Spanish Honor Society Supports Lauren’s Kids


Donating for Hours!

Donate today to Ms. Lopez in room M112 to help survivors heal with guidance and support!

Do you need community service hours? DASH students have the opportunity in the new year to get community service hours by donating to Lauren’s Kids!

Lauren’s kids is an organization founded by Lauren Book to provide clothing for sexually abused Kids. Every 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be abused before leaving the K-12 education system. There are 42 million survivors  of sexual abuse living in the U.S today.

The organization has helped advocate for the passage of nearly 2 dozen laws to support survivors and protect children from predators. Their mission is “To prevent sexual abuse through education and awareness, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support.”

You can help too receiving 1 hour per 5 items, which include:

  • clothing
  • shoes
  • pots
  • pans
  • dishes
  • glassware
  • plastic ware
  • toys
  • small appliances
  • picture frames
  • blankets
  • sheets
  • towels


Ms. Nuñez-Hernandez coordinates CVAC Poster Contest


Miami-Dade County’s Community Action and Human Services Department Coordinated Victims Assistance Center (CVAC)and  One Billion Rising Miami are sponsoring a Contest to create the artwork for CVAC’s Human Trafficking Poster that will be distributed throughout the county.  One (1), Design and Architecture Senior High School (DASH) student will be chosen and designated the winner.

 Poster and Slogan Contest Specifications:

  • All artwork must be original and acceptable media include: paint; ink; pencil; pen; crayon; pastels; photography; collage; any paper; canvas; and computer generated or digitally enhanced art. It must be delivered in a digital format that can be reproduced for print.

Entries must include:

-The name: Community Action and Human Services Department

-Slogan  (STANDS TOGETHER TO ELIMINATE HUMAN TRAFFICKING was the slogan for last year’s campaign and students are invited to create a new slogan, along with their artwork.  The purpose of the poster is to make victims aware of the services available to them, so please use this as your guide.)

-Miami Dade County logo (attached)

-Coordinated Victims Assistance Center phone number: 305-285-5900

Accompanied by:

—               Full student name and contact information

—               A list of sources (if applicable)

 Entries will be judged on:

Quality of Information

Impact of Message

Quality of Graphics/Photos/Technical

Aesthetic Appeal


All entries must be submitted to DASH lead teacher, Ms. Nuñez-Hernandez:


Ms. Nuñez-Hernandez will have a copy of last year’s poster available in her classroom to be used as a reference.

 All entries must be received by 11:59 pm October 15, 2016.   Entries received after the established deadline will not be eligible to participate. 

The Prizes:

  • An iPad Pro with an iPen and have your poster displayed at the Coordinated Victims Assistance Center.

A pizza party at DASH for the top contestants whose work was considered but was not selected for the grand prize (not to exceed 30 students).

Hispanic Heritage Oratorical Contest

Hispanic-Heritage-Month-MuralThe purpose of the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Oratorical Competition is to provide students with the opportunity to discover and refine their research, writing, creative, and public speaking skills through a challenging competition

This year’s prompt is:

Why a particular Hispanic individual, due to their contributions to society, should be recognized during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Due Date:     On or before Friday, October 7, 2016 to be considered for judging.


Each grade level group will be awarded a 1st- 3rd prize as follows:

1st Place:            $100.00 gift certificate

2nd Place:           $75.00 gift certificate

3rd Place:            $50.00 gift certificate


Video recordings MUST be of one student delivering their speech.

Each video submission should be no more than 3 minutes (180 seconds) in length.


Hispanic Heritage Art and Essay Contests


All Florida students are invited to participate in the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month art and essay contests which will be centered around the theme, “Honoring Hispanic American Heroes: Veterans, Military, Law Enforcement and First Responders.”  Students in grades 9-12 can earn a 4-year Florida Prepaid Scholarship through the essay contest.

The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2016. 

To learn more about Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and contests, including contest rules and forms, visit