School District Officials Concerned with FSA, Despite Validity Study

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 2, 2015

The Florida Standards Assessment – and the state’s high-stakes accountability system – continues to concern leaders with the School District of Palm Beach County, despite a study upholding the validity of the state-mandated assessment test. Those concerns include questions about the test’s administration, particularly the computer-based portion of the assessment; the alignment of Florida’s standards…

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W. Boca High School Band Raising Money for One-in-a-Lifetime Performance in London

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 2, 2015

Who wouldn’t love a day at the spa? Receive a discount and help the West Boca High School Vandguard Band raise money for their New Year’s Eve performance in London. If a day of pampering is not your thing, there are plenty of other ways this month that the the community can help these 140…

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[Video]: Proper American Flag Handling Procedures, How to Fold the Flag

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 31, 2015

Proper Procedure for Handling the American Flag demonstrated by Boca Raton High School’s Navy JROTC Cadets. It is recommended that all district staff and students responsible for raising the flag at their school site view this short video. (Procedure does not require formation of staff/students as depicted in this video. Focus is on proper handling of the American…

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Adult Community in Delray Gives Back By Donating to Students in Need

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 31, 2015

For the third consecutive year, K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons of Delray Beach reached out to the Palm Beach County School District to find an area elementary school in need of donations of school supplies. Four Seasons is a Delray Beach active adult community that prides itself on continuously giving back to the community through volunteer…

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Important Update: All Schools and Facilities OPEN Monday, August 31

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 27, 2015

Sunday Update: Palm Beach County Schools and District facilities will be open this Monday, August 31. District officials decided to open schools after receiving an all-clear from School District Police and members of the maintenance team who inspected schools and surrounding areas for potential safety hazards caused by Tropical Storm Erika.    District officials will continue to monitor…

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New Bus Routes Updated, Took Effect Thursday and Friday

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 26, 2015

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during the transportation issues that we have been experiencing. Early last week the District pulled together a group of employees to work directly with the transportation team to help resolve these issues and doubled the number of phone lines in the Transportation Call Center. Progress has been…

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Parent & School Partnership for Student Achievement Awards Winners Announced

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 25, 2015

Nine Palm Beach County School District schools have been recognized by the Department of Federal and State Programs for outstanding Parent Involvement Programs at Title I schools for the 2014-2015 school year. The recognized schools are: Belle Glade Elementary School (Principal: Ms. Robera Walker Thompson) Pine Jog Elementary School (Principal: Mr. Craig Sommer) Northmore Elementary School (Principal:…

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[Video]: Students Receive Backpacks Filled with Supplies

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 24, 2015

Students are Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach received a back-to-school surprise last week when each of the 750 students received their own backpacks filled with the supplies they need to start the school year off right. Mission 500 partnered with World Vision and C.O.P.S. Monitoring made the event possible. Watch the excitement on the…

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Polo Park Eases Transition to Middle School with Summer Prep Program

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 24, 2015

Getting an incoming sixth grader ready for the first day of school has always been extremely challenging for a middle school.  However, Polo Park Middle School, in Wellington, has taken great strides toward lowering the students’ fear by hosting the Polo Park Sixth Grade Summer Prep Program. Now in its third year, the main goal…

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Bus Drivers Wanted: Jobs Available

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 20, 2015

District bus drivers transport approximately 58,000 students each day to Palm Beach County schools. Applicants must meet the following requirements: – Be a safe, licensed driver for five years – Have an excellent driving record – Pass the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination – Pass the bus driver training course – Communicate effectively…

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