Sunday, June 23, 2024

Principal Emil Vasquez

Repairs at SPHS continue; regular class schedule to return in January 2024

While the school year 2023 ends at the San Pedro High School (SPHS), much-needed repairs continue in parts of its main building. Over the past months, emergency repairs have occurred in its staff room, conference room, computer laboratory, and sports room. On Wednesday, December 20th, the school management shared that work has been completed in its Information Technology (IT) laboratory and sports room, while work continues in the other sections mentioned. According to SPHS management, if the reconstruction works continue uninterrupted, class schedules at the school are expected to return to normalcy when classes resume on January 8, 2024.

SPHS looking to raise 350k for much-needed repairs

The island's only secondary education institution, the San Pedro High School (SPHS), is seeking to raise $350,000 to fund the repairs of three sections of their main building. These include an area of the floor in their computer laboratory, the entire ceiling of the staff room, and the science laboratory. As a result, some classrooms in the main facility are not in use until there are repairs. To accommodate the shortage of classrooms, students are currently on a shift system whereby first and second formers attend classes in the morning and senior students in the afternoon.

Assessment of SPHS main building deems it safe; repairs on certain sections needed

At a meeting held on Thursday, August 31st, at the Angel Nunez Auditorium, the San Pedro High School (SPHS) management provided parents with an update on the structural damages affecting their main building. As per the report provided by Principal Emil Vasquez and the structural engineers, most of the building is in good condition except for three sections needing immediate repairs. These include the staff room, where the ceiling collapsed, and the computer and science lab. As further evaluations are made and plans to raise funds to complete all repairs begin, students will attend the Hon. Manuel Heredia Hall for most classes via a shifting system.

SPHS main building deemed unsafe after staff room ceiling collapses; double shift system to be applied

The new school year is about to start, and some parents in San Pedro Town are concerned about the safety of the San Pedro High School’s (SPHS) infrastructure. Some days ago, it was reported that the staff room’s ceiling on the main building’s third floor collapsed. According to some parents, there have been no updates on the situation or the building conditions, even though classes are commencing on Monday, August 21st. On Friday, August 18th, Principal Emil Vasquez explained that they would not be using the main building and instead host students in another building on campus called Hon. Manuel Heredia Hall and implement a shift system.

SPHS remembers the late Maestro Angel Nuñez

On Friday, January 13th, the San Pedro High School (SPHS) held a special memorial to honor the late Rafael Angel Nuñez. A past teacher and principal at the island’s high school, Maestro Nuñez was also one of the school founders, who, along with other island pioneers, helped to bring secondary education to the island in 1971. The beloved San Pedrano was remembered with speeches and songs.

San Pedro High School to start face to face classes for at-risk students next week

Starting Monday, December 6th, the San Pedro High School (SPHS) will welcome a portion of its student population for face-to-face classes. On Wednesday, December 1st, the school issued a letter informing parents that only at-risk students will be attending physical instruction while the rest of the student body will continue online learning. The administration of the SPHS said that this is necessary to help students improve their grades and be successful at school.

SPHS; the first in Belize to get free Diginet High Speed Service

With the aim to officially launch the Diginet program at the school, SPHS becomes the first secondary institution to receive this program across the country.

SPTC celebrates island teachers and nurses

Teachers and nurses were guests of honor at the SPHS Auditorium, as the SPTC hosted them to an annual celebration in honor of Teacher & Nurses Week. Thank you for your service to our island ladies & gentlemen!