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                       Please, always wear your seatbelt.	
                                 March 16, 2012	
       Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by joining “Green Up Boone” tomorrow!	

               Congratulations to…	
         Congratulations to our Academy of Finance magnet students
who celebrated the past two days by being honored by both Charles
Schwab and the Independent Insurance Agents of Central Florida.
Yesterday, the local IIACF Board of Directors selected Brandi Recker
as the 2012 InVEST student of the year. Brandi received a
$1,000 college scholarship. Additionally, the board recognized Hannah
Reiss ($500), Felipe Borrell ($500), Patrick James ($250), Nancy
Ampuero ($250), Nikia Toomey ($250) Charles Collins ($250), Amy
Bonilla ($250), Joey Charles ($250), Jonathan Rousseau ($250) and
Katie Gibson ($150) during their scholarship breakfast at Leu Gardens.
Each student was commended for their performance during Project
InVEST, a national platform for teaching auto insurance to teens. Today,
during the 12th Annual NAF Finance Conference luncheon at the Citrus
Club, Charles Schwab awarded $500 college scholarships to Amy
Bonilla, Patrick James, Hannah Reiss and Nikia Toomey for their
outstanding work in the classroom during the past 4 years.	
In total, 11 students received $5,900 in scholarships this week. Our
Academy of Finance continues to excel – congratulations to their
outstanding instructor, Mr. Bill Daniel.	
            Congratulations to the students who were selected as delegates or
alternates for the 2012 Boys and Girls State Program! This is a
comprehensive, hands-on study in government. Students from around
Florida will meet in Tallahassee for one week in July for this unique
experience. The program is fully funded by the American Legion, which
includes transportation, tuition, food, and lodging.	
        Girls State: Bria Cobb, Emily Collins, Merrie Grace Harding,
and Christine Maloney	
        Boys State: Mitchell Capell, Anthony Cosia, Ryan Hammond,
        William McMillin, Nathaniel Reiff, Caleb Roche,
        Christopher Slason, and William Stone	

GREEN UP BOONE: It’s time to get green, Braves! This Saturday,
March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day, from 8am to noon we will be having
Green Up Boone. This is an invitation to anyone who is interested in
lending a helping hand and in need of community service hours. If you
are not already part of a campus club, you may come and sign in under
SGA. Donuts, drinks, and DJ will be provided. So, grab some rakes and
come out and help clean up our campus! Remember that sun screen and
PTSA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join! Membership forms
are available in the front office and on the school website under the
Parents/PTSA tab. You can also join on line at Error! Hyperlink
reference not valid.. Hit the “Log In” button in the upper right hand
corner and enter organization code: BooneHS. All graduating senior
Braves must be members of the Boone PTSA to apply for the Boone and
County PTSA scholarships. The deadline to join will be Saturday,
offering three $500 scholarships for the first time. All graduating senior
Braves must be members of the Boone PTSA. Application forms are
available in all of the same places as membership forms. The Boone
deadline has been extended to Friday, March 30th. All seniors with
Boone memberships can also apply for the County PTSA scholarships as
well. The County form is attached and the deadline is Friday, April
6th. LAST GENERAL PTSA MEETING: Mark your calendar! The
date and place has changed for the next and last general meeting for this
school year. The meeting will now be Thursday, April 26th at
6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Barnes and Noble at 2418 E
Colonial Dr. in the Colonial Plaza Market Center during the Nook Fair
from 9am to 9pm. All purchases will benefit the Boone PTSA. More
information will follow.

PROM: Jr/Sr Prom is just around the corner and the junior class needs
lots of help to make it a great success! We need parents from all grades
to help with the big event! We need help both selling
tickets and chaperoning prom night. Ticket sales will take place
Monday, April 2nd - Fri, April 6th and Monday, April 9th - Wednesday,
April 11th during both lunch periods from 9:45 to 11:30, except Wed
from 9:15 to 10:30. Can you Chaperon Prom Night April 21st from 6pm
to midnight? We especially need Dads to help out on Prom night. If
you can help, please reply to: with the
days that you can sell tickets or if you can chaperon during Prom
night. If you have any questions, contact Julie Sutphin
at 407.701.6122. WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL: Selected BHS
Visual Arts students will have artwork on display this weekend for the
annual Spring Winter Park Art Festival. The festival is held on Park
Avenue in Winter Park and the artwork will be up Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday until at least 3:00 p.m. Feel free to browse professional artist
tents and show your support to our student artists.

PTSA KEMOSABE KLOSET: Thank you very much again to
everyone who has donated items to the Kloset. Misses/juniors XL and
larger size tops and prom dresses, backpacks, index cards, deodorants,
belts for girls & guys, and dress shoes are needed now. Please bring all
of your donations to the front office and tell them that they are for the
FUEL MY SCHOOL: Are you shopping online? Need gifts for
birthdays, Valentine’s, anniversary gifts? Shopping Fuel My School
Vendors costs you NOTHING and BHS gets a portion of every
sale. Shop at your favorite online brand name store and make money for
Boone’s technology fund. Shop the same way you always shop online,
but first click on and then our school’s online
mall. Then click on your favorite name brand store. You will be
amazed at the vendors: Target, Dick’s, Amazon, Sports Authority,
Expedia (traveling plans for spring break?) and many more. Help
support our students and teachers with just ONE Click:	
MOCK TRIAL TEAM: High-five a “Mockie”! Boone’s Mock Trial
Team participated in State Competition last weekend. There were four
rounds of tough competition in which the students acted as prosecution
twice and defense twice. They played some excellent teams from across
the state of Florida and had a wonderful experience working together as
a team. Rankings will be announced in a future newsletter, but for the
time being we are proud to share that Monica Joyce won the Best
Witness award for her amazing acting! Congratulations to all our
Mockies for a job well done.	
COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER: March is a very active month for
scholarship deadlines. Seniors who need money to go to college need to
check the list in College & Career. Boone students do well each year
getting their share of the money available from scholarships, but every
year there are scholarships that have no applicants – don’t pass up the
opportunity to apply for scholarships!	
SENIOR STATUS LETTERS: Letters regarding the status of current
seniors are sent home at the end of the first semester to the
parent/guardian of any senior who is in danger of not meeting the
requirements to graduate on June 2nd. Graduation requires the successful
completion of 24 credits (specific course requirements are on the Boone
Guidance website), a 2.0 unweighted cumulative GPA, and attainment
of a passing score on both the reading and math sections of the FCAT
(or concordant scores on the ACT or SAT). Should your student be one
of those in jeopardy, please contact the appropriate counselor for a
meeting to discuss alternatives.	
VIRTUAL CLASSES: Students wishing to enroll in a virtual class
should discuss the options with their school counselor before signing up
for a class. The Florida Virtual School offers two options. As full time
students enrolled in an Orange County School, students may not be
enrolled in the Orange County Virtual Center available on Florid Virtual
School. Students who selected Orange County Virtual will need to go
back into the system and reapply to the Florida Virtual School. Contact
the school counselor if you have any questions.	
BRIGHT FUTURES: All seniors with a 2.75 unweighted GPA should
complete the application for the Bright Futures Scholarship. The 2 new
big changes for this are new community service requirement and the fact
that everyone must fill out a FAFSA to get the Bright Futures money.
Instructions for completing the application are found at

BRIGHT FUTURES GOLD SEAL AWARD: Seniors who are taking
classes through one of the Orange County Technical Centers should be
applying for the Bright Futures Gold Seal Scholarship. The link and
directions for completing the application are posted on the Guidance
Website (see note above). Any senior who has completed a Career
Pathways program here at Boone, and has the required cumulative and
subject area GPA should be applying for the Gold Seal award. This
funding is good for the first two years of school at a technical, two-year,
or four-year school see the Bright Futures website for more details at Chec
k with your school counselor to see if you are eligible. Just as with the
Academic and Medallion scholar awards, a FAFSA must be completed
to qualify. Keep up to date on the requirements for Bright Futures,
check out their website at	

WATER IS LIFE: Did you know that over 50 million Ethiopians do
not have clean drinking water? Boone FCA is sponsoring a fund raising
drive to provide a well in southern Ethiopia. They are selling "Get
Pumped Brave" t-shirts for $20 and re-usable water bottles for
$15. They are also accepting tax deductible donations. Please make
checks out to Boone High School FCA. We only need $945 more to
reach our goal! The fund raiser ends March 23!	
OCPS SURVEY: Please visit our website ( and
complete the survey for all Orange County Public School parents.	
meeting for any sophomore or junior interested in Valencia Dual
Enrollment on Wednesday, April 4 at 1:30 in the junior/senior cafeteria.
For more information on this program please visit their website:	
SCHOLARSHIP REPORTING FORMS: Seniors should complete a
scholarship form for any awards they are offered, even if they are not
going to the school offering the money. You may return the form to your
counselor, Ms Mooneyhan, or Mrs. Cadman in the College and Career
ACT/SAT: Upcoming test dates and prep classes are highlighted on the
Boone Guidance website under “Testing.” Students should take the ACT
and SAT once in the spring/summer of their junior year. Once the
students receive their scores, they should retake the test with which they
are more successful. Additionally, a junior or senior who has not earned
the required score on the FCAT (reading or math) should take the ACT
or SAT to earn a concordant score for graduation.	
FCAT EXPLORER: FCAT Explorer has information and
opportunities for parents to help students strengthen skills that are
assessed on FCAT. There are practice programs available in Reading,
Math, and Science. In addition, there are links to Florida Department of
Education resources. Materials are available in Spanish and Creole as
well. Just go to, click on the Parent and Family
Guide. Student login for the practice tests are the student’s first initial
and last name and an eight digit birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY). For
example: RSMITH 01/05/1994 	
MATH LAB: The Math Lab at Boone High School offers quality
FREE mathematics tutoring provided by Boone High School upper level
mathematics students. Students at any level of mathematics are
encouraged to stop by the Math Lab if they need help with mathematics
assignments or studies. The Math Lab is located in room 13.207. The
Math Lab will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15-
3:15PM. Please contact Dr. Tachon at or
407.893.7200 x2618 if you have any questions.	
WRITING CENTER: The Boone Writing Center is officially open
during both lunch shifts in room 313. Our trained consultants can offer
assistance in any aspect of the writing process, from idea generation to
publication, in a variety of subjects, and we have bilingual consultants to
assist with English language learners as well. Please contact Mr.
Glester or Ms Hilley if you have any questions. 	
BRAVETTES TRY-OUTS: Any student (8th -11th grade) interested in
auditioning for the Bravettes dance team must attend a mandatory
parent/dancer information meeting in the j/s café from 6:00-7pm on
Tuesday March 20. Tryouts are April 9-13 from 5:30-8pm (M, T, W, F
in the Boone gym… Thursday in the F/S cafeteria). All information for
tryouts and next year’s team will be given out at the mandatory meeting.
Any questions can be directed towards Jamie Hoffmann at or Meri Buchanan at
BREAKING NEWS: Feel out of the loop? Watch BBC episodes, get
sports scores, see amazing pictures all at	
SHIRT OFF YOUR BACK: The Spanish Club’s annual SHIRT OFF
YOUR BACK community service project is now in its final week. Our
collection deadline is Wednesday, March 21st. We are in need of long
sleeved cotton, button down shirts. The shirts are being collected to
protect Florida’s migrant farm workers from pesticides, the sun and the
elements. Please send shirts in good and clean condition to Mrs.
Heiselman in room 10-203. Keep us in mind as you begin to sort
through your clothes as you begin your “spring cleaning” this year. We
are hoping to surpass our average goal of 800 shirts.	
ORCHESTRA: The Beginning and Concert Orchestra went to the
Florida Orchestra Association Music Performance Assessment and
earned ‘Excellent’ ratings. Students performed challenging literature by
many historical composers including Purcell, Dvorak, and Mozart. The
assessment is an opportunity for students to perform for experts in the
field of orchestral music and pedagogy to receive comments and a
rating. The process of preparing music to the highest possible standard
is very beneficial to students as they work together and explore every
possible learning opportunity each piece has to offer. This entire
process encourages the students to grow both as an ensemble and as
individual musicians. 	
BARC: The Boone Animal Rescue Club has rescued or assisted in
rescuing 95 animals. We’ve just rescued a mama and her litter of 6
puppies and may be saving another litter in the next few days. We are
need of monetary donations as well as supplies. Our most needed
supplies are gift cards to Petco, Petsmart, or Farm City feed store for
healthy food for our fosters, collars, leashes, crates and dog beds.The
monetary donations assist in vet bills, food, meds, vaccinations and
supplies for foster homes. Checks can be made to Boone High
School. If you would like to see available dogs for adoption through
BARC, please visit the website at Members of our
BARC organization recently appeared an Orange County Live episode
on Animal Services. The segment on Volunteering (and BARC) is at
around the 39 minute mark. Follow this link to

            For Seniors Only…	
Graduation supplies were given out March 14 and 15 during lunch. If
your son/daughter purchased graduation announcements and they have
been paid for in full, please tell them to come to room 220 to bring
A calendar of senior activities for the fourth nine weeks has been posted
on the Boone website.	
Seniors or parents can still order cap and gowns by going to to place their order supplies. If it is more
convenient for you, you can go to the Herff Jones office located at 112
N. Wymore Rd., Winter Park (407-647-4373). The price for the gown is

       From the Sports Desk…	
BASEBALL: The Varsity Baseball team defeated Freedom 8-1 in a
rain shortened game on Friday. Frank Grandinette pitched all 5
innings striking out 9. Mitch Barati had 3 hits including 2 doubles and
2 RBI’s. Wednesday the Braves won their 9th straight with a 13-5 win
over Cypress Creek. The win secures the #1 seed in the District
Tournament played in April. Chad Searcy went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s for
the Braves. Friday’s game has been postponed but will be
rescheduled. The Braves are scheduled to return to action next week
against Wellington. The game will be played at 4pm pending Boone’s
field being ready to play. The JV Braves return to action today @
Cypress Creek, 4pm.	
SOFTBALL: The JV and Varsity Softball games were cancelled due to
weather Friday @ Dr. Phillips. The Varsity game will be made up on
Saturday, April 7th @ 10am. The Varsity Softball team lost to Timber
Creek Monday 3-0. Brandy Eaton went 2-3 on the night. Wednesday
the Lady Braves travelled to Cypress Creek and lost 1-0. Laura Gavern
pitched a complete game with 8 strikeouts. The Lady Braves are now 8-
5 and return to action Friday as they travel to Freedom. The JV Lady
Braves defeated previously undefeated Timber Creek 5-4. The JV
softball team beat Cypress Creek on Wednesday evening 14-4 and beat
Lake Highland Prep 11-1 last night. The team's overall record is 15-0.
Weekly Team MVP honors go to Jennie Alvarez and Samantha
O'Born. The JV return to action as they travel to West Orange on
Monday 6pm.	
BRAVES’ LACROSSE: The Braves lost Thursday night 9-8 to Bishop
Moore. John Kissick had a goal and 3 assists for the Braves who are
now 5-2 on the year. The JV Braves moved to 5-2 on the year by
defeating Bishop Moore 3-1. The Braves return to action tonight as the
Varsity host Woodbury Forest @ 6pm.	
LADY BRAVES’ LACROSSE: The Lady Braves defeated Ocoee 17-
4 Monday night. Dora Muratovic scored 4 goals for the Lady Braves
while Lindsay Miller scored 3 goals. Brennah Mean added 2 goals and
4 assists. Wednesday the Lady Braves lost 19-33 to Bishop Moore.
Elizabeth Miller had 10 saves for the Lady Braves. The girls are now 4-
3 on the year and return to action Monday as they travel to Freedom.
The JV Lady Braves won their first game of the year over West Orange
Monday. Wednesday they lost a tough game to Bishop Moore 6-5. 	
FLAG FOOTBALL: The Lady Braves defeated Lake Nona 34-0 to
open their season. Bailey Florin went 18-28 passing for 345 yards and
5 TD passes. Tuesday the Lady Braves defeated East River 32-6. Florin
had 4 TD passes and an INT which she returned for a TD. Thursday the
Lady Braves defeated Edgewater 14-13. Lizzie McEwan and Kyndal
Skersick had touchdowns for the Lady Braves who are 3-0 on the
year. The JV Lady Braves defeated Lake Nona 27-0, East River 12-0
and Edgewater 25-0. The Lady Braves return to action on Monday as
they host Olympia.	
BRAVES VOLLEYBALL: The Braves participated in the Dr. Phillips
Invitational at OSC this past weekend. The Braves defeated Dr. Phillips
(26-24 and 29-27) and Park Vista (21-25, 26-24 and 15-13) on
Friday. Saturday the Braves lost to Tampa Berkeley Prep (25-19 and
25-9) and Winter Park (25-16 and 25-9). Tuesday the Braves hosted
Colonial and won 3-0 (25-17, 25-16 and 25-14). Matt Combs had 14
kills and 6 aces. Thursday the Braves hosted District opponent Lyman
and lost in 4 sets. The Braves are now 5-3 on the year and return to
action tonight as they travel to Ocoee. The JV Braves defeated Colonial
in 2 games and lost to Lyman in 2 games to move to 2-2 on the year.	
TENNIS: The Braves remained unbeaten (10-0) Tuesday by defeating
Dr. Phillips 4-3. Dustin Fontaine won 9-8 (7-5) in No. 5 singles. The
Braves will host Winter Park on Friday. The Lady Braves lost 6-1 to Dr.
Phillips Tuesday. Mary-Grace Burkett won 8-3 at No. 5 singles. The
Lady Braves are now 6-4 on the year and return to action on Saturday as
they host Winter Park.	
BASKETBALL: Kyndal Skersick played in the Central Florida
Hoops Showcase on Friday representing Orange County and scored 14
WATER POLO: The Lady Braves water polo team defeated Winter
Springs 11 – 1. Goals were scored by Julia Hester (3), Nichole Clayton
(3), Ele Clark (2), Mackenzie Mock, Shannon Gresosky, and Dakota
Lewis. The Lady Braves lost a close game in overtime 9-8 to Timber
Creek on Thursday. Ele Clark scored 5 goals and Shannon Gresosky
had 3 goals. The Braves defeated Winter Springs 17 – 5. Will Stone
had 14 saves and 1 goal. Other goals came from Brendan Ellixson (5),
Israel Miller (5), Austin Fussell (2), Cooper Brock, Thomas Egan,
Zane Grant and Josh Rosenfeld. The Braves also defeated Timber
Creek 16 – 8. Brendan Ellixson had 5 goals, Thomas Eagan, Austin
Fussell, Israel Miller each had 3 goals, and James Walls had 2 goals.
The Water Polo teams return to action Saturday as they travel to Winter
TRACK: The Braves took part in the Winter Park Relays on
Saturday. The Lady Braves finished 2nd to Winter Park while the Braves
finished 3rd to Winter Park and Evans. The Fr/So Track meet will be
Saturday with the Metro Conference meet to take place on 3/21 and 3/22
@ Showalter.	

Monday, March 19, 2012	
     ACT Prep Class	
     Drama Musical Rehearsal	
     Drama Set Day	
     FCA Huddle	
     Flag Football v. Olympia	
     Varsity Softball v. West Orange	
     Boys’ Volleyball at Bishop Moore	
     JV Softball at West Orange	
     JV Baseball at West Orange	
     Girls’ Lacrosse at Freedom	
Tuesday, March 20, 2012	
      ACT Prep Class	
      Drama Musical Rehearsal	
      Dance Conditioning Class	
             Bravettes Tryouts Parent/Dancer Informational Meeting	
             JV/V Softball v. Apopka	
             Flag Football v. Winter Park	
             JV Water Polo v. East River at Wadeview	
             Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse at Edgewater	
             Boys’/Girls’ Tennis at Freedom       	
Wednesday, March 21, 2012	
     ROTC Inspection	
     Valencia Visit	
     Drama Musical Rehearsal	
     Dance Conditioning Class	
     Boone Police Cadets	
     JV Water Polo v. Olympia	
     Varsity Baseball v. Wellington	
     Metro Conference Track Prelims at Showalter	
     JV/V Softball at St. Cloud	
     Boys’ Weightlifting Sub Sectional Meet at Timber Creek	
     Boys’ Volleyball at Dr. Phillips	
     Girls’ Lacrosse at Edgewater	
     JV Baseball at Bishop Moore	
Thursday, March 22, 2012	
      End of 3rd Grading Period	
      PTSA Executive Board Meeting	
      Drama Musical Rehearsal	
      Varsity Baseball v. Colonial	
      Boys’ Lacrosse v. TFA	
      Girls’ Lacrosse at Timber Creek	
      Flag Football at Jones	
      Boys’/Girls’ Tennis at Lake Highland Prep	
      Metro Conference Track Finals at Showalter	
      JV Baseball at Colonial	
Friday, March 23, 2012	
        Student Holiday/Teacher Workday 	
Saturday, March 24, 2012	
       Water Polo at Gulliver Prep Invitational	
Saturday, March 24 to Sunday, April 1, 2012	
       Spring Break/Campus Closed	
         The mission of William R. Boone High School is to promote a safe
                               learning environment	
          with intense focus on student achievement. With the support and
                         involvement of faculty and family,	
       the school community strives to prepare all students to think critically,
                                   act responsibly,	
        and perform successfully in a technological and multicultural society.	
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