Week Ending June 3, 2016


This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video features: Manatee Bay Elementary School students celebrate their school’s first in the nation ranking in the “First in Math" online math competition; Parkway Middle School of the Arts students perform “The Lion King, Jr.; city of Fort Lauderdale partners with Dillard Elementary School to create Career City; Holocaust survivor presents a firsthand history lesson for Mirror Lake Elementary School students; and Centennial greetings.

BCPS News Releases

BCPS Announces National Merit Scholarships Sponsored by Colleges and Universities
National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced approximately 3,000 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

26 BCPS High Schools Rank as “America’s Most Challenging High Schools”
Congratulations to Fort Lauderdale High School for earning top 100 placement on “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” 2016 list by The Washington Post. Fort Lauderdale High ranks 57 nationally and 13 in the state, due to their success on providing access to advanced coursework to all students.


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Cypress Bay's Matos sits, in wheelchair, a top best of county's prep athletes
Among Broward County's many decorated athletes coming out of this year's state track meet, the only three-time girls champion stands tall — from the perch of her wheelchair. Isabella Matos is your everyday teen girl — often shy, but at times a real talker, andl oves to sing Ariana Grande and Rihanna songs.

Broward High School Sports 

Against the odds: South Florida students overcome adversity to graduate
It's graduation season, with thousands of students turning the tassels on their caps and starting the next chapter of their lives.