Gove Elementary Recognized by Autism Speaks

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 4, 2014

The 2014 Palm Beach Walk Now for Autism Speaks had over 7,500 participants and 216 teams — including 44 school teams. To date, the effort has raised more than $373,944, with the school teams alone raising approximately $41,000. Gove Elementary School raised $2,978 for the event. As the fourth top fundraising school in Palm Beach County, Gove was recognized with the 2014…

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Boca Raton and Spanish River High Students Win AP Global Challenge

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 27, 2014

Students from Boca Raton and Spanish River high schools were recently recognized by the school board for winning first and third place in the inaugural AP Global Challenge. The Boca Raton team took home first place, with each student receiving a $5,000 scholarship. Spanish River students tied for third place and also received a scholarship valued at $1,000. The AP…

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The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County Receives Grant from AT&T

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 27, 2014

The School Board of Palm Beach County recently recognized AT&T for their support of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County. AT&T gave a $50,000 grant to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education at Carver Middle School and Atlantic Community High School. This grant will be used to provide students with opportunities to make real world connections through hands-on learning, as…

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Captain Irving Takes Verde Elementary Students to a Trip Around the World

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 27, 2014

Verde Elementary teachers were surprised upon their return to school when they received the visit of a very special guest.  Captain Barrington Irving, a National Geographic Explorer and founder of the nonprofit  Experience Aviation, spoke with them about his life experiences  and his upcoming virtual field trip.  In 2007, Barrington set a Guiness World record…

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Royal Palm Beach High Students Attend National Competition

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 26, 2014

Seven students from the Royal Palm Beach High School F.B.L.A. Club participated in the F.B.L.A. National Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 29 – July 3, 2014.   At the state competition in April, held in Orlando, Nandan Patel placed first in his division, Health Care Management, and Melanie Deoroop placed second, also in Health Care…

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Geography Journal Publishes Work of District Employee

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 26, 2014

The National Council of Geography Educators has chosen Dr. Donna Goldstein’s article in the Journal of Geography “Integrating GIS in the Middle School Curriculum: Impacts on Diverse Students’ Standardized Test Scores” as the Best Secondary Teaching Article for 2014. Dr. Donna Goldstein is the GIS Coordinator for Palm Beach County School District.She manages the Geographic…

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Superintendent Gent Greets Students and Families on First Day of School

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 26, 2014

Like thousands of families and students in Palm Beach County, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent had an early start on the first day of school. Mr. Gent welcomed district employees, students and parents Monday morning during a visit to two schools and a transportation facility. Superintendent Gent started his morning greeting bus drivers as they prepared to start their routes for the day. The district’s transportation fleet consists…

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District’s Top Administrators Take Ice Bucket Challenge

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 25, 2014

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent responded to the ice bucket challenge after the principal, teachers and staff at Sandpiper Shores Elementary School named him in their Facebook video. Mr. Gent, along with Chief Operating Officer Mike Burke and Chief Strategic Communications & Engagement Officer Alex Sánchez, participated in the activity to support research for the Amyotrophic…

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