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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

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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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#CollegeFridays: FAFSA Opens October 1; College and Career Fair Provides Students With Opportunity to Explore Postgraduate Options

Group of students in graduation caps and gowns.

College application season is here, and for students in Palm Beach County, it’s also the start of many opportunities to explore different careers and college options for life after high school. The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on Sunday, October 1. For millions of high school students across the country, completion…

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School Board Approves Make-Up Days for Hurricane Irma

School Board members unanimously approved three previously scheduled professional development days for teachers in the School District of Palm Beach County as make-up days for Hurricane Irma. These days – October 16, November 3 and January 8, 2018 – were presented to the School Board for approval at Wednesday’s regular Board meeting, and approved as…

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Dwyer High Finance Academy Students Got Some Real World Financial Experience — and it was a BIG Deal

Students from William T. Dwyer High School’s Finance Academy witnessed first–hand a transaction of $115 million Tuesday morning, completed through a bidding process that involved some of the largest banking institutions in the world. In a few years, some Dwyer alumni may be joining their ranks. James Goughary, a senior at Dwyer, has plans on…

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[VIDEO]: See My Success – Olympic Heights High School Student Sets Her Sights on Becoming an Astronaut

Olympic Heights Community High School senior Kaylee Cunningham thrives on challenging herself.  She holds a 4.0 GPA, serves as Co-President of the Math National Honor Society, has played on the basketball team, and won the 2015 Congressional App Challenge for a mobile app she designed to teach math. As if that weren’t enough, Kaylee is…

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School District Has 60 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for 2018

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The School District of Palm Beach County has 60 semifinalists for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, allowing them to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring. About 1.6 million high school juniors entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National…

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