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PALM BEACH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, Wellington, Florida - Home of the Broncos

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AUGUST, 2015


Hello Palm Beach Central Stakeholders

I hope that you are having a wonderful summer. I am extremely excited to begin the school year and continue our legacy of academic, behavioral, and cultural excellence. My summer began with our exciting visit from our new superintendent Dr. Avossa. He shared with the audience during his community tour, his passion to improve student achievement and success for all children. In addition, Dr. Avossa stated that he has always advocated for students that didn’t always fit in, because he believes all students have the right to a high quality public education. I share the superintendent’s vision, and would like to make sure Palm Beach Central High leads the way with this fresh initiative.

Palm Beach Central is an excellent school that clearly has great faculty, staff and students. Our goal this year will be to promote more precision teaching in our classrooms. Student data will be analyzed consistently to drive classroom instruction and promote academic gains. In addition, we will continuously monitor staff and student climate. Student discipline will be managed in a very organized progressive manner. We will maintain our efforts in awarding appropriate student behavior through our School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SwPBS) program. Teachers will have a strong voice in academic, behavior and climate decisions. I believe that great relationships with all stakeholders will lead to an excellent learning environment for our students.

I look forward to working with all stakeholders in making Palm Beach Central High School the premier school in Palm Beach County.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Darren L. Edgecomb
Principal

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Juniors Course
Selection Sheets

The School Year 2016-2017 course selection sheets for the 11th graders have been distributed through the student's 11th grade English classes.

Each 11th grade student will take their course selection sheets around with them for the next couple days to get each of their teacher's input on courses for next school year as well as any signatures they need to take a course for next year.

The course description are available here for all the classes on the course selection sheet.  Students can log on to Edline or go to the school's web site to access this information.

The guidance counselors will meet one-on-one with each 11th grader starting nextTuesday, 2/16/16 through the students' 11th grade English classes. 

Juniors Course Selection Sheet

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Seniors and Juniors with privilege...

Seniors and Juniors with privilege - you must be off campus during any period that your schedule shows a privilege.  If you are found on campus during a period you have a privilege, your privilege will be reviewed and may be revoked.  Disciplinary consequences may also be imposed.

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National Honor Society will be offering FREE Peer to Peer tutoring on Wednesdays in Room 7-101 from 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Tutoring will constitute entry level courses of the following subjects:

Mathematics, English, Spanish, Science, and Social Studies.

It is PEER TO PEER, and NHS members are the ones that will be assisting the students. Wednesday - September 9, 2015 will be our first session. Count on this being available every Wednesday, unless we don't have school, or an announcement is made stating otherwise.

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Dear Students and Parents of FY16 AICE Classes:

Greetings, and welcome to a wonderful new school year. Last year, Palm Beach Central High School, in only it’s third year as a Cambridge International Examinations school, tested over 1000 students in five curriculum areas (English, Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies, Business, Physical Education, Mathematics, and World Languages). This year, PBCHS has expanded it’s course offerings to include the curriculum areas of Travel and Tourism and Economics. In addition, we had 94 AICE Diploma recipients and anticipate having more AICE Diploma candidates this year.

Students who have received grades of “U” or “X” will have an opportunity to take a one time make up examination in November 2015 to replace the grade that they have received. The list of courses that are being tested in November are printed on attached document along with the testing dates. If a makeup exam is not offered in November, one will be offered in June. This make up examination is voluntary and will not change a student’s semester grade from FY15. The cost for the make up exam is $79 for the AS Level and $119 for the A Level.

If you have any questions, please email me at Larry.Greenberg.1@palmbeachschools.org or call me at (561) 304-1068.

Thank you,
Larry Greenberg

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Bus Routes 2015-16

Read the updated list of bus routes for the school year 2015-16 here. You can also visit the district website at Find and Register for Bus.

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eTranscripts are here!

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Palm Beach Central Community High School
Adult & Community
Education Classes.

Registration for Winter Classes begins January 4th

*** Register Online! ***

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TRAFFIC and STUDENT
DROP-OFF

Palm Beach Central High School is the second largest high school in the district with over 3,000 students. Amazingly, through the efforts of our dynamic faculty members and our supportive community, we have been able to keep a family and close community atmosphere, and perhaps the biggest disadvantage to our size is the traffic in the morning and afternoon. Many of our seniors have senior privilege 1st and 7th hour which helps reduce traffic, but we need your assistance. We request that you pull-up in front of the main office and band room to drop off students. Please do not drop off students in-front of or near the gymnasium. When this occurs, the net effect is that people drop off one car load at a time and this is extremely inefficient.

Secondly, we ask that you drop students off in approved locations and not in the middle of the street which creates an extremely dangerous situation for our students. Students should be using crosswalks and obeying traffic signals when crossing the street. Finally, we strive to be good neighbors with the surrounding housing developments. We ask you to be courteous of our neighborhoods joining our school. The use of housing development driveways and easements during arrival and dismissal is not allowed and is patrolled by the PBSO. Violators are subject to tickets.

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FIND INFORMATON QUICKLY

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Palm Beach Central would
like to acknowledge and
thank our Business
Partners in Education

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REMINDER * REMINDER

If your student is not returning to Palm Beach County Public or Charter School, you must formally withdraw your student at the end of the school year. Failure to properly withdraw your student or to advise the feeder high school of the intent to not attend can prevent your student from obtaining their drivers license.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Palm Beach Central at 561-304-1000.

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SAT Online Assistance

Students and Parents Customer Service Support:

  • Online Course User Support:
    800-416-5137
  • Registration and Questions:
    866-756-7346
  • SAT School Day Microsite Link

Are you planning on taking the SAT or PSAT soon? Do you want to increase your score?

If so, you can practice tests at sat.collegeboard.com. It's free to use. For more information, see your guidance counselor.

Powerpoint Presentation -
SAT Online Course


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School Volunteers

Please contact: donna.baxter@palmbeachschools.org
or call 561-433-7929

 

events
FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS ARE COMING

Through the generosity of the

Bellisimo Family's 2016
GREAT CHARITY CHALLENGE,


Palm Beach Central's
PROJECT GRADUATION
was awarded $1,500 to help
defray the costs of an all night, alcohol free/drug free graduation celebration for
the Class of 2016 on May 26th.

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A College Planning Workshop for Juniors 

Presented by our Guidance Counselors
For: Parents of Juniors

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Where: Palm Beach Central HS Media Center

Time: 6:00 p.m.*

Topics include:

  • Reviewing College Plans
  • SAT/ACT Information
  •  2 year vs. 4 year colleges
  • N.C.A.A. Requirements
  • Florida scholarship opportunities
  • Florida Bright Futures

 *The presentation will immediately follow the regularly scheduled SAC meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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AICE/AP OPEN HOUSE Thursday, February 18th 7:00 PM

PBCHS Auditorium

Palm Beach Central High School will host an Accelerated Curriculum (AICE/AP) Open House for parents and students on Thursday, February 18th at 7 PM in the auditorium. Requirements for an AICE Diploma and course offerings for school year 2016-2017 will be discussed. All interested are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact student services at 561-304-1040.

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SAT Prep Course
(for JUNIORS only)
Feb. 17, 22, 24 & 29
3:00-5:00 PM
Room 5-202
$40
Applications (found in Guidance)
due on Feb. 10th

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CLASS of 2016

Feb. 17-18
Cap & Gown orders in cafeteria during lunches

Feb. 23
Senior Panoramic Photo, gym, 11 AM

March 1
Prom Tickets on sale during lunches in the cafeteria

Mar. 10-11
Cap & Gown orders in cafeteria during lunches. Last chance to order prior to price increase.

April 6-7
Cap & Gown orders in cafeteria during lunches. Late order price in force.

April 9
*PROM, Palm Beach Convention Center, 8 PM- 12 AM

April 11-22
‘Extra Graduation Ticket’ forms available. All requests due by 3 PM on 4/22/16
Forms posted on Edline/website and available in Student

Services. Maximum request of two extra.

April 20-21
Cap & Gown orders in cafeteria during lunches. Graduation Announcements delivered.

April 29
*GRAD BASH Universal Studios, 1 PM departure from auditorium

May 2
All virtual courses (FLVS/E2020/BYU/Edgenuity) completed & community service hours turned in to Guidance

May 12-13
Textbook check-in in the book room. If you choose to keep books for exam review, books must be returned by May 20th during your scheduled time at Senior Check-out.

May 13
Last day for Seniors who do NOT have to take exams

May 16-17
Senior Exams for Seniors needing to take exams as a result of having more than 4 block day absences by the end of the day on May 13th or failing either the 3rd or 4th quarter. The teachers’ attendance records are used to determine the absences. Block Days = 2 absences.

May 17
Senior grades due at 3:30 PM to Guidance

May 19
Senior Class Awards Night, 6:30 PM, auditorium

May 20
MANDATORY Senior Check-out, 8 AM- 1 PM

Arrive during alpha break down time frame

A-C – 8-9am, D-I- 9-10am, J-M- 10-11am, N-R- 11am-12pm, S-Z-12-1pm

Caps & gowns and graduation tickets will be distributed.

May 24
MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal, 7:45 AM, auditorium

Senior Class Brunch in cafeteria immediately following rehearsal.

May 26
GRADUATION Day, 8 AM ceremony, South Florida Fairgrounds

Expo Center. Graduates and Staff report by 6:30 AM

PROJECT GRADUATION 2016,
10 pm- 5 AM, Pierson Park Gym

*A student who has been suspended second semester of the 2015-16 school year as a result of a level 2 incident or higher will not be permitted to attend Prom or Grad Bash.

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SAVE THE DATE...


GRADUATION 2016
South Florida Fairgrounds

MAY 26, 2016
8:00 AM

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Greetings Bronco Parents:

The Palm Beach Central School Advisory Council (SAC) will meet on Tuesday, November 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. The program includes a very important informational meeting for the parents of graduating seniors. Topics will include, but are not limited to: graduation requirements and expectations, cap & gown and other regalia, rehearsal, senior checkout, senior activities, etc.

All parents, students, faculty, and community members are welcome! We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please contact Josie.May@palmbeachschools.org.

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Attention Parents: This is an important message concerning students who ride a school bus.

The School District has adjusted many of the school bus routes across the County. Please check and confirm your child’s route each evening this week to ensure you have the latest information before sending your child to school in the morning.

Please visit www.palmbeachschools.org and click on the “ Find and Register for Bus” link. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Transportation Hotline at 561-242-6565.

The Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Project Graduation 2016
Parent Flyer

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Central's Recycling Program

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SCHOOL POLICY
for all performers/representatives
of Palm Beach
Central High School

Any student performing for an audience at school, or performing at any venue while representing Palm Beach Central High School, or any student serving as a delegate or representative of Palm Beach Central High School to an outside organization/program, must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. This requirement covers activities within the school day and in the after school extra-curricular program. Please see Student Activities Director, Mrs. Baxter, if clarification is necessary.

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Palm Beach Central
Senior Yearbook Dedications
Price List and Info

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SAC (School Advisory Council) Monthly Meetings 2015-16

Meetings are held at 6:00 pm in the school's Media Center

  • February 16
  • March 15
  • April 19

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