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IB alumni return to Gulf

Over 30 of the graduates from our IB program returned to Gulf on Dec. 21, 2011, to talk to students currently in our IB program. They described what college is like for an IB graduate and told students that working hard and staying in the program pay off when in college. Some pictures from today […]

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Santa calculus cap

In the picture below, Mr. Griffith models a Santa hat made by one of his students last year. As everyone knows, it shows the calculus formula that the antiderivative of the function e to the power of u is equal to the function e to the power of u plus a constant.

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793 cans of tuna

Students in Mr. Stobbs’ Environmental Science and Pre-IB Biology Honors classes are donating cans of tuna for a food drive. Mr. Stobbs chose tuna because he says it is a nutritious food. As of 7:20 a.m. Dec. 21, the number of cans stood at 793. A larger picture is here. UPDATE: As of 7:43 a.m. […]

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Dan Mills is our new SRO

Cpl. Dan Mills will take over as our new School Resource Officer after the winter break.  Mills has been with the Pasco County sheriff’s department for six years as a road deputy. This will be his first assignment as an SRO. Before joining the PCSO, he was in law enforcement in Largo for four years. […]

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Saying good-bye to our SRO

On Dec. 19 teachers were served cake in honor of Cpl. Jeff Fichtemaier who will be leaving Gulf High School after five years as our School Resource Officer. Cpl. Fichtemaier had been employed by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for seven years before coming to Gulf. He spent three years as a Field Training Officer, […]

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Gulf wrestlers surprise with a second-place finish

Gulf hosted the 9th annual Holiday Dual Tournament this past weekend, with 21 schools from all over central Florida participating. Coach Dewalt writes, “The secret is out. We are in a rebuilding year, but wrestled well enough to get into the finals by upsetting #1 seed Dunedin High School. The Bucs faltered to #2 seed […]

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Surprise visit

CPO Rick Bain returned unexpectedly from a deployment to the United Arab Emirates on Friday, and surprised his daughter with a visit after school on Friday.

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Eight GHS photo students’ work at the State Fair

Ms. Barrus reports that she entered fourteen photography students’ photos in the high school art competition sponsored by the Florida State Fair. Eight of those will have their photos on display at the fair in February. They also get 2 tickets to the fair. They are Domenic Crisafulli, Jhadira James, Vivian Mantzarinis, Jessica Roppolo, Latreesha […]

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Slide rule made at GHS in 1951 is displayed

In 1951 students in Mr. Marchman’s trigonometry class built an oversized slide rule as an entry in the state fair. Mr. Marchman subsequently used it for teaching purposes. Walt Casson, class of 1951, recalled recently that he used a Leroy lettering set, which he still owns, to put the numbers one slide rule. He remembers […]

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CECF Competition

The following CECF club members received awards at the district competition on Dec. 14.  Ms. Donlon says she is very proud of their efforts! 1st Place Child Care & 3rd Place B&W Photography – Courtney Flor. 1st Place Financial Math & 3rd Place Chapter Brochure – Robert Mercker. 1st Place Chapter Brochure – Tatum Colado. […]

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Mr. U’s baby in his Buccaneer shirt

Filip Daniel Uchacz was only a few days old when this photo was taken.

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Order your 2012 yearbook today!

Don’t miss out. Order your 2012 Buccaneer yearbook before it’s too late. You can use your credit or debit card at balfour.com. You may also purchase at school by check, money order or cash in room 104. The yearbook price will go up after December 22, so don’t delay!

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Shree Sundaresh named our Outstanding Senior

Shree Sundaresh has been named the Outstanding Senior at Gulf High School. The announcement was made yesterday by Dr. Knobl, with Mrs. Kelley, Mrs. Joens, Mrs. Buono, and Mr. Elias also present. Shree is the 17-year-old daughter of Suma and K. V. Sundaresh of New Port Richey. She is a National Merit Semifinalist. Her hobbies […]

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Former Gulf teacher from the 1960s visits

Richard Detwiler, a former Gulf science teacher, visited the school on Oct. 31.  Mr. Detwiler is now retired and lives in Palm Harbor, but it was his first visit since he taught here.  He taught chemistry here for one year, in 1965-66. After that, he taught at Seminole Community College for 20 years. Mr. Detwiler […]

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Bruno Buonsanto named SRP of the Year

Bruno Buonsanto, the administrative assistant for 12th grade students, has been named the SRP of the Year. Mr. Buonsanto came to Gulf in 2008 as the ISS instructor. He is currently the Administrative Assistant for seniors and he is also our boys and girls weightlifting coach. He is a 1989 graduate of Gulf High School. […]

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Bill Rutherford named Teacher of the Year

Bill Rutherford has been named the Gulf High School Teacher of the Year. His selection was announced at a faculty meeting after school on Thursday. Mr. Rutherford has been the director of bands at Gulf High School since 1994. Under his leadership, numerous superior ratings have been awarded to the marching, concert, and jazz ensembles […]

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National Merit Semifinalists

Three Gulf students have been named semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit® Scholarship Program. They are Shree Sundaresh, Oliver Chang, and Corey Palermo. Dr. Knobl announced the names today. About 1.5 million students entered the program by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. About 16,000 students were named semifinalists, and will continue […]

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New science teacher joins the Gulf faculty

James Aulisio joined the Gulf faculty on Monday, replacing Ms. Peek, who recently retired. Mr. Aulisio will teach 10th grade pre-IB chemistry and 11th and 12th grade IB chemistry. Before coming to Gulf, Mr. Aulisio taught for 25 years in Hillsborough County, at Gaither, Freedom, and Sickles high schools. He retired in June 2010 but […]

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