State Shines a Light on Quality of Elementary School’s Library

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Sandpiper Shores Elementary School was recently designated as a Florida Power Library School, acknowledging the excellence of its library media program. The school is the only one in Palm Beach County, and one of just seven in the state to obtain the recognition. The Florida Power Library Schools Award (FPLS) is sponsored by the Florida…

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See My Success: Forest Hill High School Senior’s Perseverance at Home and in the Classroom Earns Her Recognition as a Leaders for Life Scholarship Finalist

Forest Hill HS Student Named Leaders for Life Scholarship Semifinalist

Forest Hill High School senior Victoria Estevez received a very welcome surprise while sitting in her English class this week. Representatives from the Take Stock in Children organization joined Forest Hill High School Principal Dr. Mary Stratos in honoring Victoria as one of 12 student finalists in this year’s Leaders for Life fellowship program. As…

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Curriculum and Instruction Quality in Palm Beach County Schools Validated by STEM Certification

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Three schools achieved STEM Certification during the 2016-2017 school year, the first year of the certification process. The schools, Diamond View Elementary, Grassy Waters Elementary, and Poinciana Elementary, received the certification after undergoing a rigorous review process assessing their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) proficiency against four critical benchmarks: • Focus on STEM Mission…

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Twenty-Six Palm Beach County Schools Recognized as Models of Positive Behavior Support

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Several School District of Palm Beach County schools have been recognized as model schools by Florida’s Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support Project for the 2016-2017 school year, for their efforts in implementing Positive Behavior Support framework (PBS). To be eligible to become a model school, schools had to demonstrate how they implement the PBS initiative,…

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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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