The City of Coral Springs wants to encourage parents to sign up their children to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at our City Commission meetings. Elementary, middle, and high schools students, from public and private schools, who either live or attend Coral Springs’ schools, are eligible to participate.   Commission meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6.30 p.m. and the spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.   Anyone interested in participating should call Lydia Cutz at 954-344-1063 or e-mail lcutz@coralsprings.org with the student’s name, school name, grade and the month they would like the student to participate. City Hall is located at 9551 W. Sample Road.

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In 1915, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) was established. Today, September 1, 2015, The School Board of Broward County, Florida recognized its 100th anniversary in a special Centennial Celebration kickoff ceremony. The ceremony honored the District’s commitment to educational excellence and showcased the important role of BCPS in the lives of past, present and future students.

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The Centennial Celebration kickoff took place prior to the regular School Board meeting. The festivities included a breakfast reception, special presentations and congratulatory remarks from elected officials, students, District staff, alumni, business partners and community members. In addition, School Board Chair Donna P. Korn and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie read a letter extending congratulations from President Barack Obama.  Also, during the regular School Board meeting, School Board members made a special joint presentation of a Centennial Resolution proclaiming September 1, 2015, as the official launch date for the Centennial Celebration throughout the 2015/16 school year.

“The history and progress of our county is intrinsically linked to the success of our schools and students,” said Superintendent Runcie. “From our District’s first classrooms in 1915 to the 238 schools, centers and technical colleges that now make up Broward County Public Schools, we have so much for which to be proud.”

Today, the School Board serves over 265,000 students and 175,000 adult learners, with over 14,500 instructional staff, 9,800 support staff, 1,370 administrators and approximately 7,000 substitute and temporary workers.

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The Coral Springs High School Cross Country Team is doing well this year. The Colts competed in the Park Vista Invitational. The Boys Team finished Fourth and the Girls Finished Ninth. Individually, Khiro Hoilett finished seventh and Tyler Brounton finished 21st. For the girls, Olnick Duverge finished 17th and Brianna Tanenbaum finished 25. The Coral Springs Cross Country Championship will take place on October 6 at Tradewinds Park.

Governor Rick Scott announced that he will lead a domestic economic development mission to Kentucky in September to encourage businesses to relocate to Florida. The Governor will meet with private-sector businesses to explain why Florida is a better location for them to grow and create jobs. More specifics on the trip will be announced in the near future.

 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) offers Universal (free) Breakfast to all students attending District schools. Everyone can agree on the importance of breakfast to student achievement, yet too many children miss out on the most critical meal of the day.

Numerous studies have shown that breakfast can improve a student’s memory, test scores, school attendance and cut down on visits to the school nurse. Research has also shown that children who eat breakfast each day have a higher intake of vitamins and minerals and maintain a healthier weight than those who skip breakfast.

Breakfast is served before the start of the school day.  Parents may contact their child’s school to confirm breakfast serving times.

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Football is a popular activity in Coral Springs. The Coral Springs Chargers offer boys an opportunity to learn the game of football. It is a competitive program and the goal is to win games. The Chargers program works to instill the values of working hard to achieve a goal, team work and discipline.

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