Week Ending December 9, 2016

 

Turnaround Arts Artists Inspire and Give Back
Turnaround Arts artist Autumn de Forest and performance painter David Garibaldi inspire and give back to performing and visual arts students during their recent visits to Turnarounds Arts schools Bethune Elementary School and Walker Elementary School, performing and visual arts magnet schools. Check out the students’ enthusiasm and excitement for the arts in this week’s feature video story above.

 

BCPS News Around the District

Students Honor World War II Veterans on 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the Broward County Association of Student Councils hosted its second Virtual Honor Flight event for veterans and survivors of World War II. The students created the flightless Honor Flight project to honor veterans who because of medical or health risks are unable to participate in the Spring Honor Flight mission to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II memorial. Video

#BrowardCodes
From coding to programming robots, thousands of students participated in the Hour of Code this week as part of Computer Science Education Week.  Hour of Code events took place at 100 percent of District schools, including both “plugged” activities on computers and “unplugged” activities using a variety of non-computer-based resources to teach students about computer coding. Video

Students Reach Out to Needy Families During the Holiday Season
Students led the charge to collect non-perishable food and other donations for the 24th annual Harvest Drive. “Children Helping Children” was the theme of this year’s Harvest Drive event, with over 200 Broward schools hosting efforts to reach the goal of providing 2,400 needy families (over 10,000 Broward residents) with Thanksgiving dinner. Video

Turnaround Arts Artists Inspire and Give Back 
Turnaround Arts artist Autumn de Forest and performance painter David Garibaldi inspire and give back to performing and visual arts students during their recent visits to Turnarounds Arts schools Bethune Elementary School and Walker Elementary School, performing and visual arts magnet schools. Video

Need Money For College?
Did you know that $150 million in federal student financial aid (FAFSA) and $100 million in Pell grants went unclaimed in 2015 because students did not complete their FAFSA?  If students don’t complete a FAFSA form, they’re missing out on free money. School counselors and BRACE advisors are available to assist students and their families with the application process, including families who do not have a valid social security number and may require alternative forms of financial aid. Click here for a FASA pamphlet and application, and to learn more.

What New Food Items Will Make the Grade for Next Year’s Cafeteria Menu?
Broward County Public Schools students will get a chance to help decide new cafeteria menu items for next school year. Students from Riverland Elementary School and Crystal Lake Middle School will participate in the District’s Food and Nutrition Services Annual Food Show on Friday, December 9, 2016, at Pompano Beach High School.

The Hour of Code is Here! BCPS Participates in Computer Science Education Week December 5 - 11
The Hour of Code inspires students at schools nationwide to complete at least one hour of computer coding activities during CSEdWeek. BCPS is proud to have Hour of Code events underway at 100 percent of District schools, including both “plugged” activities, which are done on computers, and “unplugged” activities, which use a variety of non-computer-based resources to teach students about computer coding.

Students to Lead Dialogue at Next Gen Engage Town Hall Series at Pompano Beach High School, December 8, 2016 
Students to Lead Dialogue at Next Gen Engage Town Hall Series Next Event at Pompano Beach High School, December 8, 2016.

BCPS Students to Honor World War II Veterans on 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor 
On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the Broward County Association of Student Councils (BCASC) in partnership with Honor Flight South Florida and Broward County Public Schools JROTC, will host its second Virtual Honor Flight event for 70 veterans and survivors of World War II.


BCPS in News Headlines

 
Broward Kids Unlock Tech Skills With 'Hour Of Code' CBS 4
Broward County students are getting a lesson in technology, with a special focus on coding.

Your guide for picking your child’s Broward school during open enrollmentSun-Sentinel 
Parents in Broward County can start applying today to send their children to schools outside their home boundaries next school year.

About 170 Broward schools open for enrollment next year Sun-Sentinel 
Parents who aren't thrilled about their neighborhood school have dozens of other schools in the Broward district to pick from for next year.

Mobile pantry rolls into Hollywood elementary schoolSun-Sentinel 
The car pool lane at Orange Brook Elementary School was recently transformed into a drive-through food pantry. As cars pulled up, volunteers scurried over with pumpkin pies and turkey dinner fixings.

WWII Vets Gather On Anniv. Of Pearl Harbor To Take Virtual Honor Flight To D.C. MemorialCBS 4 
Anyone alive on December 7, 1941, remembers the horror of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the stirring words of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt calling it “a date which will live in infamy.”…Broward County School students are championing this cause and honoring the veterans in our community. And the commitment of Broward County school students to Honor Flight and to our veterans doesn’t end with Wednesday’s event.