Archive for January 2013

John I. Leonard Achievers Work to Support Orphanage in Haiti

  Members of the Achievers Club at John I. Leonard High School are using creative ideas to plan fundraisers to benefit an orphanage they’ve adopted in Haiti.  The club started about three and a half years ago when the group of talented and compassionate teens pooled their gifts to benefit the hurting and less fortunate.…

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Roosevelt Leadership Academy for Young Men Schedules Parent Information Meeting

Parents whose sons  are currently in the fifth grade may want to consider the Roosevelt Leadership Academy for Young Men for their children’s 2013-14 school year. An informational meeting for parents is set for Thursday, February 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Roosevelt Full Service Center Gymnasium.  Choice applications are still being accepted for…

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Suncoast High School To Host Mathematics Honor Society Regional Competition

Suncoast High School will be first time hosts of the Mu Alpha Theta (National Mathematics Honor Society) Regional Competition this coming Saturday, February 2, 2013.  More than 17 schools from Palm Beach, Orange, Seminole, and Brevard counties will participate in the day of mathematics competitions.  Students will participate in both individual and team tests in…

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Students Exploring High Level Career Opportunities In Hospitality and Tourism While Winning State Competitions

With Palm Beach County being a destination for thousands of tourists each year, a popular and award winning choice program for high school students is the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism.  Students at Forest Hill High School in the Hospitality and Tourism Academy recently took 1st place in the Tenth Annual Lodging Management Program State Competitions held…

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School District Praised, Recommended For Re-Accreditation- External Review Team: "These Are The Highest Ratings We Have Seen"

The External Review Team that conducted an assessment and evaluation of the District’s effectiveness in meeting requirements of accreditation during the last four days gave the district unusual praise in its Exit Review Report to the School Board today and recommended the School District of Palm Beach County for accreditation for another five years. “These…

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Crystal Lakes Elementary School Family Headed to the Beach to Clean Up

Students, staff, and friends of Crystal Lakes Elementary School will be headed out to Oceanfront Park, Saturday, February 2. They’re not going for a day of fun and frolic at the beach, however. The group is planning a beach clean-up as a community service project. Sponsored by the school’s PTA and the Sand-Sifters, the event…

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Palm Beach Central Teacher Inspires Students to Help Genocide Victims

Palm Beach Central High School teacher, Maureen Holtzer, has been selected to receive the 2012 Gutterman Family Outstanding Holocaust Educator Award from the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education at FAU.   The award recognizes primary and secondary school teachers who have demonstrated a positive impact on their schools and the wider community in the field of…

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Students Tackle Modern Social Issues In Ethics Bowl

The 2nd Annual High School Ethics Bowl will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Lake Worth High School.  An ethics bowl is a collaborative competitive event providing an educational experience that gives students the opportunity for a deeper understanding of the complexities of modern social issues.  It enhances their sense of ethical commitment…

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Seminole Ridge High Teacher Selected as SECME Master Teacher Mentor

Erich Landstrom, teacher at Seminole Ridge Community High School was selected along with 13 other educators from the country as the 2013 Master Teachers Mentors and Consultants for their strong leadership and contributions.  The selected educators are significant members of SECME’s cadre of teachers with a strong tradition of leadership in SECME’s National Office Education…

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