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Fri Feb 12 15:42:27 CST 2016

WEST PALM BEACH ? The Florida Department of Education released school grades for the 2014-15 school year on Friday, but Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa, Ed.D., said parents and the community should use caution in reviewing those results. ?I am a proponent of accountability, but urge caution in viewing these grades as anything... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Two of Palm Beach County?s Outstanding School Volunteers for the 2015-16 school year are also being recognized at the state level for their volunteer work with the School District of Palm Beach County. Bennett Ragan, the District?s Outstanding Youth Volunteer, and Sharyn Schneiderman, the District?s Outstanding Adult Volunteer, both were named... Read more »

LOXAHATCHEE ? U.S. Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral (RADM) Sylvia Trent-Adams will speak to cadets in Seminole Ridge Community High School?s Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) on Friday, Feb. 12. RADM Trent-Adams, a graduate of the ROTC program at Hampton University, will also serve as keynote speaker at the school?s annual Military Ball.... Read more »

BOYNTON BEACH ?áHear from students and the business community about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and how a strong STEM foundation helps students succeed, during the Palm Beach County STEM Education Council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11 at Boynton Beach High School. Students from the School District of Palm Beach... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? From animal habitats to celebrating writing and scientific discoveries, Waters Edge Elementary School students from all grade levels will demonstrate what they?ve learned so far this school year during their Student Showcase on Friday, Feb. 12. Each grade level will present their knowledge and research on a different theme to adults attending... Read more »

ROYAL PALM BEACH ? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, students in the voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) program at H.L. Johnson Elementary School will celebrate the union of Q and U in a special wedding ceremony on Friday, Feb. 12. Students dress as queens and quarterbacks, and serve as the bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen for... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? Bald heads will be in fashion at Addison Mizner Elementary School, where 56 teachers, staff members, parents and students ? including four girls ? will shave their heads on Friday, Feb. 12 to raise money and awareness for the St. Baldrick?s Foundation. The school?s second annual event for the St. Baldrick?s Foundation,... Read more »

ROYAL PALM BEACH ? Crestwood Middle School students will test their civics knowledge and engage in friendly competition on Friday, Feb. 5, when the Florida Department of Education?s POP-UP Quiz Show visits the school. Students have studied civics questions to prepare for the quiz and will compete for the title of Quiz Show Champion. WHAT:... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Superintendent Robert Avossa, Ed.D., will begin exploring a partnership with Palm Beach County, municipalities and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council to seek a sales tax that will fund critical infrastructure improvements and support important cultural institutions throughout the county. Board members asked Dr. Avossa to bring forward his recommendation for... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Friday, March 18, and encourages businesses and organizations throughout Palm Beach County to show students how their classroom lessons apply in the workplace. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade may participate in Take... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? Jerry O?Donnell?s big idea to help people in developing countries earned him $10,000, and the opportunity to take his invention from the drawing board to the production line. O?Donnell, a science teacher at Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton, was one of 10 recipients of a $10,000 ?InfyMakers? award from the... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County?s Department of Safe Schools is proud to share that 14 District schools have been recognized as model schools for their efforts in implementing School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SwPBS). A total of 14 District-operated schools, including 12 elementary, one middle and one high school, applied... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County?s Transportation Services department will hold its latest job fair for bus drivers on Thursday, Feb. 4, in West Palm Beach. 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... Read more »

BOYNTON BEACH ? Christa McAuliffe Middle School will honor its namesake during a ceremony to honor the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion that killed all seven astronauts on board, including Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher in space. The school?s chorus and band will perform at the ceremony, which also will be attended... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Golden Grove Elementary School fifth graders will face off against their classmates on the ?gridiron? on Thursday, Jan. 28, as the school is visited by ESPN West Palm Beach for a mock ?College GameDay? segment to cap the students? study of Florida?s seven major college and universities. School and ESPN West... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Students attending the School District of Palm Beach County?s annual Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Recruitment Tour took home a record $5.1 million in scholarship offers, following the two-day event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. More than 1,000 students, dressed in business attire... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County is the new number 1 in Florida when it comes to career readiness. The District now leads the state in the number of students earning industry certifications, the real-world credentials that must be attained for everything from emergency medical technician to Microsoft certified professional... Read more »

RIVIERA BEACH ? Students, teachers and parents at John F. Kennedy Middle School will team up to raise money for the American Cancer Society during their ?Cancer Walk? on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the school. The fundraiser, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, is part of the school?s efforts to raise money and awareness for... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? Spanish River Community High School will host its annual Holocaust Awareness Day on Tuesday, Jan. 26. This year?s keynote speaker is Allen Small, a Holocaust survivor who will speak to 10th grade students about his experience, while other survivors will speak to individual classes throughout the day. WHAT: Holocaust Awareness Day at... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Students throughout the School District of Palm Beach County will have expanded access to computer science education, and their teachers will receive more opportunities for professional development, thanks to a new partnership between the District and nonprofit The agreement, approved Wednesday by the School Board, will ensure students in District-operated... Read more »