SUPERINTENDENT’S GRADUATION TASK FORCE PRESENTS NATIONALLY KNOWN EDUCATOR, AUTHOR

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Millions of people have seen noted educator, author, and speaker, Dr. Steve Perry, giving his reports as an education contributor for CNN, MSNBC, and on TVONE’s docudrama, Save My Son. On Thursday, August 28, Palm Beach County residents will be able to see the man who has come to be known as America’s Most Trusted… Read more »

LOCAL STUDENT DONATES UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT TO LAKE SHORE MIDDLE BASEBALL TEAM

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WHAT: Local Student Donates Uniforms and Equipment to Lake Shore Middle Baseball Team WHEN: Wednesday, August 27 at 2:30 P.M. LOCATION:  Lake Shore Middle School – 425 West Canal Street North, Belle Glade, FL 33430 Background information Lake Shore Middle School’s Baseball team will have uniforms and equipment donated by a student from Polo Park… Read more »

SUMMER FY2014 END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENT RESULTS FOR ALGEBRA 1, GEOMETRY, BIOLOGY 1, AND U.S. HISTORY

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The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has released the FY2014 Summer End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment results for Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology 1, and U.S. History. In July of 2014, 1,894 students took the EOC Algebra 1 testing the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC). Because a limited number of students took the Geometry, Biology 1,… Read more »

HOLOCAUST TEACHERS TRAVEL TO INCREASE THEIR KNOWLEDGE

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Palm Beach County teachers traveled this summer to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to bring back lessons for their students. Three teachers received scholarships from The Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews to Facing History in Brookline, Mass. for their annual seminar. The three teachers that participated are, Michael Klein of Olympic… Read more »

SDPBC AND THE SUPERINTENDENT’S GRADUATION AND SUSPENSION REDUCTION TASK FORCE PRESENTS “REVOLUTIONIZING EDUCATION IN AMERICA” BY DR. STEVE PERRY

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To provide strategies to increase involvement of the community in our children’s education, the School District of Palm Beach County, with the sponsorship or Pearson Education, presents “Revolutionizing Education In America” by Dr. Steve Perry. When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 Where: Suncoast Auditorium, 1717 Avenue S., Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Time: 6 p.m. to 8… Read more »

MEDIA ADVISORY: WESTERN PINES MIDDLE BEAUTIFICATION TO TAKE PLACE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014

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MEDIA ADVISORY: WESTERN PINES MIDDLE BEAUTIFICATION TO TAKE PLACE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014 WHAT: Western Pines Middle Beautification WHEN: Friday, August 15, 2014 starting at 8:30 AM WHERE: Western Pines Elementary – 5949 140th Ave. N., Royal Palm Beach, FL, 33411 WHO: Home Depot volunteers, school staff, school principal, etc.   HOW:  Volunteers from Royal… Read more »

PINE GROVE ELEMENTARY RECEIVES SCHOOL SUPPLIES DONATION FROM FOUR SEASONS ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITY IN DELRAY BEACH

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For the second consecutive year, Four Seasons Active Adult Community at Delray Beach reached out to the Palm Beach County School District to find an area elementary school in need of donations of school supplies.  Four Seasons is a Delray Beach active adult community that prides itself on continuously giving back to the community through… Read more »

EGRET LAKE BEAUTIFICATION

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On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, members of the Palm Beach Gardens High School football team visited Egret Lake Elementary to help with beautification of the campus.  The students took time out of their practice schedule to spread mulch.   Egret Lake students and staff will be excited to return to the cleaned-up courtyard.  Thank you Coach… Read more »

WHISPERING PINES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GOT A FRESH MAKEOVER

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In a sense of true community outreach, the portable classrooms at Whispering Pines Elementary School in western Boca Raton got a fresh makeover thanks to a joint effort by students from Olympic Heights Community High School and members of the Whispering Pines PTSA.  Students from the Olympic Heights Olympians Advanced Placement Academy (OAPA) and National… Read more »

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO CONSTRUCTION TRADES AT WEST TECH

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The School District has partnered with Florida Training Services to provide Pre-Apprenticeship programs that introduce students to the construction trades by using a multi-trade curriculum that included aspects of: Plumbing, HVAC, Carpentry, and Electrical. The location of this program is The Historical West Tech Campus located in Belle Glade, FL.  On June 24, 2014 the… Read more »

ROYAL PALM BEACH HIGH SCHOOL AMONG WINNERS OF THE ALLSTATE ACT OUT LOUD “SAFETY RALLY CONTEST”

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Royal Palm Beach High School has been selected among the three winners of the National Organizations for Youth Safety/ Allstate Act Out Loud “Safety Rally” nationwide contest. The winners to receive $2,000 in prizes include: • Cookeville High School (Cookeville, Tenn.) • Red Bay High School (Red Bay, Ala.) • Royal Palm Beach High School (Royal… Read more »

MAJORITY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOLS RATED “A” AND “B”

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Palm Beach County Remains Florida’s Highest Performing Large Urban School District The School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) has a higher percentage of “A” and “B” district-operated elementary and middle schools compared to the state and the state’s largest urban school districts, according to the 2014 School Grades results released today by the Florida Department of Education…. Read more »

ATLANTIC HIGH STUDENT RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

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Cecilia Pan, from Atlantic Community High School, received the Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award for superior community service and achievement. Hamilton Awards are given annually by The Alexander Hamilton Friends Association of Seattle, Washington. Winners receive a scholarship, commemorative certificates, memorabilia, and acceptance to the Hamilton Leaders Academy. The purpose of the Award is to… Read more »

SOUTH INTENSIVE TRANSITION STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM INNOVATIVE PROJECT ALERT AND PROJECT TND

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South Intensive Transition School launched two successful programs in partnership with the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. this past year called Project ALERT and Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND). Project ALERT is a middle school age appropriate substance abuse prevention curriculum proven effective in reducing experimentation among teens, and in reducing… Read more »

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY RISK AND BENEFITS MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR HONORED AS 2014 BENEFITS MANAGER OF THE YEAR

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Dianne Howard, Director of Risk and Benefits Management, has been named the 2014 Benefit Manager of the Year by Business Insurance, a national magazine which serves business executives involved in insurance purchasing and administration. The Benefit Manager of the Year award was created in 2005 to recognize excellence and innovation in employee benefits management. Honorees… Read more »

NORTH TECH HOLDS FIRST GRADUATION CEREMONY

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Partnership With Florida Training Services To Provide Pre-Apprenticeship To Students West Palm Beach, FL, July 2, 2014 – The School District has partnered with Florida Training Services to provide Pre-Apprenticeship programs that introduce students to construction trades such as: Welding, Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing.  The location of this program is The Historical North Tech… Read more »

GRADUATION SYMPOSIUM TO BE HELD AT PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE – BELLE GLADE CAMPUS

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Far too many of our students are leaving high school without a high school diploma and therefore are not prepared to enter the workforce or obtain post-secondary education! Join Marcia Andrews (School Board Member District 6), Dr. Matthew Shoemaker (Area 3 Superintendent, Palm Beach County School District), Dr. Holly Bennett (Provost, Palm Beach State College… Read more »

CARVER MIDDLE SCHOOL PERFORMS AT THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

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The Carver Middle School “Eagles Drill & Cheer” members became stars of their own Disney show on March 15 when they entertained resort guests at the Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney. They traveled from Delray Beach to the Walt Disney World Resort to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program. The “Eagles Drill & Cheer”… Read more »

EAGLES LANDING MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER TO PARTICIPATE IN MIT SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PROGRAM

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Mr. Jerry O’Donnell, an 8th grade Science Teacher at  Eagles Landing Middle School,  was selected to participate in the MIT Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT) from June 22-28. .  During the week-long program for professional development, Mr. O’Donnell will be immersed in the unique learning environment at MIT.  Participants will attend daily sessions… Read more »

SCHOOL DISTRICT FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT WINS SUNSPRA SUNSHINE MEDALLION AWARD

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The School Food Service Department Annual Report won the Sunshine Medallion Award from SUNSPRA (Sunshine State School Public Relations Association). SUNSPRA sponsors the award to recognize the hard work of Florida school districts through the School Public Relations Recognition Program. The mission of the School Food Service Department is to provide a variety of appealing and nutritious… Read more »

GALAXY E3 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO BE FEATURED IN FISH TANK KINGS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SHOW

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Galaxy E3 Elementary School will be featured in Fish Tank Kings on National Geographic Hit Series on Wednesday, June 11 at 10 PM. Click the link below for a trailer of the fish tank project at Galaxy E3 Elementary.  (The video will begin after a 15 sec advertisement) http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/fish-tank-kings/videos/fishin-impossible-changing-lives/.   The show highlights interactive fish… Read more »

SANTALUCES HIGH HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL PBSO SCHOOL PD DAY

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Santaluces High School recently hosted the first annual PBSO and School PD Day.  Special units from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office ascended, literally from sky and ground, upon Santaluces’ campus on Friday.  The SWAT team, K-9 Unit, Dive Squad, Aviation team, Bomb Squad, CSI, Command Bus and street patrols encircled the school’s bus loop… Read more »

WESTERN PINES MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT BENEFITS THOSE IN NEED

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For the past three years, the Western Pines Middle School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) has coordinated a clothing drive called “Hoodies n’ Footies”. The drive assists those in the Greater West Palm Beach area who are in need, especially during the colder months.  One of the criteria for being a part of the NJHS is displaying good citizenship. … Read more »

TURNING POINTS ACADEMY HELD BI-ANNUAL SCHOOLWIDE AUCTION

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On Friday, May 23, 2014, Turning Points Academy held its bi-annual school-wide auction as one of its culminating activities for the school year. Every student who is enrolled at Turning Points Academy receives a Daily Point Sheet where they can earn points in four different categories: Academics, Behavior, Promptness, and Dress Code. The points earned… Read more »