BCPS in the News


For the 22nd consecutive year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students, parents and community supporters have joined Harvest Drive, Inc. to help needy families during the holiday season.

Students from Western High School’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program will exhibit a full-size solar car, designed and built by the students at this year’s Miami International Auto Show, November 7 – 16, 2014.

The King Arthur Flour Company will come to Broward County to present its Bake for Good: Kids Program. 

Physical education classes will take part in helping the WSSA reach a new world record of 600,000 stackers as students stack up and stack down plastic cups into various pyramids in prescribed patterns for at  least 30 minutes. 

Parents and students are invited to attend and learn more about magnet and Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programs offered to students at Atlantic Technical, Blanche Ely, Boyd Anderson, Deerfield Beach, Dillard, Fort Lauderdale, Northeast and Pompano Beach high schools. 

In observance of Veterans Day, Broward County Public Schools will honor military veterans and active duty members for their service in special events and ceremonies planned in schools across the District. The community is invited to participate and share in these events honoring our veterans. 
School Board member Dr. Rosalind Osgood will meet with the Broward County community to encourage dialogue and offer solutions surrounding the principles of bullying.

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, the Broward County School Board and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, accompanied by District leadership and community members, held a news conference regarding the approval of the $800 million General Obligation Bond during the November 4th election. 

Students, parents, teachers, community volunteers and leaders, and the Lauderhill Police Department, joined in building a community garden. 

Students have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride in a Goodyear Blimp with their schoolmates and teachers. This ride is the result of a partnership between Pines Middle School and Goodyear.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is partnering with Stranahan High School to provide Hands-Only CPR training to students and staff on Wednesday, October 29th.

This public forum will engage members of the community in discussions focused on shaping the priorities of the District, as well as creating and maintaining a high-quality school system.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Procurement and Warehousing Services Department will host a Construction Services Business Opportunity Trade Fair on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at the TSSC Annex, 7770 W Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

The following are exciting events and activities taking place in schools across the District this week. Media are invited to cover these events. For additional information or to arrange for coverage, contact the Public Information Office, 754-321-2300.

Broward County Public Schools will host the first Student Executive Leadership Symposium.

The Broward Education Foundation (BEF) the 501 charitable organization serving public schools in Broward County, will induct seven graduates of BCPS as Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni. Twan Russell, former Miami Dolphins football player and the team’s senior director of community affairs, will serve as master of ceremonies for the awards event. Broward Schools Superintendent Runcie W. Runcie will be the keynote speaker.

The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) & Support Services Department in collaboration with the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Parent Services o­ffer a variety of parent workshops, which provide information for parents of students with disabilities.

West Broward High School’s Bobcats Baseball Team is hosting its 3rd Annual "Bats Against Breast Cancer" baseball event.
The goal of the Education NOT Incarceration Community Forum is to stimulate conversations around  improving systems and methods that will prevent behaviors warranting an arrest record, both in and out of school.

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. 

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