8:50 AM - 12:30 PM LSSC grade level meetings
10:30 AM Balfour
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Balfour in during lunch
5:30 PM Volleyball vs Dunnellon
7:30 PM V Football @ Bishop Moore
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Academic Competition
5:30 PM Volleyball vs Tavares
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Chapter Officer Leadership Training
5:30 PM Volleyball @ Wildwood
Around the World in a Night
October 7, 2017 from 7pm-11pm
$15 in advance $20 at the door
Tickets go on sale September 25th - before school,
Raider Time/Prep, both lunches
Outside guest forms are available from Ms. Weaver
or front office and due back by Sept 25th.
You will not be allowed to purchase tickets for guests without an approved guest form.
Dress code guidelines were given out a few weeks ago. Please refer to it!
Spirit Days for Homecoming
‘Merica Monday – wear patriotic clothes
Jet Lag Tuesday – comfy clothes, pj’s, messy hair
World Peace Wednesday – hippie attire
Tacky Tourist Thursday – dress in your tackiest touristy attire
Destination Friday – dress for your future occupation
or the exotic destination of your choice
Remember that you still must adhere to school dress code!
Dual Enrollment Qualifications
South Sumter High School
Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Danielle Stewart
Sumter County School Board Recognition to
NNDCC Team for becoming
Orienteering State NJROTC Champions
Congratulations to the contestants and THANK YOU
to all of those involved in making this a very successful event!
The final ranking was as follows:
Gold Award - $1000 – Johnathan Bressette, SSHS, IFT Drones
Silver Award - $500 – Sophia Thornton – WMHS – Breath of Life
Bronze Award - $300 – Andrea Comer – SSHS – Hypnotizing Highlighters
Very Promising Award - $125 – Faith Grizzel – SSHS – Voluntold
Promising Award - $75 – Tristan LaMaire – SSHS – Bamboards
Please congratulate the following athletes on qualifying for the Class 2A Region 2 track meet and please also congratulate all the boys on the track team for winning the District Championship.
Haley Kadur – Long Jump, 300m Hurdles
Riley Hughes – Shot Put, Discus
Kyrah Broome – Shot Put, Discus
Brandell Colbert – 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay
Wilden Uribe – 1600m, 3200m, 4x800m Relay
Jalon Taylor – 110m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay
Fred Martin – 4x100m Relay
Carson Wells – Shot Put, Discus, 4x100m Relay
Omar Ramos – 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay
Deric Dixon – Long Jump, Triple Jump, 4x400m Relay
Matt Palmer – 4x800m Relay
Wyatt Shaw – 4x800m Relay
Bokeyon Rice – Discus
2017 State Science Fair
Jorge Guillen - $75 cash award
Joey Cilenti - 5th place / 37 ; $1000 scholarship ; NASA award;
Governors award to attend the National Youth
science camp(1 month all expense paid) West Virginia.
Alyssa Sanchez - 4th place / 36
Colby Pitts - 3rd place /38; $ 14000 scholarship to UCF.
Johnathan Bressette - 3rd place / 34
Casey Ryan - 3rd place/50
Emily Hough - 3rd place/50
Carson Wells - 3rd place/50
Approximately 40% of competitors receive recognition. ALL OF OURS DID!!
Next step --- Intel ISEF , Los Angeles California May 13 - 19th .
South Sumter RAIDERS and 76 Countries!!
FBLA 2017 State Leadership Conference
The SSHS Future Business Leaders of America chapter has just returned from the State Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL. One portion of the conference was dedicated to viewing workshops and the students got to see a familiar face: Mr. Patrick Grady. SSHS had 18 students competing in all areas of business from performing a speech to taking a test. Congratulations to Alexandria Ford on placing 5th in FBLA Principles and Procedures! Our students never fail to make us proud and to inspire others to be their best!
SSHS at Florida Bandmasters Associations State Solo
& Ensemble Music Performance Assessment
Congratulations to the following Raider Band students for earning SUPERIORS Friday March 24 at the Florida Band Masters Association’s State Solo & Ensemble and Auxiliary Performance Assessment!
Karrah Christensen Flute Solo
Samantha Smith Flag Solo
Kellie Knight Flag Solo
Alex Tomberlin Alto Saxophone Solo
Also, on Saturday, March 24 Karrah Christensen and McKenzie Morris performed at the Florida Vocal Association’s State Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment. Ratings earned:
McKenzie Morris – EXCELLENT
Karrah Christensen – SUPERIOR
Math Field Day
Alg 1 Ayla Freeman 2nd place
Alg 1 Karsyn Hogan 1st place
Alg 2 Matthew Maggio 1st place
Advanced math Tyler Lillo 2nd place
Advanced math Lizbeth Cruz Garcia 1st place
Alg 1 team won 1st place
Alg 2 team won 1st place
Advance team won 1st place
Alg 1 Karsyn Hogan
Alg 2 Matthew Maggio
Advanced math Tyler Lillo
(Tyler also had the highest overall combo score out of everybody)
Band Solo & Ensemble
Karrah Christensen – Flute Solo – SUPERIOR
Karrah Christenson, Aiden Judge, Jackson Akins, & Samantha Smith – Woodwind Quartet – EXCELLENT
Meghan Miller, Logan Brown, Bryttoni Schickert, & Kyle Gorham – Trumpet Quartet – EXCELLENT
Blake Fontana – Mallet Solo – SUPERIOR
Logan Brown – Trumpet Solo – EXCELLENT
Victoria Dudeck & Dylan Ivey – Percussion Duet – SUPERIOR
Alex Tomberlin – Alto Sax Solo – SUPERIOR
Meghan Miller – Trumpet Solo – EXCELLENT
Victoria Dudeck, Gracie Daugherty, Travis Burkes, Blake Fontana,
Dylan Ivey, Kyle Bray, & Nathaniel Gant – Percussion Choir – EXCELLENT
Kaitlyn Evans, Bryttoni Schickert, Logan Brown,
Davion Nolden, & Kyle Gorham – Brass Quintet – EXCELLENT
Aiden Judge – Flute Solo – EXCELLENT
Kaitlyn Evans – Flute Solo – EXCELLENT
Christian Arellano – Tenor Sax Solo – EXCELLENT
Samantha Smith – Flag Solo – SUPERIOR
Kellie Knight – Flag Solo – SUPERIOR
D’Anne Gorman – Flag Solo – EXCELLENT
Alexis Willis – Flag Solo – EXCELLENT
The following students will be performing their solos at the state level at the end of March:
Karrah Christensen, Alex Tomberlin, Samantha Smith, & Kellie Knight.
Regional Science Fair
February 10th was a GREAT night for South Sumter Raiders!! We sent 8 projects to the regional fair and all 8 are 1ST PLACE WINNERS!!!. We are the only school to have accomplished this from all of Marion and Sumter.
Six of these projects will head to compete at the state science fair in Lakeland.
HUGE Congratulations to our Intel ISEF team that will travel to Los Angeles, California
to compete against projects from 76 countries!!
Naval Science Cadets Orienteering Team
Congratulations to the Naval Science Cadets Orienteering team for their
1st place at the Withlacoochee State Forest Orienteering Competition on
Saturday, February 11, 2017!
HOSA Competition Winners
Please congratulate our SSHS Health Occupation
Students of America Competition Winners:
Cloey S.- 4th place Family Medicine Knowledge Test
Antonio H.- 3rd Place Sports Medicine
Shayne M., Ana G. and Rosa A.- 2nd Place HOSA Bowl team
Ricki N.- 2nd Place Medical Spelling
Emily C., Shayne M., Sofiya C. and Lizbeth C. will advance
to state in the Health Care Issues Exam competition.
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SSHS Mission Statement
South Sumter High School, in partnership with its stakeholders, is committed to providing a systemic, comprehensive educational program to educate, enhance, encourage, and empower all students to achieve their personal, social, educational, and career/life goals. It is a program developed according to professional standards and appropriate models of best practices in the field of education. Learning environments will be physically and psychologically healthy and safe, managed by professionally trained and certified staff. With a commitment to individual uniqueness and maximum development of human potential, the ultimate goal of the program is for students to graduate with the competencies necessary to make self-directed, realistic, and responsible decisions and to become productive workers, lifelong learners and successful contributors to society.
At South Sumter High School we adhere to the belief that all students can learn. Working as a team, our purpose is to provide a comprehensive educational program that assists all students in acquiring the critical skills for lifelong learning and success.
The Florida Department of Agriculture has given us a waiver through October 20th and has made available all school meals free of charge. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this. They will still be required to put their numbers in so that we can keep count, but no money will need to exchange hands and their accounts will not be debited. This will begin tomorrow through October 20.
Exciting news! At a time when workforce demands for technical skills and industry certification are at an all-time high, the schools in Sumter County have increased the number of students earning industry-relevant credentials by (31%) with 266 industry certifications awarded this school year!
School Superintendent Rick Shirley is pleased to announce Sumter is ranked 16th out of 67 school districts in Florida according to a preliminary school grades press release by the Department of Education. Bushnell Elementary, Lake Panasoffkee Elementary and The Villages Charter received “A” ratings. Wildwood Elementary School increased 124 points, moving up two letter grades and earning a school rating of “B”. South Sumter Middle and Webster Elementary also earned “B” ratings. South Sumter High School and Wildwood Middle High School earned “C” ratings despite a significant increase in total points earned. Sumter is one of thirty-seven “B” districts with only eleven “A” districts statewide.
Bullying, Threats and Intimidation Board Policy 5.321
Civility Board Policy 9.61
Drug-Free Workplace Board Policy 6.33
Controlled Open Enrollment Board Policy 5.23
Florida Economic Security Report Section 1002.20(24) Florida Statutes