Miami Lakes Library Programs

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, July 18, 2024

   The Miami-Dade County Library branch in Miami Lakes is offering classes.  Most events require preregistration and popular courses may fill up early.  Sign up in advance to avoid being shut out of classes.  To check availability, call the branch at 305-822-6520, email truglioj@mdpls.org or sign up at https://bit.ly/3Wnp6tC. Summer Reading Challenge - Adventure Begins at Your Library June 1 - Aug....

Roberto Alonso joins the Greater Florida Consortium of School Boards

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, July 18, 2024

     Roberto Alonso was elected to the Greater Florida Consortium of School Boards.      Alonso, of Miami Lakes, became secretary and treasurer of the organization, which chose him in June during its meeting in Tampa.      Locally, Alonso represents District 4 of the Miami Dade County Public Schools Board.      The GFCSB develops a legislative platform that it advocates for...

Teacher treats MLK-8 Center students to dinner

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, July 3, 2024

     Twenty students from Virnalis Arvelo’s eighth grade class at Miami Lakes K-8 Center achieved a perfect score on their English Language Arts Florida Assessment of Student Thinking.       “What a fantastic way to end the year,” Arvelo said in an email. “We laughed and cried.”  The students received a level five score and Arvelo treated them to dinner at ML Steak...

Boy Scouts complete leadership course

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, July 3, 2024

     Boy Scouts from the Miami Lakes area attended a BSA National Youth Leadership Training Program in March held at Camp Elmore in Davie.      Over six days and five nights, the scouts learned advanced corporate team building; leadership and critical thinking and management skills, which they will bring back to their troops.     Fifty young people from Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties...

The American Legion recognizes area students

Featured By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, July 3, 2024

 Each year, the American Legion presents awards to approximately 30,000 students for demonstrating character traits that the group calls American ideals: courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service.      Young people in elementary, middle and high schools and at colleges are chosen by faculty for the Legion’s School Medal Award Program, said Gary Cardenas, commander of American Legion Post 144...
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