BCPS in the News


Over 400 English Language Learners from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Middle and High Schools.
New River Middle School teacher Elizabeth Fahy is taking part in an exciting deep sea voyage, all in the name of science.  Fahy is now aboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus, after being selected as a 2016 Science Communication Fellow.  Fahy, along with the Corps of Exploration, set sail aboard the E/V Nautilus on May 10, 2016 and returns May 29, 2016. During the voyage, the E/V Nautilus is exploring the waters off of Victoria, Canada to restore the world’s largest undersea cable observatory with Ocean Networks Canada.
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet Major Kyle Ramos (Pictured Above), for being named the Broward County JROTC 2016 Cadet of the Year.  Cadet Ramos, who attends Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, received the award during a ceremony at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center in Fort Lauderdale, today, Friday, May 6, 2016.
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, has approved school opening and closing times for the 2016/17 school year.  The changes were approved by the School Board during its Tuesday, May 3, 2016, meeting. The approved bell times reflect changes to the opening and closing times for 14 District sites, including two elementary schools, four middle schools, and six high schools, as well as routes for one center and one technical college.  
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) on Friday, May 6, 2016.  Media are invited to cover these events.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is holding its annual Experience Broward Teacher Recruitment Fair on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The District is seeking teacher candidates who are committed to continuous improvement, enthusiastic about collaboration and committed to success for all students.
Congratulations to Victoria Saldala, director of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Bilingual/ESOL Department, for being named the Latino Administrator of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will make a stop at Bethune Elementary School to visit students and give them a unique musical experience. The Tour Bus will spend a day providing students hands-on experiences with the latest audio and video recording technologies. Students will learn how to write, perform, record and produce original songs, produce and shoot music videos and documentaries, and complete a broadcast quality music video – all in one day!
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce that the School Choice Phase II online application window for remaining school reassignment seats and magnet programs for the 2016/17 school year takes place May 2, 2016 – September 2, 2016.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates the 16th Annual Kids of Character Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 2, 2016, at 7 p.m. The special recognition ceremony is sponsored by the Sun-Sentinel and Publix.
Congratulations to the Broward County Council of PTAs (BCCPTA) for being selected as a regional winner for the Florida Department of Education/Florida Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Family and Community Involvement Award.
Congratulations to the four BCPS high school ranking in the nation’s top 500 – Cypress Bay High School, 243; Pompano Beach High School, 250; Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 439; and Nova High School, 495 – and earning gold medals.
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. 
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.
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