Recognition

School District Employees Help Promote Breast Cancer Awareness With Shades of Pink Bus

Two School District of Palm Beach County employees are part of a county-wide campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer and highlight the inspiring stories of breast cancer survivors. Deputy General Counsel Shawntoyia Bernard and Tanzanika Lillard, a Human Resources Analyst, will have their pictures on the “Shades of Pink” bus that features portraits of…

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Students Drum Up Excitement as District’s Accreditation Review Begins

After months of preparation and planning, the School District of Palm Beach County will undergo its re-accreditation process through AdvancED from January 28-31. Members of the accreditation review team of AdvancED were welcomed to the District office Monday with a performance from the Lincoln Elementary School Drumline. Reviewers from AdvancED will also visit several schools, meeting…

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School Bus Driver’s Attentiveness and Quick Thinking Saves the Day

Three people in picture with woman in center holding an award.

School District of Palm Beach County Bus Driver Regina Shealy recently received the Heroism Award from the Traffic Safety Committee of the Palm Beaches at the 32nd annual Traffic Safety Recognition Luncheon. Shealy was honored for quickly coming to the rescue of a student who rode on her school bus. In February while driving her usual…

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J.C. Mitchell ES Afterschool Counselor Rescues Man from Smoking Car

J.C. Mitchell Elementary School Afterschool Counselor Edgar Baez apologetically texted his boss Tuesday, “Sorry I’m late. Stuck in traffic.” But his humble message wasn’t quite the whole story. Baez was late because he stopped to rescue an elderly man who had had an accident and was stuck in his smoking car. “We were making a right-hand turn,…

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Lake Worth High School Grad Worked All Night, Studied All Day

Lake Worth High School Class of 2017 graduate Pasquale Francisco Felipe not only balanced the demands of high school while learning English, he did it while also working from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. every school night.  “I sleep a little bit after school, but then I have to go to work,” Pasquale said. “I…

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