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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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FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: Sarasota High School annex, 1960, Sarasota  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

2155 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota. Paul Rudolph, architect; interior renovation in 2015 by Harvard Jolly with exterior restoration; Jonathan Parks, AIA, consultant.



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 ...



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 ...



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

Starting next school year, the State College of Florida will no longer offer college-level courses in Sarasota and Manatee county high schools. Instead,



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 ...



Street closure ignites debate between Sarasota High, residents  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A day before the Sarasota County School Board votes on the temporary closure of School Avenue, the road that cuts through Sarasota High School's campus, ...



Sarasota High School graduates class of 2018  YourObserver.com

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



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 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 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 ...



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

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



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, 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 ...



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.



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

About 43000 students in Sarasota County returned to school Monday.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



PREP FOOTBALL: Port Charlotte routs Sarasota, 48-6  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Running back Ja'nyrein Washington scores 3 TDs in Pirates' victory.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Oak Park's Swezey named Sarasota Teacher of the Year  YourObserver.com

Shane Swezey, a music therapy teacher at Oak Park School in Sarasota, was named the school district's teacher of the year at a ceremony on Wednesday and ...



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.



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

Noah Mangrum performs Heimlich maneuver on teacher.



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 ...



PREP FOOTBALL: Sailors learn The Hodges Way  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA. They're called “gassers,” sprints, usually at the end of practice, that test a football player's physical stamina and mental strength. Sarasota High ...



Modernist High School Walkway Restored  Sarasota

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



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.



Florida school security reporting app will no longer track location  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The state is now saying it will no longer track the information of users reporting suspicious information on its new anonymous school security reporting app, ...



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 ...



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 ...



City Commission, School Board discuss School Avenue closure  YourObserver.com

Sarasota High School students, staff and parents asked city and school officials Tuesday to restrict all external access to a segment of School Avenue that ...



Tragedy spurs Sarasota high schoolers to act  YourObserver.com

Students say "enough is enough," and organize walkouts, rallies to make their points heard about school safety following the mass shooting in Parkland.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Swezey honored as teacher of the year  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.



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 and North Port police won’t pay for new school security  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Departments follow Sheriff's Office lead, but district officials worry additional funding from state won't cover everything. Both the Sarasota and North Port Police ...



Photos: Photos: 2018 Riverview Ram Golf Invitational  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Cardinal Mooney and twenty one other schools compete in Saturday's 2018 Riverview Ram Invitational. Buy Photo. [1/28]. Twenty-two schools participated in ...



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 ...



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 ...



Parkland students visit Sarasota on Road to Change  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — In Adam Alhanti's 17 years, he had only been to the funeral of his grandfather. That changed after Feb. 14, following the Parkland school ...



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

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



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 High gets new address  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota County's oldest high school has a new address — 2155 Bahia Vista St. — following reconfiguration of the entrance to the school and relocation of ...



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 ...



City, county announce Veterans Day closures  YourObserver.com

Governmental offices and some recreational facilities will close Monday in observance of the holiday.



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.



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.



Sarasota, Manatee schools considering policy for walkouts  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Manatee schools likely to be 'fairly tolerant'; Sarasota wants to be 'respectful,' 'safe.' Students across the country walked out of their schools on Wednesday, ...



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 ...



Sarasota High's old building getting new life  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.



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 ...



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.



Dispute Over School Security Costs Divides Officials In Sarasota  WUSF News

School districts across Florida are grappling with how to implement a new law adopted after the mass school shooting in Parkland. In the next academic year.



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

Graduates beat the rain and tossed their caps June 2 at Cleland Stadium at Ihrig Field.



PREP FOOTBALL: In Sanders, Bruins trust  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. As John Biezuns put it, the Bayshore High head football coach knew Jamaal Sanders “was in the building.” The former Bruin, who played under ...



Martin Hyde berates Sarasota School Board: I give you a strong F  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Former city commission candidate takes opportunity to voice opinion during joint city and school board workshop. SARASOTA — Former City Commission ...



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.



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.



Sarasota schools recognize volunteers and partners at ceremony  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota County School District recognized outstanding individual volunteers and business partners earlier this month, during its annual awards ceremony, ...



Spring football practice is helpful for both old and new regimes  YourObserver.com

Football whistles don't sound like other whistles, even though they are ostensibly the same. They are more shrill, somehow, and are followed by the sound of ...



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 ...



Two Sarasota students take home top academic honors in Cambridge system  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Two Sarasota County students scored "top in the world" for their performance on Cambridge International examinations, among only five students in Florida to ...



He recommended teacher who was later arrested. Principal denies he lied about what he knew  Bradenton Herald

Principal Eddie Hundley, of Lincoln Memorial Academy, plans to hold a press conference and dispute allegations that he knowingly gave job recommendations ...



Sarasota County Schools now hiring for internal police force  YourObserver.com

With its final approval this week, the Sarasota County School Board gave Sarasota County Schools the go-ahead to begin hiring 30 people for the first phase of ...



Riverview High's boys swimmers win team titles, but the girls team has the area's best swimmer  YourObserver.com

I don't often write two stories about one school, let alone one program, in one week. But Emma Weyant's future is too bright to ignore, and because the boys ...



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 ...



Teacher running against Jane Goodwin for Sarasota School Board seat  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice substitute teacher Pamela Gavette filed paperwork Wednesday to challenge Sarasota County School Board member Jane Goodwin for the District 5 seat ...



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 ...



Freshman QB steps up for Booker High  YourObserver.com

Cleve Benson, a freshman at Booker High, got the start at QB for the Tornadoes.



Cougars girls basketball team surpasses last season's win total  YourObserver.com

The Cardinal Mooney High girls basketball program won three games last season, and four the year before -- and lost a total of 38 over the same two seasons.



Sarasota High School hosts prom  YourObserver.com

Sarasota High School students celebrated prom on May 13 at the Hyatt Regency, Sarasota.



FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 93: McCulloch Pavilion, 1960, Sarasota  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

265 S. Orange Ave. Bill Rupp and Joe Farrell, architects. Renovated 2015. National Register of Historic Places.



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.



Voters approve all county referendums  YourObserver.com

Sarasota voters approved all six county referendums on Tuesday's ballot, weighing in on issues ranging from the Legacy Trail extension to the system for ...



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

The 2016-2017 high school season has ended. As spring turns to summer, it's time to remember the best sports moments of the school year. Riverview ...



Riverview High School honors class of 2018  YourObserver.com

The Riverview High School commencement was hosted May 19 at Ram Bowl.



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 ...



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.



Victor Lundy’s sensual architecture is finally captured in book form  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

One of the most accomplished architects of Sarasota's midcentury period had to wait decades for a book to be written about his career.But at 95 years of age, the ...



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 ...



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