Osceola High School Newsletter

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Principal’s Report Administration

Dear parents and students:

It is hard to believe, but yes, we are already three quarters of the way through the second nine weeks of the first semester. Parents should have already viewed their students first nine-week grades as they were posted in parent Focus on October 27, 2022.

Highlights of our most recent activities include

• Mrs. Darlene Davis-Parvin (social studies) was our school’s nomination for “Teacher of the Year”.

• Mrs. Amy Loope (business) was our school’s nomination for “Emerging Teacher of the Year”.

• Mrs. Robin Gerlach (clerical) was our school’s nomination for “Support Staff Employee of the Year”.

• Our Osceola Fundamental High School Theatre Arts Department presented “Our Town” November 2nd through November 5th. The performance was held outdoors and well attended each evening.

• Our annual Veterans Concert was held on Monday November 14th. Osceola Fundamental High School and Osceola Middle School Chorus students performed for all those in attendance. Thank you to Mr. Campbell, Chorus Director and all the chorus students who participated.

• The Great American Teach In was held on November 16th. Our OFHS students had the opportunity to hear from community members as they shared career information, hobbies, skills and experiences.

• Our boys’ and girls’ swim teams had excellent seasons. The girls placed 2nd in districts and 4th in regionals. Our boys’ team placed 1st in districts (7th year in a row) and 2nd in regionals. Fourteen swim and dive team members qualified for states. Congratulations Coach Karen Smalley, her coaching staff and all of our swim and dive team members.

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.


Michael C. Bohnet

Assistant Principals

Daniel Schmittdiel - Ext. 2015

Grades 9-12 Last Names A-G

Julie Finley - Ext. 2014

Grades 9-12th Last Names H-O

Cindy Mucerino - Ext. 2016 Grades 9-12th Last Names P-Z

School Counselors

Maddison Hill - Ext. 2062 9th Grade A-Z

Krysta Nymark - Ext. 2061 10-12th Grade A-G

Twila Jackson - Ext. 2060 10-12th Grade H-O

Electra Polizzi - Ext. 2063 10-12th Grade P-Z Phone 727-547-7717 Fax 727-545-6412

Warriors’ Drumbeat


Published Five times per year

Pinellas County School Board 301 4th St SW Largo, FL 337703 Issue 5 www.osceola-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

DECEMBER 2022 Volume 27 Issue 5
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In This Issue Bell Schedule, Testing .............. 3 Teacher Spotlight .................... 4, 5 Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures ........... 5 Sport Schedules, Cross Country .............. 6, 7 continued on page 2...

Principal’s Report

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• Our girls’ volleyball team had a great season in being crowned district and PCAC Champions. They finished the season as regional final runner-up. Congratulations to Coach Martin, her coaching staff, and all of our girls’ volleyball team members.

• Our football team had an outstanding season as they finished their season at 7 wins and 3 loses and were crowned district champions. Congratulations to Coach Montgomery, his coaching staff and all of our football team members.

• Congratulations to our cheerleading team and band on an outstanding fall season. Special thanks to our cheerleading coaches, Coach Howell and Coach Dressback. Also, special thanks to our Band Directory, Mr. Caballero-Edwards.

I would like to take a moment to thank and congratulate Mr. Dan Schmittdiel on being named Pinellas County School’s Assistant Principal of the Year and on his recent promotion to principal of East Lake High School. Mr. Schmittdiel has done an excellent job and has been very instrumental in our school’s success over his three and a half years here at Osceola Fundamental High School.

Please take the parent and student surveys which can be found on our school website homepage www.pcsb.org/osceola-hs. The survey will be open until Sunday December 18th. Your anonymous opinion/answers provide guidance to help improve our school. Thank you for choosing Osceola Fundamental High school for your child’s education.

Have a safe and happy holiday season.
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Bell Schedule

Regular Days

Period 1: 7:25 – 8:13 (48 min due to morning announcements)

Period 2: 8:18 – 9:05

Period 3: 9:10 – 9:57

Period 4: 10:02 – 10:49

Period 5: 1st Lunch 5th period

10:49 – 11:19 10:54 – 11:41

Period 5: 5th period 2nd Lunch

11:24 – 12:11 11:41 – 12:11

Period 6: 12:16 – 1:03

Period 7: 1:08 – 1:55

SAT Test Dates

SAT Test Date Registration Deadline

Mar. 11, 2023 Feb. 10, 2023

May 6, 2023 April 7, 2023 June 3, 2023 May 4, 2023

ACT Test Dates

ACT Test Date Registration Deadline

Feb. 11, 2023 Jan. 6, 2023

April 15, 2023 Mar. 10, 2023

June 10, 2023 May 5, 2023

July 15, 2023 June 16, 2023

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Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Loope has been with OFHS for 3 years. This year she is OFHS’s Emerging Teacher of the Year. Although passionate about all the subjects she teaches, her favorite subject is Entrepreneurship. Mrs. Loope believes Business Entrepreneurship teaches students skills they can use well into their adult life. It opens eyes and possibilities for students and empowers them to dive in. She became a teacher because she enjoyed the school atmosphere and working with students and families. When Mrs. Loope is not teaching, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, boating, water activities and spending time outside and staying active. One fun fact you might not know about Mrs. Loope is in high school she went to states in both tennis and cross country and was awarded Best All-Around Senior Female Athlete.

Mrs. Loope was asked, “if you could have dinner with any famous person, alive or deceased, who would it be and why?” “I would choose J.C. Hall. Not many people know the name, but he is the founder of Hallmark. First, I am real sucker for a Hallmark Christmas movie but who isn’t! Second, he was a true entrepreneur that built a brand that is more popular today than ever over its 100+ year history. He was able to grow with the times and went against conventional wisdom and began sponsoring holiday specials on television before it was popular. Who hasn’t been touched by a card at the right time at some point over their life? These are the types of journeys I try to get across to my entrepreneurship class to show them what is possible”.


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Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Parivn has been teaching at OFHS for 11 years. This year she is OFHS’s Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Parvin loves teaching Art and Humanities with a passion! However, she absolutely “digs” all history, especially U.S. and European history. Mrs. Parvin says “I have been fortunate to work in several interesting career fields. I went back to school for a master’s degree in Art History and Humanities. I eventually worked as Curator of Education and an Art Director at different museums, I even had an opportunity to run an art gallery in Switzerland for several years. When I returned from Europe, I really wanted to teach so I was able to enter the “Transition to Teaching”. To be a teacher changed my life and I hope my student’s lives too!” Mrs. Parvin wants to use all her career experiences to share with students the beauty of Art, Humanities, and History! She believes it is all about the connection through her life experiences that can enhance her student’s knowledge and inspire them to greatness! When Mrs. Parvin is not teaching, she enjoys baking delicious cakes, cookies, and breads, watching a good movie, reading great novels, taking walks on the beach, and riding bikes up to Tarpon Springs on the trail. I really enjoy kayaking and being in nature on the weekends.

Mrs. Gerlach has been working at OFHS for 10 years. Her favorite thing about working at Osceola is there is always something unique about each day. No two days are ever quite the same. When Mrs. Gerlach is not working in the front office, she likes to ride her bike, work in the yard, go to the fitness center and spend time with her mom and children. She also bowls with her husband on a Fun League. One thing you might not know about Mrs. Gerlach is she used to teach beginning computer classes at Miami-Dade Community College in 1997. We asked Mrs. Gerlach If she could have dinner with any famous person alive or deceased who would it be and she said, “Barbara Bush. I read her book and I think she would be a fascinating person to talk to.” Mrs. Gerlach was named OFHS Support Employee of the Year for the 2022-2023 school year.

Drop Off And Pick Up Protocols

In creating an effective and efficient car dismissal process, and considering student safety, parents and guardians can help.

1. Use the car circle located off 94th Ave., by the school auditorium.

2. Please remain in your car. No walk ups.

3. Reduce your car speed to five miles per hour while in the car circle.

4. Move all cars forward.

5. Follow staff directions.



Boys Basketball

W 12/28/22 Keswick Holiday Tournament(E) Away V TBD

Th 12/29/22 Keswick Holiday Tournament(E) Away V TBD F 12/30/22 Keswick Holiday Tournament(E) Away V TBD

W 1/4/23 Dunedin Tournament (E ) Away V TBD Th 1/5/23 Dunedin Tournament (E ) Away V TBD

F 1/6/23 Dunedin Tournament (E ) Away V TBD M 1/9/23 Boca Ciega (C )

Home JV/V 6:30 / 8:00

Tu 1/10/23 Gibbs (C ) Away JV/V 6:30 / 8:00 Th 1/12/23 Lakewood (C ) Home JV/V 6:30 / 8:00

Tu 1/17/23 St Pete (C ) Away JV/V 6:30 / 8:00 Th 1/19/23 Pinellas Park (C ) Away JV/V 6:30 / 8:00

F 1/20/23 Lakeside

Tu 1/24/23 Countryside

Home JV/V 6:30 / 8:00

Away JV/V 6:30 / 8:00

Th 1/26/23 Palm Harbor Away JV/V 6:30 / 8:00

M 1/30/23 Canterbury Home V 7:00

Tu 1/31/23 St Pete Catholic (E ) Away JV/V 6:00 / 7:30 Th 2/2/23 CCC (E ) Home JV/V 6:15 / 7:45

Revised 10/23/22

Girls Basketball DATE TEAM


Th 12/22/22 East Lake Home W 1/11/23 Countryside Away

Tu 1/17/23 Northeast Home Th 1/19/23 CCC Away

Tu 1/24/23 Dunedin Home Th 1/26/23 Pinellas Park (C ) Home


Girls Varsity Soccer



Tu 1/10/23 East Lake Away 6:00 PM

Th 1/12/23 Pinellas Park (C ) Away 6:00 PM

F 1/13/23 Tampa Prep Home 5:00 PM

Tu 1/17/23 Countryside Home 6:00 PM

W 1/18/23 Gibbs (E/C ) Away 6:00 PM

Revised 10/19

Boys Varsity Soccer



Tu 1/3/23 Keswick (E ) Away 7:00 PM

Tu 1/10/23 East Lake Away 8:00 PM

Th 1/12/23 Pinellas Park (C ) Away 8:00 PM

F 1/13/23 Calvary Christian (E ) Away 7:00 PM

Tu 1/17/23 Countryside Home 8:00 PM

W 1/18/23 Gibbs Away 6:30 PM

F 1/20/23 Tampa Catholic (E ) Away 6:00 PM

Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Teams Excel at States

Our boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams had great seasons. The boys’ team (Wes D’Angio, Grant Wilson, Adam Foster, Latham Graves, Gino Sirabella, Jack Cappelli, Rhett Turner, Dylan Feger, Trevor Miller) finished as PCAC runnersup, district runners-up, and placing 9th in regionals.

Our girls’ team (Abby Clements, Kennedy Downey, Elle Mehltretter, Avery Latto, Heloise Pinto, Lily Joseph, Izzy Benoit, Ema Zubernyte, Taylor Ladd) made school history. They were PCAC Champions, placed 1st in districts, 1st in regionals, and won the 3A State Championship! They are the first team in OFHS history to accomplish this amazing feat. Congratulations to Coach Eagleson and all of our cross-country team members.

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