Congratulations to IB sophomore Austin Marshick and IB freshman Emily Bothwell for being selected as Students of the Month for April 2018.
Congratulations to the SGA officers and councilpersons for next school year! Some councilperson positions are open. If anyone is interested in a position, see the class sponsor for information. IB students are in boldface.
The August 30, 2017 Pinning Ceremony commemorated the transition of IB juniors from the pre-diploma program to their official entry into the IB Diploma Program at the start of their junior year.
“What a wonderful event the Pinning Ceremony was,” shared Maria Kast-Ondraczek, IB Boosters President, about the event. “It took a lot of hard work, dedication, and grit by the Class of 2019 to get to this point, and the best is yet to come!” (more…)
Of the 49 players on the Fall 2017 varsity football roster, IB senior Ty Lombard was the only IB student on the team. Congratulations to Ty for juggling the intense demands of football with the rigor of IB.
Dalton Nordquist (’17) attends the University of North Florida, Hicks Honors College. Soon after he started the school year, his mother Erica Moulton wrote to IB Guidance Counselor Ms. La’Tina Johnson:
“Greetings! Happy new school year! Just wanted to take a moment to personally THANK YOU for all of the scholarship announcements! It was a lot of additional writing and paperwork, but it paid off!
We have learned that with Dalton’s scholarships and Bright Futures – he will actually EARN about $200 per semester in refunds. We are confident books and meal plans will devour that quickly, but our final bill for first semester arrived this week – what a joy to see $0 owed!”
The following students auditioned and were selected for the 2017-2018 Pitchforks. IB students and grade levels are in bold.
Ashlyn Hayworth, Vina Molleti (10), Isabelle Poole, Ally Schuenke (12), Maddie Winter (11), Natalie Cottrill (12), Sophie Doddridge (10), Michela Hendry, Sydney Jones (12), Maya Prater, Marnie Williams, Kelley Harris (11), David Eaton (11), Connor Mikuta (11), Donny Spurlock (10), Seth Yeager (11), Matthew Hyatt, and Chris Kelzer.
They say time and tide wait for no one, and the same is true of the Advanced Placement Calculus exam that was held on May 15, 2018. Students had been preparing for the exam since the beginning of the school year.
In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, AP Calculus teacher Robin Ladd instructed her students to prepare to study the material on their own in potentially adverse conditions depending on how long St. Petersburg High remained closed after the storm.
“Take home your textbook; print out your assignments before you lose power and Internet. If you evacuate, take your math with you!” she advised on the last day of class before the storm. (more…)
Puerto Rico Se Levanta (Puerto Rico Will Rise up Again) became the motto for Puerto Ricans helping with the recovery from Hurricane María.
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall just south of Yabucoa Harbor with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, making Hurricane Maria the first Category 4 storm to hit the island since 1932.
Sophomores in Mrs. Torres’ class quickly rose to the call for help. Over 400 items were collected in a two-week period. (more…)
Congratulations to the students who performed in the SPHS Fall play, The Children’s Hour, November 9 – 11, 2017 in the Auditorium.
Seven of the 16 roles were performed by the following IB students: Freshmen Katie Sebring and Logan Wilson, sophomore Isabella Myers, and juniors Dominika Dzurny, Mason Weaver, Jadyn Gonzales, and David Eaton Jr.
Ms. Gisela Torres, IB Spanish teacher, informed faculty about a Spanish department human rights activity. Students were tasked with talking with IB teachers about the Guerra Sucia (Dirty War) in Argentina, the Argentine Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, and the Arpilleras de Chile. The presentations were required to be brief yet convincing.
In February, after endless weeks of learning new vocabulary and all kinds of grammatical structures, students from the Spanish 3 classes got a well-deserved week of relaxation while working on different arts and crafts related to Panamá, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Colombia (photos below).
Caitlin Becker (’17) emailed IB Math teacher Ms. Ladd: “Coming to the University of Florida was the single greatest decision I have ever made. I love everything about the University and I’m so glad I decided to come here. IB was fantastic preparation for coming here. I’m taking Calc 3 and Physics 1 and I’m way more prepared than many of my classmates with the material and with studying and problem solving. I’m so grateful that I took HL Math. Calc BC was great, but I feel like IB HL Math truly prepared me for college math.”
Joshua Heller (’14) was admitted to Harvard Dental School. He credits his IB education as the springboard to his academic success.
SENIORS and parents, save the date for the IB SENIOR CELEBRATION on Monday, May 21 from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m. at the Coliseum. This special evening is dedicated to the 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 2018 IB Seniors’ high school years, photo booths and more.
The celebration is open to family and friends for $27.00 per person with no charge for the IB Seniors.
IB Boot Camp Description
This camp is designed to ensure, first and foremost, that incoming IB freshman have a solid mathematical foundation when they enter this rigorous program. The camp will also begin to introduce the incoming IB freshmen to one another. They will have the opportunity to begin forming friendships and a team spirit. These connections will help them in the transition from middle school to high school. (more…)
Congratulations to IB junior Meredith Kiernan, who was selected to compete alongside PGA Champions at the 2017 PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach in September.
The Tampa Bay Times ran the following story about this incredible opportunity. (more…)
Congratulations to the twelve IB Students who earned perfect scores on 2017 End of Course (EOC) or Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) exams in four subject areas. The students and subjects are listed below. (more…)
About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 PSAT Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of 16,000 Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
The National Merit Semifinalists from St. Pete High are Rylee Hickman and Thomas Joyce, both IB seniors. (more…)
The September 2017 Students of the Month were Cade Wenzel, nominated by Ms. Nancy Fanning, and IB Student Claudia Johnson, nominated by Ms. Karyn Tash.
On October 9 2017 Zachary Tetreault earned the highest honor in scouting, the rank of Eagle Scout with Gold Palm distinction. He is a senior in the IB Program.
To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership and community service by planning, organizing and carrying out an Eagle project that benefits the community. Zachary also earned the Eagle Gold Palm for merit badges. (more…)
The Green Devil Marching Band, directed by Cameron Vaadi, finished a successful season in November, and several musicians received individual awards in February. (more…)
Congratulations to IB Freshmen James Cadavos and Delaney Sirios-Morris. They were First Place Winners of the Florida Association for Media in Education 2017 Jim Harbin Award, presented in November 2017.
These students created the 1-minute public service announcement video “Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide” in 8th grade at Bay Point Middle School. You can enjoy watching it at https://youtu.be/pY7TuJqKZ1A
Congratulations to Robin Ladd for receiving a 2018 Lignell Outstanding Mathematics Educator Award. The prestigious Lignell Award Program recognizes outstanding contributions to pre-college education in Mathematics and Science by public high school teachers nominated across 12 Florida counties. (more…)
St. Pete High was represented in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by three Varsity Cheerleaders, IB Seniors Kirby Hall, Brooke Gephart and Sarah Rieth. They participated in the parade with “The Spirit of America”organization.
They also were selected to cheer at the Pinellas All Star Football Classic game on December 13, 2017.
Ansley Burtch, IB sophomore, was one of six Pinellas County students to win the Sonya and Irwin Miller Scholarship Award of Excellence in the Pinellas County High School Exhibit at the 45th Annual Temple Beth-El Art Festival in January 2018. (more…)