Joining the DCS family on July 1, 2016, Dr. Kelly A. Andrews brings 36 years of education experience to DCS, including several years as a teacher, a guidance counselor, and eleven years as principal. She most recently served as the principal of Charles Elementary School in Richmond, Indiana, and is relocating to Miami.
She received her Doctoral degree in Education Leadership from Ball State University in 2015 and holds several other degrees in the field of Education. She has served on the Indiana Association of School Principals since 2010, most recently as the President of the Executive Committee, and is active in various civic activities, including serving on the Executive Board and as Education Chair of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Andrews shares her philosophy of education:
"Focusing on teachers to empower them to be the classroom leaders of learning is the cornerstone of promoting excellence in schools. Active leadership, an orderly and safe environment conducive to learning, business-like classrooms with high expectations, and regular assessments to measure student learning and growth are the aspects of educational leadership for the 21st century."
End of school schedule:
1:00 p.m. -no early shuttle available
|June 8 No backpacks allowed in school - high school students
||Last day for high school students;
9:00 a.m. high school awards ceremony
|Early dismissal 1:00 p.m. - no early shuttle available
|June 9 No packbacks allowed in school - middle school students
||Last day for middle school students; 9:00 a.m. middle school awards ceremony
1:00 p.m. - no early shuttle available
Our seniors received their diplomas at our graduation ceremony at Barry University on Wednesday, June 1st.
Lorie Tranchant wows the audience with her lovely voice.
Here is where our graduates are headed:
Florida International University
Pennsylvania State University
Miami Dade College
Miami Dade Honors College
Florida State University
Santa Fe College
University of South Florida
University of Maryland
University of Central Florida
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
United States Marines
Florida Gulf Coast University
University of Florida
Students were awarded a combined $138,000 in scholarships. We wish them the best of luck, and know they leave DCS well-prepared for this next stage of their lives.
DCS teacher honored by Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Miami Shores and North Miami selected Ms. Anne Mennes as their 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Mennes is a 22-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Public School system and has spent the last 9 years at DCS in the math department. Congratulations, Ms. Mennes!
Pictured below, left to right, are Sam Michels, Kiwanis president, Anne Mennes, and Doug Garber.
PTSA Board Elections will be held on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m.
New Uniform Vendor
Marlins honor Hawks baseball player
For the second consecutive year, the Miami Marlins and the Miami Herald have selected a DCS Hawks baseball player to be recognized for doing well in school and displaying sportmanship on the diamond. Chaz Royo will be honored on the field during a pre-game ceremony when the Marlins host the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, June 23.
Save the date and plan to attend the ballgame to cheer for Chaz and DCS!
Haitian Culture celebrated
On May 26, students were treated to "Passport To Haiti," a performance which dramatized the history of the Haitian culture. It portrayed the Caribbean's high demand for slaves to cultivate sugarcane and other crops, then visually moved the audience to historic moments that eventually led to the Haitian Revolution. The production was sponsored by our very own Brother 2 Brother and Sister 2 Sister under the sponsorship of Mr. Washington and Ms. Jean-Marie.
A few spots still available for next year's Japan trip
DCS Student recognized at Baker Aviation
Junior McCorv Innocent, who attends George T. Baker Aviation Technical College as well as DCS, has received an award as a finalist for the Outstanding Powerplant Theory and Maintenance Award. Congratulations, McCorv.