Catch up on This Week's News With Friday Focus!

This week’s Friday Focus highlights Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® activities. Also, mark your calendar, register and learn more about the exciting upcoming District initiatives – South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium, Ed Talk and Next Gen Engage. Friday Focus for the week ending October 20, 2017

Superintendent Runcie kicks off Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® and join millions of people across the nation by reading the book “Quackers” by author Liz Wong. The national event takes place on Thursday, October 19, 2017; however, this year BCPS is expanding activities and guest readings to take place between October 17 - 20, 2017. Read More.

South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium

Broward County Public Schools presents the South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium: Passport to Innovation – Personalized Learning for Gifted Students on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Pompano Beach High School, 600 NE 13th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. All are welcome to register and attend the symposium. Register Now!

25 BCPS SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED AS FIVE STAR SCHOOLS

Congratulations to 25 District schools for receiving the Five Star School Award from the Florida Department of Education. The award recognizes the importance of community involvement to student success. Schools eligible for the award must have active business partnerships, family engagement and volunteer service programs, as well as organized School Advisory Councils. 2016/17 Five Star Schools

All Are Welcome in Broward County Public Schools

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) welcomes all students and families displaced due to recent natural disasters locally and abroad. To assist displaced families, the District is providing information, including answers to frequently asked questions regarding enrolling students and resources available. Find out more.

Check out the Latest SMART Update

The SMART initiative is moving forward - with 1,150 SMART school facilities projects currently in one of the six phases of the design and implementation process. This represents 84 percent of all SMART facility projects and marks an investment of more than $803 million, as of August 31, 2017. Read More

Superintendent Runcie Welcomes Immigrant Students and Families

In a video message, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie shares how Broward County Public Schools is proud of its diverse student and community population and explains that the District welcomes student immigrants without discrimination. To watch the video and find out more about the Immigration Support Plan, click here.

MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT! ATTEND ED TALK 2017/18

Ed Talk is a public forum designed to engage the community in discussing educational strategies and advancing the District's Strategic Plan. Register Now!

Download the Free BCPS Mobile App

The free BCPS Mobile App is an easy and convenient way to stay up-to-date on District and school news, information and alerts. To learn more about the BCPS Mobile App, Click Here

Help Our Students and Teachers by Donating Your Sales Tax Allowance

Attention business owners! Broward County Public Schools is a leader in integrating technology into the learning environment in thousands of classrooms and school media centers throughout the District. Donate your Sales Tax Collection Allowance online to bring technology to our classrooms. Sales Tax Donation Information

Seniors: Apply for College Financial Aid

High School Seniors, do you need money for college? Don’t miss out on FREE money. Complete a FAFSA form, to see how much financial aid you are eligible for. Click the link below for more information. FAFSA is Free to Complete.

Language Translation Features Help Keep You Updated On BCPS

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates and respects the diversity of our students, families, employees and community members. To help you quickly and easily access information on the District’s website in multiple languages, translation resources are now available. To learn how to use the translation resources, Click Here

BCPS Students: Download Microsoft Office for Free

Microsoft’s Student Advantage Program provides free downloads of the full version of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, etc.) for all students in Broward County Public Schools for use on their personal devices. Learn More

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