Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II’

School District of PBC Leads State in Schools of Excellence

excellance

As the District is closed over the Thanksgiving break, here are some things we’re thankful for this season and throughout the year… Fifty-nine District-operated schools in Palm Beach County have been designated as Schools of Excellence by the Florida Department of Education, making the School District of Palm Beach County the leader in Schools of…

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District Schools Creatively Showcase Acts of Kindness

In response to a call from Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II asking schools to share their acts of kindness, kindergarten students at Elbridge Gale Elementary School created “Gatorgrams”, which are brief anecdotes posted in their classroom describing instances in which they were kind to someone, or when someone was kind to them. Additionally, a group…

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English Language Learner (ELL) Excels in the Medical Sciences

Anglaise Joseph

Anglaise Joseph is a great example of ELL success proving that learning English while acquiring knowledge in the content areas cannot be an impediment to academic achievement. While attending the Medical Sciences Academy Choice Program at Boynton Beach High School, the twelve-grade student has completed all the eligibility requirements for Early Admission at Palm Beach…

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[Video]: Grammy-nominated “Mad Violinist” Wows Students

Mad Violinist visits UB Kinsey

Ashanti Floyd, known as “The Mad Violinist” wowed students at U.B. Kinsey/Palmview School of the Arts with a master class and offered inspiring words to aspiring musicians in the school’s orchestra. Floyd, who has been nominated for a Grammy Award six times, said that visiting the West Palm Beach school was like coming home.  …

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Student Holiday Card Winners

Holiday Cards

For the third year in a row, School District of Palm Beach County students were encouraged to enter the Superintendent Holiday Greeting Card contest. Students were tasked with creating a piece of art depicting their interpretation of the winter season in Florida’s unique geography. Under the guidance and support of their terrific art teachers, winners have been…

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[Video]: Voters Approve PBCSD Referendum

Palm Beach County voters, once again, put students first by approving the Countywide School Question on the November 6 ballot. The Referendum, which takes effect on July 1, 2019, will increase the millage rate to 1 mill. This increase will provide approximately $200 million per year to Palm Beach County District-operated schools over the next…

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School Counselors Help Students Navigate Academics and Life

School Counselor in a session with a student

The American School Counselor Association recommends one counselor for every 250 students, a ratio that many districts, including the School District of Palm Beach County, are unable to attain with current funding. However, with the approval of the Referendum, the District intends to use the money generated by the 1 mill levy to hire additional…

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The Wizarding World of Learning

World of Learning

It’s well known that hands-on learning boosts success in the classroom, and two teachers at Everglades Elementary School are making the most of that fact. Speech-language therapist Marisa Barriga and Kim Vargas-Vila turned their classrooms into Harry Potter’s School of Hogwarts. “Their reactions are probably our favorite thing,” Barriga said. Students are immersed in the…

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School District of PBC Leads State in Schools of Excellence

Schools of Excellence

Fifty-nine District-operated schools in Palm Beach County have been designated as Schools of Excellence by the Florida Department of Education, making the School District of Palm Beach County the leader in Schools of Excellence in the state of Florida. The School of Excellence distinction is given to schools that maintain an A or B grade…

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