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Fri May 22 10:14:34 CDT 2015


BOYNTON BEACH - Boynton Beach High School Art Academy students are turning the lobby of the Alco Boynton Cinema into a showcase for summer blockbusters, painting a mural throughout the theater?s entire lobby featuring scenes and characters from Jurassic World, Pixels, Terminator Genisys, Pan, Inside Out and Minions. Students will be at the theater on... Read more »


BOYNTON BEACH ? For their final projects, fifth grade students in Forest Park Elementary School?s International Baccalaureate programme researched human health issues that affect local families and the community. As part of those projects, students will raise money for the American Cancer Society through a Relay Recess at the school on Friday, May 22. WHAT:... Read more »

Enrollment is now open for summer VPK programs - Thu May 21 05:00:05 CDT 2015

WEST PALM BEACH ? Enrollment is now open at two district-operated elementary schools for free summer Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK) classes to prepare students for kindergarten. Classes are offered from June 11 through Aug. 7 K.E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary School in Canal Point and Highland Elementary School in Lake Worth. Summer VPK students will attend... Read more »


PALM BEACH GARDENS – The Gardens Mall will give back 5 percent of every gift card purchased fromáMay 18 through May 31 to the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, which will use the raised funds to support the students and teachers throughout the School District of Palm Beach County. Buyers just have to mention... Read more »


WELLINGTON ? Wellington High School?s Fire Academy will salute first responders from Palm Beach County?s fire rescue, emergency medical and law enforcement agencies during the academy?s first-ever First Responder Day on Saturday, May 23. The Trauma Hawk air ambulance will demonstrate a landing, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff?s Office ?Eagle? helicopter will do a... Read more »


WELLINGTON ? Kevin and Jason from the KVJ Morning Show on 97.9 FM WRMF will host a pep rally on Thursday, May 21 at Elbridge Gale Elementary School as part of their efforts to encourage the love of reading to third, fourth and fifth graders in Palm Beach County. WHAT: Reading on the radio on... Read more »


BOCA RATON ? Sunrise Park Elementary School second graders will create their own living ?Wax Museum? based on historical figures they have selected and researched. Students from two Sunrise Park classes will dress up as their historical figure and present key information about the person they are portraying. Friends and family are invited to the... Read more »


GREENACRES ? The Dual Language Program at Liberty Park Elementary School will host a Dual Language Festival on Friday, May 22, at the school?s basketball court. The event ? which features a ?Food Truck Invasion,? dancing and a bilingual book fair ? is free and open to the public. WHAT: Dual Language Festival at Liberty... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? Grassy Waters Elementary School opens an exciting new chapter for the school on Tuesday, May 19, when the school unveils its new medical lab for its Biomedical & Veterinary Technology Academy that opens for its first class of students in the 2015-2016 school year. WHAT: Opening of medical lab for Grassy... Read more »


GREENACRES ? Congratulations to Dr. David Samore, Principal of Okeeheelee Middle School, who is Florida?s Principal of the Year. The award is given each year by the Florida Association of Secondary School Principals, and Samore will represent the state in the National Principal of the Year award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.... Read more »


BOYNTON BEACH ? A new, state-of-the-art weather station from WeatherSTEM that will allow students at Boynton Beach High School to collect weather data, conduct research and share that information through social media will be installed at the school on Thursday, May 14. WeatherSTEM donated the $6,000 station to Boynton Beach High. WHAT: WeatherSTEM weather station... Read more »


ROYAL PALM BEACH ? Cypress Trails Elementary School will have a Career Day with a twist on Friday, May 15, focusing on careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Cypress Trails? STEM Career Day will feature engineers, a crime scene investigator, a veterinarian, a Palm Beach Sheriff?s Office deputy with two search-and-rescue canines,... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? State Sen. Jeff Clemens and State Rep. Mark Pafford will speak to fourth grade students at Pine Jog Elementary School about state government and environmental issues affecting Florida?s natural resources during a visit to the school on Friday, May 15. They will also receive a tour of Pine Jog Elementary and... Read more »


BOCA RATON ? More than 160 third grade students from Hammock Pointe Elementary School will make vegetable-filled ?Smash Sandwiches? during an interactive cooking class with chef Jamie Oliver on Friday, May 15, as part of the fourth annual Food Revolution Day. WHAT: Hammock Pointe third graders participate in interactive cooking class with Jamie Oliver WHEN:... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? Students from the School District of Palm Beach County earned three individual and three team National Champion awards during the recent Academic Games National Tournament in Orlando. Academic Games tournaments challenge students to use higher order thinking skills in the subjects of mathematics, language arts and social studies. There were 41... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? Students will sing and dance to Broadway music on Wednesday, May 13 for ?Egret Idol,? an annual event that showcases Egret Lake Elementary School students? singing and dancing talent while highlighting the school?s Arts Integration strategies. WHAT: ?Egret Idol? WHEN: Wednesday, May 13. Doors open at 5 p.m., show begins at... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? ?Algebra Nation? has a huge fan in Lynn Vaughan, Algebra 1 Honors teacher at Bak Middle School of the Arts. She wrote a fan letter to Zach Stepp, one of the video teachers for ?Algebra Nation,? and he will visit the school on Wednesday, May 13 to meet Vaughan and her... Read more »


LAKE WORTH ? Students from Highland Elementary School?s World Drumming Ensemble, Handbell Choir, chorus, band, and select students from visual arts class will visit Ann Norton Sculpture Garden and will perform for the public from 12:25 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12. WHAT: Highland Elementary World Drumming Ensemble, Handbell Choir, chorus and band... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? Graduations for the Class of 2015 begin Monday, May 11, and The Education Network (TEN) will broadcast every graduation live on the network and on the School District of Palm Beach County?s website. Each graduation will be broadcast locally on Comcast Channel 235 and on AT&T U-verse Channel 99, as well... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? As part of Haitian Heritage Month, the community is invited to a conference on the ?State of Education of the Haitian Community? scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at Boynton Beach High School. WHAT: State of Education of the Haitian Community WHEN: Saturday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. WHERE:... Read more »