February 2022

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School Board Approves Pay Increases for Substitute Teachers and Afterschool Positions
02/25/2022
During the board meeting on February 23, 2022, the School Board approved an increase to the base hourly rate for substitute teachers, new substitute hiring categories, and an increase in the base hourly pay for afterschool counselors, certified counselors, and activity leaders.
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City of West Palm Beach Makes Priceless Investment in Student Success
02/25/2022
Thanks to a generous donation from the City of West Palm Beach, 11 local elementary schools will each receive $3,000. On February 24, 2022, Mayor Keith James presented a symbolic check to Superintendent Mike Burke.
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Free Wi-Fi Now Available on PBCSD Buses
02/25/2022
Students can do their classwork on their way to and from school, thanks to free Wi-Fi available on 850 Palm Beach County School District buses.
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Students Connect With Elected Leaders and Other Professionals on Ethical Governance Day
02/25/2022
Students at Spanish River Community High School who aspire to become lawmakers, judges, or other civil servants, participated in the annual Ethical Governance Day, organized by District 4 School Board member Erica Whitfield.
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Claim Your Future in the Glades
02/25/2022
Students at Glades Central Community High and Pahokee Middle-Senior High learned about soft skills and financial literacy from industry leaders, and then met directly with business representatives from various career fields.
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Wi-Fi Project Expands Free High Speed Internet Access to Glades Students and Families
02/24/2022
Free high speed internet access is expanding for Glades-area families, thanks to the Municipal Wi-Fi Project. On February 24, about 100 Wi-Fi extenders were distributed to the families of students attending Glade View Elementary School in Belle Glade.
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District Teams up With Paper Education Company to Offer Free Online Tutoring Services to Students
02/23/2022
Parents, guardians, and family members of students in grades 6-12 in District-operated schools are invited to an introductory webinar on Thursday, February 24 at 5 p.m. to learn more about Paper Education Company, which is now offering 24/7 online tutoring services to students in grades 6-12.
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Free Meal Distribution Available to Students Before Spring Break 2022
02/22/2022
The School District of Palm Beach County School Food Service Department will be holding a pre-Spring Break meal distribution to provide meal kits for students to enjoy while school is not in session.
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U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary Celebrates Black History Month
02/21/2022
U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary teachers are incorporating lessons for Black History Month into the school's Choice programs, including visual arts, television production, chorus, performing arts, and dance.
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First Time is the Charm for Belle Glade Elementary Teacher’s Successful Grant Application
02/21/2022
In the last half of 2021, McDonald's owner/operators in Florida and Georgia launched Golden Grants, an initiative that supports individuals and educators serving K-12 students. Tania Diaz, a third grade teacher at Belle Glade Elementary School, received a $10,000 Golden Grant that she will use to support classroom technology.
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Beacon Cove Intermediate Student Aces Honda Classic Art Contest
02/18/2022
Milo Walker, a fifth grade student at Beacon Cove Intermediate School in Jupiter, merged his passions for sports and art in a drawing he submitted to the 2022 Honda Classic Art Contest.
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Soft Skills, Career, and College Opportunities Showcased
02/15/2022
Dressed in business attire, hundreds of eager School District of Palm Beach County high school students met with area career and college recruiters, learning more about local academic opportunities and future employment prospects.
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Band Director at Jeaga Middle Named One of Yamaha’s “40 Under 40” Outstanding Music Educators
02/15/2022
Alain Goindoo, the Director of Bands at Jeaga Middle School, is among a select group of music educators chosen out of hundreds of nominations from students, parents, other teachers and administrators, local instrument dealers, and mentors, for Yamaha’s “40 Under 40” list.
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Drive Home the Message of Gratitude to Transportation Staff
02/14/2022
Love the Bus Month is held each February to celebrate the important role of the yellow school bus in education. It is a time to show appreciation for the school bus drivers and other transportation staff who safely transport more than 25 million children to and from school every day.
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Atlantic High School Eagles Soar in 2022 Ethics Bowl
02/11/2022
During the 2022 Ethics Bowl Competition, high school students showed up with ethical awareness about the modern-day concept of “ghosting,” which is defined as abruptly cutting off communication with someone without any warning or explanation.
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Purple Martin Birds Return to Palm Beach County
02/11/2022
Purple Martin birds live in South America part of the year and then migrate to North America during the winter or spring to nest. Purple Martins appear in Florida in late January or early February each year.
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School Counselors of the Year
School Counselors Recognized for Heart and Grit
02/11/2022
The Palm Beach School Counselors Association is naming its School Counselors of the Year. It comes as the District is recognizing National School Counseling Week.
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John I. Leonard High School College and Career Fair
02/11/2022
Setting students up for a successful future is one way that school counselors make a difference. John I. Leonard High School counselors recently coordinated an on-campus college and career fair.
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Behavioral Health Professionals Have a Positive Effect on Student Success
02/11/2022
For National School Counseling Week, the District is highlighting the great work done by Behavioral Health Professionals at South Grade Elementary.
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U.S. Army Quartermasters Visit Culinary Academy at Santaluces High School
02/11/2022
Members of the U.S. Army Joint Culinary Center of Excellence were at Santaluces Community High School, teaching students some of their culinary techniques.
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Palm Beach Lakes High Basketball Coach Celebrates 500th Win
02/11/2022
A Palm Beach Lakes Community High School coach reaches an incredible milestone on the basketball court
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Dads and Father Figures Gather at Seminole Trails Elementary for Special Event
02/11/2022
Seminole Trails Elementary School has created opportunities for dads to spend quality time with their children, through events such as “All Pro Dad."
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City of Greenacres Donation Improves Baseball Field at District High School
02/04/2022
The City of Greenacres is stepping up to the plate to help District student athletes at John I. Leonard High School.
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Blue Lake Elementary School Comes to Boca Raton in 2022!
02/04/2022
The official name of the newest elementary school in the City of Boca Raton is Blue Lake Elementary! Principal Seth Moldovan talks about the origins of the name. Blue Lake Elementary opens to students in August 2022.
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Burke at Work: Transportation
02/04/2022
The District's driving decision-maker got a look at the inner workings of the Transportation Department during this episode of “Burke at Work.” Join Superintendent Mike Burke in showing gratitude for your bus driver and Transportation staff over the coming weeks for Love the Bus Month!
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Palm Beach Virtual Student Learns Advocacy and Leadership Through Holocaust Education Program
02/03/2022
Ameera Ramsammy is more than an avid learner at Palm Beach Virtual School. This passionate freshman is also working hard to effectively share what she learns with her peers. Ramsammy is participating in the Holocaust Education Advocacy Leaders (HEAL) program, which is open to Palm Beach County students in grades 8-11.
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