Week Ending October 28, 2016

 

Pink brightened the halls of Bayview Elementary School, where students, teachers and staff wore pink from head to toe in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring awareness and understanding to the fight against breast cancer, and to remember those who lost their fight, survived or continue to battle breast cancer. Students donated $1 for the cure to raise $1,000 for the Susan G. Komen foundation.

 

BCPS News Around the District


Register Now for Ed Talk – November 5, 2016
Engage with School Board members, Superintendent and Senior District Leadership. Make your voice count by attend. Students earn community service hours. This public forum, which is designed to engage the community in discussing educational strategies and advancing the District’s Strategic Plan, takes place on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 9 a.m. to noon. Networking at 8 a.m. Free parking and refreshments. Registration deadline is Friday, October 28.

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.

Annual Block Party for Education, Pathways to Success
Broward County Public Schools innovative and magnet programs joined the annual Block Party For Education, where local colleges and universities – from Florida Atlantic University, Broward College, Nova Southeastern University and Broward Technical Colleges – showcase what they have to offer to prospective students.  Video

Bayview Elementary Wear Pink to Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pink brightened the halls of Bayview Elementary Schools, where students, teachers and staff wore pink from head to toe in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring awareness and understanding to the fight against breast cancer, and to remember those who lost their fight, survived or continue to battle breast cancer. Students donated $1 for the cure to raise $1,000 for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Video

Join BCPS for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®
Broward County Public Schools joined millions to participate in the world's largest reading experience - Read for the Record - in reading the book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich. Video

More than 4,000 Attend BCPS College Fair
Thousands attended the 2016 BCPS College Fair at the Nova Southeastern University. Students and parents met with admissions representatives and sponsors from over 150 national and international, public and private, and two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Video

BCPS Next Gen Engage Town Hall Series Invites Student Input
Looking to build on last year’s Conversations With the District series, Broward County Public Schools is launching the Next Gen Engage series to engage students. The inaugural Next Gen Engage town hall series aims, in part, to ask for and listen to input from students about their future direction, and what they think school leaders should do to support their success.

Inaugural Superintendent’s Dance Showcase Featuring Students From BCPS Dance Programs
Dillard High School Center for the Arts will host its inaugural Superintendent’s Dance Showcase featuring dance program students from Bethune Elementary School of the Arts, Deerfield Park Elementary School of the Arts, Falcon Cove Middle School, Parkway Middle School of the Arts, and students from Dillard High School Center for the Arts.

BCPS in News Headlines

School Discipline Under Study in Fla. District – Education Week
Schools nationwide are suspending and expelling fewer students today than in years past—but the racial gaps in who gets disciplined are still wide. A new, community-wide research project in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hopes to find ways to counter the unconscious perceptions that may undermine attempts to close those gaps.

South Florida students learn about road construction – Sun-Sentinel
Chocolate asphalt and concrete cookies are just two of the tools used to attract the next generation of Florida road and bridge builders to careers in construction. Nearly 2,000 students from about 50 schools in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties were getting hands-on training at the 16th annual Construction Career Days, Tuesday and Wednesday, at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie.

Broward school board may expand meeting times – Sun-Sentinel
In a rare move, the Broward County School Board last Tuesday listened to public comments in the early evening, when it was most convenient for day workers, including teachers.

Police, students team up for school walk – Sun-Sentinel
Dozens of elementary school students got a police escort to class on Walk to School Day in Hollywood. The city of Hollywood and the police department teamed up to participate in the nationwide event, which is held on Oct. 5. Three grade schools encouraged kids to meet with officers at a nearby park and take the trek: Hollywood Central, Boulevard Heights and Hollywood Hills Elementary.

Robert Runcie, superintendent, Broward County Public Schools – Sun-Sentinel
Last week: Broward County Public Schools is honored to receive a $53.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support effective teaching at high-needs schools. Receiving the Teacher Incentive Fund grant is a significant accomplishment for our district, since we are the only school district in Florida – and the only large school district in the nation – to be selected.