BCPS in the News

Apollo Middle Receives Family and Community Involvement Award

Monday, July 20, 2015
Congratulations to Apollo Middle School for receiving the 2015 Family and Community Involvement Award by the Florida Department of Education and Florida Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Apollo Middle was one of 10 Florida schools honored by Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart and Florida PTA President Mindy Haas with the Family and Community Involvement Award during the 2015 Florida PTA Leadership Convention at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, FL, July 16 – 19, 2015. Apollo Middle was recognized for successful implementation of its Parent 2 Parent Connection program that encourages increased family and community engagement. 

“We are extremely proud of Apollo Middle School’s Parent 2 Parent Connection program and the dedication of its hard-working volunteers,” said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “Parent involvement is a critical component to the success of our students. This program provides parents with the support, information and resources they need to become more involved and engaged in their child’s education. We congratulate Apollo Middle and all of the Parent 2 Parent Connection volunteers for receiving this special honor.”
Each year, the Family and Community Involvement Award recognizes exemplary family and community involvement programs from across the state that focus on welcoming families into the school community, providing effective communication, supporting student success and promoting collaboration among stakeholders.
“We have outstanding teachers and staff working in our state’s schools, but nothing can replace the love and encouragement of a parent or guardian,” said Commissioner Stewart. “As a former teacher and principal, I have seen firsthand the positive impact family and community involvement can have on the lives of students, and I commend these schools for proactively developing meaningful initiatives involving more family and community members in meaningful ways with our students.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 99 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @Browardschools, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free Broward County Public Schools mobile app.