Congratulations to Caitlin Williams of Everglades High School, named National Champion in Original Spoken Word Poetry at the National Speech & Debate Tournament 

Caitlin Williams, from Everglades High School

Caitlin Williams, from Everglades High School, was named National Champion in Original Spoken Word Poetry at the National Speech and Debate Association’s Championship Tournament held in Louisville, KY from June 12th-17th. Caitlin also earned Second Place in the Expository category. 

A recording of Caitlin’s performance in the championship round is available on YouTube.

Original Spoken Word Poetry - presented by The Delores Taylor Arthur School for Young Men  Champion - Caitlin Williams - Everglades High School, Florida Coached by Jason AlFord 

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Silver Lakes Elementary School Refurbishes 9/11 Memorial

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Silver Lakes Elementary School Refurbishes 9/11 Memorial

In time for the 21st anniversary of 9/11, Silver Lakes Elementary School students, with help from the city of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, refurbished their 9/ll Memorial built in honor of the heroic men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

“This is an educational moment for our students, who were not alive when September 11 happened,” said Mayor Messam. “It serves as a history lesson as well as a moment to share with them the freedoms we have in this country and the commitment it takes to ensure that we keep our freedoms.”

                                  

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Western High School Hosts 21st Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

                                             9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

WHO: 

Western High School Students, Teachers, Staff and Administrators,  Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright, Broward County School Board Members, Town of Davie Elected Officials and Community Members 

 

WHAT:Western High School hosts its 21st Annual 9/11 We Will Never Forget Memorial Ceremony, to pay tribute to the heroic men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. 

 

WHEN:                Friday, September 9, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. 

 

The 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will live stream at becon.tv/remembrance and broadcast live on BECON-TV (WBEC-TV channel 63). 

 

WHERE:             Western High School (“Twin Towers” Memorial located on the southwest corner of the campus)1200 S.W. 136th AvenueDavie, FL 33325 

 

WHY:Students at Western High School will pay homage to the thousands who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Since 2002, the school has marked this day with a student-constructed memorial, which has served as a symbol for Western High students to host the We Will Never Forget ceremony. The monument replicates the Twin Towers, surrounded by the Pentagon, with a flagpole placed in the outline of the state of Pennsylvania. Local fire-rescue and law enforcement agencies will participate in the ceremony alongside Western High JROTC cadets, choral singers, band members and Student Government Association representatives. The program includes posting of a guard, a wreath placement, a fly over and a flag folding presentation. This is the first permanent memorial created in the United States to honor those lost during the events of 9/11. It was designed and built by students and was completed and dedicated in March of 2002.  

 

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS  

“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, serving more than 256,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 240 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 90 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 170 different countries and speaking 147 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.  

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Broward County School Board Swears in Newly Appointed Members, Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

On Tuesday, August 30, The School Board of Broward County, Florida welcomed four newly appointed members during a Swearing-in Ceremony at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center: Ryan Reiter, District 1; Torey Alston, District 2; Manuel “Nandy” Serrano, District 6; and Kevin P. Tynan, Countywide At-Large, Seat 8. Governor Ron DeSantis announced the new appointments on Friday, August 26.

School Board members currently serving terms on the Broward County School Board include Sarah Leonardi, District 3; Lori Alhadeff, District 4; Daniel P. Foganholi, District 5; Nora Rupert, District 7; and Debra Hixon, Countywide At-Large, Seat 9.

Following the Swearing-in Ceremony, during a Special School Board Meeting, members of the Board voted on the selection of Chair and Vice Chair. The School Board selected Torey Alston as Chair (pictured left, top) and Lori Alhadeff as Vice Chair (picture left, bottom).

Prior to being appointed to the School Board, Alston served as a Commissioner on the Broward County Board of County Commission and was president of Indelible Solutions.

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Alhadeff was elected to the School Board of Broward County, Florida in 2018. She is a former health and physical education teacher and is the president of Make Our Schools Safe, a national non-profit organization.

For more information on The School Board of Broward County, visit browardschools.com/schoolboard.

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
“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, serving more than 256,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 240 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 90 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 170 different countries and speaking 147 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook
at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app. 

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Swearing-In Ceremony for Newly Appointed Broward County School Board Members

Swearing-In Ceremony for Newly Appointed Broward County School Board Members

WHO:        Broward County School Board Members, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent, and District Staff                  

WHAT:       A Swearing-in Ceremony is being held for newly appointed Broward County School Board members Ryan Reiter, District 1; Torey Alston, District 2;  
                   Manuel  “Nandy” A. Serrano, District 6; and Kevin P. Tynan, Countywide At-Large, Seat 8.

                   Following the Swearing-in Ceremony, a Special School Board meeting will take place to select the new School Board Chair and Vice Chair.

                   
WHEN:      Tuesday, August 30, 2022

                          • Swearing-in Ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m.
                          • Special School Board Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. 

                 
WHERE:      Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Boardroom
                     600 S.E. Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
                     (live-streamed at becon.tv/swearing-inceremony)

 MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“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, serving more than 256,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 240 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 90 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 170 different countries and speaking 147 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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120 BCPS Schools Offer Nutritious Meals in Afterschool Supper Programs

120 BCPS Schools Offer Nutritious Meals in Afterschool Supper Programs 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is adding five new schools to its Afterschool Supper Program for a total of 120 schools serving nutritious suppers to students. The Supper Program ensures that more than 10,000 students participating in regularly scheduled afterschool educational or enrichment activity programs receive the nutrition they need to learn and grow. The suppers are funded through the federal Child Care Food Program, which provides healthy meals in the childcare setting. Meals meet all USDA requirements and are made available at no additional charge to students participating in afterschool programs, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.  Supper service at Broward Estates Elementary School, Margate Elementary School, McArthur High School, Westwood Heights Elementary School and William Dandy Middle School begins on October 3, 2022. 

Schools participating in the Aftercare Supper Program

Annabel C. Perry Elementary 

Harbordale Elementary 

Park Ridge Elementary 

Apollo Middle 

Hallandale High 

Parkway Middle 

Atlantic West Elementary 

Hollywood Hills Elementary 

Pasadena Lakes Elementary 

Attucks Middle 

Hollywood Park Elementary 

Pembroke Pines Elementary 

Bair Middle 

Hollywood Hills High 

Pines Lakes Elementary 

Banyan Elementary 

Horizon Elementary 

Pinewood Elementary 

Bennett Elementary 

James Hunt Elementary 

Piper High 

Bethune Elementary 

Lakeside Elementary 

Plantation Elementary 

Blanche Ely High 

Larkdale Elementary 

Pompano Beach Elementary 

Boulevard Heights Elementary 

Lauderdale Lakes Middle 

Pompano Beach Middle 

Boyd Anderson High 

Lauderhill 6-12 STEM  

Riverland Elementary 

Broadview Elementary 

Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary 

Riverside Elementary 

Broward Estates Elementary 

Liberty Elementary  

Rock Island Elementary 

Castle Hill Elementary 

Lloyd Estates Elementary 

Royal Palm Elementary 

Challenger Elementary 

Lyons Creek Middle 

Sandpiper Elementary 

Charles Drew Elementary 

Maplewood Elementary 

Sea Castle Elementary 

Coconut Creek High  

Margate Elementary 

Seminole Middle 

Coconut Palm Elementary 

Margate Middle 

Sheridan Hills Elementary 

Colbert Elementary 

McArthur High 

Sheridan Park Elementary 

Coral Cove Elementary 

McNicol Middle 

Silver Lakes Elementary 

Coral Park Elementary 

Meadowbrook Elementary 

Silver Lakes Middle 

Cresthaven Elementary 

Miramar High 

Silver Shores Elementary 

Croissant Park Elementary 

Mirror Lake Elementary 

South Broward High 

Crystal Lake Middle 

Morrow Elementary 

Stephen Foster Elementary 

Cypress Run Education Center 

New Renaissance Middle 

Stirling Elementary 

Deerfield Beach Elementary 

New River Middle 

Stranahan High 

Deerfield Beach High 

Nob Hill Elementary 

Sunland Park Elementary 

Deerfield Park Elementary 

North Andrews Gardens Elementary 

Sunrise Middle 

Dillard Elementary 

North Fork Elementary 

Sunshine Elementary 

Dillard High 

North Lauderdale Elementary 

Thurgood Marshall Elementary 

Discovery Elementary 

Northeast High 

Village Elementary 

Dolphin Bay Elementary 

Northside Elementary 

Walker Elementary 

Driftwood Elementary 

Nova, Blanche Forman Elementary 

Welleby Elementary 

Endeavour Primary Learning Center 

Nova, Eisenhower Elementary 

West Hollywood Elementary 

Fairway Elementary 

Oakland Park Elementary 

Westpine Middle 

Flamingo Elementary 

Oakridge Elementary 

Westwood Heights Elementary 

Forest Hills Elementary 

Olsen Middle 

William Dandy Middle 

Glades Middle 

Oriole Elementary 

Wilton Manors Elementary 

Gulfstream Academy at Hallandale 

Orange Brook Elementary 

Wingate Oaks Center  

Gulfstream Early Learning Center 

Park Lakes Elementary 

Winston Park Elementary 

 

 

 

USDA Notice:
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
email:Program.Intake@usda.gov

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“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, serving more than 256,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 240 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 90 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 170 different countries and speaking 147 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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Space Day Broward Launches at Rock Island Elementary School

Space Day Broward Launches at Rock Island Elementary School
Students Treated to a Space Day Event on Friday, August 19

Club for the futureWHO:            

Rock Island Elementary School Students, Faculty, and Staff; and Representatives from Blue Origin, Club for the Future, STEM2 Hub, and Space Florida

WHAT:          

Space Day Broward  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students will soon see themselves in out-of-this-world careers as astronauts, engineers and spacecraft designers thanks to an interactive, space-themed celebration.

Hosted by Blue Origin’s non-profit Club for the Future, in cooperation with STEM2Hub and Space Florida, Space Day Broward brings students a front-row seat to their futures. The students will:

  • Visit with Sharon Hagle, founder of SpaceKids Global, who became a Blue Origin astronaut on March 31, 2022, onboard New Shepard’s fourth human spaceflight.
  • Hear from Thais Lage, BCPS alumnae and early career professional working as a test engineer at Blue Origin in Florida. Lage will share her career pathway and encourage students to consider pursuing an educational path that leads to an exciting career in STEM.
  • Participate in Postcards to Space. Students will create a postcard showcasing their vision for the future of life in space. Blue Origin will fly all postcards on a future New Shepard flight and return them to students stamped “Flown to Space.”
  • Engage with the STEAM education non-profit Aldrin Family Foundation’s Giant Moon Map™.

Note: All activities will take place in person at Rock Island Elementary. BCPS will live stream the presentations to all elementary and middle schools throughout the District. All schools across BCPS can participate in Postcards to Space.

WHEN:          

Friday, August 19, 2022

  • 9:30 a.m. – Media check-in at the front office
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Space Day presentation and Q&A
  • 10:30 – 11 a.m. – Postcard creation and Giant Moon Map™ activities in 5th grade classrooms

WHERE:        

Rock Island Elementary School
2350 NW 19th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

ON-SITE
CONTACTS:    

Lisa V. Milenkovic, BCPS STEM+Computer Science Supervisor, Applied Learning Department, 754-321-2623
Rena Anderson, Club for the Future, 256-690-3838, clubforfuture@blueorigin.com

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“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, serving more than 256,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 240 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 90 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 170 different countries and speaking 147 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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BCPS Welcomes Students Back for the First Day of the 2022/23 School Year

First day of school. Superintendent eats lunch with students

Today, August 16, 2022, marked the first day of the 2022/23 school year for more than 250,000 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students. Smiles, excitement and first day jitters filled hundreds of campuses across the District as students ended summer vacations and returned to classes.  

BCPS Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright began her day at the North Area Bus Terminal where she greeted school bus drivers prepared to meet more than 56,000 student riders, before boarding a school bus herself to meet students on their way to Coral Glades High School.   

Superintendent Cartwright, joined by School Board members, visited several schools across the District welcoming students, teachers and staff back to school. She also joined students for a lunch break at Tropical Elementary School.   

“The first day of school is always an exciting time for our students and families,” said Superintendent Cartwright. “I am proud of the incredible dedication of our administrators, teachers and staff who have worked hard preparing to welcome our students back to their classrooms. Ensuring safety on our campuses remains our top priority. We want our parents and school communities to know we have safeguards in place to keep our students and staff safe.”  

Thanks to successful ongoing recruitment efforts and sign-on incentives, the District began the day with qualified drivers covering nearly 800 school bus routes. The District’s transportation operation, which includes a fleet of 1,200 school buses, is one of the largest school-district operated fleets in the nation. All buses are equipped with GPS technology to track school bus locations and report emergencies.  

Adding to the excitement of the day, Billy The Marlin, the official mascot of the Miami Marlins, joined teachers and staff at Winston Park Elementary School to welcome students back to school.  

As a reminder, all schools offer free breakfast and free lunch is available for students at 167 schools as part of the Community Eligibility Provision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Students at schools not eligible for schoolwide free lunch may apply to receive free or reduced-priced meals by visiting browardschools.com/food-service

To watch the first day of school news conference, visit https://www.eduvision.tv/l?ettLtDO

To watch a video wrap-up of first day highlights, visit https://www.eduvision.tv/l?ettLtDy

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS  

“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, serving more than 256,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 91 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 170 different countries and speaking 147 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app. 

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Broward County School Board is Presented with Memorandums of Understanding for Distribution of 2018 Referendum Funds for Employees in Various Bargaining Units

News Conference 8-17-22

Broward County School Board is Presented with Memorandums of Understanding for Distribution of 2018 Referendum Funds for Employees in Various Bargaining Units

 

WHO:

Broward County School Board Members, Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright, BCPS Employee and Labor Relations; Department,
Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco

WHEN:           

Wednesday, August 17, 2022   
Immediately following Board item discussion at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:       

Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Pre-function room
600 S.E. Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(Livestream at becon.tv/newsconference)

WHY:            

BCPS Employee and Labor Relations staff is presenting ratified Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) for School Board approval regarding the distribution of 2018 referendum funds for the 2022/23 school year. The MOUs include Broward Teachers Union Educational Professionals (representing teachers and instructional staff), Broward Teachers Union Educational Support Professionals (representing classroom, teacher and program assistants), Confidential Office Personnel Association (representing confidential employees) as well as the Federation of Public Employees food service collective bargaining agreement.         

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“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, serving more than 256,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 91 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 170 different countries and speaking 147 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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Broward County Public Schools Superintendent’s First Day of School News Conference Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 3:30 p.m.

Broward County Public Schools First Day of Schools News Conference 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 3:30 p.m.

 

WHO:              Broward County School Board Members 

                        Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright 

                        District Administrators 

 

WHEN:      TODAY, August 16, 2022, 3:30 p.m. 

 

WHERE:          Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Boardroom  

                        600 S.E. Third Avenue 

                        Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 

                        (Livestream at becon.tv/newsconference

 

WHY:             Following visits to several schools to welcome students, teachers and staff to the first day of classes, Superintendent Cartwright will provide an overview of the day and outlook for the 2022/23 school year. She will be joined by School Board members and District administrators to talk about their visits and the exciting start of the new school year.  

 

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL NEWS CONFERENCE.

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS “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, serving more than 256,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 91 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 170 different countries and speaking 147 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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