Tag: Ashley Kurth

Persuasive Poster. A sign advertising the benefits of the Secure the Next Generation Referendum hangs in the bus loop at Country Hills Elementary. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Broward voters approve half mill tax increase to fund schools

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2018 voters approved the Secure the Next Generation Referendum to raise money for Broward County Public Schools. Starting in 2019, Broward County homeowners will see a half millage increase in their property taxes. Local property taxes are calculated using millage rates. One mill represents $1 in tax per $1,000 of tax-assessed value. Each city in Broward […]

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Captivating Change. The memorial bench, one of the new additions to the school campus, is displayed in the courtyard. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD gets a makeover for the start of the new year

To start off a new school year with a new attitude, many organizations and businesses cleaned and beautified Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s campus. The work included new paint on the outside walls, landscaping and rocks. “I think it is important, especially with the new paint and some beautification things going on around campus, that it makes the place more […]

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Fire Pull stations appear all over campus. Photo by Farrah Nickerson

Culinary changes procedures to avoid fire alarms from sounding

Before the tragic event on Feb.14, 2018, most of the fire drills at the school were due to culinary accidents. The cause was usually attributed to a dish creating too much smoke or a student not paying attention. Throughout the school, culinary is known for being one of the repetitive factors of the alarm going off. “It was kind of […]

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Publix replenishes MSD atrium. Photo by Mackenzie Quinn

Publix beautifies MSD atrium

On April 3, Publix decided to help beautify Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on their Nation Publix Service Day project, a day in which Publix stores around the country help out their community. Publix CEO Todd Jones even came to meet Principal Ty Thompson before working alongside other staff members. The shady atrium between the 500 and 600 buildings was […]

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Culinary arts teacher Ashley Kurth shares her story from Feb. 14. Photo by Mallory Muller

Culinary arts teacher Ashley Kurth pulls students fleeing freshmen building into safety

On Valentine’s day, culinary arts teacher Ashley Kurth was cooking with her class in fourth period. They were doing a lab making shrimp scampi and bang bang shrimp. Incidentally, Kurth stood by her classroom door to ensure that her class’ cooking would not set the fire alarm off by accident with the deep frying that was going on. “I just […]

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MSD shows appreciation for veterans with luncheon

On Nov. 7, Marjory Stoneman Douglas honored the hard work, sacrifice and strength of American soldiers by hosting a veterans luncheon in lieu of Veterans Day. MSD history teacher Sandra Davis was in charge of the affair. “I think that we were really excited to be able to honor our parents who have served our country,” Davis said. “It was […]

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