Week Ending April 29, 2016


Highlights of the annual Broward SECME-STEM Olympiad at Dillard High School; annual celebration of “El dia de los niƱos/El dia de los libros,” at Boulevard Heights Elementary School; and Centennial greetings.


BCPS News Releases

School Choice Phase II Application Window for the 2016/17 School Year Opens May 2, 2016
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce that the School Choice Phase II online application window for remaining school reassignment seats and magnet programs for the 2016/17 school year takes place May 2, 2016 – September 2, 2016.
BCPS Celebrates the 16th Annual Kids of Character Awards Ceremony
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates the 16th Annual Kids of Character Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 2, 2016, at 7 p.m. The special recognition ceremony is sponsored by the Sun-Sentinel and Publix.
Broward PTA Receives Florida Department of Education Award
Congratulations to the Broward County Council of PTAs (BCCPTA) for being selected as a regional winner for the Florida Department of Education/Florida Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Family and Community Involvement Award.

BCPS News Headlines

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Boulevard Heights Elementary school's Book Day gets special guest
Students at Boulevard Heights Elementary spent time with a special guest, Monday morning. 

School takes parents (but not their kids) on field trip
Plantation Elementary School sponsored a field trip Monday, but the event wasn't for students. It was for their parents.

Gala recognizes organizations that educate tomorrow's leaders
The Broward Education Foundation will celebrate 33 years of educational excellence at its annual "Black & White Gala."

Super Teacher of the Week – Ms. Peta Gaye Bisset
For this week's super teacher forget Spider-Man, it's more like Spider-Woman! Peta Gaye Bisset teaches AP calculus and computer science at MacArthur High School. 

Business Execs, Governors Push Congress to Put $250M Into K-12 Coding
A number of top executives, a bipartisan assortment of governors, and multiple advocacy groups have issued an open letter to Congress calling on the government to devote $250 million to computer coding education for students, along with professional development in that subject for teachers. 

Employers sought for college/career fair
Graduating high school seniors in Broward County will get an opportunity to explore career options with local businesses. 

Living history: Students connect with Holocaust survivors
History came to life Thursday for a group of Broward County high schoolers who spent the afternoon listening to the stories of Holocaust survivors.

Broward Schools receive $175,000 grant for family learning program
Broward County Public Schools recently received a $175,000 grant from Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning for a family learning program.