Archive for November 2012

Juilliard String Quintet Returns To Bak Middle School Of The Arts

The Toomai String Quintet, formed at The Juilliard School, will be returning for the second time, to the Bak Middle School of the Arts for a two day Arts Residency on December 7 and 8, 2012.  The musicians in this phenomenal quintet will be performing, coaching and teaching a technique class to all of the…

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2012-2013 Outstanding Volunteers of the Year Named-Recognized For Exemplary Dedication And Commitment To Students

The 2012-2013 Palm Beach County Outstanding Student, Adult and Senior School Volunteers are: Student Volunteer of the Year Samantha Kerker, senior at Atlantic High School; Adult Volunteer of the Year Jennifer Martinez from Hidden Oaks Elementary; Senior Volunteer of the Year Wayne Anderson from Lighthouse Elementary.  Over 39,000 volunteers work with our students and teachers…

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District Takes Steps to Retain Advantage for Students–Re-Accreditation Visit on the Horizon

While getting into college and competing for scholarship dollars has never been more difficult, Palm Beach County students are closer to continuing their advantage when applying to college and seeking college scholarships.  That’s because the school district will soon be hosting a review team that will decide  whether the district retains the valuable  “accredited” status it…

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Santaluces High Earns Prestigious Awards in State Band Finals

Santaluces High School proudly represented Palm Beach County this year in the Florida Marching Band Coalition’s (FMBC) State Marching Band Competition. The FMBC Finals Olympic Retreat was held November 17- with over 10,000 Florida students participating in Semi-Finals and Finals at four locations in Tampa and St. Petersberg. The Santaluces Marching Chiefs earned the “Best…

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Local Administrator Named To National Leadership Coalition

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established the first-ever National Urban Physical Education Leadership Coalition and has selected Eric Stern, K-12 Curriculum Administrator for the School District of Palm Beach county, as one of the twelve leading experts from across the United States.  The purpose of the coalition is to develop a national research, professional…

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Teacher Academy Celebration Showcases Future Educators

The Teacher Academy at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School celebrated 20 years of excellence in education in a big and unique way.  The students in this academy work diligently to learn the art of teaching and history of education in our country.  On Monday, November 26 in the Palm Beach Lakes Gymnasium, for the…

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Olympic Heights Chinese Language Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year

Yinjie Qian Recognized as Top Chinese Language Teacher in the State of Florida by the Florida Foreign Language Association Yinjie Qian, a Chinese language teacher at Olympic Heights Community High School in Boca Raton, has been named the 2012 “Teacher of the Year” by the Florida Foreign Language Association—Florida Chinese Teachers Association. The award was…

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