1 September Announcements

     Come out this Friday right after school to the Courtyard and enjoy music from our Marching Band, and Cheer with our Cheerleaders and show your support for our Football team as we celebrate our first Home Football game in our new stadium! We will be starting right at 2:15. Stick around for a few minutes with us while the parking lot traffic clears out and enjoy some school spirit! 


     Senior Bundle Sales have been extended through 9/6. Don’t wait! T-shirt, hoodie, and panoramic photo are only available in the bundle. Buy online through the School Store.


     September 6 from 5-7 pm on the campus at large is our Open House Parent Night. Bring your parents or guardians and show them around your campus to meet your teachers. There will also be clubs, athletic teams, and performers ready to show you many of the amazing activities at our school. 


     All staff and students please wear your best College Colors, apparel, and accessories on Friday Sept. 2! Sept 2 is a national celebration to help promote the spirit and traditions that help celebrate the achievements of colleges and Universities. Dress your best to help show your school spirit and pride! 


     National Honor Society is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. NHS is open to any sophomore, junior, and senior with at least a 3.0 GPA and is involved in leadership and volunteer work in the school and community. If you are interested in applying to be in NHS, please see Mrs. Stoutjesdyk before or after school in room 8-107 to get an application packet. Applications are due Friday, September 9 by 2:30pm. 


     Attention all North Port students! On Sept 2, our school will be hosting the first home game of our football season. If you want to show your support for our beloved bobcats, make sure to wear white clothing for White-Out Day. We want to see you show your school spirit. The game starts at 7:30, and the price of admission is $8. Our Bobcats will be facing off with Gateway Charter. Go Bobcats! 


     Upcoming college visits:

  • Friday Sept 2 at 10:30 am – USF
  • Thursday Sept 22 at 8:30 am – Florida Poly Tech.
  • Thursday Sept. 29 at 10:15 am – Florida Southern


     YREADS at Peace River Elementary would love to partner with you this year as we look for volunteer reading mentors for our at-risk students & struggling readers. We are an afterschool reading remediation program that partners volunteers with small groups of 1-3 students to increase early literacy skills. This is a great opportunity for all students but is especially beneficial for those considering a future in education, social work, or nonprofits. Our program counts toward school volunteer hours and is an excellent opportunity to cheer on younger students and gain experience mentoring and teaching them.  

     All volunteers must complete a free background check through the YMCA (free) prior to volunteering. Volunteers will need 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or employer (email to [email protected] or a hard copy given in person on the training day). Additionally, volunteers under age 18 will need a signed waiver by a parent/guardian. 


     FCA will meet this Friday in the tell lab during all lunch periods.  Permission slips will be available in Mr. Kemble’s room 5-209 and on Friday in the tell lab.  There will be pizza for those who attend. 


     Attention all gamers! We have a new Gaming Club. It will meet on Thursdays from 2:30 until 3:30 in Room 4-209. Come and join us for discussion of favorite online games, group and individual play of games.

     Speech and Debate will have weekly meetings on Thursday in room 8-114 from 2:30-3:30pm to practice and prepare your speeches or debate options. If you did not make the interest meeting, please come and learn what events you can participate in.

     See Mrs. Wood in 4-216 or Ms. Lord in 4-110 for a True Colors GSA permission slip. AM meetings with Ms. Lord begin September 12. PM meetings with Mrs. Wood begin September 13. Board members wanted! 

     Drug Free Youth DFY CATCH club will be meeting 1st and 3rd Tuesdays every month beginning 9/6 at 700am in room 5216. See Ms. Stringer 5216 for permission forms. 

     Please use the QR code to vote for our very own golfer CJ Kemble as the HT Preps player of the week! 


     North Port works, North Port wins, As always, I’m your host Kevyn Dufresne, and have a terrific Thursday. And GO BOBCATS!