• Monday, February 17, 2020

    Good Afternoon Eagles,

    This is Michelle Kefford with information about the week ahead.  As a reminder, this Thursday, February 20th is no longer an early release day.  Students will be released at 2:40 pm every day this week.

    We are offering free SAT Reading and English tutoring after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting this week.  Check the school website for more information about this amazing opportunity.  We will also continue our Saturday SAT and ACT tutoring sessions this coming Saturday at 9:00 am.

    We are hosting a College Fair on Thursday, February 20th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the cafeteria.  All students are invited to attend and explore their post-secondary options.  Guidance counselors will start meeting with students individually this week to review their course cards and solidify next year's course selections.

    Yearbooks are currently on sale via the MSD eStore. There are less than 300 left. Don't miss out on the best book yet!

    The MSD JROTC Eagles' Battalion is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 12th. Students must be at least 16 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds to register.  Students can sign up outside of room 509.

    We have many exciting athletic events taking place this week. On Tuesday, the boys’ lacrosse team plays away at Coral Glades HS starting at 5:00 pm, the varsity baseball team plays at home against Western HS starting at 6:30 pm, the varsity softball team plays at South Plantation HS at 4:00 pm.  Additionally, the varsity girls’ lacrosse team plays at home against John Leon at 5:00 pm, the varsity tennis team plays at home against Coral Springs HS starting at 4:00 pm, and the varsity water polo team plays at home against Coral Springs HS starting at 6:30 pm. On Wednesday, the varsity track team competes at Coral Springs HS starting at 4:00 pm. On Thursday, the boys’ lacrosse team plays at home against Taravella HS starting at 5:00 pm, the varsity baseball team plays at home against Calvary Christian starting at 6:30 pm, the varsity softball team plays at home against Pines Charter HS starting at 6:30 pm, and the varsity tennis team plays away at Nova HS starting at 4:00 pm.  Friday, the varsity girls’ lacrosse team plays at Spanish River HS starting at 6:00 pm.

    I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!  Our weekly Friday calls will resume this Friday.  As always, please remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, February 7, 2020

    Good afternoon Eagle families: This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday call.  Saturday ACT/SAT prep sessions continue this Saturday, February 8th at 9:00 am. Course Cards were due back to personalization teachers this week.  In the coming weeks, each student will be meeting with their guidance counselor one on one to discuss and solidify their course selections.

    Next week, we will be sending out notifications to parents to confirm the selected activity or excused absence for their student that was indicated on the mandatory intention form for the day of service and love on 2/14.  We understand that next week will be a sensitive time for our students, staff, and entire community.  We have posted a parent guide for talking with your children on our school website and have plenty of staff on site to help students through the coming weeks.  Additionally, Dr. Schonfeld will be hosting a parent session on 2/13 at 4:30 pm in the Westglades Middle School auditorium.

    Starting next week, we are offering our higher level math and physics tutoring during personalization periods on all days, by appointment only.  You can find a request form online to set up an appointment.

    The MSD JROTC Eagles Battalion is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 12th. Students must be at least 16 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds to sign up.  Students can sign up outside of room 509.

    Yearbooks are on sale via the MSD eStore. There are less than 300 left. Don't miss out on the best book yet! There is still space available for senior dedications in our yearbook. Email aerieyearbook@gmail.com for pricing and information.

    In sports news…..
    On Monday the track team has a meet at Blanche Ely High School at 4:00 pm and the boys’ basketball team takes on Coral Glades at Monarch HS at 4:30 pm; additionally, the tennis team takes on Cypress Bay at Cypress Bay starting at 4:00 pm.  On Tuesday, the girls’ soccer team plays in the regional tournament (specific game information will be available next week), the boys’ baseball team plays at home against Coral Springs High School starting at 6:30 pm and the water polo team plays at Deerfield Beach High School at 6:30 pm.  On Wednesday, the wrestling team has a meet at South Broward High School starting at 4:30 pm, the tennis team plays at home against Cardinal Gibbons at 4:00 pm, and the water polo team plays at Nova High School starting at 6:30 pm.  On Thursday, the baseball team plays at home against North Broward Prep at 6:30 pm and the softball team plays at Silver Lakes Park.


    Have a great weekend, Eagles and remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate, and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, January 31, 2020

    Good afternoon Eagle families: This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday call.

    Next Thursday, February 6th, is a professional study day and students will be released at 11:40 am.

    Saturday ACT/SAT prep sessions continue this Saturday, February 1st at 9:00 am. 
    Course cards for next year's classes were distributed through your child’s personalization period last week and are due back to personalization teachers by Friday of next week, February 7th.  Course cards, program information and a "how-to" on filling out the course card are all available on the school website under the guidance link. 

    Yearbooks are on sale via browardschools.com/stonemandouglas.

    Next week is National School Counseling Week to celebrate the unique profession and contributions of school counselors. School counselors help ensure our students can and will graduate, plan for post-secondary options, and help with students' social/emotional needs.  The American School Counselor Association theme for this year is 'School Counselors: Building Better Humans', which our school counselors do an amazing job of here at MSD!

    In sports news, we are excited to announce that our Eagle Regiment Band will be performing on Fox and Friends and before the Super Bowl!  Additionally, our football team served as stand-ins for the Super Bowl teams today, to help all media outlets prepare for the broadcast of the big game. What an amazing honor for our Eagles!    On Monday, the girls’ soccer team will play at Coral Glades High School in the district playoffs starting at 6:00 pm.  Our girls’ basketball team will also compete in the district playoffs at Deerfield Beach HS starting at 6:00 pm.  On Tuesday, the boys’ soccer team will play the semi-finals at home starting at 4:00 pm, and the boys’ basketball team will take on Plantation HS at Plantation HS at 6:00 pm.
     
    On Monday Night, we will hold a field lighting and field dedication for the naming of the Anthony Rizzo baseball field starting at 6:00 pm.  Also on Monday, we will be holding a Junior Class College Info starting at 6:00 pm in the auditorium.  All junior students and parents are welcome to attend this session and start preparing for senior year and post-secondary plans.

    On Friday, we will be celebrating Black History Month with a “Hall of Fame” themed showcase for students and staff during the school day.  Our students have been working tirelessly to develop a performance to pay tribute to the most influential figures in American History.

    The “Run 4 Beigel” 5k run/walk fundraiser is tomorrow, Saturday, February 1st. I invite you to come out and show your support; many of our students and staff will be participating in the race.  We have more information and links up on the front page of our school website. 

    To support our community, we have posted a Parent Guide on the school website regarding talking with your children as we prepare for the passage of two years since the MSD tragedy.

    Enjoy the Super Bowl weekend Eagles and please remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate, and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, January 24, 2020

    Good afternoon Eagle families: This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday call. Saturday ACT/SAT prep sessions will be hosted this Saturday, January 25th at 9 am.  The next Kefford’s Kitchen will be held on January 29th; I look forward to having lunch with our amazing kids.

    The MSD PTSO invites you to a "Demystifying the College Entrance Exams" presentation on Tuesday, January 28th at 6:30 pm in our auditorium.  All students and parents are welcome to attend. On Wednesday, DECA will hold a parent meeting for the state competition at 5:30 pm in the auditorium.

    Course cards for next year's classes were distributed through your child’s personalization period this week and  are due back to personalization teachers by February 7th.  Course cards, program information and a "how-to" on filling out the course card is available on the school website under the guidance link.  Dual Enrollment paperwork for the summer term is due to guidance by Thursday, January 30th.

    11th Grade Students and Parents:
    All 11th grade students will be participating in the "School Day SAT" test here at MSD on Wednesday, March 4th.  Students are NOT required to register online for this test, as registration will be handled by the District.

    In sports news, on Monday, the JV Wrestling team has a meet at Cardinal Gibbons HS starting at 4 pm. On Wednesday, the boys’ soccer team plays at St. Thomas HS starting at 6 pm.  Additionally, our Varsity Wrestling team will be competing in the BCAA championships next weekend; they will have their senior night and last home match of the season on February 5th against Monarch HS.

    Yearbooks are on sale via browardschools.com/stonemandouglas. There are less than 300 left to order. Get yours before they're sold out.


    Just a reminder, your child can find the daily announcements posted on the school website under the quick links section – stay on top of everything happening at MSD, daily.

    Enjoy your weekend Eagles and please remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate, and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, January 17, 2020

    Good afternoon Eagle families: This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday call.  School will be closed on Monday, January 20th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  There are no Saturday ACT/SAT prep sessions this weekend due to the holiday; they will resume on Saturday, January 25th.  The next Kefford’s Kitchen will be held on 1/29; sign-ups will be outside of the cafeteria on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Guidance will be hosting a Dual Enrollment information night for students and parents on Wednesday, January 22nd at 6 pm in the auditorium.  Dual Enrollment forms are due to guidance by Thursday, January 30th.  Students need to submit new paperwork each term.  Please see your guidance counselor for more information regarding eligibility and required paperwork.

    Parents of seniors, we have posted a host of information regarding senior activities and events on the school website.  Please make sure you visit the school website regularly to get the most up-to-date information.

    Course cards will be distributed through your child’s personalization period on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week and are due back to personalization teachers by February 7th.

    We are very excited to launch a new in school tutoring program this Tuesday for higher level mathematics.  Students in trigonometry, statistics, pre-calculus, calculus, and physics can get assistance every Tuesday and Wednesday during periods 3, 4, 7, and 8 in room C12.  We hope to see students taking advantage of this exceptional opportunity starting Tuesday!   

    A new organization is being launched at MSD this month, in partnership with BSO. The Law Enforcement Explorers Program works with teens between the ages of 15 and 18 and is a successful example of how adult intervention can instill responsibility, leadership, teamwork and self-reliance. The first meeting will be held on 1/23 at 3:00 pm in room 509. Please see SRO Seymour for more information.

    In sports news, on Tuesday, boys’ soccer plays at West Broward HS starting at 4 pm, girls’ soccer plays at home starting at 4 pm, and boys’ basketball plays at Pompano Beach HS starting at 4:30 pm.  Wednesday, the wrestling team has a meet at home starting at 4:30 pm.  Thursday, girls’ and boys’ soccer play at home against Cooper City HS starting at 4 pm, and boys’ basketball plays at Pines Charter HS at 4:30 pm.

    If you have not yet filled out the mandatory intention form for the Day of Service and Love on 2/14/20, please make sure you log onto the school website and complete it as soon as possible.

    Yearbooks are on sale via browardschools.com/stonemandouglas. There are less than 300 left to order. Get yours before they're sold out.

    I want to take a moment to congratulate the National Honor Society Brain Brawl team who took home 1st place in the Brain Brawl and are the North Area Champions.  Next month they will compete for the county championship.

    Enjoy your weekend Eagles and please remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate, and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, January 10, 2020

    Good afternoon Eagle families: This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday call.  Our Saturday ACT/SAT prep sessions have started up again with the first session of 2020 taking place tomorrow at 9:00 am. 

    We will hold our next SAC meeting on Wednesday, January 15th at 3:15 pm in the media center.  Please be advised that Thursday is a PSD day and students will be dismissed at 11:40 am.

    The PTSO is hosting a mock ACT/SAT exam on January 16th with a follow-up seminar on demystifying the college entrance exams.  Registration information is available on our school's website and the deadline to register is today.   This is a valuable practice opportunity for students as they prepare for college entrance exams so make sure you register by the end of the day.


    There will be a parent and student Dual Enrollment Information Night on January 22nd at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. Broward College Dual Enrollment paperwork for the Summer Term is due by January 30th. Students need to submit new paperwork for each term.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s guidance counselor. 


    On Wednesday, January 15th, we’ll be holding our Mr. Douglas male pageant fundraiser event for the LED dance club.   Tickets will be $5 dollars at the door and will be pre-sold up until the 15th. Come out and see who our 2020 Mr. Douglas will be!


    In sports news, on Saturday, the wrestling team has a meet at Coral Springs High School starting at 8 am.  On Monday, the girls’ and boys’ soccer teams will play Pompano High School at home starting at 4 pm.  Tuesday, girls’ soccer plays at North Broward Prep at 6 pm, boys’ basketball takes on Everglades High School at home starting at 4:30 pm, and the JV wrestling team has a meet at Cardinal Gibbons High School starting at 4:30 pm.  Wednesday, girls’ and boys’ soccer will play at home against Coral Springs High School starting at 5 pm, and the varsity wrestling team will have a meet at home starting at 4:30 pm.  Thursday, the boys’ basketball team takes on Cardinal Gibbons High School at home starting at 4:30 pm.  Friday, the girls’ basketball team plays at Cooper City High School starting at 4:30 pm.

    Yearbooks are on sale via stonemandouglas.browardschools.com for $100. There are less than 400 left to order, so don't miss out! The final yearbook senior design event is 1/16. Email aerieyearbook@gmail.com for more information. Space is limited.

    For students who are interested in writing, photography, or design, our newspaper and yearbook classes are great options.  Applications to register for these classes are available on the school website and also on eagleeye.news.  Students will be receiving their course cards on the 21st and 22nd of January through their personalization period.

    If you have not already done so, please visit our website to complete the intention form for our February 14th Day of Service and Love.  It is critical that we have a completed intention form for every one of our students.

    Coral Springs Middle School will be hosting a community garage sale this Saturday, 1/11, starting at 8:00 am. Please stop by to support our feeder school.

    Enjoy your weekend and please remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate, and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, December 20, 2019

    Good Afternoon Eagles,

    This is Michelle Kefford with your last Friday call of the decade!  The last midterms have been administered and the school is now officially closed for winter break.  Classes resume on Tuesday, January 7th which is the 1st day of third quarter and a burgundy day.

    The PTSO is hosting a mock ACT/SAT exam on January 16th with a follow-up seminar on demystifying the college entrance exams.  Registration information is available on our school's website and the deadline to register is Friday, January 10th.   This is a valuable practice opportunity for students as they prepare for college entrance exams.

    Yearbooks are on sale for $90 through December 31st. The price goes up to $100 on January 1st. They can be pre-ordered through our website. There are only 400 left to order. Get yours before they're sold out.  The final yearbook senior design event will be on January 16th. Email aerieyearbook@gmail.com for pricing and information.

    We are starting to plan for our February 14th commemoration.  You will be receiving a call or email tomorrow morning with information related to this day, which has been designated as a day of service and love.   

    Enjoy your winter break, Eagles, and as you ring in the new decade, please remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate, and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, December 13, 2019

    Good afternoon Eagle family!  This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday call. Please remember that midterm examinations start on Tuesday, December 17th.  Students are released at 11:40 am, Tuesday through Thursday and on Friday, students are dismissed at 12:40 pm.   The full exam schedule is posted on our school's website.  Please note that no exams will be administered in personalization periods but students may still attend their personalization classes during exam week and utilize this time to study.  Please also understand that in order to ensure a secure and uninterrupted testing environment, students cannot leave their assigned exam period early.   

    We will be celebrating the holiday season at MSD with themed dress up days. This year's holiday theme is the Polar Express. Monday will be pajama day. Tuesday will be ugly sweater day, and Wednesday will be fuzzy sock day.  Please show your MSD holiday spirit and compete to win a prize during both lunches on Monday. 

    On Wednesday, December 18th, we will be hosting a “Navigating Through the Holidays” event for students and parents at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.  The conversation will be led by Dr. David Schonfeld in cooperation with the National center for School Crisis and Bereavement.  More information is available on our website.

    The PTSO is hosting a mock ACT/SAT exam on January 16th with a follow-up seminar on demystifying the college entrance exams.  Registration information is available on our school's website and the deadline to register is Friday, January 10th.   This is a valuable practice opportunity for students as they prepare for college entrance exams.

    In sports news, on Saturday, the varsity wrestling team will have a meet at McArthur High School starting at 8:00 am.  On Tuesday, the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will play at Coral Glades High School starting at 4:00 pm, and the boys’ soccer team will play at home against Cardinal Gibbons High School at 4:00 pm.  On Thursday, the girls’ soccer team will play at Cardinal Gibbons High School starting at 4:00 pm.  Friday, the varsity wrestling team has a meet at Archbishop McCarthy High School starting at 4:00 pm and on Saturday starting at 8:00 am.

    Yearbooks are on sale for $90 through December 31st. The price goes up to $100 on January 1st. They can be pre-ordered through our website. There are only 400 left to order. Get yours before they're sold out.  The final yearbook senior design event will be on January 16th. Email aerieyearbook@gmail.com for pricing and information.

    Enjoy your weekend Eagles and be sure to study for your mid-term exams.  Please remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate, and Be Proud to be an Eagle! 

  • Friday, December 6, 2019

    Good afternoon Eagle family!  This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday call. This upcoming week is our last full week of classes before the start of midterm examinations on Tuesday, December 17th.  Midterm Exam Exemption forms were due today at 2:45 pm.  Please note that no exams will be administered in personalization periods but students may still attend their personalization classes during exam week and utilize this time to study, if they wish to do so.

    The winter testing window for FSA/EOC makeups continues next week. Students who are scheduled to test have received a testing notification with the date, time and location of their exam.
    The PTSO Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday at 3:30 pm in the Media Center.  Additionally, the PTSO is hosting a mock ACT/SAT exam on January 16th with a follow-up seminar on demystifying the college entrance exams.  Registration information is available on our school's website and the deadline to register is Friday, January 10th.   This is a valuable practice opportunity for students as they prepare for college entrance exams.
    We have several events taking place next week that we are excited to share.  On Monday, the drama department will host the Superior Showcase, a one-act performance in the auditorium starting at 6:00 pm with $10 donations accepted at the door.  We will be hosting our first Monthly District Middle School Debate Tournament on Wednesday, December 11th.   On Thursday, December 12th, our highly acclaimed band will put on a Winter Concert in the auditorium starting at 7 pm; $10 donations will be accepted at the door.
    Yearbooks are on sale for $90 through December 31st. The price goes up to $100 on January 1st. They can be pre-ordered through our website. There are only 400 left to order. Get yours before they're sold out.  The final yearbook senior design event will be on January 16th. Email aerieyearbook@gmail.com for pricing and information.
    In sports news, the varsity wrestling team has a meet at Coral Springs High School tomorrow at 8 am.  On Tuesday, the boys’ JV and Varsity basketball teams will play at Cypress Bay High School starting at 4:30 pm, and the JV wrestling team will have a meet at Cardinal Gibbons High School starting at 4:30 pm.  Thursday, the girls’ and boys’ soccer team take on Flanagan High School at home starting at 5 pm.  On Friday, the varsity wrestling team has a meet at McArthur High School at 4 pm and the boys’ JV and Varsity basketball teams play at JP Taravella High School at 4:30 pm.
    We want to congratulate our JROTC team for advancing to the second level of the Leadership and Academic Bowl.  They will compete again in February.  We also want to congratulate JROTC cadet Nathen Woolverton for his prestigious induction into the "Superintendent's Own Guard".

    Enjoy your weekend Eagles and remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate, and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, November 29, 2019

    Good afternoon Eagle family!  This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday call.  I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving feast yesterday. We have some important things taking place next week that I want to keep you updated on.  Thursday, December 5th is a professional study day and students are dismissed at 11:40 pm.  As a reminder, midterm exams will begin on December 17th and Midterm Exam Exemption forms are due to Guidance by Friday, December 6th at 2:45 pm.

    The final day for club pictures will be Tuesday, December 3rd.  Students should have received a pass from their sponsor that details the date and time they need to report for pictures.  On Wednesday, December 4th, the debate team will travel to Flanagan High School for an after-school debate tournament – we’re wishing them all good luck!  Thursday, we invite you to our auditorium to sit back and relax to the smooth sounds of our Jazz Band as they put on a winter concert for your enjoyment.  The performance starts at 7:00 pm and donations are accepted at the door.   

    The spoken word club is holding an open mic night fundraiser on Friday, December 6th at 6:00 pm in the Media Center.  Tickets are only $5 for a night of original performance poetry.  Students, staff, and parents are all invited to attend.

    The winter testing window for FSA/EOC makeups starts next week. Students who are scheduled to test have received a testing notification with the date, time and location of their exam.

    The PTSO is hosting a mock ACT/SAT exam on January 16th with a follow-up seminar on demystifying the college entrance exams.  Registration information is up on the school website and the deadline to register is Friday, January 10th.   This is a valuable practice opportunity for students as they prepare for college entrance exams.

    In sports news, on Monday, the cheerleading team will compete at Coral Glades High School starting at 6 pm.  On Tuesday, the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will play at Monarch High School starting at 4 pm, and the JV wrestling team will have a meet at Cardinal Gibbons High School starting at 4:30 pm.  On Wednesday, boys’ soccer will be away at Cypress Bay High School starting at 5 pm, and girls’ soccer will also compete at home against West Boca starting at 5 pm.  Thursday, the boys’ JV and Varsity basketball teams will play at West Broward High School starting at 4:30 pm.  Friday, the girls’ soccer team will play at Fort Lauderdale High School starting at 4 pm.  Saturday, the Varsity wrestling team will have a meet at Coral Springs High School starting at 8:00 am.  Lastly, the Exceptional Student Education department will be hosting a Special Olympics competition in the gym on Friday for our SVE students.  We are very excited to have our SVE students take part in this fun event.

    I want to take a moment to recognize several amazing accomplishments that we’ve had in the last week.  First, our competitive band team, led by band director, Steve Rivero, placed 2nd in the State Competition this past weekend.  The FFEA members led by Felicia Burgin had great success at the regional conference at FAU, with Hailey Carpenter and Elama Ali earning $10,000 scholarships each.  The chapter won 1st place in the display board competition and 2nd place in learning research strategies!  Lastly, a heartfelt congratulations go to Melissa Falkowski and the staff of The Eagle Eye for being a Pacemaker Award winner and writing the 2019 editorial article of the year.

    Enjoy your weekend Eagles and remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate, and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, November 22, 2019

    Good afternoon Eagle family! This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday call. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and schools will be closed on Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th. We will re-open on Monday, December 2nd. We will be holding our last SAT/ACT camp of the semester this Saturday. Additionally, the PTSO is offering an ACT/SAT mock test opportunity on January 16th as well as an information session discussing the differences between the PSAT, SAT and ACT on January 28th. Registration information is available on our website.

    Midterm exemption forms went out on Wednesday and are due back to the guidance department by Friday, December 6th at 2:45 pm. Please make sure your child reads all the information on the exemption form carefully and submits it by the deadline.

    This past week, we launched the Math Lab – a walk-in tutoring program held in the media center that is available to students during their personalization periods. The program is accessible to all students who want help in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. If your child is struggling, we want you to encourage them to seek help from our Math Lab.

    In sports news, I want to congratulate the swim and dive team who competed in state finals this past Friday. Kenan Kocoglu swam a 100 meter breaststroke at an Olympic time of 56 seconds. Penelope Jacobson placed 15th in the state in the 1-meter dive, and Olivia Rosen placed 17th. These are huge accomplishments and as a school, we are incredibly proud of these athletes.

    Congratulations go out to Sarah Lerner who was re-elected as the District Director of FSPA for the next two years & Melissa Falkowski who was named the FSPA 2019-2020 District Teacher of the Year.

    Next week, on Monday, November 25th, the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams take on Monarch HS at 5 pm at home, while the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams take on South Plantation at home starting at 4:30 pm. It’s a short week next week, but we have many more games in store after the break and a full calendar of events can be found on our website.

    The final club picture day will be held on December 3rd. Club sponsors will notify their students when and where to report for pictures.

    As a reminder, tonight is the much anticipated multi-cultural show in the auditorium. Tickets are available online and the show starts at 6:30 pm. This has always been an amazing show and tonight will be no different!

    On behalf of the entire MSD family, I wish everyone a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving break. Always remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, November 15, 2019

    Good afternoon Eagle families! This is Michelle Kefford with your much anticipated Friday message!

    Our SAT/ACT camps will be held this Saturday from 9:00 am until 10:30 am. We are also hosting a yearbook conference so parking will be limited. The junior ring ceremony is on Monday, November 18th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. The multicultural show will be held on Friday, November 22nd at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. Tickets can be purchased on-line. Please check our website for a link to buy your tickets. Kefford's Kitchen will be held both lunches on Tuesday, the 19th. Interim reports will be issued on Tuesday as well.

    We want to wish our JROTC team good luck as they compete this weekend at the state level and congratulate our swimmers and divers who competed today at the state level. Big congratulations are due to our debate students who competed at another national debate tournament this past weekend. Grainne Popen, Bilal Andha, Armaan Rajwany placed in the top of the competition.

    The next yearbook senior design night will be on Thursday, November 21st. Please email aerieyearbook@gmail.com for more information. Yearbooks are on sale now on the estore.

    Please remember to support our PTSO through their "No hassle" fundraiser. You can donate at MSDPTSO.com

    In sports news, on Monday, November 18th, boys and girls soccer play at home against Western High School, starting at 5:00 pm. Tuesday, the girls JV and Varsity basketball teams will play at home against Plantation High School, starting at 4:00 pm. On Thursday, the boys' soccer team plays at home against South Broward High School at 5:00 pm and the girls' cheer team has a competition at Cooper City High School, starting at 6:00 pm.

    Have a great weekend Eagles and always remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate, and be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, November 8, 2019

    Good afternoon Eagle families!  This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday message.  Schools are closed Monday, November 11th, in observance of Veteran’s Day.  Additionally, SAT/ACT camps will not be held this Saturday due to the holiday.  We will be opening our gates from 10 am until noon on Monday to students who want to watch a special astronomical event in Marjory’s Garden, the transit of Mercury.  Tiny Mercury will cross in front of the sun on Monday morning – you don’t want to miss it.

    Tuesday, November 12th, we’re holding a special Parent Night event with four break-out sessions, covering topics such as tracking your child’s success, study skills, tutoring resources, mental and emotional health and more.  The event starts at 5:00 pm with light refreshments and the general session kicks off at 6:00 pm in the auditorium.  We hope you can make it.  Please RSVP at MSDPTSO.com if you plan to attend. 

    Sign-ups for this month's Kefford's Kitchen will take place next Tuesday outside of the cafeteria during both lunches.

    Wednesday, we will be holding our next SAC/SAF meeting in the media center starting at 3:15 pm.  The senior cap and gown parent night will also take place on Wednesday in the cafeteria starting at 5:00 pm.  Cap and gown orders will be taken during both lunches on Thursday and Friday.  Also on Wednesday,  DECA will host this year’s induction ceremony in the auditorium starting at 5:00 pm.  On Thursday, the MSD PTSO teams up with the Westglades PTO to host the second film in the Screenagers series.  Screenagers: Next Chapter will be shown in the MSD Auditorium starting at 6:30 pm.  The film discusses the high stress, anxiety, and depression that are experienced by millions of young people. 

    Next week is Red Ribbon Week at MSD to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs.  Students and staff are encouraged to dress up for the themed days in support of the campaign.  These dress up days can be found on our website.

    In sports news, our varsity football team will kick-off at 7:30 pm tonight in our first play-off game of the season.  Come out to support your Eagles! Wednesday, November 13th, is early college signing day for eligible athletes at 1:30 pm.  Also on Wednesday, our cheerleaders will compete at 6:00 pm at Coral Glades HS.  Our boys' and girls' soccer teams will play at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, respectively at home.  On Thursday, the girls' JV soccer team will play at Cypress Bay HS at 5:00 pm.     

    Don’t forget to come out tonight or tomorrow night to support the Drama club as they put on the show “Peter and the Starcatcher”.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

    Have a great weekend Eagles and always remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, November 1, 2019

    Good afternoon Eagle families!  This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday message.  I want to start off by reminding you that next week, Thursday, November 7th is a professional study day.  Students will be released at 11:40 am.  On the same day, the MSD PTSO and Eagles Haven will be hosting a student vision board workshop starting at 12:15 pm in the cafeteria.  You can register your child by visiting msdptso.com.  There will be a PTSO meeting on Wednesday, November 6th at 3:30 pm in the Media Center.  Also on Wednesday,  MSD peer counseling students and the Mind-Body Ambassador club will host a workshop on strategies to relax and re-energize.  This special event will be held at Westglades Middle School starting at 6:00 pm.  All MSD zone families, staff and students are welcome.

    The MSD drama department is putting on the play, Peter and the Starcatcher, on November 7th through the 9th at 7:00 pm.  You can purchase advance tickets at douglashigh.seatyourself.biz or at the door on the night of the show. 


    Switching to sports news, I’m excited to announce that we have had several tremendous athletic accomplishments over the last week.  To start, our varsity football team became District Champions in their victory over Coral Glades. They take on Plantation HS at home tonight for Senior Night at 7 pm and quarter finals start at 7 pm next Friday, November 8th at MSD.  Next, it was announced that our swim team has 16 swimmers and 2 divers that will progress to the regional championships for their amazing performances this season.  The regional championships will be held on November 8th at Boca Raton High School.  We also want to congratulate our bowling team and senior Ashley Paris, who became a state qualifier in bowling.  Ashley will compete at the state competition in Orlando on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Last but not least, the JROTC Raiders, led by LTC Arias, earned 2nd place at competition last weekend and will advance to the state level. 

    The girls and boys soccer teams start their season on Monday, November 4th with girls’ soccer at Boca HS at 6 pm and on Wednesday, November 6th at 8 pm.  Boys' basketball tryouts will be held on Monday at 6 pm.  Our early signing day for athletes is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th; more information is forthcoming on next week’s call.


    Yearbooks are on sale at on the school website. Order yours before they're sold out.  The next yearbook senior design event will be on November 7th. If you want to place a dedication for your graduating senior, please email aerieyearbook@gmail.com for more information.

    Please remember to help support our PTSO's hassle-free fundraiser at MSDPTSO.com.


    Lastly, we will host a parent information night on Tuesday, November 12th on various topics including study skills, decoding your teen, accessing school resources, supporting your teen's mental health, extended learning opportunities, and more.  The event will start at 5:00 pm in the cafeteria.


    Have a great weekend Eagles and always remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

  • Friday, October 25, 2019

    Good afternoon Eagles!  This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday update.

    I want to congratulate our undefeated football team for earning the title of "District Champions."  I also want to congratulate the girls' volleyball team for being recognized as district runners-up and the girls' golf team for being named "District Champions." I am also so proud of the boys' cross country team, who finished in 3rd place in district competition, as well as the girls' cross country team who finished in 7th place. Both teams will advance to regional competition. 

    We are holding a guidance night on Tuesday, October 29th starting at 6:00 pm in the auditorium for parents of freshmen and sophomores.  We will also be hosting a session for parents of juniors and seniors at 7:30 pm on the same night.  We will be covering topics such as graduation requirements, dual enrollment opportunities and industry certification opportunities. We hope to see you there!

    In sports news, the hockey club will be playing on Monday in Pembroke Pines at 8:20 pm and at the Panther's Den at 9:30 pm. The Eagle swimmers will compete in district competition on Tuesday, October 29th at Coral Springs Aquatic Center.  The Cross-Country Regional Championship is on October 30th starting at 5:00 pm in L & P Thompson Park in Miami.  On Friday, November 1st, the Varsity Football team plays Plantation at MSD starting at 7 pm.  This will be our senior night and we will be celebrating all of our senior football players, cheerleaders and band and colorguard members.  Please come out and support our amazing Eagle athletes!


    MSD invites you to Trunk or Treat on October 30th for candy and music.  Costumes are welcome!  The event will be held in the senior parking lot off of Holmberg Road from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Tickets cost $5.

    Please help support the MSD PTSO through their "No Hassle Fundraiser." You can donate at https://www.myvlink.org/msdptso/.

    SAT/ACT prep classes continue this Saturday at MSD, starting at 9 am.

    Next Thursday is Halloween. Students are permitted to dress up but please remember that all costumes must be dress code appropriate and no masks or hats are permitted; please also ensure there is no face painting. We will be hosting costume contests during lunch.

    Please have a great weekend and remember, Be Positive, Be Passionate, and Be Proud to be an Eagle!

Michelle Kefford
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