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 »

Media Release: Berkshire ES Named Spanish School of the Year by Spanish Ministry of Education

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WEST PALM BEACH- Berkshire Elementary School has been selected by Education Office of the Embassy of Spain as the 2016 Spanish School of the Year. The award, organized by the Spanish Ministry of Education, is sponsored by academia Mester, el Instituto Cervantes, the Publishing companies Santillana and Anaya, and the schools El Camino del español… Read more »

William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education Finalists Announced Ahead of Tuesday’s Event at Kravis Center

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WEST PALM BEACH-  The Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. in partnership with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. is pleased to announce the thirty finalists for the 33rd Annual William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education.  The recipients will be announced and all finalists, nominees and past recipients honored at the… Read more »

Media Advisory: Boca HS Plans Week-Long Push to Keep Students from Driving Drunk

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BOCA RATON- School Police, Boca Raton High School and Mothers Against Drunk Driving are teaming up for a week-long push to keep students from driving drunk ahead of next weekend’s prom.   Starting Monday, a car that has been salvaged after a drunk driving accident will be on campus as a visual reminder of the… Read more »

Media Release: District, Whitfield Honored by United Way

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WEST PALM BEACH-  The School District and School Board Member Erica Whitfield have been honored by the United Way of Palm Beach County for supporting students who experience hunger. The District was given a fifth place Simply the Best Award and also received the Community Commitment Award. The prestigious Simply the Best Award celebrates campaign successes… Read more »

Media Release: District Students Awarded at State Science Fair

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LAKELAND- Palm Beach County School District students earned 18 awards at the 62nd annual Florida State Science and Engineering Fair last month. The top four high school students from the District will now move on to the International Science and Engineering Fair held May 14-19 in Los Angeles. Those students are: Jessica Young (SR) Palm… Read more »

Media Release: Palm Beach County Named Top District for Music Education

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WEST PALM BEACH-  The School District of Palm Beach County has been named by The National Association for Music Merchants (NAMM) as a Best Communities for Music Education. Only four percent of school districts in the United States have received this recognition, and Palm Beach County is one of only two school districts in the state… Read more »

Media Release: School Boundary Changes Up for Final Board Approval

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WEST PALM BEACH- The final adoption of school boundary changes is before the School Board for approval at next week’s Board Meeting. Information regarding the three proposed changes may be accessed at the following links: Study FH-1: Forest Hill High School to Palm Beach Lakes High School Study R-1:  Conniston Middle School to Roosevelt Middle School… Read more »

Media Release: Seminole Ridge School Counselor Who Was Named Florida’s Counselor of the Year Honored by Governor Tuesday

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Dr. Melissa Garcia, who was named Florida’s School Counselor of the Year, was honored today with the Governor’s Shine Award. Dr. Garcia, a Wellington High School graduate, has spent her career in Palm Beach County schools gaining her experience to help high school students. Garcia did her graduate student work at Seminole Ridge High High… Read more »

Media Release: District Premieres Haitian Faith-Based Leadership Dialogue on Thursday, April 13

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WEST PALM BEACH- The School District of Palm Beach County will hold its first Haitian Faith-Based Leadership Dialogue on Thursday, April 13, to help “Haitian Children Reach Their Full Potential”. The objective of this dialogue is to strengthen communications and collaboration aiming to jointly share our District’s Strategic Plan long-term goals, responsibilities, and solutions towards… Read more »

Media Release: District’s School-Related Employee of the Year Finalist in State Competition

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JUPITER- Jane Winters, the After School Site Director at Beacon Cove Intermediate School, has been named by the Florida Department of Education as one of five finalists for the 2017 School-Related Employee of the Year. The program recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the significant contributions they make to the students and families in their… Read more »