In February, after endless weeks of learning new vocabulary and all kinds of grammatical structures, students from the Spanish 3 classes got a well-deserved week of relaxation while working on different arts and crafts related to Panamá, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Colombia (photos below).
Caitlin Becker (’17) emailed IB Math teacher Ms. Ladd: “Coming to the University of Florida was the single greatest decision I have ever made. I love everything about the University and I’m so glad I decided to come here. IB was fantastic preparation for coming here. I’m taking Calc 3 and Physics 1 and I’m way more prepared than many of my classmates with the material and with studying and problem solving. I’m so grateful that I took HL Math. Calc BC was great, but I feel like IB HL Math truly prepared me for college math.”
Joshua Heller (’14) was admitted to Harvard Dental School. He credits his IB education as the springboard to his academic success.
SENIORS and parents, save the date for the IB SENIOR CELEBRATION on Monday, May 21 from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m. at the Coliseum. This special evening is dedicated to the graduating IB SENIORS and their families and guests. The event includes dinner, recognition of each student, entertainment from talented IB Seniors, IB Senior awards, video reflecting the 2018 IB Seniors’ high school years, photo booths and more.
The celebration is open to family and friends for $27.00 per person with no charge for the IB Seniors.
IB Boot Camp Description
This camp is designed to ensure, first and foremost, that incoming IB freshman have a solid mathematical foundation when they enter this rigorous program. The camp will also begin to introduce the incoming IB freshmen to one another. They will have the opportunity to begin forming friendships and a team spirit. These connections will help them in the transition from middle school to high school. (more…)
Congratulations to IB junior Meredith Kiernan, who was selected to compete alongside PGA Champions at the 2017 PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach in September.
The Tampa Bay Times ran the following story about this incredible opportunity. (more…)
Congratulations to the twelve IB Students who earned perfect scores on 2017 End of Course (EOC) or Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) exams in four subject areas. The students and subjects are listed below. (more…)
About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 PSAT Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of 16,000 Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
The National Merit Semifinalists from St. Pete High are Rylee Hickman and Thomas Joyce, both IB seniors. (more…)
The September 2017 Students of the Month were Cade Wenzel, nominated by Ms. Nancy Fanning, and IB Student Claudia Johnson, nominated by Ms. Karyn Tash.
On October 9 2017 Zachary Tetreault earned the highest honor in scouting, the rank of Eagle Scout with Gold Palm distinction. He is a senior in the IB Program.
To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership and community service by planning, organizing and carrying out an Eagle project that benefits the community. Zachary also earned the Eagle Gold Palm for merit badges. (more…)
The Green Devil Marching Band, directed by Cameron Vaadi, finished a successful season in November, and several musicians received individual awards in February. (more…)
Congratulations to IB Freshmen James Cadavos and Delaney Sirios-Morris. They were First Place Winners of the Florida Association for Media in Education 2017 Jim Harbin Award, presented in November 2017.
These students created the 1-minute public service announcement video “Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide” in 8th grade at Bay Point Middle School. You can enjoy watching it at https://youtu.be/pY7TuJqKZ1A
The SPHS Debate Team traveled with sponsor Ms. Broughton to Lakewood Ranch High School in November 2017 and then in December 2017 to Newsome High School. They competed well in both events and brought home the following trophies and awards. (more…)
Congratulations to Robin Ladd for receiving a 2018 Lignell Outstanding Mathematics Educator Award. The prestigious Lignell Award Program recognizes outstanding contributions to pre-college education in Mathematics and Science by public high school teachers nominated across 12 Florida counties. (more…)
St. Pete High was represented in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by three Varsity Cheerleaders, IB Seniors Kirby Hall, Brooke Gephart and Sarah Rieth. They participated in the parade with “The Spirit of America”organization.
They also were selected to cheer at the Pinellas All Star Football Classic game on December 13, 2017.
Ansley Burtch, IB sophomore, was one of six Pinellas County students to win the Sonya and Irwin Miller Scholarship Award of Excellence in the Pinellas County High School Exhibit at the 45th Annual Temple Beth-El Art Festival in January 2018. (more…)
The Sunshine State Scholars Program recognizes the state’s highest-achieving eleventh grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) scholars from each district.
After receiving nominations from schools, a committee selected four Pinellas students including SPHS IB student Benjamin Ly. (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…)