Students in “Ecology of South Florida” class visit Big Cypress National Preserve

Students from Ms. Crespo’s Ecology of South Florida took a trip on March 9, 2017, traveling to Big Cypress National Preserve in west Miami-Dade County.

The trip, which is one of a series of trips class members have taken to various national parks in recent years, is designed to take the learning experience out of the classroom and into the environment students learn about during the class. Previous trips have seen the class travel to Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park.

“They were able to experience the true sense of an outdoor adventure as they observed native plants and animals,” Ms. Crespo said after the trip.

The students left ACSM shortly after school started on Thursday, headed for the preserve. It took about an hour for the students to arrive to the preserve, which is located northwest of Everglades National Park. Once there, students entered the welcome center and were introduced to the history and ecology of the preserve. After that, National Park Service rangers took students five miles into the park to begin a hike around the swampland.

“There was a lot to do. I learned a lot personally from the rangers. I got to see an alligator in person,” Grade 7 student Matthew Diaz said. “Taking this trip helps me learn more about the preserve and how important it is to some animals, and how their habitat is essential to their survival

“We keep this for them, these endangered species that we keep protected.”

Much more ‘Star Wars’ to come in the next few years

Star Wars: The Force Awakens left a huge impact on the science fiction genre and left fans wanting more. People have been wondering what’s coming in the next years and we now have some information. Continue reading “Much more ‘Star Wars’ to come in the next few years”

Election 2016: Candidate Profiles — Hillary Clinton

In an effort to inform our students, Opinion Editor Matthew Brodermann will be profiling presidential candidates this election season. Any opinions shared do not necessarily reflect those of ACSM, employees of the school or other staff members of The Tiger’s Tale.

Hillary Clinton was born to Hugh and Dorothy Rodham and grew up in a middle-class home in Park Ridge, a suburb of Chicago. After college, Clinton enrolled in Yale Law School. While attending Yale, Clinton began dating one of her classmates, future president Bill Clinton. Continue reading “Election 2016: Candidate Profiles — Hillary Clinton”

ACSM Grade 8 student John Martinez competes in Miami Herald Spelling Bee

AcadeMirCharter School Middle Grade 8 student John Martinez competed at the Miami Herald Spelling Bee presented by Burger King Corp. The event was held on March 8, starting promptly at 8:00 a.m. at Jungle
Island on Watson Island near downtown Miami. Continue reading “ACSM Grade 8 student John Martinez competes in Miami Herald Spelling Bee”

Students from AcadeMir Charter School Middle visit Biscayne National Park

Ms. Crespo’s Ecology of South Florida class went to Biscayne National Park on Dec. 1, 2015. The class loaded into a bus at 8 a.m. Once loaded in they set off to Biscayne and arrived after about 45 minutes. Once they arrived they were met by a ranger who showed them around.

The class explored for a bit, then performed an experiment involving plankton and microscopes. Continue reading “Students from AcadeMir Charter School Middle visit Biscayne National Park”

John Martinez wins first AcadeMir Charter School Middle Spelling Bee

Grade 8 student John Martinez won the first AcadeMir Charter School Middle Spelling Bee in the school’s cafeteria on December 10. The runner-up was Jason Gorelick, also in Grade 8.

The ACSM bee started with 12 students who qualified through spelling quizzes given in all classes. Continue reading “John Martinez wins first AcadeMir Charter School Middle Spelling Bee”

Election 2016: Candidate Profiles — Bernie Sanders

In an effort to inform our students, Opinion Editor Matthew Brodermann will be profiling presidential candidates this election season. Any opinions shared do not necessarily reflect those of ACSM, employees of the school or other staff members of The Tiger’s Tale.

Bernard “Bernie” Sanders is the Junior Senator representing Vermont in the United States Senate, and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Continue reading “Election 2016: Candidate Profiles — Bernie Sanders”

Music, dance and acting on display at AcadeMir Charter School Middle’s Hispanic Heritage Show

The Hispanic Heritage Show, featuring songs, dancing and skits performed by students, took place over two days in the cafeteria at AcadeMir Charter School Middle.

The show, which started on Oct. 22 but concluded on Oct. 29, started with the period 2 dance class dancing to La Gozadera by Gente De Zona featuring Marc Anthony. Next, period 4 presented the Cuban house party skit. Karla Shuik and Meerelyn Santos from period 6 music performed Código Amistad from the Disney Channel show Violetta. Continue reading “Music, dance and acting on display at AcadeMir Charter School Middle’s Hispanic Heritage Show”

AcadeMir Charter School Middle students try out for “Court of Dreams” team

AcadeMir Charter School Middle students from all grade levels interested in participating in the “Court of Dreams” event at the AmericanAirlines Arena this year participated in tryouts on Sept. 21.

“We will be playing in the Triple A on Nov. 11,” Coach Andrews said. “That is a no school day and the kids will be playing against themselves. It will be a scrimmage game.” Continue reading “AcadeMir Charter School Middle students try out for “Court of Dreams” team”