Week Ending February 9, 2018

 
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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. Watch the Caliber Awards Ceremony video.


BCPS News Around the District

Northeast High School Student Inventors To Share Mosquito Prevention Prototype with Community
Northeast High School is one of only 15 high schools across the nation selected to receive a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam $10,000 grant to create a mosquito breeding disruptor – a device to deter mosquitoes from laying eggs in standing water. Read more.

Students Explore Career Options and Discover New Possibilities for Their Futures  
Students got a chance to explore career options and discover new possibilities for their futures during the annual Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day hosted by BCPS and celebrated across Broward County on Friday, February 2, 2018. Dozens of students visiting the District’s central office, at Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, began their day with breakfast and a pep talk from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. Watch video.

Florida Panthers and JetBlue Team up to Bring Hockey to Liberty Elementary School
Liberty Elementary School students described it as “a once in a lifetime opportunity” to participate in the fun and challenging activities brought to them by the Hockey Scholar program hosted by the Florida Panthers and JetBlue. Florida Panthers hockey players Ian McCoshen and Denis Malgin showed students how the game of hockey is related directly to the STEM activities and skills they are learning. Watch video.

BCPS Partners With the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance for the Second Annual Claim Your Future Showcase
On Monday, February 12, 2018, approximately 1,200 students will gather at the BB&T Center in Sunrise from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the second annual industry-focused student career fair – Claim Your Future Showcase, hosted by Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. Read more.

 

BCPS in the News


Broward Teacher Of Year Fights Bad Grammar - Sun-Sentinel
Tammy Freeman was back in the classroom Friday, the day after being named Broward County’s Teacher of the Year. She won the honor, and a new Toyota Camry from Toyota of North Miami, besting five nominees for the award. Freeman has spent her 10-year career teaching English at Monarch High in Coconut Creek.

Broward County Public Schools Brings Celebrity Chef Aria Kagan to McNicol Middle School - CityBizList
On Feb. 7, Broward County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services in conjunction with the national Wellness in the Schools (WITS) nonprofit will bring Celebrity Chef Aria Kagan from The Food Network’s “The Next Food Network Star” to McNicol Middle School in Hollywood as part of the ongoing initiative, “Chefs Move to Broward.” Chef Aria Kagan will introduce her famous Pesto Panini to Broward County Public Schools’ students.

Let Them Eat Kale Pizza for World Food Day - The Genuine Kitchen
Today we bring Kale pizza out of the restaurant and into the cafeteria for World Food Day!  Our effort continues this new school year to support Wellness in the Schools’ work in South Florida to improve what’s on kid’s plates and educate them on healthy eating in the process.

South Florida leaders call on President Trump to protect immigrants - Sun-Sentinel
South Florida leaders called on President Donald Trump to protect immigrants who face deportation under his administration’s policies, which they said are an attempt to ‘bleach’ the country.

Wasserman Schultz, community leaders voice support for TPS, DACA recipients - 7 News
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and South Florida leaders showed support for young immigrants who may be forced to leave the country in the coming months.

Immigration Takes Center Stage At Wasserman Schultz Round Table - CBS4
The immigration issue was the subject of another roundtable discussion in Sunrise on Monday. South Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz hosted the strategy session which included activists, lawyers, Broward School District representatives and temporary protective status or TPS recipients.

Broward teacher brings icons to life for Black History MonthLocal 10
Each day this month, the Lauderdale Lakes Middle School teacher is dressing up as black icons like Coretta Scott King and scientist George Washington Carver to drive home a black history lesson to her sixth-grade students.

Celebrity Chef Aria Kagan Visits McNicol Middle to Teach Kids Healthy HabitsHollywood Gazette
Broward County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services in conjunction with the national Wellness in the Schools (WITS) nonprofit will brought Celebrity Chef Aria Kagan from The Food Network’s “The Next Food Network Star” to McNicol Middle School in Hollywood as part of the ongoing initiative, “Chefs Move to Broward.”
 

A Look at Stranahan High's Medical Magnet ProgramNBC 6
A group of young people, all wearing scrubs, fits right in walking through the halls of Broward Health Medical Center. They look like employees, but they’re still high school students learning the ropes. The kids are part of Stranahan High School’s medical magnet program.