16 Schools to Start the School Year with New Principals

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 7, 2015

As the 2015-2016 school year begins, students at 16 schools in the School District of Palm Beach County will be greeted by new principals at the helm. Rachel Capitano, Del Prado Elementary School Stephanie Coletto, Sandpiper Shores Elementary School Melinda Springman, South Olive Elementary School Cara Hayden, Starlight Cove Elementary School Michael Rieckenberg, Jerry Thomas…

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[Video]: Glade View ES Ready to Welcome Students to New Campus, New Curriculum

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 7, 2015

Glade View Elementary School in Belle Glade has been rebuilt, expanded, and modernized. The new school now offers a curriculum that integrates the arts with learning all of the core subjects. School Board Member Marcia Andrews and Superintendent were joined by local dignitaries, students and School District leaders as the campus was unveiled during a…

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Brothers Who are Principals Recognized as Top Educators and Most Influential

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 5, 2015

Though not identical twins, the Lockhart brothers have led nearly parallel lives of success and have a family lineage of pioneering achievement, rising to both become principals of two of the most productive high schools in Palm Beach County. Now, Dr. George Lockhart and his younger brother Dr. Anthony Lockhart have been recognized for their…

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Fingerprinting Office Hours Extended to Meet Back-to-School Demand

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 3, 2015

To best accommodate the increased number of employees who must have their fingerprints taken by School Police prior to the start of school, the office will open on Saturday, Aug. 8 and Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The office is also open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. No appointment is…

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Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Begins Aug. 7, Gardens Mall Donates Sales Aug. 15

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 3, 2015

Florida’s annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, Aug. 7 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 16.  During the ten-day period, no Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $100 or less per item, on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per…

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Roosevelt ES Teacher Helps Students Bridge the Gap with Cultural Experiences

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 3, 2015

Students at Roosevelt Elementary School have experienced a very special lesson in world history from the founder of an organization teaching students worldwide about Jewish history and legacy. “It really is bridging a gap for these students,” said Willie Rhymes, a fifth grade teacher at Roosevelt, who brought Edward Serotta in from Eastern Europe to…

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[Video]: District Offers County’s First Health Kiosk for Its Employees

By Julie Houston Trieste | July 30, 2015

The School District of Palm Beach County is now the only district in Florida to offer all employees and their family members virtual healthcare. HealthSpot produces a telemedicine virtual healthcare kiosk connecting patients with medical providers located at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. Employees with health concerns such as ear aches, skin irritations, sinus infections…

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Register Now for Free and Reduced Price Meals for 2015-2016 School Year

By Julie Houston Trieste | July 28, 2015

Families with children returning to Palm Beach County School District schools are encouraged to apply for Free and Reduced Priced meals. Applications can be completed online at https://mealapps.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/ or an application can be obtained from the principal of the student’s school. Only one application per household is required, even if siblings attend different Palm Beach…

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Bus Drivers Wanted: District, CareerSource to Host Job Fair August 3

By Julie Houston Trieste | July 28, 2015

The School District of Palm Beach County’s Transportation Services department is partnering with CareerSource to host a bus driver job fair on Monday, August 3. District bus drivers transport approximately 58,000 students each day to Palm Beach County schools. The job fair is scheduled from 10 am. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4…

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[Video]: Aprendiendo Juntos: July’s Spanish-language Show

By Julie Houston Trieste | July 27, 2015

Aprendiendo Juntos provides important information to the community about education issues, programs, activities and opportunities at their children’s schools. This Spanish-language show features unique interviews with renowned personalities, information about community and educational programs, and initiatives of particular interest to the Hispanic parents and communities. Additionally, the show will feature school news such us students’…

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