Boys Tennis & Mr Cerra are Champions
BOYS TENNIS & Mr. CERRA ARE CHAMPIONS
The J.P. Taravella Boys Tennis team (pictured above) is doing very well this season and have a 9-1 record. Their only loss came against St. Thomas. The top player on the team is Yan Gapeev. Ryan Moed, team leader said the Trojans are successful because of practice, dedication and a love of the game. Eddy Ou, a member of the team believes that consistent play and a passion for the game will lead to success on the tennis court. And Dawn Hall, the Taravella tennis coach believes that dedication, consistency and passion are important for success in tennis.
J.P. Taravella and Coral Glades competed in tennis on March 4 and both principals got in on the action.
Taravella’s Principals Shawn Cerra DEFEATED Coral Glades Principal Steve Carruth. (PICTURED ABOVE)
PARENT CUSTOMER SURVEY
Spring Parent Workshop Calendar
The ESE & Support Services Department in collaboration with FDLRS Parent Services offers a variety of parent workshops and information for parents of students with disabilities
JPT PEACE POLE
May Peace Prevail On Earth
The Peace Pole Project was started in Japan by Masahisa Goi (1916 – 1980), who dedicated his life to spreading the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth”. Mr. Goi was greatly affected by the destruction caused by World War II and the atomic bombs which fell on the city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. His desire to assist in the creation of world peace was answered when in 1955, the Peace Message, May Peace Prevail On Earth, came to him in a moment of great inspiration and deep prayer.
Peace Poles are now the most recognized international peace symbol and monument the world over with more than 200,000 Peace Poles standing in almost every country throughout the world.
For our ceremony here at J.P. Taravella, the Peer Counseling class initiated the Change 4 Peace movement at the school and on January 31st, organized the Peace Pole ceremony. This started with a breakfast made by Prostart for the members of different influential peace organizations. We discussed the purpose and importance of the Peace Poles, introducing the idea to administration and some of the students. Though, the real ceremony began outside of the main building with administration, members of the organizations, Peer counselors and ESE students. There were colorful pinwheels planted around the area while the ESE students worked with the Peer Counselors to make chalk drawings of peace. With everyone participating in the actual placing of the pole in the ground, it represented how united we should all be, even with our differences and how we should promote peace throughout our communities.
Our ongoing initiative is to further promote peace in our school and the hearts of our students as well as to reduce violence and bullying by making a safe learning environment.
2014-2015 Course Curriculum Guide
CLICK HERE to access the 2014-2015 Curriculum Guide
SENIOR PANORAMIC PICTURE
Attention seniors- do you want a copy of the senior panoramic? The senior panoramic picture will be sold in the cafeteria Monday, February 10th- Wednesday, February 19th during both lunches for $10. The senior panoramic WILL NOT be printed in the Yearbook. The size of the picture is 15 x 10 inches. You can also order the picture online at jptaravella.com. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Oberlander.