[Video]: District Thanks Its Volunteers and Business Partners at Annual Breakfast

By Pat Evans | May 14, 2018

More than 500 school volunteers and business partners were celebrated at the Kravis Center Friday for the District’s annual Volunteers & Business Partners Awards Breakfast. The event honored the District’s Outstanding School Volunteers, the 2018 Florida Department of Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award winners, the Family and Community Involvement Award winners and the 2018 District-Wide…

Volunteer, Golden Grove Elementary Art Teacher are a Perfect Match

By Pat Evans | November 3, 2017

Mrs. Cynthia Dudnick, an avid tennis player, loves her tennis matches. However, she now has a different match that she enjoys as well.  As a school volunteer, she has been paired with Shaina Adams, Golden Grove Elementary’s new art teacher. Mrs. Dudnick, an Ocean City, New Jersey native, is a former art teacher herself! She…

#MakeItCountPBC: Artists Give Back to Palm Beach County Schools

By Pat Evans | October 20, 2017

Artists Patty and David Bibb have produced a variety of art in different specialties for many years. Their work can be found throughout the world, encompassing fine woodwork, stained glass, welding, pottery, ceramics, and painting. For the past 12 years, the Bibbs lived in Guatemala, and upon returning to the United States, Patty made the…

Why One Retired Teacher Brings Her Time, Talents to Crystal Lakes Elementary

By Deborah Elfen | April 11, 2017

What can be the reason a woman, now approaching 89 years old, goes to volunteer in an elementary school? You simply need to ask Mildred Hammer. Mrs. Hammer has come faithfully every week to Kathleen Tsakiris’ fifth grade class at Crystal Lakes Elementary School in Boynton Beach for the past 23 years. Mrs. Hammer is…

SHE HAS VOLUNTEERING IN HER BLOOD!

By Deborah Elfen | February 16, 2017

Some people have volunteering in their blood.  At least that’s what anyone who knows Barbara Willett would think.  Barbara is the consummate volunteer.  She began volunteering at Cholee Lake Elementary School in 2003 when her son started kindergarten.  Barbara became actively involved as a PTA member and eventually served as treasurer, vice-president, and president.  She…

photo of Jeneil Stevens with student

Grandparents Make GRAND Volunteers!

By Deborah Elfen | January 25, 2017

Jeneil Stevens has been a volunteer at New Horizons Elementary School since her granddaughter, Avery, started in Kindergarten five years ago. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Jeneil worked as an Executive Administrative Assistant in the healthcare field until she retired in 2005.  After relocating to Florida, Jeneil began volunteering. In 2012 she started at New Horizons…

Spotlight on Jerome Small

By Deborah Elfen | November 18, 2016

It should come as no surprise to anyone at John I. Leonard High School that Jerome Small is the school’s nominee for the Pathfinders Award in Community Involvement.  After all, Jerome has accumulated over 4,000 volunteer hours there. Jerome is a member of several clubs such as Key Club, AVID, and National Honor Society.  However,…