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On, Saturday, January 23, 2016, a record turnout of approximately 700 people, including parents, students, business leaders, elected officials and community members joined Broward County School Board members, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and District staff for Ed Talk 2015/16. The fourth annual event took place at the Signature Grand in Davie, from 9 a.m. – noon.
 
Head Start, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, and Exceptional Student Education Preschool Students; District Staff; Sesame Street’s Elmo; and Representatives from the PNC Foundation.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to participate in the annual statewide Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, which takes place January 25 – 29, 2016. This year’s theme is “Literacy Changes Our World!”
 
Blanche Ely High is one of over 2,000 high schools across the nation and around the world recognized by the NFL (National Football League) for its contribution to Super Bowl history and positive impact on the game of football.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) “Conversation With The District” is a community forum, 
providing an opportunity for parents, students, staff and community members to share input and thoughts with School Board members and the Superintendent about what the District is doing well or where improvements can bemade.
 
Ed Talk is a community forum designed to inform and engage the community in discussions to develop and update educational strategies, which will advance the three core components of Broward County Public Schools Strategic Plan – high-quality instruction, continuous improvement and effective communication. Community input and feedback are used to continue the District's vision and commitment to educating today’s students to succeed in tomorrow’s world.
 
Broward County Public Schools participates in the Child Care Food Program (CCFP), a federally-funded program which provides healthy meals and snacks in the child care setting.
 
Wendi Fischer also known as the “Chess Lady” dresses as a medieval queen who hosts chess lessons each week that BCPS students watch digitally in class.  Fischer will host a special Family Chess Night at Horizon Elementary. 
 
Broward County Public Schools High School Robotics Students, Robotic Teams from Cypress Bay High School and Western High and Teachers
 
Broward County Public Schools BECON-TV is hosting a free, advance screening of its new documentary, Dirty Bird Nation: All Access with the Flanagan Falcons.
 
Congratulations to Northeast High School for being one of 51 state winners in the Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” Contest, a nationwide competition to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by challenging students and teachers to tackle critical community issues across the country.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) fourth annual Ed Talk community forum takes place on Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 9 a.m. – noon, at the Signature Grand in Davie. Everyone interested in the future of BCPS is encouraged to attend this free event.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students captured four of the top six spots in the Florida Commission on the Status of Women’s 2015 Florida Women’s History Essay Contest.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) “Conversation With The District” is a community forum, providing an opportunity for parents, students, staff and community members to share input and thoughts with School Board members and the Superintendent about what the District is doing well or where improvements can be made.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. This year's theme is Sparking AHA! Moments.
 
Florida Department of Education released high school graduation rates for the 2014/15 school year.  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduation rate, which includes traditional schools, centers and charter schools, is 76.6 percent.
 
News briefing to address the less-than-credible email threat received Broward County Public Schools – similar to the emails received in other school districts.
 
Broward County Public Schools is proud to host the first National Summit for Principal Supervisors at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 11- 13, 2016.  Superintendents, district leadership and principal supervisors from across the nation will engage in professional development opportunities aimed at improving the outcomes of school principals.
 
On Sunday, December 20, 2015, the Tobacco Free Partnership of Broward County, in partnership with Broward County Public Schools and the Florida Panthers, will unveil winning artwork from local school aged children.
 
BCPS Announces 2016 Graduation Schedule
Monday, December 14, 2015
Class of 2016, mark your calendars! Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announces graduation ceremonies for all high schools, centers and technical colleges. Graduation ceremonies will kick off on June 3, 2016.  Below is the schedule of ceremonies, locations, dates and times. The complete graduation schedule is also available at browardschools.com.
 
In all, 99 students from Cypress Bay High School, Fort Lauderdale High School and South Broward High
School received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge their
exceptional performance in the June 2015 Cambridge examination series.
 
Mark your calendars! Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students will start the 2016/17 school year on Monday, August 22, 2016.  The School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved the 2016/17 school year calendar at its December 8, 2015, School Board meeting.
 
Third, fourth and fifth grade students from Cooper City Elementary will participate in the Miami Dolphins Junior Training Camp. Students will learn skills in both NFL-style offensive and defensive drills using the same equipment as the Miami Dolphins, including hurdles, knock-away dummies, ladders and halfback pads.
 
The NFL’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program honors McArthur High School with a commemorative golden football from former NFL Super Bowl winner and McArthur High School alumnus, Bryant McFadden. 
 
​Congratulations to Linda Gancitano and Jennifer Hoover of Driftwood Middle School in Hollywood for being selected as the Heart-Healthy School Award recipients for the 2014/15 school year.
 
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