Week Ending January 16, 2015

This week's Friday Focus Video features highlights from Governor Rick Scott’s visit to Atlantic Technical College to announce proposed increased education funding for K-12 public education and funding for technical schools; and Pembroke Lakes Elementary School fifth grade students’ virtual field trip to colonial times to learn about music, culture and tradition.


BCPS News Releases

Colbert Elementary Museum Magnet Students To Experience ‘Flying Classroom’ Adventures
The Flying Classroom exploration team, led by Captain Barrington Irving, a National Geographic Explorer who holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world, will visit Colbert Elementary School Museum Magnet students.
Walker Elementary Welcomes Broadway Actress, Rashada Dawan From The Lion King
Professional actress Rashada Dawan, from the national touring production of The Lion King, visits Walker Elementary School of the Performing and Visual Arts.
Manatee Bay Elementary School Fifth Grade Students Celebrate Winning Sphero Robots
Manatee Bay Elementary School fifth grade students will demonstrate their new Sphero Robots, which teacher Annejeanette M. Washington won for her classroom as part of Hour of Code weeklong activities.
BCPS Annual Survey Window For Parents, Students And School-Based Staff Is Now Open
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) invites parents, students and school-based staff to participate in the District’s Annual Survey. This survey provides valuable feedback on BCPS schools and students’ educational experiences.   

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Students Take Virtual Field Trip To Colonial Times
There were no big yellow school buses, permission slips or paper bag lunches for this school field trip. In fact, students never even left their desks.
Second Annual “Don’t Text & Drive” Video Contest Open To High School Students
If you are a high school student that has a camera phone, some simple video editing software, and great ideas to encourage students not to text while driving, then you are invited to participate in an upcoming contest.
BCPS Annual Survey Window For Parents, Students And School-Based Staff Is Now Open
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) invites parents, students and school-based staff to participate in the District's Annual Survey.
411 PAIN Nova Middle School Court Room
Announcing the Ribbon Cutting for the 411 PAIN Nova Middle School Court Room. What a truly amazing ceremony to showcase the wonderful addition to our campus!
Coral Springs High School Holds Innovative Programs Showcase For Incoming Students
Students that will be attending Coral Springs High School next fall have a chance to learn about some innovative programs at showcase being held at the school.
Broward Eyes New Total Choice Magnet Schools
Broward School Board members floated the idea Tuesday of eliminating boundaries from some schools to allow them to become total choice schools.
Food Pantry Sets Up At School
An empty classroom at Hollywood's Orange Brook Elementary School was recently transformed into a food pantry.
Student Hits A High Note
Performers often dream of being on stage at New York City's legendary Carnegie Hall. For McArthur High School's Julia Bravo, that dream will soon be a reality.
Broward May Overhaul 16 Magnet Schools
Broward County schools would create three new magnet schools and overhaul 16 others, under a proposal the School Board plans to discuss Tuesday.
Cypress Bay High Brings China Home To Students
Students at Cypress Bay High school in Weston don't have to go very far to immerse themselves in Chinese culture.
Gov. Rick Scott Proposes $20 Million For Technical Centers
Gov. Rick Scott is proposing $20 million in funding for technical center, an idea he outlined Monday at Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek, the largest technical school in Florida.
Mock Trial Held At Davie Middle School
Law students at a South Florida middle school gained hands-on experience in their new on-campus courtroom, Friday.
McFatter Technical College Updates Aging Control Room
Broadcast Pix announced McFatter Technical College and High School in Davie, Fla., is training the next generation of video professionals with a Granite 6000 integrated production switcher.
'Know Your Rights' Forum Held For Youth In Fort Lauderdale
Broward County youth were encouraged Friday to "know your rights" when interacting with law enforcement.
Students Can Earn Service Hours While Attending The Teen Political Forum
Attention all local teens: the 2015 Teen Political Forum, an open mic style forum where students address state and local elected officials is right around the corner and this is your chance to earn service hours while learning firsthand how local and state government works.