October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016 

School News
Cross Country makes history!
Hawks soared at the District cross-country meet on Thursday, October 20.  Tristan Cravello ran a personal record of 17:49, and cruised to the finish line, capturing the Boys' title and becoming the new District Individual Champion! The last time we had a district champion was in 2013 (Josiah McLaughlin). The boys edged out Miami Country Day by 2 points to become the 2016 District 15 Class 1A Champions. The team qualifies to compete in the Regional Meet on Saturday, October 29, for a chance to go to the States finals on November 5 in Tallahassee.
The girls' team was equally impressive...Estella Dunham not only qualified for the Regional meet with her 4th place finish, but she set a new DCS Girls' 5K record of 22 minutes and 49 seconds, breaking the previous record set by Olivia Santos in 2012.
We are so proud of the hard work of our cross country team and coach Brent McLaughlin.
Tristan Cravello, center

Front row: Brandon Morales, Micklander Estime, Gianni Pestano, Morvens Constant, Serge Andre, team manager Nigel Dodds
Back row: Jonathan Gill, William Howell, Kara Semelfort, Keenan McLaughlin, Estella Dunham, and Annaya Voltaire
Hawks Debate Team scores
The DCS Debate Team competed at the first Dade After School Tournament on Friday, October 14 at G. Holmes Braddock Sr. High School, participating in both Speech and Debate events. 
Leidy Iglesias earned a first place win in Original Oratory, and Nate Birdsong won first place in Declamation. This is the team's second year; both middle schoolers and high schoolers are on the team. They did a wonderful job competing against experienced high school students from around the county.  
The debate team is coached by Mr. Charles Perez, a former DCS faculty member and an NPR Miami Herald Broadcaster and Reporter.
Congratulations to all on the debate team. We are proud of you.

Front row: Rebecca Nouel, Skye Duong, Giovanni Francillon, Krystelle Alexis, Leidy Iglesias
Back row: Jasmine Boulin, Caroline Leckband, Nathaniel Birdsong, Ayhan Aksu, Joseph Gay, Christian Beaty, Mr. Charles Perez 

Boxtops Contest Deadline is Approaching

Green Day this Saturday, October 22
Check out our DCS Booth, and have your bike parked by our very own Green Club's bike valet. It all takes place in downtown Miami Shores from 3:30 to 7:30.



Register to win a two-year prepaid college tuition plan!
Deadline is October 23rd! Click on link below to enter.
Parent/Teacher Conference nights scheduled
Parents/guardians of select students will receive invitations from teachers to attend conferences on Tuesday, November 1 from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, November 3 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. In some instances, teachers may schedule a different time range than those listed above.
If your student does not receive an invitation but you would like to schedule a conference, please contact your student's teacher and a conference will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.
Interact Club collecting for Haiti hurricane victims
Our Interact Club is requesting donations of toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, etc.) to be sent to Haiti. Please bring in these items by November 15th. For more information please contact Ms. Borg at
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Tutoring by National Honor Society
Students in the National Honor Society are offering free tutoring every Tuesday in room 1120 from 2:50 to 3:30 p.m.
Next PTSA Meeting:  Thursday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m. 
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Next Board Meeting: 
Thursday, November 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

Thursday, October 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

Friday, Oct. 21
Middle School Dance, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Green Day, Miami Shores Street Festival, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 24
EESAC Meeting, 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Princeton Review College Tips Night, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27
End of 1st grading period
Early Release Day: noon dismissal
FAFSA Information Session, 12:10-2:10, seniors and their parents
Friday, Oct. 28
Beginning of 2nd grading period
Tuesday,  Nov. 1
Parent/Teacher conferences (as scheduled with the teacher), 3:45 to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 3
Junior/Senior meeting with UCF, 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Parent/Teacher conferences (as scheduled with the teacher), 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
PTSA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Teacher Planning Day; no students in school
Thursday, Nov. 10
Veteran's Day Ceremony, 8:00 a.m.
Finance Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Music Field Trip to Florida  Grand Opera, Arsht Center, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Homecoming Dance, high school students, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m., Barry University
Friday, Nov. 11
Veteran's Day Holiday; school is closed
Monday, Nov. 14
Grade 9 Mid-Year Assessments, ELA
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Grade 10 Mid-Year Assessments, ELA
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Algebra 2 Mid-Year Assessments
Thursday, Nov. 17
Algebra 1 Mid-Year Assessments
Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 18
Geometry Mid-Year Assessments
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Teacher Planning Day; no students in school
Thursday, Nov. 24
Thanksgiving Holiday; school is closed
Friday, Nov. 25
Thanksgiving recess; school is closed

Students of the Week
Language Arts - Tyler Law
- Jonas Charles
- Tristin Venger
Social Studies
- Nigel Dodds
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