District students take top honors in national SECME competition

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WEST PALM BEACH – After months of engineering competitions from mousetrap car races to water rocket launches, students from six School District of Palm Beach County schools emerged as the top winners in the 2015 SECME (Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics and Enrichment) National Competition Finals. More SECME competition continues next month, when two teams from… Read more »

Nationally recognized education expert visits Palm Beach County schools

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WEST PALM BEACH – Dr. Robert J. Marzano, whose classroom management strategies are used in schools throughout the country, recently visited four School District of Palm Beach County schools to observe and provide feedback on how his methods are being implemented. Marzano visited Acreage Pines Elementary School, Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts,… Read more »

Media Advisory: Schools team with Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, help raise money for scholarships

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PALM BEACH GARDENS – Students from seven area schools will gain valuable experience while raising money for scholarships at the first “Pottery & Palms” event at Palm Beach Gardens High School on Thursday, May 7. Students will team with professionals on all aspects of the fundraiser – from food to entertainment to producing the art… Read more »

Palm Springs Middle teacher named GenCorp Foundation’s STEM Teacher of the Year

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PALM SPRINGS – During a recent faculty meeting, Palm Springs Middle School eighth grade science teacher Dawn DeWitt got a big surprise: She was named GenCorp Foundation’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Teacher of the Year for Palm Beach County. She was presented with a check for $1,000, which she will use in her classroom… Read more »

Media Advisory: “Spring Fling” at Palm Springs Middle features food, street painting, music and family fun

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PALM SPRINGS – The community is invited to an afternoon of art, music and fun on Saturday, March 28, when Palm Springs Middle School presents its annual “Spring Fling” at the school. The event will feature a creative street painting festival with artists from the school and Florida Atlantic University’s art school, a “Best in… Read more »

Media Advisory: Palm Springs Middle School students give time, money to Forgotten Soldier Outreach

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PALM SPRINGS – Seven students from the Palm Springs Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society will visit Forgotten Soldiers Outreach in Lake Worth on Dec. 10 to assemble care packages and donate money they raised for the organization, which sends letters and “We Care” packages for soldiers serving overseas. WHAT: Palm Springs Middle students volunteering at… Read more »

DEAF ENTERTAINER CJ JONES RETURNS FOR DRAMA RESIDENCY FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

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Internationally known CJ Jones will be visiting students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing at three local schools the week of May 19 – 23 to conduct drama workshops. While CJ will be working mainly with the students of Indian Pines Elementary School, other schools included in the residency are Palm Springs Middle School and John… Read more »

PALM SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL TAKES HONORABLE MENTION IN NATIONAL YEARBOOK CONTEST

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  Palm Springs Middle School’s year book staff is all smiles today. They recently learned that Palm Springs Middle has been awarded Honorable Mention in the Lifetouch Yearbook Showcase  National Contest in the Middle School category. “While there were many outstanding entries in this year’s contest, Palm Springs Middle School showed a tremendous amount of… Read more »

THIRD ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ETHICS BOWL RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 15TH

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The School District of Palm Beach County and the Department of Student Intervention Services are pleased to announce the Third Annual High School Ethics Bowl has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Palm Springs Community Middle School.  The event was cancelled in January due to widespread rain and flooding throughout Palm Beach County.   This… Read more »

PALM SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL CIVICS STUDENTS GET TASTE OF RUNNING VILLAGE OF PALM SPRINGS

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Eight students from the Palm Springs Middle School recently sat shoulder- to- shoulder with the elected officials and staff of the Village of Palm Springs.  The dais included 12 and 13 year-olds who looked on with each official as they dealt with a full agenda including complex issues.  The wide-eyed students learned about some of… Read more »

STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE CYBER-CRIMES EXPERT TO CONDUCT SYMPOSIUM AT PALM SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Many of our students spend time on the internet for school and recreational purposes and likely don’t think of the dangers they could encounter online. The National Center of Missing and Exploited Children has created a learning forum by which students, parents, and educators can learn about the dangers of the Internet in terms of… Read more »

PALM SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS COLLECTING CHANGE 4 CHANGE

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The students at Palm Springs Community Middle School are saving their pennies for needed families on the other side of the world. Children compassionately came up with the creative title “Change 4 Change” a support fund for families impacted by the recent terrible tragedy in the Philippines.  Palm Springs Students in their math class computed… Read more »

PALM SPRINGS MIDDLE HOSTS EVENT FEATURING LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT LEADERS

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On October 25, the students and staff at Palm Springs Community Middle School will receive a new Florida State Flag from State Representative David Kerner (D-District 87).  Local government leaders, Vice Mayor of Palm Springs, Patti Waller and Village Manager, Richard Reade will also be on hand.    Students from the school’s orchestra will perform selections… Read more »

PALM SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS IMPRESS JUDGE DURING MOCK TRIAL

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The defendant was found “not guilty” in a recent burglary trial presided over by Palm Beach County’s 15th Circuit Court Judge Robin Rosenberg. The jury decided that the prosecution hadn’t presented enough evidence to connect the accused with the burglary. Although the proceedings were serious, they were all part of a Mock Trial held at… Read more »

PALM BEACH SCHOOLS RECEIVE “BEST OF SHOW” AT SUNSPRA AWARDS

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Palm Beach County Public Schools received two Best of Show awards at the 2013 Sunshine Medallion Awards. The Sunshine State School Public Relations Association (SUNSPRA) celebrates the outstanding work of public relations professionals through this awards program. Palm Beach County Public Schools received a Best of Show award for its Wellness Promotion Policy Annual Report… Read more »

PALM BEACH SCHOOLS RECEIVE MULTIPLE SUNSPRA AWARDS

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The Sunshine State School Public Relations Association (SUNSPRA) announced the 2013 Sunshine Medallion Award Winners and Palm Beach County is proud to have four winners this year. These initiatives reflect the dedication of our teachers, administrators and families to ensure that our students are receiving the highest level of education.    Promotional Videos, Large District Wellness… Read more »

PALM SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATOR NAMED SECME NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

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Dawn DeWitt, Science Teacher, and SECME Coordinator and Department Instructional Leader at Palm Springs Middle School has been named the 2013 SECME National Teacher of the Year. Each year SECME, Inc. (formerly the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering) recognizes outstanding K-12 educators who have demonstrated leadership ability in advancing student development and outcomes in the… Read more »

Deaf Entertainer CJ Jones Returns To Palm Beach County For VSA Florida-Palm Beach County Sponsored Drama Residency For Students Who Are Deaf and Hard Of Hearing

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Internationally known CJ Jones will be visiting students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing at three local schools the week of May 20 – 24 to conduct drama workshops. While CJ will be working mainly with the students of Indian Pines Elementary School, other schools included in the residency are Palm Springs Middle School… Read more »

Third Annual Dual Language Competition Set for Palm Springs Middle School

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The Dual Language middle school competition set for Palm Springs Middle, Thursday May 2, will have students competing in expressive reading, poetry recitation, spelling, essay writing, and poetry writing all in Spanish. The schools will send their best 3 performers from each grade. Palm Springs Dual Language Coordinator Claude McKee said the idea is to… Read more »

Equal Opportunity Office Announces Winners of 2013 Fair Housing Student Poster and Essay Contest

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 Students from Northboro Elementary School, Western Pines Middle School, and Palm Springs Middle School earned the top prizes in the 2013 Fair Housing Student Poster and Essay Contest held in observation Fair Housing Month, observed each year in April.  Sponsored by the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO), the Realtos Association of the Palm Beaches… Read more »

Palm Springs Middle School Observes National Poetry Month

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Everything’s coming up poetry at Palm Springs Middle School this month as students and staff celebrate poetry month with related activities throughout April. Poetry is posted throughout the school; the library is decorated with original poetry projects; and a poem a day is recited on PSTV’s morning news program. The students are looking forward to… Read more »

Cumberland Farms Store Opening Initiative to Benefit Palm Springs Middle School

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Students and staff of Palm Springs Middle School are hoping that everyone who visits the newly opened Cumberland Farms store on Kirk Road will enjoy a cup of hot or cold Farmhouse Blend Coffee. The store has named the Palm Springs school a beneficiary of a month-long fundraiser to boost the student study incentive.  Starting… Read more »

Calling All Middle School Poets: Enter the District Poetry Competition!

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 Palm Springs Middle School is hosting a poetry competition which is open to all Palm Beach County middle school students. Original poems must be submitted by Monday, March 18. The competition will culminate with a poetry reading and awards ceremony set for Palm Springs Middle School Saturday, April 27. Over 200 students had their poetry… 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 »

Palm Springs Middle School Participates in Pinwheels for Peace

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Imagine millions of pinwheels spinning in the wind – pinwheels in the United States, Great Britain, South America, Europe and Asia;  in fact, pinwheels all over the world.  Bonnie Hollihan and Jay Harmon’s art students at Palm Springs Middle School “planted” pinwheels in the annual Pinwheels for Peace initiative on Monday, September 24. The students’… Read more »