December 2020

The Year in Review
SDPBC 2020 Year in Review
12/21/2020
The School District of Palm Beach County reflects on 2020. We appreciate our students, parents, and staff members for their collaboration in going the distance together.
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Schoolhouse Children's Museum
Explore a Boynton Beach Treasure
12/21/2020
A new historical experience is coming to Palm Beach County to support reading and social studies curriculum in an exciting and interactive environment.
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Dwyer Awards
William T. Dwyer Award Nominees Announced
12/21/2020
The Economic Council of Palm Beach County Foundation has announced the nominees for the 37th Annual William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education.
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Graduation Cap
Graduation 2021 Ceremony Dates Announced
12/18/2020
The School District of Palm Beach County has announced the schedule of graduation ceremonies for the High School Class of 2021. Ceremonies are planned for nearly 14,000 graduates of 32 schools and academies across Palm Beach County.
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School Cop
Shop With Your School Cop
12/17/2020
An annual Glades-area tradition continues with the Palm Beach Schools Police Department’s, “Shop With Your School Cop.” Event founders came up with a safe way to reward 50 outstanding students with holiday gifts.
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Food Distribution Sites Closed for Winter Break
12/16/2020
School Food Services’ 97 grab-and-go food distribution sites will be open on Tuesday, December 15 and Thursday, December 17.
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Steve's Club
Steve's Club Guides Students Through Grief
12/16/2020
Steve's Club at Atlantic Community High School is the club nobody wants to be in. All of its members have lost a parent or caregiver. Together, they learn coping skills and how to look forward to the future.
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Addison Mixner ES under Construction
Addison Mizner K-8 Construction Update
12/16/2020
Students inside the Pre-Information Technology Academy at Emerald Cove Middle School not only learn about coding and computers but also careers. Recently students participated in a virtual field trip with FPL/NextEra Energy where they asked employees about the jobs of the future.
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Pre-IT Students Explore Local Career Opportunities
12/16/2020
Students inside the Pre-Information Technology Academy at Emerald Cove Middle School not only learn about coding and computers but also careers. Recently students participated in a virtual field trip with FPL/NextEra Energy where they asked employees about the jobs of the future.
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Washington Elementary Construction Update
12/16/2020
Work is well underway at the new Washington Elementary School in Riviera Beach. The campus is scheduled to open in August 2021. Check out the progress.
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Scholarship winner
Palm Beach Symphony Names Music Teacher of the Year
12/16/2020
The Palm Beach Symphony has named Beacon Cove Intermediate’s Victor Fernandez their Instrumental Teacher of the Year. Fernandez says his goal as a teacher is to transform lives for the better.
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Individual Interview
Adult Education Center Programs Create Educational Success Stories
12/15/2020
The goal of Adult and Community Education in the School District of Palm Beach County is to provide comprehensive instructional programs to improve the employability of the state’s workforce.
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NOAA Grant Helps Teach Students About the Environment
12/14/2020
Palm Beach County School District students are benefiting from a $449,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The money will be used for programs to create future environmental leaders.
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Drive up food distribution
School Food Service Receives Almost $500K in Donations to Expand, Supplement Services
12/11/2020
The School District’s School Food Service Department has received nearly $500,000 in donated and grant funds to supplement its programs during the challenging circumstances caused by COVID-19.
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Assistant Principal of the Year Nominees Named
First-ever Assistant Principal of the Year Nominees Named
12/08/2020
As part of the School District’s Celebrate the Great program, a recognition of the District’s top leaders, assistant principals are being honored in an AP of the Year recognition.
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Dicky Sykes
District Director Recognized as One of South Florida’s Influential and Prominent Women in Business
12/08/2020
Dicky Sykes, the Director of the School District’s Office of Diversity in Business Practices, has been named one of South Florida’s Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Industry.
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Experience Homelessness?
District Provides Support and Resources to Students Experiencing Homelessness
12/08/2020
As of mid-November 2020, there were more than 1,600 students experiencing homelessness in the School District of Palm Beach County. In response, the District’s McKinney-Vento Program (MVP) provides a variety of helpful resources and assistance.
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Trimester 1 elementary report cards to be available to parents electronically. Report cards will be made available on December 11.
Trimester 1 Elementary Report Cards Available to Parents Electronically
12/04/2020
Just as in May of this year, the School District plans to offer parents two methods to electronically access their child’s report card
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Greeting Cards
Superintendent’s Greeting Card Contest Winners Named for 2020
12/03/2020
In a year marked by disruption to regular school routines, one constant was the Superintendent’s Greeting Card contest. For the fifth consecutive year, student artists seized the opportunity to showcase their talent and creativity.
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School Contributes to Young Podcaster's Success
12/02/2020
A young podcaster enrolled at Calusa Elementary is gaining attention for her success. Cristina Areu, a fourth-grader, highlights LatinX stars in her podcast titled "Catalina Stars Young and Famous." You can hear her podcasts through the Revolver Podcasts website.
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Instructional Choice Extended for K-12 and VPK Through Spring Semester
12/01/2020
On November 30, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he has approved an Executive Order extending parental choice in education modality, through the spring.
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FPL Donates Utility Poles to Help Provide Internet Access to Students
12/01/2020
Florida Power & Light Company is continuing its longstanding support of education by donating 1,000 utility poles to Palm Beach County, helping ensure internet access for more than 25,000 students and their families.
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Pahokee Middle High School
Pahokee Middle High Receives Award for Institutional Excellence
12/01/2020
The Award honors a school that has demonstrated exemplary achievements in academic excellence and student success, has championed diversity and inclusion, and has effectively engaged in community outreach and partnerships.
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Field Trips
Live Virtual Environmental Field Trips
12/01/2020
Although in-person field trips are on hold for the time being, students are still engaging in exciting learning opportunities such as live virtual environmental field trips.
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