Week Ending January 9, 2015

 
This week's Friday Focus Video features highlights from Nova Middle School’s ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for its new Law Studies Program Courtroom. The ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by an inaugural trail led by students of the Nova Middle School Law Studies Program.

 

BCPS News Releases

 
BCPS Awarded Two-Year Federal Grant From Project AWARE
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has been awarded a two-year Project AWARE grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Nova Middle School Inaugurates New Courtroom For Law Studies Program
Nova Middle School will celebrate the ribbon cutting and grand opening of its new Law Studies Program Courtroom on Friday, January 9, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be followed by special presentations and an inaugural mock trial led by students of the Nova Middle School Law Studies Program.
 



BCPS News Headlines

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School Emphasizes Conservation
Welleby Elementary School students got in the holiday spirit and learned a lesson in conservation with a recycled ornament contest.
School Hosts STEM Open House
The transition from elementary to middle school can be tough for students and their parents.
Nova Middle School Inaugurates New Courtroom For Law Studies Program
Nova Middle School will celebrate the ribbon cutting and grand opening of its new Law Studies Program Courtroom on Friday, January 9, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.
New Rules Put Healthier Snacks In Schools
Goodbye to sodas, potato chips, candy bars and sugary sports drinks sold in Florida schools.
Choosing The Best Education For Your Child
Nermari Broderick of Coral Springs, her husband and their four children spent two weeks in Puerto Rico visiting family in November.
Springs To Put Police Officer In Every Elementary School
 By early March, every elementary school in Coral Springs will have a police officer.
School To Host Lego Tournament
For the fourth year in a row, Hollywood's McNicol Middle Magnet and STEM School will host the South Florida Regional Championship Tournament of the FIRST LEGO League World Class Challenge.
Broward County’s 29th Annual Arts Teacher Of The Year BCPS Educators
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) outstanding arts educators who were named winners in the dance, music, theater and visual arts categories of Broward County’s 29th Arts Education ceremony, ArtsED Forever!
Margate Middle Calls On Business Partners
Along with the New Year comes the 2nd Annual Northwest Broward Business Partner and Community Expo March 19th at Margate Middle School. Last year, 150 vendors and 800 potential consumers attended.
School Resource Officers Will Operate At All Schools In Coral Springs
Coral Springs City Manager Erdal Donmez has promised that all Coral Springs schools will soon have School Resource Officers.
Who Are The 2014 Green Ribbon School Honorees?
“Going green” is changing the way we live and work and can include such activities as carpooling, recycling and reusing products to be more environmentally friendly.
Broward Schools Make The Case For Debate Classes
Broward offers debate in all 34 traditional high schools and added them this year in 13 middle schools.
250 Broward Students Receive Bikes During Holiday Event
The Lady Windridge, a 170-foot luxury yacht, was filled to near capacity Monday as hundreds of Broward County students — accompanied by chaperones and about 35 Broward Sheriff's Office personnel — set sail for a two-hour trip along the Intracoastal Waterway.
Florida Wins More Time To Teach English Language Learners
The U.S. Department of Education on Monday backed down from a policy that put schools and teachers —particularly in South Florida — on the hook for the test scores of students who are in their first year of learning English.
The Grades Are In For Coral Springs And Parkland High Schools
The 2014 high school grades and graduation rates were released by the Florida Department of Education.
Assembly Honors U.S. Soldiers
It was a touching scene as Plantation Park Elementary School students read letters and cards of appreciation to servicemen and women at a recent assembly.
Mentoring The Next Generation Of Women Leaders | Video
The 16-year-old high school junior thought it was pretty cool when a construction engineer showed up to her school to talk to her and other girls about her job in a male-dominated industry.
Judge Courts Pompano Middle School Students
Broward County judge is issuing a strict sentence to a group of eighth graders: make sure you graduate high school and get a diploma.
Broward Schools Avoid Class-Size Penalty
Broward County schools have found a way to meet the state's class-size requirements for the first time in five years, but it doesn't mean most classes have suddenly gotten small.