Week Ending December 16, 2016

 

 
Students Give the Grades in This Taste Test 
Who better to ask than students, "what do students want to eat?" Apparently, that’s what the District’s Food and Nutrition Services team had in mind when they invited students to help determine new cafeteria menu items for next school year, during the annual Food Show. Student food critics from Riverland Elementary School and Crystal Lake Middle School sampled several potential menu items and shared instant feedback. Check out students’ reactions to potential new menu choices in this week’s feature video. Video
 

BCPS News Around the District

Superintendent Codes with Students at Seminole Middle School
As part of the Hour of Code, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie joined thousands of students across the District participating in Computer Science Education Week. Superintendent Runcie coded with students in a computer science class at Seminole Middle School. Video

BCPS Podcast: Real Talk – Your Superintendent
In his latest podcast, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie shares important information about the Federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid – also known as FAFSA, and how not completing this form could mean losing out on free money for college. He also explains why families might want to explore school choice options. Listen to the latest Superintendent podcast.

BCPS Responds to Help Victims Devastated by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti
Broward County Public Schools students, parents and staff were moved to action by the massive devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. In response to the tragedy, BCPS partnered with Food for the Poor to offer support to those affected by the disaster. Video

BCPS Students Compete in the Automotive Technology Competition.
Two teams of outstanding students from Cooper City High School and Sheridan Technical College will participate in the National Automotive Technology Competition in January.

School Board Workshop on 2017/18 School Boundary Community Proposals
Broward County Public Schools School Boundary Process for the 2017/18 school year continues to move forward. A total of 18 school boundary proposals have been received, including 16 proposals submitted by community members and two proposals from the School Boundary Committee.

BCPS Partners with Food For the Poor To Help Victims Devastated by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti
Broward County Public Schools students and staff collected a variety of supplies for the residents of Haiti devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Food For the Poor will pick up 23 pallets of food and supplies donated for distribution in impacted areas in Haiti. Video

BCPS in News Headlines

NBC 6 Brag About Your School: Monarch High
Even though it’s 14 years old, Monarch High School in Coconut Creek is the new kid on the block among North Broward high schools. With fresh paint and a design that evokes a college campus, complete with a hilly, tree-shaded courtyard, Monarch still feels like it just opened.

WSFL-TV Superheros In Our Schools: Griffin Elementary School 
Move over Batman and Robin! There is a new super team in town!  WSFL-TV finds this week’s Super Teachers Susie Ruder, second grade teacher and Lauren Ruder, who teaches kindergarten, at Griffin Elementary School. This mother and daughter duo are heroes without the capes!
 
Broward tests new menu options to get students to eat veggies 
After eating lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and sunflower seeds covered in Italian dressing for four days straight, Kyla Morales couldn't take it anymore. "I thought, 'I'm going to lose my mind if I have another salad.'" said the Western High senior, who doesn't eat meat or cheese and who stopped buying lunch at the school cafeteria.

The “Magic Elixir” for Student Success
Is a hot dog really a sandwich? Bet you’ve never thought about that before. Neither had Megan West, coordinator of the Broward County Public Schools debate initiative program, until she attended a fifth grade debate at Gator Run Elementary School in Weston.

Elementary students honor vets with heartfelt ceremony
Memories of the Vietnam War are still painful for Forrest Fitzrandolph. In 1967, he was an 18-year-old infantryman fighting in the U.S. Army.

The City of Pembroke Pines Police Department honored elementary school students from Pembroke Pines
The City of Pembroke Pines Police Department October “Student of the Month” -recognized Pembroke Pines Elementary School students at Pembroke Pines Police Department Headquarters.

Broward tests new menu options to get students to eat veggies
After eating lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and sunflower seeds covered in Italian dressing for four days straight, Kyla Morales couldn't take it anymore. "I thought, 'I'm going to lose my mind if I have another salad.'" said the Western High senior, who doesn't eat meat or cheese and who stopped buying lunch at the school cafeteria.

Broward Students Trying Out New Food Options For School Menu
Katrice Burke is a vibrant and exciting fourth grader. This lifelong learner will go on to the fifth grade next year and says she's looking forward to being a leader…and also next year’s school lunch, Burke, along with hundreds of students, is trying out new foods for the Food and Nutrition Services fourth annual Food Show.

Broward school children taste test potential new lunch options
Call them pint-sized food critics. Some intrepid Broward County Public Schools students put potential new additions to their lunch menu to the ultimate test: their picky palates.

Tools for Schools Broward "School Supplies on the Move" Mobile Unit Visits Driftwood Elementary
The new Broward Education Foundation’s Tools for Schools “School Supplies on the Move” mobile unit recently made a stop at Driftwood Elementary in Hollywood so teachers at this Title 1 school could shop for supplies. The teachers picked up $13,000 worth of donated school supplies free of charge.

Broward County Public Schools Respond Generously to Hurricane Matthew Relief Drive
Thanks to the generosity of Broward County Public Schools, critically needed relief supplies are on their way to Haiti to help desperate families who were victims of Hurricane Matthew.

Broward students get holiday joy and toys as they shop with the sheriff
With Christmas lists in hand, about 100 children lined up Tuesday morning at a Wal-Mart on Broward Boulevard.

Oh, What Fun It Is To Shop With A Sheriff
Oh, what fun it is to shop with a deputy! With empty carts and full of anticipation, 100 kids crammed the new Wal-Mart on 2500 West Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday to experience the holiday joy of shopping.