John F. Kennedy Middle Schools celebrates Red Ribbon Week


PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS

JUPITER MIDDLE

Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast Jr.” will be presented at 7 p.m. today and Friday in the auditorium. The musical is directed by drama teacher Donnie Quigley and co-directed by Johnnie Butler. Meghan Thomas as Belle, Gavin Baird as the Beast/Prince and Riley Flynn as Lumiere join a cast of 50 students on-stage and 19 working as backstage crew. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at the door. The school is at Military Trail and Dakota Street in Jupiter.

BRIEFLY

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in the Hanley Foundation ArtiGras Youth Art Competition. Students can submit their artwork through their school’s art teacher until 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Entries will be narrowed down to 77 finalists, and the winners will be announced at noon on Feb. 17, the first day of Artigras. All finalists will have their works on display at the festival. Students and teachers can email info@artigras.org or call 561-746-7111 for more information.

Applications are being accepted for the more than 300 Choice Programs and Career Academies at 117 district schools. Parents can complete the online application at www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms, or may download a hard copy in English, Creole, Portuguese or Spanish at www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms/application/. The original application must be mailed or delivered to the Department of Choice and Career Options with a postmark no later than Jan. 26 for most Choice programs.

Performing arts programs, which require an audition score in addition to the eligibility criteria and have a Dec. 1 deadline application date, are: Bak Middle School of the Arts; The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach, Music-Band, Music-Orchestral Strings and Music-Vocal for grades six to eight; Boynton Beach High Arts Program; and Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts.

The Choice and Career Academy lottery will be held the week of March 6, and applicants will receive the status of their application on March 31.

TREASURE COAST SCHOOLS

HOBE SOUND EARLY LEARNING CENTER

Orders for holiday poinsettias and hydrangeas will be taken through Friday. Poinsettias in red, white or pink are available in three sizes ranging from $10 to $30. Red poinsettias in a terra cotta bowl are $30. White hydrangeas are $25. Orders can be placed online at www.hobesoundearlylearningcenter.org or by calling 772-546-5480. Plants can be picked up at the school, 11580 SE Gomez Ave., Hobe Sound, on Nov. 21. Proceeds from this fundraising event will support curriculum programs.

BRIEFLY

The Education Foundation of Martin County and the Martin County School District have named Crystal Lake Elementary fifth-grade teacher Patrick Farley as the district’s Teacher of the Year. Farley was also named Elementary Teacher of the Year. Matthew Mesorana, a math teacher at Indiantown Middle, was chosen Middle School Teacher of the Year. Adam Day, an Academy of Medical Science teacher at Jensen Beach High, was selected as High School Teacher of the Year.

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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