BCPS and the Flying Classroom Partner for Second Annual Spring STEM Fest Free event takes place Saturday, March 9

February 28, 2019

WHO:             
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Students and StaffSpring STEM Fest

WHAT:          
BCPS, partners with the Flying Classroom, to host the Spring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Fest
 

WHEN:          
Saturday, March 9, 2019
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:        
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
2020 Executive Airport Way
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 

WHY:             
STEM Fest provides students with the opportunity to take part in over 15 different hands-on STEM activities; visit STEM displays and interactive booths; participate in an interactive science show; view helicopters, planes, cars; and much more. Participating partners include: Star Lab from the Museum of Discovery and Science, Code Ninjas, Broward College of Aviation, Banyan Air Service, Civil Air Patrol, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and more.

In addition, students will meet The Flying Classroom’s Captain Barrington Irving. This event is free and open to the public.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has more than 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 88 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. Connect with BCPS: visit the website at browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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BCPS Athletic Director Recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

February 28, 2019

Roderick “Rocky” Gillis, athletic director at Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Congratulations to Roderick “Rocky” Gillis, athletic director at Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), for being recognized as a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). He is now one of a very elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.

Gillis earned this distinction by demonstrating the highest level of knowledge, expertise and on-going professional development in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The NIAAA certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50-state athletic administrator associations and more than 10,000 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has more than 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 88 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. Connect with BCPS: visit the website at browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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BCPS Debate Students Participate in Inaugural Informed Voters Workshop

February 27, 2019

WHO:       
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) High School Debate Students, Chief Judge Tuter of the 17
th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Representatives of the Broward County Judiciary, and Members of the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association

WHAT:     
BCPS high students will participate in Broward County’s first Informed Voters Workshop. The workshop is part of the Informed Voters Project, as endorsed by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, former Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara J. Pariente and the National Association of Women Judges. The Informed Voters Project is a non-partisan initiative developed to educate the public about the constitutional role of the judicial branch.
 

WHEN:     
Thursday, February 28, 2019
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.                                                          

WHERE:  
Broward County Main Courthouse, Courtroom 15150
201 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301                

WHY:       
BCPS students in the District’s Debate Initiative will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from sitting judges about the importance of an impartial and fair judiciary, the difference between the judicial selection and election processes and how candidates for the bench should be evaluated. The event is hosted by Chief Judge Jack Tuter and the Broward County Judiciary. It is organized by the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association with the Caribbean Bar Association, T.J. Reddick Bar Association and Hispanic Vote.

The students represent Blanche Ely High School, Cypress Bay High School, Deerfield Beach High School, Everglades High School, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Miramar High School, Northeast High School, Piper High School and Stranahan High School.

Also attached is the media alert provided by the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has more than 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 88 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. Connect with BCPS: visit the website at browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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Broward County Public Schools Welcomes New Chief of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness

February 25, 2019

 

THE FOLLOWING MEDIA BRIEFING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Superintendent Runice will introduce Brian Katz during a media briefing on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 11 a.m., at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, second floor, 600 SE Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Media must check in at the first-floor security desk.


Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) welcomes Brian Katz as  Chief of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness the District’s new Chief of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness. The Broward County School Board approved Katz for the position on February 12, 2019

Katz (pictured right) joins BCPS with nearly 20 years of public and private sector experience in physical and personnel security, as well as threat analysis and program building expertise. He served as a federal law enforcement officer with the U.S. State Department where, as a Special Agent, he protected diplomats, their families and federal buildings domestically and abroad. He received extensive specialized and technical training in preventing, preparing for and responding to terrorist attacks and active shooter incidents.    

After leaving federal service, Katz spent seven years at Google where he led the Personnel and Protective Services division. During that time, he helped build, staff and manage a 24/7 Global Security Operations Center, leveraging technology and intelligence research to monitor and respond to emergent threats to employees and facilities worldwide. He was also a special investigator with U.S. Investigations Services. Most recently, Katz has been CEO of Lighthouse Global Solutions security consulting group, which provides security advice and performs threat assessments and training. During his career, Katz has worked closely with the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, and local county and state law enforcement agencies.

“Brian’s experience provides an excellent fit for him to lead the District’s overhaul of its security and emergency response plans,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “His knowledge and background are an asset to our District’s ongoing commitment to ensure safer and more secure learning environments for our students and staff. We’re very pleased to welcome him to our team.”

 

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“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has more than 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 88 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. Connect with BCPS: visit the website at browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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Legal Tender Act passed to help finance the Civil War


Year
1862
Month Day
February 25

On February 25, 1862, the U.S. Congress passes the Legal Tender Act, authorizing the use of paper notes to pay the government’s bills. This ended the long-standing policy of using only gold or silver in transactions, and it allowed the government to finance the enormously costly Civil War long after its gold and silver reserves were depleted.

Soon after the war began, the federal government began to run low on specie. Several proposals involving the use of bonds were suggested. Finally, Congress began printing money, which the Confederate government had been doing since the beginning of the war. The Legal Tender Act allowed the government to print $150 million in paper money that was not backed by a similar amount of gold and silver. Many bankers and financial experts predicted doom for the economy, as they believed there would be little confidence in the scheme. There were also misgivings in Congress, as many legislators worried about a complete collapse of the nation’s financial infrastructure.

The paper notes, called greenbacks, worked much better than expected. The government was able to pay its bills and, by increasing the money in circulation, the wheels of Northern commerce were greased. The greenbacks were legal tender, which meant that creditors had to accept them at face value. In 1862, Congress also passed an income tax and steep excise taxes, both of which cooled the inflationary pressures created by the greenbacks.

Another legal tender act passed in 1863, and by war’s end nearly a half-billion dollars in greenbacks had been issued. The Legal Tender Act laid the foundation for the creation of a permanent currency in the decades after the Civil War.

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U.S. hockey team beats the Soviets in the “Miracle on Ice”


Year
1980
Month Day
February 22

In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The Soviet squad, previously regarded as the finest in the world, fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. Two days later, the Americans defeated Finland 4-2 to clinch the hockey gold.

The Soviet team had captured the previous four Olympic hockey golds, going back to 1964, and had not lost an Olympic hockey game since 1968. Three days before the Lake Placid Games began, the Soviets routed the U.S. team 10-3 in an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Americans looked scrappy, but few blamed them for it–their average age, after all, was only 22, and their team captain, Mike Eruzione, was recruited from the obscurity of the Toledo Blades of the International League.

Few had high hopes for the seventh-seeded U.S. team entering the Olympic tournament, but the team soon silenced its detractors, making it through the opening round of play undefeated, with four victories and one tie, thus advancing to the four-team medal round. The Soviets, however, were seeded No. 1 and as expected went undefeated, with five victories in the first round.

On Friday afternoon, February 22, the American amateurs and the Soviet dream team met before a sold-out crowd at Lake Placid. The Soviets broke through first, with their new young star, Valery Krotov, deflecting a slap shot beyond American goalie Jim Craig’s reach in the first period. Midway through the period, Buzz Schneider, the only American who had previously been an Olympian, answered the Soviet goal with a high shot over the shoulder of Vladislav Tretiak, the Soviet goalie.

The relentless Soviet attack continued as the period progressed, with Sergei Makarov giving his team a 2-1 lead. With just a few seconds left in the first period, American Ken Morrow shot the puck down the ice in desperation. Mark Johnson picked it up and sent it into the Soviet goal with one second remaining. After a brief Soviet protest, the goal was deemed good, and the game was tied.

In the second period, the irritated Soviets came out with a new goalie, Vladimir Myshkin, and turned up the attack. The Soviets dominated play in the second period, outshooting the United States 12-2, and taking a 3-2 lead with a goal by Alesandr Maltsev just over two minutes into the period. If not for several remarkable saves by Jim Craig, the Soviet lead would surely have been higher than 3-2 as the third and final 20-minute period began.

Nearly nine minutes into the period, Johnson took advantage of a Soviet penalty and knocked home a wild shot by David Silk to tie the contest again at 3-3. About a minute and a half later, Mike Eruzione, whose last name means “eruption” in Italian, picked up a loose puck in the Soviet zone and slammed it past Myshkin with a 25-foot wrist shot. For the first time in the game, the Americans had the lead, and the crowd erupted in celebration.

There were still 10 minutes of play to go, but the Americans held on, with Craig making a few more fabulous saves. With five seconds remaining, the Americans finally managed to get the puck out of their zone, and the crowd began counting down the final seconds. When the final horn sounded, the players, coaches, and team officials poured onto the ice in raucous celebration. The Soviet players, as awestruck as everyone else, waited patiently to shake their opponents’ hands.

The so-called Miracle on Ice was more than just an Olympic upset; to many Americans, it was an ideological victory in the Cold War as meaningful as the Berlin Airlift or the Apollo moon landing. The upset came at an auspicious time: President Jimmy Carter had just announced that the United States was going to boycott the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and Americans, faced with a major recession and the Iran hostage crisis, were in dire need of something to celebrate. After the game, President Carter called the players to congratulate them, and millions of Americans spent that Friday night in revelry over the triumph of “our boys” over the Russian pros.

As the U.S. team demonstrated in their victory over Finland two days later, they weren’t your run-of-the-mill amateur squad. Three-quarters of the squad were top college players who were on their way to the National Hockey League (NHL), and coach Herb Brooks had trained the team long and hard in a manner that would have made the most authoritative Soviet coach proud. The 1980 U.S. hockey team was probably the best-conditioned American Olympic hockey team of all time–the result of countless hours running skating exercises in preparation for Lake Placid. In their play, the U.S. players adopted passing techniques developed by the Soviets for the larger international hockey rinks, while preserving the rough checking style that was known to throw the Soviets off-guard. It was these factors, combined with an exceptional afternoon of play by Craig, Johnson, Eruzione, and others, that resulted in the miracle at Lake Placid.

This improbable victory was later memorialized in a 2004 film, Miracle, starring Kurt Russell.

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BCPS Honors Top Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal and School-Related/District Employee at Annual Caliber Awards Ceremony

Congratulations Caliber Awards Winner

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announced its top teacher, principal, assistant principal and school-related/District employee during the 2019 Caliber Awards Ceremony at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The annual ceremony recognizes and honors the dedication and hard work of the District’s outstanding educators, leaders and staff.

The event was attended by more than 1,300 guests to honor the nearly 700 talented nominees and 16 extraordinary finalists vying for their respective coveted titles.

Congratulations to the 2019 Caliber Awards winners! And the winners are…

Teacher of the Year
Kristin Murphy, Nova Middle School

“Be respectful and never lie are the only rules in my classroom. Character development is what matters most when it comes to educating the next generation,” said Kristin Murphy, who teaches world history and pre-law at Nova Middle School. “To always do the right thing is, perhaps, one of the most important lessons we can teach our students.” An educator for more than 20 years, Murphy believes that a good teacher adjusts his or her teaching style to meet the needs and strengths of each student. She never accepts anything less than a student’s true potential and encourages her students to do the same. When she is not in the classroom, Murphy is a CrossFit competitor and a dragon boat racer, who spends hours preparing for competition.


Principal of the Year
Philip Bullock, Walker Elementary School

“We can never lose sight of the fact that every student is unique with very different academic and social needs. Therefore, instruction must be adjusted to meet these needs,” says Philip Bullock, who is in his fourth year as principal of Walker Elementary School. A BCPS educator for more than 30 years and a father of five children, Bullock has firsthand knowledge of what students need to achieve success. “It has been my experience that for students to learn at their maximum potential, we must truly know what motivates them. We cannot only teach the curriculum, we must also teach the child and meet them where they are, not where we want them to be.”


Assistant Principal of the Year
Erin Brown, Hollywood Hills High School  

“What matters most when educating our students, is teaching our students morals, perseverance and a strong work ethic,” says Erin Brown, assistant principal at Hollywood Hills High School. An educator for more than 15 years, Brown goes to work each day with the purpose of providing a safe, engaging and caring learning environment with numerous opportunities to develop students’ talents and interests. “Throughout my career, I have learned that modeling the behavior you wish our students to exhibit, as well as establishing a caring relationship, will assist students in meeting the expectations set for them.” As an educational leader, Brown believes it is her duty to produce productive ethical members of society. 


School-Related/District Employee of the Year
Brittany Poitier, Broadview Elementary School

“Once I can ensure a student’s social, emotional, environmental and nutritional needs are met, I see that student blossom in ways never seen before,” says Brittany Poitier, who is the community liaison at Broadview Elementary School. Poitier believes that guiding, supporting and showing love to her students prepares them for leadership roles. She focuses on the whole student and takes the time to address the root of any issue, which often includes providing support and resources to help families. A spokesperson for autism awareness and drag racer, Poitier is fully equipped to drive students to achieve their goals. 

Special thanks to Caliber Awards presenting sponsor BrightStar Credit Union and to the following supporting sponsors: platinum sponsors Aetna, Bank of America and Nova Southeastern University – Abraham S. Fischler School of Education; gold sponsor Memorial Healthcare System – Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital; silver sponsors After School Programs, Inc. (ASP), Broward Principals and Assistants’ Association (BPAA), LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Sunshine Child Programs; and bronze sponsors Grand Canyon University and Herff Jones.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has more than 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 88 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. Connect with BCPS: visit the website at browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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Americans hold a Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden

Year
1939
Month Day
February 20
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Six and a half months before Adolf Hitler invaded Poland, New York City’s Madison Square Garden hosted a rally to celebrate the rise of Nazism in Germany. Inside, more than 20,000 attendees raised Nazi salutes toward a 30-foot-tall portrait of George Washington flanked by swastikas. Outside, police and some 100,000 protestors gathered. 

The organization behind the February 20, 1939 event—advertised on the arena’s marquee as a “Pro American Rally”—was the German American Bund (“Bund” is German for “federation”). The anti-semitic organization held Nazi summer camps for youth and their families during the 1930s. The Bund’s youth members were present that night, as were the Ordnungsdienst, or OD, the group’s vigilante police force who dressed in the style of Hitler’s SS officers.

Banners at the rally had messages like “Stop Jewish Domination of Christian Americans” and “Wake Up America. Smash Jewish Communism.” When the Bund’s national leader, Fritz Kuhn, gave his closing speech, he referred to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as “Rosenfield,” and Manhattan District Attorney Thomas Dewey as “Thomas Jewey.”

“We, with American ideals, demand that our government shall be returned to the American people who founded it,” declared Kuhn, a naturalized American who lost his citizenship during World War II. “If you ask what we are actively fighting for under our charter: First, a socially just, white, Gentile-ruled United States. Second, Gentile-controlled labor unions, free from Jewish Moscow-directed domination.”

Kuhn’s speech was interrupted by a Jewish-American man named Isadore Greenbaum who charged the stage in protest. Police and the vigilante force quickly tackled him, and proceeded to beat him up on stage. The crowd cheered as they threw him off stage, pulling his pants down in the process. Police charged Greenbaum with disorderly conduct and gave him a $25 fine, about $450 in 2019 dollars.

At the time the rally took place, Hitler was completing his sixth concentration camp; and protesters—many of them Jewish Americans—called attention to the fact that what was happening in Germany could happen in the U.S. “Don’t wait for the concentration camps—Act now!” proclaimed fliers advertising the protest. Outside the rally, people carried signs with messages like “Smash Anti-Semitism” and “Give me a gas mask, I can’t stand the smell of Nazis.”

In some cases, police responded to the protesters with violent attacks. In one instance, a protester escaped a mounted police officer who’d grabbed him by punching his horse in the face. As the rally broke up that night, some protesters were able to slip by police and punch departing Nazis in the face.

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BCPS Magnet Programs Honored by Magnet Schools of America

February 20, 2019

 

Magnet Schools of America

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce that 12 District magnet school programs are honored by Magnet Schools of America (MSA) for their commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful diversity efforts and parent/community involvement that enriches the magnet themes. Four District schools earned Magnet Schools of Excellence awards and eight District schools earned Magnet Schools of Distinction awards.

“BCPS offers an array of stellar magnet programs for students. I am thrilled our magnet programs received such a significant honor from MSA, and even more excited about the amazing opportunities being provided for students,” expressed Dr. Shernette Grant, director of Innovative Programs.

MSA will recognize schools earning the prestigious awards during its annual conference, which takes place April 10-13, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland. Congratulations to the following BCPS magnet schools and programs:

SCHOOL

MAGNET THEME

MSA MERIT AWARD

Attucks Middle School

Cambridge Global Communications Academy

Magnet School of Excellence

Fort Lauderdale High School

Cambridge

Magnet School of Excellence

Liberty Elementary School

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Museum

Magnet School of Excellence

McNicol Middle School

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Magnet School of Excellence

Apollo Middle School 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Magnet School of Distinction

Atlantic West Elementary School

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Museum

Magnet School of Distinction

Colbert Museum Magnet Elementary School

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Museum

Magnet School of Distinction

Margate Middle School

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Magnet School of Distinction

New River Middle School

Marine Science

Magnet School of Distinction

Northeast High School

Biotechnology

Magnet School of Distinction

Plantation Middle School

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

Magnet School of Distinction

Pompano Beach High School

International Affairs with Information Technology

Magnet School of Distinction

 

For more information on BCPS magnet and innovative programs, visit browardschools.com/InnovativePrograms.

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has more than 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 88 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. Connect with BCPS: visit the website at browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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And the Winner is… BCPS to Announce 2019 Caliber Award Winners

February 20, 2019

2019 Caliber Awards

 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates the outstanding nominees and finalists for Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal and School-Related/District Employee of the Year at the 2019 Caliber Awards on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. This year’s event honors 16 extraordinary finalists vying for top honors, and nearly 700 dedicated and talented nominees representing the best in schools and departments across the District. The winners will be announced during the annual ceremony.

WHO: 
School Board Members, Superintendent Robert W Runcie, Nominees and Finalists for Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal and School-Related/District Employee of the Year; and Guests

WHAT:
The 2019 Caliber Awards recognizes and honors the exceptional leadership, hard work and dedication of BCPS outstanding teachers, school leaders and staff. More than 1,300 guests are expected to attend the sold-out event.

WHEN:
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6 p.m.

WHERE:
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

 

The Caliber Awards presenting sponsor is BrightStar Credit Union. Supporting Caliber Awards sponsors include, platinum sponsors Aetna, Bank of America and Nova Southeastern University – Abraham S. Fischler School of Education; gold sponsor Memorial Healthcare System – Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital; silver sponsors After School Programs, Inc. (ASP), Broward Principals’ and Assistants’ Association (BPAA), LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Sunshine Child Programs; and bronze sponsors Grand Canyon University and Herff Jones.

 

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has more than 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 88 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. Connect with BCPS: visit the website at browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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