Osceola High School (Largo, Florida)
|Osceola Fundamental High School|
|9751 98th Street
North Seminole, Florida
|Type||public coeducational secondary school|
|School district||Pinellas County Schools|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and Orange|
|Accreditation||Florida State Department of Education|
|Newspaper||The Warrior Record|
Osceola Fundamental High School is a fundamental high school in Seminole, Florida operated by Pinellas County Schools. Osceola has recently become one of the top rated high schools in Pinellas County for performing arts. The school auditorium was originally built to house the Pinellas County Center for the Arts which ultimately would be housed at Gibbs High School, and as such is one of the largest and better equipped auditoriums of Pinellas County High Schools, featuring such accommodations as sound-dampening paneling and a computer-controlled lighting array.
The school is named for Osceola, war chief of the Seminole Indians in Florida. Osceola led a small band of warriors (never more than 100) in the Seminole resistance during the Second Seminole War when the United States tried to remove the Seminoles from their lands. He exercised a great deal of influence on Micanopy, the highest ranking chief of the Seminoles.
Extra curricular activities
Extra curricular activities include Student Government Association, Guitar, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Prep Club, Anime Club, Spanish Club, The Oracle, FFEA Florida Future Educators of America, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Warriors Against Crime, PMAC Principal's Multicultural Advisory Committee, International Thespian Society, Drama Club, Students Rights and Responsibilities, GSA, Dance Club WVTV, Keyboard, Debate Team, Academic Team, Ukulele Club, Juggling Club, and R.E.D., Religious Exploration through Discussion.
Athletics include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, flag football (girls'), football, golf, marching band, soccer, softball, spring football, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball (girls'), and wrestling. Coaches Baseball:Kevin Mullins-2009 PCAC Coach of the year. Football: George Palmer-102 Career wins. Girls' Basketball: Coached by former Major League pitcher Seth McClung. Coach McClung's took over the program in 2012-13 season leading the Lady Warriors to their best record in 23 seasons. (16-11) In 2012-13 sophomore Katie Horan lead the state with 84 three pointers made.
2009 Baseball went undefeated in districts, and advanced to the Regional Semifinals before losing. 2009 Girls' soccer beat crostown rivals Seminole 2-1 to win district title.
Osceola is the only fundamental High School in Pinellas County and in Florida. Osceola became a fundamental high school in 2006, but it did not take full effect until 2010 after the last non-fundamental students graduated. Being a fundamental school, it means that the school requires all Parents to attend monthly PTSA and SAC meetings, and sign all homework completed by Students. If the parent does not attend the meeting, they are put in front of an IAC Board, where they decide whether the Student should leave the system. If the Parent does not sign 10 homeworks in one class (or the student does not do 5 homeworks), the same happens. The school has a zero-tolerance policy to bullying. Any act of physical bullying results in immediate, permanent expulsion from the school and the fundamental system, and the school's Student Resource Officer deals promptly with any other form of bullying.
- Bob Kalach (1981–1983)
- John McLay (1983–1989)
- Richard Misenti (1989–1994)
- Doug Smith (1994-2004)
- Carol Moore (2004–2010)
- Michael Bohnet (2010–present)
Coordinates: Ian Ward (Artist and Inventor of Tuscaloosa Radio Station)