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Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) fourth annual Ed Talk community forum takes place on Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 9 a.m. – noon, at the Signature Grand in Davie. Everyone interested in the future of BCPS is encouraged to attend this free event.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students captured four of the top six spots in the Florida Commission on the Status of Women’s 2015 Florida Women’s History Essay Contest.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) “Conversation With The District” is a community forum, providing an opportunity for parents, students, staff and community members to share input and thoughts with School Board members and the Superintendent about what the District is doing well or where improvements can be made.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. This year's theme is Sparking AHA! Moments.
 
Florida Department of Education released high school graduation rates for the 2014/15 school year.  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduation rate, which includes traditional schools, centers and charter schools, is 76.6 percent.
 
News briefing to address the less-than-credible email threat received Broward County Public Schools – similar to the emails received in other school districts.
 
Broward County Public Schools is proud to host the first National Summit for Principal Supervisors at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 11- 13, 2016.  Superintendents, district leadership and principal supervisors from across the nation will engage in professional development opportunities aimed at improving the outcomes of school principals.
 
On Sunday, December 20, 2015, the Tobacco Free Partnership of Broward County, in partnership with Broward County Public Schools and the Florida Panthers, will unveil winning artwork from local school aged children.
 
BCPS Announces 2016 Graduation Schedule
Monday, December 14, 2015
Class of 2016, mark your calendars! Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announces graduation ceremonies for all high schools, centers and technical colleges. Graduation ceremonies will kick off on June 3, 2016.  Below is the schedule of ceremonies, locations, dates and times. The complete graduation schedule is also available at browardschools.com.
 
In all, 99 students from Cypress Bay High School, Fort Lauderdale High School and South Broward High
School received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge their
exceptional performance in the June 2015 Cambridge examination series.
 
Mark your calendars! Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students will start the 2016/17 school year on Monday, August 22, 2016.  The School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved the 2016/17 school year calendar at its December 8, 2015, School Board meeting.
 
Third, fourth and fifth grade students from Cooper City Elementary will participate in the Miami Dolphins Junior Training Camp. Students will learn skills in both NFL-style offensive and defensive drills using the same equipment as the Miami Dolphins, including hurdles, knock-away dummies, ladders and halfback pads.
 
The NFL’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program honors McArthur High School with a commemorative golden football from former NFL Super Bowl winner and McArthur High School alumnus, Bryant McFadden. 
 
​Congratulations to Linda Gancitano and Jennifer Hoover of Driftwood Middle School in Hollywood for being selected as the Heart-Healthy School Award recipients for the 2014/15 school year.
 
Nova Eisenhower Elementary School is gearing up for a special award from the national non-profit organization, Code.org.  It’s the Florida winner of a $10,000 prize recognizing the school’s commitment to having all students participate in Hour of Code activities during National Computer Science Education Week.
 
Holiday travelers and visitors to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will enjoy the sights and sounds of the annual Winter Festival of Music performed by over 1,400 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) music and performing arts students.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates Superintendent Robert W. Runcie for being selected as Florida’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS).
 
 The “Bridging the Gap: A Conversation with Law Enforcement” event provides an opportunity for law enforcement officials and community leaders to participate in a panel discussion and answer questions from BCPS students.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce that the School Choice application window for Magnet programs, Nova schools and school reassignments for the 2016/17 school year takes place December 1, 2015 - February 10, 2016.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to participate in the Hour of Code, which takes place during National Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13, 2015. 
 
Broward County Public Schools participates in the Child Care Food Program, a federally funded program, which provides healthy meals and snacks in the child care setting.
 
Internationally acclaimed opera singer Carla Dirlikov visits students at Lake Forest Elementary – a Turnaround Arts School – as part of her commitment to work with students and teachers.
 
The FIRST® Tech Challenge pits teams of high school students, mentored by professional engineers, against each other for a shot at the state and national championships and scholarship dollars.
 
Over 300 immigrant students from high schools throughout Broward County will present their legislative policy proposals and recommendations to improve their communities at the Close Up ; Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo.
 
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, elected Dr. Rosalind Osgood as Chair and Abby M. Freedman as Vice Chair for the 2015/16 school year. The election took place during the School Board’s Annual Organization Meeting. 
 
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