PBCSD named Florida Healthy

PBCSD Named Healthy School District

By Pat Evans | November 16, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County has once again earned the distinction as a Florida Healthy School District for 2018-2020. Palm Beach County, which was awarded at the silver level, is one of 50 districts in the state to be recognized as a Healthy School District. The award renews the recognition the District attained…

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Alexandria Pizzino

District Names School Volunteers of the Year

By Pat Evans | November 15, 2018

The three people who won the Volunteer of the Year Award from the School District of Palm Beach County have a lot in common. They are kind, generous, giving, live in Lake Worth and are appreciated by the schools and students they serve. Alexandria Pizzino is this year’s Youth Volunteer of the Year, Timothy Arnold…

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Accepting Nominations for the 2019 William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education

By Pat Evans | November 15, 2018

Nominations for the 2019 William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education are now being accepted. The Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Inc., which sponsors the event, is encouraging schools to start the nomination process now. The Dwyer Awards have honored more than 200 outstanding educators over the past 34 years in the categories…

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District Schools Creatively Showcase Acts of Kindness

By Pat Evans | November 14, 2018

In response to a call from Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II asking schools to share their acts of kindness, kindergarten students at Elbridge Gale Elementary School created “Gatorgrams”, which are brief anecdotes posted in their classroom describing instances in which they were kind to someone, or when someone was kind to them. Additionally, a group…

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Students sitting around the Buddy BenchBuddy Bench

Buddy Bench Aims to Foster Friendships on the Playground

By Pat Evans | November 13, 2018

When kids are running and games are being played, some might get left out. The Buddy Bench is a simple idea aimed at eliminating loneliness and fostering friendship. South Olive Elementary School in West Palm Beach received the first Buddy Bench in Palm Beach County; it was unveiled during a reading of “Be a Buddy,…

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Poster Contest

Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest Open for Entries

By Pat Evans | November 13, 2018

Friday, November 30 is the deadline to submit entries for the ninth annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest. The School District of Palm Beach County Single School Culture Initiatives, Transportation Services, and the Department of Communications and Engagement are collaborating with the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition (PBCSAC), Hanley Center Foundation, Michael Joseph Brink Foundation,…

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School Psychology Awareness Week

District Recognizes School Psychology Awareness Week

By Pat Evans | November 12, 2018

During the week of November 12–16, the School District of Palm Beach County will join with schools throughout the country in celebrating National School Psychology Awareness Week, highlighting the important work school psychologists do each day to help students thrive. This year’s theme is “Unlock Potential. Find Your Password!” According to the National Association of School Psychologists,…

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Math Nation

[VIDEO]: Math Nation Video Star PBCSD Alumni

By Pat Evans | November 12, 2018

It may not be every day that a mathematician is treated like a rock star, but students at Wellington Landings Middle School were excited to meet and even get autographs by Darnell Boursiquot during a recent surprise visit to the school. Boursiquot is one of the stars of Math Nation, an interactive program used in…

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Police Officer Salvatore Longo

District Honors Veterans

By Pat Evans | November 9, 2018

Serving his country and community has been a lifelong career for school police officer Salvatore Longo, who is one of the many United States Armed Forces veterans working in the School District of Palm Beach County. Longo, who served in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1989, went to Grenada as a Communications Scout in…

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Anglaise Joseph

English Language Learner (ELL) Excels in the Medical Sciences

By Pat Evans | November 9, 2018

Anglaise Joseph is a great example of ELL success proving that learning English while acquiring knowledge in the content areas cannot be an impediment to academic achievement. While attending the Medical Sciences Academy Choice Program at Boynton Beach High School, the twelve-grade student has completed all the eligibility requirements for Early Admission at Palm Beach…

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