Pinellas Park High School Newsletter

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For the Parents, Staff, Students & Community of Pinellas Park High School

Pinellas Park High School 6305-118th Avenue North Largo, Florida 33773 Phone: 727-538-7410

PRINCIPAL Brett Patterson, Ext. 2020

ADMINISTRATORS James Adams, Ext. 2015 Traditional A – G Cassandra Bogatz, Ext. 2016 Criminal Justice & Traditional U – Z Kim Leitold, Ext. 2014 Traditional H – Q Paul Peppers, Ext. 2017 First Responders & Traditional R – T

Principal’s Message Thanks and happy almost break! This year continues to be filled with excitement, resilience, and pride surrounding the dedication and accomplishments of our students and faculty. The continued dedication to build positive relationships throughout the PPHS Campus is reflected in classroom instruction and our First Friday Activities. The goal is to maintain a positive academic environment that provides the best opportunity for learning. To reach that goal we expect students are in class and on time to every class, once they are on campus. Your support with our collective efforts related to attendance and grades is appreciated and easily done through the monitoring of weekly progress reports. If you are not receiving the weekly progress reports, please email me directly at Pattersonb@pcsb.org. Staying informed of your student’s progress is critical to their success. Thank you for your support.

SCHOOL BOARD OF PINELLAS COUNTY Nicole M. Carr, Ph.D. Carol J. Cook Lisa N. Crane – Vice Chairperson Bill Dudley Caprice Edmond Laura Tillinghast Hine Eileen Long – Chairperson

Brett Patterson Principal

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To educate and prepare each student for college, career, and life. www.pp-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

VOLUME 25

ISSUE 4

NOVEMBER 2022


2 Patriot Chapter of the N.H.S.

Patriot Pride November 2022 Published Four Times Per Year Pinellas County School Board 525 Pennsylvania Avenue Palm Harbor, Florida 34683 Issue #4

The Patriot Chapter of The National Honors Society is currently up and running for another exciting school year. The Chapter recently inducted 31 new members and is currently organizing several service projects ranging from a school-wide blood drive, a t-shirt fundraiser, to assisting with the school’s Patriot Closet and Pantry Project. This year’s Leadership Board of Seth Mazzuco (President), Bun Shamsidin (Vice President), Summer Codol (Secretary), Brooke Geurdes(Treasurer), Trinity Gray (Historian), and Jayanna Bolton (Parliamentarian) have really done an outstanding job! The Patriot Chapter would like to congratulate the following inductees: • LePhan, Tiana • Batista, Miriam • Lewis, Lucille • Booth, Aaron • Bower, Jesse • Mansell, Kailee • Nguyen, Ngoc Hieu • Brady, Alyssa • Othman, Yasmin • Brkic, Dinel • Resendiz, Leonel • Castillo, Sofia • Roach, Jaiden • Cooperman, Estephanie • Cruz, Sophia • Rocque, Alexis • Sevier, Taylah • Garcia, Laura • Ginn, Tranyee • Shaw, Axel • Vaquero-Ventura, Arlette • Going, Ashlyn • Graham, Aiyanna • Wolf, Adam • Wright, Elysia • Hitt, Alyssa • Zolciak, Jayden • Hunter, Xatwan • Huynh, Lina • Zybala, Tristan • Le, Julia Congratulations to all the inductees’ parents and guardians, and thank you Faculty and Staff for all that you have done to develop these outstanding students, and in all the ways that you support the Patriot Chapter of the N.H.S. Eric P. Cooper Adviser- Patriot Chapter of the N.H.S.

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3 Rho Kappa, Social Studies Honor Society

The Pinellas Park High School Chapter of Rho Kappa would like to congratulate this year’s new inductees: • Ta’niya Bell • Rosalie Martin • Jayanna Bolton • Leonel Resendiz • Brooke Geurdes • Axel Shaw Congratulations to all the inductees’ parents and guardians and thank you Faculty and Staff for all that you have done to develop these outstanding students. Eric P. Cooper Adviser- Rho Kappa, Social Studies Honor Society

Student Calendar Date Nov. 21, 2022 Nov. 25, 2022: Dec. 22, 2022: Dec. 23, 2022: Dec. 24, 2022 Jan. 8, 2023: Jan. 9, 2023: Jan. 16, 2023: Feb. 20, 2023: Mar. 10, 2023: Mar. 11, 2023 Mar. 19, 2023: Mar. 20, 2023: Apr. 7, 2023: May 25, 2023

School Info Thanksgiving holiday week – No school for students. (a) * November 21-22, 2022 (a) Hurricane make-up days Possible hurricane make-up days) • Make-up 1 day - October 17, 2022* End of second quarter • Make-up 2 days - October 8, 2022 and No school for students. (a) *Possible hurricane make-up day) December 23, 2022 Winter holidays - No school for students • Make-up 3 days - October 17, 2022, December 23, 2022 and March 20, All PreK-12 and postsecondary schools’ classes resume. Second semester begins 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No school for students No school for students. • Make-up 4 days - October 17, 2022, End of third quarter November 21, 2022, November 22, Spring holidays – No school for students. 2022 and December 23, 2022 • *If a hurricane occurs after October No school for students. (a) Possible hurricane make-up day) 17, 2022, then the one-day make-up No school for students. day will be December 23, 2022. End of fourth quarter. Last day for all students. Students will be released two hours early.

Melissa Simpson • simpsonme@pcsb.org Pinellas Park High School


4 FHSAA State Bowling Tournament Pinellas County Schools entered a new phase in sports this year by Sectioning Bowling as a sport. Pinellas Park HS made a statement in Bowling this year by Winning the District Bowling both Boys and Girl teams. Both teams went undefeated through the season. Both Boys and Girls won district titles and advanced to the FHSAA State Tournament. The girls placed 4th and the boys placed 7th. In the individuals Class, Madison Colston Placed 1st in the State, Abigail Burke Placed 3rd and Tanner Wilder Placed 4th.

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Melissa Simpson • simpsonme@pcsb.org Pinellas Park High School


5 Students Learning AHA/CPR

CLASS SCHEDULES THAT MEET YOUR NEEDS. SPC offers online, evening and weekend classes. spc.edu/futuretitan


6 Thankful for The ARC of Tampa Bay

Also, our Law Honor Society students are creating “Thankful” goodie bags for the PPPD officers who will be working on Thanksgiving and cannot be with their families. LHS students also decorated and designed a Christmas Tree for the ARC of Tampa Bay! Their tree will be raffled off at the Festival of Trees on Friday Nov. 18 at the Long Center. The ARC of Tampa Bay is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


7 Mock Crime Scenes

The CJ Operations-3 students were tasked with completing a rough sketch of their mock crime scenes! Students were given instruction on how to create a crime scene sketch complete with measurements. They worked together to share equipment and completed their crime scene sketch as part of the lab assignment for their class.


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8 Inside This Issue National Honor Society

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society Student Calendar FHSAA

and more!