DECEMBER 2017   
Steinbrenner High School / 5575 Lutz Lake Fern Road / Lutz, FL 33558 
Volume 5, Issue 4        
Principal: Kelly King / PTSA President: Erica Dees / Editor: Lisa Pierce       
Dear Steinbrenner Students, Families, and Teachers, 
It is hard to believe that the New Year is in just a couple of weeks. 2017 has gone by fast. We have a great school and being able to help make it even better for our children is a wonderful feeling. I wish each of you all the joy the Holiday Season and New Year bring.
Congratulations to our talented students who won awards for our Annual Reflections Program. The winners of "Award of Excellence" will go on to compete at the State Level on April 21, 2018 in Orlando. Look for their artwork to be showcased soon!
Thanks to all of you that have contributed to the "Steinbrenner Cares" initiative. As a PTSA, and with the help of the school's social worker, we have been able to spread some holiday cheer to some members of our Steinbrenner family.  We are very fortunate to be part of such a caring school community.
We will have a general membership meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018 and look forward to seeing many of you at that meeting.  For seniors who are planning on applying for the PTSA scholarship this is your final opportunity to attend a general meeting which is one of the requirements for the scholarship.
  We hope your holidays are spent in good health with family and friends.
"A strong PTSA embodies parent involvement and parent involvement represents student success." 
~Erica Dees 
Steinbrenner PTSA President, 2017-18

Exam Schedule  
1st Semester 2017-2018

Hungry for Honeybaked Ham  
or Turkey?  Support our Steinbrenner PTSA Fundraiser 
There is still time to help make a difference to students and teachers at Steinbrenner High School! Purchase your HoneyBaked Ham gift card before December 29 th and the school will receive 20% back on each purchase. Purchase a gift card to send a meal to someone you love, use it for your holiday ham or turkey, give a gift card as a gift to a teacher, friend, relative, client or employee.


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PTA Reflections Program  2017-2018  
Congratulations to the following students, our 2017-18 County Reflections winners:    
Award of Excellence Photography:  
Kristen N. Thal & Kelly L. Thal 
Alexandra Cindric Visual Arts Award of Excellence: Vasco Stuarts, Gianna Ramos.  
Film Production Award of Excellence: Alexis Yahre (Here Comes the Sun)
These students will go on to compete at the State Level on April 21, 2018 in Orlando.    
GSHS/PTSA will be hosting an award ceremony towards the end of the school year and display the artists pieces indefinitely. 
Please support PTSA and the arts by posting on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: #ArtsEd #NationalPTAReflections. Be on the look out for future events and ways to support George Steinbrenner High School Artists. 
PTSA Membership  
Thank you to those of you who have joined the Steinbrenner PTSA this year! Your membership dues directly supports Steinbrenner students and teachers by providing amazing programs. Some of these programs include Freshman Camp/Orientation, Student Ambassadors, Senior events and scholarships, student incentives, and teacher grants. Please help your Steinbrenner PTSA continue these great programs by joining online through the Steinbrenner PTSA website at:

Complete a form and make your tax deductible check payable to: Steinbrenner PTSA.
You may drop off your form and payment in the Main Office or mail it to: Steinbrenner High School, 5575 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz, FL 33558.  
If you have any questions, please email:

Make sure to include your student's 2nd period teacher on your form so Membership Cards can be sent home.  If your student does not have a 2nd period teacher, please indicate which teacher you would like cards to be sent to.   
**Seniors who are interested in applying for a PTSA scholarship must join the PTSA by December 31 to be eligible for co nsideration**

Forms are also available in the front

SENIORS:  PTSA Scholarship      Information

Are you graduating in 2018 with plans to continue your  
education in some way? Do you have at least a 3.0  
weighted GPA?  Are you a student member of the PTSA?   
Have you served our school and community throughout  
high school?

You may be eligible to apply for a $500 PTSA 

Please click the links at the bottom of the page to learn
more and to print your application form!

Application Deadline is 3:00pm, February 1,2018  

Yearbook Memory ads are  
for SENIORS only! 
 Don't forget that ALL ads include a yearbook with purchase, so you do not need to purchase otherwise!
Ads must be complete by 12/31/17!  

Senior Banners are available for 
purchase! Order yours today!!
With the end of the first semester also comes the next deadline for Senior Banners. Prices for the banners will go up January 8th. The small banners will go up to $40 and the large banners will be $75.
Many questions have been asked about the banners and I thought everyone could benefit from hearing the answers!!
  1. Where will the banners be hanging? The banners are placed in the 200 and 300 halls as well as the cafeteria. Those who placed orders by the end of October will be able to pick what hall their banners will hang in. All orders placed beginning November 1 will randomly hang in the 200 and 300 halls throughout the school.
  2. What message do I have placed on my students' banner? The small banners have room for a salutation and who it's from. For example," Love, Mom & Dad". The large banners can have a favorite quote or saying.
  3. What picture should I use? Any high-resolution picture will work on the banners. You can use a Senior picture or one of your favorite shots from when your child was growing up. Some banners have even had baby pictures.
  4. Can I have more than one picture on a banner? Banners are designed to have one picture.
  5. I want a large banner but I'm not sure what quote I want on it. Can I still place an order? Go ahead and place your order. I will contact you when it's closer to production time of the banner to get the rest of the information.
  6. How do I place an order? Banner orders can be placed online. Go to . You can also print off the order form and turn it in at the front office of the school.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Thank you,
Maura Weins
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Important Dates  


12/31 - Last Day to Place a Senior or Business Ad for Yearbook      
1/31 - Last Day to Order a Yearbook     

Call for LEAD Contest Submissions
In honor of Black History Month, we would like to encourage ALL Hillsborough County Public Schools students in grades 3-12 and post-secondary education to participate in LEAD, a district-wide student contest.

LEAD stands for Learn, Empower, Advocate, Dream. This contest challenges students to create an artistic interpretation expressing how they have been inspired by a local black leader in their home, in their school, or in their community. For example you may want to consider your pastor, a teacher, a coach, a law enforcement officer, or even a family member.
You can express your interpretation in any one of these three categories: Literature, Performance, or Visual Arts.

There are some amazing prizes lined up for our winners, including a post-secondary scholarship.

All entries must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
For more information about the
LEAD student contest, please visit and type "Go LEAD" in the search box.

Making Every Child's Potential a Reality!
  • To Be A Powerful Voice For ALL CHILDREN.
  • To Be A Relevant Resource For Families & Communities.
  • To Be A Strong Advocate For The Education & Well-Being Of Every Child.

T o purchase SPIRIT WEAR please go to our online 
 store at:
Teachers & all GSHS staff members get 15% off merchandise purchases at Mascot Universe!  
Come on in & do your holiday shopping at Mascot Universe!  
There's another way you can shop & earn money to support our students! Through April 30 th, 2017, Westfield Malls (Citrus Park, Brandon & Sarasota) will give us 5 points per dollar spent for every purchase made at their malls, with a chance to win $5,000!

Submit purchase receipts online any time at:
You can even use your mobile device with no app needed! Happy Shopping!

Earn 4x Points
November 10 - December 31
Earn 20 points per dollar spent when you shop at Westfield Citrus Park this holiday season! Submit receipts by January 31 at
to earn bonus points.

Earn 1,000 Points
Santa Photos, Holiday Gift Wrap & Westfield Gift Cards
Westfield Gift Cards are a perfect fit for anyone on your list! Buy a Westfield Gift Card and earn 1,000 bonus points. Available at the Westfield Management Office, open M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Visit with Santa and earn 1,000 bonus points when you purchase a photo package.

Holiday Gift Wrap & Lounge, located between Godiva and Gymboree, open December 8 - 10, and for the remainder of the season, December 15 - 24.  
Submit your receipts for the Westfield Gift Card, Santa Photos and Gift Wrap to earn 20 points per dollar spent, plus 1,000 bonus points.

How To Submit Receipts
Log receipts online 24/7 and learn more about Cash 4 Class:
Each Participating School Earns $300 To $5,000!

Volunteer Applications must be submitted online this year for anyone who volunteers on campus.
Click on the link & hit the  big green "Apply" button to get to the application.  
You can also complete the volunteer form on the link on our PTSA website:

George Steinbrenner High School Athletic Booster Club

George Steinbrenner High School Athletic Booster Club's primary purpose is to serve the student athlete and build athletic excellence. We encourage student participation in athletics. Our involvement includes:

  • Providing college scholarships
  • Providing valuable coaching clinics, trainings & One Million Dollars in insurance for 25 coaches
  • Funding the various annual Athletic Director conferences
  • Raising money for ALL sports to purchase supplies, equipment, uniforms and/or capital items beyond what the school budget provides
  • Managing all teams' raised funds, maintaining fiscal stewardship of the money
  • Supporting facility improvements for ALL sports and promoting a vision for the future
THURSDAY, 12/21!


Dad's Club is gearing up
for this year & we need you!
If interested in joining Dad's Club, contact Bill Gibbs at

PE/HOPE Uniforms
Coach Crumbley has a supply of uniforms if still needed for $10 each