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Puerto Rico Years Away from Hurricane Maria Recovery

Puerto Rico Years Away from Hurricane Maria Recovery

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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Over the past month, Puerto Rico has been struggling to compete with the numerous issues following the impacts of Hurricane Maria. Dr. Antonio Rodriguez Mimoso, an OBGYN in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was on call when Maria hit Puerto Rico as a category 4 hurricane. The 150 mph winds ended up knocking out...

OH’s Ms. Nimmi Named Project Lead the Way Computer Science Teacher of the Year

OH’s Ms. Nimmi Named Project Lead the Way Computer Science Teacher of the Year

October 25, 2017


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Olympic Heights very own Ms. Nirmala (Miss Nimmi) Arunachalam of the OH Engineering Academy was named the 2017 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Computer Science National Teacher of the Year at the PLTW Summit 2017, the organization’s national conference, in Orlando on Monday, Oct. 23. PLTW is an American not-for-profit organization...

OH Marching Band Sweeps Colonial Competition in Orlando

OH Marching Band Sweeps Colonial Competition in Orlando

October 21, 2017


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The Olympic Heights Mighty Lion Marching Band, under the direction of Ms. Jacqueline Parsons, took first place at The Colonial High School Marching Band Competition in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, Oct. 14. The band made it a clean sweep in all categories of competition, including: best music, best...

All Hail 2017 Homecoming Royalty: Queen Amy Nguyen and King Phillip Jackson

All Hail 2017 Homecoming Royalty: Queen Amy Nguyen and King Phillip Jackson

October 21, 2017


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THE OLYMPIC HEIGHTS 2017 HOMECOMING COURT:   Homecoming Queen: AMY NGUYEN Homecoming King: PHILLIP JACKSON   Princess: ALANA LEWIS Prince: ROSS COHEN   Duchess: LINDSEY POLOSKEY Duke: SAM TERKIEL   Lady in Waiting: BROOKE SEFTON Knight: MICHAEL TUMMINIA    ...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Ending DACA Harmful Not Only to Dreamers, Hurts U.S. Economy As Well

NEWS ANALYSIS: Ending DACA Harmful Not Only to Dreamers, Hurts U.S. Economy As Well

Marie Preuss, Staff Writer

October 7, 2017


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Many Americans had likely never even heard of the term “Dreamers” prior to this month. Now, it is a common subject of discussion. When the Trump administration formally announced on September 5, that it would be ending the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), people quickly le...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Trump and Kim’s War of Words Nothing More Than Posturing Bluster

NEWS ANALYSIS: Trump and Kim’s War of Words Nothing More Than Posturing Bluster

Cameron Medina, News Editor

October 3, 2017


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Donald Trump’s Twitter posts are something else. That’s been established already, to the point where it’s become the source for memes, outrage, and the like. People interpret his tweets from their own perspectives, even if the tweet was meant to be something positive. To be fair, Trump’s most...

Three “Teacher Work Days” Designated As Hurricane Make-Up Days

Three “Teacher Work Days” Designated As Hurricane Make-Up Days

from PBSD press release

September 28, 2017


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The Palm Beach County School Board members unanimously approved three previously scheduled professional development days for teachers ("teacher work days") as make-up days for Hurricane Irma. These days - October 16, November 3 and January 8, 2018 - were presented to the School Board for appro...

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...

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