The slide show below documents the Construction Academy's Eagle's Nest 2 project from footings to rooftop. Eagle's Nest 2 is the second home designed and built by the Atlantic High School Construction Academy. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,940 square-foot home was built on a lot donated by the city, and the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency provided the construction loan. The Construction Academy teamed with local architects, business groups, state and local construction organizations, volunteers, and government agencies to build the home. Click here for more information about the Construction Academy and more photos and videos of the Eagle's Nest 2 project.
The “Devotedly Dad” letter contest sponsored by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is open to America’s fathers and grandfathers as an opportunity to encourage a love of reading and writing in their homes.
The foundation is asking dads to write a letter to a child or grandchild about the importance of literacy and learning. Write from the heart, the head or the funny bone and simply sign it … “Devotedly, Dad.”
Winners will receive an autographed copy of All the Best, My Life in Letters and Other Writings by President George H.W. Bush, plus a pair of his favorite and fun first family socks!
PAX (Program of Academic Exchange) is accepting applications now for host families. Everyone is welcome to host, and students are available from 30 different countries.
International students arrive in August 2013 on an academic homestay program. Teens from Italy, Spain, Germany, China, Thailand, and 30 other countries are interested in living with an American family and attending an American high school for 1 or 2 semesters. All PAX students speak English, have full medical insurance, and come with their own spending money.
Host families come in all shapes and sizes! All are welcome to host, including singles, young couples, and retirees. Families with young children are some of the most successful hosts!
When you become a host or refer a host family, $150 will be donated to Atlantic Community High School.
Families need only provide a place for the student to sleep (may share a room) and study, meals, and a warm, supportive environment. PAX can match the student to you and/or your family's interests such as music, sports, cooking, martial arts, tennis, etc.
PAX Community Coordinator Jeanne Monte is currently interviewing area families in Palm Beach and Broward counties. For more information call her at 561-213-0412 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the National Office at 1-800-555-6211 or www.pax.org.
Click here to see sample student profiles.
The School District of Palm Beach County sponsors summer internships for Palm Beach County high school (9th – 12th grade) and college students, June 10 to July 18, 2013. Interns may receive a small stipend depending on the success of the program’s fundraising efforts. Students must be at least 14 years of age. Click here for more information.
PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
LENGTH OF COMMITTMENT
All Interns must be available for a minimum of one week.
Positions are non salaried, although small stipend may be offered.
DBCA offers community service hours.
Interns serve the Center's KICKIN ARTS CAMPS as counselors to our boy and girl campers 6 to 12 years old.
Our one week camps may include:
All programs taught by professional directors and artists
Interested students should send an e-mail to Volunteer@delraycenterforthearts.org for futher information.
DELRAY BEACH CENTER FOR THE ARTS at OLD SCHOOL SQUARE
51 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33344
The Summer Cultural Guide published by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County lists arts and cultural camps, classes and activities offered by more than 50 local cultural organizations. Many of the organizations offer community service hours for high school students who work as counselors, and the Cultural Council offers a chance to win scholarships or annual memberships to participating organizations.
Click here to register for for a chance to win a 2013 summer activities scholarship or annual membership to an arts and cultural organization. Deadline to enter is May 1, 2013, and winners will be notified by May 8th.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Atlantic High School on April 13-14 was cancelled by the American Cancer Society at 4 p.m. on April 13.
All Relay for Life events in the county were cancelled at that time due to severe weather in the county.
Even with the cancellation of the weekend event, Atlantic Students raised $18,500* for the American Cancer Society.
* Preliminary amount, as of April 16.
Orchard View Elementary is looking for quality students to volunteer during the summer break.
If interested, please email Mrs. Boileau who will then forward your name to Ms. Golphin, our grade 9 Assistant Principal.
She will then make contact with you.
It's not too late to donate! Clickhere to support the Atlantic Community High School American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The event begins at 12 noon on Saturday, April 13 and runs until 6 am Sunday, April 14. Hundreds of students will be on the football field overnight to celebrate their loved ones touched by cancer and to support the battle to ensure there are more birthdays.