Gove ES Honored in D.C. For Its Environmental and Healthy Living Initiatives

Gove ES Honored in D.C. For Its Environmental and Healthy Living Initiatives

By Pat Evans | September 21, 2018

Gove Elementary School was recognized this week in Washington, D.C. during the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools ceremony for its innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education. “This distinction is thanks to a decade of hard work by our entire Gove family, and…

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Your Penny at Work: Students Enjoy High Tech Teaching Tools

[Video]: Interactive SMART Boards Make Their Debut in Classrooms

By Pat Evans | September 21, 2018

Fully interactive touchscreen flat panels are being installed in classrooms across the District, putting engaging lessons at students’ fingertips. The SMART boards are invaluable tools that display animation and videos selected by teachers to enhance their lessons. Teachers can write directly into the application and highlight text, or use the flat panels to create an…

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Constitution Day

[Video]: Constitution Day 2018

By Pat Evans | September 18, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County, along with the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, is proud to be participating in the James Otis Lecture series. Our lecture program about the US Constitution is designed to allow schools to comply with the requirements of the recent federal statute creating Constitution…

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Dads, Male Role Models Asked to Take a Child to School on September 26

By Pat Evans | September 17, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Education, is recognizing Wednesday, September 26 as “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.” Schools throughout the District encourage fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers, and any other male role model to participate by taking their child to school. This…

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Vote

The School District of Palm Beach County is Hosting a Voter Registration Drive

By Pat Evans | September 17, 2018

Mark your calendar! On September 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., high schools throughout the District will host Voter Registration drives. The event is in collaboration with 21 non-partisan community organizations. Community volunteers will help register students to vote. Students who will be 18 or older by Election Day may register to vote. Meantime,…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

School District Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Events and Activities

By Pat Evans | September 15, 2018

The School Board has proclaimed September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the month, the District’s schools and departments will celebrate the unique diversity and contributions of Hispanic and Latino culture. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the District celebrates the culture and traditions of students, teachers, staff, and community members who trace their roots…

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PJC Foundation gives a check

Jupiter HS Receives $310,000 from Perry J. Cohen Foundation for Campus Wetland

By Pat Evans | September 14, 2018

Jupiter Community High School has received a $310,000 donation from the Perry J. Cohen Foundation to fund the permanent transformation of the retention pond in front of the school into the Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory and outdoor classroom for the school’s Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy. The Perry J. Cohen Foundation – along…

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graduation

School District Has 61 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

By Pat Evans | September 13, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County has 61 semifinalists for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, allowing them to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. About 1.6 million high school juniors entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by…

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Homework Tips

[Video]: Tips to Help Make Homework a Success

By Pat Evans | September 13, 2018

Regardless of the grade, homework is a reality for students. But with useful strategies, homework is an effective learning tool that doesn’t have to be stressful for parents or children. Setting time aside to study in an electronics-free place, providing direction and instruction without giving the answers, communicating with your child and teachers and being…

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Remembering 9-11

[Video]: Commemorating 9/11 – We Will Never Forget

By Pat Evans | September 11, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County is observing Patriot Day in honor of the victims of the attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pa. on September 11, 2001. In commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the attacks, School District flags are lowered to half-staff. Schools also held observances to mark the…

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