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Roundup of BCPS Events and Activities in Observance of 9/11

Thursday, September 08, 2016
The following events and activities will take place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in observance of 9/11. Media are invited to cover these events. For additional information or to arrange for coverage, contact the Public Information Office at 754-321-2300.
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Margate Elementary School Hosts Patriotic Assembly
When: Friday, September 9, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Where: Margate Elementary School, 6300 NW 18th Street, Margate, FL 33063

Students at Margate Elementary will perform patriotic songs, poetry, dramatic interpretations and 9/11 children’s literature during its annual patriotic assembly. The local fire department is invited to attend. Contact: Thomas Schroder, principal, Margate Elementary School, 754-322-6915.
Flanagan High School Performs “The Voices of 9/11”
When: Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
Where: Flanagan High School, 12800 Taft Street Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Flanagan High drama students will perform a special tribute observance of the 9/11 tragedy. The tribute showcases viewpoints and thoughts of families and of 9/11 through a series of monologues. Contact: Michelle Kefford, principal, Flanagan High School 754-323-0650.
Western High School Hosts “We Will Never Forget” Ceremony
When: Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Western High School, 1200 SW 136th Avenue, Davie, FL 33325

Each school year, students at Western High School come together to pay homage to the thousands who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Since 2002, a student constructed memorial has served as a symbol for Western High students to host the “We Will Never Forget” ceremony. The student constructed monument replicates the Twin Towers, surrounded by the Pentagon, with a flagpole placed in the outline of the state of Pennsylvania. This year, local fire departments, the Town of Davie Police and the Broward Sheriff’s Office will participate in the “We Will Never Forget” ceremony with Western High JROTC, choral singers, band and Student Government Association. Contact: Derek Gordon, assistant principal, Western High School, 754-323-2414.
Media are invited to cover these events.

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