Stories written by Annette Weissman


Left to Right SIB K-8 Team Members Front Row: Norma Francisquini; Kathy Disla; Captain of team, Todd Avery; Principal, Dr. Annette Weissman; Heather Merriman; Back Row: Vic Whiteman; Allyson Krevat; Jeff Stanaford; Barbara Del Sol Martinez; Donita Gay; Lindsey Korbin. Not pictured; Victor Garcy; Curtis Osborn; Wendy Green; Marlon Weiss; and Lisa Taylor

By Annette Weissman…. The basketballs were going “swish”! The cheerleaders were waving their pom poms”! The crowd was going wild when Sunny Isles Beach K-8 and David Lawrence K-8 played the first annual feeder pattern basketball game at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High. It was a great night filled with energy and excitement as […]

We need to honor teachers

#24 teachers of the year

By Annette Weissman…. Whether I am talking to teachers, parents, or community members, I am often asked about the impact of the financial cutbacks in education. I have not yet addressed this topic in the press, but today I would like to tell you one way in which we have confronted the challenges of a […]


Dr. Annette Weissman

By Dr. Annette Weissman…. Principal SIB Community School SUCCESS – How do you spell success? At Sunny Isles Beach Community School success is spelled with an “A”. For two consecutive years SIBCS has earned an “A” grade from the State of Florida. This is based on student achievement on the FCAT test but is really […]

Safety First

Dr. Annette Weissman

By Dr. Annette Weissman…. By now you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that it is also Dental Health Month, Trick or Treat for UNICEF Month, Czech Heritage Month, Italian American Heritage and Culture Month, Polish American Heritage Month? The list goes on and on with each week and many […]

Understanding the FCAT

Annette Weissman, Principal SIB Community School

By Annette Weisman…. Thanks to the newspaper and television reporters everyone knows that the scores from the spring administration of the FCATs have been under scrutiny. They were delayed, then they were challenged, and now they are being investigated. I think this would be a great time for me to explain what the FCATs measure […]

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