October 2021

Supporting Students With Dyslexia During Annual Awareness Month
10/27/2021
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, and during October for Dyslexia Awareness Month, the School District works to inform the community about information and resources available to students with dyslexia.
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District’s Green Practices Earn GOLD-Level Recognition in 2021 Florida Green School Awards
10/21/2021
A continued focus on sustainability has recently earned the School District of Palm Beach County a GOLD ranking level in the 2021 Florida Green School Awards Program.
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Mike Burke sworn in
Michael J. Burke Sworn in as District's 27th Superintendent
10/20/2021
During the October 20, 2021 school board meeting, the School Board unanimously approved Michael J. Burke as Superintendent of the Palm Beach County School District.
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School District's Instructional Materials Adoption Committee Open to the Public
10/20/2021
The School District of Palm Beach County's Instructional Materials Adoption Committee meetings are open to the public.
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Students in Grades 6-8 Encouraged to Enter Art in the Capitol Competition
10/19/2021
The Art in the Capitol Competition is a statewide visual arts competition for all students in grades 6 through 8 attending public, private, and home schools in Florida.
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Tamara Rudolph
Tamara Rudolph 2021 GoTeach! Classroom Grant Award Winner
10/19/2021
All Hands-On Literacy! The purpose of the project is to increase literacy scores by incorporating multisensory strategies and learning tools—fun colors, a variety of shapes and sizes—into classroom instruction. The project will benefit students by allowing them to tap into different parts of their brains by engaging more than one sense at a time.
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Matt Baquero
Matt Baquero-Alumni Profile
10/19/2021
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month we are honoring some of our incredible graduates from inside the Palm Beach County School District. Matthew Baquero just finished directing, writing, producing and contributing music for his first feature film titled “San Pablo.”
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Aaron Snyder
Aaron Snyder 2021 STEM! Innovation Award Winner
10/19/2021
BioVerse - This project aims to magnify students’ understanding, intuition, engagement, and academic performance in the realm of biological sciences including Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Biophysics, and Biochemistry. Using biophysical animations and software, this program seeks to enhance student understanding of biology content through mathematical and formulaic descriptions of biological phenomena.
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Giancarlo Llerena
Graduate Profile: Giancarlo Llerena
10/19/2021
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month we are profiling outstanding alumni who are proud of their family history and their time inside the Palm Beach County School District. Giancarlo Llerena has played piano at some of the most prestigious venues across the country.
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Cody Russell
Cody Russell 2021 Fin Lit! Innovation Award
10/19/2021
Bringing Financial Literacy to Life for Middle School Students The program truly brings financial literacy to life through creating a virtual economic system designed for the classroom.
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Georgene Joyner
Georgene Joyner 2021 GoReach! Classroom Grant Award Winner
10/19/2021
STEAMING into Special Education. This program supports students who experience difficulties in communication, academics, behavior and have medical fragilities that significantly hinder their progress.
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Kelsey Burke
Celebrating Alumni Kelsey Burke
10/19/2021
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are honoring some of our incredible graduates from inside the Palm Beach County School District. West Palm Beach Attorney Kelsey Burke is the Past President of the Hispanic Bar Association. Kelsey says she has wanted to be a lawyer since her days at Lake Worth High School. She is proud to be Hispanic and a big fan of the music, food, and culture of Honduras.
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Glade Central Community High Student
Glades Central Community High Students Share their Hispanic Heritage
10/19/2021
Students from Glades Central Community High share how they're honoring and celebrating their Hispanic heritage.
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eSports in High Schools
10/19/2021
eSports teams are expanding across the School District. Thanks to grants from the Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund, schools are being outfitted with full eSports rooms. These clubs are inspiring students to pursue careers in IT, programming, marketing, graphic design, and social media.
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Florida PBIS Resilience Award
Nearly 100 District Schools Receive State Positive Behavior Support Resilience Award
10/18/2021
For the 2020-2021 school year, 91 schools in the Palm Beach County School District were designated as model schools and received the Positive Behavior Support Resilience Award.
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PBCSD Hispanic Administrators
PBCSD Hispanic Administrators Hold Key Leadership Roles in State Organization
10/12/2021
Several Hispanic administrators in the Palm Beach County School District bring valuable perspectives and important contributions as members of the Florida Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents.
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Enjoy Learning, Networking, and Prizes at 2021 Technology Conference
10/12/2021
Registration is now open for the 22nd annual School District of Palm Beach County Technology Conference. The event is presented by the Department of Educational Technology, and will take place on Friday, October 15 from 8:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
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District Honors Disability History and Awareness Month
10/11/2021
Disability History and Awareness Month occurs during October to increase awareness, acceptance, and respect for people with disabilities.
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Marcia Andrews Among Finalists for Green-Garner Award
School Board Member Among Finalists for Prestigious Green-Garner Award
10/05/2021
Palm Beach County School Board member Marcia Andrews has been named a finalist for the Green-Garner Award recognizing the Urban School Board Member of the Year.
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Jupiter HS Hispanic Student
Jupiter Community High Students Share their Hispanic Heritage
10/05/2021
Students from Jupiter Community High share how they're honoring and celebrating their Hispanic heritage.
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Rosenwald Elementary music room
Rosenwald Elementary Drumline Uniform Donation
10/04/2021
U.S. Sugar and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office donated drumline uniforms to Rosenwald Elementary's band. The reaction from students was priceless.
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"Only One You" Day at Benoist Farms Elementary
10/04/2021
Superintendent Burke and District 2 School Board Member Alexandria Ayala participated in the "Only One You" Day at Benoist Farms Elementary. Children are taught that everyone is different and to embrace those differences.
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Forest Hill High School Student
Forest Hill High Students Share their Hispanic Heritage
10/04/2021
Students from Forest Hill Community High share how they're honoring and celebrating their Hispanic heritage.
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Tools for Schools
Tools for Schools Donation
10/04/2021
Publix visited Red Apple Supplies to announce their support of PBC Title 1 schools through their Tools For Schools campaign. They donated $190,340!
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Norton Partnership with John I. Leonard Students
10/04/2021
International Spanish Academy students at John I. Leonard High will be using their knowledge of art and their bilingual skills to help visitors at the Norton Museum of Art.
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Atlantic HS Hispanic Student
Atlantic Community High Students Share their Hispanic Heritage
10/04/2021
Students from Atlantic Community High share how they're honoring and celebrating their Hispanic heritage.
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Substitute Teaching
Exploring a Career Through Substitute Teaching
10/04/2021
Interested in teaching or considering returning to the classroom? Substitute teaching in The School District of Palm Beach County offers a great way to explore a flexible or full-time career in education.
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Arts Thriving, Thanks to 2018 Referendum
10/04/2021
Arts education is thriving in Palm Beach County. See how students and teachers are benefitting from 2018 voter-approved referendum.
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Teachers Earn More Than $175,000 in Grants From The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County
10/01/2021
One evening’s celebration of public education will lead to many months of innovation in Palm Beach County classrooms and long-lasting positive effects on students.
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