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Barbra Watrous

March 12, 2017 by Anabel Sirois Aultman (Register to contact)

Deceased

Gretchen Betlem

January 11, 2016 by Betty MacBryde Barkley (Register to contact)

Gretchen Betlem passed away on Sept 29, 2014 Gretchen was living in Maggie Valley, NC

memorial for Michael Stewart this Sunday marina Jacks @ 2pm

January 26, 2013 by Steve Patmagrian (Register to contact)

for all SHS ALUMNI ,One of the most committed educators I have had the pleasure to have known ...take a moment and remember.
Hi friends,

There will be a memorial for Michael Stewart this Sunday marina Jacks @ 2pm we think by the Carefree Learner. Let others know please.

Michael Stewart, conceived & created with Mr Fritzmyer the RV Carefree Learner at Sarasota High school which has hosted tens if thousands of Students & adults in its near 34 years of very active duty. Three PhDs came from data collected under Michaels watch.

If you knew Michael and would like to attend please come on Sunday. John

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Sarasota Schools honored by Cambridge International  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota County School District Superintendent Todd Bowden said he always likes it when outside observers praise the district's progress. So when ...



IMG Academy fires director involved in college admissions scam  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Mark Riddell, 36, of Palmetto is expected to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Boston on April 12. SARASOTA — The crackerjack test-taker who allegedly ...



Sarasota Schools to provide 850 students free internet in partnership with Sprint  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota School District is partnering with Sprint to provide free high-speed internet to more than 850 students, allowing them to complete homework ...



HAROLD BUBIL: National Register designation is largely honorary  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Well, at least we can be reasonably certain that Westway Drive will not become part of the Interstate Highway System.Now that the Umbrella House at 1300 ...



Road running through Sarasota High still causing safety concerns  WFLA

Safety concerns are still an issue for parents and school administrators at Sarasota High School.



Feel the Terrifying Thrill of Halloween with Sarasota High School’s “Thriller” Dance! | Suncoast View  WWSB

SARASOTA (WWSB) - This Halloween night is the 7th year of Sarasota High School taking over St. Armands Circle with their zombie dance... and now they're in ...



SCF Ends Dual Enrollment On High School Campuses In Sarasota And Manatee Counties  WUSF News

Sarasota High School is one of six high schools in Sarasota County that will not have on campus dual enrollment programs next school year through the State ...



One year post-Parkland: What school security in Sarasota looks like today  YourObserver.com

Even before 17 students and staff members were killed one year ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, officials with Sarasota County ...



Teachers of the year take home Sarasota schools top honor  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — People often say that the best part of a wedding is the look on the groom's face as the bride walks down the aisle. The same could be said about ...



Long-delayed Sarasota Museum of Art to open in December  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

New museum and Ringling College of School of Continuing Studies will operate in the historic Sarasota High School building. Art lovers and donors have been ...



Higher concentrations of lead found in three Sarasota Co. schools  WWSB

Although there is no mandate that requires schools to test for lead, Sarasota County schools will be conduction voluntary water testing in the area.



Sarasota, Manatee closer to dual enrollment deal with USFSM  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Both Sarasota and Manatee County School Districts are considering agreements with USFSM that could allow students to take dual enrollment courses on their ...



Hartvigsen commits to Harvard  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA Two-time Class 4A cross country state champion Ben Hartvigsen has committed to Harvard University.Hartvigsen, who attends Pine View School ...



Lead found in Sarasota schools: Should you be worried?  WWSB

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Newly released test results show levels of lead above federal recommendations at McIntosh and Venice middle schools, and Englewood ...



Sarasota High celebrates accomplished alums  YourObserver.com

On Sept. 26, hundreds of Sarasota High School alums gathered at Michael's on East for the second annual Hall of Fame celebration. SHS cheerleaders and ...



Sarasota High School graduates class of 2018  YourObserver.com

Members of the class of 2018 received their diplomas May 18.



Sarasota high school fall season's under-appreciated athletes  YourObserver.com

With the high school fall sports season over for all but the Riverview High football team, it is a good time to honor some folks. Other publications do “all-area ...



Testing reveals traces of lead at three Sarasota schools  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

McIntosh Middle School, Venice Middle School and Englewood Elementary School all had lead in the drinking water that went beyond the EPA's recommended ...



Its the first day of school for Sarasota students and police  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

About 43000 students in Sarasota County returned to school Monday.



PREP FOOTBALL: Bayshore takes advantage of Sarasota turnovers  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sailors lose six fumbles in 24-0 loss to the Bruins.



Major changes in store for Sarasota County school buildings  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota County School Board solidified the district's choice to prioritize hardening schools after the Parkland shooting when it approved the schools' ...



Sarasota County schools announces Teacher of the Year nominees  YourObserver.com

Three Sarasota County school teachers received a big surprise Nov. 13 when they found out they were nominees for the 2019 Teacher of the Year award.



Sarasota County Schools continues to expand its police department while building rapport with...  YourObserver.com

Having first entered local public schools in August, Sarasota County's internal school police force will continue to expand its countywide presence in the ...



Music Teacher Named Sarasota County Teacher Of Year  Sarasota, FL Patch

Music Teacher Is Sarasota County Teacher Of Year - Sarasota, FL - Oak Park music teacher Shane Swezey was named Sarasota County's 2019 Teacher of the ...



Teacher: Letters from students inspire success  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Letter-writing is a lost art for many people, especially high school students who generally communicate via abbreviated texts.Given that, it might come as a ...



Sarasota school security: How did we get here?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

What's the district's current plan for school security? Next year, the Sarasota County School District will have two separate types of school security: traditional ...



Sarasota high school investigating student's racist 'promposal'  Bradenton Herald

A racist "promposal" went viral and Riverview High School in Sarasota County is investigating the incident.



Paul Rudolph Way renovation commemorated at Sarasota High School  YourObserver.com

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation and the School Board of Sarasota County completed a restoration project to preserve a section of a covered walkway at ...



Pen Women present arts awards to high school seniors  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) – Sarasota Branch presented awards to high school seniors from Manatee and Sarasota schools in ...



School district seeks street closure at Sarasota High  YourObserver.com

At a series of meetings this month, Sarasota High School students and staff members have spoken passionately about the need to improve the security on ...



What does 2019 hold for the Sarasota School Board?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

With a new School Board chair and a new year, will the dynamics of the Sarasota County School Board be any different?



Sarasota school district maintains A grade  YourObserver.com

Sarasota County Schools is an A-rated district for the 15th year in a row, the district announced Wednesday afternoon. School scores. The individual school ...



COMMENT: A special corner of Riverview history  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sometimes an apparent dilemma has an obvious solution that requires little more than someone caring enough to ensure the solution gets implemented.



Photos: Brian Roberts Youth Baseball Clinic  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Current and former Major League players join Brian Roberts to teach and demonstrate the fundamentals of baseball. Buy Photo. [1/51] Herald-Tribune ...



Sarasota considers shutting off School Avenue permanently, or partially  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Sarasota school and city officials will meet Tuesday evening to decide whether they will attempt to eventually close Sarasota High School's ...



Sarasota County School District Will Keep Transgender Student Guidelines  WUSF News

The Sarasota County School Board has voted to keep its new gender guidelines following weeks of acrimony over the issue of parental notification. The.



Top 100 Sarasota-Manatee stories of 2018: Day 6  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Parkland protests at local schools. Following the devastating Parkland shooting that left 14 high school students and three school employees dead, student ...



Class of 2018 dismissed in Sarasota County  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Once again, it's that time of year in Southwest Florida. High school seniors on local campuses are zipping up their backpacks, closing their ...



Sarasota school board, city to pursue School Avenue closure  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The revised agreement would close School Avenue to all access between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. when school is in session. SARASOTA — Sarasota County ...



Students use STEM to learn, compete, play  YourObserver.com

Sarasota County students had the opportunity to shine at the 2018 STEM Fair Expo.



Sarasota High registrar fired after Snapchat video  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A registrar at Sarasota High School was fired on Monday from the Sarasota County School District because of a Snapchat video of the woman dancing by a ...



Players quick thinking averts real-life danger  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Noah Mangrum performs Heimlich maneuver on teacher.



Sarasota High registrar may have had relationship with student, police records show  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — A Sarasota High School assistant principal has been reassigned by the school district and she and a registrar are under review after the Sarasota ...



COMMENTARY: Sailor Hall ceremony set  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Making the dream happen last year of Sarasota High School getting its own Hall of Fame was the work of a lot of people, none more important than former Sailor ...



VIDEO: Sarasota High School employee fired over Snapchat video with teen  WFLA

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) - A Sarasota High School registrar is without a job after a video emerged of her dancing with a 17-year-old Riverview High School ...



Top 5 Things To Do This Week in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, March 11-15  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

1. Siesta Beach. Whether you're participating in the 8:30 a.m. Sunrise Beach Walks on Wednesdays or there to soak up the sun in the afternoon, our top-ranked ...



Modernist High School Walkway Restored  Sarasota

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation recently restored a covered walkway designed by modernist architect Paul Rudolph.



Swezey honored as teacher of the year - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A packed ballroom at the Art Ovation Hotel honored area teachers at this year's “Ignite Education” luncheon, hosted by the Education Foundation.



Analysis: Florida is the fifth-worst state to be a teacher  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Florida is the fifth-worst state in the country to be a teacher, according to a new analysis from financial site WalletHub. The survey compiled data from numerous ...



Sarasota high schools host walkouts to demand change, honor Parkland victims  YourObserver.com

Inspired by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High following the mass shooting at the school Feb. 14, Sarasota students joined a national conversation ...



Parents concerned about security at Sarasota High School  WFLA

Parents are concerned that students are in danger at Sarasota High School. A public road that cuts through campus could be putting them at risk.



Chalkboard Champion: Mr. Robert Craig  WWSB

Our Sarasota County Chalkboard Champion for February is Mr. Robert Craig.



Halloween events guide for Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice area  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Whether you're looking for trick-or-treating and other family-friendly activities, or haunted houses and 21-and-up parties, there's plenty to choose from for local ...



Sailors climb the MaST  YourObserver.com

Seniors in a science magnet program at Sarasota High School invite you to check out the results of their year-long research projects at an April 25 symposium.



Spencer Hodges Hired As New Sarasota High Head Football Coach  Sarasota, FL Patch

Sarasota High Announces New Head Football Coach - Sarasota, FL - Hodges comes to Sarasota from Braden River High School where he served as the tight ...



Sarasota High School Head Football Coach Resigns  Patch.com

Sarasota High School Head Football Coach Resigns - Sarasota, FL - Sarasota High is beginning a national search for a new head football coach for the Sailor ...



Manatee students return to rituals — and reforms  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

More than 48600 students return to school amid changes in Manatee County.



School board approves temporary closure of School Avenue  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — The Sarasota County School Board unanimously voted to temporarily close School Avenue between Hatton and Tami Sola streets between 6:30 ...



CROSS COUNTRY: Hartvigsen leads Sailors to state crown  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

TALLAHASSEE. Ben Hartvigsen once again found the top rung of the victory stand at the Class 4A State Cross Country Championships. Only this time, the ...



Only in Sarasota: Sarasota High School  Sarasota

One of Sarasota's architectural jewels is the Paul Rudolph-designed Sarasota High School, which was completed in 1960. Built to withstand Florida's tropical ...



Halloween events for Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice area  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Procrastinated and still haven't made plans for Halloween? Fear not, as there's still plenty of local events to choose from. Fright Night on St. Armands, which ...



Sarasota-Manatee students participate in national walkouts  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A month to the day since 17 people were killed in the Parkland school shooting, students in Sarasota and Manatee counties joined a national movement ...



School employees partied with a high school student. It cost them their jobs.  Bradenton Herald

A Sarasota High School registrar has been fired after she was seen in a video drinking with a high school student at a party, deputies said.



Sarasota High not the target of online threats to "SHS," police say  YourObserver.com

Sarasota police this morning say a Wednesday night threat on social media against "SHS" that drew some attention locally originated in Ohio and isn't directed ...



Russian teachers visit Sarasota to learn about women in STEM  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

It's part of exchange programs between the United States and various Eastern European countries to promote cultural interaction. SARASOTA -- The muted ...



Sheriff criticizes Sarasota County Schools' security plan  WFLA

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Sheriff Tom Knight and Superintendent Todd Bowden have seemingly become embroiled in a very public dispute over ...



Pine View ensemble marks 50th anniversary with world premiere  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Composer Jeff Jordan, who wrote 'Sure Stars Shining,' is a former Sarasota High orchestra member. The Pine View Music Department's Wind Ensemble turns ...



NAACP honors community leaders with Freedom Awards  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

NAACP Freedom AwardsThe NAACP, Sarasota Branch, hosted its 33rd annual Freedom Awards at the Hyatt Regency. More than 400 guests came out for the ...



Play Ball: Orioles Prepare For Spring Training Opener In Sarasota  Sarasota, FL Patch

Orioles Prepare For Spring Training Opener - Sarasota, FL - The Orioles kick off their 2019 Spring Training season Saturday when the O's ​take on the ...



SWIMMING: Sarasotas Stafford wins 4 golds in first meet  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA. Natalie Stafford turned her inaugural high school swim meet into a day to remember at the Selby Aquatic Center on Saturday. The freshman from ...



Parkland students stop in Sarasota during "Road to Change" tour  YourObserver.com

On Wednesday, June 27, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School made a visit to Sarasota during the “March For Our Lives: Road to Change” ...



BASEBALL: Wright leads Booker to first win - Sports  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Gehrig Wright struck out a school-record 14 batters in six innings of work to help Booker blank Southeast 3-0 in a baseball game played at the ...



New principal named for Sarasota High School  YourObserver.com

North Port High School principal David Jones will transition to the leadership role at Sarasota High School.



IMG Academy suspends director accused in bribery scandal  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Mark Riddell was paid to take tests in place of students seeking admission to elite universities, according to federal prosecutors.



SARASOTA MOD WEEKEND: The Rudolph recovery  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota Architectural Foundation's 100th-birthday tribute to the controversial Paul Rudolph explores why the famed modernist still matters.



Student's threat to "shoot up" Sarasota High leads to new Florida law  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

When Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation last week aimed at preventing future school shootings, much of the focus was on two gun control measures in the bill ...



FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: Cocoon House, 1950, Siesta Key  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

3575 Bayou Louise Lane. Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph, architects.



Gladiators Football Announces Appointment Of Director/Co-Owner  Patch.com

Gladiators Name New Director/Co-Owner - Sarasota, FL - Gerald Perry has been promoted to the position of director/co-owner of the Southwest Gladiators.



Residents oppose School Avenue closure  YourObserver.com

At a future meeting with the city, Sarasota County Schools wants to discuss closing a segment of the road to unite the Sarasota High School campus.



Sarasota Charter Review Board District 1: Q&A with Krista Lohr  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Candidates for the 2018 Florida election were sent questionnaires and bio requests by the Herald-Tribune Name, including middle initial: Krista L. Lohr Office ...



Sarasota County Schools receiving security upgrades  YourObserver.com

As Sarasota County Schools begins a $21 million effort to improve security at schools, officials must overcome unique challenges to keep students safe.



Sarasota High's old building getting new life - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Ringling College of Art and Design has raised $22.5 million to covert the long-vacant red-brick building into the Sarasota Museum of Art.



Jimmy Wales talks Wikipedia, future of internet in Sarasota  YourObserver.com

The Wikipedia founder shared his thoughts on internet accessibility, censorship and more as part of the RCLA Town Hall Lecture series.



15 great Siesta Key Village restaurants, bars and nightclubs  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Just in time for spring break season, TripAdvisor has awarded Siesta Beach sixth best in America. And if you've ever placed your bare foot on the sand, which is ...



Sarasota students honored for achievement despite difficult circumstances  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Fifty district students were awarded $2500 scholarships from the Education Foundation for overcoming adversity.



Sarasota High School sends off the class of 2017  YourObserver.com

Just seven hours before rows upon rows of black and white-clad graduates filled the stadium at Sarasota High School, the rain was coming down so hard that ...



Charter Review Board, District 1: Krista Lohr  YourObserver.com

Why do you want to serve on the Charter Review Board? Currently, the Charter Review Board lacks an advocate for the people and the environment. I want to ...



FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: Revisiting the Sanderling Club Cabanas, 1952, Siesta Key  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation celebrated the centennial of noted architect Paul Rudolph's birth with a party on Oct. 23 at the Revere Quality House on ...



Ringling College announces opening timeline for Sarasota Museum of Art  YourObserver.com

Ringling College of Art and Design plans to open its Sarasota Museum of Art in December, but classes will begin in the fall.



Sarasota Jazz Festival moves downtown to offer week of music  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota Jazz Festival: Sunday through March 9; Hyatt Regency Sarasota (1000 Boulevard of the Arts) and other downtown locations nearby. Full schedule and ...



Sarasota County Commission District 4: Q&A with Wesley Anne Beggs  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Candidates for the 2018 Florida election were sent questionnaires and bio requests by the Herald-Tribune Name, including middle initial: Wesley Anne Beggs ...



Sarasota High inducts inaugural Hall of Fame class  YourObserver.com

The dinner and ceremony took place at Michael's on East.



Top-five 2016-2017 Sarasota high school moments  YourObserver.com

A team and individual state title were the standout successes for area schools.



A Bash for public education  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The students were all there, proudly, if somewhat nervously, standing beside their artwork. The event was “The Bash,” hosted by and benefitting the Education ...



Sarasota panel discusses school shootings  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Booker High School teacher Mackenzie Altman already knows how she would act if an active shooter were to come on campus.She's gone through the steps ...



Photos: Selby Library in Sarasota celebrates 20th anniversary  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[1/54] MIKE LANG. Sarasota County's Selby Library is celebrating its 20th anniversary. At the time one of the cityÕs boldest architectural statements, the design ...



Remembering Coach Larry Richardson  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Longtime Booker High football and track and field coach impacted hundreds of young men and women during his career.



University of Florida Innovation Station Sarasota County looks to double enrollment  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Office at State College of Florida in Venice is designed to lead students to gradate from the UF College of Engineering.



Area debs shine at the elegant Debutante Ball  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Debutante BallTwenty-two young women entering their senior year of high school were honored at the annual Debutante Ball, held at the beautifully decorated ...



HAROLD BUBIL: Documenting the modernist legacy  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Preservation, says Marty Hylton of the University of Florida, is “not about freezing buildings in time. It's about managing change.”To be a good manager, you ...



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