Posts by Nneka Nnolim

State Shines a Light on Quality of Elementary School’s Library

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Sandpiper Shores Elementary School was recently designated as a Florida Power Library School, acknowledging the excellence of its library media program. The school is the only one in Palm Beach County, and one of just seven in the state to obtain the recognition. The Florida Power Library Schools Award (FPLS) is sponsored by the Florida…

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District Partners With Palm Beach County Cares to Support Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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The School District of Palm Beach County has joined a group of community organizations, agencies, elected officials, and business leaders who are collaborating to support hurricane survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Called Palm Beach County Cares, the collective is distributing an official listing provided by the Office of the Governor of…

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Curriculum and Instruction Quality in Palm Beach County Schools Validated by STEM Certification

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Three schools achieved STEM Certification during the 2016-2017 school year, the first year of the certification process. The schools, Diamond View Elementary, Grassy Waters Elementary, and Poinciana Elementary, received the certification after undergoing a rigorous review process assessing their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) proficiency against four critical benchmarks: • Focus on STEM Mission…

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Twenty-Six Palm Beach County Schools Recognized as Models of Positive Behavior Support

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Several School District of Palm Beach County schools have been recognized as model schools by Florida’s Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support Project for the 2016-2017 school year, for their efforts in implementing Positive Behavior Support framework (PBS). To be eligible to become a model school, schools had to demonstrate how they implement the PBS initiative,…

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[VIDEO]: GL Homes Donates $25K to Eagles Landing Middle School

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Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton recently received a $25,000 donation from GL Homes to fund the purchase of fitness equipment to help reinvent the school’s Physical Education Program. Joe Peccia, Eagles Landing’s Principal, worked extensively with GL Homes to facilitate the donation in order to provide equipment for all students at every level…

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