• Friday, March 6th, 2020

    Good afternoon Eagle families: This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday call.  Saturday ACT/SAT prep sessions continue this Saturday, March 7th at 9:00 am. We also have tutoring here at the same time for the FSA Writing exam and the US History EOC.  On Wednesday, we will hold our March SAC meeting at 3:15 pm in the Media Center.  We have posted our school climate survey for parents and students on the school website – please complete the survey and provide us with feedback to improve the work we do as a school.

    The MSD Drama Department proudly presents “Imaginary,” a new musical showing today and tomorrow at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.  I was there for opening night and I can’t say enough wonderful things about the performance – it’s truly an amazing show and I encourage everyone to come out to see the last two showings.  Tickets are $8 for students and $13 for adults – ticket purchase information is available on the school website.

    The PTSO is offering a practice SAT test on Tuesday, March 17th at 8:00 am which is a teacher planning day.  Each test comes with an individualized score breakdown and a consultation with one of the Revolution Prep academic advisors.  More information can be found on the school website.

    Yard signs are available for our graduates through the PTSO. Please log onto MSDPTSO.com to order.  The last day to order is 3/13.

    Yearbooks are on sale via the MSD eStore. There are less than 250 left to buy. Get yours before they're all gone.

    In sports news, on Saturday, our baseball team plays at St. Thomas starting at 1 pm.  Next week, on Monday, our softball team takes on Coral Springs HS at home starting at 6:30 pm.  Tuesday, the waterpolo team plays at Cooper City HS at 4:30 pm, the volleyball team plays at Spanish River HS at 4:30 pm, the girls’ and boys’ lacrosse teams play at home against Cooper City HS at 5:00 pm, the flag football team plays at home against Deerfield Beach HS at 4:30, baseball plays at home against McArthur HS at 6:30 pm, and tennis plays at home against Taravella HS at 4 pm.  On Wednesday, the waterpolo teams plays at Deerfield Beach against Taravella HS starting at 6:30 pm, and the softball team plays at home against Cooper City HS starting at 6:30 pm.  On Thursday, the flag football team plays at West Boca HS starting at 4:30 pm, the softball team plays at St. Thomas at 6:30 pm, the volleyball team plays at home against Coral Springs HS at 4:30 pm, the tennis team plays at home against Piper HS at 4 pm, and the girls’ lacrosse team plays at Pine Crest at 6 pm.  Lastly, on Friday, the boys’ lacrosse team plays at West Boca HS starting at 6 pm.

    Colorguard will be hosting a competition here on Saturday.
    Please check stonemandouglasband.com for more information.


    This Saturday, March 7th, from 5pm-10pm Relay For Life will be taking place at The Coral Springs Sportsplex, also known as the Coral Glades High School Stadium. The event is the premier fundraiser for The American Cancer Society.

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

  • Friday, February 28, 2020

    Good afternoon Eagle families: This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday call.  Saturday ACT/SAT prep sessions continue this Saturday, February 29th at 9:00 am. We also have tutoring here at the same time for the FSA Writing exam. Thursday is a Professional Study day; students will be dismissed at 11:40 am.   

    Wednesday, March 4th, is the district SAT school day for all juniors and select seniors.  We will have an alternate bell schedule on that day.  Please make sure that all students arrive on time. You can find the bell schedule on our school website.  Also on Wednesday we will be holding a PTSO meeting in the Media Center starting at 3:30 pm.

    Our extended learning opportunities are in full swing with after school tutoring in SAT English/Reading, Algebra 1, Geometry and US History.  Information can be found online for dates and times. There will be a mandatory Dual Enrollment meeting on March 11th for students interested in doing Fall Dual Enrollment. Students, please report to the media center at the beginning of your lunch period.

    Please check our website for information, resources and questions related to the Corona Virus.

    The MSD Drama Department proudly presents “Imaginary” a new musical showing March 5th through the 7th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.  Tickets are $8 for students and $13 for adults – ticket purchase information is available on the school website. 

    Attention parents of sophomores, Herff Jones will be on campus on March 3rd from 5-7 pm for the student/parent class ring order night.  Herff Jones will also be on campus on March 4th and 6th during all lunches taking class ring orders.  You must order now to have your class ring ready for the ceremony.  Orders require a $60 deposit. 

    Yearbooks are on sale via the MSD eStore. There are less than 250 left to buy. Get yours before they're all gone.

    The MSD Zone is offering a free family workshop entitled “Ongoing support for your children: Helping your children learn practical strategies to deal with distress and knowing what to do when more is needed.”  The workshop will be held on March 4th at Westglades Middle School starting at 4:30 pm. 

    In sports news, on Monday, the volleyball team will play at Flanagan HS at 4:30 pm.  On Tuesday, the Waterpolo team plays against Coral Glades HS at Deerfield Beach HS at 4:30 pm, the baseball team plays at Olympic Heights at 6:30 pm, the flag football team plays at home against Monarch HS at 4:30 pm, and the softball team plays at home against Deerfield Beach HS at 6:30 pm.  On Wednesday, the softball team plays at Santalucas at 6:30 pm, the tennis team plays at St. Thomas at 4:00 pm, the girls’ lacrosse team plays at Park Vista at 6:00 pm, and the track team competes at Coral Springs HS starting at 4:00 pm.  Thursday, the flag football team plays at Atlantic HS starting at 4:30, the softball team plays at West Broward HS at 4:00 pm, the volleyball team plays at home at 4:30 pm, and the basketball team plays at Pace at 6:30 pm.  On Friday, the boys’ lacrosse team plays at Western HS at 5:00 pm.  Lastly, on Saturday, the baseball team plays at St. Thomas at 1:00 pm.

    I would like to congratulate Elisabeth Mitchell for her selection as the MSD JROTC Cadet of the Year.   I would also like to congratulate our World Languages department for their amazing work with our students at the District World Languages Competition – MSD students took home 35 first place titles in this district-wide competition.   Lastly, I want to wish our 219 DECA members great luck as they travel to Orlando to compete at the DECA Career Development Conference.

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

  • Monday, February 21, 2020

    Good afternoon Eagle families: This is Michelle Kefford with your Friday call.  Saturday ACT/SAT prep sessions continue this Saturday, February 22nd at 9:00 am.  This week ,our guidance counselors have started to meet with students individually to review their course cards and register them for next year’s classes.   These individual student conferences will continue for the next several weeks until all students have registered for classes for next year.

    This Saturday is our first FSA Writing Camp to support our 9th and 10th grade students in preparing for the FSA Writing exam.  Registration begins at 8:30 am outside room 210 with class running from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  The FSA Writing Camps will continue for the next four Saturdays.  Our extended learning opportunities continue into next week with after school tutoring in SAT English/Reading and Algebra 1 and Geometry.  Information can be found online for dates and times.

    There will be a mandatory Dual Enrollment meeting on March 11th for students interested in doing Fall Dual Enrollment. Students, please report to the media center at the beginning of your lunch period.

    Parents of Sophomores, there will be an informational meeting for students regarding class rings on Tuesday, February 25th at 9:45 am.  The follow up parent information night will be in March.

    Parents of seniors, our Graduation Date has been confirmed.  The MSD 2020 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 31st at 9:30 am at the BB&T Center.  Seniors, if you are interested in earning the Silver Cord, you MUST have at least 250 community service hours recorded by February 28th.

    Yearbooks are on sale via the MSD eStore. There are less than 300 left to buy. Get yours before they're all gone.

    The MSD Zone is offering a free family workshop entitled “Ongoing support for your children: Helping your children learn practical strategies to deal with distress and knowing what to do when more is needed.”  The workshop will be held on March 4th at Westglades Middle School starting at 4:30 pm.

    I want to wish our MSD World Guard the best of luck as they compete at the WGI (Winter Guard International) Tampa regionals this Saturday as well as congratulate our amazing MSD National Honor Society Brain Brawl team for earning the title of Broward County Champions.

    In sports news, on Monday, the softball team plays at home against Coral Glades HS starting at 6:30 pm, the boys’ lacrosse team plays at Coral Springs HS starting at 5:00 pm, the girls’ lacrosse team plays at home against Boca HS starting at 5:00 pm, and the boys’ volleyball team plays at Everglades HS starting at 4:30 pm.  On Tuesday, the boys’ lacrosse team plays at American Heritage (Boca) starting at 6:00 pm, the tennis team plays at Coral Glades HS starting at 4:00 pm, the baseball team plays at home against Pines Charter HS starting at 6:30 pm, and the water polo team plays at home against Westminster Academy.  On Wednesday, the softball team plays at home against Cypress Bay HS starting at 6:30 pm, and the Track team plays at Flanagan HS starting at 4:00 pm.  Thursday, the girls’ lacrosse team plays at home against West Boca HS starting at 5 pm, the tennis team plays at home against Pompano HS starting at 4 pm, the water polo team plays against South Plantation HS at South Broward HS starting at 6:30 pm, the baseball team plays at home against Taravella HS starting at 6:30 pm, and the volleyball team plays at home against JP Taravella HS starting at 4:30 pm.  Lastly, on Friday, the boys’ lacrosse team plays at Spanish River HS starting at 6 pm and the girls’ lacrosse team plays at Naples HS starting at 7:00 pm.


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

  • 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!

Michelle Kefford
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