Week Ending September 22, 2017


School Board and Superintendent Thank Staff and Community Partners
for Successful Reopening of Schools
During a news conference on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, School Board members and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie thanked Broward County Public Schools (BCPS)  staff and all those in the community who helped to make the reopening of schools on Monday, September 18, as smooth as possible.  Superintendent Runcie also provided details regarding school operations following the storm.

BCPS News Around the District

3rd Annual Broward County Public Schools College Fair – October 9, 2017
The 3rd annual Broward County Public Schools College Fair takes place on Monday, October 9, 2017, from 6 – 9 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University Rick Case Arena, Don Taft University Center, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314.  Representatives from more than 125 colleges, universities, technical schools, military branches, sponsors and partners will be at the College Fair to share information about their institutions. Admission to the fair and parking are free. For more information about the College Fair and a list participating colleges and universities, visit browardschools.com/collegefair.

2nd Annual Attendance Symposium – Postponed
The 2nd annual Attendance Symposium by the Student Services Department, scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 2017, has been postponed indefinitely. As students, families and schools continue to rebuild toward normalcy following Hurricane Irma, the Student Services Department is focused on removing barriers for families struggling with the traumas related to this natural disaster. For information and support, contact Phillip Shaver, coordinator, District Attendance, 754-321-1623 or email phillip.shaver@brwoardschools.com.

South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium – October 27, 2017
Broward County Public Schools, in partnership with the Broward County Government Cultural Division and Broward Center for the Performing Arts, presents the South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium: Passport to Innovation - Personalized Learning for Gifted Students on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Pompano Beach High School. For more about the symposium and registration, visit sfgtsymposium.com.

53 BCPS Students Named Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program
A total of 53 Broward County Public Schools students are among 16,000 semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

BCPS Celebrates Eighth Annual Choose Peace Week/Stop Violence Week 2017
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates Choose Peace/Stop Violence Week with an extended celebration following Hurricane Irma, September 18 – 29, 2017.

Broward County Public Schools Announces Power Restored to ALL District Schools and Offices
As of Sunday morning, September 17, 2017, Florida Power & Light has restored power to ALL District schools, including the three schools - Attucks Middle School, Pompano Beach Middle School and Piper High School - announced on Saturday afternoon to have no or limited power. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) schools and offices will reopen on Monday, September 18, following Hurricane Irma. All District schools and offices will follow their normal operating schedules.

BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie to Welcome Students & Staff Back to School on Monday, 9/18/17
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) looks forward to reopening on Monday, September 18, 2017, following Hurricane Irma. Superintendent Robert W. Runcie will visit several schools on Monday to welcome students and staff back to school.

Broward County Public Schools to Reopen on Monday, September 18, 2017, Following Hurricane Irma
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) schools and offices will reopen on Monday, September 18, 2017, following Hurricane Irma.

BCPS in the News

Broward County School District works to repair buildings as students return to class - Local 10
Broward County public school students are back in the classroom after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to almost every school in the county, forcing the district to cancel classes for a week.

Richmond Heights Middle School remains closed after Irma - 7 News
A Miami-Dade middle school remains closed days after school officials announced that public schools will resume their normal schedule….Meanwhile, Broward County school officials said the first day back after Hurricane Irma was a success.

Boyd H. Anderson High School unveils newly renovated $2 million media center with ribbon cutting ceremony - Westside Gazette
Boyd H. Anderson High School unveiled its new media center – a $2 million media center renovation as part of the District’s SMART program improvements. The ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the new state-of-the-art facility, which reflects Broward County Public Schools emphasis on increasing innovation and technology for students and staff.

Cooper City swimmer hopes to glide through fast lane to state meet - Sun-Sentinel
Cooper City's Kathleen Golding is looking to make waves in the pool and leave others in her wake this year. The junior at Cooper City High School is off to a good start thus far.

Superintendent joins call for 'dreamer' students - Sun-Sentinel
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie joined national educators in a bipartisan effort to uphold protections for 'dreamer' students.

South Florida schools return to normal after Irma - Sun-Sentinel
It was back to school and back to normal on Monday. All South Florida public schools reported having power — and good attendance by teachers and students.

Miami-Dade, Broward Students Return to School After Hurricane Irma - NBC 6

It's back to school, again, for students across South Florida after Hurricane Irma closures - Sun-Sentinel
It’s the first day of school — all over again. Students in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties were back in school today after more than a week of closures because of Hurricane Irma.

Students return to school in Broward, Miami-Dade after Irma - Local 10
It's back to school for students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Students hit the books as school begins in South Florida post-Irma - WSVN 7 News
As schools reopen for students in South Florida, many parents and officials are calling it a step towards normalcy after the state was hit by Hurricane Irma.