THEATRICAL SCIENCE SHOW ENTERTAINS AND EDUCATES DREYFOOS STUDENTS

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The students at Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts recently learned about chemistry and physics through a non-stop 100 minute theatrical performance of mind blowing science demonstrations. The demonstrations which focused on physical science concepts such as chemical and physical changes, angular momentum, gas laws and electricity were performed under the stage lights by their… Read more »

WAN WINS 1st PLACE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CATEGORY AT INTEL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

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Recent Dreyfoos graduate Christopher Wan has won a $3,000 prize and 1st place honors in the Environmental Sciences category of the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held this past May in Phoenix, Arizona. Stephen Anand, science instructor at the Arts school is ecstatic!  “Chris’s entry was Modeling Estuarine Salinity Using Artificial Neural Networks and his win has put Dreyfoos… Read more »

HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS DREYFOOS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS WITH ALEXANDER DREYFOOS EXHIBITION

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The Historical Society of Palm Beach County was pleased to present Dreyfoos School of the Arts with the special exhibition Alexander W. Dreyfoos: Man of Vision, Culture and Community.  In attendance at the presentation on May 16, 2013 were Alexander Dreyfoos, Jeremy Johnson, President and CEO of the Historical Society; Dr. Susan Atherley, Principal of Dreyfoos School… Read more »

DREYFOOS SENIORS BEN BATALLA AND JOSEF SAMARGIA WIN DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE’S PRESTIGIOUS STUDENT AWARD

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The School District of Palm Beach County today announced that The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts has two students who have won the prestigious Downbeat Magazine 36th Annual Student Music Award.   Ben Batalla (Piano major; Palm Beach Gardens) and Josef Samargia (Vocal major; West Palm Beach) have been named as two of the… Read more »

Dreyfoos School of Arts Junior Launches First CD

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  Seventeen-year-old Dreyfoos School of the Arts theatre student Micailah Lockhart is busy as a vocal performer and now she has a CD,  Introducing Micailah Lockhart,  with a single available on iTunes. The dynamic daughter of Lake Worth High School Principal George Lockhart and his wife, said although she does plan to pursue a career… Read more »

Dreyfoos Student Wins Top Honors, Trip, and Cash in Cleveland Institute of Art National Competition

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Best in Show and Best in Category/Visual Art for Striving, a linoleum print, has earned Dreyfoos School of the Arts senior, Kathia St. Hilaire, a trove of prizes.  The West Palm Beach resident wins $500 along with each category winner, but also wins an additional $2,500 as winner of Best in Show for the 2D3D… Read more »

District Seniors Among the Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship Winners

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Some District students are among the first group of approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors who have won corporate sponsored scholarships in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Student School Gina Carlene CassuloProbable career field: Environmental engineering    National Merit Nextera Energy, Inc, Scholarship Jupiter resident;                      Jupiter Community High School Hanna B. Rubin               Probable career field: Undecided… Read more »

Dreyfoos Senior To Tour With the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

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Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts is proud to announce that senior, Nikolette LaBonte of Palm Beach Gardens, has been selected to perform with this summer’s National Youth Orchestra (NYO) tour. Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together 120 of the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra… Read more »

District Students Named National Achievement Scholars, Earn Thousands in Scholarships

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Four District seniors are among approximately 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship awards through the 49th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program.  The program is a privately financed academic competition started in 1964 specifically to honor scholastically talented Black American youth and to provide scholarships to a substantial number of… Read more »

Dreyfoos Student Artist Wins Summer Trip to Costa Rica

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Dreyfoos School of the Arts junior, Heather Grace, created a DVD in Spanish that was so impressive that she was named a national winner of the Bertie Green Travel Award.  The annual  competition is sponsored by the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, the National Honor Society of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. The… Read more »

Students Clash In Battle Of The Books, 1,770 Compete In Unique Reading Contest

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2013 marks the fifth year of the School District’s Battle of the Books competition. Six teams recently competed to be crowned champions of the Grand Battle of the Books. Competitors in the grade 3-5 category were Team BOB from Palm Beach Public Elementary, sponsored by Cheryl May and the Ninja Wallabies from Limestone Creek Elementary,… Read more »

Five Dreyfoos Seniors Nominated For Prestigious Presidential Scholar Award

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Five seniors from The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts have been nominated for the prestigious Presidential Scholars Award.  Daniel Shuter (visual art major; Palm Beach Gardens) and Michael Margaritoff (vocal major; West Palm Beach) have been named as two of the more than 3000 candidates in the 2013 Presidential Scholars Program.  Inclusion in… Read more »

28th Annual A Team Competition a Test of Cross-Content Knowledge and Rapid Response

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Ninety of the District’s high schools’ brightest and best came together to answer questions such as “what is the theory that defines space and time as relative concepts and not absolute as in Newtonian physics” during this year’s A Team Competition.  The County contest—held in January– is over and the high school that will represent… Read more »

Palm Springs Middle School Students Create Legacy Mural

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  A group of Palm Springs Middle School students recently put their artistic talents and environmental interests into a collaboration with Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts alumnus Marianne Romeo. Their efforts resulted in a colorful, expressive mural that’s part of the multinational social empowerment initiative called the Mural Project. Ms. Romeo graduated from Brooks… Read more »

Dreyfoos School Graduate Christian Marrero Receives Prestigious Full Scholarship to Attend Berklee College of Music

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Christian Marrero, a trumpet player from Boynton Beach, received the prestigious Berklee College of Music Presidential Scholarship, granting him a four-year education at no cost to him or his family. The scholarship’s total value over four years is approximately $225,000. Presidential Scholarships, awarded to the world’s best young musicians, cover all tuition, housing, and fees. While… Read more »

Gorman Contribution Leads To Establishment of Theatre Outreach Program At Dreyfoos

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Marcie Gorman-Althof is a local philanthropist with a love for children and theatre.  Now, she combines these two passions with the establishment of the Marcie Gorman Theatre Outreach Program at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts.  Thanks to Mrs. Gorman’s generous contribution of $10,000 to the School of the Arts Foundation, 1,000 disadvantaged… Read more »

NYC Artist returns home as Hearst Artist to Work with Dreyfoos students

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Sculpture-Installation artist returns to inspire visual arts students Kim Holleman, an award-winning artist who grew up in Palm Beach County and had her first piece of artwork displayed at the Norton Museum of Art at the age of eight, will be a featured Hearst Artist in the Dreyfoos Hearst Masterclass series this fall.  Ms. Holleman… Read more »

Four Palm Beach County High Schools Among America’s Best

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Based on Newsweek Magazine’s Best High Schools In America 2012 article, Suncoast Community High School is ranked 9th, Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts is ranked 37th, Boca Raton Community High School is ranked 200th and Spanish River Community High School is ranked 362th.   To determine the rankings, Newsweek factored in six criteria: the school’s four-year… Read more »

District Students Win College-sponsored Merit Scholarships

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 The following graduating seniors are among 2500 students nationwide who have been selected to receive college-sponsored National Merit scholarships. Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts Jillian T. Adams   Delray Beach resident  University of Florida Probable career field: Research Donald W. Meyers, IV   Wellington resident  University of Florida  Probable career field: Materials Science Courtney S. Wayne       Jupiter resident    University of… Read more »

Suncoast and Dreyfoos Among America’s Best High Schools – U.S. News

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Suncoast Community High School and Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts have made the U.S. News 2012 list of America’s top high schools.  U.S. News analyzed more than 21,000 public high schools across the United States.  Suncoast is ranked 28th and Dreyfoos is ranked 60th in the national ratings.  In the Florida ratings,… Read more »

National Merit Corporate-sponsored Scholarship Winners Announced

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Three District students earn prestigious scholarships Three area students are among approximately 1,000 scholars from across the nation who have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards. These seniors were selected from students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met the criteria of their scholarhsip sponsors. The following students… Read more »

Dreyfoos Student’s Essay Wins Her a Trip to Azerbaijan

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Alexander Dreyfoos sophomore Camille Sanches is headed to Kuwait and Azerbaijan for two weeks to study this summer. The Wellington resident was a winner for her entry in the National High School Essay Contest held recently on the topic of the Republic of Azerbaijan. She and two other local winners will be honored Friday,  April13,… Read more »

Dreyfoos Students Wow the Judges of The 2012 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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Twenty-two students from Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts will head to New York City this June after winning in various categories of the 2012 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens and the largest source of… Read more »

Dreyfoos Spanish Tournament Team Once Again Takes First At State

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“Los Dragones de Dreyfoos”, the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Spanish tournament team won the Division II—4A   Championship performance at the state Spanish competition.  The team is led by Dreyfoos Spanish and French teacher, Michael Anand. The team earned 967 points out of 1000 possible. The 2012 Florida State Spanish Conference was held at the… Read more »

Dreyfoos Theatre Students Perform for 2600 Audience Members and Win Awards and Scholarships at Tampa’s Florida State Thespian

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Nearly one hundred students from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts descended upon downtown Tampa to participate in the Florida State Thespian Festival, the largest high school theatre festival in the world.  The festival, held March 14-18 at Tampa’s David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts and the Tampa Convention Center, hosted… Read more »