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.
Highlights of the fourth annual Ed Talk 2015/16 attended by over 700 stakeholders; a behind-the-scenes look at NBC 6’s Education on 6 featuring South Plantation High School; BCPS celebrates Literacy Week at Hollywood Hills High School, and Centennial greetings.
Highlights of the Broward County Public Schools M/WBE Disparity Work Group's first meeting to discuss the Disparity Study findings and recommendations; and Centennial greetings.
Highlights of Broward County Public Schools joint meeting with law enforcement and principals at Atlantic Technical College/Arthur Ashe, Jr., Campus and Centennial greetings.
Highlights of the return of School Duel, South Florida's only locally produced academic quiz show by BECON-TV;and an encore presentation of NFL's Bryant McFadden honoring his alma mater McArthur High School with a Super Bowl 50 Golden Football.
Highlights of Plantation Park Elementary School winning at the Music USA Festival; NFL’s Bryant McFadden honors his alma mater McArthur High School with a Golden Football in honor of Super Bowl 50; Flanagan High School celebrates its championship bound football team; NFL’s Allen Hurns hosts holiday “give back” event for students of his alma mater Sunshine Elementary School; Principals’ annual holiday meeting and celebration; and students perform at the annual Winter Festival of Music for holiday travelers at the Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Highlights of the Youth Policy Summit at Nova Southeastern University; the New River Middle School Marine Science magnet snorkeling excursion; BCPS Celebrates National Computer Science Week Hour of Code; WOW (Working Opportunities From Within) program highlighted at Transportation Department; and Centennial Celebration greetings.
Highlights of Superintendent Robert W. Runcie selected as Florida’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year; international opera singer Carla Dirlikov spends time with students at Lake Forest Elementary School; Miramar Police Department CSI Day at Miramar High School; Bridging the Gap conversation with law enforcement at Flanagan High School and Centennial Celebration greetings.
Highlights of children’s book author and illustrator Eric Velasquez reading his book “Los Discos de Mi Abuela” to students at Hallandale Elementary School; Under Armour Jersey All American Day at Flanagan High School; “Speaking for the Future” business leaders luncheon in support of the high school debate initiative; and Centennial Celebration greetings.
Highlights of Dillard High School graduate and NFL legend Isaac Bruce’s presenting his alma mater with commemorative Golden Football in honor of the Super Bowl’s 50th anniversary celebration; renown pilot Captain Barringon Irving inspiring students at three elementary schools; and Centennial Celebration greetings.
Highlights of Spooky Science, a fun Distance Learning science event at Lyons Creek Middle School; Hallandale High School receives $75,000 donation from the Tibor & Sheila Hollo Foundation to expand its nutrition and fitness program; Anti-Bullying Week kicks off with Stand Strong event featuring Nick Vujicic; and Centennial Celebration greetings.