October 2020

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Hispanic Heritage Awards Honor Exceptional Students and Teacher
10/30/2020
Two School District students and a teacher were honored at the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards Celebration, organized by the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County.
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Multi-Agency Collaboration
First-of-its-Kind Agreement in PBC Establishes Multi-Agency Collaboration to Protect Students and Staff
10/30/2020
Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II, Ed.D., and School Police Chief Frank Kitzerow announce that the School District of Palm Beach County launched a first-of-its-kind agreement with law enforcement, fire rescue, emergency management, health care, and trauma centers.
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Cybersecurity Academy Prepares Students for Careers in Growing Industry
10/27/2020
Students in the Santaluces Community High School Cybersecurity Academy now have the opportunity to graduate college and career ready with at least six professional certifications, thanks to a $750,000 grant from the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation.
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Thank A Teacher
Thank a Teacher is Going on Tour
10/27/2020
Through uncertain times, Chromebook screens, Google Classrooms, face coverings, and any amount of distance, teachers have been there for students to educate, support, mentor, and inspire.
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Dr. Nicole Crane
Top Art Educator in Florida is Right Here in Palm Beach County
10/26/2020
Dr. Nicole Crane is an art teacher at Elbridge Gale Elementary School, with more than 20 years of experience in education. She recently received the 2020 Florida Outstanding Art Educator of the Year Award from the Florida Art Education Association (FAEA).
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The School District of Palm Beach County Honors Chuck Shaw's Years of Service
10/21/2020
For more than 57 years, Chuck Shaw has dedicated his life to education and public service. Mr. Shaw is a proud product of the School District of Palm Beach County.
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Spectator Protocols for Fall Sports
10/21/2020
Fall sports are back in the school District of Palm Beach County. There are new spectator protocols, due to COVID-19.
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Explore Your Best Choice During Virtual Showcase of Schools
10/20/2020
The community is invited to explore all 179 District-operated schools, including 300+ Choice and Career programs during the Virtual Showcase of Schools on October 20, starting with a Facebook Live information session at 4 p.m.
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Virtual Meeting
21 Years of Keeping the Lights On Afterschool
10/20/2020
For more than two decades, Lights On Afterschool has marked the celebration of the positive effect after-school programs have on the lives of children, families, and communities. This year, on October 22, the District and its schools will honor the critical efforts of after-school staff.
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Family Engagement Night to Involve Parents and Students
10/19/2020
The Department of Multicultural Education is hosting a Family Engagement Night on Thursday, October 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on a virtual platform using Google Meet.
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Grab-and-Go Meal Site Locations Updated, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Added
10/16/2020
In an effort to better streamline the distribution of free grab-and-go meals, the School District of Palm Beach County School Food Service department has consolidated the number of food distribution sites in the county to 97 beginning Tuesday, October 20.
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COVID-19 Dashboard Notification Updates
10/16/2020
The School District is working diligently to fine tune the parental and staff notification process regarding positive COVID-19 cases, and expedite updates on the District’s COVID-19 Dashboard.
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Bridge 2 Life
Virtual College and Career Fair Bridges Students with Life After High School
10/15/2020
Students will get a look at their potential paths for the future, without even having to leave home, during the Bridge 2 Life Virtual College and Career Fair on Wednesday, October 21, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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West Boca High AP Students Win Scholarship for Literacy Project
10/14/2020
Ten West Boca Raton Community High School students have been awarded a $50,000 AP and WE Service Scholarship for a project they created to encourage literacy at a local elementary school.
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Education Foundation of Palm Beach County Receives TD Charitable Foundation Grant
10/13/2020
The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County received a grant to support reading, from the charitable giving arm of TD Bank.
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Google Workspace
Google Updates Branding, Introduces Google Workspace
10/13/2020
Currently, the Google software applications used by District students, teachers, and staff are collectively referred to as ‘G Suite.’ Google has decided to change that name and branding to now be known as ‘Google Workspace.'
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Study at 38 School Sites Offers Insight Into the Effects of Social Emotional Learning
10/13/2020
The Partnerships for Social Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI) is a comprehensive, multiyear project exploring how children can benefit from intentional collaborations between schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs that are focused on building social-emotional skills.
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District is First in Florida to Use High-End Cleaning Solutions for Athletic Programs
10/13/2020
Student-athletes use safety equipment to avoid injury while participating in sports, and now with the added challenge of COVID-19, caring for that equipment and locker rooms is equally important for student safety.
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Ed Foundation Grants
GoTeach! Grants Award More Than $100,000 for Innovative Classroom Ideas
10/09/2020
On October 8, the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County celebrated innovative teachers throughout Palm Beach County, by awarding $116,000 in grants through the Foundation’s GoTeach! Classroom Grant Awards program.
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Esteemed Guests and Community Gather for Virtual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
10/09/2020
The School District of Palm Beach County hosted its newest board member, and an astronaut, during an event on October 8 as part of its annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Innovate Your World
Annual Showcase of Schools Moves to Virtual Platform for 2020
10/08/2020
While the 24th annual Showcase of Schools is a go for 2020, it will occur with a different structure and format.
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Young Entrepreneurs Academy
Launch Your Middle or High School Student Into Entrepreneurship!
10/06/2020
The Boca Chamber Education Foundation’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), part of the Golden Bell Education Foundation, is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 virtual program.
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Disability Awareness Month
October is Disability Awareness Month
10/06/2020
The first two weeks of October of each year are Disability History and Awareness Weeks. This celebration was created by section 1003.4205, Florida Statutes. The law encourages schools to provide information about disability history and promote the awareness of the contributions of individuals with disabilities.
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Virtual College Tour
Tour Your Dream State School From Home With the Virtual College Tour
10/05/2020
In early October, students will have a chance to get more familiar with the 12 different State University System (SUS) schools in Florida through the District’s Virtual College Tour, leading up to the collaborative Virtual College and Career Night on Wednesday, October 21.
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Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce winners
Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Works Closely With School District
10/05/2020
Hispanic students make up a sizable portion of the School District, which necessitates a close working relationship with the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County to ensure that students and their families receive information put out by the District.
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Daniel Wang
Dreyfoos Student Achieves Top ACT Score
10/02/2020
Daniel Wang, a junior at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
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Every Campus Now Has a Palm Beach County School District Police Officer
10/01/2020
Each School District of Palm Beach County campus now has a School District police officer onsite, keeping students and staff safe each day.
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Teacher and Student
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
10/01/2020
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Did you know dyslexia is the most common learning disability?
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