Applications

Students, Get $15,000 to Improve the Community

By Pat Evans | October 26, 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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Five Star Schools Celebrated at Annual Breakfast

By Julie Houston Trieste | October 24, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County celebrated the accomplishments of 85 schools on Wednesday. The schools are recipients of the Five Star Award, a distinction recognized by the Florida Department of Education for exemplary community involvement. Recipients of the Five Star School Award received a certificate, a flag and the prestige of the highest possible…

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Schools of Excellence

School District of PBC Leads State in Schools of Excellence

By Julie Houston Trieste | October 23, 2018

Fifty-nine District-operated schools in Palm Beach County have been designated as Schools of Excellence by the Florida Department of Education, making the School District of Palm Beach County the leader in Schools of Excellence in the state of Florida. The School of Excellence distinction is given to schools that maintain an A or B grade…

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Macy's parade wrap

[VIDEO]: Park Vista Band Prepares For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Pat Evans | October 23, 2018

The Park Vista High School marching band, the Park Vista Performers, are preparing to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band is ranked among the best in the country and was one of only 10 bands selected to perform in this year’s parade. The band is still raising money to send the students…

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School police

School Police Update: 46 Officers Hired, Recruiting Continues

By Pat Evans | October 22, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach Police Department continues to recruit and hire qualified, experienced police officers to its department charged with protecting each of the District’s schools. Since February, the department has hired and deployed 46 School Police Officers to campuses across the District. Forty-one of those officers have been hired since July 2.…

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Choice Academy Inspires Career

Alumnus Credits School District Music Programs for Career Success

By Pat Evans | October 22, 2018

You’ve seen the movie and sang along with the music, but you probably didn’t know that one of the artists behind the music in the Golden Globe-winning movie “The Greatest Showman” is a graduate of the School District of Palm Beach County. Hal Rosenfeld grew up in Boca Raton, attended Bak Middle School of the…

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palmetto elementary

Students Challenged to Become Global Citizens at Palmetto ES

By Pat Evans | October 19, 2018

Palmetto Elementary School’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-focused International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme offers students a rigorous program of learning through collaborative, transdisciplinary and project-based curricula that fosters lifelong learners with a global mindset utilizing inquiry, knowledge and compassion. “Our motto is ‘One World, Many Stories’ and we strive to provide all students…

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New Principals

New Waters Edge, Belvedere Elementary Principals Named

By Pat Evans | October 19, 2018

The School Board approved two new principals Wednesday during the October board meeting. Juliann Walker has been appointed to lead Waters Edge Elementary School in Boca Raton, and Amy Lopez has been named as the new principal of Belvedere Elementary School in West Palm Beach. Both women have been with the School District’s Professional Development…

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Reading Tips

[Video]: Five Tips to Grow Good Readers

By Pat Evans | October 18, 2018

A lifelong love of literacy starts early and with the support of family. Students who see their parents reading, are included in conversations, read with family and even sing songs will develop better reading skills. Here are five tips you can use to grow good readers in your family.          

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Career-Choice fair

[Video]: District Programs On Display at Showcase of Schools

By Pat Evans | October 18, 2018

Representatives from elementary, middle, and high school highlighted their programs Tuesday at the 22nd annual Showcase of Schools put on by the Department of Choice and Career Options. Parents and students had an opportunity to learn about the 310 Choice Programs offered through the School District of Palm Beach County. “These dynamic Choice and Career…

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