Media Release: District Schools Closed Thursday and Friday in Preparation for Hurricane Irma

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WEST PALM BEACH-  All Palm Beach County Public Schools and District offices will close Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, to allow families to prepare for Hurricane Irma. All afterschool activities, including sports and school meetings, are canceled for Wednesday, September 6, in advance of schools closing on Thursday and Friday. All after-school aftercare programs will remain operational through Wednesday at 6 p.m. Wednesday’s School… Read more »

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 »

The School District of Palm Beach County and Prime Time Palm Beach County to Receive Wallace Foundation Grant to Foster Children’s Social and Emotional Learning

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The School District of Palm Beach County will share a four-year grant with Prime Time Palm Beach County, a nonprofit intermediary organization that serves out-of-school time (OST) programs and practitioners. Through the four-year Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative, they will focus on helping elementary school-aged children in Palm Beach County develop positive social… Read more »

Media Release: State releases school grades; more than half of District-operated schools earn A’s and B’s

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WEST PALM BEACH – The Washington Elementary School Sharks were celebrating on Wednesday, with the news from the Florida Department of Education that the school moved its grade from an F in 2016 to a B in 2017. “It’s unbelievable,” said Washington Elementary Principal Sandra Edwards. “I’ve got a great staff, I’ve got great teachers… Read more »

Media Release: Moody’s Report: HB 7069 Could Result in Credit Downgrade for School Districts

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Stable credit ratings for the School District of Palm Beach County and other large school districts could be at risk because of a new state law requiring public school districts to share capital budget dollars with privately operated charter schools, according to an analysis released Friday by Moody’s Investors Service. House Bill 7069 was signed… Read more »

Media Advisory: Iconic Atlantic/Seacrest HS Football Statue to be Unveiled at Spring Football Game Tonight

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DELRAY BEACH -  A project nearly two years in the making will finally be complete during tonight’s Spring Football game as the iconic sculpture of Y.A. Tittle that has been a symbol in Delray Beach for 49 years will be unveiled at its new home at Atlantic High School.   WHEN: Wednesday, May 17 Kickoff is at… Read more »

Media Advisory: Every Student’s Art on Display at Palm Beach Public’s Annual Art Show

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PALM BEACH -  Take a dive under the sea and enjoy a display of 400 pieces of art representing work of every student at Palm Beach Public for the school’s annual art show. The first floor of the school has been transformed to look like a sea of artwork with waves of inspiration and sea creatures…. Read more »

Media Advisory: Limestone Creek Students to Skype with NASA Astronaut

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JUPITER -  Fourth grade students at Limestone Creek Elementary school will have the opportunity to participate in a Skype session with NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman Monday. WHEN: Monday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Limestone Creek Elementary School Cafeteria 6701 Church Street Jupiter Weisman is is related to one of the fourth graders at Limestone…. Read more »

Media Release: Online Adult High School Classes Unburden the Path to Diploma

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WEST PALM BEACH - Ten students attending the Adult Virtual Academy (AVA) have earned their State of Florida High School diploma in the 2016-2017 school year. AVA is the online school in the Department of Adult & Community Education of the School District of Palm Beach County. “I wanted to finish my education,” said Imelda Gutierrez from… Read more »

Round Ups Scheduled to Get Children, Parents Ready for Kindergarten

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WEST PALM BEACH - School may not start until August 14, but elementary schools across the District are ready to welcome their youngest students and provide the information parents need to get ready for Kindergarten.   Kindergarten Round Ups welcome families to visit the campuses, allow parents and children to acquainted with the school and teachers,… Read more »

Media Advisory: “Grow Our Own” Glades-area Teacher, Education Recruitment and Information Session Thursday

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BELLE GLADE- The School District of Palm Beach County Department of Professional Development is hosting a “Grow Our Own” Glades Region Teacher Development Information Session for those interested in pursuing a career in education learn about pathways to certification and employment. WHAT: Glades Region “Grow Our Own” Teacher Development Information Session   WHEN: Thursday, March 16 from… Read more »

Media Release: Registration Now Open For District Summer Camps

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WEST PALM BEACH- Now is the time to begin enrolling students in summer camps, and the School District of Palm Beach County’s Department of Afterschool Programming sponsors summer camps that offer sunshine, smiles, and safety, making them the summertime place to be. District summer camp programs are available from June 6 to August 4.   Enrollment… Read more »

Dr. Avossa provides “State of our Schools” update at Education Forecast 2017

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NOTE: Dr. Avossa will be available for interviews at the event. Students from different Career academies will be at the event to give demonstrations and share information about their programs, and there will be surprise performances at the beginning and end of the event.    WEST PALM BEACH - From closing the achievement gap among students to… Read more »

Media Advisory: NFL Player to Present Check Supporting Carver Middle School Anti-Violence Club

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DELRAY BEACH- Akiem Hicks, #96 defensive tackle Player of the Year for the Chicago Bears will be at Carver Middle School Thursday as he donates $5,000 to the school’s Success for Life: Teens Against Violence club. WHAT: NFL Player to present check to support Teens Against Violence Club   WHEN: Thursday, March 9 at 4 p.m.   WHERE: Carver… Read more »

Palm Beach County Sweeps South Florida Region in Outstanding School Volunteers Award

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WEST PALM BEACH- Three volunteers from the School District of Palm Beach County were recently honored at the state level as Outstanding School Volunteers. The award is presented each year to recognize exceptional commitment to quality education in youth, adult and senior categories. The District’s volunteers won in each category, marking a clean sweep of the… Read more »

Media Advisory: Roosevelt MS Hosting Health Fair Thursday for Students and Staff

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WEST PALM BEACH- In celebration of National Nutrition Month, and in an effort to promote healthy food choices, increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, and physical activity, the School Food Service Department has organized an educational health fair to be held at Roosevelt Middle School. WHAT: Health Fair for Students and Staff WHEN: Thursday, March 9 from 11:55… Read more »

Media Release: Applications Being Accepted for Five School District Magnet Programs

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WEST PALM BEACH- Five new School District of Palm Beach County programs funded by a three-year, $11.6 million Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education are accepting student applications for the 2017-2018 school year. The five magnet schools include two new International Baccalaureate (I.B.) elementary schools, one new I.B. middle school,… Read more »

Media Release: Poinciana STEM TAZBots Headed to Houston for LEGO Robotics Championship

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BOYNTON BEACH- A team of fourth and fifth graders from Poinciana STEM Elementary School will represent South Florida next month in Houston at the FIRST LEGO League’s World Festival.   The Poinciana STEM TAZBots earned the Champion Award at the FIRST LEGO League’s Regional tournament, held February 25 at Boynton Beach Community High School. The TAZBots… Read more »

School Food Service to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with Green Eggs and Ham, Special Treats at Breakfast

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WEST PALM BEACH- On Thursday, March 2, all elementary school cafeterias throughout Palm Beach County District Schools will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by offering special menu items for breakfast. A delicious “Green Eggs and Ham” breakfast bake will be made fresh and offered as an entrée choice. Dr. Seuss themed bookmarks and whole grain ABC… Read more »

Media Release: Palm Beach Central HS ESOL, Reading Teacher Named District’s Teacher of the Year

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WELLINGTON - It took a little bit of time for the shock to wear off and the tears to set in, but eventually Dr. Evangeline Aguirre realized that she is indeed the School District of Palm Beach County’s Teacher of the Year, and tissues became a necessity. Dr. Avossa, School Board members Chuck Shaw and Marcia Andrews,… Read more »

Media Release: Crestwood MS NJHS Packs “Troop it Forward” Boxes for Soldiers Overseas

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Crestwood Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society recently visited the Forgotten Soldiers facility in Lake Worth to help pack “Troop it Forward” boxes of much-needed items to soldiers overseas. The boxes that these students packed are going to military firefighters who are in great need of personal hygiene products and snacks. The group also brought… Read more »

Media Advisory: Adult Education Center Hosting International Friendship Celebration

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WEST PALM BEACH- The Adult Education Center (AEC) is hosting its annual International Friendship Celebration Monday with school-wide festival of music, dance and games. More than 1,000 students, faculty, and administrative staff will take part in the event. The highlight of the multicultural gathering is the Parade of Flags where students from more than 40… Read more »

Media Advisory: Palm Springs MS Hosting Groundbreaking Ceremony for STEM Garden

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PALM SPRINGS- Students and staff at Palm Springs Middle School will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for a new STEM Garden on campus that will give sixth, seventh and eighth grade students an opportunity for hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lessons beyond the classroom. WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony for STEM Garden WHEN: Friday, February… Read more »

Media Advisory: Students to Compete in FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Championship Robotics Event Saturday

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BOYNTON BEACH- Creativity and science will come together at the Florida South FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Championship this Saturday. Students aged 9-14 from 45 teams throughout South Florida, including Palm Beach County School District students will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship, and sense of community. WHAT: Florida South FIRST® LEGO®… Read more »

Media Release: Public Invited Review New Instructional Materials Being Recommended for District Adoption for Next School Year

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WEST PALM BEACH - The Instructional Materials Department has scheduled a public viewing of 10 textbooks chosen by adoption committees for 6-12 Social Studies courses.  Student Editions from both companies that were finalists chosen by review committees were made available for public review online and in print at our School District support center from July 12, 2016… Read more »