a Motto

Ama Nesciri

Love to be unknown, and to be valued as nothing. This will be more beneficial and useful than to be praised by other people.

-Thomas à Kempis.

 

Today in History – October 29

On October 29, 1855, recent German immigrant Carl Schurz wrote his wife, Margarethe Meyer Schurz, expressing hope for their future happiness. A political refugee from the tumultuous revolutions of 1848 External, Schurz soon gravitated toward political life in the United States. Exactly five years later, Schurz corresponded with his wife from Lincoln’s presidential campaign trail. … Continue reading “Today in History – October 29”

BCPS Launches Confidential T.A.L.K. App to Help Students Connect to a Mental Health Professional or to Report Abuse

October 28, 2020 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) remains committed to providing mental health services and support to students and families. As part of the BCPS campaign T.A.L.K., which stands for Tell Another. Listening is Key., the District has launched the T.A.L.K. App, which provides K–12 students with a confidential online form to request to … Continue reading “BCPS Launches Confidential T.A.L.K. App to Help Students Connect to a Mental Health Professional or to Report Abuse”

Today in History – October 28

On October 28, 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act providing for enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which was ratified nine months earlier. Known as the Prohibition Amendment, it prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors” in the United States. We have only to look about us in this great city, … Continue reading “Today in History – October 28”

Mask-refusing moms removed from Florida school board meeting

October 28, 2020 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Several mothers in Florida were removed by law enforcement from a school board meeting Tuesday after they ignored repeated requests to wear masks during a discussion on whether the school district should extend its mandatory mask policy amid the coronavirus pandemic. No one was arrested, but seven … Continue reading “Mask-refusing moms removed from Florida school board meeting”

BCPS Afterschool Supper Programs More Than 120 Schools Offer Nutritious Meals in Aftercare Programs

October 27, 2020 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has expanded its Afterschool Supper Program to include 128 schools serving nutritious meals to students. The Supper Program ensures more than 14,500 students participating in regularly scheduled afterschool educational or enrichment activity programs receive the nutrition they need to learn and grow. The suppers are funded through … Continue reading “BCPS Afterschool Supper Programs More Than 120 Schools Offer Nutritious Meals in Aftercare Programs”

Today in History – October 27

The first in a series of eighty-five essays by “Publius,” the pen name of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, appeared in the Independent Journal, a New York newspaper, on October 27, 1787. Publius urged New Yorkers to support ratification of the Constitution approved by the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. AFTER an … Continue reading “Today in History – October 27”

BCPS Counts Down to Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® on Thursday, October 29

October 26, 2020 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® on Thursday, October 29, joining millions of readers across the nation in reading the book Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away, by Meg Medina. BCPS has participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® since its inception 14 … Continue reading “BCPS Counts Down to Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® on Thursday, October 29”

Today in History – October 26

Mahalia Jackson, the “Queen of Gospel Song,” was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 26, 1911. She was the daughter of Charity Clark, a laundress and maid, and Johnny Jackson, a Baptist preacher, barber, and longshoreman. Her mother died when she was five years old and she was then brought up by her extended … Continue reading “Today in History – October 26”

Florida students with disabilities adapt to COVID-19 changes

October 26, 2020 SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Luther Smith doesn’t say much, but his teachers know that COVID-19 is stressing him out. The 16-year-old student at Oak Park, Sarasota’s school for children with disabilities, has autism and is nonverbal, so he uses a touch-screen tablet to communicate. The device gives him a voice, allowing him … Continue reading “Florida students with disabilities adapt to COVID-19 changes”

Today in History – October 25

On October 25, [1741] we had very clear weather and sunshine, but even so it hailed at various times in the afternoon. We were surprised in the morning to discover a large tall island at 51° to the north of us. Georg Wilhelm Steller, Journal of a Voyage with Bering, 1741-1742, trans. by M. Engle … Continue reading “Today in History – October 25”