4 May Daily Announcements


Good morning Bobcats! Today is Wednesday, May 4, 2022. 


STC Orientation Meetings for Dual Enrollment Applicants begins on May 16th, 2022 @ 5pm for North Port STC. As for applicants who enrolled for Sarasota STC, the meetings will vary based on the program. Parent or guardian must attend the meeting as well. 


At least 3x in this time but not every day? Why Is Sun Protection Important? Too much unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin damage (try the Sunface app!), eye damage, immune system suppression, and skin cancer. Even people in their twenties can develop skin cancer. There is a face-aging mobile app called ‘Sunface’.  It allows the user to take a selfie and shows what they might look like in five, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years, based on three levels of exposure the user selects: sun protection, no sun protection, and weekly tanning. 

Use Sunscreen 

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that all kids — regardless of their skin tone — wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.  Make sure it’s broad-spectrum (protects from both UVA & UVB rays) and, if you are in or near water, is labeled water-resistant. Apply a generous amount and re-apply often. 

Avoid the Strongest Rays of the Day 

Try to stay in the shade when the sun is at its strongest (usually from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)  Most sun damage happens from exposure during day-to-day activities, not from being at the beach.  

Cover Up 

One of the best ways to protect skin is to cover up. To make sure clothes offer enough protection, put your hand inside garments to make sure you can’t see it through them. 

Wear Sunglasses 

Sun exposure damages the eyes as well as the skin. Even 1 day in the sun can lead to a burned cornea (the outer clear membrane layer of the eye). Sun exposure over time can cause cataracts (clouding of the eye lens, which leads to blurred vision) later in life. The best way to protect eyes is to wear sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection. 


True Colors meets Thursday after school for our senior send-off and last meeting of the year! Room 7-209.  


 The rest of today’s news items are just for the Class of 2022.  


  Seniors! All fines and fees must be paid before you can pick up your cap & gown including media, cafe, clubs, sports, etc. 


  The Senior BBQ is May 10. The event runs from 5pm-7pm. We will have free food, a DJ, prizes, Senior Slideshow, Cap & Gown and Yearbook pickup. This is the only scheduled time for cap & gown pickup. You must be there to pick up your items. Yearbooks will also be for sale for $80 cash or check. 


  Graduation practice is Monday May 16 at 8am, in the PAC, and is mandatory for all students planning to participate in graduation. 8 tickets per graduate will be distributed at the conclusion of Graduation practice. 


  Leaving a Legacy: At graduation, seniors walking across the stage are invited to hand Principal Fusco one or more wallet-sized pictures of yourself with a message or thank you to a teacher who made a big impact on you. 


 Project Graduation is at the North Port Aquatic Center on Wednesday May 18 from 5-9pm. All seniors may attend with their school ID. You must be present to win any of the fabulous prizes including tvs and even a truck! 


 North Port Works, North Port Wins, Be Your Bobcat Best!