BCPS Shines

Great things are happening in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), which makes BCPS shine - everyday. BCPS Shines spotlights our amazing students, phenomenal teachers, school leaders and support staff, and exciting academic programs throughout our District. Learn more about all of the things that make BCPS proud.

At the 16th annual Stars on Parade on April 15, 2015, seniors from Broward County Public Schools celebrated their passion for the arts.  Students received $45,000 in scholarships from Arts for the Future for their accomplishments in the areas of dance, music, theater and visual arts.
 
The third annual iMPACT GiRLS ‘Afterschool-Not-Afterstreets’ Spring Gala and Awards Dinner was held at the Signature Grand on Friday, April 24, 2015.
 
Sandpiper Elementary School’s 4th grade students worked collaboratively with Sunrise Leadership Academy and the City of Sunrise to write Kid's Guide to Sunrise
 
Congratulations to students at Deerfield Beach High School for participating in the 4th annual InVEST Independent Insurance Agent Initiative.
 
William T. Holt, author of the “Pa' Paw Tales” series of Children's books, visited Coconut Palm Elementary School to inspire students to put learning and education first.
 
Students from Western High School and West Broward High School showcased their robots and solar cars at STEM Day at the Florida Capitol.
 
The Broward County Drill meet was hosted by Fort Lauderdale High School on February 14, 2015.
 
James S. Hunt Elementary School administrators traded places when students read more than 79,000 minutes in Five Days.
 
Broward Virtual School Ambassadors of Hope Club, parents, and students honored Dr. King’s legacy through community service. 

The Office of Equity & Academic Attainment launched its first in a series of Career Summits. 

Broward Virtual School (BVS) Ambassadors of Hope Club, lead by students Hannah Galvis, Sylvana Galvis, and Julianna Morgan collected more than 100 toys this holiday season for the Children’s Home Society of Florida. 

Tracy Wilson Mourning, founder of Honey Shine, Inc. mentoring program, recently visited Hallandale Adult Community Center to speak with students participating in one of the school’s four mentoring programs.

Congratulations to Deerfield Park Elementary School Performing Arts students on their first place “Superior” performances at the Orlando Music Festival, December 5, 2104.

Manatee Bay Elementary ‘Buddies Up’
Friday, December 05, 2014
Manatee Bay Elementary is very proud of its new Bay Buddies program, which brings together ESE (Exceptional Student Education) students and GE (General Education) students to participate in teacher-directed activities which promote social and work skills.

Broward Virtual School Ambassadors of Hope Club, parents, faculty, and staff teamed up with Holy Cross Hospital for families in need during this Thanksgiving holiday.

Student chosen to participate in the 2015 High School Honors Orchestra this February at Carnegie Hall. She is representing the finest of high school performers internationally. 

Broward Virtual School students had the rare opportunity to become radio broadcast engineers for a day, on November 18, 2014 at WLYF Miami, 101.5 Lite FM. 

On October 17, 2014, Atlantic, McFatter, Sheridan Technical Colleges and the Office of Equity & Academic Attainment recently hosted their first annual Adult Career Pathways Student Summit. 

The National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) has currently ranked Nova High School's Debate Team in first place, out of the top 10 teams in the nation.

Congratulations to Thomas McDonald of West Broward High School on qualifying for the 2014 Junior Pan American Infantile Championships. Thomas is currently ranked first place for the nation in the 14-year-old male, 58kg division.

Students at Cypress Run Education Center were provided a voucher towards the purchase of a book at the school’s Scholastic Book Fair, Sir Readalot’s Castle: Enter The Kingdom of Books, which took place October 13 – 17, 2014.

Walter C. Young Middle School’s Knights of Scrabble team placed 6th in the nation at the 2014 National School SCRABBLE Championship.

Castle Hill Elementary students, McKhaila McKenzie, Erykah Shaw and Shyan Braswell brought home a national second-place ranking at the 11th Annual Kasparov Chess Foundation All-Girls National Championship in Chicago. The trio defeated fierce competitors from public and private schools across the country.

The Non-Instructional Leadership Development Program is a joint venture between the Office of Talent Development and Sheridan Technical Center that began in 2008.

Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – Medical and Engineering Design) Magnet School held a ribbon ceremony on October 24, 2013, to mark the opening of Broward County Public Schools first 6-12 grade magnet school.

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