District News
Mon Jun 20 16:59:42 CDT 2016

When the Department of Education released the scores of the Florida Standards Assessment and the End of Course Exams earlier this month, the results of much hard work became quickly apparent. While there is work to be done to achieve the outcomes outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, some schools realized large gains in their... Read more »

Superintendent Robert Avossa just marked his first anniversary with the School District of Palm Beach County. Upon arriving at the District Dr. Avossa signaled a new direction beginning with what he called a “deep dive discovery” to determine the District’s needs. Within days of his arrival, Dr. Avossa and the School Board launched an extensive... Read more »

Five students from the School District of Palm Beach County qualified for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Phoenix, Arizona last month, and of 1,700 participants, two of our high school students placed in the Grand Awards. Stefan Wan from Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts received a second place Grand... Read more »

Sunday?s tragedy in Orlando is making headlines throughout the world, and many students will undoubtedly be exposed to news about the attack. If your children have questions about what they?ve seen and heard, these resources may be helpful. PBS Parents? Talking with Kids about News offers age-appropriate tips and strategies for discussing violence, war and... Read more »

When students return to school in August, they will be greeted by new leaders at 13 School District of Palm Beach County schools. Parents of the affected schools have been notified of the exciting changes. Schools with new principals for the 2016-2017 school year include: Acreage Pines Elementary School ? Darline Karbowski Boca Raton Community... Read more »

The Florida Department of Education released results of the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests on Friday, and students in the School District of Palm Beach County outperformed their peers statewide across every indicator but third grade reading and seventh grade math. Overall, District students outperformed the state and the seven largest districts in Florida in... Read more »

The United States Secretary of Education and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has awarded a 2016 Fulbright Hays Seminar Abroad Scholar grant to Ms. Celia María Blandón, a Spanish and Dual Language teacher at Gove Elementary School. This grant program provides short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social... Read more »

Twenty-five students from the School District of Palm Beach County are among the winners of college scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Five students were awarded $2,500 scholarships, another five earned corporate-sponsored scholarships, and 15 students received college-sponsored scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. About 1.5 million high school juniors entered the 2016... Read more »

The leadership of the Good Samaritan Medical Center and Howell L. Watkins Medical Science Academy have been involved in an innovative and unique Externship Program for a group of Health Career Academy students. The program in its 5th  year and was created by Mark Nosacka, C.E.O. Good Samaritan Medical Center, Dr. Roger L. Duncan, III,... Read more »

In this edition of Inside the District With Superintendent Robert Avossa, find why voters will be asked, in November, to approve a sales tax referendum. You’ll also see why the top leadership in the District was recently reorganized and, a student delivers a super surprise for the Superintendent.