John I. Leonard Achievers Work to Support Orphanage in Haiti

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  Members of the Achievers Club at John I. Leonard High School are using creative ideas to plan fundraisers to benefit an orphanage they’ve adopted in Haiti.  The club started about three and a half years ago when the group of talented and compassionate teens pooled their gifts to benefit the hurting and less fortunate…. Read more »

Roosevelt Leadership Academy for Young Men Schedules Parent Information Meeting

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Parents whose sons  are currently in the fifth grade may want to consider the Roosevelt Leadership Academy for Young Men for their children’s 2013-14 school year. An informational meeting for parents is set for Thursday, February 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Roosevelt Full Service Center Gymnasium.  Choice applications are still being accepted for… Read more »

Suncoast High School To Host Mathematics Honor Society Regional Competition

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Suncoast High School will be first time hosts of the Mu Alpha Theta (National Mathematics Honor Society) Regional Competition this coming Saturday, February 2, 2013.  More than 17 schools from Palm Beach, Orange, Seminole, and Brevard counties will participate in the day of mathematics competitions.  Students will participate in both individual and team tests in… Read more »

Students Exploring High Level Career Opportunities In Hospitality and Tourism While Winning State Competitions

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With Palm Beach County being a destination for thousands of tourists each year, a popular and award winning choice program for high school students is the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism.  Students at Forest Hill High School in the Hospitality and Tourism Academy recently took 1st place in the Tenth Annual Lodging Management Program State Competitions held… Read more »

Career And Technical Education Students of the Year Celebrated During National Career And Technical Education Month

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The 2013 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Students of the Year are being recognized and celebrated in connect with National Career and Technical Education Month February 2013.  Each high school in the district selected one student as the school’s CTE Student of the Year.  A special recognition was held during the January School Board meeting… Read more »

School District Praised, Recommended For Re-Accreditation- External Review Team: “These Are The Highest Ratings We Have Seen”

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The External Review Team that conducted an assessment and evaluation of the District’s effectiveness in meeting requirements of accreditation during the last four days gave the district unusual praise in its Exit Review Report to the School Board today and recommended the School District of Palm Beach County for accreditation for another five years. “These… Read more »

Crystal Lakes Elementary School Family Headed to the Beach to Clean Up

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Students, staff, and friends of Crystal Lakes Elementary School will be headed out to Oceanfront Park, Saturday, February 2. They’re not going for a day of fun and frolic at the beach, however. The group is planning a beach clean-up as a community service project. Sponsored by the school’s PTA and the Sand-Sifters, the event… Read more »

Palm Beach Central Teacher Inspires Students to Help Genocide Victims

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Palm Beach Central High School teacher, Maureen Holtzer, has been selected to receive the 2012 Gutterman Family Outstanding Holocaust Educator Award from the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education at FAU.   The award recognizes primary and secondary school teachers who have demonstrated a positive impact on their schools and the wider community in the field of… Read more »

Students Tackle Modern Social Issues In Ethics Bowl

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The 2nd Annual High School Ethics Bowl will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Lake Worth High School.  An ethics bowl is a collaborative competitive event providing an educational experience that gives students the opportunity for a deeper understanding of the complexities of modern social issues.  It enhances their sense of ethical commitment… Read more »

Seminole Ridge High Teacher Selected as SECME Master Teacher Mentor

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Erich Landstrom, teacher at Seminole Ridge Community High School was selected along with 13 other educators from the country as the 2013 Master Teachers Mentors and Consultants for their strong leadership and contributions.  The selected educators are significant members of SECME’s cadre of teachers with a strong tradition of leadership in SECME’s National Office Education… Read more »

Christa McAuliffe Middle School Counselor a National School Counselor of the Year Semi-Finalist

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Alwynne Lamp, a 17-year guidance counselor at Christa McAuliffe Middle School, is always thinking of strategies and activities that can help her students navigate school and the fine art of “growing up.”  She implemented a computer-based program called Ripple Effect that helps students explore social/personal issues typically resulting in better choices and decision-making. This is… Read more »

High School Seniors Urged to Apply For Palms West Community Foundation Scholarships

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The Palms West Community Foundation is offering 15 scholarships for seniors graduating from specific local high schools, as well as two awards for students who may live in the area that is served by the Chamber, but not attend school there. One scholarship will be awarded to a senior from each of the following schools: … Read more »

School Counselors Celebrated During National School Counseling Week-February 4–8, 2013

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National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 4–8, 2013, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors.  National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. In… Read more »

Holocaust Survivor Lectures Sunrise Park Elementary Students On Personal Experiences

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On Thursday, January 24, 2013, Sunrise Park Elementary was honored to have Zelda Fuksman, a child survivor from the Holocaust, speak to the fifth grade students about her experiences and survival.  While some of the fifth graders were in Washington, D.C., visiting the Holocaust Memorial and viewing the Daniel’s Story exhibit, Mrs. Straus, a fifth grade… Read more »

Seminole Ridge High Students Honor Sandy Hook Victims

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Seminole Ridge High School students in the SECME Engineering Club and the National Honor Society chapter hosted a special blood drive to honor the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary.      The Hawks have yearly hosted a “GIVE BLOOD—IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE” blood drive that recognizes that giving blood is a small sacrifice with great… Read more »

“Keeping Us Warm!” – Cold Weather Inspires Volunteers To Help Providing Clothing For Crosspointe Elementary Students Visiting Washington D.C.

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When a volunteer walks through the door at Crosspointe Elementary, the school shouts for Joy!  Some volunteers go an extra step for the students and the school dances a Jig.  Barbara and Sylvia are two such volunteers.  These two women told their friends and families in Massachusetts about the need for jackets when the students go to Washington… Read more »

Over 80 Scholarships Awarded and More Than 500 College Admissions Result from Annual HBCU Recruitment Tour

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By the time recruiters from the 12 participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities  (HBCU’s) closed up shop and headed home, they had awarded  85 full and partial scholarships and 557 admissions to students who attended the 5th Annual HBCU Recruitment and Admissions Tour.  The following colleges, universities and district high schools participated in the tour January 15-17.  … Read more »

Palm Springs Middle School Students Create Legacy Mural

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  A group of Palm Springs Middle School students recently put their artistic talents and environmental interests into a collaboration with Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts alumnus Marianne Romeo. Their efforts resulted in a colorful, expressive mural that’s part of the multinational social empowerment initiative called the Mural Project. Ms. Romeo graduated from Brooks… Read more »

Holocaust Essay Contest Winners Head to Nation’s Capital

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Twenty District high school students who were winners in the Holocaust Essay Contest head to Washington, D.C. next week with Holocaust Survivor Frieda Jaffe to participate in a project that will implement what they learned from their visit to the U.S. National Holocaust  Memorial Museum. The District’s Holocaust Studies Department is funding the trip through… Read more »

High School Senior Named National Youth Soccer Volunteer of the Year

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Zoe Unger, senior at Spanish River High School was recently honored as the 2012 US Youth Soccer Volunteer of the Year during the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the 2013 US Youth Soccer Workshop in Indianapolis. Zoe Unger has long been a volunteer for US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer and since her… Read more »

District Computer Programming Competition Named After Beloved Teacher-Competition February 7, 2013

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The School District Computer Programming Competition has been an annual tradition for nearly 20 years.  This contest is open to all School District of Palm Beach County middle and high school students.  This event provides students with a challenging problem-solving experience that teaches them to work in teams to achieve a common goal within a prescribed timeline…. Read more »

Science and Engineering Students Featured at Scripps Florida “CELLebrate” Science Day

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Scripps Florida is once again hosting a “CELLebrate” Science day at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  This yearly family-friendly event has something for all ages, it’s FREE and open to the public. The School District of Palm Beach County will have its own exhibit… Read more »

Wanted: High School Seniors for Upcoming Job Shadowing Opportunity

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Job shadowing opportunities in the world of information technology, criminal justice, engineering, biotechnology, fashion/interior design and much more will be on the calendar when Groundhog Job Shadow Day is held Friday, February 1, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The District’s Department of Choice and Career Options is working with Leadership Palm Beach County’s Leaders in Schools… Read more »

Dreyfoos Thespians Hit $5,000 Mark Raising Funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

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The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Thespian Troupe #4990 began the school year with a set of ambitious goals.  Chief among these goals has been fundraising $7,500 to benefit national non-profit organization Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  The Dreyfoos Theatre department is proud to announce that, as a result of producing showcases and special… Read more »

ESE Teacher Earns Prestigious National Board Certification

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Kimberly Johnson, an ESE teacher at Lantana Elementary, works with kindergarten through fourth grade students.  Teaching for seven year, Ms. Johnson believes every student is unique, “Teaching to me is about helping students figure out how they learn best and designing instruction to meet their needs.” Ms. Johnson recently earned the prestigious National Board Certification.  National… Read more »