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Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates El dia de los niños/El dia de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) with special guests reading “Book Fiesta,” by author Pat Mora, to pre-k and kindergarten students across the District.
 
Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation released the names of the first group of winners in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. More than 1,000 distinguished high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations.
 
Congratulations to Kenyatta Medlock of Whiddon-Rogers Education Center on being selected as a 2016 School-Related Employee of the Year state finalist, announced by Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart.
 
On Friday, April 8, 2016, South Plantation High School advanced to the final competition round of XQ: The Super School Project. This new educational challenge from the XQ Institute, with philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, received more than 700 applications from 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  More than 10,000 people participated in teams to submit the online application.
 
Students from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will compete in the annual Broward SECME-STEM Olympiad on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Dillard High School, 2501 NW 11th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.
 
The Department of Equity and Academic Attainment is hosting a screening of “Finding the Gold Within,” a documentary following the lives of six young men through high school and their first year of college. 
 
Annual Plywood Regatta Competition
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Teams of Students from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) including Middle Schools, High Schools and Technical Colleges, Staff Members and Marine Industries Association of South Florida Representatives.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) “Conversation With The District” town-hall style series, provides an opportunity for parents, students, staff and community members to share input and thoughts with School Board members and the Superintendent about what the District is doing well or where improvements can be made.
 
​Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) honored its best at the 2016 Caliber Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 1, 2016, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. The annual Caliber Awards recognizes and honors the exceptional leadership, hard work and dedication of the District’s outstanding teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related/District employees.
 
Plantation Middle School joins the ranks of Broward County public schools implementing innovative meal programs, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at a school launch event. The school is introducing a Grab ‘n’ Go cart, which makes it easier for students to eat breakfast.
 
The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), in partnership with Toyota and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), today unveiled a unique family learning program. This innovative, two-generation model called Toyota Family Learning is a solution to the educational challenges facing low-income and diverse families. BCPS received a three-year, $175,000 grant from Toyota and NCFL to launch the program.
 
More than 1,300 students and 200 advisors will attend the State of Florida Student Government Convention.  The event begins with a dinner on Friday night for the students.  Saturday and Sunday, students compete for awards, elect next year’s state officers, create resolutions and attend workshops.  Three motivational speakers will also speak to the students during the convention. 
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is celebrating its best teachers, school leaders and employees at the 2016 Caliber Awards on Friday, April 1, 2016. Six finalists for Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year and School-Related/District Employee of the Year are vying for the top spots. The winners are announced at the annual Caliber Awards Ceremony.

 
In an ongoing effort to continuously improve upon its practices, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) invites parents, students and school-based staff to take part in its annual customer survey. This year, the District will use the AdvancED Stakeholder Survey to capture stakeholders’ input, and help target areas of improvement and effectiveness within the District.
 
​2016 Youth Arts Month Celebration
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) showcases student artwork and musical performances during its annual celebration for Youth Arts Month on Thursday, March 31, 2016, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Kathleen C. Wright Administrative Center. 
 
The Outreach and Education Event provides an opportunity for local businesses and construction contractors to learn about working with the District, including the certification process for minority and women-owned businesses, insurance regulations, pre-qualification and upcoming opportunities.

 
Toyota, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will unveil a unique family learning program. Called Toyota Family Learning, it offers a solution to the educational challenges facing low-income and diverse families.
 

Congratulations to the six finalists for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) 2016 School-Related/District Employee of the Year. This award recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the significant contributions they make to BCPS schools and students. The winner is announced during the Centennial Caliber Awards recognizing outstanding employees on Friday, April 1, 2016, at 6 p.m., at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. 

West Broward High School’s Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) cadets have lots of reasons to celebrate!  They took the overall top honors in the 2016 Broward County Drill Meet on March 12, 2016.  West Broward High placed first in 12 of the 17 different categories in the competition.
 
​Congratulations to nine Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) magnet schools and programs for earning the Magnet Schools of America 2016 National Merit Awards. Three schools received the Magnet Schools of Excellence award, and five schools and programs received the Magnet Schools of Distinction award from MSA, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.
 
Coral Cove Elementary celebrates its 10th anniversary marking 10 years of educational excellence and student success. This special event brings the school community together to celebrate and honor the past and future of Coral Cove Elementary.
 
More than 5,000 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students marched today, Friday, March 11, 2016, in the fourth annual Above the Influence March and Rally.
 
Tony Award-Winning Actor John Lloyd Young and International Opera Singer Carla Dirlikov visit Lake Forest Elementary and Walker Elementary to meet with teachers and principals, visit classes, share music techniques with students and film a special talent show video for the White House.
 
Four students from Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School will be surprised with scholarships of $3,125 each from the machining technology industry partner, Haas Automation, Inc.
 
A health literacy event for the community will include health presentations, screenings, hands-on fitness demonstrations, storytime, relay races, face painting, a bounce house and much more.
 
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