District Earns ‘Clean’ Audit Opinion

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 17, 2014

The School District of Palm Beach County has received an unmodified  or “clean” audit  opinion on their financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. According to district Chief Financial Officer Mike Burke, the external audit performed by the accounting firm McGladrey LLP found no significant deficiencies or material weaknesses in internal controls…

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West Boca Students Win Physics Photo Contest

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 17, 2014

A photo of a rainbow above the clouds taken from the window of a Southwest Airlines flight, and a photo of Pringles crisps stacked together to form a ring were among the winners in this year’s 2014 High School Photos contest sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers. “Above the Horizon,” taken by Briana…

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Riviera Beach Prep Rallies for “Team Genesis”

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 17, 2014

A carnival-like atmosphere encompassed the teachers and students of Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy rallied around one of their own, raising $1,180 to help. The school was so touched by a profile of one of its students that ran in this year’s Palm Beach Post “Season to Share” story that they came together to…

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Elementary Students Play for Senior Citizens Thanks to Local Charity

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 15, 2014

Students from two northern Palm Beach County public elementary schools were able to give back to their community by bringing some holiday music to senior citizens thanks in large part to an innovative charity program founded by a Palm Beach Gardens business magnate. “The experience was really positive for the students and for the senior citizens,” said…

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Hidden Oaks Teacher Honored by Governor

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 15, 2014

Hidden Oaks Elementary School teacher, Alicia Foy has been honored with the Governor’s Shine Award for her work teaching science to the students at the Lake Worth school. She says to her, science is simply problem solving. “Finding solutions in a logical way is how I teach my students to be successful,” Foy said. “Seeing…

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Poinciana ES Participates in Coding Challenge to Encourage Computer Sciences

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 11, 2014

Poinciana STEM Elementary Magnet School has joined the mission to introduce 100 million students to computer science this week.  Students grades K-5 are utilizing Scratch, TinkerCad, Mindcraft, and Arduinos, as well as many other coding software to make original pieces of programming as part of the Hour of Code. Each day this week, every student…

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District’s Apple a Day Wellness Program Encourages Healthy Choices

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 11, 2014

Palm Beach Public School has earned top seed in the Palm Beach County School District’s Apple a Day wellness program. District participants, including teachers, staff and administration, were challenged to eat up to two apples per day, take a picture with the apple, and submit those daily photos to earn points.  Points were also awarded…

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Miami Dolphins Take Crosspointe ES Students Shopping for Holidays

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 10, 2014

Eighteen students from Crosspointe Elementary School were among more than 100 children from Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties who were accompanied by the Miami Dolphins on a  shopping spree at Publix. Current and former players, cheerleaders, mascot T.D., staff and Miami Dolphins Women’s Organizations members were paired with the youngsters, who each received $100…

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Equestrian Trails ES Wins “Turf” Challenge

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 10, 2014

Equestrian Trails Elementary has been awarded $5,000 “Defend Your Turf Challenge” sponsored by Fuel Up To Play 60 and the Florida Dairy Council. The students at the Wellington school competed against other schools in Palm Beach County by tracking their eating habits and daily physical activity. The “Thoroughbreds’” efforts to encourage other students to join the…

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Hidden Oaks, Park Vista Work Together to Feed Families in Need

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 9, 2014

Hidden Oaks Elementary School and Park Vista High School staff, administration, PTA and students served a heart-warming turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, to 300 families as part of the fifth annual, ‘Our Families Feeding Yours’ event. The team of volunteers cooked 24 turkeys, six trays of stuffing, eight trays of mashed potatoes, three trays…

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