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.
On July 8, 1932, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell to its lowest point during the Great Depression. This event was symptomatic of a decade of economic uncertainty that was precipitated by the crash in the fall of 1929, when U.S. stock prices declined dramatically. The resulting panic devastated the fortunes of many investors and … Continue reading “Today in History – July 8”
Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige External, perhaps baseball’s greatest pitcher ever, was born on July 7, ca. 1906, in Mobile, Alabama. Paige earned his nickname, Satchel, as a young boy carrying bags at railroad stations for passengers. After being convicted of petty theft, he was placed in a black reform school where he began refining his … Continue reading “Today in History – July 7”
Dear Broward County Public Schools Community, The past few months have demonstrated that all of us – students, parents/guardians, teachers, staff, District partners and the entire community – can overcome any challenge that comes our way. Each one of us was called to action in the face of a pandemic, and we all quickly responded. … Continue reading “A Look Back at a Momentous School Year”
On July 6, 1957, Althea Gibson won the women’s singles title at Wimbledon. She was the first African American to win a tennis championship at the historic All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. Althea Gibson, half-length portrait…. Fred Palumbo, photographer, 1956. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. Prints & Photographs Division … Continue reading “Today in History – July 6”
On July 5, 1865, William Booth, an ordained Methodist minister and his wife Catherine, established the Christian Mission in London’s poverty-stricken East End. Renamed the Salvation Army in 1878, the Booths were determined to assail the twin enemies of poverty and religious indifference with the efficiency of a military organization. Booth modeled his organization after … Continue reading “Today in History – July 5”
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain. The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people. July 4th fireworks, … Continue reading “Today in History – July 4”
Playwright, songwriter, dancer, actor, theater owner, and producer George M. Cohan was born on July 3, 1878, in Providence, Rhode Island. (Some sources report his date of birth as July 4.) As a young boy, he and his sister toured New England and the Midwest with their parents as the Four Cohans, a vaudeville act, … Continue reading “Today in History – July 3”
Watch a video message from School Board Chair Donna Korn Thanking BCPS Parents and Guardians Dear Broward County Public Schools Parents and Guardians, If there’s one thing this year has taught us, it is that when faced with unforeseen circumstances, we learn to adapt and we persevere. Through school closures caused by the pandemic, our … Continue reading “Thank You to BCPS Parents and Guardians from School Board Chair Donna Korn”
Reminder: Parent and Guardian Pre-Registration Questionnaire Please complete a short questionnaire by Monday, July 6 so the District knows what options you prefer for your children when school opens in the fall. The questionnaire can be accessed by logging into your child’s Single Sign-On Launchpad at https://sso.browardschools.com and then clicking on the Virtual Counselor tile. Please have the … Continue reading “Reminder: Parent and Guardian Pre-Registration Questionnaire”
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