Week Ending March 17, 2017


Turnaround Arts Artist John Lloyd Young Visits Walker Elementary School
Tony award winning actor John Lloyd Young, best known for his role as Frankie Valli in the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, took time out of his busy schedule to visit and talk to students at Walker Elementary School. Young, an advocate and artist with the Turnaround Arts program, works with students and teachers at Walker Elementary. Watch video.

BCPS News Around the District

Real Men Read at New River Middle School
New River Middle School hosted its annual Real Men Read, designed to stress the importance of literacy and instill a love for reading in students though mentors who share their favorite books and passages with students. Watch video
Attucks Middle Schools Students Get a Lesson in Fine Dining
Attucks Middle School students were treated to a delicious lesson on proper table manners and dining etiquette, complete with a full four-course meal. Watch video.

The Public Information Office is Excited to Share the Latest “On the Right Track”
As part of ongoing efforts to share and highlight the great work that is taking place across the District, the Public Information Office is excited to provide you with the latest “On the Right Track” publication. Volume 3 focuses on recent achievements and events that make us #BCPSProud, as well as how we are prioritizing early learning and literacy, ensuring students are college and career ready, supporting our local business community, and focusing on continuous improvement. “On the Right Track” – Volume 3

BCPS Announces Finalists for 2017 Principal of the Year
Congratulations to the outstanding principals named finalists for the 2017 Principal of the Year Award. The award recognizes principals for their exemplary administrative leadership and contributions to their schools and communities. The Principal of the Year is announced during the annual Caliber Awards Ceremony, recognizing outstanding employees on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 6 p.m., at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Meet the Principal of the Year Finalists.

Broward Community Schools New Spring Class Offerings For 2017 
Want to earn your GED, take an English course or sign up for a recreational class? Broward Community Schools offers hundreds of classes to meet your needs. Classes are for adults 18 years or older.  View class offerings for Broward Community Schools

Superintendent’s School Boundary Recommendations And Upcoming School Board Public Hearings
The 2017/18 school boundary process for Broward County Public Schools continues to move forward. The School Board of Broward County, Florida, will hold a second public hearing regarding the 2017/18 Superintendent’s School Boundary Recommendations on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Review upcoming Public Hearing information.
Registration Begins for BCPS Annual AP Exam Review
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will provide an opportunity for students to receive help from the best, highest qualified Advanced Placement (AP) teachers in the District. On Friday, March 31, 2017, and Saturday, April 1, 2017, at South Plantation High School, the annual AP Exam Review will offer critical test-taking tips and practice quest
BCPS Students Put Their Creativity to the Test at the Broward SECME-STEM Olympiad
On your mark, get set, go…for a fun and exciting day of competition focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the annual Broward SECME-STEM Olympiad!
Dillard High School Hosts Second Annual Career Fair
Students from Dillard High School will have the opportunity to interview with nearly 50 local companies, which students have researched in advance.  Students will share their skills to compete for internships with representatives from those businesses during this year’s career fair.
Students From Across BCPS Learn About STEM Careers During Microsoft’s DigiGirlz Event
Today, female students from across Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) received the unique opportunity to visit Microsoft’s office in Fort Lauderdale, as part of its DigiGirlz event.


BCPS in News Headlines

Foundation funds innovative Broward teacher projects - South Florida Times
Marking the 20th Anniversary of their Annual Broward Education Foundation Teacher Expo, the Broward Education Foundation has been helping educators align innovative teaching with today’s societal needs by providing funding for projects.
AT&T academy teaches students hands-on experience - Sun-Sentinel
Students from Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach had the opportunity to visit the AT&T Cable Academy in Sunrise for hands-on work experience.
Students lauded for posters about human trafficking - Sun-Sentinel
Three students from Western High School in Davie placed first, second and third in a countywide poster contest.
Give and Go Moving and Delivery Company - Westside Gazette
Give and Go Moving and Delivery Company recently selected Jean Philly Valcourt, a senior at Deerfield High School, for its first community give back project’ “Love Thy Neighbor - Giving From The Heart”.
Teaching expo offers educators creative forumSun-Sentinel
Reading, writing and robotics are a few of the subjects teachers bring to life in local classrooms. For the last 20 years, the Broward Education Foundation Teacher Expo has been giving educators an arena to explore creative ways to meet the needs of students.
Sanctuary schools make students feel safe | EditorialSun-Sentinel
If only it were just homework or being on time that worried some South Florida school students.
Students Build Battle Robot, Get Life Lessons in ReturnCBS Miami
West Broward High School’s robotics team is taking on the world as they prepare to head to the Houston World Championships next month with their very own battle bot.

Broward County Seeks to Make Debate Accessible to All StudentsRostrum
“How has speech and debate changed how you see yourself? ”It’s a question I’ve asked countless times interviewing students for the NSDA.

SWAG on 6: Keyla CorreiaNBC Miami
At a school, which has a marine science magnet program, you would naturally expect to find students who are concerned about environmental conservation. Keyla Correia takes that concern and turns it into passion. She founded a club at her school, Plastic Free Mermaids, that has its own website now. 
Facing South Florida: Broward Schools Sanctuary  – CBS Miami
The Broward School District has declared its schools and events to be a sanctuary for undocumented children and families. Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie is guest on Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede.