Education

December 6, 2018

Parkland’s Westglades Middle School teamed up with the Value Up School Culture Movement this week in an effort to build an increasingly cohesive culture that values the intrinsic identity and value of each individual student at school. Each grade participated in an assembly on Tuesday with ...

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Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas 9th grader Peter Wang has been nominated posthumously by his classmates for America’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Wang was not only a member of the Junior ROTC, but was wearing his ROTC shirt on the day of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...

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Broward County School Board Member Lori Alhadeff invites the community to join her Sunday, December 2 to “Starbucks with your School Board Member.”  This event was designed to give the community a chance to meet new school board member Lori Alhadeff and join her for casual conversation. The event ...

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Broward County Public Schools and the City of Parkland have teamed up to offer the community a free showing of the movie Race to Nowhere. This film examines the stress that today’s students are faced within terms of competitiveness in academics and over-scheduling. The film examines if our culture ...

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Broward County Public Schools are holding a Forum on School Safety on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Piper High School in Sunrise, Florida.  The Forum will discuss school safety for the entire district. Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and other district leadership members will be ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Peace activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu awarded the students from the March for our Lives movement the International Children’s Peace Prize this week in Cape Town, S.A. March for our Lives was founded by a number of Stoneman Douglas students in the wake of the February 14 shooting that ...

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PARKLAND, FL-  Jan Jordan, Broward Sheriff’s Office Captain during the school shooting, resigned on Tuesday according to a memo released by the BSO. This follows the MSD Public Safety Commission meeting last week in which the safety report criticized the BSO for their response to the shooting at ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Over 800 students at Westglades Middle School took part in Wolf-A-Palooza, an annual kickoff event to the Holiday Season. Wolf-A-Palooza began three years ago by the then PTA to create an event that would increase unity and bonding within the student body. Wolf-A-Palooza has ...

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Parkland, FL- Lori Alhadeff was sworn in today as a new member of the Broward County School Board. She will represent District 4 which serves the city of Parkland. Alhadeff ran for school board to honor her daughter, Alyssa, who was one of the students lost to the February 14th shooting at ...

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Parkland, FL- Broward County Public Schools Choice application for the 2019-2020 school year opens on December 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on February 6, 2019. During this time period Broward County Public Schools offers families a variety of school choice options.  Parents and guardians may ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Children ages 3 through 7 are invited to the Parkland Library on Wednesday, October 24 at 4 p.m. for Halloween Spooktacular.  Attendees should wear costumes and will enjoy story-telling, magic and treats. Registration is required at www.cityofparkland.org/library or 954-757-4207

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PARKLAND, FLA - Make Our Schools Safe, a non-profit organization started by Lori Alhadeff who lost her daughter, Alyssa, in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy, has partnered with the Westglades Middle School PTO to raise money to improve school security.  The organization has agreed to match all ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - The Westglades Middle School PTO has launched a fundraiser to improve school security by installing fencing and ballistic glass.  Make Our Schools Safe, a non-profit organization, has agreed to match the funds raised up to $60,000.  Make Our Schools Safe has also commissioned an ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - On October 15 and 22, the Parkland Library will be holding two classes from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to teach people of all ages how to use the library. The first class will focus on details on how to find items, how items are arranged, and how to be an effective searcher. The ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - SOS Parkland will meet on Wednesday, October 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cypress Head Clubhouse.  RSVP is required and must be done by clicking here. The current main meeting agenda includes: • Status of school security upgrades • Next steps for current security ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Ken King, Heron Heights Elementary School Principal for the past nine years, has been named Director, Office of School Performance and Accountability.

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PARKLAND, FL - Marjory Stoneman Douglas students Joyce Guo, David Wu and Florence Yared are among 53 students from the Broward County Public Schools who have been named National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalists. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - An ACT test simulation will be offered on Saturday, September 29 at the Parkland Library at 8:30 a.m. for high school students in Parkland.  The test will be fully proctored and will take approximately four hours to complete. A Parkland Library card is required to register.  ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The Guardian Angels national leader shed new light on earlier reports that former member Fredrick Romero Davis had his security clearances revoked at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Curtis Sliwa, who founded the Guardian Angels in May 1977, said Davis’ “Level 2” ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FLA - A well-known Guardian Angel that has spent the last 8 months protecting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students is currently under police investigation. Fredrick “Romero” Davis had his “Level 2” security clearance revoked by the Broward County School District within ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Riverglades Elementary School has been awarded as a 2018 Gold Level Everglades Champion School.  Only fourteen schools in the State of Florida have been named an Everglades Champion School and only five schools have received Gold Level recognition. The Everglades Champion Schools ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Parkland Against Traffic is calling on all Parkland residents to attend the City Commission meeting on September 5 and oppose the Somerset Charter School's special exception request to rezone the land to enable the construction of a K-8 school at the corner of University and ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Parkland resident Lori Alhadeff won the District 4 seat on the Broward County School Board, receiving more than 65% of the vote in a three-way race.   Tennille Doe-Decoste and Michael Kottler received 18% and 16%, respectively, according to unofficial returns.   Alhadeff, ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - The Broward Circuit Court today approved the release of the Collaborative Educational Network’s report regarding Nikolas Cruz. According to the Broward County Public Schools, the Collaborative Educational Network (CEN) was retained to examinet the educational and behavioral ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - The Parkland Library is hosting Countdown to Kindergarten, on August 6 at 2 p.m.  Kindergarten students will be able to tour a school bus and participate in other fun activities. Registration is required.  To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call 954-757-4207.

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PARKLAND, FLA - On Wednesday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m., the Parkland Library will host, "Off to College:  Important Legal Issues to Consider."  Attorney Lisa Glassman and financial advisor Evan Wolk will discuss the transition to college and the legal and financial issues to consider. Registration ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Kyle Jetter will discuss his astronomy research in Chile at the Parkland Library on Monday, July 23 at 1 p.m.  He will share his insights and photos from from his recent tour of observatories in Chile. Registration is required.  To ...

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PARKLAND, FL - The Broward County Public Schools released the following information on Thursday: "Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) preference is to retain and expand the current School Resource Officer (SRO) program as part of the District’s overall safety and security efforts. Under the SRO ...

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PARKLAND, FL - At Tuesday's regular School Board Meeting, Superintendent Robert Runcie provided an update regarding school safety measures and other matters since the February 14 tragedy. "I think it’s important for all of us to remember that Nikolas Cruz is responsible for this tragedy. This ...

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PARKLAND, FL - After being denied permission from the attorneys for the suspect in the February 14 mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to release an independent external review regarding the suspect's history at Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), the District announced that it ...

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