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Westglades Multimedia Class is in State Contest for Literacy Week

January 22, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- National Literacy Week begins January 28, 2019 and Florida’s theme is “Spreading Literacy, One View at a Time.” To better spread the awareness of literacy and the importance of reading the Florida Department of Education is holding a state contest for high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. Students were asked to submit a YouTube video that conveys the ...

Discussion and Book Signing with Author Sarah Lerner on Wednesday, January 23

PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas English and Journalism teacher Sarah Lerner wasn't expecting a call from a major publishing house. In the wake of the February 14 tragedy, Random House publishing contacted Lerner. They wanted to know if she would help collect and edit a collection of stories, poetry, and photography from the students at MSD. As the yearbook advisor at Stoneman Douglas, ...

Broward County Public Schools Approves Agreement with Broward Sheriff's Office for Real-Time Video Feed

PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Public Schools annnounced that the Broward County School Board approved an agreement with the Broward Sheriff's Office allowing BSO access to real-time video feeds. This access would be used in circumstances which present an immediate need for law enforcement to protect the health and safety of students and staff. Providing real-time video ...

Douglas Boys Basketball Wins 5th Straight

January 22, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas Boys Basketball won their fifth straight game tonight at home. Douglas beat Monarch tonight 53-42. They got off to a slow start and trailed 19-12 at the half. Douglas Eagles came out strong in the second half and out scored their opponent 41-23 in the second half.  "Another gut check win for the guys. They had to fight for that one." ...

Stoneman Douglas Boys Basketball Wins 4th Straight Road Game

PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas boys basketball team won their 4th straight road game tonight 68-65 against Coral Springs. The Eagles took an early lead 29-14 after the first quarter. Coral Springs tightened Douglas' lead each quarter. Coral Springs made the push in the 4th quarter but Douglas dug in and got the win. Senior Matt Fisher lead the team ...

Stoneman Douglas Boys Win Big on the Road

PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas boys basketball team got their 3rd straight win on the road tonight 82-50 against Pompano Beach. The Eagles took control of the game early leading 37-18 at halftime and dominated the rest of the game. Marshaun West lead the team with 24 points. Stoneman Douglas improves their overall record to 9-6.

The Eagles have a district ...

Parkland Cares: The Aftermath, the Anniversary and the Awareness

January 21, 2019

PARKLAND, FL – The new and locally established organization Parkland Cares has been supporting the MSD community since the February 14 tragedy that shook the community. As a nonprofit, the hope and mission of Parkland Cares is to focus on mental health and extend help to the survivors.

Parkland Cares most recently did that by announcing grants totaling $114,00 to three organizations ...

Gina Montalto Honored Wednesday with Art Exhibit and Reception

Gina Montalto was a vibrant 14 year old with a giving and loving heart. She was athletic and artistic, and she found peace and joy spending time in the library with a good book.  It's fitting to honor Gina Montalto as the Artist of the Month at the Parkland Library, and her artwork is proudly displayed on walls of the library during the month of January.  The Parkland community came ...

Suspension of Scott Israel Offers Accountability for BSO Failures and Hope for the Future

January 11, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- In a news conference held this afternoon at the BSO headquarters in Fort Lauderdale surrounded by the victims’ parents, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the suspension of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. “The massacre might never have happened had Broward had better leadership in the Sheriff’s Department,” stated Governor DeSantis during the news ...

A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr on Monday at Parkland's Pines Trail Park

January 19, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most important voice of the American civil rights movement to end racial segregation and discrimination in America. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee at just 39 years old. On Monday our country honors his life and contributions to achieve equality for all.  This Monday, Parkland will pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Healing with Art Classes Offered Tuesdays at Coral Springs Museum of Art

PARKLAND, FL- Coral Springs Museum of Art offers students ages 14+ afternoon art classes from 3:00-5:00 p.m. every Tuesday.  Healing with Art is being offered at no charge to students in the community with the intent to provide a safe place for healing.  Healing with Art classes are guided by professionals where students can have fun while be creative and expressive along side ...

Calling all Gamers This Tuesday at the Parkland Library

PARKLAND, FL- Tuesday, January 15, the Parkland Library is hosting Game Squad at 4:00 p.m. It is a chance for gamers to play their favorite games while meeting and socializing with other gamers in person.  The event is open to all children 7 and up.  Children will need to bring their own electronic devices but will be able to connect to the library's WiFi.  This ...

Body Cameras and City Manager Position Discussed at City Commission Meeting

January 17, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- During Wednesday night's City Commission meeting at City Hall, the purchase of BSO body worn cameras passed unanimously. This would allow the purchase of 47 body cameras for the current BSO officers in Parkland.  The cameras would remain in the city of Parkland if there was a change or termination of contract between the city of Parkland and the BSO.

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Broward County Public Schools Provides Progress Report on Recommendations Made by the MSD High School Public Safety Commission Report

January 17, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Public Schools provided a progress report on recommendations made by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Initial Report.  The progress report outlines the District's priorities and include the status on the District's efforts in fulfilling each of the Commission's recommendations for the school district.  BCPS ...

Sheriff Gregory Tony Promotes BSO Veterans

SHERIFF GREGORY TONY PROMOTES BSO VETERANS

PIO Number: 19-1-14

Date: January 15, 2019

On Monday, Sheriff Gregory Tony promoted four Broward Sheriff’s Office veterans who collectively have more than 100 years of service. 

“Since my appointment Friday, I have been meeting with leaders within the Broward Sheriff’s Office and assessing the needs of the ...