November 2017

Greetings Greyhound Nation,

In keeping with our established tradition, we are continuing to encourage all our students to work hard toward meeting their academic goals through our “Commitment to Graduate” initiative. The Freshmen class participated in their first high school ceremony, where they committed to graduate with their cohort, signed their class banner and received a “C2G” wristband as a token of their commitment. The Junior class reaffirmed their commitment to graduate during the “The Tassle is Worth the Hassle” assembly last week. We will conclude these symbolic ceremonies with our sophomore class and 8th grade students. “Senior Pinning” also took place this past month, in which the Class of 2018 was officially recognized as seniors during this rite of passage!

Now that fall sports have moved into the post-season, we are proud to report that our boys and girls golf teams placed third in the district and advanced to the regional tournament. In bowling, both our boys and girls teams won the district championship and advanced to the state tournament. In cross country, the boys team placed third and the girls team placed second in the county championship. The boys team, along with one member from the girls team advanced to regional competition. In swimming, the boys won both the district and regional championships. They will advance to the state tournament, along with seven of our girls. Way to go Greyhounds!!!

Fall performances took place during the month of October, showcasing our students’ musical talents during the middle school band, high school band and orchestra concerts. If you were not in attendance for either of these performances, you missed amazing performances. We also had the honor of hosting the 6th Annual “Giving Concert,” which supports Grace Packs, local food pantries and ultimately, many families in our community.

Report cards were sent home on Monday, October 30th with all students. As a reminder, there will be no school on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran’s Day. Many other events are also taking place this month, so please be sure to pay close attention to this month’s calendar.

Ms. Caroline Duran, Art Teacher, has once again qualified as a Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) Member Virtual Exhibition Winner this year. Ms. Duran was recognized by the FAEA and her peers at this year’s conference held at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts last month. She received the Pacon Award for her entry, “Terra Nova,” a ceramic sculpture surfaced with acrylic paint. This is her second year as a winner. Congratulations Ms. Duran!

Thank you once again for your continued support as we move into the winter months and one step closer toward our goal of ensuring success for all our students!!!

“One School; One Team; One Theme”

Henry Sanabria
Treasure Hunter