Back to School News and Notes for Miami Lakes area schools

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Back to School News and Notes for Miami Lakes area schools

Miami-Dade County's public schools resume on Monday, August 21 to begin the 2017-2018 school year. Parents and students are urged to register early to avoid processing delays. 
Two proofs of current address are required as well as the completion of a “Disclosure of Time of Registration” form, which can be obtained from Miami Dade County Public Schools’ Attendance Services. 

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First Day of Class: Monday, August 21, 2017.
Last Day of School: Thursday, June 7, 2018.
Fall Recess: Friday, November 24, 2017.
Winter Recess: Monday, December 25 - Friday, January 5, 2018.
Spring Recess: Monday, March 26 - 30, 2018.
Teacher Planning Days (schools are closed): August 17, 18; September 21; October 2, 27; November 22; January 19, March 23; April 20; June 8.
Holidays: Labor Day (Sept. 4), Veteran's Day (Nov. 10), Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) Dr. Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 15), Presidents Day (Feb. 19), and Memorial Day (May 28).

Secondary Early Release Days: September 28; February 15; April 19; May 17. 

Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and first grade students will attend class from 8:20 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Second through sixth grade students will attend school from 8:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

On Wednesdays, all elementary school students will be dismissed at 1:50 p.m. Parents should inquire with their child's school to confirm opening and dismissal times, since various schools have different bell schedules.

Hours at middle schools will be 9:10 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Senior high school hours are from 7:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Various middle schools operate on senior high school times. 
Parents that do not know which school their child will attend should look up the boundary designations online at

Bob Graham Education Center
Main Campus: 1st-8th Grade
15901 N.W. 79 Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Phone: 305-557-3303, Fax: 305-826-5434
K and 1 Primary Learning Center
8875 N.W. 143 Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33018
Phone: 305-231-8778, Fax: 305-231-9034
Principal: Yecenia Martinez
Assistant principals: Elizabeth Hernandez, James Jackimczuk, Jesus Mesa, Annette Riveron
Trust Counselor: Jeffrey Gardner
Guidance Counselors: Sara Najara (PreK-4), Joel Castellanos (5-8)
Teachers: 130
Enrollment: App. 1800
Uniforms required.
School website:

Palm Springs North Elementary School
17615 N.W. 82 Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33015
Phone: 305-821-4631, Fax: 305-825-0422
Principal: Maribel B. Dotres
Assistant principals: Emma Gonzalez (primary), Llennery Pena (intermediate), Eduardo A. Molliner (community school)
Teachers: 60
Enrollment: App. 1,075
Uniforms required.
School website:

Miami Lakes K-8 Center
14250 N.W. 67 Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Phone: 305-822-7757, Fax: 305-557-6595
Principal: Yanelys Ferrer Canales
Assistant principals: Veronika Sasturrias, Anthony Rhodes, Niurka Martinez
Trust Counselor: Loretta Garcia
Teachers: 82
Uniforms required.
School website:

Joella C. Good Elementary School
6350 N.W. 188 Terrace, Miami, FL. 33015
Phone: 305-625-2008, Fax: 305-628-0460
Principal: Lizette G. O'Halloran
Assistant principal: Mileydis Torrens
Teachers: 48
Enrollment: App. 976
Uniforms required.
School website:

Hialeah Gardens Elementary School
9702 N.W. 130 Street, Hialeah Gardens, FL. 33018
Office: 305-827-8830, Fax: 305-818-7970
Principal: Rachel Autler
Assistant principal: Adriel Gonzalez
Guidance Counselors: Olga Lopez-Nanney and Jeanette Alfaro
Teachers: 106
Enrollment: App. 1000
Uniforms required.
School website:

Open Campus for students/parents: Saturday, August 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Spanish Lake Elementary School
7940 N.W. 194 Street, Miami, FL. 33015
Office: 305-816-0300, Fax: 305-861-0301
Early Childhood Center
19200 N.W. 79 Avenue, Miami, Fl. 33015
Principal: Jacqueline Arias-Gonzalez
Assistant principals: Kathy Bustamente and Anita Marti 
Guidance Counselors: Grisell Perez and Cynthia Pereira
Teachers: 111
Enrollment: App. 1600
Uniforms required.
School website:

Miami Lakes Middle School
6425 Miami Lakeway North, Miami Lakes, FL. 33014
Office: 305-557-3900, Fax: 305-828-6753
Principal: Dr. Manuel Sanchez III
Assistant principals: Nora J. Bueno and Rafael Crespo
Trust Counselor: Marley Hernandez
Guidance Counselor: Maria Macias
Teachers: 50
Enrollment: App. 1,275
Uniforms required.
School website:

Country Club Middle School
18305 N.W. 75 Place, Miami, FL 33015
Office: 305-820-8800, Fax: 305-820-8801
Principal: Cynthia Prado
Assistant principal: Jacqueline Villazon
Guidance Counselor: Janette Isla
Teachers: 34
Uniforms required.
School website:

Lawton Chiles Middle School
8190 N.W. 197 Street, Miami, FL. 33015
Office: 305-816-9101, Fax: 305-816-9248
Principal: Nelson Izquierdo
Assistant principal: Odalys Homma
Guidance Counselor: Laura Lotito
Teachers: 40
Enrollment: 850
Uniforms required.
School website:

Hialeah Gardens Middle School
11690 N.W. 92 Avenue, Hialeah Gardens, FL. 33018
Office: 305-817-0017, Fax: 305-817-0018
Principal: Maritza Jimenez
Assistant principals: Niurka Davis, Francisco Serio, Evelyn Torres-McHale
Trust Counselor: Jackie Garcia
Guidance Counselors: Arlene Pineda (7th - 8th)
Teachers: 96
Uniforms required.
School website:

American Senior High School
18350 N.W. 67 Avenue, Miami, FL. 33015
Office: 305-557-3770, Fax: 305-828-3771
Principal: Francisco Garnica
Assistant principals: Jodie Jove, Marieyola Batiste, Alex Gonzalez
Guidance Counselors: Yixsi Quintana (12th), Yvette Constant (11th), and Martha Ruiz (10th)
Teachers: 88
Uniforms required. 
School website:

Barbara Goleman Senior High School
14100 N.W. 89 Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL. 33018
Office: 305- 362-0676, Fax: 305-827-0249
Principal: Joaquin Hernandez
Assistant principals: Lizette Hevia, Gisela Rodriguez, Roberto L. Inza
CAP Advisor: Kelly Zaher
Guidance Counselors: Elizabeth Pina and Ginette Sanchez
Teachers: 86
Enrollment: App. 1950
Uniforms required.
School website:

Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High
7977 West 12 Avenue, Hialeah, FL. 33014
Office: 305- 823-1330, Fax: 305- 362-4188
Principal: Lisa Garcia
Assistant Principals: Juan Ramirez, Felicia Robinson, and Barbara Viñas
Activities Director: Richard Silverman
Trust Counselor: Odalys Acosta
CAP Advisor: Raquel Cruz
Guidance Counselors: Eileen Padro and Maritza Baez-Valladeperas
Teachers: 101
Uniforms required. New uniforms this year.
School website:

Miami Lakes Educational Center
5780 N.W. 158 Street, Miami Lakes, FL. 33014
Office: (305) 557-1100, Fax: 305-557-7391
Principal: Lourdes Diaz
High School Vice Principal: Beatriz Sears
Assistant Principals: Tammy Thomas and Michael Tandlich 
TRUST Counselor: Lily Montpellier
Activities Director: Helena Castro
High School Guidance Counselors: Claribel Feria, Javier Lasaga, Joy Davis
Uniforms required.
School website:

Hialeah Gardens Senior High
11700 Hialeah Gardens Blvd., Hialeah Gardens, FL. 33018
Office: 305-698-5000, Fax: 305-698-5001
Principal: Louis Algaze
Assistant principals: Andy Granados, Lesa Slocum, Lee Krueger, Edith Cimino
Trust Counselor: Thomas Binder
Guidance Counselors: Clark Leander, Maria Muñoz, Yvette Pino, Maria Mira
CAP Advisor: Michelle Abesada
Teachers: 118
Uniforms required.
School website:

Monsignor Edward Pace High School
15600 N.W. 32 Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL. 33054
Office: 305-623-7223, Fax: 305-521-0188
Principal: Ana Garcia
Deans: Lillian Dubon, Ramon Rodriguez, Valarie Lloyd, and Anthony Walker
Guidance Counselors: Christine Banach, Melanie Otero and Anthony Serro
Teachers: 67
Uniforms required.
School website:

Dade Christian School
6601 N.W. 167 Street, Miami, FL. 33015
Phone: 305-822-7690, Fax: 305-826-4072
Principal of Schools: Douglas Flores
Assistant Principal: Nick Baker 
Uniforms required.
School website:

Mother of Our Redeemer Catholic School
PK3 through 8th
8445 N.W. 186 Street, Miami, FL. 33015
Phone: 305-829-3988, Fax: 305-829-3019
Principal: Ana Casariego
Teachers: 15
Uniforms required.
Accepts VPK, School Readiness Program, and Step Up for Students Scholarship.
School website:

Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School
Pre-K through 8th
6600 Miami Lakeway North, Miami Lakes, FL. 33014
Phone: 305-362-5315, Fax: 305-558-2631
Principal: Ricardo Briz
Assistant principal: Barbara Picazo
Curriculum Coordinator: Cyndia Marrero
Teachers: 34
Uniforms required.
School website:

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