Awards & Accolades

Ponce de Leon Middle School has received the following awards and accolades:

2012 Magnet School of America – School of Distinction

2012 Fairchild Tropical Gardens – School Silver Award

2012 Fourth Place – Italian, District‐wide World Languages Competition

2012 First Place – French, District‐wide World Languages Competition

2012 Second Place – District‐wide Sixth Grade Mathematics Team Competition

2012 Second Place – Regional Spelling Bee Competition

2012 Miami‐Dade Youth Fair First Place Awards for Photography

2011 Fairchild Tropical Gardens Middle School Challenge Second Place

2011 Fairchild Tropical Gardens Hall of Fame Banner Recipient

2011 State of Florida Five Star Community Service Award (highest honor in state for service)

2011 Region Top Achieving Teacher in Race to the Top Initiative

2011 50 Youth Fair student winners in the areas of Agricultural Rendering and Photography

2011 Coral Gables Gazette recognizes PMS Middle for its Japan Tsunami Relief Project

2011 Miami‐Dade Youth Fair First Place Awards for Environmental Models

2011 Model United Nations Winners for Best Position Papers and Best Resolutions

2010 Sierra Club Green Award for Organic Gardening and Recycling

2010 Order of Academic Palms Award Winner bestowed by the French Government

2010 County Youth Fair Runner‐Up in Soccer Tournament

2010 Coral Gables Gazette recognizes PMS Middle for its Haiti Earthquake Relief Project

2010 Florida Band Association Superior Winner

2010 Two winners for the District Jr. Thespian Festival

2010 Miami‐Dade Youth Fair First Place Awards for Environmental Models

2010 Model United Nations Winners for Best Position Papers and Best Resolutions

2010 United Way Awards for 100% and Above Student Contributions

2010 Miami‐Dade County Science and Engineering Fair Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards

2009 Miami‐Dade Youth Fair First Place Awards for Environmental Models

2009 Model United Nations Winners for Best Position Papers and Best Resolutions

2009 United Way Awards for 100% and Above Student Contributions

2009 Miami‐Dade County Science and Engineering Fair Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards

2009 Environmental Role Model Teacher Award

2009 Sunfest Cheer and Dance Competition Winning School

2009 County Youth Fair Runner‐Up in Tennis Tournament

2009 National Middle School Championship Team at US Nationals

2009 Community Blood Centers of Florida Award

2009 Boys JV South Region Champions