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[VIDEO]: See My Success – Olympic Heights High School Student Sets Her Sights on Becoming an Astronaut

Olympic Heights Community High School senior Kaylee Cunningham thrives on challenging herself.  She holds a 4.0 GPA, serves as Co-President of the Math National Honor Society, has played on the basketball team, and won the 2015 Congressional App Challenge for a mobile app she designed to teach math. As if that weren’t enough, Kaylee is…

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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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Thank a Teacher Thursday: See How You Can Support District Teachers and Schools

With school back in session, it’s time for Palm Beach County to #ThankATeacherPBC throughout the 2017-2018 school year. Each Thursday during the school year will be “Thank a Teacher Thursday.” The School District will share stories and other Thank a Teacher messages on its social media channels, using the hashtag #ThankATeacherPBC. Follow @pbcsd on Twitter,…

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#MakeItCountPBC: Mission 500 Donates Backpacks, School Supplies to Every Child at Crosspointe Elementary

The anticipation was palpable at Crosspointe Elementary School on Wednesday, as each student awaited their turn to receive a backpack filled with school supplies from the Mission 500 organization. Mission 500, a non-profit organization comprised of security industry professionals, came to Crosspointe in person to hand out backpacks to students at the school. The organization…

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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]: Orientations, Success Academies Help Ease Students’ Transition to Middle and High School

From excitement to anxiety, the transition from elementary to middle school and middle to high school can stir up many emotions in adolescents. Schools throughout the School District of Palm Beach County have coordinated new student orientations and success academies in an effort to ease these transitions for students and families. Teachers and administrators at…

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