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School News
Congratulations!  Hillsborough is once again an "A" school!  Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen!

Hillsborough High School newspaper and yearbook students won 27 All-Florida awards from the Florida Scholastic Press Association for thier writing, photography and design work. Newspaper, yearbook and RBTV students also added 32 Excellents and 37 Honorable Mentions and finished among the top few schools in the state in FSPA's spring contests.
All-Florida winners are eligible to receive a "Best of the Best" award at the FSPA state convention in a few weeks. While there, we'll also find out the results on three major awards. Yearbook co-editor Liz Tsourakis is a finalist for Florida Student Journalist of the Year, Newspaper News Editor Kathy Xie is a finalist for the Emerging Young Journalist (top freshman or sophomore) and I am a finalist for the Florida Journalism Teacher of the Year. It's been a great year for HHS Journalism!

HHS All-Florida Winners
Nikki Ferrera
Ellie Rodriguez
Kathy Xie, Jose Leon
Feature Story
Jessica Thornton
Ivy Bennett-Ford, Maria Roberts
News Story
Vishwa Shah, Hayley McAleese
News Story
Kimmy Rampersad
News Story
Vincent Bencomo
Newspaper front page design
Ellie Rodriguez
Newspaper front page design
Ellie Rodriguez
Newspaper front page design
Ellie Rodriguez
Newspaper  page design
Personality Portrait Photo
Hannah Baade
Personality Portrait Photo
Hannah Baade
Personality Portrait Photo
Danny Dole
Print Commentary
Vishwa Shah, Sarvika Bommakanti
Quick-Turn Illustration
John Veliz
Spot News Photo
Katie Frost
Yearbook Academics Copy
Francesca Althaus
Yearbook Academics Copy
Jessica Thornton
Yearbook Opening/Divider
Yearbook Sports Spread
Madeline Quam
Yearbook Sports Spread
Thomas Liu, Jessica Thornton
Yearbook Student Life Copy
Madeline Quam
Yearbook Student Life Spread
Liz Tsourakis, Teresa Chorvat
Yearbook Student Life Spread
Madeline Quam, Cade McCurdy
Yearbook Student Life Spread
Teresa Chorvat

NEW! Saturday Review Sessions at Hillsborough High School
Below is a list of AP and IB courses which will hold Saturday Review Sessions.  Students are expected to take full advantage of this opportunity to review and receive extra help in their IB/ AP course(s).  Please look at the dates assigned, times, and locations.  All review sessions are held at Hillsborough High School.  If you have any questions, please call the IB Office at (813) 276-5620 Ext. 264.

IB Chemistry (Seniors)
2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/17
Room 230
IB Physics HL/SL
3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3
Room 347
IB Math SL
Lisa Wilson
4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
Room 321
IB Psychology HL/SL
4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3
Room 313

4/19, 4/26, 5/10
Room 325
AP Human Geo
4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
Room 334
Room 332
AP Micro
AP Macro
Room 4-206/ Media Center

Edsby News

All students currently have access to Edsby, the District's new gradebook and social learning platform.  Student passwords can be set, even from home, at  Students can view their grades on any computer, tablet or smart phone - there is an Edsby app.

Parents can create one account to connect to multiple students; self-register at

The link below takes you to a short YouTube video about the parent registration process.

Congratulations to our 8 National Merit Semifinalists for 2014!!!

Teresa Chorvat          Kelly Cochran           
Trevor McCabe           Arpan Parekh            
Samuel Russell          Elizabeth Tsourakis             
Brittany Young          Aaren Zhu

Hillsborough County Public Schools, in compliance with 2008 Florida Statute -- 1006.147~adopted its own anti-bullying and harassment policy in December, 2008.

It is the policy of Hillsborough County Public Schools that all of its students and school employees have an educational setting that is safe, secure, and free from harassment and bullying of any kind. The district will not tolerate bullying or harassment of any type. Conduct that constitutes bullying or harassment, as defined in the policy, is prohibited. All Hillsborough County students and employees will receive updated information at the beginning of the school year. Information is also in the Student and Teacher Handbooks.  The Hillsborough County Public Schools district expects students and school employees to conduct themselves appropriately for their levels of development, maturity, and demonstrated capabilities, with a proper regard for the rights and welfare of other students and school staff, the educational purpose underlying all school activities, and the care of school facilities and equipment.

Senior News

March 29 8pm until midnight, tickets are on sale now  for $70 cash or money order only!
Grad Bash
April 26,2014 5pm to 4:30am   There are a few seats available for Grad Bash. Tickets are $105, and on a first come first served basis.  If there are thirty eight students who still want to buy a ticket, we will add another bus. Payments must be in by March 27, 2014
Senior Breakfast
Late April- Date to TBD
Senior's Last Day

Senior Send Off
May 16th

May 19th
Graduation Rehearsal is Wednesday, May 28 @ 11:00 a.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall

Graduation is Monday, June 2, 2014 @ 1:00 pm  at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall
Herff Jones is  still taking Senior Announcement orders through the Late Order Program. Parents can go on-line to to place their orders. These orders will be delivered at approx. the same time as the other fine paper items.  They are also still taking cap and gown orders.

Herff Jones:  For caps & gowns and class rings click this link:

Senior Class Sponsor
Mrs. April Fiore
Room 534    

  Please do not interrupt class!    Available during  HR,  4th period, 5th period, before, or after school.

STUDENTS: This is a reminder that you can go to to review your High School Academic Evaluations, transcripts, grades and information on career and college planning.

School Address

5000 Central Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33603
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Student Hours

7:35 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Note: Every Monday students will be released one hour early.
5000 Central Avenue | Tampa, Florida 33603 | Phone: 813.276.5620 | Fax: 813.276.5629 Home to the '93, '95, '96, '97, '99, '00, '03, '04, '05 District Football Champions and the '96 State Football finalists