October 2019

ESE Students Go To Work
ESE Students Go To Work
10/31/2019
ESE Students are receiving on the job training at businesses volunteering to help.
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IB Program Teaches Students to be International Minded
IB Program Teaches Students to be International Minded
10/31/2019
Students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) programs across the District are making a difference in the world now
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Students Energetic About Science & Spanish
Students Energetic About Science & Spanish
10/31/2019
At dual language schools across the School District of Palm Beach County, students are taught literacy and content in Spanish and English. Students, regardless of native language proficiency, are provided with ample exposure to both languages, allowing them to achieve academic excellence while becoming bilingual and bi-literate
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Wellington Council Donates $400K
Wellington Council Donates $400K to Wellington Schools
10/31/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County appreciates the Village of Wellington for their contributions to Wellington Schools. During a recent meeting, the Village Council presented more than $36,000 to each of Wellington’s 11 schools, totaling $400,000.
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College and Career Fair
Five Things to Consider Before Choosing a College
10/31/2019
What are the most important topics you can discuss with a university admissions counselor? We get insight into the question from one of the 140 representatives who attended the Palm Beach County College and Career Fair.
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School District Leadership
District Celebrates Shining (Five) Stars
10/30/2019
Eighty-two schools that earned the right to call themselves a Five Star School for 2018-2019, gathered on October 30 for a celebratory breakfast in honor of the impressive achievement.
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FortifyFl App
New FortifyFL App Helps Students Report Suspicious Activity to Schools
10/30/2019
FortifyFL, an app, is a new feature that was introduced at the beginning of this school year. The main purpose of this app is to provide a way for everyone including students, parents, community members, and school personnel to report threats or rumors that they have heard or seen.
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Showcase of Schools Showdown
Showcase of Schools Showdown
10/29/2019
Join our student reporters as they quiz the crowd at our annual Showcase of Schools.
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Student at Glades Central High School
2020 Leaders for Life Finalist- Gema Cervantes
10/28/2019
Tears of joy shed inside Glades Central High School to celebrate a prized student earning a top honor.
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Dr. Jose Enriquez with students
Latinos in Action Founder Energizes Students
10/28/2019
Dr. Jose Enriquez, Founder and CEO of Latinos in Action (LIA), recently visited the School District of Palm Beach County, speaking at several schools that currently offer LIA, in addition to meeting with schools planning to add the program in the future.
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Principal of the Year Nominees
District Announces Principal of the Year Nominees
10/24/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County is proud to announce this year’s nominees for Principal of the Year.
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Dr. Sandra Moreau Oliver
Administrator Uses Own Experience as Immigrant to Connect With Students
10/24/2019
Dr. Sandra Moreau Oliver lives by a simple but important motto; “be the best that you can be.” As an Assistant Principal at Pioneer Park Elementary School, that mindset of striving for excellence is evident in her administrative approach.
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Students with a teacher
District Moves to Add Latin American History Course
10/22/2019
The Palm Beach County School Board voted unanimously to add a Latin American History Honors course to the District’s secondary curriculum.
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Students in a classroom
School Board Approves Course on History and Contributions of Haiti
10/22/2019
During the regular board meeting on October 16, the District School Board voted to approve a new course request to teach the History and Contributions of Haiti in a Global Context. The course will be available to students in grades 9-12, as an addition to the existing Social Studies curriculum.
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Children running
Support PBC Schools by Participating in Annual 5K
10/22/2019
The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County's annual Heroes for Education 5K is returning on Saturday, November 2, and hundreds of runners, walkers, sponsors, and volunteers will raise awareness and funds for students in Palm Beach County public schools.
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Award Ceremony
Tri Cities Award Ceremony
10/22/2019
The Tri-Cities Education Committee hosted its 7th annual awards ceremony at Glades Community High School.
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Student Uses Robot
Student Uses Robot to Attend Class at Hidden Oaks
10/21/2019
Shannon Hayes refused to let her disability keep her from going to school. See what she and the team at Hidden Oaks did to make sure she didn't miss out.
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Presidential Awards
Teachers Receive Highest Education Award From President
10/21/2019
Karina Moran, a K-8 Mathematics Resource Teacher, and Lorraine Plageman, a physics teacher at Jupiter Community High School, each recently received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
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Crosspointe ES Color Guard
Twirling, Tossing, Trailblazing: Crosspointe Elementary Launches Color Guard Team
10/18/2019
Elementary students may be a few years away from tossing flags under the Friday night lights, but students at Crosspointe Elementary are already getting color guard experience.
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Teacher and students
Author Helps Fashion Design Students Sketch Out Their Futures
10/17/2019
Milagros Martinez, author of Milagro's Designs: Modern Sewing, recently visited John I. Leonard High School to speak with students in the school’s Fashion Design program.
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LGBT History Month
School Board Proclaims October as LGBT History Month
10/16/2019
LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.
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Susana Carlino with Governor Desantis and first Lady DeSantis
First Lady Honors Conniston Middle Teacher
10/16/2019
First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the winners in the Excellence in Education Award and one of them is a Palm Beach County teacher.
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Hispanic Education Coalition Awards
Hispanic Students Poised for Greatness
10/16/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County is proud to join the Hispanic Education Coalition in celebrating various Hispanic students, singled out for defying the odds and overcoming challenges.
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Superintendent Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II with teacher Melanie Deangelis
Teacher Contributes to Patent with FPL
10/16/2019
Melanie Deangelis, a teacher at Bak Middle School of the Arts, served as an extern at FPL last summer and was recognized for her contributions that resulted in a patent for FPL.
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Child getting vaccinated.
Flu Vaccine Not Offered in Schools, Where to Get It
10/16/2019
Health officials urge everyone to protect themselves against the flu virus by getting vaccinated.
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Students in Class
College and Career Fair Connects Students to Their Future
10/15/2019
Students and families are invited to join representatives from more than 150 colleges, universities, trade schools and the armed forces at the School District’s Annual College and Career Fair on Wednesday, October 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Enrique Vela with students
An Advocate For Equity and Inclusion
10/15/2019
For more than 20 years, Dr. Enrique Vela has worked as an educator in New York and Florida, including the past five years in Palm Beach County.
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Field of Hope
VIDEO: Field of Hope Provides Outlet for Students
10/15/2019
Students at William T. Dwyer High School are raising awareness about mental health. They recently hosted a "Field of Hope" to allow students to openly share their feelings.
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Carl Boucard
“My Love For Learning Propelled Me to Succeed, Help Others”
10/14/2019
Carl Boucard began his career with the School District of Palm Beach County in 1986 as a bus driver and was promoted in 2012 to the General Manager of Maintenance & Fleet in the Transportation Services department.
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Student in the Cafeteria line
How You Can Help Students With Lunch Debt
10/14/2019
Thanks to the generosity of community members, outstanding lunch debt for hundreds of students in Palm Beach County is a thing of the past. Most recently, a member of the community donated nearly $1,000 to zero out the deficit of 430 students in Jupiter-area schools. Another donor gave $5,000 earlier in the school year.
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Students doing womework
Showcase Your Artistic Skills in Upcoming Art Competitions
10/11/2019
The Art in the Capitol Competition is a statewide visual arts contest that requires each school district to hold an art competition for all students in Grades 6-8 in Florida.
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2018 Greeting Card Winners
Enter the 2019 Superintendent’s Greeting Card Contest
10/10/2019
The 4th annual Superintendent’s Greeting Card Contest is now underway and student submissions are currently being accepted.
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Esther Rivera
Principal Chooses Students Over a Career in Law
10/10/2019
Esther Rivera is the new principal at Forest Hill Community High School, rising to the position in August 2019. Rivera was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and moved with her family to Connecticut at the age of three.
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Success is our Standard. John I Leonard High October 14, 2019
State Education Commissioner to Hear from PBC Parents
10/08/2019
Commissioner Richard Corcoran will be in Palm Beach County, Monday, October 14, 2019 to hear from parents and community stakeholders about the state’s academic standards.
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More Schools to Serve Breakfast
More Schools to Serve Breakfast On the Go
10/08/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County’s School Food Service department is adding 34 breakfast carts to schools across the District.
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Students in the classroom
Dual Language Programs Enhance Learning and Student's Future Opportunities
10/04/2019
After a year of planning, two additional schools in the Palm Beach County School District have begun offering Dual Language programs. At West Gate Elementary and Palm Springs Elementary, students will receive instruction in both English and Spanish, allowing them to develop bilingual proficiency thanks to the Two-Way Immersion program.
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Students Celebrating
Spreading Awareness About Mental Health is a No-Brainer
10/03/2019
The World Health Organization designates October 10 as World Mental Health Day to raise awareness about mental health issues across the globe, and organize efforts in support of mental health.
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Student working with a camera
Students Learn and Grow in District Elementary Choice Programs
10/02/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County offers a variety of Choice and Career programs in elementary schools, providing students with exciting learning opportunities to pursue their interests, talents, and career goals.
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School District team at FSMSDC Awards Gala
School District Wins Award for Supporting Minority Businesses
10/01/2019
The School District of Palm Beach County is honored to be recognized for its commitment to conducting business with diverse and minority-owned companies and programs.
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Teacher and Student
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
10/01/2019
Did you know dyslexia is the most common learning disability? To raise awareness, wear red on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
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