IB Exam Proctor Volunteers Needed!

Proctors are needed for this year’s IB examinations to be administered May 7 through May 24, 2019.    Generally, proctors assist with distributing and collecting exam materials, escorting students to restrooms, and quietly surveying the room.   IB International requires the presence of proctors during exams, and your presence can be supportive of the students and Mrs. Lane who serves as the examination coordinator.  Training will be scheduled.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lane at LANEK@pcsb.org

The Google Form at this link 2019 IB Proctor Sign up has the IB exam schedule showing proctor needs and you can indicate which sessions you can proctor.   The exams will be held on the P-Tech campus: 3548 11th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711. This is across 34th Street South from Gibbs High School. Please note: Google Maps or other GPS directions might take you to a non-public campus entrance.  The parking lot and public entrance are on 11th Ave South only.

 

A full house for IB Spanish exam.

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IB Senior Celebration Reservations & Forms & Deadlines

The Senior Celebration for 2019 SPHS IB graduates will be held on Monday May 20, 2019 from 5:45 pm – 9:30 pm at the the Coliseum.

Doors open at 5:45 pm with SPHS jazz band playing music. The a cappella Pitchforks will be introduced at 6:30 followed by the Roll Call of IB Seniors. Dinner will be served at 7 PM. Tables are pre-assigned to guests.

This special evening is dedicated to 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 IB Seniors’ high school years, photo booths and more.

More information is available about about tickets, tributes, and advertising on the The Advocate’s Senior Celebration website page  Please note that deadline dates range from Monday April 15 to Wednesday May 1.

 

 

 

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Hospitality Needs and Coming Events

Hospitality Needs

There is an urgent need for tissues in all classrooms! These will be very much appreciated.

Upcoming Hospitality Events

May 6th-10th Teacher Appreciation Week-
Many helping hands are needed for this week long celebration of for our much appreciated IB teachers!

June 3rd and 4th Incoming Freshmen Boot Camp
Freshman students attend 2 days of IB Boot camp and we will be there to support them with lots of delicious snacks, drinks and even pizza!

For more information regarding these events and others, please email Cindee Connon at cconnon@tampabay.rr.com.

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SPHS Class of 2018 officially has a 100% IB Diploma pass rate!

Mrs. Kieonna Lane, IB Coordinator, shared this great news:  “With the November IB exam retake results, the SPHS Class of 2018 officially has a 100% IB diploma pass rate! This is unprecedented!! I am extremely proud to work with such a talented and dedicated group of educators! Be sure to congratulate them when you see them 🙂  And spread the word, this is HUGE!”

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IB Boosters Hospitality News

The Hospitality team is restocking the IB office with teacher snacks, drinks and classroom supplies. Our teachers really enjoy these special treats! If you would like to help us, please send items to the IB office at your convenience.

Some teacher favorites are fresh fruit, granola/protein bars, individual bags of chips, pretzels, crackers and nuts, bottled waters, cans of diet/regular soda, La Croix, coffee k-cups for the Keurig, creamer and sugar packets, and of course chocolate and hard candies for the candy jars.

Also, the classrooms are in need of more paper towels, tissues, hand sanitizer, and sanitizer wipes. 

Thank you for your support of teachers, students and our school!

Cindee Connon

IB Boosters Hospitality Chair

cconnon@tampabay.rr.com

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A New SPHS IB Tradition is Born! (gallery)

Because of the incredible generosity of our IB Families, the team of IB teachers and staff (aka Team Awesome) had a real treat on December 20, 2018. A delicious lunch at the Vinoy Hotel was served, and the festive ambience made the event even more special. A lucky seven teachers won fun prizes in the surprise raffle but there were no losers at the event! (more…)

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Save the Date: Senior Celebration Monday May 20, 2019

The Senior Celebration for 2019 SPHS IB graduates will be held on Monday May 20, 2019 from 5:45 pm – 9:30 pm at the the Coliseum.

More information as it becomes available about about tickets, tributes, and advertising will be posted to the The Advocate’s Senior Celebration website page and the SPHS IB Boosters Facebook page.

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IB Snapshot: Santa Parade (with video)

Several dozen SPHS students led by the Green Devil Marching Band and the band’s Winter Guard participated in the City of St. Petersburg’s annual Santa Parade on Saturday November 24.

The IB program and the marching band have participated in past parades but this year Curt Miller, VP of the IB Boosters, put out a call to have service clubs and other SPHS groups join the parade too.  (more…)

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Seeking The Next Advocate Editor(s) – Helping IB Families Stay Informed

The SPHS IB Booster Board is seeking volunteers who are interested in learning more about Advocate editor duties and eventually taking on the role.  When our daughter graduates at the end of this school year, we will retire as co-editors of The Advocate.

It is a rewarding experience for those who like to edit, like to be involved, like to communicate, and who appreciate the benefits of sharing information. There also is a fun creative element of selecting pictures or clip art to highlight each article. It would be good for an editor(s) to be organized, detail-oriented, and able to meet deadlines that they set for themselves. (more…)

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Can You Help Plan the IB Senior Celebration Graduation Event?

Graduating SPHS IB seniors participate in two graduation events in May:  The schoolwide graduation procession, and the IB Senior Celebration.  The Senior Celebration is an extensively-planned banquet that honors the graduating seniors.  It typically is held in the historic Coliseum and includes awards, skits, speeches,  and music.  Our faculty and staff and families and guests of the seniors attend.  Past pictures of the decorated venue are included below.

The IB Senior Celebration Committee invites parents of Underclassmen, Juniors, and Seniors to join us in planning the Senior Celebration.  We meet once per month to party plan the event. (more…)

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An Open Invitation to IB Booster Board Meetings

The next IB Booster Board meeting will be: Monday Nov 5 at 6:30 pm.

Meetings usually are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month in the IB Office.  Due to schedule conflicts, the dates sometimes vary.  Meeting dates appear on the calendar.

Find out about the breadth of  IB boosters volunteer activities and how you could be involved. We are a friendly group!  Joining a committee or helping with an activity are great ways to connect with other IB parents and the IB program and staff.

We hope you can join us at an IB Booster Board meeting!

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HUGE THANK YOU for Classroom Supplies & Teacher Treats This Year

IB parents are AMAZING!  A HUGE THANK YOU for all of the classroom supplies and teacher treats sent in this school year! Our teachers are so appreciative of your kindness and support!

We will continue collecting teacher treats and wish list items throughout the year.

A few teacher snack favorites are fruit, mixed nuts, low-carb snacks, protein bars, popcorn, pretzels and chips, bottled water, cans of soft drinks and any kind of candy, especially chocolate!  Coffee K- cups for the Keurig machine in the IB office are also appreciated.

Other teacher wish list items right now are sheet protectors and office store gift cards to be used to purchase printer ink cartridges for classroom printers.  (more…)

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IB Pinning Ceremony Recognizes IB Juniors

The September 6, 2018 Pinning Ceremony commemorated the transition of IB juniors from the pre-diploma program to their official entry into the IB Diploma Program at the start of their junior year. It took a lot of perseverance and dedication by the Class of 2020 to reach this important milestone.  The ceremony also recognized new IB faculty and staff by awarding them with pins too. 

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IB Teacher Supplies Needed!

IB Boosters Hospitality helps our teachers stock up with classroom essentials! We are in need of boxes of tissue, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes. We are also collecting school supply items that our teachers and students go through quickly.  Items such as pens, pencils, Sharpies, all sizes of post it notes, whiteboard markers, highlighters, etc.

Office store gift cards to purchase printer ink cartridges are also greatly appreciated as most of our teachers fund and maintain their own printers in their classrooms. (more…)

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Welcome New IB Staff: Carolyn Turner

We invited new IB faculty and staff to introduce themselves to the SPHS IB community. 

I am happy to be in this position as I am a 1976 graduate of St. Petersburg High School.  I also graduated from the University of Florida in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education with a concentration in counseling.

I am the proud mother of two St. Pete High graduates, Oscar and Sakira Hadley.  Sakira graduated from the IB program and received her IB Diploma.  (more…)

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IB Booster Hospitality’s Cornucopia of Snacks and Box Lunches (gallery)

Cindee Connon, Chair of the IB Boosters Hospitality Committee, has been organizing parent donations of snacks, drinks and teaching supplies as pictured in the IB office.  Teachers have expressed much appreciation for these!

Also, on Friday August 17,  the Hospitality Committee bought box lunches from Panera Bread to cap off the first week of school for the IB staff and faculty.  If you are a member of the IB Boosters, this is a good example how your dues support our teachers and staff who work so hard for our students. (more…)

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Welcome to our New IB Coordinator Mrs. Kieonna Lane

Mrs. Kiennoa Lane, SPHS IB Coordinator

Mrs. Kieonna Lane has been an educator for 15 years, and has held positions as an Assistant Principal, Teacher Leader, Program Coordinator and Classroom Teacher. She most recently was an Assistant Principal at Tampa’s Hillsborough High School, which also has an IB program.  (more…)

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Ms. Farias’s Appreciation for her Retirement Gifts

At the May 2018 General Membership meeting, Ms. Farias received flowers and a cash gift from the IB Boosters in honor of her retirement.  This foreshadowed a wonderful presentation of gifts from the Class of 2018 and the parent community at large a few days later at the Senior Celebration.

The total amount raised for Ms. Farias’ Senior Celebration gifts was $4,070!  (more…)

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