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Tue Nov 24 11:02:38 CST 2015

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County will host a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 2 to create an action plan to address bullying in schools. The meeting will be led by General Counsel JulieAnn Rico, Esq. and other District leaders, and is a follow-up to the District?s Anti-Bullying Roundtable held in... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? West Boca Raton Community High School invites prospective 2016-17 Academy students and parents to its annual Academy Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The school?s five academies will be featured, including its new Performing Arts academy. WHAT: West Boca Raton Community High School?s Academy Open House WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 2, starting at... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? First-time author and former Loggers? Run Community Middle School student Haley Mariano will visit Loggers’ Run Middle on Monday, Nov. 30 to launch her children?s book, ?Charlie Takes an Adventure,? and speak to sixth grade students about her journey to become a published author. WHAT: Former Loggers? Run student Haley Mariano will... Read more »

LAKE WORTH ? Hidden Oaks Elementary School will open its doors to serve free Thanksgiving meals on Monday, Nov. 23 for its sixth annual ?Our Families Feeding Yours? event. A team of teachers, students, administrators, staff and parents from Hidden Oaks and Park Vista Community High School prepare turkey, stuffing and other Thanksgiving treats for... Read more »

WELLINGTON ? Seventh and eighth grade students at Emerald Cove Middle School will hear stories from Holocaust survivors on Friday, Nov. 20 as part of the school?s 8th Annual Holocaust Survivor Series. There will be six Holocaust survivors who will speak to students and share their personal stories. WHAT: 8th Annual Holocaust Survivor Series WHEN:... Read more »

LOXAHATCHEE ? A three-bedroom home constructed by students at the Weitz Academy of Construction at Seminole Ridge Community High School for Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County will be moved to its permanent location on Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20. The 1,206-square-foot, two-bath modular home is the fourth built by Seminole Ridge... Read more »

PALM SPRINGS ? A generous $5,000 grant from PetSmart will provide a multi-sensory reading program for 300 Exceptional Student Education students at Palm Springs Community Middle School. Students and teachers from Palm Springs Community Middle?s ESE program will be at the PetSmart in West Palm Beach to accept the donation on behalf of the school.... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? In the past few weeks, 100 Jeaga Middle School students have been called to their school?s administrative office to speak with Assistant Principal Allison DeGregory for some good news: They will take home a refurbished computer as part of the School District of Palm Beach County?s ?Digital Divide? program. On Tuesday,... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? Olympic Heights Community High School students filled approximately 350 boxes with stuffing mix, canned gravy, canned vegetables, instant mashed potatoes and other Thanksgiving meal staples to help Boca Helping Hands in its effort to feed less fortunate families on Thanksgiving. The charity will pick up the boxes from Olympic Heights at 2:15... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The 7th Annual Learn Conference is set for Monday, Nov. 16 at Boynton Beach High School. The conference provides a unique opportunity for teachers, students, administrators, community members and experts in the field to learn from each other and discuss new green schools projects and ground-breaking initiatives. WHAT: 7th Annual Learn Green... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The Florida School Counselor Association honored two School District of Palm Beach County counselors for their outstanding work with students and their contributions to their profession. Lance Gondek, a middle school counselor working with seventh grade students at Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton, was named Florida?s 2015 Middle School... Read more »

LAKE WORTH ? Five students at Barton Elementary School will receive $1,000 scholarships from TeamWork USA to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical/trade school in Florida. The students will be awarded the scholarships during a ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at the school. WHAT: TeamWork USA scholarship presentation at Barton... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County?s Transportation Services department will hold its latest job fair for bus drivers on Monday, Nov. 16 in West Palm Beach. 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... Read more »

PAHOKEE ? In an effort to promote health food choices by eating more fruits and vegetables, the School Food Service department will hold an educational Health Fair at Pahokee High School on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The Health Fair will be held in the school cafeteria, and students, staff and faculty at the school will have... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11, and schools throughout the School District of Palm Beach County will hold special programs and events during the week to thank veterans for their service to the country. Schools will mark the occasion with flagpole ceremonies, guest speakers who have served in the U.S. Armed... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH – November is National Diabetes Month, and the School District of Palm Beach County is encouraging its employees to take better control of their health by enrolling in Real Appeal, a new personalized, interactive, online weight-loss program. The School District is offering Real Appeal at no cost to its employees to get... Read more »

West Palm Beach – The School District of Palm Beach County released following statement after the death of bus driver Gloria Riley. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of one of our long-serving bus drivers. The number of drivers who turned out to grieve her passing upon learning of her death... Read more »

LAKE WORTH ? Approximately 50 science and social studies students from Lake Worth Community High School will conduct a hurricane simulation at the City of West Palm Beach?s Emergency Operations Center to prepare for and recover from the wrath of ?Hurricane Vincent,? a fictitious storm that will sweep through their community during the storm simulation... Read more »

WELLINGTON ? The Binks Forest Elementary School PTA proudly presents the 2015 Binks Forest Fall Carnival on Saturday, Nov. 7. The annual event is one of the biggest fundraisers for the school, and is a collaborative effort between the Binks Forest PTA Board, teachers, staff and volunteers. WHAT: Binks Forest Elementary?s Fall Carnival WHEN: Saturday,... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County has 42 semifinalists for the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program, allowing them to continue in the competition for approximately 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. About 1.5 million high school juniors entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the... Read more »