Love to be unknown, and to be valued as nothing. This will be more beneficial and useful than to be praised by other people.
-Thomas à Kempis.
On January 18, 1919, a few months after the end of World War I, leaders from the Allied nations began a series of discussions that became known as the Paris Peace Conference to settle issues raised by the war and its aftermath. Preceded by a series of armistices in September, October, and November 1918, that … Continue reading “Today in History – January 18”
BCPS Congratulates Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Kenneth Green for Receiving National Director of Army Instruction of the Year Award
January 17, 2020 Congratulations to Lieutenant Colonel (RET) Kenneth Green for being chosen as the 2019 United States Army Cadet Command Director of Army Instruction (DAI) of the Year. This award recognizes Green as the top Army DAI in the world. The prestigious award honors superior qualities and professionalism toward ensuring the success within the Junior … Continue reading “BCPS Congratulates Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Kenneth Green for Receiving National Director of Army Instruction of the Year Award”
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts, but his adopted home was Philadelphia, the largest city in eighteenth-century America. His many accomplishments as printer, scientist, and statesman are particularly remarkable when considered in the context of colonial North America. A spirit of pragmatic innovation imbued all of Franklin’s intellectual, social, and … Continue reading “Today in History – January 17”
And the Winners are… BCPS Honors Top Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal and School-Related Employee at 2020 Caliber Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to the 2020 Caliber Awards winners! Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) honored its top teacher, principal, assistant principal and school-related employee during the 2020 Caliber Awards Ceremony at the Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The annual ceremony recognized the more than 600 nominees and 16 … Continue reading “And the Winners are… BCPS Honors Top Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal and School-Related Employee at 2020 Caliber Awards Ceremony”
January 16, 2020 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has designated Friday, February 14, 2020, as A Day of Service and Love, in commemoration of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. It will be a day to give back to the community in honor of the 17 students and staff who were lost and those who … Continue reading “BCPS Observes A Day of Service and Love on Friday, February 14, 2020”
On January 16, 1896, Henry F. Kallenberg, an instructor of physical education at the University of Iowa, welcomed Amos Alonzo Stagg, athletic director at the recently founded University of Chicago, to Iowa City for an experimental game in a new sport. The contest, refereed by Kallenberg, was the first unofficial college basketball game played with … Continue reading “Today in History – January 16”
January 16, 2020 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Student and civil rights groups are suing the commission investigating the 2018 Florida high school massacre, saying it illegally adjourned a recent meeting before the public could speak and held the meeting at an inaccessible location. The Southern Poverty Law Center filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Tallahassee … Continue reading “Commission investigating Florida high school massacre sued”
January 15, 2020 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has expanded its Afterschool Supper Program to include New Renaissance Middle School for a total of 123 schools serving nutritious meals to students. The supper meals ensure that more than 14,500 students participating in regularly scheduled afterschool educational or enrichment activity programs receive the nutrition they need … Continue reading “BCPS Afterschool Supper Programs Over 120 BCPS Schools Offer Nutritious Meals in Aftercare Programs”
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., twentieth-century America’s most compelling and effective civil rights leader, was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. After entering Morehouse College at age fifteen, King followed his father and grandfather into the Baptist ministry. He received a bachelor of divinity from Crozer Theological Seminary in 1951 and a … Continue reading “Today in History – January 15”
The Continental Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784, officially establishing the United States as an independent and sovereign nation. The Continental Congress approved preliminary articles of peace on April 15, 1783. The treaty, signed in Paris on September 3, 1783, required Congress to return the ratified document to England within six … Continue reading “Today in History – January 14”