Week Ending October 30, 2015

This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video features: South Broward High School Marching Bulldogs’ London New Year’s Day Parade Invitational, iMPACT Girls STEM Conference at Broward College North; Inside Out Project at Welleby Elementary School; Distracted Driver Simulator Training; and Centennial Celebration greetings.


BCPS News Releases

Disparity Study Results Presented During School Board Workshop
The Study focused on assessing the level of diversity in the District’s awarding of contracts and purchasing opportunities, particularly among small, minority and women-owned businesses.
BCPS Kicks Off Anti-Bullying Week With Stand Strong Event Featuring Nick Vujicic
To kick off the observance of Anti-Bullying Week, November 9-13, 2015, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is collaborating with Stand Strong USA, to host a powerful and motivational event aimed at saving lives and ending bullying.
West Broward High School to Host First TEDx Talk Event
TEDxWestBrowardHigh is spearheaded by West Broward High master teacher and curator Horace Buddoo, along with West Broward High TED-ED Club members, teachers and students. Buddoo applied for a TEDx license as a way to promote a culture of collaboration and idea sharing for students.

BCPS News Headlines

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South Broward's Class of '55: Still together, making memories
They were a close-knit group when they walked the hallways as students at South Broward High School. And, 60 years later, the class of 1955 still is.
Brag About Your School: Cooper City High School 
When you can claim both academic and automotive excellence, you know your school is comprehensive. Cooper City High School doesn’t have any magnet programs, but it still manages to provide something for everyone.
Coconut Creek Atlantic Technical High School "beats the odds"
Atlantic Technical High School has been named to Newsweek's 2015 "Beating the Odds" list, which recognizes the top 500 high schools in the United States serving low-income students. The Coconut Creek magnet school received a rank of 147, based on a combination of calculations involving college readiness, graduation rate and poverty level.
Hurricane Wilma: Knocked Down Invasive Trees, Created New Growth
There’s a plot of land behind the swimming pool at Deerfield Beach High where science teacher Kelly Caputo points to a cluster of trees out in a field.
Coconut Creek Elementary School is "Not Norman"
Ms. Novella Ricker’s Coconut Creek Elementary kindergarten class joined millions of children and  adults around the country Thursday in the nation's largest shared reading experience.
MMS Curriculum Carnival Got Families Working Together
Margate Middle’s carnival-themed evening of hands-on curriculum activities amused and enlightened parents with the innovative ways their children learn at Margate Middle School (MMS).
Liberty Harvest Festival a Memorable Night for Families
Costumed creatures amped up on sugar and adrenaline filled Liberty Elementary’s cafeteria for the PTA Fall Harvest.
Atlantic West Fall Carnival a Crafty Affair
Atlantic West Elementary (AWE) School spread the carnival fun throughout its main building so students could experience surprises around every corner.