Office of Communications Headlines
Mon Apr 27 12:37:16 CDT 2015

WEST PALM BEACH ? Nearly half of the students representing Palm Beach County earned top awards at the 2015 State Science and Engineering Fair, and five students from district-operated schools are among the eight top winners who will head to international competition next month. A total of 38 students represented the Palm Beach Region at... Read more »

LANTANA ? Santaluces High School?s students and faculty will honor the Class of 2015 during the school?s first-ever Senior Celebration, a pep rally in the school?s gym to honor students for their accomplishments and recognize their post-secondary choices. The Santaluces Senior Celebration will be on Friday, May 1. WHAT: Santaluces Senior Celebration in honor of... Read more »

DELRAY BEACH ? Students from the Eagle?s Nest Construction Academy at Atlantic High School will team with Stuart & Shelby Development Inc. and Stuber Construction on Wednesday, April 29 to pour the concrete slab that will serve as the foundation for the Construction Academy?s third student-built house. WHAT: Pouring of concrete slab at third Eagle?s... Read more »

PAHOKEE ? In her work as an eighth grade Intensive Reading teacher at Pahokee Middle School, Terreca Mincey-Walkes strives to instill a love of reading in her students that she believes will inspire them to make better choices for their futures. The improvement her students have shown in their reading skills through the Scholastic Read... Read more »

PALM SPRINGS ? During a recent faculty meeting, Palm Springs Middle School eighth grade science teacher Dawn DeWitt got a big surprise: She was named GenCorp Foundation?s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Teacher of the Year for Palm Beach County. She was presented with a check for $1,000, which she will use in her classroom... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? As part of its weeklong observation of World Earth Day, Pine Jog Elementary School?s PTA is sponsoring its annual ?Walk and Go Green? event on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public. WHAT: ?Walk and Go Green? event at Pine Jog Elementary... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? More than 500 portraits created by 168 third grade students at Hammock Pointe Elementary School are now on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, as part of a unique partnership between the school and the museum. The school?s third graders worked with the museum on ekphrasis, a technique where the... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a five-year contract with Dr. Robert Avossa to become the next superintendent of the School District of Palm Beach County. Avossa?s first day as Palm Beach County?s schools superintendent will be July 6. ?This contract shows that the School Board is serious in its... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? From best use of produce to best new garden, four Palm Beach County district-operated schools were among 10 honored for their outstanding school gardens, with the inaugural ?Golden Shovel? award from Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. The winners were selected from 100 applications submitted by schools in 23 counties. School... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County?s All-Star Academic Challenge team were among the top competitors at the recent Commissioner?s Academic Challenge, finishing seventh overall among the state?s large school districts. One team member, Atlantic High School senior Marc Rodriguez, was among the top players of all 36 teams in the... Read more »

DELRAY BEACH ? In a unique collaboration, drama students from Plumosa School of the Arts, Banyan Creek Elementary School and Atlantic High School will perform ?Into the Woods? at the Plumosa School of the Arts Theatre on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25. WHAT: ?Into the Woods,? featuring drama students from Plumosa School of... Read more »

ROYAL PALM BEACH ? A new International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is coming to Royal Palm Beach High School for the 2015-2016 school year, making it the sixth district-operated high school in Palm Beach County to offer this rigorous curriculum to students. Approximately 100 seats are available in Royal Palm Beach High?s IB program for incoming... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Dr. Robert Avossa has been unanimously selected to serve as Palm Beach County?s next superintendent, following a national search and public interviews by the School Board with each of the three finalists. ?This has been a comprehensive, inclusive and open process to find our next superintendent,? said School Board Chairman Chuck... Read more »

BOYNTON BEACH ? Galaxy E3 Elementary School can now add Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification to its list of accolades for its ?green? campus ? a first for a Florida public or private school. Earning LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council ? the highest certification available ? is... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Palm Beach County public school students will begin the 2015-16 school year on Monday, Aug. 17, after Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Tuesday morning that gave school districts more flexibility with school start dates. School District of Palm Beach County-operated schools have traditionally started classes on the third Monday in August.... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Palm Beach County School Board members will conduct public interviews on Thursday, April 16, with the three finalists for the position of superintendent for the School District of Palm Beach County. The meeting, which is open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room of... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? A team of third and fourth graders will visit Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League on Friday, April 17 with a special assignment: Tell stories about the animals available for adoption at the West Palm Beach shelter, and help those animals find new families. The team will work with children?s book author... Read more »

ROYAL PALM BEACH ? Royal Palm Beach High School students will use technology to help students track and meet their personal health and fitness goals, thanks to a three-year, $7,500 grant from the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. The school will use the grant money to buy software and a virtual training package to allow students... Read more »

GREENACRES ? Engineers from Lockheed Martin will conduct hands-on challenges with LEGO Robotics teams from Liberty Park Elementary and Poinciana STEM Elementary schools and teach students about the career opportunities available in robotics, during an event at Liberty Park Elementary on Thursday, April 16. WHAT: Lockheed Martin engineers visit Liberty Park Elementary WHEN: Thursday, April... Read more »

BOYNTON BEACH ? Stacy Greenberg knew there would be a camera in her second-grade classroom at Poinciana Elementary STEM Magnet School on Thursday morning. She thought it was to record her reading to her students. But when the television cameras and news photographers showed up, Greenberg discovered it was all a setup. Then her husband,... Read more »