The SPHS Debate Team took two teams to compete in the regional Ethics Bowl. Ms. Broughton notes that this is the team’s tenth year competing! (more…)
Based on the 2017-2018 National History Day “Conflict and Compromise” theme, students across the nation researched subjects with a local, national, or world history impact. St. Pete High IB sophomores participated in this competition as well as Victor Xie, the only freshman, and school and county awards are listed below. (more…)
Lydia Silverstone, IB sophomore, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program.
This award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.
Pictured from left to right:
- IB Co-Valedictorians Eli Rust and Chelsea Rosen
- IB Coordinator Susan Farias, and
- IB Co-Salutatorians Julia McKay and Rena Upadhyay
IB sophomore Vivienne Dumas, a student of 2D Art Teacher Brianne Gates, won a National Gold Scholastic Art Award for her drawing of Florida Girls . The reception will be June 7 in New York City at Carnegie Hall!
In addition, the work of 12 SPHS students was accepted and received awards in this year’s county-level Scholastic Arts Show. (more…)
Congratulations to the students who participated in the Pinellas County Schools Model United Nations Conference on Friday, March 16 at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus. Twenty-eight IB students in grades 9 to 11, participated.
Students represented countries as delegates in various committees with the purpose of solving global issues. Their day was spent presenting and debating their country’s position and working together to pass resolutions concerning their committee’s issue. (more…)
Congratulations to the Thespians on a great showing at the State Festival in March! Ms. Grunz reported that everyone represented SPHS well.
Superiors were awarded in the following categories (with IB students and grade levels in bold). (more…)
Pinellas County public school athletes with the top 16 times/distances/heights were invited to participate in the Pinellas County Athletic Conference (PCAC) Track Championship on April 5, 2018. All Pinellas County public schools competed.
Many medals were won including four 1st place PCAC champions, and a SPHS school track record was broken too.
Congratulations to Ansley Burtch, a sophomore in Mrs. Torres’ Spanish class.
Ansley submitted a drawing to the Annual Poster Competition of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), and her work was selected to represent the Florida Chapter in the National Poster Competition. (more…)
St. Pete High’s tennis teams displayed excellent sportsmanship and behavior at the district tournament, according to tennis coach and IB teacher Joan Simmons. Ms. Simmons received several compliments from other teams’ parents and coaches about the behavior and sportsmanship of our players. (more…)
Congratulations to Ruth Iglehart whose art was displayed at the Mainsail Festival April 21-22.
On Friday April 20, the SPHS Speech and Debate Team competed in The Great Debate competition. It is sponsored by the Clearwater Bar Association and students argue in real courtrooms, in front of real attorneys and judges, and receive feedback on their performances.
We have held the trophy for four years in a row. (more…)
The incoming class of 2022 is the largest IB class in recent memory, and perhaps the largest in SPHS history. 185 students were accepted and a wait list exists.
Welcome students and families! IB staff, faculty and volunteers were on hand to assist incoming students during the IB Freshman Registration last Saturday March 17.
SPHS IB alumus Hannah Gerke (’13) emailed Ms. Farias about a scholarship opportunity for SPHS students. Hannah is a graduate student and Teaching Assistant at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. She received a $1000 scholarship ($500 per semester) from the local Belleair Garden Club throughout all of her years as an undergraduate.
“This scholarship was tremendously helpful for lightening my financial burden, and the Garden Club has requested that I pass along this information to any students interested in a career in Biology/Botany, Horticulture, Environmental Studies, etc.,” Hannah said. The application is due by April 15. (more…)
The IB Booster Board, the parent volunteer organization that supports our IB Program, invites you to its Annual General Membership Meeting. Enjoy snacks and desserts during an IB Parent Panel with Q&A, a program that was popular at last year’s meeting.
The annual election also will be held for new officers, and outgoing officers will be recognized.
We hope to see you there!
- When: Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.
- Where: SPHS Cafeteria
- Who: All IB Parents
Rehearsals are underway for the Band program’s final performance of the school year to held in the school auditorium on Thursday, May 10 at 7 pm. Admission is free, with optional donation to support the Band program. The Band invites you to enjoy this evening of beautiful music. (more…)
Updated 4/27: Calling all IB Parents!!
Teacher Appreciation week (May 7-11) is right around the corner and we would like to show our IB teachers and amazing support staff how much we appreciate their dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to our students and our school! We are trying to collect enough gift cards for the entire IB faculty to receive a gift card or two! (more…)
This Meeting is for YOU!
What: Green Devil Marching Band Annual Meeting and Information and Sign-Up.
When: Wednesday April 18, 2018, 6 pm
Where: SPHS Band Room
The Green Devil Marching Band and Color Guard enthusiastically invite you to join these ensembles for the Fall 2018 performance season. Rehearsals start this summer. (more…)
Lacrosse will visit Stewart Field on April 5 in what is expected to be a preview of the sport’s future in Pinellas high schools. Three games will be played by Pinellas lacrosse club teams, hosted by the Green Devil lacrosse teams which mostly are comprised of St. Pete High students. Twenty-six SPHS IB students are on the rosters and are listed below. The evening’s schedule includes a Senior Night celebration.
Thursday April 5
- 5:30PM: Green Devil Boys JV vs. East Lake JV
- 6:30PM: Green Devil Girls Varsity vs. East Lake Varsity
- 8:00PM: Senior Recognition – Girls and Boys
- 8:15PM: Green Devil Boys Varsity vs. East Lake Varsity
Welcome to The Advocate online! After years of being published as a print edition which consumed a lot of time and funds and paper, we decided to make SPHS IB news available immediately on your computer or mobile device. The most recent Advocate news was provided last summer so we have some catching up to do over the next few weeks, but it won’t take long–the digital print mills are running at full speed now and we have unlimited barrels of pixel ink on hand. (more…)