Juilliard String Quintet Returns To Bak Middle School Of The Arts

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The Toomai String Quintet, formed at The Juilliard School, will be returning for the second time, to the Bak Middle School of the Arts for a two day Arts Residency on December 7 and 8, 2012.  The musicians in this phenomenal quintet will be performing, coaching and teaching a technique class to all of the… Read more »

2012-2013 Outstanding Volunteers of the Year Named-Recognized For Exemplary Dedication And Commitment To Students

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The 2012-2013 Palm Beach County Outstanding Student, Adult and Senior School Volunteers are: Student Volunteer of the Year Samantha Kerker, senior at Atlantic High School; Adult Volunteer of the Year Jennifer Martinez from Hidden Oaks Elementary; Senior Volunteer of the Year Wayne Anderson from Lighthouse Elementary.  Over 39,000 volunteers work with our students and teachers… Read more »

S.D. Spady Elementary School And XF Martial Arts Business Partnership Creates Self-esteem Empowerment Program For Students

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The new business partnership between S.D. Spady Elementary School and the owner of XF Martial Arts Sensei Vince Cohen gives him an opportunity to commit his talents and create a program for 4th and 5th grade students that are in need of self-esteem empowerment. Each Wednesday at 11:30 AM, a selected group of students from… Read more »

District Takes Steps to Retain Advantage for Students–Re-Accreditation Visit on the Horizon

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While getting into college and competing for scholarship dollars has never been more difficult, Palm Beach County students are closer to continuing their advantage when applying to college and seeking college scholarships.  That’s because the school district will soon be hosting a review team that will decide  whether the district retains the valuable  “accredited” status it… Read more »

Santaluces High Earns Prestigious Awards in State Band Finals

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Santaluces High School proudly represented Palm Beach County this year in the Florida Marching Band Coalition’s (FMBC) State Marching Band Competition. The FMBC Finals Olympic Retreat was held November 17- with over 10,000 Florida students participating in Semi-Finals and Finals at four locations in Tampa and St. Petersberg. The Santaluces Marching Chiefs earned the “Best… Read more »

Spanish River High PTSA And School Community Help Support Hurricane Sandy Affected School In The Northeast

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Spanish River High Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), staff, students, guests and parents made a donation of $ 1,050.84 to Shore Regional High School in West Long Branch, New Jersey, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. After the storm, the PTSA jumped quickly into action searching for a high school in need to support. “We… Read more »

Local Administrator Named To National Leadership Coalition

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established the first-ever National Urban Physical Education Leadership Coalition and has selected Eric Stern, K-12 Curriculum Administrator for the School District of Palm Beach county, as one of the twelve leading experts from across the United States.  The purpose of the coalition is to develop a national research, professional… Read more »

Teacher Academy Celebration Showcases Future Educators

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The Teacher Academy at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School celebrated 20 years of excellence in education in a big and unique way.  The students in this academy work diligently to learn the art of teaching and history of education in our country.  On Monday, November 26 in the Palm Beach Lakes Gymnasium, for the… Read more »

Video Promoting Palm Beach County Schools Distributed To Businesses, Community Organizations and Local Municipalities

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Palm Beach County is a great place to live and work and the School District wants people to know just how effective and high quality the schools are as well. An eight minute DVD titled “Palm Beach County Schools: We Mean Business” is being distributed to area businesses, community organizations and local municipalities.  The video produced… Read more »

Olympic Heights Chinese Language Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year

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Yinjie Qian Recognized as Top Chinese Language Teacher in the State of Florida by the Florida Foreign Language Association Yinjie Qian, a Chinese language teacher at Olympic Heights Community High School in Boca Raton, has been named the 2012 “Teacher of the Year” by the Florida Foreign Language Association—Florida Chinese Teachers Association. The award was… Read more »

Wellington Elementary School “Gives Back”

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Students and staff at Wellington Elementary know the importance of helping others.  Through their “Dollar for Denim Days”, students and staff paid $1 to wear jeans and the proceeds have benefited local charities.  Wellington Elementary School donated $397 to the Autism Speaks Foundation in October and $386 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy… Read more »

Benoist Farms Elementary Assists Families During Holiday Season

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Benoist Farms Elementary School recently hosted a Thanksgiving food drive to assist families within their community.  The school was over whelmed with the support that was provided by students, staff and the community.  “Our original goal was to provide complete Thanksgiving meals to ten families.  With the out pour of assistance, we were able to… Read more »

TEN Vodcast Highlights Upcoming Park-Based Literacy Event

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The Great Book Hunt features latest release of the Adventures of Charlie Pierce series The Education Network’s newest production is a vodcast about The Great Book Hunt, set for Saturday, December 1, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Arthur Marshall Loxahatchee National Refuge, and the John D. MacArthur Beach Park in Palm Beach County, and… Read more »

Royal Palm Beach High School Academies Support Local Charities

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Royal Palm Beach High School’s Choice Academy students have been working diligently to provide assistance to local charities and families in need during this holiday season.  The Global Business Academy’s Interact Club, led by Darrell Schwartz,  in cooperation with the Royal Palm Beach PBSO and the Village of Royal Palm Beach, raised over 1000 pounds… Read more »

District Invites Community to Participate in Social Media Survey

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The School District of Palm Beach County’s Public Affairs Department launched a Facebook fan page and Twitter account earlier this year with the purpose to enhance the district’s educational presence and public engagement. Parents, students, employees and community members are now invited to participate in a Social Media Survey, which will provide us with the… Read more »

School District, Classroom Teachers Association Reach Tentative Agreement On Contract

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The School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association (CTA) have reached Tentative Agreement on contract negotiations that includes a salary increase for all 12,578 teachers.   The new and improved salary schedule provides an average increase of 3.41% for all teachers retroactive to July 1, 2012.  The two sides concluded bargaining… Read more »

‘Walk Now For Autism Speaks’ To Raise Funds For Research

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Thousands of people, united by a single cause, will walk on Sunday, March 3, 2013, starting at the Meyer Amphitheatre in Downtown West Palm Beach. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled and family friendly event. The goal is to help collect funds for vital research to answer many questions about this condition. Participating… Read more »

Project Christmas- A Night of Joy to Benefit South Olive Elementary

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First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach is partnering with the South Olive Elementary School family to provide support for hundreds of children whose families are economically challenged. The church is once again presenting Project Christmas-A Night of Joy–a concert that’s being offered as a way to celebrate the season with friends and neighbors while… Read more »

‘Take Stock In Children’s Strides For Education’ 5K Walk/Run To Raise $1,000,000 For College Scholarships

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Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run throughout Florida aims at raising $1,000,000 for college scholarships for low-income and deserving students. Take Stock in Children helps break the cycle of poverty by providing college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life.   WHEN:          Saturday, December, 8, 2012   –   9:00 AM WHERE:       Florida Atlantic University (Boca Campus)… Read more »

“Apple A Day” Campaign Final Results are Outstanding

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The School District of Palm Beach County, in partnership with Onehealth, United Healthcare, and Wells Fargo, has taken the expression, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” to a whole new level. Over the past five weeks, all district personnel have been encouraged to eat at least one apple every day. The event started… Read more »

Palm Beach County Students Featured at the Armory Center

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Palm Beach County student photographers were selected to represent their schools at the 25th Anniversary of the Armory Art Center. They are celebrating all things artful and as part of this initiative invited middle and high school art teachers to select three great works from their school for the exhibit.  Palm Beach Daily News is… Read more »

Bullying Prevention Training at Santaluces High School

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The Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition invites parents, teachers, social service providers and other community members to attend Bullying Prevention: Social Responsibility in the 21st Century, a special training aimed at arming the community with the skills needed to stop bullying.  When? Friday, November 30, 2012 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm  Where? Santaluces… Read more »

Dreyfoos School Graduate Christian Marrero Receives Prestigious Full Scholarship to Attend Berklee College of Music

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Christian Marrero, a trumpet player from Boynton Beach, received the prestigious Berklee College of Music Presidential Scholarship, granting him a four-year education at no cost to him or his family. The scholarship’s total value over four years is approximately $225,000. Presidential Scholarships, awarded to the world’s best young musicians, cover all tuition, housing, and fees. While… Read more »

Guatemalan Parents and Students Engage District Education Panel in Dialogue About Student Success

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 About 35 parents, students, and advocates from the Guatemalan/Maya communities attended a town hall meeting convened by Dr. Debra Robinson, vice-chair of the Palm Beach County School Board, on a recent Thursday evening to voice issues and concerns about the academic success of Guatemalan students in District schools. Overcrowding on school buses with a high… Read more »

District Teachers Make Surprise Visit to Everglades During Professional Development Session

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Over 30 educators gathered on a recent Saturday for professional development training led by Conniston Middle School teacher and author Tom Tufts. The focus was the International Baccalaureate Unit that focuses on Florida’s 500th anniversary. The training was also connected to Mr. Tuft’s book, The Dynamite Days of Middle School,  where he describes in great… Read more »