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Gove ES Honored in D.C. For Its Environmental and Healthy Living Initiatives

Gove ES Honored in D.C. For Its Environmental and Healthy Living Initiatives

Gove Elementary School was recognized this week in Washington, D.C. during the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools ceremony for its innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education. “This distinction is thanks to a decade of hard work by our entire Gove family, and…

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[Video]: Constitution Day 2018

Constitution Day

The School District of Palm Beach County, along with the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, is proud to be participating in the James Otis Lecture series. Our lecture program about the US Constitution is designed to allow schools to comply with the requirements of the recent federal statute creating Constitution…

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Dads, Male Role Models Asked to Take a Child to School on September 26

The School District of Palm Beach County, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Education, is recognizing Wednesday, September 26 as “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.” Schools throughout the District encourage fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers, and any other male role model to participate by taking their child to school. This…

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School District Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Events and Activities

Hispanic Heritage Month

The School Board has proclaimed September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the month, the District’s schools and departments will celebrate the unique diversity and contributions of Hispanic and Latino culture. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the District celebrates the culture and traditions of students, teachers, staff, and community members who trace their roots…

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School District Has 61 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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The School District of Palm Beach County has 61 semifinalists for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, allowing them to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. About 1.6 million high school juniors entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by…

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[Video]: Tips to Help Make Homework a Success

Homework Tips

Regardless of the grade, homework is a reality for students. But with useful strategies, homework is an effective learning tool that doesn’t have to be stressful for parents or children. Setting time aside to study in an electronics-free place, providing direction and instruction without giving the answers, communicating with your child and teachers and being…

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[Video]: Commemorating 9/11 – We Will Never Forget

Remembering 9-11

The School District of Palm Beach County is observing Patriot Day in honor of the victims of the attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pa. on September 11, 2001. In commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the attacks, School District flags are lowered to half-staff. Schools also held observances to mark the…

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[Video]: School Police Chief Kitzerow Answers Questions

School Security

Safety and security is at the top of everyone’s mind, and students are no exception. School Police Chief Frank Kitzerow stresses that safety is everyone’s responsibility, and that includes students. If students see something suspicious, they should report it to a trusted adult, or students can download the Student Protect App to report their concerns…

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Free Flu Shots Available for All Students

In School Flu Shots

The School District of Palm Beach County is once again partnering with Healthy Schools and the Florida Health Department of Palm Beach County to offer flu shot clinics in schools, providing the annual vaccine at no cost to students and school staff. This year, parents are encouraged to register their children for the free flu…

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