Week Ending April 8, 2016


This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video features the unveiling of the Dr. Kathleen Cooper Wright sculpture at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center; the Procurement Outreach event, “Open for Business”; the 2016 Caliber Awards celebrating educational excellence; and Centennial celebration greetings.

BCPS News Releases

Annual Plywood Regatta Competition

Teams of Students from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) including Middle Schools, High Schools and Technical Colleges, Staff Members and Marine Industries Association of South Florida Representatives.

“Conversation With The District” Community Forum 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) “Conversation With The District” town-hall style series, provides an opportunity for parents, students, staff and community members to share input and thoughts with School Board members and the Superintendent about what the District is doing well or where improvements can be made.

BCPS Honors Top Leaders at the 2016 Caliber Awards 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) honored its best at the 2016 Caliber Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 1, 2016, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. The annual Caliber Awards recognizes and honors the exceptional leadership, hard work and dedication of the District’s outstanding teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related/District employees.

BCPS Middle School Transforms Access To Daily Nutrition
Plantation Middle School joins the ranks of Broward County public schools implementing innovative meal programs, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at a school launch event. The school is introducing a Grab ‘n’ Go cart, which makes it easier for students to eat breakfast.

BCPS News Headlines

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Broward County’s first African American School Board member, the late Dr. Kathleen Cooper Wright, honored with statue unveiling ceremony
Thanks to the efforts of the Fort Lauderdale Links, Inc., in conjunction with Broward County Public Schools, Broward County government, the Broward County Education Foundation and the entire Broward community, who made the sculpture a reality. 

Coding in Academics Program a Hit With Broward Students
Some middle school students are joining the CIA. Too young to be spies? Of course, but the perfect age for the Coding In Academics program. 

Astronomy teacher named Broward County's best
As a science teacher at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Brandon Kyle Jeter had the idea to start an honors-level astronomy class. 

Parkland school teacher named Broward Teacher of the Year
A ceremony held Friday night recognized one South Florida teacher with a coveted award. Broward County Public Schools awarded 12th grade teacher Kyle Jeter with a Teacher of the Year award.