Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho announced in early February that Miami-Dade County took a giant leap towards the digital transformation of the school district and a 1:1 digital initiative, launching a rollout of 100,000 HP and Lenovo Windows 8 devices. Additionally, more than 10,000 interactive boards will be added to classrooms across the district.  Carvalho made the announcement at the Microsoft YouthSpark Connection panel...

75 professional visit during Pace's Career Day

Education Wednesday, February 19, 2014

  Monsignor Edward Pace High School hosted Career Day on February 6. Students from 9th through 12th grades had the opportunity to speak with 75 professionals from various career paths, and the school enjoyed a motivational session with Hector Picar, an engineer who, due to a serious accident, is now a double amputee working with engineering equipment for people with physical impairments such as his own. Throughout the day, students were...

Pace drama/theatre program host 4th annual gala

Education Wednesday, February 19, 2014

  Monsignor Edward Pace High School’s International Thespians, Troupe 5457, will hosting its 4th Annual Gala on Friday, February 21 in the Spartan Center. Cristina Pla-Guzman, director of the drama and theatre program, has invited parents and friends of the thespians to enjoy an evening of sweets, performances, and special presentations.  The award winning members of Troupe 5457 will perform their district competition pieces,...

Stephanie Fouts on Dean's List to Washington & Lee

Education Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Stephanie Fouts of Miami Lakes, a member of the class of 2017 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, has earned Dean’s List status for the recently ended winter term 2013. Dean’s List status represents a term grade average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

American High School JROTC Cadets embark on three-day college tour

Education By Cadet Captain Laura Sepulveda, Special to The Laker Wednesday, February 19, 2014

  American High School JROTC sponsored a three-day college tour of five major Florida Universities. In late January, 39 Army JROTC cadets began the journey, departing American’s campus at 4 a.m. in route to Daytona’s Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black college founded in 1904 by the late Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Cadets spent the morning touring Bethune before traveling to Orlando’s University of Central...