Beacon Cove Intermediate After School Director Named 2017 School-Related Employee of the Year

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 23, 2017

JUPITER – Dr. Avossa, Board Chair Chuck Shaw, members of District leadership and coworkers waited in the media center of Beacon Cove Intermediate School Thursday morning with big news. After 19 years on the job and 16 years at the school, After School Site Director Jane Winters was surprised by learning that she has been selected as the…

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

By Jennifer Deshazo | February 23, 2017

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 is shining the spotlight on Glade View Elementary student Bry’Jae Bolds for winning the 2017 Honda Classic Kids Art Ticket Contest; recognizing a group of High Impact…

District Debuts Hispanic Citizens Academy on Friday, February 24

By Nneka Nnolim | February 23, 2017
Picture of city skyline at dusk

The School District of Palm Beach County will host its first Hispanic Citizens Academy on Friday, February 24 as part of its efforts to acquaint community leaders with all aspects of the District’s operations. During the Citizens Academy, information will be shared with participants about the District that will give them the knowledge to better…

Forest Park ES “Gentlemen’s Club” Teaching Boys Manners, Confidence

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 23, 2017
Students in the Gentlemen's Club at Forest Park Elementary toast their friendship

Elbows off the table. Sit up straight. Greet everyone with a handshake. Make eye contact. Work as a team. These are life lessons that sometimes are taken for granted and lacking in young adults. So two teachers at Forest Park Elementary School in Boynton Beach put together a club that would polish up the social skills…

District Students’ Artistic Skills Earn Praise and Recognition

By Nneka Nnolim | February 22, 2017
Collage of art illustrations

The Educational Gallery Group (Eg2) recently recognized hundreds of School District of Palm Beach County students in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The Palm Beach County region was in the spotlight thanks to visual arts teachers at Bak Middle School of the Arts. Teachers there created the Eg2 which organizes, runs and coordinates the…

Public Review on New Instructional Materials Being Recommended for District Adoption for Next School Year

By Jennifer Deshazo | February 22, 2017
Social Studies books on a table display

The Instructional Materials Department has scheduled a public viewing of 10 textbooks chosen by adoption committees for 6-12 Social Studies courses. Student Editions from both companies who were finalists chosen by review committees were made available for public review online and in print at our School District support center from July 12, 2016 – January…

Community Encouraged to Wear Pink on February 22 to Support Anti-Bullying Efforts

By Nneka Nnolim | February 21, 2017
Children outside playing

The international bullying prevention event Pink Shirt Day will be recognized on Wednesday, February 22, with everyone encouraged to wear pink as a show of support. Pink Shirt Day originated in Canada when a boy was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on his first day at high school. In response, students came to school…

[VIDEO]: Dwyer High School Culinary Students “Chop” Superintendent Avossa in Mystery Box Challenge

By Jennifer Deshazo | February 21, 2017

A few weeks ago, Superintendent Robert Avossa issued a Facebook Live challenge to all Culinary programs in the School District of Palm Beach County.  The challenge presented an opportunity for the District’s culinary students to show their skills against Dr. Avossa, the son of a chef. William T. Dwyer High School was chosen to participate in the inaugural Mystery…

Annual Technology Conference Seeks Sponsors and Exhibitors

By Nneka Nnolim | February 20, 2017
Illustration with the words growing strong

On March 17, the School District of Palm Beach County will host the 2017 Technology Conference – Growing Strong: Technology as a Learning Accelerator at Santaluces Community High School. The annual event attracts up to 2,500 participants from public, private and charter schools as well as colleges and universities from Palm Beach and surrounding counties. The…

John I. Leonard HS Teacher Chosen as Outstanding Holocaust Educator to Travel to Poland, Israel

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 20, 2017

Call it a sign, but when John I. Leonard High School tenth grade social studies teacher Sanford Lopater saw the November 9th deadline of the Gutterman Family Outstanding Holocaust Educator Award, he knew he had to get his classes involved, and that enthusiasm has earned him a trip abroad to visit the places affected by…