Village Academy Principal Honored

By Julie Houston Trieste | November 13, 2014

Village Academy Principal Guarn Sims was honored this week for his latest efforts to make one of the Palm Beach County School District’s most unique hidden gems shine. “I’m just a humble person. I don’t like the glory. I’m just doing what I was raised to do,” said Sims, one of three principals in the…

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Students Graduate from G.R.E.A.T. Program

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | November 13, 2014

Fourty-four Elbridge Gale Elementary School fourth graders have graduated from the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program. The ceremony, held November 10 at the Wellington school, was the first G.R.E.A.T. program graduation of this school year. The program is taught by school police in an effort to avert the draw of street gangs for…

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Partnership Provides Hands-On Learning

By Julie Houston Trieste | November 12, 2014

Acreage Pines Community Elementary and Southeastern College recently embarked on a new partnership which brought college nursing students back to the elementary classroom to provide hands-on lessons to the students at the Acreage Pines medical lab. College students from the Greenacres campus of Southeastern College, under the supervision of their instructors, demonstrated an array of…

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Polo Park Middle Holds Night of Science

By Julie Houston Trieste | November 12, 2014

Scientific wonders ruled the night at Polo Park Middle School, in Wellington, as clouds of dry ice wisped into the cool fall air. “It was a really good opportunity to bring the community in to showcase what we are all about and how we believe in science,” said Polo Park Middle School Principal Ann Clark of…

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Voters Approved School District Referendum

By Julie Houston Trieste | November 5, 2014

Voters on Tuesday approved the School District of Palm Beach County’s referendum renewing an existing special property levy of 25 cents per $1,000 of home valuation to pay for arts, music and physical education teachers, and choice and magnet programs in the district. “The voters have spoken and we are grateful for their continued support of Palm…

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Morikami Elementary Receives National Blue Ribbon Recognition

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | November 4, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education earlier this month recognized Morikami Park Elementary as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The Delray Beach elementary school was one of only nine schools in Florida to receive the recognition, considered by educational experts to be one of the highest awards a school can receive. Judging by the…

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Palm Beach Lakes High School Hosts Five Carat Tours

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | October 31, 2014

While the choice programs at Palm Beach Lakes High School do not receive as much media attention and clamor as those at the nearby Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts or Suncoast High School, teachers have long known that they were hidden gems. Now one of those teachers has implemented a plan to show…

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Showcase of Schools 2014

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | October 31, 2014

The School District of Palm Beach County welcomed more than 9,000 attendees to the 18th Annual Showcase of Schools this month at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. The free event provided an opportunity for parents and students to learn about the variety of choice and career education programs available for the 2015-2016 school year.…

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State Accountability Input Summary and Resources

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | October 30, 2014

The School District of Palm Beach County has been reaching out to communities around the county the past month with a series of input meetings and surveys to collect feedback on Florida’s new school accountability requirements. Five community input meetings were held to explain the state’s new requirements and allow an opportunity for the public to…

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Register Now for the 10th Annual Language and Culture Conference

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | October 30, 2014

The School District of Palm Beach County will host the Tenth Annual Language and Culture Conference November 4 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  The conference provides educators and instructional leaders a vast agenda of training opportunities to learn and practice powerful, proven strategies taught by nationally known speakers and local presenters. This year’s…

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