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  • 2022-2023 WREC Newsletter

    2021-2022 School News...

    It is always a great time when we can come together to celebrate one of our colleagues. Congratulations, Ms. Cohen on your new bundle of joy!

    May 26, 2022
    The students of Just Say No! and Human Relations celebrated their accomplishments for this school year. It was an awesome event, and the students had a wonderful time during the ceremony. Thank you, Ms. Pino and your outstanding students in your efforts in spreading the message of "Just Say No!" We Appreciate You!!!
     
    May 23, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers' very own Chef Latoya Merone was recognized, with a group of our peers, by the Florida Restaurant Association , Florida's Culinary and Hospitality Partners and Broward County Schools.  Thank you, Chef, Whiddon Rogers is now known for its Culinary Expertise and love for future Culinarians and Hospitality Leaders. Congratulations, Chef Merone!
     
    May 19, 2022
    The Haitian Cultural Club attended the African American library where they celebrated the Haitian Flag Day Festival. The event was full of comedy, poetry, dance, food, and a great ambiance. The students were able to communicate and relate with other members from other Haitian Culture members from other schools. Merci, Ms. Fleurinor for taking the lead in this event!
     
    May 18, 2022
    CTACE Assembly - Thomas-Bass
     
    May 18, 2022
    At Whiddon Roger Education Center, The Haitian Cultural Club takes pride in their country. Haitian Flag Day is a Haitian holiday to celebrate the creation of the Flag of Haiti. The day is celebrated each year on 18 May, which is the anniversary of the date of the flag's adoption in 1803. The day is observed in numerous cities of the US that have a large Haitian population. Thank you, Ms. Fleurinor, and all staff members who worked tirelessly to make this event successful.
     
    May 18, 2022
    On May 18th, Seniors who have submitted a college application went on a field trip to visit the central campus at Broward College. While there, students were introduced to a team of college advisers; assisted in selecting college courses for the 2022 Fall semester; taken on a guided tour around the beautiful campus; treated to lunch, and even had an opportunity to enjoy some college events that took place at the College Student Center. It was a fantastic experience that allowed them to get a glance at what their futures look like in a fun, engaging, and informative way! Thank you, Ms. Bell for your continuous support of all our student's post-secondary plans!
     
    May 17, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers Education Center Class of 2022 had an All-Black Affair Graduation Luncheon.  The seniors enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by our own Ms. Merone. Our guest speaker, a former student,  Godson Tibe did an awesome job speaking with our students. Thank you, Medlock for taking the lead in this event. Congratulations Seniors!!! 
     
    May 12, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers' CTE students attended a very informative seminar at Plantation High School. Most of the businesses were affiliated with the construction field. Students also had the opportunity to speak with the post-secondary programs' staff . This opportunity would not only help the students develop their skills, but also help with earning their Industry certifications. The event was perfectly timed and held the students' interest. Thank you, Ms. Thomas-Bass for taking the lead in the event.
     
    May 11, 2022
    Congratulations to all our intern paraprofessional students for completing their first year successfully. Thank you, Ms. Jefferson, Dr. Robillard, Ms. Merone, Mr. Henry and Smitty's Wings for your support of our students!
     
    May 10, 2022
    Two students from Whiddon Rogers will be joining the US Military in 2022. Deldrick Peterson signed a 3 by 5 contract with the US Army as an Armor Crewman he will be shipping out in August of 2022 to Fort Benning, GA. Shandora Peterson signed a 4 by 4 contract with the US Navy, she will be shipping out to basic in June of 2022 to California. Congratulations to them both for making a terrific career choice and good luck to them both. Thank you, Ms. DeMoya for your guidance and leadership!
     
    May 9, 2022
    The Middle School Academy students were provided continental breakfast before the start of FSA Math testing. During breakfast, middle school students received motivation from Ms. S. Smith and Principal Howard. Additionally, Ms. Previl provided test-taking strategies/tips before their FSA Math Session 1 today. Tomorrow, students will receive a hot breakfast before session 2 of their FSA Math Test. Thank you to everyone involved in helping our students succeed.
     
    May 7, 2022
    On Saturday, Ms. Palmer, Ms. Mccarter and Ms. Harris attended the district gifted symposium at Dillard high school. It was very informative. Thank you, ladies for representing the WREC!
    May 5, 2022
    WREC fantastic Paraprofessional students continue doing an outstanding job with the kids and staff at Seagull daycare. We are so proud of them! Thank you, Ms. Jefferson, Dr. Robillard and Seagull daycare.
     
    May 5, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers SGA sponsored a bagel breakfast for teacher appreciation week. The bagels were donated by Einstein Bros. The students delivered bagels, coffee, and tea! Thank you, Ms. Duval and the SGA students for your customer service and we appreciate you as well♥️.
     
    April 29, 2022 
    Whiddon-Rogers GSA students attended the Summit Leadership Diversity Conference. The students discussed how to deepen their understanding, strengthen their resolve, inspire actions towards creating affirming, inclusive and sustainable spaces for all. Thank you Ms. Duval for taking the lead in this event.
     
    April 29, 2022 
    Whiddon-Rogers Just Say No!/Human Relations and Crime Watch members went to the Museum of Discovery and Science. They had an amazing opportunity to enrich their learning in various fields and gain experience in a new environment.
    The students also enjoyed exciting demonstrations of physical and chemical phenomena.
    Thank you, Ms. Pino and Mr. Demoya for your great support at this event. 
     
    April 28, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers Education Center SGA hosted the Take Our Daughter's & Sons to Workday event. Students spent the day shadowing their parents in their workplace and enjoyed a special lunch and escape room activity.  A day at work with their parents heightened the aspirations of the students and helped them to make the connection between academic success and success in the world of work. In addition, this special day provides the opportunity for parents and other adults to showcase their places of employment, explain their job responsibilities, introduce their co-workers, and present the various career choices that are available in the workplace. Thank you, Ms. Duval and the Student Government Association for your preparation and planning of this workplace event!
     
    April 28, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers students were introduced to one of the first European families to settle in Fort Lauderdale.  The Stranahan family was also responsible for the city's name. Students viewed and were informed about the historic Stranahan House and the many artifacts that remain and are donated to the New Stranahan Museum. Students participated in a hands-on activity of making fresh butter where they were later informed that one of the chores of a young person would be to prepare (churn) butter that would be used as part of a daily meal. 
     
    The tour included the many entrepreneurial ventures conducted by the late Mr. Frank and Ivy Stranahan . The first trading post, general store, and post office in Fort Lauderdale. Ivy Stranahan was considered the first European teacher of the Seminole Indian Tribe.  The tour included the many ways in which the Seminoles contributed to the sustainability of the European newcomers by offering tribal medicine, farming skills and much needed survival skills required to live in the swamp land of Florida.
     
    The students returned with a new perspective and appreciation for their hometown and modern technology. Thank you Ms. Thomas-Bass and Ms. Merone for enhancing our students' knowledge of the importance of Fort Lauderdale's history.
     
    April 28, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers Education Center, Congratulations, Deldrick Patterson as Broward County's First Florida Gateway College Water Treatment Course completer. Deldrick is part of our dual enrollment program. Thank you to everyone who played a role in this progressive opportunity. Ms. Beverly Croslin and Ms. Phelecia Thomas-Bass kudos to you both for inspiring and motivating Deldrick! 
     
    April 27, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers Education Center and Yoga 4 Change engaged our students in evidence-based yoga sessions. Classes were 60-minutes in length and include mindfulness components of meditation, breathwork, and physical movement practices. After the class, students were educated on healthy eating and provided a taco bar meal.
     
    April 26, 2022 
    The Whiddon-Rogers' students were able to visit the Broward County Courthouse and witness interesting cases that were going on. We heard exciting opening statements from the state prosecutors and defendant’s offices. In addition, we visited Judge Tim Baily (criminal court) and Judge Williams (juvenile court). Students were able to speak to Judge Williams and receive terrific advice. Special thanks to Ms. Pino and the Just say no club, and Mr. Demoya
     
    April 22, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers Education Center students attended the South Florida High School "Model" European Union Conference. Our students simulated the meetings of 2EU councils.
    Whiddon Rogers presented to the countries of Ireland, Sweden and Spain.
    They were very well prepared at the conference/competition. Thank you, Ms. Harris and Mr. Williams for exposing our students to the magnificent conference.
     
    April 20, 2022
    Congratulations to Gabriella Madet, Jimmontay Allen, and Deshawn Dunbar in the fine job they did in representing Whiddon-Rogers on behalf of our MSA at an online District Think Tank last week. The topic was Reimagining Middle Grades. Much gratitude goes to Ms. N'Kenge Rawls ("Keen Kenge") for leading and preparing the students for this district wide event.
     
    April 20, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers' students attended The Fourth annual Broward Youth Climate Summit- Museum of Discovery and Science. Students collaborated, engaged, and made plans to empower young people to act and become aware of environmental issues. Thank you, Ms. Harris and Mr. Duval for taking the lead on this event for our students.
     
    April 20, 2022
    The WREC Student Government Association and Debate Team went on a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) field trip to TopGolf Miami Gardens.  The students were engaged in strategic thinking and friendly competition as they played the game.  It was a great collaborative team building activity and it was fun connecting in a different setting. Thank you to Mrs. Duval and Mr. Parker for giving our students this amazing opportunity to experience how to collaborate through fun activities!
     
    April 19, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers paraprofessional students are shining! Like a Good Neighbor, our TA's are there!!!  Our Intern Paraprofessional students are doing a fantastic job supporting, taking initiatives, and loving every minute of their visits with the children and staff at Seagull Alternative HS. Thank you so much to Ms. Jefferson for spearheading this initiative. Also, thank you to Dr. Robillard and Ms. Thomas for welcoming our students to your classrooms.
     
    April 14, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers Education Center is CELEBRATING! Student SUCCESS!!!
    The students listed below passed the National ServSafe Certification Exam.
    • Maria Arellano Arraiz
    • Isaiah Ordonez
    •  Ashanti K Nickson
    • Astrid Mora Ortiz 
    • Karem Fahmy 
    Congratulations to our students! Thank you Ms. Thomas -Bass for helping our students succeed!
     
    April 13, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers Student Government Association held a Spring Fundraiser the week before Easter break.  Students and staff had the opportunity to recognize "somebunny" special in their lives by sending them a candy filled "bunny gram".  SGA members Elijah Austin, Kaniya JeanBaptiste, and Lujana Drobinic delivered the bunny grams. Thank you Mrs. Duval and the SGA members for your efforts.
     
    April 12-13, 2022
    Whiddon-Rogers Student Government Association assisted Mr. Parker (WREC's Voter Registration Contact) with a campus-wide voter's registration drive. Students had the opportunity to register to vote just in time for Broward County's August 23rd primary election. On Wednesday, a representative from Broward County's Office of Elections was present to answer questions and assist students with the registration forms. WREC SGA sponsored a giveaway and all students that registered to vote had a chance to win a gift card.  Congratulations Selina Harris on winning the gift card! Thank you Mrs. Duval and Mr. Parker for taking the lead on this important event.
     
    April 12, 2022
    ​Ms. Reynolds is being recognized as a Read 180 Star Teacher!  She is receiving this award for having high implementation and high student achievement in the Read 180 program. As a Read 180 Star Teacher she will be receiving a small gift from HMH as a token of appreciation. Congratulations,  Ms. Reynolds!
     
    April 8, 2022

    Whiddon-Rogers had 22 students registered. Unfortunately, 19 students actually qualified to donate blood.  As you know, each donation can save 3 lives, which means the students at Whiddon Rogers Educational Center provided blood supply for 57 patients at local hospitals.  Special thanks to all the students that volunteered and donated blood. We appreciate your continued support of our life-saving mission. Thank you, Mr. Demoya for taking the lead in this event.

    April 7, 2022
    The Whiddon-Rogers Speech & Debate Team delivered speeches, and all scored 90% and above! Thomas Grimes placed 1st in his second round but was only one point away from winning a medal. We are extremely proud of the team and their accomplishments! Thank you everyone for your support, Ms. Duval.
     
    ​April 1, 2022
    The Haitian Culture Club visited the Haitian Heritage Museum to experience the Haitian cultural destination highlights of art, artifacts, music, and film of Haiti. The students at WREC were provided a platform as a linkage of America all over the diaspora and to educate the public about the phenomenal contributions that Haitians have made as a people. This will in turn create a legacy for future generations of young Haitians and Haitian Americans. A special shout-out to Ms. Fleurinor, Ms. Cesar, and Mr. Joseph for coordinating this event.
     
    March 16, 2022  – Whiddon-Rogers science students went to the Frost Science Museum.  They learned that they can  connect real-world experiences to classroom concepts.  This was one of many field trips designed to increase students' interest, knowledge, and motivation. Thank you, Ms. Fleurinor!
     
    March 16, 2022 – Whiddon-Rogers' students had an amazing opportunity to explore the historical African American neighborhood Overtown. They engaged in harvesting and cultivating vegetables with our SEL and 5000 Role Models of Excellence garden Green Haven Project. The students also toured the city and viewed the changes of gentrification in Miami.  Thank you, Ms. Smith and Mr. Golson!
     
    March 16, 2022 – Whiddon-Rogers students participated in our first Broward County Outstanding Senior Leaders Banquet.  Congratulations to our nominees Thomas Grimes and Julieth Ortiz Chavarria.   Thank you, Ms. Duval for your support!
     
    March 16, 2022 – The Athletic Academy had its first Sports Day of the year in the gym. The athletes played basketball with peers and with college athletes from University of Alabama, Oklahoma University, and USC. Athletes had a blast learning about sportsmanship.  Ms. Previl did a great job coordinating this!
     
    March 15, 2022 – Today our Debate Team participated in our first ever Broward School's Tournament at Northeast High School.  This was was a great confidence building experience for our students, and they are excited for the next tournament. Ms. Duval and Mr. Parker worked tirelessly to prepare them!
     
    March 15, 2022 – Our Women of Elegance presented Women in Action, "Sorrow Turns into Success," where professional women shared their stories with our young ladies on how they enjoyed their success after the sorrow with grace, gratitude, and their spirituality. We had Yoga sessions and a performance that was so inspiring. Not to mention, a fully decorated Media Center, great food, and personalized gifts.  The "Women in Action Seminar" was a huge success and we could not have done it without each of you. Ms. Chamberlain, Ms. Hendricks, Ms. Harris, and many other staff members worked together to help make this event a huge success!
     
    March 14-18, 2022 – During Science Appreciation Week, students were recognized for completing credits.  They are on the way to graduation!  Thank you, Ms. Fleurinor and all the Science teachers!
     
    March 10, 2022 – The LiA Youth Leadership Conference was held at FAU in Boca Raton, FL. The schools participating in this program met and celebrated the hard work they poured in the communities and local schools. Leadership workshops were provided to students and motivational leaders spoke with them. It was remarkable to witness the cohesiveness that exists in the Latinx community.  This regional conference aimed to engage and inspire students in college prep.  Thank you, Mr. Buitrago and Ms. Nelson, for facilitating this valuable experience for our students.
     
    March 10, 2022 – Thirty of our MSA students had the opportunity to learn about the many job and career opportunities with the city government of Fort Lauderdale. The students had a great time, and we are very proud of them. This field trip was connected to the KAPOW program that we have been involved with in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Department. Much thanks to Battalion Chief Daniel Oatmeyer for coordinating our program, and to Mr. Miller, Mr. Lovett, and Ms. B. Smith for being chaperones.
     
    March 9, 2022 – Just Say No! and Human Relations members enjoyed their visit to Flamingo Gardens. Students learned the unique flora and fauna of South Florida. This includes Florida panthers, bobcats, river otters, alligators, turtles as well as hardwoods and wetlands areas.  Thank you, Ms. Pino.
     
    March 9, 2022 – Whiddon-Rogers students participated in the Youth Climate Summit. Students learned about climate justice and the inequities in climate change found throughout the world. They also investigated food systems and the concept of food democracy. Additionally, students delved into the role social media plays in the climate change conversation while learning how to effectively showcase their voice through climate campaigns.  Thank you, Ms. Harris, for helping our students participate in this event.
     
    March 8, 2022 – "We See Her" was coordinated by Ms. Medlock to honor and celebrate the magnificent women of Whiddon-Rogers.  Each woman has a story to tell and gifts to share with the world, and she should be recognized.  Thank you, Ms. Medlock, for facilitating this.
     
    March 8, 2022 – Mr. Parker took a group of students to the African American Research Library.  Students were able to explore key local figures and places that created the rich local African American History that permeates Broward County.
     
    March 2, 2022 – Whiddon-Rogers had the privilege of having Mr. Darrell Hardge speak with a group of our students.  Students in our 5,000 Role Models, Fatherhood program, and other select students participated.  His presentation "Life is What You Make It" focused on leadership strategies and principles for living your best life.  He ignited that drive in our students to become successful by changing their thought processes and implementing actions to get better results.  He stressed that old habits won't open new doors.  Thank you, Mr. Hardge!
     
    February 23, 2022 – Our Latinos in Action (LiA) students visited Croissant Park Elementary School and assisted the lower-grade students with their reading. It was a humbling and fun experience. Kindly applaud and venerate our LIA students for their hard work and dedication. Thank you, Mr. Buitrago and Ms. Nelson, for making this happen!
     
    February 23, 2022 – The WREC Student Government Association gave their monthly report at the February SAC meeting held today.  The students gave a recap of all the activities from Spirit Week and talked about their successful Valentine's Day fundraiser.  SGA also shared their upcoming projects with the committee.  In addition, in honor of Black History Month, SGA students Elijah Austin and Treymon Jackson gave a presentation on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  Both presentations were well done and informative, and Ms. Duval did an excellent job working with them!
     
    February 17, 2022 – Our Women of Elegance made vision boards today. This was another great opportunity for our students to think about their desires and goals. They placed their goals on their own vision boards with the "charge" to put those goals into existence. Thank you, Ms. Chamberlain and Dr. Carter Remy, for working with our girls!
     
    February 15, 2022 – Our Women of Elegance mentees went to Ross and DD's Discount to shop for business casual attire. The young ladies learned the term "business casual" and made their purchases based on this. They assisted each other and looked to the coordinators and sponsors for support. We wrapped up by eating lunch together. The students gained knowledge, experiences, and insight as they were exposed to different dress wear.  A special shout-out to Ms. Chamberlain, Ms. Hendricks, and Ms. Harris for winning this grant and coordinating this event!
     
    February 14, 2022 – Whiddon-Rogers recognized A Day of Service and Love with several events.  Throughout last week, students worked on a mural surrounding the main tree on our patio.  They painted it, then put hand prints around it.  They also planted several plants around the tree.  Today, we had a ceremony in remembrance of MSD and our own fallen eagles.  These events were facilitated by Ms. Honda, Mr. Buitrago, and Ms. Z. Smith.  Thank you!
     
    February 9, 2022 – Women of Elegance hosted a campuswide chalk art contest for Spirit Week. Students showcased their talent and the WREC staff voted on their favorite art piece. Katherine Patino was selected as the winner. The prize was sponsored by SGA and Katherine was able to claim her prize from Mrs. Duval. It was great seeing all our talent on campus. 
     
    February 9, 2022 – Our Latinos in Action students visited Croissant Park Elementary for our first tutoring session this school year.  Students successfully use their leadership and communication skills and are on the way to developing meaningful relationships.  Thank you, Mr. Buitrago and Ms. Nelson, for making this happen!
     
    February 9, 2022 – Our annual Blood Drive was held in the gym.  We had 26 students qualify to donate.  Since each donation can save up to 3 lives, our students provided safe blood for 78 patients at local hospitals!   In addition, Whiddon-Rogers received money from One Blood for a scholarship.  Thank you, Mr. Demoya, for coordinating this event.
     
    February 8, 2022 – The City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Department visited our Middle School Academy to teach our students CPR.  Students learned how to perform CPR and other aspects of being a firefighter. 
     
    February 8, 2022 – Women of Elegance hosted an Etiquette Day! They worked with Women of Tomorrow sponsors, who taught them table manners and business attire. Thereafter, the mentees learned how to cook a meal, and practiced eating with proper utensils around the table to demonstrate what they had learned. The activity was a success, for the young ladies bonded while learning.
     
    February 7-11 – This week was Spirit Week!  Whiddon-Rogers' student government and Ms. Duval coordinated events every day this week.
    • Monday – Eagle Day – Students and staff wore our school colors
    • Tuesday – Twin Day
    • Wednesday – Tie Dye Day
    • Thursday – Flag Day
    • Friday – Cupid Day
    February 4, 2022 – Whiddon-Rogers was fortunate to have Mr. William Andrews spoke with our Fatherhood mentoring group.  He discussed completing school to be successful, wearing protection when having intercourse, and making changes in life when expecting a child.  Thank you, Mr. Dalencour, for facilitating this important discussion!
     
    February 3, 2022 – Ms. Merone won Teacher-of-the-Year from the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA).  Representatives Rozeta Mahboubi and Eric Haseman visited our campus to present her with a plaque and check.  She and Whiddon-Rogers each received $500!  Congratulations, Ms. Merone!!
     
    February 2022 – Whiddon-Rogers' Scholars Academy had our first graduate!  Congratulations to Sajada Lee for earning her GED diploma!  We also had 2 of our incarcerated juveniles earn a high school diploma, and 2 others were promoted from middle to high school!  Great job, Mr. Williams, Mr. Bender, Ms. Powell, and Ms. Alex!
     
    February 2022 – WREC SGA hosted a Valentine's Day fundraiser.  The students sold personalized plush and candy grams.  SGA spread love while they delivered the items around campus.  The fundraiser was a great success as the recipients enjoyed their items and the students learned valuable skills.  The fundraiser gave the students the opportunity to practice their sales, communication, and organizational skills.  
     
    February 2022 – The Haitian Culture Club fundraiser is to make college more affordable for students and allow students to focus on their academics. The scholarship gives students the financial bump needed to take a leap and enroll in a degree, as well as a boost to morale and a student's confidence in their ability to work toward a better future.
     
    February 2022 – Women of Elegance sold Krispy Kreme donuts to raise money to assist with paying for field trips and other activities.  Everyone enjoyed the delicious donuts!  Ms. Chamberlain, Ms. Hendricks, and Ms. Harris coordinated this fundraiser.
     
    January 26, 2022 – Our Student Government officers were introduced to the Whiddon-Rogers community at our SAC meeting.  They are eager to work with students and staff to enhance our programs and activities.  The officers are:
    • President – Jimmontay Allen
    • VP of Community Service – Feline Dorceus
    • VP of Faculty/Staff Relations – Justice Barfield
    • VP of Health and Safety – Kaniya Jean Baptiste
    • VP of School Service and Spirit – Nicole Hernandez Alvarez
    • Secretary – Treymon Jackson
    • Treasurer – Sean Ramlakhan
     
    January 19, 2022 – Judge Florence Taylor Barner visited our school to speak with Just Say No/ Human Relations members. She is a county court judge in the civil division, and the first Haitian-American judge to serve on the Broward County bench (at the time of her election in 2016). She also presides over the City of Fort Lauderdale's Community Court, which takes place in City Hall every Wednesday. Judge Taylor energized, inspired, and shared her insider knowledge with our students.
     
    January 19, 2022 – Whiddon-Rogers hosted our first Elevate Financial Literacy guest speaker, our very own Mr. Dudley.  Elevate is an event set to provide young adults with the necessary teachings and information to be successful in life.  The speaking event covered the topics Mindset, Financial Literacy, and Wealth Method.  Action steps were provided for all individuals who attended.
     
    January 18, 2022 – Science Appreciation Day is celebrated at the end of each quarter. Each science teacher recognizes the students who have finished the course with the whole credit. The students receive a certificate along with an incentive for completing the course. 
     
    January 18, 2022 –  Chief Daniel Oatmeyer is just one of five firefighters (three men, two women) who are engaging our students in a program called KAPOW (Kids and the Power of Work). KAPOW connects volunteers with schools to teach kids about work and how to connect their success in school with success in the workplace and in life. KAPOW also brings students to the workplace to experience peoples’ jobs first-hand, connecting partner companies to the community. We are exceptionally privileged to have as our partner the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department.
     
    January 17-21, 2022 – Broward County Schools observes "No Name-Calling Week", the 3rd week of January each year.  On January 18, 2022, Whiddon-Rogers Education Center's Student Government Association (SGA) celebrated "No Name-Calling Week" by creating "I AM" posters in which the students wrote positive names and words they want to be called.  WREC SGA aims to lead the mission of ending name-calling and bullying on our campus.  
     
    December 17, 2021 Whiddon-Rogers is proud to participate in Helping Hands for the Holiday.  The focus of this food distribution is to provide some holiday relief for our students and staff during this challenging time.  Due to the tremendous participation of our school community, we were able to pay it forward to Dillard Elementary, Rock Island Elementary, Parkway Middle, William Dandy, and Dillard 6-12 communities.  Thank you, Ms. Medlock, for taking the lead!
     
    December 16, 2021 – Thank you to Kamz Logistics and Kamz Management for their generous donation of gift cards for 6 of our students.  These students were rewarded for their excellent academic progress.  Thank you, Ms. Smith, for leading this initiative.
     
    December 16, 2021 The Women of Elegance Holiday Luncheon was a celebration of our young ladies. The luncheon was able to build leadership, collaboration, and unity amongst the young ladies. They were able to hear an entrepreneur, Andrew Scott, speak about what it takes to become a successful business owner and encourage our young ladies to own the things they are most passionate about, and the possibilities would be endless. They also were able to do a team building activity with Ms. Jazzmann LeSane, where the students worked together to build the highest tower using marshmallows and spaghetti noodles. Students were engaged and excited about participating in the event. Thank you, Ms. Chamberlain and Ms. Hendricks, for coordinating this event. 

     

    December 14, 2021 – We held our annual blood drive at Whiddon-Rogers. We had 26 students qualify to donate blood, with 21 donating whole blood and 5 donating platelets.  Each donation can save up to 3 lives, which means the students at Whiddon-Rogers Education Center provided blood supply for 78 patients at local hospitals.  Great job, Mr. Demoya, for coordinating this effort!

     

    December 9, 2021 – Whiddon-Rogers has partnered with The Green Haven Project to educate and facilitate hands-on experience on urban vegetable gardening and landscape, while conserving water resources and food deserts in our local environment. The project's goal is to increase nutrition awareness and develop SEL skills, including Emotion Management, Teamwork, Responsibility and Problem Solving. Our garden was created with the help of Zuwania Smith, Mr. Golson's "5000 Role Models", and MSA.  A special thank you goes to Ms. Chamberlain, Ms. Hendricks, and the Women of Elegance for their assistance with the groundbreaking. 

     
    December 1, 2021 – Haitian Heritage Club Fundraiser photo booth is important to give people a reason to come to school during the holiday season. In addition, participants get a memorable gift to take home. The purpose of the event is to engage our staff and students and have a positive impact on our campus, as everyone comes together to reach the goal of helping pay for field trips and scholarships. A special shout-out to Ms. Fleurinor and Ms. Cesar for coordinating this event.
     
    November 2021 – Whiddon-Rogers participated in several collaborations to assist our families.  In September, we collaborated with the district to obtain over 60 items for our Haiti Relief Drive.  Supplies were given to Food for the Poor, Inc., for shipment to Haiti.  Then, in November, we had our Harvest Drive, during which we collected over 100 food items, which helped ensure 10 of our families had a warm meal for Thanksgiving.  Ms. Honda worked in collaboration with Mr. Buitrago, Mr. Clarington, Ms. Gardner, and Mr. Miller on this important initiative.  In addition, the 5000 Role Models boys mentoring group led by Mr. Golson was able to provide two families with turkeys. Thank you to Mr. Buitrago, Mr. Clarington, Ms. Gardner and Mr. Miller for assisting with a much-needed driving effort. All the families were extremely appreciative and thanked Whiddon-Rogers for our display of kindness and compassion during their time of need.  Thank you all!
     
    November 29, 2021 – Our first monthly Kids of Character recognition was a huge success!  Students of all grade levels were recognized for this month's character trait "Citizenship", and everyone enjoyed a pizza lunch.  Thank you Ms. Newton for coordinating this event!
     
    November 16, 2021 –  BRACE held a Career Corner: Speaker Series event for the Whiddon-Rogers Women of Tomorrow, featuring Guest Presenter Tonya Evans from the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Students had the opportunity to learn about the careers/pathways available with the City of Fort Lauderdale. 
     
    October 28, 2021 – Whiddon-Rogers had several events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We had a huge turnout for our first annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.  Students, staff, and visitors participated.  In addition, students and staff honored their family and friends who had breast cancer by writing their names on the memorial wall.  These events raised over $200 for breast cancer research.
     
    October 26, 2021 – The Athletic Academy kicked off its first athletic meeting by inducting the nineteen 2021-2022 student athletes into the academy. One guest speaker included Coach Robert McCulum of FAMU. He spoke about the main jewels of success: Preparation and Sacrifice. The special guest speaker, Principal Howard, spoke about his college athletic experience and provided words of wisdom to student athletes.
     
    October 25-29, 2021 – This week is Red Ribbon Week.  Staff and students participated in a door-decorating contest.  Congratulations Mr. Martin for winning first place! 
     
    October 14, 2021 – Today was our annual Partnership and Stakeholders' Breakfast.  We hosted our community and business partners with a breakfast and presentation.  Shout-outs to Ms. Merone and our Culinary Arts students for preparing and serving breakfast and to Mr. Demoya and our security students for providing escorts for our visitors.  An extra special shout-out to Ms. Medlock for coordinating this event to showcase our programs.
     
    October 13, 2021 – Today was PSAT Day!  Our 10th grade students had the opportunity to take the PSAT.  A special shout-out to Canteen Vending for donating snacks and water for the testers, and to Mr. Dalencour for facilitating.
     
    October 11-15, 2021 – College and School Spirit Week includes exciting events for everyone!  College Week activities included a post-secondary showcase with presentations by Broward College, the Technical Colleges, and the Army.  Students and staff wore their college gear on Tuesday.  School Spirit Week included Monday Twin Day, Wednesday Dress Your Best, Thursday's flag football game, and Friday School Spirit Day.
     
    October 6, 2021 – Our students participated in our first "I Build It" field trip.  Students went to Target to learn how the stores are designed, built, and stocked.  They competed in building projects and won prizes.  Jayla Wilson won a iPad, and Prentayjah Hightower won an Alexa!
     
    September 29, 2021 – Whiddon-Rogers had our annual Club Rush during the lunch periods.  Students learned about the clubs and mentoring programs we offer.  They were able to sign up to participate in any clubs they are interested in.
     
    September 29, 2021 – Broward College Application Day was a huge success!  Students received information regarding applying and acceptance criteria.
     
    September 20-24, 2021 – Students and staff recognized Peace Week.  Students participated in several activities, including making peace signs and decorating a Peace Tree.  In addition, staff and students wore white on Tuesday.
     
    September 22, 2021 – Today was our first joint CTACE and Broward College presentation.  Students in our CTE and GED classes attended the presentation, and the rest of the school joined via Teams.  Students learned about the programs at technical colleges and Broward college, and how they can transition there.
     
    September 21, 2021 – Today was our first Tagalong Tuesday.  Our security students tagged along with our security specialists to learn about the career and gain real-life experience.
     
    Fort Lauderdale Airport GuestsJune 1 – Whiddon-Rogers CTE students participated in our first Fort Lauderdale Airport Hospitality Day.  Airport staff from Guest Experience, Operations, Emergency Management, Accounting, and Planning met with our students face-to-face and via Teams to discuss careers at the Fort Lauderdale Airport and in the hospitality industry.  Our security students escorted the guests on campus, and our culinary arts students prepared lunch.  This event helped students learn about careers they can go into when they graduate high school.
     
     
     
    May 20 – Ms. Latoya Merone, Whiddon-Rogers Culinary Arts Teacher, won the Teacher-of-the-Year recognition from the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association!  Ms. Merone and her students have prepared meals for school staff, district staff, and community stakeholders.  She is highly respected by students, parents, staff, and the community.  Ms. Merone develops relationships with her students to ensure they get the support they need both at school and home, and she is deserving of this honor!
     
    May 18 – Whiddon-Rogers students and staff participated in our Alcohol Awareness presentation.  Everyone learned about how alcohol can harm your brain as well as the negative consequences before they reach the average age of first use.  Students had a chance to win prizes!  After the presentation, we had an essay competition based on the topic discussed. First, Second, and Third place winners received gift cards.
     
    Hatian Flag DayMay 18 – The students and staff of Whiddon-Rogers celebrated Haitian Flag Day.  Students learned about the history and significance of the flag.  Everyone listened to music, danced, and ate authentic Haitian foods during the lunches and had a great time!
     
    Staff and Kid of Character
     
    May 13 – Mr. Howard recognized our Staff of Character, Ms. Duval, and our Kid of Character, Ketsy Fuentes.  They were both nominated by Whiddon-Rogers, and are both District finalists!  Congratulations to both of them!
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Athletic AcademyMay 12 – The Athletic Academy held its first luncheon for student athletes and staff to celebrate a year of success. It began with the presentation of student of the month. Congrats Houston Griffin! During this ceremony, we had our very own Mr. Battle, Ms. Bell, and Mrs. Thompson's college kids speak about adversity, motivation, and college recruitment. To conclude, it ended impactfully with Mr. Howard sharing his sports' experiences and words of wisdom.
     
     

    TailgateMay 11 – Whiddon-Rogers Education Center hosted a Tailgate event for all students and staff!  We are so proud of our WREC Eagle Family for their hard work and dedication this school year and we wanted to end the school year with a bang!  We had food, games, and plenty of school resources available to keep all students informed and entertained. There were special appearances by Game Rollers, the US Army, and the National Guard.  Thank you to all leaders and departments that helped with the planning and implementation of this event!

     

    Silver Cord WinnersMay 6 – The Whiddon-Rogers Education Center Awards Ceremony was where student scholarship recipients were announced and celebrated for their achievements.  Our Silver Cord earners and CTE Industry Exam earners were also acknowledged and celebrated.  Seniors earned scholarships of $500 or more toward post-secondary studies.  Congratulations to the winners!
     
     
     
    May 3-7 – Whiddon-Rogers recognized our graduates with daily activities during Senior Week.  Students had a wonderful breakfast prepared by our Culinary Arts students.  They also participated in senior pictures, movie day, and a BBQ lunch.  Congratulations to our graduates!
     
    Facials
     
     
    April 21 – Women of Elegance met with "Sensational Faces" for facials. Participants bonded with each other and learned about skin care and the importance of self-care.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Women's HistoryMarch 16 – The ladies in Women of Elegance celebrated Women in History Month by participating in our "Moments of Mindfulness" seminar.  This seminar spotlighted historic women and their accomplishments, demonstrated individuals working towards challenges they may face, and featured guest panelists discussing woman role models.  The seminar provided best practices when dealing with stress, impactful conversations, and powerful inspirational stories.
     
     
     
     
     
    5000 Role Models InductionApril 30, 2021 – Whiddon-Rogers 5000 role models participated in the 5,000 Role Models of Excellence Tie Induction Ceremony.  The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project is a dropout prevention, mentoring program committed to closing the minority male achievement gap by guiding minority male students along a carefully charted path through grades K-12 and college or ensuring the attainment of other post-secondary credentials, and increasing their employability in higher wage, high skills jobs within high demand industries.
     
    The students and adult mentors wear a distinctive uniform consisting of black pants, a white dress shirt, and a 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project signature necktie. Custom-made 5000 Roles Models sneakers are awarded to program participants in recognition of academic excellence and induction into the brotherhood of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project.  All items are earned through benchmark accomplishments related to discipline and academics.
     
    Latinos in Action Leadership ConferenceApril 30, 2021 – Whiddon-Rogers students and staff participated in the annual Latinos in Action (LiA) Leadership Conference.  Latinos In Action offers an asset-based approach to bridging the graduation and opportunity gap for Latino students. Our program at Whiddon-Rogers operates as a year-long elective course taught by a highly qualified teacher with the goal of empowering Latino youth to lead, mentor and strengthen their communities through college and career readiness.  Our students visit Croissant Park Elementary school monthly to read with their students.  Both our students and the elementary students benefit from this connection.
     
    April 20, 2021 – All students and staff participated in our virtual CTE Showcase.  Students learned about the CTE program offerings at Whiddon-Rogers and job opportunities when they earn an industry certification.  This event helped students choose a career pathway and their courses for next school year.
     
    April 17, 2021 – Our girls participated in the 7th Annual Girls Teen Summit.  The purpose of this summit was to ensure girls are aware of the various opportunities open to them and begin to realize that many women are breaking the glass ceiling.
     
    Army National Guard
     
    April 13 and 29, 2021 – Our Criminal Justice teacher, Mr. Demoya, invited the Army National Guard to meet with our students via Teams and in-person.  Students learned the benefits of joining, which include college being paid for, and were able to take the pre-ASVAB exam.
     
     
     
     
     
    Ms. Duvall  Ms Fuentes
     
     
     
    April 2021 – Congratulations to Whiddon-Rogers Kid of Character, Ketsy Fuentes, and our Staff of Character, Tashua Duval! 
     
     
     
     
    March 30, 2021 – Whiddon-Rogers held our annual WREC Rally.  This rally was conducted via Teams and face-to face simultaneously so all students could participate.  Students received information regarding credit completion, graduation requirements, scholarships, and much more!  Students were encouraged to remain focused and finish the school year strong.
     
    March 18, 2021 – Our 5,000 Role Models participated in "Mindsets and Money".  Speakers Mr. Golson and Mr. Willie Dudley discussed growth mindset and financial literacy. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions and participate in a real-world simulation.
     
     
     
     
     
    5000 role models
    March 18, 2021 – Whiddon-Rogers 5,000 Role Models of Excellence participated in "Mindset and Money". 
     
     
     
     

    Remembrance Wall
    Whiddon-Rogers Day of Remembrance was held on February 12, 2021.  We dedicated a wall in remembrance of all our fallen eagles, including the 17 who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and our 4 staff members.
     
     
     
    Claim Your Future Our CTE students participated in the Claim Your Future event on February 10.  Students learned about different careers and participated in mock interviews.
     

     

    Through our community partner Women in Distress of Broward County, our MSA students had 8 powerful sessions during January relating to TEEN DATING VIOLENCE, HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS and much more.  Through interactive virtual presentations, our students learned about jealousy, boundaries, abuse (physical, sexual, financial, emotional/verbal, digital, stalking), power, control and much more.  Through a pre-assessment and post-assessment quiz, our students grew in their knowledge and understanding. 

     

    Students participating in KAPOW – Kids And the Power Of Work learned helpful and impactful job skills, soft skills and much more from the H.R. Manager for the City of Fort Lauderdale in January .  This is an ongoing series allowing our students to get a real grasp of the work place, how to overcome biases and stereotypes, and much more.

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    December 16, 2020 Whiddon-Rogers Caravan of Joy – Whiddon-Rogers Education Center's School Social Workers collaborated with Officer Brown, Ms. Medlock, Mr. Johnson and the elite team of "Phi Beta Sigma", BSO, and Prevention Central Program to serve 79 students and their families boxes filled with dried goods, meat, and veggies for the holidays.  We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this service, ensuring the well-being of our students and their families during this holiday season.

     

     

     December 10, 2020 FAFSA Night: Haitian Creole Edition – Creole speaking students and families received assistance completing the FAFSA application.  They also learned how much financial aid they qualify for, and had the opportunity to ask personal questions.

    December 3, 2020FAFSA Night: Spanish Edition –  Spanish students and families received assistance completing the FAFSA application.  They also learned how much financial aid they qualify for, and had the opportunity to ask personal questions.

    November 19, 2020 Whiddon-Rogers participated in the annual Harvest Food Drive.  We received free turkeys, and our staff and students contributed canned and boxed foods.  Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Nelson coordinated our efforts, and they distributed the food to our families.  Thank you to everyone.

    November 18, 2020 Students participated in our College and Career Corner.  This Teams meeting's focus was on career and technical pathways.  Program descriptions, enrollment requirements, financial aid, and lots of other information was provided.

    November 17, 2020 ESOL Academy Kickoff Event – All Whiddon-Rogers' ELL students are invited to be members of our ESOL Academy.  This Academy was created to assist ELL students in learning the skills they need to be successful in school.  Whiddon-Rogers Education Center is committed to providing rigorous academics, promoting community involvement, and delivering quality services to English Language Learners, and multilingual families.

    November 17, 2020 Keiser University joined Ms. Bell and our students for BRACE Breakdown.  Students were able to learn about the programs offered that are offered at Keiser and financial aid available. 

    November 10, 2020 Broward College joined Ms. Bell and our students for BRACE Breakdown.  Students were able to learn about the programs offered at Broward College and financial aid available. 

    October 29, 2020  Project Safe Childhood’s middle school outreach program, is a 90-minute multi-media presentation.  The presentation provides students with the definition and consequences of bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting (sending inappropriate pictures). It also offers students different solutions on how to deal with bullies and cyberbullies and identifies the warning signs that students need to be aware of so that they do not become victims of electronic predation.  A Kahoot pre and posttest was done to measure understanding.

    October 28, 2020 KAPOW – Kids And the Power Of Work H.R. Manager for the city of Fort Lauderdale engaged MSA and interested 9th grade students the 2nd of 7 lessons – "What do you want to do when you grow up?"  Linking interest, academic knowledge and more, Mr. Roberts shared with the students the power of teamwork, resume building skills pre-employment (such as mowing a lawn or walking a neighbors dog) and how these look good to a potential employer when you don't have actual work experience, and much more.

    October 27, 2020 Whiddon-Rogers FAFSA Night – Students learned about how much money they are eligible to receive toward post-secondary education.  They were walked through how to complete each page of the application, section by section, in a live session.  In addition, students had the opportunity to ask questions and receive private help.

    October 22, 2020 Athletic Academy Kickoff Event – Students who attend Whiddon-Rogers and want to remain or obtain NCAA eligibility are invited to join the Whiddon-Rogers Athletic Academy.  The mission of the Athletic Academy is to provide a nationally recognized program for student athletes by providing opportunities for participation in collegial level sports and scholarships, with the purpose of inspiring, empowering and transforming them in the areas of academics, sportsmanship, and leadership.

    Today, October 1st, The United States Attorney’s Office held a virtual 60-minute “The Power of Words” assembly for our MSA students. The Power of Words is a juvenile prevention and intervention initiative of the United States Attorney’s Office. The Power of Words is a multimedia presentation/conversation designed for 6th through 8th grade students that focuses on how hurtful words can lead to threats and assaultive behavior. The presentation identifies common warning signs and proactive measures that can be used to identify potentially harmful and/or unhealthy interactions between students.  Students participated in a pre and post-test Kahoot activity and learned among other things that the adage "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can NEVER hurt me" is simply untrue.  Words CAN HURT AND DO HURT, sometimes for a lifetime.  Powerful presentation enjoyed by students and Teachers alike.

    Whiddon-Rogers students participated in our annual voter registration drive September 16-25.  We will continue to encourage our students to register to vote before the deadline.

    Whiddon-Rogers middle school students are participating in a mentoring program KAPOW (Kids and the Power of Work).  In this partnership, students have the opportunity to collaborate with a community leader.  Our partner is Mr.Anthony Roberts, HR Manager for the City of Fort Lauderdale.  The program consists of 7 sessions culminating with a field trip to a job site where students will experience the world of work.  Pre-session lessons are facilitated by our guidance counselor, Mr. Hale, and students receive grades for their participation. at Whiddon-Rogers on September 24.  He answered questions, discussed and expanded our students understanding of what it means to get and keep a job.  Mr. Roberts will return throughout the school year culminating in a field trip to an actual job site where students will get to see what really happens up close and personal in a place of employment.

    Students and staff at Whiddon-Rogers wore white on September 21 in honor of Choose Peace Week. In addition, teachers and students participated in several Canvas activities during class time.

    Students joined Teams meetings with Broward College on September 16 and with Atlantic Technical College on September 22.  Both of these events featured information about their programs, post-secondary planning, and career choices.  Programs included ATC's Career-in-a-Year and Apprenticeship programs.  Click on the links below to view the meetings:  BROWARD COLLEGE VIRTUAL VISIT:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/fe52d6fb-f246-44e6-afde-825ccac7836  ATLANTIC TECHNICAL COLLEGE VIRTUAL VISIT:https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/f494d08b-d0ac-4a71-bc43-023d7f4c59b

    Whiddon-Rogers Motivational Mondays began on September 14.  Students met with a former WREC graduate who is now a motivational speaker.  He discussed the value of mentors, branding, being a good mentee, and how to stay motivated to succeed.

    The Historical Black College and University (HBCU) Fair took place virtually on September 7-10.  Whiddon-Rogers students who participated learned about colleges and other post-secondary opportunities in Florida.

    The African American Research Library and Cultural Center facilitated 2 virtual events that Whiddon-Rogers participated in.  Our ELA teachers and students participated in a book discussion on September 9 via Teams, which was live-streamed by our guidance counselor Mr. Hale.  In addition, they visited with the author on September 10.  As part of the program, 50 complimentary copies of her book, Monday's Not Coming, were available for curbside pickup.

     

     

    Blazing a Path and Breaking Barriers

    Whiddon-Rogers Black History Month Program "Blazing a Path and Breaking Barriers: African-American Women" was held on February 27.  Speakers Undersheriff Nichole Anderson, Lieutenant Selina Hightower, and Sergeant Atina Johnson discussed black female empowerment with our female students.  Superintendent Robert Runcie, School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood, OSPA Chief Valerie Wanza, OSPA Director Carletha Shaw-Rolle, Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Robert McKinzie, and several community leaders were honored guests.  Superintendent Runcie challenged students to take a one week break from social media.

     

     Basketball Game The Fort Lauderdale Police Department challenged Whiddon-Rogers Eagles to a basketball game, which was held on February 19.  Participating students, staff, and police officers enjoyed a barbeque lunch and a great game!

     

     

     Tree Planting Day of Service and Love Whiddon-Rogers Eagles honored our fellow Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagles on February 14, 2020.  We dedicated a Tree of Remembrance, set 17 butterflies in the ground, and watched a video of "Shine" that was performed at March For Our Lives. Please click here for a clip of the ceremony.

     

     

     

     

    Latinos in action

    Latinos in Action at Whiddon-Rogers have been tutoring students at Croissant Park Elementary School.  When they were there on February 12, they made valentines together.  Our students have formed a bond with the elementary students that both groups have enjoyed!

     

     

     

    Middle school students at Whiddon-Rogers Education Center participated in a seminar "Anti-Marijuana, Vaping, and Wellness" on February 11.  Ms. LaQueda Lewis, Prevention Coordinator at the Hanley Foundation, discussed how parts of the brain are affected and misconceptions regarding marijuana use.  Students also had the opportunity to ask questions. 

    Sistrunk Parade On February 8, the Whiddon-Rogers Dance Team "Eagles with Rhythm" joined forces with other dance teams to participate in the Wynwood Clean-Up in Miami.  They also performed in the Black History Month parades in the City of Lauderdale Lakes and on Sistrunk.  All dancers, and their sponsor Officer Annica Brown, enjoyed giving back to the community and participating in Black History Month events.

     

    Spirit Week

    Students at Whiddon-Rogers participated in our bi-annual Spirit Week.  Activities included "Wacky Tacky Day", "College and Career Day", "You Think You Can Dance", and "CTE Connections Day".  Students and staff all participated in the daily activities, and one lucky student won a raffle each day.

     

     

    CTACE

    Whiddon-Rogers Career/Technical Program students had the opportunity to meet with District staff regarding their post-secondary options.  They discussed articulation to the technical colleges and community colleges.  In addition, they discussed how the industry certifications they earn at Whiddon-Rogers will enable them to enter the workforce upon receiving a high school diploma.

     

     Keeping It Real Students at Whiddon-Rogers Education Center participated in "Keeping it Real".  This event included members of the community sharing their life experiences with our Mentoring Youth Forward boys group.  The goal was to motivate students to graduate high school, participate in post-secondary programs, and become productive members of society.  School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood and Director Dr. Carletha Shaw-Rolle were also in attendance.

     

    Dance Team

     

    The Whiddon-Rogers Education Center dance team performed in the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade.  This was their first public performance, and they enjoyed it!

     

     

    GovChat

    The Culinary Arts students at Whiddon-Rogers Education Center catered GovChat, which was held on January 29 at Fort Lauderdale City Hall.  Students and their families had the opportunity to meet local leaders, learn how policy is made, participate in discussions, and learning about issues.  Participating students received a certificate and community service hours.  Our culinary students prepared and served sandwiches and sides to participants and vendors.

     

     
    College and Career Fair
    Whiddon-Rogers Education Center's annual College and Career Fair was held on January 15.  Representatives from colleges, technical colleges, universities, and community organizations participated.  Students also had the opportunity to visit tables for our CTE programs and learn more about transitioning to post-secondary programs.
     
     
    Mentoring Youth Forward
     
    Whiddon-Rogers Education Center is proud of our boys mentoring program Mentoring Youth Forward, which is designed for male students who need additional social and emotional support.  Their first field trip was to CW Thomas Park where they served meals to the elderly.  We are proud of the community service work this group has participated in.
     
     
     
     Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year Whiddon-Rogers Education Center is proud to recognize Mr. Broderick Henry, Teacher of the Year, and Ms. Kimberly Williams, Employee of the Year.  These two staff members go above and beyond to ensure our students have what they need.  Congratulations!
     
     
     
     
     
    Hispanic Heritage
     
    Whiddon-Rogers celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a breakfast, music, and dance.  Our Hispanic students performed for their parents and other stakeholders at our monthly School Advisory Council meeting.  The entertainment and food were wonderful!
     
     
     
     
     
    Barber School Hair Cuts
     
    Students at Whiddon-Rogers received free haircuts from the Barber College.  We hope to make this a monthly event on our campus.

     

     

     

    Latinos in Action
     Whiddon-Rogers Latinos in Action received donated books from the Broward County Main Library to give as holiday gifts to the students they mentor at Croissant Park Elementary.  Each elementary student received a stocking with books in English and Spanish.
     
     
     
     
     
    Culinary Arts and CARES Mentoring
     
    Whiddon-Rogers Culinary Arts students prepared and served lunch at the CARES Mentoring fundraiser on Saturday, December 7.  This was a great life experience!  Our students learned a lot and enjoyed it, too!
     
                                                        
     
     
     
     
     
    MSA Honor Roll
    Whiddon-Rogers Middle School Academy had our bi-annual Honor Roll Ceremony on December 16, 2019.  Students, parents, and staff wore sunglasses to signify their future is so bright.  Students and parents were also treated to a continental breakfast.

     

     

    Whiddon-Rogers is proud to recognize our Veterans and Education Support Personnel at our monthly SAC meeting on November 20.  We are proud of the contributions our Veterans have made for our country.  We also appreciate thwork our ESP staff does with our students. 

     

    FLAME Conference

    Whiddon-Rogers Education Center held their first annual Ladies Conference on November 13-14.  This conference was designed for all young ladies who attend the school and consisted of breakout sessions, brunch, and keynote speakers.  The LIT FLAMES (Leaders in Training: Fulfilled Ladies Aspiring to Manifest and Empower Success) learned a lot and will be supported to be successful.

     

    Living Your Best Life Forum  

    Whiddon-Rogers Education Center's "Living Your Best Life Forum" was held on November 6.  This event was a forum for girls to learn how to empower themselves.  Speakers included School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood, FHP Trooper Chantale Jones, and OSPA Chief Dr. Valerie Wanza. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Breast Cancer Honor Wall

    In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the students of Whiddon-Rogers Education conducted a walk.  Students participated in a program with guest speakers who are survivors and learned a lot about prevention and cure.  In addition, a wall honoring survivors and victims was created

     

     

    Partnership Breakfast

    Whiddon-Rogers Education Center hosted their annual Partnership Breakfast on October 8, 2019.  Student representatives from each of the career pathways assisted in the program.  Culinary Arts students prepared a delicious breakfast, TV Production students filmed and took pictures, Criminal Justice students provided escorts, Music Technology students provided music, and Business Management students were tour guides.

    College Week1

     Whiddon-Rogers celebrated College Week during October 7-11.  Representatives from Broward College, Keiser College, and the technical colleges met with students to explain their programs and have students apply.  Students and staff wore their favorite college shirts and accessories.

     

     

     

    Take Stock in Children

    Two students in the Whiddon-Rogers Middle School Academy received scholarships from Take Stock in Children.  They will receive student advocacy services, mentoring, and college readiness preparation.  They will also receive a two-year college scholarship when they graduate high school.

     

     

     

    Peace Week

    Whiddon-Rogers recognized Peace Week on September 16-20 with several activities on campus.

     

     

     

     

     

    In accordance with Florida Law, we are providing our school financial report.  The figures in this report represent the revenues and expenditures allocated to the school, both in total and per FTE (full-time equivalent) student.  This data is compared to the rest of the schools in the district and the state.  The purpose of this report is to inform parents of the resources that were available to the school during the 2015-2016 school year.

    Click Here for the Financial Report

    Whiddon Rogers Education Center Awarded a Grant from the Florida Department of Education

    Ms. Ross

    Thanks to a S10,000  grant from the Florida  Department  of Education, students at Whiddon Rogers Education Center will have the opportunity to learn hands-on skills in digital design from certified instructors through a communications technology program. Students will be able to transfer these skills  to further their education at a technical college or start a new career. The  design  program will be offered to 75 male students at Whiddon Rogers and 25 percent of these students will have the opportunity to earn Adobe Premier  Pro  certification.  The program will also offer students employability skills and supportive services for underrepresented students to succeed academically and in the workforce.

     

    Guidance News

    The entire Guidance Department is working with our seniors to ensure all graduation requirements are met.  They are counseling each individual student on the following:

    Credits are earned and posted

    Community service hours are earned, submitted, and posted

    Standardized tests are passed and posted

    GPA is 2.0 or better

    Post-secondary options are chosen, including:

    College and financial aid applications are completed and submitted

    Technical college applications are completed

    Scholarships are applied for

    Job applications

    Mock interviews