Palm Beach County Schools

Boca, Delray Students Place In Prestigious Global Dance Competition

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach County School District) — Two senior dance students at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts placed in the Youth Grand Prix 2018 held in Tampa earlier this month. Dylan Amsterdam of Delray Beach placed 3rd in the Classical Category and 3rd in the Contemporary Category. Amsterdam was asked…

IS YOUR TEACHER USING BLOOMZ? It’s NOT Approved In Palm Beach County Schools

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Several teachers in schools throughout South Palm Beach County are using “Bloomz,” a Facebook-like app to communicate in a social network style with parents. This app is not approved by the Palm Beach County School District. Teachers are not authorized to use the app. Potentially violating Florida public records laws,…

LIE READY! Cheating Parents Logging Onto iReady, PBC Schools Monitoring

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Parents throughout South Palm Beach County are using iReady on behalf of their children, possibly skewing scores — and usefulness — of the $6-Million diagnostic computer system. BocaNewsNow.com has learned that this is the latest iReady issue to cause problems for the Palm Beach County School District which prohibits teachers…

POLICE INVESTIGATING FIGHT IN SOUTH COUNTY PARK: WEST BOCA HS GIRL VS. OLYMPIC HEIGHTS GIRL

West Boca High School Girl Fight

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fight between two girls in South County Regional Park. The fight was caught on video. Police want to speak with witnesses. (Have the video? Let us know at news (at) BocaNewsNow.com). From PBSO: “On Thursday, December 21, 2017, two students; one…

Nothing To See Here: Whispering Pines Fire Alarm Malfunction Draws Fire, Police

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Parents of students at A-rated Whispering Pines Elementary School in West Boca Raton are receiving calls this hour from school officials assuring them that all was — and is — fine following an unexpected series of fire drills at the school. A planned fire drill was followed by a malfunctioning…