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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:

Tony Award-Winning Actor John Lloyd Young and International Opera Singer Carla Dirlikov Visit Students and Film Video for White House Talent Show


Broward County Public Schools Staff, Students from Lake Forest Elementary School and Walker Elementary School, John Lloyd Young and Carla Dirlikov 


Tony Award-Winning Actor John Lloyd Young and International Opera Singer Carla Dirlikov visit Lake Forest Elementary and Walker Elementary to meet with teachers and principals, visit classes, share music techniques with students and film a special talent show video for the White House.


Monday, March 14, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

CAF Red Tail Squadron Visits Deerfield Beach Middle

Students at Deerfield Beach Middle School Get Special Opportunity to Learn About the Tuskegee Airmen

Local media are invited to Deerfield Beach Middle School March 9-12 to see the positive influence on students as they visit the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, a mobile theater that travels the country to inspire young people through the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. 

Special opportunities for the media include: