Media Advisory: Lake Park ES to Receive $10,000 Donation from Burlington

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LAKE PARK – Burlington Stores, Inc., through its partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, is donating $10,000 to Lake Park Elementary School in celebration of its new store opening in the city. WHAT: Representatives from Burlington Stores will present the check to Lake Park Elementary School principal Michelle Fleming during an assembly WHEN: Friday, September 22, at 2:15 p.m…. Read more »

Media Advisory: School District Hosting Parent Universities for Families with Children with Special Needs

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WEST PALM BEACH - The Exceptional Student Education Department of the School District of Palm Beach County invites parents of students with special needs to its annual Special Education Parent Universities to provide instructional opportunities and information on services available to their families through the District. WHAT: Special Education Parent Universities WHEN: Session 1: Saturday, September 23 from 8:30 a.m…. Read more »

Media Advisory: Dads Take Your Child to School Day Set for Sept. 27

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WEST PALM BEACH - The School District of Palm Beach County, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Education, is recognizing Wednesday, September 27, as “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.” Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles and father figures are encouraged to take their child to school to make a positive influence and show support for the… Read more »

Media Release: Free Breakfast and Lunch Offered to All Students Through October 20

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WEST PALM BEACH- All Palm Beach County School District students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch through Friday, October 20 due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on the District and state.   Breakfast is always free in Palm Beach County, but for the next month, the School District will also be providing… Read more »

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 Advisory: William T. Dwyer HS Students to Participate in Cyber Crime, Identity Theft and Cyber Bullying Program with Expert

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William T. Dwyer HS Students to Participate in Cyber Crime, Identity Theft and Cyber Bullying Program with Expert PALM BEACH GARDENS - Approximately 100 students from the Academy of Finance, JROTC and Early Childhood Education programs at William T. Dwyer High School will attend a Ted Talk-style presentation about financial cyber crime, online identity theft and… Read more »

Media Release: Okeechobee MS Students Pass College- Level Advanced Placement Exam

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  GREENACRES – Fourteen students in the International Spanish Academy (ISA)  at Okeeheelee Middle School were given the opportunity this May to take the Advanced Placement (AP) exam in Spanish Language and Culture — and all 14 of the eighth graders passed. “Even better,” said Okeeheelee MS principal Dr. David Samore. “It was with flying… Read more »

Media Release: Hidden Oaks Accepting Registration for Rising Sixth Graders to Join K-8

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Registrations are now being accepted for rising sixth graders to join the newly expanded kindergarten through 8th grade (K-8) program at Hidden Oaks Elementary School in Lake Worth in time for the 2017-2018 school year. Hidden Oaks, a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) school, has 110 openings for sixth grade students. Applications can… Read more »

Media Release: Ten Schools to Have New Principals for the 2017-2018 School Year

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WEST PALM BEACH- When school opens on August 14 for the 2017-2018 school year, students at ten schools throughout the District will be welcomed by new principals. The schools with new principals are: Boynton Beach High School: Guarn Sims Forest Hill Elementary School: Scott McNichols Freedom Shores Elementary School: Dan Smith Jeaga Middle School: Anthony… Read more »

Media Release: High School Students, Adults Can Attend West Tech for Career, GED and ESOL Education

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BELLE GLADE – High school students who are currently enrolled in grades nine through 11 can now apply for the Construction or Mechatronics academies offered at West Technical Education Center (West Tech). The construction academy provides training in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning. The mechatronics academy allows students to gain technical skills in automation… Read more »

Media Advisory: District Holding Student Mental Health and Wellness Training for Teachers, Counselors

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LAKE WORTH- Teachers, behavioral support staff, school nurses and school counselors will be attending the fourth annual Student Mental Health and Wellness Conference Wednesday to obtain professional development on social/emotional learning, mental health and wellness and aligning behavioral and social/emotional resources to meet the needs of all students. WHEN: Wednesday, June 7 from 8 a.m…. Read more »

Media Release: District Students Impress at International Science Fair

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WEST PALM BEACH-  Four District students recently participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. They were among the approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories who were given the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for… Read more »

Media Release: Meetings on New Instructional Materials for K-12 Science Courses Scheduled for June

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WEST PALM BEACH-  The Instructional Materials Adoption Committees will hold public meetings throughout the month of June to review instructional materials proposed for use in Elementary, Middle and High School Science classes. Elementary Science – June 12 -15, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m Middle School Science- June 19 -22, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m… Read more »

Media Release: Transportation Schedules for Summer Programs Available Monday

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WEST PALM BEACH: Bus stop locations and schedules for summer programs will be posted on the District’s website on Monday, June 5. The summer programs that include bus transportation are the Summer Reading Academy, ESE Programs, ESOL Camp/ESOL Middle and High School Programs, P.E.R.T., JumpStart, Summer Strong and MSCR/PASS Program. Transportation schedules for schools that begin after… Read more »

Media Advisory: School Police Hosting its First Awards Ceremony

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WEST PALM BEACH -  The Palm Beach County School District Police Department is hosting its first awards ceremony to recognize and celebrate the many great accomplishments the officers and support staff who keep the schools and students safe. WHEN: Thursday, June 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Police Benevolent Association Hall 2100 North Florida Mango Road, West… Read more »

Media Release: District Schools Offering Summer Enrollment Hours

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WEST PALM BEACH-  In order to provide the best customer service to all families wishing to register their children for school, all District schools will be open for registration from June 6 through August 4. Trained staff will be available during these times to facilitate student registration. All schools will have the same summer registration schedule: * Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m…. Read more »

Media Advisory: Oakland Raider Walford to Give Backpacks to Rosenwald ES Students

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Oakland Raider Walford to Give Backpacks to Rosenwald ES Students SOUTH BAY – Students at Rosenwald Elementary School are ready to “Beat the Summer Slide,” and NFL tight end Clive Walford will there to encourage them and provide a backpack to every student during an event at the school Friday. Walford, who currently plays for… Read more »

Media Release: School Food Services Offering Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Children This Summer

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WEST PALM BEACH-  The School District of Palm Beach County is once again offering the Summer Food Service Program to provide free, nutritionally balanced breakfasts and lunches to children through the age of 18 weekdays starting Tuesday, June 6.   Summer Food Service sites are located at schools in the immediate vicinity of areas of… Read more »

Media Advisory: 1,300 Applicants Registered for #TeachPalmBeach Job Fair Saturday

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LAKE WORTH -  Saturday morning, more than 1,300 potential new teachers for the 2017-2018 school year will fill Park Vista High School for the School District’s Teacher Job Fair. Every principal from District schools will be in attendance to conduct interviews and make immediate job offers to qualified candidates. Once hired, the new teachers will be… Read more »

Media Advisory: School District Hosting Bus Driver Job Fair, Hiring 50 Drivers for 2017-2018 School Year

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WEST PALM BEACH -  The School District Transportation Department is holding a bus driver job fair to help fill 50 positions available for the 2017-2018 school year.   Those attendees who have filled out an online application and/or those with Commercial Driver’s License with Airbrakes, and P and S endorsements will be interviewed on site.  Apply… Read more »

Media Release: District’s Third Graders Improve Scores on Florida Standards Assessment for English Language Arts

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WEST PALM BEACH -  Third graders in Palm Beach County showed a slight improvement on the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the Florida Standards Assessment taken during the spring at School District of Palm Beach County-operated schools, according to results released Friday by the Florida Department of Education. Approximately 54 percent of third graders in… 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: Students Put Table Manner Lessons to the Test During High Tea at South Grade ES

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LAKE WORTH -  Fifth graders at South Grade Elementary School will be treated to a special High Tea to show off the table manners that they have been taught in preparation for this annual event.   The event is organized by the school’s art teacher, Rebecca Hinson, as a hands-on experience for the class of 2024…. 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 »