Week Ending January 29, 2016

This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video features highlights of the fourth annual Ed Talk 2015/16 attended by over 700 stakeholders; a behind-the-scenes look at NBC 6’s Education on 6 featuring South Plantation High School; BCPS celebrates Literacy Week at Hollywood Hills High School, and Centennial greetings.


BCPS News Releases

The 2016 season of School Duel, South Florida’s premier academic quiz show, kicks off on Thursday, January 28, 2016, as J. P. Taravella High School competes against Pompano Beach High School in an exciting first round game.
Park Lakes Elementary is hosting its first “IDream-ILead” Male Conference. Among the speakers is School Board Chair Dr. Rosalind Osgood.
Blanche Ely High will host its annual Magnet Programs Open House to showcase its Medical Sciences and Science/Pre-Engineering magnet programs for the 2016/17 school.
Indian Ridge Middle hosts “Abriendo Puertas”, a new outreach program, which offers important information for members of the Hispanic community including citizenship classes, career information, immigration assistance, tax preparation assistance and voter registration.
The District has partnered with South Florida artist and world-renowned muralist Bill Saverese to work with schools to generate a collection of student artwork to serve as inspiration for a District mural and new District logo.
 Endeavour Primary Learning Center Students Receive a Visit from Author Ty Allan Jackson
Author and publisher Ty Allan Jackson visits Endeavour Primary Learning Center.

BCPS News Headlines

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Plantation High School Offers Variety of Unique Programs
With a population of 2,300 students, Plantation High School is like a small town, except most small towns don't have as many options.
More Broward County schools to offer free supper 
The Broward County School District is expanding its after-school supper program. Starting in February, dinners will be offered at three additional schools: Coconut Creek High, Plantation Middle and Hollywood's Dolphin Bay Elementary.
$100,000 to fund Miami-Dade and Broward Teachers’ Initiatives
The Orange Bowl Committee (OBC) has donated  $50,000 to the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers (EYT) program – a figure that has been matched by the CFP Foundation – for funding individual classroom projects of Miami-Dade and Broward County public school teachers.
Special needs students star in high school play
South Broward High's production of Beauty and the Beast is like many school plays -- but in one big way, it stands out.