The Class of 2021 has grown up so quickly! Professor Ogle and our 8th grade students helped plan and orchestrate a formal dance to celebrate their transition to high school. It was truly a night to remember.
To celebrate the end of the 2016-2017 school year, Professor Diaz and the SEED Store helpers organized a SEED Store Beach Party incentive for students who did not earn a referral that week. Students snacked on icees, ice cream, and other snacks while lounging on beach chairs.
Last week, SEED Miami students visited the Biscayne Nature Center, where they waded into the ocean to further explore the South Florida ecosystem of the Seagrass Bed. They collected live specimens, such as invertebrates like crabs and Mantis shrimp, as well as various fish species such as Pipefish, Puffer Fish and Trunk Fish. After their collection, students spent the afternoon in a hands-on laboratory, where they learned more about these species as well as other aspects of our South Florida ecosystems.
SEED Miami ambassadors and staff presented a gift as a token of our appreciation to the Braman Family Charitable Trust. The Braman Family Charitable trust was an early supporter of SEED Miami and we are grateful for their continued support!
Along with 1900 other dance enthusiasts in Miami-Dade County, SEED Miami scholars attended a special performance of Alvin Ailey at the Adrienne Arsht Center on February 24th. Superintendent Carvalho reminded students, “Alvin Ailey believes in all of us.” We were inspired to keep dancing thanks to supporters and our generous hosts, The Adrienne Arsht Center, Alvin Ailey Foundation, and Superintendent Carvalho.
For the second year in a row, The Everglades Foundation hosted The SEED School of Miami students and staff on an educational adventure around Everglades National Park. Students and staff toured Shark Valley and learned about the Everglades ecology and water management while observing wildlife. We also enjoyed an airboat ride and had lunch on a Miccosukee island, a first for many of our students. We are grateful to The Everglades Foundation, SEED Miami Board member, Carlos de la Cruz, Jr., and Dave Lawrence for this incredible opportunity.
Another quarter finished means another Dean's List incentive trip! The Quarter 2 Dean's List students visited GameTime at The Shops at Sunset Place.
The SEED Miami Dancers performed at the Quarter 2 Honors Assembly and showed our community how talented they are! The dancers and Ms. Yaniz have put forth a great amount of effort preparing for this performance!
The SEED Speaks Series is a monthly guest speaker series in which people from different career fields, as well as individuals who are community and social leaders, are invited to speak to the SEED community about their respective expertise. The purpose of the SEED Speak series is to expose, expand, and inspire students to go out and reach for their DREAMS and connect them with individuals in their field of interest.
This month's SEED Speaker Series guest is Ms. Loraine Tomlin. She is a Miami native who was a corp member at Homestead Middle School for City Year Miami 2014-2015 corp year. She then re-enlisted to serve a second year as the school's Team Leader, mentoring the incoming City Year Corp members. Since then, Ms. Tomlin has been promoted to Impact manager for City Year Miami. She knew that she wanted to live a life of service to others and inspire change within her community and that is exactly what she does. Ms. Tomlin discussed City Year and how her life journey led her to live a life of service.
SEED Miami’s supportive learning environment extends well beyond the classroom. All of our SEED students and their families gain exposure to a variety of unique activities, learning opportunities, and exposure trips throughout the community. On January 19th SEED scholars were able to explore and learn about contemporary art at Perez Art Museum Miami. We are grateful to Dorothy Terrell, Trustee at PAMM and SEED Miami supporter, who provided this unique and fun learning experience for our students.