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

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August, 2016

Hello Bronco Family,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer vacation with many opportunities to rest and recharge. My summer has provided me with the opportunity to both spend quality time with my family and attend several professional development trainings.

Our family spent several days in St. Augustine, Florida. We had lots of fun visiting the oldest city in the country with all of its historic sites (including the oldest school). And yes, we enjoyed the beautiful beach and sea side restaurants.

In addition to vacation time, I had the opportunity to attend two major educational conferences. The first was a Marzano Conference that centered around “best practices” for effective instruction in the classroom. Educators from across the country were provided with strategies that will improve their level of instruction. I was also honored to attend my first AVID Conference. AVID stands for Achievement Via Individual Determination. This conference centered around closing the achievement gap and preparing students for college. It was both insightful and motivational. The entire administrative team and several teachers also attended this conference. We will be fortunate enough to implement this program at Palm Beach Central, during the upcoming school year.

As you can see my summer has provided me with opportunities to rest and prepare for another wonderful school year.

Palm Beach Central High is a great school to learn, grow and prepare for the next stage of life. We endeavor to provide every student with a world class education. Furthermore, we will continue to focus on academics and provide each student with a safe and nurturing learning environment.

I believe that Palm Beach Central High has the most passionate teachers in Palm Beach County. They are poised and ready to receive students.

Finally, our parents are the most supportive and active parents in the district.

I am confident that all stakeholders will come together and make this another amazing school year!

Respectfully,

Darren Edgecomb

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Schedule Request
Form Information
School Year 2016 – 2017

Your schedule has been created based on the information guidance was provided on your course selection sheets. Due to the limited number of spaces available in classes here at Palm Beach Central High School there will be minimum schedule changes. However, if you believe your schedule is incorrect due to one of the following reasons you can submit a Course Change Request Form.

Here are the ONLY reasons for a schedule change:

1) You did not complete a prerequisite (i.e. You are in Algebra II without taking Algebra I)

2) You’ve previously taken a course and passed it.

3) You are missing a graduation requirement (i.e. NO English or Math class on your schedule)

4) You believe you are in the wrong level of a course. (i.e You are in honors level but believe you should be in a regular class)

Please note that guidance will NOT switch schedules for elective courses (unless you’ve previously taken and passed the SAME course), for lunch changes (i.e. 1st to 2nd lunch) or to be in the same class but with a different teacher or different period.

It is important that you complete the form with ALL required signatures (student / teacher / parent) before returning the form to the guidance office before school, after school, or during your lunch period. The DUE DATE for this form will be Friday, August 19th at 3:00 pm.

The Course Change Request Form can be found starting Monday, August 15, 2016 on Edline,

PBCHS’s web main page, PBCHS’s Guidance FaceBook page, and through Remind. It is YOUR responsibility to get the form, fill it out completely, get the required signatures, and turn it in to guidance by the above deadline.

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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 fourth year as a Cambridge International Examinations school, tested over 1000 students in seven curriculum areas (English, Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies, Business, Mathematics, and World Languages). In addition, we had 94 AICE Diploma recipients and anticipate having more AICE Diploma candidates this year. The June 2016 examination series results will be released on Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Students who have received grades of “U” or “X” will have an opportunity to take a one time make up examination in November 2016 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 FY16. The cost for the make up exam is approx. $79 for the AS Level and approx. $119 for the A Level. Announcements will be made (at Central and on edline/remind101/parent link) as to specific dates for students to register for the November 2016 series of examinations.

If you have any questions, please email me at Larry.Greenberg.1@palmbeachschools.org.

Thank you,
Larry Greenberg

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See the Summer Reading Requirements for
School Year 2016-17

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Palm Beach Central's Science Students Top Competitors

Led by Palm Beach Central's Science Teacher, William"Robb" Bartenslager, PBCHS students compete for millions.

Read More ...

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Bullying and Harassment Confidential Hotline
Phone Number 


561-433-7944

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Palm Beach Central's
Chess Club win
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Michael Minns (Left), Carlos Leiva (Middle) and Camilo Rueda (Right).

Palm Beach Central's Chess Club wins second consecutive Chess Tournament on Sunday March 20, 2016 in Boca Raton. Palm Beach Central's Chess Club won their first Chess Tournament on Saturday March 5th. 2016. The Chess Club was established last year and is sponsored by Mr. K.C. Ayo.

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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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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 2016-17

Read the updated list of bus routes for the school year 2016-17 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! ***

 

events
FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS ARE COMING

SAVE THE DATES:
Club Rush 
September 1& 2
during  lunches in the courtyard


COMING SOON: 
Homecoming Week 
September 26-October 1

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UNDERCLASS YEARBOOK PICTURE DAYS

September 6 & 7

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SAVE THE DATE

OPEN HOUSE - Tues., Sept. 20th , 6:00 PM

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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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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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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 Class of 2017 Senior Portrait Information

Prestige Portraits is the official photographer for Palm Beach Central High School. Photos from studios other than Prestige will not be accepted for publication. The last day for seniors to be photographed for the yearbook publication deadline is Friday, October 21, 2016.

The guidelines for photos of seniors that will appear in the Class of 2017 section of the yearbook are as follows:

  • Blue background
  • Males in tuxedos (provided by studio)
  • Females in drapes (provided by studio)

Seniors are encouraged to take advantage of the outstanding photographers and state-of- the-art studio for personal photographs. Students may bring props, class rings, letter jackets, uniforms, sports gear, band instruments and anything that shows off who you are! However, when selecting your yearbook portrait, please remember the aforementioned guidelines.

A photography session fee ($20.00) is due at the time of the appointment. Please contact yearbook adviser Ms. Alexandra Lezark at alexandra.lezark@palmbeachschools.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Appointment or other information:

- Local studio number: 561-686- 1994
- Website: www.prestigeportraits.com/westpalmbeachfl.html

Studio location:

Prestige Portraits Studio
2253 Vista Parkway, Suite 3 
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

(A map is available on the studio’s website.)

Book your appointment today!

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School Volunteers

SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Palm Beach Central High School. All prospective volunteers must complete a School Volunteer application on a secure school computer. A computer is set up in the front office of the school for just this purpose. Please do sign in and out each time you are on campus to volunteer.

This is the way we can track volunteerism on campus and it also serves as a security measure for our school. Also, all field trip and athletic trip drivers must be approved school volunteers.

Your time, talent and efforts as a school volunteer are invaluable and are so appreciated by the staff and students! Your volunteerism has won PBCHS Golden School and Five Star School recognitions in past years. THANK YOU!

For more information about becoming a school volunteer, please contact Mrs. Donna Baxter, Student Activities Director at 561-433-7929 or donna.baxter@palmbeachschools.org.

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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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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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PALM BEACH
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

School Advisory Council (SAC)
Meeting Schedule
2016-2017

August 23, 2016
September 13, 2016**
October 18, 2016
November 29, 2016**
January 17, 2017
February 21, 2017
March 28, 2017
April 18, 2017

Meetings are held in the Media Center at 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month unless otherwise posted.


**Meeting is being held on an alternative day.

For further information, please email
 Josie.May@palmbeachschools.org

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