After returning from a serious knee injury that sidelined her last year, IB senior Angeline Friel co-captained the varsity girls’ soccer team during their 2018-19 season. The Lady Green Devils won a District Championship, Regional Championship and a spot in the State Final Four. Angeline’s leadership played a critical role in turning the team into a cohesive squad and she received the SPHS Female Athlete of the Year
Three St. Petersburg students will represent the city of St. Petersburg as student ambassadors to Takamatsu, Japan, during a cultural exchange visit July 1-11. SPHS IB juniors Layla Sumilang and Eleanor Anderson (pictured) and Taylor Johnson of St. Petersburg Collegiate High School were chosen by St. Petersburg’s Sister Cities Committee in April 2019. (more…)
In February 2019, SPHS Traditional student Tyler Barnett and IB junior Rachel Bean (pictured here with Principal Lebo) were named PTSA Students of the Month sponsored by the Historic Kenwood Association.
IB junior Simone Till was one of four Tampa Bay Area students to receive the Bank of America (BOA) Leadership Award for the summer. The Bank of America Student Leaders program annually helps to connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development (e.g. in personal finance) and service. (more…)
Photos from the freshman boot camp session held in early June. The camp is designed to verify that incoming IB freshman have a solid mathematical foundation when they enter this rigorous program. The camp begins to introduce incoming IB freshmen to one another and to form connections that will help them in the transition from middle school to high school.
The IB Boosters Hospitality Committee supported the boot camp by providing lots of delicious snacks, drinks and even pizza!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all for the birthday gifts and cards. I am humbled and extremely grateful to be a part of such a supportive IB family! This was the best post-surgery birthday surprise ever. Thank you for making my 40th birthday special!
❤️ Mrs. Lane, Assistant Principal/IB Coordinator
The SPHS Prom will be Friday evening, April 12, at the Coliseum from 8:00 to 12:00 midnight. The theme is “Havana Nights.” Presale tickets will be sold for 45.00 through April 5. Tickets the week of Prom (April 8-12) are $50. You can buy your tickets at 120-A Main Hallway during lunch.
Tickets for guests not attending St. Pete High must have a form filled out and signed by an administrator prior to purchasing tickets. Pick up forms in the Main Office or on the school website at https://www.pcsb.org/Page/233.
Voting for Junior Prince /Princess and Prom King/Queen will be held in English classes April 9-11.
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!
The St. Pete High Swim and Dive Team is getting ready for a successful season next year. They are excited to be competing in the 3A Division next year and hope to add more swimmer names to their new Record Board.
In March, Coach Montoya and Coach Vinciguerra announced the new season’s Swim Team Captains.
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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…)
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…)
(photo courtesy of Bridget Newell)