Week Ending February 13, 2015

This weeks Friday Focus Video features highlights from the Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony celebrating the life of J.P.Taravella High School student Justin Flowers; Plantation High School culinary arts students hosting their own version of the popular TV show series “Chopped”; and White House Official participating in BCPS Exceeding Goals, Sobrepasando Metas Tour.


BCPS News Releases

BCPS Presents 2015 Community Involvement Awards – “Catch the Spirit”
2015 Community Involvement Awards – “Catch the Spirit,” celebrates BCPS outstanding volunteers, mentors, business partners, parent involvement award nominees and winners. 
Students Join Broward Outreach Center’s Meals-A Month Program to Walk for Love
Country Hills Elementary students, parents, school leadership, community members and District staff come together to raise funds for Broward Outreach Center’s Meals-A-Month Program through Walk for Love.
White House Official Participated in BCPS Exceeding Goals, Sobrepasando Metas Tour
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Exceeding Goals, Sobrepasando Metas Tour took place today, Thursday, February 12, 2015, with a special guest from The White House.
U.S. Department of Education Official Takes Part in the BCPS Sobrepasando Metas Tour
U.S. Department of Education official visits schools as part of the BCPS Exceeding Goals, Sobrepasando Metas tour.
Plantation High School Hosts its own Rendition of the TV Show Series “Chopped”
Culinary arts students at Plantation High School have whipped together their own three part competition, modeled after the network TV series “Chopped,” under the direction of their instructor Chef Dee Lennox. 

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White House Education Tour Makes Stop At Broward Schools
A White House official visited two South Florida schools to highlight the importance of education equality.
Second Annual “Don’t Text & Drive” Video Contest Open to High School Students

Broward County, in partnership with Broward County Public Schools, BECON-TV, Broward Regional EMS Council, Memorial Health Care, American Ambulance, Sunrise Fire Rescue and Plantation Fire Department, is launching this 2nd annual contest.
Taravella Honors Freshman Killed Year Ago In Hit-Run
Justin Flowers spent less than six months at J.P. Taravella High, but he's left a permanent mark on the Coral Springs school.
Taravella High School Honors Teen Killed In Hit-And-Run Last Year
Justin Flowers, Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash, Honored With Memorial Garden
Friends and family of Justin Flowers gathered at his high school Tuesday morning to remember the 15-year-old who was killed in a hit-and-run crash exactly one year ago.
Family, Friends Want Driver In Deadly Hit & Run To Go To Police
Family and friends of a Taravella High student who died in a hit and run accident early Sunday morning in Fort Lauderdale are outraged that the driver responsible has not come forward.
J.P. Taravella High School honors Justin Flowers
J.P. Taravella honored Justin Flowers. He was a freshman killed a year ago by a hit and run driver.
Broward Schools Look To Reduce Student Testing
The Broward school district wants to reduce the number of student assessments amid escalating concerns that there's too much testing taking place inside the classroom.
White House Honoring Hollywood Teacher For Creating 'Green Team'
Trailblazer Linda Gancitano became the first girl to play on the boys' soccer team at Coral Springs High School in 1979.
Hollywood Teacher Honored At White House For Climate Education
A South Florida teacher was honored in the nation's capital on Monday for her work with climate education.
Hollywood Teacher Receives Climate Education Honor at White House
A Hollywood teacher is one of eight who are being honored at the White House Monday for working to improve climate education.
School Receives Cambridge Status
Everglades High School in Miramar was recently awarded Cambridge International School status, a rigorous academic program offered at only several other public high schools in the county.
Getting Jazzy: Students Play Essentially Ellington Festival At Broward College
You could have called them a group of musical note-ables, these nearly 200 teenagers who united to play jazz on Saturday.
Margate Middle Has Heart
Margate Middle School celebrated its 12th annual National Wear Red Day on Friday with a rewarding fundraiser.
Volleyball Back In Broward County Public Middle Schools
After about half a decade, volleyball has returned to Broward County's public middle schools.
Coral Glades High School Drama Presents “Pippin”
Come out and support the Coral Glades High School Drama Department in their latest production “Pippin,” a coming of age musical about a young man searching for for meaning and significance.