FIU students advise HML seniors about law careers

Education Wednesday, January 1, 2014

  Earlier this year members from Florida International University's Black Law Student Association (BLSA) visited Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High School (HML) to speak with 25 seniors regarding a career in law and applying to law school. the session was very informative as students gained insight on the process from GPA to LSAT testing. HML staff and students are looking forward to meeting BLSA members once again during the second...

Goleman accepting freshmen for its Capstone program

Education By Roselind Romero, The Miami Laker staff Wednesday, January 1, 2014

  The AP Cambridge Capstone program, commonly referred to as simply the Capstone program, at Barbara Goleman Senior High School, has received praise from the College Board which has credited it as a "flagship school," a model for other schools to emulate. The Capstone program is still a fairly new program with only 20 participating schools worldwide, four of them in Miami-Dade County. Up until now the Capstone program, which requires a...

Mater Gardens host movie night

Education Wednesday, January 1, 2014

  In early December, Mater Gardens Academy (MGA) held a "Movie Night Under the Stars" event. Students and their families were invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to watch “Monster's University” on a large screen in the MGA field. Admission to the event was free but proceeds from concession stand items sold at the event were donated to the UMater campaign. UMater provides scholarships for students throughout Mater...

College Board honors M-D schools' AP program

Education Wednesday, January 1, 2014

  Miami-Dade County Public Schools is one of 477 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically...
  Monsignor Edward Pace students in George Rodriguez's class room recently visited Temple Emanu-El and the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach to gain a richer understanding of the Jewish religion. Rabbi Mark Phillipe led the students on a tour of Temple Emanu-El explaining what occurs as he conducts the morning service as well as the meaning of the symbols displayed throughout. Students were able to view a Torah and appreciate the...
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