June 2021

Time to Shine
District Updates Protocols for 2021-2022 School Year
06/29/2021
During the Board Workshop on June 23, Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II outlined the changes to existing COVID-19 protocols that will take effect when schools reopen on August 10 for the 2021-2022 school year.
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District’s Third Grade ELA Proficiency Remains Unchanged, Matches State Results
06/22/2021
Despite the pandemic-related challenges of the 2020-2021 school year, the School District of Palm Beach County’s third-graders’ overall results on the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) English Language Arts (ELA) remains unchanged in 2021.
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College Tour Expands Horizons and Opportunities for Jupiter Middle School Students
06/22/2021
Just before the end of the school year, a group of Spanish-speaking eighth grade English Language Learner (ELL) students from Jupiter Middle School had the chance to tour Palm Beach State College (PBSC). The tour was conducted in Spanish, a valuable aspect of the excursion, especially for a group of young people still adjusting to life in the United States.
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Students Earn Recognition for Good Deeds and Exemplary Character
06/18/2021
Academic achievements are not the only accomplishments that earn students recognition at the end of the school year in the School District of Palm Beach County. Employing positive attitudes, acting as role models, showing respect for others, and caring about the school and surrounding communities are also earning accolades for deserving students.
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School District Teams up With Miami Marlins to Counteract Summer Slide
06/15/2021
During the summer months, students who don’t practice and test their knowledge can lose critical math and literacy skills. This “summer slide” causes teachers to spend substantial time in the fall reteaching the lost material.
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Free Summer Meal Distribution Begins on June 22
06/11/2021
School Food Food Service will continue to distribute free meals during the summer, beginning on Tuesday, June 22 at select locations.
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Free SAT, ACT Prep Available to High School Students
06/09/2021
High school students in Palm Beach County now have access to free SAT and ACT preparation tools, thanks to a partnership between the School District and UWorld.
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Immunization Van Offering Free Vaccines at District Welcome Center
06/08/2021
The Palm Beach County Health Department’s Immunization Van will be at the School District of Palm Beach County’s Welcome Center on Wednesdays this summer to help students prepare for the 2021-2022 school year.
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Grant From Local Organization Supports Staff Awards and Afterschool Reading Program
06/08/2021
Boca West Children’s Foundation, through one of its partner agencies Roots and Wings, donated $10,000 to support programs at select Palm Beach County District schools
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Aliana Bien-Aime
Purpose and Planning: How This ESOL Student’s Determination Fuels Big Dreams for Her Future
06/07/2021
Aliana Bien-Aime is the first in her family to graduate from high school and the first to attend college. Her career aspiration is to become an obstetrician, a fitting profession given her love of helping people.
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Hernan Avila, the School District of Palm Beach County’s School-Related Employee of the Year
District’s School-Related Employee of the Year Named Finalist for State Competition
06/07/2021
Hernan Avila is one of five finalists from across the state this year. He will receive a cash prize for his nomination, and the winner will be announced by the state later this summer.
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District Meal Programs Receive Hefty Financial Support From National Organization
06/04/2021
During the 2020-2021 school year, the Palm Beach County School District’s School Food Service department received a total of $185,000 from No Kid Hungry, including a recent grant of $30,000 to help support its mission of keeping kids first.
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Seminole Ridge Community High School
$20K Grant Boosts Computer Science and Cybersecurity Curriculum at Seminole Ridge High
06/04/2021
Seminole Ridge Community High School received a $20,000 grant from Lockheed Martin to fund the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program at the school. PLTW is a nonprofit organization and leading curriculum provider in the fields of engineering, computer science, and biomedical sciences.
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Health Care District Offering COVID-19 Vaccine for Adults and Children 12 and Older at School District Locations
06/03/2021
The School District of Palm Beach County, in partnership with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, will offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for students, staff, and their families (ages 12 and older) at four School District locations.
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2021 College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners Announced
06/03/2021
Nineteen graduating seniors from Palm Beach County District Schools have been honored as College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners.
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Haitian Educators Association Awards Scholarships to High-Achieving Seniors
06/01/2021
The Haitian Educators Association (HEA) of Palm Beach recently announced the recipients of its 2020-2021 school year scholarship awards.
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