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On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, while most students are still enjoying summer break, it’s time to head back to the classroom for over 2,700 students who attend four year-round modified calendar schools in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). 
 
Celebrity Chef Rudy Poindexter, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Food and Nutrition Services Department Managers and Staff, and District Administrators 
 
As we count down to the start of school on Monday, August 22, 2016, Broward County Public Schools is issuing frequent updates on What’s New In 2016/17, to keep the community informed about the great work taking place across the District.
 
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools Beachside Montessori Village for being named a 2016 Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.  Beachside Montessori Village is the only school in Florida to earn this prestigious distinction, and one of only47 schools and 15 districts in the nation to be selected.
 
Congratulations to Calvin Fai of Flanagan High School for being selected as a college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship recipient by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Calvin, winner of the National Merit Scholarship sponsored by the University of Florida, brings the total to 14 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduates named college-sponsored National Merit Scholars.
 
As we count down to the start of school, the District is issuing frequent updates on What’s New in 2016/17, to keep the community informed about the great work taking place across the District.
 
Today, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) released elementary, middle and high school grades for the 2015/16 school year.
 
Today, Monday, June 27, 2016, a Legislative Hearing was held between the School Board of Broward County, Florida, and the Union, to resolve the two final items remaining in the contract negotiations for the 2015/16 school year, following an impasse declared by the Union.  
 
Students attending Broward Technical Colleges are earning the most industry certifications across the state. This school year, students at Atlantic Technical College, McFatter Technical College and Sheridan Technical College earned industry certifications in 48 tested areas, resulting in the colleges receiving $644,562 from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Performance Incentive Funding (PIF). Funds will be used to continue updating technology and equipment to meet industry standards.  
 
Today, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) released results from the Spring 2016 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) for English Language Arts (ELA) (grades 4 through 10), Mathematics (grades 3 through 8) and Science (grades 5 and 8).  In addition, the FLDOE released results for End of Course (EOC) exams in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Biology, U.S. History and Civics.
 
Congratulations to Fort Lauderdale High School for earning top 100 placement on “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” 2016 list by The Washington Post. Fort Lauderdale High ranks 57 nationally and 13 in the state, due to their success on providing access to advanced coursework to all students.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates Cooper City High School for winning the 2016 School Duel Championship!  School Duel is South Florida's premier, locally produced, academic-based television quiz show.  The competition is designed to reward and showcase intellectual talent among local high schools, as well as serve as a positive educational tool for students. School Duel featured 20 high school teams from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
 
National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced approximately 3,000 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
 
The June 7, 2016, regular meeting of The School Board of Broward County, Florida has been rescheduled, to allow for attendance at high school graduation ceremonies. The School Board will now hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, beginning at 10:15 a.m., at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Board Room, 600 SE Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
 
More than 70 local businesses will share potential careers with students from Dillard Elementary.  Students will walk through an interactive city to learn about different professions and local industries.  Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about potential future careers and learn about specific professions directly from industry leaders.     
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates Benjamin Goldstein of Cooper City High School and Jalen Jiang of Cypress Bay High School for being named the District’s 2016 Sunshine State Scholars.
 
After a quarter-century of coming close, Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School finally finished the job and secured the school’s first state championship with a 3-0 win over Miami Columbus in the Class 9A final at JetBlue Park.
 
BCPS concludes its 100th anniversary celebration with a special ceremony honoring the District’s commitment to educational excellence. The ceremony showcases District accomplishments and also takes a look at what’s to come.
 
Nob Hill Elementary honors its veterans, active servicemen and first responders at its “Salute to America” ceremony. Students will perform patriotic presentations to honor their heroes.
 
The Florida Department of Education released third grade results for the Spring 2016 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) English Language Arts. These results represent the first round of scores to be released by the state. 
 
40 students with autism have the opportunity to navigate the airport experience firsthand in an effort to help reduce stress on an actual flight. The fourth annual Autism in Flight event culminates a six-week classroom airport travel study and preparation. On the day of the event, students and family members pack their bags and meet at the airport for an opportunity to practice the travel experience in a realistic, relaxed setting, allowing families and children to be better prepared for future travel.

 
A required annual report titled the “Annual Status Report on Implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning, January – December 2015”was recently issued by a 15-member Oversight Committee (consisting of School Board members, County Commissioners, municipal elected officials and Community stakeholders), whose primary responsibility is to monitor the implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning (ILA) and issue the annual report.
 
Students from Bethune Elementary School, a Turnaround Arts School, will be surprised when they meet award-winning actress Cameron Diaz.
   
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) fifth annual Best In Class awards celebrates and recognizes students for outstanding attendance on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., Plantation High School, 6901 NW 16th Street, Plantation. The “Evening Among the Stars” event honors students for stellar attendance and also recognizes parents for their role and support.
 
National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced five Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) high school seniors as National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The students are among the 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.
 
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