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.

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.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrated the 17th Annual Kids of Character and Staff of Character Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
 
The student Recycling Club at Crystal Lake Middle School collected more than 900 pounds of paper to expand the school’s recycling efforts thanks to a $5,000 Waste Management Think Green® Grant that was awarded to the City of Pompano Beach and in part directed to the school.
 
The students of Sandpiper Elementary School celebrated winning this year’s How Low Can You Go Annual Miami Heat Challenge with a pep rally sponsored by the Miami Heat with a special guest appearance by Miami Heat mascot Burnie.
 
Graduating seniors from Hallandale High School, Hollywood Hills High School, McArthur High School and South Broward High got the chance to meet one-on-one with potential employers at the “My Next Move,” a career and work readiness job fair experience.
 
Congratulations to South Plantation High students, who are flying high after taking first place at the 2017 NASA Florida Student Astronaut Challenge 2017 State Competition.
 
McArthur High School’s M3 Robotics team won the Imagery Award at the FRC First Robotics regional competition in Orlando, Florida.
 
​Parents participated in Broward County Schools Food and Nutrition Services inaugural Parent Food Show on April 6, 2017, at Riverglades Elementary School. Parents taste-tested current menu items and food items approved by students at the December 2017 Student Food Show before voting on their favorites foods to appear on the menu in the upcoming school year.
 
Broward County Public Schools honored its finest and best at the 2017 Caliber Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.
 
Approximately 1,000 students put their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to the test in the daylong SECME-STEM Olympiad.
 
Students from Dillard High School had an opportunity to participate in a master class with dancers from the Pilobolus Dance Theater.  
 
The Virtual Enterprises International Trade Show provided students with real-world trade show experience and an opportunity to display and market the businesses they created throughout the year.
 
Dillard High School students got a chance to meet and speak with representatives from over 40 local employers about career opportunities in South Florida.
 
Members of the community and local barbers met with students at Whiddon-Rogers Education Center in a “Real Talk at the Barbershop” setting to share personal experiences and real life lessons.
 
Students from Broward County Public Schools created pieces of art in the shape of hands in celebration of Florida’s Children’s Week, March 26 - 31, 2017.
 
Last summer, Jacqueline Carrero, ESOL Teacher at Driftwood Middle School participated in a week-long Summer Institute: Teaching the Humanities through Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM).
 
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