Week Ending March 20, 2015

 
This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video features highlights from the 35th Annual Broward County Council of Teachers of Mathematics Elementary Mathematics Competition; the 3rd Annual Above The Influence March and Rally, celebrating students making the right decisions; and New River Middle School’s 3rd Annual “Real Men Read” event. 

 

BCPS News Releases

 
BCPS Teacher Named 2015 Global Enterprising Educator by the NFTE
Congratulations to Nova Middle School entrepreneurship teacher, Michael Brennan, who is this year’s recipient of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) 2015 Global Enterprising Educator for South Florida.
School Board Approves Opening and Closing School Times for 2015/16 School Year
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved new opening and closing times for 18 schools for the 2015/16 school year. 
The 2015 Youth Arts Month Celebration
Broward County Public Schools showcased student artwork and musical performances at its annual celebration for Youth Arts Month on Monday, March 16.  
J.P. Taravella High's Production of Ragtime Honored by Florida State Thespian Society
J.P. Taravella High School’s student presentation of Ragtime was chosen as one of five full-length musicals to be presented during the Mainstage Production at the Florida State Thespian Society 2015 Festival, which is held in April, at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa.
New River Middle School Hosts “Real Men Read”
New River Middle School is hosting a "Real Men Read" event to raise awareness about the importance of literacy.
Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School Partners With the UM for STEM Pilot Program
The University of Miami’s School of Education & Human Development has teamed up with Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School to integrate robotics and coding into STEM learning. 
BCPS Observes Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 10, 2015
Broward County Public Schools will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 10, 2015This year’s theme is "#MPOWR: Knowledge + Choice = Strength.
 



BCPS News Headlines

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Start, end times to change at 18 Broward schools
The early morning and dismissal bells at 18 schools in Broward County are scheduled to change next year to improve bus routes and services.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary
On Friday, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special ceremony that included representatives from the community and former principals from the school.
J.P. Taravella High School’s Production of Ragtime Honored by Florida State Thespian Society
J.P. Taravella High School’s student presentation of Ragtime was chosen as one of five full length musicals to be presented during the Mainstage Production at the Florida State Thespian Society 2015 Festival, which is held in April, at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa.
J.P. Taravella’s Ragtime Will Be Performed In Tampa At Starz Center
J.P. Taravella High School’s student presentation of Ragtime was chosen as one of five full-length musicals to be presented during the Mainstage Production at the Florida State Thespian Society 2015 Festival, which is held in April, at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa.
Registration Opens for 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.
Brag About Your School: Pompano Beach High School
What do you call a high school that graduates 100 percent of its students, almost every kid goes on to college, and they only go to school four days a week? We call it unique. 
Coral Glades Announces Nominees For The Herald’s Silver Knight Awards
Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs present their annual nominees to the prestigious Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards, one of the nation’s most highly regarded student awards programs
Broward Students Celebrate Drug-Free Living With March
Hundreds of students flooded the streets of Pompano Beach Friday for Broward County Public Schools' annual Above the Influence march.
Margate Middle Rises “Above the Influence”
Margate Middle School cheerleaders marched alongside thousands of Broward students Friday to fight negative pressures that impact today’s youth.
Students Participate In Above The Influence The March And Rally
Today, March 13, 2015, more than 4,500 students, ranging from elementary through high school, united together to walk from Pompano Beach Middle School to Pompano Beach High School in the third annual Above the Influence March and Rally.
Teams Of Students Assemble Cars, Compete On Track At Miami Eprix
 Western High School junior Justyn Byrne lifted the first-place trophy over his head, clutching a blue Michelin hat in his other hand, and soaked in the moment atop the podium. 
Broward Education Foundation, Tools for Schools Broward and Orange Brook Elementary celebrate Yoobi donation of classroom supplies
Recently, teachers on average spend between $400 and $600 of their own money on school supplies for their classrooms.
Teen helps build school in Guatemala
Ben Morales has found an effective way to give back. His SchoolStarter campaign reached its $20,000 goal, which will go toward building a school in Guatemala through Miracles in Action. 
High school flag football is underway in Broward
The girls high school flag football season kicked off for several teams across South Florida with an exhibition jamboree event at the Miami Dolphins Football indoor training facility in Davie on Saturday, March 7.