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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Tragedy One-Year Commemoration A Day of Service and Love
February 14, 2019, will be A Day of Service and Love at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School. It will be a day to give back to the community in honor of MSD’s 17 fallen eagles, the students and staff who were lost one year ago. The school will be open from 7:40 a.m. until noon, during which time students can participate in service projects including serving breakfast to local first responders and packing meals for undernourished children.
In addition, at 10:17 a.m., the entire District, the community-at-large, and everyone in Broward County and beyond will be asked to join Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in observing a moment of silence to honor those whose lives were lost and recognize those injured during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.
A few highlights regarding the one-year commemoration include:
At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:
- Students will begin projects at 7:40 a.m. and will dismiss at 11:40 a.m. The school will close at noon.
- District staff and community partners will provide service-learning activities alongside MSD staff.
- Mental health staff will be available and the Wellness Center, located on the school’s campus, will be open.
- Therapy dogs will be available.
- BCPS Technical Colleges will provide Services with Love to staff and students, including but not limited to manicures, massages, and healthy cooking demonstrations.
At schools throughout the District:
- Schools will remain open on February 14, 2019.
- Schools are encouraged to participate in “A Day of Service and Love” and engage students in school-based activities that serve others within their schools or local community. Specific activities will vary per school.
- The District is providing guidance to school leaders regarding the one-year Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School commemoration.
- The entire District will observe a moment of silence at 10:17 a.m.
For more information visit, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Tragedy One-Year Commemoration - A Day of Service and Love.
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