Miami Beach Senior High PTSA E-Newsletter
May 30, 2017 - Issue # 25
- May 30, Blood Drive, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm. See flyer below.
- May 30-31, June 1, Graduation Rehearsal, Gymnasium.
- May 30, Transition Dinner for current and future PTSA Executive Board members, 7 pm.See article below.
- June 1, Amnesty International's End of The Year Luncheon, 2:20 pm, Media Center. See flyer below.
- June 1, Chorus performance, 7 pm.
- June 2, Class of 2017 Graduation, University of Miami Watsco Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, 9 am. All seniors need to report by 7 am. See article below.
- June 3, SAT & SAT Subject Tests. Registered students.
- June 8, Last day of school.
- June 9, No school, Teacher Planning Day.
- June 10, ACT test. Registered students.
- August 16, Pre-IB Scholars Academy Orientation. New Scholars students and families. See article below.
- August 19, New Student Orientation.
- August 21, First Day of the 2017-2018 school year.
Please note: some of these events might be rescheduled. Please check with your student, announcements, Activity Director or school office.
SAT - ACT Calendars
Click on the following links to see the testing dates released by the College Board and ACT for the 2016-2017 PSAT, SAT, and ACT:
Miami Beach Senior High School Code is 101140 for both tests.
A & B Day Calendar
Is tomorrow a 1-3-5-7 period day or a 2-4-6-8?
Library obligations must be paid in the administration office with Ms. Washington or in the Media Center, from 11 am to 2 pm every day.
Fusion has been hosting early auditions for the upcoming year. If you are a returning student and want to audition, please come by the Dance Room # 658.
Boys and girls interested in Bowling for the next school year, see Coach Muhtar or go to the Athletic Office Room 517.
Our last Catholic Student Union meeting will be this Wednesday, May 31, during both lunches in Room 289. We will have special time in communion with each other and will be selecting next year's board members and more. Be there!
UTD members, please be aware and calendar in your iPhones our final UTD Unit meeting for this school year. It will be this Wednesday, May 31, in Room 709 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Members, we ask you to join us. We want to ensure that your concerns are being heard and that we are keeping you aware as UTD and the District negotiate our contract over the summer. Please stop by. Thank you in advance.
Congratulations to the new PTSA Board!
On Thursday, May 19, the PTSA held the last General Meetingof the year in the Media Center.
During the same evening, the new PTSA Board for 2017-2018 was elected. Congratulations to the new Executive Board members!
MBSH PTSA 2017-18 EXECUTIVE BOARD
President: Hillary Frankel
1st VP/President in Training: Elisheva Rogoff
2nd VP/Advocacy: Jill Swartz
3rd VP/Membership: Stella Gelsomino
4th VP/Fundraiser: Melissa Delisle
Treasurer: Sheila Shardlow
Recording Secretary: Dana Grolin
Corresponding Secretary: Saskia Raymond
President Emeritus: Amelia Gowdy
The current and future PTSA Executive Board members are invited to the traditional pot luck Transition Dinner on May 30 at 7 pm. Please email Hillary Frankel at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and let her know what you will bring.
To receive your final report card by mail, please leave a self-addressed stamped envelope in the drop off box in the main office. Please include your student ID on the back of the envelope.
Registration packets for students new to Miami-Dade County Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year are available at the main office. Please ask Registrar Ms. Lopez.
Back-to-School Scholars Orientation
The Beach High Pre-IB Scholars Academy and IB Diploma Program will hold an important orientation for new students who have been accepted to the program on Wednesday, August 16, at 9 am in the Media Center.
The AOHT Graduation
The Academy of Hospitality Class of 2017 graduated on
Thank you to our Graduation Host, St. Thomas University, for championing once again the Academy of Hospitality Graduation.
Congratulations to all the Stephen G. Marriott Scholarship Recipients!
From left: Dr. Inclan, Ms. Haselmann, and Ms. Bush.
The Art Show
Mr. Virgin's and Ms. Money's Art students display their artwork.
The PAMM Field Trip
The Art Club had their end-of-the-year field trip at the PAMM museum.
The Bind Us Together Collection
Junior Jake Eisenberg getting ready for his second annual Bind Us Together
collection at Beach High.
The End of the Year Jazz Band Concert
MBSH 2017 Film Festival Winners
"Distraught" by Michelle Huguet, Bleu O'Brien, and Camilo Lopez
"La Leche", produced by Kiara Finnlaison
"SSSSSCorrect" by Juan Nunez, Joshua Sissman, & Dylan Carrizo
"Logan/Fusion" by Logan Smith
"Chandler's Min"d by Chandler Mann
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
"Definition of Insanity" by Justin Chandler
"Don't Text and Drive", produced by Max Pratts
"Newspaper" by Victoria Silva
Bleu O'Brien, "Two"
Michelle Huguet for "Distraught"
Camilo Lopez for "Distraught"
Camilo Lopez for "Distraught"
Daniela Monico for "Adventures in the Moonlight"
BEST ACTOR IN A MALE ROLE
Bleu O'Brien in "Bet on It"
BEST ACTOR IN A FEMALE ROLE
Melvys Barrios in "Code Red"
BEST PRODUCER - FILM
Bleu O'Brien for "Two"
AOHT Is a NAF Distinguished Academy once again
Twelve Distinguished Academies from Miami were honored at the last School Board meeting. Congratulations to our Beach High Academy of Hospitality and Tourism for being one of the Distinguished Academy! Thank you to our teachers and administrators for being the backbones of our successful academies. This designation is given to a select few academies that have exhibited fidelity to an educational design to prepare students for success in college and careers.
Congratulations to Ms. Patricia Gregory, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Lead Teacher, for being named a recipient of the Janet Linton Leadership Award.
Ms. Gregory Receives Janet Linton Leadership Award
This award recognizes outstanding academy directors and educational leadership within the NAF network, at the school, district and state levels. Winners will receive their award in Dallas, TX on July 9-12.
Last Chance to Purchase Your Yearbook
We haven't sold out the Yearbooks yet, so if you haven't purchased yours yet, you can do so this week during both lunches. It's $80 and there are about 40 books left, so first come, first serve.
Photo above: the Senior Cords Ceremony for the Class of 2017.
Photo below: the Senior Awards Ceremony.
Seniors, Get Your Final Transcripts
To order final transcripts you MUST HAVE
* NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE UNIVERSITY ON PAPER
* VALID PICTURE ID
* EACH TRANSCRIPT IS $2.00 - CASH ONLY- EXACT AMOUNT
Days to pre-order your transcripts:
* May 31, from 8:30 - 11:30 am in the Gym
* June 1, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Gym
* June 12 throughout the summer, 10:30 - 11:30 am Mondays through Thursdays
PRE-GRADUATION DAY PROCEDURES - MIAMI BEACH SENIOR HIGH
June 2, 2017
Watsco Center at the University of Miami
Address: 1245 Dauer Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146 - Location: Fieldhouse
The Pavia and Merrick garages will provide free parking for attendees.
Arrival Time: 7:00 am
Ceremony Start Time: 9:00 am
Graduation Tickets: Each graduate will receive 6 tickets. Each person attending (not including the graduate) MUST have a ticket, including children.
Cap & Gown:
· Try it on at home. Make sure it fits and zipper works.
· Hang up the gown to smooth out wrinkles.
· Do NOT iron the gown, use a steamer
Dress Code (underneath the gown):
Dress Pants (dark color)
White or light colored dress shirt must have a collar
NO jeans, shorts, sneakers, sandals, or any other garment considered to be casual
Dress Slacks, Dress/ Skirt and Blouse (light colored recommended)
Dress pants, dress shirt / blouse
Dress shoes or dress sandals; keep in mind that you are walking
NO midriffs, jeans, shorts, sneakers, flip flops or any other garment considered to be casual
Gowns will be returned.... Diplomas will be issued once you have returned your gown. A diploma will not be issued if your gown is not returned.
DO NOT ALTER YOUR CAP AND/OR GOWN IN ANY WAY (No messages, pictures or drawings on the cap or gown).
DOING SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR REMOVAL FROM THE GRADUATION PROCESSIONAL.
DURING THE PROCESSIONAL
GRADUATES MAY NOT WALK WITH THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- CELL PHONES
- IPODS/MP3 PLAYERS (ETC)
- ELECTRONIC DEVICES OF ANY KIND
- SHOES IN HAND
Graduation Ceremony is a dignified event marking a rite of passage. Miami Beach Senior High students, their families and guests are to treat it as such, and conduct themselves in a manner befitting the ceremony. Students and/or guests are not to bring any items that will distract from the ceremony. Students and guests who do not adhere to this request will be removed from the premises.
The Senior Picnic at Scott Rakow Youth Center.
Congratulations to Tomas Iglesias, Josue Aguilar, and Slade Coetzee. They represented Beach High at the All Dade Awards last week. Attached is a picture at the event. Slade could not attend. Go Hi-Tides!
Congratulations to the following Athletes that were recognized by the Miami Herald in the Spring Sports Edition:
Nolan Santos 2nd Team All-Dade
Honorable mention- Joan Baez and Emmanuel Arias
Slade Coetzee 1st Team All-Dade
Honorable mention - Piercarlo Usal, Jordan Skalet and Omar Zarif
Boys Water Polo
Nicholas Fedotov 2nd Team All-Dade
David Matz 3rd Team All-Dade
Honorable mention - Niko Stojanovic, Justin Hall, Justin Alfonso and Noah Perez
Girls Water Polo
Abigail Gualda 3rd Team All-Dade
Honorable mention - April Mullen, Julianna Friese, Molly Chepenik and Isabella Jaramillo
Please Take 5 Minutes to Fill up This Survey
Dear Miami Beach Public School Family,
We'd like to hear your feedback on Education in The City of Miami Beach. This survey is aligned to our Education Compact and will be used to identify potential educational enhancements.
Please help us identify how best the City could assist with Educational Initiatives, by rating the importance of the Compact focus areas. The Compact's main focus areas include: teacher recruitment and retention, enhanced communication of educational and community events, family/parental involvement in education, community/business engagement, enhanced student health and well-being, improved student achievement, school safety, and technology access.
To take part in this survey, click on the link below:
The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Please submit by June 2, 2017.
Thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation.
Dr. Leslie Rosenfeld,
City of Miami Beach Chief Learning and Development Officer
Organization Development Performance Initiatives
1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: 305-673-7000 ext. 6923
Rudra Bhatt Technology Scholarship
$500 to assist with College Tuition - Apply by May 30!
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS:
1. Miami Beach Senior High School Graduating Senior
2. GPA of at Least 2.5 unweighted
3. Minimum of 50 Community Service Hours
4. Have two letters of Recommendation attached to your application. One must be a former or current teacher, and one from an individual (not a relative) familiar with your character
5. Participation in Technology coursework and/or extracurricular activities
6. Interest in pursuing a career related to Technology
7. Use scholarship funds for college tuition
8. Completed application form
9. Submission of a power point, video, or multimedia presentation that summarizes experience and interest in Technology, how the scholarship will be used and why the applicant is deserving of this award.
10. Photo ID
11. Videotaping Release (provided by Ms. Sakowicz)
Link to apply
The IB - Scholars Banquet on May 29
The traditional Scholars-IB Banquet for Senior students, their parents and teachers was held on May 28 at the Miami Shores Country Club. During the Banquet, our graduating Senior Scholars and IB students were honored, and Scholars, IB and Silver Knights Chords were distributed.