November 2020

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Celebrate Future Educators on November 20
11/20/2020
The School District of Palm Beach County celebrates teachers every day, with a special effort put into Thank a Teacher surprises on Thursdays. In that spirit, November 20 is a day set aside annually to honor students who aspire to take the helm of a classroom and have future ambitions for a career in teaching.
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Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. - Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education
The 2021 Dwyer Awards Nomination Window is Now Open
11/19/2020
The Economic Council of Palm Beach County has announced that the nomination process for the 2021 William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education is currently open. Nominations must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
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School Police Officer Reunites with Role Model
11/19/2020
Officer Wilburn, who works at Westward Elementary, remembers her School Police officer from her years at Roosevelt Middle School. He inspired her to become an officer and recently surprised him as one of his newest colleagues in uniform.
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Ayala Sworn in to School Board, Barberi and Brill Named Chair, Vice-Chair
11/17/2020
Alexandria Ayala has been sworn in to the Palm Beach County School Board. Ayala will represent District 2 for a four-year term. District 1 member Barbara McQuinn and District 5 member Frank Barbieri were sworn in to serve new four-year terms after winning their respective re-election campaigns.
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Hidden Oaks K-8 Adds Buddy Bench
11/17/2020
Thanks to COBWRA (Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations), Hidden Oaks K-8 added a Buddy Bench to its campus. Learn more about the initiative and how it teaches students to be a buddy, not a bully.
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Multicultural Education Department Set to Host Second Virtual Family Engagement Night
11/16/2020
The Department of Multicultural Education is hosting another Family Engagement Night on Tuesday, November 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will take place online using Google Meet.
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High School Gaming Club Sparks Friendships While Fighting Heart Disease
11/13/2020
The gaming club at John I. Leonard High School was quick to jump at the chance to provide support, when the American Heart Association approached them with an opportunity to focus on their health while also helping others.
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School District K9s Receive Donation of Body Armor
11/12/2020
Palm Beach County School District Police Department K9s Murphy, Onessa, Cali, Neo, Tango, Maggie, Jade and Kobee have received bulletproof and stab-proof protective vests, thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
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Food Distribution
Additional Food to be Distributed Before Thanksgiving
11/12/2020
School food distribution sites will be closed the week of Thanksgiving Break. As a result, School Food Service will be distributing extra meals during the previous week’s Tuesday and Thursday free grab-and-go food distributions at 97 schools in the District.
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Students Stand to Benefit From District Teacher’s Participation in Notable Holocaust Education Conference
11/09/2020
This past July, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum held its annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators, a program designed to help participants bring effective Holocaust education to their classrooms.
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The Power of Possibility
Recognizing the Power of Possibility During National School Psychology Week
11/09/2020
During the week of November 9–13, schools throughout the country will join the National Association of School Psychologists in celebrating School Psychology Week, highlighting the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help students succeed.
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Schools and District Offices Reopen on Tuesday, November 10, 2020
11/09/2020
District operations crews have surveyed all public school campuses and bus routes, and are NOT reporting any significant damage.
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No School and District Offices Closed on Monday, November 9, 2020 Due to Tropical Storm Eta
11/08/2020
The decision to close schools takes into account the probability of high sustained winds and gusts that would likely make school bus travel unsafe. The District’s decision is also based on forecasts indicating excessive rainfall and the possibility for local flooding.
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Students to Receive Annual Training on Being TechSafe
11/06/2020
It’s important for students to be smart and safe while using technology, and in response, TechSafe lessons will be offered at every school in the District.
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Dreyfoos and Suncoast High Schools
Two District Schools Get Top Grades From Leading Ranking Website
11/06/2020
Two Palm Beach County District-operated schools have been recognized by the users of Niche as top schools in the state of Florida
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Principal of the Year Nominees
District’s Principal of the Year Nominees Announced
11/06/2020
The School District of Palm Beach County proudly announces the four nominees for the 2021 Principal of the Year.
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Choice Application Window Open, Don’t Miss Deadline to Apply
11/05/2020
The application window to apply for the School District’s 300+ Choice and Career programs for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.
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Parents and Families Provide Essential Support for Successful Learning
11/03/2020
The Florida Department of Education recognizes November as Florida Family Engagement in Education Month, a time to celebrate the crucial role parents and families play in their children's education.
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