Week Ending June 05, 2015

This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video highlights Manatee Bay Elementary School students celebrating their third consecutive number one in national top ten ranking for First in Math; Endeavour Primary Learning Center meeting their yearlong online reading mentors from the Lauderhill Fire Department for the first time; and Plantation Park Elementary School students pitching their business ideas to ‘Shark Tank.’


BCPS News Releases

Coral Cove Elementary School Celebrates Student Achievement
Recently, Coral Cove Elementary School celebrated receiving a school grade of "A" for the 10th consecutive year. 
Coral Springs High School Student Wins First Place in the NFTE BizPlan Competition
Coral Springs High School student, Jason Ramadan, won first place in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) BizPlan Competition at the eMerge Americas Conference in Miami Beach.
Western High School Student Named 2015 Math and Science Scholar
Congratulations to Western High School student Nicolas Pena, who is one of four high school seniors in the nation selected by the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) to receive the 2015 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship.
White House Committee Selects BCPS in Expansion of Turnaround Arts Program
Today, the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities announced the expansion of its successful Turnaround Arts initiative to include three elementary schools in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) – Bethune Elementary School, Lake Forest Elementary School and Walker Elementary School – in an effort to narrow the achievement gap and increase student engagement through the arts.
Plantation Middle School Receives International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Plantation Middle School has become the newest member of an ever-growing global community of schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) in 144 different countries.
Piper High Student Headed To New York For NFTE National Business Plan Competition
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Piper High School student, Kevin Diniz competed in the ninth annual Ignite Entrepreneurship Youth BizPlan Challenge, sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). 

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Dwyane Wade makes surprise appearance at Western High graduation
The All-Star guard had Thursday off and took advantage of the idle time to make a long-requested appearance at Western's graduation at Nova Southeastern University.
Wade attends Western High graduation
Students at Western High will have an amazing graduation story to tell. Thursday night, Dwyane Wade tweeted a selfie at Western's graduation held at Nova Southeastern University.
Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade Attends Western High School Graduation
Fort Lauderdale School Transforms Into Montessori Academy
Cameron Diaz Will Teach Broward Elementary Students About The Arts
School may be out for summer, but Broward's elementary students already have something to look forward to when they return in the fall. 
White House Program Brings Cameron Diaz To Broward Schools
Three struggling elementary schools in Broward County will be getting star treatment. Three performers, including actress Cameron Diaz, will help bring arts education to Lake Forest Elementary in Pembroke Park, Mary M. Bethune Elementary in Hollywood and Walker Elementary in Fort Lauderdale next year.
Urban Students Named 2015 Math and Science Scholars
Four high school seniors have been selected by the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) to receive the 2015 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship. 
Jason Ramadan, A Coral Springs High School Graduate Wins First Place In The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship
Coral Springs High School student, Jason Ramadan, won first place in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) BizPlan Competition at the eMerge Americas Conference in Miami Beach. 
Broward's Longest Serving Educator Says Goodbye, For Now
On the last day of her 60-year career as a Broward County educator, Laura Martin still wasn't ready to say goodbye. 
White House Committee Announces Expansion Of Turnaround Arts Program
The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful Turnaround Arts initiative into five additional school districts…
Haitian Soccer Star Graduates From Fort Lauderdale High Tuesday
A high school senior, who arrived to the U.S. from Haiti three years ago, graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School on Tuesday.
Explorers Experience 'Use Of Force Simulator'
Manville Smith, 17, a student at Deerfield Beach High School, stared down a man holding a shotgun. 
AWEsome Night of Theater, Music and Science
Atlantic West Elementary (AWE) students hosted a "STEAM Museum Magnet Showcase" that integrated science with music, art and culture. 
Supreme Court Justice Tells Broward Students To Make Most Of 'Best Chance'
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was greeted by a standing ovation and thunderous applause from students and parents as she took the stage at the Pompano Beach Middle School end-of-year award ceremony Monday evening. 
NBC 6's Brag About Your School at McArthur High
They didn’t have a poetry/dancing/singing club at McArthur High School in Hollywood.  Afterall, not many schools do. So last year, a student created one. 
Local 10 News Meteorologists Go Back To School
Local 10 News meteorologists Betty Davis and Jennifer Correa took their weather talents to several South Florida schools recently.
BCPS High School Students Participate In First Rally To The Tally For New Floridians
Recently, approximately 300 foreign-born ninth and 10th grade students from 23 Broward County high schools took part in the first Rally to the Tally for New Floridians. 
Broward Education Foundation Hosts Black And White Gala
Community leaders Jarett and Dara Levan and Dwight and Dinah Stephenson and BrightStar Credit Union were honored for their impact on education and contributions to student achievement in Broward County at the recent Broward Education Foundation Black & White Gala that celebrated 32 years of educational excellence.
Doyle Award for Nonprofit Excellence
In 1991, special education teacher Nanette Mikes of The Quest Center in Hollywood started The Quest Drama Club with 12 students. 
New River Middle School Marine Magnet Program’s Remotely Operated Vehicle Club Heads to National Competition
Students in New River Middle School Marine Science Magnet Program’s Marine ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) Club are getting ready to take on their peers from around the country. 
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts And Florida Power & Light Company Spark Learning with Electrifying Lessons
For the fourth consecutive year, local students were energized with inventive lessons in math, science and the environment through Broward Center for the Performing Arts educational programs sponsored by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).
Broward Virtual School Ambassadors of Hope Support Plantation General Hospital’s Newborns in Need of Specialized Care
Broward Virtual School Ambassadors of Hope members and mentees recently participated in “A Day of Hope” at Plantation General Hospital to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).