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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Fort Lauderdale High School Flying L family lost two dear staff members over the summer. Ms. Sharonda Mitchell and Mr. Dennis Swart will be remembered as they left an impression on the school community. Sharonda Mitchell was born June 30, 1957, to Audrey Nell Cooper and Terry […]
“Black Lives Matter” is more than just a chant to the students at Fort Lauderdale High School. Students and alumni attended multiple protests throughout the month of May and June to stand with the movement and make a change. “[I] felt the need to. It’s only so much […]
Now that classes have shifted to home-based, distance learning models, students across the United States most likely have many despondent feelings to deal with. It is tough on both teachers and students to figure out how to efficiently have an online class. Aside from the schooling aspect, kids […]
With COVID-19 restrictions and political interference, how can students vote safely while still knowing their voice will be heard? How can you register to vote?