BCPS in the News

Roundup of Broward County Public Schools Events and Activities

Monday, May 04, 2015
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The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) this week. Media are invited to cover these events. For additional information or to arrange for coverage, contact the Public Information Office, at 754-321-2300.
Bike to School Day With Special Guest NASCAR Driver, Scott Lagasse, Jr.
Silver Palms Elementary School
Where: 1209 NW 155th Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:30 – 10 a.m.
Silver Palms Elementary safety patrol student, Nicholas Alexander, is the Florida Department of Transportation’s 2015 “Bike to School” poster contest winner. To celebrate his win, NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse, Jr. will be at Silver Palms Elementary to bike with students, talk about bicycle safety and present Nicholas with an award. For more information, contact Silver Palms Elementary Principal Amada Walker, at 754-323-7450.
Park Lakes Elementary School Welcomes Sailors for Fleet Week
Where: 3925 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
For the second consecutive year, Park Lakes Elementary welcomes U.S. Navy Sailors to its school during Fleet Week. The sailors will visit classrooms and speak at assemblies, sharing information about their careers and their experiences on board their naval ships. For more information, contact Park Lakes Elementary Principal Orinthia Dias, at 754-322-7676.
BCPS Kicks Off Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month With 6th Annual Walk Aware Event
Where: Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 West Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
When: Friday, May 8, 2015, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Walk Aware brings youth and community organizations together for a day of workshops and activities that promote healthy choices and a reduction in the number of teen pregnancies in Broward County. For more information, contact Student Services Director Dr. Laurel Thompson, at 754-322-1550.

Academic Success Workshop for Haitian Creole Families, Students and Community
Where: Fort Lauderdale High School, 1600 NE Fourth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Academic Success Workshop provides information on community resources and preparing students for college. The event is a partnership between Fort Lauderdale High School, Bilingual/ESOL Department, Parent Engagement Office, the Children Services Council and the Broward Educational Foundation. For more information, contact Bilingual/ESOL Department Resource Facilitator Jackie Alvarez, at 754-321-2596.

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