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.
Professor Diaz and the 8th grade SEED Store girls organized a Holiday Sweets Shoppe filled with ice cream, hot chocolate, and other treats. Students who earned at least 500 SEED Dollars throughout the week for displaying positive behavior in the academic day and evening programming were invited to indulge on the goodies. Happy Holidays!
SEED is so grateful for our community of partners who not only support us financially, but also create opportunities for our students. Today we showcase the generosity of Robert Gordon and Frank Armstrong of Investor Solutions, who have generously funded wonderful programs like our Robotics SPARK and others. In addition, they have also provided a creative venue for our students’ artistic abilities through their holiday card contest. Our students have submitted their designs to Investor Solutions, and the most creative card will be distributed to Investor Solutions clients—promoting SEED Miami and our talented young artist throughout the community.
Wherever they go, the ladies of the FAMU house know how to have a great time. Through the hard work and creativity of Ms. Georges and Ms. Stubbs, the ladies have had Spa Day, karaoke nights, and a number of other fun events.
Earlier this week, SEED Miami's football team played in their first game against Bay Harbor. Our boys and girls gave it their all and showed off their brand new uniforms!
At SEED Miami, behavioral excellence does not go unrecognized! As a reward for their fantastic demonstration of SEED Core Values in the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year, SEED Miami's Dean's List students were awarded with a visit to Galaxy Skateway, where they snacked on pizza, played arcade games, and glided swiftly on the roller skating rink.