Mike Rowe, Class of 2001, is killed in Iraq

This article appeared in the Tampa Tribune on Mar. 31, 2006. By CHRISTIAN M. WADE NEW PORT RICHEY – They spoke on the telephone, before he went on a patrol. He told her he was OK. He missed her and the family. He would be coming home soon. The 23-year-old soldier’s parting words to his […]

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FCAT in the Activity Center

Most 9th and 10th grade students will take the FCAT in the Activity Center this year, with remaining students in the band and chorus rooms and two other classrooms. This is a change from the past when the FCAT was administered in classrooms throughout the school. These photos were taken in the Activity Center this […]

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Character First pins

GHS Principal Thomas Imerson presented two students with Gulf High School Character First pins in his office today. The students are Curtis Melvin and Augustine Morley, both freshmen. Mr. Imerson occasionally presents the pins to honor students for exemplary actions or achievements in school.

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Gulf students learn about Marchman

Robert Aguis, Principal of Marchman Technical Education Center, was one of several personnel from Marchman who talked to tenth graders in the Media Center today. After his talk in each period, students divided into several groups according to their career interests for more detailed presentations. Marchman Technical Education Center will hold a Sneak-Peek pre-enrollment Open […]

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1,000 career points

Before the start of tonight’s varsity basketball game point guard Turquoise Sampson was honored for recently scoring her 1,000th career point. Present at the game were Assistant Principal Thomas Brochu, Turk’s family, and teammate Tiara Cook, who has also scored 1,000 career points.

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Planning for IB

School district officials, Gulf administrators, and Rose Browning, a mentor for the International Baccalaureate North America program, met this morning in the Administrative Conference Center. Dr. Lepley reported that Gulf’s application process is on track and that final approval for the program is expected next year.

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Model Congress

Students in Ms. Alwood’s, Mr. Quarto’s, and Mr. Donaldson’s American Government classes staged the Gulf High School Model Congress today, complete with speeches, votes, and committees. The Senate met in the chorus room, and the the House of Representatives met in the band room. In an email to the faculty at the end of the […]

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Meeting of the Principals

The principals of several nearby schools met today at Gulf High School. Schools with students scheduled to attend Gulf High School are known collectively as the Community of Gulf Schools. Pictured in the back row are District School Board official Jim Davis, Mimi Foster of Harry Schwettman Education Center, Stan Trapp of Gulf Middle, Terri […]

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Taking sides in UM vs OSU

With the Michigan-Ohio State football game one day away, Gulf administrators were showing support for the two rivals today. Assistant Principal Mr. Brochu is an alum of the University of Michigan; Assistant Principal Dr. Lepley is an alum of Ohio State. Mr. Imerson, who was born in Michigan and began his teaching career in Ohio, […]

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Monitoring the weather from our roof

Christian Fattarouso and Mike Miller, engineers for Fox-13 Television, were on the roof of Gulf High School this afternoon installing weather instruments. The equipment will provide the current data for New Port Richey such as temperature, wind speed, relative humidity, and precipitation for use on WTVT-Channel 13’s weather reports. When announcing the New Port Richey […]

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Mario Bartoletti named SRP of the Year

Dr. Mario D. Bartoletti has been named the employee of the year among non-faculty members at Gulf High School. Dr. Bartoletti is the Gulf campus supervisor. He assists with discipline. He was hired at Gulf in October 2004 under a special project developed by Mr. Imerson and former Assistant Principal Patricia Haynes. This year his […]

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George Mayer named Teacher of the Year

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 […]

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2005 graduation

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 […]

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Sandra Laniewicz to retire after 19 years at Gulf

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, […]

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Longtime custodian Denis Snodgrass to retire

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 […]

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Billedo and Muetzel head the Class of 2005

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 […]

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1,000 career points

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.

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Florence Buono named an assistant principal at Gulf

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 […]

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