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Palm Beach Maritime Academy in Lantana hosts open house events


Kindergarten Round Up takes place 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 16 in the cafeteria. Parents can meet the staff, tour the school and learn more about the strings program. To register a student, parents must provide the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, proof of a physical examination and two proofs of address.


Four faculty members were named High Impact teachers by the Florida Department of Education: Jennifer Price, intensive reading; Gregg Suskin, English; Gemma Brown, English; and Emily Snedeker, International Baccalaureate World School Programme English.


Open houses for families new to the school take place 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on the middle/high school campus, 600 S. East Coast Ave, Lantana; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the elementary school campus, 1518 W. Lantana Road, Lantana. Refreshments will be served. The school is a tuition-free, marine science-enriched charter school for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.


Stefan Wan is one of 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, s science and math competition for high school seniors. Finalists are in Washington, D.C. today through Wednesday, where they will undergo a rigorous judging process to determine the top 10 winners. The students also will have the opportunity to meet with national leaders and share their projects with the public at the National Geographic Society.


“Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical comedy based on the classic fairy tale ‘The Princess and the Pea,” will be on stage at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $10 are available at the door and through For group rates and additional information, call 561-422-2655.

The Student Government Association will host a dodgeball tournament 3 to 5 p.m. Friday in the gym.

Students of the Week for Feb. 20–24: Patrick Lira, Anna Thrash, Christopher Magierowski and Nathan Frank.

The Educational Media Association of Palm Beach County has honored Principal James Campbell with its Outstanding Principal Award for 2017. The award, given to one county principal each year, recognizes exemplary support of a school’s media center programs.

Mathematics instructor Elizabeth Cayea and English instructor Barbara Grinder were honored by the Florida Department of Education as High Impact teachers based on the influence their instruction has had on student learning.

Information Technology Academy teacher Rebecca Vadakara has earned the 2017 South Florida Aspirations in Computing Educator Award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology.


The debate team traveled to Boston recently to compete at the Harvard Debate Tournament. Although the team did not make it into the final rounds, students won an award for Best New School.

Test-Taking Techniques is the next workshop scheduled for students and parents. It will take place 8:30 to 10 a.m. April 1.

Maite Isasi, a senior, was honored for her volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.


Five new programs funded by a three-year, $11.6 million Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education are accepting student applications for the 2017-2018 school year:

Carver Middle School, Delray Beach: IB Middle Years Programme with STEM infusion;

Congress Middle School, Boynton Beach: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics);

Grove Park Elementary, Palm Beach Gardens: IB Primary Years Programme with STEM infusion;

H.L. Watkins Middle School, Palm Beach Gardens: IB Middle Years Programme with STEM infusion;

Palmetto Elementary School, West Palm Beach: IB Primary Years Programme with STEM infusion;

Families can apply for these new programs at Applications are available in English, Haitian Creole and Spanish.

Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.

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