District Holding Seminar to Attract New Businesses, Vendors

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 24, 2015

In an effort to attract new, interested businesses and make the process of becoming an approved vendor with the district more accessible, the School District of Palm Beach County will be conducting a New Vendor Orientation on Monday, March 9, 2015 in the District Administrative Offices Board Room from 10:00–11:30 a.m. This seminar will be…

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Schools, Board Recognize African American History Month With Myriad of Activities

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 24, 2015

The School Board of Palm Beach County has proclaimed February as National African American History Month and schools from across the district have coordinated programs and events to highlight the accomplishments of African Americans and acknowledge the struggle for equal rights in America. African American students from the Theatre Academy of Boynton Beach High School…

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Attend a Superintendent Search Public Forum, Take the Online Survey

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 23, 2015

There are now several ways that parents, students, community members and other stakeholders can provide input on the ideal candidate for the next School District of Palm Beach County superintendent. Nine public forums have been scheduled to give the public an opportunity to share what qualities and characteristics the next superintendent of schools should embody.…

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District Science and Engineering Fair Winners Heading to State Competition

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 19, 2015

Twenty-nine Palm Beach County School District middle and high school students are among the top  winners whose projects will head to Lakeland for Florida’s 60th Annual State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) from March 31 to April 2. The winners from the 2014 Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair were recently honored during a…

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Gov. Scott Makes Change to Assessments, Recommends More

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 18, 2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  has announced changes to standardized assessment testing in the state’s public schools. Scott is expected to sign an executive order to immediately suspend the 11th grade statewide English Language Arts  (ELA) exam until a law can be enacted to permanently eliminate the exam. Also recommended is the elimination of statewide final…

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District, FAU Team Up To Mentor Future Elementary School Teachers

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 18, 2015

The Palm Beach County School District and Florida Atlantic University have teamed up for a mentoring program that will help shape the future of teaching in Palm Beach County. “We’ve never been involved in a study like this so this is very exciting,” said Dr. Gina Stafford, the district’s Performance Standards Manager who will be…

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STEM Leader’s Presentation on How to “Put the Sizzle in STEM” Now Online

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 16, 2015

Dr. Cindy Moss, director of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, served as a featured speaker at the School District of Palm Beach County 2015 Ignite the Future Technology Conference Monday, February 16. STEM traditionally stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, but Moss approaches it differently. “STEM equals students and teachers energizing minds,” Moss…

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Palm Beach Lakes Students Write Bill To Protect Children from Second-Hand Smoke

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 16, 2015

A group of Palm Beach Lakes High School students are working together to protect children, while also trying their hand as lawmakers thanks to an innovative partnership between the Palm Beach County school district and some of the local state legislators. The students proposed what they called the “Let the Children Breathe Act.” The act…

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Middle School Students Compete in Robotics Extravaganza

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 12, 2015

Middle school students from 19 Palm Beach County public middle schools tested their engineering and problem solving skills this past weekend in Boca Raton as they squared off in the Palm Beach County School District’s 13th Annual Middle School Afterschool Program Robotics Extravaganza. The Extravaganza, which is part of the national First Lego League robotics…

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Bus Drivers Wanted: Job Fair February 18

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 11, 2015

The School District of Palm Beach County’s Transportation Services department will hold a job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 18 to hire drivers to transport approximately 58,000 students each day to Palm Beach County schools. The job fair is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central Transportation Facility, 3376 Summit Blvd., West Palm…

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