Brownsville Unity Music Project thrives at Historic Hampton House

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) brings greetings at the Historic Hampton House Celebration featuring our B.U.M.P. students.

The Brownsville Unity Music Project is a great partnership with UM, The Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and FIU that provides free music lessons for our students.

We need our students (5th to 8th Grade) to APPLY for this great, FREE, opportunity TODAY!

Call (305) 284-6755 for more info.

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Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) sponsors policy item to ensure school safety

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) sponsored H-17 Providing a Safe Learning Environment for Students, Teachers, and Staff, at the April 25th School Board Meeting.

The item adopts policy position to not arm any additional school personnel other than school resource officers (SRO’S) and school police. Pursuant to the Coach Feis guardian program, the item requests that the funds be used to train and hire additional SRO’s and school police.

Thanks to State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford (D-109), and UTD President Karla Hernandez-Mats for your service and speaking in support of H-17. Thanks to the unanimous vote of School Board Members.

Saluting District 2 senior, Emmanuel Sanon, on Academic Signing Day

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was proud to recognize Emmanuel Sanon, graduating senior at William H. Turner Technical Arts Senior High School, during Academic Signing Day at the School Board Meeting.

Mr. Sanon earned $300,000 worth of college scholarships and will attend Dartmouth College. We salute Emmanuel’s parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and Principal Frazier for educating our extremely bright and hard working student.

Honoring District 2 Student Leaders at School Board Meeting

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was proud to recognize four outstanding graduating seniors for their academic achievements at the April 25th School Board Meeting.

We salute Anwar Taylor (Turner Tech), Paula Garranchan, Faith Robinson, and Triniti Wade (SAS-North Campus) and wish them success on their academic journey!
Great job to our parents, Principal Frazier, Principal Dr. Monteagudo, teachers, counselors, staff, and parents for loving and supporting our futute leaders!

Talented Bulls shine at Miami Northwestern PAVAC Spring Showcase

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was excited to attend and support our talented Bulls at the 2018 PAVAC Spring Showcase at Miami Northwestern.

Great job to Principal Aristide, administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and PAVAC Directors for educating and exposing our children to the arts. It was an incredible show! Go Bulls!

Welcome U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) to Arcola Lake Elementary School

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) welcomes U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) to visit our Embrace Girls at Arcola Lake Elementary School. Our Embrace girls participate in the mindfulness program sponsored by Inner Explorer and Aetna.

Mindfulness programs significantly improve mental health, capacity to learn, and kindness
– reducing bullying, aggression and violence.

Janet Hubert aka “Aunt Viv” reads to Embrace Girls at Arcola Lake Elementary School

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was excited to welcome Actress Janet Hubert to read her book “J.G. and the B.C. Kids” to our Embrace Girls at Arcola Lake Elementary School.

Our B.C. aka Bright Children were able to ask Ms. Hubert about her life and work as an actress and author.

Thanks to Principal Dr. Hannah, CEO Velma Lawrence, and Embrace Girls team for educating, supporting, and loving our wonderful girls.

Keynote Speaker at 34th Annual HANA Scholarship Fundraiser and Awards Gala

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was honored to serve as the Keynote Speaker at the 34th Annual Scholarship Fundraising and Awards Gala. Thanks to HANA President Marsha Eloi, Ms. Marie Etienne, officers, members, and all nurses for your wonderful care and service to our children and families.

We salute HANA for awarding our deserving female students with scholarships.

Speaking with our seniors at AARP NW Chapter 4686 Meeting

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) presents M-DCPS and District 2 update to members at the AARP NW Chapter 4686 meeting held at Charles Hadley Park.

Thanks to AARP President Debra Dawkins, President Emeritus Nancy Dawkins, Professor Sam Latimore, board, and members for your support and service to our children and families.