Posts by Nneka Nnolim

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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Teachers Enhance Their STEM Skills During Summer Externships

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Amazing, authentic, and enlightening were some of the words used by teachers to describe their experiences during the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County STEM Education Council’s Externship Program. Ten teachers took part in the month-long paid summer externships, acquiring experience in STEM fields that they can take back to…

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#MakeItCountPBC: When is Winter Break? Check Out Our Calendars

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Students in the School District of Palm Beach County are wrapping up their first week of the 2017-2018 school year, and there are already thoughts about upcoming breaks and holidays. The revised 2017-2018 calendar eliminated early release and late start days. Additionally, it eliminated the floating holiday for year-round employees while extending Thanksgiving holiday for…

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[VIDEO]: Teachers Get Red Carpet Treatment During TeacherFest

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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

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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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