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December 6, 2016 Facebook Twitter Instagram School Seal

Kids Rule The School
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T he much anticipated 2nd annual Kids Rule the School day finally arrived Friday, December 2 at Palm Beach Day Academy. Ninety-one PBDA faculty, staff, and administrators vacated their seats as students on both campuses shadowed those they deeply admire throughout the ½ day. Parent bidding for these seats at the Feather Ball pre-auction party, Academics & Automobiles, generated more than $66,000 for PBDA.

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21st Walter H. Butler Golf Classic Golf Winners
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Twenty foursomes arrived at The Breakers Ocean Course for a shamble start at 8:30 a.m. on a picture perfect Saturday, November 12 to compete for the coveted Walter H. Butler Trophy and additional prizes including Men’s Flight Division, Mixed Flight Division, Student Flight Division, Closest to the Pin, and Longest Drive. Individual awards were given to men, women, and student players. Added excitement prior to the start of the classic was a chance for one player to hit a golf ball from 165 yards for a chance at a million dollars. This year’s opportunity went to Gerard Stigliano. Six students participated in this year’s tournament, which was chaired by Matt Smith and Steve Smith. More than $60,000 was raised for Palm Beach Day Academy’s educational programs.

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Thanksgiving Project 2016 Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving Project is a long-standing tradition on the Lower Campus. The purpose of this project is to provide Thanksgiving dinners for the families at Glades Academy in Pahokee. We are helping 167 families this holiday season.

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Ninth Graders Perform Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men
The Night Graders showed maturity, professionalism, and talent presenting a staged reading of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. This classic tale of friendship amidst hardship was beautifully portrayed by the entire cast and crew, with standout performances by Tommy Burke as George and Gray Foster as Lennie. Hunter Morgan, class of '05, crafted backdrops and lighting that both supported the story and allowed the students to shine. For his excellence and dedication to his craft and the show itself, Gray Foster was presented with the White Jacket Award, joining his brother, Lyon Foster '14, among its esteemed recipients.

Neiman Marcus Loves to Give Neiman Marcus

Mrs. Johnson’s Bulldog Chorus entertained early holiday shoppers at Neiman Marcus on Worth Avenue at a reception that celebrated the Palm Beach store’s new Love to Give collection and PBDA’s 95th Anniversary. The school will benefit from sales of items in the collection, now until December 24, with proceeds earmarked to fund innovative STEAM programming.

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Tutors PBDA Students Volunteer as Tutors at the YMCA

Some of our PBDA students have enthusiastically committed to tutoring young students at the YMCA aftercare program in West Palm Beach. Over twenty of our 7th through 9th graders have been traveling to the YMCA to give attention and time to young students struggling with their homework and reading comprehension.

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Philanthropy Philanthropy Class Students Graduate

Last Friday, December 2nd, eight 8th Graders and one 9th Grader received a certificate for completing a 6-hour course in Youth Philanthropy. Maite Jabour, Vice President of Investment Management Division at Goldman, Sachs   Co, taught this course for a second year at PBDA. This 6-week program focused on inspiring and engaging students to identify issues that are important to them, allowing them to connect their personal passions and values to the importance of giving and serving. On Friday, the parents of the students were invited to a coffee to hear the students’ ideas, and learning experience. In the words of Liz Cloninger, “The philanthropy class really enriched my perspective on how important it is to help those around you. Also, it reinforced my idea in that community service is more than just a chore so you have to find what you are passionate about. The class really allowed me to explore this.”

Kiwanis Kiwanis Student of the Month for November

Eighth Grader, Isabel Carden, has been selected by the faculty to receive the Kiwanis Student of Month Award for October. The Student of the Month is chosen by the faculty from the 8th & 9th Graders. The decision is based on the faculty's judgement of each student's contributions as a scholar and school citizen.
Congratulations, Isabel.


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