Miami Beach Senior High PTSA E-Newsletter 
 
                May 30, 2017 - Issue # 25                       
            A Time to Celebrate!                    
                                

 
DASHBOARD

Calendar 
  • 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:

The easiest way to register for the SAT is online at
www.collegeboard.org and for ACT online at www.actstudent.org 
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?
     
 
  
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.


 
       
 
Questions regarding student clubs or activities? Email our Student Government at mbshupdates@gmail.com
  
 
 
FROM YOUR PTSA
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 tennishop123@gmail.com to RSVP and let her know what you will bring.
 
 
 
 
SCHOOL NEWS
Summer Reading





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.
Documents required: click here.



 
   

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.
 
 
 
 
           
    
 
LIFE ON CAMPUS
 
The AOHT Graduation

The Academy of Hospitality Class of 2017 graduated on May 25.
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 school supplies collection at Beach High.

 
   
 

The End of the Year Jazz Band Concert 


 
 
                 
         
   
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO...

MBSH 2017 Film Festival Winners
 
BEST DRAMA
"Distraught" by Michelle Huguet, Bleu O'Brien, and Camilo Lopez
 
BEST COMEDY
"La Leche", produced by Kiara Finnlaison
 
BEST COMMERCIAL
"SSSSSCorrect" by Juan Nunez, Joshua Sissman, & Dylan Carrizo
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY
"Logan/Fusion" by Logan Smith
 
BEST EXPERIMENTAL
"Chandler's Min"d by Chandler Mann
 
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
"Definition of Insanity" by Justin Chandler
 
BEST P.S.A.
"Don't Text and Drive", produced by Max Pratts
 
BEST SHORT-SHORT
"Newspaper" by Victoria Silva
 
BEST DIRECTOR
Bleu O'Brien, "Two"
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Michelle Huguet for "Distraught"
 
BEST EDITOR
Camilo Lopez for "Distraught"
 
BEST MUSIC/SOUND
Camilo Lopez for "Distraught"
 
BEST SCRIPTWRITER
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.

 
 


Ms. Gregory Receives Janet Linton Leadership Award

Congratulations to Ms. Patricia Gregory, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Lead Teacher, for being named a recipient of the 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.

 
 
          
 
 
 
      
 
SENIOR CORNER
 
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):
MALES
Dress Pants (dark color)
White or light colored dress shirt must have a collar
Tie
Dress Shoes
NO jeans, shorts, sneakers, sandals, or any other garment considered to be casual
 
FEMALES
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
 
IMPORTANT!
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:
-         CAMERAS
-         CELL PHONES
-         IPODS/MP3 PLAYERS (ETC)
-         PURSES
-         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.

 
     
 
SPORT SCENE
   
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:
 
Baseball
Nolan Santos 2nd Team All-Dade
Honorable mention- Joan Baez and Emmanuel Arias
 
Girls Tennis
Slade Coetzee 1st Team All-Dade
 
Boys Tennis
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

 
   
  
 
FROM OUR COMMUNITY
 
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 
   

 
PHOTO GALLERY
 
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.
 
   


 
 
  
  
 
 
 
     

 
 
 

 
 
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Calendars
Announcements
From Your PTSA
School News
Life on Campus
Congratulations to...
Senior Corner
Volunteer Opportunities
From Our Community
Photo Gallery
Join Our PTSA!
Take a Seat for Education
Shop at AmazonSmile
Beach Film News
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2016-2017

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President
Amelia Gowdy

President in Training
Hillary Frankel

VP Advocacy
Deryn Cowdy

VP Membership
Chrysta Dwyer-Hammon
Stella Gelsomino

VP Fundraising
Cigi Thoennes 

Treasurers
Elizabeth Allocco
Sheila Shardlow

Recording Secretary
Pauline Buck
Elisheva Rogoff

Corresponding Secretary
Marina Gallian (newsletter)
Lauren Radick (Social Media)

President Emeritus
Jill Swartz



MBSH PTSA 2016-17
Standing Committees

Academic/Curriculum Issues
Tracy Jackson
Kayla Rynor

Academic Volunteers
Gabriela Hemmerde-Vecco
   
Fundraising Committee
Mike Gruener (Parking Fundraiser)
Jill Muller
 Joe Vazquez
Nancy Wolff-Diaz

Grants
Carmen Barcenas
 Paula Sohn

Hospitality & Teacher Appreciation
 Hillary Frankel  
Sophie Trodjman

Programs
Barbara Gelber
Amanda Kleidermacher

Safety and Security
 Jelena Demetriades
Deryn Cowdy
Beth Edwards
Mike Gruener

SHARE/Student Needs Program
Jill Swartz

Silver Knight
Amelia Gowdy
Karen Edelstein
 
Team Run for Education
Kim Haber

US Gran
t
 Corey Narson

MBSH PTSA 2016-17
Liaisons

Ada Merritt
Theresa Pinto

City of Miami Beach
Leslie Rosenfeld

EESAC
Tracy Jackson

IB/Scholars Liaison
Marina Gallian
 
Nautilus Middle School
Carmen Barcenas

Ruth K. Broad K-8
Dalia Blumstein

QEC
Kayla Rynor

Teacher Representative
Ms. Gussie Sakowicz

Student Representatives
Jamila Gowdy (Advocacy)
 
Principal
John Donohue


Leave Your Footprints at Beach High:
Take a Seat for Education

An opportunity to make a donation, leave a legacy and take a seat for education in support of MBSH! You will receive a plaque on the back of one of the auditorium seats. If we sell enough seats we will be able to fund teacher and department grants in 2016-2017

Please download a form, fill it out including the message with up to 3 lines of text, and send it with a check payable to the MBSH PTSA at Miami Beach Senior High, 2231 Prairie Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Shopping at Amazon? Start at Amazon Smile and Help Your PTSA

 
What is AmazonSmile? 
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
Simply go to smile.amazon.com and search for the following charity: "Miami Beach Sr High School PTA". It's that simple. For every purchase you make, AmazonSmile will make a donation to Beach High.



Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile.  

Info and registration: smile.amazon.com
 
Add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to remember to start your shopping there.
The Office Depot Program for Schools

Support your school while shopping for school and office supplies - it doesn't cost you a penny!
Office Depot and Office Max run a charity program to support public schools. It gives 5% of your purchase to the school you designate, without any additional cost to you.

At the register, before paying, please ask the cashier to add Beach High ID to include your purchase in the "Give Back to Schools". Beach High ID is 70022680. If you don't remember this ID number, ask the cashier to check it out for you - they have a book listing all schools' ID's. If the cashier is not familiar with the program, ask for a a supervisor's help.

Thank you for your support of our students and teachers!

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