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Recently, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie presented the 2017/18 Final School Boundary Recommendations, which are now available on the District’s website (http://bit.ly/2kchLiJ). The recommendations are based on community input, School Board input, staff review of boundary considerations, and a review of additional information following the January 24, 2017, School Board workshop.
 
The 2017 Community Involvement Awards – “Catch the Spirit,” celebrates and honors individuals, businesses and organizations who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to BCPS students, families and community.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has been awarded Districtwide (or ‘full’) accreditation for five more years from AdvancEd, the non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of schools and school systems (pre-K – 12th grade).
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is pleased to announce six exemplary teachers as finalists for Teacher of the Year.
 
The Next Gen Engage town hall series provides an opportunity for students to share their experiences, thoughts and ideas about what happens in their schools and classrooms.
 
Families and the community are invited to pack a lunch, bring decorated blankets and baskets, and enjoy performances by students from local schools, who will share messages of kindness, compassion and forgiveness.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is reminding parents and guardians that the deadline to submit a School Choice application for the 2017/18 school year is Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
 
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official economic development partnership, is collaborating with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) on a new career fair, the Claim Your Future Showcase.
 
Students and parents from Lake Forest Elementary School will hear about the importance of math and science during an Educating Students and Parents Night (ESPN).
 
More than 400 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students wrote haiku entries for the 2016 Tomodachi Haiku Contest.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to present the 2017 Superintendent’s Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibition and All County Honors Music Concerts showcasing outstanding student talent.
 
BCPS students and students from around the world will participate in a Chinese Cultural Awareness Day including performances by students, exhibits and samples of authentic Chinese foods.
 
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, demonstrated its ongoing commitment to providing fair and equitable distribution of procurement and contracting opportunities to Broward County’s diverse business community by adopting a new Supplier Diversity Outreach Program Policy 3330.
 
Today’s kick off event took place at Fort Lauderdale High School. Joining First Lady Scott were Florida K-12 Public Schools Chancellor Hershel Lyons; Just Read, Florida! Executive Director Richard Myhre; New York Times best selling author Brad Meltzer; School Board Member Heather Brinkworth and Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.
 
Broward County Public Schools hosts First Lady Ann Scott Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Kick Off. 
 
Pompano Beach High School hosts its third annual International Summit, January 21 – 27, 2017. More than 80 educators and students from eight countries including Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Haiti, Ireland, Poland and Switzerland will participate in the summit.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) continues to partner with Broward College to help students and families complete the FAFSA, through a series of free workshops.
 
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.

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