EDU News EDU News Honors Marine Biology Students Spend the Day Shark Tagging <iframe width="350" height="200" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Honors Marine Biology students were given the special opportunity to work alongside UM professors and undergraduate students to learn first-hand how they gather and track sharks here in South Florida. "Participating in real science research was definitely exciting," said Valentina Farr, a WCS sophomore. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:47:20 EDT 383996 Students Inducted Into Mu Alpha Theta Thirty high school students were honored with induction into Mu Alpha Theta, the national mathematics honor society. They are: Sabrina Apple, Hannah Avery, Erica Brenner, Ana Campos, Ashley Castano, Dylan Charlton, Grace Chewning, Connor Crotty, Amanda Cuello, Kennedi Dale, Julia Decker, Nicole Doble, Trish Elliot, Valentina Farr, Patrick Glynn, Sophia Gonzalez, Iman Jiha-Scutt, Alyssa Kreps, Nico Mora, David Overholt, Ian Poveda, Sophia Poveda, Abigail Raffalski, Shane Riera Michael Riley, Samantha Rodriguez, Valentina Saavedra, Madeline teRiele, Samuel Zakka, and Daniel Zalle. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:23:42 EDT 383985 Sculpture Students Enhance Skills at Local Studio High School Sculpture II and III students took field trips to the Ceramics League of Miami to learn how to throw cups on the ceramics wheel. They were able to visit professional artists studios, meet working artists, review different methods of using and firing clay, and receive hands-on, personalized lessons on how to throw on the wheel. Every student produced a cup to take home. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:16:57 EDT 383979 Eighth Grade Students Join Efforts to Help Animals Three 8th grade students came together this summer to make a positive impact on animals and those that care for them. Emilee Waltz and Carolina Gonzalez began to help Born Free Pet Shelter, a local no-kill, non-profit shelter, by gathering canned food and money. Within the first month they had donated over 500 cans, 15 jugs of bleach and many blankets and towels. Then their friend and fellow 8th grader Sophia Mendez decided to raise money in her family’s paint store to replace 25 buckets needed by the shelter. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:50:15 EDT 383587 Volleyball Players Team Up to Support a Local Cause Sophomore Varsity volleyball players Connor Crotty, Gaby Miller, Sophia Poveda and Quinn Blanco founded 4 Girls Digging For a Cause (4GDFAC) in an effort to combine their love of the sport and their passion for helping others. In August, 4GDFAC hosted a doubles sand volleyball tournament at Coral Reef Park and raised nearly $1,400 for HIS HOUSE Children's Home, a non-profit that provides residential care for abused, abandoned and neglected children. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:45:31 EDT 383571 Honors Girls' Ensemble Builds Bonds at Retreat The HS Honors Girls’ Ensemble enjoyed their 13th annual music and spiritual retreat in Islamorada in August. At the retreat, the girls set common goals for the year and reflect on areas such as teamwork, unity, attitude, work ethic, personal responsibility, and character, as leading musicians at the school. They also spent several hours rehearsing for their ambitious concert schedule. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:42:44 EDT 383560 On Stage in Carnegie Hall by WCS Senior Gigi Figueroa I never thought I would be able to say I sang in one of the most well known concert halls in the country. In September of last year, however, my choir director, Mrs. Jamie Sutta of the Miami Children's Voice Chorus, told us that we would be singing in Carnegie Hall that June with a group of other young choruses across the nation. We were all ecstatic, and once we started working on the music that we would sing in New York, we were terrified. The music was the hardest thing we had ever seen. Our director did mention though that there was a solo open to all chorus members that would be attending the concert. Seeing that the solo was comfortably in my range, I began to practice it at home almost everyday. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:44:22 EDT 383555