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Your Penny at Work! School District Begins Summer with Sales Tax-Funded Projects

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | June 21, 2017

From new roofs and weather-proofing at schools, to 78 brand-new buses that will hit the road in the upcoming school year, the School District of Palm Beach County is putting its share of the one-cent sales tax to use this summer. These projects are the first to be funded by proceeds from the one-cent sales…

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School Police Hold Inaugural Award Ceremony, Name Officer of the Year

By Julie Houston Trieste | June 21, 2017

It was a night of respect, appreciation and recognition of the hard work of the men and women of the School District of Palm Beach County School Police Department and honored civilians at the Department’s Inaugural Awards Ceremony.   While several awards of commendation and merit work were presented, the evening was capped with the…

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Palm Beach Central HS Student State Champ in MOS Excel, Competing Nationally

By Julie Houston Trieste | June 20, 2017

Gabriella Gomes, a rising sophomore at Palm Beach Central High School, is an Excel-lent student — and she has a state championship to prove it. Gomes was recently named the 2017 Microsoft Office Suite (MOS) State Champion after receiving a perfect score on the Excel exam, and has been invited to participate in the National…

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Teachers Get Hands-On STEM Lessons at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

By Julie Houston Trieste | June 19, 2017

Through a partnership between the K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Department and Loggerhead Marinelife Center, teachers from eight School District of Palm Beach County schools were able to get a behind-the-scenes, hands-on experience centered around marine life conservation efforts and the importance of preventing marine debris from entering our waterways. “We are so…

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Suncoast Community High School Wins Florida High School Athletic Association’s 2017 Sportsmanship Award

By Jennifer Deshazo | June 15, 2017

The Chargers are good sports! Suncoast Community High School has been named the recipient of the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) 2017 Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award for Class 6A. The award is given to schools whose athletic teams demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2016-2017 regular season as well as FHSAA State Series competition.…

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High School Students, Adults Can Attend West Tech for Career, GED and ESOL Education

By Julie Houston Trieste | June 14, 2017

High school students who are currently enrolled in grades nine through 11 can now apply for the Construction or Mechatronics academies offered at West Technical Education Center (West Tech). The construction academy provides training in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning. The mechatronics academy allows students to gain technical skills in automation technology and apply…

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School Bus Driver’s Attentiveness and Quick Thinking Saves the Day

By Nneka Nnolim | June 13, 2017

School District of Palm Beach County Bus Driver Regina Shealy recently received the Heroism Award from the Traffic Safety Committee of the Palm Beaches at the 32nd annual Traffic Safety Recognition Luncheon. Shealy was honored for quickly coming to the rescue of a student who rode on her school bus. In February while driving her usual…

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Grove Park Elementary Students Cap Year’s Lessons with Trip to Zoo Miami

By Julie Houston Trieste | June 8, 2017

Grove Park Elementary School capped up the end of the year and their first year as an International Baccalaureate School by sending the entire school to Zoo Miami for a field trip to wrap up the students’ Sharing the Planet unit that included the students researching and studying various animals, creating Paper Slide videos and presentations…

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State releases FSA results for math, English Language Arts, end-of-course exams

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | June 8, 2017

Students in the School District of Palm Beach County outperformed their peers statewide on Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests across many key indicators, according to data released Thursday by the Florida Department of Education. Seven of the District’s eight most fragile elementary schools also made gains, improving their performance on the FSA English Language Arts…

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Lake Shore MS Principal Lockhart Named FASA Principal of the Year

By Julie Houston Trieste | June 8, 2017

During an annual start-of-summer meeting with all of the principals and assistant principals from the School District of Palm Beach County, Superintendent Robert Avossa stopped his presentation to make a special announcement. Dr. Anthony Lockhart, principal of Lake Shore Middle School, had been named as the Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA) Principal of the Year. The…

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