Posts by Pat Evans

PBCSD Named Healthy School District

PBCSD named Florida Healthy

The School District of Palm Beach County has once again earned the distinction as a Florida Healthy School District for 2018-2020. Palm Beach County, which was awarded at the silver level, is one of 50 districts in the state to be recognized as a Healthy School District. The award renews the recognition the District attained…

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District Names School Volunteers of the Year

Alexandria Pizzino

The three people who won the Volunteer of the Year Award from the School District of Palm Beach County have a lot in common. They are kind, generous, giving, live in Lake Worth and are appreciated by the schools and students they serve. Alexandria Pizzino is this year’s Youth Volunteer of the Year, Timothy Arnold…

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District Schools Creatively Showcase Acts of Kindness

In response to a call from Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II asking schools to share their acts of kindness, kindergarten students at Elbridge Gale Elementary School created “Gatorgrams”, which are brief anecdotes posted in their classroom describing instances in which they were kind to someone, or when someone was kind to them. Additionally, a group…

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Buddy Bench Aims to Foster Friendships on the Playground

Students sitting around the Buddy BenchBuddy Bench

When kids are running and games are being played, some might get left out. The Buddy Bench is a simple idea aimed at eliminating loneliness and fostering friendship. South Olive Elementary School in West Palm Beach received the first Buddy Bench in Palm Beach County; it was unveiled during a reading of “Be a Buddy,…

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Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest Open for Entries

Poster Contest

Friday, November 30 is the deadline to submit entries for the ninth annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest. The School District of Palm Beach County Single School Culture Initiatives, Transportation Services, and the Department of Communications and Engagement are collaborating with the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition (PBCSAC), Hanley Center Foundation, Michael Joseph Brink Foundation,…

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District Recognizes School Psychology Awareness Week

School Psychology Awareness Week

During the week of November 12–16, the School District of Palm Beach County will join with schools throughout the country in celebrating National School Psychology Awareness Week, highlighting the important work school psychologists do each day to help students thrive. This year’s theme is “Unlock Potential. Find Your Password!” According to the National Association of School Psychologists,…

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[VIDEO]: Math Nation Video Star PBCSD Alumni

Math Nation

It may not be every day that a mathematician is treated like a rock star, but students at Wellington Landings Middle School were excited to meet and even get autographs by Darnell Boursiquot during a recent surprise visit to the school. Boursiquot is one of the stars of Math Nation, an interactive program used in…

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District Honors Veterans

Police Officer Salvatore Longo

Serving his country and community has been a lifelong career for school police officer Salvatore Longo, who is one of the many United States Armed Forces veterans working in the School District of Palm Beach County. Longo, who served in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1989, went to Grenada as a Communications Scout in…

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English Language Learner (ELL) Excels in the Medical Sciences

Anglaise Joseph

Anglaise Joseph is a great example of ELL success proving that learning English while acquiring knowledge in the content areas cannot be an impediment to academic achievement. While attending the Medical Sciences Academy Choice Program at Boynton Beach High School, the twelve-grade student has completed all the eligibility requirements for Early Admission at Palm Beach…

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