Back-to-School Night is Tuesday. The Pep Band, dance team, cheerleaders and STEP Team will perform at 6:15 p.m. in the courtyard. Activities, organizations and clubs will have tables set up in the area, and a parent volunteer sign-up table will be available. An introduction begins at 7 p.m. in the student’s Period 1 class, and parents will follow their student’s daily class schedule the rest of the evening. Parents may ask questions at the end of each teacher’s presentation.
Fall open houses are scheduled 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9; and 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 in the auditorium, 3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Families can meet the faculty, talk with students and learn about the academic, arts and athletic programs. Need-based financial aid is available. To register in advance, call Chris Marino at 561-972-9617; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.oapb.org
Four teachers received funding for projects through DonorsChoose.org. Language arts teacher Amanda Spence was awarded more than $1,400 to build a classroom library. Kristen Gerlach, also a language arts teacher, received $2,269 for her project, Interactive Student Notebooks. Math teacher Christine Labar was awarded almost $5,000 for her efforts to make math interesting and enjoyable. Todd LaVogue, an environmental science teacher and the school’s choice programs coordinator, received $385 for Alternative Energy Activity Kits.
Kiwanis Club of Flagler Sunrise recently presented 120 copies of Webster’s Special Encyclopedic Edition Dictionary to fifth-graders. The club sponsors the school in several ongoing projects and recently donated 300 boxes of school supplies.
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Marjorie Isiminger and Matthew Domenecht are semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
No classes Friday: Teacher Diocesan Work Day.
The Showcase of Schools takes place 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Students and parents will have access to representatives from more than 200 magnet and choice programs, career academies and charter schools available for grades kindergarten to 12 in the district. The 2014-2015 Choice booklets and applications will be available on Oct. 15. Deadline for submitting applications is Dec. 13 for Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The deadline for all other schools is Jan. 31. For more information contact the Department of Choice and Career Options at 561-434-8755.
Students named semifinalists for the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program: Jarrod Carman, Lindsey Hasak, Charles Krumholz, Tess Saperstein, Katherine Schauer and Anthony Sciarretta, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts; Heather Kendall, Seminole Ridge High; and Madison Dalton, Mitchell Goldhaber, Robert Harter and Tyler Stellway, Wellington High.
Teacher Appreciation Night at the Norton Museum of Art takes place 5 to 9 p.m. today. Active teachers will receive free admission with their teacher identification. Activities include a welcome and conversations with museum curators, a reception, information about exhibits and tours scheduled for the year, performances by the Samantha Russell Band and a do-it-yourself arts area.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to email@example.com.