New principals named for 13 District schools

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WEST PALM BEACH – When students return to school in August, they will be greeted by new leaders at 13 School District of Palm Beach County schools. Schools with new principals for the 2016-2017 school year include: Acreage Pines Elementary School – Darline Karbowski Boca Raton Community High School – Dr. Suzanne King Calusa Elementary… Read more »

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 »

District students bring home National Champion honors from Academic Games National Tournament

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WEST PALM BEACH – Students from the School District of Palm Beach County earned three individual and three team National Champion awards during the recent Academic Games National Tournament in Orlando. Academic Games tournaments challenge students to use higher order thinking skills in the subjects of mathematics, language arts and social studies. There were 41… Read more »

Palm Beach County students win big at State Science and Engineering Fair

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WEST PALM BEACH – Nearly half of the students representing Palm Beach County earned top awards at the 2015 State Science and Engineering Fair, and five students from district-operated schools are among the eight top winners who will head to international competition next month. A total of 38 students represented the Palm Beach Region at… Read more »

District’s All-Star Academic Challenge Team finishes in top 10 in statewide competition

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WEST PALM BEACH – The School District of Palm Beach County’s All-Star Academic Challenge team were among the top competitors at the recent Commissioner’s Academic Challenge, finishing seventh overall among the state’s large school districts. One team member, Atlantic High School senior Marc Rodriguez, was among the top players of all 36 teams in the… Read more »

Media Advisory: Suncoast High hosts first-ever Color Run/Walk 5K fundraiser

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RIVIERA BEACH – Suncoast High School is looking for walkers and runners who don’t mind a splash of color with their exercise – for a good cause. The school will host its first-ever Color Run/Walk 5K on Saturday, April 12 to raise money for the school’s cross country teams and for the Physical Education Department…. Read more »

District debate students headed to national tournament

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WEST PALM BEACH – Eighteen high school debate students from four district-operated high schools are among the 27 debate champions representing Palm Beach County at the National Speech & Debate Association’s 2015 National Speech and Debate Championship Tournament. Students will compete in categories ranging from Public Forum Debate and Dramatic Interpretation to Original Oratory and… Read more »

Media Advisory: Suncoast High School presents check to honor 14 veterans

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RIVIERA BEACH — Suncoast High School’s Honor Flight Club will present a check for $7,000 to Southeast Florida Honor Flight during an event on Thursday, Feb. 5. The money will send 14 area veterans to Washington, D.C., this year. WHAT: Suncoast High School presenting check to Southeast Florida Honor Flight WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 5, at… Read more »

Media Advisory: Suncoast High hosts robotics kickoff event on Jan. 3

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RIVIERA BEACH – High school robotics teams throughout South Florida will begin 2015 by designing and building robots as part of the First Robotics Competition (FRC) Kickoff at Suncoast High School on Saturday, Jan. 3. The event is one of 107 kickoff events around the world and the only one in South Florida to mark the… Read more »

Students take top honors in National K-12 Chess Championship

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WEST PALM BEACH – Four students from the School District of Palm Beach County placed in the top 10 in the nation, while teams from Elbridge Gale Elementary School finished in third and eighth place in the nation at the National K-12 Chess Championship in Orlando from Dec. 12-14. Approximately 1,500 students competed in the… Read more »

Author, CNN Commentator Gets Serious With Educators and Parents

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  West Palm Beach, FL., September 8, 2014 – When nationally known educator Dr. Steve Perry came to Suncoast High School on Thursday, August 28, he told the hundreds of people in attendance that they each had a responsibility in the academic success of students in  Palm Beach County public schools. The principal of Capital… Read more »

PALM BEACH COUNTY STUDENT WINS 2014 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

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Team Florida won the 2014 National Tournament of Academic Excellence (NTAE) in the competition held recently at Walt Disney’s Contemporary Resort. In the final, the academic all-stars beat out teams from Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. Shreyash Agrawal, a senior at Suncoast High School was among the Florida team members, which included students from Seminole County, Leon… Read more »

EIGHT PALM BEACH COUNTY STUDENTS COMPETE AT INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

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The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) was recently held in Los Angeles, California and was attended by a record 1,700+ finalists from over 70 countries.  Eight 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 »

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SIX PALM BEACH COUNTY GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS

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Six Palm Beach County graduating seniors have been named Gates Millennium Scholars.  They along with 954 students nationwide will be awarded a good-through-graduation scholarship that can be used to pursue a degree in any undergraduate major at the accredited college or university of his or her choice. Joelishia Banfield – Glades Central HS HPA 4.33,… Read more »

LOCAL BUSINESSES COME TOGETHER TO LEARN ABOUT “RETAINING OUR HOMEGROWN TALENT”

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Suncoast Foundation’s Council of Business Advisors held a breakfast meeting titled “Retaining our Homegrown Talent” at Florida Power & Light Company’s headquarters in Juno Beach on Wednesday, April 9. Twenty-five different companies were present, including representatives from international banks, insurance agencies and real estate firms –  all with local South Florida roots, to learn about… Read more »

STUDENTS COMPETE SUCCESSFULLY AT THE FLORIDA EDUCATION FUND STATE BRAIN BOWL COMPETITION

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Nineteen middle and high school students from the Urban League of Palm Beach County’s (ULPBC) Center of Excellence competed at the Florida Education Fund (FEF) State Brain Bowl Competition in Tampa. “We are so proud of all the students that competed this year and the parents that coached the kids over the past year. They… Read more »

SUNCOAST HIGH SCHOOL WINS FIRST STATE CHEERLEADING CHAMPIONSHIP

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The Suncoast competitive cheerleading squad recently brought home its first Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) state championship. The team competed against 15 schools in the FHSAA 1A large non-tumbling division and took the top score going into finals. Anchored by the leadership of eight seniors, the Chargers maintained the top spot to secure the… Read more »

SUNCOAST HIGH DEBATERS QUALIFY FOR STATE COMPETITION

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The Suncoast High Debate team qualified thirteen debaters for the Varsity States competition to be held in Fort Lauderdale February 28 – March 1. Coach Traci Lowe, was named the Florida Forensic League Regional Coach of the Year.   The mission of the Florida Forensic League is to provide students in secondary schools with opportunities to… Read more »

SUNCOAST SPEAKERS SYMPOSIUM BRINGS THOUGHT LEADERS TO STUDENTS-POET ROBERT FORBES SPEAKING THIS WEDNESDAY

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The Suncoast Speakers Symposium, the first and only program of its kind in the area, is bringing leaders to the high school in Riviera Beach. According to Michael Beer, founder of the club, “The Suncoast Speakers Symposium seeks to bring in diverse people from different backgrounds to help students get exposure to careers and mentors… Read more »

WORLD WAR II VETERANS VISIT SUNCOAST HIGH SCHOOL

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 Five World War II veterans and their spouses are spending January 28th at Suncoast High School talking with the International Baccalaureate senior classes taught by David Traill and Lisa Kellman.  During 5th hour class the veterans will enjoy ice cream and tell stories to the students that won the Ice Cream Challenge by raising $2,125, enough… Read more »

SUNCOAST HIGH DEBATE TEAM CONTINUES WINNING WAYS

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The Suncoast High School Debate Team rocked at the recent Sunvitational Tournament in Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beach Gardens Palm Beach Catholic Forensic League local.   Suvitational Ali Younis won in Oral Interpretation - his 1st time competing all year Cyrille Unico was a semi-finalist in Oral Interpretation Michael Beer and Luke Longhofer were semi-finalist… Read more »

SUNCOAST COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL NAMED ONE OF FLORIDA’S TOP PARENT INVOLVEMENT PROGRAMS

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Suncoast Community High School is one of a few across the state to be recognized as having a “most exemplary parent involvement program” by  Commissioner of Education Dr. Tony Bennett. The nationally renowned Riviera Beach High School received the award Saturday, July 13 at the Florida Parent Teacher (PTA) Association 2013 Leadership Conference. The Florida… Read more »

Local Students Prove To Be The Best In Neuroscience Competition

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Royal Palm Beach High School junior, Anastasia Colas was the winner of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s 2013 Brain Bee Challenge. This oral competition is similar to a spelling bee in format and it’s designed to test students’ knowledge of neuroscience through a series of questions on topics such as memory, intelligence, stress,… Read more »

Winning Ways Continue For Suncoast Debate Team

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The Suncoast High School Debate Team is continuing its winning tradition.  “The Suncoast Debate Team is having a terrific year,” said Suncoast Speech and Debate coach Traci Lowe. The team competed at the University of Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Classic in February and dominated in Student Congress. Vishal Harpalani placed 1st, Kayla Morton was 3rd, Luke… Read more »

Professional Women’s Forum Provides Role Models

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Executives with Bloomingdales and Florida Power & Light will speak to students at the Suncoast High School Professional Women’s Forum in April. Laura Gallo, Operating Vice President and General Manager of Bloomingdale’s Palm Beach Gardens Store, will speak to Suncoast women students at the April 9, 2013 luncheon meeting on the Suncoast campus. She has… Read more »