L.C. Swain Middle School Students Get Hands-On Lesson of Magna Carta

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 9, 2015

To learn about the Magna Carta, students in Elizabeth Schmidt’s  civics class at L.C. Swain Middle School did more than read books. They got hands-on and crafty with it. The students hand-crafted a banner named the “Magna Carta Ideals for America.”That banner is now on its way to the United Kingdom. The idea for the…

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Community Input on Superintendent Gathered, Profile of Candidate to be Created

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 6, 2015

Over the past week, the Palm Beach County School District and superintendent search firm Ray & Associates held nine public forums throughout the county, conducted 17 focus groups consisting of a wide range of stakeholders, met twice with the 15-member Search Advisory Committee. Additionally an online survey captured the feedback of 4,464 individuals. The search…

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Bus Driver Job Fair Scheduled for Belle Glade

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 5, 2015

The School District of Palm Beach County’s Transportation Services department will hold  its next job fair on Friday, March 13 to hire drivers to transport approximately 58,000 students each day to Palm Beach County schools. The job fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Area 3 Office (the old West Tech…

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Boynton Beach High School Theatre Academy Performs “The Piano Lesson”

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 5, 2015

In recognition of February being proclaimed as National African American History Month by the School District, the Theatre Academy of Boynton Beach High School put on several performances of August Wilson’s play “The Piano Lesson.” A play of this type is rarely performed in a high school setting, but the student performers of the school’s…

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Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Schedule, Resources Available

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 4, 2015

Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) in Palm Beach County schools began earlier this month and  is scheduled to run through May 22. According to the FSA website, “The Florida Standards were designed to set higher expectations for students to encourage deeper learning on fewer topics and requiring greater critical thinking, reasoning and problem solving.” Here are…

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W. Boca High School Band Selected to Play New Year’s Eve Celebration in London

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 4, 2015

Dozens of musicians from West Boca Raton High School will get the experience of a lifetime next school year as the Palm Beach County School Board this week approved a field trip to England to play in the London New Year’s Eve parade and gala concert series for New Year’s 2016. The band, known as…

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Watson B. Duncan Student Collects Thousands of DVDs, Donates to Children’s Hospitals

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 3, 2015

A Watson B. Duncan Middle School student’s simple gesture to help cure her brother’s boredom while in the hospital two years ago has become a national phenomenon, proving that great ideas have no age limits and students are never too young to change the world. “It really has turned into a wonderful, therapeutic project for…

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Kindergarten Round Up Schedule Released

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 2, 2015

Entering kindergarten is an exciting time, but it can also be an emotional time for the students and parents. So elementary schools across the School District of Palm Beach County host Kindergarten Round Ups to welcome families to visit the campuses, get acquainted with their school and teachers, and get students and parents excited about…

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Public Comment about School Police Welcome

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 2, 2015

  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on March 10 to examine all aspects of the Palm Beach County School Police policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Chief Lawrence J. Leon announced today. Palm Beach County School Police has to comply with approximately 260…

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Counselors Honored at White House, Recognized by Board

By Julie Houston Trieste | March 2, 2015

Two Palm Beach County school counselors were among those honored by First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Connie Britton during a special ceremony at the White House. Herele Oakley, a counselor at Crystal Lakes Elementary School in Boynton Beach, and Isabell Parrado, a counselor at Okeeheelee Middle School in Greenacres, traveled to Washington, D.C., and…

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