Dallas Brass in Dec. 12 concert with band students at Seminole Ridge


An open house takes place Tuesday at the campus, 3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Registration and refreshments begin at 5 p.m., with the program scheduled 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to tour the 54-acre campus, meet the faculty, talk to students and learn about the school’s academic, arts and athletics programs. To register, visit www.oapb.org/admission or call the admissions department at 561-972-9826


The Choral Department performed in recent district solo and ensemble assessments, and several choristers advanced to state assessments. Receiving “Superior”’ ratings and qualifying for state assessments in April: Concert Women’s Ensemble; FlyBoyz men’s barbershop quartet (Freddy Caceres, Ertonn Chatelain, Robert Hunt, Zach Vera); Musagetes madrigal ensemble; Muses women’s barbershop quartet (Danielle Leslie, Danielle Parks, Rowan Pelfrey, Jordaine Randon); Philammonus men’s ensemble; Philammonus men’s show choir; Musical Theater soloists Danielle Leslie, Danielle Parks, Rowan Pelfrey, Jordaine Randon; Vocal soloists Shantel Brown, Danielle Parks, Rowan Pelfrey, Jordaine Randon.

Groups and soloists receiving “Excellent” ratings: Beginning Women’s Ensemble; Musagetes acappella ensemble; Musical Theater soloists Shantel Brown, Freddy Caceres; Vocal soloists Freddy Caceres, Shane Laurent, Zach Vera.

Drama students, in district thespian competition, returned with three “Superiors” in duet acting: duos of Ana Fonteccio and Georgia Williams; Lex Long and Cassandra Yanes; and Matt Coon and Alex Quiggle are eligible to continue on to the state competition. The students also received four “Excellents”: Rowan Pelfrey (monologue, solo musical); Ethan Engh (monologue); and Deja Gamble (playwriting).

JV and varsity competition cheer teams took first place recently in competition with a dozen area public and private schools.

The Army JROTC Raiders participated recently in regional competition. The two male teams placed sixth and eighth, and the first all-female team took the bronze in the 5K run, the fitness test and the tire flip.

On Dec. 12, band students will have the opportunity to spend the school day with the world-renowned Dallas Brass, attending master classes and rehearsals, ending with a private performance for the students. Dallas Brass will perform that evening at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, with members of the band program joining them in concert. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students at www.showtix4u.com. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults, $10 for students.


A blood drive takes place 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium.


George Snow Scholarship Fund applications are available. Need-based scholarships are available to students in Palm Beach County. Students applying for these scholarships can attend any accredited college, university, vocational/technical school and major in any subject. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1. Apply at https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/gssf2017.

Entries are now being accepted for the seventh annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest, in which students have the opportunity to compete for two $1,000 scholarships, have their work featured on school buses and on display during the South Florida Fair. Contest rules and the contest entry form are available at www.pbcbusposter.org. The deadline for entering is Friday.

The GladesFest Teacher Job Fair takes place Dec. 9 at Glades Region Office, 2625 NW 16th St., Belle Glade. The fair will feature jobs in Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, and Canal Point. Interviews will be held at the event, and job offers may be made the same day. The district offers an annual $3,750 supplement to teachers at schools in the Glades, as well as professional development, leadership and career advancement, and additional jobs to supplement income.

Sign-in will be 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., with a welcome and orientation planned for 9 to 9:45. Interviews will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Candidates are encouraged to bring documents required for employment to the event. For more information on registering for the event, call 561-434-8430.

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

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