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Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
School Board members, Superintendent Runcie, local leaders, teachers, parents and community members, as           well as representatives from the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, will be visiting school sites reading to students as part of Jumpstart's Read for the Record® campaign.
 
The “Just Do It…I Did It!” Student Awards Program is a Districtwide celebration recognizing students with    disabilities as part of Disability and History Awareness Weeks, which are the first two weeks of October.

Congratulations to Bayview Elementary School music teacher Robert Todd on being named the Florida Music Educators Association’s (FMEA) 2015 Music Educator of the Year.
 
An event for the whole family, Family Science Night provides families the opportunity to
explore and learn through hands-on experiments and inquiry-based activities, while also receiving “take home ideas” to continue to foster exploration. 

For the past two years, Broward Virtual School (BVS) student Adam Ramjattan has been the top fundraiser earning $18,000 for St. Luke’s Centers Annual Recovery Walk, and this year he adds a goal of $5,000 – to date raising over $20,000 in a three-year period. 

The BCPS Dual Language Program offers a school-within-a-school approach to second language acquisition education. 

Congratulations to Savannah Dawson-Hamilton of Parkway Middle School of the Arts, on being recognized by the city of Sunrise for her extraordinary artwork on water conservation.

Broward County Public Schools was recently presented a check for $200,000 by Florida State Representative Shevrin Jones and members of the Broward Legislative Delegation in support of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Minority Male Mentoring Initiative. Members of the delegation were on hand for a special check presentation to School Board members and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie at the September 16, 2014, regular School Board meeting.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to join Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® campaign, which takes place on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. This year’s book is “Bunny Cakes,” by Rosemary Wells.  

Congratulations to Melissa Tobar of Colbert Elementary School who is a 2013 Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) Teacher Scholarship recipient. 

The Second Annual Mentoring Kick-Off is intended to share the value of mentoring young adults, all of whom are at-risk of not remaining in school or graduating. 

Superintendent Robert W. Runcie headed back to class today, October 1, 2014, spending time at Hollywood Hills High School.  The visit was prompted by an invitation from a student at the Conversation with the District community forum on September 22, 2014, during which the student asked the Superintendent to join him at Hollywood Hills to experience a “day in the life of a student.”

North Fork Elementary School’s fifth grade science and civics students visited the Broward County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on September 24, 2014, and participated in a special hurricane preparedness exercise sponsored by StormZone, where they planned for and recovered from fictitious Hurricane Elisa. 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will host its annual Construction Career Days (CCD) Fair on October 21 – 22, 2014, at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds (4271 Davie Road, Davie). 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to be one of only 71 school districts across the country, and only five school districts in Florida, to be selected by the U.S. Department of Education for its School Climate Transformation Grant. This grant will provide $3.7 million in funding to BCPS over five years (approximately $750,000 per year) to develop, enhance and/or expand programs that support improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for students.

Coral Springs High school will unveil its LEEO innovative work space.

Congratulations to the 17 Broward County Public Schools African American high school seniors who are Semifinalists in the 51st annual National Achievement Scholarship Program announced today by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) officials.

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) is taking its mission directly into Broward County Public Schools classrooms with a fascinating hands-on approach involving marine documentaries, online lectures, teaching aids and even citizen partnerships from those looking to further the cause of ocean conservation

60 fifth grade science students from North Fork Elementary School will conduct a hurricane simulation at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center to prepare for and recover from the wrath of fictitious Hurricane Elisa, which will sweep through their community. 


Congratulations to Indian Ridge Middle School student Madelyn White for being named a Broadcom MASTERS Competition Semifinalist.  White is one of only 300 students from across the country to be selected as a semifinalist, out of more than 2,000 student applicants.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale National College Fair will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, from 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is one of 24 partners from around the country selected to host the sixth cohort of the Strategic Data Project (SDP), based at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) presents Zone Community Showcases throughout the month of October. 

Taravella High School’s Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) will host the Coral Springs 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, benefitting the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation (NFFF) and the Twin Towers Orphan Fund.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates 34 students for being named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.  These high school seniors are among 16,000 students across the country selected for this honor.

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