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Cafeterias Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Fiesta Fridays

By Pat Evans | October 8, 2018

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, the School District of Palm Beach County’s School Food Service Department offered special menus each week, referring to the celebration as Fiesta Fridays. The Hispanic menu items were served in all school cafeterias throughout the District on most Fridays during the September 15 through October 15 period for Hispanic Heritage Month.…

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[Video]: Choice and Career Fair Scheduled for Oct. 16

By Pat Evans | October 8, 2018

The School District’s more than 300 Choice and Career programs will be on display for the 22nd “Showcase of Schools” scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Expo Center of the South Florida Fairgrounds.    Representatives from 114 different campuses will be available to answer questions about the educational…

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Benoist Farms ES Celebrates Individuality, Shares Kindness

By Pat Evans | October 8, 2018

As part of National Bullying Prevention Month, students and staff across the District are being challenged to be kind to others. That’s why the week of October 8 is being called “Challenge Kindness Week.” Acts of kindness don’t have to be elaborate; the goal is to ensure that everyone feels appreciated and included. Through the…

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Graduation

District’s Annual College and Career Fair Set for Oct. 17

By Julie Houston Trieste | October 8, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County is inviting students and families to join representatives from more than 150 colleges, universities, trade schools and the armed forces at its Annual College and Career Fair Wednesday, October 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. “This annual event is a great way for high school students to explore their many post-graduate…

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Former Student Helps Open Adult Education Program in Boynton

Former Student Helps Open Adult Education Program in Boynton

By Pat Evans | October 5, 2018

The challenge of not knowing English and being new to the American school system is familiar to Elize Jadimene. The 21-year-old Haitian-born former Boynton Beach High School student recalls his experience serving as translator and interpreter for his parents when they immigrated to the United States. “My parents did not speak English.  I remember at…

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PE Teacher of the Year

District PE Educator Named Teacher of the Year by State Organization

By Julie Houston Trieste | October 5, 2018

Kristen Frazer, a physical education teacher at Christa McAuliffe Middle School, was recently named the Florida Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators. The Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding teachers in physical education at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. “I am honored…

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[Video]: Five Tips For Filling Out FAFSA

By Pat Evans | October 4, 2018

The window is open for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to secure funding for college. Regardless of your financial need, it is recommended that every family with a student entering college complete the FAFSA. But the 100+ questions on the application can be intimidating, and supplying your financial information may require some…

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Applications

Students, Get $15,000 to Improve the Community

By Pat Evans | October 3, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County has teamed up with Philanthropy Tank to award students up to $15,000 for creating or expanding an existing project that benefit the community. In addition to receiving funding for their idea, teens will be mentored by successful entrepreneurs. Philanthropy Tank aims to help shape students’ leadership paths with…

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Superintendent Encourages Acts of Kindness for Bullying Prevention Month

By Julie Houston Trieste | October 2, 2018

October marks the beginning of National Bullying Prevention month – a month set aside to raise awareness about the problem of bullying in our communities. I want to thank all of our schools for taking the time to recognize this event in some way. However, bullying prevention isn’t just a school issue – it’s a…

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Hispanic Heritage

[Gallery] District Employees Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

By Pat Evans | October 2, 2018

The District continues to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. We asked some of our employees to share why they are proud to be Hispanic/Latino. Here are some of our proud employees with the messages they shared. Click HERE to see Gallery

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