Posts by Jennifer Deshazo

District, Business Partners Celebrate National School Bus Safety Week

School Bus Safety Week is October 16-20, 2017

National School Bus Safety Week is October 16 – 20, and the School District of Palm Beach County’s Transportation Services Department will mark the week by reinforcing safety announcements with its drivers and emphasizing bus safety tips for the community. Throughout the week, drivers will receive important safety reminders, such as conducting pre- and post-trip…

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#ThankATeacherPBC: Marsh Pointe Elementary Teacher Uses Tony Bennett’s Music to Engage His Students

Marsh Pointe ES students' thank you card for Tony Bennett.

Great teachers know that making an impact on their students sometimes takes creativity and innovation, and Marsh Pointe Elementary School first grade teacher, Michael Bonick, has found the right notes to engage his new readers and develop a love of reading. “I always use music in my class when teaching reading because authors and songwriters…

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#ThankATeacherPBC: Acting Assistant Principal at Jupiter Farms Elementary Spearheads Hurricane Relief Drive for U.S. Virgin Islands

Jupiter Farms Elementary students collect school supplies for St. John.

When Hurricane Irma whipped through the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 6, the destruction hit especially close to home for Kelly DiGrazia, acting assistant principal at Jupiter Farms Elementary School. Once the island’s only kindergarten teacher, Ms. DiGrazia immediately recognized the impact the hurricane would have on her former home of St. John. Her former…

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Palm Beach County Students, Staff Leave the Scene Clean During International Coastal Cleanup

Students from Conniston Middle School participate in the International Coastal Cleanup

Students and staff from Atlantic Community High School, Conniston Middle School and Grassy Waters Elementary did their part to beautify Palm Beach County through their participation in events organized for the International Coastal Cleanup. The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the world’s largest, one-day volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment. During the 2016 International…

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[VIDEO]: See My Success – Royal Palm Beach High School Student Beats Cancer, Pursues Dream of Becoming a Doctor

Royal Palm Beach High School students learn bedside manner in the school's medical academy.

For Kristina Michel of Royal Palm Beach Community High School, being a student in the school’s medical academy carries an extra special meaning. Diagnosed with retinoblastoma at the age of 3, Kristina underwent surgery to remove her right eye. As she must continuously undergo check-ups to ensure the cancer doesn’t return in her other eye,…

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#CollegeFridays: FAFSA Opens October 1; College and Career Fair Provides Students With Opportunity to Explore Postgraduate Options

Group of students in graduation caps and gowns.

College application season is here, and for students in Palm Beach County, it’s also the start of many opportunities to explore different careers and college options for life after high school. The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on Sunday, October 1. For millions of high school students across the country, completion…

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