The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. We are proud to announce that two St. Petersburg High School students were named as National Merit Semifinalists. Congratulations to Catherine Lee and Alexandra Debure. Both are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program. They will be eligible to compete for some 7500 scholarships valued at $32 million that will be offered next spring. (more…)
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Vivienne Dumas (IB Junior) traveled to New York City to participate in the Art and Writing Scholastic Competition awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 6, 2018. Vivienne submitted 5 pieces, and all 5 where recognized. However, her pen drawing titled “Florida Girls” (pictured below) was a gold medal winner! (more…)
The SPHS a cappella group The Pitchforks, led by SPHS faculty member and sponsor David Lawhead, sing the National Anthem from the press box before home football games. They perform at many other events too.
Ms. Katie Aucremann, the new SPHS Director of Bands, wants students to
know that if their schedules don’t allow them to take Band class, they
are still eligible to participate in Wind Symphony. Wind Symphony
practice will start no later than November, and there will be on-campus
performances and off-campus performances at the MPA (Music Performance Assessment).
She also has announced the formation of a Jazz Band with expected practice start
no later than November.
Both bands will rehearse after school.
Any students who might be interested in either band should contact Ms.
Aucremannn at email@example.com.
The annual IB Senior Celebration at the Coliseum on May 21 was a success with 492 guests attending, The celebration committee went all out to make this a special night for the seniors. Mr. Ryan Halstead served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening, and the class elected Sydney Jones and Miles Green as Senior Speakers. (more…)
New Director to Lead SPHS Band Program
The new SPHS Band Director, Ms. Katie Aucremann, was recently introduced to the Band Booster Board by outgoing Band Director Cameron Vaadi. She is thrilled to be joining the St Pete High community and leading the Green Devil Bands. She spent the last six years working with the state champion marching band at Northside Christian School. A native of St. Petersburg, Ms. Aucremann studied at Wheaton College and Northwestern University. (more…)
At a Kiwanis Club luncheon at Orange Blossom Catering in May 2018, seniors Caolifhinn McCormack and Maya Thompson received Al Muter Scholarship awards. Jamia Washington (’17) was selected for this last year. She attended the luncheon this year and spoke to the group and appears in the photo with Caolifhinn and Maya. (more…)
After years of needing to relocate to different locations in the area for IB exams, for the second year in a row the Pinellas Technical College has provided a convenient and perfect venue for the exams. Mrs. Farias extends her thanks to Mr. Boe Norwood, Director of Pinellas Technical College, for making his campus available to the SPHS IB program for these critical exams. Mrs. Farias adds, “His secretary who organizes the whole thing is Wanda Rottloff–she is amazing and so helpful!” (more…)
Class 2020 – Rising Juniors: IB Chemistry 1
Students should review rules for writing chemical names and formulas, including brushing up on ions. There will be a quiz during the first class meeting.
Class 2019 – Rising Seniors: IB Chemistry 2
Background, safety, materials list and procedure for individual investigation will be due, uploaded to Manage Bac, prior to the start of school. Check the class calendar in Manage Bac for the exact deadline.
Class 2022 – Incoming Freshmen: PIB English II
- Read The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang (ISBN 978-0-14-312320-0)
- Write a one-page personal response to the text. Your response might include the answer one or more of the following questions.
Many SPHS sports and some extra curricula activities require physical examinations and at least one school district form that has to be notarized by parents.
For parent and student convenience, physical exams will be conducted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 5-7 pm in the SPHS Media Center. All athletic paperwork can be completed and notarized on this date.
Parents please plan to attend with your student. The cost of the physical exam is $20.00 … CASH ONLY!
IB Diploma Passing Rate: 99%, exceeding the worldwide average by 21%
College Acceptance Rate: 100%
Earned in Scholarships and Grants: over $7,000,000
Congratulations to the IB students who represented SPHS as both 1st Place Winners and 1st Runners Up at the April 25th Great Debate sponsored by the Clearwater Bar Association. This event was a follow-up to the preliminary Great Debate that occurred in April 20 and reported here.
This is the fifth year in a row that SPHS has won the Fogle Trophy, which is like the Stanley Cup of Debate. All the students won cash prizes and plaques. The winning team has a newly engraved plaque on the Fogle Trophy. (more…)
Ms. Gisela Torres’ sophomores enjoyed a Pen Pal project this year. After an HL Spanish student had been pen pals with someone in Ireland for CAS, she reached out to Ms. Torres to attempt to add someone from a Spanish-speaking school. They tried for months without success to establish correspondence with various schools in Spain, Argentina, and Chile. They finally found a school in Galicia, Spain that was willing to correspond. (more…)
Congratulations to IB sophomores Sophia Hirst and Sophia Vesely for winning awards in the very competitive state-level National History Day (NHD) event held in Tallahassee on May 8. Sophia Hirst won 2nd place in the Research Paper division and Sophia Vesely placed 3rd in the Individual Website division.
Angeline Friel was awarded first place in the 2018 Mayor’s Youth Showcase of Achievement held on May 17, 2018. This annual event highlights Pinellas County’s most talented students at the Mahaffey Theater with performances, accolades, visuals, and awards given for eight different categories. (more…)
The annual Band Banquet on May 4, 2018, commemorated this year’s marching band season and concert band performances. At the banquet, Mr. Cameron Vaadi, Director of Bands, said farewell to the SPHS band community. He is leaving SPHS and will start advanced graduate studies in French Horn performance at the University of Florida next Fall.
Congratulations to the newly elected 2018-2019 officers of the National Honor Society, sponsored by Ms. Gianna Zengel. All officers are rising IB seniors.
President: Meara O’Connor
Vice President: Allison Fruland
Secretary: Catherine Lee
Treasurer: Kara Robinson
Sergeant at Arms: Morgan de Caro