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Wed Sep 02 14:45:52 CDT 2015

WEST PALM BEACH ? The Florida Standards Assessment ? and the state?s high-stakes accountability system ? continues to concern leaders with the School District of Palm Beach County, despite a study upholding the validity of the state-mandated assessment test. Those concerns include questions about the test?s administration, particularly the computer-based portion of the assessment; the... Read more »

PAHOKEE ? Pahokee Middle School will take over Buffalo Wild Wings in Wellington on Friday, Sept. 4, to raise money for the Cassandra & Catherine Colon Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Buffalo Wild Wings location in Wellington will donate 10 percent of all proceeds on Sept. 4 to the scholarship fund, established in memory of Cassandra... Read more »

BOYNTON BEACH ? Theater students at Boynton Beach High School will get a firsthand lesson in filmmaking on Wednesday from Arthur L. Bernstein, a producer, actor, writer and Palm Beach Gardens resident whose latest project, ?Walt Before Mickey,? opens in theaters on Friday, Sept. 4. ?Walt Before Mickey? focuses on Walt Disney?s life before the... Read more »

BOCA RATON ? A discounted spa day, dinner auction and car washes are among the fundraisers that West Boca Raton High School?s Vanguard band will hold throughout September to raise money for their upcoming performance in the 2016 London New Year?s Day parade. The 140-member Vanguard band needs to raise approximately $300,000 for the eight-day... Read more »

Palm Beach County schools open Monday, Aug. 31 - Sun Aug 30 12:47:11 CDT 2015

WEST PALM BEACH ? All School District of Palm Beach County schools and offices will be open on Monday, Aug. 31. District officials decided to open schools after receiving an all-clear from School District Police and other District employees, who inspected schools and surrounding areas for potential safety hazards caused by rain and winds from... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH - Officials from the School District of Palm Beach County continue to monitor Tropical Storm Erika, and will make a decision by midday Sunday on whether to close schools for Monday. The District has canceled all school events scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 30. Events scheduled for Friday and Saturday will continue as planned, though schools may adjust those plans as... Read more »

LANTANA ? Arshay Cooper, a motivational speaker and author who overcame obstacles and low expectations in inner-city Chicago to become a competitive rower, AmeriCorps volunteer and chef for World Wrestling Entertainment, Warner Bros. and other celebrities, will speak to students about his life during two assemblies at Santaluces High School on Thursday, Sept. 3. WHAT:... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? In its quarter-century existence, Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts has grown from a small public arts school to one of the nation?s top high schools. On Thursday, the school will celebrate its 25th anniversary with cake and ice cream for students, as well as recognize a proclamation from... Read more »

BOYNTON BEACH ? Every student at Crosspointe Elementary School will receive a new backpack during an assembly on Friday, Aug. 21, thanks to the generosity of COPS Monitoring. Each of the 725 donated backpacks will be stuffed with school supplies and notes of encouragement to study hard and be successful during the school year. WHAT:... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Superintendent Robert M. Avossa, Ed.D., is asking for the community?s help to develop the School District of Palm Beach County?s strategic plan. Parents, students, employees and community members have until Aug. 28 to complete an online survey to share their thoughts about the District?s future. The questions in the survey are... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? For his first day of school in the School District of Palm Beach County, Superintendent Robert M. Avossa, Ed.D., will visit a bus depot and five schools throughout the district to meet students, teachers and employees as they begin the new school year. Superintendent Avossa will begin his day meeting bus... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? There is a new way to register students for transportation, find bus stops and track school buses along their routes in the School District of Palm Beach County. The ?Find My Bus Stop? feature at is where to find information such as the closest bus stop and register students for... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Meet the newest four-legged members of the School District Police Department, during back-to-school training at Palm Beach Central High School on Friday, Aug. 14. The dogs ? Tango, Kash, Jake, Maggie and Kobe ? will join the district?s police force, where they will assist with random drug and weapons searches, as... Read more »

Can you imagine more than 400 teachers voluntarily attending a workshop while still on summer vacation? It’s happening on Friday, Aug. 7 at Park Vista High School. District administrators know there’s a need to increase the student use of technology for learning in the classroom, which is why the Department of Educational Technology is hosting an internal “mini”... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Four School District of Palm Beach County schools will have new leaders when classes begin Aug. 17, Superintendent Robert M. Avossa, Ed. D., announced Thursday. The new principals are: Berkshire Elementary School: Diana Perez. Perez most recently served as assistant principal at Greenacres Elementary School. Everglades Elementary School: Amie Souder. Souder... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? For the next year, Zhi Xia will teach Mandarin and Chinese culture to students at Watson B. Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens. He arrives in Palm Beach County on Thursday, Aug. 6, and will receive a V.I.P. welcome at Palm Beach International Airport with Watson B. Duncan Middle Principal... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? Students at Glade View Elementary School in Belle Glade and Rosenwald Elementary School in South Bay will return to brand-new schools once classes begin on Aug. 17. Superintendent Robert Avossa, School Board members Marcia Andrews and Frank Barbieri, and other district and community leaders will tour the new schools on Thursday,... Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH ? The School District of Palm Beach County?s Transportation Services department will hold its latest job fair in West Palm Beach on Monday, Aug. 3. 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 10 a.m. to... Read more »

  West Palm Beach, Fla. – The School District of Palm Beach County released following statement after the Board approved the following agreement on Mark Stenner, principal of West Boca High School. The School Board voted today to reassign Mark Stenner to a non-instructional position within the District. With the Board’s decision, Mr. Stenner will... Read more »

Keith Oswald, Chief Academic Officer David W. Christiansen, Ed. D., Deputy Superintendent/Chief of Schools WEST PALM BEACH ? The School Board on Wednesday approved the hiring for two key positions to oversee schools and curriculum for the School District of Palm Beach County. The board approved the appointment of David W. Christiansen, Ed. D., as... Read more »