Week Ending January 30, 2015

This week's Friday Focus Video highlights include the Florida Surgeon General's visit to Nova Eisenhower Elementary School to celebrate Literacy Week; Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School welcomes Abe Lincoln; Seagull Alternative High School launches a new Painter Pre-Apprentice Program; and a celebrity chef cooks up healthy foods at Liberty Elementary School.


BCPS News Releases

McFatter Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month
Nearly 1,000 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) McFatter Technical College adult students and 600 McFatter Technical High School students are joining students across the nation during the month of February to celebrate National Career and Technical Education (CTE) MonthTM.
Celebrate Literacy Week Observed January 26-30, 2015
Celebrate Literacy Week is observed January 26–30, 2015, to highlight the important connection between reading and health. 
Celebrity Chef Shows Liberty Elementary STEM Students How to Prepare Healthy Meals
As part of its Garden Delight Program, through the Broward Education Foundation, Liberty Elementary School STEM students welcome celebrity Chef Lauren Von Der Pool.
Students Give Feedback About New Menu Offerings at Annual Food Show
On January 30, 2015, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will host its Food and Nutrition Services Annual Food Show at Pompano Beach High School.
School Board Adopts Resolution Establishing the Bond Oversight Committee
Today, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, during a Special School Board Meeting, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, unanimously adopted Resolution 15-106, which establishes the new Bond Oversight Committee.
Seagull Alternative High School Ribbon Cutting For Painter Pre-Apprenticeship Program
The Painter Pre-Apprenticeship Program is a collaboration between Seagull Alternative High School, Proietto Painting Inc., and the Associated Builders and Contractors Institute.

BCPS News Headlines

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High-Tech Learning In Weston
A big box unexpectedly arrived at Annejeanette Washington's classroom at Manatee Bay Elementary in Weston.
Students Enjoying High-Tech Learning
A group of 35 high school juniors recently began a two-year internship that will expose them to career opportunities in computer coding, applications and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
Visitor Has Students Flying High
Hollywood students were flying high after recently welcoming a special guest. Pilot Barrington Irving, the youngest person to fly around the world solo, visited Colbert Elementary Museum Magnet School as part of his The Flying Classroom program.
Creative Lessons In Hollywood
Vibrant colors and textures fill the hallways and classrooms of Hollywood's Beachside Montessori Village.
Standing Room Only At The Eight Annual Teen Political Forum
The Eight Annual Teen Political Forum had such a large attendance on Monday night that over 300 students had to be turned away and many were standing at the Center for the Arts.
School Board Finalizes Bond Oversight Panel
A nine-member committee made up of parents, legal experts and individuals with backgrounds in finances, construction or technology will monitor how money from the $800 million school bond is spent, the Broward School Board decided Tuesday.
Innovation, Marketing More Important For Public Districts In Era Of School Choice
Public school districts are reassessing their strategies as school choice and open enrollment create more competition from charter, private, and parochial schools.
Miramar Hires Booker T. Assistant Senatus As Football Coach
Wanting to bridge a gap between tradition and a fresh start, Miramar tabbed Miami Booker T. Washington assistant coach Pierre Senatus as its new football coach on Tuesday.
South Florida 100 Forum Jan. 25
Robert Runcie, Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools
Broward League Of Cities Offering Scholarships For High School Seniors The Broward League of Cities is looking for high school seniors to apply for its 2015 Scholarship for Government Studies who plan to pursue a major in public administration, political science or other government-related field.
Broward College Launches Mentoring Program For Public School Teens
The Broward County School Board has partnered with Broward College to launch the Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL) initiative — a mentoring program for minority males attending Deerfield Beach High School and Nova High School.
First Student Awards of 2015
The first students of the month for 2015 enjoyed loud applause from family and friends at City Hall on Wednesday.
Margate Honors Teachers at City Meeting
Margate’s dedicated teachers received accolades and goodie bags on Wednesday at the first City Commission meeting of the year.
Tickets Available for JP Taravella High School’s Production of “Walk Two Moons”
Come out and support the students at JP Taravella’s Drama Department who present the play Walk Two Moons.