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GDS recognized as Green School of Excellence!

Glades Day School has earned recognition as a 2019 Green School of Excellence! This is the highest level of recognition for green accomplishments on campus!  Thanks to our Green School leaders, Mrs. Kujawski and Mrs. Hartley, and to the the faculty and staff who organized, led and taught with a GREEN standard of excellence!  There is a recognition event May 16th at FAU.  


Kids Heart Challenge

Twenty lower school students raised $11,752 for the American Heart Association. Alyssa Brewer collected over $6,000, Paylen Poole collected over $1,000, and Khai Hall collected over $700. Alyssa was presented with a certificate from the American Heart Association for collecting over $20,562 over the past five years.  Kids learn jump rope skills and how their heart works in addition to raising money to help kids with special hearts. Joe Guethle is the event's sponsor. 


FFA News

Congratulations to the Glades Day Middle FFA Vegetable Evaluation Team for placing 2nd in the state during their State Qualifier this week! They will be competing at the State Vegetable Competition at the University of Florida April 26th. Please wish Hana Lohmann, Addison Ascheman, Meme Boldin, & Peyton Pelham good luck as they prepare! 


Once bullied, now safe, happy and thriving...Click to read the article

Once bullied, now safe, happy, and thriving...

Our student Armani Powe tells how Glades Day School changed her life in an "redefinED" article. 


Green School of Quality

Our school received the 2018 Green School of Quality award! Teachers Kalyn Hartley and Pat Kujawski worked diligently preparing the report on our school, and they accepted the award.



Glades Day School hosts several blood drives every year not only to help save lives, but it is also a fundraiser through NHS. This year we won Partner for Platelets (most platelets donated from a private school) and Highest Percentage Participation. Great job Gators and Glades community!


Chick Fil A Leadership Academy

Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy is a national high school leadership program focused on IMPACT THROUGH ACTION.  Throughout this year, students have learned necessary skills to be leaders through monthly interactive labs.  The program is sponsored by local Palm Beach County Chick-Fil-A’s.  Our Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy students at Glades Day School have learned valuable qualities of what a leader looks like and on how to be a better leader in their surroundings and out in the community.  Emilee Perkins, a junior at Glades Day School, said, “This is the first program where I felt like I actually learned how to become a leader.”  Ruth Anne Lively, a freshman at Glades Day School, said, “The Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy allowed me to grow my leadership skills and learn how to work with others to put on an event.  The experience I gained from this academy is truly something I will use through my entire life.”

At the beginning of the school year the leadership academy packaged over 100 food bags for local food banks.  As the monthly labs continued, students hosted a Pet Supply Drive for the holidays for Peggy Adams Rescue League.  A car full of food and supplies was donated.   

Beginning in January, students ran full force into creating an Impact Project to benefit our community. The students planned the event from scratch.  They came up with the idea of a basketball game and then decided on Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire and Rescue.  They titled it “Swoosh for a Cause”.  The leadership academy then broke into groups and tackled what had to be accomplished.  They planned the date, got approval from school leadership, contacted PBSO and PBCFR, created flyers, wrote donation request letters and delivered them, followed up with sponsors, purchased all supplies, emailed local news stations and newspapers, created raffle baskets, tickets for entry and raffle, figured out concession stand items, wrote thank you letters and the list goes on and on.  “The Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy taught us, as a group, that student leadership is not only possible but when uniting and working together we can accomplish great things as a team,” said Lauren Nichols a Junior at Glades Day School.  “There are no words to express how much hard work and time these students gave to make this event a success.  Proud?  I’m beyond proud to sponsor and teach this group of students,” said Lynn Davis teacher and sponsor of the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy at Glades Day School. 

As a result, the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy hosted its first ever Impact Project titled “Swoosh for a Cause” this past Friday, April 27 at Glades Day School.  The event boasted a basketball game between PBSO and PBCFR for the winning team’s charity of choice.  Palm Beach County Fire and Rescue was victorious over Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office with a score of 80-60.  There were over 150 people in attendance profiting $2500 for the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Cadets.



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Byron Walker Inducted into Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame

Former Glades Day School football coach, Byron Walker, was inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame. He compiled 99 wins in the 80’s, while at Glades Day School and won three state titles in 1980, 1982 and 1986. His record at Glades Day School was 128 wins and 47 loses.