Diamond View Elementary School Launches Second Annual Summer Reading Challenge

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School may be ending soon, but learning won’t stop for the students at Diamond View Elementary School this summer.  The school is preparing for its second annual Summer Reading Challenge and over 900 students get to select four books each from over 4,000 books on hand. Supported by the Pew Foundation, classroom teachers and other… Read more »

Free Summer Food Service Program

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The School District of Palm Beach County is offering the Summer Food Service Program weekdays starting June 11, 2012 through August 8, 2012.  The School District has sponsored this program for the past 14 years. List of Feeding Sites for the Summer Food Service Program Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless… Read more »

Boynton Beach High School Teacher Named Secondary Reading Teacher of the Year

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Jenny Craige, reading teacher at Boynton Beach High School was recently awarded as the 2012 Reading Teacher of the Year (novice designation) by the Secondary Reading Council of Florida (SRCFL). Author Terry Trueman presented the award to Ms. Craige at the SRCFL Annual Conference held in Deerfield Beach, FL. Ms. Craige is a reading teacher… Read more »

Four Palm Beach County High Schools Among America’s Best

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Based on Newsweek Magazine’s Best High Schools In America 2012 article, Suncoast Community High School is ranked 9th, Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts is ranked 37th, Boca Raton Community High School is ranked 200th and Spanish River Community High School is ranked 362th.   To determine the rankings, Newsweek factored in six criteria: the school’s four-year… Read more »

Two Schools Ranked In Business Association Big Ten

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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.  Watson B. Duncan Middle School is number one in the FBLA Middle School Big Ten Chapters ranking with 284 members.  Independence Middle is ranked tenth nationally with 118 members With… Read more »

Outstanding Student Performance at State Green, Energy and Climate Conference

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Five secondary students from the School District of Palm Beach County were selected to read their winning essays about environmental issues on the radio program Radio Green Earth which airs on WQCS 88.9 FM  at 9 a.m. on Thursdays and repeated on Seaview Radio 960 AM at 6 p.m.  They participated in an essay contest… Read more »

Morikami Park Elementary School PTA’s Green Task Force Completes Habitat Restoration Project

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Morikami Park Elementary School PTA’s Green Task Force is thrilled to announce the planting of hundreds of trees and shrubs to complete the final phase of the Habitat Restoration Project located in the two-acre field adjacent to the school’s playground and Lawton Chiles Park.  During the development of a construction project overseen by Collins Development… Read more »

Hulett Has A Heart For HEART

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Last fall Tim Hulett, owner and CEO of Hulett Environmental Services, read about homeless students here in Palm Beach County. He immediately called the School District’s HEART (Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team) in Safe Schools/Student Intervention Services.  HEART serves homeless students and their families which have rights in regards to public education mandated by the… Read more »

National Broad Prize Education Panel Tours Palm Beach Schools

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Evaluation will inform $1 million Broad Prize decision of nation’s “most improved” urban district; Best practices to be shared with school districts nationwide        What:        National educational experts will tour the School District of Palm Beach County on Wednesday to gather information for a jury of former U.S. secretaries of… Read more »

Local Students Obtain Awards and Full Scholarship at International Science and Engineering Fair

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Palm Beach County is proud to have the top two State Science and Engineering Fair finalists, Christopher Wan and Youssif Hassanein, who represented Palm Beach County at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) that was recently held in Pittsburgh, PA. Approximately 1,549 finalists from 69 countries participated in the ISEF, which is sponsored by… Read more »

Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprises Luncheon To Help Local Businesses Grow, Compete

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An information packed luncheon for local businesses will focus on successful Mentor Protégé programs, in which subcontractors learn marketing and business operations from large, established general contractors. Sponsored by The Weitz Company, the free event will provide local businesses an opportunity to explore building mutually beneficial relationships.  Presenters:   Jim Wells, P.E., Vice President: The Weitz… Read more »

Distinguished Educator To Be Honored When “New” Galaxy Elementary Opens In 2013

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Betty Thomas, the first principal of Galaxy Elementary and a well-known member of the Boynton community for over 60 years, will be honored when the “new” Galaxy Elementary opens its doors in August 2013.  As fund-raising efforts continue for the “green” campus, the Historical Society of Boynton Beach has announced it will pay the cost… Read more »

Students Receive Scholarships from Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association

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Marlon Murasko of Jupiter High School and Amanda Price of Royal Palm Beach Community High School are the two recipients of the 2011-2012 Annual Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association Scholarships of $1000.00 each.  Marlon Murasko will be attending the University of Florida and Amanda Price will be attending The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale…. Read more »

District Students Win College-sponsored Merit Scholarships

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 The following graduating seniors are among 2500 students nationwide who have been selected to receive college-sponsored National Merit scholarships. Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts Jillian T. Adams   Delray Beach resident  University of Florida Probable career field: Research Donald W. Meyers, IV   Wellington resident  University of Florida  Probable career field: Materials Science Courtney S. Wayne       Jupiter resident    University of… Read more »

Dreyfoos Junior Earns Cash Awards at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

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Alexander Dreyfoos piano major Chris Wan has proven he has talent in other areas with his 4th place finish in the Intel Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). Held recently in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Chris competed against over 1500 students from 68 countries. His project, Modeling Salinity to Evaluate Saltwater Intrusion: A Case Study of the… Read more »

Palm Beach Lakes Student Receives Medical Society Heroes Award, Rise and Shine Food Co-op Creator

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Brianna Hollins, a senior in the Medical Academy at Palm Beach Lakes High School recently received the prestigious Palm Beach County Medical Society 2012 Heroes in Medicine Student Award at a ceremony at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. The Palm Beach County Medical Society recognized Brianna’s tireless efforts and expression of concern for economically disadvantaged… Read more »

Palm Beach County High School Students and Teachers Selected for 2012 Scripps Florida Summer Internship Program

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Fifteen students and two science teachers from high schools across Palm Beach County have been selected to join the biomedical research laboratories of The Scripps Research Institute from June 11 to July 20, 2012, as participants in the Institute’s eighth annual Scripps Florida Kenan Fellows summer research internship program. Since its inception, more than 100… Read more »

Elbridge Gale Elementary Competes at National Chess Tournament

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The elementary chess team at Elbridge Gale has surpassed all others in Palm Beach County during the 2011-2012 school year.  Mrs. Pasterczyk, the Elbridge Gale Principal, noted during the Palm Beach County tournament recently held at her school that she was pleased with the progression of school wins across tournaments for District, Regional, Palm Beach… Read more »

Palm Beach County Graduates Receive Scholarships from Local Organization

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Seven students from Palm Beach County Schools who are bound for their college of choice were awarded $1,000.00 and $500.00 scholarships by the Caribbean-American For Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. (CAFCI) during their annual student assistance ceremony at the Kevin Harvin Center in Royal Palm Beach. This year marks the 20th year of CAFCI’s Student… Read more »

Veterans Speakers To Present Forum At Boca Raton Middle

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WHAT :      Veterans Speakers Forum WHEN :      Tuesday,  May 29, 2012 –   9:20 AM – 4:05 PM WHO :        Veterans Speakers WHERE :   Boca Raton Middle School  -     1251 NW 8th St.  Boca Raton WHY :        Many students do not understand the meaning of memorial day and just see it as a day off. The Social Studies department felt it… Read more »

U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary Teacher Dr. Lavinia Draper Receives Distinguished Fulbright Award

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The Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching Program sends U.S. teachers abroad and brings international teachers to the U.S. to conduct research and lead master seminars. U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts principal Adrienne Howard recently announced that Dr. Lavinia Draper has received the Distinguished Fulbright Award. This is a Teaching Program which will… Read more »