Palm Beach County School District week ahead

• STARS Conference The 2017 STARS Conference is set for Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Santaluces HS. This free conference is open to all PBC students with disabilities, ages 14-22, their families, educators, professionals, and agency staff. The conference provides workshops and the opportunity to learn about local agencies and other valuable community resources. Sponsored by the PBC Council for “In Transition Youth” and the ESE Department, the goal is to support our students by empowering them to live dignified, productive, and meaningful lives after completing high school. Registration information can be found on the District’s ESE website: https://www.palmbeachschools.org/ese/

• College is Possible! Palm Beach State College (PBSC) is holding its Annual College is Possible! event on Saturday, April 22. Juniors, Seniors, and their parents are invited to speak with and watch presentations by Academic Advisors, Financial Aid Officers, and Academic Program Representatives. PBSC is offering on-the-spot scholarships and admissions! The event will take place on PBSC Lake Worth Campus located at 4200 South Congress Avenue, Lake Worth. The event will be held from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with registration and breakfast being held from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

• Award-winning author to visit Glades Central HS: On Thursday, April 27  at 9:15 a.m., Jason Reynolds, winner of the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers for Be as Brave As You, will be speaking to all students during an assembly. Jason will also be holding a writing workshop in the library at 11 a.m., and there will be a luncheon with the author at 11:45, and a book signing/photo party at 12:15. Jason recognizes that many young people, particularly boys, are not fans of reading. He says it’s not because they don’t like to read, but that they don’t like to read boring books. He hopes to inspire them by writing “Not boring books.”  http://www.jasonwritesbooks.com/

• Special Olympics Winner: Congratulations to Isaiah Puldino-Jones of Canal Point Elementary School for placing first in the Special Olympics at the District & Regional levels. Isaiah is now moving to the State level, which will held in Orlando in May. Learn more about Isaiah here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5wssGA_bI8&feature=youtu.be

• There is no board meeting this week.

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