South Miami Middle Community School Center for the Arts

County: Miami-Dade County School District
Number of Students: 934
Number of Magnet Students: 706 Magnet Students

Address: 6750 SW 60th St, Miami, Fl 33143

Phone: (305) 661-3481
School Website: smmcs.dadeschools.net
Magnet Website: smmcs.dadeschools.net/magnet.htm

Principal: Juan Carlos Boue
Email: jcboue@dadeschools.net

Superintendent: Alberto M. Carvalho
Phone: (305) 995-1430
Email: Superintendent'sOffice@dadeschools.net

School Board Chair: Perla Tabares Hantman
Email: phantman@dadeschools.net

Students served:

Hispanic: 693
White: 142
Black 70
Asian: 19
Indian: 1
Multi-Racial: 5

Male: 382
Female: 552

Our Magnet Arts Teaching Team includes:

Band - 1 Director
Broadcast Arts & Tech 1 Teacher/1Technician
Chorus - 1 Director
Dance - 1 Director
Orchestra - 1 Director
Photography - 1 Teacher
Theatre - 1 Director
Visual Arts - 2 Teachers

Names and Contacts of Arts Faculty and Staff:

POSITION

NAME

EMAIL

ROOM

EXT.

Magnet Lead

Jessica D. Valdes-Vega

jvaldesvega@dadeschools.net

7-007

2205

Magnet Secretary

Martha R. Chavez

martychavez@dadeschools.net

7-007

2206

Band Director

Francisco Williams

Fwilliams2@dadeschools.net

43

2236

Broadcast Teacher

Joshua Paolino

jpaolino@dadeschools.net

214

2255

Broadcast Technician

Steve Ward

steveward@dadeschools.net

218

2240

Chorus Director

Eric Firestone

ChoirOnFire@dadeschools.net

7-204

2303

Dance Director

Ashley Beckno

abeckno@dadeschools.net

263

2285

Orchestra Director

Besnik Hashani

bhashani@dadeschools.net

65

2274

Photography Teacher

Nancy Handler

NHandler@dadeschools.net

21

2209

Theatre Director

Madelin Marchant

mmarchant@dadeschools.net

41

2238

Visual Arts Teacher

Margie Campmany

campmanyc@dadeschools.net

PT-2

2290

Visual Arts Teacher

Cheryl Goodman

artcge@dadeschools.net

67

2275

 

SCHEDULE OF MAGNET ART CLASSES:

Band, Chorus and Orchestra students receive two classes per day; one performing class and one theory class.  Students that are advanced with their theory skills, receive two performing classes in place of their one theory class.  Broadcast, Dance, Photography, Theatre and Visual Arts students receive two classes, double-blocked, for continuity, subject specialty and time management.

 

OUR PRIDE:

NURTURING THE HIGHEST ASPIRATIONS OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT THROUGHT THE ARTS”.

The students who are accepted into the Magnet Arts Program at South Miami Middle Community School Center for the Arts are guided through their specific arts education with this statement as their main focus.  Our teachers are constantly working to advance the students in their commitment to their art, as well as being supportive of their academic instruction.  The talent and commitment of our teachers, along with the energy, excitement, and enthusiasm of our students, makes for an amazing result.  The support and cooperation we receive from our administration, academic faculty, and entire school staff creates an environment of success and unity.

 

A VISIT TO OUR SCHOOL:

A visit to our school will excite the visitor as they see students in costume going over their lines for a show, or dancing and leaping through the air in leotards for dance class.  The visitor will see students filming, taking photos, and creating artwork throughout the campus, while at the same time, instruments and voices can be heard making beautiful music all over the campus.  The creativity can be seen and heard in every area at South Miami Middle School!

 

OUR SPECIAL ARTS PROGRAMS:

South Miami Middle School is one of the most sought after magnet programs in Miami-Dade County.  The students come from all over Miami-Dade County with the hopes of attending our magnet program.  The audition process is a talent-based process, that is very program specific and only for the truly dedicated.  Our magnet students are held to a higher standard, due to the rigorous schedules of their programs.  Therefore, they are taught the discipline that is necessary to balance their talent and their academic schedules so they can be successful and move on to their next Challenge.  Our students have been very successful in continuing their dreams as they move on to the high school level we have one of the highest acceptance rates of students applying for magnet high schools in the county.

 

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