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 »

Media Advisory: Calusa ES Holding Annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser to Raise $60K

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BOCA RATON -  Calusa Elementary is holding its ninth annual St. Baldrick’s charity event Friday in which children and adults shave their heads to show solidarity for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatments while battling cancer. This year, Calusa is hoping to raise more than $60,000 and is expecting more than 70… Read more »

Media Advisory: Financial Professionals Teaching Savings, Financial Responsibility to Third and Fourth Graders

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PALM SPRINGS- Elementary school students at several schools across the School District will be getting lessons in personal finance by professionals in the field as part of Teach Children to Save Day 2017. Fifty-four financial professionals from the community will visit the 70 classrooms, primarily third and fourth grade, in 31 schools and read age-appropriate… Read more »

Media Advisory: District’s Dual Language Competition includes Elementary Spanish Speakers

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PALM SPRINGS-  Students from eight of the District’s Dual Language and International Spanish Academies will go head to head (or cabaza a cabeza) Saturday as they compete in various events to show off their Spanish skills during the District’s Annual Dual Language competition. Students from grades three through five will compete in various categories including:… Read more »

Media Advisory: Glades Area Teacher Job Fair Scheduled for Thursday

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BELLE GLADE – The School District is hosting a job fair for candidates interested in teaching in the Glades Tri-City area. Working in the Glades gives teachers special opportunities for the annual Glades supplement of $3,750, additional jobs to supplement income, professional development, small community with 12 Schools, leadership & career advancement. WHEN: Thursday, May… Read more »

Jeaga MS Hosting First Annual “Man-Up” Poetry Slam

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WEST PALM BEACH - Jeaga Middle School is hosting it’s first annual “Man-Up” poetry slam to provide an opportunity for the young men in their school to showcase their talent. Nineteen students will team up with 19 mentors to ‘introduce themselves to the world’ using an “I am” template for their poetry or rap. Former NFL… 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 Advisory: April is for Authors Literary Event to Be Held at Palm Beach Gardens HS Saturday

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PALM BEACH GARDENS - Local organization April is for Authors will be hosting a literary event featuring authors who write for children and young adults. Authors will participate in panel discussions and quick talks, autograph books, and have their books for sale at the event. This unique literary experience will give students, families and educators an opportunity to… Read more »

Solider Returning Home from Iraq to Surprise His Kindergarten Daughter at School Thursday

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ROYAL PALM BEACH - After being deployed for the past nine months, Army Specialist Johnnie Duce, will be surprising his kindergarten daughter, Aliana, during an assembly at Cypress Trails Elementary School Thursday morning. Duce has only been able to talk to his daughter via Skype while deployed, but that will change when he shows up during… Read more »