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Principal’s Message Dear Parents and Friends: It is hard to believe that we are almost done with another school year! On behalf of our administration and staff, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their efforts in making this a great year. Our students have excelled in the classroom, the athletic arena, the arts, and in so many other areas and activities offered at our school. The success we have experienced is due to your involvement, support, and expertise for the betterment of our students. We are really excited about the 2018-2019 school year. 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. We will continue with our Bring Your Own Technology incentive along with the opportunity to take home a Kindle if needed. Our Modified Uniform Student Dress Code has been a huge success, and since it has been implemented, we have seen a major decline in discipline issues, and an increase in school spirit. It is quite evident that our Wall- to-Wall Academy model, with industry certification and internship opportunities, the dress code, and the appropriate use of electronic devices are influential factors in our success. Just like every year, the Modified Student Uniform Dress Code will start on the first day of school. Please re-familiarize yourself with the code, and feel free to contact your child’s assistant principal for clarification. The new dress code is listed on our website, and hard copies are available in our main office. The Washington Post has rated our school the most challenging high school in Pinellas County! This is due to the fact that we have more rigorous (AP, AICE, Dual Enrolment) opportunities then any other public school in our district! Last year, also had the highest percentage of seniors (75%), receiving either college credit or industry certifications. Also, this summer, Clearwater High School is to be recognized by the National Career Academy Coalition for our Leadership in Education. The availability of industry certifications, internship opportunities, and rigorous courses, truly prepares our students to be college and career ready. We want you to be a part of our team! Please contact Tina Ward (, our volunteer coordinator and find out how you can (if you are not already doing so) become a mentor, tutor, SAC representative, PTSA member or a booster! Our newsletter provides important information about ending the school year, senior information, course registration for next year, and other valuable information. We encourage you to communicate with your student regarding the contents of this newsletter. Congratulations to the class of 2018! You have made us proud, and we look forward to hearing about all of your successes as you move on to bigger and better opportunities. Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you need assistance in any way. Again, thank you for your continued support throughout the year. Have a great summer! Sincerely, Keith Mastorides Principal, Clearwater High School


Published Four Times Per Year Pinellas County Schools 301 Fourth St. SW Largo, FL 33770

May 2018 Issue # 1 Phone Number (727) 298-1620 • Fax Number (727) 469-5981

ADMINISTRATORS AND COUNSELORS PRINCIPAL Mr. Keith Mastorides SECRETARY TO THE PRINCIPAL Mrs. Angie Tanton (x2005) ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS Ms. Jennifer Gil (x2017) SHARE Academy Mr. Taylor Henderson (x2015) STEAM Academy & AICE Mr. Leslie Hopkins (x2018) CAICC and BLIS Academy Mr. Eric Krause (x2016) FAME Academy SECRETARY TO THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS Ms. Lisa Davis (x2014) GUIDANCE COUNSELORS Ms. Kelly Pawling (x2065) STEAM Academy & AICE Ms. Jeanette Simpson (x2071) FAME & CHANGE Academies

VOLUNTEERS Thank You for A Great Year!

Why does it matter if I log my volunteer hours? As part of our 5STAR Portfolio, you are an integral piece of the puzzle. Your hours reflect the commitment our parents have to the students of Clearwater High School. Without you, we would not have boosters to support our athletics, drama, academics, PTSA/SAC, chaperones, tutors, mentors, and the list goes on. Whether you have given an hour or hundreds of hours, they all have helped and should be recorded. Thank you for making the time to make a difference in the life of our students. YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! Remember it is not too late to send Tina Ward,, your hours from the year. Please include the activity with your total hours. If you have been keeping a hard copy, please feel free to send it in of Mrs. Ward to record. Don’t forget the hours you spend during the summer with the boosters or organizing event for the coming school year count and should be logged in Volunteer Portal as well. Instructions for Portal sign in are located on our school website:

Feel free to contact Tina Ward , 298-1620 ext. 2045, for any help.

MENTORS NEEDED at Clearwater High School!

Share your career, like skills, help student succeed in school and move towards college or trade schools. There are many opportunities through the summer to attend a mentoring workshop. Log on to and click Community Tab. The Mentoring link is on left side of page.

Ms. Kimberly Rubin BLIS & CAICC Academy (x2061) Mr. Marwan Stanford (x2064) SHARE Academy SECRETARY TO GUIDANCE Ms. Toni Howard (x2060)

ACADEMY COORDINATOR Mrs. Mary Roble (x2303)

Each Year Clearwater High School staff nominated the volunteers form each category to consider for Outstanding School Volunteer. We would like to Congratulate:

BOOKKEEPER Ms. Madonna Hoke (x2012 or 2006)

Senior - Michael Clark Adult - Tammy Faurote Student - Keenan Murray

ATTENDANCE CLERK Mr. Bob Biddle (x2051)



Outstanding School Volunteers for 2017-2018

A S p e ci al Shout Out to Keenan Murray for being selected as Pinellas County Area 2, Youth Outstanding School Volunteer.


Keenan Murray

Thank you for your support in the transition into becoming a LEVEL 2 Volunteer. It is a State Mandate that all registered and active volunteers who will be alone with a student, a chaperone who will be left alone with students, and/or drivers, be FBI fingerprinted. If you are a military, law enforcement, nursing, or any profession who is fingerprinted, you may acquire proof from your workplace and submit it to the County, before you go to an approved location for fingerprinting. Current locations for fingerprinting may be found on the County website Click Community tab, click Volunteering on left side tab and find the Level II Procedures. There you will find the current locations for approved vendors for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting does not expire for 5 years from the date of approval.

Band News

Congratulations to all involved in the CHS Fine Arts programs. A special welcome must be given to Mrs. Rosemary Collins our new, amazing Choir Director. The CHS Instrumental music program had an incredible year laced with many student accomplishments. The CHS Marching Tornado Band had performed at Home Football games and in local band competitions. The Marching Tornados ended their competitive season placing in the top Five bands of the Florida Marching Band Competition Circuit, (FMBC). This placement allowed them to extend their competition season and perform at the Tropicana Bowl in FMBC Finals. The Marching Band placed 3rd in the state at the Tropicana Bowl FMBC Finals. CHS Students: Morgan Devol and Cameron Belanger auditioned and were accepted into the All-County Orchestra. Hannah Groth and Danieliz Espada auditioned and were accepted into the All-County Concert Band Students: Nico Hernadez and Sara Arnold were awarded an Excellent Rating at the Pinellas County Solo and Ensemble Competition. Sonata Delaine was awarded a Superior Rating which allowed her to compete at the Florida State Solo and Ensemble competition. Sonata was awarded the highest rating of Superior at this State Competition. The CHS Concert Band performed at two School Concerts and The County Music Performance Assessment held at Palm Harbor University H.S. The CHS Winter Guard had an amazing season. The Winter Guard’s Show “Run To ME” brings the audience to tears and standing ovation! They are an amazing group of very talented students bringing praise and state-wide recognition to Clearwater H.S. This year the winter guard placed 6th in the state A Division at the Tampa Fair Grounds. The CHS Pit Orchestra more than tripled it’s size and performed the Broadway version of “The Sound of Music in their extraordinary performances in April.

Chorus News

With the support our chorus families, school community, and the Clearwater Arts Alliance, our chorus went on tour April 24-26. They visited Tallahassee and St. Augustine. While in Tallahassee, they performed under the direction of CHS Choral Director, Rosemary Collins, at Florida State University in clinic with the internationally renowned conductor, Dr. Kevin Fenton. You can hear our chorus in concert on Thursday, May 3rd in the CHS Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. They will be joined on the program by our wonderful band and orchestra under the direction of Mr. Michael Sopko. Congratulations to CHS musicians, Sonata Delain (saxophone), Morgan Klutts (vocalist), and Trisha Maruga (vocalist) on their performances for the State Solo Music Performance Assessments. All three of these talented young ladies earned superior ratings on their performances.

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■ Sports Medicine Clinic provides: – Evaluation, diagnosis and nonoperative treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and problems – Diagnosis and management of concussions in athletes – Sports physicals – Fitness level assessment and exercise prescription

Clearwater High School Visual Arts Department Awards 2017/2018 School Year Mrs. Reybitz – Program

Best Overall 3D Artist: Nina Pantazes Scholarship For Courses At The Dunedin Fine Arts Center: Gabriella Sims - Junior Outstanding Art 2D AICE Printmaking: Kerri Houston – Junior



3D Top Awards: Excellent Performance 3D: Kiana Irwin Top Of The Class 3D: Nina Pantazes, Chloe Spence – Mcmillon

3D Top Awards: Excellent Performance 3D Sophmore Award: Jaleelah Thoma, Briana Staley

AICE Program Printmaking Portfolio-Seniors: Excellent Performance 2D: Annie Muller Outstanding Performance 2D: Trisha Maruga Top Of The Class AICE Portfolio: Abigail Tess

Top Of The Class 3D: Aspyn Jackson, Yahmille Tejeda-Zuniga, Hanna Jacob, Evelyn Nascimento, Jallilah Thomas

Pre-AICE - Printmaking Portfolio - Sophmores: Excellent Performance Pre-Aice : Katee Perry, Frencis Miranda, Sydney Brock, Elizabeth Sierra Fee Top Of The Class: Justine Miskewich, Derek Boing

Juniors 3D Top Awards: Best Of 3D Overall: Emma Scott Excellent Performance: David Moore, Hannah White Top Of The Class: Chris Sahagian, Rachel Hoff, Thomas Macanley, Sarocha Porchai, Jordan Minor, Zane Traune, Dylan Desmione, Victoria Negron AICE Portfolio - Printmaking - Juniors: Best Overall AICE Portfolio: Kerri Houston Excellent Performance AICE Portfolio: Gabriella Sims, Citlalli Flores-Cruz, Halley Bellack, Rachel Hoff, Maria Ansari Pre-AICE - Printmaking - Juniors: Excellent Performance Pre - AICE: Evelyn Sallas Top Of The Class AICE: Sarahi Vega-Sillis


Freshman 3D Top Awards: Top Of The Class: Olyvia Robert, Megan Caufman, Katrina Roshten, Brianna Dewitt, Ariana Pedraza, Jesus Valencia, Samantha Pacheco, Samantha Clouter, Ayana Drain-Brinson, Michelle Gutierrez-Martinez, Rori Mccutcheon, Will Nates, Kruz Rivera, Chloe Ramage, Madison Paster 2D Top Awards: Outstanding Performance: Dasia Crump, Hannah Sapp, Aakif Lalani, Ashly Sajeev Pre-AICE- Printmaking Portfolio: Oustanding Performance Overall: Daveela Bauer

Clearwater High School’s Turnaround Student Of The Year Is Bree Eichner!

We are ex tre mely proud of Bre e and all she has accomplished.

Clearwater High School FAME Academy – “Chain of Sympathy”

FAME Academy helped all CHS students create 100 yards of a “Chain of Sympathy”. The chain was displayed at the football field during the ceremony held to honor the lives lost during the tragedy. The “Chain of Sympathy” will be traveling to MSDHS this summer.

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2018 PCS High School Show

The following students were part of the 2018 PCS High School Show held at St. Pete College -Clearwater:

Science National Honor Society

The Science National Honor Society would like to thank our 2018 Spring Picnic Sponsors!

Christena Zimmerman 12, Digital Art - Just Say I’m Pretty Too Klediana Dija 12, Ceramics - Glass Modern Vessel Of The Adriatic Katherine Shackton 12, Digital Art - Constable Annie Muller 12, Printmaking - A New Perspective received a top award! The ar twork will be on display at St. Pete r sburg College, Clearwater Campus Crossroad Gallery, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater.   The awards ceremony was held Wednesday, A p ril 25 fro m 6 - 8 pm. A ll participating students received a certificate, but top awards of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mentions were given out during the ceremony.   C o n g ratul ati o n s to th e s e outstanding Visual Ar ts students!!

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Clearwater High School Marine Corps JROTC (CHS MCJROTC) had a busy spring. On Saturday, February 10th, CHS MCJROTC traveled to Gateway High School, Kissimmee, FL to participate in the Florida Regional Drill Competition against 13 other MCJROTC programs. CHS MCJROTC placed: 5th in unarmed regulation drill; 4th in color guard; 2nd in personnel inspection; and 1st in armed regulation drill. On Monday, February 26th, 36 CHS MCJROTC cadets travelled to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC (MCRD PI). While aboard MCRD PI, the cadets were able to conduct hands-on training on the Obstacle Course, the Confidence Course, the Leaders Reaction Course/Crucible, and the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer. The cadets received briefs and were able to observe the gas chamber, the rifle range, the yellow footprints/receiving, the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Drill Instructor Monument, the Molly Marine Monument, Morning Colors ceremony and Graduation.

Guidance Department Update

1. Credit Recovery – If your son or daughter needs to make up courses in order to get on track for graduation, sign up for Summer Bridge. Clearwater High School is offering Summer Bridge from June 5- July 19 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Register at 2. College Visits – Seniors will be working on College Applications soon after they return to school in the fall. The summer is great time to visit prospective College and University campuses. This is an important step in the College decision making process. 3. Volunteering – Take out time to volunteer this summer. Pick a place or cause that you are very interested in. Various scholarships (ie. Bright Futures) require volunteer hours. See your School Counselor before the end of the year for the necessary paperwork to get started. 4. SAT Practice – Take out time to practice for your SAT. This assessment is important for College Entrance decisions, Scholarships, and Graduation. We are offering an SAT Bootcamp during our Summer Bridge. You can also visit for comprehensive help.


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Clearwater Digital Media Production and Media Literacy Now

In the 21st century, literacy means media literacy. Our children live in a world of powerful 24/7 media. There has been a drastic increase in the amount of time children and youth are spending with media over the last decade. Children ages 8 to 18 now spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes per day with entertainment media outside of school, according to recent research. Used well, the media can entertain and inform our children in positive ways. However, since most children aren’t taught to use media thoughtfully, many media messages contribute to public health issues such as obesity, bullying and aggression, low self-esteem, depression, negative body image, risky sexual behavior, and substance abuse, among other problems. Media Literacy education – which teaches students to apply critical thinking to media messages and to use media to create their own messages – is a key 21st century skill. Media Literacy is critical to the health and wellbeing of America’s children, as well as to their future participation in the civic and economic life of our democracy. Media literacy: • expands the concept of literacy, as today’s messages come in many forms and literacy can no longer refer simply to the ability to read and write. • offers a solution to public health issues, such as body image issues and substance use, exacerbated by toxic media messages. • empowers all people to engage in a global media environment. The multimedia age requires new skills for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating, and distributing messages within a digital, global, and democratic society. — National Council for the Social Studies position statement on Media Literacy Every day my college students say media literacy should have been a part of their education in high school, and even grade school. — Joni Siani, Media and Social Science Professor. Academy Publishing School Newsletter Program ™ 800-644-3541


Clearwater High School Newsletter  

May 2018

Clearwater High School Newsletter  

May 2018