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Middle School Robotics Team Earns NASA’s Attention
03/20/2019
A team of 11,12 and 13-year-old students from Pahokee Middle School have garnered the attention of top physicists and NASA.
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U.B. Kinsey SECME Team Has Real Girl Power
03/19/2019
They didn’t plan on an all-girls SECME team at U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts, but sometimes things just work out that way, and the young ladies are relishing the opportunity to work together.
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Visiting Teachers Bring Language and Culture to PBC Schools
03/18/2019
Currently, more than 50 visiting teachers from Spain are working in programs throughout the School District. They are granted a visa for up to three years, and they love sharing their language and culture with District students and fellow instructors.
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Community Steps Up to Feed Students Over Spring Break
03/18/2019
Low-income students benefited from the help of several local organizations, teaming up to assist them with food for over Spring Break. Schools across the District picked up pallets of food and distributed the meals to families at their schools.
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David Alfonso walking with a student
Alfonso a Finalist for Florida’s Principal of the Year
03/15/2019
David Alfonso, the principal of Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, has been selected by the Florida Department of Education as one of five finalists for the 2019 Principal of the Year for the State of Florida.
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Summer Camp Registration Open
03/15/2019
Registration is now open for more than 60 District-operated summer camps that provide an enriching, fun learning experience. District summer camp programs are available from June 3 to August 2, but dates vary by location.
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District High School Student Has Prescription For Success
03/14/2019
March is Women’s History Month, and many high-achieving young women in Palm Beach County high schools are making strides that could one day have them making history in their own special way. Gena Jean-François, a senior at Boynton Beach High School, is one of those accomplished young women.
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Students at the Criminal Justice Academy
Building Tomorrow’s Leaders at the Criminal Justice Academy
03/13/2019
The Criminal Justice Academy at Atlantic Community High School is a four-year college-level curriculum that combines academics, physical training, and marching and drill.
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Conniston Middle School students in the AVID System
Conniston earns AVID Distinction
03/11/2019
Conniston Middle is the first in the School District of Palm Beach County to be awarded the title of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Demonstration School.
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Alcohol Poster Contest Winners Effectively Capture This Year’s Theme
03/06/2019
More than 600 entries from more than 49 schools and community centers were submitted to the ninth annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest, demonstrating that the community has made prevention of underage drinking a priority.
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Free Sat Offered to High School Students
Free SAT Offered to High School Students
03/05/2019
More than 13,000 high school juniors and hundreds of high school seniors in Palm Beach County schools will be taking the SAT, free of charge, at their schools on Wednesday, March 6.
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Students Invited to Participate in National School Bus Safety Poster Contest
03/01/2019
The theme for the 2019 School Bus Safety Poster contest is “Red Lights Mean STOP!” Contestants must illustrate the theme in their poster, and all entries are due by Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
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Students of the Sports Management and Recreation Academy at Palm Beach Gardens Community HS
Dreaming of a Career in Sports Management? Palm Beach Gardens HS Can Help Get You There
02/27/2019
With a minimum 2.5 GPA, a student can apply for the Sports Management and Recreation Academy at Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, a program that can open the door to an exciting career.
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Students in Jeaga Middle Pre-Law Academy
Middle School Pre-Law Academy Trains Students For Successful Criminal Justice Careers
02/26/2019
Since August 2009, a Pre-Law Academy has been available to students at Jeaga Middle School. The Academy is a unique and innovative program that allows students to examine the concepts of the American legal system through a collaborative, inquiry-based learning process.
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Students at the Dwyer Financial Program
Here is Why The Financial Program at Dwyer Makes [Cents]
02/25/2019
The Academy of Finance at William T. Dwyer High School was established in 1992 as one of the first Magnet Programs in Palm Beach County. It is one of several model programs established to promote educational excellence by the National Academy Foundation.
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Teacher using a SMART touch-screen flat panel whiteboard
Tech Trailblazer Program Continues to Grow
02/22/2019
Students Palm Beach County Schools continue to get SMART-er as the District’s Tech Trailblazer program continues to grow. Since it launched in May of 2017 there are 1,702 Tech Trailblazers with SMART Boards in classrooms around the District.
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Students at the fashion design academy at Wellington Community High School
Creativity and Collaboration Sewn Together in Fashion Design Academy
02/21/2019
There is no mistaking the business happening in the fashion design academy at Wellington Community High School. As you enter the classroom, there is a flurry of activity with students measuring, trimming, stitching and most importantly collaborating to bring their designs to life.
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Application Deadline Extended for MSAP Schools
Application Deadline Extended for MSAP Schools
02/20/2019
The deadline to apply for schools awarded the MSAP (Magnet Schools Assistance Program) grant has been extended.
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Students in the Entrepreneurship Program
It’s All Business For Students in High School Entrepreneurship Program
02/19/2019
Since the 2006-2007 school year, Spanish River Community High School has offered an Entrepreneurship Program to its students, giving them exposure to an assortment of classes including marketing, accounting, and business.
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Philanthropy Tank Live Pitch Event
Help Your School Win $1,000 by Attending Free Event
02/15/2019
Teams of students from Palm Beach County schools will present their innovative social solutions during a “Shark Tank-style” Philanthropy Tank Pitch Event on Sunday, March 10, and this year, the school with the most attendees at the event will win $1,000.
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Program Preps Students for Hospitality Careers
02/13/2019
The Hospitality and Tourism program at Forest Hill Community High School was established in 2004. The program is a college preparatory curriculum that integrates unique high school courses with practical internships and business leadership training.
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Students Prepare for the IT Job Market
02/12/2019
Crestwood Middle School offers a Pre-Business/Information Technology Academy in an educational setting dedicated to the development of academic, social, and creative skills, with the goal of creating responsible citizens.
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Middle School Students working on Medical Science Lab Project
Students Operate at a High Level in Middle School Medical Sciences Academy
02/08/2019
Since the 2013-2014 school year, L.C. Swain Middle School has offered a Medical Sciences Academy, a three-year preparatory honors program.
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Olympic Heights Astronaut Challenge Team
Students Take Astronaut Challenge
02/04/2019
This week, students from Olympic Heights Community High School will compete in the Student Astronaut Challenge State Competition at the Kennedy Space Center.
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Transportation Services Job Fair
02/04/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County Transportation Services Department is hosting a job fair to hire bus drivers on Thursday, February 7. The job fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3376 Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Individuals with an application in the online application system will receive an interview at the fair.
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Graduates of District Home Health Care Aide Program with School Board members
Graduates of District Home Health Care Aide Program Receive Solid Training and Job Offers
01/28/2019
More than 20 students recently graduated from the School District of Palm Beach County’s Home Health Care Aide Program, the very first cohort of students to do so.
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Students working on plane.
Students Soar to New Heights in Boynton Aerospace Science Academy
01/23/2019
A unique Choice and Career Options program available in the School District of Palm Beach County is the Boynton Aerospace Science Academy (BASA) offered at Boynton Beach Community High School.
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Dance Program
Dreyfoos Grad Brings Dance Program to Southern PBC
01/23/2019
Filling a void in southern Palm Beach County was one of Lauren Wiles’ top priorities. As a resident of Boca Raton, a teacher at Loggers’ Run Community Middle School, and a 2008 graduate of Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Wiles says there were limited opportunities for dance instruction in Palm Beach County Schools when she was growing up.
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17 Acts of Kindness
01/22/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County is honoring the lives of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School victims by encouraging students, staff and the community to engage in 17 Acts of Kindness leading up to February 14.
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College Credits, High School Classrooms: Understanding IB
01/22/2019
Thinking of enrolling your child in IB? Now is a good time to learn the benefits of the program and to decide if this is the right fit for your student.
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Applications for Choice and Career Programs January 25, 2019
01/18/2019
The deadline to submit an application to attend a Choice and Career program for the 2019-2020 school year is quickly approaching. The School District of Palm Beach County offers more than 300 Choice and Career options from Kindergarten through 12th grade at 117 different campuses across the District.
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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
01/18/2019
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will be recognized in Palm Beach County on Friday, February 1, 2019.
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Student PSA Contest
“It’s No Joke, It’s a Crime” Student PSA Contest
01/17/2019
The Department of Communications and Engagement invites students to enter the “It’s No Joke, It’s a Crime” Student PSA Contest.
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Apply Now for the K-8 Bilingual Program at North Grade ES
Apply Now for the K-8 Bilingual Program at North Grade ES
01/17/2019
The North Grade Elementary School Dual Language Program that opened in 1998 is now expanding the program to the middle grades.
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Stars of the ABC Show Shark Tank Visit Olympic Heights HS
01/16/2019
Students at Olympic Heights High School were among the “Sharks”, gaining insight about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.
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DNA Extractions Offer Insight Into Choice Academies
01/07/2019
Students and staff at Palm Beach Lakes High School are getting creative about how they market the unique opportunities offered at their school.
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New Elementary School Approved for Boca Raton
01/07/2019
After months of conversations, number crunching and site visits, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has approved a new elementary school for the City of Boca Raton.
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Teach While Obtaining your Master’s Degree Virtually
01/03/2019
The School District is looking for talented and committed individuals to teach in select schools across the District, while also enrolled in an innovative teacher preparation program in partnership with NYU Steinhardt called the NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency.
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Graduation Rate Continues to Climb in Palm Beach County
12/21/2018
The graduation rate in Palm Beach County District-operated schools continues to climb. According to data just released by the Florida Department of Education, the School District achieved a 91.7 percent graduation rate for District operated schools in 2018, up from 90 percent in 2017
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