Mr. Thompson's Friday Message

  • This is Mr. Thompson the proud Principal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and this is your weekly update of events happening at MSD:

    This message is for Friday, March 16, 2018:

    EARLY RELEASE DAY next Thursday, March 22, dismissal is at 12:40p, with a grab and go lunch followed by busses rolling at 12:55pm; bring a snack of necessary to get you to 12:40.

    NO SCHOOL next Friday, March 23, as we begin Spring Break. We will return from Spring Break on Monday, April 2, to start the 4th quarter.

    Free Group counseling will begin next week at Pine Trails Park, 10561 Trails End, Parkland: Students Monday, March 19 – 6p-7p; Parents Tuesday, March 20 6p-7p; and BCPS Staff Thursday, March 22 4p-5p.

    Congrats to Nicole Catania who won Arts for the Future Scholarship for Theatre

    Broward County Public Schools has rescheduled the administration of the SAT for all current 11th graders during school on Tues, April 10. There is NO NEED to sign up, all juniors are automatically registered to take the test. Take advantage of our free Saturday SAT prep class along with Khan Academy to help prepare.

    We will have a super testing day on Tuesday, April 10 to accommodate the SAT for Juniors. This will allow for 9,10,12 graders to pick a learning opportunity to include possible AP review sessions. A form will be going home next week for students to select what they want to do on April 10. Dismissal will be at 12:40 on that day.

    We are currently speaking with the State of Florida about FSA and EOC testing for this school year. No final decision has been made on the status of these tests.

    Yearbooks are on sale via They will be distributed the second week of May. There have been extra books ordered.

    We distributed some IDs already and are awaiting the lanyards. Other than wearing them daily, keep those IDs handy. There are a lot of businesses offering free services with ID. Keep in mind any event that is an MSD night at different locations, is NOT school sponsored. They are businesses reaching out in support our community.

    Guidance is still meeting with students one on one to discuss course selections for the 1819 school year.

    Please refer to our website for the most up to date Athletic Schedule.

    We want our community to be involved and informed. You can always go to our website at for the most up to date information.

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    Stay tuned every Friday afternoon for this weekly address.


    We continue to be MSD Strong.

    Have a great weekend.