Now Available! 2020 Senior Celebration Tickets and More!!

The Senior Celebration Committee is pleased to announce you may now visit the International Baccalaureate (IB) Senior Celebration webpage where you’ll find details of the exciting event planned for the Class of 2020!

The IB Senior Celebration is an annual special tradition where families and guests honor the graduating seniors and faculty of the IB program. It includes dinner with entertainment from students, elected speakers, awards, and learner profiles, followed by DJ and dancing, new this year! A photographer will be on site, as well as the popular IB photo booth.

We encourage you to visit the website where you can find information about …  

  • Tickets! You can purchase your dinner tickets and order a keepsake advertisement of your senior that will appear in the program! Click on the ‘IB Booster Square Payment Page’ for details.
  • Sponsorship! You may also purchase a business sponsorship
  • Senior Dues! Pay your IB senior dues.
  • T-shirt Design Contest!  Students are encouraged to enter the IB T-shirt design contest.  The winning design, as decided by the students, will be printed on the Class of 2020 t-shirt.  The winner will be recognized at the Senior Celebration, and each 2020 senior will receive a free t-shirt with the winning design.
  • Student Talent! We are seeking student talent for the night’s program.  Information on how to audition is on our website.   
  • Legacy Table!  We are in search of SPHS family graduates for display at our legacy table. It’s a wonderful tradition that everyone enjoys.


Additional Information about Tickets

For your convenience, you can pay for tickets online (via the “IB Booster Square Payment Page’ link on the website), with cash, or by check made out to SPHS IB Boosters. 

*Regardless of how you pay, please complete the Senior IB Graduation Activities form (available online) and return to the IB office or via email ( 


We hope all our wonderful IB students and faculty, families, and guests will join us for an amazing evening together!

Any questions please contact

CAS Projects Encourage Giving from Students

The CAS Project, a required component for graduation in the IB Diploma Program, encourages students to be involved in Creative thinking, Action that contributes to a healthy lifestyle and Service that is a voluntary exchange with learning benefits for the student.  Students complete activities that allow their learning to extend beyond the classroom.  Many students fulfill their CAS requirements through service projects.   

Mrs. Torres recent shared these two stories of giving with the Advocate.

Gratitude Abounds Amongst IB Seniors 

Seniors in the IB Program at SPHS extended their sincere gratitude to teachers and administrators in appreciation for the hard work they do to ensure that students are successful in their academic pursuits. Mrs. Torres, coordinator of this CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) Activity, selected seniors to write personal thank-you notes to a teacher or administrator who had made an impact in their education.  The notes of appreciation, accompanied by a pair of fun socks, were presented to the teachers at Thanksgiving. 

Knots of Love 

St. Pete High students in 10th, 11th, and 12th  grades, from both the Traditional and the IB Programs, made 32 knot blankets to donate to the Wimauma Refugee Center. The project, initiated by Mrs. Torres as her own personal ‘CAS’ project, was designed in the spirit of motivating students to help their community.  The Rojans, Interact, and Key clubs also got involved, donating their time to make blankets and earning service hours for their members’ participation.

Blankets are handed out at the Wimauma Refugee Center. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Torres




Once Upon a Time at Saint Petersburg High – Prom 2020!

Saint Petersburg High will celebrate Prom on April 3, 2020 at the Coliseum from 8 P.M. – 12 A.M. The theme is “Once Upon a Time” and tickets will go on sale Monday, March 2nd in room 120-A and the Main Hallway.

Ticket information

  • Presale Tickets (March 2nd – March 27th) $45.00
  • Tickets the week of Prom (March 30th – April 3rd) $50.00

Guests who do not attend SPHS must have Guest form completed and signed by administrator PRIOR to purchasing tickets. Pick up forms in the Main office, School Website, and online.

Prom Court
Students running for Prom Court will be posted on March 4, 2020. Voting will take place in English classes March 10-12. Prom Court will be announced on March 24.

SPHS IB Class of 2019 Honored in Special Diploma Ceremony

The SPHS IB Class of 2019 was honored for their achievements in the International Baccalaureate Program during a special ceremony hosted on campus December 16, 2019.  Former students reconnected over a catered breakfast and then were presented with their IB diplomas in a program-wide ceremony. Following the presentation, a panel of 2019 graduates answered questions from current students about life after high school, including tips on preparing for, succeeding in, and enjoying your first semester of college.  Congratulations again to our IB Class of 2019!

Photo courtesy of Dana Gwaltney





Photo courtesy of Dana Gwaltney

 2019 Holiday Lunch Celebrating IB Faculty and Staff – THANK YOU!

Thank you for your donations!

The SPHS IB Boosters hosted a holiday lunch for the IB faculty and staff in appreciation for all of their hard work.  The event, hosted at Paul’s Landing at the Vinoy Hotel, was a huge success. Lunch was delicious, and each teacher received a generous gift card.  Thank you to the IB families for their kind donations!!  With your help, staff and teachers were honored for everything they do to help our students succeed. Thank you!

Hospitality News

Please mark your calendars, Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4th-8th, and we are planning a week of surprises for our teachers!  Please email Cindee at if you are interested in helping with this event. 

Hospitality is continually collecting items for our IB teachers and classrooms. Hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and tissues are always needed in the classrooms this time of year! We are also restocking the teacher snack cabinets and fridge. Items most needed are individually wrapped snacks, coffee k-cups, water bottles and soft drinks! The teachers are truly grateful for these donations and really appreciate being able to run to the office to grab a handful of snacks, especially on those days they forget their lunch or need an extra boost of energy.  Donations can be dropped off in the front office, please mark them IB office.