Week Ending March 4, 2016


This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video features: Nob Hill Elementary School celebrates it’s ‘A’ letter grade; Coast Guard featured at Hallandale High School’s Career Day; Cooper City High School students Feeding Children Everywhere Hunger Project; 2016 Community Involvement Awards event at Parker Playhouse; and Centennial celebration greetings.


BCPS News Releases

Six Principals Announced as Finalists for Broward County Public Schools 2016 Principal of the Year
Two elementary school teachers, two middle school teachers and two high school teachers round out the six finalists vying to become Broward County Public Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year.

Open Enrollment Window for BCPS Head Start/Early Head Start Program
The BCPS Head Start/Early Head Start Program serves three- and four-year-old children, and offers a full school day of educational enrichment activities with research proven curriculum focusing on the development of the whole child.

BCPS “Conversation With The District” Town-Hall Series Continues
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) “Conversation With The District” is a town-hall style series, providing an opportunity for parents, students, staff and community members to share input and thoughts with School Board members and the Superintendent about what the District is doing well or where improvements can be made.

​BCPS High Schools Sweep State’s Largest Boys Basketball Championships
Congratulations to the boys basketball teams from Blanche Ely High School, Coral Springs High School and Dillard High School for sweeping the state’s three largest classifications in the boys basketball 2016 state championships.


BCPS News Headlines

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Mrs. Jondria Thompson – Super Teacher of The Week
This week's super teacher is Jondria Thompson at Deerfield Beach High School. Jondria's taught there for 9 years and heads up the school's Urban Teacher Academy Program.

Coral Springs edges Riverview to win first boys basketball state title
Whenever Coral Springs needed a big play this season, they went to Myron Dewar. So it was only fitting that in the biggest game in school history, the Colts' star guard came through once again.

Blanche Ely storms past St. Petersburg to repeat as 7A state champs
The old cliché, 'It's not how you start, but how you finish,' feels like an appropriate summation of Blanche Ely's season.

Dillard tops Largo to capture sixth boys basketball state title
Dillard is back atop the basketball mountain. In its first trip to the state tournament since 2008, Dillard topped Largo 66-55 at the Lakeland Center to capture the Class 6A state championship. The victory gives Dillard (28-5) its sixth boys basketball title— the most by any school in Broward County.

Troubled Past Pushes Northeast High School Student to Thrive in Class
With hair like Justice Winslow and a smile that seems permanent, you can't miss Juvens Pierre as he strolls the halls of Northeast High School in Oakland Park. His peers can't miss his impact.

Middle school students press for Dred Scott postage stamp
For two years, students at Seminole Middle School collected pennies to help pay for a statue of Dred Scott, the enslaved man whose struggle for freedom helped spark the Civil War. With that project completed, they've moved on to a new one: getting Scott's name and face on a postage stamp.

Coral Springs teens get a taste of how dangerous driving can ruin prom night
The grandstands were packed with hundreds of J.P. Taravella High School students watching as Coral Springs firefighters dismantled two smoking cars and rescued screaming classmates at a mock crash scene designed to illustrate the dangers of drinking or distracted driving.

In Broward schools, computer science starts in kindergarten
The Broward County School District is starting young with computer science instruction, integrating it in math and science classes at the kindergarten level.

Computer coding: Florida's newest foreign language?
High school foreign language students may soon replace "adios" with "algorithm" and "bonjour" with "bitmap."

Take Stock in Children celebrates mentors' efforts to educate, empower youths
Embrace the power of mentoring, generosity and hope for future generations during "Change a Life Over Lunch."