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Mon Oct 05 11:58:02 CDT 2015

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County?s Transportation Services department will hold its latest job fair on Monday, Oct. 12 in Belle Glade. 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 9 a.m. to 3... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH - The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has released the 2015 Spring Assessments preliminary results for the Florida Standard Assessments (FSA) in English Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition, the state released the preliminary End of Course (EOC) exam results for Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry. Overall, the School District of... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH - Parents, students, district employees and community members are invited to a series of community meetings in October to give their input into the strategic plan that will guide the School District of Palm Beach County for the next five years. The public meetings will begin Monday, Oct. 5 and continue through... Read more »

LAKE WORTH ? Hidden Oaks Elementary School students, teachers and staff will donate their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths on Friday, Oct. 2, as part of the school?s efforts to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research, and to honor those who are battling breast cancer. Hair donated on ?Think Pink Day? will be... Read more »

JUPITER ? A program created by the Mexican government to teach literacy skills to native Spanish speakers is now being offered at Jupiter High School, as part of a partnership between the School District of Palm Beach County and El Sol ? Jupiter?s Neighborhood Resource Center. Offering the Plazas Comunitarias program, created in 2001 under... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School Board of Palm Beach County is challenging Florida?s process for approving charter schools, appealing a State Board of Education decision that overturned the School Board?s denial of a charter school application in December 2014. The appeal argues that the state infringed on the local constitutional power to operate, control... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? It?s never too soon to teach students the lessons they need for success after high school, which is why Seminole Trails Elementary School will devote a week to promoting the importance of college and career readiness. Seminole Trails, the second District-operated school in Palm Beach County offering the AVID (Advancement Via... Read more »

DELRAY BEACH ? Get schooled in gardening basics and learn about ?Gardening in the Tropics? during Plumosa School of the Arts? Garden Planting Day on Saturday, Sept. 26. Karin Fields, the Edible Gardening Gal, will give a free seminar and teach participants how to grow their own vegetables, followed by planting in the school?s garden.... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? More than 60 colleges, universities, technical and career schools, tutors and higher education planners will participate in the Career & College Fair at Boca Raton Community High School on Tuesday, Sept. 29. This free event is an opportunity for students and their parents to learn more about college and career choices, get... Read more »

PALM SPRINGS ? Hispanic Heritage Month continues through Oct. 15, and Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary School invites the community to celebrate at its Hispanic Heritage Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. There will be food available for purchase, games, face painting, flag coloring, cultural dances and other activities for the family.... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County is expanding its afterschool meals program to 16 additional schools, after a successful pilot program in four schools last year. Nearly 50,000 meals were served last year as part of the supper program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered in Florida... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Students from the School District?s Choice & Career Options programs will mark Constitution Day by learning more about law and the criminal justice system from the Palm Beach County chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Attorneys and judges will speak to students on Friday, Sept. 18, during the... Read more »

BOYNTON BEACH ? Dimensional Harmony, the award-winning chorus at Boynton Beach High School, will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to London and perform at the London International Choral Festival later this year. On Friday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m., the chorus will be officially invited to participate by Robert Bone, Executive Director of the... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Parents can learn more about getting involved in their child?s education, applying for the School District?s Choice & Career Options programs, preparing students for college and preventing cyberbullying during their annual Family Involvement Parent Night on Thursday, Sept. 17. The Family Involvement Parent Night will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30... Read more »

Advisory Boundary Committee to meet Sept. 17 - Mon Sep 14 09:43:08 CDT 2015

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County will hold an Advisory Boundary Committee meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center Board Room. Committee members will discuss proposals to move portions of the future Minto West and Avenir developments. The two proposed boundary changes include moving a portion of the... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? As part of his outreach to Palm Beach County parents, students and community leaders, Superintendent Robert M. Avossa, Ed.D. will hold two meetings with members of the Guatemalan/Maya community to hear their concerns and ideas for improvement within the School District of Palm Beach County. The meetings are scheduled for the... Read more »

LAKE WORTH ? Students at Hidden Oaks Elementary School will learn a valuable lesson in helping others this year, as the school?s Student Council works to create its first-ever food and clothing pantry to help less fortunate families. The food and clothing pantry, named ?The Hawks? Heart,? will be a place where families in need... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? All of Hammock Pointe Elementary School will sing ?The Star-Spangled Banner? as part of the 3rd Annual National Anthem Sing-A-Long, organized by the American Public Education Foundation and 9/12 Generation Project. Hammock Pointe students, teachers and staff will gather at the school?s P.E. pavilion at approximately 12:45 p.m. to participate in the... Read more »

WELLINGTON ? Palm Beach Central High School is planning a pre-game 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11 in the Bronco Stadium. The 10-minute program will feature a recognition of Palm Beach County School District Police officers who served as first responders in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. WHAT: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony WHEN: Friday,... Read more »

ROYAL PALM BEACH ? Students, teachers and staff at Cypress Trails Elementary School will honor police officers, firefighters and members of the United States military with patriotic songs and a moment of silence on Friday, Sept. 11, the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Cypress Trails Elementary parents who are also uniformed officers are... Read more »