Spartan Update

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Celebrate & Remember

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Congratulations to our Spartan Cheer Team!

Our Spartan Cheerleading team excelled at Regionals and has reached the FHSAA state semi-finals!! Come support the team on February 1st and 2nd as they compete for a state championship.
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Marching Spartans Making Headlines

The Spoto Marching Band was featured in a Tampa Bay Times segment for our upcoming performance at the Tampa MLK Parade. The reporter stopped by an after-school rehearsal to film and interview the students. Here's a link to the video: https://youtu.be/42z8QTc13Lg

2022 Tampa Bay Summer Hires

Dear High School Families,

Our partner, Career Source Tampa Bay is seeking Hillsborough County young adults 16 - 24 years of age who can choose one of the following tracks for the 2022 Tampa Bay Summer Hires program (formerly Summer Job Connection):

  • Eight-week paid internship earning $13.00 per hour for 24 hours per week
  • Four-week Online Career Exploration ($200 weekly incentive)
  • Six-week Youth Leadership Academy called "Young Leaders of Tomorrow" ($200 weekly incentive)

Complete a 2022 Tampa Bay Summer Hires application at TampaBaySummerHires.com

Don’t wait because registration ends February 28, 2022 and applicants will be served on a first come, first serve basis.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at TBSHYouth@Careersourcetb.com

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Class Rank

12th Grade Class Rank Freeze-- IMPORTANT

Class rank will be designated on Friday, February 11th, 2022. (Rank Freeze)


The issue date on final official grade reports or transcripts must be on or before Friday, January 7th, 2022, to count in the class rank calculation.


It is important to remind our students that if they are taking virtual courses from HVK12 or other online providers, the official grade report or transcript must be issued on or before Friday, January 7th, 2022 to count in the class rank calculation. Course results dated January 8, 2022, or after will be added to semester two, after class rank is determined.


For more detailed information on class rank refer to the Student Progression Plan available on the HCPS website.

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Need to Prepare for PSAT or SAT?

Khan Academy-- Take Advantage

Parents,


We're excited that you're helping your child find the best practice available for the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT®. With Official SAT Practice, students get a 100% free, personalized practice program for the SAT through an exclusive partnership between Khan Academy and the College Board, the makers of the SAT.


With Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, your child will:


  • get a personalized plan tailored to their strengths and areas of focus as indicated on their PSAT/NMSQT® or SAT results
  • hone their skills with thousands of practice questions, hints, and video lessons;
  • take up to eight official full-length practice tests online or on paper;
  • receive instant feedback and adaptive recommendations for what to practice;
  • set a personalized practice schedule to get reminders for when to practice; and
  • review ​expert tips and strategies for the test.

Students who prepare using Official SAT Practice see substantial improvement in their SAT scores. In order to receive personalized practice plans based on their PSAT/NMSQT results, students will have to link their Khan Academy accounts and their College Board accounts.


Please see the video link for support with linking accounts.


https://youtu.be/patbkNnnAQ4


How to Link Your College Board + Khan Academy Accounts

Now that you have your PSAT/NMSQT scores, you can link your College Board and Khan Academy accounts to access free, personalized practice on Khan Academy. By...

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Have you applied for a scholarship yet?!

An estimated $100 million in scholarships goes unawarded each year. This is mostly due to a lack of applicants. National Scholarship Month is a national campaign, sponsored by NSPA, to raise awareness of the vital role scholarships play in reducing student loan debt and expanding access to higher education.


Find student resources for scholarships here: https://www.scholarshipproviders.org/page/scholarinfo

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G/B Basketball vs. Brandon- Home

Tuesday, Jan. 18th, 6:30pm

8538 Eagle Palm Drive

Riverview, FL

Wrestling vs. King- Home

Wednesday, Jan. 19th, 6pm

8538 Eagle Palm Drive

Riverview, FL

G/B Basketball vs. Durant- Away

Wednesday, Jan. 19th, 6:30pm

4748 Cougar Path

Plant City, FL

National Honor Society Induction- SHS Auditorium- Postponed

Wednesday, Jan. 19th, 6:30pm

8538 Eagle Palm Drive

Riverview, FL

Postponed- Please contact Mrs. Molinari for upcoming details.

Arielle.Molinari@hcps.net

Spoto High School Curriculum Fair- Gym

Thursday, Jan. 20th, 5-7pm

8538 Eagle Palm Drive

Riverview, FL

JV Wrestling vs. Brandon- Away

Thursday, Jan. 20th, 5:30pm

1101 Victoria Street

Brandon, FL

G/B Basketball vs. Leto- Home

Friday, Jan. 21st, 6:30pm

8538 Eagle Palm Drive

Riverview, FL

Boys JV Basketball vs. Lennard/ Brandon- Away-Brandon

Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 9am

1101 Victoria Street

Brandon, FL