Rising Stars Shine for Charity - Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High

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May 2 - Prom at Gwazi Pavilion,
May 4-7 - Geometry EOC; AP
testing begins
May 4 - Athletic Booster Meeting
May 5 - New Parent Orientation,
May 7 - Prospective Student
Open House 6pm; SERVE
May 8 - Talent Show 7:00pm
May 9 - Miles for Moffitt
May 11 - 12 - Algebra 1 EOC
May 12 - PAC meeting 6pm
School News
School News
Rising Stars Shine for Charity
Not only is he the BDCHS co-founder, but NFL
Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks is also an active
philanthropist. Every year Mr. Brooks puts on a
celebrity golf tournament to benefit his organization, Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc.
This year’s pairing party was held at Seminole
Hard Rock Casino; and though there were many
distinguished guests, including the Tampa Buccaneers number one pick Jameis Winston, it may
have been senior and Salutatorian Deja Benjamin
that left the biggest impression.
Deja spoke to the star-studded crowd about
BDCHS and her experiences as a Phoenix student.
They were especially impressed by her current
weighted GPA, a whopping 7.4539!
Principal’s Corner
This week
marks the middle of the last
quarter of the
school year. We
have much to
celebrate as we
enter the season of spring
competitions and recognition.
This week our seniors ventured to Grad Bash. We thank
Ms. Fernandez and the chaper-
Deja Benjamin outshined all others at the charity
event, even “Famous Jameis.”
ones for making this celebration possible. The inaugural
History Bowl Team is back
safely from the National
Competition in Washington,
D.C. Although they did not
place, they gained valuable
experience and made it to the
highest level of competition.
We thank Ms. Ferguson for
all of her time and effort in
organizing and supervising
this trip. The Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) team
competed at the annual
MATE competition and
placed second. We congratulate Mr. Fernandez and the
hard work of the STEM students at this innovative competition. This Saturday we
celebrated our wonderful
volunteers at our first volunteer appreciation breakfast.
...Principal’s Corner
Our volunteers support everything we do at Brooks
DeBartolo Collegiate High
School and we appreciate all
of our volunteers greatly. If
you’d like to keep up with
all school activities, highlights, and more, I encourage you to ‘Like’ our
Brooks DeBartolo Facebook
The next few weeks we continue with spring assessments and it is our students’
time to show what they
know. It is a great time of
year to recognize the yearlong efforts of our staff,
students, and parents.
With Sincere Thanks
Dear Parents,
Students, and Colleagues,
I wanted to express my sincere
gratitude for all of
your kindness and
support during mine and my family’s darkest tragedy.
Mrs. Dorta displays Golden School Award.
Your thoughtful cards, your
generosity, hugs, meals,
help moving my household
to a new apartment, and
continuous, daily support
has been genuinely overwhelming.
It is very rare to be surrounded by so many lovely
families in ones place of
employment, but my chil-
dren and I feel very fortunate that you have all been
here to help us, to comfort
us, and offer us so many
Thank you all, from my
Ms. Wanda Miller
Relay for Life: A Great Success
The BDCHS Relay for Life team raised $1047.00 for cancer research. We exceeded our goal of
$1000. Thank you to all the students and families who helped make this a wonderful event.
Next year we will raise even more!
BDCHS Has Talent
Brooke Vantoorenburg Wins City Tampa Art Contest
A Tampa’s recycling
truck showcases
Brooke’s winning
entry in the City of
Tampa’s art contest
in celebration of
Earth Day 2015.
Tampa residents will
be able to view her
work as the truck
makes its regular
weekly collection
Annual Talent Show
Come support the wonderfully
talented and brave performers as they
take the stage in the annual talent
The show starts at 7 pm on Friday,
May 8th.
Admission: $3
Come early for the best seats!!
Pictured are previous talent show artists: Will they make an encore?
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MATE 2015 Competition
History Bowl Visits Arlington
Honor Roll Breakfast
AYC Ice Cream Social
Thank you to our partners in education!
Fifth Third Bank
Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc.
Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks Business Solutions
DeBartolo Holdings
Kazar Electric
Temple Terrace Chamber
of Commerce
The Cummings Group
Kitchen/Cafeteria - Chris Sullivan Foundation
Fitness Center/Trail – Maney Gordon, P.A.
Science Lab – Asher DeBartolo Heldfond
Band Classroom – Lisa DeBartolo & Don
Student Services/College Resource Center –
Wells Fargo
Math Classroom - David Mallitz & Family
Math Classroom - Geza Henni & Family
Terrace – Lee Roy Selmons
East Hallway - New Tampa Pediatric Dental
English Classroom – Apheta Family Offices
English Classroom – Elizabeth & Mike
English Classroom - Parent Advisory Council, 2014
Today’s Janitorial Service
Wells Fargo Bank
Lee Roy Selmon’s
Hillsborough Community College
Hilton Tampa Downtown
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
Saint Leo University
BDCHS Parent Advisory Council
Elder Ford of Tampa
Mr. & Mrs. Rick Caldevilla
Social Studies – Boys and Girls Club of
Tampa Bay
Foreign Language – Nikki DeBartolo &
Chad Chronister
Foreign Language – Matassini Law Firm
Conference Room – Jean & Jim Palermo
West Hallway –Karen & Lawrence Liebers
Science Lab – Broadrick Family Foundation
PE/Health Classroom – McIlwain & Chiarmonte
Dance Room - Royal Sun Park Assisted Living/Smith Family
South Hall New Wing - Denise Griffin & Family
Math Classroom - AnyCar USA
Auto Sales and Leasing
We are still in need of sponsorships for the following
TV Studio
Math classrooms
English classrooms
Social Studies Classroom
PE/Health classroom
World Language Classroom
STEM/Science Classrooms
If you’re interested in supporting one of
these great needs, contact Ms. Lydia Pernas at lper-