Week Ending September 11, 2015

 
This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video highlights Pines Lakes Elementary School students celebrating International Literacy Day and the Pompano Beach High School Army JROTC 9/11 Ceremony observance.

 

BCPS News Releases

 
BCPS Congratulates 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates 36 students for being named semifinalists in the prestigious 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.
​​Pompano Beach High School and Western High School Observe 9/11 
Pompano Beach High School and Western High School observe 9/11 with special ceremonies this week. 
BCPS Celebrates September as National Attendance Awareness Month
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) joins the national celebration of Attendance Awareness Month in September, which focuses on raising awareness about the importance of regular school attendance and reducing chronic absenteeism.






 



BCPS News Headlines

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Runcie receives effective rating, but also criticism
Superintendent Robert Runcie has maintained his status as an effective leader in the view of most Broward School Board members. 
Pompano Beach High School to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001
A 9/11 Ceremony will take place at Pompano Beach High School to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. 
Broward Schools celebrates Attendance Awareness Month
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) joins the national celebration of Attendance Awareness Month in September, which focuses on raising awareness about the importance of regular school attendance and reducing chronic absenteeism.
Margate Middle School named “Fit Friendly Worksite”
The American Heart Association (AHA) presented Margate Middle School (MMS) with a plaque in recognition of the school's "Gold Level" designation as a "Fit Friendly Worksite." 
State Farm donates $5,000 for auto safety in Broward schools
The State Farm insurance company has donated $5,000 to support auto safety education in Broward County schools.
State Farm Donates $5,000 to Broward Education Foundation for Auto Safety
According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), nearly 30,000 traffic accidents are recorded each year in Broward County alone, many of which result in injury.  
Broward Schools to celebrate International Day of Literacy on September 8
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) joins the celebration of International Literacy Day on September 8, 2015. 
Kids of Love holds Labor Day Back 2 School Bash at Sawgrass Lanes
Kids of Love held its annual Labor Day Back 2 School Bash at Sawgrass Lanes. 
Stoneman Douglas Band Collecting Shoes for “In Jacob’s Shoes”
Stoneman Douglas Band wants you to donate your gently used or new shoes and provide kids and families in South Florida with a basic necessity that most people take for granted.  
City Seeks Coral Springs Kids to Lead the Pledge at Commission Meetings
The City of Coral Springs is all about families, and the mayor and city commissioners encourage good citizenship at a very early age by allowing local children to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at their City Commission meetings.