Media Advisory: Watson B. Duncan Middle honors eighth grader Kayla Abramowitz for outstanding community work

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PALM BEACH GARDENS – At 13, Kayla Abramowitz has already established herself as a powerful advocate for children, and on Wednesday the Watson B. Duncan Middle School eighth grader will be honored by her school and community for her efforts. Abramowitz is one of two Florida winners of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which recognizes young people… Read more »

Media Advisory: Watson B. Duncan’s Literary and Fine Arts Academy hosts Prism Concert on Dec. 10

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PALM BEACH GARDENS – The five strands of the Literary and Fine Arts Academy at Watson B. Duncan Middle School will be at the forefront during the school’s fifth annual Prism Concert, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 in the school’s cafeteria. The Prism Concert presents the many facets of performance art in… Read more »

District schools to honor veterans at Veterans Day events

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WEST PALM BEACH – Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11, and schools throughout the School District of Palm Beach County will hold special programs and events during the week to thank veterans for their service to the country. Schools will mark the occasion with flagpole ceremonies, guest speakers who have served in the U.S. Armed… Read more »

Four middle schools to have new start and dismissal times, beginning Oct. 26

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WEST PALM BEACH – The School District of Palm Beach County will change start and dismissal times at four district-operated middle schools, effective Monday, Oct. 26. The following schools will be affected by the change, which are part of a revised transportation schedule for the District. The schools and their adjusted times as of Oct…. Read more »

Media Advisory: School, community leaders to greet Watson B. Duncan Middle teacher arriving from China

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WEST PALM BEACH – For the next year, Zhi Xia will teach Mandarin and Chinese culture to students at Watson B. Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens. He arrives in Palm Beach County on Thursday, Aug. 6, and will receive a V.I.P. welcome at Palm Beach International Airport with Watson B. Duncan Middle Principal… Read more »

District schools earn President’s Education Awards Program honors

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WEST PALM BEACH – Nearly 50 district-operated elementary, middle and high schools were recently honored by the 2015 President’s Education Awards Program. The awards are given to students throughout the country who demonstrate educational excellence and academic growth in the classroom. Principals at each of the 49 School District of Palm Beach County schools will… Read more »

Watson B. Duncan Middle selected to host teacher from China

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PALM BEACH GARDENS – Watson B. Duncan Middle School is one of 23 schools selected to host teachers from China and Egypt as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP). Zhi Xia was awarded a fellowship from the State Department to teach Chinese to Watson B. Duncan Middle students… Read more »

Media Advisory: District students performing at YES Lab

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DELRAY BEACH – Public school students from elementary, middle and high schools in Palm Beach County will perform monologues they wrote themselves during a showcase of original monologues at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach on Monday, Dec. 15. The free show, part of a six-week intensive program by YES (Youth Engaged in Storytelling) Lab,… Read more »

DUNCAN MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS COLLECT NEARLY 1,000 ITEMS FOR KAYLA CARES 4 KIDS

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The Builders Club at Watson B. Duncan Middle School helped one of their own students by collecting nearly 1,000 entertainment and educational items. The donations will be given to children’s hospitals and extended-stay centers for sick children and their families across the country. Sixth grader Kayla Abramowitz created “Kayla Cares 4 Kids” in 2013, to… Read more »

WATSON B. DUNCAN MIDDLE HOLDS 1ST ANNUAL VISUAL ART SHOWCASE

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Watson B. Duncan Middle School is having their 1st Annual Visual Art Showcase on Friday, May 16th at 5:30 PM. Students from the Visual Art academy will showcase their art work along with other ESE students from Duncan Middle school. In addition, Dominick Avallone, a Jupiter High School Environmental Academy student and former Duncan Middle School… Read more »

WATSON B. DUNCAN STUDENT WINS TURTLEFEST POSTER AND T-SHIRT IMAGE CONTEST

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center will host its 11th Annual TurtleFest on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. TurtleFest 2014 will feature a student art contest for the third consecutive year. Palm Beach County students in grades 4 through 12 submitted hundreds of pieces of environmental-themed artwork. A jury awarded a first, second,… 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 »

DISNEY ARTIST SHARES LOVE OF ANIMATION WITH WATSON B. DUNCAN MIDDLE SCHOOL ART STUDENTS

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Watson B. Duncan Middle School art students were treated to a guest lecture by Disney Artist Les Carpenter.  Mr. Carpenter explained the process of pursuing a career in animation and brought along model sheets of famous characters as well as a collection of new characters from a cartoon series he is currently working on. He also… Read more »

WATSON B. DUNCAN STUDENTS GET THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME PARTICIPATING IN THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY

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It is a proud day for the faculty and staff of Watson B. Duncan Middle School (DMS). There is nothing that brings a smile to the face of an educator more than seeing their students shine. That is exactly what happened when seven students (6 from the Pre-Academy of Finance) from DMS presented their business… Read more »

WATSON B. DUNCAN MIDDLE SHUTS THE DOOR ON BULLYING IN 2014

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 It is the desire of every school to completely eradicate bullying in all forms. Yet, bullying is a struggle that all schools, parents, and students battle every day. Watson B. Duncan Middle School is being proactive with their campaign against bullying; heading up a school-wide anti-bullying initiative. The school is partnering with community agencies to… Read more »

WATSON B. DUNCAN MIDDLE LITERARY AND FINE ARTS ACADEMY SHEDS LIGHT ON DEVELOPING TALENT

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For the third year running, the Literary and Fine Arts Academy (LFAA) at Watson B. Duncan Middle School will highlight the talent of each of the five strands of the art program on Tuesday, December 17th. While many are unfamiliar with the term, “Prism Concert”, the LFAA at Watson B. Duncan Middle has been introducing audiences… Read more »

WATSON B. DUNCAN MIDDLE SCHOOL SALUTES OUR VETERANS

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Watson B. Duncan Community Middle School is sponsoring its thirteenth annual Veterans Day program on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 9:45 a.m. in the school gymnasium. The purpose of this program is to acknowledge and thank veterans and active duty military personnel for serving our country. The program will last one hour.   The Duncan… Read more »

SCHOOL WIDE BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT AT WATSON B. DUNCAN MIDDLE THIS SATURDAY, COMMUNITY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE

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Watson B. Duncan Middle School Principal Adrian Ocampo and his staff are having a take pride in our school and community beautification event this Saturday, October 19, 2013. The fun begins at 1:00 PM and runs to 4:00 PM. Members of “The Duncan Middle School Family” will be on campus pressure cleaning, removing graffiti, beautifying the grounds and… Read more »

WATSON B. DUNCAN MIDDLE SCHOOL LITERARY AND FINE ARTS ACADEMY CREATES PIANO ART FOR CHARITY

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Keys to the Cities is a Kretzer Piano Music Foundation project where local artists will be painting old pianos, turning them into original works of art and displaying them around Palm Beach County. Courtney Hess, Visual Arts and Theatre teacher for the Literary and Fine Arts Academy (LFAA) at Watson B. Duncan Middle, submitted an… Read more »

PRE-ACADEMY OF FINANCE STUDENTS GET OPPORTUNITY OF LIFETIME PARTICIPATING IN YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY

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It is a proud day for the faculty and staff of Watson B. Duncan Middle School. There is nothing that brings a smile to the face of an educator more than seeing their students shine. That is exactly what happened when eight Pre-Academy of Finance students took the opportunity to apply to the Young Entrepreneurs… Read more »

Science Carts Donated To North County Middle Schools

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The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber Foundation and Jupiter Medical Center recently donated science carts to five north county middle schools.  The Chamber’s Education and Life Science Committee is committed to raising students’ interest in the area of science, “Energizing students to become career-oriented in the sciences complements the presence of bio-science, medical device technology… Read more »

Pre-Academy of Finance Students Learn about Saving, Investing…and Giving

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Students in the Pre-Academy of Finance at Watson B. Duncan Middle learn about value, not just the value of a dollar, but the value of giving. Part of the program requires students to engage in service based activities within the community, giving of themselves; each holiday season Academy students find a way to bring joy… Read more »

Watson B. Duncan Middle Sheds Light On Developing Talent

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While many are unfamiliar with the term, “Prism Concert”, the Literary and Fine Arts Academy (LFAA) at Watson B. Duncan Middle will introduce many to the concept this Wednesday, December 5th. The prism concert concept is derived from the prism which reveals the varied colors of light. A prism concert presents the many facets of… Read more »

Palm Beach County Students Featured at the Armory Center

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Palm Beach County student photographers were selected to represent their schools at the 25th Anniversary of the Armory Art Center. They are celebrating all things artful and as part of this initiative invited middle and high school art teachers to select three great works from their school for the exhibit.  Palm Beach Daily News is… Read more »

Watson B. Duncan Middle Holds Twelfth Annual Veterans Day Program

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Watson B. Duncan Community Middle School is sponsoring its twelfth annual Veterans Day program on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:45 a.m. in the gymnasium. The purpose of this program is to acknowledge and thank veterans and active duty military personnel for serving our country. The program will last one hour. The Duncan chorus and band will… Read more »