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.

Up and coming professional chefs from culinary programs at seven high schools – Blanche Ely High School, Coral Glades High School, Coral Springs High School, Plantation High School, South Broward High School, Stranahan High School and J.P. Taravella High School – participated in the Florida Panthers Guest Chef Program culinary competition.
 
Students from the Global Logistics Academy at South Broward High School are participating in the Junior Fellows program and learning valuable entrepreneurial skills.
 
South Plantation High School was awarded a $5,320 grant for foldable mirrors that will be used by students in dance, theater and Deaf and Hard of Hearing programs.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announced its top teacher, principal, assistant principal and school-related/District employee.
 
Students got a chance to explore career options and discover new possibilities for their futures during the annual Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day hosted by BCPS and celebrated across Broward County on Friday, February 2, 2018.
 
Liberty Elementary School students describe it as “a once in a lifetime opportunity” to participate in the fun and challenging activities brought to them by the Hockey Scholar program hosted by the Florida Panthers and JetBlue.
 
Mirror Lake Elementary School students participated in an International Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance Assembly.
 
From swirling hurricanes and erupting volcanos to space exploration and famous works of art, students from Nova Eisenhower Elementary School, Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School and Nova Middle School got a chance to experience augmented reality lessons, thanks to a partnership with Google.
 
New River Middle School hosted its sixth annual Real Men Read, celebrating Literacy Week.
 
More than 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students watched BCPS alumni Kev Marcus and Wil B. of Black Violin perform at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
 
High school juniors and seniors got a chance to meet with representatives from colleges and universities, and local businesses.
 
Three hundred male students participated in an induction ceremony at Hallandale High School.
 
More than 800 students from Glades Middle School and Miramar High School had the opportunity to listen to motivational speaker and former wrestling champion Marc Mero.
 
Hundreds of students from Apollo Middle School and New Renaissance Middle School participated in Rachel’s Challenge.
 
Magnet students at Fort Lauderdale High School participated in a Mock Congress Session. 
 
Apollo Middle School has been named a National Demonstration School by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), a national nonprofit association representing magnet and theme-based schools. Apollo is one of only fifty-five schools in the Nation to receive this certification.
 
Students from Silver Trail Middle School showcased their projects at the annual History Fair Open House.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), Florida Atlantic University and the School District of Palm Beach County received the 2017 Dr. Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Education Impact Award for their collaborative program, Establishing Excellence in Elementary Preparation (EXCEED).
 
Turnaround Arts Love Train
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Students from Broward County Public Schools Turnaround Arts schools – Bethune Elementary School, Lake Forest Elementary School and Walker Elementary School – recently performed “Love Train”.
 
Atlantic Technical College students and their instructor worked together to make a real difference.
 
Students from Cross Creek School received a brand new bike for the holidays!
 
The Bilingual/ESOL Department provided a free opportunity for 300 newly arrived middle school students from across the District to experience one of the most fascinating productions, “The Nutcracker” at the Miramar Cultural Center on Friday December 15, 2017.
 
Nine dance programs, representing the performing arts at elementary, middle and high schools throughout BCPS
 
Thanks to a PNC Bank sponsorship, the future Gulfstream Early Learning Language Academy was recently selected as one of 14 facilities in Broward and Miami-Dade to be part of the inaugural Project COAT Mural initiative, designed to elevate the community through the art of murals.
 
Congratulations to two Northeast High School teachers, pictured to the right, Lise Clara Mabour and Randa Flinn, who were invited by the Lemelson Foundation to Washington, D.C. to participate in a panel discussion at a STEM Funders’ Network meeting held at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
 
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