Archive for May 2012

Diamond View Elementary School Launches Second Annual Summer Reading Challenge

School may be ending soon, but learning won’t stop for the students at Diamond View Elementary School this summer.  The school is preparing for its second annual Summer Reading Challenge and over 900 students get to select four books each from over 4,000 books on hand. Supported by the Pew Foundation, classroom teachers and other…

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Free Summer Food Service Program

The School District of Palm Beach County is offering the Summer Food Service Program weekdays starting June 11, 2012 through August 8, 2012.  The School District has sponsored this program for the past 14 years. List of Feeding Sites for the Summer Food Service Program Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless…

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Boynton Beach High School Teacher Named Secondary Reading Teacher of the Year

Jenny Craige, reading teacher at Boynton Beach High School was recently awarded as the 2012 Reading Teacher of the Year (novice designation) by the Secondary Reading Council of Florida (SRCFL). Author Terry Trueman presented the award to Ms. Craige at the SRCFL Annual Conference held in Deerfield Beach, FL. Ms. Craige is a reading teacher…

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Four Palm Beach County High Schools Among America’s Best

Based on Newsweek Magazine’s Best High Schools In America 2012 article, Suncoast Community High School is ranked 9th, Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts is ranked 37th, Boca Raton Community High School is ranked 200th and Spanish River Community High School is ranked 362th.   To determine the rankings, Newsweek factored in six criteria: the school’s four-year…

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Northboro Elementary Gears Up For Career Day Fair

Northboro Elementary Montessori Magnet School will be the site for a Career Day Fair, June 1st from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  Among the honored guest will be Florida State Representative Jeff Clemons, Judge Debra Stephens and Marit Bohbot, Consulate of Sweden.  This distinguished group will be joined by 40 other professionals in presenting mini…

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Two Schools Ranked In Business Association Big Ten

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.  Watson B. Duncan Middle School is number one in the FBLA Middle School Big Ten Chapters ranking with 284 members.  Independence Middle is ranked tenth nationally with 118 members With…

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Bak Seventh Grade Financial Whiz Wins Competition

The results are in! Maya Kedmi, a seventh grade student at Bak Middle School of the Arts is the first place winner of the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite® student essay competition, sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation and SIFMA member firms. Maya claims top prize for the middle school division of the Spring 2012 national competition. As…

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Hulett Has A Heart For HEART

Last fall Tim Hulett, owner and CEO of Hulett Environmental Services, read about homeless students here in Palm Beach County. He immediately called the School District’s HEART (Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team) in Safe Schools/Student Intervention Services.  HEART serves homeless students and their families which have rights in regards to public education mandated by the…

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