Posts by Jennifer Deshazo

“Jungle” Bells: District Partners With Lion Country Safari to Bring Chimps and Cheer to Classrooms

The School District of Palm Beach County partnered with Lion Country Safari to bring the "Christmas With the Chimps" event to local classrooms.

Elementary students across Palm Beach County recently took part in a unique, STEM-based holiday activity, as the School District partnered with Lion Country Safari to bring the annual “Christmas With the Chimps” event to local classrooms. Students in grades K-5 created holiday enrichment packages for the chimpanzees at Lion Country Safari, wrapping gifts of toys,…

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District Volunteer Coordinator Presented With Adele Graham Award for Excellence in Promoting School Volunteerism

District Volunteer Coordinator

Debi Elfen, Volunteer Coordinator for the School District of Palm Beach County, received a welcome surprise while attending the Florida Association of Partners in Education (FAPE) fall leadership conference in Orlando. Unbeknownst to her, but no surprise to her husband and two daughters who secretly traveled to Orlando for the occasion, Ms. Elfen was named…

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#ThankATeacherPBC: Conniston Middle School Science Teacher Named PBCSD’s Teacher of the Week

Conniston Middle School teacher Stephanie Killingsworth poses with her I.B. Science students after being named PBCSD's Teacher of the Week on December 7, 2017.

Conniston Middle School International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Science teacher Stephanie Killingsworth’s lessons extend well beyond her classroom, the school campus, and even national borders. These lessons, and a dedication to her students that knows no boundaries, are what earned Ms. Killingsworth the honor of being named the School District of Palm Beach County’s Teacher of the…

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#ThankATeacherPBC: Palm Beach Gardens HS English Teacher Named Teacher of the Week for PBCSD

Mr. Seth Erstein of Palm Beach Gardens High School poses with his students after being named the District's #ThankATeacherPBC Teacher of the Week.

The surprise on Seth Erstein’s face was unmistakable this morning, as representatives from the School District of Palm Beach County and ValuTeachers Team SoBetter joined the Palm Beach Gardens High School administration in recognizing him as the District’s #ThankATeacherPBC Teacher of the Week. Mr. Erstein was nominated for the Teacher of the Week award by…

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8th Annual Alcohol Prevention Poster and Video Contest Deadline Extended to Friday December 8, 2017

Student Artwork - Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest

Friday, December 8, is the new deadline for students to submit their entries for the 8th Annual Alcohol Prevention Poster and Video Contest. The contest is a collaboration between the School District of Palm Beach County’s Single School Culture Initiatives, the Department of Transportation Services, the Department of Communications & Engagement with the Palm Beach…

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