Palm Beach Virtual School Receives Repeat Accolades, Registration Now Open

By Julie Houston Trieste | June 4, 2015

Palm Beach County’s online public school has again been nationally recognized for its excellence and made the county public proud. “We are very proud of the designation and we know we need to press on and set our sights even higher for the future,” said Debra Johnson, principal of the Palm Beach County Virtual School. The online…

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Seminole Trails ES Teacher Selected as 2015 Hispanic Teacher of the Year

By Julie Houston Trieste | June 3, 2015

Ana Armbrister Bland, Ph.D., teacher at Seminole Trails Elementary School has been selected as the 2015 Hispanic Teacher of the Year; awarded by the Palm Beach County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to honor the many contributions of classrooms teachers of Hispanic heritage. “Dr. Bland exemplifies the 2015 Hispanic Teacher of the Year, building relationships with…

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District, Classroom Teachers Association Agree to 2 Percent Raise for Teachers

By Julie Houston Trieste | June 3, 2015

All School District of Palm Beach County teachers will receive a 2 percent raise under a tentative agreement reached late Tuesday between the district and the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association. If approved by the School Board and members of the Classroom Teachers Association, raises will be retroactive to March 2, 2015. The tentative…

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Spady Elementary Hosts Color Splash Run to Build New Playground

By Julie Houston Trieste | June 3, 2015

More than 500 students, parents staff and community members spent a Saturday at Spady Elementary School making a mess for a good cause. The Delray Beach Elementary school hosted its first 3K Color Splash Run to raise money for build a new playground at the school. “A messy good time was had by all and…

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Sunrise Park ES Hosts Night at the “Wax” Museum

By Julie Houston Trieste | June 2, 2015

Students, families and staff took a step back in time at Sunrise Park Elementary School as the school hosted its “Night at the Wax Museum” event. Students from Mrs. Lazarus’ and Mrs. Silvers’ second grade class spent weeks researching historical figures of their choice to present at the school’s very own wax museum. Students chose…

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Okeeheelee Middle’s Samore Named Principal of the Year

By Julie Houston Trieste | June 1, 2015

Dr. David Samore, Principal of Okeeheelee Middle School has been named Florida’s Principal of the Year. The award is given each year by the Florida Association of Secondary School Principals, and Samore will represent the state in the National Principal of the Year award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Samore has been…

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Nationally-Recognized Education Expert Marzano Visits Palm Beach County Schools

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 29, 2015

Dr. Robert J. Marzano, whose classroom management strategies are used in schools throughout the country, recently visited four School District of Palm Beach County schools to observe and provide feedback on how his methods are being implemented. Marzano visited Acreage Pines Elementary School, Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts, Calusa Elementary School and…

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Woodlands Middle the First to Offer Cambridge Academy in District

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 29, 2015

Woodlands Middle School will be the first school in the School District of Palm Beach County’s to join the Cambridge International Community of Schools beginning August 2015. The school, located off of Lantana Road in Lake Worth will be offering the Cambridge Secondary 1 International Curriculum designed for middle school students ages 11-14.  Cambridge International…

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[Video] 8th Annual “Do the Write Thing” Event Aims to Stop Violence

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 28, 2015

The School District of Palm Beach County’s “Do the Write Thing” recognition ceremony was held at the Kravis Center this month as part of the national campaign to stop violence and is focused on helping middle school students solve the problems of youth violence and bullying. Nearly 27,000 middle school students accepted the challenge to…

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School Newspapers, Writers Honored for Excellence in Journalism

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 28, 2015

The evolution of the newspaper from a printed paper to an online 24-hour news outlet has not only swept the ranks of the mainstream media outlets. In Palm Beach County is has now trickled down to at least one high school. Three years ago Santaluces High Schools’ newspaper The Tribe went from print to being completely published only…

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