Senior Updates: Quarter 2

The beginning of the school year has been a rocky one for the class of 2021. The pressure of college applications, taking entrance exams, and planning for the future are important to many seniors. Fortunately, we are here to keep you updated on the important events that are on the horizon as we enter the second quarter.

Teacher Feature: Ms. Patron

Ms. Shannon Patron, Fort Lauderdale High School’s new history teacher, has always enjoyed learning about history. She says it’s due to the great history teachers she herself had who were able to nurture her curiosity into a passion. “I never understood why people regarded history teachers as the […]

Senior Year Blues

From the typical issues that come with online school to SAT cancellations, with this year’s transition to a digital platform and the pressure of college admissions, Fort Lauderdale High School’s seniors have many concerns. Seniors are having trouble grappling with this year’s changes. “Honestly, this is not what […]

Review: Black is King

Black is King is a new movie that came out in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was directed, written, and produced by the queen of R&B, Beyoncé. Not only was this movie a retelling of the popular Disney movie, The Lion King, it was also her visual album. The film can be streamed on Disney+. […]

Teacher Feature: Ms. Peña

English and Intensive Reading teacher, Ms. Vanessa Peña, has started her first year at Fort Lauderdale High School. She taught English and a peer mentoring program at her former school for nine years.  In high school, her English teacher inspired her to be a better writer, which led […]

Teacher Feature: Ms. Brochu

Ms. Paige Brochu, a marine biologist, has begun teaching marine science at Fort Lauderdale High. She grew up in Virginia and moved south to attend graduate school at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina and then to Florida to teach. “I started as a marine biologist and decided […]

How to Focus at Home

Classes have resumed, but this time, we do not have to go anywhere—a dream for some, but a nightmare for others. You may be struggling to get to your (online) class on time, or to stay focused on what the teacher is saying. Perhaps you spend too much […]

Teacher Feature: Ms. Sarmiento

Ms. Emmily Sarmiento joined the Fort Lauderdale High School Social Studies Department in March of 2020, teaching Global Perspectives.            Ms. Sarmiento did not always enjoy history.  “While the information was somewhat interesting, it never really stuck. It wasn’t until I realized that events and topics in history relate […]