELLE GLADE- Jason Reynolds, winner of the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers for “Be as Brave As You”, will be spending Thursday at Glades Central High School to discuss the importance of reading, and also to encourage students to develop a love of writing.

WHEN:    Thursday, April 27

  9:15 a.m. assembly in the auditorium
                 11 a.m. writing workshop in the media center

11:45 a.m.  luncheon with students in the media center
12:15 book signing and photo party in the media center

WHERE: Glades Central HS Auditorium
1001 S.W. Avenue M
                 Belle Glade
The assembly will be open to all students at the school. Attendees for the workshop, luncheon and book signing have been selected by teachers.

Reynolds recognizes that many young people, particularly boys, are not fans of reading. He says it’s not because they don’t like to read, but that they don’t like to read boring books. He hopes to inspire them by writing “Not boring books.”

For more on Jason Reynolds, visit: http://www.jasonwritesbooks.com/

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BOYNTON BEACH- Best-selling author James Patterson is promoting summer reading by donating books to 30,000 middle school students throughout the School District of Palm Beach County.
All sixth graders at District middle schools will receive Patterson’s Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life and seventh graders will receive Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Books will be distributed to students this week.
To kick off the promotion, Mr. Patterson, Superintendent Robert Avossa and representatives from the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition will be at Congress Middle School on Wednesday to surprise the students and talk about “getting lost in books this summer.”

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 26, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Congress Community Middle School
101 S. Congress Ave.
Boynton Beach
Mr. Patterson and Dr. Avossa will visit a classroom at Congress Middle School and Mr. Patterson will read passages from his books, while also discussing preventing the “summer slide.”
After the classroom visit, sixth and seventh graders will gather in the school’s cafeteria where Mr. Patterson will introduce the characters in his books and share comments about his love of reading and writing. Books will be then distributed by the author to students.