Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach K-8 News

Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach K-8 News

Newly elected NSE SIB K-8 student government officers pose with Sunny Isles Beach officials and Miami-Dade County School Board Member Dr. Martin Karp.


The Ballots were cast…and the votes were in!!! NSE SIB K8 students had elected their student government officers for the 2013-2014 school year. Ms. Carvajal, 7th grade Civics teacher and sponsor of the Student Government Association, announced the winners and invited many SIB dignitaries to an installation breakfast. NSE SIB K8 was delighted that Mayor Edelcup, Vice Mayor Aelion, Commissioner Gatto, Commissioner Levin, City Manager Chris Russo and City Attorney Hans Ottinot were all able to attend. They were joined by our school board representative, Dr. Martin Karp, Police Chief Fred Maas and former SIB Vice Mayor Lew Thaler. Each of the city officials had the honor of installing one of the student officers: Timothy Byrd, President; Inake Unzue, Vice President; Celine Roncal, Secretary; Arianna Valera, Treasurer; and Natalia Torres, EESAC Representative. It was a wonderful event that celebrated student leadership and community partnership. Our young leaders had an opportunity to sit and talk with the city leaders and learn from the best. They look forward to a very productive and meaningful year.

Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach K-8 News

Students in the Norman S. Edelcup SIB K-8 use Skype to communicate with students in SIB’s Sister City of Netanya, Israel.

and Far…

NSE SIB K8 has spread its wings across the ocean to establish a relationship with a school in Netanya, Israel, a sister city to the City of Sunny Isles Beach. Under the leadership of Jenny Levinson, Media Specialist, our students have been “Skypeing” with students at the Herstog School in Netanya. Because of the time difference, our students report to the media center at 7:45am for the “Skypeing” session and the students in Netanya stay late at their school to participate. The students are asking “Getting to Know You” type questions and are learning about other cultures in another land. Next, the students will begin to correspond on an individual basis through traditional snail mail.

Maybe someday they will meet on the beaches of Sunny Isles Beach.

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