PINE JOG ELEMENTARY INVITES COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN FALL FESTIVITIES

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The Pine Jog Elementary School PTA is sponsoring its 6TH Annual Enchanted Forest. This is a fun event for the entire family where visitors will be greeted by costumed animals like a raccoon, opossum, a bat, a lady bug, an owl, and even an itsy bitsy spider. Families will be able to enjoy games, campfires,… Read more »

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CONFERENCE OFFERS RESOURCES FOR ALL TEACHERS

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The 9th Annual Language and Culture Conference that is taking place on November 11, 2013 at Santaluces High School offers all teachers a vast roster of creative, interactive educator training opportunities to learn and practice powerful, proven strategies taught by known speakers and local facilitators. This year’s theme is “Key to the Core”   Click here register    … Read more »

PALM BEACH SCHOOLS PARTICIPATE IN PINWHEELS FOR PEACE

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Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project that started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout… Read more »

PALM BEACH SCHOOLS KICK OFF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATIONS

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The School District of Palm Beach County will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 with a series of events to highlight the contributions of Hispanics to our nation and local community. Students, teachers, staff and community members are cordially invited to participate and to encourage others to join.  To start… Read more »

DISTRICT’S NOTIFICATION SYSTEM NOW OFFERS TEXT MESSAGING

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The School District of Palm Beach County announced that the Parentlink notification system, which is the communication tool that is used to contact parents/guardians and staff on school and District related issues, will now have the option for mass one-way text messaging. Currently, the system handles mass call-outs to parents and staff for emergency/hurricane information,… Read more »

TEACHERS TRAVEL THE WORLD TO KEEP UP TO DATE ON HOLOCAUST EDUCATION

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This summer many school district teachers attended seminars throughout the world to keep up to date on the fast pace of new trends in Holocaust Education. This part of history plays an integral part as it teaches students to be a responsible and respectful person, for the purposes of encouraging tolerance of diversity in a… Read more »

CLASS OF 2013 CONTINUES RECEIVING IMPRESSIVE AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIPS

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Eleven students from Palm Beach County Schools, bound for their college of choice were awarded $1,000 scholarships and a $400Junior Citizen Award by the Caribbean-American For Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. (CAFCI) during its annual student assistance award ceremony at Kevin Harvin Center in Royal Palm Beach.  This year marks the 21st year of CAFCI’s… Read more »

U.B. KINSEY/PALMVIEW ELEMENTARY TEACHER COLLABORATES IN NATIONAL CURRICULUM PROJECT

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Dr. Lavina Draper, Social Studies and Writing teacher at U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts will be attending the George Washington Teachers’ Institute this summer to collaborate on a national curriculum project and study George Washington’s life at his 18th century estate in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Additionally, Dr. Draper will share her expertise and… 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 »

INDIAN PINES ELEMENTARY STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT SAFETY FROM LOCAL DEPUTY SHERIFFS

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Deputy Sheriffs Delaura, Dieujuste and Kirkham, members of the Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit in Concept Homes, conducted a “Take 25″ presentation at Indian Pines Elementary School. This program is a grassroots safety initiative created in honor of National Missing Children’s Day. Annually honored on May 25th, this day serves as a reminder to the… Read more »

EGRET LAKE ELEMENTARY PRESENTS “EGRET IDOL”

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Egret Lake Elementary School will be hosting Egret Idol Season 3 featuring performances by 120 students.  When? Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Where? Egret Lake Elementary Cafeteria -  5115 47th Place N., West Palm Beach, FL 33417.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the Egret Lake Elementary Chorus will open the… Read more »

HAMMOCK POINTE ELEMENTARY RECOGNIZES STUDENT EXCELLENCE

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Hammock Pointe Elementary will host the 3rd Annual National Elementary Honor Society induction ceremony where 18 new members will be inducted into the organization. A total of 38 fourth and fifth graders from the school are now members of this prestigious organization that provides endless resources and skills to the students.  When? Thursday, May 17th,… Read more »

PALM BEACH SCHOOLS SUPPORT FOOD REVOLUTION DAY

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The School District of Palm Beach County today announced that supports the day of action in honor of the 2nd Annual Food Revolution Day. On Friday, May 17, 2013 individuals across the globe will be standing up for eating good food and learning essential cooking skills.   Please join this effort; together in homes, schools,… Read more »

Loxahatchee Groves Elementary Annual Carnival Is Fun For The Entire Family

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Loxahatchee Groves Elementary Annual Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and Silent Auction is a family activity that brings everyone from the school and community together for a day of fun.   When? Saturday, May 18th, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Where? Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School – 16020 Okeechobee Blvd., Loxahatchee, FL 33470  Activities planned include… Read more »

Palm Beach Schools Observe Food Allergy Awareness Week

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Food allergies affect nearly 250,000 students in Florida and researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies with nearly 6 million being children. To increase awareness and education regarding this disease, Senator Joe Negron, District 32, has issued a Proclamation in recognition of Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 12th – 18th.  … 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 »

Great Teachers Make Great Public Schools! Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

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National Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us, and the School District of Palm Beach County is encouraging all students and parents to find ways to celebrate and recognize your special teacher from May 6 through May 12. “On behalf of our 178,000 students and their families I would especially like to acknowledge the remarkable teachers… Read more »

Hammock Pointe Elementary Students Learn From Police Officers

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Raising awareness about the issues surrounding missing and exploited children is the topic of conversation that Palm Beach Sheriff’s Officers will have with Hammock Pointe Elementary students on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.   Kindergarten thru 3rd grade after-school students will participate in the exciting “Take 25” program where Police Officers will meet with… Read more »

Teacher Participates In Jewish Resistance Program In Washington D.C. And Europe

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Fawn Tenenbaum has been selected to participate in the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers’ Program/American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors.  Approximately 30 teachers are selected each year to participate in this summer program.  The aim is to educate teachers about the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance, but to also take the lessons of this part of… Read more »

Students Learn About Sun Safety, Prevention And Early Detection

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The United States has the third highest rate of skin cancer in the world with almost one in fifty people developing some form of skin cancer during their lives. One person dies from Melanoma every fifty minutes and Florida is the state with the second highest incidence in our country.   Some of the events presented… Read more »

Okeeheelee Middle School Comes Together To Support Fellow Teacher Battling Cancer

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Brian Thomas, Science teacher and track coach at Okeeheelee Middle School is an accomplished long-distance runner and founder of The Road Warriors organization. Last year, along with two former students, Mr. Thomas went on a 1,700 mile relay run through eight different states towards the finishing line in Lake Orion, Michigan. The purpose of their endeavor… Read more »

School District of Palm Beach County’s eMobilize Program Named Apple Distinguished Program

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The School District of Palm Beach County is proud to announce that the eMobilize initiative joins a select group of programs nationwide chosen as an Apple Distinguished Program. The recognition highlights the district’s successes in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology. The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved… Read more »

Hammock Pointe Elementary Needs Help Naming Their Corn/Red Rat Snake

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DaggerWing Nature Center and Hammock Pointe Elementary School coil around each other for the sake of naming a snake. The resident Corn/Red Rat Snake at DaggerWing Nature Center will be named by the 1st Grade students of the school but the general public picks the essay winner.  The students have written essay letters to persuade… Read more »

Park Vista High School Is Serious About Wrestling

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Park Vista Community High School and Ring Warriors would like to invite all teachers, students and community members to a fun filled evening of “COBRAMANIA.”  When? Saturday, April 13, 2013. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Where? Park Vista High School – 7900 Jog Rd., Lake Worth.  This event will feature current professional wrestlers from TNA… Read more »

Lincoln Elementary Charging Up To Take The FCAT Test

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Lincoln Elementary students, teachers and staff have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming FCAT test. To get students excited about the assessment the school is partnering with community members and other educational centers to bring the Lincoln Elementary FCAT Pep Rally.  When? Friday, April 12, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  Where?… Read more »