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Mon Jul 06 13:04:58 CDT 2015

WEST PALM BEACH ? For the second consecutive year, a School District of Palm Beach County teacher has won the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Robin O?Brien, a mathematics resource teacher with the School District of Palm Beach County, is one of two teachers in Florida to receive the honor.... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Seven Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers from the School District of Palm Beach County will work a month-long paid externship with five corporations, gaining valuable real-world experience that they will bring back to the classroom. The STEM Externship Program, which begins Monday, July 6, is a joint partnership between the... Read more »

ROYAL PALM BEACH – Royal Palm Beach High School reached an important milestone toward implementing the School District of Palm Beach County?s newest International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, when its Application for Candidacy was accepted by the IB. Royal Palm Beach High will officially become an IB Candidate School on Sept. 1, and begins the process... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ?The Information Technology Division of the School District of Palm Beach County was presented a Silver Stevie® Award for IT Department of the Year at the 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago on June 22. The Stevie competition started in 2002 to honor top-performing businesses worldwide. This year, more than 3,300... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has named the School District of Palm Beach County as a Gold Standard employer, citing the district?s leadership and commitment to employees? health through its award-winning wellness programs. The district offers a comprehensive wellness program that encourages employees to make better choices for their health. Through... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? From meeting with union leaders to a planning retreat with the School Board, Superintendent Robert Avossa had a busy start to his tenure as the School District of Palm Beach County?s 25th superintendent. Meeting with union leaders was a key part of Avossa?s first-day schedule. ?The unions play a critical role,... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Robert M. Avossa, Ed. D., will be sworn in as the School District of Palm Beach County?s 25th superintendent during a ceremony preceding the regular board meeting on Wednesday, June 17. WHAT: Swearing-in ceremony for Robert M. Avossa, Ed. D. WHEN: Wednesday, June 17, at 4 p.m. WHERE: Fulton-Holland Educational Services... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Parents, students, district employees and community members are invited to community meetings this month to meet incoming Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa and discuss opportunities for improvement in the School District of Palm Beach County. The public meetings will be held from Tuesday, June 16 to Tuesday, June 30 at various schools throughout... Read more »

BELLE GLADE ? Register now for the GladesFest Teacher Job Fair, which offers teachers the chance to interview for education jobs at the School District of Palm Beach County?s 12 Glades-area schools. The district offers an annual $3,750 supplement to teachers at schools in the Glades, as well as professional development and leadership opportunities. WHAT:... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County?s Transportation Services department will hold its latest job fair in West Palm Beach on Saturday, June 20. Transportation department officials are hiring drivers to transport approximately 58,000 students each day to Palm Beach County schools. The job fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Starting Monday, the School District of Palm Beach County will offer its Summer Food Service program at 118 schools throughout the county. The program will be offered weekdays until Aug. 5, and is open to all children 18 years old and younger at no charge. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided... Read more »

PALM BEACH GARDENS ? Watson B. Duncan Middle School is one of 23 schools selected to host teachers from China and Egypt as part of the U.S. Department of State?s Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP). Zhi Xia was awarded a fellowship from the State Department to teach Chinese to Watson B. Duncan Middle students... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Ana Armbrister Bland, Ph.D., teacher at Seminole Trails Elementary School has been selected as the 2015 Hispanic Teacher of the Year. The award is given by the Palm Beach County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to honor the many contributions of classrooms teachers of Hispanic heritage. Bland was selected by a committee... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? All School District of Palm Beach County teachers will receive a 2 percent raise under a tentative agreement reached late Tuesday between the district and the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association. If approved by the School Board and members of the Classroom Teachers Association, raises will be retroactive to March... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? The Science Olympiad team from Boca Raton High School completed its competition season ranked first in Florida and 19th among approximately 3,500 high school teams in the nation ? the highest that a Florida team has ever received at a National Championship competition. The team recently competed at the Science Olympiad National... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? After months of engineering competitions from mousetrap car races to water rocket launches, students from six School District of Palm Beach County schools emerged as the top winners in the 2015 SECME (Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics and Enrichment) National Competition Finals. More SECME competition continues next month, when two teams from... Read more »

LAKE WORTH ? Woodlands Middle School will be the first in the School District of Palm Beach County to join the Cambridge International Community of Schools. Beginning in August, the school will offer the Cambridge Secondary 1 International Curriculum designed for middle school students ages 11 to 14. Cambridge International programs are offered in 10,000 schools... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? Olympic Heights High School will be home to Palm Beach County?s first Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers? Training Corps (JROTC) in the 2015-2016 school year, after a two-year effort by the Department of Choice and Career Options to bring the program to the School District. The Marine Corps JROTC joins 10 JROTC... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Dr. Robert J. Marzano, whose classroom management strategies are used in schools throughout the country, recently visited four School District of Palm Beach County schools to observe and provide feedback on how his methods are being implemented. Marzano visited Acreage Pines Elementary School, Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts,... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? As employees from across Palm Beach County reported to work Tuesday, many of them had their children in tow for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. As the largest employer in Palm Beach County, School District employees brought their children to the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center for a special... Read more »