In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the District's Benefits Department, in partnership with Aetna/Coventry Health and Memorial Regional Medical Center, held a Breast Health and Cancer Risk Reduction presentation at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center.  Pictured left - right: Tina Severence-Fonte, BCPS Wellness Coordinator; Krista Citarella-Callahui, Aetna/Coventry; and Grace Gomez, Memorial Regional Hospital


Silver Shores Elementary School student Alex Friedeberg spent the day on Monday, December 1, 2014, shadowing Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. Alex attended meetings, met with staff and learned about District initiatives before wrapping up his day with a pizza lunch. The Superintendent invited Alex to spend the day with him after the two met during a recent visit to Silver Shores Elementary. Pictured left - right: Jonathan Leff, Silver Shores Elementary Principal; Patricia Good, School Board Member, Alex Friedeberg, student; and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. 
To watch a video of Alex's visit, Click Here.


The “Just Do It…I Did It!” Student Awards Program took place on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Atlantic Technical College, Arthur Ashe Jr. Campus.  The event is a Districtwide celebration recognizing students with disabilities as part of Disability and History Awareness Weeks, which are the first two weeks of October.  During the awards ceremony, 164 BCPS students were recognized for showing significant improvement or exemplary achievement in a variety of areas.  In addition, five students were honored as “Recognized Recipients” for earning the highest scores in their grade level category:  preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school and
adult (age 19-22).


On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, students and staff at New River Middle School, along with Steve Stock, the president of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Guy Harvey Inc., celebrated the school's new Guy Harvey designed logo.  The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation partners with  New River Marine Science Magnet Program, provides students with an in-depth exploration of Florida's coastal habitats.   


Lauderhill 6-12 celebrates the grand opening of its new Community Garden.  The ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. 

Students, parents, teachers, community volunteers and leaders, and the Lauderhill Police Department joined in building the garden, which houses 21 garden beds, including a mosaic and organic patch. The garden provides access to healthy food and inspires healthy living, while bringing the community together. Local organizations and community members also tend to the garden.



Students at Lauderhill 6-12 enjoy working in the school's new community garden.  The ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. 


On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie toured the new Dual Language program at Cypress Elementary School.  Cypress Elementary is one of 15 elementary schools in the District now offering the program, which provides instruction in both English and Spanish.  To watch a slide show of the Superintendent's visit, click here.


North Andrews Gardens Elementary School performing arts students spread holiday cheer at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as part of the 26th Annual Winter Festival of Music. Over 1,600 music and performing arts students from 31 schools across the District performed throughout the week of December 8 - 15, 2014, in each of the four airports main terminals, including the rental car facility lobby. The annual event helps make travel more enjoyable for passengers during the busy holiday season.




Tracy Wilson Mourning, founder of Honey Shine, Inc. mentoring program, shared her inspiring story of resilience and perseverance with students at Hallandale Adult Community Center, where she was a recent special guest speaker. Pictured left to right: Hallandale Adult Community Center students, Tracy Wilson Mourning and Principal Bardetta Haygood.



On Friday, December 12, 2014, the Office of the School Board Members and the Office of the Superintendent held a holiday luncheon for staff at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center.  Pictured left to right: Diane Plesher (Executive Confidential Secretary, Human Resources); Marcia Simmons (Executive Assistant, School Board Office); Deborah Sparbeck (Executive Secretary, Public Information Office).  To view a brief slide show of the holiday luncheon created by Jose Tolentino in the Administrative Support Department, click here.   


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