June 2017 Volume 15 Issue 2
Ms. Miller’s Reading Students LOVE Books!
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Reminders from Nurse Todd 2017-2018 school year we will need NEW doctor’s orders regarding medications, self-carry authorizations, & procedural orders. Also, know your Student’s Immunization status. If they receive an immunization, please remind them to bring a copy into school for their records. Have a safe and relaxing summer: drink adequate amounts of water, apply sunscreen, exercise during low humidity times of the day, set time limits to amount of electronic use, wear bicycle helmets, and watch for traffic. - Nurse Susan Todd, RN
Congratulations to the Class of 2017! We are so proud of you!
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2 Warhawk Shop On April 3, 2017, the Warhawk Shop https:// warhawk-shop.myshopify.com/ went live. Families bought prom and senior breakfast tickets, T-shirts and other school items. So far, more than $25,000 has been processed through the site. The store is a beneficial service for the Seminole High community. Students and parents appreciate the ability to purchase items with a credit or debit card, and teachers appreciate not having to handle large sums of money.
Pinellas County School Bus Drivers Needed Call 547-7294 if interested
JCResorts Beachfront Vacation Rentals
Important Dates 2017-2018 First Day of School â€“ 2017-18 Thursday, August 10, 2017
Back to School Night Thursday, August 24th at 6p.m
Homecoming 2017 October 21, 2017 at 7-11p.m St. Petersburg Coliseum
Incoming Freshmen Orientation for all incoming Freshmen will be Monday, August 7th â€“ 1pm & 5pm Seminole High School Auditorium.
4 2017-2018 Student Calendar
Aug. 10, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All Schools Open. All Pre-K and Postsecondary Schools’ Classes Begin. Sept. 4, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Labor Day Holiday - No school for students. Oct. 13, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . End of First Quarter Oct. 16, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No school for students. Nov. 18 - Nov. 26, 2017 . . . . . . . Thanksgiving Holiday Week - No school for students. Dec. 22, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . End of First Semester Dec. 23, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018 . . . . Winter Holidays - No school for students. Jan. 8, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No school for students. Jan. 9, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second Semester Begins Jan. 15, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday - No school for students. Feb. 19, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No school for students. Mar. 9, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . End of Third Quarter Mar. 12, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No school for students. Mar. 24 - Apr. 1, 2018 . . . . . . . . . Spring Holidays – No school for students. Apr. 2, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schools Reopen. Classes Resume. May 24, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Day for All Students (with the exception of Adult students at the Postsecondary Centers).
A Note From Your AP English Teachers
Parents and students, If you have registered for Advanced Placement English courses for the 2017-2018 school year please note that the recommended/expected homework is typically one hour each evening per AP course. As a result, class time is valuable and habitual tardiness will not be tolerated. The more work that is done in class, the less homework students will have. AP is college level work and all work assigned is expected to be completed and turned in on, or by the due date. Many will not earn an A, but the value and rigor of the course will help you gain admittance to a university and help you succeed once you get there. Check the school website for your summer reading assignments. We look forward to a new and challenging year, Mrs. Drake, Mr. Craig
5 SHS Regional & State Track & Field Congratulations to the 2017 Track and Field team from all of your coaches! At the regional competition Darrien Conley placed 9th in the 100m prelims, Brody Hassel placed 6th with a 12-0 vault, and Katie Brantley advanced to States in the Pole Vault! Katie won the regional competition with a vault of 10-11.75. Super kudos to Katie Brantley for placing 3rd at States in the Pole Vault. Way to go, Warhawks!! -Coach Sandra Miller
Left to right: Katie Brantley, Brody Hassel, and Darrien Conley
Katie Brantley takes 3rd at State Competition!
Katie Brantley in the Pole Vault
Lady Warhawk Volleyball Conditioning will begin July 17th on the track. Tryouts will start July 31st in the gym. All paperwork and insurance must be submitted before conditioning starts. Any questions, contact Mrs. McFadden at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, -Coach McFadden Varsity Volleyball Head Coach
Katie Brantley, Coach Sandra Miller, Brody Hassel and Darrien Conley
s n ! o i t a l u C o n g r at Congratulations to Seminole High’s Assistant Principal – Ms. Parris! Ms. Parris, Seminole High School’s Assistant Principal for Curriculum will soon be taking the helm as Principal of Meadowlawn Middle School. Even though Ms. Parris has been at Seminole High two years, we have come to treasure her. Best wishes to Ms. Parris as she embarks on her new journey!
Congrats to Faith Morlan! O n Apr il 27, 2017, Keise r University presented a certificate of achievement award and a new Fire Kindle to a well-deserving senior, Faith Morlan. Faith is going to use the Kindle to download textbooks for college as well as taking advantage of a free class from Keiser University offered to high school seniors. If you are interesting in taking a free class at Keiser University in Clear water, you can call Karen Briscoe at 321-303-9219.
7 Books are Great! Have you ever heard the saying, “Books are better than the movie”? Well, throughout this year and next, many books are being made into a movie. Why not dive once again into Rowling’s mind with her Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them, as this book recently came out on DVD. Be enchanted again by reading the original fairy tale – Beauty and the Beast. Maybe fantasy is not your preference, but horror is as Stephen King’s It or The Dark Tower are both coming soon to theaters. If you enjoy technology then Circle is the book for you; this film, also, stars Emma Watson, about a Google-like company merging with a Big Brother kind of feel. The Shack is an amazing story about every parent’s nightmare becomes a reality for this family, and God answers this man’s prayers after the brutal event. Nonfiction is your pleasure: Zookeeper’s Wife is a true story during WWII and how this one remarkable woman saved hundreds of lives through the use of the zoo’s cages and location. Whatever you like to read here are some non-fiction and fiction books being made into a movie or DVD in 2017-2018: • • • • • • • •
Everything Everything Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul King Arthur Fallen Fangirl Let It Snow - John Green Hidden Figures - DVD - Margot Lee Shetterly A Dog’s Purpose - W Bruce Cameron
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Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver Wonder - RJ Palacio The Mountain Between Us - Charles Martin Red Sparrow - Jason Matthew Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie Thank You for Your Service - David Finkel (NF) The Adventures of Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey Plus many, many more…
Dr. Seuss may have said it best, “The more that you read, the more you will know The more you know, the more places you will go.” So whether it is the thrill of a Tom Clancy book – Splinter Cell or the Comic World of Wolverine in Logan or through a cyberterrorist in Ghost in the Shell, just pick up the book first, escape to these other worlds, and we shall join each other for some new adventures. -Tamara Waggoner, SHS English Teacher P.S. Check the school’s website for our One Book, One School summer read. Honors classes have additional novels but all regular English 1-4 have George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Stephen and Lucy Hawking. Head to the beach, put on your sunscreen, and relax by the soothing waves with this light and breezy novel.
Notes from Mrs. Sterling, Media Specialist
Florida’s Teen Reads:
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All We Have Left - Wendy Mills The Darkest Corners - Kara Thomas Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love - Sarvenaz Tash Highly Illogical Behavior - John Corey Whaley Holding Up the Universe - Jennifer Niven Kids of Appetite - David Arnold Learning to Swear in America - Katie Kennedy My Lady Jane - Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
Available at most libraries and online @ Destiny.pcsb.org – choose your school – find your book!
A few spots are left!
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Rebel of the Sands - Alwyn Hamilton Salt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yishune Pamela S. Turner Scythe - Neal Shusterman The Serpent King - Jeff Zintner Tell Me Three Things - Julie Buxbaum Three Dark Crowns - Kendare Blake
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8 Seminole High School Academy of E-Commerce opens online school store. The first graduating class of Seminole High School’s Academy of E-Commerce was challenged with a huge project: Creating an online school store that would accept credit and debit cards. Students worked as a team, assigning roles such as project manager, web designer, inventory manager, and designer. They created a business plan, collected inventory, photographed items and designed a website. Academy students also met with the district’s finance and auditing departments to make sure they were complying with proper procedures. This “real-life” project compelled students to tap into their skills, knowledge and experience.
Academy of E-Commerce Announces Trips For 2017-2018 The Academy of E-Commerce, known for “Taking Learning out of the Classroom” has announced dates for the 2017-2018 school year. In the upcoming year, THE ACADEMY will be going to New York City, Washington D.C. Seattle, San Francisco and Chicago. While in these exciting cities, students will visit companies like Microsoft, Boeing, Facebook, Google as well as DePaul University, Silicon Valley and historical landmarks all over. Dates are as follows: January 12-14, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . New York City February 16-18, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . Washington D.C. March 22-26, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . San Francisco, CA March 29 – April 1, 2018 . . . . . . . Chicago, IL April 19 – 22, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . Seattle, WA Any Academy student interested in going on the trips may contact Mr. Scales at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Wonsick at email@example.com.
Front row (Left to right): Rafael Diaz, Alicia Armes, Connor Atkinson, Ashley Butler, Kayla Quimby, Christian Franca, Austin Bialaski. Back row: Hailey Halterman, Brandon Winkler, Hunter Bonser, Stefan Pavlovic, Collin McCarthy, Not pictured: Doug Conard
William P. Scales Seminole High School Business Technology Department Chair Academy of E-Commerce
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