Okeeheelee Middle

Language Test Scores Translate Into Program Success for District Students

By Pat Evans | July 19, 2018

Last year, 56 Okeeheelee Middle School’s International Spanish Academy students were given the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement (AP) exam in Spanish Language and Culture. Not only did all of the students pass the exam, the majority of them received a 5 on the exam, the highest score possible. After the success of the…

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Hardworking District Officers Recognized at Palm Beach County School District Police Department

[Video]: Hardworking District Officers Recognized at Palm Beach County School District Police Department Annual Award Ceremony

By Pat Evans | July 17, 2018

Unlike other police forces, the School District Police are tasked with more than just protecting students each day. They are expected to create bonds with the children, a key factor in keeping schools safe. This interaction fosters a healthy relationship and builds trust and respect between the student and the school police officer. This is…

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[Video]: Del Prado Elementary School Enters the Next Two Stages of its Crucial Renovation Project

By Pat Evans | July 16, 2018

Originally built in the mid-1980s, 30 years worth of age has finally begun taking its toll on Del Prado Elementary School. Now two years into their Penny at Work renovations, the Boca Raton school is entering the next major phases of the project to revitalize and repair the school. After years of crumbling pavement, leaks,…

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SIS Gateway

[Video]: Information About SIS Gateway for Parents

By Pat Evans | July 12, 2018

Check out the video below for important information regarding the Student Information System (SIS) gateway for parents.        

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Student Reporter

[Video]: District Welcome Center Ready to Help With Registration, Community Resources

By Pat Evans | July 12, 2018

Parents can register their children at the front office of their child’s school, but for those families that need additional assistance with registration or help connecting with community resources, the Welcome Center is here to assist. Families who are new to the United States can learn to navigate the school system, understand classes and grades,…

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The Countdown is On: Back to School Website Launches

By Julie Houston Trieste | July 11, 2018

School begins on Monday, August 13, and now is the time to begin preparations for the return to the classroom. The School District of Palm Beach County has created a Back to School website with everything families need to get ready to return to District schools. PalmBeachSchools.org/BacktoSchool is a one-stop-shop with information on finding your…

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Former District Teacher Wins Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

By Pat Evans | July 10, 2018

Alicia Foy was recently named a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Foy, who previously taught at Poinciana Elementary School, received the PAEMST award which is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science. As part of the award, Foy received $10,000 from the National Science…

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[Video]: Getting a “Jump Start” on High School

By Pat Evans | July 10, 2018

“Summer Jump Start” is a six week program at Santaluces High School to help students make the transition from middle school to high school.          

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Board Member Whitfield Honored for Support of LGBTQ Community

By Pat Evans | July 9, 2018

School Board member Erica Whitfield was honored last month as the 2018 recipient of the Compass Leadership Award. Compass, an organization that promotes awareness for the LGBT community, gives the award to recognize the achievements of elected and appointed officials who display the highest level of commitment and long-established record of leadership in social justice…

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Get your Vacinations

Don’t Wait to Vaccinate, Immunizations Needed for School

By Pat Evans | July 6, 2018

Students entering Kindergarten, 7th grade or registering for school in Palm Beach County for the first time must receive vaccinations and provide a Florida Certification of Immunization (DH 680 form) to the school upon registration. Vaccinations for students entering Kindergarten (K) or any grade as a new student in the county: • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP) –…

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