Media Release: Proposed Boundary Changes for Odyssey Middle School to be Discussed at Advisory Boundary Committee (ABC) Meeting

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WEST PALM BEACH – The first Advisory Boundary Committee (ABC) Meeting of this year’s boundary cycle will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center. Due to the re-purposing of Odyssey Middle School for the 2018-2019 school year, the ABC will discuss a… Read more »

Media Release: School Board to Consider Make-Up Days for Hurricane Irma

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Three previously scheduled professional development days for teachers in the School District of Palm Beach County have been proposed as make-up days for Hurricane Irma. These days – October 16, November 3 and January 8, 2018 – will be presented to the School Board for approval at Wednesday’s regular Board meeting. All Palm Beach County… Read more »

Media Advisory: Lake Park ES to Receive $10,000 Donation from Burlington

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LAKE PARK – Burlington Stores, Inc., through its partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, is donating $10,000 to Lake Park Elementary School in celebration of its new store opening in the city. WHAT: Representatives from Burlington Stores will present the check to Lake Park Elementary School principal Michelle Fleming during an assembly WHEN: Friday, September 22, at 2:15 p.m…. Read more »

Media Release: Free Breakfast and Lunch Offered to All Students Through October 20

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WEST PALM BEACH- All Palm Beach County School District students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch through Friday, October 20 due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on the District and state.   Breakfast is always free in Palm Beach County, but for the next month, the School District will also be providing… Read more »

Media Release: District Schools Closed Thursday and Friday in Preparation for Hurricane Irma

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WEST PALM BEACH-  All Palm Beach County Public Schools and District offices will close Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, to allow families to prepare for Hurricane Irma. All afterschool activities, including sports and school meetings, are canceled for Wednesday, September 6, in advance of schools closing on Thursday and Friday. All after-school aftercare programs will remain operational through Wednesday at 6 p.m. Wednesday’s School… Read more »

Media Release: School District Site Provides Resources, Information on Solar Eclipse

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In preparation for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, the School District of Palm Beach County has created a one-stop shop with resources for safe viewing of the eclipse, links to lesson plans and other information about the eclipse. The site, www.palmbeachschools.org/solar-eclipse, also includes the District’s guidance to schools and to parents regarding… Read more »

Media Release: Okeechobee MS Students Pass College- Level Advanced Placement Exam

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  GREENACRES – Fourteen students in the International Spanish Academy (ISA)  at Okeeheelee Middle School were given the opportunity this May to take the Advanced Placement (AP) exam in Spanish Language and Culture — and all 14 of the eighth graders passed. “Even better,” said Okeeheelee MS principal Dr. David Samore. “It was with flying… Read more »

The School District of Palm Beach County and Prime Time Palm Beach County to Receive Wallace Foundation Grant to Foster Children’s Social and Emotional Learning

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The School District of Palm Beach County will share a four-year grant with Prime Time Palm Beach County, a nonprofit intermediary organization that serves out-of-school time (OST) programs and practitioners. Through the four-year Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative, they will focus on helping elementary school-aged children in Palm Beach County develop positive social… Read more »

Media Release: State releases school grades; more than half of District-operated schools earn A’s and B’s

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WEST PALM BEACH – The Washington Elementary School Sharks were celebrating on Wednesday, with the news from the Florida Department of Education that the school moved its grade from an F in 2016 to a B in 2017. “It’s unbelievable,” said Washington Elementary Principal Sandra Edwards. “I’ve got a great staff, I’ve got great teachers… Read more »

Media Release: Moody’s Report: HB 7069 Could Result in Credit Downgrade for School Districts

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Stable credit ratings for the School District of Palm Beach County and other large school districts could be at risk because of a new state law requiring public school districts to share capital budget dollars with privately operated charter schools, according to an analysis released Friday by Moody’s Investors Service. House Bill 7069 was signed… Read more »

Media Release: High School Students, Adults Can Attend West Tech for Career, GED and ESOL Education

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BELLE GLADE – High school students who are currently enrolled in grades nine through 11 can now apply for the Construction or Mechatronics academies offered at West Technical Education Center (West Tech). The construction academy provides training in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning. The mechatronics academy allows students to gain technical skills in automation… Read more »

Media Advisory: Oakland Raider Walford to Give Backpacks to Rosenwald ES Students

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Oakland Raider Walford to Give Backpacks to Rosenwald ES Students SOUTH BAY – Students at Rosenwald Elementary School are ready to “Beat the Summer Slide,” and NFL tight end Clive Walford will there to encourage them and provide a backpack to every student during an event at the school Friday. Walford, who currently plays for… Read more »

Media Release: School Food Services Offering Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Children This Summer

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WEST PALM BEACH-  The School District of Palm Beach County is once again offering the Summer Food Service Program to provide free, nutritionally balanced breakfasts and lunches to children through the age of 18 weekdays starting Tuesday, June 6.   Summer Food Service sites are located at schools in the immediate vicinity of areas of… Read more »

Media Release: District’s Third Graders Improve Scores on Florida Standards Assessment for English Language Arts

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WEST PALM BEACH -  Third graders in Palm Beach County showed a slight improvement on the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the Florida Standards Assessment taken during the spring at School District of Palm Beach County-operated schools, according to results released Friday by the Florida Department of Education. Approximately 54 percent of third graders in… Read more »

Media Advisory: Iconic Atlantic/Seacrest HS Football Statue to be Unveiled at Spring Football Game Tonight

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DELRAY BEACH -  A project nearly two years in the making will finally be complete during tonight’s Spring Football game as the iconic sculpture of Y.A. Tittle that has been a symbol in Delray Beach for 49 years will be unveiled at its new home at Atlantic High School.   WHEN: Wednesday, May 17 Kickoff is at… Read more »

Media Advisory: Students Put Table Manner Lessons to the Test During High Tea at South Grade ES

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LAKE WORTH -  Fifth graders at South Grade Elementary School will be treated to a special High Tea to show off the table manners that they have been taught in preparation for this annual event.   The event is organized by the school’s art teacher, Rebecca Hinson, as a hands-on experience for the class of 2024…. Read more »

Media Advisory: Every Student’s Art on Display at Palm Beach Public’s Annual Art Show

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PALM BEACH -  Take a dive under the sea and enjoy a display of 400 pieces of art representing work of every student at Palm Beach Public for the school’s annual art show. The first floor of the school has been transformed to look like a sea of artwork with waves of inspiration and sea creatures…. Read more »

Media Advisory: Calusa ES Holding Annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser to Raise $60K

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BOCA RATON -  Calusa Elementary is holding its ninth annual St. Baldrick’s charity event Friday in which children and adults shave their heads to show solidarity for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatments while battling cancer. This year, Calusa is hoping to raise more than $60,000 and is expecting more than 70… Read more »

Media Advisory: Financial Professionals Teaching Savings, Financial Responsibility to Third and Fourth Graders

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PALM SPRINGS- Elementary school students at several schools across the School District will be getting lessons in personal finance by professionals in the field as part of Teach Children to Save Day 2017. Fifty-four financial professionals from the community will visit the 70 classrooms, primarily third and fourth grade, in 31 schools and read age-appropriate… Read more »

Jeaga MS Hosting First Annual “Man-Up” Poetry Slam

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WEST PALM BEACH - Jeaga Middle School is hosting it’s first annual “Man-Up” poetry slam to provide an opportunity for the young men in their school to showcase their talent. Nineteen students will team up with 19 mentors to ‘introduce themselves to the world’ using an “I am” template for their poetry or rap. Former NFL… Read more »

Media Advisory: Limestone Creek Students to Skype with NASA Astronaut

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JUPITER -  Fourth grade students at Limestone Creek Elementary school will have the opportunity to participate in a Skype session with NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman Monday. WHEN: Monday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Limestone Creek Elementary School Cafeteria 6701 Church Street Jupiter Weisman is is related to one of the fourth graders at Limestone…. Read more »

Media Advisory: April is for Authors Literary Event to Be Held at Palm Beach Gardens HS Saturday

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PALM BEACH GARDENS - Local organization April is for Authors will be hosting a literary event featuring authors who write for children and young adults. Authors will participate in panel discussions and quick talks, autograph books, and have their books for sale at the event. This unique literary experience will give students, families and educators an opportunity to… Read more »

Award-winning Author to Visit Glades Central HS, Give Writing Workshop

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BELLE GLADE- Jason Reynolds, winner of the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers for “Be as Brave As You”, will be spending Thursday at Glades Central High School to discuss the importance of reading, and also to encourage students to develop a love of writing. WHEN:    Thursday, April 27   9:15 a.m. assembly in the auditorium  … Read more »

Best-Selling Author James Patterson Donating Books to 30K MS Students, Surprise Students at Congress MS

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BOYNTON BEACH- Best-selling author James Patterson is promoting summer reading by donating books to 30,000 middle school students throughout the School District of Palm Beach County. All sixth graders at District middle schools will receive Patterson’s Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life and seventh graders will receive Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Books will be distributed to students this week. To… Read more »

Language, Culture and Student Success to be Showcased at International Spanish Academies Symposium

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GREENACRES- Students from the Palm Beach County School District’s five International Spanish Academies (ISA) will showcase their talents, share their stories and successes and perform traditional Spanish and Latin music and dance at the second annual International Spanish Academy Symposium.   During the symposium, six students from each of the District’s ISA schools will give… Read more »