Week Ending November 6, 2015

This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video features: Spooky Science, a fun Distance Learning science event at Lyons Creek Middle School; Hallandale High School receives $75,000 donation from the Tibor & Sheila Hollo Foundation to expand its nutrition and fitness program; Anti-Bullying Week kicks off with Stand Strong event featuring Nick Vujicic; and Centennial Celebration greetings. 


BCPS News Releases

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Smart Initiative Projects Moving Forward
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is making significant progress on the SMART initiative, and continues to move forward with critical work on numerous projects.
Charles W. Flanagan High School Honors Wounded War Heroes With Miami Dolphins Alumni  
Charles W. Flanagan High hosts the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team (WWAFT) game against the Miami Dolphins alumni.
Hallandale High School Receives $75,000 Donation to Launch Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps Program  
A special check presentation ceremony is taking place to announce a $75,000 donation by The Tibor & Sheila Hollo Foundation that will be used to bring the unique HealthCorps program to Hallandale Magnet High School.


BCPS News Headlines

Students enjoy Construction Career Days in Davie
There was plenty of hands-on learning during the recent Construction Career Days at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie.
Broward College and the Crockett Foundation open Cool Kids Coding Academy Broward College partnered with the Crockett Foundation to launch the organization’s Cool Kids Coding Academy, which aims to teach middle-school students how to code.
Cooper City High School's Sound of Pride invited to perform in London
When Chandler Wilson, Director of Bands, arrived at Cooper City High School two years ago, he promised to take the program to a whole new level.
Margate Teachers in the Spotlight at City Meeting
Teaching is a tough but rewarding career. Trials and tribulations in the classroom become student success stories thanks to dedicated teachers at Margate schools.
Margate students honored at City Hall
Margate schools honor students for more than just academics. November "Students of the Month" were recognized at City Hall Wednesday for positive contributions in the classroom and community.
Broward School Super visits grant-winning teacher
A Broward County elementary school teacher's use of awarded grant money has attracted the attention of Superintendent Robert Runcie. 
Caribbean Shows Hit Primetime TV in South Florida
Starting Monday, December 7th, a block of family-friendly Caribbean lifestyle programming will begin primetime broadcast on South Florida’s BECON-TV (Channel 63 / Comcast 19).
Broward Schools to hold anti-bullying week
The Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will observe Anti-Bullying Week from November 9 – 13. BCPS will collaborate with Stand Strong USA, to host a motivational event aimed at saving lives and ending bullying.
Volunteers Needed for Butterfly Garden at Margate Elementary
Margate Elementary is partnering with Lowes of Coral Springs to create a Butterfly Garden at the front of the school so students and staff can sit, relax, watch and learn about butterflies, their life cycle, and the plants that feed them.
West Broward HS Bobcats honor former coach through benefit eventEvery time he steps into the batter's box, West Broward High School baseball player Alex Gonzalez writes SA in the clay to honor his late coach, Sergio Ambros. Ambros died after suffering a heart attack on the field in June. 
Disney awards grant to South Florida nonprofit organization
A South Florida man wasn't looking for a pat on the back when he sold his successful business to start a nonprofit for kids, but it sure felt good when a giant corporation like Disney took notice and awarded his program with a grant.
Local Teacher Nominated for the LifeChanger of the Year Award
Congratulations to Sawgrass Springs Middle School science teacher, Judy Bremner for being nominated for the 2015/16 national LifeChanger of the Year award.
Sawgrass Springs Middle School teacher Judy Bremner nominated for LifeChanger of the Year Award
Congratulations to Sawgrass Springs Middle School science teacher, Judy Bremner and Bair Middle School guidance counselor, Evy Lenoff for being nominated for the 2015/16 national LifeChanger of the Year award.
Literacy Blast at Coconut Creek Elementary Helps Parents with Reading at Home
Dozens of families filled Coconut Creek Elementary School to learn how to stimulate reading at home in an effort to boost literacy skills.
Peace, Love and Books at Margate Elementary
Police shut down the street for Margate Elementary School's Storybook Parade Friday, one of City’s largest annual parades starring students dressed as their favorite storybook characters.
Atlantic West’s Tornado Alley Blew Everyone Away
Nearly 300 family members checked out Atlantic West’s first museum night of the 2015-16 school year Thursday. Parents saw first-hand why the hands-on STEM magnet curriculum is helping deliver increases in science proficiency for its students.