Photo courtesy of Allison Kazerounian.
Mrs. Lane has been attending Pinellas School District Program Recruitment Fairs to share information about the SPHS IB program with prospective students and their parents. She has been assisted by Mrs. Derrickson and several SPHS IB students at the discovery nights and magnet information fairs. (more…)
The SPHS IB Booster Board is seeking volunteers who are interested in learning more about Advocate editor duties and eventually taking on the role. When our daughter graduates at the end of this school year, we will retire as co-editors of The Advocate.
It is a rewarding experience for those who like to edit, like to be involved, like to communicate, and who appreciate the benefits of sharing information. There also is a fun creative element of selecting pictures or clip art to highlight each article. It would be good for an editor(s) to be organized, detail-oriented, and able to meet deadlines that they set for themselves. (more…)
This is a recent list of 18 scholarship opportunities compiled by the Pinellas County School District Department of Guidance Services. The deadlines vary from Dec 14 to Summer 2019. Most scholarships are for seniors but some scholarships are eligible for all grades. Download the Word document below for the list. (more…)
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program awards $20,000 to 20 high school, college-bound seniors across the nation for being exemplary leaders on their sports teams, in their classrooms, and in their communities. The college scholarship, sponsored by the Foot Locker Foundation, is intended to help phenomenal student-athletes pursue their dreams of attending and excelling at a four-year college/university.
Applications are due on December 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
The Safety Harbor Rising Stars Award is for Pinellas County High School students (public, private, or homeschool). Students will be recognized for achievement, excellence, and community contribution in Academic Achievement, Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Science & Technology and Scholar Athlete. Deadline: December 28, 2018.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Student Leaders program. They will select four local high school students to represent Tampa Bay in 2019.
The 2019 Student Leaders application period will be open from November 11, 2018 — February 1, 2019. (more…)
From IB Guidance.
IB Seniors, our goal is 100% Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) application completion! When completing your Bright Futures application, please follow the instructions in the separate article “How to Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application”
The Florida Student Financial Aid Application is required for Bright Futures. You can download the one-page flyer below (PDF) for instructions.
A new feature has been added to The Advocate: IB Guidance notices and announcements provided by Mrs. La’Tina Johnson, IB Guidance Counselor. Because many of these announcements are timely and affect all four grades–not just seniors–, you might start seeing more frequent Advocate snippets in your mailbox to keep you better informed.
The headline of each post will be tagged to identify which are from IB guidance, and the title will indicate if a post pertains to a subset of students. If a deadline exists, it will be mentioned in the title. Also, “IB Guidance” is a new menu item to make it easier to find and browse all of these posts at once. (more…)
All visits will be held in the Little Theatre during lunch or after school. All students are encouraged to attend. It is mandatory for IB Juniors to attend at least 4 college visits.
See schedule below for remaining October visits.
Please see the attached letter and the essay prompt (two pages) for a contest which perpetuates the legacy of the first commercial airline, established right here in St. Petersburg. (more…)
According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are four common mistakes made on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms last period. FAFSA are prepared prospective college students (e.g, seniors applying for college) to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.
Graduating SPHS IB seniors participate in two graduation events in May: The schoolwide graduation procession, and the IB Senior Celebration. The Senior Celebration is an extensively-planned banquet that honors the graduating seniors. It typically is held in the historic Coliseum and includes awards, skits, speeches, and music. Our faculty and staff and families and guests of the seniors attend. Past pictures of the decorated venue are included below.
The IB Senior Celebration Committee invites parents of Underclassmen, Juniors, and Seniors to join us in planning the Senior Celebration. We meet once per month to party plan the event. (more…)
The number of SPHS Band Program ensembles is expected to grow this year, and there’s time to join a Green Devil instrumental ensemble !
Jazz Band– Informational meeting October 30, Lunch
Wind Ensemble – First Rehearsal November 5, 2 pm in the band room
Chamber Strings – Rehearsals begin in November
Auditions are not required.
Coming Soon: Winter Guard! Informational meeting October 29, 2 pm in the band room.
Winter guard is a competitive dance and color guard ensemble that performs throughout Tampa Bay. Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning November 6.
Please email Band Director Ms. Aucremann (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
The next IB Booster Board meeting will be: Monday Nov 5 at 6:30 pm.
Meetings usually are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month in the IB Office. Due to schedule conflicts, the dates sometimes vary. Meeting dates appear on the calendar.
Find out about the breadth of IB boosters volunteer activities and how you could be involved. We are a friendly group! Joining a committee or helping with an activity are great ways to connect with other IB parents and the IB program and staff.
We hope you can join us at an IB Booster Board meeting!
The SPHS Fall Play, Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky, will be performed Thursday through Saturday, November 8-10 at 7pm, Auditorium Theater. Silent Sky, much like the movie “Hidden Figures,” shines a light on the women who made critical, groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of space with both warmth and humor.
Tickets are $8 for students, $12 for adults, I.T.S. Honored. Disabled and preferred seating are available. (more…)
Many of the photos that appear on The Advocate website were taken by Mrs. Lane and posted to a Twitter account. Thanks for her photo and tweeting efforts!
IB parents are AMAZING! A HUGE THANK YOU for all of the classroom supplies and teacher treats sent in this school year! Our teachers are so appreciative of your kindness and support!
We will continue collecting teacher treats and wish list items throughout the year.
A few teacher snack favorites are fruit, mixed nuts, low-carb snacks, protein bars, popcorn, pretzels and chips, bottled water, cans of soft drinks and any kind of candy, especially chocolate! Coffee K- cups for the Keurig machine in the IB office are also appreciated.
Other teacher wish list items right now are sheet protectors and office store gift cards to be used to purchase printer ink cartridges for classroom printers. (more…)
Please see the attached letter for students who might be interested in learning more about the U.S. Naval Academy. (more…)
Look closely to see how this year’s cake presented a bit of unintended humorous irony.
The Fifth Annual IB Booster Parent Social before the Homecoming game on September 14 was a big success. The social was a great way to mingle with established friends and acquaintances, as well as meet new parents. About 60 attendees noshed and visited well into half-time.