May 2019

Graduating Senior Receives Perfect Attendance
05/31/2019
When was the last time you were "absent?" Very few of us can answer "never."
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Elementary School Students Leave with a Free Book
05/31/2019
Prior to the last day of school, every student in Palm Beach County, kindergarten to fifth grade, received a free book to encourage reading over the summer.
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Arts Celebrated at Dream Awards
05/30/2019
Palm Beach County’s best singers, dancers, and actors competed in the 2nd annual Dream Awards.
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Connecting with Students in Zimbabwe
05/30/2019
Students at Melaleuca Elementary video chatted with students half-way across the world. The students in Zimbabwe quizzed students about their country's history and also learned a thing a two about American culture.
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Free Breakfasts and Lunches to All Children through the Summer
05/30/2019
Beginning June 4, 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.
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Students Learn Kreyòl to Celebrate Haitian Heritage
05/29/2019
Students were speaking a different language at the Belle Glade Branch Library on May 21, during an activity called “Haitian Creole for Kids.”
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School Board Member Wins Community Champion Award
05/29/2019
Congratulations Palm Beach County School Board Member Erica Whitfield for winning the Prime Time Palm Beach County Community Champion Award 2019.
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Sailor Surprises Sister at West Boca Graduation
05/28/2019
Navy Petty Officer Third Class Skye Escobar pulled off a big surprise for her sister, Alexa Escobar, who was graduating from West Boca Raton High School.
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A Commitment to Excellence Spells Success For Two District Students
05/28/2019
For the second year in a row, Tommy Cherry and Arik Karim are competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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District Teachers Recognized For Excellence in Holocaust Education
05/28/2019
Three School District of Palm Beach County teachers were recently honored as 2018 Gutterman Family Exemplary Holocaust Educators.
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Students Celebrate Their Futures With Signing Day
05/28/2019
The future is bright for thousands graduating from the School District of Palm Beach County! See where some of them are headed.
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Summer Learning Website for Students and Parents
05/24/2019
K-12 Students and Parents can find hundreds of activities and resources to continue learning during the summer. This website contains content for all subject areas, community activities and resources for the entire family.
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Forest Park Elementary Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month
05/24/2019
In a festive atmosphere with songs and dances, Forest Park Elementary celebrated Haitian Heritage Month during an evening of cultural expression on May 21.
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Free immunizations available in Palm Beach County
05/24/2019
The summer is here and it's a great time to beat the back to school vaccination rush.
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Ciara LaTouche
To Thine Own Self be True – A Mindset That Led One District Student to Success in a National Competition
05/23/2019
Ciara LaTouche, a 2019 graduate of Royal Palm Beach Community High School, recently placed as a semifinalist at the 36th annual National Shakespeare Competition in New York City.
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Parents helping students
Parent Involvement Program Sets Example for Others
05/21/2019
Student success is dependent on parent involvement and engagement, and in recent years research has shown a drop in parents who believe that intimate parent-teacher communication is effective.
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Students in a classroom
Google Case Study Highlights District’s Classroom Technology Training
05/21/2019
Palm Beach County is leading the way nationally in how teachers use technology to shape their instructional time.
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Town Hall Showcases Hispanic/Latino Studies
05/20/2019
The District held a town hall meeting to share resources and update our community regarding Global Education and the status of infusion for Hispanic/Latino Studies.
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Celebrating Our Pathfinder Award Winners
05/20/2019
Congratulations to the 2019 Pathfinder Award winners including several from the Palm Beach County School District.
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Officer Albert Lopez
Officer seen as 'Hombre de Hierro,' but really 'familia'
05/17/2019
Officer Albert Lopez is the police officer assigned to L.C. Swain Middle School. He started working at the school 15 years ago and has been in law enforcement for 25 years. Lopez is so involved in the school that he calls the students, “my kids, all 1,400 of them.”
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Saluting Students Entering the Military
05/17/2019
Palm Beach County students were recognized and honored for their plans to enlist in the U.S. Armed Services after graduation.
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Celebrating Our Dwyer Award Winners
05/16/2019
Congratulations to the five Palm Beach County public school teachers honored for their excellence in the classroom.
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Graduates Guaranteed Teaching Jobs Upon Finishing College
05/15/2019
Students in Early Childhood Teacher Education Programs receive college credit, industry certifications and a guaranteed teaching job inside the Palm Beach County School District once they graduate college.
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SDPBC STEM Specialist Selected to Bring Expertise to Washington D.C.
05/15/2019
A STEM specialist has the unique opportunity to take her teaching experiences from the School District of Palm Beach County to the Capitol.
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Karen Brill
Palm Beach County Celebrates Haitian Heritage
05/15/2019
Haitian American Culture Day took place on May 4 in Delray Beach, kicking off Haitian Heritage Month.
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2019 Teach Palm Beach Job Fair - June 6, 2019
05/15/2019
This job fair is for teachers only and will feature all Palm Beach County schools. The event will be held at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.
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Providing Support for Student Caregivers
05/14/2019
The District works with the American Association of Caregiving Youth to provide student caretakers with the resources needed to succeed at home and school.
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Students on Playground
Safe School Ambassadors Program Helps Build Culture of Safety
05/14/2019
To promote a positive school climate, the School District of Palm Beach County trains students in the Safe School Ambassadors (SSA) program. The program was established in the District in 2000 to develop motivated, trained, and supported student leaders who de-escalate conflict and reduce exclusion, cruel humor, bullying, and other forms of mistreatment on their campuses.
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Officer Horace
Highland Elementary Officer Promotes a Culture of Safety and Understanding
05/14/2019
Officer Sageny Horace starts his day with greetings and smiles as he opens the gate at Highland Elementary School in Lake Worth.
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National Police Week
05/14/2019
May 12 - 18 is National Police Week, a time to pay tribute to law enforcement officers who serve and protect the community with courage and dedication.
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Headspace App Offers Free Guided Meditation, Promotes Mindfulness for District Employees
05/10/2019
Staff members in the School District of Palm Beach County dedicate their lives to serving the educational and emotional needs of students, but a new tool available to all District employees will encourage everyone to look inward to understand their own thoughts and feelings to combat anxiety, stress, and sleep issues.
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Many students have called Nina Montez, formerly Nina Dimke, “teacher” or “assistant principal” over her 26-year career in education, but the lead singer of a rock band calls her the person who changed the course of his life.
Famous Musician Credits Acreage Pines ES Assistant Principal for Success
05/10/2019
Many students have called Nina Montez, formerly Nina Dimke, “teacher” or “assistant principal” over her 26-year career in education, but the lead singer of a rock band calls her the person who changed the course of his life.
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Band Students
Loggers’ Run Band Reaches New Heights
05/08/2019
Students at Loggers’ Run Community Middle School are celebrating a major accomplishment that no one could have predicted. Coming in as an underdog, the Loggers’ Run Band brought home a superior ranking, best in class, and the Grand Champion award at the Winter Park Ski Music Festival.
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District Focuses on Value of Social Emotional Learning
05/07/2019
During May for Mental Health Awareness and Trauma-Informed Care Month, the School District of Palm Beach County is zeroing in on the importance of social-emotional learning, one of the cornerstones of student success.
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Teach Palm Beach
Register Now for Teacher Job Fair
05/06/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County is hiring 700-900 new teachers for the 2019-2020 school year, and the Teach Palm Beach Job Fair will put you in front of principals with jobs available that match your qualifications.
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Haitian Heritage Month
Haitian Heritage Month Essay Contest Winners Announced
05/06/2019
The winners of the School District of Palm Beach County’s annual Haitian Heritage Month Essay Contest were recently selected by the Essay Contest Committee. Gaskov Clergé Foundation, a nonprofit and philanthropic organization established to promote health and education in Haiti and the United States, will provide the monetary awards. The first place winner will receive a check for $250.
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Graduation
Two Life-Saving Students, One Medical Academy
05/03/2019
Ja’shauna King, a senior in the Medical Science Academy at Boynton Beach Community High School never thought her high school lessons would have life-changing results, but she is now the second student this school year from Boynton Beach High’s Medical Academy to use the skills they have learned in the program to save someone’s life.
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School Lunch Hero Day
Five Facts About School Meals for School Lunch Hero Day
05/03/2019
Friday, May 3 is School Lunch Hero Day. Students and staff are encouraged to wear a yellow shirt Friday to show the nutrition staff at your school your appreciation for all the work they do, providing nutritious meals and encouraging healthy eating habits to students and staff.
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May is the Mental Health awareness month
School District Recognizes Mental Health Awareness and Trauma-Informed Care Month in May
05/01/2019
May is designated as Mental Health Awareness and Trauma-Informed Care Month in Palm Beach County. Mental health and school success are closely linked, and untreated mental health challenges can create significant barriers to academic, social, emotional, and career success.
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Haitian Heritage Month
District Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month
05/01/2019
Once again, the School District of Palm Beach County will be commemorating Haitian Heritage Month throughout May. Celebrated in several states throughout the country, Haitian Heritage Month recognizes the valuable contributions made by Haitians to world history. It is a celebration of Haitian culture and an opportunity to share that culture with the community.
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