On Tuesday, April 4 District Staff recommended to the Pasco County School Board new start times for several schools, including Anclote High School. Student hours for 2017-18 will be 8:50-3:05 and will coincide with Paul R. Smith Middle School, similar to when AHS opened. We are still reviewing the specific bell schedule, however, this change will result in Parent Teacher Conferences moving to before school, rather than after. While the newspaper reports the change was as a result of offering the Cambridge Programme next year, this is not the entire situation. While it is definitely an advantage for many families to have Paul R. Smith and Anclote to be on the same schedule, the change was also a result of the district adding a new Bus Garage in Odessa. There was a need from the point of transportation to adjust the start times of several schools from a logistics standpoint. With the implementation of Cambridge at both schools, having a similar start time assists in facilitating the satellite bus service for Cambridge students for both schools, rather than having two runs of satellite stops. Additional information on transportation and bus times will be provided to families at the end of the school year, as soon as it becomes available from the Transportation Department.
Anclote High School recently held its inaugural Cambridge Celebration, welcoming the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021. More than 100 students applied to be a part of this prestigious program as we kick off the 2017-18 school year. Congratulations Cambridge students!
Rayden Connolly has been selected by the staff as Anclote High School’s Turn-Around Student of the Year. Rayden has persevered in overcoming obstacles in his pursuit of his high school diploma. His dedication and commitment are greatly admired. Rayden will be honored at the Pasco County Turn-Around luncheon at the Spartan Manor in April. Congratulations Rayden!
Congratulations to Anclote High School’s TEDX finalists this year: 3rd Place Abigail Hubner, 2nd Place Torrey Farley, and 1st Place Paige Gray. Paige will represent the Sharks in the Pasco County TEDX Competition in May.
Congratulations to Junior Lyndsey McWhorter on her selection as 2016-17 Pasco County All Conference Player of the Year. Senior Marquez Cooper was recently selected as Florida Dairy Farmer Player of the Year and is a Finalist for Mr. Basketball. Our Shark Basketball teams had terrific seasons this year – we are very proud of our student-athletes.