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For the Parents, Staff, Students & Community of Seminole High School

Issue 2 October 2017 Vision Statement

Every student will achieve at his or her maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring, and challenging learning environment.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to cultivate the potential in every student to thrive as a global citizen by inspiring a love of learning, encouraging civic engagement, challenging and supporting every student to achieve academic excellence while embracing the full richness and diversity of our community.


Dr. Connie Collins

Assistant Principals

Dr. Michelle Backel Mr. Barry Coleman Mr. Michael Hennessy Dr. Orvie Mizzell-Bullock Mrs. Jaime Washington Mrs. Nicole Wysong

School Administration Managers Ms. Erin Dehlinger Mrs. Shelly Prom Mr. Sylvester Wynn

Director of Guidance Mrs. Kay Williamson

Letter From The Principal

Dear Seminole Family: After a “stormy” start, Seminole High School is on track for a great school year! We appreciate everyone’s support in sending our young people to school prepared with great attitudes and academic focus. I am so excited about the work that is happening in our classrooms. Our Professional Learning Communities are collaborating on standards-driven, student-centered lessons that increase student engagement. I hope you’ve noticed that we’re working on campus beautification. We want our campus to be attractive and clean. We have some new friendly faces here at Seminole! Last year, we lost some legendary teachers to retirement. However, we were fortunate to add wonderful talent to our already exceptional teaching staff. Please join me in welcoming our new faculty members. English/Language Arts – Teresa Johns, Danielle McFarland, Amanda Crovitz, Laurel Simpson, Shavonda Bradford, Michael Handler Math-Catherine Wattley, Cheryl Slater, Jennifer Stickle, Todd Farmer Science – Joshua Garber, Chelsea Mapp, Erin Tucker, Allison Mignardi, George Sidrak Social Studies- Angela Fishel, Michelle Youngblood Carpentry/Construction- William Wertz Exceptional Education- Dr. Telka DiFate, Eric Lodge Guidance- Octavia Powell Education Technology Facilitator – Anne Boice Band – Cheyne LaBonte Health Academy/Trainer – Jacob Underwood Health Academy – Surbhi Jinandra Behavioral Interventionist – Kemodontae Tillman Culinary Arts – Micah Tucker JROTC – Colonel Kyle Forrer Support Staff- Amanda Hicks, Rich Pizzutti, Justin Thomas, Nilsa Colon, Sandra Parker, Director of 9th Grade Center – Jaime Washington Superintendent Griffin has asked that we focus on Safety, Relationships, and Achievement. To that end, Seminole High School is committed to ensuring that we have a safe,

Athletic Director

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Mr. Michael Kintz

Seminole High School

2701 Ridgewood Avenue Sanford, Florida 32773-4999 407-320-5050 Fax # 407-320-5024 To download a PDF version of this newsletter, go to _seminolecounty/seminole_seminolecounty.php

Visit Us on the Web

Seminole County Public Schools maintains a website at This site contains valuable information for parents, including the school calendar, bus routes, attendance zones, links to each school’s web site, homework help sites, and school board policies and procedures as well as informative and timely articles. Seminole High School’s web site may be accessed at While a few of our pages are still under development, there are many informative pages already developed. Here you will find e-mail links to our faculty and administration, as well as their voicemail phone numbers. Also included are the curriculum guide, a link to our parent newsletter, Noles News, and other items of interest.


Letter From The Principal

...continued from front page nurturing and supportive environment for students and staff. We believe that if strong relationships are in place, the achievement will flourish. That includes strong relationships between school and home. We urge your participation with us in School Advisory Council, PTSA, Boosters, or as a Dividend. We are also always seeking mentors for our young people. Your skill set is valued and needed here at Seminole High. We’re also working hard to encourage strong attendance. The first step in being successful is “showing up.” Parents, when unexcused absences become excessive, we will contact you for your support. This year, we will tie driving and parking privileges to acceptable attendance. This is because attendance is critical to success. Please do help us in making this a priority in your home. There is so much to share! I hope that you will stay in touch by visiting us on our web page at http://www.seminolehs. or visit our Facebook pages Seminole High School, or The Seminole Newspaper. I appreciate the privilege of serving you and would so appreciate input regarding ways that I can enhance your child’s experience here at Seminole High School. You’re awesome! Go ‘Noles! Respectfully, Connie E. Collins, Ed. D. Principal

Student Identification Cards

Students will be required to have their identification cards visible at all times. Ensuring safety and security for all staff and students is our top priority each and every day. Wearing of ID’s provides a professional setting and promotes College and Career Readiness for all students. These cards are also used to check in, to borrow materials from the media center, lunch, textbook checkout, and for the general safety and identifying of all our “Noles.” Please make sure that while o our campus.

EXTRA, EXTRA Read All About It!

The Salmagundi Yearbook Staff invites you to be part of Seminole High School history! Share your photos with the yearbook staff for an opportunity to have your photo published with your photo credit! Our Community Upload feature allows you to upload your photos of those meaningful moments and show-off your photographic talent. Visit our website SeminoleYearbook. com for detailed instructions. While visiting, take a look around! We offer convenience online sales for the yearbook, Senior Tribute Ads and Business Ads, too. Yearbooks have been selling in record amounts through our online sales. You can pre-order your yearbook from anywhere at any time on a computer or mobile device, and pay using a debit/credit card, or PayPal account. The current price is $75, and prices will go up at the end of the semester. Ordering in advance is the only way to guarantee your own copy! We have been steadily receiving Senior Tribute Ads. Be sure to submit your ad materials before the Oct. 19 deadline. You will need to submit the contract, payment and pictures by then (or sooner if space fills up)! Senior Tribute Ads may be submitted online or delivered to the Bookkeeping Office during school hours. It’s a beautiful way to recognize your senior’s accomplishments and celebrate their success. Oct. 20 is a Picture Make Up Day for students in grades 9, 10 and 11. This will be the last chance to have the yearbook pictures taken, so be sure to make it there! Order information will be distributed during Math classes and online. The Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) awarded the 2017 Salmagundi with an All-Florida (Superior) rating for the fourth consecutive year, and The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) honored the publication with a First-Class Rating with Distinctions. The students and staff do a spectacular job at covering the events of the school year, which is not an easy task as they balance these deadlines with other courses and extracurricular activities. We appreciate the support and cooperation from our students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents and the entire community, who make it all possible! Keep up the great work, Seminole! We look forward to seeing you at! Be sure to like us on Facebook page (SHSSalmagundiYearbook), and follow us on Twitter @NolesSalmagundi for regular updates, too! For more information on the yearbook, please email Ms. Sarmiento at veronica_sarmiento@, or visit the yearbook site at

Much Ado Acbout Nothing

Dates: November 3-5, 2017 Times: Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm Summary: Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon, pays a visit to Leonata, the governor of Messina, while returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother, Don John. Accompanying him are two of his officers, Benedick and Claudio. While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter, Hero; Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice, the governor’s niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for the marriage. Location: Seminole High School KWC Performing Arts Center (Auditorium) 2701 Ridgewood Ave. Sanford, Fl. 32773 For more information please contact Tiffany Ortiz at


Welcome to Naviance Family Connection We are pleased to introduce Family Connection – a comprehensive website that you and

your student can use to make plans about colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with Naviance, a service that we use. Family Connection allows our students to: • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past • Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments • Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare your student for future college and career goals. • Requests- Transcripts, teacher recommendations, and guidance appointments. Family Connection also lets us share information with you and your student about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information. Sign on today! 1. The website address is: 2. UserName: 3. Password: YYYYMMDD We hope that you will find this resource helpful. If you have questions about Family Connection, please contact us.

Welcome to Khan Academy

This year, Seminole High School. Is using Khan Academy in class to personalize learning for all students! Khan Academy is a free online resource that allows students to learn anytime, anywhere, with material that is uniquely appropriate for them. Students can explore new topics and strengthen their academic skills by using interactive practice and tutorials. As students learn, their activity feeds into reports that show important information such as strengths and weaknesses in a particular concept. By using Khan Academy, teachers will be able to provide a more personalized learning experience for your child. Check out the links below to learn more: • Khan Academy: • Terms of Service: • Privacy Policy: If you need additional help in Math, Science, Computing, Arts, History, Economics & Finance, or SAT please sign into Khan Academy and get the additional help you need.


SHS PTSA is now accepting members for the 2017-18 school year. Parents, teachers, students, staff, grandparents, friends, neighbors, community members are welcome to join. We meet monthly to tackle projects that support teachers and students. Can’t make a meeting? You can support PTSA with donations, volunteering at events, or by simply by becoming a member. We’ll email you updates throughout the year to keep you in the loop. Memberships are $8 each. Join us on Oct 10 for the Financial Aid Night (KWC). PTSA is planning to share scholarship information during this event and through the year. Our projects include: • Noles Senior Parking • Mini-grants for classroom activities • Teacher appreciation • S c h o l a r s h i p & C o l l e g e N i g h t in conjunction with SHS Guidance Department • Coffee with the Counselors in conjunction with SHS Guidance Department • Miss SHS Scholarship Competition • Legislative Q & A at SHS Upcoming meetings are on October 19, November 16 at 7 PM in the Media Center. Stay connected with PTSA. Use Remind by texting @9k9b43 to the number 81010. Visit our website for all the details.

School Advisory Council

Parents, are you looking for a way to get involved with your child’s school? We need parents to serve on our School Advisory Council. The School Advisory Council is a school-based group intended to represent the school, community, and parents that shares responsibility for supporting our school’s continuous improvement efforts. Meetings are held on the third Thursday at 5:30 in the Media Center.


October 10: October 15: October 17:

Important Dates from Student Services

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID NIGHT - 6:15 PM KWC auditorium NACAC COLLEGE FAIR 1:00 -4:00 pm Orange County Convention Center DUAL ENROLLMENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING (- 3rd period -KWC audtiorium October 19: SSC COLLEGE FAIR 5:30-7:30 pm - SSC Sanford/Lake Mary Campus November 8: SEMINOLE STATE @ NIGHT - 6;00 -8:00 pm - Sanford/Lake Mary Campus BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP: Application opens Oct. 1, 2017 - FAFSA: Application open Oct. 1, 2017-


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Dates to Remember for October 2017

Football Freshmen -5:30pm- JV 7:30 pm Football Varsity @ Oviedo High – 7:00pm 15th- NACAC College Fair 1:00 -4:00 pm -Orange County Convention Center 16th- Student/Teacher Hurricane Irma Make-up Day 17th- Student/Teacher Hurricane Irma Make-up Day 17th- Football – Varsity 6:30pm 17th- Dual Enrollment Informational Meeting (- 3rd period -KWC auditorium) 19th- Football – Freshmen @ 5:30pm –JV 7:30pm 19th- SAC Meeting -6:00pm Media Center 19th- PTSA Meeting @ 7:00 pm Media Center 19th- Seminole State College Fair 5:30-7:30 pm - SSC Sanford/Lake Mary Campus 20th- Underclassmen Picture Make-ups 20th- Football – Varsity -7:00pm 21st- Boys Cross Country – Seminole State College Oviedo Campus -8:30am 21st- Family / Staff Photo Day- 10:00am in Media Center 21st- Band MPA Marching Band Festival -12:00 pm – 3:00pm 24th- Blood Drive- KWC pick-up area 24th- College Visit – Florida State University 27th- Football Varsity – 7:00pm 28th- Volusia/Seminole County Marching MPA @ SHS 28th- ACT Testing

2017-2018 Varsity Football Schedule

Go Noles!!!

Bold = Home Event Date Time 10.13.2017 7:00pm 10.20.2017 7:00pm 10.27.2017 7:00pm 11.03.2017 7:00pm

Opponent Oviedo High School Winter Springs High School Lake Mary High School Bishop Moore


Student Services

To Schedule an Appointment with your Counselor • scan the QR Code (you need a QR scanner app on your smartphone) • use the URL (web address below) • Or go to the > Student Services > Counselors

Student Services Administrator Dr. O. Mizzell

Important Phone Numbers Athletic Secretary




Front Desk






Principal Office


9th Grade Discipline 407.320.5042 10th Grade Discipline 407.320.5053 Ms. Leslie Mulet, School Counselor serving 10th – 12th Health Academy

Ms. Erika Chirinos, School Counselor serving 10th-12th International Baccalaureate

Mrs. Marie Buchanan, School Counselor serving 9th grade Traditional

Ms. Octavia Powell, School Counselor serving 9th grade Pre-DP & Health Academy

Mrs. Stephanie Gabriel, School Counselor serving 9th -12th grade ESSS

Mrs. Emelda Lovett, School Counselor serving 10th-12th grade Traditional Last Names A-F



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Congratulations are in Order!

2017 Homecoming Court

Seniors Debose Esfandieyar Esposita Etoh Horsey Kelly Labit Lewis Posley Sabb Towns Beasley Dai Evans Kapat Massay Medina-Rodriguez Mobley Shah Smith Speed Wazir

Solomon Mansoor Dominick Mathias Kenneth Jabari Kobe Kobe Stone Juri Victor Geomyah Diana Brittany Amrita Tiffany Valerie Alauna Simran Dejah Rivers Zoya

The students below received a PERFECT score on the Florida Standard Assessment and End of Course exam. They also received special recognition from Governor Scott, Superintendent Griffin, the School Board, Dr. Collins, and SHS Administrative Team. Students Names Dong Matthew Pandya Shirley Sukhadia Kenni Balwalli Ria Smith Grace Bevis Ryan Chung Lydia Martinez Hugo Srinivasan Sweta Seabury Alyssa Landini Taddeo Cartmill Allison Bell Alex Gadamsetty Srikar Huang Vincent Mowbray David Sundar Praveen Chinnaiyan Vikram Sreeram Kashyap Kallin Marina Karumanchi Chandana Henriques Ian Johnson Gabrielle Ni Gabris Babuji Aishwarya Burwell Ashley Poddar Tanay Cherivirala Rohan Kephart Ashley Lankalapalli Divij Larson Braeden Nguyen Van-Anh Nibhanupudy Jay Patel Dhruv Srikanth Surabhi Tomlin Sydney Vegesana Akash Breedlove Sydney

A few spots are left! We need you!

Seminole High School All County Honor Choir

County Honor Choir Strickland Brooke Skat Sloan Ruggiero Annabrett Waters Rosie Ohye Alexis Hawker Haley Drayton Jordin Cardona Carlos Springfield Lawton Baez Jerek

Jordin Drayton was a featured soloist in a piece called “The Heavens are Calling.”

2017 Thespian Induction

Thespians Bame Belardo Daigle Garzon Gill Gopsill Guerrero Hawker Kesselring Lherisson McCormick Morgan Otwell Perez Ramey Upton Sims Taylor Torres Washburn Yusufali

Jaimz Elyana Christina Miguel Eli Elizabeth Maria Haley Jasmine Jannah Gaston Pearl Andrew Angel Devin Vincent Ethan Sydney Alana Madelynn Maaha

The Following Students Passed the First Round of All State All-State- 1st Round Breedlove Sydney Burwell Ashley Cruz Sarah Dalton Max Drayton Jordin Howard Noah Kessekring Jasmine Perez Angel Ruggiero Annabrett Skat Sloan Smith Caroline Smith Grace – Perfect Score Springfield Lawton Srikanth Surabhi Sun Jasmine

September 21 was the International day of Peace! #AVoice4Peace Seminole High School Chorus is proud to be part of this important initiative. Choirs from all around the world joined the Seminole Choirs and Millennium Middle School’s Vocal Ensemble in song. They performed a piece titled “Ukuthula” a South African hymn of peace-to promote peace and community. The Pops and Pastry Chorus Concert/Parent Meeting is on Thursday, Oct. 5th @ 7:00p in KWC. Destiny and Dynamics Show Choirs and First Take along with select soloists will be performing pop music, and we will be serving soda ‘Pop and Pastries’ after the concert. All chorus students and parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Free admission. The Mixed Bag Designs chorus fundraiser will kick off Oct. 9-24th. The chorus is raising funds for a set choral risers. Please help support the choir! Festival Choir and First Take will be performing Vivaldi’s “Gloria” on Nov. 7 at Seminole State College.

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Noles Commentaries

Daily, students are presented with challenging pressures that enable them to acquire and express their ideas artistically. Seminole High School Advanced Placement Art students were encouraged to produce artwork that visually articulated their observations, or “Social Commentaries,� about relationships with food sources, social media, and themselves. Each piece Artwork propositions a detailed expression from an innovative generation.

Amanda Crobons

Angelina Tovar

Gabriela Garzona



Seminole High School 2701 Ridgewood Ave. Sanford, FL 32773 Principal Dr. Connie Collins 407-320-5100 Athletic Director Michael Kintz (407) 320-5057 Athletic Trainers Audreen Simpson Head Coach Sylvester Wynn I Assistant Coaches Ernie McPherson Burnette Washington JV Coach Ezekiel Seymour Freshmen Coach Kerry Wiggins Jr. Athletic Secretary 407-320-5057 Athletic Dept. Fax 407-320-5020 School Fax 407-320-5024 Revised: 6/12/17

Date Nov. 14 Nov. 16 Nov. 29 Dec. 1 Dec. 6 Dec. 8 Dec. 9 Dec. 13 Dec. 15 Dec. 19 Dec. 22 Dec. 27-29 Jan. 5 - 6 Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 13 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 20 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9 Feb. 13-16 Feb. 22 Feb. 27 March 2 March 6-10

Boys’ Basketball Schedule

Opponent Tip Off Tip Off Spruce Creek Trinity Christian University Orange City Lake Brantley Raider Doom Classic Lyman Lake Mary Oviedo Winter Springs SHS Holiday Classic Lehigh High Shootout Lake Brantley Lake Howell Atlantic MLK Showcase Lake Mary University Orange City Freshman/JV Tournament Winter Springs Lyman Haines City Oviedo Hagerty Pine Ridge—Senior Night District Tournament Regional Quarter-Finals Regional Semi Final Regional Finals State Final Four

Site Away-Ocoee Away-Ocoee Away Home Away Away Away Away Home Away Home Home Away Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Home Home Home Home Home Lake Brantley TBA TBA TBA Lakeland

Freshmen JV

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Bold represents district games- “Go Fighting Noles!”

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