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.

Students from Royal Palm STEM Museum Magnet School showcased their “Engineering is Elementary” curriculum during a Museum Exhibit Night.
 
Nova High School students participating in the Engineering Club are mentoring Nova Blanche Forman Elementary students.  The students are learning how to build both paper rockets and hydro rockets with guidance from the Nova High Engineering Club.
 
Students, staff, and volunteers spent their Saturday on January 30, 2016, improving the campus at Mirror Lake Elementary.  A community grant through Walmart along with supplies and volunteers from Lowes made it possible to add new plants, cover areas with decorative mulch and paint walls.
 
Students from Mary M. Bethune Elementary, a Turnaround Arts School selected by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, perform for members of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.
 
More than 20 students from Lauderhill 6-12 participated “Global Game Jam,” an international online event where students collaborate to create video games based on a specific theme.
 
Seagull Alternative High School helps to create a lasting bond between mothers and their children during Baby Fun Day.
 
Fourth-grader Alex Jacobellis from Sunset Lakes Elementary School was recognized for earning the most points in the subject of reading in Achieve3000®, an online academic learning program that is tailored to the student’s Lexile® reading level.
 
Each year middle and high school honors societies across our school district come together to participate in Brain Brawl, a quiz-based academic competition.
 
Coral Springs High School is proud to congratulate its alumni, Reyad Allie for making the Forbes Magazine “30 Under 30” list.
 
McFatter Technical Center hosted the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Regional Awards in December. The Award Ceremony had over 400 people from across the county.
 
Through the generous contributions of the John Knox Village Foundation, Cross Creek School was able to provide a holiday dessert extravanga for all of its students, as well as gifts.
 
Thanks to a generous donation from the South Florida Wheelers and the Adopt-A-Bike program, students from Cross Creek School received new bikes, helmets and other safety equipment for the holiday season.
 
Twenty-four fifth grade students from Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School are participating in a mentoring program increasing their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills with hands-on experience in the classroom.
  
Atlantic West Elementary School students celebrated the holidays with Miami Dolphins players and cheerleaders.
 
A surprise visit from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie leaves one teacher with all smiles at Parkside Elementary School. After dedicating her entire professional career to education, Ms. Wilkerson was greeted by the Superintendent with flowers and a special thank you.
 
Students from BCPS high schools participated in a career fair learning about financial aid, social media, employability and professionalism.
 
The Department of Equity & Academic Attainment and Charles W. Flanagan High School hosted an informative session between law enforcement, school leadership and community leaders.
 
Students from Whiddon Rodgers Education Center, Seagull Alternative School, Hallandale Adult Center and Broward Youth Treatment Center, participated in Art Basel Miami Beach.
 
Walter C. Young Middle School, in conjunction with Broward 100, is participating in the Inside Out project as part of the yearlong celebration of Broward County’s 100 year history through art and culture.
 
December 15, 2015: State Representative Bobby Dubose (94th District) and Legislative Aide Gabriel Sheffield visit students at Castle Hill Elementary School to share information and help them better understand how government works.
 
Staff from Cross Creek School, Whispering Pines Center and Pine Ridge Center recently attended a mini-training workshop focusing on grant writing. 
 
Students from Lake Forest Elementary School celebrated Reb Ribbon Week, an awareness program aimed at preventing students from using or participating in alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence. 
 
Students at the Dave Thomas Education Center West heard from local leaders in their U.S. History and political classes to celebrate Government Week.
 
North Andrews Gardens Elementary celebrated National Young Readers Week with an all-day long reading event. Literary Coach Kimberly Calvert read to almost 1,000 students throughout the day.
Congratulations to Christopher Gates, Technology Specialist at Broward Virtual School for being a speaker at the 2015 Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
 
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