2017 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, besides skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 12%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer. However, this disease is not only found in women, but in men as well.
In the month of October we take time to raise awareness for Breast Cancer and support those who are battling and those who have lost their battle with Breast Cancer.
We encourage your children to wear a PINK shirt on October 18 to show support and raise awareness.
The 7th and 8th graders went to watch the movie Marshall. The movie told the story of Thurgood Marshall and one of his ground breaking cases for the NCAAP. The students got to see a time period that we were discussing in our classes first hand with popcorn! They got to see a time period that isnt discussed very often. Afterwards the students participated in class discussions talking about the differences between then and now and if things are all better or if more change needs to happen.
2017 Bully Prevention Week
The week of October 9th was Bully Prevention week at Broward Math and Science Schools. We had a fun spirit week as well as lessons and assemblies speaking about how to prevent and report bullying while emphasizing on the importance of showing kindness to one another. The students were able to dress down during that week on our Backwards shirt day, Silly socks day, Jersey day, Silly hair day and Wear blue for Bully Free day. We also had the pleasure of hosting author of Lean but Mean and founder of Fitwize 4 kids, Mr. Alex Duran while he spoke about his book and experiences with bullies. The students participated in the presentation and appreciated Mr. Duran’s insight.