Wellington HS Basketball Brings Home State Championship, Valuable Lesson in Success

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 4, 2015

The Wellington High School boy’s basketball team is this season’s State of Florida 8-A state champions; a historic first for the Wolverines. Head Coach Colin says this championship shows “a correlation between hard work, team play, and success for our student athletes” which provided the formula they needed to that lead them to the state championship…

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New Superintendent Avossa to Begin With School District June 12

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 1, 2015

The Palm Beach County School Districts newly-hired superintendent, Dr. Robert Avossa, will begin his tenure at the district on Friday, June 12. On Wednesday, April 29, the School Board held a Special Meeting where they unanimously voted to amend Dr. Avossa’s five-year contract with the earlier start date. At this same Special Meeting the Board also…

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Boca HS’s ‘Triple Treat’ is Set of Twins Who Excel on Field, in Band and Academically

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 1, 2015

When 6th grade twins Nigel and Elgin Davis first picked up musical instruments, Nigel could barely make a sound on an old saxophone, and the slide came off Elgin’s trombone. Within six months of hard work and practicing, Emerald Cove Middle School Music Teacher Matt Jensen was already coming to their father, Palm Beach Sheriff’s…

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District, Business Development Board Partner for Job Shadow Opportunity

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 1, 2015

High school juniors and seniors will have an opportunity to learn more about careers in engineering, financial services, marketing, construction and other industries during the first-ever “Take a Student to Work Day” on Tuesday, May 26. “Take a Student to Work Day” is a partnership between the School District of Palm Beach County and the…

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May is Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month, School Nurses Provide Help

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 1, 2015

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) promotes May as “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.”  This initiative is geared to student, parent, and community education on learning the signs and symptoms of asthma and allergy, recognizing their triggers, and developing a personal management plan. The School District of Palm Beach County partners with…

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May is Food Allergy Action Month, District Sharing Resources

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 1, 2015

The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization created Food Allergy Awareness Week to educate the public about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition.  This year’s awareness week falls on May 10 – 16, 2015, but the entire month of May is being recognized as Food Allergy Action Month. Food allergies affect as many…

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Hammock Pointe Elementary School Selected to Interpret Guy Harvey Original Artwork

By Julie Houston Trieste | April 30, 2015

The student artists at Hammock Pointe Elementary School were commissioned to create their own version of famous nature artists Guy Harvey’s piece “The Great Horned Owl,” and they answered the call. Harvey is a renowned artist for his work featuring marine wildlife. However, Harvey also does artwork of terrestrial wildlife.  “The Great Horned Owl” was…

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Meetings on New Instructional Materials for Music, Visual Arts Courses Scheduled for June

By Julie Houston Trieste | April 29, 2015

The Instructional Materials Adoption Committees will hold public meetings next month to review instructional materials proposed for use in music, visual arts and American Sign Language classes throughout the district. The K-12 Arts Education committees will convene June 8 and June 9 to review sample materials for the district’s K-12 Music and Visual Arts courses.…

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Okeeheelee Middle Student Honored for Efforts to Raise Money for Cancer Patients

By Julie Houston Trieste | April 28, 2015

An Okeeheelee Middle School eighth grader was honored recently for her ambitious efforts to help those fighting cancer live a better life. “I’m just so very proud of her for everything that she does,” said Denise August, mother of 13-year-old Carissa August. Carissa is the president of the Hugs and Kisses Club at Okeeheelee Middle…

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Palm Beach Central HS Student Wins Film Festival Award for Film About Own Struggle

By Julie Houston Trieste | April 27, 2015

One young would-be director was recently recognized for what has already been a lifetime making films and what is sure to be a bright future behind the camera. “This is just an incredible opportunity for students to continue their careers as young adults and for this award to go to me I am just so…

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