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Fri Nov 21 15:20:44 CST 2014


WELLINGTON - Equestrian Trails Elementary School has won $5,000 to use toward health and wellness initiatives in a contest sponsored by Fuel Up to Play 60, in partnership with the Miami Dolphins and the NFL, and the Dairy Council of Florida. The Dolphins Fin Force, mascot T.D., cheerleaders and Dairy Council representatives will present the check Nov.... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH - Egret Lake Elementary School will host two performances of Rip Van Winkle by the Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre, which features 9-foot-tall puppets, on Tuesday, Nov. 25, in the cafeteria. WHAT: Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre   WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.               second show from 8:45 a.m. to... Read more »


BOYNTON BEACH – Eighteen students from Crosspointe Elementary School were among more than 100 children from Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties who were accompanied by the Miami Dolphins on a Thanksgiving shopping spree at Publix Current and former players, cheerleaders, mascot T.D., staff and Miami Dolphins Women’s Organizations members were paired with the youngsters,... Read more »


ROYAL PALM BEACH - Royal Palm Beach Community High School will host a Choice Academies Open House for eighth-graders and their parents Dec. 2 so that they may learn about academy offerings, which range from college preparatory programs to business and medical career specialties. WHAT: Choice Academies Open House   WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8... Read more »


BOCA RATON – Boca Raton Elementary School hosted a luncheon Nov. 20 at the Lynn University men’s basketball team and fifth-grade boys as part of a mentorship program that has grown out of a literary partnership. Fighting Knights head coach Jeff Price, who returned to Lynn last year after he helped start the men’s basketball... Read more »

District releases statement after verdict - Wed Nov 19 15:41:53 CST 2014

WEST PALM BEACH - The School District of Palm Beach County’s Chief Communications Officer Alex Sánchez released the following statement after the jury presented a verdict Nov. 18 in the Paula Prudente trial: “We are pleased that jurors supported the school board’s decision to end Paula Prudente’s employment and agreed that the school district did not... Read more »


WELLINGTON - Emerald Cove Middle School will host its annual Holocaust Survivor Series for seventh- and eighth-graders, featuring speakers throughout the day, in the media center Dec. 4.   WHAT: Holocaust Survivor Series   WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   WHERE: Emerald Cove Middle School                 9950... Read more »


BOCA RATON - Boca Raton Elementary School will host a luncheon in the media center Nov. 20 for fifth-grade boys and the Lynn University men’s basketball team as part of a mentorship program that has grown out of a literary partnership. WHAT: Kickoff luncheon for mentorship program between the Fighting Knights men’s basketball team and fifth-grade boys... Read more »

School board re-elects leadership - Tue Nov 18 15:46:10 CST 2014

WEST PALM BEACH – The School District of Palm Beach County school board re-elected Chuck Shaw, the District 2 representative, as chairman at a meeting Nov. 18 at the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center. Shaw, who was born in West Virginia and raised in Palm Beach County, retired from the school system in 2005 after 35... Read more »


BOYNTON BEACH – Christa McAuliffe Middle School students who Skyped with U.S. troops in Afghanistan last school year will get to meet those soldiers Dec. 2 in the media center. Some of the students have moved on to high school but have been invited to return to Christa McAuliffe to meet the troops, who were... Read more »

Microsoft honors Palm Beach Gardens teacher - Tue Nov 18 09:03:25 CST 2014

PALM BEACH GARDENS - Watson B. Duncan Middle School teacher Todd LaVogue recently was selected for the third year as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for his use of technology in the classroom. “Being selected as an MIE Expert is an amazing honor,” said LaVogue, the only Palm Beach County teacher chosen this year who is... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH - The School District of Palm Beach County will hold an Advisory Boundary Committee meeting Nov. 20 in the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center board room. The agenda includes Sunset Palms and Crystal Lakes elementary schools; and information on Capacity Watch List schools.   WHAT: Advisory Boundary Committee meeting   WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8... Read more »


LOXAHATCHEE – Acreage Pines Elementary School has embarked on a partnership that brings college nursing students into the classroom to provide hands-on learning. Students from the Greenacres campus of Southeastern College, under their supervisors’ instruction, recently demonstrated real-world health scenarios in the elementary school’s medical lab. Acreage Pines, which offers one of the district’s Choice... Read more »


RIVIERA BEACH - Suncoast Community High School will hold its annual Career Showcase on Dec. 11. Area professionals will answer questions and offer advice about career choices in a variety of industries.   WHAT: Suncoast Career Showcase   WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   WHERE: Suncoast Community High School              ... Read more »


LAKE WORTH – Hidden Oaks Elementary School is hosting its fifth annual “Our Families Feeding Yours” event for disadvantaged families on Monday, Nov. 24, in the cafeteria. Teachers will cook the Thanksgiving-themed meal, and students have been invited to bring in canned items. Public donations of canned items also are welcome. WHAT: “Our Families Feeding... Read more »


WELLINGTON - Elbridge Gale Elementary School graduated 44 fourth-graders this month from the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program, which teaches anger management, conflict resolution, life skills and decision-making. The graduation followed a six-week curriculum during which district police officers Howard Blocher and Samuel Berkman worked to build the students’ confidence and teach ways to... Read more »

District to Honor Veterans at Ceremony Nov. 10 - Fri Nov 07 16:10:36 CST 2014

WEST PALM BEACH – Many employees of the School District of Palm Beach County served their country before they began serving area schoolchildren. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and district employees will acknowledge those veterans in a ceremony Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Fulton-Holland Education Services Center. The event, which will be held at... Read more »

Voters Approve School Referendum - Tue Nov 04 13:53:42 CST 2014

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Voters today approved the School District of Palm Beach County’s referendum renewing an existing special property levy of 25 cents per $1,000 of home valuation to pay for arts, music and physical education teachers, and choice and magnet programs in the district. “The voters have spoken and we are grateful for their... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Conniston Community Middle School students catapulted hundreds of pumpkins onto the school’s athletic field October 27 during a hands-on lesson about the principles of mathematics and science. The 3rd Annual Flying Pumpkins event is part of an ongoing collaboration between the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program at the school and... Read more »

Polo Park Middle School Night of Science - Tue Oct 28 08:33:09 CDT 2014

WELLINGTON – Polo Park Middle School is hosting its second annual Night of Science. The event includes seven food trucks, thirty exhibits and four liquid nitrogen shows presented by the South Florida Science Museum and a presentation of student science fair projects. WHAT:     Polo Park Middle School Night of Science WHEN:    Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014... Read more »