January 2022

Students in a classroom
Coral Sunset Elementary Wins Award for Outstanding Title I Achievement
01/28/2022
Coral Sunset Elementary in Boca Raton is the recipient of a highly prestigious honor, after surpassing the stringent criteria to win the ECTAC Exceeding Expectations in Student Achievement Award!
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Frieda Jaffe-Holocaust Survivor
Frieda Jaffe-Holocaust Survivor
01/28/2022
Frieda Jaffe has shared her story for more than 45 years. Her childhood was robbed by the perpetrators of the Holocaust. On Holocaust Remembrance Day she shared this story with students and staff.
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Celebrates the Great (2022)
PBCSD Celebrates the Great for 2022
01/28/2022
The School District of Palm Beach County, along with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, honors the 2022 Principal, Assistant Principal, Teacher, and School-Related Employee of the Year during the inaugural ‘Celebrate the Great’ award ceremony.
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The Butterfly Project - Remembering the Children of the Holocaust
01/28/2022
Park Vista High School embraces NEXT GENERATIONS’ International Butterfly Project and its call to action through education, arts and memorial making.
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Burke at Work: School Food Service
Burke at Work: School Food Service
01/28/2022
Superintendent Mike Burke got a taste of the lunch rush at Galaxy E3 Elementary School. During “Burke at Work," the Superintendent will shadow staff members in various positions to get a feel for what they do and the important role they play in the success of the School District.
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Mike McGinty
Substitute Teacher Dedicated to Student Success
01/26/2022
In 2022, Mike McGinty will celebrate his 80th birthday. A substitute at Lantana Middle and with the School District for quite some time, Mike has never lost his passion for teaching. When he retired from Ford Motor Company, he moved to Palm Beach County and dedicated his time to teaching the next generation.
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Superintendent Mike Burke working in a cafeteria
“Burke at Work” Helps Superintendent Gain Better Understanding of Key Staff Roles
01/26/2022
Superintendent Mike Burke is the leader of the largest workforce in Palm Beach County, a staff more than 22,000 employees strong. Mr. Burke is prioritizing efforts to better understand the daily responsibilities and critical contributions of staff members.
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Annabel Wagner, Teacher of the Year;  Robera Walker, Principal of the Year; Amber Saunders, Assistant Principal of the Year; Connie Leonardi, School-Related Employee of the Year
SDPBC Announces Principal, Assistant Principal, Teacher, and School-Related Employee of the Year
01/25/2022
The School District of Palm Beach County, along with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, honors the 2022 Principal, Assistant Principal, Teacher, and School-Related Employee of the Year during the inaugural ‘Celebrate the Great’ award ceremony.
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Principal of the Year Finalists 2022
Contenders for Principal of the Year are Leaders at Their Schools and in the Community
01/21/2022
The top administrator at a school oversees the daily activities and operations on a campus, managing students as well as a staff of dedicated professionals. The School District of Palm Beach County presents the Principal of the Year award to the administrator who best represents the prestigious accolade.
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Patrick McCutcheon Named Acting Chief of School Police
Patrick McCutcheon Named Acting Chief of School Police
01/21/2022
The School Board of Palm Beach County has approved Superintendent Mike Burke’s recommendation for Patrick McCutcheon to serve as acting Chief of Police as the District conducts a nationwide search for a new, highly-experienced Chief who will build on the District’s commitment to ensuring the safety, security, and support of all students and staff.
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A group of students at Berkshire Elementary School
Berkshire Elementary Wins National Award in Student Video Contest
01/21/2022
A group of students at Berkshire Elementary School won first place for their video entry into the inaugural ISA “Laugh Bilingually” Student Video Contest organized by the Spanish Ministry of Education in the United States and Canada.
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Teacher of the Year Finalists
Teacher of the Year Finalists’ Hard Work and Enthusiasm Receives Well-Deserved Recognition
01/20/2022
The Teacher of the Year award honors School District of Palm Beach County educators whose efforts in the classroom have made a significant difference in the lives of their students.
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FPL Grant Recipients at Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary
$50K Grant From FPL Will Strengthen STEM Education at Winning Elementary School
01/20/2022
One community partnership is powering up science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education at Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary in Riviera Beach. The school recently received a $50,000 Classroom Makeover Grant from Florida Power & Light (FPL), one of five schools in the state to receive the award.
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Assistant Principal of the Year Finalists
Candidates for Assistant Principal of the Year Lead by Example and Experience
01/19/2022
The School District of Palm Beach County’s Assistant Principal of the Year award honors these administrators who serve in an important leadership role that is key to their school's success.
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 School-Related Employee of the Year Finalists
School-Related Employee of the Year Finalists Share Common Traits of Dedication and Commitment to School Support
01/18/2022
The School District of Palm Beach County’s School-Related Employee of the Year award honors personnel who occupy important roles that provide vital support on school campuses.
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Students painting a wall
Seminole Ridge Completes Ninth Habitat for Humanity House
01/18/2022
The Weitz Construction Academy at Seminole Ridge Community High School completed its ninth home for Habitat for Humanity.
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Students working with a robot
Robot Inspires Students at Pahokee Middle-Senior High
01/18/2022
A robot named “Spot” was the star of a presentation held at Pahokee Middle-Senior High School.
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Student Wins Music Coding Contest
01/18/2022
Eryon Panier, a senior at Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, created computer code to produce a remix of a song from recording artist Pharrell Williams.
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Water Ways Exhibit
Water/Ways Exhibit Now Open at Palm Beach State College's Glades Campus
01/18/2022
The School District of Palm Beach County is proud to have played a role in bringing an exhibition from the Smithsonian Museum to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade.
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Washington Elementary School Dance Team
Washington Elementary Celebrates Dr. King's Legacy
01/18/2022
The Washington Elementary School Dance Team celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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The District Wants to Hear From You! Share Your Thoughts by February 21
01/13/2022
The School District of Palm Beach County’s annual School Effectiveness Questionnaire (SEQ) gives parents, students in grades 3-12, and school-based staff an opportunity to provide feedback that helps develop and sustain a positive and supportive school climate.
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Class of 2021 Graduation
PBCSD Graduation Rate Climbs to Historic High of 95.9% at District-Operated Schools
01/05/2022
The graduation rate for the Class of 2021 in Palm Beach County's District-operated schools climbed to a historic high of 95.9%, according to the Florida Department of Education (FDOE).
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Lantana Middle Student Earns “Character Now!’ Recognition While Battling Brain Cancer
01/05/2022
At Lantana Middle School, a sixth grade student serves as a source of inspiration, hope, and positivity for her peers and school staff members.
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