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Olympic Heights, 26 Other District Schools to Serve Free Breakfast and Lunch During School Closings

Olympic Heights, 26 Other District Schools to Serve Free Breakfast and Lunch During School Closings

PBSD Press Release

September 13, 2017


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Schools throughout Palm Beach County will open their doors on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 to share a healthy breakfast and lunch after Hurricane Irma. Twenty-seven schools will open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. for breakfast, and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch. All children under the...

Schools to Remain Closed Through Friday; Reopen Monday, Sept. 18

Schools to Remain Closed Through Friday; Reopen Monday, Sept. 18

September 10, 2017


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  UPDATE: With a majority of its schools still without power, the Palm Beach County School District made the decision to keep all its schools closed through Friday, Sept. 15. Hurricane Irma has forced all Palm Beach County public schools to remain closed at least through Friday, Sept. 15,...

Schools to Close Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8 in Advance of Hurricane Irma

Schools to Close Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8 in Advance of Hurricane Irma

PBCSD Press Release

September 5, 2017


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All Palm Beach County Public Schools and District offices will close Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, in an effort to allow families to prepare for Hurricane Irma. All afterschool activities, including sports and school meetings, are canceled for Wednesday, September 6, in advance o...

Venezuela in Crisis

Venezuela in Crisis

Jacob Pasternack

September 5, 2017


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The swelling pimple on the face of South America, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is about to pop. After years of discontent with the party formed by Hugo Chavez, the country has erupted into violent protests and it seems it can only get worse. The promises Chavez made to the people of...

New Google Technology Now Part of the Learning Process at Olympic Heights

New Google Technology Now Part of the Learning Process at Olympic Heights

Ashley Perry

September 3, 2017


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How is Olympic Heights controlled by Google? Well, the story is simple; it is much like a “friendly” alien takeover of the planet. Google has become our best friend and has encompassed not only our school, but the world. In a matter of a few years, Google’s identification has changed from merely...

Olympic Heights Best Buddies Chapter Earns Honors at Summer Leadership Conference

Olympic Heights Best Buddies Chapter Earns Honors at Summer Leadership Conference

Jacob Pasternack

August 20, 2017


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Summer break is traditionally a time when school-related events become afterthoughts amongst the boundless time spent sunbathing, socializing or sleeping late. However, for one Olympic Heights club, the fruition of their school-year efforts was finally realized. The OH chapter of Best Buddies, an international...

School District Taking Precautions for Monday’s Solar Eclipse

School District Taking Precautions for Monday’s Solar Eclipse

Arielle Perry

August 18, 2017


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It has been a long time coming, but finally a total solar eclipse will be in full view of the United States for the first time in almost 100 years. This astronomical phenomenon will occur August 21, and many school districts in the country are taking precautions to deal with the dangers posed by the...

The Demonization of PewDiePie

The Demonization of PewDiePie

Jack Berenzweig, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


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Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, AKA PewDiePie, is the largest YouTuber on the planet. With over 53,000,000 people subscribed to his channel, he earns millions of views on every video uploaded. One of these videos was made in order to mock a certain website where people can pay five dollars for specific tasks...

Arson Suspected As Wildfires Burning Throughout Appalachian Mountains

Arson Suspected As Wildfires Burning Throughout Appalachian Mountains

Lauren Shapiro, Senior Wildfire Correspondent

November 17, 2016


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As firefighters continue to battle the dozens of wildfires and smoke continues to cover the southern United States, new leads have revealed that arson in the suspected cause of some of the fires. Wildfires have been a major issue throughout the Appalachian Mountains as droughts are becoming more intense....

Hurricane Matthew Postpones Homecoming; Moved to Week of October 31

Hurricane Matthew Postpones Homecoming; Moved to Week of October 31

October 7, 2016


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Along with strong winds and heavy rain, Hurricane Matthew brought with it a postponement of the Olympic Heights Homecoming football game and festivities.  The game scheduled against Berean Christian for Thursday, Oct. 6, was cancelled with no plans for a make-up date.  The homecoming game will be moved...

New York, New Jersey Bombings Suspected Terrorist Attacks

New York, New Jersey Bombings Suspected Terrorist Attacks

Lauren Shapiro, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


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Twenty-nine people were injured on Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, in what authorities are calling a terrorist attack. Along with the bomb that went off on Sunday in Chelsea, another explosion was reported the day before in Seaside Park, New Jersey. The FBI...

Summer Wildfires Ravage California

Summer Wildfires Ravage California

Lauren Shapiro

September 5, 2016


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California spent the latter part of the summer up in flames as the hot dry conditions of the state continue. This summer alone, more than 71,500 acres of California’s land have been destroyed by wildfires. With an already astonishing four major forest fires in just three months, the number was expected...

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