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!”
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…)
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…)
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!
IB Boosters Hospitality Chair
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…)
– Photo courtesy of Traci Pyhel
Goldfever Goes Gen-Z! was the theme for this year’s event on January 18 in the Auditorium. Service clubs and other organizations participated in this high-energy dance and lip sync contest which has been a successful annual fundraiser for the Theatre Department for over 20 years. (more…)
Our Varsity Cheerleaders and Band Drumline visited the Shriner’s Hospital in January and got the opportunity to interact with some of the patients. Thanks to the Shriners for this opportunity! (more…)
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…)
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…)
Goldfever is scheduled for January 18, 2019 at 7 pm in the Auditorium. The theme this year is Goldfever Goes Gen-Z! Tickets are $8 in advance during school and lunch hours. Tickets will be $10 at the door.
Goldfever is a high-energy dance and lip sync contest and is the annual fundraiser for the Theatre Department. Many campus clubs and organizations participate and it has been a great success for over twenty years.
Awards are given in the following categories:
- Best Overall
- Best Organization
- Best Service Club
- Critic’s Choice
- Fan Favorite where the audience is the judge!
The Prom, for juniors and seniors only, will be on April 12, 2019 at the Coliseum.
Guests must be juniors, seniors, and under 20 years old as of April 12, 2019.
Tickets will go on sale March 18 through April 12 at school. No tickets are sold at the door. More information will be available closer to the date.
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.
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…)
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…)
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.
IB junior Sydney Soskin and IB sophomore Nina Greenberg attended the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. in March 2018. They and the teens who helped organize local March for Our Lives events were invited to a roundtable discussion with Senator Bill Nelson, Representative Kathy Castor, and several Hillsborough County School Board members and superintendent Jeff Eakins.
After the conference, they participated in a social action forum focused on gun reform at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. (more…)
Senior Richard Kast took 4th place in the 16-19 age group in the USAT Long Distance Triathlon National Championship this month at the Miami Man triathlon. The Long Course Triathlon entailed 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run. Those are half-Ironman distances.
Richard’s success was especially noteworthy given the top three finishers were all 19 years old and there was no one else age 18 or 16 in the race.
He also qualified for Team USA! He received an invitation to go to Spain to participate in the world championship in May 2019.
Both her 100 butterfly time (57.98)–which broke the old school record of (58.7)–and her 500 freestyle time (5:04.09) qualified her to represent SPHS at the State Championship Meet! (more…)
The Green Devil Marching Band and Color Guard won numerous first place and other awards in four regional competitions this Fall season as described below.
This year the band was directed by Ms. Katie Aucremann, and the performance show was “1001 Nights,” the music of Scheherazade intended to evoke images from the Arabian Nights stories. You can enjoy their performance one more time (without the marching) at the band program’s Winter Concert in the school auditorium, Thursday December 13 at 7 p.m. (more…)
Senior Natalie Stiles, junior Layla Sumilang, and freshman Amber Aronson received All American Honors during the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) camp. “It is the highest honor a cheerleader can be given in high school,” said Varsity Cheerleading Coach Andrea Anderson.
Coach Anderson explained that All American candidates “are nominated by coaches and staff during camps for things like outstanding leadership and skills. They then ‘try out’ in front of the entire camp, and the UCA instructors judge their skills and abilities. If they make the cutoff score, they are named All American.” (more…)