Tag: BCPS

MSD students experienced spotty WiFi on Monday, Jan. 4. Students and parents were updated throughout the school day via Remind. Photo by Isabelly Silveira

MSD students and teachers experience district-wide WiFi issues on return from winter break

As students and teachers returned back to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, both physically and virtually, the Broward County Public Schools WiFi gave everyone some troubles on their first day back from winter break.  The morning of Monday, Jan. 4, BCPS experienced problems with the […]

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Flooding in Plantation just north of Broward Blvd. in the area of NW 46th Ave. on Monday, November 9, 2020. Tropical Storm Eta brought heavy rain and high winds to South Florida. (Photo courtesy of Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)

Tropical Storm Eta closes Broward County schools and forces students to move back to at-home eLearning

On Monday, Nov. 1, tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings were issued throughout Honduras and Nicaragua as the slow-moving Tropical Storm Eta started to approach. Shelters had to be set up in El Salvador and Costa Rica, while people in Panama and Guatemala were […]

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On Tuesday, Oct. 27, students and staff at MSD had difficulty with their WiFi due to internet connection issues at school. Photo by Matthew Rosenthal

MSD internet connectivity issues interfere with first period classes

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School experienced a problem with the school’s WiFi, and this has not been the first time. At 6:45 a.m., around the time teachers started to arrive at school, the WiFi was not working. […]

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School board candidate Debbi Hixon; her son, Corey Hixon; and Broward Teachers Union’s Director of Political Organizing Jennifer Gottlieb gather with BTU members to begin a Saturday canvassing event. Participants went door-to-door, leaving campaign door hangers at each residence. Photos by Destiny Cazeau

Debbi Hixon campaigns for at-large school board seat in runoff election

As the calendar nears Nov. 3, Broward County residents will choose between two candidates–Debbi Hixon and Jeff Holness–in a runoff election for School Board of Broward County District 9 seat. The winner will replace Robin Bartleman in an at-large seat that represents the entire county. […]

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Graphic by Melodie Vo

Clubs and after-school activities meet virtually due to COVID-19

The universal appeal of clubs and after-school activities usually consists of service hours, getting involved and socialization. Students tend to load up on extracurriculars to bulk up their college resumes and help them stand out. The 2020-2021 school year is no different; however, the manner […]

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Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (right) and Commissioner Richard Corcoran stand together at a press conference. DeSantis and Corcoran pushed for the full reopening of public schools in August, which prompted a class action lawsuit. Photo courtesy of Getty Images/TNS

FEA files lawsuit over school reopening executive order

Since the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the closings of schools across Florida in March, the discussion regarding the reopening of schools has been debated by Floridians across the state.  On July 6, Richard Corcoran, the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Education, issued an executive order […]

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Volunteers check in a student athlete at a voluntary conditioning session. Student athletes must be submit to a health screening before entering the campus for conditioning. Photo by Destiny Cazaeu

MSD fall sports teams begin voluntary conditioning; official practices to start Monday

Football was one of the two MSD sports to begin voluntary conditioning once the school year began. On Sep. 21, both the Marjory Stoneman Douglas varsity football team and the men’s and women’s cross country teams held their first voluntary conditioning session of the season. […]

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Graphic by Madison Lenard

BCPS urges students to reset their Clever passwords for increased security

On Sept. 9, Broward County Public Schools sent out an announcement both through Canvas and a phone call to parents. The county has requested that students in all grades create a new password in an effort to deter hacks into student accounts. “This is a […]

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Three code yellows have been initiated at MSD as a result of calls from an individual in China.

Calls from individual in China prompt multiple code yellow lockdowns at MSD

On Tuesday, Sept.1, a code yellow lockdown was initiated at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The code was called at 10:38 a.m., and lifted at 12:59 p.m. However, this was only one of three code yellows called during the week, with the others occurring on […]

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Broward County Public Schools waives finals and Florida Department of Education cancels end-of-course exams

Broward County Public Schools waives finals and Florida Department of Education cancels end-of-course exams

Due to the coronavirus crisis, Broward County Public Schools has entirely transitioned to online classes to complete the fourth quarter. The district has acknowledged the difficulties associated with this transition for teachers and students alike and thus has altered its standards for the 2019-2020 school […]

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