Spartan Update

Home of the Spartans 12/5- 12/9

Spoto High School Instructional Priorities 2022-23


  • Design and implement lessons that are aligned to grade level standards.
  • Increase academic ownership through implementation of the gradual release model.


Thought of the Week: “A man's mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

End of 1st Semester - Dec. 23rd

As the end of the semester draws near, we want our Spartans to finish strong! Please encourage your student to continue to study hard, complete all assignments, arrive to school on time, and prepare for semester exams. Let's Go Spartans!
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Paper 24/7 Spartan Tutoring

Help is Here. Anytime. Anywhere.


Hillsborough students grade 6-12 have unlimited, on-demand access to free academic support through Paper. Need someone to talk through a particularly tough math problem? A Paper Tutor will be there to assist students within seconds. Need someone to read an essay and make suggestions on how you can improve it before submitting? A Paper Tutor will be there to assist students.


No matter what a student's academic needs are, Paper’s expert learning assistants are available to help 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Just log in and ask a question! Students can login through Clever by clicking on the Paper icon.


Unlimited, Expert Support for Students, No Costs for Families.


Paper is a free resource for all Hillsborough students grades 6-12. Any student can connect and speak with a tutor for 30 minutes or 6 hours. Their usage will never be capped and families will not have to pay a cent for seeking assistance.


When working with a Paper Tutor, students should not expect to receive answers. Instead, their tutor will ask them guiding questions to get students thinking critically about what they know, what they’ve tried, where any misunderstandings are, and how to move forward.


Try It Now or RSVP


To speak to a tutor immediately, students can login to their Clever accounts and click the Paper icon.


To learn more about how Paper works, parents and guardians can sign up for Q&A sessions in English and Spanish and speak with a member of the Paper team directly. Should you have any immediate questions, feel free to reach out to parents@paper.com.


https://www.youtube.com/embed/WT1wB26qb9k (video link below


Help is Here. Anytime. Anywhere.


Hillsborough students grade 6-12 have unlimited, on-demand access to free academic support through Paper. Need someone to talk through a particularly tough math problem? A Paper Tutor will be there to assist students within seconds. Need someone to read an essay and make suggestions on how you can improve it before submitting? A Paper Tutor will be there to assist students.


No matter what a student's academic needs are, Paper’s expert learning assistants are available to help 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Just log in and ask a question! Students can login through Clever by clicking on the Paper icon.


Unlimited, Expert Support for Students, No Costs for Families.


Paper is a free resource for all Hillsborough students grades 6-12. Any student can connect and speak with a tutor for 30 minutes or 6 hours. Their usage will never be capped and families will not have to pay a cent for seeking assistance.


When working with a Paper Tutor, students should not expect to receive answers. Instead, their tutor will ask them guiding questions to get students thinking critically about what they know, what they’ve tried, where any misunderstandings are, and how to move forward.


Try It Now or RSVP


To speak to a tutor immediately, students can login to their Clever accounts and click the Paper icon.


To learn more about how Paper works, parents and guardians can sign up for Q&A sessions in English and Spanish and speak with a member of the Paper team directly. Should you have any immediate questions, feel free to reach out to parents@paper.com.


https://www.youtube.com/embed/WT1wB26qb9k (video link below

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MAGNET APPLICATION WINDOW FOR INCOMING 9TH GRADES - CLASS OF 2027- DEADLINE 12/16 @ 11:59 P.M.

Spread the word, share with your friends and family that Round 1 of the 2023-24 school year Magnet application window is now open. All incoming 9th graders with Algebra I or Geometry with a 3.0 state GPA may apply for Spoto High School's Collegiate Academy, where students earn their Associates of Arts degree and high school diploma at the same time! https://community.sdhc.k12.fl.us/wps/portal/community/sdhc.home/choice/application/apply/

HCPS College Fair - 12/6 from 6-8pm at Jefferson High School

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PICERNE FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Picerne Family Foundation Scholarship is awarded to Spoto High School graduating seniors who are planning to attend college full time, have demonstrated civic leadership, community service and are true "over-achievers". For additional information please see the attached application below.
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Boys/Girls Baseball/Softball vs. Newsome- Away

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 6pm

16550 Fishhawk Boulevard

Lithia, FL

Boys/Girls Basketball vs. Newsome- Away

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 6:30pm

16550 Fishhawk Boulevard

Lithia, FL

Boys/Girls Basketball vs. Leto- Home

Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 6:30pm

8538 Eagle Palm Drive

Riverview, FL

JV Wrestling at East Bay

Thursday, Dec. 8th, 5:30pm

7710 Old Big Bend Road

Gibsonton, FL

Winter Concert

Thursday, Dec. 8th, 6pm

8538 Eagle Palm Drive

Riverview, FL

Auditorium

Cheer Competition at Leto

Thursday, Dec. 8th, 6:30pm

4409 West Sligh Avenue

Tampa, FL

Wrestling at Lennard

Friday, Dec. 9th, 2pm

2342 East Shell Point Road

Ruskin, FL

Boy/Girl Soccer vs. Bloomingdale - Home

Friday, Dec. 9th, 6pm

8538 Eagle Palm Drive

Riverview, FL

Boy /Girl vs. Basketball vs. Plant City- Home

Friday, Dec. 9th, 6:30pm

8538 Eagle Palm Drive

Riverview, FL

JV Basketball vs. East Bay/ Newsome- Away

Saturday, Dec. 10th, 9am

7710 Old Big Bend Road

Gibsonton, FL

See Coach for location

Girls Basketball vs. Bloomingdale/Brandon - Away

Saturday, Dec. 10th, 9am

TBD

See Coach for location

Wrestling vs. Lennard- Away

Saturday, Dec. 10th, 9am

2342 East Shell Point Road

Ruskin, FL