May 2020

Syndie White
PBCSD Teacher of the Year Receives State Nomination, Credits Haitian Upbringing for Drive to Succeed
05/29/2020
In addition to being named School District of Palm Beach County Teacher of the Year, Syndie White is now one of five state finalists for Florida’s 2021 Teacher of the Year award.
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Dr. Donald Fennoy
Superintendent Fennoy's End of Year Message to Students, Parents, and Guardians
05/28/2020
As the academic school year comes to an end, Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II shares a special message about the 2019-2020 school year with students, parents, and guardians.
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Syndie White
Beloved Educator Named State Finalist for Teacher of the Year
05/28/2020
Syndie White was invited to participate in a video conference, and given the impression that a discussion about distance learning would occur. Little did she know that the call would result in an amazing celebration of her teaching skills.
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HEA Scholarship winners
Local Organization Awards Scholarships to High-Achieving Seniors
05/26/2020
The Haitian Educators Association (HEA) of Palm Beach recently announced the recipients of their scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Edwidge Danticat
Well-Known Author Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month With Virtual Classroom Visit
05/26/2020
Award-winning Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat will join a high school distance learning class on May 27, in celebration of Haitian Heritage Month.
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Pathfinders
District Students Honored as Pathfinders
05/22/2020
Although the ceremony was moved from the Kravis Center of the Performing Arts to computers in living rooms, the excitement of winning a 2020 Pathfinder Award wasn’t diminished for 12 Palm Beach County School District seniors who were honored on May 20 for their excellence in academics, arts, and vocation.
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FAFSA
This School’s Students are the Real MVPs of Financial Aid
05/21/2020
Suncoast Community High School is a Florida FAFSA Challenge MVP school for the 2019–2020 school year. As of April 24, 2020, the school had one of the highest student completion rates of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in the state.
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Diploma
District’s National Merit Scholarship, Corporate-Sponsored Scholarship Winners Announced
05/20/2020
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced that 14 School District of Palm Beach County seniors have won either its National Merit Scholarship or Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarships.
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Student with Laptop
Virtual Field Trips Offer Fun Learning Opportunities
05/19/2020
The School District’s Department of Educational Technology is offering a variety of educational remote learning events for students. Teachers can share video links in their Google Classrooms to allow their students to join various livestreams.
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Haitian Heritage Month Essay winners
Winners Selected in Annual Haitian Heritage Month Essay Contest
05/18/2020
The 2020 Haitian Heritage Month Essay Contest asked entrants to reflect and write about an important topic, suggesting ways in which the economy of Haiti can be transformed, keeping in mind a global perspective.
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Report Card
Parents to Receive End-of-Year Elementary Report Cards Electronically
05/15/2020
Report cards are typically sent home to parents with their child at the end of the year. Due to the closure of schools, beginning May 29, the District is providing parents two methods to access their child’s 2019/2020 Trimester 3 Elementary Report Card
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Students in a classroom
Palm Beach County Wins Award For Blazing Trails in Technology
05/13/2020
The School District of Palm Beach County’s Teaching with Technology Trailblazers Program has received the 2020 EdTech Trendsetter, Group Setting a Trend Award from EdTech Digest.
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Dr Fennoy with winner
District’s School-Related Employee of the Year Named State Finalist
05/13/2020
In addition to being named the District’s School-Related Employee of the Year, Ivey Colligan has been chosen as a finalist for the Florida Department of Education’s award. She is one of five statewide finalists.
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School District of Palm Beach County
School District Provides Update on Summer Programs
05/08/2020
Due to the continued health threat associated with COVID-19, School District of Palm Beach County-operated summer classes will be held virtually, and all District-operated summer camps are canceled.
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Dr. Donald Fennoy
2020 Dwyer Awards Winners Honored During Virtual Recognition Ceremony
05/07/2020
Although the nominees of the 2020 Dwyer Awards couldn’t celebrate during a traditional formal ceremony as originally planned, the Economic Council of Palm Beach County was still able to honor the outstanding teachers in a virtual awards ceremony on May 5.
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Haitian Heritage Month
May Celebrated as Haitian Heritage Month, Launch of Annual Essay Contest
05/01/2020
Several states throughout the country commemorate Haitian Heritage Month, which recognizes the valuable contributions made by Haitians to world history.
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Mental Health Annual Awareness Month
Caring for the Head and Heart: Mental Health Matters During Annual Awareness Month
05/01/2020
May is designated as Mental Health Awareness and Trauma-Informed Care Month, an opportunity to highlight the importance of positive emotional well-being and its impact on a person’s quality of life.
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