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Monday, February 28, 2011

So Long to February and into March

Today we end February and head on into March!  Many things are happening at MAST this coming week including the FCAT Writing Exam for tenth graders on Tuesday, the Makos Water Polo teams have more matches, and Thursday is our final early release day of the year!

First, tomorrow is the FCAT Writing Exam.  Please make sure and check to know for sure you should be reporting. A list of the testing rooms and  relocation signs have been posted on the doors of the cabins around the Arctic Atrium and shared by teachers so you can be sure to be in the right place on time!

Tuesday the Makos also take on Coral Reef Senior in the pool.  Please come out and cheer on our teams just like last week!  I would love to see the bleachers full again as the 1-0 Lady Makos and the 2-1 Makos take a bite out of the Barracudas.

Finally, MAST Blast is right around the corner!  Next Friday is the day we go ahead and prepare ourselves for spring break and have a good time at the school wide carnival.  This year promises to be as active and enjoyable as ever! Get ready to get wet!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mr. Mako is On!

Second Annual

And "the" question...

Great program at MAST tonight! The kids are great and the judges are amazing. Everyone is having a super time!

Mr. Mako 2011 was absolutely amazing.  Thank you to all who put in so much work and thanks to the judges for adding to the fun.  Particular kudos to all the young men who participated in the show.  You make us very proud and have demonstrated another facet of what it means to be at MAST! 

And Mr. Mako and Mr. Mini-Mako for 2011 are:
                                         Caelen                                                         Harry

-- Post From My iPhone

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

MAST Water Polo - Season Openers 2011

The MAST water polo teams opened their seasons with convincing wins against Hialeah Gardens this afternoon. It was a great afternoon with a lot of MAST spirit!

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Catching Up and Sailing on Strong

As February is drawing to a close, there is much in the wings at MAST.  In a few short days, we will have the FCAT Writing exam for 10th graders, our PTSA will be hosting our 5th gala event (please see prior post for RSVP information), water polo season is about to begin, and student registration for the 2011-2012 school year begins next week.  That's a lot to look forward to!

This afternoon our water polo teams kick off their seasons with their first meets at home against Hialeah Gardens Senior.  The girls play at 4 pm and the boys at 5 pm.  Tomorrow night we celebrate our Teacher and Rookie Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Avendano and Ms. Fernandez are our MAST nominees respectively.  Wednesday evening we will join all the district nominees for see who will be the recipient of this year's award.  We will wind up the week with a second visit from a group of British teachers.  Earlier in the year we had a small group of about six educators come by for the day and experience MAST.  This time around, the group will shadow teachers and spend a day and a half with us.

Good luck to all and I hope you enjoy a shorter but extremely busy week.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Miami National College Fair

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at the Miami National College Fair. It was a nice afternoon with quite a few MAST families in attendance. There was a lot of information available from schools across the country and the Caribbean.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

20 Years of Excellence - MAST PTSA Gala

Please save the date and reserve your spot at this year's MAST PTSA Gala celebrating 20 Years of Excellence! If you haven't already, here is the link to make your reservations:
Please reserve ASAP! See you there and thank you for supporting our amazing school!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CAP Update from Ms. Cosgrove

Just a reminder to any junior that would like a SAT/ACT waiver to come up to the CAP Office. There are two test dates remaining for SAT and ACT. Also, you should consider registering to take the Subject area tests.

She will be in the CAP Office Feb. 16th 7-3 and Feb. 17th 7-12.

-- Post From My iPhone

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