PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS
PALM BEACH GARDENS ELEMENTARY
Kindergarten Round Up begins at 8:30 a.m. April 4. Parents and their incoming kindergartners are invited to attend. Youngsters must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 to start the 2017-18 school year.
The third annual Health and Wellness Expo is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the school cafeteria. The event is open to the public and will feature free health screenings and numerous vendors. Students will be participating in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser as part of the school’s Field Day activities.
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 2017-2018 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 new programs at www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms/msap-choice-schools. Applications are available in English, Haitian Creole and Spanish.
Nine robotics teams from the district participated in the FIRST Lego League’s Regional tournament, held recently at Boynton Beach High. Participating teams included Carver Middle’s Carver Robotics; Christa McAuliffe Middle’s CMMS Innovating Swarm; Congress Middle’s Robotics Over Mind; Eagles Landing Middle’s Eagle Allies; Howell L. Watkins Middle’s Seminoles; Jupiter Middle’s Mariners; Lake Worth Middle’s Robo Warriors; Pahokee Middle’s Subaroos; and Poinciana STEM Elementary’s TAZbots. Eagles Landing Middle earned the Judges Award at the competition, while the TAZBots, Robo Warriors and Subaroos all earned bids to the state championships in Polk County in May. The TAZbots earned the Champion Award and will compete in the FIRST Lego League’s World Festival in Houston next month.
TREASURE COAST SCHOOLS
The 43rd annual Music in Our Schools program begins at 7 p.m. March 23 in the Martin County High gym, 2801 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart. All 12 of the district’s elementary schools will have their choruses perform as one, as will the five middle schools. The choruses and bands from the three high schools also will perform as a dynamic group. In addition, there will be a performance by the county-wide chorus, FRIENDS. Co-organizer Joe Flanagan, assistant principal at Anderson Middle, will serve as the event’s master of ceremonies. The community is invited to attend this free event.
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year in the Martin County School District begins Monday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.