Clearwater High School Newsletter

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents and Friends:

It is hard to believe that the school year is almost over, and on behalf of our administration, faculty and staff, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their efforts in making this very “different” year, an incredible year.

Everyone has done an exceptional job following all of the guidelines with regards to construction while continuing to push forward academically and still making this feel like a normal school year. I am so proud of how all have embraced the “construction” and worked together to build first class strategies for instruction. Although it has been challenging, all have risen to the occasion.

Our students have excelled in the classroom, the athletic arena, the arts, and in so many other areas and activities that are offered at our school. This year multiple athletic teams were district champions, reginal qualifiers, and state qualifiers. Our MCJROTC ranked 5th in the nation for drill competition and even won the Iron Bear Challenge for the 2nd time in school history. We are really excited about the 2023-2024 school year, and it is very evident that we will continue to raise the bar for student success. As you are probably aware, our Wall-to-Wall Academy model with certification opportunities continues to be a model for change, and we continue to be recognized on the national level.

The Washington Post rated our school 3 times the most challenging high school in Pinellas County, as we have more rigorous (AP, AICE, Dual Enrolment) opportunities for our students when compared to any other school in our district! 93% of our seniors received college credit last year, which gave us the highest acceleration rate in the district for the fourth year in a row! On several occasions, Clearwater High School has been recognized by the National Career Academy Coalition and, and the International Center for Leadership and Education as a model school for our continued leadership in education. The availability of industry certifications, internship opportunities, and rigorous courses, truly prepares our students to be college and career ready.

Congratulations to the class of 2023! You have made us proud, and we look forward to hearing about all your successes as you move on to bigger and better opportunities.

Please contact Mr. Denton at if you have any questions regarding our Summer Bridge and credit recovery program. Again, thank you for your continued support throughout the year, and I hope you have a GREAT TORNADO SUMMER!


CLEARWATER high school 100 Years of Tradition, Honor, Pride Phone Number (727) 298-1620 • Fax Number (727) 469-5981 TORNADO WATCH Published Four Times Per Year Pinellas County Schools 301 Fourth St. SW Largo, FL 33770 May 2023 Issue # 1



Mr. Eric Krause


Mrs. Angie Tanton (x2005)


Mr. Russell Denton (x2017) SHARE Academy & AICE

Ms. Janeen Watkins (x2015) FAME Academy

Mr. Leslie Hopkins (x2018) CAICC and BLIS Academy

Ms. Jennifer Chenier (x2016) Share Academy


Mr. Thomas Demas (x2014)


Ms. Kelly Pawling (x2065) STEAM Academy & AICE

Ms. Tashevia Glenn (x2071) FAME & CHANGE Academies

Ms. Kimberly Rubin BLIS & CAICC Academy (x2061)

Mr. Marwan Stanford (x2064) SHARE Academy


Mrs. Roberta Cauthen (x2060)


Ms. Toni Howard (x2006)


Mr. Kris Foote (x2309)


Food Insecurity

Did you know anyone can drop by Oak Grove Middle School on Thursdays at 4:00 for additional food?

RCS Food Bank 700 Druid Road Clearwater, Florida 33756 (727) 443-4031

Food Distribution Hours: Monday – Friday from 12:30pm – 3:30pm with extended hours on Thursday until 6:30pm No Appointment needed for services.

Families receive enough food to last 3-4 days. The following are eligibility requirements:

• You must live north of Ulmerton Road.

• You must provide a photo ID and address verification (piece of mail), along with Social Security Cards and/or birth certificates for all household members.

• Most of the food received has no income requirements (a small portion of food is based on income eligibility).

2870 Gulf To Bay Blvd Clearwater FL 33759 Call Today!


If you are interested in playing sports at Clearwater High School. All athletic paperwork will be available starting June 1st and Coach Foote will be in the office Monday through Thursday 9am to 12pm if you have any questions.

The 2023-2024 school year athletic clearance will open online June 1st for incoming freshmen and returning Athletes. All paperwork needs to be uploaded on Athletic Clearance. All student athletes must be cleared to participate in conditioning or practice with the teams over the summer.

Thanks, and have a great Tornadoes summer!!!!!!

AICE Summer Reading

Taking AICE English General Paper in August?

Remember to complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the Summer Reading assignment. Instructions are on the CHS website.

You are welcome to email Ms. Balcombe, Mrs. MacLellan, Ms. Salvo or Ms. Strother with questions.

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Clearwater High School- Art Curriculum Project 22-23 Report

Sponsor: Márcia Reybitz

The title of curriculum project this year was: Transformation

This year the focus of the art curriculum porject was to transform objects, clothes, shoes into art work.

The idea was to extend the student visual arts experience into creating art that can apply into their everyday life.

Students’ creativity and imagination are infinte and students enjoyed working on several different surfaces and projects.

The curriculum project offers an extension into the curriculum.

This opportunity is unique and we thank the opportunity to execute these projects using funds from the PCS referendum curriculum grants.

The first project developed ws the shoe transformation project.

Students choose a focus for their project by investigating about a famous artist and create a shoe emulating the art of the artist they selected.

The materials we purchased were acrylic paint, canvas shoes.

First student created sketch of the ideas, secone students designed on the shoes and painted with acrylic or other materials.

Here is a good example of senior Haley Sanchez’s work. She focused on environment and the artist Cristo, famous environment artist.



5000 Role Models

Coach Foote talked to our graduating 5000 Role Model Seniors about living your life with “discipline”.

Clearwater High Seniors participating at “National Signing Day” at Pinellas Technical College on April 20, 2023.

2023 Teacher Appreciation Week Sponsors 2023 Teacher Appreciation Week Sponsors

We just want to take a moment to thank all our community sponsors that donated to our 2023 Teacher Appreciation Week. We are grateful for your generosity and support of all our Teachers and Staff here at CHS. Thank you all for thinking of us, you are truly appreciated.

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