BCPS Shines

Great things are happening in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), which makes BCPS shine - everyday. BCPS Shines spotlights our amazing students, phenomenal teachers, school leaders and support staff, and exciting academic programs throughout our District. Learn more about all of the things that make BCPS proud.

The students of Sandpiper Elementary School celebrated winning this year’s How Low Can You Go Annual Miami Heat Challenge with a pep rally sponsored by the Miami Heat with a special guest appearance by Miami Heat mascot Burnie.
 
Graduating seniors from Hallandale High School, Hollywood Hills High School, McArthur High School and South Broward High got the chance to meet one-on-one with potential employers at the “My Next Move,” a career and work readiness job fair experience.
 
Congratulations to South Plantation High students, who are flying high after taking first place at the 2017 NASA Florida Student Astronaut Challenge 2017 State Competition.
 
McArthur High School’s M3 Robotics team won the Imagery Award at the FRC First Robotics regional competition in Orlando, Florida.
 
​Parents participated in Broward County Schools Food and Nutrition Services inaugural Parent Food Show on April 6, 2017, at Riverglades Elementary School. Parents taste-tested current menu items and food items approved by students at the December 2017 Student Food Show before voting on their favorites foods to appear on the menu in the upcoming school year.
 
Broward County Public Schools honored its finest and best at the 2017 Caliber Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.
 
Approximately 1,000 students put their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to the test in the daylong SECME-STEM Olympiad.
 
Students from Dillard High School had an opportunity to participate in a master class with dancers from the Pilobolus Dance Theater.  
 
The Virtual Enterprises International Trade Show provided students with real-world trade show experience and an opportunity to display and market the businesses they created throughout the year.
 
Dillard High School students got a chance to meet and speak with representatives from over 40 local employers about career opportunities in South Florida.
 
Members of the community and local barbers met with students at Whiddon-Rogers Education Center in a “Real Talk at the Barbershop” setting to share personal experiences and real life lessons.
 
Students from Broward County Public Schools created pieces of art in the shape of hands in celebration of Florida’s Children’s Week, March 26 - 31, 2017.
 
Last summer, Jacqueline Carrero, ESOL Teacher at Driftwood Middle School participated in a week-long Summer Institute: Teaching the Humanities through Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM).
 
Miami Heat Dancers visited McArthur High School and performed during the annual faculty/student basketball game.
 
Tony award winning actor John Lloyd Young, best known for his role as Frankie Valli in the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, took time out of his busy schedule to visit and talk to students at Walker Elementary School.
 
New River Middle School hosted its annual Real Men Read, designed to stress the importance of literacy and instill a love for reading in students though mentors who share their favorite books and passages with students.
 
Attucks Middle School students were treated to a delicious lesson on proper table manners and dining etiquette, complete with a full four-course meal.
 
Students participating in the mock trial club at Seminole Middle School learn how to present opening and closing statements, counter arguments and analyze evidence.
 
Chorus students from McArthur High School competed at the Florida Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessment and earned a superior rating.
 
Nob Hill Elementary School and Florida International University (FIU) partnered for a very special event for the ESE Special Classes.
 
In celebration of Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, students from Silver Trail Middle School collaborated with students at Northside Elementary on the literacy across levels initiative.
 
American Idol finalist and Turnaround Arts artist Pia Toscano visits and rehearses with students at Bethune Elementary School in preparation for the “Evening with the Arts Gala” hosted by Innovative Programs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on March 3, 2017.
 
On Thursday, March 2, 2017, teachers and students at Village Elementary School celebrated the birthday of legendary children’s author Dr. Seuss with five Canine Assisted Therapy dogs: Brandy, Sebastian, Coral, Lexie and Scruffy. 
 
Congratulations to Nerissa Street, theater teacher at Bethune Elementary School of the Arts, for being a Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce 2017 Woman of Distinction.  Street is one of nine women awarded the honor, out of 150 nominees.
 
National Speech and Debate Education Day is Friday, March 3, 2017.  Students across Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) are recognizing the day by participating in a variety of debate activities at school.
 
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