THE CONSERVATORY SCHOOL @ NORTH PALM BEACH HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL COPA MUSIC CAMP

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The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach held its first summer COPA Music Camp; helping students refine their skills for the new school year.  Fourteen young musicians, in 5th and 6th grades, spent a week deepening their knowledge of music theory, collaborating in sectionals, and performing as ensembles. The Children’s Orchestra and Performing Arts Project at TCS is inspired by… Read more »

LOCAL STUDENTS WIN AP GLOBAL CHALLENGE

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Students from Boca Raton Community High School have won first place in the inaugural AP Global Challenge, a College Board pilot program that encourages Advanced Placement students to extend their learning beyond the classroom and connect their knowledge and skills to address globally relevant challenges through research, innovation, collaboration, and creative problem solving. Additionally, a… Read more »

NEWS FROM THE PALM BEACH COUNTY COUNCIL OF PTA/PTSA

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The Florida PTA Annual Leadership/Convention was held July 11-13, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida.  The Palm Beach County Council of PTA/PTSA was represented by board members Sandy Roth, Wendy Corso Ruud, Tara Vanner, Dennis Roetzel,  ​Laura Fellman, ​Jen Martinez, Kay M. Stagray and Mindy Haas​.​ Over 60 representatives from 21 local PTA units were in attendance. The… Read more »

SHOP & SHARE IN SUPPORT OF THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

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Join us for a day of shopping, sharing, and supporting the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. on Saturday, August 16, 2014. The Gardens Mall will donate 5% of the day’s logged sales to the Education Foundation to support K-12 public education in Palm Beach County. In order for a donation to be credited to… Read more »

NORTH GRADE ELEMENTARY MEDIA SPECIALIST REPRESENTING EDUCATORS AND MIAMI MARLINS AT ALL STAR GAME

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The Major League Baseball All-Star game was play July 15th in Minneapolis, Minnesota and David Voytek, media specialist at North Grade Elementary was there, representing educators and the Miami Marlins.  Major League Baseball, People magazine and Target recognized 30 teachers from across the country in an All-Star Teachers salute. According to North Grade Principal Nicole Patterson,… Read more »

BEGINNING TEACHERS OF THE YEAR AND MENTOR TEACHERS OF THE YEAR HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

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The Annual Beginning Teacher of the Year and Mentor Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony took place at Fulton-Holland Education Services Center. The Department of Professional Development and the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County hosted the event in support of first year teachers and mentors. The awards were presented to elementary, middle, and high… Read more »

PALM BEACH VIRTUAL SCHOOL STUDENTS DAZZLE ON “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT”

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Two of Palm Beach County’s own can be seen showcasing incredible musical talent to the nation. They are Emil and Dariel Liakhovetski, 2Cellos Junior, and they are having a summer like no other. The brothers, a recent graduate of and rising sophomore at Palm Beach Virtual School, are taking a national stage with amazing success,… Read more »

NORTH TECH VOCATIONAL PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO CONSTRUCTION TRADES

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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.  A High School Diploma and/or GED is not required to begin classes but must be obtained before graduation of the program.  Additional requirements include Pre & Post Test of… Read more »

2009 GATES SCHOLAR RETURNS TO GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY AND THIS YEAR’S SCHOLARS

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Inita Knox is a 2009 Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient, graduating from the Center for Pre-Law Academy at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School. While there she was a member of the Mock Trial Team, National Honor Society, and College Club.  She received a Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Florida A&M University (FAMU) Spring 2013, Magna… Read more »

NFL STAR ANQUAN BOLDIN AND THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS DAZZLE YOUNG TEENS AT THE DO THE WRITE THING CHALLENGE RECOGNITION LUNCHEON

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NFL super-star Anquan Boldin and the Harlem Globetrotters were the surprise guests at the Do the Write Thing Challenge (DTWT), recognition luncheon recently held at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The students, along with their parents and teachers, filled the room to capacity as local dignitaries honored the top 292 students, who participated… Read more »

SOUTH OLIVE ELEMENTARY V MATH LIVE CONTEST WINNERS HONORED

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Jean Correll, Florida Sales Executive – Voyager Sopris Learning and Area 5 Director, Joe DePasquale recently surprised South Olive Elementary School second grade teacher, Lynn Silvers and kindergarten student, Jonathan Hamilton.  Ms. Silvers’ class was the top class in the V Math Live K-2 competition for all elementary schools in Area 5 and Jonathan was the… Read more »

MEDIA SPECIALIST NEEDS YOUR VOTE TO REPRESENT EDUCATORS AND MIAMI MARLINS AT ALL STAR GAME

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Major League Baseball, People magazine and Target are recognizing teachers across the country. David Voytek, media specialist at North Grade Elementary, is in the running for the 2014 All Star Teacher competition. Mr. Voytek organizes the annual trip to Washington for North Grade Elementary, as well as fundraising activities like car washes, a garden club and… Read more »

PALM BEACH GARDENS ELEMENTARY TEACHER PARTICIPATING IN NATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Cristeena Beauchamp, an educator at Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School, has been selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute taking place this week.  Ms. Beauchamp is a 4th grade gifted teacher, grade chair and afterschool academic advisor at the elementary school…. Read more »

INDEPENDENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL PRE-LAW ACADEMY NOW HAS A COURTROOM

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The Pre-Law Academy at Independence Middle School (IMS), under the direction of Heather Lukasik, has had a very busy and successful year.    The Palm Beach County Bar Association’s North County Section recently made a charitable donation to the Pre-Law Academy at IMS in Jupiter.   The gift was used to build a courtroom set for the students.  On June… Read more »

TRANSPORTATION JOB FAIR JUNE 19, 2014, BUS DRIVERS NEEDED

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The School District is looking for bus drivers.  Join our Professional Team and be a part of the driving force behind education. Job Fair attendees will have the opportunity to apply for jobs available in the Transportation Department and obtain details about the hiring process. In addition to exceptional retirement benefits, competitive pay, health insurance and… Read more »

FIRST ANNUAL STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS CONFERENCE, THIS THURSDAY AT SAFE SCHOOLS CENTER IN BOCA RATON

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The first annual Student Mental Health & Wellness Conference will take place June 12th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Safe Schools Center in Boca Raton.  School counselors, school psychologists, school based team leaders, administrators, school nurses and other educators who work in support of student mental health and wellness will be attending. Student and family connectedness… Read more »

STEAM IS RISING AT HOPE-CENTENNIAL ELEMENTARY

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Kindergarten through 5th grade students at Hope-Centennial Elementary spent the last weeks of this school year immersing themselves in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)! All students participated in weekly STEAM activities such as building the tallest tower out of marshmallows and spaghetti or building the strongest bridge from only one sheet of paper. These… Read more »

DREYFOOS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS DESIGNATED AN ARTS ACHIEVE! MODEL SCHOOL

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The Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) has announced A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts has been designated as an Arts Achieve! Model School.  The Arts Achieve! Model Schools program recognizes schools that offer exemplary arts programs in at least three of the four disciplines: strong arts integration programs, supportive instructional settings, outstanding community connections, or other factors… Read more »

SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE WELLNESS RECEIVES UNITEDHEALTHCARE WELL DESERVED GOLDEN APPLE AWARD

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The School District of Palm Beach County has been selected to receive the 2013 UnitedHealthcare “Well Deserved” award. The Well Deserved award recognizes those organizations that demonstrate a commitment to worksite wellness. This year’s “Well Deserved Golden Apple Award” recognizes the second year in a row the program has been honored for their long-term commitment… Read more »

DISTRICT’S HISPANIC/LATINO STUDIES SUMMER INSTITUTE FEATURES KEYNOTE SPEAKER DR. PEDRO NOGUERA

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Overcoming Myths and Stereotypes:  Recognizing Culture and Teaching History to Improve Literacy Skills in Latino Students is the theme of this year’s Hispanic/Latino Studies Summer Institute being held June 24-26 at Royal Palm Beach High School.  Sponsored by the Office of African, African American, Latino, and Gender Studies, the Institute promises a diversity of presenters and interactive… Read more »

EVERGLADES ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES LITERACY AND MULTICULTURAL DIVERSITY

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Everglades Elementary School ended the 2013-2014 school year celebrating literacy and multicultural diversity with over 800 visitors attending the Panther’s first annual Multicultural Literacy Extravaganza on May 20th.  Families had their passports stamped as they strolled through the hallways experiencing artwork, crafts, music, food, clothing, and literacy from around the world created and decorated by… Read more »

JUPITER HIGH STUDENTS RECEIVE OUTSTANDING CAMBRIDGE LEARNER AWARDS

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Jupiter High School is proud to have three students receive Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards from the University of Cambridge International Examinations: Elijah K Labarge achieved the Top in the USA Award for his performance on the June 2013 Cambridge AS Level Marine Science exam.               Joseph J Huempfner and… Read more »

EIGHT PALM BEACH COUNTY STUDENTS COMPETE AT INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

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The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) was recently held in Los Angeles, California and was attended by a record 1,700+ finalists from over 70 countries.  Eight 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 »