Students Help Chimps Celebrate Holidays

By Pat Evans | December 20, 2018

STEM students and Lion Country Safari team up to explore observational experiences outside the classroom walls. This annual holiday event, dubbed ‘Merry Chimpmas’ is an educational voyage that explores the behavior of primates stimulated by handmade presents created by District STEM students. Watch as this chimps go bananas over their gifts.        

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Nasa Engineer inspires

NASA Engineer Inspires Students to Reach for the Stars

By Pat Evans | December 19, 2018

It’s easy for students to be intrigued by space and innovation and many of them set their sights on careers related to space exploration. “I’ve always wanted to be a pilot and to be one of the first humans on Mars,” said Ryan Snider, a seventh-grader at Polo Park Middle School. This week he and…

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Sugar Bowl Band

[Video]: Two Bands Set for National Bowl Game Stage

By Pat Evans | December 19, 2018

It’s going to be a sweet holiday break for two high school bands in Palm Beach County as they head out of state to perform in two college bowl games. Boynton Beach Community High School’s Tiger Sound Band will be performing at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta on Saturday, December 29, and Palm Beach Lakes…

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Serving Students after school

After School Program in the Glades Feeds, Helps ELL Students

By Pat Evans | December 18, 2018

Elementary school students in the Glades are benefiting from a unique after school program at the First Haitian Baptist Church Youth and Children Development Center. The children get homework help and tutoring, which is vital for many who come from homes in which English is the second language. The children also get a hot meal.…

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Donate to School Food Service

‘Tis the Season, Donate to School Food Service

By Pat Evans | December 17, 2018

The holiday season stirs up thoughts of gift-giving and donations. In that spirit, the District’s School Food Service Department (SFS) is accepting donations to help cover outstanding school lunch balances. “So many families struggle to make ends meet, and some of these students may not be eligible for federal assistance,” said Allison Monbleau, the Director…

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[Video]: Dr. Fennoy’s Holiday Message

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 17, 2018

Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit like festive music, especially when it’s performed by our District’s talented student musicians. I invite you to enjoy a front row seat to Songs of the Season, a collection of musical performances performed by our talented student musicians.         Watch the entire message.

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Graduation News

Class of 2019 Graduation Dates Announced

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 14, 2018

Mark your calendars graduates and families, the Class of 2019 graduation ceremony dates and times have been released. Ceremonies are planned for approximately 14,000 graduates of 32 schools and academies across Palm Beach County. The graduation ceremonies will be broadcast live on The Education Network (T.E.N.), Comcast Channel 235 and AT&T Channel 99, and also…

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[Video]: CEO, Inventor Inspires Roosevelt MS Students

By Julie Houston Trieste | December 14, 2018

Students in Roosevelt Middle School’s Leadership Academy were inspired by a visit from Ivan Yaeger, entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer for Yaeger Companies, as he discussed the value of leadership and believing in yourself. Yaeger’s visit was planned with the assistance of District 7 School Board Member Dr. Debra Robinson. Watch the video below.  …

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Biotechnology

DNA Extractions Offer Insight Into Choice Academy

By Pat Evans | December 13, 2018

Students and staff at Palm Beach Lakes High School are getting creative about how they market the unique opportunities offered at their school. The Five Carat Choice Program consists of six dynamic academies including Biotechnology, Early Childhood/Teacher Education, and Fire. Earlier this month, the Biotechnology Academy attracted students who may have never considered the academy,…

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English Language Learner (ELL) students from Jupiter Middle School

Jupiter Middle School Students Learn and Grow During Tour of Local College

By Pat Evans | December 13, 2018

A group of Spanish-speaking eighth grade English Language Learner (ELL) students from Jupiter Middle School recently had the chance to tour Palm Beach State College (PBSC). The tour was conducted in Spanish, a unique opportunity not often extended to students at such a young age. “We are very excited to have this partnership with PBSC…

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