Week Ending February 3, 2017


Students Celebrate Chinese New Year
Students at Mirror Lake Elementary School celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Rooster with a dragon dance and parade. In this week’s video feature, students perform in a traditional Chinese New Year celebration.


BCPS News Around the District

Final Countdown! 2017 Community Involvement Awards
Register now to attend the annual Community Involvement Awards – “Catch the Spirit,” honoring BCPS outstanding volunteers, mentors, business partners and parent involvement initiatives. The 2017 Ceremony takes place on Friday, February 15, 2017, at 9 a.m., Bailey Hall, Broward College Central Campus. Tickets are available online at browardschools.com/cia

Mirror Lake Elementary Celebrates International Holocaust Remembrance Day
As part of their observance of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, students at 
Mirror Lake Elementary School participated in a Daffodils Project, which aspires to plant 1.5 million daffodil plants worldwide as a memorial to the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust. The students launched their project by planting 180 daffodil bulbs. The students also studied the stories and lives of surviving children. View Video

Ramblewood Elementary School Student Entrepreneur Lands National Spot on TV
Congratulations to Ramblewood Elementary School’s Jada Porter, for being selected to appear on national TV to pitch her online bakery business, Porter’s Pastries. The future is looking sweet for this talented 10-year-old pastry chef, who landed a spot on The Harry Show to compete at the first ever “Biz Kid,” kids business competition.

Lake Forest ES Hosts Educating Students & Parents Night with Former Miami Dolphins Channing Crowder Students and parents from Lake Forest Elementary School will hear about the importance of math and science during an Educating Students and Parents Night.

Students Explore Writing Haiku Through the 2016 Tomodachi Haiku Contest
More than 400 Broward County Public Schools students wrote haiku entries for the 2016 Tomodachi Haiku Contest.

Mirror Lake Elementary School Students Honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day & Celebrate Chinese New Year
Students from Mirror Lake Elementary School honored International Holocaust Remembrance Day and Chinese New Year. Students participated in a dragon dance and planted daffodils in remembrance of children during the Holocaust.

Students Showcase STEM Skills at Panther Run Elementary School
Students from Panther Run Elementary School participated in the annual STEM Olympiad Showcase. The two-day event featured creative projects for students including self-propelling water boats, recycled racers, marble coasters, water rockets, gliders and bridges 

Students Participate in the “Last Chance” Before Graduation College and Career Summit
Broward County Public Schools high school seniors participated in the “Last Chance” Before Graduation College and Career Summit helping students plan their futures after graduation. Hundreds of students met with representatives from colleges and universities, branches of the military and potential employers.

BCPS in News Headlines

Broward Middle School Offers Marine Magnet Program - NBC 6
South Florida’s public schools offer students a plethora of choices at all grade levels, with dozens of magnet programs catering to every interest. In Broward County Public Schools, the deadline to apply for one of the 70 magnet programs is coming up fast, next Wednesday, February 8th.

Hallandale High - NBC 6 Brag About Your School NBC 6
When a school attracts students from all over Broward County, it’s fitting to put the word “magnet” right into its name. Hallandale Magnet High School definitely has pull, thanks to its six magnet programs, all under the umbrella of its Entrepreneurship STEM and Multimedia Technology Academy.

SWAG on 6: High School Senior Shines While Helping Classmates Reach Their Potential NBC 6
Where Olivia Aiken goes, her friends follow. That’s a good thing, because Olivia sets the academic pace at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale. “This private, this quiet, this shy little girl is making a difference in the lives of so many people,” said principal Casandra Robinson.