Week Ending May 15, 2015

This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video highlights the second annual Career City at Dillard Elementary School with 72 businesses from the city of Fort Lauderdale showcasing career opportunities; the “Evening Among the Stars” Perfect Attendance Awards ceremony; and the Legislative Leadership Series at Northeast High School with State Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed.


BCPS News Releases

  Roundup of Events and Activities May 18 - 22, 2015
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) May 18 – 22, 2015. Media are invited to cover these events. For additional information or to arrange for coverage, contact the Public Information Office at 754-321-2300.
  Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED And Parkway Middle School Receive “Golden Shovel” Awards
Congratulations to Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED and Parkway Middle School for receiving the Florida Farm to School “Golden Shovel” Awards. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam recently presented the inaugural awards for exceptional school gardens in the state.
  Roundup of Events and Activities May 14 - 16, 2015
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) this week, May 14 - 16, 2015. 
  BCPS Home to Best High Schools in the Nation and State By U.S. News & World Report
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to many of the best high schools in the nation and state, according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report. 

BCPS News Headlines

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Investing In Students' Future
Seventeen Coral Springs high school seniors were recently presented with city Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships during a reception at the La Quinta Inn & Suites.
Middle School Students Travel to Maryland for Wheelabrator Symposium
Students from Sawgrass Springs Middle School in Coral Springs traveled to Maryland last week to present their community sustainability project at the 21st annual Wheelabrator Symposium for Environment and Education.
J.P. Taravella Band Has Successful Year
The J.P. Taravella band program has had another very successful year. The band includes the marching band, jazz band, wind orchestra, jazz band and color guard. Nearly 300 students are involved.
Residents Spruce Up Ramblewood Elementary School
People who work for the Keller Williams real estate company and Home Depot came together to Ramblewood Elementary School to make some improvements to the building.
Ceramist Brings Art To Students, Seniors
In a race against the school bell, ceramist Phyllis Robbins arrived early at Tamarac Elementary School's cafeteria and began unpacking her art supply cart. She knows the drill; she's done it for 18 years.
Westglades Science And Engineering Students Do Well In Regional And National Competitions
The Westglades Middle School SECME Club is doing very well. A science and engineering club students compete in the Broward Students Technology Association competition. 
Celebrating Success
An event will recognize scholarship recipients who have overcome abuse and neglect to graduate college. 
Fights At Coral Springs High Result In Hall Pass Crunch And Added Security, Says Margate Parent
Police responded to Coral Springs High School Tuesday in response to a brawl in the hall and groups of students congregating outside.
Maplewood Elementary Students Presents “The Wizard of Oz”
Maplewood Elementary Reader’s Theatre Club will be presenting “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” where children and adults can see the famous story by L. Frank Baum that chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a cyclone.
US News & World Report Names Top High Schools
Two high schools in Broward and two high schools in Palm Beach County are once again ranked among the top 20 schools in Florida, according to the latest listings from US News & World Report. 
Brag About Your School: Dillard High School
Dillard High School is all about the cutting edge. 
Nonprofit's First Goes To Dillard High Senior
Ryan Dominique is having a bit of good luck lately, and those who know him say he's entitled. This June, Dominique will be enrolling in the School of Music at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
Coral Springs Student Competes in National History Contest
A Coral Springs student has just been awarded first place at the 2015 Florida History Fair and will go on to compete in Maryland for the chance at a national title. 
Stoneman Douglas DECA Students Take Home Top Awards at International Conference
Marjory Stoneman Douglas DECA which is the eight largest chapter in the world, had 39 members attend the International Career Development Conference in Orlando this year. 
Stoneman Douglas High School Culinary Students Win Teen Cook-Off
Lauren Rosengarten loves to cook and prepare meals. 
School Bus Driver, Attendant Praised For Helping Child
A Broward County School bus driver and a school bus attendant are being praised for helping a child get away from a man accused of committing a lewd act right in front of the girl.
First Day Of School Will Be August 24, 2015
Mark your calendars! Students of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will start the 2015/16 school year on Monday, August 24, 2015.