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Home County News Four Broward County schools, two in Hollywood, celebrate first day Aug. 9

Four Broward County schools, two in Hollywood, celebrate first day Aug. 9

McNicol Middle School and Colbert Elementary School celebrated their first day of school on August 9. The schools are on a

School Board member Ann Murray, Superintendent Robert Runcie and Watkins Elementary School Principal Lori Mendez, look in on a classroom on the first day of school.

different schedule and began their school year earlier.

Melissa Gurreonero, the principal at McNicol, was pleased at the start of another year, and believes her school, which offers magnet programs, has a great deal to offer the community.

“I want this to be a school where students want to be. We have great teachers who will inspire enthusiasm for learning,” Gurreonero said.

McNicol offers a pre-engineering program, with a strong emphasis on STEM. Students in the program are also learning the latest in robotics. In addition, McNicol offers a program in International Affairs and Business that gives students training in the latest business technology, and they can earn certifications in computer technology.

McNicol Middle School Principal Melissa Gurreonero at the Hollywood-based school, one of four Broward County schools, that started classes on Aug, 9.

Colbert Museum Magnet Elementary School also opened the doors for the year on Aug. 9. Colbert offers a STEM program and encourages academic excellence. The school offers four museum nights a year, when the students become docents and present their parents and the community some of the latest developments in STEM education.

 

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.

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