Teachers

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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[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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English Language Learner (ELL) Excels in the Medical Sciences

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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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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[Video]: Voters Approve PBCSD Referendum

Palm Beach County voters, once again, put students first by approving the Countywide School Question on the November 6 ballot. The Referendum, which takes effect on July 1, 2019, will increase the millage rate to 1 mill. This increase will provide approximately $200 million per year to Palm Beach County District-operated schools over the next…

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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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