Author: Shannon

April – The Month of the Military Child

“The official flower of the military child is the dandelion. Why? The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it’s almost impossible to destroy. It’s an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It’s a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They’re ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends. Experts say that military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely...

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April 20 – 22nd Through the Looking Glass Live!

THIS WEEK join the Newsome Theatre Department in Wonderland! This musical is a fun adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. It is an upbeat, coming-of-age story that audiences of all ages will adore!  You’ll recognize some of your favorite familiar characters of Alice’s Wonderland along with meeting dozens of new ones! Rights to perform this production were made possible by International Theatre & Music Ltd, London, United Kingdom. You don’t want to miss this amazing show! Showtimes are: Thursday, April 20th at 7pm Friday, April 21st at 7pm Saturday, April 22nd at 2pm and 7pm Reserve your seats now before...

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The Newsome Varsity Winterguard Team Concludes Season with an FFCC State Championship Win

The 2017 Newsome Varsity Winterguard secured the FFCC state championship for the 2nd year in a row in Daytona Beach on April 2, 2017.  The team performed their award-winning show entitled, “That’s Just Human” to the song “Lay Your Head Down” written and performed by Mary Lambert.  (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/marylambert/layyourheaddown.html) and (www.marylambertsings.com).  The choreography complimented the lyrics that describe all the things in life, good and bad, that make us cry.  The song opens with, “Sometimes I when I cry, I start to cry harder simply because I am crying…”.  You can hear a pin drop until Senior, Angie Phillips, tosses...

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JROTC April Update

by Cadet Master Sergeant Hannah Sullo, S7 NCOIC The 2016-2017 Wolfpack Battalion’s Continuous Improvement Plan was to plan, prepare and execute individual company Service Learning projects. The projects included delivering care packages to our local police department, sending supplies to Venuezala and lending a hand at local food banks and shelters. Our cadets enjoyed not only the opportunity to help the community but the chance to interact with them as they handed out food and clothes or just encouragement. The five companies completed their individual Service Learning projects by conducting individual and group reflections. Cadets enjoyed their last day...

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APRIL 19th PTSA Elections & General Meeting

All Newsome High School Parents are invited to join us at the PTSA general meeting in the Media Center on Wednesday, April 19th at 6pm. This meeting will include elections for next year’s PTSA board and a workshop, “A Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens” presented by the Tampa Parent to Parent Educators. The workshop will help parents look at challenges as opportunities for growth that will make their children more resilient and able to copy with the many changes and transitions...

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March Teacher Appreciation

Our Teachers/Staff received a special M&M treat in March just because they are so Marvelous & Magnificent. Our appreciation continues into April with another treat at our upcoming Teacher Conference. We will be providing dinner from our local Italian favorite, Formaggio’s. Thanks to Formaggio’s and our PTSA parents who make this possible. We LOVE our...

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Proctors Needed – No Experience Necessary!

Newsome’s guidance department needs our help!  During AP exams, a lot of teachers and pretty much all of our guidance counselors are pulled from their regular duties to proctor exams. In an effort to reduce that burden and allow them to focus more on the classroom and student needs, we are looking for parents to help proctor AP exams. There is no experience necessary – just be willing to donate some time and help out in the testing room. Please sign up at the link below if you are able to help and wear comfortable shoes! Please note, you...

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A Tea Party and a Musical!

In anticipation of the Newsome Theatre Spring Musical, Alice and her friends are cordially inviting you to a tea party! Join us April 1st at 2pm in the Newsome High School Media Center for tea party drinks, snacks, face painting, story time with Alice, live music, and photos! Tickets are available now via Ticket Leap: BUY TICKETS NOW Then, on April 20 – 22nd the Newsome High School Theatre Department will proudly showcase Through the Looking Glass. This International Theatre and Music production is a fresh take on an old classic that will bring something to both lovers of the original and...

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3rd Quarter Student Recognition

The Newsome PTSA began a program last year to help recognize Student PTSA Members. Each Quarter, a drawing will be done to select 8 to 10 members to receive a special gift. Third Quarter was sponsored by Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics. The 3 rd quarter gift includes a fun t-shirt and hat from Hess & VanLandschoot. It also includes some tasty skittles and a $10 gift card to Chipotle. Learn more about Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics by visiting http://www.hessorthodontics.com/. Congratulations to the following PTSA student members who were randomly selected to receive a gift this quarter: Robert McAdam Hannah...

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