Community Input Sought on District’s Wellness Policy

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | January 17, 2017
Healthy lifestyle concept with diet and fitness on blue boards

The School District of Palm Beach County is seeking community input on its Wellness Promotion Policy, Policy 2.035, during a workshop on Monday, January 30. The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on January 30, in the Board room of the Fulton Holland Educational Services Center, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West…

Fight the Flu! Health Department Tips to Keep You Healthy in Flu Season

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | January 17, 2017
Stock image with sign that says Flu Season Ahead

Flu season is here, and the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has some important information for Palm Beach County on influenza and how to Fight the Flu. In the last few weeks, influenza and influenza-like-illness (ILI) activity levels have steadily increased across Palm Beach County. You can take three actions to Fight…

VIDEO: See Which Schools Made This Week’s Honor Roll!

By Jennifer Deshazo | January 13, 2017
Honor Roll Logo

Each week, during its Spotlight on Education show, The Education Network (T.E.N.) highlights some of the great things happening around the School District of Palm Beach County. This week, the Honor Roll showcases how Frontier Elementary School students are using their art skills to take a stand against bullying; a series of winter concerts put on by band…

Questions about Choice programs or about Controlled Open Enrollment? Get answers here

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | January 12, 2017
Picture showing Choice application booklets

Many parents have questions regarding the new state law that allows Florida parents to enroll their children at a public school of their choosing – even if they live outside the boundary for that school. The School District of Palm Beach County’s Department of Choice and Career Options has created Frequently Asked Questions about Controlled…

Florida Department of Education Recognizes Palm Beach County Five Star Schools

By Nneka Nnolim | January 11, 2017
Cartoon trophy

The Florida Department of Education recently announced the names of schools in the Palm Beach area that earned the Five Star School Award for the 2015-2016 school year. Seventy-four District schools were part of that impressive group. The award is bestowed upon schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance…

Register Now for Adult & Community Education Winter Session

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 9, 2017
Palm Beach Community Educator

Registration is now open for the winter session of the Adult & Community Education classes offered through the School District of Palm Beach County. Classes are offered at school campuses across Palm Beach County and online through the Adult Virtual Academy and include ESOL, GED,CPR and first aid, business classes, fitness, crafts and other areas…

District Schedules Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 9, 2017
Calendar Save The Date February 2

The School District of Palm Beach County will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, February 2, and encourages businesses and organizations throughout Palm Beach County to show students how their classroom lessons apply in the workplace. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade may participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to…

Vote Now for the 7th Annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest Winner

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 9, 2017
Stay Alcohol Free, Your Future is Bright

The 7th annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest is  a collaboration between the School District of Palm Beach County’s Single School Culture Initiatives, the Department of Transportation Services, the Department of Communications & Engagement and community partners including the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition, Hanley Center Foundation, South Florida Fair, Rotary Club of Wellington, Palm…

Transportation Call Center Phone Number Has Changed

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 6, 2017
Cartoon School Bus

Effective January 1, the Transportation Services Call Center phone number has been changed to (561) 357-1110. Any previous phone numbers are no longer in service. The Transportation Call Center is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all school days, and representatives can assist callers with route information, questions and concerns. In order to best…

Best of 2016: Elbridge Gale ES Students, Teacher Take Film to White House

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 6, 2017
Letters "SXSL" in front of the White house

What started as a project in the Movie Making Club for fourth and fifth grade students at Elbridge Gale Elementary School turned into a VIP ticket to the White House. Students Sofia Derk and Sophia Tomlinson took the trip of a lifetime earlier this month with their teacher, Marggy Pereira, and their moms to the…