ARTS REVOLUTION 2013 BRINGS IN NATIONAL AND REGIONAL PRESENTERS FOR EXCITING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

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The School District of Palm Beach County is hosting ARTS REVOLUTION 2013, a three-day professional development conference which will be held at Dreyfoos School of the Arts on June 11, 12, and 13. Educators, teaching artists, and community arts professionals are welcome to attend this hands-on, creative series of workshops, which will be presented by… Read more »

JOIN THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND EDUCATION – TRANSPORTATION JOB FAIR

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The School District of Palm Beach County today announced that all job seekers and members of the community are invited to attend the Transportation Job Fair to join a professional services team.   When? Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Where? Central Transportation Facility – 3376 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL… Read more »

SCHOOL DISTRICT HEALTH SPECIALIST NAMED FLORIDA SCHOOL HEALTH SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR

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Dr. Cathy Burns coordinates the nursing services with the Health Department (HD) and Health Care District (HCD) nursing administrations to include facilitating nursing procedures, support, and training within the School District of Palm Beach County. The School District’s Health Services Specialist, she manages the Exceptional Student Education Nursing Contract to include facilitating nursing services in… Read more »

SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CONDUCT EVACUATION PLAN EXERCISE

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The School District of Palm Beach County transportation officials will conduct a Western Area Evacuation Plan Exercise on Friday, June 7, 2013, at 7:00 a.m. This annual exercise is designed to simulate functions associated with evacuation of the western area communities of Palm Beach County in the event of a breach of the Lake Okeechobee… Read more »

ART TEACHERS ASSOCIATION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO DESERVING STUDENTS

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Acquille Dunkley from Royal Palm Beach Community High School and Taylor Goldenberg from Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts are the two recipients of the 2012-2013 Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association Annual Scholarship. Each of them has been awarded $1,000.00 towards their college education.  Acquille Dunkley will attend Digital Media Arts College… Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ROTARY CLUB AWARDS $20,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO TWO STUDENTS

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The West Palm Beach Rotary Club will award its prestigious “Service Above Self” scholarships to two students from the School District of Palm Beach County.  The Club’s 2013 Scholarship Award recipients are Sara Pangelley from Suncoast Community High School who will receive a $16,000 Scholarship towards her Bachelors Degree; $4,000 each year renewable for four years… Read more »

DADS SHOW SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS AT WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY

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Washington Elementary hosted its first annual “Donuts with Dads” breakfast on May 21st.  The program was dedicated to dads, uncles, grandfathers, great grandfathers and male mentors.  More than 100 men attended the breakfast. Washington Elementary Principal Sandra Edwards and Parent Liaison Therecia Davis, along with facilitation services from the Riviera Beach Bridges, invited guest speaker J. R…. Read more »

ELEMENTARY MATH & SCIENCE FAIR SHOWCASES STUDENT TALENT

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Over 600 individuals and families recently attended the 2013 Palm Beach County District Elementary Mathematics and Science Fair at the South Florida Fairgrounds.  Visitors had the opportunity to view 1,488 mathematics and science fair projects submitted by elementary students from 71 public, private, and home schools.  Students and families were thrilled to see the 236… Read more »

JOHN I. LEONARD MEDICAL ACADEMY STUDENTS RAKE IN SCHOLARSHIPS AT ONE BLOOD LUNCHEON

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The three blood drives hosted this year by John I. Leonard Medical Academy students, not only saved  hundreds of lives but also earned  the students $13,655 in scholarship money and a host of  trophies and plaques.   At the One Blood luncheon held on May 2, the Academy was awarded trophies for the Largest Blood… Read more »

U.B. KINSEY/PALMVIEW ELEMENTARY TEACHER COLLABORATES IN NATIONAL CURRICULUM PROJECT

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Dr. Lavina Draper, Social Studies and Writing teacher at U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts will be attending the George Washington Teachers’ Institute this summer to collaborate on a national curriculum project and study George Washington’s life at his 18th century estate in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Additionally, Dr. Draper will share her expertise and… Read more »

BAK BAND STUDENTS SCORE GOLD AT WORLD STRIDES HERITAGE FESTIVAL

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Bak Middle School of the Arts Band students traveled to Chicago in early May and performed in the World Strides Heritage festival. The students were competing with 12 high schools and scored Gold (90pts and higher) in every category. Bak students won:  Adjudicators Gold Award for Jazz  Adjudicators Gold Award Advanced Band Outstanding Jazz- Gold… Read more »

JOHN I. LEONARD MEDICAL ACADEMY STUDENT TO REPRESENT FLORIDA AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

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John I. Leonard senior Alexander Rubio  is headed to Anaheim, California and will represent the State of Florida at the National Leadership Conference of the Future Business Leaders of America.  Rubio outscored all the other competitors in the state in his category at the Florida Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference held in Orlando… Read more »

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY GRADE 3 FCAT 2.0 READING AND MATHEMATICS; GRADES 4, 8, 10 FCAT WRITING RESULTS

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With the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) today releasing the FY2013 Grades 4, 8, and 10 FCAT Writing and Grade 3 FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics results, the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) has seen a number of positive performance gains. The students should be very proud of the great effort put forth… Read more »

PALM SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATOR NAMED SECME NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

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Dawn DeWitt, Science Teacher, and SECME Coordinator and Department Instructional Leader at Palm Springs Middle School has been named the 2013 SECME National Teacher of the Year. Each year SECME, Inc. (formerly the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering) recognizes outstanding K-12 educators who have demonstrated leadership ability in advancing student development and outcomes in the… Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ROTARY CLUB DONATES BIKES TO DESERVING STUDENTS ATTENDING 14 WEST PALM BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

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This is the 18th year that the West Palm Beach Rotary Club, a Business Partner with the School District of Palm Beach County donated bikes to deserving students attending 14 elementary schools in West Palm Beach.  On April 30, 2013 the West Palm Beach Rotary Club gave 29 bikes and safety helmets to students selected by their… Read more »

LIMESTONE CREEK ELEMENTARY GREEN TEAM BRIGHTENS SCHOOL CAMPUS

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Students and parents at Limestone Creek Elementary, with the help of Jackie Gaines from Brushstrokes & More, recently painted a mural on the side of a portable building on campus.  The project was spearheaded by the Limestone Creek Green Team with the goal of beautifying the campus. Many students submitted designs for the mural which… Read more »

SUNCOAST HIGH AND JOHN F. KENNEDY MIDDLE NOW AUTHORIZED AS INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME

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Suncoast Community High School and John F. Kennedy Middle School are proud to announce that they are now authorized as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.  The Middle Years Programme is a five year program beginning with grade six and ending with grade 10, and Suncoast and Kennedy will work together to implement this program thus… Read more »

STUDENTS BRING TOP PRIZE FROM INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

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The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) was recently held in Phoenix, Arizona and was attended by approximately 1,600 finalists from over 70 countries.  Seven Palm Beach County students qualified for this competition, the most of any region in Florida.   ISEF, which is sponsored by Intel, is the largest high school science research competition in… Read more »

INDIAN PINES ELEMENTARY STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT SAFETY FROM LOCAL DEPUTY SHERIFFS

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Deputy Sheriffs Delaura, Dieujuste and Kirkham, members of the Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit in Concept Homes, conducted a “Take 25″ presentation at Indian Pines Elementary School. This program is a grassroots safety initiative created in honor of National Missing Children’s Day. Annually honored on May 25th, this day serves as a reminder to the… Read more »

A.W. DREYFOOS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS DESIGNATED EXEMPLARY BY ARTS SCHOOLS NETWORK

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Arts Schools Network (ASN), the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools, has designated Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts as a 2013-2015 Exemplary School. . Created to highlight a school’s commitment to excellence, this designation is presented to an Arts Schools Network member school in recognition of its efforts to evaluate strategically… Read more »

BOYNTON BEACH HIGH STUDENTS ACCEPT BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ PROCLAMATION

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  The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners issued a proclamation declaring May, Prevent Teen Pregnancy Month.  Shavel Brown and Nikievia Isom, members of Women of Tomorrow from Boynton Beach High School accepted the Proclamation.  The Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program mission is to inspire, motivate and empower at-risk young women to live up to… Read more »

STUDENTS CELEBRATE GREEN WEEK AT JUPITER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Students at Jupiter Elementary recently participated in the school’s Second Annual Green Week with special events to honor the environment and teach students ways to conserve.  “This has become a wonderful opportunity to teach our children the importance of respecting the environment and how each one of us can make a difference,” said Principal Daniel Smith…. Read more »

ALLAMANDA ELEMENTARY DESIGNATED HEALTH AND WELLNESS CAMPUS

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Allamanda Elementary, in collaboration with the District’s Wellness Promotion Task Force, is proud to become the first and only school in Palm Beach County designated as a Health and Wellness campus.  Striving to educate the whole child, with an increased focus in the area of fitness and nutrition, Allamanda Elementary will be offering many opportunities for students, teachers, and families… Read more »

COUNTY COUNCIL OF PTA/PTSA HONORS ROCK STARS OF PTA

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The County Council of PTA/PTSA held its annual awards event last week designed to thank all 58 units from across the county for their hard work, important programs, and dedication they provide to members.  PTA President Jen Martinez said the organization is fortunate to have dedicated members. “We’re extremely lucky to have such wonderful leaders… Read more »

EAGLES LANDING MIDDLE SCHOOL TREASURER HONORED AS STATE FINALIST

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Jennifer Seidenstucker, Treasurer at Eagles Landing Middle School was recently honored as one of five finalists for Florida’s 2013 School-Related Employee of the the Year.  Florida Commissioner of Education, Tony Bennett and Florida Chancellor of Public Schools, Pam Stewart along with other education leaders from around the state recognized the finalists at a reception at LEGOLAND… Read more »