Invocation CELEBRATE EXCELLENCE! First Semester Accomplishments CERTIFICATES St. Ignatius’ Prayer Toma Señor en tus manos toda mi libertad; mi memoria, mi entendimiento, mi voluntad. Todo lo que yo poseo, Tú me lo has dado. Yo te lo devuelvo y te lo entrego, para que disponga de ello conforme a tu santa voluntad. Dame tu amor y gracia. Con ellos soy bastante rico y nada más deseo. Our Lady of Belen: Pray for us! IGNATIAN PARADIGM Experience – Reflection - Action Experience! Look back at this first semester Celebrate accomplishments and excellence Reflect! Think about what we have accomplished as a middle school. (What you have done ?) Action! How can we continue to improve our school and ourselves to serve one another for A.M.D.G? Ms. S. Dávalos Discovered with St. Augustine that the human heart is thirsty for God, our hearts rest with God. Studied the Pentateuch, the core Holy Scripture of the Jewish Faith community. Explored the emergence of the people “Israel” from a small family in the desert to the great kingdom of David and Solomon in the Promised Land. Investigated continuity between the Jewish and the Christian faiths in the person of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Ms. K. Mackle Covered first four chapters in our textbook Blest Are We. Read St. Ignatius and the Company of Jesus and completed a group project. Learned about the Bible and the Rosary, we made our own rosaries. Javier Guerrero – Leadership as HR President Rodrigo Marín – Outstanding work in class Ms. Patricia Bustamante Learned the role of the Holy Trinity the importance of Faith in our lives the books of the Bible the Rosary and the importance of Mary about the changes made to the Roman Missal and numerous prayers Read the life of St. Ignatius and did a poster for Ignatian week Student Nominations Gerald Chang – Great Student David García – Great Conduct Daniel Giacosa – Excellent Behavior Andrés Krikorian – Excellent Student Harrison Stoker – Excellent Student Maximiliano Llorente – Excellent Student Ms. Raquel García Christ established the church and how the church continues the mission of Jesus Christ The missionary journeys of St. Paul the Apostle The 7 Sacraments Reflected on the movie “The Five People We Meet in Heaven” Ms. M. De Aguiar Vocabulary, spelling, genres, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Units 1-5, Freak the Mighty. All the different genres in literature. Elements, techniques & charac. of fiction & nonfiction. Articles from Scholastic’s Scope Magazine. Andrés Dones, Mark Garrigó, Matthew Gómez, Jonathan Manrique Ms. M. Navarro Freak the Mighty Units 1-5 in Vocabulary Literary terms and genres in fiction and nonfiction Study skills and reading comprehension strategies 5 Scholastic Scope magazines. Magazine Winners : Santiago Venegas, Javier Saumell, Jorge Vizcarrondo, Christian Tinoco, Michael Sexton, Roger Torres, Conner Yurkon, Eric Lastres, Kevin Galego, Javier Fraga, Robert Lacasa Ms. A. Menocal Writing Process (all 5 Stages): Personal & Descriptive Utilized Criterion on-line Writing assessment Newspaper feature articles, interviews, class magazines, Dade County Fair Poem Magazine Winners- David Garcií, Sebastián Dueñas, Lucas Fernández, Nicholas Krikorian, Matthew Gómez, William San Pedro, Andrés Gutiérrez, Máximus García, Ricky Mayo, Brent Mullis, Alex Mejer, Allan Navarro, Javier Bustamante, Bernardo Poulat, Jorge García Excellence in English – Andrew Hernández, Daniel Fager, Robert Castro, Daniel Sánchez Mr. C. Curry Began working on ixl.com and did very well mastering many skills Completed a bar graph using Excel. First six chapters of their mathematics text book. Did very well on their midterm exams. Effort & Accomplishment – Ricardo Mayo, Daniel Fager , Javier Guerrero Vicente, Ms. D. Toledo Completed chapters 1 through 6 Students are working very hard Middle School Math Club: Students took the AMC 8 exam in November and are beginning to prepare for the Mathcounts competition at the end of February. Extraordinary effort: Sebastián Clark Ms. A. Fariñas Primer Libro: Part I – Verbs, Part II – Grammar, Part IV – Word Study, Part V – Hispanic Civilization Basic spelling rules – Yo Pienso y aprendo Syllables: diptongos ,hiatos, agudas, llanas, esdrújulas El Zorro, El Cid – summer reading All students participated in Belen Modern Languages Fair All students wrote poems for the Dade County Creative Writing Contest El Cid Ms. M. Sánchez Heard and practiced a lot of Spanish! Participated in Modern Languages Fair. Outstanding work/conduct – Deiter Prussing, Daniel Fager, Javier Saumell, Robert Castro, Gerald Chang, Mark Garrigó, Andrés Krikorian, Nicholas Krikorian, Javier Bustamante, Harrison Stoker Modern Languages Fair Mr. Sean Myer Earth and Space Science labs included Owl Pellets and Mineral Identification as well as contour mapping. Different layers of the Earth, it’s landforms and the types of rocks that make it up. Invention Convention Winners – Timothy Mackle, Andrés Gómez, William San Pedro Highest Averages – Daniel Fager, Iván Pachón, Ignacio Villasmil, Daniel Giacosa, Deiter Prussing, Andrew Hernández Ms. L. Lascano Earth and space Science students conducted labs that included Mineral Identification as well as contour mapping. Different layers of the Earth, it’s landforms and the types of rocks that make it up. Invention Convention Winners – Ignacio López Castro, Andrés Dones, Rodrigo Marín Special Recognition – Sebastián Hernández Science Evening Halloween Assembly Mr. Christopher Dreeson Ways in which music enhances our lives Interviewed family and friends in hopes of finding how music enriches our daily experience Examined Bach, Marsalis and Musical categories such as popular, traditional, and classical Ricky Mayo – Highest academic average Mr. Ignacio Font Drawings of cloth, still-life, watercolor drawings, and structural lines 3D projects for the Miami-Dade County Fair Outstanding Students: Alberto Fraga, Gabriel Aparicio Ms. M. Urbay Learned the importance of team work. Learned how to work handle their instruments. Played at Awards Ceremony & Pep Rally among others. Performed excellent Christmas Show! Mr. F. Padura Learned to think abstract, using their imagination and thinking on their feet through improve exercises Finished the semester with some great monologues performed by the students on stage with lights and sound Mr. Iván Santa-Cruz Use word processors and spreadsheets. History of computers and computing. Used their new skills to make crossword puzzles for their reading classes. Mr. Andrés Blanco Water polo and Basketball skills. Trained for ING and Presidential Physical Fitness Test Great Attitude/Hard Worker: Harrison Stoker, Joshua Collins Service & Star Students Most reported community service hours this year. Javier Fraga Rodrigo Marín Javier F. García Alec A. Palacio Ignacio J. Villasmil ISSF Star Student Javier Bustamante, Javier Fraga and Lucas Zumpano* Sixth Grade Lock In Mini-Olympics 6th Grade Assemblies Everglades Trip Mix It Up Christmas Concert Christmas Concert Middle School Sports Middle school football 8th grade team : 5 – 3 Middle school football 7th grade team : 0 – 6 Middle school Basketball Gold team: 10 – 0 ACC Division Champions and ACC Tournament Champions! Middle school Basketball Blue team: 8 – 4 Middle School Cross Country – ACC ,Tri-County, Catholic State and Dade County Champions! Middle School Volleyball : 5 -4 ACC Tournament Champions 6th grade Cross Country : ACC and Tri-County Champions 6th grade Basketball : 6 – 2 ACC Champions 6th grade Soccer :10 – 0 ACC Champions First Semester Honor Rolls Honor Roll Principal’s HR 6th 117 - 61% 41 - 21% 7th 89 - 50% 22 – 12% 8th 115 - 58% 29 – 15% Honor Roll Certificates G.P.A. of 3.4 or higher Principal Honor Roll An A in all Subjects TOP 5 THIS FIRST SEMESTER Javier Guerrero Vicente Andrew Hernández Rodrigo Marín Lucas Rodríguez Juan-Pablo Arenas CELEBRATION! FRI. JAN 27TH- 3:00 PM – IGNATIAN CENTER Pizza in the PATIO Raffle Prizes in the Roca Theater PUT YOUR NAME ON TICKET! DISMISSAL AT 4:00 PM. BELEN JESUIT - IGNATIAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS PATIO OF THE POETS ROCA THEATRE STAGE 6TH 8TH 7TH GRADE SECTION GRADE SECTION GRADE SECTION PATIO OF THE POETS 6Th GRADE ENTRANCE LOBBY 8TH GRADE ENTRANCE 7TH GRADE ENTRANCE Citizenship & School Spirit Care about each other! Care for our school! Do what is best and right for all! DO YOUR BEST… GOD WILL DO THE REST! Congratulations to all who did their best this first semester! Here is to an even better second semester!
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