Bob Graham's Best Buddies plans toy drive

Education Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  The Best Buddies Bobcat Chapter at Bob Graham Education Center is off to a great start in the new school year as members gathered at a breakfast in October to enjoy new friends and facilitate a toy drive for Miami-Dade County Public Schools Special Education Conference (GIFT Conference). The Bobcat Chapter feels it is a natural fit to support this conference because according to Best Buddies International, the organization is...

Radio personality visits American Senior High

Education Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  On Friday, October 11, radio personality and actor Rickey Smiley spoke to American Senior High students about the importance of staying in school and continuing their education. The event was part of Smiley’s crusade while touring around the country to encourage kids to stay in school and further their education by attending college. Smiley graduated from Alabama State University. He is known for making millions laugh for over...

MLEC named National Merit Scholars

Education Wednesday, October 23, 2013

  This year, Miami Lakes Educational Center (MLEC) is proud to announce that nine students were recognized by the College Board as National Hispanic Merit Scholars and three as semifinalists for National Merit Scholars. Students in the eleventh grade of high school enter National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC) by taking the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test and National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which serves...

Manny Cid visits MLMS to discuss artifacts

Education Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  Vice Mayor Manny Cid visited Miami Lakes Middle School in mid-September to meet with Liza DeYarza’s 8th grade class to discuss the Maddens Hammock site, the archaeological artifacts discovered in that area, and the importance of preserving and displaying historical artifacts. “It is important for all of you to understand that government affects everyone’s lives, and that it is very easy to be involved in your...

OLL science teacher initiates a Robotics Team

Education Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  A bold and innovative new program launched by Our Lady of the Lake’s science teacher Krystal Castellano has students excited about robotics. Starting last week, Robotics Team members began building three Vex Robots which will be programmed and controlled by a remote controller similar to video game devices. The team’s goal is to have the robot work on auto pilot for 60 seconds and grab a plastic ball, called the...
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