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The June 7, 2016, regular meeting of The School Board of Broward County, Florida has been rescheduled, to allow for attendance at high school graduation ceremonies. The School Board will now hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, beginning at 10:15 a.m., at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Board Room, 600 SE Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
 
More than 70 local businesses will share potential careers with students from Dillard Elementary.  Students will walk through an interactive city to learn about different professions and local industries.  Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about potential future careers and learn about specific professions directly from industry leaders.     
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates Benjamin Goldstein of Cooper City High School and Jalen Jiang of Cypress Bay High School for being named the District’s 2016 Sunshine State Scholars.
 
After a quarter-century of coming close, Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School finally finished the job and secured the school’s first state championship with a 3-0 win over Miami Columbus in the Class 9A final at JetBlue Park.
 
BCPS concludes its 100th anniversary celebration with a special ceremony honoring the District’s commitment to educational excellence. The ceremony showcases District accomplishments and also takes a look at what’s to come.
 
Nob Hill Elementary honors its veterans, active servicemen and first responders at its “Salute to America” ceremony. Students will perform patriotic presentations to honor their heroes.
 
The Florida Department of Education released third grade results for the Spring 2016 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) English Language Arts. These results represent the first round of scores to be released by the state. 
 
40 students with autism have the opportunity to navigate the airport experience firsthand in an effort to help reduce stress on an actual flight. The fourth annual Autism in Flight event culminates a six-week classroom airport travel study and preparation. On the day of the event, students and family members pack their bags and meet at the airport for an opportunity to practice the travel experience in a realistic, relaxed setting, allowing families and children to be better prepared for future travel.

 
A required annual report titled the “Annual Status Report on Implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning, January – December 2015”was recently issued by a 15-member Oversight Committee (consisting of School Board members, County Commissioners, municipal elected officials and Community stakeholders), whose primary responsibility is to monitor the implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning (ILA) and issue the annual report.
 
Students from Bethune Elementary School, a Turnaround Arts School, will be surprised when they meet award-winning actress Cameron Diaz.
   
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) fifth annual Best In Class awards celebrates and recognizes students for outstanding attendance on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., Plantation High School, 6901 NW 16th Street, Plantation. The “Evening Among the Stars” event honors students for stellar attendance and also recognizes parents for their role and support.
 
National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced five Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) high school seniors as National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The students are among the 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.
 
Over 400 English Language Learners from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Middle and High Schools.
 
New River Middle School teacher Elizabeth Fahy is taking part in an exciting deep sea voyage, all in the name of science.  Fahy is now aboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus, after being selected as a 2016 Science Communication Fellow.  Fahy, along with the Corps of Exploration, set sail aboard the E/V Nautilus on May 10, 2016 and returns May 29, 2016. During the voyage, the E/V Nautilus is exploring the waters off of Victoria, Canada to restore the world’s largest undersea cable observatory with Ocean Networks Canada.
 
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet Major Kyle Ramos (Pictured Above), for being named the Broward County JROTC 2016 Cadet of the Year.  Cadet Ramos, who attends Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, received the award during a ceremony at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center in Fort Lauderdale, today, Friday, May 6, 2016.
 
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, has approved school opening and closing times for the 2016/17 school year.  The changes were approved by the School Board during its Tuesday, May 3, 2016, meeting. The approved bell times reflect changes to the opening and closing times for 14 District sites, including two elementary schools, four middle schools, and six high schools, as well as routes for one center and one technical college.  
 
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) on Friday, May 6, 2016.  Media are invited to cover these events.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is holding its annual Experience Broward Teacher Recruitment Fair on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The District is seeking teacher candidates who are committed to continuous improvement, enthusiastic about collaboration and committed to success for all students.
 
Congratulations to Victoria Saldala, director of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Bilingual/ESOL Department, for being named the Latino Administrator of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).
 
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will make a stop at Bethune Elementary School to visit students and give them a unique musical experience. The Tour Bus will spend a day providing students hands-on experiences with the latest audio and video recording technologies. Students will learn how to write, perform, record and produce original songs, produce and shoot music videos and documentaries, and complete a broadcast quality music video – all in one day!
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce that the School Choice Phase II online application window for remaining school reassignment seats and magnet programs for the 2016/17 school year takes place May 2, 2016 – September 2, 2016.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates the 16th Annual Kids of Character Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 2, 2016, at 7 p.m. The special recognition ceremony is sponsored by the Sun-Sentinel and Publix.
 
Congratulations to the Broward County Council of PTAs (BCCPTA) for being selected as a regional winner for the Florida Department of Education/Florida Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Family and Community Involvement Award.
 
Congratulations to the four BCPS high school ranking in the nation’s top 500 – Cypress Bay High School, 243; Pompano Beach High School, 250; Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 439; and Nova High School, 495 – and earning gold medals.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates El dia de los niños/El dia de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) with special guests reading “Book Fiesta,” by author Pat Mora, to pre-k and kindergarten students across the District.
 
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