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Jane Lucas steps up as principal at Seminole High School  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Seminole High School started the 2018-2019 school year with a new principal – Jane Lucas.

C-SPAN Bus makes stop at Seminole High School  Tampa Bay Newspapers

The C-SPAN Bus visited Seminole High School as part of its Top Teachers Tour Nov. 30.

Seminole High School student accused of engaging in sex act with another student  WFTV Orlando

A Seminole High School student is behind bars, accused of performing a sex act on another student while on campus during school hours.

Hoax threat at Seminole High School prompts code yellow  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Seminole High School was put on a code yellow Tuesday afternoon after a student called in a hoax threat, according to Seminole County Public Schools ...

Electrify Your Strings! Rock Orchestra Experience comes to Seminole High  Tampa Bay Newspapers

SEMINOLE - International recording artist and Emmy award winning composer Mark Wood, an original member of the multiplatinum selling Trans-Siberian ...

Playoff preview with Top 10 basketball district tournaments  Orlando Sentinel

The boys basketball postseason unfolds this week with district tournaments tipping off across Central Florida. To help hoops junkies map their travel plans, ...

Student arrested, accused of sex act with underage girl in stairwell at Seminole High School  Orlando Sentinel

A Sanford teen was arrested after a girl claimed he forced her to perform oral sex on him in a Seminole High School stairwell, according to police.

Warhawk marching band wins state championship | Schools  Tampa Bay Newspapers

For the first time in more than a decade, the Seminole High School Warhawk marching band won the Class 4A state championship Nov. 17 at Tropicana Field.

Seminole Wednesday Market to launch Nov. 7 | Seminole  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Seminole foodies rejoice! A new weekly farmers market launches in November at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N.The Seminole ...

Seminole High School GSA honors Pulse victim, SHS grad  Tampa Bay Newspapers

SEMINOLE – Nearly two years ago, Christopher Andrew Leinonen was one of 49 people killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Leinonen, who went ...

Seminole High School student claims security guard body-slammed him  WFTV Orlando

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A school security guard in Sanford is under investigation after the parents of a ninth-grader claimed he hit and then body-slammed ...

PSI High, Seminole's answer to boring schools, engages students with hands-on lessons  Orlando Sentinel

PSI HIgh, a new high school program in Seminole County, aims to engage students with hands-on projects and real-world problems they can solve. A $1 million ...

Seminole High senior scores free Crocs for graduating class

Seminole High grad Sarah Agree asked the Crocs shoe company to supply shoes for her and all of her female classmates to wear to graduation, and the ...

Vaping at epidemic levels prompts Seminole town hall meeting  WFLA

They're addictive and they can kill. Vaping is at epidemic levels at Tampa Bay area middle and high schools.

Seminole kicks off school year with new campus for Millennium Middle  Orlando Sentinel

The Seminole County school district will kick off the 2018-19 school year by opening its first new school in eight years. The new Millennium Middle School is ...

2018 Seminole Year in Review: City Council controversies, groundbreakings, closings and openings highlight year  Tampa Bay Newspapers

SEMINOLE – As 2018 comes to a close, let's take a look at some of Seminole's major headlines from the past year.

Varsity Football Week 11 Rewind: Seminole ends season by honoring fallen coach  Orlando Sentinel

An overcast sky and the death of an assistant coach early in the day made for a somber start to senior night at Seminole High School. Raymond Caraballo, 29 ...

Seminole High School principal speaks with 10News  WTSP 10 News

Seminole High School principal Thomas Brittain speaks on being named the 10News School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida.

Authorities investigating multiple bomb threats in Central Florida  WESH 2 Orlando

Authorities are investigating multiple bomb threats in Central Florida and across the United States. The Orlando Police Department said it is aware of emailed ...

Seminole High students get 'Footloose' in musical  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Charley visited Seminole High School as theatre students were in the middle of a big production.

Seminole, Osceola High students protest gun violence  Tampa Bay Newspapers

SEMINOLE – Joining thousands of students across the country March 14, hundreds of teens attending Seminole High School and Osceola Fundamental High ...

School chief: Seminole's focus on aviation will fill a need in the community  Orlando Sentinel

Seminole Schools Superintendent Walt Griffin writes that Aviation Maintenance will be a new program at Seminole High School in the 2018-2019 school year, ...

Former Seminole soccer player dies in car accident in PA  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

A young woman from Seminole is being remembered after she was killed in a car crash in Pennsylvania.

Seminole High School named the 10News School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida  WTSP 10 News

It's our favorite part of the week! Friday leads us into the weekend, but it's also when we showcase our 10News School of the Week powered by Duke Energy ...

Seminole High says goodbye to a schoolhouse staple — the bell

SEMINOLE — Some stole glances at their cellphones, others peered down at their watches. They just knew second period was coming to an end. At 8:43 a.m., ...

Seminole County School Board District 1: Where the candidates stand  Orlando Sentinel

Advocating for better school security and vocational training, three current or former educators vie to represent Seminole County's District 1 on the school board.

Students at Seminole High School stage walkout to protest gun violence  WFTV Orlando

Students at Seminole High School staged a walk out Friday to speak out against gun violence in the wake of the school massacre in Parkland.

Pinellas School News: Graduation ceremony marks achievements of online students  Tampa Bay Newspapers

SAFETY HARBOR – The 2018 graduating class of Safety Harbor Public Library's Career Online High School program received diplomas in an Aug.

At Seminole High, a new sculpture recalls a popular alum killed in Pulse shooting

SEMINOLE — With the help of a friend, Christine Leinonen lifted the black veil, revealing the bronze likeness of two clasped hands. First came the tears, and ...

Central Florida's National Merit semifinalists announced  Orlando Sentinel

More than 100 Central Florida high school students are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, meaning their scores on the PSAT — a ...

Pow Wow history: Seminole's oldest and largest event celebrates 50 years  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Those involved with Seminole's original Pow Wow Festival in the late 1960s hardly recognize what the event has grown into today, 50 years later.After all, what ...

New gaming store and lounge M and M Video Games opens in Seminole  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Just in time for summer vacation, M and M Video Games, a gaming store and lounge, opened its doors in Oakhurst Plaza three weeks ago.

Dancers from a Largo studio enjoy spotlight at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade  Tampa Bay Newspapers

LARGO – Now that the brain freeze has subsided and they've thawed out, the five members of Tutterow Dance Academy who participated in New York City's ...

Seminole High softball coach earns 400th win | Pinellas County  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Despite Seminole High School's varsity girl's softball team ending the 2017 season with an 8-12 record – probably the only season in his 22 years as coach ...

New era at Career Academies of Seminole | Pinellas County  Tampa Bay Newspapers

With the new school year underway, change is in the air at Career Academies of Seminole.

Arrest made in shooting near Seminole High, police say  WKMG Orlando

A shooting near campus prompts officials to put Seminole High School on lockdown.

'Educational ecosystem' program helps many students find clear paths  Tampa Bay Newspapers

A panel of school principals at a reception at the St. Petersburg College Seminole campus recently touted the value of a collaborative program to inspire ...

3 Seminole County students arrested, accused of robbing student on campus  WFTV Orlando

Several students were arrested Tuesday at Seminole High School after police said they held two students against their will and stole their belongings.

Seminole High School remembers Drew Leinonen | Pinellas County  Tampa Bay Newspapers

In the wake of Christopher Andrew Leinonen's death, his longtime friend Catherine McCarthy can't help but wonder what her life would be like if she had never ...

Police: Seminole High School student stabbed to death outside Sanford apartment complex  WFTV Orlando

A Seminole High School student was stabbed to death Tuesday in a Sanford apartment complex, police said.

Lockout status lifted from 4 Pinellas schools after report of gunshot  WFLA

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Four Pinellas County Schools are no longer on lockdown or lockout status after a nearby business owner reported hearing a ...

Photos: High school graduations across Tampa Bay

Seminole High School Class of 2018 graduates (from left) Sarah Agee, Samantha Keim, Savannah Payne, Caitlin Fruit and Allison Hayduke, sport their white ...

Balancing homework, home runs a challenge for students, parents  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Life can be a balancing act, especially if you are a teen trying to balance extracurricular activities and schoolwork. Some high school students, such as ...

Umatilla names Zac Carter new football coach  Daily Commercial

Zac Carter, former head coach and assistant athletic director at Lake Mary Prep, has been named new head football coach at Umatilla High School.Carter ...

Best public high schools in Florida: U.S. News releases 2018 list  Orlando Sentinel

Twenty-five Central Florida high schools earned top rankings in the latest U.S. News & World Report's “best high schools” list meant to showcase excellent ...

Seminole's Brett Phillips makes MLB debut | Seminole  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Hard work, focus and commitment. Those things 2012 Seminole Warhawk grad Brett Phillips said would help achieve his ultimate dream: playing major league ...

Seminole High names new principal | Pinellas County  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Thomas Brittain, formerly assistant principal at Dunedin High School, has been appointed the new principal of Seminole High School.

Seminole Pow Wow is next weekend

SEMINOLE — A concert, a carnival midway and fireworks are among the activities scheduled for the city's 50th annual Pow Wow Festival and Parade March ...

Sanford teen arrested for shooting near Seminole High School, police say  WFTV Orlando

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Officers with the Sanford Police Department have arrested the teen who shot another student near Seminole High School, in Sanford ...

Hawks lose to Seminole in kickoff classic  Port Orange Observer

Spruce Creek had a rough start to its preseason with a 27-7 loss to Seminole on the night of Friday, Aug. 17, at Seminole High School in Sanford. Receiver ...

State report: Pinellas County portable classrooms have maintenance issues  WFLA

Portable classrooms are as much a part of a school campus as a playground or ball field.

So long, Safeway, as Publix buys grocer at Largo Mall  Tampa Bay Newspapers

LARGO – In 2016, Albertsons Companies invested roughly $10 million into rebranding and renovating its Largo Mall store into a Safeway in a bid to battle Publix ...

Bomb threat hoax impacts Central Florida  Fox 35 Orlando

Several schools in Central Florida were forced to go into lockdown after threats were emailed to nearby businesses as part of a nationwide hoax.

Florida HS 4A States: Talia Bates Crushes 100 Fly State Record in 52.8  SwimSwam

Buchholz's Talia Bates won her 4th-straight state title in the 50 free and her 3rd-straight title in the 100 free.

Local dancers look to make some noise with Dunedin Tap Dance Festival  Tampa Bay Newspapers

DUNEDIN – As local tap dancers Ruth Ann Martin and Kayla Cowart grew older and honed their skills, they found that many opportunities took them out of state.

Largo tavern geeks out after earning national acclaim in first year  Tampa Bay Newspapers

LARGO – About 10 days after Waypoint 6 Tavern & Geekery opened, a patron of the bar that had been there before, O'Houston's Irish Tavern, walked in, looked ...

Central Florida schools offer assurance on security as parents, teachers reel  Orlando Sentinel

Superintendents across Central Florida offered assurances Thursday that they are doing as much as they can to evaluate security on school campuses.

Don Stark named Seminole High football coach  Orlando Sentinel

A familiar face is returning to the Seminole High School football family. Former assistant Don Stark was introduced as the program's new head coach on Monday ...

Former Olympian named Seminole baseball coach | Pinellas County  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Vincent Parisi, a former member of the Italian Olympic baseball team, was recently named head baseball coach at Seminole High School, replacing Jeff Pincus ...

Seminole High band director steps down | Pinellas County  Tampa Bay Newspapers

After 14 years, Daniel “Chip” Wood IV, one of Pinellas County's top music directors, has stepped down from his role with the Seminole High School Warhawk ...

Largo City Commission incumbents unrivaled thus far  Tampa Bay Newspapers

LARGO – Even though four Largo City Commission seats are up for grabs, it appears election season will be pretty uneventful come November.

Seminole Holiday Illuminated Night Parade set to roll Dec. 10  Tampa Bay Newspapers

The city's annual Holiday Illuminated Night Parade will take place Sunday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m..

WinterFest arrives at Mangum Recreation Center | Seminole  Tampa Bay Newspapers

SEMINOLE – The 17th annual WinterFest and Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place Friday, Dec. 8, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, ...

Clearwater Beach Chamber president Darlene Kole retires  Tampa Bay Newspapers

CLEARWATER BEACH – When you have this many feathers in your cap, taking flight seems right. That's what Darlene Kole is doing. She has announced she's ...

Seminole High School teacher set to be fired for relationship...  WFTV Orlando

Officials said a Seminole High School teacher is off the job after he developed an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Misenti steps down at Seminole High | Seminole  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Pinellas County School officials have begun the search for a new principal at Seminole High School following Rick Misenti's surprise retirement announcement ...

2021's Timmy McClain wants to be the next Lamar Jackson  Youth1

Timmy McClain is one of the best players from the Orlando, FL area in the Class of 2021. The 6-foot, 175-pound McClain, who attends Seminole High School, ...

Belleair Beach council makes critical choice for vacant seat  Tampa Bay Newspapers

BELLEAIR BEACH – A new council member was chosen to fill a critical vacancy at the Oct. 1 meeting.

UF offers high-schoolers lab time  Gainesville Sun

UF's Student Summer Training Program allows rising seniors in high school to work alongside researchers in various labs. Of all the things 17-year-old Kelly ...

2018 Greater Belleair Year in Review: Historic hotel's rebirth among projects in spotlight  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Town officials were beaming Dec 5 as The Belleview Inn opened. advertisement. Two years in the making, the ribbon was cut Dec. 5, marking the official ...

Juuls: Popular with students, easy to get, easily hidden, easily addictive  WFLA

Vaping is so 2017 -- The new best thing is called "Juul" and all the kids are doing it. Experts say the product could get kids hooked on nicotine.

Lake voters to decide tax increase for school safety as sheriff seeks increase for more deputies, raises  Orlando Sentinel

Lake County Commissioners agreed to put on the Aug. 28 ballot a referendum asking voters if property taxes should be raised to hire more school resource ...

Longtime Sanford commissioner Whitey Eckstein, father of retired MLB star David Eckstein, has died  Orlando Sentinel

Former longtime Sanford city commissioner and Seminole High School teacher Herbert “Whitey” Eckstein has died, city officials confirmed.

Fiery auto crash claims the lives of 4 popular students  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Educators, students, parents and friends are coming to grips and trying to console one another following the tragic deaths of four teens in a fiery car crash April ...

Seminole baseball team looks to the future | Pinellas County  Tampa Bay Newspapers

The Seminole Warhawks are set to start another high school baseball season. But they must overcome a tough reminder of last year that lingers.

Arrest made in shooting that killed Seminole football coach  Orlando Sentinel

The Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested Alejandro Solorio, 17,

Robert Handzlik, 21  Herald-Mail Media

Robert Handzlik, 21 Robert William Handzlik, 21, of Allegheny Township, PA, died Wednesday, October 31, 2018. He was born in Altamonte Springs, FL on ...

SHS principal follows his faith | Pinellas County  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Walter Weller, principal of Seminole High School, will leave the public school system for the private school sector at the end of the school year.

Seminole's Connect2Christ Church to sell artwork by local veteran  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Connect2Christ Church, 9398 Oakhurst Rd., will host a Veterans Day celebration Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.In addition to food and door prizes, the ...

Sanford City Commission District 2: Where the candidates stand  Orlando Sentinel

With incumbent Velma Williams not seeking another term on the Sanford City Commission, four candidates have tossed their hats into the ring for her District 2 ...

Seminole QB Kaylan Wiggins followed father's lead  Orlando Sentinel

SANFORD – Kerry Wiggins Jr., can only laugh as he witnesses the daily verbal jabs in the on-going feud between his brother Kaylan and father Kerry Sr.

'Juuling' on the rise among teens, getting them hooked on nicotine early

"You walk into the bathroom and there's a group of kids Juuling and then they hit them again in class," one student says.

Tim Raines' path to Hall of Fame began as athletic whirlwind in Sanford  Orlando Sentinel

Don Williams' phone was abuzz in January, all because of a crazy prediction he made 40 years ago that finally came true. A Seminole High School graduate, ...

Florida high school installs sculpture dedicated to Pulse victim  Orlando Weekly

A Pinellas County high school honored one of its own by installing a sculpture dedicated to an alumnus who died during the mass shooting at...

Student graduates with class after bone marrow transplant  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Over the last few years, I have watched my nephew Mak Ralston and his best friend Jared Closterman grow up from kids into young men. In May, they both ...

16-year-old Sanford boy arrested in man's killing, police say  WFTV Orlando

A 16-year-old Sanford boy is facing first-degree murder charges for a man's death in December.

Previously charged with murder, man in botched drug deal gets probation in plea agreement  Orlando Sentinel

A man once charged with murder in the death of a 16-year-old Seminole High School student was granted a plea deal on a drug charge Thursday and in ...

Help is on the way for Largo Fire with 11 new members  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Through October, Largo Fire Rescue fielded more than 22000 EMS calls and 3000 fire calls, had about 15 vacancies and experienced more than 3500 hours of ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 11/9  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

National Signing Day 2018: Where Central Florida athletes are headed  WESH Orlando

Wednesday is National Signing Day, a huge day for Central Florida high school athletes, as they announce where they plan to play in college.

Class of 2017: Meet the valedictorians and salutatorians for Pinellas public high schools

As the top graduates from Pinellas County's public high schools finished their classes and prepared for exams this spring, we asked them to reflect on the last ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 6/17  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Seminole Recreation to host annual Field of Screams  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Something evil lurks at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St., N., Seminole, as Seminole Recreation gets in the Halloween spirit.

Governor signs bill giving County control of Construction Licensing Board  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Pinellas County government will take control of the Construction Licensing Board on July 1.

Pinellas teachers union endorses School Board candidates, steering clear of incumbents

As three Pinellas County School Board members try to hold onto their seats this summer, the teachers' union will throw its weight behind new blood.

5 years later: Death of father of 4, war hero remains unsolved in Sanford  WFTV Orlando

Five years after an Army veteran and father of four was gunned down in Sanford, police have reissued a plea to try to solve his cold case killing.

Orange, Seminole students earn high school diplomas, associate degrees  Orlando Sentinel

A total of 41 high school seniors in Orange and Seminole counties will graduate this spring with two years of college completed.

Sanford suspected flasher: Middle school student | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

SANFORD, Fla. - A 23-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, hours after he exposed his genitals to a 12-year-old Millennium Middle School student who was ...

Meet the six candidates running for two open seats  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Six candidates are vying for two available City Council positions in the Tuesday, Nov. 3 election.

Longwood Elementary reopens as schools ring in new year  Orlando Sentinel

Longwood Elementary School to reopen after six years when Seminole County kicks off new school year.

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