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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.
 
Bilingual Author and Founder of Dia de los ninos/Dia de los libros visits Oakland Park Elementary School on Friday, September 18, 2015, to read with students.

 
Atlantic Technical High School and Dillard High School Host  Robotics Competition, Mission Mayhem.
 
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) this week. Media are invited to cover these events.

 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie travels to Washington, D.C., this week, to speak about the District’s efforts regarding President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) joins the national celebration of Attendance Awareness Month in September, which focuses on raising awareness about the importance of regular school attendance and reducing chronic absenteeism.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates 36 students for being named semifinalists in the prestigious 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

 
Pompano Beach High School and Western High School observe 9/11 with special ceremonies this week.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) joins the celebration of International Literacy Day on September 8, 2015. The BCPS Literacy Department recently announced efforts to join communities around the globe as a united voice to raise awareness for millions who cannot read or write.
 
Broward County Public Schools, in partnership with the Broward County Government Cultural Division and Broward Center for the Performing Arts, is pleased to present the South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!
 
In 1915, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) was established. Today, September 1, 2015, The School Board of Broward County, Florida recognized its 100th anniversary in a special Centennial Celebration kickoff ceremony. The ceremony honored the District’s commitment to educational excellence and showcased the important role of BCPS in the lives of past, present and future students.  
 

All Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and District Offices will be OPEN on Monday, August 31, 2015. Parents, students and staff are advised to exercise caution as weather conditions resulting from the storm will vary across the county.
 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) offers Universal (free) Breakfast to all students attending District schools. 
 
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. 
 
Today, Monday, August 24, 2015, nearly 270,000 students across Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) headed back to class, marking the start of the District’s 100th Anniversary. 
 
Over 260,000 students will say goodbye to their summer break and head back to class on Monday, August 24, 2015, as Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) launches its 100th school year. Like many students on the first day of school, BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie begins the busy opening day with a school bus ride.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to welcome students back to class on Monday, August 24, 2015, for the 2015/16 school year. 
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Off Campus Learning Centers First ‘Back to School’ Bash.
 
Miramar High School football team partners with SHEAR Inc. and the Miami Rescue Mission to feed the homeless.
 
The 10th Annual Back to School Family Health Fair is an ongoing effort to provide free health services and resources to BCPS families and communities.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie participated in a panel discussion at The White House. The event, called Rethink School Discipline, focused on helping school districts create positive school climates and implement effective discipline practices. 


 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) recognizes several outstanding educators for their recent contributions and professional accomplishments. These individuals continue to learn, research, present, teach, serve and share expertise with their colleagues and students.
 

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).
 
Today, July 13, 2015, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced four additional Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) seniors as winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Each sponsor college selected its scholarship winners from the elite group of finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Confucius Institute will host 17 students from Cypress Bay High School, Fort Lauderdale High School and Pompano Beach High School in a summer trip to China, July 14 – 31, 2015.  Students will travel and visit historically and culturally significant locations throughout Beijing and the Jiangsu province, including the Confucius Institute headquarters, Tiananmen Square, Palace Museum and Great Wall of China.
 
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