Berkshire ES Named Spanish School of the Year by Spanish Ministry of Education

By Julie Houston Trieste | April 24, 2017

Berkshire Elementary School has been selected by Education Office of the Embassy of Spain as the 2016 Spanish School of the Year. The award, organized by the Spanish Ministry of Education, is sponsored by academia Mester, el Instituto Cervantes, the Publishing companies Santillana and Anaya, and the schools El Camino del español and Tía Tula.…

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

By Jennifer Deshazo | April 21, 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 shining the spotlight on the Florida Panthers for giving the Forest Park Elementary Young Gentlemen’s Club the royal treatment at a recent game;…

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J.C. Mitchell ES Afterschool Counselor Rescues Man from Smoking Car

By Julie Houston Trieste | April 20, 2017

J.C. Mitchell Elementary School Afterschool Counselor Edgar Baez apologetically texted his boss Tuesday, “Sorry I’m late. Stuck in traffic.” But his humble message wasn’t quite the whole story. Baez was late because he stopped to rescue an elderly man who had had an accident and was stuck in his smoking car. “We were making a right-hand turn,…

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School Board Approves Revised School Calendars

By Julie Houston Trieste | April 19, 2017

The Palm Beach County School District Board has approved new school calendars for the 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school year. Changes to the calendar will eliminate early release and late start days. Additionally, schools and District offices will be closed for the full week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. “In listening to the issues…

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School District Holds Productive Dialogue with Haitian Faith-Based Leaders

By Julie Houston Trieste | April 17, 2017
Faith-based leaders from the Haitian Community meet at the school district

Palm Beach County School District’s top administrators hosted a meeting last week with the Haitian community faith-based leaders about the education of the Haitian students and the need for involvement and mutual collaboration to provide them with support and for their academic achievement and professional success in their life. The objective of the dialogue was…

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Retiree Wears a Variety of Hats as Volunteer in the Glades Community

By Jennifer Deshazo | April 17, 2017

In describing school volunteer Florencio Zavala, the words of Dr. Seuss come to mind: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Mr. Zavala, a former airline administrator, has been a volunteer at Gove Elementary and in the Glades community for over 16 years, and is always willing to wear…

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District Students Awarded at State Science and Engineering Fair

By Julie Houston Trieste | April 14, 2017

Palm Beach County School District students earned 18 awards at the 62nd annual Florida State Science and Engineering Fair last month. The top four high school students from the District will now move on to the International Science and Engineering Fair held May 14-19 in Los Angeles. Those students are: Jessica Young (SR) Palm Beach…

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School District, Board Member Whitfield, Honored by United Way for Charitable Work

By Nneka Nnolim | April 13, 2017
Children eating school lunch

The United Way of Palm Beach County recently bestowed two noteworthy awards on the School District. The District was given a fifth place Simply the Best Award and also received the Community Commitment Award for programs supporting students experiencing hunger. The prestigious Simply the Best Award celebrates campaign successes and recognizes companies and individuals that ran…

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[Video]: Palm Beach County Named Top District for Music Education

By Nneka Nnolim | April 12, 2017
Circular logo that reads 2017 Best Communities for Music Education

The School District of Palm Beach County was recently recognized by The National Association for Music Merchants (NAMM) as a Best Communities for Music Education. Only 4 percent of school districts in the United States have received this recognition, and Palm Beach County is one of only two school districts in the state of Florida…

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A Surprise Visit from Two First Ladies: Bak Students Share Their Story

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | April 12, 2017
Teacher Jamie Groves directs students from Bak Middle School of the Arts' Symphonic Band, while First Lady Melania Trump and First Lady Peng Liyuan look on.

Two First Ladies — Melania Trump of the United States, and Peng Liyuan of China — made a surprise visit to Bak Middle School of the Arts on Friday, April 7. Students from Bak shared their experiences in the article below, and in a video that includes an exclusive interview with Mrs. Trump.  Bak Middle…

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