Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School


Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School

Infobox School
name = Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School
district = Miami-Dade County Public Schools
principal = Christopher J. Shinn
type = Public secondary
established = September 1971
city = Hialeah
state = Florida
country = USA
enrollment = 2,281
grades = 9–12
campus = Suburban
mascot = Trojan
colors = Royal Blue, True Orange, & White
free_label_1 = School hours
free_1 = 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM
free_label_2 = Average class size
free_2 = 28
free_label_3 = School Motto
free_3 = Labor Omnia Vincet" (Latin, "Work Conquers All")
picture =
website = [http://hml.dadeschools.net/ hml.dadeschools.net]

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School is a secondary school operated by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, located at 7977 W 12th Avenue in Hialeah, Florida, USA, on the boundary with the city of Miami Lakes.

History

Construction

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High opened its doors in 1971; the school was built to serve the newly formed community of Miami Lakes, Florida as well as the city of Opa-Locka and parts of Hialeah, Florida. It is one of five high schools serving the densely populated Miami suburb of Hialeah, Florida. [ [http://www.publicschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/17595] Miami-Dade County Schools - Public School Review]

Alma Mater & traditions

"Who knows what the future brings, "Or where we'll be tomorrow, "Times to laugh and times to cry, "Times to bind us closer, "But when our spirit's down, "One thing will prevail; "Hialeah-Miami Lakes "Oh Alma Mater Hail!" Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior has three student-run journalism programs,the yearbook, "Aeneid", the monthly newspaper, "The Trojan Times", and the TV Production program, Trojan TV.

Academics

Curriculum

Lakes has offers more Advanced Placement courses in its curriculum then most of the schools in Dade county, numbering a total of 23 AP classes.

The AP courses offered for the 2007-2008 school year are:


*Psychology
*Macroeconomics
*Biology
*Chemistry
*Environmental Science
*
*Calculus (AB & BC)
*Statistics
*European History
*United States History
*World History

*English Language
*English Literature
*French Language
*Spanish Language
*Spanish Literature
*Human Geography
*Comparative Government & Politics
*United States Government & Politics
*Studio Art
*Music Theory

Achievements

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior participates in the Florida High School Mock Trial Competition [ [http://www.flrea.org/index.html] Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc.] and the National High School Mock Trial Competition. Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior received Miami-Dade County Championships in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and placed 2nd in 1995. The school received Florida State Championships in 1991, 1992, 1993, and placed 2nd in 1994. Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior, under the instruction of Walter Gishler and Anthony DeFillippo, received National High School Mock Trial Honors placing 7th in 1991, 5th in 1993 and National Champions [ [http://www.nationalmocktrial.org/history.cfm#9] National High School Mock Trial Competition] in 1992.

In 2006-2007, the Hialeah-Miami Lakes Theatre/Drama Department earned straight superior ratings at the Southeastern Theatre Conference [ [http://www.setc.org/] Southern Theatre Conference] in Atlanta March 7-11. Representing not only their school but M-DCPS and the entire state of Florida as well, they earned straight superior ratings for the production of "From the Mississippi Delta". [ [http://divisionoflifeskills.dadeschools.net/divisionoflifeskills/pastevents/previousyears.html] Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Division of Life Skills]
The Drama program continued its excellence throughout the 2007-2008 school year with its one act interpretation of Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" which earned an invitation to the prestigious 2009 Edingburgh Theater Festival in Scotland with Troupe 2501.

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Marching, Jazz and Concert bands earn straight superiors practically every season. They attained National Grand Champions of the band for seven straight years from 1999-2006 and in 2008 at Fiesta-val in Washington D.C. The chorus also attained the status of Grand Champions at the aforementioned competition in 2008, making both Band and Choir National Grand Champions for 2008.

Problems

For the 2007-2008 school year the school grade was a D, having missed a C grade by one point. [ [http://oada.dadeschools.net/DQM/rptSeniorgrade0708.pdf] Miami-Dade County Public Schools - OADA Report] Since the 2008-2009 school year the school has no longer been in the Zone program and has gone back to regular scheduling. [ [http://hml.dadeschools.net/main.htm] Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High - Main Page]

Athletics

Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School has won multiple Florida state sports championships, including the 1975 football state championship, four state championships in baseball (1977, 1979, 1980, and 1985), one in boys' soccer (1978), one in boys' golf (1978), one in boys' gymnastics (1978), one in boys' track (1984), one in boys' basketball (1986), and one in girls' soccer (1993), as well as a national baseball championship in 1985. Hialeah-Miami Lakes High was also awarded the Miami Herald All Sport Award for seven seasons (1977-78, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, and 1989-90) as well as the Miami Herald Major Sport Award (1977-78 and 1978-79). [ [http://hml.dadeschools.net/sports/sports.htm/] Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School Athletics Archives] Hialeah-Miami Lakes High shares a rivalry with Hialeah High and a less notable one with Barbara Goleman Senior High.

In 2008 the boys volleyball, and 2007 cross country teams went on to clinch the district titles while the 2007-2008 boys basketball, wrestling team and girls soccer team were district runners-ups respectively.

The school's home stadium is Hendricks stadium in Milander Park (which it shares with Hialeah, Goleman, Miami Springs and American.)

Feeder patterns

The following elementary schools feed into Hialeah-Miami Lakes: [ [http://www.dadeschools.net/9023/03FeederPattern/HMLFLOW.pdf] Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Feeder Pattern Report]
*Bunche Park
*John G. Dupuis
*Golden Glades
*Miami Lakes K-8 center
*North Twin Lakes
*Opa Locka
*Palm Lakes
*Rainbow Park
*Twin Lakes

Miami Lakes Middle School, North Dade, M.A. Milam K-8 Center, and Palm Springs Middle Schools feed into Hialeah-Miami Lakes.

Notable alumni

*Devin Bush, professional NFL FS for the Atlanta Falcons (1995-1998), the St. Louis Rams (1999-2000) and the Cleveland Browns (2001-2002).
*Chris Corchiani, professional NBA guard for Orlando Magic after being picked in the second round of the 1991 NBA Draft from North Carolina State University and later on the Boston Celtics as well as the Washington Bullets.
*Vincent D'Onofrio, actor and producer, known for stage, film and television work. Best known for his role as Detective Robert Goren in "".
*Rohan Davey, professional NFL quarterback for the New England Patriots (2002-2004), switched on to the Arizona Cardinals, also helped lead the win of the NFL Europe World Bowl for the Berlin Thunder.
*Dennis Kneale, Managing Editor, Forbes Magazine.
*Jill Michelle Meleán comedienne and actress. Alumni cast member of FOX sketch comedy series MADtv.
*Julio Robaina, Mayor of the city of Hialeah, Florida as of 2005.
*Michael Timpson, professional NFL wide receiver for the New England Patriots for six seasons (1989-1994). Alumnus of the Lakes class of 1985. [Wine, Steven. [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-19565042.html "Vet WR Timpson returns home to play for Dolphins"] , "Associated Press", July 28, 2007. Accessed December 23, 2007. "That was in 1985, when Timpson was a highly sought prospect from Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School."]

References

External links

* [http://www.dadeschools.net/ Miami-Dade County public schools]
* [http://hml.dadeschools.net/ Hialeah-Miami Lakes' homepage]
* [http://hml.dadeschools.net/sports/sports.htm/ Hialeah-Miami Lakes' athletics]


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