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Bethune Elementary Students Perform Scenes from 'Shrek' for Princess Fiona

Students meet actress Cameron Diaz via Skype

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Students from Bethune Elementary School of the Arts had the opportunity to perform for actress Cameron Diaz during class on Wednesday afternoon.

Diaz, who voiced  Princess Fiona in the "Shrek" movie series, met the students via Skype and offered them acting tips for their upcoming production of "Shrek the Musical Jr."

Walker Elementary's Performance of The Lion King at Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Students from Walker Elementary School


Students from Walker Elementary School will have a unique opportunity to say “hakuna matata” or “no worries” as they perform The Lion King on stage at Broward Center for the Performing  Arts.       


Broward Center for The Performing Arts (Amaturo Theater), 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312


Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus rolls up to Mary M. Bethune Elementary

Imagine it's a given -- it's easy if you try -- the kind of education that money cannot buy.

Imagine every student, learning how to play, when John Lennon's Educational Tour Bus, rolls up on a school day.

The bus arrived at Mary M. Bethune Elementary School of the Arts in Hollywood about 9:30 a.m. Friday and excited students and teachers formed a human peace sign on the campus field.

Phase 2 Application Window Opens for Magnet Programs

School Choice Phase II Application Window for the 2016/17 School Year Opens May 2, 2016

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce that the School Choice Phase II online application window for remaining school reassignment seats and magnet programs for the 2016/17 school year takes place May 2, 2016 – September 2, 2016.

Parents can learn more about the School Choice options and access the online application, by visiting Just click on the School Choice, It’s Easy as 1, 2, 3 icon (pictured below).

Minepocalypse Challenge at Lauderhill 6-12

It was “Game On” for BCPS Students Participating in an Inaugural Minecraft: Minepocalypse Challenge at Lauderhill 6-12

Event Took Place on Saturday, March 12, 2016
It was a fun, educational competition that took students on a virtual adventure! On Saturday, March 12, 2016, approximately 150 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students from 47 District schools took part in a Minecraft: Minepocalypsechallenge at Lauderhill 6 – 12, 1901 NW 49 Avenue, Lauderhill, FL 33313. The event was from 9 a.m.

Nine BCPS Magnet Schools and Programs Win National Merit Awards

Congratulations to nine Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) magnet schools and programs for earning the Magnet Schools of America 2016 National Merit Awards. Four schools received the Magnet Schools of Excellence award, and five schools and programs received the Magnet Schools of Distinction award from MSA, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.

Receiving the Magnet Schools of Excellence, the top merit award given to a select group of magnet schools, are: