Miami, Florida, Friday, February 21, 2018 – Mater Lakes Academy’s Boys Varsity Basketball team has advanced to the regional playoffs against Calvary Christian.
The Bears defeated Monsignor Edward Pace High School on Friday, February 16th, 104-94, in the District Championships at Miami Edison Senior High, to bring a back-to-back championship in basketball to Mater Lakes.
The Bears finished their regular season with a record of 22-6 and with a second straight undefeated season in districts at 20-0. Our top scorers for the season are Cyrus Largie for 20 PPG, Dominic Rivera and Julian Garcia with 12 PPG, and Craig Starks Jr with 10 PPG and 8 rebounds a game.
“We are extremely excited where our program is headed, 75% of our season production and experience will come back for next season. Right in time for our grand opening of the new gym. As we continue working towards the opportunity of become state champions,” said Coach Juan Urbina.
On Thursday, February 22nd, Mater Lakes will play at Dade Christian’s gymnasium against Cavalry Christian. Tip-off is at 7:00 pm and the tickets are $7.00 at the door.
Mater Lakes Academy is a Miami-Dade County Public Charter School, with students enrolled in 6th – 12th grade. Mater Lakes Academy has been open since the 2006-2007 academic school year, and is currently in its 12th year under the direction of Principal Rene F. Rovirosa, and is an A school for both the middle school and the high school. For more information, visit the school’s website at www.materlakes.org.
Mrs. Alice Martinez
Mater Lakes Academy
Phone: (305) 698-8000
Fax: (305) 698-1800
Academica sponsored the Charter Schools Student Taste Testing and Food Expo for the Lunch Consortium on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The event was a huge success and took place at Mater Gardens Charter School, where the Mater Gardens Student Council and Lighthouse Team were on hand to facilitate information to all the schools that partook in this unique experience.
Approximately 475 “official tasters”, from 22 schools in grades 4th-10th came to Mater Gardens to participate in a tasting of a variety of 44 new food items to be sampled for inclusion in next year’s school lunch. Cheney Bros., the food distributor, brought over 16 food service companies and offered students delicious samples of lasagna, cheese bread with marinara sauce, boneless chicken wings, stir fry vegetables, burgers (veggie, meat and turkey) as well as yummy treats like ice cream bars, cookies and donuts.
Students were invited to evaluate a variety of innovative menu concepts and sample new flavors. After completing their tasting, students used a Quick Response Code (QR code) to answer a survey and provide feedback on what they liked and disliked. The QR code is a barcode that is scanned using a smartphone to access the survey. The Lunch Consortium then collected the opinions of the students electronically, which made the experience even more exciting for the students. There were also paper surveys available for the students that wanted to write their answers. This exercise was extremely helpful to assist the Lunch Consortium in designing a menu for the schools that will offer more choices for these students as well as improve the quality of the meals served at their schools.
There were picnic tables and music for entertainment and the students had a great time! Students from the City of Hialeah Educational Academy also did double duty as photographers and videographers of the event.
There were many tasters from each of the following schools:
City of Hialeah Educational Academy
Gibson Charter School
Mater International Studies
Mater Lakes Middle/High
Pinecrest Prep Middle/High
Somerset Silver Palms
Somerset City Arts
Somerset South Homestead Elementary
Somerset South Homestead Middle/High
Somerset Central Miramar
Somerset Chapel Trail
Somerset Prep North Lauderdale