Posts by Nneka Nnolim

[VIDEO]: Teachers Get Red Carpet Treatment During TeacherFest

Teachers walking on a red carpet into an event

Hundreds of new and returning teachers descended on Park Vista Community High School for TeacherFest last Friday for an exciting, full day of orientation and learning. The teachers were greeted with an actual red carpet, flanked on each side by energetic students and cheerleaders waving pom poms. A drum line and marching band added to…

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#MakeItCountPBC: District to Roll Out Innovative New Programs and Choice Academies For 2017-2018 School Year

Multi-ethnic group of students in classroom. Focus on girls in foreground.

From an expanded K-8 program at Hidden Oaks Elementary School to a multimillion-dollar federal grant to fund exciting new Choice programs, the School District of Palm Beach County is gearing up for a school year filled with exciting learning possibilities for students. For the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, the District is introducing several new initiatives…

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H.L. Watkins Middle School Students Get Head Start on Medical Careers Through Innovative Externship Program

Group of students

A group of eighth-grade Medical Science Academy students from Howell L. Watkins Middle School had unprecedented access and exposure to healthcare careers and patient care during an externship program at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach. This past school year, the students had the opportunity to rotate through various areas of the hospital…

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Community Invited to Join Dr. Avossa for Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Film poster that says The One That Got Away

Superintendent Robert Avossa and the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County invite the community to a complimentary screening and panel discussion of the documentary film “The One That Got Away.” According to the filmmakers, the film “…explores the intertwined forces of home-life and school-life on children,” focusing on the story of a once-promising student who…

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[VIDEO]: Your Penny at Work! District Expands School Bus Fleet

Two school buses in a parking lot

The Palm Beach County School District is set to roll out 78 new school buses, thanks to money raised through the penny sales tax. Purchased in January 2017, the buses will go into the fleet for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Forty-five of the buses are designed to transport students with special needs, coming equipped…

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

Three people in picture with woman in center holding an award.

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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