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 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.
Highlights of Manatee Bay Elementary School students celebrate their school’s first in the nation ranking in the “First in Math" online math competition; Parkway Middle School of the Arts students perform “The Lion King, Jr.; city of Fort Lauderdale partners with Dillard Elementary School to create Career City; Holocaust survivor presents a firsthand history lesson for Mirror Lake Elementary School students; and Centennial greetings.
Highlights of award winning actress Cameron Diaz’ surprise visit via Skype to Bethune Elementary School Turnaround Arts students; Melanie Amaro, winner of the X-Factor singing competition, performs in concert and encourages Bair Middle School students to follow their dreams: BCPS Centennial closing ceremony celebrating “100 Years and Beyond”; and Centennial greetings.
Highlights of the Broward County Cadet of the Year 2016; Broward Sheriff’s Office presents Deerfield Beach Middle School sixth grade student Angel Rivera with a Life Saving Award; "Evening Among the Stars" perfect attendance awards at Plantation High School; fourth annual Autism In Flight event at the Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport; and Centennial greetings.

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