Week Ending January 23, 2015

 
This week's Friday Focus Video highlights special presentations at this week’s School Board meeting, and a preview of the new season of School Duel, premiering on January 29, 2015, on BECON-TV.

 

BCPS News Releases

 
Board Approves Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Name Change
Today, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved changing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Lauderhill to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Montessori Academy.
BCPS Partners With Broward College to Advance Mentoring Program
The Broward County School Board has partnered with Broward College to support and advance the Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL) initiative by creating a mentoring program for minority males attending Deerfield Beach High School and Nova High School.
Dania Elementary School Celebrates Grand Opening of Community Reading Oasis Room
With more than 1,200 books, reading-themed artwork, a listening center and a listening library, the Community Reading Oasis at Dania Elementary School provides a space for families to enjoy reading together and access to books to help build their home libraries.
 



BCPS News Headlines

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Fun History Lesson In Pines
George Washington helped with the car line and Betsy Ross worked on the safety patrol at Pembroke Lakes Elementary School in Pembroke Pines.
Broward County School Board Partners With Broward College to Advance Mentoring Program For Minority Males
The Broward County School Board has partnered with Broward College to support and advance the Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders (MTL) initiative by creating a mentoring program for minority males attending Deerfield Beach High School and Nova High School.
FAU Receives Huge Grant For Elementary Teacher Training
The State of Florida has awarded Florida Atlantic University’s College of Education a $4.3 million grant to establish a Center of Excellence for Elementary Teacher Preparation.
Public Invited to “Check” Out the Mayors’ Chess Challenge
Coral Springs Mayor Skip Campbell wants to challenge you to a game of chess. Think you are ready?
Art And Music Hit The Beach
A beach side festival organized by volunteers to fund Deerfield Beach student scholarships and free concerts on the beach gets underway on Saturday.
Broward School District Selling More Unused Land
The Broward school district is raking in new dollars by selling off parcels of unused land.
Court in Session at Nova Middle School
It’s not unheard of to find a middle school that has a legal studies program.
Broward Zeroes In On Rules For School Bond Panel
After weeks of debate, the Broward School Board is getting closer to creating an independent oversight committee, which will ensure the $800 million bond is used as promised.
Margate Gets Kudos for Recognizing Students, Teachers, Athletes
The Government Affairs Coordinator for Broward Schools called Margate’s recognition program “the best in Broward County” and that it "sets the standard," Margate City Clerk, Joe Kavanagh told commissioners at a recent city meeting.
Students' Creativity Showcased
Sunrise is spotlighting the artistic talent of Broward County high school students with its "On the Edge" exhibit...Kevin Diaz, a senior at Piper High, was happy to see his photography entry "Simplicity" chosen for the exhibit.
$225,000 Raised On Super Sunday
$225,000 was raised for the many agencies of the Jewish Federation of Broward County at its annual Super Sunday phone-a-thon on Jan. 11.
Ka-Pow! More Girls Hit Mats, Aiming For Recognition
Don't let the blonde ponytail fool you. Daniele Molnar is tough. Even at 113 pounds, she'll put you in a fireman's carry and drop you to the mat.