Week Ending September 29, 2017

Google's GS First Roadshow Stops at McNicol Middle School
McNicol Middle School students recently got a chance to participate in the Google Coding Congressional App Challenge. The Google computer science program teaches students about the importance of STEM education through an interactive coding presentation.

BCPS News Around the District

Broward County Public Schools Proposed Makeup Days for Hurricane Irma
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie outlined his recommendation to address the impact of the cancellation of school days due to Hurricane Irma. The recommendation requests that per the published calendar, the two previously scheduled early release days, October 19 and December 22, will be made full days.  Read more.‚Äč

BCPS 2018/19 School Boundary Process Timeline Revised Following Hurricane Irma
Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma across our community, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) 2018/19 School Boundary Process timeline is being amended.

Broward County Public Schools to Host 3rd Annual College Fair
Broward County Public Schools hosts its third annual College Fair on Monday, October 9, 2017, from 6 – 9 p.m., at Nova Southeastern University Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314.

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.

If It Looks Good, It Must Taste Good
Check out what’s on the menu in Broward County Public Schools cafeterias this school year. Graham crackers and Despicable Me cheese join traditional ham and cheese croissants for breakfast, while hummus meals and Asian chicken kale salad are rising standouts for lunch. View video.

Oriole Elementary School Received Makeover Thanks to Appreciation Financial Volunteers
Oriole Elementary School received a makeover to its 50-year-old campus following Hurricane Irma by volunteers from Appreciation Financial, as part of their commitment toward giving back to the community. The makeover project included landscaping, new plants to attract butterflies, painting and setting up a school store stocked with small gifts and incentives for the school’s student attendance and good behavior program. View photos.

BCPS in the News

Students Design Peace Sleeves for Starbucks Cups - NBC 6
If you’re like most people, you pay scant attention to the insulating cardboard sleeve on your coffee cup. It’s an innocuous part of sipping your morning brew. But what if it was actually a work of original art, with a message promoting peace, tolerance, and understanding?

Broward County Public Schools Hosts 3rd Annual College Fair - Caribbean National Weekly
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will host its third annual College Fair on Monday, October 9, 2017, from 6 – 9 p.m., at Nova Southeastern University’s Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314.

Broward Schools Superintendent Runcie may get an early raise - Sun-Sentinel
Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie got a glowing evaluation and now he may be in for an early raise. After six of nine board members gave Runcie the top rating in his annual evaluation, the board Tuesday signaled it would support a higher salary for Runcie, who makes $307,503 annually.

South Florida students donate supplies to Irma-battered Keys - 7 News
A South Florida school delivered some much-needed supplies to the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma. Students from Sheridan Technical College at Sheridan Street and North 56th Avenue in Hollywood delivered thousands of pounds of supplies to the storm-battered Keys, early Tuesday.

Dolphins deliver backpacks to Broward County schools - Sports Talk Florida
The Miami Dolphins visited Orange Brook Elementary School and Blanch Ely High School to deliver backpacks on Tuesday for their Fourth annual Back to school backpack Event. Backpacks given to students contained school supplies and t-shirts.

Palm Beach, Broward schools propose Hurricane Irma make-up days - Sun-Sentinel
Palm Beach and Broward students need to check off new attendance days on their school calendars. On Tuesday, the school districts proposed make-up days for Hurricane Irma: three in Palm Beach and two in Broward.

Broward Education Foundation Announces Publix Super Markets Charities “2017 Hall of Fame” Honorees - Fort Lauderdale Connex
Each year, thousands of graduates from Broward County Public Schools move on to become teachers, entrepreneurs, business and civic leaders making significant contributions to the community.

BCPS opens lunchrooms for families after storm - Sun-Sentinel
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Broward County Public Schools opened several cafeterias Sept. 15 to feed families as power outages lingered across much of the area. Resident Ivy Dore was one of the first to be served at Sunrise Middle School in Fort Lauderdale.

Hills QB Holly Neher cashes in on historic start with 51-27 win over Pompano Beach Hollywood - Sun-Sentinel
Hills junior quarterback Holly Neher made history Friday night as she became the first female quarterback to start a varsity football game in Broward County.

Hollywood Hills’ Holly Neher becomes first female starting quarterback in Florida - Miami Herald
Holly Neher’s perseverance has helped her overcome the biggest challenges in her life. It helped her when she stepped up to help her mother, Paula, through her fight with breast cancer when Neher was only 7 years old.

Quarterback becomes 1st female to start Broward high school varsity game - 7 News
A South Florida student became the first female quarterback to start a high school varsity game in Broward County.