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Today, the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities announced the expansion of its successful Turnaround Arts initiative to include three elementary schools in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) – Bethune Elementary School, Lake Forest Elementary School and Walker Elementary School – in an effort to narrow the achievement gap and increase student engagement through the arts.
 
Plantation Middle School has become the newest member of an ever-growing global community of schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) in 144 different countries.
 
Piper High School student, Kevin Diniz competed in the ninth annual Ignite Entrepreneurship Youth BizPlan Challenge, sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). 
 

Broward Virtual School Ambassadors of Hope members and mentees recently participated in “A Day of Hope” at Plantation General Hospital to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Throughout the day, ambassadors created “no-sew quilts” that the hospital will use to protect premature infants from harmful elements such as light.
 

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, kindergarten and first grade students at Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Endeavour Primary Learning Center had the chance to meet their online reading mentors in person for the first time.
 
Today, May 27, 2015, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced four Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) seniors as winners of National Merit Scholarships, which are financed by U.S. colleges and universities.
 
Students in New River Middle School Marine Science Magnet Program’s Marine ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) Club are getting ready to take on their peers from around the country.  The students are competing in the National Sea Perch Challenge, which takes place at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, on May 29-30, 2015.  The competition includes more than 100 teams from across the nation.
 
Fort Lauderdale High School Celebrates its 100th Birthday.
 
Congratulations to Miramar High School for being named a winner of the “Closing the Gap” award, sponsored by College For Every Student (CFES). Miramar High is the only school in Florida to earn the award and one of 17 schools to win nationally.
 
Dillard Elementary School unveils student mural during its arts awareness month in the Flagler Arts and Technology (FAT) Village Art District.
 
During a news conference, today, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Broward County School Board members, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, officials with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, the Executive Director of the national “Latinos in Action” program, and District staff announced the launch of the “Latinos in Action” pilot program at six high schools.  
 
Today, approximately 300 foreign-born ninth and 10th grade students from 23 Broward County Public Schools high schools are taking part in the first Rally to the Tally for New Floridians. 
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to partner with the White House Initiative on Educational   Excellence for Hispanics to launch "Latinos in Action."  The launch showcases the commitment  of BCPS towards  increasing educational outcomes and opportunities for Hispanic students.
 
Congratulations to three Broward County Public Schools Class of 2015 seniors honored by the Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards as the best and brightest.  
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce that eight students are members of the Class of 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars.
 
Broward School Board members and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie held a news conference today, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, to provide students and families with information regarding the impact of legislative changes to the state’s accountability system on BCPS students.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to once again partner with JetBlue
Airways, a leading carrier in Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, to host the third annual Autism in Flight event. 
 
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) May 18 – 22, 2015. Media are invited to cover these events. For additional information or to arrange for coverage, contact the Public Information Office at 754-321-2300.
 
Congratulations to Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED and Parkway Middle School for receiving the Florida Farm to School “Golden Shovel” Awards. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam recently presented the inaugural awards for exceptional school gardens in the state.
 
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) this week, May 14 - 16, 2015. Media are invited to cover these events. For additional information or to arrange for coverage, contact the Public Information Office, at 754-321-2300.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to many of the best high schools in the nation and state, according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report. In all, 14 BCPS high schools received gold, silver or bronze medals in the 2015 Best High Schools national ranking.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) offers a free, full day Summer Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program from June through August 2015.
 
Mark your calendars! Students of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will start the 2015/16 school year on Monday, August 24, 2015. The Broward County School Board approved the 2015/16 school year calendar at its December 9, 2014, School Board meeting.
 

Katherine O’Fallon, New River Middle School Marine Science Magnet coordinator, is gearing up for an incredible deep sea adventure. She is one of 28 educators from around the world to be selected as a 2015 Nautilus Ambassador and sail aboard Dr. Robert Ballard’s Exploration Vessel (EV) Nautilus during its 2015 expedition. Dr. Ballard is one of the world’s most well-known deep sea explorers; among his notable achievements, the discovery of the sunken Titanic. 
 

In its second round of announcing winners in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation named seven Broward County Public Schools seniors as National Merit Scholars. The students are among the 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists.
 
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