School District’s IT Department Recognized as Tops in Nation

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 21, 2015

The School District of Palm Beach County’s (SDPBC) IT Division is a finalist in the Information Technology Department of the Year category for the 2015 American Business Awards sponsored by Stevie Awards. The gold trophy will be presented to one of six finalists in this year’s competition at an awards banquet on June 22nd in…

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Register Now for Summer VPK Program

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 21, 2015

Enrollment is now open at two district-operated elementary schools for free summer Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK) classes to prepare students for kindergarten. Classes are offered from June 11 through Aug. 7 at K.E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary School in Canal Point and Highland Elementary School in Lake Worth. Summer VPK students will attend classes Monday through…

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Freedom Shores Elementary Celebrates Learning with Bilingual Performance

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 21, 2015

Children, parents, and community leaders came together this month for a Celebration of Learning at Freedom Shores Elementary. Thirty-three 3rd graders from Freedom Shores’ Dual Language program showcased their academic abilities in a creative way, spending nine weeks working on an integrated curriculum that encompassed social studies, science, reading, writing, and the arts in order to present a…

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Gardens Mall Gift Card Purchases Benefit Education Foundation

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 20, 2015

The Gardens Mall will give back five percent of every gift card purchased from May 18 through May 31 to the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, which will use the raised funds to support the students and teachers throughout the School District of Palm Beach County. Buyers just have to mention the Gift Card Give Back when…

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District’s Volunteers and Business Partners Honored, Contributions Equal Nearly $17M

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 20, 2015

The Department of Communications and Engagement honored its more than 37,000 volunteers and 1,200 Business Partners this month during the School District’s Annual Outstanding Volunteers and Business Partners breakfast. Six hundred volunteers, business partners and community members attended the breakfast that was held at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Schools winning the Golden…

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Allamanda ES Students Receive Music and Dance Instruction Thanks to Frenchman’s Creek Grant

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 19, 2015

Students with autism at Allamanda Elementary School will receive music and dance instruction next year, thanks to a generous grant from the Frenchman’s Creek Charities Foundation. The $13,500 grant will allow students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to work with a teacher from VSA Florida, a nonprofit group that conducts art education programs in schools…

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Royal Palm Beach Student Earns HS Diploma, A.A. from PB State College at Same Time

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 18, 2015

As thousands of Palm Beach County high school seniors prepare for graduation in this month, one Royal Palm Beach High School student is preparing for two graduations and finds himself already two years ahead of most of his classmates on his way to an electrifying future. Joshua Marker, of Royal Palm Beach, will graduate today…

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Calusa Indians Come Back to Life at Freedom Shores Elementary School

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 14, 2015

Thirty-four Freedom Shores Elementary second grade students, with help from the Center for Creative Education (CCE), 2nd grade gifted teachers Tracy Haynes and India Abel, spent the six weeks this school year working on a variety of hand-on projects that encompassed all areas of the curriculum to learn all about the lives of Florida’s first settlers, the Calusa Indians. “This…

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Palm Beach Gardens HS Student is FBLA State President, School Receives Top Honors

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 13, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens High School officially houses one of the states brightest future business leaders and she is in good company. Isha Joseph,17, recently took office as the statewide president of the Future Business Leaders of America, a non-profit association of students that since 1940 has brought together middle school, high school and college students…

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New Horizons ES Student is Face of OldNavy.com, Macy’s, Many Others

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 12, 2015

Every mother believes they have the cutest child of all. Astrid Anduze has proof. Astrid’s son, 8-year-old New Horizons Elementary School second grader Alejandro, has had a successful international modeling career since before he was old enough to walk, or even crawl onto a photo shoot. Astrid said her son was just five months old…

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