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How teachers are managing students cheating on virtual school

How teachers are managing students cheating on virtual school

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, school life has not been the same with the complete transition from physical school to virtual school. Some classes are conducted via webcam and physical assignments have to be scanned and uploaded through sites like Canvas. The biggest challenge […]

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Mallory poses with her children's book, "Wandering Willow." Photo by Samantha Goldblum

English teacher Michelle Daon prints copy of student’s writing for media center

At the end of the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year, English teacher Michelle Daon assigned her students to write literary definitions into a story book. Daon then took senior Mallory Mynatt’s work and printed it into a book for her.  Mynatt has autism, […]

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State of Florida implements new standards for English and Mathematics

State of Florida implements new standards for English and Mathematics

On Friday, Jan. 24, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran introduced Florida’s K-12 academic requirements for English and Mathematics. They set out to remove Common Core and provide students with Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). Common Core is a standardized test for […]

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Michelle Daon receives the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award

Michelle Daon receives the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award

For more than three decades, the University of Chicago has given the Outstanding Educator award to qualified teachers. This year, they are recognizing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s own, Dr. Michelle Daon Daon teaches English IV, English IV Honors and AP English Literature. Teaching high […]

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Michelle Daon’s English 4 and English 4 honors classes participate in mock trial based on literature

Michelle Daon’s English 4 and English 4 honors classes participate in mock trial based on literature

Based on the short story entitled “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, a young boy named Doodle born with a disability that prevents him from doing normal kid activities, he overcomes many challenges alongside his stubborn older brother. Doodle’s brother then abandons him during a […]

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9th and 10th grade Lauren Rower joins MSD staff. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Lauren Rower joins MSD staff as an English teacher

Lauren Rower is a new freshman and sophomore English teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She attended Palm Beach Community College for her Associates degree in arts and went to Florida Atlantic University to receive her Bachelor’s degree in English education. She decided to […]

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Flags were placed in the field where the future portables will be placed.

Preparing for the implementation of portables

Since the events of Feb. 14, the 1200 building on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas campus has been blocked off from the public but, more importantly, the students and staff at the school. This has left many teachers without a classroom of their own, much to […]

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Parkland Library Round Table fosters creativity in student writers

Parkland Library Round Table fosters creativity in student writers

The Round Table, a meeting place for the knights of Camelot in mythology, symbolizes the gathering of ideas and thoughts. The Parkland Library applied this symbol to writing. The Parkland Library’s Writers Round Table, scheduled every month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., serves to […]

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Do high school students voluntarily read at home?

Do high school students voluntarily read at home?

Reading has been a common leisurely pass-time ever since books originated. In modern times, the world has seen a decrease in the popularity of this activity, particularly among youth. This may be due to the fact that most schools now use reading as an element […]

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