BCPS in the News


More than 400 Special Olympics athletes and 300 volunteers will enjoy performances from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drum line, color presentation by JROTC accompanied by the national anthem, cheerleaders and torch run. Participants will be greeted by the Stoneman Douglas High football team with a red carpet entrance at the opening ceremony.
Broward County Public Schools School Boundary Process for the 2017/18 school year continues to move forward.  A total of 18 school boundary proposals have been received, including 16 proposals submitted by community members and two proposals from the School Boundary Committee. 
Broward County Public Schools students and staff collected a variety of supplies for the residents of Haiti devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Food For the Poor will pick up 23 pallets of food and supplies donated for distribution in impacted areas in Haiti.
Broward County Public Schools students will get a chance to help decide new cafeteria menu items for next school year. Students from Riverland Elementary School and Crystal Lake Middle School will participate in the District’s Food and Nutrition Services Annual Food Show on Friday, December 9, 2016, at Pompano Beach High School.
Inaugural Drone Competition organized by South Plantation High School showcases middle school and high school students’ drone technology and flying skills. There are three divisions for the competition, based on students’ skill levels. This is the first student inspired drone competition in Florida. 
On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the Broward County Association of Student Councils (BCASC) in partnership with Honor Flight South Florida and Broward County Public Schools JROTC, will host its second Virtual Honor Flight event for 70 veterans and survivors of World War II.
The Hour of Code inspires students at schools nationwide to complete at least one hour of computer coding activities during CSEdWeek.  BCPS is proud to have Hour of Code events underway at 100 percent of District schools, including both “plugged” activities, which are done on computers, and “unplugged” activities, which use a variety of non-computer-based resources to teach students about computer coding.

Students to Lead Dialogue at Next Gen Engage Town Hall Series Next Event at Pompano Beach High School, December 8, 2016.

The Next Gen Engage town hall series builds on previous years’ Conversations With The District town hall series to engage students in sharing their experiences, opinions and ideas about what happens in their schools and classrooms. This is the second of seven Next Gen Engage events taking place throughout the District.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to two of the top 10 best culinary schools in Florida. Sheridan Technical College (#7) and McFatter Technical College (#9) are honored by Best Choice Schools, based on their reputation for excellence in the industry, high-quality program offerings, and real-world hands-on experiences.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce that the School Choice application window for the 2017/18 school year takes place December 1, 2016 - February 8, 2017.

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, unanimously elected Abby M. Freedman as Chair and Nora Rupert as Vice Chair. The nominations and voting took place during the School Board’s Annual Organizational Meeting, following a swearing-in ceremony for re-elected School Board members.

Congratulations to Ellen Davis, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) teacher at Ramblewood Middle School, one of one of only 18 educators in the nation, and the only educator from the state of Florida, selected to participate in Understanding Sacrifice program. 

For the 24nd 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. The Harvest Drive is a yearlong project culminating in a charitable event involving schools across the District every Thanksgiving.
BCPS Parent/Community Involvement Task Force and the Office of Parent Engagement
Present The 411 Parent  and Community Engagement Conference Advancing Student Achievement Through Increased Family And Community Engagement.

The BCPS Gifted Advisory Council will host the annual School Choice Showcase, which provides students and parents an opportunity to learn about the variety of educational options available within BCPS innovative and magnet programs at schools across the District.

In observance of Veterans Day, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) 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.
Over 300 immigrant students from high schools throughout Broward County will exhibit and present their Florida legislative policy proposals and share ideas on how to improve their communities as part of the Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Students, Parents, Staff, Community Members, and TEDx Talkers: Chris Norton; Dawn Maslar; Shawna Vercher; Anna Dolce; John Rizvi; Marnino Toussaint; Tiffany Lanier; Jim Barber; Maryam Iqbal; and GMNI.
The Next Gen Engage town hall series builds on previous years’ Conversations With The District town hall series to engage students in sharing their experiences, opinions and ideas about what happens in their schools and classrooms. This is the first of seven Next Gen Engage events taking place throughout the District.

Hundreds attended Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) fifth annual Ed Talk today, Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie for being recognized by the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) with its 2016 NABSE Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year award.

McFatter Technical College in Davie is holding Discovery Fest, a free, fun-for-the-whole-family event that includes activities, wellness checks, arts and crafts, food tastings, live entertainment, automotive and home repair tips, ice carving demonstration and more.  
Community Job Fair
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Make Plans to Attend Community Job Fair on Saturday, November 5, 2016
Free Event Hosted by BCPS Atlantic Technical College and the Office of Equity & Academic Attainment.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® on October 27, 2016, and join millions of readers across the nation in reading the book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich.    
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