March 2019

First Lady Melania Trump talks to students at Westgate Elementary School.
A First of its Kind Visit from First Lady Melania Trump
03/28/2019
First Lady Melania Trump paid a surprise visit to West Gate Elementary School on Thursday to learn more about the school’s Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies and how they are effectively using techniques to curb bullying and focus on the needs of the whole child.
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Kindergarten Students
Get Ready for Kindergarten With School Round Ups
03/28/2019
Palm Beach County District schools are ready to welcome your child and provide all of the information needed to get ready for Kindergarten with their annual Kindergarten Round-Ups.
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A senior at John I. Leonard High School, Neila Montelus has a passion for writing
Writing, Dance, and Politics is All in a Day’s Work For This Student
03/27/2019
A senior at John I. Leonard High School, Neila Montelus has a passion for writing which she indulges through her membership in her school’s poetry club. Montelus is also an author, having already published two collections of inspirational poems, Glimpse of the Soul and Crookedly Aligned.
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Maliyah Altemar poses for a picture with Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis at the Governor’s mansion.
Panther Run ES Student Wins State Black History Month Award
03/27/2019
Maliyah Altemar from Panther Run Elementary School has earned a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship after winning the State of Florida’s Black History Month essay contest.
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Visual Senior Paige Duffack sits in Lotus position as she leads several fellow students in meditation.
Mental Health Week at Dreyfoos Combats Stigma
03/26/2019
Dreyfoos’ first Mental Health Awareness Week was an initiative started by The Muse, the school’s newsmagazine. Throughout the week, they had the intention of spreading awareness about mental health, resources available to students, and coping mechanisms to help students work through issues in the school community.
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Choice Lottery Released Friday after 3 p.m.
Choice Lottery Results Released
03/25/2019
The results will be posted Friday after 4 p.m. on your parent dashboard at www.mypbchoiceapp.com, as well as communications sent to the email address(es) on the application.
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Your Penny at Work- Spring Break Edition, Cypress Trails Elementary, New Horizons Elementary
Your Penny at Work- Spring Break Edition
03/25/2019
While students and staff were away from the classroom for spring break, construction crews were hard at work completing projects funded by the penny sales tax.
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students on set of academic challenge competition
Palm Beach County's Academic Challenge - Day 2
03/21/2019
Round 2 features Boca Raton High School, Lake Worth High School, Palm Beach Lakes High School, Royal Palm Beach High School, Santaluces High School.
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Middle School Robotics Team Earns NASA’s Attention
03/20/2019
A team of 11,12 and 13-year-old students from Pahokee Middle School have garnered the attention of top physicists and NASA.
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U.B. Kinsey SECME Team Has Real Girl Power
03/19/2019
They didn’t plan on an all-girls SECME team at U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts, but sometimes things just work out that way, and the young ladies are relishing the opportunity to work together.
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Visiting Teachers Bring Language and Culture to PBC Schools
03/18/2019
Currently, more than 50 visiting teachers from Spain are working in programs throughout the School District. They are granted a visa for up to three years, and they love sharing their language and culture with District students and fellow instructors.
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Community Steps Up to Feed Students Over Spring Break
03/18/2019
Low-income students benefited from the help of several local organizations, teaming up to assist them with food for over Spring Break. Schools across the District picked up pallets of food and distributed the meals to families at their schools.
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David Alfonso walking with a student
Alfonso a Finalist for Florida’s Principal of the Year
03/15/2019
David Alfonso, the principal of Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, has been selected by the Florida Department of Education as one of five finalists for the 2019 Principal of the Year for the State of Florida.
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District High School Student Has Prescription For Success
03/14/2019
March is Women’s History Month, and many high-achieving young women in Palm Beach County high schools are making strides that could one day have them making history in their own special way. Gena Jean-François, a senior at Boynton Beach High School, is one of those accomplished young women.
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Students at the Criminal Justice Academy
Building Tomorrow’s Leaders at the Criminal Justice Academy
03/13/2019
The Criminal Justice Academy at Atlantic Community High School is a four-year college-level curriculum that combines academics, physical training, and marching and drill.
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Conniston Middle School students in the AVID System
Conniston earns AVID Distinction
03/11/2019
Conniston Middle is the first in the School District of Palm Beach County to be awarded the title of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Demonstration School.
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Alcohol Poster Contest Winners Effectively Capture This Year’s Theme
03/06/2019
More than 600 entries from more than 49 schools and community centers were submitted to the ninth annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest, demonstrating that the community has made prevention of underage drinking a priority.
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Free Sat Offered to High School Students
Free SAT Offered to High School Students
03/05/2019
More than 13,000 high school juniors and hundreds of high school seniors in Palm Beach County schools will be taking the SAT, free of charge, at their schools on Wednesday, March 6.
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Students Invited to Participate in National School Bus Safety Poster Contest
03/01/2019
The theme for the 2019 School Bus Safety Poster contest is “Red Lights Mean STOP!” Contestants must illustrate the theme in their poster, and all entries are due by Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
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