BCPS in the News


Following are a few of the 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.

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, thousands of students from across Broward County will come together for the 2nd annual Above the Influence March and Rally, a yearly event to empower youth in our community.

The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (Broward MPO) has partnered with South Florida Commuter Services (SFCS), a program of the Florida Department of Transportation, and Stranahan High School’s Engineering Magnet Program to provide students with projects from the TRAC & RIDES Educational Program as well as the opportunity to participate in unique field trips this school year.

To help meet the demand and recruit high quality educators, Broward County Public Schools is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Fair. The District is focused on hiring talented and certified teachers in math and science to join its team of education professionals.

Broward County students and their fathers and/or father-figures, community partners and District employees
will take part in the “Me and My Dad Challenge.” 

The Walter C. Young Middle School Knights of SCRABBLE Team placed 6th in the nation at the 2014 National School SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT hosted by Hasbro, Inc., April 26-27, 2014, in Providence, Rhode Island. The team joined young SCRABBLE enthusiasts, in fourth through eighth grades, to compete for top prizes.
Congratulations to five Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students for being named 2014 Gates Millennium Scholars.
The Flanagan High School Wind Orchestra brought its own magic to the wonderful world of Walt Disney during its recent visit, May 2-3, 2014. The orchestra won Best in Class and the Gold Award at the Festival Disney national competition. The Flanagan Wind Orchestra scored 99 out of 100 possible points.

William Dandy Middle School Pre-Law Magnet students participate in a “Day in the Life of a Lawyer” presentation and workshops.

Built on its current site in1913, Dania Elementary School is celebrating its 100th year. Festivities include a tree dedication ceremony, games, food and fun.

Dillard Center for the Arts finished in the top three at the 19th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at the Lincoln Center in New York City, May 8-10, 2014.

Congratulations to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Zack Schaja for earning an international honor.  He will be the new Executive President of DECA during the 2014/15 school year, the first Florida high school student to earn the prestigious position.

Following are a few of the exciting events and activities taking place in schools across the District this week. Media are invited to cover these events.

Coral Springs High School business students ranked among the best in the nation during competitions at the Business Professionals of America 2014 National Leadership Conference.  The Conference took place in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 30-May 4, 2014.

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and School Board members used #ThankATeacher hashtag and joined thousands on Twitter @browardschools to show their support and appreciation for Broward County Public Schools teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-10, 2014.

Congratulations to Broward Virtual School (BVS) on recently being named Middle School National Finalist of the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.

Dillard Elementary School students and staff, community leaders, and representatives from more than 50 local businesses and organizations are taking part in Career City.  The event provides students with an opportunity to walk through their own personal “mini city,” talk with industry professionals, ask questions and explore a showcase area complete with fire trucks, law enforcement vehicles, boats, video production vehicles and more. 

Broward County Public Schools respects and upholds the rights of students to bring personal religious materials to school, including the Bible, and to read these items before school, after school or during any “free reading” time during the school day.   

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) J.P. Taravella High School Academy of Finance has earned Distinguished status based on the National Academy Foundation’s (NAF) annual assessment. Taravella High is one of only 22 academies in 38 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands receiving the Distinguished merit.

As part of the Lawyers for Literacy Guest Reading Campaign, guest readers will visit Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms at several Broward County schools throughout the month of May 2014.  The event is sponsored by the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division and the Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

Congratulations to Gulfstream Middle School Principal Brian Kingsley on being named Middle School Principal of the Year by the Florida Association of School Administrators  and the Florida Association of Secondary School Principals.

The Superintendent’s JROTC Cadet of the Year Ceremony takes place on Friday, May 2, 2014, and recognizes the top cadets in the District’s JROTC and Student Leadership Development Corps programs.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, May 1, 2014, marks the grand opening of South Broward High School's new state-of-the-art Aquatic Center. 

Broward County Public Schools is pleased to announce the 2014 Caliber Awards winners.  Each year, the Caliber Awards program recognizes the exceptional leadership, hard work and dedication of Broward’s outstanding teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related employees. Congratulations to all of the award winners.

Central Park Elementary School will host its 23rd annual Multicultural Fair celebration designed for parents, volunteers, and students to interact and learn together about different countries and cultures represented by families at Central Park Elementary.
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