George Mayer has been named Gulf High School’s Teacher of the Year. Mr. Mayer teaches American History and American History Honors this year. He has taught every course offered by the social studies department during his career. Mr. Mayer joined the faculty of Gulf High School at the start of the 1976-77 school year. He […]
Gulf High School’s 221 eligible seniors received their diplomas tonight in the school’s 82nd annual commencement. Pasco County School Superintendent Heather Fiorentino represented the school district on stage and congratulated each graduate. Mr. Imerson thanked the voters of Pasco County for approving the one-cent sales tax increase last year, and he announced that revenue from […]
Sandra Laniewicz, who has taught at Gulf High School for 19 years, will retire at the end of the school year. This year Mrs. Laniewicz taught 11th and 12th grade English and Intensive Reading. Before coming to Gulf, she taught English for four years at Homer High School in Homer Illinois. Before teaching in Illinois, […]
Denis Snodgrass, who has been a custodian at Gulf since 1981, will retire on May 27. Mr. Snodgrass is currently our second-longest serving custodian, after Eddie Morgan. He was employed the Pasco County school district in 1971 and originally worked in the transportation department. He was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1945, and came to […]
Julie Anne Billedo and Brittany Muetzel have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2005. The two students have been best friends since the seventh grade at Gulf Middle School. They plan to room together at the University of Florida. Julie, the valedictorian, is the daughter of Jose and Teresita Billedo of […]
Gulf girls basketball coach Mike Quarto proclaimed today Tiara Cook Day, as he and Assistant Principal Thomas Brochu honored her before the start of the basketball game tonight. Tiara — who is only a junior — scored her 1,000th career point on January 6 in the game against Wesley Chapel.
Florence Buono was named Assistant Principal for Student Services by the school board on Tuesday. Her first day on the job was yesterday. Mrs. Buono replaces Patricia Haynes, who retires tomorrow. Mrs. Buono has taught math at J. W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey since that school opened in 2000. This year she […]
Patricia Haynes, who has been an Assistant Principal at Gulf High School since 1987, will retire soon. Her last day at school is scheduled to be Jan. 20. Mr. Imerson thanked her for her years of service to Gulf at a faculty meeting after school today and he presented her with several gifts. A larger […]
The undefeated Gulf High girls basketball team won its sixth game of the season tonight in the Bever-Hicks Activity Center, defeating Tarpon Springs 104-16. As far as we know, it’s an all-time school record for girls basketball.
Martha Bakkila, who has been a member of the Gulf faculty for 27 years, will retire on December 31. Mr. Imerson honored her at the faculty meeting today. Mrs. Bakkila became a Gulf High School teacher in August 1977, at the same time the school moved from Louisiana Avenue to its current location. She has […]
The new City Manager of New Port Richey, J. Scott Miller (right), visited our campus today and was shown around by Mr. Imerson. Mr. Miller, from College Park, Ga., was recently hired by the New Port Richey City Council to replace the former city manager, Gerald Seeber.
Jeff Miller has been named Gulf High School’s Teacher of the Year. Mr. Miller teaches Geometry Honors, Algebra II Honors, and Precalculus. He has been at Gulf since 1995. The Teacher of the Year is selected by a vote of the faculty. His selection was announced at a faculty meeting after school today. Mr. Miller […]
Dr. Deborah J. Lepley became an Assistant Principal at Gulf High School today. She will be in charge of the International Baccalaureate program at Gulf. Mr. Imerson introduced Dr. Lepley at a faculty meeting after school today. The Pasco County School Board decided earlier this year to add the International Baccalaureate program to Gulf High […]
Judy Neptune has been named the employee of the year among non-faculty members at Gulf High School. Mrs. Neptune works in the GHS cafeteria and is classified as a Food And Nutrition Services Assistant I. She has been at Gulf since 1999. One of her sons, Jonathan, is currently a junior at Gulf. Another son, […]
These pictures were taken on campus on Sept. 27, 2004, the day after Hurricane Jeanne passed near New Port Richey. One of them shows Mr. Kolar and Mr. Brochu examining a broken window in Mr. Quarto’s darkened classroom.
For the first time anyone could remember, Gulf High School played a daytime football game today. The Buccaneers took on Land O’ Lakes in the first regular-season game of the year (not counting the Nature Coast Technical High School game, which featured three quarters of varsity play and one quarter of JV play). Last week’s […]
Mr. Imerson presented Character First pins today to Ajay Curry and Norman Fonseca, creators of Responsibility Rap, which was broadcast on the GHS morning news recently. A video clip is on YouTube here.
Kathy Norris, who is retiring after 30 years of teaching, was honored at a faculty meeting in the cafeteria today. Mr. Imerson presented her with a flower arrangement, the traditional Gulf High School clock, and other gifts. He praised her long teaching career, and the faculty gave her a standing ovation. She expected tomorrow to […]