Week Ending May 20, 2016

This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video features: the Broward County Cadet of the Year 2016; Broward Sheriff’s Office presents Deerfield Beach Middle School sixth grade student Angel Rivera with a Life Saving Award; "Evening Among the Stars" perfect attendance awards at Plantation High School; fourth annual Autism In Flight event at the Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport; and Centennial greetings.


BCPS News Releases

Students With Autism Practice the Travel Experience at the 4th Annual Autism in Flight 
40 students with autism have the opportunity to navigate the airport experience firsthand in an effort to help reduce stress on an actual flight.

The 2015 Annual Status Report on the Implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning
A required annual report titled the “Annual Status Report on Implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning, January – December 2015" was recently issued by a 15-member Oversight Committee (consisting of School Board members, County Commissioners, municipal elected officials and Community stakeholders), whose primary responsibility is to monitor the implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning (ILA) and issue the annual report.
Bethune Elementary School Students Skype with Award-Winning Actress Cameron Diaz
Students from Bethune Elementary School, a Turnaround Arts School, will be surprised when they meet award-winning actress Cameron Diaz.

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Third-grade students improve slightly on state reading exam
South Florida third-graders performed slightly better on this year's state-required English-language arts exam, with each county seeing higher passage rates.

Bethune Elementary students perform scenes from 'Shrek' for Princess Fiona
Students from Bethune Elementary School of the Arts had the opportunity to perform for actress Cameron Diaz during class on Wednesday afternoon.

What does it take to win a Silver Knight? These top students have the answer, and the statue
What does it take to earn a Silver Knight award? It takes the courage to tackle Islamophobia, the stamina to run a triathlon and the kind of academic dedication that gets you accepted to Harvard.

Meet the 2016 Broward Silver Knight Award winners

Teen athlete to be recognized for athletic, academic achievements
A Miramar teen will be recognized by the Broward County school board on May 25 for his achievements in the classroom and on the athletic field.

SWAG on 6: Monarch High School's Rebecca Chery
Some high school students know how to make waves among their classmates in all the right ways. Rebecca Chery is one of those kids. "I think of myself as hard working but easy going, and just ready for any kind of challenge," Rebecca said, describing herself.