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.

Highlights of Manatee Bay Elementary School students getting out to vote; Florida Lieutenant Governor’s visit to Sheridan Technical High School; Inaugural Superintendent’s Dance Showcase at Dillard High School Center for the Arts; and hospitality and culinary arts students compete in ‘Chopped”-style challenge.

Highlights of Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record; Bayview Elementary School Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness; Annual Block Party for Education; 4,000 Attend BCPS College Fair, and much more.

Highlights of the annual “Just Do It…I Did!” awards ceremony, Broward Education Foundation annual Hall of Fame Awards, BCPS awarded $53.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Superheroes in our Schools featuring Hollywood Park Elementary School kindergarten teacher Carmen Pla; South Broward High School’s Wind Symphony Band to play Carnegie Hall, upcoming 411 on Parent Engagement Conference, and much more.

Highlights of visit by educational hip hop artist GueroLoco encouraging Silver Lakes Middle School students to learn a second language; Attucks Middle School celebrates School is Cool kickoff; and environmental author shares experiences as an environmentalist with students at South Plantation High School.

Highlights of surprise visit by Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry at Miramar High School; annual South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium; Walmart surprises teacher at McArthur High School with “Commander of the Classroom,” reward; Drum Caf√© at Floranada Elementary School; culinary arts students at J.P. Taravella High School host exchange program students from France; and invitation to Broward Block Party for Education. 

Highlights of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at this week’s School Board meeting; announcement of U.S. Department of Education grant in support of early learning and literacy; and Choose Peace/Stop Violence Week celebrated at C.W. Thomas Park.

Highlights of District events in remembrance of 9/11 at Western High School and Margate Elementary School.
Highlights of the Hallandale High School pep rally celebrating "today's student athletes and tomorrow's leaders" with guests former NFL players and brothers, Stockar McDougle and Jerome McDougle; and a behind the scenes look at West Broward High School student filmmaker Francisco Cabrera's "Revolving Child" film.
Highlights of the first day of school for the 2016/17 school year as Superintendent Robert W. Runcie visits several schools across the District to welcome students, parents, teachers and staff to an exciting new school year; and Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School third grade teacher Traci Aremann prepares a unique classroom environment to welcome her students.
Highlights of ‚ÄčNova Blanche Forman Elementary Celebrates 50 Years!; School Leaders from Vietnam Visit Gator Run Elementary School; "How Low Can You Go?" Pep Rally (Deerfield Park Elementary); Breakfast Buddies (North Fork Elementary); "Grab ‘n Go Breakfast in the Classroom" Tour (Walker Elementary); and Centennial Greetings.

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