Chipotle Restaurants Partner with Elementary Schools

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 19, 2014

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced a series of back-to-school fundraisers to benefit Palm Beach County elementary schools. Eleven Chipotle restaurants will participate in the Tuesday fundraisers throughout the fall semester. These Chipotle fundraisers help make family dinner time easier during the school year and enable parents to become partners with the school and the community for…

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Three District Schools Recognized by National PTA

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 19, 2014

The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) recognizes Eagles Landing Middle School, Hidden Oaks Elementary and Sandpiper Shore Elementary as national schools of excellence for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. These schools have demonstrated leadership and commitment to partnering to support student success and continuous school improvement. Each school and its respective PTA received this…

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School District Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 18, 2014

During its regular board meeting on Sept. 17, the School Board of Palm Beach County proclaimed September 15 to October 15, 2014 as Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month to showcase the unique diversity of the Hispanic and Latino culture and contributions. Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the culture and traditions of students, teachers, staff and community members who trace their…

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Teacher Leaders Bring Elevated Teaching Movement to Palm Beach County

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 15, 2014

In early August, eight teacher leaders from Palm Beach County represented the district at the state-wide Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) Convention held at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) founded the event as an inspirational and…

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Science Educators Recognized for Exceptional Service

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 12, 2014

Five deserving teachers received awards for exceptional service in the field of science education recently. The awards were presented by the Palm Beach County Science Educators Association (PBCSEA) president, Stephanie Webster, at this year’s science symposium held at Seminole Ridge High School over the summer. Carolyn Slygh received the 2014 Science Hall of Fame Award for…

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Pinwheels Help Students Express Feelings

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 12, 2014

Palm Beach County students created pinwheels of all shapes and sizes as part of the “Pinwheels for Peace” program, an international arts installation project that allows students to express their feelings about the world around them. Students can write their thoughts about peace and tolerance or simply draw and paint to visually express their feelings. Once the pinwheels are created, students plant them to showcase their…

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Energy Conservation Incentive Program Rewards Schools

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 11, 2014

Thirteen Palm Beach County schools have earned money from the district’s Energy Conservation Incentive Program, now in its fourth year of implementation. Through the combined efforts of these schools and many others, the district reduced its overall consumption of electricity by more than 5 million kilowatt-hours in 2014, as compared to 2013, when taking weather…

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Graduation Task Force Committed to Student Success

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 11, 2014

Members of the Superintendent’s Graduation Task Force will convene at the Fulton Holland Educational Services Center, Monday, September 15, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to tackle objectives for the new school year. The meeting agenda includes a review of the 2014 data on black males in Palm Beach County along with a video clip of Dr. Steve…

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District Schools Recognized by National PTA

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 10, 2014

The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has recognized Hidden Oaks Elementary and Hidden Oaks PTA; Sandpiper Shores Elementary and Sandpiper Shores PTA; and Eagles Landing Middle School and Eagles Landing PTA as Schools of Excellence. Each school and its respective PTA received this national award for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. Research shows that…

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Coral Sunset Holds Surprise Celebration for Military Mom

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 10, 2014

Coral Sunset Elementary gave one of their new preschoolers and his mother the surprise of their lives during the first week of the school year. Yadiel Rodriguez’s mom had missed one of the most anticipated moments in parental history: the start of her son’s first day of school. Master Sargent Lorena Jurado had been deployed…

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