Broward County Public Schools Opens School Choice Window Through August

Broward County Public Schools Opens School Choice Window Through August

By: Sharon Aron Baron Broward County Public Schools has opened Phase II of the School Choice application window where parents can apply online for general reassignments and magnet programs for the 2017/2018 school year. During the window from May 1, 2017 through September 1, parents and guardians may submit applications for schools with available seats from the initial […]

Friends of Music Seeks to Honor Outstanding Volunteers

Friends of Music Seeks to Honor Outstanding Volunteers

By: Chris Brunner The Friends of Music, Inc. invites community organizations to honor their outstanding volunteer at the Working in Harmony  Volunteer Luncheon on Sunday, May 21. Working in Harmony has become a popular tradition in Coral Springs with honorees from a variety of groups such as churches, school and sport groups, women’s and men’s clubs, […]

Hurricane Impact Windows Thwart Home Burglary in Parkland

Hurricane Impact Windows Thwart Home Burglary in Parkland

By: Sharon Aron Baron They may have been expensive, but the hurricane impact windows were one good investment that kept a pair of hooded burglars from trying to break into a Parkland home. Around 9:45 p.m. on April 1, the pair was caught on home surveillance at the 8700 block of Valencia Court heading into the […]

Local High Schools Nominated for Theater Awards

Local High Schools Nominated for Theater Awards

The Critics’ Awards Program, or Cappies for short, will celebrate outstanding achievement in high school theater when students from 25 public and private schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties, including Coral Springs and Parkland, will vie for top honors at the 15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala.

Local Students Named National Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners

Local Students Named National Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners

Samantha Bishop and Nicholas Sileo By: Sharon Aron Baron Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are named National Merit Scholarship recipients by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. In its first group of winners announced in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, students Samantha Bishop and Nicholas Sileo both won Motorola Solutions Scholarships. “These […]

District Employee of the Year Finalist from Marjory Stoneman Douglas

District Employee of the Year Finalist from Marjory Stoneman Douglas

By: Sharon Aron Baron A local school employee is one of six finalists for School Related District Employee of the Year at Broward County Public Schools. This award recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the significant contributions they make to BCPS and its students. Teresa Basilone, Office Manager/Confidential Secretary is a finalist from Marjory Stoneman Douglas […]

Alligator Pays Unexpected Visit to Family’s Home

Alligator Pays Unexpected Visit to Family’s Home

By: Sharon Aron Baron It was a typical Monday evening for Elena Avello, that is, until she received a phone call from her next door neighbor telling her that an alligator was sitting on her front porch. At approximately 6 p.m., an alligator had found a spot to nestle at the front door of Elena’s home in the […]