Saying goodbye to Cpl. Spitzer

Teachers and other staff members gathered in the cafeteria after school to say goodbye to our school resource officer, Cpl. Tim Spitzer. Here are some pictures, taken by Mr. Rutherford.

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Character First pins

Assistant Principal Thomas Brochu, substituting for Mr. Imerson, presented Character First pins to three NJROTC cadets today. Mr. Imerson, who was not at school today, occasionally presents these pins to honor students for exemplary actions or achievements in school. The students are, left to right, Mark Pini, Codrut Popescu, and Jordyn Roberts. Also in the […]

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Coach Fulmer named Coach of the Week

Gulf High School head football coach Jay Fulmer was honored by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the High School Coach of the Week today. In the photo, he appears with Jon Gruden, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fulmer and four Gulf players visited the Bucs training facility today. Each week the Tampa Bay […]

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Pasco school district honors Gulf

Pasco County Schools Superintendent Heather Fiorentino congratulated Gulf Principal Thomas Imerson today. Gulf was the only Pasco County school to win the Florida Department of Education’s Five Star School, Golden School, and Silver School Awards.

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Sandra Gustafson named SRP of the Year

Sandra Gustafson has been named the employee of the year among non-faculty members at Gulf High School. Mrs. Gustafson is the attendance secretary. She has been employed at Gulf High for five years and has served as the ESE secretary and a substitute teacher. She also served as the attendance secretary previously. She was born […]

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See You at the Pole

Members of Gulf High Christians in Action (CIA) club participated in the nationwide See You at the Pole event this morning. See You at the Pole is student-initiated, student organized, and student-led. Students normally meet to pray for their school, friends, teachers, government, and nation. It is scheduled annually on the fourth Wednesday in September. See […]

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Counselors move into their new offices

Our guidance counselors were finally able to occupy the remodeled area in the northeast corner of the main building this week. The construction of the new offices and the new Career Resource Center classroom was funded by the Penny for Pasco sales tax increase. The new offices are much more spacious and attractive than the […]

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Van Mensel named Plant Manger

David Van Mensel has been named Plant Manager at Gulf. He replaces Norm Kolar, who has retired. Mr. Van Mensel joined the staff of Gulf High on July 5, 2004, as a custodian working afternoons. In 2005 he moved to day time. He was born in Detroit and grew up in Memphis, Michigan. His wife […]

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Former football players visit Gulf

A number of Gulf football players from the 1950s and 1960s were invited to lunch today to talk about their memories of Gulf football. Athletic Director Paul Girardi arranged the get-together, hoping that we might learn more about the history of football at Gulf and involve former players in the program. A larger picture is […]

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Robert Brown to retire after 35 years at Gulf

Robert Brown, who has taught at Gulf High School for 35 years, will retire at the end of the current school year. Mr. Brown was hired by Gulf High School at the beginning of the 1971-72 school year. The photo on the right is from the 1975 yearbook. Mr. Brown has taught here longer than […]

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Class of 2006 graduation

The class of 2006 received their diplomas tonight in the Bever-Hicks Activity Center. Graduates shook hands with — in addition to Gulf High administrators and guidance counselors — Pasco County Schools Superintendent Heather Fiorentino and state Rep. Gus Bilirakis. Mrs. Fiorentino, Assistant Principal Dr. Gallagher, and social studies teacher Mr. Donaldson presented diplomas on stage […]

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Character First pin

Principal Thomas Imerson presented a GHS Character First pin to sophomore Jaci Pustelnik today. Jaci came to the aid of a student who suffered a seizure last week. Mr. Imerson occasionally presents the pins to honor students for exemplary actions or achievements in school.

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Bennett and Guida head the Class of 2006

Jessica Michelle Bennett and Emily Grace Guida have been named valedictorian and salutatorian for the Gulf High School class of 2006. Jessica, the valedictorian, is the daughter of Ron and Petra Bennett of Holiday. She was born in Neustadt an der Aisch, Bavaria, Germany, and came to the U. S. most recently in 1997. She […]

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Plant Manager Norm Kolar to retire

Norm Kolar, Gulf High School’s plant manager, will retire at the end of the school year. Mr. Kolar began working at Gulf High School as the assistant plant manger on July 1, 1993. He became plant manager about two years later. He describes his job as “doing whatever it takes to keep the school operating […]

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Checking out Gulf’s pre-IB program

Two administrators from Melbourne High School in Brevard County spent the day at Gulf High School today, learning how Gulf’s pre-IB program is operating. They are Jim Willcoxon, the Principal of MHS, and Michele Canose, the school’s IB coordinator. Also in the picture are Gulf’s Principal, Thomas E. Imerson, and Assistant Principal Dr. Deborah Lepley, […]

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Football stadium lighted sign is replaced

The lighted sign at Des Little Stadium, which was damaged by Hurricane Jeanne on Sept. 26, 2004, was replaced today. The old sign sustained a small crack when the hurricane passed near New Port Richey. It was taken down as a safety precaution. Funds were recently made available by the school district to replace the […]

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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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