Welcome to Friday Focus

Friday Focus is a weekly roundup of BCPS news highlights by the Public Information Office. This weekly news summary includes a recap of BCPS news releases and news featured by our media partners. We hope you find this weekly news roundup a valuable resource for promoting and sharing the great things happening in BCPS.
In this week’s Friday Focus, the Singing Principals, also known as Goodwill Ambassadors for Broward County, find a place for their history at the Old Dillard Museum and learn more about the latest SMART Futures Update, with 879 school facilitates projects in progress. Also, congratulations to a Whiddon-Rogers Education Center student invited to New York City for an inspiring role in the National CARES Mentoring Movement video, “The Rising.”
In this week’s Friday Focus, the National Danish Performance Team bring their “We Move the World” dance and song world tour to Dania Elementary School; and Sunrise Middle School students participate in Nova Southeastern University’s Museum on the Move. Also, the annual Community Involvement Awards celebration honors individuals, businesses and organizations that have gone above and beyond in their commitment to BCPS students, families and community.

In this week’s Friday Focus, Florida International University fraternity, sorority and other student volunteers capture the hearts of students and teachers alike at the inaugural FIU Fun Day at Nob Hill Elementary School; and the Broward Education Foundation hosts its annual Innovative Teacher Idea Expo. Also, meet the six finalists honored as the best for the School-Related/District Employee of the Year. 
A BCPS and Broward Alliance partnership for student success – Claim Your Future Showcase – headlines this week’s edition of Friday Focus. Also, meet the six finalists vying to become BCPS Teacher of the Year; and Superhero Teacher of the Week, Coral Spring High School’s Jason Freedman.
This edition of Friday Focus features the students at Mirror Lake Elementary School as they celebrate the Chinese New Year with traditional Chinese performances, including a dragon dance and parade; and the students plant daffodil bulbs as part of a worldwide memorial to children killed in the Holocaust. Also, NBC 6 brags about Hallandale High School and showcases the marine science magnet program at New River Middle School in time for the School Choice application deadline.
This edition of Friday Focus highlights Florida First Lady Ann Scott with students at Fort Lauderdale High School and neighboring schools to kick off Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!; announcement of finalists for the 2017 Caliber Awards; Superintendent’s Advanced Placement Studio Exhibition and All County Honors Music Concerts, and more.
This edition of Friday Focus features over 400 student athletes showing their personal best at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s fifth annual Special Olympics; Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day celebrated on Thursday, February 2, 2017; and free workshops by BCPS and Broward College to help students and parents complete the FAFSA (Free Application Federal Student Aid).
Week Ending January 13, 2017 This edition of Friday Focus features the Florida Panthers Guest Chef competition at the BB&T Center; School Choice application for innovative and personalized learning programs; Broward Community School offers hundreds of classes for personal and professional enjoyment and enrichment.
This special holiday/winter break edition of Friday Focus features the Superintendent’s holiday video message to families and the community; the 2017 graduation schedule in time for family planning during the winter break and holiday; announcement of traditional high schools’ highest graduation rate since 2010/11 school year; after-school supper programs expand to over 100 participating school sites; and much more. Friday Focus will return following the winter break. Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year!
Highlights of students trying out new food options for school menu; Henry D. Perry Education Center’s official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony; Superintendent Runcie codes with students at Seminole Middle School for Hour of Code, and much more.

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