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Homeschool vs. Regular Schooling

Homeschool vs. Regular Schooling

Sasha Kelley, Assistant Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2023

As the fall term concludes and final grades are entered, many students begin to feel the stress of school come down upon them. Long class periods every day, homework every night, and extracurriculars take...

FBLA allows students to compete across the country for rewards and prizes, and it lets them learn and grow as leaders in business to prepare for all of their future endeavors.

Future Business Leaders of America at SPHS

Estella McCormick, SPHS News Editor December 15, 2023

There is no doubt St. Petersburg High School offers a plethora of clubs to its students, each one serving as an outlet and community for its members. This year, students and teachers have come together...

While not typically being exposed to peers around ones own age, the culture shock of high school can be overwhelming.

The Transition: Private vs. Public School

Maysie Rollins, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Transitioning into high school can be a difficult journey as it parallels the path of adolescence into adulthood. The middle schools that students come from frame the novelty of their transitions into...

Holiday decorations in Mrs. Vinciguerras classroom.

Hallothanksmas: A Tale of Three Holidays

Victoria Wirth, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

 I think it’s pretty safe to say that the end of the year is, well, chaotic. There are so many holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, to name a few. We are all running around town buying...

Barbenheimer Day was the newest Spirit Week theme this year at SPHS!!

Homecoming: The Green Devil way

Maysie Rollins, Staff Writer October 19, 2023

As leaves are falling, school spirit is rising! At St. Petersburg High School, we pride ourselves on embracing school traditions. One in particular is Spirit Week! The purpose of Spirit Week is to encourage...

If you love science, competition, and socializing, then we highly recommend checking out the Science Olympiad!

The Science Olympiad

Hayden George, SPHS News Editor October 17, 2023

If you are a student with a passion for science and a love for competition, the Science Olympiad is the perfect club for you! The Science Olympiad is a science club where students compete against various...

Tuyen Nguyen (IB): “My most memorable high school experience was probably showing up to school the first time. I feel like everyone remembers their first day of school. I was a virtual student for a while, so showing up to school was a little scary, but I eventually found my place and the people that matter to me.”

Looking Ahead with the Seniors

Paloma Welch, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2023

Senior year marks the end of an era for our St. Petersburg High School students. Our senior class attends the homecoming dance in the school gym and enters the Coliseum for prom for the last time. Seniors...

Back-to-School Night aims to create a healthy relationship between teachers and parents and get parents involved in their student’s school life.

Back-to-School Night: The Importance of Healthy Teacher-Parent Relationships!

Hope Kennedy, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

Back-to-School Night was Monday, September 11th, at St. Petersburg High School. Many of the parents of St. Petersburg High School students came to learn about the teachers and classrooms of their kids....

Bob Pfeiffer was beloved throughout the St. Petersburg community. He could be spotted in public easily, whether it was for his unique “GDEVIL” license plate or his distinctive (and often green) beard.

SPHS Archives: Mr. Green Devil

Paloma Welch, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

“So, it was my sophomore year, and I was a Majorette,” she said. “We were cleaning out the Majorette room, and we found this beanie, a green beanie with horns on it. So as a joke, I threw it on his...

The annual regional Spanish competition, best known as Conferencia, is a competition for high school Spanish students to give them an opportunity to compete among themselves in the fields of declamation, impromptu speech, and dramatic presentations.

Outstanding Performance from SPHS at Conferencia

Ellie Silvers, Web Editor May 15, 2023

St. Petersburg High School Spanish team has once again proven its linguistic ability by securing a remarkable second-place finish in the highly competitive regional Florida State Spanish Conference (FSSC),...

Mr. Day loves to read the SPHS Palmetto & Pine newspaper!

Not a Day Will Go by That We Won’t Miss Mr.Day

Sydney Davis and Paloma Welch May 15, 2023

After more than 28 years in the classroom, Mr. Jamie Day is ready for what the future holds outside the walls of St. Petersburg High School. Many might know him as the man who stands on the third floor...

The podcast has been a productive way for members of the school board and authoritative figures within the school system to hear and understand teachers ongoing concerns.

The FYRE Podcast

Sasha Kelley, Assistant Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

The PCTA FYRE podcast is a collaborative forum of St. Petersburg High School teachers that are members of the Pinellas County teacher's union discussing their opinions and perspectives as public school...

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