Pace Theater Academy wins Critic's Choice

Education By Katherine Palacio, Special to The Miami Laker Wednesday, December 18, 2013

  The Theatre Academy at Monsignor Edward Pace High School sent its thespian members to the District 8 Thespian Competition and came home with several awards and honors.  For the first time in Pace history, the thespians brought home two Critic's Choice awards, 14 "Superior" ratings and 5 "Excellent" ratings. Critic's Choice awards go to the best thespian troupe and to individuals for events such as monologues and duet...

American Senior High "Coffeehouse" labeled 'big success'

Education Wednesday, December 18, 2013

  “Coffeehouse” has been a big thing for a few years at American High and this year may have been the best ever. Students passionately sang indie songs, pop and R&B, rapped and performed spoken word poetry. The cafeteria at American High underwent a big change on the day before Thanksgiving as the American Art Club transformed it into “Coffeehouse: Kandy Kingdom." It was a celebration of music, the visual arts,...

Montessori Teaching for elementary school children

Education By Charlene Thibodeau, Special to The Miami Laker Wednesday, December 18, 2013

  Both traditional and Montessori teaching strategies are required to teach elementary children in math concepts. Homework is a way of reinforcing new or old concepts that are taught in class. Some of the concepts conceived require intense work within the class structure and homework is not assigned, especially when the Montessori materials are needed. Work books are used during class time which prepares the children for other settings...

Gina Shireman named American's Teacher of the Year

Education By R.A. Romero, The Miami Laker staff Monday, December 9, 2013

  Gina Shireman has been named American Senior High School's Teacher of the Year, a title well-deserved considering the time she invests in her students both during and after school hours.  Shireman currently teaches 10th grade English and intensive reading, but her hours teaching rarely end with the sound of the school bell. She also teaches an adult education after school program at American High School and an adult education...
  Perla Tabares Hantman, a Miami Lakes resident and School Board member and chair for the past three years, was elected for the fourth consecutive time to chair the Miami-Dade County School Board for the year ahead. “I would like to thank my fellow School Board members for the trust they have put in me. I will continue to work hard and steady toward the betterment of all the students of Miami-Dade County Public Schools,”...
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