District News
Tue May 24 10:42:46 CDT 2016

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts student Zachary Rapaport (Visual Major from North Palm Beach) has been named as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar. According to the announcement from the Department of Education, “Rapaport is one of 160 outstanding American high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service,... Read more »

Students at Elbridge Gale Elementary set a goal to fundraise more than $25,000 to help fund blood cancer research and provide help and hope to thousands of patients and their families through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?s (LLS) Pasta for Pennies, presented by Olive Garden.  The school set this goal so that they would be... Read more »

School District of Palm Beach County third grade students who took the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) this spring showed a slight improvement over last year, according to results released Thursday by the Florida Department of Education. Approximately 52 percent of third graders in the District earned a Level... Read more »

The Instructional Materials Adoption Committees will hold public meetings throughout the month of June to review instructional materials proposed for use in Elementary, Middle and High School Social Studies classes. Middle School 6-8 Social Studies Review will be held the week of June 6, 2016 ? June 9, 2016. High School 9-12 Social Studies Review... Read more »

The Haitian Heritage Month Essay Contest Committee announces the winners of this year?s contest. The Haitian Heritage Month Essay Contest for high school students began in 2004. Its goal is to motivate all students to practice their thinking and writing skills in order to increase their achievement level in high stakes assessments, and specially to increase... Read more »

To improve on-time student delivery for the 2016-2017 school year, middle school bell times have been modified. These changes were necessary to allow additional time between bus runs and supported by recommendations generated through the Council of Great City Schools recent peer review. Our buses and drivers are utilized to serve all three school levels... Read more »

Twenty-four Palm Beach County students from 13 schools brought home national championship awards from the 2016 National Academic Games Tournament, held recently in Atlanta. Palm Beach County students brought home six team awards, including national championship honors in Elementary Division (grades 4-6) World Events; Middle Division (grades 7-8) World Events and Presidents; Junior Division (grades... Read more »

The District?s Information Technology Division (IT) and Maintenance & Operations Department (M&PO) have won the 2016 Bronze Stevie American Business Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for organizations with more than 2,500 employees. The organizations and other Stevie winners will be honored June 20th at an awards banquet in New York. IT and M&PO, led by... Read more »

It was a night of singing, dancing, acting and a lot of cheering at John I. Leonard High School last week when the school hosted the first ever International Spanish Academy (ISA) Symposium. Students showcased their talents and skills and shared their stories and their successes with the International Spanish Academy (ISA) programs during the... Read more »

Twenty-three finalists from the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) recently attended the 2016 State Science & Engineering Fair (SSEF) in Lakeland, FL.  These outstanding middle and high school students qualified for this competition at our Palm Beach Regional Science & Engineering Fair (RSEF). Their projects covered many areas of scientific investigation in the... Read more »