PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS
BEACON COVE INTERMEDIATE
After-School Site Director Jane Winters was selected as the 2017 School-Related Employee of the Year. She has been at the school 16 years, and previously was an after-school counselor at Jerry Thomas Elementary.
PALM BEACH GARDENS ELEMENTARY
Kindergarten Round Up begins at 8:30 a.m. April 4. Parents and their incoming kindergartner are invited to attend. Youngsters must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 to start the 2017-18 school year.
THE WEISS SCHOOL
An open house begins at 8 a.m. Friday at the school, 4176 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. The school specializes in teaching gifted children and offers personalized education. To RSVP or to request a private tour, call Pam Tripp at 561-209-2474.
The second annual Strive 5 for Hive, a 5K run/3K walk, will take place Sunday at The Gardens Mall. Packet pickup starts at 6:30 a.m. outside Brio Tuscan Grille. The race/walk starts at 8 a.m. in front of Nordstrom. This is an Accuchip timed race. Breakfast is free at Brio for all race participants after they cross the finish line. All registered runners will received a T-shirt and medal. The event is co-sponsored by the Kiwanis of the North Palm Beaches. Register at www.active.com.
The third annual Health and Wellness Expo will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 in the school cafeteria. The event is open to the public and will feature free health screenings and numerous vendors, including Jupiter Medical Center, Pero Family Farms, Whole Foods Market, Caridad Center, Gardens Family Health Center, Smith Chiropractic, the Melanoma Foundation, Papa Chiropractic, Raw Juce, Nutrition S’Mart, Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation, Team Xtreme, Triumph Kids, Cycle Bar and Orange Theory. Students will be participating in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser as part of the school’s Field Day activities. Call 561-803-7200 for information or to sign up as a vendor.
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation will award two $2,500 scholarships based on academic performance, community service, letters of recommendation, character references, financial need and an essay. Applications for the Herb and Penny Wender Scholarship Program and guidelines are available on the Foundation website, www.pbgpf.org/scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 14. Scholarship recipients will be announced in June.
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 2017-18 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 innovative new programs in English, Haitian Creole or Spanish at www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms/msap-choice-schools.
TREASURE COAST SCHOOLS
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year in the Martin County School District begins March 20. Parents and guardians of children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 should register with the elementary school in their attendance zone. The individual schools should be contacted directly for details on registration times.
To register, parents and guardians need to take: the child’s original birth certificate or other lawful evidence of date of birth; two proofs of residency indicating the address at which the student resides, such as a utility bill with service address indicated, Florida driver’s license, current year property tax bill, lease agreement or home purchase contract; a current physical examination on Form 3040; and a Florida Certificate of Immunization Record (Form 680) completed by a physician or the Martin County Health Department. More information can be found on the district website, www.martinschools.org.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to email@example.com. Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.