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April, 2011 Issue 4 Volume 1 Published Monthly by Kathleen High School Kathleen High School 1100 Red Devil Way Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 499-2655 Main Office (863) 499-2790 Fax

(863) 499-2670 Guidance (863) 647-4761 CFAA (863) 647-4764 CFAA Fax Principal’s Corner ..................................... 1 KHS Student Government Association .... 1 New Sports Medicine Academy................ 2 Title 1/FFA News/CFAA Ribbon Cutting .. 2 KHS Administrators/Prom/Mrs. Bradner... 3 Art Department/FFA Winners ................... 4 Industry Certification ................................. 4 Purchase KHS Yearbook ......................... 4 Band/Chess Champion/FFA Farm Day .... 5 Reading Challenges ................................. 6 National Honor Society/AP Night.............. 6 Obligations ................................................ 6 Culinary/FCCLA News .............................. 7 Future Business Leaders of America ....... 7 CFAA Current Events ............................... 7 Grad Bash ................................................. 7 Key Club/Host an Exchange Student ....... 7 Colonel Robert Springer ........................... 8 Kathleen Preschool Academy .................. 8

Principal’s Corner It is hard to believe that we completed the third quarter and have moved into the new Administrative building, Media Center, Cafeteria, CFAA of KHS building and Field House. The Freshman Academy will be completed by July 15th and all portables will be removed from our campus. What a thrill it is to be part of such an awesome school and to see the construction improvements. This along with our continued effort to raise the academic achievement of students are inspiring. I am very proud to announce the new educational opportunities offered, a Sports Medicine Academy for those students interested in a career in sports medicine, athletic training or physical therapy. Tutoring for students is available four days a week after school and a monthly Saturday Boost Camp is held for test preparation and enrichment. Dual enrollment and Advanced Placement course offerings have been expanded, allowing students to earn college credit while still attending high school. Congratulations to CFAA of KHS. Students traveled to Kennedy Space Center to watch the Discovery Shuttle launch. The FCAT Reading, Math and Science state assessments began April 11, 2011. In the coming weeks, please encourage your students to get a good night’s sleep and eat a hearty breakfast on the day(s) of their assessments. Listed below are important dates to remember: • 5/3-5/13 AP Exams • 5/3 @ 7:00 pm TV/Video Awards @Victory • 5/16-5/27 EOY Algebra and World Language • 5/16 Hall of Fame/Top 20/Academic Retiring teachers at 6:30 pm • 5/26/2011Underclassmen Awards at 6:30 pm • 6/1 Baccalaureate at Victory at 4:00 pm • 6/2 Senior Awards at 6:30 pm • 6/3 Graduation @ 8:00 pm I encourage our parents and community to compel our students to pursue rigorous courses as they prepare for greatness in everything that they do. Together we make a difference. Cecil E. McClellan, Jr., Principal

KHS Student Government—Leaders on the Move! Our Red Devil family raised $2,300 for Pasta for Pennies/ Leukemia Lymphoma Association. Ms. Gibson’s 5th period class was our gold medallion winner for their donations. They enjoyed a lunch catered by Olive Garden. Ms. Gibson will receive an $85 Staples Gift Card. Mr. Hunt’s class received a Silver Medallion for their donations. Our Bronze Medallion class winners were Mrs. Gard-

ner, Mr. Gash, Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Kosier, Msgt Lavacca, Lt. Col. Miller, Mrs. Platt, and Mr. Scott. Overall 43 teachers and their classes as well as the administrative staff participated in this successful project. A huge thank you to Rack Room shoes, south Lakeland for their sponsorship in the “Shoes that Fit” program. Approximately 30 students were able to visit their store before busiMs. Gibson and her some of 5th Period class students

ness hours and select the shoes of their choice. They were all thrilled to take Mrs. Donnelly part in this SGA Sponsor experience and model their new shoes. Kailey Nixon organized this awesome SGA project.

Some Lucky KHS Students with New Shoes Principal, Cecil McClellan, Jr. Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Ginger Rosenau Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Chad Smith Assistant Principal of Administration, Tony Williams Dean Of Students, Greg Wilson Academic Dean, Keith Smith 9th Grade Dean, Charles Thacker Attendance Dean, Mozell Axson Dean, Jim Boatenhammer Testing Coordinator, Dionne Thacker

Title 1 Coordinator, Robin Futch Title 1 Parent Coordinator, Nicole Donnelly Title 1 Reading Resource, Andrea O’Sullivan Graduation Coach, Jaime Hayden LFS Trainer, Faith Marlowe AIF/Reading, Latasha Drax AIF/Math, Sarah Raulerson AIF/Science, Kristen Storms Athletic Director, Gary Lineberger Resource Officer, Brian Lawson


New Sports Medicine Academy—2011—2012

Amanda Smith

Jana Wells

Congratulations to Amanda Smith of CFAA/KHS who was selected as American Legion Post 4 Girls State. Jana Wells was selected as an alternate. Amanda will go to Tallahassee to run the government during the 65th session July 8–July 16. Both girls are leaders and carry a high GPA in the Junior class.

Savannah Edfors Timothy Pollock Our 2011 KHS State Science Fair Winners were Savannah Edfors and Timothy Pollock. Both students represented us well at the state conference in March. Way to go students—-you are awesome!

Jennifer Haley

Tiana Mitchell

Jennifer Haley has been accepted to Lynn University In Boca Raton. Tiana Mitchell has been accepted to University of Central Florida. Congratulations!



Incoming and current 9th grade students will have an opportunity to be a part of a new academy at KHS—Sports Medicine. Working in a wide range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines, the Sports Medicine Academy is committed to educating the students to diagnosis, treat, and prevent sports-related injuries as well as understand the dynamic advancement of the science of exercise. Our Sports Medicine Academy’s diversity and expertise will be the first in Polk County. From future astronauts and athletes to people with chronic diseases

or physical challenges, our Sports Medicine Academy will look for and find better methods to allow individuals to live longer and more productive lives. Healthy people make a healthier student society. Our students will also have the opportunity to earn personal trainer certification, network with sports organizations, and participate in internships, externships, field experiences and field trips. We are excited about the opportunities this academy will bring to our students and school.

Title 1 Program News The first planning meeting for the Title I Parent Involvement Plan and Student Compact for the 2010-2011 school years was held on March 22 at 6:00 pm in the school Media Center. The Parent Involvement Plan outlines ways that the school can provide parents with the information they need to help their students be successful while attending Kathleen Senior High School. At the meeting, a review of the parent activities for this year was provided. Those activities included an At-Risk Student Information night, Financial Aid Information night, and Rigorous Curriculum Opportunities night. Parents discussed their areas of concern and made many suggestions about what the school could do to help their students. Suggested topics and workshops for the next school year were discussed. The most requested were: information on standardized testing and scoring, scholarship requirements and timelines, NCAA eligibility, Internet safety, cyber bullying, health and fitness and basic computer skills for parents. In addition, the parent group requested updates to the school website with more information on faculty contacts, school and District events, and scholarship deadlines. The Title I program will provide a Parent Resource Room next year which will contain community and school information. The second meeting on the Parent Involvement Plan will be held on May 10, 2011, at 6:00 pm in the Media Center. All parents are welcome to attend.

FFA News Kathleen’s agriculture department offered an Aquaculture class this year and the students are excelling. On April 2, Diogenes Abreu, James Fulop, Autumn Jenkins and Eduardo Rivera competed in the state FFA Aquaculture contest in Gainesville. The students had to identify breeds of fish, aquatic plants, diseases that affect fish health, assess water quality, take a written exam on aquaculture production practices and present an issue as a team. The students placed 4th in state and James Fulop was the 4th highest individual in the contest. Great job team and we look for even more outstanding accomplishments in the future. Eight students competed in Area IV Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration Contest at Haines City High School on April 4. Students worked in pairs to demonstrate a horticulture concepts. KHS swept three categories and finished in 2nd place. Winning their categories were: Consumer Use—Morgan Carlton and Nicole Green; Marketing—Nathaniel Lawson and Bonnie Tyer; Production—Patience Costine and Rosalia Rodriguez. Michaela Butler and Alicia VanRiper finished 2nd place in Artistic Arrangement with their “Singing in the Rain” bouquet. All students will advance to the State competition on April 22 in Gainesville. FFA is preparing for State. Nathaniel Lawson has been selected as Area IV State Vice-Presidential Candidate, which is a honor in itself. We are looking forward to an exciting state convention.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at New KHS/CFAA Campus—Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Thank you Mr. Ray—We Love You and Appreciate Your Generosity, Kind Spirit and Passion!

The Greatest Leaders in Polk County—KHS Administration

Kylee Stearns

Woodrica Washington

Kylee Stearns was offered a full scholarship to play softball at PSC (exclude housing). Woodrica Washington has been accepted to Florida State’s Summer Care Program. Way to Go!!

Our KHS administrative team kept their promise for a 50 mile bike ride. Since KHS students rose to the challenge and improved their assessment scores/FCAT challenge, the administration had to keep their promise as well and biked 100 miles at Withlacoochee Trail for every target that was met last year. They totaled 477 miles for our students and teachers. Thank you KHS Administration—-you are an inspiration to everyone!

Sarah Fulmer

Kayla Ferro

Sarah Fulmer and Kayla Ferro have been accepted to University of Florida..


Disney’s Boardwalk Inn (Promenade Room)


8:00 P.M. until 12:00 A.M.

All obligations must be taken care of PRIOR to purchasing prom ticket(s) – please see Mrs. Kelley in the new main office to pay for your obligation(s) BEFORE you stand in line to buy your ticket(s). If you are bringing a guest who is a KHS student – he or she MUST have his/her obligation(s) cleared. April 25 – May 4, 2011 - $80 per ticket–during lunches and after school until 2:15 p.m. (in cafeteria) May 5, 2011—May 6, 2011** NO TICKETS will be sold , promised, rain-checked, held, etc. May 7, 2011 - $100 per ticket (CASH ONLY) at the door with prior approval from Mr. McClellan, Mrs. Kelley, and Ms. Kosier (Broderick) must be obtained. ***THERE WILL BE NO NAME CHANGES, EXCHANGES, OR TRANSERS, ETC., ON ANY TICKET(S) FOR ANY REASON***NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED BY KHS***If you plan to purchase a ticket for another person, you MUST fill out a Visitor Application and attach a copy of his/her ID – EVEN if they are a KHS student and turn form into the main office for approval. You and your guest MUST check in together at Prom. If you buy a ticket for someone else, whether or not they are an eligible KHS junior or senior – he/she is considered to be your visitor! Tickets must be purchased separately by each individual (eligible) to be considered otherwise!

Amanda Harris

Taylor Ragon Congratulations to Amanda, Taylor & Savion. They have all been accepted to FSU!

Savion McKenzie

Directions, Dress Code/Visitor Policy, Visitor Applications are located in the main office.

Lori Bradner and KHS students—Placing KHS on the Map Congratulations to Lori Bradner, the 2010-2011 Ray Lien Award Winner and the State Air Force Association (AFA) Teacher of the Year. She will receive cash or an all-expenses paid trip to a National STEM conference of her choice. You absolutely Rock Mrs. Bradner. Mrs. Bradner’s Chemistry class designed an experiment for Lori Bradner NASA's 2011 Teaching From Space Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program. Their experiment is entitled “Analysis

and Comparison of the Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Five Different Polymer Colloidal Suspensions Under Normal Gravitational Conditions, Microgravity and High Gravity (2G) Conditions.” Their experiment was selected out of eighty schools competing. A team has been put together for a presentation of their experiment at Ellington Air Force Base on June 24—July 2, 2011. Team members includes: Lori Bradner, George Bartuska, Terri Gibson, Joyce and Ernie Sanborn.

Josh Gutierrez

Richard Pazda

Richard Pazda and Josh Gutierrez are the National Symposium Winners and will present their 2011 Science Fair project at Kennedy Space Center in May 2011 to NASA scientists from around the nation. We are so Proud!



KHS Art Students—Talented to the Core! Kathleen Art Walk was a huge success. Below are just a few samples of tempera painting by our students. Thank you for your greatness!

Alicia Dinwiddie

Kyle Houlahan

Alicia Dinwiddie has been accepted to University of Tampa with a Spartan Scholarship of $4,000 a year; $16,000. Kyle Houlahan has been accepted to the University of Miami with a $64,000 Deans Scholarship. High Fives to You Both!!!

Alma Palamos

Steve Chardon

Sade Lomax

Stephanie Rodriguez

Yesenia Estrada and Stephanie Rodriguez have been awarded the Club Hispano Scholarship; $1,000 each. Congratulations Girls!

Attention Juniors Tip #1 from Mrs. Cross Take the ACT & SAT in June so that you will have scores when you apply for college next fall. College applications are due in October of your senior year. See your counselor for fee waiver!



Malcom Andrews

Ailia Guterriez

Vanesha Smith

Jeremy Thomas

Preston Pujol

Danelia Villagomez

Becca Davis

Danzell Zinermon

Sade Lomax has been accepted to FSC with the SZABO Scholarship of $16,000. Danzell Zinermon has been accepted to Minot State University in North Dakota to play football; $9,500 scholarship.

Yesenia Estrada

Keyen Hernandez

Veronique Wilson

Alexis Haggins

Brian Flannagan

Mandie Miller

Shonna Perkins

Industry Certification Students interested in Web Design and Digital Design now have the opportunity to be industry certified by the end of their second or third year of class. KHS is now a testing site for Adobe Certiport Certification. This certification is in addition to the PSC articulated credits that students may earn for program completion. The classes are taught by Mrs. Jenkins, who is an Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop. See Mrs. Jenkins for more information.

You still have an opportunity to purchase our Kathleen High School ALL COLOR 2011 Yearbook which will include a 16 page ALL COLOR supplement. If you are planning to buy one of these wonderful books – Please stop in and see Ms. Kelley, (in the Main Office) or Mr. Gash, Yearbook Sponsor, as soon as possible. Don’t miss this opportunity. We have a limited supply remaining. Staff Yearbooks are $65.00; Student Yearbooks are $85.00.

James Parrish

Victor Troutman

KHS FFA Wins Again Congratulations to Avalon Warren, Nicole Green, Taylor Walker, and Ary Folds. They placed 5th in Florida’s FFA Ornamental Horticulture Contest at Pinellas Technical Education Center in St. Petersburg. These students had to identify plants, diseases, weeds, insects and take an exam on production practices. They will be recognized for their accomplishment at the State FFA Convention in June. Congratulations!

Avalon Warren

Nicole Green

Taylor Walker

Ary Folds

KHS Band

Travis Hendrickson

Results from the KHS Band “solo and ensemble” event were phenomenal. Our students worked very hard and their hard word paid off. Every student did a great job. The ratings of our participants: Stacey Butler

Alto Saxophone Solo


Cara Locke

Alto Saxophone Solo


A.J. Mustard

Bell Solo


Fabiola Sanchez

Flag Solo


Kayla Ferro

Flag Solo


Kaytlyn Maxwell Flute Solo


Haley Howe

Flute Solo


Tiffany Bennett

Flag Solo


Patrick Davis

Trumpet Trio


Lee Guerra

Trumpet Trio


Ashley Siner

Trumpet Trio


On March 26, 2011, Travis Hendrickson represented KHS at the Polk Scholastic Chess Championship Tournament in Division A. He placed 1st again—two years in a row. Travis was the only student from Kathleen that met all the requirements to be able to play in the Championship Tournament. During the tournament he played 4 different opponents and won all 4 matches. Travis has been playing chess since he was in elementary school. He plans on playing chess again next year and is hoping to win one of the two chess scholarships awarded every year through Polk Scholastic Chess. Congratulations Travis, we are so proud of you!

Camilla Camargo

Richard Bachelor

KHS Juniors, Camilla Camargo and Richard Bachelor were awarded the opportunity to attend the Rotary Club S4TL Leadership conference this summer at FSC/Students 4 Tomorrows Leaders. Way to Go!

Kaytlyn Maxwell qualified to also be adjudicated at the State round and received a Superior rating. Thank you KHS students. All of our students were superb! Travis Hendrickson and Mrs. Miller, Chess Coach

FFA Celebrate Farm Day at KHS Phillip Herrington

In an effort to reach out to our local community and second station, they learned about work and pleashighlight agriculture, Kathleen FFA hosted its first Farm ure horses and donkeys. They took a Belgian horse Day on February 25, 2011, in conjunction with the Nacarriage ride! At the third station, students received tional FFA’s heritage week, February 19-26, 2011. Naa tour and discussion about horticulture greentional FFA membership is 495,096 and 101 of those memhouses. They created their own greenhouse in a bers are from the KHS FFA. baggie. They were able to Farm Day was a product of FFA officers, take home rosemary cuttings. alumni, and our Ag communications class. Over Florida Fish and Wildlife 150 preschool students from Hilltop Christian, Commission arrived with an KHS preschool, Sleepy Hill Elementary Headairboat in tow and had surstart and Winston Elementary Headstart experiprises for the preschool stuenced six hands-on, fun filled stations that fodents—an alligator and rat cused on small and large animals, dairy industry, snake during the fourth stahorticulture and story time. Ag communications tion! During the 5th station, students designed activities for the stations and Taylor Walker and Bailey Guest story time and a snack, the obtained sponsorship from the Florida Fish and students prepared for the final Wildlife Commission and Velda Farms. show. The sixth station inUpon arrival, preschool students were greeted by FFA cluded a dancing cow, a dairy station discussion of group leaders and were allowed to pet and hold rabbits, milk products and other by-products from cattle. chickens, piglets and The students made their own butter. Kathleen’s goats as well as learn Farm Day proved to be a huge success! The FFA about the products members, alumni and supporters are already disthat come from these cussing next year’s event with bigger and more animals at the first exciting ideas. It looks as if Kathleen Farm Day station. During the may become an annual event.

Richard Pazda

Adam Maffett

On April 4, our Greg Poe Essay Contest Winners Phil “Maverick” Herrington, Richard Pazda and Adam Maffett flew in a Fagan MX2 with Greg Poe, an aerobatic performer. All three students experienced some special moments in the air and on the ground with Mr. Poe—-a life changing experience. Check out their flights on YouTube.



KHS Reading Challenges Ensure RIGOR and RELEVANCE Congratulations to our January reading challenge winners: Ms. McLarty, Ms. Miller and Ms. Gulley. Their respective classes had the highest percentage of passing students. As a reward, they received a pancake breakfast during 3rd period on February 24. Our January student winners shown below with perfect scores also received a special treat. Congratulations to Mr. Kowalski’s 4th period class for having the highest percentage of passing students for our Karla Ramos

Brittany Cabral

Karla Ramos has been accepted to Stetson University with a Dean’s scholarship of $14,500. She has also been accepted to Florida Memorial University with a $12,000 scholarship. Brittany Cabral has been awarded the Bailey Foundation $20,000 scholarship. Way to go Girls!

Rene Perez

Jonathan Meggers

Rene Perez won the Silver Garland in the Foreign Language category, $1,000 in the same category, $12,000 scholarship from FAU, $2,000 renewable scholarship from the Morrison Foundation, and $2,500 from Ridge League of Cities scholarship. Fabiola Santiago (not pictured) won a full ride to St. Leo University valued at $91,132. Jonathan Meggers represented the KHS wrestling team at the State Tournament. We are so proud!

Attention Juniors Tip #2 from Mrs. Cross If you plan on playing sports in college, register for the NCAA Clearinghouse at See Mrs. Cross for waiver. Be sure and file for the financial aid Pell Grant Money. Visit Pell grant money is approximately $5,500.




February reading challenge. His students were given a pancake breakfast during 4th period on March 23. Our February reading challenge, prepared by teachers in our science department, was the most challenging to date. Our February winners with perfect scores received an ice cream treat on April 1.

January Reading Challenge Students with Perfect Scores

February Reading Challenge Students with Perfect Scores

1 Michael Gary 2 Kaylon Henderson

14 Guadulupe Hernandez 15 Sara Tenpenny

3 Karen Heath 4 Trezhan Kidd

16 Kevin Benitez 17 Alicia Dinwiddie

5 Rachel Skena

18 Jorge Enrique Lequen

6 Jana Wells 7 Nicole Holley

19 Kayla Dunn 20 Richard Perez

8 Christian Fritz

21 Bre'Ann Warner

9 John Dupree

22 Brysen Mullins

10 Tyler Nesmachnov

23 Chelsea Reid

11 Tyler Hash 12 Kimberly Caswell

24 Christian Candeleria 25 Alan Ly

13 Carole Bordez

National Honor Society NHS had a busy April. Sixteen members volunteered for the Lions Club annual fundraiser at Tigertown. The Lions Club is raising money for sight awareness, guide dogs for the blind, and eyeglasses for people in need. We also volunteered at Relay For Life through the American Cancer Society. Our members walked for cancer survivors.

AP Night—A Huge Success We had a great turnout of nearly 200 parents and students in attendance at our AP Night at KHS. They were able to gather some great information on our rigorous AP program and meet some of our dedicated staff members. Thanks to our great AP teachers, Title 1 Staff, Guidance counselors and Mr. Thacker for working extremely hard at putting this wonderful night together for our parents and students. “You are the Best and the Brightest, said Mr. McClellan!”

1 Ruben Aponte 2 Jeshawn Armstrong 3 Harrison Averette 4 Claira Banner 5 Telaya Bease 6 Cheyenne Bennett 7 Meghan Blanchard 8 John Blythe 9 Carissa Chambers 10 Shane Cook 11 Mercedes Duperon-Demarato 12 Kailynn Foster 13 Christian Fritz 14 Nolan Hartsaw 15 Kylie Houlahan 16 Austin Jackson 17 Sara Kelsey 18 Dakota Laidig 19 Risa Langford 20 Josh Layton 21 Michael Leiby 22 Kharie Leon 23 Alan Ly

24 Marcus Mancini 25 Ruby Martinez 26 Paul McBride 27 Jennifer Meyer 28 Sharnelle Molinara 29 Jennifer Pate 30 Richard Pazda 31 Maria Probasco 32 Taylor Ragon 33 Joshua Ramos 34 Chelsea Reid 35 Andrew Rigdon 36 Jariel Rivera 37 Eric Rivera 38 Rudy Rodriquez 39 Kiara Rosa 40 Amber Schwartz 41 Billy Swindoll 42 Labron Taylor 43 Jared Williams 44 Alicia Dinwiddie 45 Michael McDaniel 46 Alex Small

DO YOU OWE FOR AN UNPAID FEE, BOOKNOT RETURNED, or A MEDIA FINE $ Our school prefers to have the book returned-please. THESE ARE CALLED “OBLIGATIONS.” PLEASE take care of your obligations or debts. PER – Kathleen High School If you have an unpaid obligation, it is necessary to clear the debt BEFORE you will receive your end of year report card. If you are a senior and have an unpaid obligation, you will have to clear the debt before you will be allowed to participate in the End of Year Activities, including Graduation. Students: Please see Ms. Kelley in the Main Office or Call - Kathleen High School – Main Office – Ms. Kelley (863) 499-2655.

Culinary and FCCLA News to Share! The culinary class catered for the girls basketball banquet on March 21. A delicious meal was served in our new cafeteria and a good time was had by all. Assisting in serving were Jasmine Purdue, Joseph Benniefield and Alexis Houston. Eight FCCLA students competed at district on March 4, 2011. Five are going on to state competition: Kayla Ferro, Chapter Voting Delegate; Dallas Warrick, Color Photography; Tessa Gladson, Entrepreneurship, Silver Medal; Ashley Williams, Applied Technology, Bronze Medal; Kristen Ferro, Jasmine Purdue, Alexis Houston Job Interview, and Joe Benniefield Silver Medal.

April 30, 2011 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. $ 80.00

Kayla Ferro, Amber Medeiros, Jessica Estey, Dallas Warrick, Jared Muiselaar, Kristen Ferro, Karen Kilday and Ashley Williams Jared Muiselaar won a silver medal in Decorative Centerpiece. Our Culinary Arts Team won a silver medal. Team participants: Kayla Ferro, Jessica Estey and Amber Mederios. Thank you students; you make us Red Devil Proud!

CASH ONLY See Ms. Lewis in the Media Center

KHS Future Business Leaders Win Big! We had several winners at the annual FBLA District XIV conference. Our first and second place winners Student Event Rank will attend the State Leadership Confer- Jennifer Pate Business Procedures 1st ence in Orlando Darren Rodriguez Computer Problem Solving 1st April 25-28, 2011. They will have an Brandon Bailey E-Business 1st opportunity to meet Taylor Ragon E-Business 1st over a 1,000 other Florida FBLA members, compete and gain Lou Xiong E-Business 1st additional leadership experiences and skills. Business Communications 2nd Gabriel Rangel designed our club t-shirt Autumn Jenkins with the annual theme, Electrifying Leader- Briana Millender Impromptu Speaking 2nd ship. A special thank you to all FBLA memAmanda Harris Business Calculators 3rd bers. “We are so proud of your participation Veronica Sharp Intro to Business 3rd and commitment for excellence,” said Mrs. Jenkins. Thank you also Tapatios, Mexican Tyler Boudreau Cyber Security 4th Restaurant, Inc. for your support. We love Shoniqua Adams Economics 5th and appreciate you.

Tacara Simmons

Business Communications


Current Events at CFAA On April 26, Mrs. Bradner’s students visited Valley View Elementary for a “Night of Exploration,” a hands on exploration of science. On May 21, 2011 at 8:00 a.m., 80 students will participate in NASA’s Egg Drop Competition. The student teams designed their own lunar lander and developing skits and costumes for their presentations. “Last year, approximately 30 students participated, so we have more than doubled our participation, said Mrs. Bradner.” The competition will be held at Universal City Walk. Everyone is welcome. In April, two environmental experts visited Mrs. Bradner’s AP Environment class. To reinforce scientific critical thinking skills development, Mr. Wes Maffett with over 25 years in the control and monitoring of water and wastewater treatment systems provided keen insight into measurement techniques, data collection methodology and cause and effect investigation. He reinforced the need for biologists, scientists and organic chemists to protect one of our most valuable resources— water. On April 21, Juliann Maffett discussed nuclear energy and how it compares to other energy sources domestically and the impact of the current happenings in Japan. Ms. Maffett is the Nuclear Marketing Manager for EdgenMurray, Charlotte North Carolina. Mrs. Bradner’s classes are also working on the SWFWMD Sediment Core Drilling Project Grant. They are completing their Spiders in Space designs. Mrs. Juliann Maffett Bradner has also been invited to be a presenter at the UCF Engineering Conference. She will be presenting Integration of Cross Curriculum Projects in STEM Education. Way to go Mrs. Bradner. We are so proud that you are part of the KHS family.

Key Club had a car wash in April. All proceeds were used to support students to attend a statewide convention in May. Key Club is a student led community service organization that helps foster leadership skills and places emphasis on helping others. Students volunteer in various activities throughout the school and community. We want to say Thank you for supporting tomorrow’s leaders!

Host a Foreign Exchange Student Are you interested in being a host family for exchange students next school Mrs. Pelham year? We have students from all different countries. The semester students stay from August to January and the full year students are from August to June. See Mrs. Pelham for more details;

Wes Maffett



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NASA Grant Perk Colonel Robert Springer, NASA astronaut, enlightened KHS/CFAA students in April with his wisdom, experience and personal flight stories. Colonel Springer has logged over 237 hours in space.

Special Invitation to KHS Preschool Academy Parents The graduation ceremony for the KHS preschoolers will be held in the auditorium on May 31, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

Kathleen Preschool Academy is pleased to announce the beginning of the fifth year of the Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Program for the 2011-2012 school year. Limited space is available; school board staff and family members may register first. All enrolling children must be four years old by September 1, 2011. The preschool academy is a unique program that allows Kathleen High School Early Childhood Education students to work in our Kathleen Preschool Academy. The Kathleen Preschool Academy offers the following benefits for your child: • 3 hours per day of the State of Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program-8:30 am -11:30am. • “Wrap around care” $60.00 per week

• • • •

Colonel Robert Springer


Hours of operation:

6:45 am -4:00 pm

Maximum Enrollment: 15 children KPA provides breakfast, lunch, and snack

Traditional School Calendar for 2011-2012. Maximum kindergarten readiness. Kathleen Preschool Academy is staffed by a certified teacher with a BS degree in Early Childhood Education and a Credentialed Development Associate teacher with an A.S. Degree. Both have the Program Director Credentials in Early Childhood Education. For more information contact: Vivian Albritton or Priscilla Collins, Phone: (863) 499-2655 ext 242, Fax: (863) 499-2726, Email: or

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The Torch Newsletter. Produced by Lia Maffett.