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The Next Gen Engage town hall meeting, scheduled to take place at Plantation High School on Thursday, January 19, 2017, has been postponed until further notice.

Students from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Magnet Program at Deerfield Beach Middle School will create a memorial garden with help from community volunteers to honor the late Tuskegee Airman Lt. Colonel Leo Gray. 
 

The Policing and Disciplining Equity Town Hall provides a forum to discuss the social justice initiative with students, local leaders in the community and special guest Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.  
 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, February 2, 2017. This year’s theme is “Dependability,” an important quality and valuable trait of successful teams and workplaces.
 
Broward County Public Schools is a national leader for offering innovative, personalized learning programs to meet students’ interests and prepare them for college and careers. Parents and guardians interested in submitting an application for their child to participate in a magnet program, enroll in a Nova school, or apply for a school reassignment may submit a School Choice application now through February 8, 2017. 
 
Flamingo Elementary School received a check for $21,000 by the pastors of local churches at the Love South Florida, #LoveSFL, event on November 30, 2016.
 
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved the 2017/18 school year calendar at its December 20, 2016, School Board meeting.
 

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Florida Department of Education, students at Whiddon Rogers Education Center will have the opportunity to learn hands-on skills in digital design from certified instructors through a communications technology program.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has expanded its Aftercare Supper Program to include six additional school sites, for a total of 104 schools serving nutritious meals to students.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) traditional high schools achieved a graduation rate of 92.2 percent in the 2015/16 school year. 
 
Congratulations to Glenda ‘Gigi’ McIntire, an educator and counselor at Mirror Lake Elementary School, for being selected to receive the 2016 Gutterman Family Outstanding Holocaust Educator Award.
 
More than 400 Special Olympics athletes and 300 volunteers will enjoy performances from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drum line, color presentation by JROTC accompanied by the national anthem, cheerleaders and torch run. Participants will be greeted by the Stoneman Douglas High football team with a red carpet entrance at the opening ceremony.
 
Broward County Public Schools School Boundary Process for the 2017/18 school year continues to move forward.  A total of 18 school boundary proposals have been received, including 16 proposals submitted by community members and two proposals from the School Boundary Committee. 
 
Broward County Public Schools students and staff collected a variety of supplies for the residents of Haiti devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Food For the Poor will pick up 23 pallets of food and supplies donated for distribution in impacted areas in Haiti.
 
Broward County Public Schools students will get a chance to help decide new cafeteria menu items for next school year. Students from Riverland Elementary School and Crystal Lake Middle School will participate in the District’s Food and Nutrition Services Annual Food Show on Friday, December 9, 2016, at Pompano Beach High School.
 
Inaugural Drone Competition organized by South Plantation High School showcases middle school and high school students’ drone technology and flying skills. There are three divisions for the competition, based on students’ skill levels. This is the first student inspired drone competition in Florida. 
 
On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the Broward County Association of Student Councils (BCASC) in partnership with Honor Flight South Florida and Broward County Public Schools JROTC, will host its second Virtual Honor Flight event for 70 veterans and survivors of World War II.
 

Students to Lead Dialogue at Next Gen Engage Town Hall Series Next Event at Pompano Beach High School, December 8, 2016.

The Hour of Code inspires students at schools nationwide to complete at least one hour of computer coding activities during CSEdWeek.  BCPS is proud to have Hour of Code events underway at 100 percent of District schools, including both “plugged” activities, which are done on computers, and “unplugged” activities, which use a variety of non-computer-based resources to teach students about computer coding.
 
The Next Gen Engage town hall series builds on previous years’ Conversations With The District town hall series to engage students in sharing their experiences, opinions and ideas about what happens in their schools and classrooms. This is the second of seven Next Gen Engage events taking place throughout the District.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to two of the top 10 best culinary schools in Florida. Sheridan Technical College (#7) and McFatter Technical College (#9) are honored by Best Choice Schools, based on their reputation for excellence in the industry, high-quality program offerings, and real-world hands-on experiences.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce that the School Choice application window for the 2017/18 school year takes place December 1, 2016 - February 8, 2017.
 

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, unanimously elected Abby M. Freedman as Chair and Nora Rupert as Vice Chair. The nominations and voting took place during the School Board’s Annual Organizational Meeting, following a swearing-in ceremony for re-elected School Board members.

Congratulations to Ellen Davis, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) teacher at Ramblewood Middle School, one of one of only 18 educators in the nation, and the only educator from the state of Florida, selected to participate in Understanding Sacrifice program. 
 

For the 24nd consecutive year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students, parents and community supporters have joined Harvest Drive, Inc. to help needy families during the holiday season. The Harvest Drive is a yearlong project culminating in a charitable event involving schools across the District every Thanksgiving.
 
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