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April 3, 2020

From your Student Counseling Department:

Seniors, please make sure you have filled out your FAFSA.  The deadline is May 15th.  All students should apply to FAFSA to qualify for merit-based scholarships.  Her is a great link with more information and help: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=federal+student+aid

 

Remember to send good news to post on our daily announcements

To keep you up to date:

 

Distance learning has been extended to May 1st.

 

Lap tops will be distributed at Spruce Creek on April 6th, for those students needing one. Remember, a tablet, cellphone and even gaming devices ( x box, PlayStation) are products that can be used in place of a computer.

 

If you need books and notebooks from your locker, you may stop by during the day to retrieve these items.  We are limiting 4 students at a time inside the building. Enter at the front office.

 

 


Congratulations to Bowen Conlan, Jack Ramshaw and Matt Conlan. They accepted their appointments to the Air Force Academy!  Keep the good news coming.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  March 30, 2020

 

Congratulations to our Hawks recognized for the month of March 2020.

Hawk of the month        Josie Kraher

Scholar of the month     Aaliyah Battle

Athlete of the month      Zachary Veen

Citizen of the month       Connor Multop

 

Our department students being recognized in March are:

AITR

Lillian Ramblas

ENGLISH

Miriam Girgis

SCIENCE

Camari Nelson

PERFORMING ARTS

Amanda Declet

PE

Chris Fogel

READING

Camila Guerrero

JROTC

Conner Fagerstrom

 

 

Unfortunately, Grad Bash is cancelled.  A full refund will be given to all seniors who paid to attend. If you purchased your ticket with a credit card, a credit will be issued to your card. If you paid by cash or check, a check will be mailed to your home address.

Seniors who purchased additional items from Jostens (announcements, senior memorabilia) may contact Mrs. Rocco to arrange to pick your packet up at the front office. If you have a balance due, you may pay with cash or check at the school or call Jostens to pay with credit card.

Payments for graduation expenses, which includes Cap and Gown, has been placed on hold for the time being.

Stay informed by checking the school website for updated information.

If you have some good news to announced, please feel free to send it to Mrs. Rocco at [email protected]

 

  • Thursday, March 12 

 

 

  • The results of the annual FSPA State Poetry Competition have been announced and once again Spruce Creek poets dominated the senior division. Out of 677 entries Creek poets swept the top four places. Taking 1st place was Lindsey Collier’s poem “Crescent Moon Smile”; 2nd place went to Jacob Wilhelm’s poem “Our Place of Peace”; 3rd place went to Serrie Gregor’s poem “Emmeline”; and 4th place went to Hailey James’ poem “Molded Me”. Congratulations Creek poets!  
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  • The Hawk Ironmen extended their regular season record to 10-0 yesterday by defeating Deland, 80 to 10, in a dual weightlifting meet.? The following lifters won their weight class; Connor Benat, Trajan White, Cameron Strickland, Nick Cazares, Camari Nelson, Brayson Busse, Brenden Hargrave, Abdul Gumbs, Grant Avant-De Laroche, and Robby Menello.? Placing second were; Jacob Farlow, Kenneth Porter, Zach Silvers, Vinnie Fox, Tomas Durah, Cole Barnes, Ronald Hopkins, Sam Rizzo, Andrew Casey, and Patrick Murphy.? It was a great team win for the Hawks!? The Hawk Ironmen will face New Smyrna, the Wednesday after Spring Break,? in our weight room at 4 pm. Come out and support the the team!?? 

 

  • The Creek tennis team avenged last year's 6-1 loss to Jacksonville Bolles with a 6-1 win yesterday to move to 11 and 1 on the season. It took five tiebreakers to pull it off, but Luke Paschal, Daniel Cronje, Sebastian Buenner, and Carter Chavez all had big wins in the victory. Well done, Hawks! 

 

  • 20 years of Tradition that continues for more years to come the girls track and field team won the Volusia Flagler ??9th and 10th grade championships meet ?last night at Flagler palm coast High school. Here are some of your standouts ; Anaya Willis ,Olivia Niewald, Ashley lemus ,Brooklyn Vanlith, Karlee Piccola, Lauren Mohney, ?Xia Albright ?and lily Lehr.

 

  • Get College and Career Ready!  Daytona State College is hosting a Career and Technical Education Night, Wednesday, April 22. The night includes a light dinner and classroom activities. You must preregister at DaytonaState.edu/SummerCamps.  Registration deadline is April 14, 2020.  For more information, go to the guidance office.  

 

  • Are you a Smash Brothers Superstar?? On March 26th Full Sail’s interactive TechFest will be in our gym. Each period eight students will battle for a chance to win Full Sail scholarships.? If you would like to play or want more information about the event, please contact Mr. Smith in B-15. 
  • Come to Holi on the beach this Friday! Get 2 NHS hours, eat food, enjoy music, and throw color powder on your friends! Tickets sold in C-07 for $9. 

 

  • And now for the weather--Honk if you like warm weather.? Expect another bonita day today.? ?The mercury is on the way up 82 degrees today and? the mild conditions will be holding on right into the spring break.??We are starting off at a mild 65 degrees with light winds and sunny skies in the land of the hawks. 

 

 

 

 

  • Tuesday, March 10 

 

  • Get College and Career Ready!  Daytona State College is hosting a Career and Technical Education Night, Wednesday, April 22. The night includes a light dinner and classroom activities. You must preregister at DaytonaState.edu/SummerCamps.  Registration deadline is April 14, 2020.  For more information, go to the guidance office. 

 

  • Are you a Smash Brothers Superstar?? On March 26th Full Sail’s interactive TechFest will be in our gym. Each period eight students will battle for a chance to win Full Sail scholarships.? If you would like to play or want more information about the event, please contact Mr. Smith in B-15. 

 

 

  • And now for the weather--Prize winning weather has overtaken the peninsula.? Expect lows in the 60's and highs near 80.? We have a 20% chance of rain today because there are? a few spotty? showers around but they will be fast moving if you happen to encounter one.? We will have an encore performance everyday with only a few degrees of warming adding in to the afternoon highs as we work our way to spring break.? It is currently 66 degrees with a light Southeast breeze in the trees. 

  

Thursday, March 5

The Creek tennis team beat New Smyrna yesterday 6-1 to move to 8 and 0 on the season. Carter Chavez and Varun Arab led the Hawks in singles with strong wins before Adrian Berrios and Anderson Welch sealed the win in doubles. Well done Hawks! 

 

The Creek Girls Tennis Team got another huge win yesterday beating New Smyrna 6-1. Veronika Nash, Emilee Sanders, and Autumn Lightcap only dropped six games in singles combined while Victoria Adams and Hayden Kelly added another W to their doubles record beating New Smyrna 8-4. Go Hawks! 

 

The Hawk Ironmen extended their regular season record to 9-0 yesterday by defeating Matanzas, 72 to 14, in a dual weightlifting meet.? The following lifters won their weight class; Jacob Farlow, Trajan White, Cameron Strickland, Nick Cazares, Camari Nelson, Brayson Busse, Brenden Hargrave, Marvin Scott, Grant Avant-De Laroche, and Robby Menello.? Placing second were; Connor Benat, Kenneth Porter, Zach Silvers, Vinnie Fox, Tomas Durah, Cole Barnes, and Andrew Casey.? It was a great team win for the Hawks!? The Hawk Ironmen will face the Deland Bulldogs next Wednesday in our weight room at 4 pm. Come out and support the the team! 

 

Monday,?March 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Spruce Creek H.S. auditorium. We will host “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete”.? Providing information and topics for every student-athlete in middle and high school and their parents to educate and prepare them for opportunities and careers after graduation.? Many student-athletes who aspire to play at the college level are not familiar with the ins and outs of academic requirements and eligibility as they need to be in order to pursue their goals. This seminar will provide families with information about the availability of athletic scholarships and the realities of the college recruiting process.  

 

Are you a Smash Brothers Superstar?  On March 26th Full Sail’s interactive TechFest will be in our gym. Each period eight students will battle for a chance to win Full Sail scholarships.  If you would like to play or want more information about the event, please contact Mr. Smith in B-15.

 

 

 

Are you interested in taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) to begin the qualification process for joining our Military Services? Even if you have no intentions of serving in our Nation’s Military, the ASVAB can be used as a tool to identify particular occupations that may fit you best. The Spring 2020 ASVAB is scheduled to take place in the SCHS Media Center on Friday, 27 March 2020 from 0830-1130. This test will be administered to the first 60 students to sign up. Interested students can see their guidance counselors to sign up now! The ASVAB is free to take and is open to all Spruce Creek High School Students in the 10th through 12th grades. 

 

Calling all Spruce Creek Democrats, there is a free voter registration training in Mr. Wolfson's room after school on Thursday, March 5th. It will last a half hour and there will be cookies! 

 

Future Veterinarians of Florida (FVF) is holding an animal food drive for the rest of third quarter.? Boxes are located in Mr. Johnson's room? O-39 and in the Crooked Hall.? Please bring any type of animal food. Thank you.? 

 

On Saturday, March 7th, the Academy of Finance is hosting their 20th Annual Golf Tournament at Cypress Head Golf Course at 8:30 AM. We are still looking for golfers to play in the tournament. Golfers who participant in the tournament receive 18 holes of golf, a buffet luncheon after the tournament, a guaranteed door prize of $25 or more in value, and a goody bag filled with coupons and items. We are looking for teams of 2 or 4. For more information, interested golfers can contact an Academy of Finance student or contact Mr. Fuller directly at [email protected] Volusia.k12.fl.us. 

 

And now for a look at Hawk News Weather.? Hot and Windy!? We’ll be close to record highs today at 88 degrees.? Our chance for showers and storms increase after 4pm today.? The best chance for a storm will be later tonight.? Your Friday will be sunny and cool!? Currently, its breezy and 75 degrees on the thermometer behind Dr. Smiley’s Car. 

 

Wednesday, March 4 

  • Monday,?March 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Spruce Creek H.S. auditorium. We will host “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete”.? Providing information and topics for every student-athlete in middle and high school and their parents to educate and prepare them for opportunities and careers after graduation.? Many student-athletes who aspire to play at the college level are not familiar with the ins and outs of academic requirements and eligibility as they need to be in order to pursue their goals. This seminar will provide families with information about the availability of athletic scholarships and the realities of the college recruiting process.

  

  • Are you interested in taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) to begin the qualification process for joining our Military Services? Even if you have no intentions of serving in our Nation’s Military, the ASVAB can be used as a tool to identify particular occupations that may fit you best. The Spring 2020 ASVAB is scheduled to take place in the SCHS Media Center on Friday, 27 March 2020 from 0830-1130. This test will be administered to the first 60 students to sign up. Interested students can see their guidance counselors to sign up now! The ASVAB is free to take and is open to all Spruce Creek High School Students in the 10th through 12th grades. 

 

 

  • Calling all Spruce Creek Democrats, there is a free voter registration training in Mr. Wolfson's room after school on Thursday, March 5th. It will last a half hour and there will be cookies! 

 

  • Future Veterinarians of Florida (FVF) is holding an animal food drive for the rest of third quarter.? Boxes are located in Mr. Johnson's room? O-39 and in the Crooked Hall.? Please bring any type of animal food. Thank you.?

 

 

  • On Saturday, March 7th, the Academy of Finance is hosting their 20th Annual Golf Tournament at Cypress Head Golf Course at 8:30 AM. We are still looking for golfers to play in the tournament. Golfers who participant in the tournament receive 18 holes of golf, a buffet luncheon after the tournament, a guaranteed door prize of $25 or more in value, and a goody bag filled with coupons and items. We are looking for teams of 2 or 4. For more information, interested golfers can contact an Academy of Finance student or contact Mr. Fuller directly at [email protected] Volusia.k12.fl.us.

 

  • It’s time to check Hawk News Weather.? We can expect a high of 86 degrees as our southerly winds bring in near-record heat today.? We’ll have partly sunny skies and light breezes.? Tomorrow will be a touch warmer with rain chances towards the afternoon and evening.? We should be able to get through the school hours without the rain gear.? Currently, it’s 74 degrees in The Pit. 

Tuesday, March 3 

 

 

Come Out to the Hawks’ baseball game tonight and visit with Shelldon from the Tortugas as he helps us cage the Deland bulldogs. Then Get an early seat tomorrow night when the Boys take on Lake Mary. You won’t want to miss it! 

 

The Lady Hawks golf team scored an impressive season opening win over Matanzas on Monday 175 - 202 at Crane Lakes golf Club. The Hawks were led by co-medalist Takara O'Brien with a 40 and Julia Messick with a 41. Next up is an early season challenge against defending state champ Lake Mary on Saturday at Crane Lakes. Come cheer on your Lady Hawks! 

 

Monday,?March 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Spruce Creek H.S. auditorium. We will host “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete”.? Providing information and topics for every student-athlete in middle and high school and their parents to educate and prepare them for opportunities and careers after graduation.? Many student-athletes who aspire to play at the college level are not familiar with the ins and outs of academic requirements and eligibility as they need to be in order to pursue their goals. This seminar will provide families with information about the availability of athletic scholarships and the realities of the college recruiting process.  

 

Are you interested in taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) to begin the qualification process for joining our Military Services? Even if you have no intentions of serving in our Nation’s Military, the ASVAB can be used as a tool to identify particular occupations that may fit you best. The Spring 2020 ASVAB is scheduled to take place in the SCHS Media Center on Friday, 27 March 2020 from 0830-1130. This test will be administered to the first 60 students to sign up. Interested students can see their guidance counselors to sign up now! The ASVAB is free to take and is open to all Spruce Creek High School Students in the 10th through 12th grades. 

 

Boys Volleyball has their first home game tonight against Seminole.? Come out and support both teams! 

 

Calling all Spruce Creek Democrats, there is a free voter registration training in Mr. Wolfson's room after school on Thursday, March 5th. It will last a half hour and there will be cookies! 

 

On Saturday, March 7th, the Academy of Finance is hosting their 20th Annual Golf Tournament at Cypress Head Golf Course at 8:30 AM. We are still looking for golfers to play in the tournament. Golfers who participant in the tournament receive 18 holes of golf, a buffet luncheon after the tournament, a guaranteed door prize of $25 or more in value, and a goody bag filled with coupons and items. We are looking for teams of 2 or 4. For more information, interested golfers can contact an Academy of Finance student or contact Mr. Fuller directly at [email protected] Volusia.k12.fl.us. 

 

Please head to Chipotle today, Tuesday, between 4 and 8pm and mention Spruce Creek or IB Advocates before you check out. The Chipotle Fundraiser will help is provide IB cords at graduation. 

 

 

Monday, March 2 

Congratulations to the ladies track and field team on an outstanding victory at the East Coast classic invitational held at Flagler Palm Coast on Friday here are some of the outstanding performers: Aaliya Battle( Discus) Paige Cooksey, 300meter (hurdlers) Natalie Theis, ?(Pole vault) Olivia Niewald who ran a break out (1mile race at 5:16 ) And New comer Kacie Oelkers javelin with an amazing throw of 95 feet which ranks her in the top 20 in the state of Florida. Congratulations ladies. 

 

Monday,?March 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Spruce Creek H.S. auditorium. We will host “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete”.? Providing information and topics for every student-athlete in middle and high school and their parents to educate and prepare them for opportunities and careers after graduation.? Many student-athletes who aspire to play at the college level are not familiar with the ins and outs of academic requirements and eligibility as they need to be in order to pursue their goals. This seminar will provide families with information about the availability of athletic scholarships and the realities of the college recruiting process.  

 

On Saturday, March 7th, the Academy of Finance is hosting their 20th Annual Golf Tournament at Cypress Head Golf Course at 8:30 AM. We are still looking for golfers to play in the tournament. Golfers who participant in the tournament receive 18 holes of golf, a buffet luncheon after the tournament, a guaranteed door prize of $25 or more in value, and a goody bag filled with coupons and items. We are looking for teams of 2 or 4. For more information, interested golfers can contact an Academy of Finance student or contact Mr. Fuller directly at [email protected] Volusia.k12.fl.us. 

 

Well, the Hawk News Weather Team has some good news for us.? This week calls for cool mornings, warm afternoons, and mostly sunny skies! ?The only exception may be Thursday when we can expect some rain showers so stay tuned to Hawk News Live for the timing of those storms. Today, we can expect the thermometer to rise into the mid-70s with a light SE breeze.? Currently, it’s 63 degrees under the Solar Panel. 

       Thursday, February 27 

The Hawk Ironmen extended their regular season record to 8-0 yesterday by defeating Crescent City, Hilliard, and Flagler Palm Coast in a quad weightlifting meet.? The Hawks compiled 82 points, FPC was second with 54, and Hilliard and Crescent City were 3rd and 4th.??Nearly all 20 lifters scored in their weight class; Cameron Strickland, Phu Bui, Camari Nelson, Brayson Busse, Marvin Scott, Abdul Gumbs, and Robby Menello all won their weight classes.??Trajan White, Nick Cazares, Tomas Durah, Cole Barnes, and Brenden Hargrave all placed 2nd in their weight class.??Overall it was a great team effort.? Great job Hawk Ironmen!? ?Next week the boys take on Matanzas, Wednesday at home, 4pm.???

 

Black History Month Question of the Day-- Tien Dao answered Emlen Tunnel as the first African American to play for the New York Giants, named “The Gremlin,”?and the first to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Congratulations!  Today’s question-- She became the first black person to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her book Annie Allen. ?The first student to enter the CORRECT answer at http:// bit.ly/ BlackHistoryQuestionoftheDay wins and will receive an invite to lunch later this month!! Look for the QR code in the hallways and in classrooms.  

 

Webber International University will be here today for any senior who is interested in finding out more about this University.? They will be in the main atrium during lunch and office hours. 

 

Monday,?March 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Spruce Creek H.S. auditorium. We will host “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete”.? Providing information and topics for every student-athlete in middle and high school and their parents to educate and prepare them for opportunities and careers after graduation.? Many student-athletes who aspire to play at the college level are not familiar with the ins and outs of academic requirements and eligibility as they need to be in order to pursue their goals. This seminar will provide families with information about the availability of athletic scholarships and the realities of the college recruiting process.  

 

Make plans to come out to the ballpark this Friday to watch our Varsity boys take on University in their Home game of the season. Then you won’t want to miss Tuesday night’s home game on March 3rd when Shelldon from the Daytona Tortugas will be here to sign autographs, take pictures and throw out the first pitch. You don’t want to miss a single game of this Epic season. Go Hawks!  

 

Volusia County Lifeguards are recruiting for summer lifeguards. They will be on campus Friday during lunch in the Main Atrium for anyone wanting to sign up or get more information. Check out the flyers hanging up around campus for details.  

 

SGA is hosting several activities this week to bring more awareness to mental health.? Today is Recharge Day! Wear your comfiest clothes to school! Forget about what others think about your appearance and just RELAX and Replenish your energy! Friday- Superhero Day! Fight away mental illness by dressing up as a superhero! 

 

Today is Family Feud day.? Come to the Auditorium today during office hours to find out if the senior class can beat Mrs Morris, Ms Duncan, Mr Brinkerhoff, Mr Bosma, and Mrs Henderson as well as finding out if the junior class can beat the team of Dr. Sparger, Mr Clark, Mrs Copp, Mrs Passamonte and Mrs Mallory. The two winning teams will compete in the finals to determine the ultimate victor.? The funds raised go to the United Negro College Fund.? One-dollar donation to enter.??? 

 

Attention Chipotle fans: please plan your Chipotle purchase for Tuesday night, March 3rd, between 4 and 8pm. If you mention Spruce Creek or IB Advocates, Chipotle will contribute to our fundraiser for Senior IB graduation cords! IB students and their parents are invited to the Auditorium on Monday night, March 2nd at 6pm for an IB Advocates meeting. Come get ”inside” tips on applying to college. Learn from Mr. Platt, in addition to a panel that includes some IB alumni and seniors who survived the process! 

Attention Golfers!  Do you & your friends love to play & give back? Spruce Creek Academy of Finance is hosting their 20th Annual Golf Tournament next week!  Spaces are filling up.. Bring a pair or four to Cypress Head Golf Club March 7 only $100 per person.includes 18 holes, lunch and many prizes.. and it will be fun. Won’t you please assist AOF in their fundraising efforts? All proceeds support our Students education. Contact Mr Fuller, Seona Whyte, president of the AOF or any student member for more details.. 

 

Don’t forget to order your yearbook in room L04 before time runs out!  

 

And now for the forecast--What a difference a day makes.? Its cold and windy and getting colder tonight.? Blue skies and plenty of sun but our afternoon highs will struggle to hit 60 degrees today and tomorrow.? Stay bundled up the overnight low will get to a bone chilling 36 degrees.? The current temperature is 49 degrees, burr. 

 

 

Wednesday, February 26

 

The Creek tennis team shut out Mainland yesterday 7-0 to remain undefeated at 5 and 0 on the season. Luke Paschal led the Hawks with a big win in singles before he teamed up with partner Hayden Ensminger in doubles to finish the sweep.? 

 

The Creek Girls Tennis Team dominated against Mainland yesterday with a final score of 7-0. Veronika Nash, Emilee Sanders, Victoria Adams, Hayden Kelly, and Autumn Lightcap all brought home W’s in both singles and doubles. We are very proud of you girls! Go Hawks! 

 

Make plans to come out to the ballpark this Friday to watch our Varsity boys take on University in their Home game of the season. Then you won’t want to miss Tuesday night’s home game on March 3rd when Shelldon from the Daytona Tortugas will be here to sign autographs, take pictures and throw out the first pitch. You don’t want to miss a single game of this Epic season. Go Hawks!  

 

 

Congratulations to the girl’s JV softball team for winning against Lake Brantley last night 17-5. 
3 girls batted 1,000! Chloe Tramont, Ella Novak, and Roxy Sanabria! Marlee got the win in the circle with 5 strike outs in just 4 innings pitched. You girls were great, and your coaches are proud!! Great job ladies. Let’s keep working hard! 

 

 Black History Month Question of the Day—There was no winner for Tuesday’s question. Today’s question--Nicknamed "The Gremlin", he was the first African American to play for the New York Giants and the first to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The first student to enter the CORRECT answer at http:// bit.ly/ BlackHistoryQuestionoftheDay wins and will receive an invite to lunch later this month!! Look for the QR code in the hallways and in classrooms.  

 

Webber International University will be here on Thursday for any senior who is interested in finding out more about this University.? They will be in the main atrium during lunch and office hours. 

 

Monday,?March 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Spruce Creek H.S. auditorium. We will host “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete”.? Providing information and topics for every student-athlete in middle and high school and their parents to educate and prepare them for opportunities and careers after graduation.? Many student-athletes who aspire to play at the college level are not familiar with the ins and outs of academic requirements and eligibility as they need to be in order to pursue their goals. This seminar will provide families with information about the availability of athletic scholarships and the realities of the college recruiting process.  

 

Make plans to come out to the ballpark this Friday to watch our Varsity boys take on University in their Home game of the season. Then you won’t want to miss Tuesday night’s home game on March 3rd when Shelldon from the Daytona Tortugas will be here to sign autographs, take pictures and throw out the first pitch. You don’t want to miss a single game of this Epic season. Go Hawks!  

 

Volusia County Lifeguards are recruiting for summer lifeguards. They will be on campus Friday during lunch in the Main Atrium for anyone wanting to sign up or get more information. Check out the flyers hanging up around campus for details.  

 

Auditions for Mr. and Miss have to be rescheduled.? If you have submitted, you application the theatre department will be in touch if you still need to turn in your application please drop it off to the front office to be placed in Mrs. Cicciarelli’s mailbox.? Again, auditions will not be happening today as originally planned. 

 

SGA is hosting several activities this week to bring more awareness to mental health.? Today is Inside Out Day! Wear your shirt inside out to show how you’re not afraid to show your feelings and after school we are sponsoring a free movie Finding Dory.Thursday- Recharge Day! Wear your comfiest clothes to school! Forget about what others think about your appearance and just RELAX and Replenish your energy! Friday- Superhero Day! Fight away mental illness by dressing up as a superhero! 

 

The Teacher versus Students Jeopardy event was a success.? Now onward to Family Feud as we finally determine who is the best: the senior class, the junior class, the teachers or the administrators and campus advisors.? Will Papa Hawk’s team actually win? Come to the Auditorium on February 27th during office hours to find out as we raise funds for the United Negro College Fund during Black History Month.? One-dollar donation to enter.?  

 

Come to Stress Less Club today in Ms. Leathead’s room (C-07) for the first club meeting. We will be discussing mental health and there will be cupcakes. Everyone one is welcome and there are no dues! 

It’s not too late to sign up for the color run.? The color run will take place Saturday morning here on Creek’s campus.? All proceeds will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness.? To sign up go to sprucecreekhigh.com or scan the QR codes on the flyer.? See you Saturday. 

 

Attention Chipotle fans: please plan your Chipotle purchase for Tuesday night, March 3rd, between 4 and 8pm. If you mention Spruce Creek or IB Advocates, Chipotle will contribute to our fundraiser for Senior IB graduation cords! IB students and their parents are invited to the Auditorium on Monday night, March 2nd at 6pm for an IB Advocates meeting. Come get” inside” tips on applying to college. Learn from Mr. Platt, in addition to a panel that includes some IB alumni and seniors who survived the process! 

 

Don’t forget to order your yearbook in room L04 before time runs out!  

 

And now for the hawk news forecast--Rain gear will switch out to winter attire over the next two days.? Mostly cloudy skies today with increasing chances of rain and a chance for thunderstorms after 1- pm.? Overall chances of rain will start off low and rise to 80%?by late afternoon.? The cold front should finally sweep the rain clear through tomorrow morning with a gusty Northwest wind and highs only reaching 58 degrees.? After that low’s tomorrow night will tumble to where we start off Friday, which is a frigid 42 degrees.? The high temperature Friday will struggle to get to 60 degrees.? It is currently 70 degrees and humid with a breeze from the South at 8 mph. 

 

   Tuesday, February 25 

 

 

            Make plans to come out to the ballpark this Friday to watch our Varsity boys take on University in their Home game of the season. Then you won’t want to miss Tuesday night’s home game on March 3rd when Shelldon from the Daytona Tortugas will be here to sign autographs, take pictures and throw out the first pitch. You don’t want to miss a single game of this Epic season. Go Hawks!  

 

Volusia County Lifeguards are recruiting for summer lifeguards. They will be on campus Friday during lunch in the Main Atrium for anyone wanting to sign up or get more information. Check out the flyers hanging up around campus for details.  

 

Black History Month Question of the Day-- Olivia Ferguson answered Monday’s question correctly with Simon Biles being the first African American female to earn the most gold medals as a female gymnast in World Championship’s history. Congratulations! Today’s question-- Nicknamed "The Gremlin", he was the first African American to play for the New York Giants and the first to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The first student to enter the CORRECT answer at http:// bit.ly/ BlackHistoryQuestionoftheDay wins and will receive an invite to lunch later this month!! Look for the QR code in the hallways and in classrooms.  

 

Webber International University will be here on Thursday for any senior who is interested in finding out more about this University.? They will be in the main atrium during lunch and office hours. 

 

Calling all Freshmen and Sophomores -- Applications for the 4th Annual Youth Civic Leadership Experience are available in the Activities and Guidance offices.? This one-week intensive summer program provides you the opportunity to learn leadership and civic engagement from some of the most influential and experienced leaders in our local community.? Have fun while learning how to make an impact in your community. There are only 20 spaces available so don't wait!? Application deadline is March 27th. 

 

Auditions for Mr. and Miss have to be rescheduled.? If you submitted, your application the theatre department will be in touch if you still need to turn in your application please drop it off to the front office to be placed in Mrs. Cicciarelli’s mailbox.? Again, auditions will not be happening this Wednesday as originally planned. 

 

SGA is hosting several activities this week to bring more awareness to mental health.? Today is bring your “pet” to school day! Take your favorite stuffed animal or pillow to comfort you throughout the school day, show off to your friends, and keep you company!?Wednesday- Inside Out Day! Wear your shirt inside out to show how you’re not afraid to show your feelings and after school we are sponsoring a free movie Finding Dory.Thursday- Recharge Day! Wear your comfiest clothes to school! Forget about what others think about your appearance and just RELAX and Replenish your energy! Friday- Superhero Day! Fight away mental illness by dressing up as a superhero! 

 

The Teacher versus Students Jeopardy event was a success.? Now onward to Family Feud as we finally determine who is the best: the senior class, the junior class, the teachers or the administrators and campus advisors.? Will Papa Hawk’s team actually win? Come to the Auditorium on February 27th during office hours to find out as we raise funds for the United Negro College Fund during Black History Month.? One-dollar donation to enter.?  

 

Come to Stress Less Club next Wednesday, February 26th, in Ms. Leathead’s room (C-07) for the first club meeting. We will be discussing mental health and there will be cupcakes. Everyone one is welcome and there are no dues! 

 

It’s not too late to sign up for the color run.? The color run will take place Saturday morning here on Creek’s campus.? All proceeds will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness.? To sign up go to sprucecreekhigh.com or scan the QR codes on the flyer.? See you Saturday. 

 

Don’t forget to order your yearbook in room L04 before time runs out!  

 

And now for the hawk news forecast--Mostly cloudy and warm today with rain chances increasing as the day goes on.? By this evening expect scattered showers and a few t-storms to move through the area.? Chances of rain persist Wednesday then the cold front should slide through Wednesday night chilling us down to 60's for highs and 40's for lows Thursday and Friday.? It is currently a comfy 70 degrees with a steady South breeze but keep the rain gear handy and the winter coats on the rack because changes are on the way. 

Monday, February 24 

 

Congratulations to the Boys Track team on bringing home 1st place at the 2020 Royal Open this past Saturday.  Leading the way for the Hawks were Andrew Smith, Jaren Rivers and Danny Reyes! 

 

Congrats to the girls track and field team for yet another outstanding showing at the Royal Open invite in Orlando the girls finished runner up district Rival Lake Mary High school here are some of the stand outs  Natalie Thesis , Anaya Wills, Nora Ejie, Anna Tolbert Aaliya Battle and Paige Cooksey who won both the 100 meter Hurdles and 300 meter Hurdles.

 

Black History Month Question of the Day--Sarah Mallar answered Friday’s question that the Founder of BCU who grew up in Mayesville, South Carolina, and close friends with Eleanor Roosevelt was Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Today’s question--The first African American woman to fly in outer space in 1992. She went to college at 16 and became an engineer and doctor. The first student to enter the CORRECT answer at http:// bit.ly/ BlackHistoryQuestionoftheDay wins and will receive an invite to lunch later this month!! Look for the QR code in the hallways and in classrooms.

  

Webber International University will be here on Thursday for any senior who is interested in finding out more about this University.? They will be in the main atrium during lunch and office hours. 

 

Calling all Freshmen and Sophomores -- Applications for the 4th Annual Youth Civic Leadership Experience are available in the Activities and Guidance offices.? This one-week intensive summer program provides you the opportunity to learn leadership and civic engagement from some of the most influential and experienced leaders in our local community.? Have fun while learning how to make an impact in your community. There are only 20 spaces available so don't wait!? Application deadline is March 27th. 

 

Auditions for Mr. and Miss have to be rescheduled.? If you submitted, your application the theatre department will be in touch if you still need to turn in your application please drop it off to the front office to be placed in Mrs. Ciccarelli’s mailbox.? Again, auditions will not be happening this Wednesday as originally planned. 

 

SGA is hosting several activities this week to bring more awareness to mental health.? Tuesday- Bring your “pet” to school day! Take your favorite stuffed animal or pillow to comfort you throughout the school day, show off to your friends, and keep you company!?Wednesday- Inside Out Day! Wear your shirt inside out to show how you’re not afraid to show your feelings and after school we are sponsoring a free movie Finding Dory. Thursday- Recharge Day! Wear your comfiest clothes to school! Forget about what others think about your appearance and just RELAX and Replenish your energy! Friday- Superhero Day! Fight away mental illness by dressing up as a superhero! 

 

The Teacher versus Students Jeopardy event was a success.? Now onward to Family Feud as we finally determine who is the best: the senior class, the junior class, the teachers or the administrators and campus advisors.? Will Papa Hawk’s team actually win? Come to the Auditorium on February 27th during office hours to find out as we raise funds for the United Negro College Fund during Black History Month.? One-dollar donation to enter.?  

 

Come to Stress Less Club next Wednesday, February 26th, in Ms. Leathead’ s room (C-07) for the first club meeting. We will be discussing mental health and there will be cupcakes. Everyone one is welcome and there are no dues! 

 

It’s not too late to sign up for the color run.? The color run will take place Saturday morning here on Creek’s campus.? All proceeds will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness.? To sign up go to sprucecreekhigh.com or scan the QR codes on the flyer.? See you Saturday. 

 

Good Morning Hawks, German Club is hosting a Carnival Celebration in F3 during lunch. Today is Rose Monday or as they say in German, Rosen - Moan - Tahg! Come and join the fun. See you there in F3. 

 

Don’t forget to order your yearbook in room L04 before time runs out!  

And now for the weather--We have a gorgeous day today with a high around 80 and lots of sunshine.? Tomorrow will be another story as a strong cold front enters the region bringing in some potent storms by mid-day.?

 

 

DON’T FORGET, GIRLS BASKETBALL REGIONAL FINALS TONIGHT. FIRST 100 CREEK STUDENTS ATTENDING THE GAME WILL GET FREE CHICK-FIL-A SANDWICHES.  LET’S FILL OUR HOUSE AND CHEER

THE LADY HAWKS TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

 

Once again we have been invited to participate in the annual Women in Science at Embry-Riddle event.? It is designed for 10th and 11th grade girls who are interested in pursuing a degree in math and/or science in college.? There will be a keynote speaker followed by a friendly competition, lunch is provided, and then a panel discussion in the afternoon.? The winning teams receive scholarships to ERAU as well as other prizes (in previous years this included a Kindle Fire!).? If you are interested, please see Mrs. Budde in room B-11 to sign up by February 24th

 

Black History Month Question of the Day-- Tommy Clark answered Bessie Coleman as one of the first black women who learned to fly an airplane and who entertained people as a stunt pilot.

 

?Congratulations! Today’s question-- An inventor who help electric-powered trains run better and more safely.  He was often called the “Black Edison” after inventor Thomas Edison. The first student to enter the CORRECT answer at http:// bit.ly/ BlackHistoryQuestionoftheDay wins and will receive an invite to lunch later this month!! Look for the QR code in the hallways and in classrooms.  

 

Calling all Freshmen and Sophomores -- Applications for the 4th Annual Youth Civic Leadership Experience are available in the Activities and Guidance offices.? This one week intensive summer program provides you the opportunity to learn leadership and civic engagement from some of the most influential and experienced leaders in our local community.? Have fun while learning how to make an impact in your community. There are only 20 spaces available so don't wait!? Application deadline is March 27th. 

 

This weekend ?is your last chance to see the theatre production of “Mamma Mia”.? Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $10.? This ????production is PG-13. 7pm performances Feb 21st ?and ?22nd , 2:30pm performance on Feb 23rd.  

 

Today is the in school performance of Mamma Mia.? Tickets are $5 and will not be sold at the door so stop by the auditorium or main atrium during lunch.? Students with tickets report to 6th period and wait for the dismissal announcement.? Only students with tickets will be dismissed. 

 

Hello Everyone--The Carnival Week has begun in German class. The Height of Carnival is celebrated on Monday in Germany.?This is called "Rose Monday" or "Rosen - moan - tog" in German. German Club would like to invite you to celebrate with them on Monday, February 24th during lunch. See you on Monday. 

 

Good morning fellow Hawks.? The Healthy Hawks in M-26 have plants for sale.? There are flower, vegetable and herb plants that need happy homes.? Stop by any time, take a look at the beauty of nature, and take a piece of it home for your own enjoyment.? Ms. Bossardet and the Healthy Hawks are in M-26 and wish to share the love of nature with you.

 

And now for the weather. . . Old Man Winter Strikes Back!? The temperatures won’t climb out of the mid 50s today.? Expect wind gusts up to 30mph and a chance for a quick passing shower.? Currently, it’s 55 degrees ?and windy along Portable Parkway. 

 

 

Wednesday, February 19 

 

OH MY! CONGRATULATIONS LADY HAWKS BASKETBALL TEAM WITH THE WIN LAST NIGHT OVER WEST ORANGE WARRIORS. THE LADY HAWKS PLAY AT 7: OOPM, HIS FRIDAY HERE AT HOME. THIS IS THE FINAL GAME BEFORE THEY HEAD TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. TO CELEBRATE THIS GIGANTIC ACHIEVEMENT, A VERY GENEROUS PARENT HAS OFFERED FREE CHICK-FIL-A SANDWICHES TO THE FIRST 100 SPRUCE CREEK STUDENTS WHO COME TO THE GAME.  SO DINNER IS NO EXCUSE TO MISS THIS HISTORY MAKING GAME.

 

 

Once again, we have been invited to participate in the annual Women in Science at Embry-Riddle event.? It is designed for 10th and 11th grade girls who are interested in pursuing a degree in math and/or science in college.? There will be a keynote speaker followed by a friendly competition, lunch is provided, and then a panel discussion in the afternoon.? The winning teams receive scholarships to ERAU as well as other prizes (in previous years this included a Kindle Fire!).? If you are interested, please see Mrs. Budde in room B-11 to sign up by February 24th. 

 

Black History Month Question of the Day-- Kiaira Mitchell answered Mae Carol Jemison as the first African American woman to fly into outer space in 1992. Congratulations!  Today’s question-- I invented the Super soaker Squirt gun. My inventions help satellites fly to other planets in our solar system. Who am I? The first student to enter the CORRECT answer at http:// bit.ly/

BlackHistoryQuestionoftheDay wins and will receive an invite to lunch later this month!! Look for the QR code in the hallways and in classrooms.  

 

The Creek tennis team plays at home today against Gainesville Eastside in what should be a very competitive match. Come out and watch the Hawks immediately after school. Admission is free. 

This weekend is your last chance to see the theatre production of “Mamma Mia”.? Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $10.? This ????production is PG-13. 7pm performances Feb 21st and 22nd , 2:30pm performance on Feb 23rd.  

 

“Mamma Mia” in school performance showcase will take place on this Friday Feb 21st during 6th and 7th periods.? Tickets are $5 and will be sold by members of the cast and in the main atrium.? Tickets will not be sold at the door so make plans to purchase your tickets as soon as possible. 

 

Class of 2021 the Mr. and Miss Contest applications are now available in the auditorium or the activities office. Spots are limited so make sure to pick up your application as soon as possible. Completed application must be turned in by tomorrow.? The contest will take place on Friday March 27th.? Students will participate in an interview, poise and talent categories.? If you have any questions, please stop by the auditorium to speak with Ms. Cicciarelli 

 

Please join us on Thursday this week in the Media Center during lunch for a special showing of “The Hate You Give” in celebration of Black History Month! Hope to see you there! 

 

Let’s have a look at the weather. . . Lots of clouds around for today with temperatures in the upper 70s.? There may be a passing shower throughout the day.? Your lunch time forecast calls for 78 and passing clouds.? Currently, it’s 72 and cloudy on the bus loop. 

Tuesday, February 18 

 

LADY HAWKS BASKETBALL  REGIONAL PLAYOFFS TONIGHT AT 7PM- AT CREEK!

We want to recognize our Students, Faculty and Staff selected for the month of February 2020.? Starting with our department students: Jaron Weinand for AITR, Amelia Bonjour for AVID, Victor Cardosa for English as a Second Language, Corinne Birkinbine for CTE, Carson Wright for Math, Melanie DePasquale for English, Alejandro Morales for foreign language, Pranav Swaminathan for Science, Ryan Wiener for Social studies, Cody McCafferty for performing arts, Ma’Ontae Lewis for Reading, Camilla Guerrero for Visual arts and Brian Kramer for JROTC. 

 

Our teacher of the month for February is Mrs. Megan Budde, for teaching technique- Mr. Jason McCoy, Educational Atmosphere- Mr. Brent Rohol for Special Projects- Mrs. Samantha Murray, our volunteers for February are Mr. Paul Leonard and Ms. Louise Lauthain. And our staff member of the month, Ms. Kaitlyn Peacock.?  

 

Congratulations to our Athlete Max Oles, Scholar- Ryan Wiener, Citizen- Abdul Gumbs and our Hawks of the month for February- Camari Nelson and Nathaniel Harris.? ? Congratulations to all of these amazing Hawks! 

 

Congratulations to the Science Olympiad Team for finishing 1st in the Regional Completion at Embry-Riddle.? The team medaled in 14 events with nine 1st place, two 2nd place, and three 3rd place finishes. 

 

Congrats to the boys track team as the finished seventh at the Sanford Seminole  invite. Leading the Hawks were Danny Reyes, Raymond Maldonado, ROBBIE Menello, and Andrew Smith who took first place in Discus and also scored in shot and javelin. 

 

Congratulations to the varsity softball team for a successful weekend! The girls played their first two games on Saturday at Matanzas. They scored 20 runs and had 24 total hits and now have 2 wins under their belts. Taylor Hartman pitched a no-hitter and Marlee Jamieson made her debut as a freshman finishing up both games in the circle. Rosie Foster went 5 for 6 with 2 runs and 2 RBI’s. Many of the girls batted over .500 in the 2 games. Great start to the season ladies! Good luck at Winter Springs this evening! 

 

Once again we have been invited to participate in the annual Women in Science at Embry-Riddle event.? It is designed for 10th and 11th grade girls who are interested in pursuing a degree in math and/or science in college.? There will be a keynote speaker followed by a friendly competition, lunch is provided, and then a panel discussion in the afternoon.? The winning teams receive scholarships to ERAU as well as other prizes (in previous years this included a Kindle Fire!).? If you are interested, please see Mrs. Budde in room B-11 to sign up by February 24th. 

 

Black History Month Question of the Day--Sarah Mallar answered Friday’s question that the Founder of BCU who grew up in Mayesville, South Carolina, and close friends with Eleanor Roosevelt was Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Today’s question--The first African American woman to fly in outer space in 1992. She went to college at 16 and became an engineer and doctor. The first student to enter the CORRECT answer at http:// bit.ly/ BlackHistoryQuestionoftheDay wins and will receive an invite to lunch later this month!! Look for the QR code in the hallways and in classrooms.  

 

This weekend ?is your last chance to see the theatre production of “Mamma Mia”.? Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $10.? This ????production is PG-13. 7pm performances Feb 21st ?and ?22nd , 2:30pm performance on Feb 23rd.  

 

“Mamma Mia” in school performance showcase will take place on this Friday Feb 21st during 6th and 7th periods.? Tickets are $5 and will be sold by members of the cast and in the main atrium.? Tickets will not be sold at the door so make plans to purchase your tickets as soon as possible. 

 

Class of 2021 the Mr. and Miss Contest applications are now available in the auditorium or the activities office. Spots are limited so make sure to pick up you application as soon as possible. Completed application must be turned in by tomorrow.? The contest will take place on Friday March 27th.? Students will participate in an interview, poise and talent categories.? If you have any questions please stop by the auditorium to speak with Ms. Cicciarelli 

 

Anyone who ordered a junior t-shirt with Mrs. Piper please come to D-08 Mrs. Pringle's room to pick it up.? Thank you. 

 

And now it’s time to take a look at the weather. . . The thick patchy fog is finally beginning to burn off this morning.? Well warm up to 83 degrees this afternoon with passing clouds.? Expect a warm week with a cool down starting on Thursday.? Our best chance of rain will be Friday with an arriving Cold Front and the temperatures will take a hard plunge.? Stay tuned for updates.? Currently, its 74 degrees outside the Freshman Atrium. 

 

Tonight at THE  CREEK-

Mamma Mia opening night @ 7pm

Boys Basketball District playoffs @ 7pm

Girls Soccer- Regional playoffs @ 7pm

 

            Good Luck Spruce Creek Iron Women- weightlifting State championship this weekend

 

Friday, February 14 

 

WAY TO GO LADY HAWKS BASKETBALL TEAM.  THEY ARE NOW ONE MORE GAME CLOSER TO  THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A BIG WIN AGAINST COLONIEL LAST NIGHT.  COME ON OUT  7PM TUESDAY NIGHT AS THE LADY HAWKS TAKE ON WEST ORANGE HERE AT CREEK.

 

Congratulations to Tyler Black, Leah Larrimore and Rylee Piccola for being chosen All-County dancers at the Volusia County Dance Performance Assessment last week.? The Papillon Dance Ensemble earned a Superior rating. 

 

The Creek tennis team shutout Seabreeze yesterday 7-0 to move to 3 and 0 on the season. In singles, Zion Arab recorded a solid win before Luke Paschal and Hayden Ensminger teamed up in doubles to complete the sweep. 

 

The Creek Girls Tennis Team got their second win yesterday with a final score of 4-2 against Seabreeze. Victoria Adams, Hayden Kelly, and Autumn Lightcap dominated in their matches while Veronika Nash and Emilee Sanders fought for every point until dark in theirs. We are super proud of you ladies. Go Hawks! 

 

Black History Month question of the day: Diamond Whitley won on Wednesday for naming Bethune Cookman University as the HBCU in Volusia County. Elizabeth Greenburg answered Cheney University (PA) as the oldest still operational HBCU.Today’s question--Who was the founder of the Great Bethune Cookman University formerly known as Bethune Cookman College beginning April 27, 1931? She was born in Mayesville, SC and became friends with Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  Enter your answer at http: //bit.ly.BlackHistoryQuestionoftheDay. Look for the QR code in the hallways and in classrooms. 

 

Once again we have been invited to participate in the annual Women in Science at Embry-Riddle event.? It is designed for 10th and 11th grade girls who are interested in pursuing a degree in math and/or science in college.? There will be a keynote speaker followed by a friendly competition, lunch is provided, and then a panel discussion in the afternoon.? The winning teams receive scholarships to ERAU as well as other prizes (in previous years this included a Kindle Fire!).? If you are interested, please see Mrs. Budde in room B-11 to sign up by February 24th

 

The boys’ basketball team will be participating in the district championship game against Sanford Seminole at 7 p.m. The Hawks advanced to the championship game after defeating Ocala West Port 62-61 on a Max Oles buzzer beater with 0.4 seconds left on the clock. 

 

Anyone who ordered a junior t-shirt with Mrs. Piper please come to D-08 Mrs. Pringle's room to pick it up.? Thank you. 

 

The musical “Mamma Mia” opens this Friday and will take place on the following dates.? Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $10.? This production is PG-13. 7pm performances will be on Feb 14th, 15th and Feb 21st ?and ?22nd , 2:30pm performance on Feb 23rd  

 

“Mamma Mia” in school performance will take place on Friday Feb 21st during 6th and 7th periods.? Tickets are on-sale for $5 and are being sold by members of the cast and in the main atrium during lunch and before school the week of the show.? Tickets will not be sold at the door so make plans to purchase your tickets as soon as possible. 

 

And now for the Hawk News weather forecast--Cloudy skies and passing showers today as a cold front slides in.? Our high temperature will hang on to the morning readings in the 60's.? The long weekend looks only slightly different with periods of sunshine, scattered light showers, and slightly warmer highs in the low 70s.? It is currently 65 degrees at the live oak tree. 

 

 

Thursday, February 13 

 

The Spruce Creek Ironmen defeated the University Titans yesterday, 58 to 33 in a dual weight meet.? The Hawks were paced by a strong showing from the seniors and juniors.? The following lifters won their weight class; Trey White, Cameron Strickland, Phu Bui, Camari Nelson, Brenden Hargrave, Marvin Scott, and Robby Menello.? ?Connor Benat, Zack Silvers, Nick Cazarez, Brayson Busse, and Pat Murphy placed second.? Also scoring for the Hawks were; Kenneth Porter, Ronald Hopkins, Abdul Gumbs, and Mekhi Siriac.? ? The team will be away for two weeks and return home on March 4th to take on Matanzas, in the Spruce Creek Weight Room at 4pm.?? 

 

 

The Creek tennis team has started strong this year with a 7-0 shutout of University on Tuesday and a 4-3 win over FPC yesterday. Luke Paschal and Daniel Cronje led the charge over University while Hayden Ensminger, Sebastian Buenner and Carter Chavez sealed the win over Flagler. Great job Hawks!?

 

Good news ! Congrats to the girls track and field team who came out victorious at the Deland high school last night. Facing 8 other teams from around the county the Ladies held their own to win the meet scoring 115ps. Here are a few of the standouts Sara Caroti, Lindsey Bagby, Sophie Steck, Rachel Wheatley, Rachel Annesi, Victoria Valdez, and Paige Cooksey Congrats ladies and good luck at the US National Training Center meet this weekend! 

 

Black History Month question of the day: There was no Winner for Wednesday. The HBCU in Volusia County is Bethune Cookman University (BCU). ?Go Wildcats! Today’s question--What is the oldest, still operational HBCU, that was founded in 1837? Enter your answer at http: //bit.ly.BlackHistoryQuestionoftheDay. Look for the QR code in the hallways and in classrooms. 

 

Once again we have been invited to participate in the annual Women in Science at Embry-Riddle event.? It is designed for 10th and 11th grade girls who are interested in pursuing a degree in math and/or science in college.? There will be a keynote speaker followed by a friendly competition, lunch is provided, and then a panel discussion in the afternoon.? The winning teams receive scholarships to ERAU as well as other prizes (in previous years this included a Kindle Fire!).? If you are interested, please see Mrs. Budde in room B-11 to sign up by February 24th.

 

Today is the day for the Teachers versus Students Jeopardy Quiz Bowl during office hours and lunch in the media center.? All proceeds will go to the United Negro College Fund with one dollar or more donation expected in order to enter.? Who will win in their knowledge of Black History?? Teachers like Mrs Morris, Mr Marracino, Mr Phillips, Mr Bradham or Mrs Cook-Scott or the Students who will be Aaliyah Battle, Seona Whyte, Diego Lopez, Diamond Whitlety and Abdul Gumbs?? You’ve got to attend to find out the answer. 

The musical “Mamma Mia” opens this Friday and will take place on the following dates.? Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $10.? This production is PG-13. 7pm performances will be on Feb 14th, 15th and Feb 21st ?and ?22nd , 2:30pm performance on Feb 23rd  

 

“Mamma Mia” in school performance will take place on Friday Feb 21st during 6th and 7th periods.? Tickets are on-sale for $5 and are being sold by members of the cast and in the main atrium during lunch and before school the week of the show.? Tickets will not be sold at the door so make plans to purchase your tickets as soon as possible. 

 

And now for the forecast--We are starting off with a steamy 73 degrees on the way up to the mid 80s.? Chances of rain hop on the forecast after 1 pm today with a solid chance of rain overnight tonight.? We will be chilling down? on Valentines day with light rain a good possibility in the morning.? Your Saturday looks clear and cool.? Then chances of rain are back for Sunday and Presidents day. 

 

Wednesday, February 12

 

On Saturday the Spruce Creek Envirothon team won the regional Envirothon competition for the fifth year in a row.? Alejandro Morales, Meryl Liu, Chloe Horncastle, Reagan Padula and Scotty Tobin combined for the win.? The second team from Creek also took second place in the competition. 

 

Congratulations to the Academic Team for victories last night over University and Deltona. Go team! 

 

The Creek Girls Tennis Team started their season with a huge win against University with a final score of 6-1. Veronika Nash, Emilee Sanders, Victoria Adams, Hayden Kelly, and Autumn Lightcap all came home with wins. We are super proud of you ladies and are looking forward to today’s match against FPC. Go Hawks! 

 

Creek Girls Soccer battled it out with FPC and came away with the 2-1 win in overtime,?advancing them into the Regional Semi-Finals against Oviedo on Fri 2/14, 7pm at Creek! Well Done Ladies! 

 

Black History Month question of the day: There was no Winner for Tuesday, but the correct answer is there are four (4) Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Florida. Today’s question--What HBCU is in Volusia County. Enter your answer at http: //bit.ly.BlackHistoryQuestionoftheDay. Look for the QR code in the hallways and in classrooms. 

 

Once again we have been invited to participate in the annual Women in Science at Embry-Riddle event.? It is designed for 10th and 11th grade girls who are interested in pursuing a degree in math and/or science in college.? There will be a keynote speaker followed by a friendly competition, lunch is provided, and then a panel discussion in the afternoon.? The winning teams receive scholarships to ERAU as well as other prizes (in previous years this included a Kindle Fire!).? If you are interested, please see Mrs. Budde in room B-11 to sign up by February 24th

 

NHS is hosting a Black History Month Jeopardy event on Thursday, February 13th. Teachers will face off students during office hours and lunch in the media center! All proceeds from the one dollar donations expected at the door will go to the United Negro College Fund. Food will be sold as well. Be there for the fun! 

 

Anyone who ordered a junior t-shirt with Mrs. Piper please come to D-08 Mrs. Pringle's room to pick it up.? Thank you. 

 

The musical “Mamma Mia” opens this Friday and will take place on the following dates.? Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $10.? This production is PG-13. 7pm performances will be on Feb 14th, 15th and Feb 21st ?and ?22nd , 2:30pm performance on Feb 23rd  

 

“Mamma Mia” in school performance will take place on Friday Feb 21st during 6th and 7th periods.? Tickets are on-sale for $5 and are being sold by members of the cast and in the main atrium during lunch and before school the week of the show.? Tickets will not be sold at the door so make plans to purchase your tickets as soon as possible. 

 

And now for your Hawk News weather--The fog has lifted into the mostly cloudy skies and the temperature is on the way up to around 81 degrees.? Thursday looks like another warm day topping out at 82 degrees with a 20% chance for showers after 2pm.? Friday looks cold hearted with a high of only 68, cloudy skies, and a 30% chance of showers.? It is presently 70 degrees at the track. 

 

 

Tuesday, February 11 

 

Black History Month question of the day: No Winner for Monday. There were 99 HBCU’s in the United States at the end of 2019. 101 in the US and the Virgin Islands. Today’s question: How many HBCU’s are in Florida??  Enter your answer at http: //bit.ly.BlackHistoryQuestionoftheDay. Look for the QR code in the hallways and in classrooms. 

 

Once again we have been invited to participate in the annual Women in Science at Embry-Riddle event.? It is designed for 10th and 11th grade girls who are interested in pursuing a degree in math and/or science in college.? There will be a keynote speaker followed by a friendly competition, lunch is provided, and then a panel discussion in the afternoon.? The winning teams receive scholarships to ERAU as well as other prizes (in previous years this included a Kindle Fire!).? If you are interested, please see Mrs. Budde in room B-11 to sign up by February 24th. 

 

COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR DISTRICT CHAMPION VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER TEAM TONIGHT AS THEY TAKE ON RIVAL FPC IN THE REGION QUARTERFINAL. THE MATCH IS RIGHT HERE AT CREEK AND BEGINS AT 7PM. GO LADY HAWKS 

 

The Creek tennis team plays its season opener today on our school courts against visiting University. The match starts right after school. Come on out and watch the Hawks! Admission as always is free. The Creek girls tennis team plays their home opener on Thursday against Seabreeze. 

 

NHS is hosting a Black History Month Jeopardy event on Thursday, February 13th. Teachers will face off students during office hours and lunch in the media center! All proceeds from the one dollar donations expected at the door will go to the United Negro College Fund. Food will be sold as well. Be there for the fun! 

 

Anyone who ordered a junior t-shirt with Mrs. Piper please come to D-08 Mrs. Pringle's room to pick it up.? Thank you. 

 

The musical “Mamma Mia” opens this Friday and will take place on the following dates.? Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $10.? This production is PG-13. 7pm performances will be on Feb 14th, 15th and Feb 21st ?and ?22nd , 2:30pm performance on Feb 23rd  

 

“Mamma Mia” in school performance will take place on Friday Feb 21st during 6th and 7th periods.? Tickets are on-sale for $5 and are being sold by members of the cast and in the main atrium during lunch and before school the week of the show.? Tickets will not be sold at the door so make plans to purchase your tickets as soon as possible. 

 

Are you interested in joining the French Club with their fieldtrip to Islands of Adventure and Universal this coming Monday, February 17th, for President’s Day?? There are just a few seats left and you can come even if you are not in the Club.? If you are interested, stop by today in F-2, Madame Augat’s room. 

 

And now for the hawk news weather--If you like warm weather you will love the forecast for the next couple days.? Becoming mostly cloudy and warm with a high of 84 degrees today.? Rewind and replay that forecast for Wednesday.? Then we will see increasing chances of rain Thursday afternoon with a high temperature surpassing 85 degrees and a 20% chance of showers after 2pm.? ?But wait there is more.....Friday's weather doesn't look all that lovely with 40% chances for showers and a high of only 67 degrees.? It is currently 67 degrees at the parent loop

Monday, February 10

 

 

Let’s hear it for our Girls Soccer and Girls Basketball teams.

Both winning District championships last week.

Now on to regional playoffs.

Girls Soccer will play FPC here at home on Tuesday at 7pm.

Girls Basketball plays Colonial here at Creek on Thursday at 7pm.

(Guess where you should be at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday?)

 

 

Congrats to the girls track and field team on Friday at the FPC Preseason pinnacle classic the girls had an outstanding showing here are some of the leaders Brooklyn VanLith, Rachel Wheatley , Natalie Theis , Olivia Niewald and Kaylee Van Rij and special congrats to Paige Cooksey for running the 3rd fastest time in the United States in the 300 meter hurdles. 

 

Good Morning Hawks--Are you a great writer? Are you a history buff? Do you love winning great prizes? Well, if you answered yes to these questions, then you?may be interested in entering the Black History Essay Contest. The topic is What event, person or thing made a significant impact on African American History and Why? Please see Mrs.? Jones or Mr. Plowden in O-20 for more details. It's a great day to be a hawk! ? 

 

On Friday, Abigail Westbrook answered Carter G. Woodson for the Father of Black History. Today’s Black History Month question of the day: An HBCU is a Historically Black College or University. As of 2019, how many HBCU’s were in the United States?  Enter your answer at http: //bit.ly.BlackHistoryQuestionoftheDay. Look for the QR code in the hallways and in classrooms. 

 

Attention all track athletes: sign ups for the Wednesday meet at DeLand are today in room L04 with Coach Mowrey before 7th period.  

 

Anyone who ordered a junior t-shirt with Mrs. Piper please come to D-08 Mrs. Pringle's room to pick it up.? Thank you. 

 

And now for the weather--It seems spring has sprung.? Expect a high near 80 today and the highs for the week will climb to near 85 degrees with lows in the 60's.? We do have some chances for rain sliding in Thursday and?Friday though.? It is currently 64 degrees at the South bike rack. 

 

 

Thursday, January 30 

Good Morning--The Door Decorating Contest will be judged this morning in honor of Celebrate Literacy Week. Congratulations?to the following student winner of the Scavenger Hunt Trivia:?Autumn Smith. Today's Spruce Creek Avenger Hunt Trivia: “Nathaniel Hawthorne would be proud—the magic in his book, words, and letters are what inspired me to come around!” Who am I?

 

Calling all READERS! Are you someone who never leaves home without a good book? Is it your dream to participate in a full day of activities surrounding books with several hours set aside just to sit and read in the library? Then you are the perfect candidate to join us for our Read-In Celebration on January 31st! Please stop by the media center to pick up a permission form or to find out more information. ? 

 

Congratulations, we have survived 100 days of High School (well, almost) and we are going to celebrate in a big delicious way! On Friday during lunch head over to the student parking lot and enjoy a yummy treat from one of our super sweet food trucks. ?We will have Churros and Cream, refreshing slushies from Kona Ice and your choice of coffee milkshakes or ice cream sundaes from Ritter’s. Each treat is only 100 pennies, but we would prefer dollars. You may purchase tickets between classes on Friday in F-11 or at the table outside by the food trucks during the event. Tickets are limited to three per student. To get a treat you must have a ticket, cash will not be taken at the trucks. ?So, look under the car seats and between the sofa cushion for some loose change and join us in celebrating your 100 days of being an amazing Hawk.  

 

Coach Howard will be selling t-shirts for boys’ basketball during lunch. 

 

This is the last week to get your yearbooks from 2008-2019 for the low price of $50.  After Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, this sale will end and prices will go back up to the previous prices.  See Coach Mowrey in L04 for further information. 

 

Have you gotten your yearbook for this school year?  Come to room L04 to get your 45th anniversary book for $100.  See Coach Mowrey in Room L04.   

 

Austria, Germany & Switzerland--Listen Up Hawks, today is the day where you can learn more about this amazing trip to where the Hills are alive with the Sound of Music and you can experience it yourself with Ms. Strauts. Have Schnitzel mit Noodle in Austria, visit Cinderella’s Castle in Bavaria, Germany and take in the fairytale beauty of the oldest wood covered bridge – Chapel in Switzerland. If you want to find out more – attend the parent’s/students informational meeting being held tonight at 6pm in F3 in the atrium – RSVP that you will attend this meeting in order to save on the cost of this unbelievable trip. 

 

And now for the forecast-Cloudy skies with a 20% chance of a passing shower today.? The wind will be on the gusty side out of the Northeast.? Hang on to your umbrella the next few days as chances for afternoon rain are on the weather menu for Friday.? ?The wind will flip around to the South tomorrow so it will at least be a milder day with a high of around 75.? We are crawling to 65 degrees today with our current campus reading of 62 degrees. 

 

 

Congratulations to the following student winners of the Scavenger Hunt Trivia:?Calista Chatmon, Raquan Harris, Bryce Barnett, and Autumn Smith. Today's Spruce Creek Avenger Hunt Trivia: As Amazon we save the day, an origin made of clay, one in black and one in white, to very last breath we will fight. Who are we? Remember to submit your answer in the Trivia box in the media center. 

 

Calling all READERS! Are you someone who never leaves home without a good book? Is it your dream to participate in a full day of activities surrounding books with several hours set aside just to sit and read in the library? Then you are the perfect candidate to join us for our Read-In Celebration on January 31st! Please stop by the media center to pick up a permission form or to find out more information. ? 

 

Congratulations, we have survived 100 days of High School (well, almost) and we are going to celebrate in a big delicious way! On Friday during lunch head over to the student parking lot and enjoy a yummy treat from one of our super sweet food trucks. ?We will have Churros and Cream, refreshing slushies from Kona Ice and your choice of coffee milkshakes or ice cream sundaes from Ritter’s. Each treat is only 100 pennies, but we would prefer dollars. You may purchase tickets between classes on Friday in F-11 or at the table outside by the food trucks during the event. Tickets are limited to three per student . To get a treat you must have a ticket, cash will not be taken at the trucks. ?So look under the car seats and between the sofa cushion for some loose change and join us in celebrating your 100 days of being an amazing Hawk.  

 

SENIORS, if you DID NOT carve your name into a tile on the Senior Activity Day in October please stop by the pottery room, M-17, next week ( then change to next week) so you can be included in a new school mural.? 

 

Coach Howard will be selling t-shirts for boys basketball during lunch. 

 

This is the last week to get your yearbooks from 2008-2019 for the low price of $50.  After Friday,Jan. 31, 2020, this sale will end and prices will go back up to the previous prices.  See Coach Mowrey in L04  for further information. 

 

Have you gotten your yearbook for this school year?  Come to room L04 to get your 45th anniversary book for $100.  See Coach Mowrey in Room L04.   

 

Listen Up Hawks--The Hills are alive with the Sound of Music and you can experience it yourself with Ms. Strauts. Have Schnitzel mit Noodle in Austria, visit Cinderella’s Castle in Bavaria, Germany and take in the fairytale beauty of the oldest wood covered bridge – Chapel in Switzerland. If you want to find out more – attend the parent’s/students informational meeting being held Thursday, January 30 at 6pm in F3 in the atrium – RSVP by January 29 that you will attend this meeting in order to save on the cost of this unbelievable trip. 

 

And now for the weather--Another chilly morning is giving way to a more mild afternoon with a high near 70 degrees.? Keep an umbrella handy for the next few days.? The clouds are building in and some showers will arrive sometime after 3 pm today.? The chances for rain linger into the weekend with the temperatures rising to around 70 and falling to around 60 each night.? It is currently a crisp 50 degrees at the guard house. 

 

 

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