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ASVAB information

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Exam) will be given on March 21, 7 am, in the cafeteria.  This is for juniors and seniors.  Sign up with the JROTC instructors, with the guidance department, or on Remind @6kck6eb. 

FAFSA Workshop

Seniors, there will be a FAFSA workshop on Thursday, February 16th. This will take place in the guidance lab during school. In order to attend you must reserve a spot with Mrs. Bachman by emailing her at

Help PCPS Name Our New Elementary School; Cast Your Vote by Feb. 20

Polk County Public Schools is asking the community to help name our newest elementary school.

The school, located at 9525 State Highway 653 in Winter Haven, is expected to open in August 2023. Measuring 126,834 square feet, the school will serve approximately 996 students.

The new school will increase available classroom space within a fast-growing area of Polk County, and reduce potential strain on existing schools like Chain of Lakes, Alturas, and Spook Hill elementaries.

After researching the surrounding area, a naming committee comprised of school, district and community leaders has selected four possible names for the school.

Members of the public are asked to cast their vote by visiting:

Voting will close on Monday, Feb. 20. The four possible names for the school include:

  • Sensabaugh Elementary — Effie Reeve Sensabaugh was a beloved elementary teacher in Winter Haven. Her career ended in 1943 after more than five decades of service – with more than 40 years spent teaching students in Winter Haven.
  • South Pointe Elementary — This option refers to the new school’s location, which is being constructed within the southernmost point of Winter Haven.
  • Osprey Elementary — The osprey is a bird found commonly year-round in Florida, including the area where this new school is being built.
  • Osprey Landing Elementary

After voting closes, the winning name will go to the Polk County School Board for consideration at an upcoming meeting.

WHHS Boys Basketball game on Friday

The WHHS Boys Basketball team will play The Rock out of Gainesville on Friday, 2/4, at Polk State Gym. The JV team will start at 5:30 p.m., and the Varsity team will start at 7 p.m. Come out to support your Blue Devils’ last home game of the regular season. Winter Haven student tickets are $2 with ID, and all other spectator tickets will be $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance through Home Town ticketing.

Girls Basketball Semi-Final 2/1/23 QR code

To purchase a ticket tonight, please scan the QR code attached.

Academy Day hosted by the Office of Congressman Scott Franklin

The Office of Congressman Scott Franklin will host an Academy Day on Saturday, February 18, from 9 am – 12 pm at Polk State College Center for Public Safety Auditorium, 1251 Jim Keene Blvd, Winter Haven.  Liaison officials from Annapolis, West Point, Merchant Marine, and Air Force Academies will be available.  9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students interested in attending a service academy are encouraged to attend. 

Ridge Technical College Open House and Career Fair

Open House Flyer

PEF Scholarships

The Polk Education Foundation scholarship application goes down on February 7 at noon.

All scholarship materials are due to Mrs. Bachman on or before February 10, 1:00 pm.

Cambridge Parent Information Meetings

Current 8th graders interested in applying for the Cambridge Program at WHHS are required to attend one information session.  Sessions occur on January 9th and 24th at 5:30 pm in the WHHS cafeteria. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact WHHS.

Issue 2 of WHHS Trident

You can view the second issue of the WHHS Trident online with the following link.

Schedule 12/12 - 12/16

The class schedule will look different next week due to Progress Monitoring.

If you are a student who has OJT or No Credit Study Hall in the middle of the day, you will report to the Media Center for the middle block and return to class afterward.

Grad Bash 2023

Class of 2023 - Alcovy High School

Seniors – Tickets for Universal GradBash 2023 will be $97 – ticket sales will be Jan 17,18; January 30, 31, February 14, 15, and March 6, 7, during all lunches in the cafeteria.

No bills larger than a $20. Make checks payable to Winter Haven High School (with student name and ID # on check).

WHHS Grad Perla Latorre-Suarez Named Among Best Aerospace Graduate Students in the World

UCF’s Perla Latorre-Suarez ’21 has been named a member of the 20 Twenties Award Class of 2022. The award recognizes students pursuing aerospace degrees for their academic excellence, STEM and leadership skills and innovative approach to problem solving. ( Sttory)

Published by UCF:

Perla Latorre-Saurez attended Winter Haven High School prior to her attending the University of Central Florida. She credits Dr. Sarah Roberts with helping her get motivated when she was initially learning English helping her to keep moving forward. It is fantastic to see such great success, and Winter Haven is exceptionally proud to have a Blue Devil named to Aviation Week Network’s
20 Twenties Award Class of 2022. Congratulations Perla!

Tony’s Italian Ice will be at Orientation

Stop by and grab a cool treat while you are walking WHHS at Orientation!  Tony’s Italian Ice will serves up a great selection of ices, and is the sweetest way to start a new school year 😊

School Lunch Information

From PCPS School Nutrition Department:

July 1, 2022
Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to inform you that Winter Haven Senior will be implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2022-2023.

Schools that participate in the CEP are able to provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at no charge for ALL students enrolled in that CEP school during the 2022-2023 School Year.

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at 863-647-4804 ext. 5.

School Nutrition Department

Click here for the entirety of the letter: CEP Winter Haven Senior

Parking Permit Information

Juniors and Seniors can purchase their parking decal in Mrs. Cea’s office, in the main office. Decals will be sold before and after school ONLY, 6:30 am – 7:00 am and 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm. You will need to provide the following:

  • Current Schedule
  • Driver’s License
  • Current Car Registration
  • Current Insurance Card

Parents and Students - Important Policy Notification

Parents and students, please be aware that there will be no checkouts after 1:00 p.m.

Students, please be aware that if you are caught leaving campus without permission it will result in an automatic 3 day OSS. (Out of school suspension).

Career Program

Attention Students: Career Connections is a partnership between WHHS and the Chamber of Commerce.

Are you interested in meeting with a community business leader to learn about a specific career field? If so, sign up for the Career Connections Program. See Dr. Jaime in room 35-222 for more information. Application forms are available in the Main Office.