Book-Themed Classroom Doors For Literacy Week At Seminole Ridge

In celebration of Florida’s 2018 Literacy Week, Seminole Ridge High School teachers and students decorated classroom doors celebrating some of their favorite books. Congratulations to decorating contest building winners and to overall contest winner Erika Goldrich and Victoria Oslund, whose students received doughnuts for their creativity. Susan Edwards’ art classes created a life-size version of Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter series to welcome Hawks as they entered campus.

Senior Class Activity Scholarship — With a focus on giving back to the Seminole Ridge community, the faculty sponsors of the Class of 2016 have established an activity scholarship for deserving seniors. This scholarship is open to seniors with a 2.0 or higher GPA and 20 hours of community service. Each year, two scholarship winners will be given a yearbook and tickets to three annual SRHS events: junior-senior prom, the grad bash trip and the senior luncheon. Applications for the 2018 SRHS Senior Activity Scholarship are available in the “Students” tab of the school website at The application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 15, and winners will be notified by Monday, March 5.

Honor Society Offers Tutoring — Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing through the end of April, students in the Spanish National Honor Society chapter will offer SRHS ESOL students tutoring in all subjects: math, English, history, science, reading, SAT prep or any other class. Tutoring will be held Thursday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m. in upstairs Building 4.

Chorus Teams with Dance Marathon — SRHS choral students will team with this year’s Dance Marathon morale team, delivering “Morale-entine” singing telegrams to students and staff on Valentine’s Day during periods 1 and 2. “Morale-entines” will be on sale from Feb. 5-13 for $3 each in the cafeteria, or via e-mail to

Hawk Honored as Cadet of the Year — Seminole Ridge Army JROTC cadet Michael Matthews was one of several district students receiving school board honors recently as a Cadet of the Year. Matthews serves as executive officer of the SRHS Hawk Battalion.

In other battalion news, JROTCs will host a car wash Saturday, Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Burger King on Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. Other battalion members travel that same day to William T. Dwyer High School for a drill competition. The following Saturday, SRHS hosts to a similar drill competition.

Students of the Week — The Students of the Week program recognizes Hawks, nominated by staff, for their academic excellence, behavior and assistance with campus events. Congratulations to the Students of the Week for Jan. 15-19: Shelby Hatcher (grade 9), Edwdge Pierre Louis (grade 10), Koi Jones (grade 11) and Jordan Stone (grade 12); and the Students of the Week for Jan. 22–26: Melissa Villegas (grade 9), Antonio Narvaez (grade 10), Eric Evrley (grade 11) and Sebastien Bien Aime (grade 12).