[Video]: Suncoast HS Hosts ‘Virtual’ Honor Flight to Recognize Those Who Have Served

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 2, 2018

Students at Suncoast Community High School honored nearly 50 World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who were not physically able to make a trip to Washington D.C. with the virtual trip of a lifetime. The students, with the help of their advisor, Mr. Traill, organized a Virtual Honor Flight including a luncheon,…

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[Campus Reporter]: Lynn University Basketball Team Mentors Students at Boca ES

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 1, 2018

Every Tuesday, members of the Lynn University Fighting Knights basketball team spend their morning on the campus of Boca Elementary School. The players read to the students, mentor and assist in the classrooms as their way of giving back to the community, while also bringing joy to their own lives. The idea came about as…

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District Organizes Second Haitian Citizens Academy

By Bito David | February 1, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County will host its second Haitian Citizens Academy on Tuesday, February 6, as part of its efforts to acquaint community leaders with all aspects of the District’s operations. The Citizens Academy will cover several topics that will provide in-depth knowledge about the District and the schools’ communications functions and…

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School District, City and Chamber Officials Work Together for Comprehensive Solutions to Increase School Capacity in Boca Raton

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | January 29, 2018

School District of Palm Beach County, City of Boca Raton and Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce officials met recently to discuss the good news and challenges about growth in the greater Boca Raton Community. The good news is more families are choosing the City as their home – a good problem to have in…

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“Teach the Flu a Lesson” with These Prevention Tips

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 26, 2018

While there is no indication of an increase in flu activity in any Palm Beach County school, it is still important to take precautions to stay healthy and practice proper measures to prevent acquiring and spreading the illness during the flu season. The Palm Beach County Health Department works directly with District schools to educate…

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Students Drum Up Excitement as District’s Accreditation Review Begins

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 26, 2018

After months of preparation and planning, the School District of Palm Beach County will undergo its re-accreditation process through AdvancED from January 28-31. Members of the accreditation review team of AdvancED were welcomed to the District office Monday with a performance from the Lincoln Elementary School Drumline. Reviewers from AdvancED will also visit several schools, meeting…

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[Video]: HBCU/HSI Recruitment Tour Shatters Records, $9M+ in Scholarships Awarded

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 25, 2018

The District’s annual Historically Black College-University and Hispanic Serving Institution (HBCU/HSI) Recruitment Tour held this week at the Palm Beach County Convention Center was another huge success with 1,570 college acceptances given and $9,275,500 in scholarships awarded. This is up more than $1.5M from last year’s fair. Representatives from more than 21 colleges met with students…

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[VIDEO]: Barnes & Noble Helps Foster a Love of Reading in Palm Beach County Children

By Jennifer Deshazo | January 24, 2018

Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is underway in Palm Beach County, and local Barnes & Noble stores are doing their part to ensure students have access to new books that will help them grow as readers. More than 6,200 students will receive free books this week, thanks to proceeds from the book drive that took place…

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Choice Program Application Deadline Extended through February 2

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 23, 2018

The window to apply for a Choice program for the 2018-2019 school year has been extended through February 2, 2018. ​This extended deadline does not apply to the December 1, 2017 deadline for Arts programs requiring auditions. The following schools/programs had an application deadline date of December 1, 2017: ​Bak Middle School of the Arts…

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District Recognizes Celebrate Literacy Week, January 22-26

By Nneka Nnolim | January 22, 2018

The Just Read, Florida! Office and the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), in partnership with other FDOE offices, school districts, state organizations and agencies, are joining forces for the 10th annual statewide Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, scheduled for the week of January 22-26. Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is an annual event during which students, teachers,…

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