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Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will salute and celebrate the best of the best at this year’s Caliber Awards on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Presenting sponsor of the Caliber Awards event is BrightStar Credit Union.

Over 500 English Language Learners from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Middle and High Schools will take part in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Academic Competition.

Broward County Public Schools Maplewood Elementary School celebrates its 2nd Annual Young Athletes Special Olympics.  Student athletes, parents, staff and supporters will all converge on this encouraging and uplifting event.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to several Best High Schools in the nation and state, according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report. In all, 13 BCPS high schools received gold, silver or bronze medals in the U.S. News’ Best High Schools 2014 national ranking

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honored as a 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools - District Sustainability Award winner.  Broward County is the only Florida school district – and is among only nine school districts in the nation - to receive this prestigious distinction.

The South Plantation High School 2014 Eco Symposium is aimed at increasing community awareness about alternative fuels.  In addition to presentations about corporate green initiatives by keynote speakers from local industries, South Plantation’s Solar Knights racing team will showcase and demonstrate its solar race car. 
 

Wingate Oaks Center will host its annual Community Resource Fair offering support and resources to parents and families of students with disabilities.

A three-girl chess team representing Broward County Public Schools Castle Hill Elementary School in Lauderhill, placed second nationally at the 11th Annual Kasparov Chess Foundation All-Girls National Championship in Chicago last week.

Margate Middle School’s Northwest Broward Business Partner & Community Expo to provide families with information on community resources and services on topics such as health and wellness, financial planning, physical fitness, and entertainment.

BCPS Student Support Initiatives - Diversity, Cultural Outreach & Prevention Department, in partnership with the Children’s Services Council of Broward County and United Way of Broward County, is hosting a screening of the American Promise documentary, which highlights the challenges facing African-American youths.

The Broward County Association of Student Councils will make a special check presentation from Broward students to Honor Flight in the amount of $26,000 at the School Board meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 1:15 p.m.

Everglades High School, in partnership with the city of Miramar, is hosting its first Everglades Earth Day Festival – providing science, technology, art, ecology, music and health – fun for all ages.

Magnet Schools of America has named four outstanding Broward County magnet schools as 2014 Magnet Schools of Distinction.  Schools recognized among the nation’s top magnet schools are Fort Lauderdale High, Pre-Law and Public Affairs; South Plantation High School, Environmental Science and Everglades Restoration; Sunrise Middle School, Montessori; and Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School, Montessori.

Pines Middle School 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.

Approximately 150 elementary, middle and high school students will showcase the Lego Mindstorms® robots they built and programmed in response to local environmental challenges.
 
Congratulations to Blanche Ely High School senior Kenny Alexis, on receiving the Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever award during the annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony.

Students from J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs recently won first place overall in the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Educational Foundation’s 14th Annual ProStart Culinary Team Competition.  

Congratulations to Lauderdale Lakes Middle School Principal James F. Griffin, II, who is one of five extraordinary individuals being recognized at the 22nd annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 6:15 p.m.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce the winners of the 14th Annual Kids of Character Year-End Awards. The awards honor students who demonstrate the pillars of good character throughout the school year, including cooperation, responsibility, citizenship, kindness, respect, honesty, self-control and tolerance.

Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School is celebrating 20 years of Montessori education with a series of events, including a celebration breakfast for dignitaries, school parade and a Family Fun Fitness Fair.

BCPS Community Involvement Awards Presents “Catch the Spirit,” celebrates BCPS outstanding volunteers, mentors, business partners and parent involvement award nominees and winners.

The Spring Health Fair is an outreach effort to help promote health among parents and students in the community. The annual Resource Fair is an effort to provide information, resources and services that are available through Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and other community organizations and vendors.

School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood and Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Bobby Dubose are hosting the free event, which is the first of its kind in Broward County.  It aims to raise awareness about the health, safety and resiliency of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) children in BCPS, with particular emphasis on students of color.

Broward County Public Schools Atlantic Technical Center celebrates the opening of a new site – Arthur Ashe, Jr. Branch Campus. School Board members, along with District and school administrators will cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the facility.

Eighty-three cadets from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) programs enjoyed a special Spring Break opportunity.  They traveled to Parris Island, South Carolina, to take part in an orientation visit and cadet leadership camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

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