District Employees, School PD, LGBTQ+ Students Unite at PrideFest

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 24, 2017
School representatives participate in PrideFest

This weekend, employees from various schools and departments of the School District of Palm Beach County and personnel from School Police will team up with various Gay-Straight Alliance groups for the second year to walk together in the PrideFest of the Palm Beaches parade. PrideFest offers an opportunity for District employees and and police offices…

[Video]: Palmetto ES Campus Gets Beautified with the Help of FPL

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 23, 2017
FPL Volunteers Spruce up Palmetto Elementary School

Earlier this month, more than 200 volunteers from Florida Power & Light Company rolled up their sleeves and got to work sprucing up the campus of Palmetto Elementary School in West Palm Beach. Volunteers worked with school and district staff to restore the garden, clean-up the facility, landscape, paint and even spent some quality time reading to…

Jupiter High School Senior Crowned Champion at Harvard Tournament

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 22, 2017
Haleigh McGirt

Jupiter High School senior Haleigh McGirt took the stage at the Harvard University High School Speech and Debate Tournament last month and walked off with top honors as the Program Oral Interpretation Champion. In a field of 166 participants from debate teams from across the country, McGirt bested them all in the event’s inaugural year…

Park Vista HS Students Put Together PSA for Hurricane Preparedness, Competition

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 21, 2017
HOSA students prepare for hurricane

Six students from Park Vista High School planned, filmed and edited a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) to help residents prepare for the threat of a hurricane. The PSA project is the group’s submission to the Health Occupations Students of America competition. This year’s topic was “Keeping the community safe, healthy and resilient during a…

[Video]: Adult Education Center Showcases Diversity at Annual Celebration

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 21, 2017
students from the adult education center celebrate their diversity

More than 1,000 students, faculty and administrative staff recently took part in the Adult Education Center’s (AEC) annual International Friendship Celebration, a school-wide festival of music, dance and games. The program featured a song composed by former student, Stinson Pedro Valery, calling attention to the diversity embraced at the AEC, and soccer and volleyball games, cultural sharing through…

Date Night! Schools’ Spring Performances Offer Fun Entertainment for the Family

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 20, 2017

The arts are alive in the School District of Palm Beach County! Student performers from across the District of Palm Beach County have been polishing their artistic talents all year and are ready for their debut in performances and concerts at schools throughout the county this spring. Musicals, concerts, talent shows and end of year…

Choice Lottery Results to be Released on March 31

By Nneka Nnolim | March 17, 2017
Stack of booklets

Choice lottery selections will be announced on Friday, March 31 after 3 p.m. for the District’s Choice and Career Options programs, capping off a period of anticipation and excitement for students and parents. Selections are made by computer-generated lottery, and parents will be notified by email of their results. For this most recent application cycle, the…

District Technology Conference Encourages Sharing Tech in the Classroom

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 17, 2017
vendor presents technology

While students were enjoying their first day of Spring Break, hundreds of teachers were spending the day at the Technology Conference at Santaluces High School working on professional development on how to better use technology in the classroom. The event, which is in its 19th year offered more than 130 breakout sessions, 46 technology company…

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

By Jennifer Deshazo | March 16, 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 recognizing Palm Beach Central High School’s Student Government Association for earning top honors at the state convention in Pensacola; thanking Florida Power & Light…

District High Schools Dance Their Way to More than $200K for Children’s Miracle Network

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 16, 2017
wellington high school dance marathon succes

At some point in our lives, we have all received a helping hand that has changed our lives and defined who we are.  Students at six District high schools found that chance and have danced their way to more than $200,000 in donations for the Children’s Miracle Network. The Dance Marathon at the University of…