Tag: Ty Thompson

Jewelry company donates 1,100 sashes to the graduating class

Jewelry company donates 1,100 sashes to the graduating class

With the seniors soon to graduate on June 3, many companies want to help honor the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School class of 2018. One major contributor is jeweler Chuck Puleri & Associates, who partnered with cap and gown provider Herff Jones to make sashes for the seniors to wear at graduation. They will also be providing pins that say […]

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[Multimedia] National school walkout marks the start of change

[Multimedia] National school walkout marks the start of change

March 14, 2018 marked the one-month anniversary of the tragedy that struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the families of the 17 victims. To honor the beloved Eagles, MSD participated in the National Walkout Day by walking to the football field for 17 minutes. On the field, nearly the entire student body participated by congregating in the Cumber Stadium, […]

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Photo by Kevin Trejos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos vists MSD

On Wed. March 7, Secretary of the Department of Education Betsy DeVos visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to speak to survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting. She arrived at the school at 8:45 a.m. with a small SUV motorcade. She immediately went to the front office to meet with Principal Ty Thompson, Assistant Principal Denise Reed, guidance counselors and […]

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Photo by Kevin Trejos

Banners hung at MSD raise spirits of those affected by tragedy

Following the school shooting on Feb. 14, South Florida communities have showered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the rest of Parkland and Coral Springs with love and support through fundraisers, letters and banners. These banners can be seen throughout campus, as they were hung up along the fences and walls of MSD for students and faculty to see. “[The […]

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Banners from Broward County schools and organizations around the country decorate the fence surrounding the perimeter of the 1200 building.

MSD begins recovery process with Sunday Orientation

On Sunday, Feb. 25, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School welcomed students back to campus for the first time since the shooting on Feb. 14. The orientation, which lasted three hours, initiated what is expected to be a long and difficult healing process. Teachers had returned to campus the Friday before on Feb. 23, and happily greeted students on Sunday as […]

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MSD celebrates Eagle Regiment’s first place victory

On Saturday, Nov. 18 the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment received first place at the Florida Marching Band Championship, or FMBC, for the first time in school history. For the last few years, they have been only a fraction of a point away from receiving first place, according to Principal Ty Thompson. While the band has won state competitions before, […]

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MSD students adjust to new A/B block schedule

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* On Nov. 16, 2016, 80 percent of teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School voted to implement the 4X4 A/B block schedule for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years. This year, students and staff get their first glimpse of the new schedule’s impact on the school. […]

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MSD sustains minimal damage from Hurricane Irma

MSD sustains minimal damage from Hurricane Irma

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Irma was the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic. Irma devastated the southeastern Caribbean islands early on Wednesday, Sept. 6 as a Category 5 hurricane. In order to prepare for Irma, teachers were asked to shut down […]

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MSD national merit scholars are congratulated by Principal Ty Thompson. Photo courtesy of Ty Thompson

10 MSD Students Qualify as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Every year about 1.6 million students across the United States enter the National Merit Scholarship Program each year, but only 50,000 with the highest Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) scores qualify for recognition. Marjory Stoneman Douglas had 10 students qualify as semifinalists for 2018, which is the second year in a row 10 students have qualified. These semifinalists […]

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Ryan Kavanaugh enters the meet-and-greet via massive eagle
Photo by Mackenzie Quinn

MSD community supports new football team with meet-and-greet

A team is only as strong as the structure built around it, and last night Marjory Stoneman Douglas demonstrated the kind of togetherness that allows teams to flourish at this year’s 2017-2018 Football Meet-and-Greet in the school’s gymnasium. Parents, students and teachers alike came together to welcome the MSD varsity and junior varsity football teams ahead of the new year, […]

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