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Wed Nov 26 13:58:29 CST 2014


WEST PALM BEACH ? The Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center will transform into an art gallery on Dec. 11 for the School District of Palm Beach County?s annual fall art show, Rave Reviews. Artwork by more than 700 students representing 86 elementary, middle and high schools will be featured in the exhibition. WHAT: 2014 Rave Reviews, the... Read more »


WEST PALM BEACH ? More than 650 middle and high school students will present the results of their scientific research at the 58th annual Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair, scheduled from Dec. 9 to Dec. 11 at the South Florida Fairgrounds? Expo Center West. WHAT: Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair WHEN: Tuesday, Dec.... Read more »


ROYAL PALM BEACH ? Cypress Trails Elementary School hosted learning celebrations on November 24 and November 25 to share students? accomplishments and showcase academic growth. ?With students receiving their report cards last week, the learning celebrations provided an opportunity to share accomplishments that were personal to the individual student,? said Cypress Trails Elementary Principal Shari... Read more »


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... 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.... 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... 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 Stribling Way Wellington, FL 33414 WHO: Speakers... 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... 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 »