For this local teacher, it's always Black History Month
The first day of class in Randy Nichols’ African-American History course, the teacher makes a point to say “thank you” to his students. They don’t have to take his class. They choose to be there, he says. And on curriculum night, Nichols’ message to the parents is the same. He’s glad that students choose the class – one of the few social studies electives offered at Wellington High School.
Panther Run students want area parks smoke-free
Members of Girl Scout Troop 20244 at Panther Run Elementary School have been making waves with local governments for their work on a tobacco-free parks project. The girls – Alexis Blumberg, Haley Johnston, Tabatha Levy, Emma Romano, Jill Rooney and Gabrielle Thaw – met with Wellington officials in late May to discuss the possibility of making the village’s parks tobacco-free.
Palm Beach Central students raise $1,247 to aid Japan
Just as the tsunami and nuclear disasters hit Japan this year, the social studies class of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) unit at Palm Beach Central High School was completing a cultural diversities study of that country.
“They wanted to do something to help,” said Bernice Siegelman, a member of the ASD staff.
Producing a TV show is a major undertaking for anyone, let alone middle school students. But at the Dream Middle School in Royal Palm Beach, under the direction of teacher Marc Zatorsky, fifth through eighth graders have done it. You can watch their premier show locally at 8 a.m., Sunday, June 12, on FOX 29. Called DayDREAMers, it’s a family-friendly version of Saturday Night Live.
Selling flag football
Seminole Ridge High School girls flag football coach Austin Bowe is definitely a man on a mission. Not content with making his team a perennial powerhouse, he is working hard to get flag football officially sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.