District, Schools Observe Anniversary Of Haiti Earthquake

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January 12, 2011, will mark the anniversary of the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti. The number of deaths from the earthquake totaled over 300,000, and over 1.5 million Haitians were displaced.   The School district has approximately 500 Haitian employees and 13,000 Haitian students presently enrolled in our schools. District schools, departments and staff donated an astounding… Read more »

Jupiter High French Honor Society Helps Children Of Haiti

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The National French Honor Society of Jupiter Community High School is sponsoring a supply fundraiser for Haitian children.  For the month of November, all students and staff are being asked to bring in a shoebox filled with school supplies and toiletries for a child in Haiti. These will be wrapped in gender specific paper and… Read more »

District Employees Join Palm Beach Atlantic University Haiti Mission Trip

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Three District employees are part of a ten-person mission trip organized by Palm Beach Atlantic University and their graduate Psychology Program– headed to Haiti to help in relief efforts following the devastating earthquake six months ago. ESOL guidance counselors Viviane Jean-Francois and Velouse Jean-Jacques, from the Multicultural Education Department, and Anax Pompilus—who coordinates District support… Read more »

School District Contributions To Haiti Acknowledged By The Red Cross

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The Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter of the American Red Cross hosted a luncheon on March 26, 2010 at its local headquarters in West Palm Beach to recognize major gift donors who help the local organization raise nearly $1 million for the Haiti January’s earthquake disaster.   Some of Palm Beach’s most philanthropic youth, adults, companies… Read more »

Allamanda Elementary Helps With Haiti Relief Efforts

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4th and 5th graders in K-Kids at Allamanda Elementary collected items to help with the relief effort in Haiti.  K-Kids is a service organization for elementary students sponsored by Kiwanis International.  Allamanda staff members, Diane Wilson and Janie Villegas, worked with the students to collect items for three weeks to be sent to Haiti due… Read more »

Rolling Green Elementary School Sponsors Hope for Haiti Night

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Event Features Contributions for Earthquake Relief, Social Services, and Inspiration  When the Rolling Green Elementary School family learned about the earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, they knew they had to act—but what to do?  After meeting with staff to discuss the possibilities, Principal Sandra Sanchez and her team decided to host an evening… Read more »

Dollar for Haiti Project Donates Thousands for Haiti Relief

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Missionary flights photo When Barton Elementary students and staff gathered last week to present the fruits of their fundraising efforts, it was clear this was not an ordinary day.  It’s not every day that a pilot visits the school and it certainly isn’t “routine” to have a $5,000 check to present as a donation! When Joe… Read more »

Melaleuca Elementary Joins Haiti Relief Efforts

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As rapidly as the lives of the people who live in Haiti flashed before their eyes is as quickly as the students at Melaleuca Elementary wanted to do something to help!  Since the day after this devastating earthquake hit our neighbors in Haiti, the Melaleuca Eagles have rapidly been collecting “Change for Children.” Every day… Read more »

Barton Elementary Set to Present Contributions from A Dollar for Haiti Project

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Missionary Flights International to Receive Nearly $5,000!  When Barton Elementary Principal Dr. Aurora Francois and her friend, Reginale Durandisse, CEO of For The Children, Inc. collaborated to bring  the district-wide A Dollar for Haiti Project to life, they wanted a way that students and families in our schools and communities could give even just one… Read more »

Boynton Beach High International Club Organizes UNITED TASTE 4 Haiti

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On Thursday,  March 18,  2010 from 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM the Boynton Beach High School International Club will organize the UNITED TASTE 4 Haiti in their cafeteria. As students all over the District continue to support Haiti, the International Club is offering a unique experience to students, staff and community members by hosting an exciting and adventurous… Read more »

Transportation Facility Assists In Haiti Relief Effort

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The north area transportation facility of the School District of Palm Beach County is assisting Charmaine (Pitter) Jean-Francois and her church-based relief organization, “Heart of God Missions,” in a shoe and clothing drive to support the families affected by the earthquake in Haiti. The organization will be traveling to Haiti on June 6 – 12,… Read more »

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary Doubles Goal For Haiti Relief Effort

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The students, staff and families of Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary in Palm Beach Gardens have been collecting money for the Haiti Relief Effort.  The school with a population of just over 350 students had a goal of $1,000.  The relief drive recently ended and Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary is proud to announce they have collected… Read more »

Super Bowl Wide Receiver Returns to Alma Mater to Motivate Students

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Leonard Graduate Pierre Garcon Pushes Student Success and Haiti Relief Efforts Pierre Garcon, wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts and John I. Leonard High School graduate, will be on hand at John I. Leonard High School Friday, March 5, at 10:30 a.m. to address over 1200 ninth and tenth graders on how to utilize essential… Read more »

Nike Designer Participates In An FCAT Motivational Assembly At Forest Park Elementary School

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Mr. Eugene Rogers from the Nike design team will be the guest speaker at the FCAT motivational rally that will take place at Forest Park Elementary school on Monday, March 1st at 1:15 p.m.  Mr. Rogers with a team of four Nike designers from Portland, Oregon came to Forest Park on January 19 as part… Read more »

Crosspointe Elementary School Cares: Haiti Relief Projects Involved Faculty, Staff, Students And Their Families

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Since the earthquake in Haiti, Crosspointe’s faculty, staff, and students have made a concerted effort to help the people of Haiti.  Weekly, Crosspointe’s Guidance Counselors have filled their vans with donations of food, water, clothes, sanitary and medical supplies and delivered them to designated drop-off sites.  Staff members and students, along with their families, have… Read more »

Palm Beach Lakes High Students Make Major Contributions To Community

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Members of the Palm Beach Lakes High School French Honor Society, French Club, Debate and Law Honor Society and 15 additional clubs on campus organized a relief effort for the people of Haiti.  Students, teachers and staff enthusiastically joined together to send 59 boxes of food, water, blankets, toiletries and first aid supplies.  In addition,… Read more »

H.L. Johnson Elementary Organizes “Helping Hearts For Haiti”

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H. L. Johnson Elementary recently reached out to the needs in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that took place in January 2010.  Students, administrators, teachers, support staff and parents committed their time and energy to supporting the Haitian Disaster Relief Effort.  They named their outreach “Helping Hearts for Haiti.” Each grade level was assigned a… Read more »

Forest Park Elementary Students And Nike Create And Sell T-Shirts For Haiti Relief

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Forest Park Elementary students created designs for t-shirts and basketball shoes in collaboration with Nike, the sportswear company from Portland, Oregon shortly after the Haitian earthquake in January.  Forest Park students and staff have received the shirts that were designed in that collaborative effort and will wear them to make a school picture on Thursday, February 18… Read more »

Palm Beach County Haiti Relief Coalition Schedules Interfaith Service at Atlantic Community High

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Educators and others throughout Palm Beach County have been invited to participate in Thursday’s Interfaith Service hosted by the Palm Beach County Haiti Relief Coalition at Atlantic Community High School.    The itinerary for the event , which is scheduled for 6:00-8:00 p.m. includes singing by the Atlantic High School choir  and  an offertory dance performed… Read more »

North Grade’s Caring and Sharing for Haiti Project Generates Cash and Supplies

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What can we do?” It all began with a simple question posed by third and fourth grade students who first asked shortly after the earthquake struck Haiti. As a result, North Grade’s students and staff collected $1630.75 for the Red Cross, Missionary Flights International, and The United Way.  In addition, Jude, the owner of Rita’s… Read more »

Support Drive for Earthquake Survivors in Haiti

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Quarters For The Haitian Relief Fund The Palm Springs Elementary School Community is feeling good about the $873.74  they collected from staff and faculty which was donated to the Yele Haiti Foundation. Other collection efforts from faculty and staff resulted in a $500.00  contribution that was donated to the American Red Cross – Haiti Relief–… Read more »

Santaluces High Rocks the House for Haiti Relief

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When the award-winning Santaluces High School Performing Arts Department presents its Haiti aid concert this Thursday, February 11th the audience will be treated to presentations from members of the Chorus, Band, and Drama Departments.  The event, which gets underway at 7:00 p.m. in the school’s Performing Arts Center will include a variety of presentations in… Read more »

Students Continue To Collect For Haiti Relief Effort

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Students taking French at Jupiter High School have been standing up in all of their classes and asking for donations for Haiti. French Teacher Glenda Sidman took a few minutes during every class period to update her students on the conditions in Haiti and encouraged them to ask their classmates for $1. With 3,000 students on… Read more »

Cypress Trails Elementary Collects Pennies For Haiti

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Marsha Hennings, 2nd grade teacher at Cypress Trails Elementary has been teaching her class about making a difference in the world.  Lessons began with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and continued to a discussion on how students can help make a difference to the earthquake victims of Haiti.  They have discussed their dreams of making… Read more »

Boynton Beach High Students Present The “Flashing Lights Concert” To Benefit “Help 4 Haiti”

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If you enjoyed the Grammy’s….you will love the Flashing Lights Concert to be presented at Boynton Beach Community High on Friday, February 5,  from 3 pm to 5 pm!!    Flashing Lights is a project that was initiated by students as a way to reach out to help others in need.  Student directed and produced, the concert… Read more »