Seminole High School head coach reflects on team’s first state title since 2008
Throughout the 2020 season, Seminole High School football coach Eric Lodge would tell his players, “You get what you deserve.”After overcoming the challenges related to COVID-19, gritty opponents and unexpected heartbreaks and hardships off the field, the Seminoles got what they deserved last month: the Class 8A state championship. It was Seminole High’s first title since 2008 and the ultimate end to an undefeated season. Last week, Lodge was named the Florida Dairy Farmer’s Coach of the Year. Lodge looked back on the season with WKMG Sports Director Jamie Seh. Watch his remarks in the video player above.
Loved ones vow to honor Seminole High School student who died in crash
SANFORD, Fla. – A Seminole High School student and football player was killed in a crash Sunday, school officials said. In a letter to parents and students Monday, Seminole High School Principal Dr. Jordan Rodriguez said Zi’Erric Wynn, 18, of Sanford, died in an auto accident. Rodriguez said Zi’Erric Wynn was a member of the SHS football family and beloved by his coaches and teammates. Below is the full letter sent to families:Good morning SHS family,It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Seminole High School student Zi’Erric Wynn. Respectfully yours,Dr. Jordan RodriguezPrincipalSeminole High School
Time out: Macaw lands on soccer player’s head during game
RIO DE JANEIRO – An unusual sight was caught on camera at a recent soccer game in Brazil. A colorful macaw forced a time out after it landed on a player’s head. The bizarre incident happened in the middle of a training match over the weekend. [TRENDING: 10-foot bull shark attacks snorkeler in Fla. | Seminole High School student killed in crash | Fla. strip club fights to lower dancer age to 18]The bird sat on the woman’s head for several seconds before jumping onto a soccer ball and then flying toward the goal.
‘Relief was overwhelming,’ Seminole schools accommodate 93% of high-risk teachers
Casale decided to apply for the Seminole Virtual School option, hoping to be selected to teach via Seminole Connect. In fact, according to Dan Smith, the president of the Seminole Education Foundation, he applauded how Seminole County Public schools were able to accommodate high-risk teachers. He said at last count there were 420 high-risk teachers and around another 250 teachers with loved ones at home who are also considered high-risk. “I will have a little more peace when I know that 7% has that accommodations as well.”According to Seminole County Public School spokesperson Michael Lawrence, the demand for Seminole County Virtual School was there. With more than 10,000 students choosing Seminole County Virtual School or Seminole Virtual “save my seat” option, the district needed to hire 520 more teachers, many of them high-risk like Casale.
4 big changes students will see inside Seminole County classrooms
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. Teachers in Seminole County returned back to the classroom Tuesday for pre-planning ahead of the first day of school in the county set for Aug. 17. Seminole High School principal Jordan Rodriguez took News 6 on a tour to show how some teachers are already setting up their classrooms to keep students safe. No more extra furnitureFurniture items will be limited to only the essentials in Seminole County classrooms. Seminole County School District recently purchasing 25,000 desk partitions. Of those, about 1,650 will be coming to Seminole High School, which will cover nearly all of the 1,800 students who have chosen full face-to-face learning.
8 girls arrested after brawl at Seminole High School
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Eight students at Seminole County High School were arrested Friday after school officials said the girls were involved in a fight on campus during dismissal. “Several young women engaged in multiple physical altercations as students marched toward their buses,” the email read. “This melee resulted in eight young women being arrested as they endangered themselves, their peers, our School Resource Officers, and my staff members.”The Sanford Police Department is investigating the incident and looking for any footage of the fight. “There was a fight involving a number of students at Seminole High School. “Students involved in today’s incident will be disciplined per our SCPS student code of conduct, in addition to any potential criminal charges that may be levied,” Seminole County Schools spokesman Michael Lawrence said in an email.