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.

The Broward Education Foundation inducted seven outstanding community and school leaders into its Distinguished Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 20, 2016.
Ahmed Dramé, writer and actor of the film Once in a Lifetime, spoke to students at Flanagan High School on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The annual “Just Do It…I Did” student awards program celebrates students with disabilities as part of Disability History and Awareness Weeks observed during the first two weeks of October. 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in partnership with Boca Raton Regional Hospital, recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month by reading the Breast Cancer Awareness Resolution during the October 5, 2016, School Board meeting. 

Derek Sheets, who teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography at Stranahan High School, has been named a 2016 American Geographical Society Geography Teacher Fellow.
The District celebrated its inaugural Attendance Symposium on Friday, September 30, 2016, at the Faith Center in Ft. Lauderdale.
Congratulations to students from the College Academy @ BC that are in the top 2.5 percent of all Hispanic and Latino students who completed the PSAT last year. 

Author Wenonah Hauter recently shared her experiences as an environmentalist with South Plantation High School Environmental Science and Everglades Restoration magnet students. 

GueroLoco a bilingual hip hop artist focused on encouraging students to learn another language, talks to students at Silver Trail Middle School about the importance of being multi-lingual and learning other cultures.

Attucks Middle School celebrated its School is Cool kickoff with a special PLEASE (People, Life & Experiential Awareness Skills Education) presentation by creator of the PLEASE Program Brian Haggert, who spoke to students about the importance of people skills, manners and communication skills.
Business students at Stranahan High School elected a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a business they created to learn about business entrepreneurship and analytics. 
Drum Café at Floranada Elementary School
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thanks to a visit by the Drum Café, students at Floranada Elementary School are marching to the beat of their own drum.

Congratulations to McArthur High School teacher Margarita Sweeting on being elected a “Commander of the Classroom” by Walmart.

The Miramar High School football team recently got a big surprise from Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry. 

The annual South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium, the largest gathering of gifted and talented teachers and administrators, and parents in the state of Florida, took place Friday, September 16, 2016, at Pompano Beach High School.
Two teachers and 10 students from Lycée des Metiers Georges Frêche in Montpellier, France, are visiting South Florida to gain hands-on knowledge of the hospitality industry.
Students from Blanche Ely High School’s medical magnet program attended the 20th Annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA).  
Sheridan Technical College has partnered with General Motors Corporation (GM) to train highly skilled automotive technicians through the GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP).
Oakridge Elementary School held a Back to School event providing 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to help students start off their school year successfully. 
Staff and families of Mirror Lake Elementary School added special touches to the school to get it ready for the first day of school on August 22, 2016.  
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Teams earned top scores out of the 1,378 U.S. Army JROTC teams that competed from around the world. 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Graduate Jonathan D'Cruz from Hollywood Hills High School is one of 130 college-bound students being recognized on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, as part of the First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative and Better Make Room campaign. 
Seilarine Samuels-Pink, a social studies teacher at William Dandy Middle School, was selected among middle school teachers from across the nation to attend the C-SPAN 2016 Educator’s Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 11 – 12, 2016.
Broward County School Board member, Nora Rupert, has been elected Treasurer of the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA), the statewide organization representing school boards across Florida.
During the 2015/16 school year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrated 100 years of educational excellence. As a part of the Centennial Celebration, new volunteers were challenged to provide at least 100 minutes of service and returning volunteers, 100 hours.
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