Thursday, April 4, 2013
Gulfport City Leaders awarded Boca Ciega High School, its students and staff the "Spirit of Gulfport" Award.
Gulfport City Council congratulated Principal Michael Vigue, staff and students of Boca Ciega High School for earning "A" status for the first time in the school's history. After hearing of the accomplishment, council unanimously agreed to award Boca Ciega High School the "Spirit of Gulfport" award Tuesday night. Principal Vigue announced the historic achievement in a letter to the community in December. Below is an excerpt from the original announcement. "For many consecutive years our school settled for school grades of 'D.' In 2010-2011 our school earned a grade of 'C' for the first time in nine years. I am excited and proud to announce that during the last school year of 2011-2012 our school earned a grade of 'A' for the first time …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A 16-year-old student was arrested Thursday morning after Gulfport Police say he brought a gun to school.
A school resource officer found a semi-automatic pistol in a 16-year-old student's car Thursday at Boca Ciega High School, Gulfport Police say. The gun was loaded with one bullet, according to a media release. The student, Shemar O. Scarlett, was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, a felony. According to the release, the resource officer intervened in an altercation between two students and heard that one of them may have a weapon in his vehicle, which was parked on campus. After the officer received permission from a parent to search the vehicle, he found the gun in the truck, according to police. The pistol was reported stolen out of Clearwater. Investigators with both agencies are working to return the …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Gulfport High School earns an 'A' for the first time, moving up from earlier grades of 'C' and 'D.'
Boca Ciega Principal Michael Vigue announced to teachers today that the high school earned an "A" for the first time in "the history of our great institution." Here is the letter he wrote to the school community today: "I wanted to take this time prior to the break to thank you for working hard each and every day to be successful. We all know how difficult it can be to remain intensely focused on high academic achievement, but by now you also know that hard work pays off. "The collective efforts of our students, parents, community members, support staff, administration, and teachers over the past few years have led to dramatic and visible improvements and learning gains for our school. "For many consecutive years our school settled for…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Michelle Allman, 17, heads to a national competition after winning first place in a student leadership conference.
Michelle Allman is a student, health advocate and mentor. The 17-year-old is active in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Arthritis Foundation. She has advocated on the state level in Tallahassee for awareness of juvenile health disabilities and is also a mentor for other children, according to the Pinellas County Public School District. Allman is a junior at Boca Ciega High School's Center for Wellness and Medical Professions. She's taken an active role in education and awareness due to her own medical challenges. Allman is a Type 1 Diabetic and has Juvenile Polyarticular Rheumatoid Arthritis. Despite her medical challenges, she dedicated two months at All Children's Hospital this school year. "I won't let my life …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Gulfport Teen Council meeting tonight, Musical begins at Boca Ciega High School, Rock 'n' Roll Swing Dance and more in "5 Things to Know in Gulfport."
Gulfport Teen Council: The Gulfport Teen Council monthly meeting is tonight at 4:45 p.m. at Gulfport City Hall. View the meeting agenda on the City of Gulfport's website. To learn more about the Gulfport Teen Council click on the Gulfport Rec Center's section of the City's website. Musical at Boca Ciega High School: The Boca Ciega High School Pirate Players will present the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee May 10-12 at 7:00pm in the main auditorium at Boca Ciega High School. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults (children under 5 are free). Rock it in 50's Attire: Mark your calendars for the Rock 'n' Roll dance at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom on Friday, May 11. The event with Swing Time begins at 8 p.m. with a …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Swing Dance Lessons, Live Concert and more at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom tonight! Check out our daily post "5 Things to Know in Gulfport."
Swing Night: "Eight to the Bar" will be performing at tonight's Swing Night at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom! Tickets are $15 for dance lessons and live entertainment. There will be a full cash bar. Organizers say the event is open to all ages and you don't have to have a partner. The Shim Sham Lesson is from 6 - 7, Swing Dance lesson is from 7 - 8 and the live concert begins at 8 p.m. Documentary Showing: Students, school volunteers and staff are invited to the free viewing of "Sharkwater," a documentary, at Boca Ciega High School on Wednesday, April 25 after school. Organizers are accepting donations too. After the event all proceeds will then be donated to www.savingsharks.com a foundation to help stop shark finning. Is Gulfport the "…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Boca Ciega High School Girls' Flag Football team is proving to be unstoppable as they head into a game tonight against Northeast High School, the team they beat 31-25 in triple overtime on March 22.
The Boca Ciega High School Girls Flag Football team is going head to head with perhaps their toughest competitor, Northeast, tonight at 7 at Gibbs High School. The team is currently 12-0, with an undefeated season and PCAC Championship title under their belts. The last time that the girls faced Northeast, they won with a score of 31-25 in triple overtime. The team's 12-0 record also includes a big win at the PCAC Championship game this past Friday. The team won 52-0 against Seminole High School. Coach Lauren Widener writes, "Boca Ciega High School at the time was 10-0 and Seminole High School was 8-2. It was the first place team in the South playing the first place team in the North!" Quarterback Liz Hill threw seven touchdowns and scored …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Boca Ciega High School Girls JV and Varsity teams ended their regular season with a perfect record. The Varsity team is now 11th in the state and will go on to play in a PCAC Championship game on Friday, April 20.
Congratulations to the Boca Ciega High School Girls Flag Football team for making history this week. The Varsity and Junior Varsity teams both won all of their season games this year, a first in the school's history. Coach Lauren Widener says highlights include the win against Northeast High School in three over time's with a score of 31 to 25 and their come back against Dixie Hollins High School 26 to 20, "after they led by 13 points in the first quarter." Widener also includes their win over Tarpon Springs of 42 to 0 among the season's best moments but stresses that the greatest part of this season was the teamwork and camaraderie displayed between the girls. "Watching the girls mature and grow as a team and finish the season playing as …
Monday, March 26, 2012
The Boca Ciega High School Girls Varsity Flag Football team beat Northeast High School in triple overtime, holding their undefeated title.
Two undefeated girls flag football teams went head to head on Thursday, March 22. Northeast and Boca Ciega battled into triple overtime. According to Bay News 9, Seniors Liz Hill and Jakera Allen won the game with a short pass in the middle of the field. The Pirates ended on top with 31-25. The win is paramount as the team beats another undefeated district team and keeps their undefeated title. They are now 6-0. View highlights and reaction from the game on Bay News 9. Varsity Flag Football 6-0 JV Flag Football 3-0 According to the Boca Ciega High School website, JV and Varsity teams play next on Tuesday, April 3 at St. Pete High School at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Gulfport Elementary Students Host Art Fundraiser, Special Magistrate to be hired soon, Mentor Program helps Boca Ciega High School Students and more in this week's top stories on Gulfport Patch.
Cancer Survivor 'Overwhelmed' by Art Fundraiser: Gulfport Elementary students, teachers and other volunteers helped raise more than $3,000 during an art fundraiser at the First Friday Art Walk in Gulfport. Ward 3 Candidate Question of the Week: Choose Me: Gulfport Patch Question of the Week: "Why should voters choose you on election day?" Ward 1 Candidate Question of the Week: Choose Me: Gulfport Patch Question of the Week: "Why should voters choose you on election day?" Special Magistrate to Begin With Few Violations: Gulfport is ready to name a Special Magistrate this month, but the city's vocal crackdown on code violations seems to have an effect on the number of cases to hear. Real World Guidance for Boca Ciega High Students: At Boca …