Hagerty Journalism Online

In principal Robert Frasca's WebEx concerning the school's reopening, he shared that a majority of students have chosen to return to school virtually or through the hybrid option.

Frasca reviews options for upcoming school year

July 23, 2020

In response to confusion and worry regarding the options for the 2021 school year, principal Robert Frasca hosted a WebEx meeting on Wednesday for parents and students to attend. All schools in the area held similar meetings. The county gave families four different educ...

The SCPS school board brainstorms ideas on a Zoom meeting on July 14. They held a vote later that evening to make an official decision, yet assure parents and students that it can change should the situation call for it.

SCPS announces reopening plan

July 19, 2020

Rife with speculation and conflicting news about COVID-19, the past few months have been a whirlwind. Months of social distancing and calls for prolonged quarantine and state shutdowns have defined the summer, but the future has been unclear regarding stud...

Senior activities update

Laura Shaw

May 29, 2020

It is becoming increasingly difficult to make concrete plans concerning many senior events that many have been looking forward to for years. School is officially ending this week after a full quarter of online learning and as seniors submit their last assignments the weight of ‘officially’ graduating is setting in, causing a lot of questions about a graduation ceremony, prom and the Sammy’s. These last events are a final goodbye to friends, teachers and mentors before...

District plans adjustments for safe learning next year

District plans adjustments for safe learning next year

May 26, 2020

After the last quarter of the school year transitioned into online-learning, health-related concerns have generated discussion on how to proceed with all school-related events. Many events have been canceled or changed to accomodate the recent pandem...

Kaitlin O'Donnell was one of the original three speakers at graduation along with Grace Maddron and Artie Nayak. She and Brian Gifford, Valedictorian, will present full speeches during graduation video.

Graduation plans change

May 22, 2020

Due to school being canceled for the remainder of the year and social distancing orders by the CDC, this year’s graduation plans have been changed unlike those prior. The district announced two plans for this year. The first graduation plan only...

Issue 5

May 7, 2020

Junior Sahil Shah takes advantage of a brain break in Dali Stires' U.S. History class. Shah is one of over 1,000 Hagerty students preparing to take online AP exams at home that will be very different than what they expected at the beginning of the year.

AP tests move to online

April 6, 2020

Due to the state-wide school closures as a result of the Coronavirus, students taking AP courses will no longer take CollegeBoard tests in their usual format for this year. Instead of an in person test that is hours long - with hand written responses,...

Laptops sit in the media center waiting for community members to pickup. SCPS staff passed out Hagerty laptops to students from elementary, middle and high school students from schools across the county.

SCPS prepares for distance learning

March 30, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, major changes have occurred in Seminole County Public Schools. According to principal Robert Frasca, he and other principals have been working with superintendent Walt Griffin to find solutions for the county to continue...

Junior and DECA president Laura Darty poses for a picture after receiving a first place medal for presentation in her category.

DECA president places first in competition

March 9, 2020

On March 5, the Distributive Education Clubs of America chapter, began competing in a three-day, state wide competition chaperoned by club sponsor Matthew Thompson. Hosted at the Florida Hotel, hundreds of chapters from across the state gathered to pa...

Junior Nathan Gilman demos their game, BioBlaster, at the event.

Mod and Sim looks to the future

February 23, 2020

With suspense and a drumroll leading up to the judges announcing the first-place winner, junior Kevin Cosio’s heart raced. After putting in countless hours working on their project, BioBlaster, this would be the moment his team found out if they wou...

Senior Mason Dettman and juniors Jolie Miller and Ben Steinebronn do the macarena before the start of a match.

Robotics stacks up spots to state championship

February 5, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 1, robotics hosted the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge SpaceCoast League Championship. Twenty-three teams from Seminole and Brevard counties, including Hagerty teams Metal Morpho...

Students view the introductory module for the mental health course. The videos will be played during an extended midblock period.

State introduces mental health program

January 23, 2020

Following a surge of tragedies in high schools across the country, most notably with Stoneman Douglas two years ago, the Florida state legislature created a new law requiring all public middle schools and high schools to watch a selection of videos reg...

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