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Fri Dec 19 13:18:15 CST 2014


JUPITER ? It?s a senior project with an important goal: Educate the younger generation about what they can do to conserve energy and help slow the effects of climate change around the globe. Four students at Jupiter High School?s Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy are continuing work they started last year on their social... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? Four students from the School District of Palm Beach County placed in the top 10 in the nation, while teams from Elbridge Gale Elementary School finished in third and eighth place in the nation at the National K-12 Chess Championship in Orlando from Dec. 12-14. Approximately 1,500 students competed in the... Read more »


JUPITER ? Students at Jupiter High?s Criminal Justice Academy made it their mission to make the holidays happier for 48 children who may not otherwise receive presents this year. Throughout December, the Criminal Justice Academy?s students collected 155 toys and other gifts for students from five Jupiter-area elementary schools. The elementary school students were nominated... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? Eighty percent of Palm Beach County?s district-operated and charter high schools earned A and B grades from the Florida Department of Education ? an increase of 18 percentage points from 2013, despite tougher requirements for schools to earn top grades. Palm Beach County outperformed the state in the number of A-... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County has the highest graduation rate of all large urban school districts in Florida, and was the only large district to raise its graduation rate in 2014, according to figures released today by the Florida Department of Education. Palm Beach County continues to outperform the... Read more »


RIVIERA BEACH ? On Dec. 16, Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy rallied for ?Team Genesis,? raising $1,187 through T-shirt and concession sales while showing their love for Riviera Beach Prep senior Genesis Perozo. Perozo?s remarkable story ? she lives on her own, is battling cancer and dreams of attending the University of Central Florida... Read more »


BOCA RATON ? A photo of a rainbow above the clouds taken from the window of a Southwest Airlines flight, and a photo of Pringles crisps stacked together to form a ring were among the winners in this year?s 2014 High School Photos contest sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers. ?Above the Horizon,?... Read more »


LANTANA ? Twenty lucky pre-K students from Royal Palm School Exceptional Student Education Center will start the holidays with a Walmart shopping spree, courtesy of the Anquan Boldin Foundation (also known as the Q81 Foundation), the Pahokee-based charitable organization founded by San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin. The students will go shopping at 8:30... Read more »


BOYNTON BEACH ? Second grade students at Poinciana STEM Elementary Magnet School will teach lessons to Coast Guard officers visiting their class on Wednesday, Dec. 17. The students will share research and informational writing reports with the Coast Guard officers, who also will share their expertise with the students. WHAT: Poinciana STEM students meet, teach... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? The 34th annual National YoungArts Week is Jan. 4-11 in Miami, and nine students from Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts have earned the opportunity to work with distinguished master teachers and mentors during the week-long event. Each year, the National YoungArts Foundation receives approximately 11,000 applications to participate... Read more »


BELLE GLADE ? Students and staff at Gove Elementary had a game plan to make healthy choices this school year, and earned the honor of being Palm Beach County?s only Touchdown School in the NFL?s Fuel Up to Play 60 program. To become a Touchdown School, schools must create a team, recruit other adults and... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County will hold an Advisory Boundary Committee meeting on Thursday, Dec. 18 in the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center board room. This will be a joint meeting with Chief Academic Officer Keith Oswald to recommend Study S-4 ? Revised, a proposal to move the future 288-home Palm Meadows... Read more »


RIVIERA BEACH ? Teachers and students at Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy were so moved by the Palm Beach Post ?Season to Share? story of Genesis Perozo ? a classmate who is battling cancer, lives alone and dreams of attending the University of Central Florida ? they are rallying to help her. On Tuesday,... Read more »


LOXAHATCHEE ? Work is wrapping up on the third Habitat for Humanity house built by students at the Weitz Academy of Construction at Seminole Ridge High School, and moving day is coming Monday, Dec. 15. That?s when the three bedroom, two bathroom house will be loaded onto seven tractor trailers and transported to its new... Read more »


BELLE GLADE ? Palm Beach County School District Police are doing a new twist on the traditional Shop With A Cop program, thanks to the generosity of the Bank of Belle Glade and other sponsors. On Saturday, Dec. 13, 24 students from 12 Glades-area schools will have the chance to go holiday shopping with their... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? What do you get the chimpanzee that has everything? For chimpanzees at Lion Country Safari, they?ll celebrate the holidays by opening environmental enrichment gifts created by students from elementary schools throughout the district. On Friday, Dec. 12, students will have the chance to watch a video of the Lion Country Safari?s... Read more »


BOCA RATON - From his Flying Classroom to the SuperCar to becoming the youngest African-American to fly solo around the world, Capt. Barrington Irving is dedicated to inspiring young people while also bringing STEM-based lessons to students in all grades. On Friday, Dec. 12, Irving will speak to students at Verde Elementary about his experiences,... Read more »


LAKE WORTH - Science is how Alicia Foy sees the world. For the fifth grade math and science teacher at Hidden Oaks Elementary School , everything is science and problem solving. ?Finding solutions in a logical way is how I teach my students to be successful,? Foy said. ?Seeing as much of the whole picture... Read more »


DELRAY BEACH ? Public school students from elementary, middle and high schools in Palm Beach County will perform monologues they wrote themselves during a showcase of original monologues at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach on Monday, Dec. 15. The free show, part of a six-week intensive program by YES (Youth Engaged in Storytelling) Lab,... Read more »


BOYNTON BEACH - Poinciana STEM Elementary Magnet School is joining the mission to introduce 100 million students to computer science!  Throughout the week of Dec. 8 ? Computer Science Education Week ? Poinciana students from kindergarten through fifth grade will use Scratch, TinkerCad, Mindcraft, and Arduinos, as well as other coding software, to make original... Read more »