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 Royal Palm Elementary School STEM Museum Magnet School hosting visit by Taiwan Educator Delegation; Falcon Sound Invitational at Flanagan High School; and “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep,” Fire Prevention Week observance at Deerfield Park Elementary School.
Highlights of the Chinese Culture and Art Tour performing at Tradewinds Elementary School; Peace Garden unveiling at Silver Shores Elementary School; Cooper City High School Sound of Pride Marching Band receiving invitation to perform in 2018 London New Year’s Parade; “Flipping the Script” Teen Prevention & Intervention Summit; Dads Take Your Child to School Day observance at Horizon Elementary School; and Tequesta Trace Elementary School celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Highlights of Sandpiper Elementary School’s observance of Police Appreciation Day; bilingual books author Pat Mora visits and reads her book “Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three” to kindergarten dual language students at Oakland Park Elementary School; and the District celebrates Choose Peace Stop Violence Week 2015.
Highlights of Western High School S.T.E.M. students’ day at the Museum of Discovery and Science with NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin and the 2015 South Florida Gifted & Talented Symposium: "Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” at the Signature Grand.
Highlights of Pines Lakes Elementary School students celebrating International Literacy Day and the Pompano Beach High School Army JROTC 9/11 Ceremony observance.
Highlights of the special Centennial Celebration Kickoff Ceremony honoring 100 years of educational excellence.
Highlights of the Back to School Health Fair at Lauderdale Manors Family Resource Center, District preparations for back to school and the first day of school, marking the 100th school year in Broward County Public Schools.
Highlights of Superintendent Robert W. Runcie's End of the Year Video Message, which also includes a brief look back at some of the memorable moments of the 2014/15 school year.
Highlights of Manatee Bay Elementary School students celebrating their third consecutive number one in national top ten ranking for First in Math; Endeavour Primary Learning Center students meeting their yearlong online reading mentors from the Lauderhill Fire Department for the first time; and Plantation Park Elementary School students pitching their business ideas to ‘Shark Tank.’
Highlights of the Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders “Celebrating Five Years of Lasting Legacy” scholarship and awards banquet; the Robot Rodeo showcasing Bennett Elementary School and Pompano Beach High School students’ engineering skills; Piper High School’s Health Occupations Students of America participating in a National Chest Compression Week workshop; and White House and District officials announcing launch of “Latinos in Action” program at six high schools.