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 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.
Highlights of Tropical Elementary School art students presenting Superintendent Robert W. Runcie with a portrait mural; Cooper City Elementary School Peace Pole Ceremony to promote safe environments for students; third annual Autism in Flight event; and news conference announcing impact on students from legislative changes to state’s accountability system.
Highlights of the second annual Career City at Dillard Elementary School with 72 businesses from the city of Fort Lauderdale showcasing career opportunities; the “Evening Among the Stars” Perfect Attendance Awards ceremony; and the Legislative Leadership Series at Northeast High School with State Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed.
Highlights of El Día de los Niños, an international celebration of literacy at Harbordale Elementary School; the 2015 Kids of Character Awards honoring students, staff and schools for demonstrating outstanding character throughout the school year; and Silver Palms Elementary School’s visit by NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse, Jr. to celebrate safety patrol student Nicholas Alexander as winner of the Florida Department of Transportation’s 2015 “Bike to School” poster contest.

Highlights of Coral Glades High School’s drama group making final preparations for its theatrical production of “Curious Savage”; Everglades High School choral students learning lesson in life; and HandsOn Broward/Comcast Cares Day volunteers giving Norcrest Elementary School a campus a facelift.


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