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.

Broward Education Foundation (BEF) presented its 20th Annual Innovative Teacher Idea Expo on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Nova Southeastern University. The event is designed to foster sharing between educators and to promote innovation in the classroom.
 
FIU Fun Day at Nob Hill Elementary School
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Thanks to the support of representatives from sororities, fraternities and other student volunteers at Florida International University (FIU), Nob Hill Elementary School hosted its first FIU Fun Day community partnership event.
 
More than 160 students in the medical magnet program and physical education classes at William Dandy Middle School teamed up with the American Heart Association for National “Wear Red Day” and “The Great Replay” event. 
 
Ten students from South Korea spent an entire week attending classes at Silver Trail Middle School. 
 
Thanks to collaboration between BCPS and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, approximately 1,500 students in the Career, Technical, Adult & Community Education program, recently got the opportunity to participate in a new career fair – the Claim Your Future Showcase.
 
Students, teachers and administrators at Deerfield Beach High School collected donations to help with Haiti Relief efforts.
 
Vincent Newman, a science teacher at McArthur High School, was selected by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Awards and Recognitions Committee as the recipient of the 2017 DuPont/Pioneer Excellence in Agricultural Science Education Award.
 
First grade students from Bethune Elementary School of the Arts were able to walk across the entire state of Florida with the National Geographic’s Traveling Map.
 
Students Celebrate Chinese New Year
Thursday, February 02, 2017

Students at Mirror Lake Elementary School celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Rooster with a dragon dance and parade.

As part of their observance of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, students at Mirror Lake Elementary School participated in a Daffodils Project
 
Congratulations to Ramblewood Elementary School’s Jada Porter, for being selected to appear on national TV to pitch her online bakery business, Porter’s Pastries.
 
Students from Mirror Lake Elementary School honored International Holocaust Remembrance Day and Chinese New Year.
 
On Thursday, January 26, 2017, and Friday, January 27, 2017, students from Panther Run Elementary School participated in the annual STEM Olympiad Showcase.
 
Broward County Public Schools high school seniors participated in the “Last Chance” Before Graduation College and Career Summit helping students plan their future after graduation.
 
More than 80 students and educators from eight countries, including Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Haiti, Ireland, Poland and Switzerland joined students, teachers, administrators and community leaders at Pompano Beach High School to kick off the third International Summit.
 
The Equity & Academic Attainment Department hosted the Policing and Disciplining Equity Town Hall at Hallandale High School to provide an opportunity for students and the community to engage in dialogue on important issues around social justice with community leaders, Hallandale Police Department staff and special guest Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
 
Florida First Lady Ann Scott kicked off 2017 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! at Fort Lauderdale High School with Florida’s 2017 Teacher of the Year, Department of Education and Florida Lottery officials, author and prize-winning Novelist Brad Meltzer, School Board Member Heather Brinkworth, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and students from neighboring schools.
 
Students participating in the DECA Club at JP Taravella High School are providing support for their peers through the Here 2 Help project.
 
More than 250 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students from 25 high schools with H.O.P.E. (Helping Overcome Problems Effectively) clubs screened the film “Listen: It Only Takes a Moment.”
 
Volunteers gave a day of service on Monday, January 16, 2017, at Watkins Elementary School to beautify the school for students, teachers and the community.
 
Students from Deerfield Beach Middle School, volunteers from the local community and members of local organizations unified their efforts on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to create a special memorial garden in honor of the late Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Leo Gray.
 
Students from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Montessori Academy with volunteers from the local community made a difference in honor of the school’s namesake. 
 
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hosted over than 400 student athletes at its fifth annual Special Olympics event.
 
Congratulations to McArthur High School’s Hunger Aid team for winning the 2016 Verizon Innovative app challenge Best in Region and Best in State.
 
Up and coming professional chefs, representing eight of Broward County Public Schools 22 high school culinary programs, participated in the Florida Panthers Guest Chef Program culinary competition.
 
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