March 2021

TOY and SREOY winners
School District Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year Announced
03/30/2021
Toshimi Abe-Janiga, a teacher at Riviera Beach Preparatory Academy and Hernan Avila, Instructional Technical Support Assistant (ITSA) at Wellington Community High School have been named the School District of Palm Beach County’s Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year respectively.
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Bright Futures - Call to Action
Bright Futures Scholarship Call to Action
03/30/2021
The School District of Palm Beach County opposes removing the Bright Futures scholarship promise to pay tuition. The District also opposes removing the promise to provide a textbook funding stipend for students who receive the Academic Scholars award.
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Teachers from the ISA program
Lecture Series Emphasizes Value of Bilingual Skills in School and Career
03/30/2021
The International Spanish Academy (ISA) at John I. Leonard High School recently hosted a series of presentations by several multilingual professionals, as part of a Women’s History Month celebration.
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District Leads the Way in Prioritizing Arts Education for Overall Student Success
03/30/2021
The National Endowment of the Arts published a report from noted scholars that compiled findings from several studies showing that children and teenagers who participated in arts education programs showed more positive academic and social outcomes in comparison to students who did not participate in those programs.
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Dwyer student Hope Ambassadors
Hope Ambassadors Bring Kindness to Classmates
03/26/2021
Kindness, support, and hope are a regular part of the culture at William T. Dwyer High School. It is one of only 25 schools chosen in Florida for a new resilience and compassion campaign, the Hope Ambassadors Initiative.
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AVID Prepares Students for Post-Graduate Success
03/26/2021
I'Yunni Phillips is a senior at Glades Central Community High School. She is set to become a first-generation college student, and has already received 11 college acceptances.
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School District Needs Your Input on Future Priorities
03/24/2021
The School District of Palm Beach County is listening. Feedback from students, parents, community members, and District employees is needed to help determine priorities for the next Strategic Plan.
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School District Food Service Department Hiring Part-Time Assistants
03/24/2021
Interested in working in the food service industry, but want to have your nights, weekends, and holidays off? If so, the School District of Palm Beach County School Food Service Department may be right for you.
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Updated CDC Guidelines Regarding Social Distancing
03/23/2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is continually monitoring COVID-19 infection and trends and updating K-12 school guidance as new evidence emerges.
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food distrubution
Free Grab-and-Go Food Distribution Now on Thursdays
03/18/2021
The School Food Service grab-and-go food distribution has changed. Rather than a twice-a-week pick-up, distributions will now be held weekly on Thursdays at 89 school locations across the District.
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Te'von Coney, an NFL linebacker
NFL Player Inspires Students to Dream Big
03/17/2021
Te'von Coney, an NFL linebacker for the Las Vegas Raiders, visited John F. Kennedy Middle School to inspire students to dream big. His message was that anyone has the potential to succeed, if they set their mind to it.
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Art Project Honors Holocaust Victims
03/17/2021
The School District of Palm Beach County has partnered with Next Generations, MorseLife, and NCSY/Jewish Student Union to participate in the International Butterfly Project.
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Students creating a bulletin board about kindness
Kindness Blooms at Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School
03/17/2021
Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School students, faculty, and staff are on a mission to make random acts of kindness a part of everyday life, starting with a multi-faceted campaign.
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Kindness Garden
Kindness Garden Serves as Example for Young Students
03/17/2021
A Park Vista Community High School student created a “Kindness Garden” at Citrus Cove Elementary School. Jake Kerr’s creation has bright colors and sweet messages to inspire younger students to be nice.
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Student Firemen in training
Students Fired Up For Future Careers Thanks to Fire Academy
03/17/2021
Palm Beach Lakes High School senior Deborah Warren fights back tears while thanking the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and JPMorgan Chase & Co. for giving her a chance to achieve her dreams.
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School orchestra
Students Play to Their Strengths With Selection to Orchestra Mentorship Program
03/12/2021
Six students from Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts were selected for the distinguished New World Symphony Side-by-Side Concert and Workshops after submitting virtual auditions.
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Katrina Granger
District Principal Invited to FLDOE Principal Learning Network
03/12/2021
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School Principal Katrina Granger has been invited to join the Florida Department of Education’s Florida Principal Learning Network as part of the Florida Every Student Succeeds Act Leadership Learning Community.
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Report Card
Trimester 2 Elementary Report Cards to Be Available to Parents Electronically
03/10/2021
As the second trimester for elementary school students ends on March 12, the School District is offering two ways for parents and guardians to access their child’s report card. Report cards will be available on March 26.
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Food service worker
Free Pantry-Style Food Boxes to be Distributed on March 11 at 140 School Sites
03/09/2021
Prior to spring break, the School District of Palm Beach County School Food Service will be distributing grab-and-go pantry-style boxes with eight days worth of breakfast, lunch, supper, and snack items.
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Graduation Cap
Seniors in Top 20% of Class Eligible for Guaranteed Admission to State University
03/09/2021
Those who have earned their diploma, qualify for the Talented 20 Program, guaranteeing admission to one of the state of Florida’s 12 universities.
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Representatives from JetBlue
Student Learning Takes Off With Donation of Headsets From JetBlue Airways
03/09/2021
JetBlue Airways recently donated 750 headsets to Lake Worth Middle School, a show of support that will help the School District of Palm Beach County during the current era of distance learning.
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AP College Board
Florida Students’ Advanced Placement Success Rate Soars
03/04/2021
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has announced that students in Florida have outpaced other states in taking and passing Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams.
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 Academy students
Hospitality Academy Students Launch Business
03/02/2021
Students in the Hospitality Academy at Olympic Heights Community High School launched a business selling pouches that hold face masks or other personal protective equipment.
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Students
Connecting with History: Tinker v. Des Moines
03/02/2021
A guest speaker helped bring history to life at Western Pines Middle School. Mary Beth Tinker was a plaintiff in a Supreme Court case involving the rights of students. Her presentation made a huge impression on the history and civics students.
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Student in front of display
Black History Living Wax Museum
03/02/2021
After researching and choosing a historical figure from the past, students at Poinciana Elementary School dressed up like their positive role models and presented their findings and accomplishments to the class.
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Deepak Agarwal
District CIO Nominated for Award Recognizing Excellence in Technology Leadership
03/02/2021
Deepak Agarwal, chief information officer for the School District of Palm Beach County, is among the finalists for the The Miami CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award.
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Board Member Marcia Andrews
Mentoring Through the Pandemic
03/01/2021
Five hundred School District of Palm Beach County high school students are participating in the Take Stock in Children Johnson Scholars Program, where they meet weekly with mentors and earn college scholarships upon graduation.
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Alexandria Ayala
A Heartfelt Homecoming for New School Board Member
02/27/2021
Walking familiar hallways, Alexandria Ayala visits schools she attended as a child, and now serves as the District 2 School Board Member. She shares memories and her plans to support education, equity, and diversity in the Palm Beach County School District.
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