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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.

Mirror Lake Elementary, as part of the national Welcoming Schools project, is partnering with FIU for FIU’s Broward Diversity Day event, “Read My World.” 

Congratulations to the six finalists for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) 2014 School-Related Employee of the Year. This award recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the significant contributions they make to Broward County schools and students.

The All Stars on Parade will showcase the outstanding musical, dramatic and artistic talent of students at the world class Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Pamela Krauss, a South Plantation High School magnet coordinator and science teacher, is one of 14 new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators selected nationally for the 2014/15 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program by the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education.

Nova High School students are making their mark in the world of economics. The Nova Euro Challenge Team won first place in the preliminary rounds of the 2014 Euro Challenge.

Charismatic, dedicated, committed, extraordinary leader, champion, innovative and passionate are just a few of the words used by their colleagues to describe this year’s finalists for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Principal of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year.

Congratulations to Dr. Rick Cunningham, Community Schools North Intern Principal, on being named the Outstanding Administrator of the Year by the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE). 

The Broward County Supervisor of Elections kicks off its annual High School Voter Registration Drive this week – March 17-21, 2014 – in over 40 Broward County high schools.

School Boundary Public Hearing
Thursday, March 13, 2014
On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, held the second of two scheduled public hearings regarding the 2014/15 school attendance areas and school usage recommendations for all elementary, middle, high and combination schools. 

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