December 2019

Inspector General
School District Launches Search for Next Inspector General
12/20/2019
The Palm Beach County School Board held a special meeting Wednesday, December 18 to discuss and approve the protocol regarding the search and recruitment of the District’s next Inspector General (IG).
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Holiday Heart warmer
A Holiday Heart warmer
12/20/2019
A local real estate company came to the rescue when Jerry Thomas Elementary was in need of presents for more than two dozen students after an anticipated donation fell through
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New mural
Boca Middle Teacher Completes Elaborate Mural for Science Center
12/20/2019
If a trip to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is in your plans for winter break, be sure to take the time to check out the brand new mural representing humanity and energy that has just been completed by Ian Wiskoff, a teacher at Boca Community Middle School.
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Middle School Students Get a Taste of College
12/19/2019
For the third consecutive year, 20 eighth grade English Language Learner (ELL) students from Jupiter Middle School visited Palm Beach State College for a tour of the campus and an introduction to higher education.
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Graduation
Class of 2020 Graduation Schedule Announced
12/17/2019
Mark your calendars graduates and families! The School District of Palm Beach County has announced the highly-anticipated graduation dates for the class of 2020.
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Adult Education Students
Learn a New Hobby or Skill in the New Year
12/17/2019
Adult & Community Education offers career and technical courses, fun and leisure classes, as well as courses in a variety of subject areas. Online registration is currently open for the Winter term.
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Seminole Ridge Construction Academy student on the job
Seminole Ridge’s Construction Academy Builds 8th House
12/17/2019
Students from the Weitz Construction Academy at Seminole Ridge Community High School are actively building houses for Habitat for Humanity.
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Palm Beach County Schools have been recognized by the Florida Positive Behavior Interventions & Support
33 Schools Recognized for Modeling Positive Behavior
12/16/2019
Positive behavior is key to a strong learning environment, and 33 Palm Beach County Schools have been recognized by the Florida Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (FLPBIS) Project as Bronze, Silver or Gold Model Schools.
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District 4 school board member Erica Whitfield judging projects
Creativity Captivates at Regional Science Fair
12/13/2019
Which hand cleaner is the most effective? How are your beverage containers affecting our oceans? How does wind affect the speed of an airplane? These are a sampling of middle school and high school projects at the annual Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
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School Board Leadership , Superintendent Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II
PBCSD, FAU Partner for Ethics Bowl
12/12/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County and the LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) have entered into a partnership to host the Regional High School Ethics Bowl.
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Calendar
Calendar Change: Election Day Prompts School Closure for March 17
12/11/2019
The change made to the School District of Palm Beach County calendar was approved by the School Board to accommodate the Presidential Preference Primary.
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ESE Holiday Sale
Holiday Sale Boosts Student's Confidence
12/11/2019
It's tough to say who is more excited for this day: student entrepreneurs, or eager shoppers at The School District of Palm Beach County! Every year ESE students pack up all sorts of items they're made, hoping to sell them to inquisitive buyers.
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Nadilia Charles
Guiding Students to Success, With Patience and Understanding
12/10/2019
Nadilia Charles began her career with the School District of Palm Beach County in 1998 as an English teacher at Congress Middle School.
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Parents in a classroom
Hispanic/Latino Parent Academy Shares Important Information With Community
12/10/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County’s Office of African, African American, Latino, Holocaust, and Gender Studies recently held the Hispanic/Latino Parent Academy at Forest Hill Community High School.
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Computer Science Education Week - Hour of Code
Students Are Changing the Future with an Hour of Code
12/09/2019
Computer Science Education Week - Hour of Code
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Kate Strein
Teacher Recipient of Fulbright Award Helps Her Students See a Better Future
12/09/2019
Kate Strein, an eighth grade English Language Arts teacher at Jupiter Middle School, recently received a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program grant, allowing her to travel abroad through the Program in 2019 and 2020.
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Jerry Thomas Elementary book vending machine
Book Vending Machine
12/06/2019
Students at Jerry Thomas Elementary are now earning books through the school's book vending machine, nicknamed "Bookworm." See it in action!
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Pioneer Park Students
Captain Jack Avocado Celebrates Student Success
12/06/2019
The Department of Teaching & Learning celebrated the success of schools with the highest average student achievement gains using the Pearson SuccessMaker platform. Captain Jack Avocado (one of the platform's avatars) visited each of the 8 schools recognized and celebrated with the students.
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Student in a Cafeteria line
School Food Service Job Fair
12/05/2019
Are you or a friend looking for a job with the Palm Beach County School District? The School Food Service Department is seeking candidates for Food Service Assistants.
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School courtyard
A Warm Welcome for New Students
12/05/2019
While starting at a new school can cause students to feel nervous, isolated and unsure of themselves, the We Dine Together and International Cultural Understanding clubs at Boca Raton High School are working to ease that process by forming a Welcome Committee.
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Mentors
Mentoring the District's Next Leaders
12/05/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County and the Department of Professional Growth is proud to offer professional development to leaders wishing to become greater leaders. During "Mighty Mentors" upper leadership provided advice to lower management and engaged in a 45-minute conversation with up to six mentees who are excited to discuss and learn.
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Student at Coral Sunset Elementary
Orange Bowl Committee Upgrades Coral Sunset Elementary Media Center
12/05/2019
We are thankful for the Orange Bowl's contributions to Coral Sunset Elementary in Boca Raton. Thanks to them, the school's media center got a complete makeover.
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Students in a Gym
Students Teach Peers CPR
12/05/2019
Students from John I. Leonard High School's Medical Academy along with Team Certified helps teach students from other schools how to perform hands-only CPR.
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Students at a Gym
ASD Superhero Ball
12/05/2019
Students with disabilities love to attend the ASD Superhero Ball! Students from Park Vista High, John I. Leonard High, Lake Worth High, and Santaluces High joined in.
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Full Sail University
Full Sail Tech Fest
12/05/2019
E-sports games are on a lot of teenager's holiday lists. As the E-sports industry continues to grow, with the help of Full Sail University, we're preparing students to turn their favorite hobby into a successful career.
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Cafeteria food service workers
Employee Saves Co-worker From Choking
12/05/2019
Emily Cody is a Food Service Production Assistant at L.C. Swain Middle School. Find out how she came to the rescue of one of her co-workers.
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Think Blue, Go Green
Student Group Helps Saves Planet
12/05/2019
What started as a grassroots middle school group is now a registered non-profit organization, run by students with a passion for environmental conservation. Surface 71 is dedicated to efforts to protect the Earth’s water, clean up our shores and eliminate single-use plastics.
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Food Service worker using a blender
Health Rally at Howell L. Watkins Middle School
12/05/2019
The School Food Service department sponsored a health fair that has been called a “Student Wellness Boot Camp”. The goal at Howell L. Watkins Middle School was to expose students to the many facets of Nutrition, Fitness and Mindfulness.
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Surprise Balloons
Take Stock in Children Alumni of the Year
12/05/2019
Tekreshia Johnson is a graduate of the Take Stock in Children mentor program, and she was chosen as the Take Stock in Children's Alumni of the Year for the state of Florida.
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Mrs. Marcia Andrews receives award
Shining Star Award: Mrs. Marcia Andrews
12/05/2019
Congratulations to School Board Member Marcia Andrews, awarded the Shining Star Award for Education by the Puerto Rican/ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce!
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Students For Ethical Governance Day
Local Government Comes to Students For Ethical Governance Day
12/04/2019
Last month, local elected and government leaders brought their message of civil service and ethics to students at Lake Worth Community High School.
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Principal of the Year Finalists
Meet the 2020 Principal of the Year Finalists
12/03/2019
The School District has announced its four finalists for the 2020 Palm Beach County Principal of the Year. Each finalist was carefully selected by his or her region’s leadership team. All of the nominees have a proven track record of providing exemplary contributions to the betterment of their schools and communities.
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Winners Announced in Superintendent’s Greeting Card Contest
12/02/2019
For the fourth year in a row, School District of Palm Beach County students were tasked with creating a piece of art depicting their interpretation of the winter season in Florida's unique geography.
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Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest
Earn Scholarships and Prizes in 10th Annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest
12/02/2019
Palm Beach County School District students in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit an underage drinking prevention poster or video.
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