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District Recognizes School Psychology Awareness Week

School Psychology Awareness Week

During the week of November 12–16, the School District of Palm Beach County will join with schools throughout the country in celebrating National School Psychology Awareness Week, highlighting the important work school psychologists do each day to help students thrive. This year’s theme is “Unlock Potential. Find Your Password!” According to the National Association of School Psychologists,…

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[VIDEO]: Math Nation Video Star PBCSD Alumni

Math Nation

It may not be every day that a mathematician is treated like a rock star, but students at Wellington Landings Middle School were excited to meet and even get autographs by Darnell Boursiquot during a recent surprise visit to the school. Boursiquot is one of the stars of Math Nation, an interactive program used in…

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English Language Learner (ELL) Excels in the Medical Sciences Academy Program

Anglaise Joseph

Anglaise Joseph is a great example of ELL success proving that learning English while acquiring knowledge in the content areas cannot be an impediment to academic achievement. While attending the Medical Sciences Academy Choice Program at Boynton Beach High School, the twelve-grade student has completed all the eligibility requirements for Early Admission at Palm Beach…

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[Video]: Grammy-nominated “Mad Violinist” Wows Students

Mad Violinist visits UB Kinsey

Ashanti Floyd, known as “The Mad Violinist” wowed students at U.B. Kinsey/Palmview School of the Arts with a master class and offered inspiring words to aspiring musicians in the school’s orchestra. Floyd, who has been nominated for a Grammy Award 6 times, said that visiting the West Palm Beach School was like coming home.  …

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Student Holiday Card Winners

Holiday Cards

For the third year in a row, School District of Palm Beach County students were encouraged to enter the Superintendent Holiday Greeting Card contest. Students were tasked with creating a piece of art depicting their interpretation of the winter season in Florida’s unique geography. Under the guidance and support of their terrific art teachers, winners have been…

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School Counselors Help Students Navigate Academics and Life

School Counselor in a session with a student

The American School Counselor Association recommends one counselor for every 250 students, a ratio that many districts, including the School District of Palm Beach County, are unable to attain with current funding. However, with the approval of the Referendum, the District intends to use the money generated by the 1 mill levy to hire additional…

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Choice and Career Academy Application Window Now Open

Choice and career options

Beginning Thursday, November 1, parents can submit applications for their children to attend a Choice and Career program for the 2019-2020 school year. The School District of Palm Beach County offers more than 300 Choice and Career options from Kindergarten through 12th grade at 117 different campuses across the District. Parents are encouraged to apply…

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The Wizarding World of Learning

World of Learning

It’s well known that hands-on learning boosts success in the classroom, and two teachers at Everglades Elementary School are making the most of that fact. Speech-language therapist Marisa Barriga and Kim Vargas-Vila turned their classrooms into Harry Potter’s School of Hogwarts. “Their reactions are probably our favorite thing,” Barriga said. Students are immersed in the…

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Students, Get $15,000 to Improve the Community


The School District of Palm Beach County has teamed up with Philanthropy Tank to award students up to $15,000 for creating or expanding an existing project that benefit the community. In addition to receiving funding for their idea, teens will be mentored by successful entrepreneurs. Philanthropy Tank aims to help shape students’ leadership paths with…

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