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FEBRUARY 2020 Volume 25 Issue 4 Administration Principal

Principal’s Report

Michael C. Bohnet

Welcome to the New Year – 2020 and the start of the second semester which began on January 7, 2020. Dean’s list and Honor roll certificates were distributed on January 29, 2020. Parents, when you need to change your phone number or your e-mail address you must use your parent Focus account. Go to the student reservation tab and click “change phone and e-mail address only”. Please remember that updating contact information on the YELLOW card you completed at the beginning of each school year will not update your contact information in the system for automated phone calls and e-mails. Parents must use the process described above. Florida standards testing is just around the corner with the ELA writing for both 9th and 10th graders to begin on April 7th. All 11th graders will take the in-school SAT for college reporting on Wednesday, March 25th. More information regarding the upcoming test dates and EOC’s (End of Course Exams) will be forthcoming at our PTSA/SAC meetings, Sunday call outs and through our school website. Parents, please encourage your students to do his/her best on these very important tests and exams. For best overall student results, it is essential that each student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a nutritious breakfast on their designated test days.

Assistant Principals

Daniel Schmittdiel - Ext. 2014 Grades 9-12 Last Names A-G

Julie Finley - Ext. 2005

Grades 9-12 Last Names H-O

Mark Robertson - Ext. 2010 Grades 9-12 Last Names P-Z

Guidance Counselors

Lauren Sturgill - Ext. 2027 9th Grade A-Z

Krysta Nymark - Ext. 2012 10-12 th Grade A-G

Highlights of our most recent activities and events include: •

Twila Jackson - Ext. 2013

Osceola Fundamental High School received the 2018/2019 Five Star School designation from the Florida Department of Education. Schools receive this award who set the standard for business partnerships, family involvement, volunteerism, student community service and School Advisory Council (SAC) in Pinellas County as well as the State of Florida.

Ms. Deborah Guinn (Reading Teacher) was named as a top ten Teacher of the Year finalist.

Mrs. Marie Jantschek (Principal’s Secretary) was named as a Support Employee of the Year finalist.

Mrs. Krysta Nymark was name the 2019 – 2020 high school Counselor of the Year.

Congratulations to Jonah Aboulafia (10th) who placed 2nd in Culinary Arts at the SKILLS Regional competition. He now advances to the State competition in Pensacola in April.

Congratulations to our girls’ soccer team who were crowned District champions and will now advance to Regionals. Good Luck “Lady Warriors”.

Congratulations to Zoe Peters (12th) who recently received her official author’s proofs of the script (Captivated) from Amazon publishing. She is now officially a published playwright.

Congratulations to our amazing FBLA students! We have 45 students who have qualified to go to State competition March 12–15 in Orlando.

Jessica Pernas and Samuel Workman have been selected as Seminole Lake Rotary February Students of the Month.

Thank you for choosing Osceola Fundamental HS for your child’s education.

Michael C. Bohnet Principal

Our Mission

Osceola High School’s mission is to sustain an environment where staff, students, parents and community work collaboratively to support all students in meeting or exceeding graduation requirements.

10-12 th Grade H-O

Electra Polizzi - Ext. 2016 10-12 th Grade P-Z




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Warriors’ Drumbeat February 2020 Published Five times per year Pinellas County School Board 525 Pennsylvania Avenue Palm Harbor, FL 34683 Issue 4

In This Issue

Graduation Ceremony ����� 2 Student Calendar . . . . . . . . . 2 Volunteer Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Baked Ham Fundraiser . . . . . . . . . . 4 Report Cards Distribution . . . . . . . . . . 4 The Warrior Record News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 ACT & ACT Dates & Deadlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sports Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 & 7


2 2019-2020 St udent Calendar

Save t he Dat e

February 17, 2020:

No school for students.

March 13, 2020

End of third quarter

March 14, 2020 - March 22, 2020

Spring holidays – No school for students.

March 23, 2020

No school for students.

March 24, 2020

Schools reopen. Classes resume.

April 10, 2020

No school for students.

May 25, 2020

Memorial Day holiday – No school for students.

May 29, 2020

Last day for all students. Students will be released two hours early.

Osceola Fundamental High School 2019-2020 Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:30 PM Tropicana Field

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Congrat ulat ions

2019-2020 TSIC Mentor of the Year, State of Florida - Ed “Mike” Hoke  2019-2020 Large Business Partner of the Year - G & J Distributing 2019-2020 Small Business Partner of the Year - Broke n Bored Grill

We would also like to give a big shout out to all of our Take stock in Children mentors as you are a vital part of our students success. We can’t thank you enough for all that you do. Would you like the chance to change a student’s life over lunch? Osceola Fundamental High School is currently in need of Take Stock in Children mentors. Mentors meet during their assigned students lunch twice a month. Please contact Debbie Giovo for more information. The deadline to purchase a 2019-2020 yearbook is March 1st. There is a link on the school website to purchase.

Volunt eer Corner

Thank you to all of OFHS volunteers. We appreciate all of time you dedicate to our school.  Please don’t forget to record your volunteer hours in volunteer focus.  Volunteer hours are low but I know that everyone has been busy assisting with Athletics, PTA, SAC, Theatre, Clubs, special events and so much more.  I just needs some help documenting the hours.  We are half way to our year end goal of 30,000 volunteer hours.  If you still have unrecorded hours for 2nd semester please use the instructions below to sign into volunteer focus to add hours.  If you have volunteer hours for 1st semester that were not recorded, no worries.  Please send the information to me via email, I can add them for you. giovod@pcsb.org Volunteer focus Log In Instructions: • Username - Example-   v.smithj  (v.last name and in most cases first initial of your 1st name (for common names it may be the 1st 2 or 3 letters of your 1st name) • Password - Example- Smith1999 (Last name, 1st only 1st letter capitalized followed by your 4 digit year of birth) If you are having trouble logging into your account, please contact Debbie Giovo for further assistance. 757-547-7717 X2002


Choose from more than 110 programs at SPC.

4 Schedule for Report Periods and Dist ribut ion of Report Cards 2019-2020 SECONDARY (GRADES 6-12) STUDENTS

Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser to support Osceola Fundamental High School September 9, 2019 - May 1, 2020

Osceola Fundamental High School (OFHS) would very much appreciate it if you could help us achieve our goal by purchasing Honey Ba ked Gif t Cards. 20% of the proceeds will be given back to OFHS. They can be used at any Honey B a k e d l o c a t i o n n a t i o nw i d e , t o shop online, or to order from the Honey Baked catalog. Please access link below if you are interested in participating: https://honeybakedfundraising.com/ fundraisers/OFHS_HoneyBaked_Ham_ Fundraiser

Mid Period Report (for those students needing a mid-term report – see note below)

End of Report Period

# of Days

Final Grades and Comment Codes Due in FOCUS

Report Cards Distributed

Friday, February 7, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020


Friday – 4:00 pm March 27, 2020*

Monday, April 6, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020


Monday – 4:00 pm June 1, 2020

Friday, June 5, 2020

* Delay is due to Spring Break. Note: Mid-Term Progress reports are distributed to high school and middle school student who have a current grade of D or F. Some schools choose to send Mid-Term Progress Reports to all students. Midterm grades are not entered into Focus.

5 Journalist s at OFHS Need Your Help!

Staff members can only print newspapers if they raise enough funds. Email The Warrior Record adviser Rhonda Deatley at deatleyr@pcsb.org if you can take out an ad or make a donation. Parents please remember to contact Donna Kelly at 727-547-7717 ext. 2006 for newly invited sibling’s priority between February 24-28, 2020.

ACT and SAT Test Dat es and Deadlines SAT Test Dates and Deadlines SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Scores Available

March 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

March 27, 2020

May 2, 2020

April 3, 2020

May 15, 2020

June 6, 2020

May 8, 2020

July 15, 2020

ACT Test Dates and Deadlines ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Scores Available

February 8, 2020

January 10, 2020

February 18, 2020

April 4, 2020

February 28, 2020

April 14, 2020

June 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

June 23, 2020

Lost & Found

Students, Have you lost any items; maybe left them in the cafeteria? We have news for you. You can be reunited with your lost items in Student Services, where Ms. Nolan’s desk is located. Please visit her to retrieve your items.


SPORTS SCHEDULES Off-season foot ball condit ioning

Off-season football conditioning is being held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 2:05 in the weight room.

Osceola Soft ball Schedule 2020 Date 2/11/20 2/13/20 2/18/20 2/20/19 2/21/20 2/25/20 2/28/20 2/29/20 3/03/20 3/06/20 3/10/20 3/11/20 3/13/20 3/24/20

3/31/20 4/01/20 4/3/20 4/07/20 4/08/20 4/14/20 4/17/20

Place Home Home Home Away Home Home Eddie C Moore Eddie C Moore Away Away Home Home Away 4:00 PM Away Madeira Beach 5:00pm Thursday Palm Harbor Away 4:00 PM Tuesday Pinellas Park Away Wednesday Oldham County Kentucky Home Friday Seminole Home Tuesday Lakewood Home Wednesday Clearwater Home Tuesday Countryside Away Friday Gibbs Home




Away Eddie C Moore #8 6:00pm

4/23/20 4/27/20 4/28/20 4/30/20

Thursday Monday Tuesday Thursday

PCAC North District District District



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Day Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Thursday Friday Tuesday Friday Saturday Tuesday Friday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Tuesday

Opponent Calvary Christian East Lake Admiral Farragut Northeast Countryside Largo Palm Harbor Tournament Palm Harbor Tournament Clearwater Seminole St. Pete Dixie Hollins Boca Ciega ICC Canada

Pre-season Pre-season Extra PCAC District District Extra Extra District District PCAC PCAC PCAC Extra Extra PCAC Extra District PCAC District District Senior Night PCAC Extra

Osceola Baseball Schedule 2020

Date 2/10/20 2/11/20 2/18/20 2/19/20 2/21/20 2/26/20 2/28/20 3/3/20 3/5/20 3/6/20 3/10/20 3/12/20 3/13/20 3/16/20 3/21/20 3/24/20 3/26/20 3/27/20 4/1/20 4/2/20 4/3/20 4/7/20 4/8/20 4/16/20 4/17/20 4/18/20 4/21/20 4/22/20 4/23/20 4/27/20 4/28/20 4/30/20

Day Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Wednesday Friday Tuesday Thursday Friday Tuesday Thursday Friday

Opponent Place Alonso Plant Plant Plant CCC Largo TBA Osceola TBA Largo Dixie (C) Away Dunedin Away Countryside Away Seminole Home Largo Home St. Petersburg (C ) Home Tarpon Springs Home Lakewood (C ) Home Spring Break

Time 4:00pm 7:00pm 4:30pm TBA TBA 7:00pm 7:00pm

Tuesday Thursday Friday Wednesday Thursday Friday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Monday Tuesday Thursday

Northeast (C ) Seminole Ridge Gibbs (C ) Strong Rock (GA) Clearwater Palm Harbor Southeast IMG Indian Rocks IMG Pinellas Park (C ) Boca Ciega (C ) East Lake PCAC Championship 3 - 6, 4 - 5 1 - 4 or 5, 2 - 3 District

7:00pm 4:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 4:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 6:00pm 11:00am 4:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm

Home Home Home Home Away Away Away Home Home Away Spectrum Away Away TBA District Quarter-Final District Semi-Final Championship

7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


SPORTS SCHEDULES A few spots are left!

Osceola Track and Field Schedule 2020 Date 2/13 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/5 3/7 3/12 3/14 3/27 4/3 4/4 4/9 4/16 4/30 5/15 5/16

Day Thursday Friday Friday Friday Thursday Saturday Thursday Saturday Friday Thursday Friday Thursday Thursday Thursday Friday Saturday

Meet East Lake Invite Lipham Relays Calvary Invite Richard Allen Invite Seminole Invite St. Pete Invite Northside Invite Ed Wells Invite Indian Rocks Invite Florida/Pepsi Relays ** Florida/Pepsi Relays ** PCAC District Championships Regional Championships State Championships State Championships

Place East Lake High Keswick Chr. High Calvary High Pinellas Park High Seminole High St. Pete High Northside High Clearwater High Indian Rocks High UF UF East Lake High St. Pete High Charlotte High UF UF

Time 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 9:00pm 3:00pm 9:00pm 3:00pm TBA TBA 2:00pm 9:00pm 9:00pm 9:00pm 9:00pm

Osceola Girls/Boys Tennis Schedule 2020

Date 2/11 2/13 2/18 2/20 2/25 2/27 3/3 3/5 3/9 3/10 3/12 3/24 3/26 3/31 4/2 4/8 4/9

Day Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Thursday Monday Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Thursday Wednesday Thursday

Opponent Dixie Hollins (C ) East Lake Lakewood (C ) Northeast (C ) Palm Harbor Seminole Boca Ciega (C ) Countryside Dunedin Gibbs (C ) Largo Tarpon Springs Pinellas Park (C ) St. Pete (C ) Clearwater Boys PCAC Girls PCAC

Place Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Away Home Away TBA TBA

Time 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm

Date 2/28 2/29 3/3 3/5 3/10 3/12 3/16 – 3/20 3/25 3/27 3/31 4/2 4/7 4/14 4/16 4/21 4/23 4/30 5/4 TBA

Flag Foot ball Schedule 2020

Day Opponent Friday Preseason vs. TBA Saturday Preseason vs. TBA Tuesday Countryside Thursday Seminole (D) Tuesday Dixie Hollins (D / C) Thursday Northeast (D / C) Spring Break Wednesday St. Pete (C) Friday Dunedin Tuesday Boca Ciega (C) Thursday Gibbs (C) Tuesday Lakewood (C) Tuesday Pinellas Park (C) Thursday PCAC Championship Tuesday District Semifinals Thursday District Finals Thursday Regional Semifinals Monday Regional Finals TBA States

We need you!

Place Bucs Stadium Bucs Stadium Home Away Away Home


Time TBA TBA 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:30pm

Away Home Home Home Away Home TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA


Away Home Home Home Away 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm TBA TBA TBA


Osceola Girls / Boys Lacrosse Schedule 2020

Date 2/19 2/21 2/25 2/27 2/28 3/3 3/5 3/10 3/24 3/27 3/31 4/3

Day Wednesday Friday Tuesday Thursday Friday Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Tuesday Friday Tuesday Friday

Opponent Palm Harbor St. Pete Admiral Farragut Clearwater Northeast Northside Christian Northeast Northeast Northside Christian Land O Lakes Clearwater East Lake

Place Home Home Away Away Away Away Home Away Home Away Home Home

Time Girls 5pm / Boys 7pm Girls 5pm / Boys 7pm Boys 7pm Girls 5pm / Boys 7pm Boys 7 PM Boys 6 PM Girls 5pm / Boys 7pm Girls 5pm / Boys 7pm Boys 6 PM Girls 5pm / Boys 7pm Girls 5pm / Boys 7pm Girls 5pm / Boys 7pm

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Home-St udy Discipline

PARENTS, ESTABLISH A SOLID HOME-STUDY DISCIPLINE with your student. Encouraging and supporting this vital activity will improve your student’s attitude and performance at school and instill a work ethic that endures for a lifetime. 1. SET A SCHEDULE: Establish a regular timeslot for this important daily activity. Seek your child’s agreement and commitment to reserve this time each day for homework and study. Encourage this discipline. In many ways, it’s his/her job and should be an important part of the daily routine. Your support and involvement in your student’s home-study effort makes a huge difference in the high school experience. 2. CREATE THE ENVIRONMENT: Students can be easily distracted. Teach them to create an atmosphere conducive for concentration. Minimizing social media access, loud music, and other detractors will improve effectiveness and retention. If you notice distractions or deterrents, suggest possible remedies. Having a defined study area works with some students but not all. The most important factor is the discipline of doing it every day. 3. OBSERVE AND ENGAGE: Psychologists suggest that it takes three weeks to break or establish a habit. When school resumes this month, commit three weeks to observing your students daily routine. Make good homework practices a habit for both of you. Your daily assistance and attitude toward school have a huge impact on your child’s success.

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