Checkmate! Miami Lakes kids make smart moves

Checkmate!  Miami Lakes kids make smart moves
Opponents faced strong competition against students from Miami Lakes and area schools who competed in recent chess matches.Our Lady of the Lakes entered 27 students in the 2019 National Chess...

Bobcats to perform at Tampa convention

Bobcats to perform at Tampa convention
Seven students from Bob Graham Education Center will travel to Tampa in January to participate in a convention of the Florida Music Educators Association.After surviving astrenuous audition...

Swamp Shifters win at Homestead

Swamp  Shifters win at Homestead
The Barbara Goleman Senior High School’s Swamp Shifters robotics club took home second place in a FormulaAutomobile Racing Association competition on Oct. 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.The club...

Miami Lakes K-8’s Honor Society members share Halloween fun

Miami Lakes K-8’s Honor Society members share Halloween fun
Honor Society members Branley Borrego, Isabella Garcia and Giuliana Ladeira were among Miami Lakes K-8 Center students who brought more than 100 Halloween costumes toBranches Community Center in...

Knights of Columbus sponsor athletic contests in Miami Lakes

A “free throw and soccer championship” for boys and girls is set for Saturday, Nov. 9 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School.The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring the free event from 9 a.m. - noon at 6600 Miami Lakeway North, Miami Lakes.Kids ages 9 - 14 maycompete. Lunch will be...

‘It’s no joke!’ Threats rise against schools

Threats made against schools, employees or students are increasing, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools says it will not tolerate such acts.Parents should be aware that threats – whether spoken, made over social media or even written on a bathroom wall – can be prosecuted as a felony...

Childcare offered on teacher planning days

Kids camps are available for teacher planning days, part of a town partnership with the YMCA.On Oct. 25, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 27, there will be sports, health and wellness programs, games, arts and crafts and tutoring offered.To register a child to attend sessions at the...

LCMS honors respectful students

LCMS honors respectful students
Lawton Chiles Middle School is celebrating the value of respect during the month of October.Teachers recognized six students for excelling at their schoolwork, for having great attitudes in class...

Apply for Magnet Programs

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is accepting applications to its Magnet programs for the 2020-2021 school year.Applications will be accepted until Jan. 15.Students may choose from 384 programs offered at 114 schools across the district.Magnet programs offer unique studies that focus...

‘Walk our children to school day’ at HGE

‘Walk our children to school day’ at HGE
There was some serious star power for the kids at Hialeah Gardens Elementary School as they marked “Walk Our Children to School Day” on Oct. 1.Lady Liberty (4th grader Diana Vazquez) was joined by...

Young writer enjoys civic duties

Young writer enjoys civic duties
Rakia Walker briefly traded the drama of theater for the spectacle of politics last summer.The Barbara Goleman Senior High School graduate interned last summer for Miami-Dade CountyCommissioner...

Kids aid Bahamian storm victims

Kids aid Bahamian storm victims
South Florida children know the devastation a storm can bring. After Hurricane Dorian destroyed parts of The Bahamas on Labor Day weekend, students from at least two schools gathered supplies to...

Banner days for area schools

Banner days for area schools
Town council members and state Sen. Manny Diaz, Jr., R-Palm Springs North, toured area schools in September to celebrate state ratings achieved during the 2018-2019 school year.Officials visited...

Childcare options offered on teacher planning days

Teacher planning days -- when schools are closed to students -- can be every parent’s nightmare.To alleviate that stress, the town is offering camps to occupy kids on those days, in partnership with the YMCA.On Oct. 9, Oct. 25, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 27, kids will be offered...

Montessori students learn about gov’t from mayor

Montessori students learn about gov’t from mayor
The United States Constitution was 232 years old this year, and Mayor Manny Cid talked about that document and the rights and freedoms it protects when he visited with the students at Montessori...

Forget birthday gifts: fourth grader asks instead for supplies for Hurricane Dorian victims

Forget birthday gifts: fourth grader asks instead for supplies for Hurricane Dorian victims
A fourth grade student at Bob Graham Education Center put aside his hopes for gifts on his 10th birthday and instead, asked his friends to donate supplies for victims of Hurricane Dorian. Robert...

SLE hosts Under the Stars movie night

SLE hosts Under the Stars movie night
Spanish Lake Elementary hosted their first movie night under the stars for this school year on Sept. 6. Miami-Date County Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. sponsored the event. “Coco,” a Disney...

Ramiro Inguanzo named to committee

Ramiro Inguanzo named to committee
Miami Laker Ramiro Inguanzo was recently appointed to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Secure our Future Advisory Committee.In Nov. 2018, Miami-Dade County voters approved a .75 mill increase...

Three Aces at Lawton Chiles Middle School

Three Aces at Lawton Chiles Middle School
Three Lawton Chiles Middle School students received perfect scores on state tests and were recognized Sept. 9 by their school, which is at 8190 NW 197th St. in Miami.Photographed with Principal...

HML student inspired by business competition creates hair care line

HML student inspired by business competition creates hair care line
A Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High student inspired by lessons learned in BizCamp has created an all natural hair product.Sophomore Kimberly Downer, 15, who is enrolled in the school’s Digital...

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