Media Release: School District Site Provides Resources, Information on Solar Eclipse

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In preparation for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, the School District of Palm Beach County has created a one-stop shop with resources for safe viewing of the eclipse, links to lesson plans and other information about the eclipse. The site, www.palmbeachschools.org/solar-eclipse, also includes the District’s guidance to schools and to parents regarding… Read more »

Media Release: Education 5K a Runaway Success

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The results are in for the Heroes For Education 5K and education was clearly the winner. More than 600 runners, students, teachers, district employees, volunteers, families and many friends came out to Bryant Park in Lake Worth to raise awareness and funds for students and teachers in Palm Beach County public schools. The Education Foundation… Read more »

Media Advisory – 40 Boynton Beach HS students getting hands-on medical training with real-life mannequins at FAU

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BOCA RATON- Medical Academy students from Boynton Beach High School will have their first experience today reacting to real-life medical emergency scenarios using Florida Atlantic University’s state-of-the-art simulation technology. WHAT: Students from the Boynton Beach High School medical academy handle real-life medical emergencies on lifelike mannequins. WHEN: Friday, September 30 Simulation starts approximately 1:30 p.m…. Read more »

Media Advisory- International Spanish Academy students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Norton’s Art After Dark

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WEST PALM BEACH- Students from three of the District’s International Spanish Academies (ISA) will perform music and dance and share their crafts while visitors wander the special exhibits and take in the lectures at the Norton’s Art After Dark Hispanic Heritage Night. WHAT: ISA students perform multicultural songs, dances and share crafts to celebrate Hispanic… Read more »

Media Advisory: School Police K-9 Unit to introduce newest dogs, thank Boca High for funding the program

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The School District of Palm Beach County School Police will have its entire K-9 Unit at Boca High School Friday to introduce its two newest dogs during an assembly to thank the students who raised the funds to supply the Department’s new bomb-sniffing or “explosives” dog Chief and a new narcotic dog that joined the… Read more »

Media Release – School Food Services encourages students to “Launch your day with School Breakfast”

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WEST PALM BEACH-  5…4…3…2…1…BREAKFAST! The School District of Palm Beach  County School District is encouraging every student to “Launch Your Day with School Breakfast” during School Breakfast Week, September 19-23. School Breakfast Week is the District’s annual celebratory week created to bring attention to free school breakfast meals offered in Palm Beach County schools. This… Read more »

Media Advisory – Education Foundation to present $51,000 in classroom grants

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WEST PALM BEACH- The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County will present more than $51,000 in Go Teach! grants for 55 classroom projects at schools across Palm Beach County. WHAT: Go Teach! classroom grants awards and reception WHEN: Tuesday, September 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. WHERE: The Palm Beach Post 1st Floor Auditorium 2751… Read more »

District Encouraging Attendance with “Go to Grow” Campaign

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  Attendance matters, and the School District of Palm Beach County has joined schools and districts across the nation in supporting Attendance Awareness Month during September.   Throughout the month, the District will be promoting the message of “Go to Grow” – students must be in the classroom all day, every day, to learn the… Read more »

Boynton Beach HS Hosting Bash, Suits for Seniors Saturday

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BOYNTON BEACH – Boynton Beach High School is hosting a Back to School Bash Saturday which will include a presentation of suits to students from Suits for Seniors and a motivational speech from Palm Beach County School Board Member Debra Robinson, M.D. WHAT: Boynton Beach High School Back to School Bash, Suits for Seniors presentation… Read more »

Back to school immunizations offered Thursday

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WEST PALM BEACH - The School District of Palm Beach County Welcome Center is hosting a clinic to provide immunizations for children ages two months through 12th grade — including vaccines required for the 2016-2017 school year.   WHAT: Immunizations Clinic for children ages 2 months through 12th grade   WHEN: Thursday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2… Read more »

Families urged to apply for free and reduced-price meals before August 1 for the 2016-2017 School Year

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WEST PALM BEACH – Families are encouraged to apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals through the School District of Palm Beach County for the 2016-2017 school before August 1, 2016 to ensure that applications are processed when children return to school on August 15. Applications may be submitted online on the District’s School Food Services… Read more »

State releases school grades; half of District-operated schools earn A’s and B’s

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WEST PALM BEACH – Eight Palm Beach County District-operated schools are celebrating improvement by at least two letter grades, while 14 schools under state intervention increased their school grades, as part of the preliminary school grades released Friday by the Florida Department of Education. Overall, there were 58 District-operated schools in the School District of… Read more »

District’s regional offices now open, will provide more concentrated support to schools

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WEST PALM BEACH – The reorganization of the School District of Palm Beach County’s Regional offices took effect July 1, a move that provides more direct support and resources to each of the District’s schools staff and students. With this reorganization, the District has moved from five Area offices with one Area Superintendent assigned to… Read more »

State releases FSA results for math, English Language Arts, end-of-course exams

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WEST PALM BEACH – Students in the School District of Palm Beach County outperformed their peers statewide on Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests across every indicator but third grade reading and seventh grade math, according to data released Friday by the Florida Department of Education. Overall, District students outperformed the state and the seven largest… Read more »

New principals named for 13 District schools

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WEST PALM BEACH – When students return to school in August, they will be greeted by new leaders at 13 School District of Palm Beach County schools. Schools with new principals for the 2016-2017 school year include: Acreage Pines Elementary School – Darline Karbowski Boca Raton Community High School – Dr. Suzanne King Calusa Elementary… Read more »

Media Advisory: More than 1,200 books, furniture donated to Crosspointe Elementary for “Reading Oasis”

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BOYNTON BEACH – A former storage area at Crosspointe Elementary School will become “Reading Oasis” for students, with more than 1,200 books, bean bag chairs, tables, shelves and other items donated by the Kiwanis Club of Boynton Beach and Scholastic, with support from the Boynton Beach Police Department. School Board Member Erica Whitfield and Crosspointe… Read more »

Boca Raton Elementary named Microsoft Showcase School

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BOCA RATON – Boca Raton Elementary School has been selected as a 2017 Microsoft Associate Showcase School for its “excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalized education to students, using innovative technology solutions to better prepare students for success in an evolving education landscape.” Joining an exclusive community of 600 progressive schools… Read more »

Media Advisory: 160 students honored Tuesday for committing to enlist in U.S. Armed Forces

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WEST PALM BEACH – More than 160 high school seniors from the School District of Palm Beach County will be celebrated Tuesday for their commitment to their country and choosing to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. The fourth annual “Our Community Salutes” Enlistee Recognition Ceremony will be Tuesday, May 3, at Atlantic… Read more »

District’s All-Star Academic Challenge Team finishes second in statewide competition

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WEST PALM BEACH – The School District of Palm Beach County’s All-Star Academic Challenge team earned second place at the 31st Annual Commissioner’s Academic Challenge on April 23 in Orlando, missing a first-place finish by one question. The team competed against 12 other large school districts, beating out Marion, Lee, and Lake counties in the preliminary… Read more »

Media Advisory: Hidden Oaks Elementary fifth graders construct, power their own “Electric City”

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LAKE WORTH – Alicia Foy’s fifth grade students at Hidden Oaks Elementary School have put their knowledge about renewable energy into creating a miniature city, powered by different forms for renewable energy. Using a $5,000 Motorola STEM Solutions grant administered through the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Foy and her students built their “Electric… Read more »

Media Advisory: Allamanda Elementary’s third annual Health and Wellness Expo coming April 20

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PALM BEACH GARDENS – Sample healthy foods, try a fitness class, get a screening and learn more about making healthy choices during the third annual Health and Wellness Expo, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at Allamanda Elementary School. The event will feature interactive activities, demonstrations and food tastings from dozens… Read more »

Media Advisory: Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garçon awards $10,000 in scholarships to John I. Leonard students

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GREENACRES – Four deserving John I. Leonard High School students will be surprised on Monday with $2,500 college scholarships from Pierre Garçon, Washington Redskins wide receiver and graduate of John I. Leonard High School. Garçon will personally award the scholarships to the four students. WHAT: Students awarded four $2,500 scholarships from Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garçon… Read more »

Media Advisory: John F. Kennedy Middle students walk to raise money for American Cancer Society

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RIVIERA BEACH – Students, teachers and parents at John F. Kennedy Middle School will team up to raise money for the American Cancer Society during their “Cancer Walk” on Saturday, April 2, at the school. The fundraiser, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, is part of the school’s efforts to raise money and awareness for… Read more »

Wellington High’s Dance Marathon sets state fundraising record for high schools

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WELLINGTON – More than 230 students from Wellington High School stayed after school, and stayed on their feet, for seven hours this month at the school’s annual Dance Marathon – and set a statewide fundraising record. Wellington High’s fourth annual Dance Marathon on March 11 brought in a record $42,223.52 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,… Read more »

Media Advisory: Dr. Avossa to discuss strategic plan at Education Forecast: The Glades 2016

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WEST PALM BEACH – Superintendent Robert Avossa will present the five-year plan outlining goals, outcomes and vision for the School District of Palm Beach County during Education Forecast: The Glades 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade. Dr. Avossa will present… Read more »