Week Ending November 18, 2016

 
 

Pompano Beach High School Army JROTC Honor Veterans and Fallen Heroes
The Pompano Beach High School Army JROTC held their annual Veterans Day observance and Fallen Heroes Ceremony. The special ceremony included a display of 6,856 flags on the campus lawn, representing each service member lost since the beginning of the War on Terrorism. Veterans and current service members were recognized and honored during the ceremony.

 

 

BCPS News Around the District

411 Parent and Community Engagement Conference
The 411 Parent and Community Engagement Conference takes place on Saturday, November 19, 2016, beginning at 8 a.m., at Fort Lauderdale High School. The BCPS Parent/Community Involvement Task Force and the Office of Family and Community Engagement host the conference. The conference is free and open to anyone interested in advancing student achievement through increased family and community engagement. Families will receive locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and other products sponsored by Feeding South Florida.

Pompano Beach High School Army JROTC Hold Fallen Heroes Ceremony
The Pompano Beach High School Army JROTC held the annual Fallen Heroes Ceremony as part of their Veterans Day observance and tribute to veterans, fallen heroes and their families. The special ceremony included a display of 6,856 flags on the campus lawn, representing each service member lost since the beginning of the War on Terrorism. Veterans and current service members were recognized and honored during the ceremony. Video

BCPS to Showcase Innovative and Magnet Programs
The BCPS Gifted Advisory Council will host the annual School Choice Showcase, which provides students and parents an opportunity to learn about the variety of educational options available within BCPS innovative and magnet programs at schools across the District. The magnet, Nova Schools and reassignment application window opens on December 1, 2016.


BCPS in News Headlines

NBC 6 Brag About Your School - Coconut Creek High SchoolNBC 6
NBC 6 is bragging about another South Florida school – this time, we’re heading to Coconut Creek High School! Home of the Cougars, the school has rolled out a new technical magnet program in a partnership with Atlantic Technical College.

Autistic teen chosen as South Plantation homecoming kingSun-Sentinel
Robert "Dr. Bob" Woodruff, a South Plantation High senior, is the voice of his school's daily announcements and he's played the Pied Piper in a school production of "Shrek The Musical." He has a 3.9 GPA and is headed to college next year.

Teen with disabilities crowned homecoming king at Plantation high schoolWSVN 7 News
A South Florida teenager didn’t let a disability hinder his chances of becoming his high school’s homecoming king. That teenager, Robert Woodruff, was crowned homecoming king at South Plantation High School, Thursday.

Protecting taxpayers during school construction a top priority | OpinionSun-Sentinel
When you pay for a home repair or a new computer, you expect almost immediate results. That's understandable when it's a straightforward, one-time transaction for a home or small business, but it is not a reasonable expectation when nearly $1 billion of taxpayer money is being spent for hundreds of projects with hundreds of contracts all around the county.

Three Coral Springs students honored for preventing school shooting Sun-Sentinel
The three teenagers received a standing ovation from city commissioners on Wednesday night for reporting that a Coral Springs High student had brought a gun on campus.

3 Coral Springs students rewarded after reporting loaded gun on campusWSVN 7
Three Coral Springs students spoke up when one of them spotted a loaded gun at their school, and on Wednesday night, city leaders recognized and rewarded them for their actions.

Students Recognized By Coral Springs City Commission For Reporting Teen With Gun CBS 4
Three Coral Springs High School students who spoke up when they saw a former student with a gun on campus received high praise from city leaders Wednesday.

Superheroes in our Schools: Mrs. Melton WSFL-CW
This week's Super Teacher is Mrs. Callie Melton from Fort Lauderdale High School. Mrs. Melton teaches Fashion Design Services and her lessons range from sewing, pattern design, embroidery and more.

Voting for the first time in Pembroke Pines - Westside Gazette
One Hundred eligible seniors from three Broward County High Schools met at Pembroke Pines Charter High School to vote in their first Presidential election during early voting at the Broward County Southwest Regional Library.
 
This NSU alumnus earned his doctorate while saving a school - Westside Gazette
When Karlton Johnson arrived at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach as the school’s new principal, he faced a serious challenge. He had to transform Blanche Ely from top to bottom.
 
The honorable Douglas Russell, Jr. and FAMU inspire agriculture students - Westside Gazette
The historic Blanche Ely High School (BEHS), Pompano Beach, Fla., where the distinguished Dr. Karlton O. Johnson, serves as principal, was elected as the 2016 “Principal of the Year” of Broward County Public Schools, the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest district in the State of Florida.