School District’s Innovative Use Of Technology Wins International Achievement Award

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With 187 public schools in Palm Beach County, it could be difficult to figure out where your child is supposed to attend school.  But with the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology, school centers and the public are quickly able to find what schools students are zoned to attend. Recently the School District received… Read more »

Incredible, Outstanding, Exuberant Roosevelt Middle School Teacher To Receive $500 Award

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Todd LaVogue, social studies teacher at Roosevelt Middle School, will be receiving a huge check on Thursday, May 26 at 10 a.m.  The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) will be presenting this larger than life-size check for $500 to Mr. LaVogue as a recipient of its Excellence in Teaching Award.  With over 2300 essays received,… Read more »

Atlantic High Valedictorian Selected As 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar

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Stephanie Heung, a senior at Atlantic High School, is one of 141 outstanding high school seniors that has been selected as a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar.  These students have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. U.S. Presidential Scholars will be honored for their accomplishments in Washington… Read more »

Dreyfoos Student Wins National Poster Contest

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Jordan Lane-Palmer, a 9th grader at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of Arts, was selected as the national winner of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) annual “Be Money Wi$e” poster contest. Jordan’s poster, which was among 1,800 entries from across the country, wholeheartedly captured the essence of the theme, “Be A $uperhero!… Read more »

Equestrian Trails Educator Is Florida Elementary Physical Education Teacher Of The Year

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Amie Schneider from Equestrian Trails Elementary School is the 2010/2011 Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport (FAHPERDS) Elementary Physical Education Teacher of The Year.  Ms. Schneider has been teaching Physical Education for 18 years. Ms. Schneider teaches with a simple philosophy in which everyone one of her students walks out of… Read more »

Jupiter Culinary Academy Student Decorates Award Winning Cake

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Elana Axelband, a senior at Jupiter Community High School, won 1st place in the American Culinary Federation cake decorating contest at Lynn University.   The cake is entitled “Gifts of Love” and was inspired by Tiffany gift boxes.  According to Carol Cox Stewart, Jupiter Culinary Arts Academy Director, “Elana Axelband, a fourth year Culinary Academy student, is… Read more »

Local Children’s Health Crusader Receives National Honor

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Action for Healthy Kids, America’s largest non-profit volunteer organization working with schools to fight childhood obesity and improve children’s health, has named Palm Beach County School District’s Eric Stern a ‘Healthy School Hero,’ a national honor bestowed on just five individuals each year for their commitment to making schools – and children – healthier.  Nominated… Read more »

Beacon Cove Intermediate School A Winner In Reading Challenge

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Students at Beacon Cove Intermediate School in Jupiter came in 2nd place in the Scholastic Read for the World Record Challenge. The school logged in an impressive 822,807 minutes, just shy of 1st place winner Village Elementary School in Hilton, New York. “I like to thank Principal Una Hukill, faculty, staff, office personnel, afterschool and… Read more »

Chief Of Facilities Management Wins Community Award For School District’s Green Initiatives

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Joseph Sanches, Chief of Facilities Management for the School District, was named the “Most Outstanding Community LEEDer” in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) South Florida Chapter 2010 LEEDership and Green Awards Program.  The GalaVerde awards ceremony took place Saturday, August 28th in Fort Lauderdale.  The event recognized and honored those outstanding projects, inspirational businesses,… Read more »

Senior School Volunteer Honored As A Community Champion By Molina Healthcare

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Molina Healthcare of Florida recently recognized six unsung heroes at its first annual Community Champions Awards dinner, which was held in Tampa.  One of the winners was 79-year-old retired scientist and Crosspointe Elementary School volunteer Fred Rosene, who won the Volunteer Award.  Being in a wheelchair has not hindered Mr. Rosene from volunteering and working… Read more »

The National Association For Minority Contractors, South Florida Chapter Honors School District Chief of Facilities Management

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Joseph Sanches, Chief of Facilities Management for the School District of Palm Beach County, will receive the Public Sector Award from the National Association For Minority Contractors, South Florida Chapter.  The award will be presented to Mr. Sanches at the Association’s first annual “Hard Hat Banquet” to be held Friday, May 21 at 7:00 PM… Read more »

Palm Springs Middle School 8th Grader Wins National “Fuel Up To Play 60” Award

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Accel Castillo, an eighth-grader from Palm Springs Middle School, has taken the top individual honor for the inaugural Fuel Up to Play 60 competition, beating 198,825 peers from around the country.  Castillo will be honored at his school on Friday, May 21, beginning at 8:30 AM and will arrive in style, riding in a limousine… Read more »

U.B.Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts Designated An Arts Achieve! Model School

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The Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) recently renewed U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, as an Arts Achieve! Model School. The recognition will be presented at FAAE’s annual Leadership Summit on June 17 in Lakeland, FL. The Arts Achieve! Model Schools program recognizes exemplary schools in Florida that… Read more »

Bak Middle School of the Arts Designated An Arts Achieve! Model School

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The Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) recently renewed Bak Middle School of the Arts as an Arts Achieve! Model School. The recognition will be presented at FAAE’s annual Leadership Summit on June 17 in Lakeland, FL.  The Arts Achieve! Model Schools program recognizes exemplary schools in Florida that have done an outstanding job making… Read more »

Kinsey Singers Perform at the Spotlight on Young Musicians

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The Kinsey Singers represented U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts in the Elementary Honors Chorus of Spotlight on Young Musicians. The performance was held on Friday, May 14th at the Kravis Center. According to Ericka Locke-Williams and Andrea Ward-Dumervil, Co-Directors of Music for U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts, “These students… Read more »

Palm Beach County National Academic Games All-Stars Bring Home 90 Awards

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The Palm Beach County National Academic Games All-Stars brought home 90 awards from the recent Academic Games League of America Tournament held in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Competition to qualify for the National Tournament began in September.  After a year of local tournaments and the state tournament in March, thirty-eight students and ten coaches representing twenty different… Read more »

Outstanding Volunteers and Business Partners Honored

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Over 600 volunteers, community partners, school administrators and support staff attended the School District’s 2010 Volunteer and Business Partners Awards Recognition breakfast.  Sally Sevareid with KOOL, 105.5’s Mo & Sally Morning Show was the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event which celebrated school volunteers, business partners and community involvement in education.  School Superintendent Dr. Art… Read more »

NASA Announces Winners Of 17th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race

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NASA has announced the victors in the 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race: The team representing the International Space Education Institute of Leipzig, Germany, won the high school division; and racers from the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao took first place in the college division.  The race is organized by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center… Read more »

Students Analyze and Excel In Advanced Placement Psychology Bowl

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The 3rd Annual Palm Beach County Advanced Placement Psychology Bowl was recently held at Seminole Ridge High School.  20 students from Olympic Heights High, Seminole Ridge High, Spanish River High, and Suncoast High participated in the four-hour competition.  Suncoast High School won the first round and maintained their lead throughout the competition.  Olympic Heights took… Read more »

William T. Dwyer Awards Announces 2010 Recipients

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The Economic Council’s 26th Annual William T. Dwyer Awards FOR Excellence in Education was held on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Awards were given in five categories: Elementary Education, Middle School, Senior High School, Career Education and Special Programs. The purpose of… Read more »

STUDENT SHOWCASE OF FILMS AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO OUTSTANDING STUDENT FILMMAKERS

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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (Apr. 22, 2010) — The Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission has named two exceptional student filmmakers as the recipients of this year’s scholarships offered by the Palm Beach International Film Festival’s Student Showcase of Films (SSOF). Paul Halluch will receive a $5,000 Burt Reynolds Scholarship – which the legendary… Read more »

U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts Travels to the Atlanta Heritage Festival and “Brings Home the GOLD”

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The U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts Gold Orchestra and Kinsey Singers performed at the Atlanta Heritage Festival along with other high school groups from all over the United States on Saturday, April 17, 2010.  Both Musical groups earned a rating of “Gold” which means that they had a average score from three… Read more »

Music Scholarships Go To Award-Winning Dreyfoos Piano Students

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 Five A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts piano majors won top honors at the Boca Delray Music Society Scholarship Competition last week.   In the Junior Division, students Christopher Wan and Rafael Riera, both in 9th grade, took 1st Place and sophomore Ethan Green won 2nd Place.    In the Senior Division,  senior Connor Mautner and… Read more »

Palm Beach County Cultural Council Honors U.B.Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts Teacher

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The Muse Award for Arts Educator of the Year Jeff Fessler, 4th grade reading teacher at the U.B. Kinsey Elementary School of the Arts, was honored as “Arts Educator of the Year” at the recent Muse Awards Gala that took place at the Kravis Center, sponsored by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. As the… Read more »