Week Ending February 24, 2017


National Danish Performance Team Visits Dania Elementary School
The National Danish Performance Team recently brought their “We Move the World” dance and song to Dania Elementary School as part of their worldwide campaign to get students to move and be more active through dance and games. The internationally renowned performance gymnastics team, dedicated to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle among youth, made a stop at Dania Elementary as part of their world tour.  Watch video.

BCPS News Around the District

The Community Involvement Awards - "Catch the Spirit"
The 2017 Community Involvement Awards celebration honoring individuals, businesses and organizations that have gone above and beyond in their commitment to BCPS students, families and community recently took place at the Bailey Hall, Broward College – A. Hugh Adams Central Campus. Watch video.

Sunrise Middle School Students Visit NSU Art Museum’s – Museum on the Move
Sixth grade students from Sunrise Middle School recently took part in Nova Southeastern University’s Museum on the Move. The innovative education program enhances learning and increases engagement with the arts by involving students in stimulating tours of the museum’s exhibitions and collections, and hands-on art activities based on principles of STEAM (science, technology, art, engineering, math) and 21st Century learning skills. Watch video.

Broward County Public Schools Supports Its Diverse Students
Statement from Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie regarding recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education. “As a community, among the most important things we can do is to provide a high-quality education for all students in safe and secure learning environments. Broward County Public Schools respects and supports the needs of all of our diverse students.”

Ramblewood Middle School Drama Students Excel at State Competition
Drama students from the Ramblewood Middle School competed with more than 150 other troupes from middle schools through the state on February 9-11, 2017, in Orlando.

Lauderdale Lakes Middle School Students Learn to Play the Harp
More than a dozen students at Lauderdale Lakes Middle School are learning to play the harp.

BCPS in News Headlines

Students Connect With The World Through Global Scholars ProgramNBC 6
At a time when some say the United States is looking inward, middle school students in Broward are looking outward. Kids in the Global Scholars program are learning how common issues link them to students around the world.

About 30 students from Blanche Ely High School now have a better understanding about the technology they useWestside Gazette
As part of a Junior Achievement job shadowing day at the AT&T Cable Academy in Sunrise on Feb. 7, the students suited up in jumpsuits, goggles and hard hats to learn about fiber and copper splicing, fiber light and digital transmission, and electronic field exposure.

Kindness comes easy for Chapel Trail fifth-graderSun-Sentinel
This is one in a series of profiles this school year of students who are nominated by teachers and chosen by editors as best exemplifying the six character pillars: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and citizenship.

Broward Schools’ Superintendent Robert RuncieWBPT2 PBS
Two years after Broward County voters approved $800 million for school infrastructure improvements like leaking roofs and moldy buildings, the renovations have been slow to start - many point to issues with the bidding process for the delays. Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie gives us an update on the progress and how more technology in schools is helping students succeed.

South Florida Schools vow to protect transgender studentsSun-Sentinel
South Florida’s transgender students will not notice a difference when they use restrooms or locker rooms at public schools, despite recent federal changes… Local school districts say they’ve long protected students from discrimination and Wednesday’s decision dos not change that. 

Broward schools to keep protections for transgender studentsMiami Herald
“We have a moral obligation and a responsibility to protect all students from discrimination, bullying and harassment,” Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie said during a press conference on Thursday afternoon. “The bottom line for Broward County is that we will continue to respect, value and support the needs of our diverse students.”

Superheroes in our Schools: Mr. Gabriel AndrewsWSFL-CW
Mr. Gabriel Andrews is an engineering teacher at Stranahan High School. He heads up the school's drone program and has his kids competing at the district and state levels. And not only does he get them mentally sharp, he starts each class with a physical fitness routine to get his kids pumped. Check out how this super teacher has his students soaring to new heights.