Archive for August 2011

Students Excited About Generous Donation Of Books

Students at Roosevelt Elementary School in West Palm Beach will be cheering tomorrow morning as Target (Palm Beach Lakes Blvd store) presents the school a check for $500.  The generous check will go for the purchase of new books for the school’s Media Center.  The check presentation will take place tomorrow Thursday, September 1, at…

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School District Offers Free, Off-Adoption Science Resources

Looking for science materials to help reinforce student success with science courses? Parents, students, and community organizations can come to any public elementary, middle, or high school to check out the available 2-12 science books that can be had for the taking! Bill Purtell of the District’s Instructional Materials Department said the materials are available…

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Jo​in The Fun, School Garden Planting Day To Combat Childhood Obesity

Helping kids learn to eat right and be active every day is the goal of the ‘School Garden Planting Day” which will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary School.  The school is located at 4200 Purdy Lane in Palm Springs, and volunteers should arrive by 8:00AM.  According to the…

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Palm Springs Community Middle School Proudly Honors the Heroes of 9/11

The 69-piece Palm Springs Middle School Philharmonic String Orchestra will perform a remembrance concert for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Friday, September 9, from 8:40 to 9:05 a.m. in the school’s courtyard. Community members are invited to join, parents, faculty and students for this moving tribute. All are encouraged to bring their own flags and wave…

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Schools, District Observing 9/11 Tenth Anniversary

(Updated September 7, 2011) During the week of September 5-9, 2011, students throughout the district will participate in age-appropriate lessons from the terrorist attacks ten years ago, and employees are participating in a number of activities to commemorate the event. Employees throughout the district will pause for a moment of silence at 10:00 a.m., Friday,…

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Federal and State Programs Department Successfully Holds Its First Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Provider Fair for FY12

Parents of eligible students who applied to receive free tutoring services through the Supplemental Educational Services (SES) of the Federal and State Programs Department showed up en masse last Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center to meet the representatives of the different state-approved tutoring agencies and decided which tutoring provider they wanted…

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Student Reassignments Closed for First Semester

The Department of Choice and Career Options has completed the reassignment process and placements for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year. A reassignment is a request for a student to attend a school other than the student’s assigned school.  Reassignments are considered and reviewed based on the standards set forth in School District…

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School Board Proclaims September PTA Membership Month

Research has proven that students do better in school when parents are involved, and the Palm Beach County PTA has scheduled a number of activities next month designed to increase parent participation in our schools. Palm Beach County Council of PTA President Jen Martinez recently received a proclamation signed by Board members declaring September PTA…

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Gladeview Elementary Receives "A" Grade and AYP Following State Investigation – Christa McAuliffe Middle Earns "A" Grade Following State Recalculation

The Florida Department of Education has notified Superintendent Bill Malone that it has concluded its investigation into erasure patterns on students’ test answer sheets and resolved potential issues related to testing procedures at Gladeview Elementary School.  The result of the State investigation is that the school grade and AYP status for this school have been recalculated,  and a…

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All Palm Beach County Public Schools Will Be Open On Thursday and Friday

The National Weather Service indicates that the major effects of Hurricane Irene are forecast to stay well offshore as the storm passes Florida and continues up the east coast. Officials say there may be heavy rain and winds of approximately 20 miles per hour and gusting at the height of the storm’s passage. Weather conditions on Thursday…

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