Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 10/20/21

WCHS Vision

Wesley Chapel High School provides a community in which students become life ready citizens with confidence, empathy, and perseverance.


To ensure our students are college, career, and life ready, we are:

Accountable

Resourceful

Compassionate

Principled

Inspirational

Message from Mr. McDermott

Good afternoon Wildcats,

Welcome to second quarter. I want to take a moment to congratulate our Teacher of the year, Mr. Luckett. Mr. Luckett leads our award winning Band and dedicates his time to providing an excellent learning experience for our students. I also want to congratulate Mrs. Jade Kruger, our SRP of the year. Mrs. Kruger is dedicated to our students and works diligently to ensure our students have instruction daily. These two individuals are excellent examples of the the professionals I have the privilege of working with.

Spring Dual Enrollment Information

Dear WCHS Dual Enrollment Families,

We hope this message finds you well.

The Spring 2022 DE registration information has just been released. In order to be guaranteed registration during the dates and times specified by PHSC, students and parents must complete the online terms and conditions, and enter their course requests online by October 25th.


However, prior to completing these steps online, students must first send their Spring 2022 Dual Enrollment Online Registration & Course Request Worksheet to their counselor, via email, for review and approval. Students MUST communicate with their counselor to get the DE Worksheet approved and discuss course selection. While completing this worksheet, please consider PHSC may only be offering courses via online instruction in the Spring 2021 term; so please be sure to choose BOTH "ONLINE AT PHSC" AND "FACE to FACE AT PHSC" as options, unless you absolutely do not want to take the course online. Further, also please make certain you check the "HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS” option for the following courses offered at WCHS:

AMH 2120 (DE US History)

BSC 1311 (DE Marine Biology)

ENC 1102 (DE English)

Please carefully review all Spring 2022 registration information contained in the following link and let us know if you have any questions.

http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/oll/page/dual-enrollment

PERT Testing Information:

PHSC has opened up virtual PERT registration for DE students. This test option is proctored remotely by PHSC proctors. DE students may register for this option at https://www2.registerblast.com/phsc/Exam/List. However, there are limited spaces available.

PHSC is already offering limited in-person PERT testing for students who cannot access the online options. To meet the demand, they will also expand in-person testing across their campuses following social-distancing guidelines. This expansion will be available until the remote proctoring service is launched. PHSC is working on the logistics for this now and will notify us once students are able to schedule exams using the same link as above.

Spring 2022 Dual Enrollment Online Registration & Course Request Worksheet

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) utilizes an online Dual Enrollment (DE) application/registration process. This process is now open to all eligible students.

The Spring process is as follows:

1. New DE students complete an online application at https://100891engagecms.campusnexus.cloud/custom-portal/user-profile/login?ReturnUrl=https%3a%2f%2f100891engagecms.campusnexus.cloud%2f

The deadline for the application is January 5, 2022.

2. Eligible students complete this DE Course Request Planning Worksheet (bottom) and meet with their High School Counselor by October 25th . Students and parents must log-in to digitally sign the Terms and Conditions online and to enter the courses from their Course Request Planning Worksheet. Access to the Terms and Conditions and the Online Dual Enrollment Request Form is available via the PHSC website: https://admissions.phsc.edu/start/high-school/dual-enroll/charter-public.

· Dual Enrollment courses offered on a student’s high school campus must be taken at the high school and not on the PHSC campus.

· Pasco eSchool is offering CGS 1100, GEB 1011, GEB 2112, SPC 2608, SPN 1120, and SPN 1121 in the Spring. Students who are interested in taking one or more of these courses should plan to take the course through eSchool UNLESS their high school offers the course on campus.

3. High School Counselors approve or deny the requests November 1st.

4. Students will receive email notification from a PHSC Academic Advisor of approved/denied DE courses by November 15th. This email will be sent to each student’s PHSC email address.

5. Students will register through their student portal and WISE, on the following the dates and times below, for approved courses.

The deadlines indicated above must be met in order to access online registration during the dates and times outlined below. Students who do not meet deadlines may experience a delay in the registration process beyond the initial registration window.

12th Graders

Credits Earned

Web Registration

On Campus Registration

Time

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Web registration beginning at 8:00am on October 26th

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11th Graders

Credits Earned

Web Registration

On Campus Registration

Time

45+

October 26th

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Web registration beginning at 8:00am on October 26th

30+

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8:00 am

15+

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1+

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10th Graders

Credits Earned

Web Registration

On Campus Registration

Time

45+

October 26th

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Web registration beginning at 8:00am on October 26th

30+

November 18th

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8:00 am

15+

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9:00 am

1+

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9th Graders

Credits Earned

Web Registration

On Campus Registration

Time

45+

October 26, 2021

Not Available

Web registration beginning at 8:00am on October 26th

30+

November 19th

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8:00 am

15+

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1+

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Be a world traveler!

Mrs. Cullum is leading a trip to Italy and Greece with EF Tours during the summer of 2023. This trip is open to all students currently in 7th – 12th grades. She will be hosting an informational meeting on November 3rd, at 7 pm via Zoom. The link for more information is https://bit.ly/2ZgYq5o. Using that website, click on the link “Stay in the Loop” to receive the Zoom meeting information. Mrs. Cullum can be reached via email (scullum@pasco.k12.fl.us) if you have further questions or comments.

Science National Honor Society

The WCHS chapter of Science National Honor Society will be accepting new members in the upcoming weeks. If you are interested in joining, please fill out the following form by Friday, 10/29/21.

https://forms.office.com/r/awxXzHmUkx

Membership requirements are as follows:

• Open to all Juniors and Seniors; exceptional sophomore circumstances will be considered
• Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA across all classes and a minimum 3.5 GPA in science courses
• Must be currently enrolled in an upper level science class
• Current 11th graders - Must have completed at least 1 honors science class prior to the start of 11th grade
• Current 12th graders - Must have completed at least 2 honors science classes prior to the start of 12th grade
• Pay an annual dues membership fee: Seniors - $27 (annual dues-$15, graduation cord-$12), Juniors (and others) - $15 (annual dues-$15)
• Attend all Science National Honor Society meetings
• Participate in all Science National Honor Society activities and projects
• Complete 4 hours of community service per school year

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Personal Property (Bicycles)

If your student rides their bicycle to school, please encourage them to lock it up. We have recently had a couple of bicycles stolen that were not locked up.
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Did you miss Picture Day?

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who were unable to get their photo taken can still get their photo taken for the yearbook. Students will need to see Mrs. Ingram in Room 327 during Homeroom before October 26th to get their photo taken. Students, stop by Room 327 before or after school to pick up a yellow pass so you can be excused out of Homeroom. Email pingram@pasco.k12.fl.us with any questions.

Winter Sports Tryout Dates

Boys Basketball Tryouts - November 1st 4-6:30pm (Gym)

Girls Basketball Tryouts - October 25th 2-5:00pm (Gym)

Boys Soccer Tryouts - October 20th 2-5:30pm (Practice fields)

Girls Soccer Tryouts - October 19th 3:00-5:00pm (Practice fields)

Wrestling Tryouts - November 8th 2:30pm (in wrestling room)

Girls Weightlifting (everyone makes team) - October 11th 2:30pm (weight room)


All Athletic Paperwork must be completed prior to participation. For assistance, please contact bbaudend@pasco.k12.fl.us


Instructions for Completing Athletic Paperwork On-line

1. Visit www.athleticclearance.com

2. Create an Account

3. Sign in

4. Select School Year and School (2021-22, Wesley Chapel)

5. Select Sport

a. If a multiple sport athlete, select “add sport” to add additional sports

6. Click “NEXT”

7. Complete the tab for Student Information

8. Complete the tab for Parent Information

9. Complete Medical Information Forms- Student Signatures and Parent Signatures

10.Download the following forms to complete, sign and then upload-

a. Pre-Participation Physical- must be completed and signed by a medical provider

b. Transportation Form

c. Participation Form

THE NEXT 3 SECTIONS REQUIRE THE STUDENT TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT WITH NFHS. The student will need to purchase ($0) 3 courses-

HFHS Concussion, Heat Illness Prevention and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Upon completion, save the certificate of completion as a pdf. These certificates are the documents that need to be uploaded into the athletic clearance account.

d. HFHS Concussion Certificate

e. NFHS Heat Illness Prevention Certificate

f. NFHS Sudden Cardiac Arrest Certificate

11.Print the “Confirmation Message” letter. This letter states that the process to participate in their sport at WCHS has been started. You will receive an email from Athletic Clearance once your student has been approved. Print the email confirmation and provide to the Coach as verification that the Athletic Paperwork has been completed.

Student Flu Shots

The student shots will be on 10/29 at a time to be determined. Please download the consent forms below and return them to the main office if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.
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Advertising Opportunity for Local Businesses

District School Board of Pasco County Intent to Advertise

Need more customers? Advertise with WCHS! Each year thousands of people come to events on our campus and see advertisements for local businesses. This is an opportunity to get affordable advertising and help out the students of WCHS.

Banners are printed by the school using your artwork with several options:

4 x 4 full color vinyl banner will be displayed in the Gymnasium.

4 x 10 full color vinyl banner will be displayed outdoors on the fence of the field you chose.

The cost for a one year banner in the gym $400.00.

The cost of a banner on one outdoor facility is $500.00.

The cost of one year of advertising on the football/soccer/lacrosse, baseball, and softball field (3 banners) is $800.00.

The cost of all facilitites both indoor and outdoor banner (4 banners) is $1,000.00.

There term of the advertisement is one full year.

Interested businesses may download and complete the form below.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Assistant Principal over Athletics, Mrs. Koslin at skoslin@pasco.k12.fl.us or call the school at 813-794-8700.

Boys Lacrosse Coach Needed

If you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to work with students to help prepare them for life, we have an opening for a Boys Lacrosse Coach. Please contact Coach Baudendistel at bbaudend@pasco.k12.fl.us for information and how to apply.
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GoFan Online Ticketing (Athletic Events)

Purchase your tickets to our games. All tickets for athletic events must be purchased online through GoFan, https://gofan.co/app/school/FL6096 . There is also a downloadable app for GoFan. We will not be selling tickets at the gate.

Student Self Screener

Please use this screener daily and stay home if you are not feeling well.

https://livepascok12fl.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/SSPS_Resources/EbuK-f8EySBFrrmGzymI0uMB_86yhFAHR68-RhcETmOing

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PSAT Free for all Sophomores on October 26, 2021

All sophomores will be automatically registered to take the PSAT free of charge on October 26th. Your student will receive a letter with information about the assessment, request for accommodations, and exemption options. All requests for accommodations must be turned in to Mrs. Faysash by August 27. Practice booklets for PSAT will be distributed closer to our testing date. Please contact Mrs. Faysash with any PSAT-related questions.

Early Release Days

2021- 2022

Early Release Days

September 8, 2021

October 6, 2021

November 10, 2021

December 08, 2021

January 12, 2022

February 2, 2022

March 9,2022

April 13, 202

Senior Portraits

Seniors must have their photo taken by Gigante no later than November 5th in order to make it into the senior portrait section in the yearbook. Book your appointment at giganteproductions.com to reserve your time and date.

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WCHS COLLEGE AND CAREER S'MORE (OCTOBER 2021)

Are you College and Career Ready? Check out Mrs. Faysash’s Smore for events, scholarships, and planning resources for all grade levels!

https://www.smore.com/vgxh7

Click below to learn how to set up parent notifications in myStudent portal

Setting up parent notifications will allow you to be notified if your student is absent or struggling in a course.

Emergency Card Information and Directions (Please read)

Parents, we currently have over 600 emergency cards that have not been updated. If you have not updated your student's emergency card, please download the step-by-step instructions below for completing the emergency card. If you have questions or need assistance, please email myStudenthelp@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Stay in the know, never miss an activity

WCHS ABC Program

If your family needs supports or any needs from the WCHS ABC program, please fill out the following form. If you would like more information about the ABC program, the flyer is attached and/or call Iris Garcia in the front office, 813-794-8702.

https://wchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=93604

Wesley Chapel Athletics Information

How to create a parent portal account in myStudent

Suspicious Activity Reporting App

Wesley Chapel High School

School Information


Principal:
Mr. Matt McDermott

30651 Wells Road
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
Phone: (813) 794-8700
(352) 794-8700
Fax: (813) 794-8791

Office Hours:
M-F 7:00AM – 3:30 PM