MLEC graduate receives National SECME scholarship

Education Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  Miami-Dade County School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, joined by Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, leads students, teachers, parents and community leaders in “International Walk to School Day” on October 8 at Ernest R Graham K-8 Center. The international program promotes pedestrian safety education, safe walking skills, as well as walking as an exercise for good health and physical fitness. 

BGEC students abstain from technology for the weekend

Education Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  The students of Bob Graham Education Center fell off the cyber grid for a weekend to better understand what Henry David Thoreau, author and philosopher of the 1800's, experienced when he separated himself from society for two years, two months and two days in the woods, a time he penned in his novel Walden. The students completed the 63 hour-long fast that began Friday, September 20 at 5 p.m., and ended on Sunday, September 22, for a...

Pace Homecoming: The greatest time of the year!

Education By Maya Lora, Special to The Miami Laker Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  Homecoming week at Pace High School is one of the most important and exciting events of the entire school year. It is a time where every student can show off their Spartan pride and participate in a plethora of events. During this very special week, the entire school rises to cheer our amazing football team in all of their victorious feats, specifically the Friday night Homecoming game. Getting together on the bleachers as the team...

Hope for Autism team joins in 'Autism Speaks' Gala

Community Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  On October 5, the third annual "The Autism Speaks Puzzle Pieces of Our Community Gala" took place at the Trump National Miami in Doral.  The event focused on gathering together as a community to express the Autism Speaks gratitude for individual and corporations who have been instrumental in furthering their mission and supporting those who struggle with autism.  The event also sent a message about the importance of autism...

Station Scene: Texting and driving now illegal

Community By Cristina Armand, Special to the Laker Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Texting and Driving is Now Illegal in Florida. Distracted driving has happened to all of us. It can range from reading a text message while stopped at a red light, to trying to eat lunch on the go between meetings. Today, more than ever, there are many ways one can get distracted while on the road. We live in a world where we are expected to always be available and get back to people immediately. Many people cannot disconnect while behind...