Week Ending August 25, 2017


Superintendent Visits Schools to Kick Off the 2017/18 School Year 
Summer vacation is officially over as more than 270,000 students and 15,000 teachers in Broward County Public Schools headed back to the classroom on Monday, August 21, 2017 – the first day of school. Superintendent Robert W. Runcie started his day by greeting school bus operators at the Central Transportation Terminal before boarding a bus to the first of several schools visited across the District during the day. 

BCPS News Around the District

Superintendent Welcomes Students and Families to the 2017/18 School Year
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie welcomes students and families to an exciting new school year. Watch Superintendent Runcie’s video message. 

Preparations Underway Across the District to Kick-off the New School Year 
From washing and checking a fleet of over 1,200 school buses and stocking cafeterias, to fencing and landscaping schools and decorating classrooms, activities took place across the District preparing schools to receive new and returning students for the 2017/18 school year. Watch video. 

Superintendent, School Board Members and Staff Welcome Students and Families to Class
Today, Monday, August 21, 2017, students and families were welcomed to classrooms across Broward County Public Schools. School Board members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, the Miami Marlins and Florida Panthers also welcomed students and families.
BCPS Superintendent Visits Schools on First Day of School on Monday, August 21, 2017
Summer vacation will officially be over for more than 270,000 students and 15,000 teachers in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), as they head back to the classroom on Monday, August 21, 2017 – the first day of school.
BCPS Prepares for the First Day of School and the Solar Eclipse
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is prepared for the first day of school on Monday, August 21, 2017, and for the first solar eclipse to be visible across the United States since 1918.
Check Out What’s New in BCPS in 2017/18
As schools across the District prepare to welcome students back to class on Monday, August 21, 2017, Broward County Public Schools is proud to share Volume 1 and Volume 2 of What’s New in 2017/18.
BCPS Expands Afterschool Supper Program
Broward County Public Schools has expanded its Afterschool Supper Program to include four additional school sites, for a total of 110 schools serving nutritious meals to students.
Countdown to the First Day of School: New Back to School Online Resource Available for Families
To help families prepare for the 2017/18 school year, Broward County Public Schools Back to School online resource is now available on the District’s website at browardschools.com/backtoschool.

BCPS in the News

Broward County Public Schools Notice Higher Ratings - NBC 6
The school year just started, so there’s still time to celebrate last year’s achievements and to use them as springboards for this year. 96% of Broward County Public Schools earned an A, B, or C grade, and 13 schools jumped up at least two letter grades.

Robotics competition preps teachers for school year - Sun-Sentinel
Several Broward County Public School teachers from elementary, middle and high schools across the district recently gathered for a "Battle of the Bots."

Broward students return to class, in time for eclipse - Sun-Sentinel
Broward County public school students returned from summer break Monday, just in time to see the solar eclipse. While about 270,000 students and 15,000 teachers were expected back, some students stayed home to watch the eclipse with their families. Broward school officials allowed Monday to be an excused absence.

South Florida students return to school - Local 10
It was an exciting Monday morning as children throughout South Florida headed back to school. "This is where the school day starts," Broward County Public Schools superintendent Robert Runcie said about the district's bus drivers. 

South Florida Returns to the Classroom as Miami-Dade, Broward Celebrate First Day of School Year - NBC 6
The day thousands of students and parents across Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been waiting for arrived Monday with the first day of school.

Students across South Florida head back to school - 7 News
Students across South Florida are gearing up for the first day of school, Monday morning.

Countdown to the first day of school: New back to school online resource available for families - Westside Gazette
To help families prepare for the 2017/18 school year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Back to School online resource is now available on the District’s website atbrowardschools.com/backtoschool.

Broward County schools chief Robert Runcie gives update at Hollywood Chamber breakfast - Hollywood Gazette
Broward Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie was the keynote speaker at the recent breakfast meeting of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, held at the Hollywood Beach Marriott. Education, business, government and community leaders were in attendance.

Backpack giveaway gets students off to a good startSun-Sentinel
Nodesha Nord arrived at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex in Deerfield Beach on Aug. 12 with a firm idea of what a rising sixth-grader at Deerfield Beach Middle School needed in a backpack.

Broward Students Head Back to Class - CBS 4
It’s official – the long summer break is over and it’s time to start the new school year for students in Broward.

South Florida Students Head Back to School on MondayNBC 6
For thousands of students across South Florida, the day is finally here as they pick up their book bags and make the return to school for the 2017-18 year.

South Florida public school’s first day of school coincides with Great American Solar Eclipse - Caribbean National
As Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Schools kicks-off a new school year on Monday, August 21, the Great American Solar Eclipse will be traversing North America; and will be visible in South Florida. 

This quarterback has a chance to be the starter. If she makes it, she’d make history - Miami Herald
The quarterback faked a handoff and ran into a crowd of defenders, some a foot taller and twice her weight.’ After she gained a few yards, a big lineman in the 300-pound range wrapped her up in a bear hug, prompting the end of the play. Holly Neher, standing 5-2 — diminutive compared to her opponent — shrugged off the “tackle” with a 

Teachers learn robotic technology to share with students this year - Hollywood Gazette
Diana Dworzan loves teaching science and aeronautics to her students at Apollo Middle School. And this year she will be able to share the latest in robotics technology with her students. She will introduce VEX robots to those with a strong interest in technology.