District’s Third Graders Improve Scores on Florida Standards Assessment for English Language Arts

By Pat Evans | May 25, 2018

Third graders in Palm Beach County showed an improvement on the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the Florida Standards Assessment taken during the spring at School District of Palm Beach County-operated schools, according to results released late Thursday by the Florida Department of Education. Approximately 56 percent of third graders in the District earned…

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Boca Raton Elementary Teacher Cooks Up “Breakfast of Champions” for Students

By Pat Evans | May 25, 2018

Third grade teacher Theo Wiles, a 15-year veteran educator with the School District of Palm Beach County, spends many early mornings inside the cafeteria at Boca Raton Elementary School. The school’s cafeteria staff, busy preparing items for students’ breakfasts and lunches, greet him with smiles. “When they see me in the kitchen, bright and early,…

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Superintendent Donald Fennoy II

Letter From the Superintendent

By Pat Evans | May 22, 2018

Dear Students, Every day thousands of you walk into your schools carrying the good and bad of your personal life – things I cannot presume to know. I do know however, each of you has a story – you might be enjoying life with your parents, or just one parent, you could be fighting with…

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math materials

K-12 Mathematics Instructional Material Reviews

By Pat Evans | May 22, 2018

Instructional Materials Adoption Committees will be reviewing materials for K-12 Mathematics Courses this summer. Committee members will review submitted materials from Publishing Companies and make recommendations for the top programs in each course to be considered for further review for a District adoption. Final recommendations for District adoption will go to the School Board for…

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Gove Elementary Award

Gove ES Awarded U.S. Dept. of Education Green Ribbon Award for Environmental Education, Sustainability

By Pat Evans | May 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education has named Gove Elementary School a 2018 Green Ribbon School honoree for its commitment to student and community wellness, as well as environmental conservation and sustainability. “This distinction is thanks to a decade of hard work by our entire Gove family, and the dedication of more than 50 business partners…

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[Video]: Dwyer Award Winners Honored at Kravis Center

By Pat Evans | May 17, 2018

Six Palm Beach County School District teachers were honored last week at the Kravis Center during the 34th Annual William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education. Each winner received $3,000 and a crystal flame award for their excellence in teaching elementary, middle and high school education, as well as Special Programs, STEM and Career…

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[Video]: Free Summer Book Distribution Kicks Off at Forest Hill Elementary

By Pat Evans | May 16, 2018

Every child in elementary school in Palm Beach County will receive a free book this month courtesy of the “Happily Ever After Begins with Reading” campaign of Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. The book distribution is designed to encourage summer reading, with students receiving some of the most popular titles in children’s literature…

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Busy Summer Ahead as School District Begins Referendum-funded Improvement Projects

By Pat Evans | May 16, 2018

As the school year ends, work is just beginning on 178 projects that are scheduled at schools across Palm Beach County, using the School District’s share of money from the penny sales tax approved by voters for new construction, repairs to existing buildings, new vehicles and technology improvements. Ten schools — seven elementary and three…

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The School District of Palm Beach County Has Been Honored With the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) Designation

By Pat Evans | May 15, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation from The National Association for Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for the second year in a row for its outstanding commitment to music education. The BCME designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to…

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Police Week

The School District Honors National Police Officer Week

By Pat Evans | May 15, 2018

May 14-20 is National Police Officer week, and in recognition of the men and women in uniform who protect our students every day, The School District of Palm Beach County would like to thank its School Police team. Established in 1972, the Palm Beach County School Police Department is one of only a few dedicated…

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