The ABCs of PTSA & EESAC: Happy (Late) Hocoween, Panthers!

Angelina Astic, Contents/Copy Editor

Welcome to the monthly PTSA and EESAC update, Hocoween edition. We hope everyone has been enjoying this year’s spooky season and had a wonderful homecoming week. This month’s blog post covers updates regarding construction, parking, activities, fundraisers and yearbooks.

Construction & Parking Updates

  • Currently, the construction crew is finishing up work on the blackbox theater. The auditorium, which is still a work in progress, is set to open in the beginning of 2022. 
  • Regarding parking, the last construction container was removed from the construction parking lot. This freed up about 150 parking spots, which Mr. Tellechea plans to sell in accordance with the waitlist for parking spots. 
  • Details regarding the senior parking lot painting fundraiser can be expected in the weeks to come. 


  • Homecoming week took place from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15. Students participated in dress-up days each weekday and attended the Homecoming dance on Oct. 16. 
  • Panther Prowl, the infamous Miami Palmetto Senior High School class lip-sync battle, took place on Oct. 14, 2021. Seniors and juniors tied for first place, sophomores won second place and freshmen placed third. 
  • On Oct. 15, Palmetto’s varsity football team played Miami Southridge Senior High School at Tropical Park. District Champions, Palmetto won the Homecoming game 41-0. 
  • Palmetto’s alma mater sign is currently being restored by a local artist and will be hung in the gym.

CAP Counselor & Student Services 

  • Students have access to a counselor who can help them throughout their four years to ensure they have a successful high school career. Panthers can find their designated counselor and their information below: 
    • Ms. King (works with students who have last names starting with A-Ba, T-Z)
    • Mr. Sanchez (works with students who have last names starting with Bb-D)
    • Ms. Pinero-Trombly (works with students who have last names starting with E-J)
    • Ms. Concepcion (works with students who have last names starting with K-O)
    • Ms. Mallard (works with students who have last names starting with P-S)
  • Palmetto also has a Trust Counselor, School Social Worker and Mental Health Coordinator available on-campus for students. Students are more than welcome to email the social services team or stop by their offices. 
  • The Student Services department also offers students assistance with the college admissions process through the College Advisory Program. Palmetto’s CAP Advisor, Linda Dwyer, advises all grade levels; however, she is meeting only with seniors until November. Students can contact her via a message on SCOIR or by email. 
  • At Palmetto, the Activities Director Ms. Valero organizes all student activities. Students can find Valero’s email below and can stop by the Activities Office (located next to the Main Office) during their lunch block. 


  • While Palmetto is not a uniform school, spiritwear is available for purchase. SharingWear, an organization started by Palmetto graduate Nicole Markus, is currently operated by her younger sister, Palmetto sophomore Kate Markus. Profits from Palmetto merchandise sales are donated to the PTSA and SharingWear’s Charity of the Month. Palmetto families can click here to shop the site. 
  • The PTSA encourages Palmetto families to purchase a membership, which helps to fund many of the projects at Palmetto. Families can click here to purchase whichever membership option best suits them. 

Yearbook Updates

  • Seniors must take their pictures with FoxMar by Jan. 8 for their portraits to be included in the yearbook. The yearbook picture is free for all students, but there are additional packages available for purchase. Senior families can click here for more information.

Those are all the updates from PTSA and EESAC for this month! We hope Panthers have a happy Halloween and a great start to the fall season. For those who have further questions, please contact administration or visit