Week Ending May 27, 2016


This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video features: award winning actress Cameron Diaz’ surprise visit via Skype to Bethune Elementary School Turnaround Arts students; Melanie Amaro, winner of the X-Factor singing competition, performs in concert and encourages Bair Middle School students to follow their dreams: BCPS Centennial closing ceremony celebrating “100 Years and Beyond”; and Centennial greetings. 

BCPS News Releases

Broward County School Board Regular Meeting, June 7, 2016, Rescheduled to June 15, 2016, 10:15 a.m. 
The June 7, 2016, regular meeting of The School Board of Broward County, Florida has been rescheduled, to allow for attendance at high school graduation ceremonies. The School Board will now hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, beginning at 10:15 a.m., at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Board Room, 600 SE Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
Dillard Elementary School Showcases Future Career Opportunities for Students through an Interactive Career City
More than 70 local businesses will share potential careers with students from Dillard Elementary.  Students will walk through an interactive city to learn about different professions and local industries.  Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about potential future careers and learn about specific professions directly from industry leaders.     
BCPS Sunshine State Scholars Honored by the Florida Department of Education
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates Benjamin Goldstein of Cooper City High School and Jalen Jiang of Cypress Bay High School for being named the District’s 2016 Sunshine State Scholars.
Douglas secures long-sought state baseball championship 
After a quarter-century of coming close, Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School finally finished the job and secured the school’s first state championship with a 3-0 win over Miami Columbus in the Class 9A final at JetBlue Park.
Join us for the BCPS Centennial Closing Ceremony, “100 Years and Beyond” on Tuesday, May 24, 2016
BCPS concludes its 100th anniversary celebration with a special ceremony honoring the District’s commitment to educational excellence. The ceremony showcases District accomplishments and also takes a look at what’s to come.

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Broward County Public Schools to hire hundreds of teachers
Administrators and principals from hundreds of schools throughout Broward County converged in Fort Lauderdale Thursday in hopes of finding hundreds of new teachers. Teaching candidates from across the country came to the recruitment fair with resumes in hand at the Broward County Convention Center.

Super Teacher of the Week –Christopher Dorsey
This week’s super teacher hits all the right notes. It’s Christopher Dorsey, who’s taught instrumental music at Dillard High School for 12 years, and it’s easy to see, he loves what he does for a living!

Broward’s best are honored at Miami Herald’s All-Broward Awards banquet
Coconut Creek’s Binjimen Victor and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Dominic Thieman excelled catching passes on the football field and later soared great distances on the track. 

South Broward’s Mackenzie Sadaka honored with Miami Herald Courage Award
South Broward’s Mackenzie Sadaka had every excuse to take the basketball season off following the passing of her father Michael Sadaka last September — just weeks before the season opener. 

'Gap Year' Before College Proves Successful for Many Students
Taking a gap year does not necessarily mean working at the Gap. It's the commonly-used term for taking the uncommon path after high school.

Douglas secures long-sought state baseball championship
After being presented their medals and trophy, the Eagles huddled in the outfield and cheered as their coaches ran and slid as if stealing a base right into the middle of the team’s celebratory semicircle. 

Students flock to Homestead-Miami Speedway for remote-control-car races
On Saturday, Homestead-Miami Speedway partnered with Ten80 Education to host the National STEM League Finals 2016.