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March, 2010 Issue 4 Volume 1 Published Monthly by Kathleen High School Kathleen High School 2600 Crutchfield Road Lakeland, FL 33805 (863) 499-2655 Main Office (863) 499-2726 Fax (863) 647-4761 (CFAA)

(863) 499-2670 Guidance (863) 499-2662 Attendance (863) 499-2668 Dean’s Office Principal’s Corner ..................................... 1 African American History Month ............... 1 Greatest Reading & Math Gains............... 2 KHS Staff-Visits NASA Workshop ............ 2 College & Career/Youth Oratorical ........... 2 Bag Lunches After Spring Break .............. 2 National Testing Day/KHS Track .............. 3 Prom—May 1, 2010 .................................. 3 KHS Administrators Bicycle 100 Miles ..... 4 KHS Has Dynamic FFA Students ............. 4 Family & Consumer Science .................... 5 Varsity and Junior Varsity Boys Soccer ... 5 Special Tribute -Students Joining Military 5 Future Business Leaders of America ....... 6 Reggie Dabbs/Skills USA ......................... 6 New Faces at KHS/Live from Antarctica .. 7 Haitian Relief Fundraiser .......................... 7 KHS Staff Published by Harry Wong ........ 7 Softball Schedule/Academies/Yearbook .. 8

Principal’s Corner It is hard to believe that we are in the midst of our third nine weeks of school. What a thrill it is to be part of such an awesome school as we see the construction and academic improvements daily. At Kathleen High School “Knowledge + Hard work = Success.” I am extremely proud of our class of 2012 as they put forth their maximum effort on the FCAT writes. I want to wish our students success on their upcoming state assessments and encourage every one to do their very best. As a community stakeholder and a body of educators we must compel our students to pursue those rigorous courses as they enroll for next year’s classes. Please remind your child that daily attendance is vital to their overall success as they invest in themselves by seeking a high school diploma. Listed below are some important assessment dates. 3/9

FCAT Reading (9th, 10th & Retakes)


FCAT Math (9th, 10th & Retakes)


FCAT Science (11th)




College Placement Test



5/3-5/14 AP Exams (9th—12th) We are very excited to inform our wonderful community of the progress of the new construction buildings. The new buildings estimated dates of completion are as follows:

• Music/ Fine Arts Building – 8/2010 • Athletic Field House – 7/2010 • Media Center / Administration &

Guidance – 9/2010

• New Cafeteria – 10/2010

I want to express my appreciation to our superintendent, our school board member, Mrs. Fields, our community stakeholders, and our facilities department for the vast improvements we will experience around our campus over the next two years. I am very proud of the improvements that we are constantly observing from our students, teachers, and staff members. I am inspired as together we are making a difference in the lives of the students. It is a great day to be a “Red Devil!” Cecil McClellan Jr., Principal

February— February—African American History Month KHS student organizations and staff unite to honor African American History Month. Our Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) participated in the annual Martin Luther King Parade. Coach Troutman led our walking unit to include Willie Brown, Greg Abram, William Burgess, Michael Crespo, Jacob Stevens, Kalik Harrell, Stacy Butler, Trey Farrior, Daisen Wilson, and Brayun Andrews. They recited the FCA creed with unity and enthusiasm and won 1st Coach Troutman, Jerry Green, Reggie Lattimore, A’Treyu Farrior, Greg Abram, Place. Dr. King was well repreJoe Dixon, Jonathan Acevedo, Brandon Martinez, Brayun Andrews, Jarvier Marsented by our turin, Terrick Colston, William Burgess, KHS family. and Omar On Friday, February 27, Coach Troutman continued the monthly tribute and led a group of students who serenaded the lunch crowds. They sung a medley of spirituals. Coach Troutman spoke to the students about the significance of Black Americans and their historical part in shaping

our country. The poem What do you care? was recited by, William Burgess, chalPaulisaint, Presline Paulisaint, Jelisa Edlenging others Sandy mond, Renise St. Louis to find out more about Black History. Led by Coach Troutman a group of students sung the famous Negro Spiritual This Lil Light of Mine. To end the lunch shows, Mrs. Ramos displayed a group of students Manuel Palacios, Jose Sanchez, Eduardo Sanperforming chez, Jose Salgado, Angel Arzuaga, Deydi African Rodriguez, Ashley Rodriguez, Carafonte Drisdances. Par- dom ticipants included Jose Sanchez, Jose Salgado, Eduardo Vazquez, Manuel Palacios, Angel Arzuaga, Ashley Rodriguez, Alma Palacios, Liz De Jesús, Yurely Rodriguez, Deidy Rodriguez, Ashley Vega, Liz Marie Balaguer, Reina Moreno, Erwin Vega, Isamar Hernández, María González, Presline Paulisaint, Sandy Paulisaint, Jelisa Edmond, Renise St. Louis. Mrs. Register and our Mixed Ensemble also performed during the lunches. Thank Lindsey Livingston, Kim Hill, Kitty Jordan, Kristian Singleton, Victoria Williams, Dee you KHS family for coming together for Dee Williams, Alaia Bell, Jana Wells, Stephen Dees, Carafonte Dresdon, Jamaul Broomfield, Eric Lucas, Michelle Stroud, Bailey Oliver and Mrs. Register this tribute to African American History.

Principal, Cecil McClellan Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Ginger Rosenau Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Chad Smith Assistant Principal of Administration, Tony Williams Dean Of Students, Greg Wilson 9th Grade Dean, Tiffanie Brown Dean, Jim Boatenhammer

Attendance Dean, Sam Scott Academic Dean, Keith Smith Athletic Director, Gary Lineberger Testing Coordinator, Charles Thacker AIF/Reading, Mechelle Daughtery AIF/Math, Sarah Raulerson AIF/Science, Robin Futch



Due to the demolition of our current cafeteria, after spring break, we will be serving sack lunches. The sack lunches will be served from the gymnasium. This will be the process until the new cafeteria is completed in October, 2010. Thank you for your understanding!

Lori Bradner

Mrs. Lori Bradner attended the 2010 NASA Educator Resource Center Professional Workshop/Solar Dynamic Observatory on Saturday, January 30. “We were taken on a tour and managed to get access to places the general public never see. We went inside the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building). Talk about a WOW experience,” said Mrs. Bradner.

Youth Oratorical Contest

Free Yearbook

At the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Education Enlighten Group, two KHS students were recognized. Kristian Singleton was the 2nd place winner and received a cash award of $250 and Ericka Lewis was the Kristen Singleton 3rd place winner and received a cash award of $100. Way to go girls! Thank you Ms. Peterson, for your diligence in giving your classes the opportunity to participate in this event.

Mr. McClellan gave a free yearbook to 20 KHS students who had the greatest gains in Reading and Math based on their 2009 FCAT assessments. The yearbook recipients for the highest Reading Gains included: Angel Ramos, Shantrea Young, Tyler Williams, Stephanie Manjarres, Omar Melendez, Brittnee Vansickle, Dylan Pratt, Lavada Walker, Timothy Dinks, Naudia Gibbs, William Burgess. The yearbook recipients for the highest Math Gains included: Devin Sealey, Kevin Barron, Allan Faniel, Nicole Stainback, Myron Cook, Brando Puente, Edwin Palomo, Treyvon Scott, and Lyndsey King. Angel Ramos, Shantrea Young and Tyler Williams had the highest gains in both Reading and Math.

Ericka Lewis

Treyvon Scott

Lyndsey King

Nicole Stainback

Alan Faniel

Devin Sealey

Tyler Williams

Angel Ramos

Stephanie Manjarres

Omar Melendez

Shantrea Young

Brittnee Vansickle

Dylan Pratt

Timothy Dinks

Naudia Gibbs

William Burgess

College & Career Fair Kathleen’s annual College and Career Fair was held on February 24, 2010 from 8 am – 10 am in our gym . The fair was open to Juniors and Seniors and the AVID 9th graders. We had over 70 business’ and colleges in attendance. Thank you Mrs. Cross for all your hard work! You absolutely ROCK our socks off!



Not Pictured: Lavada Walker and Kevin Barron

Brandon Puente

Edwin Palomo

Myron Cook

National Testing Day Attention Sophomores and Juniors—join your peers at Kathleen High School to see how you would score on a practice PRA. The Princeton Review Assessment (PRA) can help you determine if you would score higher on the SAT or ACT. Our FREE Practice PRA will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at KHS in the cafeteria. The time of the test is 9:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m. Please bring your calculator. Students and parents are invited to the FREE Scores

Back Session on Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Scores will be distributed in the KHS Media Center. Parents are invited to attend the Scores Back Session to pick up a detailed score analysis and learn more about the SAT & ACT. The deadline to sign up in Guidance is Friday, March 12, 2010. See Mr. Thacker for more details and/or questions. or 863.499-2655 x241.

Attention Seniors Do not forget to order your cap and gown as the rates are going up $10 in March. If you have any questions, call Herff Jones 1-800-8789455 ext 3 talk to Fran. SENIORS: Please pay your dues of $35.00 to help defray the cost of graduation, chemical free party and your senior breakfast. All of these activities occur at the end of the year!

Nikki Stem

Orlando Camargo

Congratulations to Nikki Stemm and Orlando Camargo. Nikki has been accepted to Florida Southern College with a $32,000 Spivey Scholarship. Orlando Camargo has also been accepted to FSC with a $20,000 Scholarship. Good Luck!

KHS Track Red Devil Boys & Girls Track & Field Team opened up their 2010 season with some impressive competition. The boys placed 3rd overall and the girls placed 2nd out of a field of 10 teams. Point Scorer for the Girls: Shalaneya Bryant 2nd place 100m, 200m, Long jump; Di’Kerria Wilson 3rd place 100m & 4th in Long Jump; MyEsha Williams 2nd place High Jump; Sasha’ Brown 2nd place Shot put; Shyrell Roundtree 2nd place 300 hurdles; Deandra Joyner 2nd place 100 hurdles & 6th 300 hurdles; Darisha Ward 3rd place 400m & 5th High Jump; Ashley Linderman 3rd in 1600 & 5th in 800; Shoniqua Adams 4th Shot put & 5th in Discus; Nakala Driver 4th in 400 & 6th in Long Jump; Richelle Lee 4th in 200 & 7th in 100; Brittany Stubbs 5th place 400; 4x100(Wilson, Driver, Jerricka Joyce, Bryant) 2nd Place; 4x400(Ward, Driver, Stubbs, Williams) 2nd Place. Point Scorer for the Boys: Adam Schertzer 1st place Shot put & Discus; Victor Troutman 1st place High Jump, 4th Long Jump; Josh McFarquar 1st place 110 hurdles, 2nd 300hurdles; Derek Lewis 8th 100 meter; Evan Jones 6th place 1600; 4th in 3200; Jacob Stevens 8th 1600; Jared Williams 8th place 800; Marcel Bruce 8th in 200m; Jackson Thomas 8th discus; 4x100(McFarquar, Lewis, Troutman, Bruce) 5th place. “The athletes were awesome,” said Coach Haggins and Coach Schertzer.

Place: Time:

Raymonda Johnson

Antonisha Williams

Congratulations to Raymonda Johnson and Antonisha Williams. Both have been awarded a Take Stock In Children Scholarship valued at $4,547.

Coronado Springs Resort, Disney 8:00 p.m. to 12:00/Midnight

ALL OBLIGATIONS MUST BE TAKEN CARE OF PRIOR TO PURCHASING PROM TICKET(S) – PLEASE SEE MS. KELLEY TO PAY FOR YOUR OBLIGATION BEFORE YOU STAND IN LINE TO BUY YOUR TICKET(S). ALL TICKET SALES ARE CASH ONLY March 19, 2010 – Red Devil Special – One Day Only - $50 per ticket in cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. March 22 – April 8, 2010 - $60 per ticket–during lunches and after school from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (in cafeteria) April 12 – April 28, 2010 - $70 per ticket–during lunches and after school from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (in cafeteria) *** NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD ON APRIL 29 or 30 FOR ANY REASON***

Amanda Roberts

Kelsea Coe

Amanda Roberts has been admitted to Florida Southern and was awarded a $32,000 scholarship. Kelsea Coe she has been accepted to Florida Southern College and was awarded a $32,000 scholarship. She has also been selected a Scholar by the National Society of High School Scholars based on her academic achievements.

May 1, 2010 - $100 per ticket (CASH ONLY) at the door with prior approval from Mr. McClellan, Mrs. Kelley, and Ms. Broderick only. ***THERE WILL BE NO NAME CHANGES, EXCHANGES, OR TRANSERS, ETC., ON ANY TICKET(S) FOR ANY REASON***NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED BY KHS***All forms: directions, dress code policy, visitor policy, visitor applications, etc – will be located in the main office. KHS


KHS Administrators—100 Mile Bicycle Trip

Chelsea Wilson

Chelsea Wilson was honored at the DAR George Washington Good Citizen Tea in February for her academics and community involvement! Way to go Chelsea!

John Harris

John Harris won the tractor contest. Joseph Heath (not pictured) is a member of the Ag Mechanics Team. Both will advance to state! Way to go!

Did you know the KHS administrative staff rode 100 miles on their bikes? “Our administration and staff owed our students 100 miles on a bicycle for the 2nd largest gains in the district,” said Mr. McClellan. This was accomplished by our lowest quartile in reading. They rode their bikes 50 miles on the Withlacoochee State Trail. They peddled from the Dade City trail head north to the Dunnellon trail head. This was approximately 50 miles per person. The group traveled a combined 374 miles. The crew packed lots of water and lunch and spent the entire day peddling their hearts out on Saturday, January 23, 2010. Way to Go KHS Administrators—-It Truly Was a Great Day to Be a Red Devil! “We are proud of our students,” said Mr. McClellan.

FFA KHS FFA members participated in the Polk County Youth Fair January 2529 in Bartow. Over 30 students involved in the fair competed in several judging contests, showing livestock, vegetables and entering wood/metal projects. A few of our winners include: Brandi Lewis—Grand Champion Continental Breeds; Winner Commercial Heifer Showmanship; Raymond Bonnie Tyer Ward—1st Runner Up Steer Showmanship Winner; 1st Place Horticulture Judging Team— members Bonnie Tyer, Tyler Wiliford, Natalie Moore and Sarah Payne. FFA members also were winning trophies and rib-

Livestock Evaluation Team

Nathaniel Lawson

Mercedes Duperon-Demorato

Megan Campbell

Mercedes DuperonDemorato showed market hogs and competed in the Swine Champion Youth Program.

Pictured: Mr. & Mrs. McClellan, Mrs. Donnelly, Mr. Smith, Mr. Boatenhammer, Mrs. Rosenau, Mr. Lineberger and Deputy Lawson

Amy Klass

Raymond Ward

bons at the State Fair in February. Morgan Carlton showed market hogs and competed in the Swine Champion Youth Program. Our livestock evaluation team qualified for the state championship contest to be held in Gainesville in March. Team members include Nathaniel Lawson, Amy Klass, Kyle Sargent (not pictured) and Raymond Ward. Brandi Lewis also took home the Grand Champion title with her

Horticulture Team—1st Place

Tyler Wiliford

Natalie Moore

Sarah Payne

Maine Anjou calf, 2nd place with her cow-calf pair and 3rd place with her Maine Anjou heifer. Congratulations to all of our winners! KHS students competed in the District FFA contests on January 21, 2010, at Bartow High School. Kasey Meyers placed 2nd in Prepared Public Speaking, Morgan Carlton placed 2nd in Creed Speaking and the Parliamentary Procedure team—members Morgan Carlton, Michael Gary, Patience Costine, Roland Caldwell, Brandi Lewis, and Kasey Meyers—placed 2nd also. “Great job on all your hard work,” said Mrs. Keith. “A big congratulations goes out to John Harris for winning the Tractor Operations Contest,” said Mr. Carlton. He will advance to the state contest in April! Also, the Agricultural Mechanics Team was 1 of only 10 teams to qualify for the state contest which will be held in April. Team members are John Harris, Kyle Sargent, Roland Caldwell and Joseph Heath. KHS FFA students participated in a two day college tour on February 1819. Students visited Florida Southern College, Hillsborough Community College and the University of Florida. Students explored the agricultural programs offered at each college, met with professors and learned about available scholarships . The trip was funded by a USDA grant.

Parliamentary Procedure Team

Megan Campbell was Grand Champion Commercial Heifer; Reserve Champion Beef Master and Vegetable Entry with Cabbage. She was 1st Place Record Book Contest.


Morgan Carlton KHS

Michael Gary

Patience Costine

Kasey Myers

Roland Caldwell

Brandi Lewis

Family and Consumer Science Department at KHS The Family and Consumer Science Department is proud to announce the following FCCLA ribbon winners in the 2010 Youth Fair competition held in February. Brierra Edmond received 3 Blue RibbonsCoffee Cake, Cookies, Cupcakes w/Honey, 3 Red Ribbon- Biscuits, Pound Cake, Bread w/Blueberries and a Yellow Ribbon for Table Setting. Ashley Williams received a Blue Ribbon-Candy. Taylor Behnke, Kayla Ferro, and Emily Aleman received a Blue Ribbon-Decorated Cake and Ashley Williams received a White Ribbon-Decorated Cake. Luis Rosado, Kayla Ferro, Amber Medeiros, and Taylor Behnke received a Yellow Ribbon-Chili Cook off Participation.

Terry Perry 2010 Star Winners

place with silver and will be competing at state in Entrepreneurship. Our new Coffee on the Run service is their idea and will be helping pay some of their expenses at state. Danielle Smewing won 1st place with bronze in Applied Technology with her website design for our Preschool Program and will also be competing in March at state competition.

Kayla Ferro, Taylor Behnke, Amber Medeioros, Luis Rosado

Luis Rosado, Amber Medeiros, D’Mia Lawrence, Jasmine Purdue, Terrika Faniel, T’Onnia Smith, Samantha Lope, and Jessica Estey received a Yellow Ribbon-Mannequin Modeling. Tessa Gladson, Theresa Groves, Jared Muiselaar, Taylor Behnke, and Kayla Ferro received a Yellow Ribbon-Working Booth. Six students competed in FCCLA STAR competitions in February at Ridge Career Center. Taylor Behnke, Kayla Ferro and Jared Muiselaar won silver medals and placed 2nd in Culinary Arts. Tessa Gladson and Theresa Groves won 1st

Jasmine Purdue, T’Onnia Smith and Terrika Faniel

“These students have worked hard in preparing for this competition and it showed. They have one month to prepare for state competition and if they are successful there, will attend national competition in Chicago during July. I was very proud and hope you are too” said Mrs. Kilday.

James Texeira

After graduation two of our seniors have made plans to serve our country. Terry Perry has made plans to join the US Marine Corps and James Texeira has made plans to join the US Army. Thank you for your commitment to serve our country—-You Make us RED DEVIL PROUD!

The scholarship application season is upon us. CHECK OUT this website: for your scholarship and financial aid searches. This is the largest scholarship database in existence ($35 BILLION in scholarships - ten times larger than Fastweb).

Brandon Beam Brandon had a piece of his Art selected for the Creative Youth 12th District Congressional Competition at the Polk Museum of Art. This is a juried show and only a few are selected from the entries coming in from across the 12th Congressional District. “I am so proud of Brandon,” said Mrs. McNichol. Way to go Brandon!



Future Business Leaders of America—Shine at District 14 Conference

Antonisha Williams

Kimberly Watson

Congratulations to Antonisha Williams and Kimberly Watson. Both have been accepted to the University of Florida’s Summer Success Program. Way to go! We are so proud of you!

Kristen Faison

Future Business Leaders of America students recently were placed in the spotlight at the annual District 14 Conference. The following students received awards and are eligible to compete at the state conference in April. Emily Blankenship and Amber Schwartz, 2nd Place in Management Decision Making; John Dupree, 3rd Place in Business Calculation; Skylar Gregoire, 3rd Place in Technology Concepts; Jameela Hosein and Andres Martinez, 5th Place in Desktop Publishing; Olivia Lisbon, 1st Place in Job Interview; James O’Daniel, 4th Place in Accounting 1; Jennifer Pate, 6th Place in Business Communications; Danielle Smewing, Pang Nou Xiong, Pang Kou Emily Blankenship, Amber Schwartz, Pang N. Xiong, Julie Chang, Jameela Hosein, Christopher Ly, Pang K. Xiong and John Dupree Xiong, Julie Chang, and Christopher Ly, 2nd Place in Web Site Development. Congratulations and thank you for being a Red Devil!

Last month, all 9th grade Fire Academy students had the opportunity to meet and listen to Mr. Reggie Dabbs. Mr. Dabbs talked to our students in a humorous style about choices each of them have when faced with drugs, alcohol, suicide, etc. Mr. Dabbs got in their faces and told them that he never smoked a cigarette, never did drugs, never drank alcohol, because he chose not to. He assured them that they can make the same kinds of choices. Mr. Dabbs told our students about family and how thankful they should be that they have someone who cares about them. He talked to them about dating relationships. Most of all, Reggie drove home the fact that "You can never change your past, but you can change your future!" Mr. Dabbs encouraged our students to meet their problems head-on and overcome them. The students were engaged and inspired by his speech. Mr. Dabbs lives in Ft. Myers, Florida with his wife Michele and their son Dominic. Thank you Mr. Dabbs for your inspiration and words of wisdom for our students at Kathleen High!

Hannah McClellan

Congratulations to Kristen Faison and Hannah McClellan. Kristen was awarded the Lions International Exchange Scholarship for $1,000. Hannah was awarded a $20,000 scholarship to Campbell University in North Carolina. Wow—You Make Us Red Devil Proud!

Samantha Lope

Jasmine Wilson

SkillsUSA Compete at Regionals Samantha Lope has been accepted to Johnson and Wales Culinary School and awarded a $6,000 scholarship. Fantastic news. Jasmine has been accepted to Florida Atlantic University. Way to go Girls! We are so proud of you!



In February, our SkillsUSA teams went to MidFlorida Tech in Orlando for Regional Competition. Steven Fleming, Sammy Brooks and Andrew Morgan participated in Automotive Skill. Leadership participants included Helen Young, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Display and system Diagnosis; Alex Cabose, Diagnosing Electrical Circuits—utilizing OHMs law and Strategy Based diagnostic procedures; Austin Shaffer, Building electrical circuits and testing; James Ferguson, Brake Assembly, Duo-Servo Drum assembly service, diagnostics and repair. Thank you Mr. Darr and for your leadership in SkillsUSA.

Interested in Being a Host for Foreign Exchange Students? We have had some wonderful exchange students that have been part of Kathleen High School. If you would be interested in hosting an exchange student for the next school year, please contact Stacy Pelham at “It is a wonderful experience,” said Mrs. Pelham!

New Faces at KHS—Welcome!

Brandi Decator

Ms. DeCator joined the English Department last month. She is a Western Michigan University graduate with a BA degree in Secondary English. She is certified in Michigan and Florida in English 6-12. She is absolutely thrilled to be in Florida at KHS and we are fortunate to have her. Welcome aboard Ms.

Decator. Mr. Mills is our newest coach in the Physical Education Department. He has a great sense of humor and fits like a glove with the department. We are proud to have Mr. Mills as pat of the KHS family. Andrea O’Sullivan Alan Mills teaches Language Arts and Reading. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a BS degree in Marketing. She also has a MAT degree in English Education and ESOL from the University of South Florida. Before relocating to Florida, Ms. O’Sullivan spent several years promoting Arts in Education Andrea O’Sullivan and parental involvement in schools. She spent several years managing multi-jurisdictional environmental and insurance litigation. She is also an adjunct professor at Hillsborough Community College. She enjoys everything that includes the Arts. “I am excited to be at Kathleen High and I look forward to being a part of such a passionate staff,” she said.

Sarah Sengsouvanna became a part of the KHS Math Department in January. Before becoming a Red Devil she taught at Countryside High School in Clearwater and Lake Gibson High where she and coached cheerleading. She is a University of Florida graduate. She also worked for Huntington Learning Center for five years and had the opportunity to work with students of all ages in the areas of Sarah Sengsouvanna math, reading, study skills, SAT and ACT prep. Mrs. Sengsouvanna is married and has one son, Leonidas or “Leo”, eight months old. In any spare time she finds, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, yoga, shopping, working on home improvement projects and hanging out with her friends. She has actually ran in three marathons. Way to go Mrs. Sengsouvanna. We are proud that you have chosen to be a Red Devil and part of our family. Mr. Chuck Thacker, Testing Coordinator and Academic Dean is a KHS graduate. Years ago, he made his mark at KHS as Class Salutatorian, Class President, and Homecoming King. He continued his education at USF and received a BA Chuck Thacker in Psychology and Pre-Med. He taught Science for over five years at Lake Gibson Senior and Lake Wales Senior. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Educational Leadership. He married a KHS alumnus and they have one three month old son. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and playing tennis. Mr. Thacker said, “It is good to be home and be part of the KHS family again.” Welcome back Mr. Thacker!

Jaimie Louis

Stephanie Douglas

Alexandra PetitHomme

A Huge Thank You to Alexandra Petit-Homme, Stephanie Douglas and Jaime Louis for all of their efforts in the Haitian Relief Fundraiser Drive. They collected money, clothes, food and delivered them to local agencies for delivery to Haiti. This was an awesome effort on their part and for the Kathleen Family to contribute. We Thank You Girls!

Live from Antarctica @ Central Florida Aerospace On Tuesday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m., 30 students live slide presentation describing the ocean core drillfrom CFAA joined 11 schools across 10 states in a live ing exercises currently being done off the coast of webcast conversation with the JOIDES Resolution loAntarctica, and had an opportunity to ask Dr. Pekar cated in the Arctic ocean just off the coast of Antarcdirect questions from the comfort of their own classtica. “JOIDES” stands for Joint Oceanographic Institurooms. The program was sponsored by US Satellite tions for Deep Earth Sampling. The name reflects the and NASA. For more information please log onto Integrated Ocean Drilling Program's (IODP) ment to the science of exploring paleoclimate changes in order to better understand the links between the Super Green House World and the Ice House World and how ecosystems will respond to future global warming. Joining the students live were Dr. Jean Peart the Director of the Deep Earth Academy in Washington and Dr. Stephen Pekar, a resident scientist on the floating laboratory JOIDES Resolution. Via Mrs. Bradner, Science, Avionics, and Engineering students at CFAA the technology, the students were treated to a

George Bartuska In February, our very own Mr. Bartuska had one of his articles published by Harry Wong. “I am very fortunate indeed to have discovered Ms. Wollery’s EPI Program and to have benefited and grown from all the program delivers. Hopefully as a result of my instruction, there will be more teaching stories to tell and students who bring back their own stories of college success as a result of all we do at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy,” said Mr. Bartuska.


Attention Students & Parents

2010 Softball Schedule Date



March 11


5:30 (Varsity Only)

March 12

VS George Jenkins

JV 5:30/Varsity 7:30

March 15

@ Santa Fe Catholic

5:00 (Varsity Only)

March 16

@ Bartow

7:30 (Varsity Only)

March 19

@ Lake Region

JV 5:30/Varsity 7:30

March 23

VS Auburndale

JV 5:30/Varsity 7:30

March 24

@ Ridge

JV 5:30/Varsity 7:30

March 26

VS Lakeland

JV 5:30/Varsity 7:30

March 29-April 2 Spring Break April 6

@ Lake Gibson

JV 5:30/Varsity 7:30

April 8

@ Ft. Meade

5:30 (Varsity Only)

April 12

VS Santa Fe Catholic

5:00 (Varsity Only)

April 19-23

District Tournament



Regional Tournament



State Tournament


Open Enrollment for our Academies continues until

April, 2010 Check it out: Central Florida Aerospace Contact: Chad Smith Phone: (863) 647-4761 Fax: (863) 647-4764 4040 Crossfield Way Lakeland, FL33811 Criminal Justice, Law and Career Contact: Richard Dobson Phone: (863) 499-2655 Fax: (863) 499-2726

Distrotek Academy Contact: Faith Marlowe Phone:(863) 499-2215 Fax:(863) 499-2766

2009 Academic Boost Camps at KHS On January 31, February 7, February 28 and March 7, 2009 KHS students may attend academic tutoring sessions. Sessions will be approximately 2 hours in length and will focus on the academic areas of



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March 2010  

The Torch Newsletter. Produced by Lia Maffett.

March 2010  

The Torch Newsletter. Produced by Lia Maffett.