Hello Bronco Family,
My name is Darren Edgecomb, and I am the new principal of Palm Beach Central High School. I am delighted to be serving as your principal. My career path has provided me with many opportunities to prepare for this amazing job. First, my career has included 17 years as a math teacher (mostly high school). The pinnacle of my teaching career included being named Mathematics Teacher of the Year for Palm Beach County. Next, my career transitioned to administration in 2004. I have had the experience of serving as a high school assistant principal, alternative education principal (6-12) and an elementary principal (K-6).
Palm Beach Central High School is an excellent academic institution, where all students receive a world class education. My goal is to improve on this level of excellence! Our passionate teachers will inspire our students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers. Teachers will continue to receive a great deal of training on reviewing student data and developing action plans to address student needs. The administrative team will focus on academics, behavior and climate. We will provide a robust curriculum that will prepare our students for college and careers. Furthermore, we will spend time creating a positive learning environment where each student is valued and respected.
Our students are the most valuable individuals on campus! Every decision on campus will be made to benefit students. I believe that this will be an amazing year at Palm Beach Central. Our graduating class of 2015 will lead the way to success.
It is great to be a Bronco!
Darren L. Edgecomb
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School Effectiveness Questionnaire
Because you are a key partner in your child’s education, the Florida Department of Education requires ALL schools to ask families about their perceptions concerning a school’s responsiveness, discipline practices, and climate. The School Effectiveness Questionnaire is used to collect this information. The questionnaire will be coming home with your child beginning today, January 23, 2015. Please take the time to complete this questionnaire and ask your child to return it to their 3rd period teacher by February 6, 2015. Your participation will play an important role in helping your child’s school continue its improvement efforts.
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To the Parents/Guardians
of Current Juniors:
All juniors will be taking the SAT free of charge on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Palm Beach Central High School.
Students also have free access to The Official SAT Online Course™ by the College Board, the maker of the SAT®.
The online course lets students practice for the test whenever they want and gives unlimited access to:
-18 lessons with interactive activities
-9 practice tests and over 600 practice questions – just like the ones they’ll see on test day
-Personalized score reports and detailed answer explanations – helping students understand where to focus additional study
Registering for The Official SAT Online Course™ is easy:
1. Go to www.satonlinecourseschool.org
2. In the student section click “Register Now”.
3. In the “School Code Section” enter – 101844 then click Submit
4. In the Welcome Screen-“Don’t Have An Account? Sign up – click sign up and create an account.
5. Follow prompts. For username key-in “pb+student number (pb12345678). For password key-in “the last 4 digits of your student number + initials (first and last in caps) plus the last 2 numbers of your birth year (5678AB97).
6. Agree to Terms>Submit>Verify>Choose Class>Next>Confirm.
No matter when students plan to take the SAT, it’s never too early to start getting ready. We are pleased to give students this powerful resource at no cost and hope that students will take advantage of this important opportunity to get ready for the SAT.
Important Yearbook Information
Sales: Yearbooks are available for pre-order until May 1, 2015. A limited number of yearbooks have been ordered. Don’t delay – pre-order your yearbook today!
- Room 7-107 before or after school. Cash or checks - make checks payable to Palm Beach Central.
- www.balfour.com – click on yearbooks. To purchase a yearbook, additional items such as Year-in-Review, plastic cover protectors or cover imprinting. Small handling fee applies if ordered online.
Senior Personal Ads: Let your senior know how proud you are of them by with a senior dedication in the only book he or she will want to keep after graduation! Do It Yourself Senior Personal Ads are available at www.balfour.com – click on yearbooks. Not a DYI person? The yearbook staff will be delighted to help you design an ad for your graduate. Send us your message, photos - hardcopies and/or digital - and we’ll take care of the rest.
The deadline for Senior Ads is Friday, February 13, 2015.
Ad sizes and prices are as follows:
Full color page (8.5 x 11) $350.00
One-half color page $250.00
One-quarter color page $100.00
Questions or concerns: Please contact Mrs. Lisa Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
If your student is requesting transcripts at this time of year, we would like to make you aware of the current processing time for transcripts. At present, due to a backlog in Tallahassee and a University Database backlog it can take as long as one month for an electronic transcript to be processed. If your student is in need of a transcript immediately, it is strongly suggested to you to get an official hard copy transcript that can be submitted directly to any University. All seniors should also have their social security number on file with the Data Processing office for final transcript processing.
If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the records department at Palm Beach Central High School at 561-304-1038.
Palm Beach Central Featured at the Norton Museum
The theme and title of this years Annual Invitational is Off The Beaten Path. Students were asked to create work related to nature, landscapes, and environmental subjects. The works in this exhibition were selected by the students' photography teachers. This exhibition is on display through Jan. 19, 2015 at the Norton Museum of Art.
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DRIVER'S EDUCATION AT PALM BEACH CENTRAL
PBCHS will be offering a Driver's Education coursefree of charge to Palm Beach Central students who are at least 15 years of age. Students may enroll with or without their learner's permit. The course will begin on October 14th and will run from 3:30-6:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students will receive 67 hours of instruction and the course will count for a 1/2 elective credit.
Contact Ms. Judy Deramo at 304-1008 to register. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration deadline is Thurs., Oct. 9th.
Palm Beach Central Community High School is now offering
Adult & Community
Registration for fall classes began September 15th!
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Important Yearbook Information
Senior Portraits: The last day for seniors to be photographed for the yearbook is Saturday, October 25, 2014. Please contact the studio if you have not scheduled an appointment. There is a $20.00 photography fee due at the appointment time. Tuxedos for males and drapes for females will be provided. When selecting a senior portrait, only portraits with the blue background will be published in the yearbook. Cap and Gown and personality photos may be scheduled at the same time.
561-686-1994 or http://tinyurl.com/n9wr5hp
Yearbook Pre-orders: Attend Open House and pre-order a yearbook for only $55.00 - a $20.00 discount off the full price of $75.00. Yearbooks may also be pre-ordered at www.balfour.com for the Open House Special until October 1, 2014.
Senior Personal Ads: Do It Yourself Senior Personal Ads are available at www.balfour.com . Not a DYI person? The yearbook staff will be delighted to help you design an ad. Additional information will be available at Open House or contact Mrs. Hayes. The deadline for Senior Ads is Friday, February 13, 2014.
Ads size prices are as follows: Full page (8.5 x 11) $350.00; one-half page $250.00;
one-quarter page $100.00
Underclassmen Yearbook Photos: Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are scheduled for yearbook photos on November 5-7, 2014 during English classes. Information regarding picture packages will be distributed through English classes. Questions or concerns: Please contact Mrs. Lisa Hayes email@example.com for additional information.
New Graduation Requirement for the Class of 2015
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FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS ARE COMING
PBCHS's PROM 2015,
April 18th, 2015
In order to ensure the continued success of this year's prom, it is important that all participants read the following information
DANCE MARATHON 2015
On January 31, Palm Beach Central will hold its third annual Dance Marathon to benefit Children's Miracle Network. The event will take place in the cafeteria from 12:00 noon-8:00 pm. PBCHS partners with the University of Florida to raise money for Shands Children's Hospital. Last year, Palm Beach Central students raised over $20,000 for this worthy cause. In order to participate, students must sign up online at http://bit.ly/1CJhz8R. Participants raise $50 to dance. Dancers receive a t-shirt, a Chick-Fil-A lunch , and a Hungry Howie's dinner. Participants are also eligible for 20 community service hours.
Happy New Year Broncos,
Do you have a graduating senior interested in going to college? Is your student seeking financial aid? If so, mark your calendar. Our annual Student Financial Aid workshop, presented by the Florida Department of Education, will be held on January 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium. This is a very important event. We hope to see you there.
For more information, please email Josie.May@palmbeachschools.org
GRAD BASH at Universal!
Friday, April 24th
PROM and GRAD BASH Participation Policy
PBCHS students must clear all financial and textbook obligations prior to purchasing a Prom or Grad Bash ticket.
Any PBCHS student who has been suspended second semester of the 2014-2015 school year as a result of a level 2 incident or higher will not be permitted to attend the Prom nor Grad Bash. These offenses include, but are not restricted to the following incidents: fighting, crimes against persons, alcohol/drug/tobacco, disorderly conduct/weapons, threat of violence, sexual harassment, vandalism.
The Palm Beach Central High School Administration reserves the right to deny anyone admittance to a school sponsored activity/event.
PROJECT GRADUATION 2015
Project Graduation is a fun-filled event that promotes a safe, alcohol and drug free celebration exclusively for PBC graduating seniors. It provides our graduates with an evening of fun, music, games, live entertainment, food, prizes and much more. It has been a long tradition that brings our community together to honor the accomplishments of each graduate every year. The event is held on graduation night from 10p.m. – 5 a.m. :
Join our email list at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be kept informed of meetings, fund-raisers, and any special events.
Parent donations via cashless schools here.
SCHOOL BLOOD DRIVES
Blood Drives are scheduled on the following dates from 7 am - 3 pm in the PBCHS cafeteria. Staff, parents and community members are encouraged to participate. Our 2013-14 drives generated over $11,000 scholarship dollars awarded to Class of 2014 graduates.
March 26, 2015
Financial Aid 2014 Presentation
Central's Recycling Program
SAT Online Assistance
Students and Parents Customer Service Support:
- Online Course User Support:
- Registration and Questions:
- 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
Student Directions End of Year Course (EOC) Virtual Tour
9th graders needing to retake Algebra 1 EOC Exam
- click here
Financial Aid 2014 Presentation
Athletics Practice Dates
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.
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.
A Message from the State Board of Education
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A Message to Students and Parents from the Superintendent Regarding Class Size
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TRAFFIC and STUDENT
Palm Beach Central High School is the second largest high school in the district with nearly 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.
Bus schedules will be posted online at: www.palmbeachschools.org/transportation