BCPS in the News


Celebrate Literacy Week is observed January 26–30, 2015, to highlight the important connection between reading and health.

Nearly 1,000 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) McFatter Technical College adult students and 600 McFatter Technical High School students are joining students across the nation during the month of February to celebrate National Career and Technical Education (CTE) MonthTM.
As part of its Garden Delight Program, through the Broward Education Foundation, Liberty Elementary School STEM students welcome celebrity Chef Lauren Von Der Pool.
On January 30, 2015, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will host its Food and Nutrition Services Annual Food Show at Pompano Beach High School. 

Today, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, during a Special School Board Meeting, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, unanimously adopted Resolution 15-106, which establishes the new Bond Oversight Committee.
The Painter Pre-Apprenticeship Program is a collaboration between Seagull Alternative High School, Proietto Painting Inc., and the Associated Builders and Contractors Institute. 

Today, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved changing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Lauderhill to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Montessori Academy.

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.

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