Category: MSD STRONG

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English teacher Stacey Lippel shares her story from Feb. 14

English teacher Stacey Lippel is one of the teachers who was directly affected by the tragedy on Valentine’s Day. She lost two students on that day and was grazed by a bullet as well. “I remember feeling a sting on my arm. I had a big bruise on my arm,” Lippel said.   Nearly three weeks later, the bruise was […]

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Assistant captain Tyler Avron hoists the Stanley Cup after the Eagles win their first state championship.

MSD hockey wins States for first time in school history; leaves 17 medals at memorial

In the midst of despair and tragedy, people often seek solace taking their minds to odd places. For the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School varsity ice hockey team, the ice is a place of privacy and a distraction from the real world and the tragedy that lies within it. The players were given an option to stay home and grieve […]

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Dwyane Wade connects with MSD students during visit to campus

On Wednesday, March 7, NBA Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade paid a visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to meet with and show his support for students after  the shooting that resulted in the death of 17 people at the school three weeks prior.. “Our goal is to try to figure out ways that we can do more to […]

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Coral Springs Police Sgt. Jeff Heinrich breaks down talking about his wife and son during a news conference at the Coral Springs Police Department on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Heinrich's wife, Marilyn, is the Assistant Athletic Director at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and his son is a student there. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Off-duty Sgt. Jeff Heinrich saves student and secures building

Sgt. Jeff Heinrich of the Coral Springs Police Department is a police officer with a unique connection to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. His wife is world history teacher and assistant athletic director Marilyn Rule, and his son is a student. In his spare time during the day, he likes to help the staff keep up the grounds of the […]

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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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Support for MSD has reached even the coldest place on Earth, Antarctica. Photo courtesy of Ashley Curtis

MSD alumna starts project to show worldwide support for MSD

In a show of support for the victims and the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, class of 2006 alumna Ashley Payanis Curtis has put together a collection of photos from around the country and the world with words of love. Each picture has the words “MSD, our love for you is so strong, it has […]

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Therapy dogs comfort students as they return to school

Therapy dogs comfort students as they return to school

Oftentimes when a tragedy occurs, therapy dogs are quickly on site to help with people’s emotional wellbeing and stability. Dogs are proven to increase peoples’ serotonin levels which coincides with people feeling happier, according to a study at the University of Missouri-Columbia Being around these soft, loving animals can make people happier and calmer, which can help immensely after people […]

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Eagles power through first day back at school

Eagles power through first day back at school

Wednesday morning, exactly two weeks after the tragedy that changed the path of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School forever, many students stepped back onto campus. After making their way through difficult traffic and sea of cop cars, underclassmen and upperclassmen alike faced the building where 17 students lost their lives. It was difficult for many students, like senior Julia Salomone. […]

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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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