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The City of Fort Lauderdale is partnering with Stranahan High School to provide Hands-Only CPR training to students and staff on Wednesday, October 29th.

This public forum will engage members of the community in discussions focused on shaping the priorities of the District, as well as creating and maintaining a high-quality school system.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Procurement and Warehousing Services Department will host a Construction Services Business Opportunity Trade Fair on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at the TSSC Annex, 7770 W Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

The following are exciting events and activities taking place in schools across the District this week. Media are invited to cover these events. For additional information or to arrange for coverage, contact the Public Information Office, 754-321-2300.

Broward County Public Schools will host the first Student Executive Leadership Symposium.

The Broward Education Foundation (BEF) the 501 charitable organization serving public schools in Broward County, will induct seven graduates of BCPS as Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni. Twan Russell, former Miami Dolphins football player and the team’s senior director of community affairs, will serve as master of ceremonies for the awards event. Broward Schools Superintendent Runcie W. Runcie will be the keynote speaker.

The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) & Support Services Department in collaboration with the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Parent Services o­ffer a variety of parent workshops, which provide information for parents of students with disabilities.



West Broward High School’s Bobcats Baseball Team is hosting its 3rd Annual "Bats Against Breast Cancer" baseball event.
 
The goal of the Education NOT Incarceration Community Forum is to stimulate conversations around  improving systems and methods that will prevent behaviors warranting an arrest record, both in and out of school.

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
School Board members, Superintendent Runcie, local leaders, teachers, parents and community members, as           well as representatives from the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, will be visiting school sites reading to students as part of Jumpstart's Read for the Record® campaign.
 
The “Just Do It…I Did It!” Student Awards Program is a Districtwide celebration recognizing students with    disabilities as part of Disability and History Awareness Weeks, which are the first two weeks of October.

Congratulations to Bayview Elementary School music teacher Robert Todd on being named the Florida Music Educators Association’s (FMEA) 2015 Music Educator of the Year.
 
An event for the whole family, Family Science Night provides families the opportunity to
explore and learn through hands-on experiments and inquiry-based activities, while also receiving “take home ideas” to continue to foster exploration. 

For the past two years, Broward Virtual School (BVS) student Adam Ramjattan has been the top fundraiser earning $18,000 for St. Luke’s Centers Annual Recovery Walk, and this year he adds a goal of $5,000 – to date raising over $20,000 in a three-year period. 

The BCPS Dual Language Program offers a school-within-a-school approach to second language acquisition education. 

Congratulations to Savannah Dawson-Hamilton of Parkway Middle School of the Arts, on being recognized by the city of Sunrise for her extraordinary artwork on water conservation.

Broward County Public Schools was recently presented a check for $200,000 by Florida State Representative Shevrin Jones and members of the Broward Legislative Delegation in support of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Minority Male Mentoring Initiative. Members of the delegation were on hand for a special check presentation to School Board members and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie at the September 16, 2014, regular School Board meeting.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to join Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® campaign, which takes place on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. This year’s book is “Bunny Cakes,” by Rosemary Wells.  

Congratulations to Melissa Tobar of Colbert Elementary School who is a 2013 Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) Teacher Scholarship recipient. 

The Second Annual Mentoring Kick-Off is intended to share the value of mentoring young adults, all of whom are at-risk of not remaining in school or graduating. 

Superintendent Robert W. Runcie headed back to class today, October 1, 2014, spending time at Hollywood Hills High School.  The visit was prompted by an invitation from a student at the Conversation with the District community forum on September 22, 2014, during which the student asked the Superintendent to join him at Hollywood Hills to experience a “day in the life of a student.”

North Fork Elementary School’s fifth grade science and civics students visited the Broward County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on September 24, 2014, and participated in a special hurricane preparedness exercise sponsored by StormZone, where they planned for and recovered from fictitious Hurricane Elisa. 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will host its annual Construction Career Days (CCD) Fair on October 21 – 22, 2014, at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds (4271 Davie Road, Davie). 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to be one of only 71 school districts across the country, and only five school districts in Florida, to be selected by the U.S. Department of Education for its School Climate Transformation Grant. This grant will provide $3.7 million in funding to BCPS over five years (approximately $750,000 per year) to develop, enhance and/or expand programs that support improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for students.

Coral Springs High school will unveil its LEEO innovative work space.

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