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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, as well as, in other 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 2017-2018 school year. As you are probably aware, our Wall-to-Wall Academy model with certification opportunities has been a great enhancement to our curriculum, and we are excited about the second year of our new CHANGE Program! 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! Over the last five years, we have seen a major decline in discipline issues, and a school spirit. We believe the dress code, the Wall- to-Wall Academy model, and industry certification and internship opportunities are influential factors in this 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. For the third time, Clearwater High School is being recognized as a Model School by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Hundreds of schools apply, and approximately twenty of the nation’s highest performing and rapidly improving schools are accepted as models. As a result of this recognition, Clearwater High School will have the opportunity to present at the Model Schools Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in June. Clearwater High School is the first and only school in the Tampa Bay Area to receive this distinction! We are being recognized for continuing to raise rigor and relevance for their students through a personalized relationship building learning approach within a Wall-to-Wall Academy Model. The availability of industry certifications and internship opportunities truly prepares our students to be college and career ready. For the third year in a row, our school received the Family and Community Engagement Award! Keep engaged and informed! We have so many ways our parents and guardians can get involved, and we want you to be a part of our team! Please contact Tina Ward (wardma@pcsb. org), 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!


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

continued on page 2... Phone Number (727) 298-1620 • Fax Number (727) 469-5981

May 2017 Issue # 1

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)

Principal’s Message continues... 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 the contents of this newsletter. Congratulations to the class of 2017! 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 we can help you in any way. Again, thank you for all your assistance throughout the year. Have a great summer! Sincerely, Keith Mastorides, Principal CHS

GUIDANCE COUNSELORS Ms. Mary Boynton (x2314) STEAM Academy & AICE Ms. Annie Larkin (x2065) FAME & CHANGE Academies Ms. Kimberly Rubin BLIS & CAICC Academy (x2061) Mr. Marwan Stanford (x2064) SHARE Academy SECRETARY TO GUIDANCE Ms. Toni Howard (x2008)

Congratulations to all!

As of April 22, 2016, The Washington Post has ranked Clearwater High School the most rigorous and challenging public high school in Pinellas (ranked 200 schools higher then everyone else!)! Our number of dual enrolment, AICE and AP courses offered to our students and the number of students we have on our campus, and in those courses were compared to every other school on the list. Again, we were first in the district, in the top 23% of the state, and the top 17% of the nation! Way to go Clearwater High School!

ATTENDANCE CLERK Mr. Bob Biddle (x2027) ACADEMY COORDINATOR Mrs. Mary Roble (x2303) BOOKKEEPER Ms. Madonna Hoke (x2012 or 2006) ATHLETICS/ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR Mrs. Kathy Biddle (x2309)


Attention All Students

Please return all your overdue library books to the media center. Seniors, if you have lost books, please take care of those obligations. Book fines may prevent you from graduating.

Volunteers Needed! NOTE: on Monday, 5/1, we will have a practice runthrough for both the above tests; General Paper during 2nd period and History during 4th period. All volunteers for Tuesday, 5/2, and Monday, 5/8, are welcome and encouraged to attend, but not required. Tuesday, 5/2 7:15-10 a.m.—13 volunteers (AICE General Paper) 11:45-1:30—15 volunteers (AICE History) Friday, 5/5 7:45-10:30---7 volunteers (AICE English Language) Monday, 5/8 7:45-10:30—7 volunteers (AICE English Language) 11:15-1:15—13 volunteers (AICE History) Friday, 5/12 7:45--?—1 volunteer (AP Human Geography) Friday, 5/19 7:45-10:15)—2 volunteers (AICE Literature) Thank You Volunteers for a Great Year! Our Volunteer Hours do not reflect All your Hard Work! Please contact Tina Ward 727-298-1620 at extension 2045 or email her at to have her enter your hours.

WHERE DO I LOG MY VOLUNTEER HOURS?! STEP 1: Login to NEW Focus/SIS web address: https:// STEP 2: Log in to using your v.account (v. last name first initial – all lowercase) (OR, last name, second initial or third initial or fourth initial if more than one of same name)

Username Example: v.smithd


Password Last Name (first letter capitalized) immediately followed by 4-digit birth year.

Password Example Smith1975


STEP 3: Enter Hours: STEP 4: Enter Information for volunteer hours STEP 5: Click “SAVE” Top Right Corner of page STEP 6: “LOG OUT” in bottom right hand corner


Rose Acosta showing the 2017 FAME t-shirts printed by our students.

FAME Academy Top of the Class Party

The top 35 students of the FAME Academy received a free FAME Academy t-shirt on April 24 in recognition of their academic efforts. The t-shirt party was a wonderful success and students were pleased with the 2017 designs created by Idalit Huerta and Yamilette Ruiz. Students that were recognized: Sydney Marie Brock 09 Jenesis Lastimado Lamostre 09 Victoria Nguyen 09 Valentina Orive 09 Megan Kathleen Reed 09 Alec Slingsby 11 Rebecca Sophia Zambrano 12 Emme C Meyers 11 Madison Mcdonald 10 Skyler Antoinette Negron 10 Jayvi Lamostre 11 James Elijah Maldonad 12

Brooke Senseney Idalit Huerta Samantha Gayle Mayhew Hailey Alexandria Woolridge Giselle Catherine Trejo Nelly Mariamn Terrero Dominici Kelsey Martin Hailey Grace Sweikow Montserrat Acosta Denylson Hernandez Jonathan Jaguey Mikaela Celone

09 11 12 12 09 09 11 11 09 09 09 11

Jhoana Hernandez-Ceron Desere Alexis Pioquinto Sara Rose Arnold Kerri Isabel Houston Jennifer Hernandez-Moro Jacob T Hooveer Alexia George, Alannah Kali Reliford Amy Clarice Coolman Alexandria Hannah Kenia Martinez

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Complete Care for the Whole Family

Turley Family Health Center 807 N. Myrtle Ave., Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 467-2400 |


■ Family Medicine Clinic provides care for the whole family, newborn to adults ■ Women’s health, OB/GYN, primary care and specialist services available ■ Accepting new patients, Medicare, Medicaid and a variety of HMO/PPO plans The Turley Family Health Center is here for all your family’s needs.


■ 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

Art News - Mainsail Arts Festival

This was a great professional art show with a large K-12 youth art show. CHS representation was outstanding: Please celebrate these students: • Gabriella Sims- 10 - Techno man - Printmaking • Juliana Morrill- 10 - Emma - Printmaking • Annie Muller- 11 -”Beached”- Printmaking • Christena Zimmerman- 11 - End of the road- Drawing • Rose Acosta -12 - Love - Hurts Artsy World - Drawing • Jenifer Trejo- 12 - Contemplation of the Peruvian Martyr- Drawing • Yamilette Ruiz- 12 -The Princess in the Melodic Field -Drawing • Jake Hogeboom -12-The Plight of the Banished Youth -Photography • Chloe Frehs - 12 - Portrait of an Adolescent Diva -Drawing

Rose Acosta

Chirstena Zimmerma

Gabriella Sims

Yamilette Ruiz

A few spots are left! We need you!

Annie Muller

Jenifer Trejo

Chloe Frehs

Juliana Morrill

Jake Hogeboom

Advertise in the Tornado Watch! This is a wonderful way for your company to get community recognition and exposure, and at the same time help support your local schools!

Angie Tanton

Clearwater High School


TOP Overall Students in the Visual Arts - Senior’s Awards

Visual Arts Request: Donate

Dear CHS community, We are looking for several items that can help our artists. Please consider donating the following items: baby food jars, plastic grocery bags, small tile, popsicle sticks, scraps of fabric, paper tubes, paints, wood, nails, old frames (small), mirrors, glue, lace, beads, strings, wire. Please mark: Reybitz, B4, your name and drop off at front office. Thank you very much.

Have a great er! m m u s

Same Location For Over 35 Years! 1871 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33765 • 727-446-7631


Students receiving Clearwater Arts Alliance Gift Certificates for best performance in the Visual Arts. • Top Overall 2-Dimensional Art: Chloe Frehs • Top Overall 2-Dimensional Art: Amelia Jaloweic • Top Overall 2-Dimensional Art- AICE: Rose Acosta • Top Overall 3- Dimensional Art: Jhoana Hernandez-Ceron Students receiving Scholarships from Dunedin Fine Arts Center: • Best of the class Visual Artist 3-D Portfolio: Carmen Diaz –senior All Visual Arts student seniors will be receiving a college care packet from the Art Institute of Tampa Top of the class Art 3D Gabriella Collins Karen Baltazar Linda Pioquinto Fatbardah Maliq Samantha Mayhew Ivon Torres Carmen Diaz Tyaisha Robinson Kaylee Waits Marco Silis Tatiana Barnes Samantha Mayhew Kimberly Cruz Top of the class Art 2D Jenifer Trejo Elizabeth Paredes Linda Pioquinto Connine Robertson Diana Guzman Junette Noel Sara Sebastian Taylor Mansfield Jenna Dimmick Hannah Warmath Keleigh Wall Yadira Flores Kaleb Peterson Jordan Taylor Kallista Tzigos Best of AICE Art Rebecca Zambrano Amber Rose Ryan Stephens Maria Zupan • We thank all our sponsors and supporters. • The Visual Arts Department had an outstanding year with a record number of projects accepted in Pinellas County Art Shows. • Please check our website for more information on these items:

Winter Guard

Congratulations are in order for the Amazing 2017 Clearwater H.S. Winter guard!!! The CHS Winter guard is the new Florida Federation of Color/Winter guards Circuit, (FFCC) Double A Division, State Champions!!!. The CHS Winter Guard out scored all 27 winter guards in their class on Saturday, April 1/2017 at the Daytona Beach Ocean Convention Center. All judges, students, staff and parents were able to witness one the finest high school performances ever given. All are very proud of the hard work and dedication of those involved in the creation and seasonal completion of this amazing team! Members of the CHS Winter Guard include: • Merlyn Iraheta, Abagail Starks, Morgan Devol, Kim Gonzalez, Alaina Shaw, Sara Arnold, Gino Guggia, Chris Nar, Emma McPhilamy, Jordan Richards and Ellie Wilson. Special Thanks must be given to the CHS Winter Guard Staff for their incredible teaching talent and dedication to this CHS program. Special thanks must be given to the incredible CHS Band Boosters for their constant support, dedication and commitment. Sincerely, Michael C. Sopko Director of Band, Orchestra and Instrumental Activities


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Inside This Issue Attention All Students Volunteers Needed FAME Academy Art News Donations Needed Visual Arts-Senior Awards Winter Guard

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Clearwater High School Newsletter  

May 2017

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