Education

June 2, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- In a difficult season that often feels increasingly challenging each week, Parklanders are continuing to step up with creative ideas. Heron Heights Elementary celebrated the final day of school in Broward County with a 5th Grade Promotion Parade.  ”The promotion parade was a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The 5th grade class at Riverglades Elementary School made the very best of the COVID-19 situation on Thursday. As many schools are working to figure out how to put cap on the school year, the greatest challenge is often for the classes that are graduating from the school. Last walks, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland resident Narnike Grant is running for Broward County School Board District 9 seat. The Primary Election will be held on August 18, 2020, and the general election is on November 3, 2020. Grant is a full time wife, mother and substitute teacher. She has lived in Parkland since ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Two Parkland students were awarded honors medallions at Florida State University's Virtual Ceremony on April 30, 2020. Shayna Cohen and Giana SanGiovanni received the honors medallions which are awarded to high-achieving 2020 graduates.  Shayna Cohen graduated with honors in ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Westglades Middle School Athletics Virtual Banquet and Awards Presentation is now available on the school website.  All the coaches came together and made a presentation of the season, and discussing their team and presenting team awards such as MVP, MIP and Sportsmanship Awards.  ...

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PARKLAND, FL- "Parkland Rising," a documentary that follows the lives of Parklanders in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas tragedy, has announced that it will premier on June 2, 2020. The date coincides with National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Day. "Parkland Rising" is Directed and ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The MSD Eagle Regiment got creative in an effort to continue their traditional end of year banquet. The Eagle Regiment will hold their Band Banquet virtually this year on Friday, May 15, 2020. They have combined their virtual banquet with a fundraising effort that will both celebrate ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Mayor Christine Hunschofsky announced on Tuesday morning that graduating seniors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will be having a special graduation car parade on Saturday, June 6 at 9am. Graduating seniors will have the chance to dress up, decorate their cars, and drive ...

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PARKLAND, FL- I am sixteen years old, and I have learned more things about life during these past few weeks than have throughout my entire life. Every day is a new learning process for me as I read, watch, and hear about what is happening in not only our country, but the entire world. It feels like ...

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PARKLAND, FL- D.J. Brauner has had an interesting month in quarantine. The Stoneman Douglas freshman had applied to become Parkland's Mayor for the Month before the Coronavirus Pandemic arrived, and the City of Parkland and Mayor Christine Hunschofsky have welcomed Brauner into the process in the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The final weeks of the school year are often challenging for students. Many children are feeling "spring fever" and can't wait for summer break. Others are stressed out and cramming for finals. One group that is normally soaking up the last days and weeks of their school experience ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The 2020 Census is currently underway, and Parkland has less than 65% completion. City leaders have been urging the public to complete the quick and easy census form to help support our city.  "Each person counted generates approximately $15,000 over the next decade. These funds ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Stoneman Douglas PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) is working hard to help support the Parkland community during this challenging season. The school resource officers that are normally stationed at all Parkland schools are now out working the roads with BSO Parkland. The ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As the Coronavirus spreads across the world, creating a global pandemonium, schools are shut down, including mine. This creates an immensely intense situation for me, and my fellow students, especially since I am in 5th grade. In March, I was looking forward to the end of the year – ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Governor Ron DeSantis announced via a press briefing on Saturday that schools in the State of Florida will continue with distance learning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.  "We spoke with a lot of folks throughout the state. There were some differing opinions,” said ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Heron Heights Elementary School held a virtual spirit day Friday to bring the students, teachers and staff together and to celebrate all they've accomplished through these unprecedented times. The students and teachers wore Heron Heights gear today and showed their spirit by posting ...

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PARKLAND, FL- My life has completely changed since the COVID-19 outbreak happened: no hanging out with friends, no eating at restaurants, no going to school. I can’t go to the store, I can’t go to a friend’s house and if I want to talk to someone, I have to call them on Zoom! I’m mostly worried ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Christine Yared has been selected as one of ten finalists for the Local 10 News Earth Day Art Competition. Yared joins nine other finalists from around the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area nominated by their school for artwork created with an ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Due to COVID-19, me and countless other elementary kids are stuck inside with their families, unable to physically go to school. Ugh, if you ask me! Now, we still must do schoolwork, but with a twist. It’s all online, and it’s called virtual learning. How do we do this? Well, in our ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Kassim Legacy Foundation typically offers free public speaking workshops for middle and elementary school students a couple of times per year. Thanks to technology the foundation is able to continue to offer these services even through the Coronavirus pandemic season. The free ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Sixteen-year-old Parkland resident Sinan Kassim is back at it again. On Tuesday he had a successful interview with Coral Springs Mayor Scott J. Brook. This time he will be conducting a Facebook Live Interview with County Commissioner Michael Udine on Thursday, April 9 at 2:30 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Sixteen-year-old Parkland resident Sinan Kassim will be conducting a Facebook Live Interview with Coral Springs Mayor Scott Jonathan Brook on Tuesday, April 7 at 12:30 p.m. High school sophomore Kassim is no stranger to the political scene. He served as Parkland's Mayor for a Month in ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The students at Riverglades Elementary School received a special message earlier this week from the teachers and staff. The children returned to learning in a way unfamiliar to both students and teachers alike. The Riverglades teachers and staff wanted the students to see the familiar ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A Parkland resident and yoga instructor is offering free online yoga classes to children of all ages. Karen Mizrachi is a mother of 3 and knows first hand how long the days can be for parents and kids especially these last couple weeks.  "I decided to offer virtual classes during ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie held a press conference Tuesday morning announcing that District school campuses will remain closed through Friday, May 1, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The BCPS will continue with online distance ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Florida State Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced on Monday afternoon that Florida schools will be closed until at least Friday, May 1, 2020. The announcement was made on a conference call with superintendents from across the state. No further details in addition to the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Westglades Middle School Bands are having a tremendously successful year. Both of the top two bands at the school recently earned "superior" ratings at the Florida Bandmasters Association Music Performance Assessments (MPA's). The MPA's are an annual assessment of the band's ...

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PARKLAND, FL- While the world focuses on the best way to attack the coronavirus pandemic, we must reinvent our public education system overnight to respond to the challenges created by the society-wide disruptions.   Our schools reflect the structural and societal challenges we struggle with in ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) will be offering “virtual learning” videos with accompanying activities beginning on Monday, March 23. The videos will be released weekdays (Monday through Friday) through MODS’ enews and on social media channels.  MODS will be offering ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As our entire community navigates through the unprecedented situation created by the coronavirus, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) remains committed to supporting the educational needs of our students and families. Over the past week, BCPS provided information on many important ...

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