Spartan Update

Home of the Spartans 10/4-10/8

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic History

Hispanic Heritage Month began as Hispanic Heritage Week but then the commemorative week was expanded to a month from September 15 to October 15. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, who all declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively. It is during this period that the United States recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latin Americans to the country’s history and culture. Today we are here paying tribute to generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

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Congratulations to Ms. Juanita Smith- Instructional Employee 2021-22

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Save the Date! PSAT School Day


PSAT School Day:

(PSAT/NMSQT) Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test will be administered free of charge to 9th, 10th and 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 13th.

The PSAT/NMSQT is tightly aligned with the SAT and provides each student personalized feedback about their academic strengths and weaknesses, helping each student to prepare for success in high school, college and careers. Every student who takes the PSAT/NMSQT is given access to multiple online resources that provide FREE personalized SAT preparation and will have the opportunity to earn scholarships.

PSAT can also be used to meet required graduation benchmarks!

Please be sure to have your child bring their own calculator to test. We have provided a list of approved calculators below.

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Magnet News- Hot off the Press

Help us Spread the News! Magnet Application Window Opens Soon for 2022-2023

Do you know any incoming 8th graders? If so, please help us spread the news and for our 2022-2023 school year. The Magnet Application Window will open on 10/29 at 5 p.m. - 12/11 at 11:59 p.m. Need further information, please contact:

Mrs. Kimjuan Watson- Collegiate Magnet Lead

813-672-5405 ext. 258

Class of 2022


How do I get a copy of my high school transcripts? Click the link below

Interested in a Dual Enrollment Class

Attention Students and Parents:

On October 5th, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, HCC will be offering a “What you Need to Know” session about Dual Enrollment (DE). The event will be virtual and it is open for students and parents.

For more information and TO REGISTER click the link here:

Seniors Complete your FASFA Today!


Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) will be available for parents and students starting October 1st. Don't delay start your FAFSA process right away!

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Community Service Bright Futures Hours- Profferfish

Make sure you sign up and complete your Bright Futures Hours via Profferfish! See attached instructions below.

Spartan Spotlight DECA

Meet your 2021-22 DECA Spartans! DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management while in high school.
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Interested in joining the Spartan Wrestling & Lady Spartan Basketball program?

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Unlock College & Scholarship Opportunities

Please join us as we discuss important items related to College and Career Readiness:

· Student Search Service

· College Board Scholarship Partners and Recognition Programs

· College Board Opportunity Scholarships

· Big Future

When: October 7th, 2021, at 6:00-7:00 PM (EST)

Register in advance for this webinar:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Oct 7, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Unlock College and Scholarship Opportunities: A FLP Parent Webinar Series

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Florida Partnership

Girls Golf vs. Newsome/Sumner

Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 2pm

13050 Summerfield Boulevard

Riverview, FL

Golf vs. Steinbrenner/Alonso

Thursday, Oct. 7th, 3pm

19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway

Lutz, FL

Volleyball vs. Brandon - Home

Thursday, Oct. 7th, 6:15pm

8538 Eagle Palm Drive

Riverview, FL

JV Football vs. Plant- Home

Thursday, Oct. 7th, 7pm

8538 Eagle Palm Drive

Riverview, FL

Varsity Football vs. Robinson- Away

Friday, Oct. 8th, 7:30pm

6311 South Lois Avenue

Tampa, FL

Spartan Cross Country Championship @ Mary Help

Saturday, Oct. 9th, 9am

6000 North University Drive

Parkland, FL