Week Ending February 2, 2018


BCPS Partners with Google to Bring Learning to Life Through Augmented Reality
From swirling hurricanes and erupting volcanos to space exploration and famous works of art, students from Nova Eisenhower Elementary School, Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School and Nova Middle School got a chance to experience augmented reality lessons, thanks to a partnership with Google. The fun, interactive and engaging lessons give learning a whole new dimension, sparking students' imaginations and creativity through technology.

BCPS News Around the District

BCPS Honors Top Educators, Leaders and Staff at Caliber Awards Ceremony
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announced its top teacher, principal, assistant principal and school-related/District employee during the 2018 Caliber Awards Ceremony at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The annual ceremony recognizes and honors the dedication and hard work of the District’s outstanding educators, leaders and staff.

2018/19 School Choice Application Deadline is Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The School Choice application window for the 2018/19 school year closes on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Parents and guardians are encouraged to explore all of the District’s School Choice options available for their families. Visit the School Choice website at browardschools.com/schoolchoice.

BCPS Celebrates Black History Month
Broward County Public Schools recognizes Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African-Americans. During February, events and activities take place in schools across the District honor the central role of African-Americans throughout history.

Join Us in Celebrating Young Artists: BCPS Showcases Outstanding Student Talent in Art Exhibits.
BCPS showcases outstanding student talent at the annual Superintendent’s Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibition Reception, Advanced Placement Studio Art Awards Ceremony, All State Music Awards Ceremony and All County Middle and High School Honor Bands Concert. Additional performances take place in February and March. Check out

BCPS Kicks Off Partnership with the FBI for a New Cyber/STEM Program
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is holding a kickoff event celebrating a new partnership with the FBI to create a FBI Cyber/STEM Program.

Check Out the Latest SMART Update
There’s lots of work underway in the SMART program. More than 1,400 SMART school facilities projects are in progress, marking an investment of more than $916 million. Get the latest information in the December 2017/January 2018 SMART Update. View the SMART Update.

BCPS in the News

Broward County Honors Teacher of the Year - 7 News
A South Florida teacher was honored Thursday night for their accomplishments in the classroom. The school district recognized Monarch High School’s Tammy Freeman, an English teacher, as the best teacher in Broward County. Now, she’s in the running to be the best in the state.

Monarch High’s Tammy Freeman Wins Broward Teacher Of The Year Award - CBS 4
Broward County Schools took some time to honor faculty and staff for their hard work. Over 13,000 people filled the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center Thursday night for the 2018 Caliber of the Year Awards. The ceremony, hosted every year, selects one lucky teacher, principal, assistant principal and the employee from Broward County Public Schools to honor.

5 top educators in the running for Broward Teacher of the Year - 7 News​ 
Broward County Public Schools is celebrating a group of educators with a passion for knowledge, who are vying to become the district’s next teacher of the year. There are five finalists in the running, but only one can be head of the class.

Super Teachers: South Plantation High School - The CW South Florida
This week's super teacher is Jerry Holt, South Plantation High School's advisor to one of the best DECA programs in the state. Find out how he empowers his students to achieve unprecedented amounts of success.

Meet the Finalist for Teacher of the Year in Broward County - NBC 6
Choosing a teacher to honor as the best of the year seems like an impossible task in the nation’s sixth-largest public school district, but the nominees have been whittled down to five. Five extraordinary teachers were nominated by their peers, with the ultimate winners selected by a Broward County Public Schools committee. Here are their stories.

Brag About Your School J.P. Taravella High School - NBC 6
NBC 6's Ari Odzer reports from J.P. Taravella High School, where students have different routes to find interests and excel at their academic studies.

SWAG on 6: Sheetal Bahadursingh - NBC 6
Most high school kids don’t think about not being able to see over library shelves, but it’s just part of everyday life for Sheetal Bahadursingh, just like the stares and teasing. It’s all part of the territory for people with achondroplasia, commonly called dwarfism. This sophomore at Cooper City High School is the personification of the saying, “good things come in small packages.”

Schools Get Out Of This World Lesson With Google’s AR Program - CBS 4
Close to a thousand Broward County Public School students from Nova Eisenhower Elementary, Nova Blanche Elementary and Nova Middle School got an out of this world lesson thanks to Google.

School Resource Officer hosts Miramar basketball tournament - Sun-Sentinel
The high school students at Henry D. Perry Education Center tell Daniel Herrera that he's "the coolest cop they know." But Officer Herrera says it's not because he's oozing with a cool factor — though he does have tattoos and enjoys old school hip-hop, which probably doesn't hurt — it's just because those students don't talk to a lot of police officers.