Education

March 19, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- Max Schachter has made it his mission to improve school safety to honor his son, Alex.  In the 13 months since Alex lost his life in the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas, Max Schachter has sprung into action. He entered into the discussion about making America's schools safer and is making ...

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PARKLAND, FL- On Friday evening, Patricia Padauy Oliver was presented with the Universidad Ana G. Mendez's "Women Who Inspire" Award. The award recognizes the activism and inspiration Oliver has displayed in the face of tragedy having lost her son, Joaquin Oliver. Public speaking was not a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Westglades Middle School's Science Club took home first place in the Regional Energy Whiz Expo competition. The Regional Energy Whiz Expo was the first science club competition of the year. The Westglades students were tasked with building a solar cooker that uses heat radiated by the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony has been making changes since he took office to ensure improved public safety. The Broward Sheriff's Office is endorsing the SaferWatch App to submit non-emergency incidents. SaferWatch is a free app that gives students, teachers, parents and community ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Broward County Public School District has acknowledged the concerns of citizens of Broward County after the public was shut out of meetings that were ultimately canceled with Superintendent Runcie in January. BCPS has scheduled a district-wide town hall style meeting that is open ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Today marks the one year anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas tragedy. As we reflect on the past year and look towards the future, those of us fortunate enough to call Parkland home are awash in emotions. First and foremost, we continue to grieve as a community. Each significant ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Governor DeSantis held a news conference at Broward County Courthouse this Wednesday afternoon to announce his plan for accountability for school districts. Several families of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy stood behind Governor DeSantis as he made his ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Schools across the Broward County School District will observe a moment of silence at 10:17 a.m. on February 14 to honor the 17 lives that were lost last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Many schools will be having a day featuring activities of love and kindness.  On February 14, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Wednesday was a great victory for New Jersey public schools and for the Alhadeff family. With Ilan and Lori Alhadeff present Goveror Phil Murphy signed bill A764, also known as Alyssa's Law. It requires all New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms and emergency lights ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland has teamed up with Allstate Foundation and Unger Engineering Services Inc. to offer scholarship opportunities to graduating Seniors living in Parkland. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019.  The opportunities include Education Advisory ...

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PARKLAND, FL-  Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie has scheduled several private meetings with the parents and guardians of Stoneman Douglas students. This comes after he recently canceled an evening meeting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas due to threats of protests. Principal Thompson made the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Newly elected School Board Member Lori Alhadeff is hosting "Starbucks with your School Board Member" on Thursday, January 24 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. This is a chance for the public to meet and get to know their School Board Member. As Aldaheff campainged for and was ultimately elected onto ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- This week, January 14-18 parents of Westglades students have the chance to vote on how Westglades' $100,000 SMART bond money will be appropriated.The ballot options were made through input from staff and parents and then approved by the School Advisory Council. Parents are allowed one ...

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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 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Many Americans start the new year with a resolution to take better care of their physical health.  Far fewer resolve to take better care of their mental health. 2018 was a year that shocked the Parkland community. Community members were tragically taken and our residents were left ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Sheriff Israel has signed an agreement with the Broward County School Board which grants Broward Sheriff's Office access to live feeds from school security cameras.  Broward Sheriff's Office shared the news and comment on Twitter, "Real-Time video feeds from schools would greatly ...

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PARKLAND, FL- During winter break Broward County Sheriff's Office and District Staff identified what are considered to be "safe spaces" around the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus in the event of a future emergency situation. The "safe spaces" are typically inside classrooms and are ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Andrew Pollack was appointed to the Florida's Board of Education by Governor Rick Scott.  According to the Sun-Sentinel, Andrew Pollack began his term on Friday.  The appointment still needs to be confirmed by Florida's Senate.  Board members serve a 4 year term. Pollack's daughter, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Therapy Dog Thursday will continue over break at the P-REC Center at Pine Trails Park on Thursday, January 3 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky and MSD Alumni were instrumental to getting Therapy Dog Thursday started at the P-REC after seeing the benefits at ...

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PARKLAND, FL-  The Orange Bowl commitee has created a new community award for valor and courage in the face of adversity.  They have chosen to not only name the award after three Stoneman Douglas staff that gave their lives to protect the students, but also named a Stoneman Douglas student to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Associated Press's nationwide staff of news directors voted the tragedy at Parkland's Stoneman Douglas High School to be the most top news story in America for the year 2018. In a year littered with challenging news stories, the Trump election investigation involving Russia ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas High School's highly regarded Douglas Drama will be presenting its Superior Showcase this evening, Monday, December 17, at 6:00 p.m. The Superior Showcase highlights Douglas Drama's outstanding District competition results and awards, including 4 Critics Choice ...

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PARKLAND, FL- On Friday, December 14, 2018, MSD students are invited and highly encouraged to attend the Youth EFT Event at Parkland City Hall.  Stoneman Douglas, Children’s Services Council and the City of Parkland are hosting this event where students can learn self-help techniques for stress, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- This morning on NBC’s “Today” show, Time magazine released their list of 10 finalists for the Person of the Year 2018.  Included in that influential list is Parkland’s March for Our Lives activists. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School organized and lead the #NeverAgain ...

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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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