Today is our last day for Hispanic Heritage Month and for our final day we are recognizing José Andrés, a critically acclaimed chef, came to the United States from Spain in 1991 and began a long career of award-winning culinary innovation. After the tragic 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Andrés formed the World Central Kitchen, an organization that provides hot meals to those affected by natural disasters. After Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico in 2017, he gathered 19,000 volunteers to serve 3.5 million meals to distraught residents who had limited access to electricity, clean water, and food. In 2019, Andrés fed furloughed workers during a month-long government shutdown. Andres wrote “We have shown that there is no place too far or disaster too great for our chefs to be there with a hot plate of food when it’s needed most.” Andrés has won the James Beard Award for both Outstanding Chef and Humanitarian of the Year and was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
The character of the month theme for October is COOPERATION. Cooperation means getting along with others and working together. The FALCON Way word of the month is COLLABORATION. Collaboration means to work jointly or together with others especially in an intellectual endeavor. FALCONS let’s show our character by exhibiting COOPERATIVE and COLLABORATIVE traits for the chance to be nominated for the character of the next month.
Tonight is the night. It’s our Homecoming Varsity Football game. We host Gulf High School and this is a big district matchup. Kick-off is at 7:00 PM. Remember tickets will not be sold at the gate. Our homecoming queen, king, duchess and duke will be announced tonight at the game so go to gofan.co to purchase your ticket.
Attention all homecoming court candidates and escorts: please see Ms. Foley at lunch in the courtyard after the spirit competition for information regarding tonight’s game.
On Saturday our Boys and Girls cross country team travel to CCC for the CCC Invitational. Girls running begins at 8:00 am with Boys to follow at 8:30 AM. Good luck to everyone.
Spring Dual Enrollment at SPC is now open. If you are interested in participating in dual enrollment please sign up in the guidance area to take the PERT on Thursday, October 21st. See your school counselor for more details.
The Dunedin Wines and Blues Festival need some help with setup and check in. It takes place in November. Your Counselor can sign off on Bright Future hours so see your Counselor for more information.
Tickets to the homecoming dance will go on sale soon and will go through Nov 4th. In order to purchase a ticket, you must first be cleared of any financial obligations and you must present a clearance form when buying your ticket. Pick up the clearance form and ticket agreement form in bookkeeping or Ms. Foley’s room, 9-02. The dance is Saturday, November 6th. Tickets are $20. Stay tuned for when the tickets go on sale.
Tryouts for girls soccer will be this Monday, October 18, from 2 to 4:30 on the main field. Anyone who is interested in playing girls soccer is encouraged to attend. Please make sure to complete all of the required paperwork prior to tryouts.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 2 for underclassmen photos. Club, Groups and Organizations are scheduled for Tuesday, October 26.
We will resume the Tuesday Thursday tutoring next week in the Media Center from 2 to 3. We also have APEX Monday through Thursday from 2-4.
Don’t forget that the Falcon Store is open during lunch today.
That is all for your announcements. Have a fancy Friday.