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#ThankATeacherPBC: Marsh Pointe Elementary Teacher Uses Tony Bennett’s Music to Engage His Students

Marsh Pointe ES students' thank you card for Tony Bennett.

Great teachers know that making an impact on their students sometimes takes creativity and innovation, and Marsh Pointe Elementary School first grade teacher, Michael Bonick, has found the right notes to engage his new readers and develop a love of reading. “I always use music in my class when teaching reading because authors and songwriters…

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

Teacher hugging students on playground

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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Principals Named at Two District Elementary Schools

Two products of the School District of Palm Beach County have recently taken the helm of two District elementary schools. Deborah McNichols was introduced as Principal of Greenacres Elementary School, and Dr. Kathryn Morem was introduced as Principal of Del Prado Elementary School, during the School Board meeting on September 27. Ms. McNichols has been…

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#ThankATeacherPBC: Acting Assistant Principal at Jupiter Farms Elementary Spearheads Hurricane Relief Drive for U.S. Virgin Islands

Jupiter Farms Elementary students collect school supplies for St. John.

When Hurricane Irma whipped through the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 6, the destruction hit especially close to home for Kelly DiGrazia, acting assistant principal at Jupiter Farms Elementary School. Once the island’s only kindergarten teacher, Ms. DiGrazia immediately recognized the impact the hurricane would have on her former home of St. John. Her former…

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Palm Beach County Students, Staff Leave the Scene Clean During International Coastal Cleanup

Students from Conniston Middle School participate in the International Coastal Cleanup

Students and staff from Atlantic Community High School, Conniston Middle School and Grassy Waters Elementary did their part to beautify Palm Beach County through their participation in events organized for the International Coastal Cleanup. The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the world’s largest, one-day volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment. During the 2016 International…

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[VIDEO]: GL Homes Donates $25K to Eagles Landing Middle School

Children exercising

Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton recently received a $25,000 donation from GL Homes to fund the purchase of fitness equipment to help reinvent the school’s Physical Education Program. Joe Peccia, Eagles Landing’s Principal, worked extensively with GL Homes to facilitate the donation in order to provide equipment for all students at every level…

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[VIDEO]: See My Success – Royal Palm Beach High School Student Beats Cancer, Pursues Dream of Becoming a Doctor

Royal Palm Beach High School students learn bedside manner in the school's medical academy.

For Kristina Michel of Royal Palm Beach Community High School, being a student in the school’s medical academy carries an extra special meaning. Diagnosed with retinoblastoma at the age of 3, Kristina underwent surgery to remove her right eye. As she must continuously undergo check-ups to ensure the cancer doesn’t return in her other eye,…

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