As Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates 100 years of educational excellence this 2015/16 school year, it also honors Choose Peace/Stop Violence Week, September 21 – 25, 2015. The weeklong celebration, in partnership with the Children’s Services Council and United Way of Broward County, aims to spread messages of peace, create environments that are free from bullying and violence, and promote tolerance and positive change.
Among the many activities taking place across the District:
· Chalk4Peace, allows students to express messages of inspiration and visions for peace using sidewalk chalk art (approximately 100 schools taking part).
o Students from Coral Glades High School, Parkside Elementary School, Ramblewood Middle School and Taravella High School come together on Monday, September 21, 2015, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at Northwest Regional Library in Coral Springs to chalk a giant peace sign.
o Students from Collins Elementary School, Dania Beach Elementary and Olsen Middle School will chalk a giant “100” to celebrate Broward County Public Schools Centennial on Monday, September 21, 2015, from noon – 2 p.m. at C.W. Thomas Park in Dania Beach.
· “Go Blue to End Mean,” is designed to raise awareness of bullying among middle school girls and challenges everyone to get involved by wearing blue, pledging solidarity and standing up to bullying on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 (approximately 60 schools taking part).
· Imagine Peace Wish Tree, is decorated with messages of peace from students and school staff members (approximately 50 schools taking part).
· “Peace Garden” at Silver Shores Elementary School will be unveiled on Friday, September 25, 2015, at 9 a.m. The school is located at 1701 SW 160th Avenue. Miramar, FL 33027.
In addition, two BCPS students are being honored for their winning “Choose Peace/Stop Violence” poster contest. Congratulations to the following students:
· Ramblewood Middle School – artwork by Sergio Prieto and Taylor Javeline (see winning posters above).
For more information on specific events taking place at schools in honor of Choose Peace/Stop Violence Week, contact Cynthia Tapia-Rodriguez, Diversity, Prevention & Intervention, at 754-321-1655.
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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE - Est 1915~
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