August 20th Newsletter
Week in Review - Assemblies, IDs, Textbooks, & Laptops
In order to ensure the safety of all Palm Beach Gardens High School stakeholders, you must follow safety expectations each day. These safety expectations include passing through metal detectors as you enter the campus, having your Student ID for entry & as requested, and keeping our campus secure by not opening doors or allowing anyone on campus.
Here are some procedures to remember as you pass through the metal detectors
- Single file
- Bags across the front of the chest or center of the back
- Chromebooks & Large Binders must be removed from the backpack
- Wait your turn & be polite
- In the event that the detector goes off, politely follow the directions
School Advisory Council
Girls' Basketball Interest Meeting
Baseball Interest Meeting
Picture Day is Coming Soon!
Don’t miss your chance to be in the yearbook! Picture Day is September 5th & 6th. Students will take pictures in their English class. If you would like to purchase a picture package BEFORE Picture Day AND SAVE $10, check out this deal at CADY.com/PictureDay
Adult and Community Education is Now Registering Students
Adult and Community Education is now registering students at 34 locations throughout Palm Beach County. Many of our adult students are parents of our K-12 students. We offer Workforce Training, ESOL classes, Adult High School, GED, and fun and leisure courses.
The Gates Scholarship Application
The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.
Selected Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance to earn a bachelor’s degree that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university. Costs covered include tuition, fees, books, and room and board, and may include additional personal expenses.
TGS also provides Scholars with various online support services designed to help them excel in their degree programs, graduate, and successfully transition to their chosen careers. These include career services, mentoring, leadership development, wellness, and knowledge building.
A high school senior
From at least one of the following ethnicities: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US-accredited, not-for-profit, private, or public college or university.
*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.
An ideal candidate will also have:
An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)
Application deadline: Friday, September 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT.
For additional information, please visit their website and watch the video below.
For more Scholarship opportunities, please visit the School District’s Scholarship & Financial Aid page. Scholarship information is also sent weekly to the High School Counselors for distribution, and students can access local scholarship opportunities directly via their portal by searching for the Scholarship tile.
Please contact Charlene.Beckford@palmbeachschools.org for more information.
Apply for EmpowHER Leadership Academy for Girls
EmpowHER Leadership Academy for Girls is currently accepting applications for 2023-2024 school year.
To apply, visit https://empowherofthepalmbeaches.org/leadership-academy/
Criteria to participate:
- Full-time student in Palm Beach County School System
- Grade Point Average (GPA) of a 2.8 and higher
- Must be in Junior or Senior year
- Age is not a factor
This program supports diversity and accepts all races, religions, and nationalities
Application can be found on our website: https://empowherofthepalmbeaches.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Empowherleadap.pdf
on-Covid Yearend Advocacy Program: https://youtu.be/J78obUX3S6c
Deadline is September 15, 2023.
City of PBG Needs Student Volunteers
Come one, come all. The City of Palm Beach Gardens is hosting its carnival-theme Fall Festival event on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Our Fall Festival event will operate from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at The Gardens North County District Park (5101 117th Court North). We will have inflatables, nearly 20 booths, and live shows available for the community to enjoy. Each trick-or-treat booth will include a table, a fair game, chairs, candy, and toys for the Teal Pumpkin Project! If you missed last year’s event, please click here to see the fun!
Please RSVP by clicking on this link by Thursday, August 31, and tell us how many participants you will have.
FALL FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
- Duties include managing trick-or-treat booths, candy distribution, water/candy runners, attraction, line coordination, and parking.
- Volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 28th from 3:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
- Groups are encouraged to dress in costumes or wear organizational attire. Lots of photos will be taken!
- Animals, balloons, or confetti are not allowed at any City park.
FortifyFL was created and funded by the 2018 Florida Legislature as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. The application was named by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Office of Attorney General, Department of Education and Florida Department of Law Enforcement coordinated its development and roll-out.