SOUTHTECH PREPARATORY ACADEMY
An open house is planned at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 on the campus at 1325 Gateway Blvd., Boynton Beach. The tuition-free charter school serves students in grades six through eight. School staff will be on hand to provide information on academic and student support services, clubs and organizations. Admissions assistance also will be available. The school educates students in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) disciplines and through career academies. For more information, call 561-318-8087.
The school district will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Feb. 2 and encourages businesses and organizations throughout the county to show students how their classroom lessons apply in the workplace. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade may participate.
Nine more elementary schools from Palm Beach County have been awarded the United States Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge Award: Belle Glade Elementary, Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary, Golden Grove Elementary, Jupiter Elementary, New Horizons Elementary and Pine Jog Elementary, silver; Del Prado Elementary, Discovery Key Elementary and Sunset Palms Elementary, bronze.
These schools will receive a HealthierUS School Challenge Award banner for display and will be presented with a plaque signed by Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Schools will receive $500 for achieving bronze level and $1,000 for achieving silver, to spend on nutrition, wellness or garden-related items for their school.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.