Cutler Bay Councilmember Peggy Bell and members of the town council celebrated the hard work and dedication of the staff, faculty and students of Miami Southridge Senior High School for the school’s transformation from an “F” to an “A” school based on the State of Florida’s school grading system.
Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman, vice chair for the Miami-Dade School Board, also presented a proclamation to principal David Moore for this outstanding accomplishment.
“I can’t thank the Cutler Bay Council members enough for the ongoing support they provided to Southridge,” Dr. Feldman said. “Coupled with the positive change to the school’s culture and the teaching and learning leadership from staff and administration, the students of Southridge have clearly demonstrated their propensity for academic success and an expectation of high levels of learning and performance.”
Councilmember Bell added her praise.
“We are so proud of the accomplishments of principal David Moore, teachers and students. They had an enormous job to do. Their dedication and hard work should be acknowledged. We are honored to make Mar. 21 ‘Miami Southridge Senior High School Day.’ As a former PTSA president of a local school and parent, I also know parent involvement is key to the success of any school. Encouragement and opportunity are necessary ingredients as well.
“I hope this will continue to encourage the students and their parents to become more and more involved in their school and community,” Councilmember Bell added. “The students have every reason to be proud and have now proven to themselves how successful they can become once they graduate.”