Welcome to Friday Focus

Friday Focus is a weekly roundup of BCPS news highlights by the Public Information Office. This weekly news summary includes a recap of BCPS news releases and news featured by our media partners. We hope you find this weekly news roundup a valuable resource for promoting and sharing the great things happening in BCPS.
This edition of Friday Focus features the students at Mirror Lake Elementary School as they celebrate the Chinese New Year with traditional Chinese performances, including a dragon dance and parade; and the students plant daffodil bulbs as part of a worldwide memorial to children killed in the Holocaust. Also, NBC 6 brags about Hallandale High School and showcases the marine science magnet program at New River Middle School in time for the School Choice application deadline.
This edition of Friday Focus highlights Florida First Lady Ann Scott with students at Fort Lauderdale High School and neighboring schools to kick off Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!; announcement of finalists for the 2017 Caliber Awards; Superintendent’s Advanced Placement Studio Exhibition and All County Honors Music Concerts, and more.
This edition of Friday Focus features over 400 student athletes showing their personal best at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s fifth annual Special Olympics; Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day celebrated on Thursday, February 2, 2017; and free workshops by BCPS and Broward College to help students and parents complete the FAFSA (Free Application Federal Student Aid).
Week Ending January 13, 2017 This edition of Friday Focus features the Florida Panthers Guest Chef competition at the BB&T Center; School Choice application for innovative and personalized learning programs; Broward Community School offers hundreds of classes for personal and professional enjoyment and enrichment.
This special holiday/winter break edition of Friday Focus features the Superintendent’s holiday video message to families and the community; the 2017 graduation schedule in time for family planning during the winter break and holiday; announcement of traditional high schools’ highest graduation rate since 2010/11 school year; after-school supper programs expand to over 100 participating school sites; and much more. Friday Focus will return following the winter break. Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year!
Highlights of students trying out new food options for school menu; Henry D. Perry Education Center’s official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony; Superintendent Runcie codes with students at Seminole Middle School for Hour of Code, and much more.
Highlights of the Hour of Code as part of Computer Science Education Week; Turnaround Arts artist Autumn de Forest and performance painter David Garibaldi inspiring visits to Bethune Elementary School and Walker Elementary School; students celebrating World War II veterans on the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a Virtual Honor Flight; and lots more.
Highlights of immigrant students, who showcased their legislative agenda and policy recommendations to local elected officials; and highlights of Sheridan Technical College’s annual Harvest Feast; the 411 on Parent Engagement Conference; School Board members swearing-in ceremony; SMART Investments Update; School Choice Options for 2017/18; and much more.
Highlights of the Pompano Beach High School Army JROTC’s Veterans Day observance and Fallen Heroes Ceremony; Coral Springs High School students recognized by Coral Springs Commission for signaling potential danger; South Plantation High School autistic teen chosen homecoming king; and Coconut Creek High School brags about its technical magnet program in partnership with Atlantic Technical College.

Highlights of fifth annual Ed Talk where over 500 community members engaged in rich dialogue focused on helping students reach their full potential; WPLG Local 10 donates more than 300 books to students at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School; and students at Charles Drew Elementary School learn about conserving energy through theater performance.

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