Week Ending April 3, 2015

 
This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video features highlights from J.P. Taravella High School students’ presentation of the musical Ragtime; Take Five to Stay Alive student video contest screening of winning videos at Cinema Paradiso; and the 2015 Caliber Awards ceremony celebrating Broward’s outstanding teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related/District employees. 

 

BCPS News Releases

 
2015 Caliber Awards Ceremony Honors Broward's Finest
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) honored its finest at the 2015 Caliber Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.
South Plantation High Takes Home First Place in NASA Florida Student Astronaut Challenge
Congratulations to six students from South Plantation High School who ranked first place in the 2015 NASA Florida Student Astronaut Challenge (FSAC), held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. 
Dillard High Wins First Place at Georgia FIRST Peachtree Regional Robotic Competition
Congratulations to the Dillard High School Sigmac@t robotic team on their second consecutive first place win at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) 2015 Peachtree Regional Robotic Competition, held in Atlanta, Georgia. The team placed first after defeating 64 teams from around the country. 
BCPS 2015 Caliber Awards Ceremony
The Caliber Awards Ceremony, on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, will recognize and honor the exceptional leadership, hard work and dedication of Broward’s outstanding teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related/District employees. 
BCPS Partners With Broward College to Host FAFSA Workshops
The Florida College Access Network estimates that Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduating class of 2014 missed out on a total of $150 million in federal financial aid due to not completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Six BCPS Magnet Programs Receive Magnet Schools of Distinction Awards
Congratulations to six Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) magnet programs for earning the Magnet Schools of America 2015 National Merit Awards.
 



BCPS News Headlines

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Deerfield Beach Middle educator named Broward teacher of the year
Deerfield Beach Middle school teacher Nicole Brown is constantly pushing her eighth-graders to slide into success just like baseball players who slide to home plate. 
South Plantation High School Takes Home First Place in 2015 NASA Florida Student Astronaut Challenge
Congratulations to six students from South Plantation High School who ranked first place in the 2015 NASA Florida Student Astronaut Challenge (FSAC), held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Outstanding Students recognized as Students of the Month
Wednesday was a big night for seven Margate students recognized as Students of the Month for April. 
Teachers recognized at City Hall
Seven hard-working teachers were recognized as Teachers of the Month for April at the city meeting Wednesday.
Hollywood school to host 5K fundraiser
Residents are invited to join Hollywood Central Elementary School at its Super Hero 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run on April 25.
South Plantation HS Students Place First in NASA Competition
Six students from South Plantation High School proved they've got what it takes to make it in space. 
South Florida Medical Students Give Lifesaving CPR Lesson To High School Kids
Nova Southeastern medical students taught a Cooper City high School health class how to save lives with heart defibrillators and CPR training.
Broward Sees Drops In Student Arrests, Rise In Suspensions
More than a year into Broward's reform of student discipline policies, fewer kids are being hauled away in handcuffs for minor offenses but more students are getting suspended. 
Schools Offer A New Course: Free Dinner
Sometimes, filling a child's mind requires filling their stomachs as well. So supper is now being served at some schools across South Florida in an effort to combat the rising number of students going to bed hungry at night.
Fort Lauderdale High student Elijah Manley visits Capitol Hill
Typically, teenage boys are more interested in the latest video game to choose to play on their Play Station 3, rather than knowing the latest news on our nation’s political landscape, but Elijah Manley is not your typical teenager. 
Boyd Anderson High School student leaders
Boyd Anderson High School student leaders take over Tallahassee during Spring Break to learn firsthand how our state government works.  
BCPS Partners With Broward College to Host FAFSA Workshops to Help Students and Parents Apply for Federal Financial Aid
The Florida College Access Network estimates that Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduating class of 2014 missed out on a total of $150 million in federal financial aid due to not completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
School Chess Program Receives Grant
The Chess for Life program has steadily grown since it was introduced at Indian Ridge Middle School in Davie. 
Group Helps Students Learn About Nature
Stacia Supnick noticed a lack of 4-H clubs at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston, so she decided to start her own.
Principal Wins Statewide Honor
Todd LaPace isn't one to just sit at his desk. Instead, the McArthur High School principal spends much of his days visiting classrooms, talking one-on-one with students and staff and attending after-school activities.
Journalism Fellowship Applications Due
In June 2015, the Culpepper Journalism Foundation will celebrate its 18th anniversary. 
HEAT, Broward County Schools "Seeing Green"
For the second consecutive year, the Miami HEAT has challenged Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) to find innovative ways to reduce energy consumption at each campus.
Coral Springs Teen Killed In Crash Honored In One Last Song
Steven Hoyos was a fierce musician, composing fresh riffs on his bass guitar with ease and co-writing the first song for his new rock band. But the 17-year-old student at Coral Springs High never got a chance to perform it. 
Margate Student Authors Showcase Works
For the tenth year in a row, junior authors from Margate's Atlantic West Elementary School (AWE) were featured at the Barnes and Noble showcase in Coral Springs. 
Over 4,500 Broward County Students Came Together For The 3rd Annual Above The Influence March And Rally
On Friday, March 13th, more than 4,500 students from over 60 schools across Broward County came together for the 3rd Annual Above the Influence March and Rally.
Taravella DECA Wins Recognition
Advisors Jamie Simmons, Lauri Acosta and Sandra Wilder would like to thank you all for your support of DECA activities as we return from a very successful state competition. 
Broward Schools To Observe Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day On April 10
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 10, 2015. This year’s theme is “#MPOWR: Knowledge +Choice = Strength.”
Lauderhill Honors Scholar Athletes
Paige Pierre-Louis doesn't perceive herself as anything special, but the City of Lauderhill begged to differ. 
Mentoring The Next Generation
Margate police and Men2Boys teamed up in a video basketball tournament where more than 50 young men squared off against their mentors in a fast-paced Xbox "UCube" challenge.