School Starts August 18th – Welcome Back

Palm Springs welcomed the new 6th grade students today at New Student Orientation. Students met Ms. Hollander and Ms. Hartman, the 6th Grade Assistant Principal and Guidance Counselor, who introduced the students and parents to the RAY way. They also met Ms. Jinks and Mr. Roman, who welcomed them as well. After orientation, the parents made a dash to the school store, ably overseen by Ms. Jesse who kept order in the chaos.

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If You Missed the Talent Show, See the Highlights Here

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End of Year ESE Picnic at Okeeheelee

Ms. Quilty and Ms. Pearson, along with the ESE department, sponsored an end of year picnic at Okeeheelee Park. One hundred and twenty-five students enjoyed a bar-b-que and playing field games. Thanks to Mr. Herring for the pictures!

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Ms. Hoffman’s Orchestra Students Performed at Disney World and Brought Home the Golden Mickey

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Take a Look at the End of Year Concert

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Enjoy the Movie of the 2014 Eighth Grade Prom

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Thanks to Coach Williams and Coach Jabr for for Hosting the Athletic Awards

Student athletes were recognized for outstanding athletic achievement and presented trophies on Wednesday

Student athletes were recognized for outstanding athletic achievement and presented trophies on Wednesday

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Mr. Mancusi Brings Antique Roadshow to His Civics Classes

As a treat Mr. Mancusi brought some antiques that his parents have collected over the years. They were different objects from the 19th century intended to make life easier for working, cleaning, and brewing.  Some of the objects include cast iron irons that held hot coals, a toaster, a laundry wringer, a hand operated vacuum, rug beaters, a coffee brewer, a butter churn, and a torch. Students enjoyed interacting with all of the antiques; it was a great hands-on experience. Jake N.

Students enjoyed handling old tools and instruments that were used before the use of electricity

Students enjoyed handling old tools and instruments that were used before the use of electricity

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Do the Write Thing Recognizes Students’ Challenges

PBCMS students and teachers were honored at the 2014 Do the Write Thing Award Ceremony last week. They enjoyed a luncheon at the Kravis where they were given a copy of the collected stories and essays selected this year. Those in attendance were, Shania S. – Mr. P Mancusi; Adrianna R. – Mr. P Mancusi; Heaven V. – Mr. K Mancusi; Alonzo H. – Ms. Abreu; Seircha H. – Mr. Betcher; Sophia D. – Mr. Prado; Yulianna P. – Ms. Tuck; Helen G. – Ms. Simone; Andrea R. – Mr. Guider; and Sydney S. – Ms. Jacobs. Congratulations to all! You can view CBS news coverage of the story here:

http://www.cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_15799.shtml

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Dual Language Brings Home Top Honors

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The Dual Language students competed yesterday at Okeeheelee in a Spanish language competition. They brought home top honors. Congratulations!

Spelling: 6th Grade – Brian C. 3rd place; 7th Grade – Melissa Q. 2nd place; 8th Grade – Valentina M. 2nd place.

Dance: 6th Grade – Midorys C. 1st and 2nd place. 8th Grade – Daniela Y., Mariana P., Melissa V. , Dayalis Z., and Daniela P. 1st and 2nd place.

Dictado: 6th Grade - Natalie M. 1st place and Ana P. 3rd place; 7th Grade – Nayeli R. 3rd place; 8th Grade – Cheyla L. 2nd place and Daniela D. 3rd place.

Writing: 6th Grade – Yuritza G. 1st place and Dayana H. 2nd place; 7th Grade - Sheila Z. 1st place and Jeanine M. 3rd place; 8th Grade – Cheyla L. 1st place and Dayalis Z. 2nd place.

Poetry: 7th Grade – Paola S. 2nd place and Ashley P. 3rd place.

Vocal: 7th Grade – Dayali Z. 2nd place; 8th Grade – Sheila Z. 2nd place.

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