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MAST Academy provides a marine setting and a nurturing environment for studies leading to academic success, career preparation, an appreciation of the sea, and environmental awareness. Stakeholders work together to instill a commitment to life-long learning and to advance and improve a challenging curriculum integrated with sciences and technology.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Calendar for Week of 3-2-09

Here's what's coming up next week - the last before FCAT!  Tutoring will be going strong - don't miss out on an amazing opportunity!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

African-American History Bowl at FIU

MAST recently sent two teams, the MAST Makos and MAST Avengers, to the African-American History Bowl at FIU.  Both teams made it to the semi-finals and the Makos team finished in third place overall.  Above is a picture of the trophy that they won.  A big congratulations goes out to Ms. Tucker and the twelve students that participated.  Great Job! Go MAST!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

CIIS 2009 Underway

The 2009 Contemporary Issues In Science at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens is underway! The presentations are going extremely well.  I was extremely proud of the student presentations and the way that they set the table for the subsequent table breakouts.  I also took a lot of pictures to show the work that the students and Dr. Khalil did. Incidentally, we have 92 student participants this year - nearly 17% of our student body! The CIIS is definitely one of those activities that is a highlight of our year!  

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

MAST's New Marquee is Up!

As of this afternoon our new marquee is up and looks great. We are back to the beautiful design we had before Wilma.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

MDCC PTSA Special Forum & General Meeting

We just received this flyer for the PTSA meeting on February 26 from the Superintendent's and the Regional Superintendent's offices.  If you have the evening available, I would encourage you to support the PTSA both here at MAST and county-wide as best you can!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.  Also, please remember that our MAST PTSA's email is

Friday, February 20, 2009

Class of 2010 Ring Ceremony

Tonight's junior ring ceremony was a lot of fun.  The auditorium was packed with family, friends, and alumni who came to celebrate with the juniors. Below are some pictures as the Class of 2010 get their rings and prepare for their move to seniors and the leading MAST into the future!  Have a great weekend!

Calendar for Week of 2-23-09

Here is this coming week's calendar!  Should be a good one! 
 Be prepared - FCAT is right around the corner!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

FCAT Writing Exam and Valentine's Dance

Well, last week we completed the first part of the 2009 FCAT administration. Congratulations to the tenth graders for 100% attendance. Next up we have the FCAT Reading, Math, and Science.  Let's make sure that the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors can match that 100% attendance in March!

We also held the Valentine's Dance in the auditorium last Friday night.  It was a great success and the students did a great job organizing and putting the dance together.  Over 200 tickets were sold and a good time was had by all.  

More later ... Have a great day!
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Florida PROMiSE

Today and tomorrow I am in Tallahassee working with principals' cohort #6 on the next generation math and science standards. The first day of work was great. We worked on assessing different sample problems to detemine both their complexity and difficulty. I have some homework to do for tomorrow's session. I am impressed with the new standards. As a state, we are definately moving in a good direction.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Calendar for Week of 2-16-09

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable long weekend.  Here is what is going on to MAST this week!  I should be a busy and exciting week.  Go Makos!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

MAST's United Way drive comes in First!

Congratulations to the MAST staff for our first place finish in the South Central Regional Center during this year's United Way Drive.  Above is a scan of the plaque that we received to recognize the staff's accomplishment.  Not to be outdone, our students were also recognized as they finished third in the South Central Regional Center.  I would just like to thank everyone for their generosity and willingness to help a good cause.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Weekly Calendar - February 2 though 6, 2009

See what is happening at MAST this week!  Remember - No class on Friday, Feb. 6th - Teacher PD Workday!

USCG JROTC Pass in Review

Please take a look at the article on the USCG District 7 Public Relations page.   Great job, Mako Battalion!

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