Back To School Updates

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School back in session this month

It will be back to school for Palm Beach County students on Aug. 13

To find out what you need to know before the first bell rings, visit the School District of Palm Beach County’s Back to School website.

PalmBeachSchools.org/BacktoSchool has information on finding your school and registering, health requirements and immunizations, applying for free and reduced-priced meals, this year’s student and family handbook, school times, calendars and back to school news as it’s available.

The District’s TV station, The Education Network (T.E.N.), has posted videos to the site that address frequently asked questions about the start of school as well as safety tips for drivers and students.

School supply lists are available on each school’s website which is searchable from the Back to School page, as well.

Bus routes will be posted on Aug. 6 at 8 a.m.

The Back to School page will be updated as more information becomes available, and follow the School District of Palm Beach County on Facebook/pbcsd and Twitter @PBCSD #MakeitSuperPBC

School District of Palm Beach County Police Department receives full accreditation again

The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) has approved full reaccreditation for the School District of Palm Beach County School Police Department. This is the sixth time that School Police has received accreditation since 2003.

Accreditation, a highly-prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, certifies that the Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services are in compliance with CFA standards.

School Police must comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. Accreditation must be re-evaluated every three years.

Carver Middle students travel abroad

This summer, a group of 25 Carver Middle School students had a chance to practice their French on a trip to Canada.

The group visited Montreal and Quebec from July 14-19.  The trip was led by Dr. Daryl Pauling and Tanaya Anand.

The main focus of the trip was to ensure the opportunities for real-life participation through their studies of language acquisition: French. Students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program have the ability to learn French or Spanish.

The Canada trip was the first in many international trips planned. The next trip for international travel is Panama in the summer of 2019.

FAU selected for Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program

Veterans can now receive an entrepreneurship education at Florida Atlantic University.

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program has selected FAU as one of six network partners to administer the entrepreneur initiative to qualified veterans.

The program consists of a self-paced online module, periodic on premise workshops and a cohort-based class for a small group of veteran entrepreneurs.

Mentorship will be incorporated into this program as it has proven to be the key to success in past VFEP cohort-based classes. Network Partners will also hold monthly networking and resource sharing meetings, building a community and pipeline for veterans interested in entrepreneurship.

FAU’s Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and FAU’s Military & Veterans Affairs office have partnered with the program since it began in 2015.

“Veterans Florida is excited to announce these new partnerships for our fourth year of entrepreneurship programming for our veterans,” said Bobby Carbonell, executive director of Veterans Florida. “Over the past few years we’ve served over 1,000 veterans who are interested in starting their own business and over 200 veterans have started businesses that have collectively hired over 100 employees and generated nearly $10 million in revenue. And we can’t wait to see what businesses the next group of great veteran entrepreneurs will create in our state.”

For more information on the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, visit business.fau.edu/adamscenter or email adamscenter@fau.edu.

Roots and Wings receives matching grants

Roots and Wings, a nonprofit that rewards Delray Beach teachers and school staff with gift cards called Above and Beyond Awards on surprise visits, received two matching grants recently for a new initiative— Project Uplift.

Project Uplift focuses on helping second and third graders with reading and reading comprehension.

Roots and Wings wanted to add Orchard View as its second school to participate in the program and they have received enough money to do so.

The first, from Virginia and Harvey Kimmel, doubled donations of $1,000 or less.

The second matching gift was from an anonymous donor who matched donation up to the first $2,500. Total, it matched $10,000.

The donations will allow the nonprofit to fully fund the programs at Pine Grove and Orchard View this coming school year.