Delray Mayor and Principal of Carver Middle School

Delray Mayor Honored for Committing $100K to Carver Middle School

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 17, 2017

Carver Middle School will be receiving $100,000 thanks to the City of Delray Beach and its mayor, Cary Glickstein. For this donation, the School Board recognized Mayor Glickstein during the August 16 Board meeting. The funds, which will be distributed in 2018, are intended to further the school’s magnet program and provide additional professional development…

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[VIDEO]: Orientations, Success Academies Help Ease Students’ Transition to Middle and High School

By Jennifer Deshazo | August 17, 2017

From excitement to anxiety, the transition from elementary to middle school and middle to high school can stir up many emotions in adolescents. Schools throughout the School District of Palm Beach County have coordinated new student orientations and success academies in an effort to ease these transitions for students and families. Teachers and administrators at…

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School District Site Provides Resources, Information on Solar Eclipse

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | August 16, 2017

In preparation for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, the School District of Palm Beach County has created a one-stop shop with resources for safe viewing of the eclipse, links to lesson plans and other information about the eclipse. The site,, also includes the District’s guidance to schools and to parents regarding…

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[VIDEO]: #MakeItCountPBC! New Cafeteria Menu Items Pass Students’ Taste Test

By Jennifer Deshazo | August 15, 2017

The School District of Palm Beach County’s School Food Service Department has introduced new menu items for this school year that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! Arroz Con Pollo, Asian Glazed Chicken Bites, Italian Chicken Penne, Beefaroni, Supreme Pizza and Go Big Yogurt will be offered in cafeterias throughout the District, ensuring students…

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District Students Take Top Honors in National SECME Competition

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 15, 2017

After months of engineering competitions from mousetrap car races to water rocket launches, students from six School District of Palm Beach County schools emerged as the top winners in the 2017 SECME (Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics and Enrichment) National Competition Finals. SECME  is a national program with a mission to create a more productive and…

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[VIDEO]: #MakeItCountPBC! School is Back in Session for 190,000+ Palm Beach County Students

By Nneka Nnolim | August 14, 2017

From the first set of sixth graders at Hidden Oaks Elementary to brand-new buses and improvement projects funded by the new penny sales tax, the 2017-2018 school year started Monday with many new things to celebrate throughout the School District of Palm Beach County. More than 190,000 students returned to the classroom on Monday to…

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#MakeItCountPBC: Palm Beach County Students Sing Their Way Into New School Year

By Jennifer Deshazo | August 13, 2017

With the start of a brand new school year less than 24 hours away, the excitement is at an all-time high throughout Palm Beach County. From students challenging themselves to achieve in the classroom, to the teachers and staff dedicated to their students’ success, Palm Beach County schools are filled with people who are gearing up…

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#MakeItCountyPBC: Ten Schools Welcoming New Principals for 17-18 School Year

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 11, 2017

When school opens on August 14 for the 2017-2018 school year, students at ten schools throughout the District will be welcomed by new principals. The schools with new principals are: Boynton Beach High School: Guarn Sims Forest Hill Elementary School: Scott McNichols Freedom Shores Elementary School: Dan Smith Jeaga Middle School: Anthony Allen Jerry Thomas…

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#MakeItCountPBC: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Supper – Your Cafeteria Has You Covered

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 10, 2017

After students have returned to their classrooms, met their teachers and seen old friends, the next thing that’s probably on the mind of many children as they report for the new school year is “What’s for lunch?” Here is a look at what will be on students’ plates for the 2017-2018 school year. What’s new…

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School District Offers Guidance on Solar Eclipse

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | August 9, 2017

On Monday, August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse – the first since 1918 that will be visible across the continental United States. The moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The height of the eclipse will occur around 3 p.m., when 80 percent of the sun’s…

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