Mission -- "Stay Connected"
Dragon Strategies, Ideas and Resources to help you "Stay Connected" and avoid disconnect over the Winter Break. Hover over the presentation to use your mouse to pace yourself. Also take a few minutes and check out this motivational video on Youtube from Eric Thomas. You have to watch it all the way through and you will be totally impressed with what he has to say.
Students are encouraged to visit http://www.fsassessment.org where they will get an overview of the standards that will be assessed as well as practice navigating the test environment. Click this link to access additional resources for reading, math, science and social studies.
Magnet Open House
Our Magnet Open house will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6 PM. Applications for the Stranahan Magnet Program are available online from the Magnet Program office http://www.browardschoolsinnovativeprograms.com/apply-now-magnet-programs-application or contact the Stranahan Magnet Programs office at 754-323-2199. Application deadline is February 11, 2015. Interested students must submit their applicaitons along with their most recent report card, containing FCAT schores to:
Magnet Programs Office
600 S.E. Third Avenue , 4 th Floor
Fort Lauderdale , FL 3330
Also take a few minutes and review the Engineering and Medical Magnet videos and information on our school's website.
Midterm Exam Schedule
JA Business Hall of Fame Reception
Aida Siegel, attended and spoke at our JA (Junior Achievement) Business Hall of Fame Laureate Reception this week. She was outstanding! She is the President of the JA Fellows program at Stranahan and represented our school well. The Laureate Reception is a private party for all of the CEO’s we have honored over the past 20 years so it’s definitely the who’s who of Broward County. Stranahan is excited to have our school represented at such a prestigious event.
Debate Team Earn Accolades
The following students went to their first after school debate:
Debate: Seirra Mitchell & Matt Hall, Kimrah Tracey & Martina Onyenwe
Speech: Ravensky Lundy, Nyokkie Mclean, Tylan Blades, Kierra Sterling, and Shareece Rose
There were over 600 students representing their individual schools, Each and every Stranahan student did outstanding and represented our school with Dragon pride. Seirra Mitchell and Matt Hall won a debate round. Kierra Sterling and Tylan Blades both placed first in a speech round.
The debate prompts were not easy and the teams had to be ready to debate both the pros and cons. The prompt was: Resolved: On balance, public subsidies for professional athletic organizations in the United States benefit their local communities. Each and every student knew how to present a claim, contention, and citation (all are found in our new common core standards).
Congrats to all Stranahan Debaters!
Braggin' on a Dragon
A star is born at the Broward Education Foundation Hall of Fame Breakfast this a.m. Our Jennifer Hamilton was selected as one of 6 Hall of Famers to be inducted, 3 Educators and 3 Outstanding Community Achievers. She now has a star on the sidewalk outside of the KCW building on the corner of SE 3rd Ave and SE 6th Street. Her picture also hangs in the KCW building outside of the Board Room on the Hall of Fame Wall. Congratulations to Jen for this prestigious accomplishment and thank you for all you do in the Classroom, on the Fields and Courts and behind the scene to keep our Dragons in the positive light. Also honored was Mr. Eugene Pettis a former Dragon, Class of 1978 and now attorney in Fort Lauderdale. Dragons are breathing fire through the Ages. To learn more click this link.