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West Broward High School Student Organization of Anatomy and Physiology (S.O.A.P) will host its third annual DiaBEAT THIS! Staff and Student Basketball Tournament on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the West Broward High Gymnasium, 500 NW 209th Avenue, Pembroke Pines.

Parents and guardians can submit applications for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Head Start and Early Head Start programs for the 2014/15 school year during two upcoming open enrollment windows.

The Broward County Association of Student Councils (BCASC) is on a mission to raise funds to send at least 72 World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington D.C., on the Spring Honor Flight from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has initiated an independent review of Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and Support Services. As part of the review process, the District has scheduled an informational meeting for parents and interested community members that will take place at South Plantation High School (1300 SW 54th Ave., Plantation, FL 33317) on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the auditorium. 

Your opinion matters!  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) invites parents, students, and school staff to participate in the District’s Annual Customer Survey, Strengthening the Paths to Success.

Lauderhill 6-12’s ninth-grade students will be presenting the Lauderhill Police Department with a donation of $600 to purchase a bulletproof vest for its newest K9 Officer, Maxxx.

Congratulations to the seven Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) seniors who are candidates for the prestigious 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has been nominated by the Florida Department of Education to represent the national Green Ribbon Schools Award competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

Jan Malecha of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp Memorial in Germany will present a Holocaust Educational Program to high school students at 35 BCPS high schools and centers. The series of presentations, which include artifacts from the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, kicks off at Cypress Bay High School in Weston on February 18, 2014.

Event Recap: Walk A Mile in My Shoes
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Walk A Mile in My Shoes forum was held at Dillard High School, where black male high school and college students shared information regarding what they need to be successful. 
 
In honor of national Digital Learning Day, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is spotlighting the BCPS collaborative partnership with the non-profit organization Innovations for Learning (IFL).  Through this initiative, BCPS is implementing a digital literacy program for kindergarten and first grade students that integrates classroom instruction and community-based tutors to deliver interactive instruction at 13 BCPS Title I schools (123 classrooms).  
 
Congratulations to Gustavo Junco, Advanced Placement and Honors Chemistry teacher at West Broward High School in Pembroke Pines, who has been named winner of the State of Florida 2014 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award.

The deadline for parents and guardians to submit a School Choice application for school reassignment, Nova or magnet school for the 2014/15 school year is quickly approaching.

Local leaders, educators and students support Broward County Public Schools partnership with Code.org.

The kickoff event of the “Think B4U Post” initiative takes place on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  The initiative aims to promote the appropriate and positive use of technology and social media among students.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announced its new partnership with Code.org, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for students to learn computer science in school.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announced its new partnership with Code.org, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for students to learn computer science in school.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 a press conference will be held to announce the District’s new partnership with Code.org, a national non-profit organization committed to providing students with increased access to computer science programs in school.

Dillard High School will celebrate its newest milestone – the inauguration of the Dillard High School 6 – 12  – with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony is a celebration of the addition of the school’s new middle school component. Beginning this school year, Dillard welcomed middle school students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

The College Academy @ BC will hold its annual Open House events for prospective students at Bailey Hall, Broward College, Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, on Tuesday, January 14 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with A-L) and Wednesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with M-Z).

Two Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) leaders are finalists for the state’s top school leadership honors.  Brian Kingsley, principal at Gulfstream Middle School in Hallandale Beach, and Jo-Anne Misiewicz-Seltzer, assistant principal at Flamingo Elementary School in Davie, have each been named one of three state finalists for the Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and the Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award.

2013 high school grades released today by the Florida Department of Education show Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) made significant increases in the number of high schools earning “A” or “B” grades.

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, today (December 17, 2013), approved the 2014/15 school year calendar at its regular School Board meeting. Students will begin school on Monday, August 18, 2014, and end on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

During Tuesday’s (December 10, 2103) meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Apollo Middle School teacher Luis Espinosa was awarded the Governor’s Shine Award by Governor Rick Scott.

2013 High School Graduation Rates Released
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Today, the Florida Department of Education released Federal high school graduation rates for the 2012/13 school year.  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduation rate, which includes traditional schools, centers and charter schools, is 75.3%.

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