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Tue Jul 29 10:07:33 CDT 2014

Mindy Haas was recently elected to a two year term as President of the Florida PTA. Florida PTA is the largest statewide volunteer organization working exclusively on behalf of children and youth. Founded in 1921 as a branch of the 6 million member National PTA, Florida PTA is made up of approximately 1,400 local units... Read more »


Students from Boca Raton Community High School have won first place in the inaugural AP Global Challenge, a College Board pilot program that encourages Advanced Placement students to extend their learning beyond the classroom and connect their knowledge and skills to address globally relevant challenges through research, innovation, collaboration, and creative problem solving. Additionally, a... Read more »

School board member joins big-city school district leaders in nation?s capital as part of district?s ongoing commitment to boosting support for all students to succeed   Today, the School District of Palm Beach County and other 59 urban school districts from across the country joined President Barack Obama to pledge to improve the academic and... Read more »

The Florida PTA Annual Leadership/Convention was held July 11-13, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida.  The Palm Beach County Council of PTA/PTSA was represented by board members Sandy Roth, Wendy Corso Ruud, Tara Vanner, Dennis Roetzel,  ?Laura Fellman, ?Jen Martinez, Kay M. Stagray and Mindy Haas?.? Over 60 representatives from 21 local PTA units were in attendance. The... Read more »

Join us for a day of shopping, sharing, and supporting the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. on Saturday, August 16, 2014. The Gardens Mall will donate 5% of the day?s logged sales to the Education Foundation to support K-12 public education in Palm Beach County. In order for a donation to be credited to... Read more »

The School District has partnered with Florida Training Services to provide Pre-Apprenticeship programs that introduce students to the construction trades by using a multi-trade curriculum that included aspects of: Plumbing, HVAC, Carpentry, and Electrical. The location of this program is The Historical West Tech Campus located in Belle Glade, FL.  On June 24, 2014 the... Read more »

Royal Palm Beach High School has been selected among the three winners of the National Organizations for Youth Safety/ Allstate Act Out Loud “Safety Rally” nationwide contest. The winners to receive $2,000 in prizes include: ? Cookeville High School (Cookeville, Tenn.) ? Red Bay High School (Red Bay, Ala.) ? Royal Palm Beach High School (Royal... Read more »

The Annual Beginning Teacher of the Year and Mentor Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony took place at Fulton-Holland Education Services Center. The Department of Professional Development and the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County hosted the event in support of first year teachers and mentors. The awards were presented to elementary, middle, and high... Read more »


Cecilia Pan, from Atlantic Community High School, received the Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award for superior community service and achievement. Hamilton Awards are given annually by The Alexander Hamilton Friends Association of Seattle, Washington. Winners receive a scholarship, commemorative certificates, memorabilia, and acceptance to the Hamilton Leaders Academy. The purpose of the Award is to... Read more »

South Intensive Transition School launched two successful programs in partnership with the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. this past year called Project ALERT and Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND). Project ALERT is a middle school age appropriate substance abuse prevention curriculum proven effective in reducing experimentation among teens, and in reducing... Read more »

Dianne Howard, Director of Risk and Benefits Management, has been named the 2014 Benefit Manager of the Year by Business Insurance, a national magazine which serves business executives involved in insurance purchasing and administration. The Benefit Manager of the Year award was created in 2005 to recognize excellence and innovation in employee benefits management. Honorees... Read more »


Partnership With Florida Training Services To Provide Pre-Apprenticeship To Students West Palm Beach, FL, July 2, 2014 – The School District has partnered with Florida Training Services to provide Pre-Apprenticeship programs that introduce students to construction trades such as: Welding, Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing.  The location of this program is The Historical North Tech... Read more »

The distinction of ?Master Board? was awarded to the Palm Beach County School District leadership team by the Florida School Boards Association at their Annual Summer Conference, held June 11 ? 13, 2014 in Tampa. The Palm Beach County School District is one of only twenty four (24) school districts in Florida to currently hold... Read more »

Team Florida won the 2014 National Tournament of Academic Excellence (NTAE) in the competition held recently at Walt Disney?s Contemporary Resort. In the final, the academic all-stars beat out teams from Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. Shreyash Agrawal, a senior at Suncoast High School was among the Florida team members, which included students from Seminole County, Leon... Read more »

The School District has partnered with Florida Training Services to provide Pre-Apprenticeship programs that introduce students to construction trades such as: Welding, Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing.  A High School Diploma and/or GED is not required to begin classes but must be obtained before graduation of the program.  Additional requirements include Pre & Post Test of... Read more »

Far too many of our students are leaving high school without a high school diploma and therefore are not prepared to enter the workforce or obtain post-secondary education! Join Marcia Andrews (School Board Member District 6), Dr. Matthew Shoemaker (Area 3 Superintendent, Palm Beach County School District), Dr. Holly Bennett (Provost, Palm Beach State College... Read more »

Inita Knox is a 2009 Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient, graduating from the Center for Pre-Law Academy at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School. While there she was a member of the Mock Trial Team, National Honor Society, and College Club.  She received a Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Florida A&M University (FAMU) Spring 2013, Magna... Read more »

The Carver Middle School ?Eagles Drill & Cheer? members became stars of their own Disney show on March 15 when they entertained resort guests at the Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney. They traveled from Delray Beach to the Walt Disney World Resort to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program. The ?Eagles Drill & Cheer?... Read more »

Dr. Debra Robinson lauded by Congressman Alcee Hastings U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings ?hosted a luncheon at the Westin Diplomat in Fort Lauderdale on May 18. The Congressman used the event to present the 2014 Mildred HastingsTenacity Award, named in memory of his mother, the late Mildred Hastings, to Palm Beach County School District Board veteran... Read more »

Program part of the T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society’s mentorship effort  Selected eighth graders from Howell Watkins Middle School?s Pre-Medical Sciences Program completed a year-long externship program at Good Samaritan Medical Center and graduated with a Certificate of Completion and their own personalized stethoscope at a ceremony held May 22.  H.L. Watkins Principal Donald Hoffman,... Read more »