Office of Communications Headlines
Tue Mar 03 12:15:38 CST 2015

WEST PALM BEACH ? From moral issues of copying homework to violence against bullies to blocking uninsured motorists from refueling, teams of high school students will analyze and support ethical and philosophical cases on a wide range of ethical dilemmas during the 4th Annual Ethics Bowl on Saturday, March 7. There will be 16 teams... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Tuesday, May 26, and invites businesses and organizations throughout Palm Beach County to participate. The district selected Tuesday, May 26 after working with community leaders and business partners. The national observance of Take... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Superintendent E. Wayne Gent announced Monday that the School District of Palm Beach County will suspend Florida Standards Assessment testing on Tuesday for grades eight, nine and 10, as the Florida Department of Education continues its work to resolve problems that Palm Beach County and other districts experienced with the testing... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH - In an effort to attract new, interested businesses and make the process of becoming an approved vendor with the district more accessible, the School District of Palm Beach County is offering a New Vendor Orientation from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 9 in the Board Room of the... Read more »

PALM BEACH GARDENS ? Enjoy a ride on the carousel at Downtown at the Gardens on Saturday and raise money for a great cause ? the television production program at Indian Ridge School. The fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 WHAT: Benefit for Indian Ridge School?s television production... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? To celebrate the harvest of Pine Jog Elementary School?s 4,000-plant hydroponic gardens and its abundant strawberry crop, the school will host its 7th annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, Feb. 28. WHAT: Pine Jog Elementary Strawberry Festival WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 28, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Pine Jog Elementary School... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? More than 20 organizations, including West Palm Beach Police, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control and Whole Foods Market, will be at Grassy Waters Elementary School?s Third Annual Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, Feb. 28. The Health and Safety Fair is free and open to the public. WHAT: Third... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ?For two years, third grade teacher Eric Schwertner has grown out his hair to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which provides hair to make wigs for women fighting cancer. On Thursday, Feb. 26, Schwertner will cut his hair in front of the entire school. WHAT: Teacher Eric Schwertner cutting his hair to... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will visit Allamanda Elementary School on Wednesday, Feb. 25 to congratulate the school and others in Palm Beach County for receiving the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms Bronze award. Allamanda is among 38 district elementary schools to pursue the voluntary four-year certification through the program, which... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? More than 1,000 students, faculty and staff will take part in the Adult Education Center?s annual International Friendship Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 26. The highlight of the event is the Parade of Flags featuring students from more than 40 countries, dressed in their native attire, carrying flags from their homeland. WHAT:... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ?The West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the School District of Palm Beach County present the Educational Summit 2015 ? College Access: I?m All In. The event is Saturday, Feb. 28 at Palm Beach Lakes High School, and is targeting students from 12 district high schools.... Read more »

GREENACRES ? Five students will be surprised with $1,000 college scholarships during a special ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Greenacres Elementary School. The Winner Scholarship, sponsored by private donations from Kerry and Mike Diaz, is given each year and is designed to inspire students to continue their education after high school graduation. WHAT: The... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County announced today a series of public forums and an online survey that will give everyone in the community an opportunity to share the ideal qualities and characteristics of the next superintendent of schools. The School Board has contracted with search firm Ray & Associates... Read more »

LANTANA – Santaluces Community High School, with special permission from Paramount Pictures and director Ava DuVernay, will host a special on-campus screening on Wednesday, Feb. 25 of the Oscar-nominated film ?Selma.? Santaluces sophomores are invited to attend the screening in the school?s Performing Arts Center, in honor of Black History Month. WHAT: Special on-campus screening... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Berkshire Elementary School will be awash in pink on Wednesday, Feb. 25 for Pink Shirt Day, a campaign designed to raise awareness of bullying and promote anti-bullying efforts in Palm Beach County?s schools. Students, teachers and staff will wear pink shirts, attend an anti-bullying assembly, line the school?s hallways with pink... Read more »

GREENACRES ? To learn about the Magna Carta, students in Elizabeth Schmidt?s first-hour civics class at L.C. Swain Middle School did more than read books. They hand-crafted a banner of ?Magna Carta Ideals for America? that is now on its way to England for display at St. George?s Chapel at Windsor Castle, as part of... Read more »

Press statement on state testing - Wed Feb 18 16:10:44 CST 2015

WEST PALM BEACH – School District of Palm Beach County Superintendent E. Wayne Gent released the following statement regarding Gov. Rick Scott’s actions toward reducing the number of tests that Florida’s public school students are required to take: “We welcome the Governor’s actions and agree that we are over-testing our students in Florida. It’s a... Read more »

DELRAY BEACH ? Students from Plumosa School of the Arts will have a unique opportunity on Friday, Feb. 20 to play ukuleles and perform with members of the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra. The group will be in Delray Beach for four performances at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, and... Read more »

DELRAY BEACH ? Plumosa School of the Arts students will get a chance on Friday, Feb. 20 to hear and learn from Dana Leong, a composer, cellist and trombonist known as the ?hi-def Yo Yo Ma.? Leong will perform and talk with students about his experiences and how music shaped his life. WHAT: Dana Leong... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County kicks off a month-long fundraising campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 17 to support four nonprofit groups doing important work in the community and for public education. The district?s One Giving Campaign will benefit four organizations: Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Florida Future Educators of... Read more »