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Welcome back, Mr. Taft

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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...

Teachers adapt to virtual

Teachers have been adapting to new classroom procedures in the 2020-2021 school year.

Sarai Cochran, Staff Writer

October 1, 2020

School has changed dramatically ever since COVID-19 put the world on pause. In order for teachers and students to stay safe, everybody must keep a six foot distance, wear masks and keep their hands clean. Teachers have more responsibility than ever before, including an ongoing cycle of making sure students...

RHS staff should have been tested before returning to school

Via Godinez, Opinion Editor

September 10, 2020

I'm sure we can all agree that COVID-19 hasn't made life easy for anyone. The decision to send students and staff back to school "brick and mortar" wasn't easy to make, but the school district did their best to make the environment as safe as possible. So...why didn't they require COVID tests for...

Teachers balance both IB and traditional

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Ella Wertz, News Editor

August 27, 2019

Two weeks into the 2019-2020 school year, Robinson has seen various changes from previous years, one of which is an increase in the schools student population, leading to a new situation for some teachers. This year four teachers in the schools history department will be teaching both IB and traditional...

Teachers quit, leaving students in the dark

Lucas Long ('19), a student in the honors physics class, chats with his classmates while one substitute, of many, prepares to call roll.

Morgan Brazier, Staff writer

January 16, 2018

As students and teachers return from their winter break, many prepare to face less than ideal circumstances due to the loss of multiple teachers at Robinson. After the retirement of reading teacher Polly Demma and the resignation of mythology teacher Rachel Zwiselberger, Robinson administration had...

Students stage walkout to support teachers

Robinson students walked out of second period to protest the school district.

The staff of rhstoday.com

November 8, 2017

There were more empty desks than usual in second period today, when over a hundred Robinson students walked out of class at 8:45 a.m. in order to protest the School District of Hillsborough County's recent decision to withhold teacher raises. In the past, qualifying teachers have received a $4,000 step...

Five Questions with Lori Pursifull

Lori Pusifull brings twenty-five years of teaching experience to Robinson High School with her. Most recently she taught mathematics at Monroe Middle School.

Khalil White, Cub Reporter

September 21, 2013

Lori Pursifull joined the Robinson faculty this year after teaching for several years at Monroe Middle School. What inspired you to become a teacher? I was inspired by my 4th grade teacher. She had a compassion for teaching and it made me want to be like her. I also had a psychology teacher at St. Pete ...

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