Week Ending November 11, 2016

 
 

BCPS Hosts 5th Annual Ed Talk Community Forum
Hundreds attended Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) fifth annual Ed Talk on November 5, 2016, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Students, parents, teachers, staff, business leaders, elected officials and community members joined School Board members and BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie to engage in conversations focused on helping students reach their full potential.

This year, a cross-section of over 500 community members engaged in rich dialogue on topics including courageous conversations around social justice and its impact on students inside and outside the classroom; and reimagining what successful learning environments look like in a dynamic, global world, while remaining focused on student achievement and helping students to reach their full potential to becoming world citizens. 

 


BCPS News Around the District

Register now for the 411 on Parent Engagement Conference
The Parent Engagement Conference takes place on Saturday, November 19, 2016, beginning at 8 a.m., at Fort Lauderdale High School. Anyone interested in advancing student achievement through family and community engagement is encouraged to attend. Workshop topics include: Educational Technology; Naviance – Family Connection; Booster Clubs; Designer Drugs; Building Community; and Outstanding Customer Service to Schools.

BCPS Students Receive Books from WPLG Local10
More than 300 books were delivered to students at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School. WPLG Local 10 donated the books to the school as part of its Local 10’s Big Book Drive.

BCPS Hosts 5th Annual Ed Talk Community Forum
Hundreds attended Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) fifth annual Ed Talk on November 5, 2016, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. This year, a cross-section of over 500 community members engaged in rich dialogue on topics including social justice and reimagining education. Student participation and input into what happens in their schools and classrooms was a key element in roundtable discussions. Video

BCPS Students Learn About Conserving Energy Through Theater Performance
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students from Charles Drew Elementary School in conjunction with the elementary classes at Cross Creek School co-hosted a performance by the National Theatre for Children, the largest in-school educational touring theater company in the world.

300 BCPS Immigrant Students to Showcase Legislative Youth Agenda Presented to Florida Lawmakers
Over 300 immigrant students from high schools throughout Broward County will exhibit and present their Florida legislative policy proposals and share ideas on how to improve their communities as part of the Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo.

West Broward High School Hosts Second Annual TEDx Talk Event Dreaming Boldly
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Students, Parents, Staff, Community Members, and TEDx Talkers: Chris Norton; Dawn Maslar; Shawna Vercher; Anna Dolce; John Rizvi; Marnino Toussaint; Tiffany Lanier; Jim Barber; Maryam Iqbal; and GMNI.

BCPS Next Gen Engage Town Hall Series Invites Student Input On What Happens in Their Schools
The Next Gen Engage town hall series builds on previous years’ Conversations With The District town hall series to engage students in sharing their experiences, opinions and ideas about what happens in their schools and classrooms. This is the first of seven Next Gen Engage events taking place throughout the District.

Broward County Public Schools Hosts 5th Annual Ed Talk Community Forum
Hundreds attended Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) fifth annual Ed Talk today, Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Superintendent Robert W. Runcie Honored by NABSE as 2016 Superintendent of the Year
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie for being recognized by the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) with its 2016 NABSE Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year award.

BCPS in News Headlines

SWAG on 6: Stranahan High School Senior Truly Involved In Everything on Campus – NBC 6
If you go to Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale, you might run into a young woman who struts around campus like she owns the place, a young woman who’s involved in just about every activity that goes on at this historic school. Her name is Miriam Canales, and it wasn’t always like this. “I was a very shy person then, I just blossomed now!’ Miriam said, laughing at herself.

Broward School Superintendent Awarded Superintendent of the Year – Caribbean National Weekly
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie was recently recognized by the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) with the organizers 2016 NABSE Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year award. The award honors school district superintendents who have demonstrated a quality of leadership that resulted in significant positive outcomes for students of African descent.