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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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

PTSA Town Hall Meetings

Please see the flyer below for details regarding the Miami-Dade Council of PTAs/PTSAs, the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Grants Administration, and Community Services, and the Office of Parental Involvement coordinating the GET INFORMED, GET INVOLVED RALLY TO TALLY - TOWN HALL MEETING on Monday, March 23, 2009 at the following locations:
  • Coral Reef Senior High School
  • Coral Gables Senior High School
  • Miami Northwestern Senior High School
  • Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
Addresses and contact information are listed below.  Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Calendar for Week of 3-16-09

This certainly has been a busy week.  We had the C-SPAN documentary recognitions, the Ecomedia assembly, and, not to be left out, the FCAT.  A big thank you to all the students, faculty, staff, and parents who made the testing go so smoothly.  I hope everyone has a restful weekend.  Here's a look at what is happening next week...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

FCAT "Pool Shark" Swims Again!

FCAT Day 2 - SSS Mathematics!  Our first two days of FCAT testing are underway!  Ninth and tenth graders have completed their Reading portion of the exams and are working on the Mathematics section.  Congratulations on great attendance rates, 99%.  Thank you to the  students, staff, and parents for working extra hard.  Remember, tomorrow is FCAT Science for eleventh graders!  Get a good night's rest and arrive early for breakfast.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

C-SPAN Recognition for MAST Students

Two groups of MAST students were recognized for their entries in the C-SPAN StudentCam 2009 documentary competition.  The two groups were chosen from 921 videos submitted by 2000 students from 41 different  states.  Carla Aronsohn, Catherine Skipp, and Damian Hunt were third prize winners with their production, "One Nation Under God."  Kamilah Acebal, Daniella de la Riva, and Jessika Goodman garnered an honorable mention for their piece, "The Invisible Workers of Homestead."  Congratulations to both of them for their work.  To view their work, please click on the link below to go to the C-SPAN website.  Way to go!  

Friday, March 6, 2009

Calendar for Week of 3-9-09 - FCAT Week!

FCAT Time 2009!

Here is our FCAT 2009 schedule for next week:

Tuesday:          Reading for 9th and 10th graders
Wednesday:    Mathematics for 9th and 10th graders
Thursday:        Science for 11th graders

It's time for MAST to show what we can do on the FCAT.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Welcome to March!

It is hard to believe but we are already in March.  Water polo has started and the FCAT is next week.  This year is certainly flying by.  Sooner than we think we'll be in AP Exams!  This in mind, there is no time like the present to begin preparing!  Also, this month is our MAST PTSA Gala, "Taste of the Sea" at the Miami Seaquarium.  For a list of the items in the silent auction please see  For ticket information please contact the PTSA at MASTPTSA@  Save the date - March 28th!

This morning I am at ITTS learning about how to design the master schedule using the new schedule system.  We have three days of learning on how to begin the building process.  As a tool, I am finding Aspen X2 to be flexible - something very valuable to MAST.  It is also great that we have the option of bringing a lot of our information that is consistent forward each year.

More to come ...

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