SANTALUCES HIGH SCHOOL “CHIEFS” WELCOME CLASS OF 2018

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As schools across the county welcome a new freshman class this year, the Santaluces High School Chiefs will put on a show for the roughly 700 members of the class of 2018. When? Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 9 a.m. Where? Santaluces Community High School – 6880 Lawrence Rd., Lantana, FL 33462 A group of… Read more »

CLASS OF 2014 COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM LOCAL ORGANIZATION

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Twenty-two awards were presented to local students bound for college during the recent ceremony hosted by the Caribbean-American For Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. (CAFCI) at the Village Golf Club in Royal Palm Beach. The theme for the CAFCI 2014 Ceremony was, “The Future is Yours.”   Award recipients at the ceremony with CAFCI President,… Read more »

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY ANSWERS WHITE HOUSE CALL TO IMPROVE ACHIEVEMENT OF YOUNG MEN OF COLOR

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School board member joins big-city school district leaders in nation’s capital as part of district’s ongoing commitment to boosting support for all students to succeed   Today, the School District of Palm Beach County and other 59 urban school districts from across the country joined President Barack Obama to pledge to improve the academic and… Read more »

MEET THE 2014 SUMMER READING ART AND VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS

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The School District of Palm Beach County, the Pew Foundation and Barnes and Noble recently joined forces to inspire summer reading in Palm Beach County.  Students in grades K-12 created original drawings and videos that were imaginative, inspirational, and fun. The contest’s theme, “Books and Summer Fun,” was designed to help students visually experience the… Read more »

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD EARNS MASTER BOARD DISTINCTION

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The distinction of “Master Board” was awarded to the Palm Beach County School District leadership team by the Florida School Boards Association at their Annual Summer Conference, held June 11 – 13, 2014 in Tampa. The Palm Beach County School District is one of only twenty four (24) school districts in Florida to currently hold… Read more »

PALM BEACH COUNTY STUDENT WINS 2014 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

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Team Florida won the 2014 National Tournament of Academic Excellence (NTAE) in the competition held recently at Walt Disney’s Contemporary Resort. In the final, the academic all-stars beat out teams from Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. Shreyash Agrawal, a senior at Suncoast High School was among the Florida team members, which included students from Seminole County, Leon… Read more »

RESULTS OF THE 2014 END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENTS

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The Florida Department of Education will announce the results of the 2014 End-of-Course Algebra 1, Biology 1, Geometry and U.S. History assessments. In May of 2014, the following numbers of School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) students participated in EOC assessments: 17,038 in Algebra 1, 12,997 in Geometry, 13,015 in Biology 1, 11,815 in… Read more »

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT OF THE GREATER FLORIDA CONSORTIUM OF SCHOOL BOARDS

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Karen Brill, Palm Beach County School Board Member for District 3, has been installed as the President of the Greater Florida Consortium of School Boards at the Florida School Board Association’s 2014 Annual Summer Conference in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Consortium is comprised of eleven coastal school districts representing over 42% of Florida’s public school students,… Read more »

RESULTS OF THE 2014 FCAT 2.0 READING, MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

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The Florida Department of Education released the results of the 2014 FCAT 2.0 Reading, Mathematics and Science assessments today. In April of 2014, approximately 106,500 School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) students took the FCAT 2.0 test in Reading grades 3-10, approximately 77,000 in Mathematics grades 3-8, and approximately 26,000 students in Science grades… Read more »

EVERYONE WINS WHEN BOYNTON TEENS BATTLE IT OUT DURING TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION ‘GAME DAY’ MAY 29

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Palm Beach County teen birth rate drops dramatically since 2009 First, the bad news: 13 teens a week gave birth in Palm Beach County in 2013. The good news? Births to Palm Beach County teens have dropped more than 42% in the last five years. And Palm Beach County’s teen birth rate is lower than the… Read more »

RESULTS OF THE 2014 FCAT 2.0 WRITING AND GRADE 3 FCAT 2.0 READING AND MATHEMATICS

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The Florida Department of Education released the results of the FY2014 FCAT 2.0 Writing and Grade 3 Reading and Mathematics assessments. In February 2014, approximately 39,000 Palm Beach County School students took the FCAT 2.0 Writing in grades 4, 8 and 10.  In April 2014, approximately 14,400 students took Grade 3 FCAT Reading and Mathematics tests…. Read more »

SUNCOAST HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER SELECTED AS 2014 HISPANIC TEACHER OF THE YEAR

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Marlyn Henriquez, Teacher at Suncoast Community High School has been selected as the 2014 Hispanic Teacher of the Year. An award established by the Palm Beach County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to honor the many contributions of classrooms teachers of Hispanic heritage.   Dr. Henriquez was selected by a judging committee based on her personal… Read more »

FIFTEEN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECIPIENTS OF THE TRIUNFO SCHOLARSHIP

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The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County has the tradition of recognizing the “best and the brightest” within the county’s Hispanic population. The winners of the Triunfo Scholarship will attend the 17th Annual Triunfo Awards banquet that will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m at the Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach…. Read more »

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD SHOWCASES REMARKABLE EDUCATIONAL ASSETS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

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The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County hosted an Education Breakfast at the West Palm Beach Marriott featuring a panel of distinguished education leaders, including Wayne Gent, Superintendent, Palm Beach County School District; Bill Fleming, President, Palm Beach Atlantic University; Dr. Dennis Gallon, President, Palm Beach State College; Dr. Jennifer Anderson, VP, Nova Southeastern… Read more »

THREE PALM BEACH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS IN TOP 100 OF MOST CHALLENGING LIST

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  Three Palm Beach County schools are among the top 100 on this year’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list, prepared annually by The Washington Post. Suncoast High School at number 8 Boca Raton High School at number 22 A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts at number 69 The list, compiled by Washington Post reporter Jay… Read more »

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT RECOGNIZES PALM BEACH SCHOOLS FOR EXCELLENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

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Governor awards more than $8.4 million to schools Governor Rick Scott announced that the State of Florida has awarded more than $8.4 million to approximately 80 Palm Beach County Schools as part of Florida’s School Recognition Program. Governor Scott made the announcement during the Palm Beach Strategic Forum, an international business assembly that took place at PBC… Read more »

STUDENTS COMPETE SUCCESSFULLY AT THE FLORIDA EDUCATION FUND STATE BRAIN BOWL COMPETITION

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Nineteen middle and high school students from the Urban League of Palm Beach County’s (ULPBC) Center of Excellence competed at the Florida Education Fund (FEF) State Brain Bowl Competition in Tampa. “We are so proud of all the students that competed this year and the parents that coached the kids over the past year. They… Read more »

PALM BEACH SCHOOLS STUDENTS EXCEL AT STUDENT SHOWCASE OF FILMS

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The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), in collaboration with the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission, honored finalists today for the 19th Annual 2014 Student Showcase of Films. The finalists were selected out of 256 entries and the winners were announced today before more than 700 students and industry professionals at the Student Showcase… Read more »

“GET WELL SOON MELANIE”

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That’s the message from her fellow friends at Golden Grove Elementary  Golden Grove Elementary rocked the color purple today to support their friend, Melanie Ponce de Leon. Students, teachers and staff donated from $1.00 to $5.00 each to benefit her family. This video created by Zack Forde and Lizzy Alarcon, two 5th graders that are… Read more »

2014 TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE ATTRACTS THOUSANDS OF EDUCATORS

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Almost 3,000 educators gather at the recent 16th Annual Technology Conference “Surfing the Digital Wave” to find the latest methods available to educate their students using the newest technology!  The theme perfectly aligns with the paths that education systems are taking, where digital and innovative practices are used in the classroom and paper and pencils… Read more »

GOLDEN GROVE ELEMENTARY COMES TOGETHER TO HELP MELANIE PONCE DE LEON

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Melanie Ponce De Leon is a 9 year old, 3rd grade student at Golden Grove Elementary in West Palm Beach, Florida.  On Tuesday, March 4th, she was walking home from the bus stop and was struck by a car causing injuries so great that she had to be flown by helicopter to the hospital, where… Read more »

OFFICIAL – ALL CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES RESUME MARCH 7

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We have reports of hoax websites announcing incorrect information. For official details visit this site at www.palmbeachschools.org , our Facebook and Twitter pages @PBCSD, @PBCSchoolNews or @SuperGentPBC.   All weather warning and watches have been lifted for Palm Beach County. As a safety precaution, all after school activities and adult education classes have been cancelled for this… Read more »

DEADLINE EXTENDED – COMCAST TO ENHANCE DIGITAL LITERACY AND OFFER COMPLIMENTARY INTERNET SERVICE FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY FAMILIES

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Comcast announced that it is providing $250,000 in grants to non-profit community organizations in Miami Dade, Palm Beach and Collier counties to create “Internet Essentials Learning Zones” within these Florida communities.  Community partners play a critical role in enhancing broadband technology access as well as offering family-focused digital literacy training. Also, Internet Essentials eligible families… Read more »

CYBERSECURITY POSTERS “SURFING THE DIGITAL WAVE” IN PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS

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Thanks to Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. for providing more than 2,000 posters  Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL), provided 2,000 Sensible Cybersecurity Best Practices Posters to the School District of Palm Beach County to distribute at its 16th annual Palm Beach Technology Conference, where this year’s theme was “Surfing the Digital Wave.”   To download posters visit… Read more »

FINALISTS OF THE 2014 STUDENT SHOWCASE OF FILMS – WE NEED YOUR VOTE!

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The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) in collaboration with the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission, announced the finalists for the 2014 Student Showcase of Films. Palm Beach County Schools is proud to have 3 finalists, who were selected out of 256 entries. Feature/Short, High School: Julie Bergman, Spanish River High School, Bright Eyes 1st Place Music Video Julia… Read more »