District’s graduation rate outperforms state, large school districts

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WEST PALM BEACH – The School District of Palm Beach County had the highest graduation rate among Florida’s largest school districts and exceeded the state’s average, according to figures released Tuesday by the Florida Department of Education. The District’s graduation rate of 79.4 percent for the 2014-15 school year exceeded the state’s average of 77.8… Read more »

Media Advisory: Students invited to an Educational Summit at Palm Beach Lakes High School

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WEST PALM BEACH –The West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the School District of Palm Beach County present the Educational Summit 2015 – College Access: I’m All In. The event is Saturday, Feb. 28 at Palm Beach Lakes High School, and is targeting students from 12 district high schools…. Read more »

Four schools to hold simultaneous performances of anti-bullying musical “The Weight of Words”

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WEST PALM BEACH — Students at four Palm Beach County high schools will perform the powerful anti-bullying musical “The Weight of Words” on Tuesday, Feb. 3 – and the entire community is invited. Boca Raton High School, Forest Hill High School, Palm Beach Lakes High School and Seminole Ridge High School will simultaneously host their… Read more »

Palm Beach Lakes High alumnus to lead school’s football team

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WEST PALM BEACH – Alfred Shipman II was a standout football player all four years that he attended Palm Beach Lakes High School. Now he’ll return to his alma mater to become his old team’s head coach. Shipman, 40, agreed Jan. 14 to become Palm Beach Lakes’ next football coach. He is currently an assistant… Read more »

Palm Beach Lakes High selected as Power-Library School award winner

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WEST PALM BEACH – Palm Beach Lakes Community High School is one of seven school libraries selected as the Florida Power-Library School Award Winners of 2014. It is the only high school in Palm Beach County to ever receive this recognition. The program highlights schools with a collaborative approach to improving student achievement. Libraries meet specific… Read more »

2009 GATES SCHOLAR RETURNS TO GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY AND THIS YEAR’S SCHOLARS

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Inita Knox is a 2009 Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient, graduating from the Center for Pre-Law Academy at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School. While there she was a member of the Mock Trial Team, National Honor Society, and College Club.  She received a Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Florida A&M University (FAMU) Spring 2013, Magna… Read more »

PALM BEACH LAKES CELEBRATES ITS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SUPERHEROES

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) is celebrated in Palm Beach County each year in the month of February, and this year is no different.  What IS different this year, though, is that Palm Beach Lakes (PBL) Community High School recognized CTE Month with its own CTE Week that took place February 3-7.  The district’s theme this year is “Celebrate CTE Superheroes,” and that is… Read more »

PALM BEACH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES ITS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SUPERHEROES

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Career and Technical Education is celebrated in Palm Beach County each year in the month of February, and this year is no different.  What is different this year, though, is that Palm Beach Lakes Community High School is recognizing Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month by introducing its own CTE Week in February.   The district’s… Read more »

EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT 2014 – COLLEGE ACCESS: I’M ALL IN!

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The School District of Palm Beach County in partnership with the West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta is pleased to announce Educational Summit 2014—College Access: I’m All In!  The Educational Summit will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Palm Beach Lakes High School from 8:00am-1:30pm. The Educational Summit is working to enhance the notion… Read more »

COMMUNITY MEETING AT PALM BEACH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL

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U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings, NAACP West Palm Beach Branch and the Graduation Increase and Suspension Reduction Task Force encourage the community to attend a community outreach meeting. When? Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Where? Palm Beach Lake High School – 3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Featured presenters… Read more »

PALM BEACH LAKES STUDENTS VISIT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, WORK WITH SCIENTISTS AND RESEARCHERS

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Palm Beach Lakes Community High School students visited the University of Florida’s Center for Precollegiate Education and Training to work with scientists and researchers conducting advanced Biology and Biotechnology labs last month.   Students from the Biotechnology Choice program extended activities that began at school on Cholera and the impact it is currently having on… Read more »

PALM BEACH LAKES PRINCIPAL WINS STATE LIBRARY MEDIA FAME AWARD-HIGH SCHOOL HAS SIXTEEN BOOK CLUBS

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The Principals Advocate for Excellence in School Library Media Programs Award is given each year to one elementary and one secondary principal from the state of Florida.  On November 20, Palm Beach Lakes Community High School Principal, Dr. Anthony Hamlet, was recognized with a plaque and honorarium at the 41st Annual Florida Association of Media in Education… Read more »

PRESTIGIOUS PALM BEACH LAKES TEACHER ACADEMY SHOWCASES GRADUATE WALL OF FAME

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The Teacher Academy at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School began in August 1992.  Twenty-one years later, the Academy unveils the Teacher Academy Graduate Wall of Fame, featuring the graduates who, after college, came back to Palm Beach County to take advantage of the contracts they signed at the end of their senior year in high school.  The first graduating Teacher… Read more »

THREE HIGH SCHOOLS WIN COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY GRANTS TO SUPPORT FAMILIES IN COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLANNING

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College Goal Sunday is a statewide program that provides free information and assistance to families applying for financial aid to help pay for college. It is supported by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. County sites from across the State competed for the designation of hosting these events and accessing funds to promote participation. An unprecedented three… Read more »

FIVE CARAT CHOICE PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE TO TAKE PLACE AT PALM BEACH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL

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The Five Carat Choice Program at Palm Beach Lakes High School, Home of the Rams, is proud to announce its annual academy showcase and open house.  On Wednesday, November 20, from 6-8 pm, in the school’s courtyard, all interested eighth graders and their parents can learn about the school’s academies:  Biotechnology, Early Childhood, Law, Medical Sciences, and Teacher Education.   In… Read more »

FOSTERING A “COLLEGE-GOING CULTURE” FROM ELEMENTARY TO HIGH SCHOOL

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A partnership has been developed that fosters a “College-Going Culture” from Elementary through High School.  Dr. Tracy Sims, Principal of Lincoln Elementary School and Dr. Anthony Hamlet, Principal of Palm Beach Lakes High School have joined forces in order to launch the partnership. The collaboration includes tri-fold mentorship between certified teachers at Lincoln Elementary, Teacher… Read more »

AWARD WINNING THEATRE COMPANY PALM BEACH DRAMAWORKS TEAMS UP WITH PALM BEACH LAKES HIGH THEATRE STUDENTS

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Palm Beach Dramaworks participated in a Backstage Work Party at Palm Beach Lakes High School on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Company Manager, Nanique Gueridian, coordinated with Lakes’ Theatre teacher, Donalda A. McCarthy, to bring professional carpenters, props designers, and sound engineers to work hands on with the students. The Palm Beach Lakes High Performing Arts… Read more »

PALM BEACH LAKES HIGH FRESHMAN LOOKS TO A FUTURE IN POLITICS

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Sirvon Cannon, a freshman at Palm Beach Lakes High School, became interested in politics at age 9 years old campaigning for President Obama.  His mother took him to an Obama for President campaign meeting at Gaines Park in West Palm Beach and it was there his interest in politics and community involvement began. In 6th grade… Read more »

PALM BEACH LAKES HIGH PRE-LAW ACADEMY STUDENTS ATTEND PANEL DISCUSSION ON STAND YOUR GROUND LAW

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The Gerald A. Williams Center for Pre-Law at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School had the distinct privilege of sending its two instructors (Erica Francis, Esq. and Phillip Stillman) and eight of its law students (Nerlande Adolphe, Miles Bradford, Alexis Calixte, Branielle Edmonds, Sabrina Franklyn, Syed Haque, Asia Hughes, and Isha Smith) to a panel… Read more »

THE LAURA BUSH FOUNDATION FOR AMERICA’S LIBRARIES AWARDS PALM BEACH LAKES HIGH $5,000 GRANT

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The School District’s Library Media Services is pleased to announce that Jill Saracino, the Media Specialist at Palm Beach Lakes High School, has been awarded $5,000 from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries.  The grant will be used to expand, update and diversify the school’s library book collections. The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries recently… Read more »

STUDENTS BRING TOP PRIZE FROM INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

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The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) was recently held in Phoenix, Arizona and was attended by approximately 1,600 finalists from over 70 countries.  Seven Palm Beach County students qualified for this competition, the most of any region in Florida.   ISEF, which is sponsored by Intel, is the largest high school science research competition in… Read more »

WORLD-FAMOUS FLORIDA A&M MUSIC DEPARTMENT ENSEMBLES TO VISIT, RECRUIT LOCAL STUDENTS DURING SPECIAL TOUR

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Palm Beach County high school students will be simultaneously entertained and recruited  by world-famous Florida A&M University Department of Music Ensembles when they visit Palm Beach Lakes Community High School on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. on the final stop of their Recruitment and Outreach Tour – “Working Together to STOP Hazing.”  The… Read more »

Palm Beach Lakes High Valedictorian And Eight Classmates Star At State Thespians Conference

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The Palm Beach Lakes High School Theatre Department recently participated and competed in the 2013 Florida State Thespians Conference in Tampa. The State Conference with over 7,000 participants, included several Theatre workshops led by industry professionals, Mainstage plays and musicals performed at multiple venues in downtown Tampa including the historic Tampa Theater, gold medal-winning one-act… Read more »

Blueprint Leadership Program Presents “Move Your Body” Fitness Challenge and Health Fair At Palm Beach Lakes High

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Students of the Blueprint Leadership Program will present their first social impact program on Saturday, May 4. The “Move Your Body” Fitness Challenge & Health Fair is from 10am –2pm at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School located at 3505 Shiloh Drive in West Palm Beach. This free event will feature a fun fitness challenge,… Read more »

Award Winning Author – Sharon M. Draper – Visits Palm Beach Lakes High

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Tears of a Tiger, Forged by Fire, Darkness before Dawn, Copper Sun, Out of My Mind are some of the books written by Sharon M. Draper.  Palm Beach Lakes Community High School is thrilled to welcome the award winning and renowned author to its campus on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 starting at 7:30 a.m. in celebration… Read more »