Seminole Ridge High dance marathon surpasses fundraising goal


Under the leadership of Hawk students Rhiannon Boffa and Alina Gale, the third annual dance marathon in support of UF Shands Health Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network surpassed its fundraising goal of $40,000. Faculty sponsor was Shawna Ahmad.

The school district’s Department of Choice and Career Options has honored Elizabeth Boutet as its 2017 Career and Technical Education assistant principal of the year and Ron Lewis as its academy coordinator of the year.

Students of the Week for Feb. 27–March 3: Marvins Jean-Bart, Nicole Cresta, Jackeline Acosta and De’Shawn Graddy.

Two debate duos have qualified for participation in the National Catholic Forensic League Grand Finals in Louisville, Kentucky. The teams of Jonathan Alvarez and Zachary Kameka, and Samantha Mangoni and Andre Soucy finished in the top four districtwide at the recent national qualifying tournament.


Kindergarten Round Up takes place 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday 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.


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.

Nine robotics teams from the district participated in the FIRST Lego League’s Regional tournament, held recently at Boynton Beach High. Participating teams included Carver Middle’s Carver Robotics; Christa McAuliffe Middle’s CMMS Innovating Swarm; Congress Middle’s Robotics Over Mind; Eagles Landing Middle’s Eagle Allies; Howell L. Watkins Middle’s Seminoles; Jupiter Middle’s Mariners; Lake Worth Middle’s Robo Warriors; Pahokee Middle’s Subaroos; and Poinciana STEM Elementary’s TAZbots. Eagles Landing Middle earned the Judges Award at the competition, while the TAZBots, Robo Warriors and Subaroos all earned bids to the state championships in Polk County in May. The TAZbots earned the Champion Award and will compete in the FIRST Lego League’s World Festival in Houston next month.

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