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...
  Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho was named Florida's Superintendent of the Year on December 4 by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS). As Florida's Superintendent of the Year, Carvalho will represent the Sunshine State for consideration as national superintendent of the year.  The announcement was made at the opening general session of the 68th Annual Joint Conference with...

Tips for seniors living on fixed incomes

Community Wednesday, January 1, 2014

(SPM Wire) With retirement accounts and real estate values still recovering from the recession, and living costs on the rise, many retired seniors are struggling to pay their bills. According to the National Council on Aging, 20 million Americans, 60 years of age or older, are economically insecure. But experts say that with the right tools and planning, you can avoid money woes. “The first step is to get a handle on your...
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