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Inaugural Celebration of Dillard High School 6-12

Monday, January 13, 2014
Inaugural Celebration of Dillard High School 6-12  
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Heralds a New Era  
WHO:            Dillard High School 6-12 Community Members, School Board Members and
                      Superintendent Robert W. Runcie
WHAT:           Dillard High School will celebrate its newest milestone – the inauguration of the Dillard High School 6 – 12  – with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony is a celebration of the addition of the school’s new middle school component. Beginning this school year, Dillard welcomed middle school students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
Dillard High School is also celebrating its rich history, which began with the school’s opening in 1937.  Dillard is home to two of Broward County Public Schools premier magnet programs – the Dillard Center for the Performing Arts Magnet and the Emerging Computer Technology Magnet – and the new Digital Entrepreneurial Magnet. 
In addition, Dillard has partnered with NFTE (Networking for Teaching Entrepreneurship) and LEEO (Linking Education and Employment Outcomes) to inspire students to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for successful futures locally and abroad. Through the addition of the new Digital Entrepreneurial Magnet, sixth through eighth grade students will have the opportunity to receive certification in Microsoft Office in sixth grade, PowerPoint in seventh grade and Excel in eighth grade. The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting cerebration.
WHEN:              Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at 4 p.m.
WHERE:            Dillard High School, Auditorium
                          2501 NW 11th Street, Fort Lauderdale
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States, the second largest in the state of Florida and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school district in the nation. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 229 schools and education centers and 95 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 130 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit (browardschools.com), follow us on Twitter (@Browardschools) and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/browardschools).