Miami Beach Senior High PTSA ENewsletter 
September 24, 2017 - Issue # 5

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Open House Is Here - You are invited!
Miami Beach Open House 2017
  • come meet your child's teachers
  • learn about the school programs and expectations
  • explore the Academies, clubs, sports, and activities at Beach High
  • visit the classrooms
  • meet your student's counselor
  • sign up for the Parent Portal
  • enroll in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program
You are invited to the 2016-17 Miami Beach Senior High Open House!

Please come and meet your child's teachers, the administration and staff. It will start with a curriculum fair from 5 to 6 pm, and then classroom visits.

The purpose of the Open House is to explain the school programs and expectations, to provide an opportunity for parents to meet their students' teachers and to showcase many of the resources offered to our students and their parents.

You will receive information about clubs, activities, tutoring opportunities, academic programs, and more.

Counselors will also be available to answer general questions and/or make appointments to handle more specific questions or concerns.

Please note: there is not enough time for teacher-parent conferences during Open House.
If you would like to speak with your student's teacher one-on-one, please email him/her and schedule an appointment on a separate day.

The FSA reading and writing make-ups at Beach High are scheduled for Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26.  We recommend that all students that are participating in Monday and Tuesday's FSA make-up sessions have a good breakfast and arrive to school early. Testing to meet graduation requirements occur throughout the year. Students may use PERT, ACT, and SAT scores to demonstrate college readiness and satisfy State requirement if specific concordances are met.
There will be a mentor meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, September 25 at 2:30 pm in the Auditorium. This is for all 9th graders and new Beach High students interested in being partnered with an upperclassman mentor, and for upperclassmen that are interested in mentoring new students. All students that attend the meeting will receive community service hours.
The Poetry, Art, and Nature Club (PAN) is reaching out to students who want to get involved in making the school a more vibrant and active environment.  Our first meeting will be held tomorrow, Monday, September 25, after school at 2:30 pm in Room 506 for any students interested in participating in some exciting and creative events.  
There will be a very important blood drive at Beach High on Tuesday, September 26 from 8 am until 2 pm. This blood drive is needed to help the hurricane and earthquake victims. All blood donors can earn 25 hours of community service. We are asking for the participation of all eligible students 17 years and older, parents and community members. Please free to share this information with your neighbors and family members. You can pick up consent forms from Mr. Rivera's Room 703. Must be 17 years old or older to donate. ID required. Please donate if you can!   
There will be a Beach High literary magazine meeting for "Embryo" on September 26 at 2:30 pm in Room 557.  Please come share your new ideas and help us publish our year's first edition. Refreshments will be served. See Mr. Boldon for details.
Do you love to sing and would like to know what it feels like to be up on stage in front of hundreds of people singing along with you? Do you play drums, bass, keyboard, or guitar? Do you have a passion for music of any style? Rock Ensemble auditions will be held from Tuesday, September 26 through Friday, September 29, 3-5 pm in Room 316. Sign-up sheets are in front of Room 316 with Mr. Garcia.   
Our first chapter meeting for Best Buddies is on Wednesday, September 27, at 2:30 pm in the Media Center. We hope to see new faces as well as returning members.
We will have our Club Fair on Friday, September 29, during all lunches.
Attention juniors: ring orders must be placed by Saturday, September 30 in order to be ready for the Ring Ceremony in January. Orders must be placed through our approved vendor.
We are selling Homecoming Dance tickets for $50 each until October 1. The MBSH 2017 Homecoming Dance will be on October 7 from 7-11 pm.  We are also selling senior breakfast tickets for $40 each until October 1st.  The Senior Breakfast will be on October 11 from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Rusty Pelican on Virginia Beach. All attending seniors must have a 2.0 GPA, less than 10 absences, less than 20 tardies, and community service hours on file. The tickets will be available online through the Parent and Student Portals with a credit card payment, and in person during all lunches in front of the cafeteria with cash payments.
Senior Parent Night has been rescheduled to October 12 at 6 pm in our Auditorium. We invite all senior parents to learn about important information related to school activities and college planning.
Junior Parent Night will be held on October 17 in the Auditorium, from 6-8 pm.
ACT and SAT tutoring are taking place on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 560 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm with Mr. Dreeson. These sessions are free and open to all students not currently enrolled in Communications Methodology.  Any students struggling with the FSA or Algebra 1 EOC should take advantage of this opportunity.
Want to be part of the club that 'Crossing Borders for Change'? Come see how you can build a resume of impactful community service by joining SOIL@MBSH. SOIL is a nonprofit organization that transforms wastes into resources in Haiti, and SOIL@MBSH students promote this organization locally. Find out how you can be a part of it - see Mr. Reese in Room 246.


The PTSA Board meeting has been resch eduled for this coming Tuesday, September 26, at 7:30 am in the Media Center.

Open to everybody - please join us!


Don't forget to bring a copy of your student's schedule with you to school, as the classrooms visit will follow the schedule order.

Those who are not familiar with the school can download the school map featured below and ask their students to indicate where their classrooms are located.

Download the Campus Map


The PTSA will have a table at the Expo and Resource Fair at the Open House, starting at 5 pm.
Stop by and meet us at the PTSA table.

If you haven't renewed your membership this year, you can do so at the Open House or online here: PTSA webpage

Only $5 for students and $10 for parents!  


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