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Plantation High School students in the Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders (MTL) program participate in a community discussion on the American Promise documentary at Pompano Beach High School and pose for a picture with the film's producer and director. The documentary spans 13 years of the lives of two African-American boys as they grow into adulthood and the challenges they face. MTL students at Boyd H. Anderson High School, Dillard 6-12, and McArthur High School were also invited to participate in the event.
More than 30 Pines Middle School students, parents and staff received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride in a Goodyear Blimp. The event was part of a partnership with Goodyear aimed at increasing students' interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Watch the video.
Congratulations to Cooper City High School for winning first place in the Take 5 To Stay Alive - Don't Text & Drive video contest. For the competition, high school students from across Broward County produced and submitted 30-second public service announcements about the dangers of texting while driving. McFatter Technical High School took second place in the contest and South Broward High School won third place. You can watch the winning videos by clicking on the school names.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for Atlantic Technical Center's new Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus in Fort Lauderdale, took place on April 10, 2014. The new campus joins the growing family of Broward County Public Schools Technical Centers, which provide a wide-range of educational opportunities for adults and secondary students.
School Board members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and BCPS staff honor Dillard Elementary School Guidance Counselor Laura Martin (pictured front row center) for her 59 years of service to our students. Bayview Elementary School Teacher Nancy Wengren, who has been educating BCPS students for 55 years, was also honored during the meeting for her commitment to excellence in education.
The proud principal of North Fork Elementary School, Rendolyn Amaker, was joined by parents, students, staff and community members on Saturday, May 17, 2014, as they celebrated the school's 50th Anniversary!
On May 1, 2014, Margate Middle School hosted its Northwest Broward Business and Community Expo. More than 500 people and 150 vendors attended the event, which aimed to provide families with information on community resources and services on topics such as health and wellness, financial planning, physical fitness, and entertainment. The event also created an opportunity to network with local businesses in Northwest Broward.
On May 2, 2014, the Superintendent's JROTC Cadet of the Year Ceremony was held in the Board Room at the Kathleen C. Wright Administrative Center. Congratulations to West Broward High School student Gabriela Penagos for being named JROTC Cadet of the Year.
The Public Information Office clerical staff transformed the department's lunch room at the Kathleen C. Wright Administrative Center into an old-time cafe, complete with memorabilia, music and lots of great food! The celebration was in honor of National Education Administrators Day, May 21. 2014.
Also in May, celebrations were held across BCPS in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, which took place May 4-10, 2014.
Outstanding environmental stewards were celebrated during the second P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony, which was held on May 14, 2014, at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie. Pictured, awards ceremony attendees are entertained by Lanny "Earthman Smith. To view a complete list of winners and nominees from the P3 Eco-Challenge Awards, Click Here.
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