The Countdown to a New School Year Begins! How Will You #MakeItCountPBC?

The 2017-2018 school year begins on August 14, and this year, the School District of Palm Beach County has one question: How will you make it count?

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 making each school day count.

Throughout the school year, the District will highlight those stories on social media, using the hashtag #MakeItCountPBC.

Lake Worth High School graduate Pasquale Francisco Felipe is one example of a student who made each day count, balancing his high school classes while working overnight shifts to help support his family. He plans to attend Palm Beach State College to become a teacher.

Glades Central High School valedictorian Perla Cervantes also made it count during her time in Palm Beach County schools. She is the first person in her family to graduate from high school, and in the fall will attend Earlham College in Indiana. When Emmanuel Geddehomme returns to Belvedere Elementary School this year, he will take advanced-level classes for reading and mathematics, overcoming academic challenges after he was retained in third grade.

Students, teachers and District employees can share their success stories and show how they will make it count in the 2017-2018 school year by using the #MakeItCountPBC hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

For important information, frequently asked questions and other news for the upcoming school year, visit the District’s Back to School page at