BCPS in the News


The Broward County School Board has partnered with Broward College to support and advance the Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL) initiative by creating a mentoring program for minority males attending Deerfield Beach High School and Nova High School.
With more than 1,200 books, reading-themed artwork, a listening center and a listening library, the Community Reading Oasis at Dania Elementary School provides a space for families to enjoy reading together and access to books to help build their home libraries.

The Flying Classroom exploration team, led by Captain Barrington Irving, a National Geographic Explorer who holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world, will visit Colbert Elementary School Museum Magnet students.

Professional actress Rashada Dawan, from the national touring production of The Lion King, visits Walker Elementary School of the Performing and Visual Arts.

Manatee Bay Elementary School fifth grade students will demonstrate their new Sphero Robots, which teacher Annejeanette M. Washington won for her classroom as part of Hour of Code weeklong activities. The Sphero robots make learning engaging, as students develop skills centered on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) invites parents, students and school-based staff to participate in the District’s Annual Survey. This survey provides valuable feedback on BCPS schools and students’ educational experiences.    
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has been awarded $135,000 for its Linking Education and Employment Outcomes (LEEO) program by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation. 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has been awarded a two-year Project AWARE grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Nova Middle School will celebrate the ribbon cutting and grand opening of its new Law Studies Program Courtroom on Friday, January 9, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be followed by special presentations and an inaugural mock trial led by students of the Nova Middle School Law Studies Program.

“To honor America on this special holiday game, The Miami HEAT would like the Everglades High School “Legacy Choir” to perform the National Anthem prior to tip-off of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami HEAT game on December 25, 2014.

Brian G. Kingsley is recognized as an Emerging Leader by PDK International and meets with federal education policy makers and education leaders in Washington, DC to discuss education best practices.
Cypress Bay High School celebrated the grand opening of the Confucius Institute of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS).
2014 high school grades and graduation rates were released today by the Florida Department of Education.  In the data released, more than 75% of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) traditional high schools earned an A or B grade and achieved a graduation rate of 88%.

The College Academy @ BC (Broward College) will hold two informational Open House events for interested students at Bailey Hall, Broward College, Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with A-L) and Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with M-Z).

The following are exciting holiday events and activities taking place in schools across the District this week. Media are invited to cover these events.

Congratulations to Frances Safaite-Frederic on being named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). She was honored at a recognition event on December 6, 2014, at the Carter Center in Atlanta.

Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) outstanding arts educators who were named winners in the dance, music, theater and visual arts categories of Broward County's 29th Arts Education Ceremony, ArtsED Forever!

With the focus of raising funds and public awareness, last year, the Broward County Association of Student Councils (BCASC) came up with a plan to honor veterans as part of the South Florida Honor Flight mission. Through the project, middle and high schools raised approximately $30,000 to send 43 World War II and Korean War veterans to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

The following are exciting events and activities taking place in schools across the District this week. Media are invited to cover these events. 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) led the world in 2013 with student participation in the Hour of Code.  This year, 100% of the schools in BCPS are taking part in the weeklong events.   The Hour of Code is a national campaign organized by Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding computer science programs in schools.  The goal is to inspire 100 million students across the globe to try one hour of computer science during National Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14, 2014. 

BCPS Celebrates the Arts
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to present the 2015 Superintendent’s Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibition, in conjunction with the All County Honors Music Concerts, at the Coral Springs Museum of Art/Coral Springs Center for the Arts, located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs.

Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools innovator Dr. Jeanine Gendron on being recognized as one of the Center for Digital Education’s (CDE) 2014 Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, will host its 26th annual Winter Festival of Music.

Congratulations to Nova High School and Coral Springs High School, on recent accolades from the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA).  

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce the School Choice application window for a magnet program, Nova school, or school reassignment for the 2015/16 school year takes place December 1, 2014 - February 11, 2015.

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