BCPS in the News


With the focus of raising funds and public awareness, last year, the Broward County Association of Student Councils (BCASC) came up with a plan to honor veterans as part of the South Florida Honor Flight mission. Through the project, middle and high schools raised approximately $30,000 to send 43 World War II and Korean War veterans to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

The following are exciting events and activities taking place in schools across the District this week. Media are invited to cover these events. 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) led the world in 2013 with student participation in the Hour of Code.  This year, 100% of the schools in BCPS are taking part in the weeklong events.   The Hour of Code is a national campaign organized by Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding computer science programs in schools.  The goal is to inspire 100 million students across the globe to try one hour of computer science during National Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14, 2014. 

BCPS Celebrates the Arts
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to present the 2015 Superintendent’s Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibition, in conjunction with the All County Honors Music Concerts, at the Coral Springs Museum of Art/Coral Springs Center for the Arts, located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs.

Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools innovator Dr. Jeanine Gendron on being recognized as one of the Center for Digital Education’s (CDE) 2014 Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, will host its 26th annual Winter Festival of Music.

Congratulations to Nova High School and Coral Springs High School, on recent accolades from the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA).  

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce the School Choice application window for a magnet program, Nova school, or school reassignment for the 2015/16 school year takes place December 1, 2014 - February 11, 2015.

As part of the United States Air Force's ongoing mission to promote music education it has scheduled a national tour for students, through its premier jazz ensemble,  The Airmen of Note.

In a unanimous vote today, Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Broward County School Board members elected Donna P. Korn Chair and Dr. Rosalind Osgood Vice Chair. The nominations and voting took place during the School Board’s Annual Organization Meeting, following the swearing-in ceremony for re-elected School Board members.

This school year, Broward County Public Schools expanded the number of elementary schools offering Dual Language programs to 15 schools.  Superintendent Runcie will be touring one of the new Dual Language programs at Cypress Elementary School on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

For the 22nd 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.

Students from Western High School’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program will exhibit a full-size solar car, designed and built by the students at this year’s Miami International Auto Show, November 7 – 16, 2014.

The King Arthur Flour Company will come to Broward County to present its Bake for Good: Kids Program. 

Physical education classes will take part in helping the WSSA reach a new world record of 600,000 stackers as students stack up and stack down plastic cups into various pyramids in prescribed patterns for at  least 30 minutes. 

Parents and students are invited to attend and learn more about magnet and Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programs offered to students at Atlantic Technical, Blanche Ely, Boyd Anderson, Deerfield Beach, Dillard, Fort Lauderdale, Northeast and Pompano Beach high schools. 

In observance of Veterans Day, Broward County Public Schools will honor military veterans and active duty members for their service in special events and ceremonies planned in schools across the District. The community is invited to participate and share in these events honoring our veterans. 
School Board member Dr. Rosalind Osgood will meet with the Broward County community to encourage dialogue and offer solutions surrounding the principles of bullying.

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, the Broward County School Board and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, accompanied by District leadership and community members, held a news conference regarding the approval of the $800 million General Obligation Bond during the November 4th election. 

Students, parents, teachers, community volunteers and leaders, and the Lauderhill Police Department, joined in building a community garden. 

Students have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride in a Goodyear Blimp with their schoolmates and teachers. This ride is the result of a partnership between Pines Middle School and Goodyear.

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.

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