PBCSD Named Healthy School District

PBCSD named Florida Healthy

The School District of Palm Beach County has once again earned the distinction as a Florida Healthy School District for 2018-2020. Palm Beach County, which was awarded at the silver level, is one of 50 districts in the state to be recognized as a Healthy School District. The award renews the recognition the District attained…

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District Names School Volunteers of the Year

Alexandria Pizzino

The three people who won the Volunteer of the Year Award from the School District of Palm Beach County have a lot in common. They are kind, generous, giving, live in Lake Worth and are appreciated by the schools and students they serve. Alexandria Pizzino is this year’s Youth Volunteer of the Year, Timothy Arnold…

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District Schools Creatively Showcase Acts of Kindness

In response to a call from Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II asking schools to share their acts of kindness, kindergarten students at Elbridge Gale Elementary School created “Gatorgrams”, which are brief anecdotes posted in their classroom describing instances in which they were kind to someone, or when someone was kind to them. Additionally, a group…

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Buddy Bench Aims to Foster Friendships on the Playground

Students sitting around the Buddy BenchBuddy Bench

When kids are running and games are being played, some might get left out. The Buddy Bench is a simple idea aimed at eliminating loneliness and fostering friendship. South Olive Elementary School in West Palm Beach received the first Buddy Bench in Palm Beach County; it was unveiled during a reading of “Be a Buddy,…

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Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest Open for Entries

Poster Contest

Friday, November 30 is the deadline to submit entries for the ninth annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest. The School District of Palm Beach County Single School Culture Initiatives, Transportation Services, and the Department of Communications and Engagement are collaborating with the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition (PBCSAC), Hanley Center Foundation, Michael Joseph Brink Foundation,…

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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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District Honors Veterans

Police Officer Salvatore Longo

Serving his country and community has been a lifelong career for school police officer Salvatore Longo, who is one of the many United States Armed Forces veterans working in the School District of Palm Beach County. Longo, who served in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1989, went to Grenada as a Communications Scout in…

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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Dad's take your child to work day

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will be recognized in Palm Beach County on Friday, February 1, 2019. The day is relevant to several common academic goals, since it offers “real world” applications to school studies, furthers partnerships between schools and the business community, encourages gender equity, and enhances mentoring programs. This event…

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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 six times, said that visiting the West Palm Beach school was like coming home.  …

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