Posts by Nneka Nnolim

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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School Board Approves Make-Up Days for Hurricane Irma

School Board members unanimously approved three previously scheduled professional development days for teachers in the School District of Palm Beach County as make-up days for Hurricane Irma. These days – October 16, November 3 and January 8, 2018 – were presented to the School Board for approval at Wednesday’s regular Board meeting, and approved as…

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School District Has 60 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for 2018

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The School District of Palm Beach County has 60 semifinalists for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, allowing them to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring. About 1.6 million high school juniors entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National…

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District to Offer Free Meals to Students Through October 20

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The School District of Palm Beach County has received a waiver to offer free meals to all students from Monday, September 18 through Friday, October 20, due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on the District and the state of Florida. Breakfast is always free in Palm Beach County, and for the next month, the…

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Frequently Asked Questions After Hurricane Irma: What You Need to Know

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Why does my child’s school look different? Many of our schools experienced some exterior damage as well as the loss of landscaping, trees, and shrubbery. Our schools are safe for students, but clean up and repair will be ongoing for several weeks. What happens with the school days we’ve missed? Florida statute requires that students…

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It’s Back to School for Adult Education Learners!

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It’s not just kids who will #MakeItCountPBC this new school year. August 28 marks the first day of school for thousands of adult students starting day and evening classes at 27 Adult Education sites across the School District of Palm Beach County. “Our adult education programs are designed to improve the employability of our county…

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