April 2019

College Board Offers up to $5M in Scholarships
College Board Offers up to $5 Million in Scholarships to Class of 2020
08/15/2019
The application process for college can be a challenge for students. High school juniors can get on track and earn up to $40K in scholarships simply by completing six important steps to prepare for college.
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Get Ready for Graduation
05/09/2019
The excitement is building as more than 14,000 seniors from 32 schools and academies prepare for this month's graduation ceremonies. Here are important tips you need to know, as you plan for the celebrations
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HB 7123 - The Will of Voters Prevails!
05/04/2019
The Florida House and Senate agreed on a version of HB 7123 that would no longer force school districts to retroactively share voter-approved referendum funds with charter schools.
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Students in Media Center
Find Out Why This Media Center is the Hottest Place on Campus
04/30/2019
The days of muted colors and shushed voices in the media center at Okeeheelee Middle School are a distant memory after a complete renovation has breathed new life into the space. Walls were removed, murals were painted, board games were stocked and functional furniture was installed as part of an approximately $300,000 makeover, making the media center the hottest place on campus.
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Principal Kisses Pig
Addison Mizner ES Principal Kisses Pig For American Heart Association
04/29/2019
Addison Mizner Elementary School raised close to $40,000 for the American Heart Association, a feat that stirred a lot of pride throughout the campus. To motivate students to reach their goal, principal Joshua Davidow agreed to kiss a pig for their fundraising efforts. Then on April 26, he did just that.
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Students Draw on Their Passion for Learning as Inspiration for Mural at John I. Leonard High School
04/26/2019
Yalixandra Ortiz, is an International Spanish Academy (ISA) student who was put in charge of designing the mural for her school’s social studies building. Ortiz was given some guidelines and expectations for the mural by Rosa Curbelo, an ISA teacher who supervised the process and assisted Ortiz during the design and painting.
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Afterschool Programs Help Shape Students Lives
04/25/2019
The afterschool programs offered by the School District of Palm Beach County are helping to shape students’ lives. Students build confidence, learn to budget their time, and gain life skills while having fun.
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Miami Dolphins Donate Equipment to Pahokee HS
04/24/2019
The Miami Dolphins and Baptist Health South Florida surprised the Pahokee High School football and girls flag football team with equipment to help create a safer and healthier environment for their programs.
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Shark Tank at Olympic Heights
Olympic Heights HS Featured on ABC's Shark Tank
04/24/2019
Students from Olympic Heights Community High School in Boca Raton will be in the national spotlight Sunday on the ABC television show, Shark Tank
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What Carver MS is Doing to Help the Environment
04/23/2019
Students at Carver Middle School are getting excited about a new program that is generating solutions for healthy eating and the overall well-being of humans.
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April 22-26 is Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week
04/22/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County salutes every volunteer, teacher, and other professionals making our afterschool programs so successful.
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Teacher Receives Ecuador's Highest Education Award
04/22/2019
Dr. Otto F. Von Feigenblatt, an IB History of the Americas and Honors World History teacher at Royal Palm Beach Community High School, recently received the Decoration Vicente Rocafuerte for Education Award from the National Assembly of the Republic of Ecuador.
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Board Recognition
School Board Recognizes Beginning Teacher of the Year and Mentor Teacher of the Year
04/18/2019
The Beginning Teacher of the Year Award is presented annually to outstanding first year teachers at the Elementary and Secondary level in the School District of Palm Beach County, who have been recommended by their principal for demonstrating excellence.
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District Students Are Models of Success at United Nations Assembly
04/16/2019
Sixteen 4th and 5th grade students from S.D. Spady Elementary School traveled to New York City this past February as part of their school's Model United Nations 2019 delegation.
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Famed Authors Inspire Young Writers
04/15/2019
World-renowned writers connected with students and promoted literacy during this year’s Author’s Showcase at Polo Park Middle School.
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Teacher of the Year; Daniella Boyd
From IB Student to Palm Beach County Teacher of the Year
04/10/2019
For many families in the Palm Beach County School District, immigrating to a new country presents a number of challenges. Daniella Boyd, an International Baccalaureate (IB) Math Teacher at Royal Palm Beach Community High School and the Teacher of the Year for 2019, can relate to those struggles.
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Autistic Student Hosting Yoga Fundraiser for Boca HS
Student with Autism Hosting Yoga Fundraiser for Boca HS
04/10/2019
Boca Raton Community High School student Michael Gorlano has received so many benefits from the Autism unit at the school, that he has decided to give back. Gorlano is hosting a Yoga for Autism event on Friday, and all of the proceeds will go towards supporting the program.
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Dwyer Awards
Finalists Announced For Dwyer Awards
04/08/2019
The Economic Council of Palm Beach County Foundation has named the 30 finalists for the 35th annual William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education.
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Volunteer Week: April 7-13
District Celebrates School Volunteer Week
04/07/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County recognizes the thousands of volunteers who help carry out the mission of our schools and joins the country in celebrating National School Volunteer Week; it runs April 7-13.
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Apply For School Choice Through Controlled Open Enrollment
04/05/2019
Families have until Tuesday, April 30 to apply for Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Hiring Bus Drivers: Job Fair Thursday
04/05/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County Transportation Services Department is hosting a job fair to hire bus drivers on Thursday, April 11.
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Shape Your Future With Palm Beach County
Your Participation in the 2020 Census Matters
04/01/2019
A year from now, the federal government will begin asking people a list of questions to complete the 2020 Census. The census is conducted every 10 years and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
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Testing Tips for Success
04/01/2019
Testing season is upon us. Here are some tips and policies to help your family prepare.
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