Week Ending January 26, 2018


High School Juniors and Seniors Prepare to Make Their Next Move at the College and Career Summit
Broward County Public Schools high school juniors and seniors got a chance to meet with representatives from colleges and universities, and businesses to explore the vast array of post secondary education and career opportunities available to them. Students received valuable information on college and career options, scholarship and grant opportunities, and connected face-to-face with local employers.

BCPS News Around the District

2018 Caliber Awards 
Dedicated, committed, hard-working, creative, diligent and meticulous: recurring words used to describe this year's nominees and finalists for the 2018 Caliber Awards. The annual ceremony, recognizing the District’s outstanding teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related/District employees, takes place on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 6 p.m., at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Meet the finalists vying for top honors at browardschools.com/caliber-awards.  

BCPS Celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day  
Broward County Public Schools celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Friday, February 2, 2018. This year's theme is "Positive Agents of Change," encouraging students to take advantage of positive opportunities that come their way. Due to date conflicts with the state-mandated Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) testing periods, the District’s observance takes place on February 2, instead of the national date in April. Students participating in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day must complete the student log and activity form. Click here for School Activity Packets.  

BCPS School Choice Application Window Open – Now Through February 7, 2018
The School Choice application window for the 2018/19 school year is open now through 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.

New River Middle School Hosts Annual ‘Real Men Read’
New River Middle School hosted its sixth annual Real Men Read, celebrating Literacy Week. This year’s event focused on “Forget Everything and Run or Face Everything and Rise – the Choice is Yours.” New River Middle launched the program to inspire students to improve their reading skills and introduce them to men who value education. Men from a wide range of professional backgrounds volunteer to read to students and promote positive male role models. View video

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’ learning goes high-tech, thanks to a partnership with Google bringing augmented reality lessons into classrooms.

Coral Springs High School Student Heads to Washington, D.C. for United States Senate Youth Program
Coral Springs High School student Stephen Marante is headed to Washington, D.C., where he joins Florida’s two U.S. senators, Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio for the 56th annual United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week.

BCPS in the News

North Lauderdale Elementary receives a $500 Grief- Sensitive Grant - The Westside Gazette
North Lauderdale Elementary today announced it received a $500 Grief-Sensitive Grant from the New York Life Foundation, which will help the school to develop a bereavement support plan and encourage on-going staff development.

Dillard Center for the Arts Students selected to attend prestigious GRAMMY Camp – Jazz Session - The Westside Gazette
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools Dillard Center for the Arts (DCA) students, Kieran Hitsman (Tamarac) and Summer Camargo (Hollywood), who are two of only 18 talented high school students from across the United States selected for the prestigious 2018 GRAMMY Camp – Jazz Session, Jan. 23–29, 2018. Their selection launches them into the spotlight surrounding the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

School choice programs boom in popularity. Signup is now. - Sun-Sentinel
South Florida schools expect to see a record number of applications for school choice programs as deadlines to apply are quickly approaching. The programs allow students to choose schools outside their neighborhoods, and offer educational options ranging from culinary arts to robotics to auto repair to college prep. 

School Board to voice support for Haitian, African students after Trump remarks - Sun-Sentinel
The Broward County School Board plans to take a stand in support of the district’s parents, students and staff members from Haiti, Africa and nations that have Temporary Protected Status due to conflict or natural disasters.

School Offers Teen Parents Mentors, Support For Success In The Future - CBS4
On a recent day, a conversation you wouldn’t expect to hear in a baby nursery. “You got the scholarship,” asks Andrea Moseley. “Yes, I got the scholarship,” replied Moseley’s mentor Fanie Jocelyn.