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  • RHS COVID-19 Count: 7
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Welcome back, Mr. Taft

Mr. John Taft works at the computer at his desk.

Hanna Malone, Sports Editor

October 26, 2020

With the graduating class of 1999, John Taft walked across the stage to receive his high school diploma from Robinson. Twenty-one years later, he returned to teach U.S. history honors at his alma mater. Mr. Taft grew up here in Tampa, Florida, following the same path that a large percentage of our student...

Kowalik’s back at RHS

Kowalik's back at RHS

Sarai Cochran, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

This isn't the first time math teacher Renee Kowalik has taught at Robinson High School. She originally came to Robinson in 2018, taught at a different school the next year and has now returned to teach at RHS and doesn't expect to leave. She knew for sure that she wanted to be a math teacher in middle...

Q&A: Sanford takes a leave of absence

This pre-COVID picture displays Sanford standing proudly in her classroom.

Ella Wertz, News and Features Editor

September 30, 2020

COVID-19 has forced many people to make many life altering decisions, including SL IB Biology teacher Sarah Sanford. Sanford has decided to take a leave of absence from Robinson High School to ensure her and her family's safety during the pandemic. RHSToday interviewed Sanford to take a deeper look into...

Sprinkling a little joy into the IB department

Robinson IB's newest counselor, Ms. Kara Sprinkle.

Zoe Thaxton, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

With the pandemic still looming, many students feel more fear and stress from the possibility of getting sick on top of all their school work. These students look for help in their guidance counselors, and Ms. Kara Sprinkle is ready to offer help to any of her IB students in need. Coast to coast,...

Robles wins Diversity Educator of the Year for the second time

Senora Robles, the proud winner of the Diversity Educator of the Year award

Kenzie Krcelic, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Being a teacher means engaging your students in the world of learning. For Spanish teacher Enedy Robles, it means more than that. Robles strives everyday to empower her students and let them know that they are worth something, that they can make it. With her strong student connections and radiant pers...

New in town, Ms. Brown

Ms.Brown got a kick out of Spirit Week!

Hanna Malone, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Melissa Brown, one of the new English 2 Honors and Reading 2C teachers here at Robinson, is already proving to be a strong addition to the faculty. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Brown graduated from Missouri State, majoring in Secondary English Education. At first, she had planned on majoring...

Kevin Nash steps into his first teaching position

This is Mr.Nash in his class room.

Nicole Perdigon, Print Managing Editor

September 18, 2019

Along with 18 other teachers this school year Kevin Nash is one of the new teachers on Robinson's team. For Nash this isn't just any other year, this is his first year teaching. Nash is teaching liberal arts math and geometry this year. He took over in place of  Bill Gonedridge who retired in late...

Welcome Ms. Thompson!

Robinson's new IB counselor

Meena Vasquez, Senior Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Over the summer, school counselor Erika George took her maternity leave and left a position open for the IB counselor at Robinson. Tara Thompson took this position, and both students and staff are pleased to have her as a new addition to the Robinson team. Tampa was a location Thompson was interested...

Meet Chef Mitch

Meet Robinson's new chef.

Ella Wertz, News Editor

September 5, 2019

Among Robinson's 19 new teachers for the new year, the school will also be welcoming a new chef to the staff. Chef Mitchell "Mitch" Smithey has never taught before and is taking a hands-on approach to his new position to cultivate Robinson's culinary program into an creative outlet for students. Chef...

Robinson’s First Teacher Talent Developer, Ms Powell

Robinson's new math teacher, Kara Powell

Meena Vasquez, Senior Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

With the new Spanish building added to the campus, the once Spanish hallway is now the new math hallway and is full of new math teachers, one of which is Kara Powell who resides in room 113. Powell teaches Math Analysis, Trigonometry, and Algebra 1A. She's also Robinson's first Teacher Talent Developer,...

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