#ThankATeacher Thursday: Suncoast Teacher Honored for Providing Lifelong Financial Lessons for Students

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 21, 2017

Suncoast High School’s personal finance lessons and teacher are adding up the accolades while also teaching important life-long lessons in financial literacy. The school has been named as a top 100 and top 10 large school for the Best W!se High Schools teaching personal finance. The program, sponsored by the Voya Foundation, provides a curriculum…

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School Information Whenever, Wherever with District Mobile App

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | September 20, 2017

Everything you want to know about your child’s school experience can now be found whenever, wherever.  The School District of Palm Beach County is launching a new mobile app for handheld devices that will access information like Edline grades, view the District’s approved calendar, and feature options to make school payments or get push notifications…

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[Video]: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, Middle School Students Earn College Credit

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 19, 2017

Fourteen students in the International Spanish Academy (ISA) at Okeeheelee Middle School were given the opportunity this May to take the Advanced Placement (AP) exam in Spanish Language and Culture — and all 14 of the eighth graders passed. “Even better,” said Okeeheelee MS principal Dr. David Samore. “It was with flying colors.” Of the…

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Dads, Role Models Asked to Take a Child to School on September 27

By Jennifer Deshazo | September 19, 2017

Wanted: Positive male role models. When: September 27, first thing in the morning. Where: Your local school. The School District of Palm Beach County, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Education, is recognizing Wednesday, September 27, as “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.” But you don’t have to be a dad to make an…

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[Video]: School District Departments Work Together to Help Community, Schools Weather the Storm

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 18, 2017

Before Hurricane Irma’s winds were whipping until the schools were ready to open Monday, School District of Palm Beach County employees were there to help the community prepare, cope and recover from the storm’s effects. The District’s Facilities teams shuttered schools prior to the storm, and a small team worked throughout Irma to ensure the…

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ESE Department Hosting Special Education Universities for Parents of Students With Special Needs

By Jennifer Deshazo | September 18, 2017

The Exceptional Student Education Department of the School District of Palm Beach County invites parents of  students with special needs to its annual Special Education Parent Universities to provide instructional opportunities and information on services available to their families through the District. This is a free event for parents of students with disabilities to participate…

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District to Offer Free Meals to Students Through October 20

By Nneka Nnolim | September 18, 2017

The School District of Palm Beach County has received a waiver to offer free meals to all students from Monday, September 18 through Friday, October 20, due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on the District and the state of Florida. Breakfast is always free in Palm Beach County, and for the next month, the…

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Frequently Asked Questions After Hurricane Irma: What You Need to Know

By Nneka Nnolim | September 15, 2017

Why does my child’s school look different? Many of our schools experienced some exterior damage as well as the loss of landscaping, trees, and shrubbery. Our schools are safe for students, but clean up and repair will be ongoing for several weeks. What happens with the school days we’ve missed? Florida statute requires that students…

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Hurricane Irma Update: School District Opening 27 Schools for Free Breakfast, Lunch on Thursday and Friday

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | September 13, 2017

Schools throughout Palm Beach County will open their doors on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 to share a free healthy breakfast and lunch after Hurricane Irma. Twenty-seven schools will open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. for breakfast, and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch. All children under the age of 18,…

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All Schools and District Offices Closed Until Monday, Sept. 18

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | September 12, 2017

Superintendent Robert Avossa issued the following update on school operations after Hurricane Irma: In the aftermath of a disaster, returning to everyday routines are a critical component to restoring a sense of normalcy to our communities. We know how important our schools are to re-establishing those routines. Based on reports from my facilities team this…

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