November 2019

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English Teacher Enhances Students' Knowledge Through Lessons About the Holocaust
11/22/2019
After reading the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, Toshimi Abe-Janiga decided to use what she learned to serve as an example for her students, to teach them cultural awareness, tolerance, and the importance of standing up for what’s right.
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Barbieri Re-Elected as Board Chair, Shaw as Vice-Chair
Barbieri Re-Elected as Board Chair, Shaw as Vice-Chair During Reorganization Meeting
11/21/2019
WEST PALM BEACH - The School District of Palm Beach County School Board has elected Frank A. Barbieri, Jr., Esq. as the School Board Chair and Chuck Shaw as the Board Vice-Chair for the second consecutive year. The vote was held during the Board's reorganization meeting on November 20.
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Students Get Taste of College Life Thanks to Johnson Scholars’ Tour
11/19/2019
Students in the District’s Johnson Scholars Program, in collaboration with Take Stock in Children of the Palm Beaches (jointly known as the JSTSIC Program), embarked on a college tour last month to see the various programs offered at universities across the state.
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Doctor giving a flu shot to a child.
Flu Shots Available to Children and Adults at Low or No Cost
11/18/2019
Flu shots are available to children and adults at low or no cost. Flu vaccines are administered at a variety of places such as: private physician’s offices, walk-in clinics, pharmacies, health departments, by their employer (employee health division), and college/university’s health clinic. Parents can also contact their insurance provider to see where the vaccine is covered under their insurance plan.
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Census worker
Earn Extra Money While Helping Your Community
11/18/2019
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Temporary census positions provide applicants with an opportunity to earn extra income while helping their community.
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Principal with students
How an Emergency Surgery Redirected a Principal’s Career Path
11/18/2019
Elena Villani is currently the principal at Highland Elementary School, but there was a time when she planned to be a lawyer. An emergency surgery as a college student inspired a change in her career goal, setting her on a path to success in education.
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Partnership for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative
Partnership for Social Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI)
11/18/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County is participating in a national project called the Partnership for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI), aimed at helping students develop life skills such as persistence, self-control and teamwork.
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Students on Stage with Ms. Harris
Gladys Harris Instills a Love of Learning in Her Students
11/15/2019
Gladys E. Harris, the principal at Palmetto Elementary School, has been educating children in Palm Beach County for 25 years. She has always had a passion for learning and it inspired her to help students find their path to greatness.
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Teacher with Kids in a garden
Education Foundation Awarded With Four-Star Rating For Best Practices
11/15/2019
For the second year in a row, the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County received a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest objective assessor of nonprofit organizations.
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Heroes for Education 5k
Heroes for Education 5K raises $80,000
11/12/2019
Close to 1,000 runners and walkers participated in the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County’s sixth annual Heroes for Education 5K.
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Veterans Day Ceremony
Honoring the District's Veterans
11/12/2019
On Veterans Day, the District gathered to honor the men and women who work at our District and administrative offices who served in the United States Armed Forces.
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People writing on a note pad
School Psychology Awareness Week, November 11-15
11/11/2019
During the week of November 11–15, the School District of Palm Beach County will join with districts throughout the country in celebrating National School Psychology Awareness Week, highlighting the important work school psychologists do each day to help students thrive.
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Students with books
Jupiter HS Yearbook Scores National Honor
11/08/2019
Jupiter Community High School is proud to announce that for the first time in the school’s history, the Chieftain Yearbook has been honored as a 2020 CSPA Crown Finalist, one of the top yearbook awards in the nation.
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Spanish River Program Wins $10,000 Grant
11/08/2019
The Biotech Academy at Spanish River Community High School receives a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant to help them develop a wearable device to monitor sepsis symptoms, an invention that could have a global impact.
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Video Contest Promotes Family Engagement in Education Month
11/08/2019
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) recognizes November as Family Engagement in Education Month. This year, FDOE partnered with the Florida Education Foundation and the Florida Lottery to highlight the importance of building strong family and community relationships to support student success.
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Guy Tabuteau Has a Desire to Affect the Lives of Young People
A Commitment to Excellence Runs Deep at Pahokee Middle-High School
11/08/2019
Guy Tabuteau began his professional career in education in 1994 when he obtained his first job as a Community Language Facilitator at Bear Lakes Middle School. Since then, he has worked in various capacities in the School District of Palm Beach County, and in February 2019, he was hired as an Assistant Principal at Pahokee Middle-High School.
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Mental Health
Mental Health Matters: Let's Talk About It
11/06/2019
Here is an honest conversation with a group of Palm Beach County high school students who volunteered to talk about their experiences with mental health issues. We asked them what kinds of societal factors affect their mental health, and what helped them overcome their struggles.
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Western Pines Middle Classroom
A Scientist in Every Classroom
11/06/2019
Western Pines Middle School is proud to be a part of the "Scientist in Every Florida School" program.
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Gearing Up for IT Careers
11/05/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County is preparing students looking to enter IT-related careers. From cybersecurity to software engineering, these programs put students in real-life situations in hopes of preparing them for these high-paying careers.
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Talking to Students About Lockdown Drills
11/05/2019
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act requires that schools hold lockdown drills once a month to practice and prepare in the event of an emergency. It is imperative that children follow the directions given during these drills to ensure their safety, in case there is ever an incident at a school.
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Candy Wrappers
Don't Trash Your Treats! Recycle Candy Wrappers at 21 Schools
11/04/2019
If you still have bags of Halloween sweets at home, disposing of the candy wrappers doesn’t have to be scary for the environment, thanks to a recycling initiative with Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
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