Category Archives: Your Kids

First Day of School for Broward County students


Today, Monday, August 24, 2015, nearly 270,000 students across Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) headed back to class, marking the start of the District’s 100th Anniversary.   In addition, as part of the District’s C.H.A.N.G.E. (Children Have A Need to Grow Everyday) movement, approximately 82,000 parents, guardians and caring adults accompanied children to school, sending a message to students about the importance of education.

Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and School Board members spent the first day of the new school year visiting schools, greeting students, parents, teachers and staff.  The Superintendent began his day at the Southwest Area Transportation Bus Terminal in Pembroke Pines, where he boarded a bus with Everglades High School students.  He also visited Palm Cove Elementary School, McArthur High School, Hunt Elementary School, Dillard Elementary School, Robert C. Markham Elementary School, Oakland Park Elementary School and Seminole Middle School, before wrapping up his day with a news conference at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center.

“It’s inspiring to visit with our students, teachers, administrators and staff on the first day of school during our Centennial year, and to see their excitement and anticipation,” said Superintendent Runcie.  “We’re excited to have our students back in class and to continue the tradition of educational excellence in Broward County Public Schools.”

Family Fun Day at McNair Park


By David Volz

People came together to enjoy the Family Fun Day Summer Splash Down at McNair Park. The event offered children who are about to start school an opportunity to have some fun and spend time with friends. It was hosted by the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the Tender Loving Care adult care facility.

The event included an art program for children, live entertainment, water slides, fun activities for children, and a health and job program for members of the community. There were also food vendors. And it was a chance for children to spend time together before school.