Raider Review


Using Design Process to Help Children

Eighth grade students in Mrs. Tiffany Medina's MYP (Middle Years Programme) Design class are using their sewing skills to help children with autism. Olivia Martinez-Johnson '22 came up with the idea of making weighted lap pads that would help children with Autism feel more secure in their seats, making it easier for them to remain calm and concentrated. "The average cost of a lap pad is $70, which is very expensive," Olivia explains. "My product does the same function, but only cost $21 to make." >>Read more 


Students Share Winning Engineering Project

A group of Prep Engineering students presented their award-winning Project Algae Bloom Prevention design to more than 2,000 people this month. After earning top honors in the inaugural Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering Design Competition last spring, on October 23 they presented their project to more than 2,000 people at the opening ceremony for the 2017 PLTW Summit in Orlando. This marks the third time that Gulliver has presented during the opening ceremony; no other school has done so more than once. >>Read more



Jazz Ensemble is Only Middle School Group Selected to Perform at Midwest Clinic International Conference

If you close your eyes and listen to the tune and rhythmic melodies that emerge from Gulliver Academy's Jazz Ensemble, it's nearly impossible to believe that these musicians are barely teenagers. The Jazz Ensemble is the only middle school jazz ensemble selected to perform in the 71st Annual Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference. They'll be heading to Chicago this December. >>Read more



Two Days, Three District Championships!

October has been good to the Raiders, as the girls' volleyball, girls' swimming and boys' swimming team won Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) district championships – all in two days. >>Read more



Alumni Kick-Off Social at Lincoln's Brewing Co.

The Gulliver Alumni Association hosted the 2017 Alumni Kick-Off Social at Lincoln's Beard Brewing Co. On October 19. "It was a pleasure to host such a diverse group of alumni and hear all about their Gulliver experience," said Rachele Huelsman, director of alumni relations. "I hope everyone that attended will tag us in any photos from the event with #GulliverAlumni #ForeverARaider." >>See more photos

Join Gulliver's New Online Alumni Community

At the new Gulliver Connect, you'll be able to see the latest news and events and stay in touch with Gulliver alumni activities. Joining is quick and easy – you can use your Facebook, LinkedIn or email to create a profile. >>Join the Gulliver Connect online alumni community


Have Fun With the Gulliver Community

For more information on alumni events, contact Rachele Huelsman, director of alumni relations. For more information on Raider Fest at Make a Splash or Holiday Marketplace, click on the links above or contact Marie Dieppa, special events coordinator.

>>View the full Gulliver activities calendar



12 Questions With Prep Math Faculty Member Mr. Horace Buddoo

Mr. Horace Buddoo has built a solid reputation as a leader and an inspiration for both students and peers, earning recognition recently as one of Legacy South Florida's "40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow." We met up with Mr. Buddoo, who teaches Algebra 2 and Geometry, to talk #Buddooisms, time management and his philosophy on using social media for maximum positive impact. >>Q&A 



Now that our year is off and running, (and thanks to Irma, this is really for the second time), we are beginning to see the way our community truly rallies around the idea of "empower," our theme for the year. It is always exciting for me to see how our school initiatives and activities can bring to life such a broad concept in so many innovative ways. >>Keep reading


Raider Fest At Make a Splash: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Gulliver's annual student-led swim-a-thon fundraiser, Make-A-Splash, is expanding into a complete family fun day with pool activities, arts and crafts, performances, sports contests, health and wellness, and exciting booths! Admission to Raider Fest at Make a Splash is free. Purchase pre-sale activity bands to participate in these exciting activities. Proceeds support Gulliver's 2017-18 Annual Fund to benefit participating school programs and clubs as well as our signature partner, Breakthrough Miami at Gulliver.


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