March 2019

Greetings Greyhound Nation,

Great things are happening at LPA. First, I would like to recognize those students who participated in the Regional Science Fair, Project Citizen and Young Floridian. A total of 63 students participated in this year’s regional fair, of which two students qualified for the International Science Fair and eight students qualified for State Science Fair. Students participating in Project Citizen took two of the three top categories during the competition and will be representing LPA at the state level. As for Young Floridian, we had two students garner the Young Floridian Award for the following categories respectively: Academic Excellence and Academies/Certifications/Manufacturing. Congratulations to all our students and to all our teachers and counselors who helped prepare them for these competitive events! I would also like to congratulate our Girls Basketball team for winning the district championship. Way to go Lady Greyhounds!

Spring break will be from March 18 through March 22. As we return from a well-deserved break, I would like remind everyone the key to our students’ success is to remain focused. Therefore, I ask that you ensure your child comes to school regularly and arrives on time. The more students are in school, the higher their achievement.

There are many other exciting happenings taking place this month, such as Spring sports and Performing Arts activities. Baseball, softball, tennis and track and field are in full swing. I invite you all to come out and support our student athletes as they demonstrate their athletic talents. Both the players and coaches would appreciate your support. For the 11th consecutive year, the drama department’s Thespian Troupe #6958 will be traveling to Tampa to participate in state-level competition at the State Thespian Festival March 20-23. We wish them all the very best of luck.

Many of you should have received notification of our adjusted bell schedule, which will go into effect on Monday, March 4th. The change only impacts transition times between classes. This will allow for additional transition time between “A” and “B” lunches and minimize the amount of down time for students in between classes. High School PE students will be released one minute prior to the bell, so they will have adequate time to travel from the gymnasium to the high school building. This change will not impact instructional time. A copy of the schedule is included in this month’s newsletter. You should have also received notification about our upcoming SAT testing day, which will be on Wednesday, March 6th for all juniors.

Lastly, a brief reminder about the upcoming referendum. SLPS is appealing to you, the voters for a one mill referendum for our students, for our teachers, for our community, and for our future. The referendum is only for four years. The funds will be used to increase teacher pay to recruit and retain high quality teachers; improve school security; expand mental health services; and preserve/fund important school programs. March 25th is the deadline to register to vote regarding the referendum. Learn more about the referendum by visiting

As always, thank you for the continued support of our teachers, staff and students. We greatly appreciate it!

“One School; One Team; One Theme”


Henry Sanabria


Treasure Hunter