BCPS Shines

Great things are happening in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), which makes BCPS shine - everyday. BCPS Shines spotlights our amazing students, phenomenal teachers, school leaders and support staff, and exciting academic programs throughout our District. Learn more about all of the things that make BCPS proud.

Congratulations Atlantic Technical College for being named the 2017 ProStart School of the Year by the Broward Chapter of the Florida Restaurant Lodging Association (FRLA), which is part of the National Restaurant and Lodging Association.
 
On Saturday, June 24, 2017, a State of Florida historical marker will officially commemorate the original site of Fort Lauderdale High School at SE Third Avenue and Broward Boulevard.
 
Albert Wang of Falcon Cove Middle School will perform his original piano solo, “Bears in the Valley,” at the 2017 National PTA Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
 
On Monday, June 19, 2017, Old Dillard Museum held its annual Juneteenth Celebration with special guests including the Metropolitan Diversity Theater Company and visual artist George Gadson.
 
Marc Mero, a retired amateur boxer and professional wrestler, made a special visit to Rickards Middle School to inspire students.
 
The West Broward High Army JROTC Leadership Team has competed against more than 2,000 high school programs across the entire country to be ranked in the top 3 percent of the nation’s JROTC leadership teams.
 
Congratulations to Deerfield Beach High School senior Desiree Daniel for being selected regional winner of the 2017 Princeton Prize in Race Relations by the South Florida Princeton Alumni Council.
 
Congratulations to Manatee Bay Elementary School fifth grade students, crowned national champions in the First in Math Online Program for the 2016/17 school year.
 
Students from Walker Elementary School performed "The Jungle Book" at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Amaturo Theater.
 
Students from Bethune Elementary School performed "The Lion King" with “Hakuna Matata” at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Amaturo Theater.
 
Ann Woo, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung, made a special visit to speak one-on-one with students from Northeast High School.
 

Students at Lake Forest Elementary School made their debut performance of "The Little Mermaid" at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Amaturo Theater.

Congratulations to Margate Middle School for winning the 2016/17 Vocabulary Bowl, ranking No. 1 across North America in the Middle School Championship, sponsored by Vocabulary.com.
 
Florida Marlins Jose Urena and Jarlin Garcia recently visited New River Middle School.
 
In a special presentation by the District’s Applied Learning Department, Pompano Beach Middle School debate students got a chance to showcase their talents to members of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce Education Committee to  raise awareness of the importance of electives.
 
Seagull School Center students got the chance to showcase their diversity and pride for their home country Haiti, as part of the District’s observance and celebration of May as Haitian Heritage Month and Haitian Flag Day.
 
Students at Pembroke Lakes Elementary School got a chance to see and learn first hand about the many career options and opportunities available to them in the future, and to understand the importance of the subjects they are learning in school.
 
Congratulations to Sandpiper Elementary School for being selected as this year’s winner of the How Low Can You Go? Challenge. 
 
Silver Ridge Elementary School received a special visit from the Miami Marlins. 
 
Taking family vacations with a child with autism can be stressful.  Families facing this challenge had the opportunity to simulate the experience of commercial airline travel during the fifth annual Autism in Flight.
 
The District unveiled its new Supplier Diversity Outreach Program to share information on how local businesses can learn more about opportunities to provide products and services to Broward County Public Schools.
 
After learning about the possible removal of two trees, which block the view of the school’s marquee, Orange Brook Elementary School students began a “Save Our Trees” campaign.
 
Congratulations to three McArthur High School students for being selected to participate in prestigious engineering programs, though the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
 
The Student Government Association at Coral Springs High School held a Dance Marathon to raise donations for the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
 
The Quest Center celebrated its annual spring show, where students with special needs got a chance to shine and showcase their talents with the help of adaptive instruments, American Sign Language and communication devices.
 
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