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Following are a few of the exciting events and activities taking place in schools across the District this week. Media are invited to cover these events.

Coral Springs High School business students ranked among the best in the nation during competitions at the Business Professionals of America 2014 National Leadership Conference.  The Conference took place in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 30-May 4, 2014.

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and School Board members used #ThankATeacher hashtag and joined thousands on Twitter @browardschools to show their support and appreciation for Broward County Public Schools teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-10, 2014.

Congratulations to Broward Virtual School (BVS) on recently being named Middle School National Finalist of the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.

Dillard Elementary School students and staff, community leaders, and representatives from more than 50 local businesses and organizations are taking part in Career City.  The event provides students with an opportunity to walk through their own personal “mini city,” talk with industry professionals, ask questions and explore a showcase area complete with fire trucks, law enforcement vehicles, boats, video production vehicles and more. 

Broward County Public Schools respects and upholds the rights of students to bring personal religious materials to school, including the Bible, and to read these items before school, after school or during any “free reading” time during the school day.   

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) J.P. Taravella High School Academy of Finance has earned Distinguished status based on the National Academy Foundation’s (NAF) annual assessment. Taravella High is one of only 22 academies in 38 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands receiving the Distinguished merit.

As part of the Lawyers for Literacy Guest Reading Campaign, guest readers will visit Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms at several Broward County schools throughout the month of May 2014.  The event is sponsored by the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division and the Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

Congratulations to Gulfstream Middle School Principal Brian Kingsley on being named Middle School Principal of the Year by the Florida Association of School Administrators  and the Florida Association of Secondary School Principals.

The Superintendent’s JROTC Cadet of the Year Ceremony takes place on Friday, May 2, 2014, and recognizes the top cadets in the District’s JROTC and Student Leadership Development Corps programs.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, May 1, 2014, marks the grand opening of South Broward High School's new state-of-the-art Aquatic Center. 

Broward County Public Schools is pleased to announce the 2014 Caliber Awards winners.  Each year, the Caliber Awards program recognizes the exceptional leadership, hard work and dedication of Broward’s outstanding teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related employees. Congratulations to all of the award winners.

Central Park Elementary School will host its 23rd annual Multicultural Fair celebration designed for parents, volunteers, and students to interact and learn together about different countries and cultures represented by families at Central Park Elementary.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will salute and celebrate the best of the best at this year’s Caliber Awards on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Presenting sponsor of the Caliber Awards event is BrightStar Credit Union.

Over 500 English Language Learners from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Middle and High Schools will take part in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Academic Competition.

Broward County Public Schools Maplewood Elementary School celebrates its 2nd Annual Young Athletes Special Olympics.  Student athletes, parents, staff and supporters will all converge on this encouraging and uplifting event.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to several Best High Schools in the nation and state, according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report. In all, 13 BCPS high schools received gold, silver or bronze medals in the U.S. News’ Best High Schools 2014 national ranking

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honored as a 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools - District Sustainability Award winner.  Broward County is the only Florida school district – and is among only nine school districts in the nation - to receive this prestigious distinction.

The South Plantation High School 2014 Eco Symposium is aimed at increasing community awareness about alternative fuels.  In addition to presentations about corporate green initiatives by keynote speakers from local industries, South Plantation’s Solar Knights racing team will showcase and demonstrate its solar race car. 
 

Wingate Oaks Center will host its annual Community Resource Fair offering support and resources to parents and families of students with disabilities.

A three-girl chess team representing Broward County Public Schools Castle Hill Elementary School in Lauderhill, placed second nationally at the 11th Annual Kasparov Chess Foundation All-Girls National Championship in Chicago last week.

Margate Middle School’s Northwest Broward Business Partner & Community Expo to provide families with information on community resources and services on topics such as health and wellness, financial planning, physical fitness, and entertainment.

BCPS Student Support Initiatives - Diversity, Cultural Outreach & Prevention Department, in partnership with the Children’s Services Council of Broward County and United Way of Broward County, is hosting a screening of the American Promise documentary, which highlights the challenges facing African-American youths.

The Broward County Association of Student Councils will make a special check presentation from Broward students to Honor Flight in the amount of $26,000 at the School Board meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 1:15 p.m.

Everglades High School, in partnership with the city of Miramar, is hosting its first Everglades Earth Day Festival – providing science, technology, art, ecology, music and health – fun for all ages.

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