Freedom High School
Community Brief
Monday, March 2, 2020

Welcome to Freedom High School where learning is our top priority and our focus is on literacy, rigor and relationships. Our school's pillars of honor, excellence and tradition continue to be on display on a daily basis by our students, staff, and community.

OCPS Parent Survey Link 
Parents, we are still short of our 20% completion goal to our Annual OCPS Accreditation Survey. Since the survey will be taken down next month, if you haven't done so, please take a few minutes of your time to complete the survey. Please click to access the parent/guardian survey. Be sure to select our school before beginning the survey. As always thank you so much for taking the time to help improve our school goals.

School-Wide SAT 
On Wednesday, the entire junior class (and some seniors) will be taking the SAT. As a reminder we (and the entire district) will be on a regular long day bell schedule. I am confident your child is ready for this test. Please help ensure your child gets a good night's rest, eats a good breakfast, and is focused on doing their best.

In Patriot Pride, 
Ms. Cheryl Neely
Pictured very top: 42 FHS students traveled to the Kennedy Space Center for a tour of the facility and a Skype session with astronaut, Dr. Jessica Watkins, who will soon travel to the International Space Station.

Upcoming Events 
Mar. 2 JV Baseball (vs University), 4:00 pm
Mar. 2 PTSA Meeting (in the media center), 5:00 pm
Mar. 3 Florida's 175th Birthday (Statehood March 3, 1845)
Mar. 3 Varsity Baseball (vs Ocoee), 4:00 pm
Mar. 3 Volleyball (vs Lake Brantley), 6:00 pm
Mar. 3 Girls Lacrosse (vs Timber Creek), 6:00 pm
Mar. 3 Boys Lacrosse (vs Dr. Phillips), 6:00 pm
Mar. 5 Flag Football (vs Olympia), 6:00 pm
Mar. 6 Varsity Baseball (vs Cypress Creek), 4:00 pm
Mar. 6 Girls Lacrosse (vs Jones), 6:00 pm
Mar. 6 Boys Lacrosse (vs Winter Park), 7:30 pm
Mar. 7 Saturday School, 9:00 am
Mar. 9 Varsity Baseball (vs Colonial), 4:00 pm
Mar. 9 Varsity Softball (vs Ocoee), 4:00 pm
Mar. 10 JV Baseball (vs Colonial), 4:00 pm
Mar. 10 Flag Football (vs Cypress Creek), 6:00 pm
Mar. 10 Volleyball (vs Winter Park), 6:00 pm
Mar. 11 Boys Weightlifting (vs Winter Park), 3:00 pm
Mar. 11 Softball (vs University), 4:30 pm
Mar. 11 Girls Lacrosse (vs Lakeland), 6:00 pm
Mar. 12 Flag Football (vs Windermere), 6:00 pm
Mar. 13 Student Holiday/Teacher Workday        
Mar. 16 - 20 Spring Break
OCPS 2019-2020 Calendar

Featured Department
World Languages   

Bottom left to right: Ms. Gozu (Dept. Chair), Mr. Wiler, Mr. Farley (BLA), Ms. Tawil.
Middle row: Ms. Valdes, Ms. Rodriguez, Ms. Sabat, Mr. Tomassoni, Ms. Rivera.
Top row: Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Cruz, Ms. Ibahnez, Mr. Otero, Ms. Javar, Mr. Miscannon.
Patriots in the Spotlight!
Marcela Griebler - Orlando Shakespeare Theater Competition Winner
Lockheed Martin STEM Competition Team 
Marcela Greibler
Freedom would like to spotlight junior, Marcela Greibler. Last week the Central Florida branch of the English Speaker's Union hosted 21 high school competitors at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater for the ESU Shakespeare Competition. Marcela Griebler put on an amazing performance winning for the second year in a row which qualified her for the national competition in New York City this April. Marcela, who is a proud member of Troupe 6614, credits Mr. Nash Brown and Ms. Probst for her growth in theater. Congratulations and good luck Marcela.
STEM team: Adely Cruz, Sebastian Uribe, Chris Gittings,  Zeha Baqri
Congratulations to our Lockheed Martin STEM Game Show Competition Team for their efforts at last week's game show competition. Coached by Ms. Amanda Kraemer, the team, comprised of Adely Cruz, Sebastian Uribe, Chris Gittings, and Zeha Baqri, placed second against 11 other high schools in the greater Central Florida area in the subjects of Math, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.  
Special Recognition
  Ms. Olivia Ciliberti - Horace Mann Teacher of the Month
From left:  Ms. Miceli, Ms. Ciliberti,  Ms. Neely, Mr. Yepes
ELA instructor, Ms. Olivia Ciliberti is Horace Mann's February Teacher of the Month. Ms. Ciliberti provides a safe, nurturing environment that allows our students to be risk takers and effective problem solvers through rigorous curriculum.
Rigor Around Campus
AP U.S. History
Rigor around campus is on the move once again. Recently, the Advance Placement United States History students of Freedom High School visited the law offices of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell. Students practiced their thinking skills used by studying primary and secondary source evidence and analyzing a wide array of historical cases through their participation in the Street Law initiative sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company and Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell.

The learning experiences included, but were not limited to, role playing as attorneys on a legal team. The legal team had to determine marketing and advertisement cases for litigation. They also had to settle cases in entertainment law to prevent the case from going to trial. The students participated in a job fair as well for the purpose of exploring careers in the field of law. They interacted with court reporters, paralegals, attorneys, and judges.

Overall, the students exercised their thinking skills and reasoning processes, which are central to the study and practice of United States history.
Student Services
Counselor Assignments 
School Counselor alphabet assignments have been updated. To view the Updated Counselor List click on the link.

Course Requests 
Rising 10th and 11th graders will be selecting classes. Use the following links to assist with the process:
Course Details (Use OCPS login.)
Video ~ Programs
Slideshow ~ Programs (Use OCPS login.) 

Tutoring at FHS 
Click for tutoring opportunities available to our students.
Club News
French Honor Society
French Honor Society at Orlando's Le Coq au Vin restaurant 
On Wednesday, February 26th, the members of the French Honor Society along with French teachers Mr. Miscannon, Mrs. Tawil, and Mr. Wiler enjoyed a delicious meal at one of Orlando's authentic French restaurants Le Coq au Vin. Students were able to experience traditional French foods while conversing with the French servers. It was a wonderful opportunity for the students to see how their hard work in the classroom can result in fun evening of French immersion amongst their peers who share their passion for the French language and culture! 
Visit the FHS Athletics Website at for up to date information including athletic physical forms.
Stay Connected! is your window into the PATRIOT NATION. From schedules, to scores, news updates, and photo galleries of our phenomenal Student-Athletes in action - offers you everything you need to keep up with your favorite athletes, teams, and coaches at Freedom High School. As an added bonus for our fans, we are getting ready to launch Rapid Replay - featuring highlights of some of our favorite moments for you to enjoy and to share.

VNN Sports, our web provider, offers area businesses the opportunity to support Freedom Athletics by purchasing advertising on the site. averages nearly 12,000+ views a month, and will soon be one of the Top Ten High School Athletics websites in Florida. To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, contact Athletic Director Robert Rego at

Stay in the know on all things Freedom Athletics, and visit today!


District Champions (for the seventh consecutive time)

FHS Wrestling is a dynasty. After winning their sixth consecutive Metro Conference Championship last weekend, the team followed that up by winning their 7th consecutive District Championship this past weekend!

The team had a recorded setting 11 individual district champions (Lens Mathurin, Erick Rocher, Hunter Rees, Julian Rocher, Brennon Reid, Eric Aja, Moise Toussaint, Cooper Galvin, Jean Labaze, Joey Kaminski and Colton Curtis). The team also qualified all 14 wrestlers for the Regional Championships at Seminole Ridge High School on February 28th and 29th. The top 4 individuals at the regional tournament will qualify for the State Wrestling Championships on March 6th and 7th at Silver Spurs Arena.  
Winter Sports at FHS 
Below is a list of our winter sports at FHS along with their respective head coach. Feel free to contact the head coach for tryout dates and other pertinent information.

* Boys Basketball - Dustin Leonardo         
* Girls Basketball - Robert Caraballo
* Comp Cheerleading - Chani Mills
* Boys Soccer - Juan Baquero
* Girls Soccer - Keith Hageman
* Girls Weightlifting - Robert Mahoney
* Boys Wrestling - David Bush
* Girls Wrestling - Lynzie Doll

Athletic Director - Bobby Rego
Asst. Athletic Director - Maurice Allen
Asst. Athletic Director - Nathan Kallal
Athletic Trainer - Joe Gonzalez
Athletic Trainer - Terri Charlock
Athletic Trainer - Peterson Francois  
Senior Class of 2020 Dates and Events
Mar 2-6 - Grad Bash Ticket Sales (cash only)
Cash only ticket sales for Grad Bash after school in the media center. Tickets are $100 each, FHS seniors only, no guests allowed, must not have any obligations.

April 18 - Prom
Rosen Plaza Hotel. Prom questions should be directed to Ms. Fierle -

April 24 - Grad Bash 2020 at Universal Orlando Studios and Islands of Adventure
Attendees (FHS seniors only) will meet in the cafeteria at 4:30 pm to board buses (you must ride bus; no student driving) then return to FHS by 2:30 am. Attendees must ride the bus to and from Universal. No exceptions.

April 27 - Senior Common Formative Exams Periods 3 & 7
April 28 - Senior Common Formative Exams Periods 1 & 6
April 29 - Senior Common Formative Exams Period 5
April 30 - Senior Common Formative Exams Periods 2 & 4

May 1 - Senior Decision Day
9:00 am in the FHS gymnasium

May 11 - Senior Device/Textbook Check-in/Cap & Gown/Tickets Pick-up (last names A - M)
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the media center. Each senior will receive 15 tickets at no cost. (must be clear of all obligations)

May 12 - Senior Device/Textbook check-in/Cap & Gown/Tickets Pick-up (last names N - Z)
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the media center. Each senior will receive 15 tickets at no cost. (must be clear of all obligations)

Senior Walk-Out during 6th period
Traditional event when senior class of 2020 will walk out of Freedom together, as a class, for the final time.
Senior Assembly in the gym during 7th period
A senior assembly in the gym will immediately follow the walk-out.

May 15 - Senior Awards Night
7:00 pm in the PAC

May 18 - Final Device & Textbook return/Obligations clear/Ticket pick-up last names A - M
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the media center. Last chance to turn in devices, textbooks, clear obligations, and pick up tickets.

May 19 - Final Device & Textbook return/Obligations clear/Ticket pick-up last names N - Z
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the media center. Last chance to turn in devices, textbooks, clear obligations, and pick up tickets.


For updates and info, visit the school information tab on the FHS website at then click on "Seniors."

Our cap/gown and announcement company is Jostens. Any questions regarding orders can be answered at or call them at 407-894-3131.

Mandatory graduation rehearsal date has not been released by Amway. Stay tuned for the mandatory rehearsal date and time.
Monday's Motivational Moment
Happy 175th Birthday Florida!

On March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th state in the Union. This Tuesday marks the 175th anniversary of Florida's statehood.

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