Announcing a Spectacular Music & Art Spring Concert!

The Music and Art Departments are collaborating for a spectacular multi-media Spring Concert! Art I and Art II students are creating fine art corresponding to musical selections. A slide show will be presented simultaneously of the art work for the viewing audience.

The concert and art event will be performed on April 23 at 7 pm in the auditorium. Refreshments will follow. It promises to be an event not to be missed!

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Meeting for Summer/Fall 2019 Marching Band

Anyone interested in Marching Band for next year should attend the parent meeting on April 15 at 7 pm in the band room.

Also, here’s a link to a recent post about the many band program activities which collectively last the entire school year. Musicians Shine in Band Ensembles; Strings May be in the Works.

Band Director Ms. Katie Aucremann can be contacted at aucremannk@pcsb.org

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SPHS Class of 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Principal Lebo, Taylor Redington, Matthew Wohlwend, Justin Barlas, Catherine Lee, IB Coordinator Mrs. Lane

Congratulations to our Class of 2019 valedictorians and salutatorians!

IB Program: Valedictorian Catherine Lee, Salutatorian Justin Barlas

Traditional Program: Valedictorian Taylor Redington, Salutatorian Matthew Wohlwend

 

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Ethics Bowl Champions Advance to Nationals

Congratulations to our SPHS Varsity Ethics Bowl team for winning the Regional Championship in February! The Ethics Bowl is a form of debate, and our team debated the issues virtually over Skype in the Media Center. They went up against the same team that defeated them last year (James River High School in Virginia), this time sweeping all 3 judges to win.

The entire Varsity team is made up of these smart, dedicated and hard-working IB students: Arielle Noah, Camille Luong, Kasha Tyranski, Victor Xie, Jack McKyton, Tiffany Zhou, Hubert Pugzlys, and Lydia Silverstone.

 

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Sophia Vesely Commits to Swarthmore Soccer

Sophia Vesely

IB junior Sophia C. Vesely, co-captain of the varsity soccer team, is the first player to verbally commit to Swarthmore College women’s soccer team for the class of 2024. This liberal arts college, founded in 1864, is located near Philadelphia and known for academic excellence. Swarthmore has a competitive 9% acceptance rate, ranks third for National Liberal Arts Schools by U.S. News and World Report, and ranks first as the most ethnically diverse college by Best College Reviews.

Soccer coach Rui Farias is very proud, noting that Sophia helped lead the team to two state finals in her first three years at SPHS.

Congratulations Sophia!

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Legally Blonde Was a Smash Hit

The St. Petersburg High School Theatre Department presented the musical comedy Legally Blonde from March 28 to March 30. This hilarious seven-time Tony-nominated musical smash is based on the MGM Motion Picture “Legally Blonde” and novel by Amanda Howard, with Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin.  Legally Blonde follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. With memorable songs and dynamic dances, Legally Blonde features an original pop score. (more…)

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New Club MED Has a Busy First Year

Club Med – ER Trauma

Club MED is a new club on campus that organizes opportunities for high school students to gain exposure to the medical field before college. To date, they have brought in six medical professionals to speak to members as well as participated in three field trips to local medical facilities.  IB junior Meira Kowalski is the president and founder of Club MED. (more…)

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Musicians Shine in Band Ensembles; Strings May be in the Works

Second semester is exciting for the St. Pete Band program with lots of events including the brand-new Winter Guard (featured photo) , and Wind Symphony, Jazz Band, and a Solo and Ensemble recital.   2019 is an exciting year of growth for our Green Devil band program ensembles. “We’d love to have you join us!” said Ms. Aucremann.

Update 3/24/2019: The Winter Concert list was missing two IB students and we apologize for that error. (more…)

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Legally Blonde – The Musical set for March 28, 29, & 30

Save the date for the spring musical, Legally Blonde which will be performed in the auditorium on March 28, 29, and 30 at 7:00 pm. Tickets $10 for students, $12 or adults.

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the movie, Legally Blonde  – The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. (more…)

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Paris Jewell Artworks Featured in Both Dali Art Exhibition & Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to IB Senior, Paris Jewell, who has placed her artwork in two Art Competitions.

The first competition, a juried exhibit at the Dali Museum, is the Student Surrealist Art Exhibit 2019.  Paris’s watercolor piece was inspired by the theme “Waking Dreams”.  It is on display in the Raymond James Room at the Dali Museum until March 2, 2019. (more…)

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Save the Date: Band Program’s Winter Concert Thursday, December 13

The Band program’s Winter Concert will be Thursday, December 13 at 7 pm in the Auditorium.

It will feature the Wind Symphony, Marching Band, Jazz Band, and String Ensemble. The Jazz and String ensembles are new this year, and the newly formed Winter Guard might participate also.   (more…)

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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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National Honor Society Inducts 138 New Members

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The Sunshine Chapter of the National Honor Society at St. Petersburg High School inducted 138 initiates at a Candlelight Ceremony on October 29, 2018 in the Auditorium.

The ceremony included welcoming comments, a candlelight procession, induction of Honorary Faculty Ms. Laura Domanski (IB program) and Mrs. Jenny Trewin (Ttraditional program), induction of the initiates, and investiture of typical initiates. (more…)

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Nico Hernandez Serves Puerto Rican Community in CAS Project

For his IB CAS project, senior Nico Hernandez fundraised almost $900 to assist bedridden patients in the town of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, affected by Hurricane Maria.

He made all purchases in Puerto Rico to assist the economy after the hurricane and worked with the Las Piedras Mayor’s Office to distribute them.  He, along with the Mayor’s wife and part of her staff, visited several patient homes and delivered the items purchased.

At the end of the event, the Mayor of Las Piedras presented Nico with a plaque in gratitude for his community service project.

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