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Monthly Events Of Wildcats: January 2022

Principals Message

Hello Wildcat families!


Welcome to the second quarter of the 2021-2022 school year! We made it!

Your students report card for quarter 2 and semester 1 will be available in myStudent starting Tuesday, January 11th. I highly encourage you to review your students progress thus far. Students in middle school have certain promotion requirements they must meet in order to be promoted to high school.


To be promoted to high school, all middle school students must successfully complete the following:

  • Grade 6 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
  • Grade 7 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
  • Grade 8 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
  • One course in career and education planning to be completed in grades 6, 7, or 8 is required for promotion.
  • One of the social studies courses must be Civics. There is a statewide, standardized end-of-course exam for Civics that must be taken and factored in as 30% of a student’s course grade.
  • One semester of physical education per year is required.
  • Students in grade 6 will be required to take one semester of M/J Health GR 6.
*Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies courses must have a minimum of a 60% D recorded on a students academic history


Additional information can be found on Pasco County Schools website: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/oll/page/middle-school-student-progression. As you plan for High School, Pasco County Schools has resources available for families: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/oll/page/navigating-high-school. In addition, the Florida Department of Education Standard Diploma Requirements contains all requirements for graduation.

Updated information related to COVID-19

As we see the number of COVID cases increase in our community, please make sure you are reviewing the student self-screen for symptoms: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/coronavirus/screeners. We ask this in order to protect the health and safety of employees, staff, and students, all those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 daily. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should NOT be on a school campus or school district office.


In addition, Pasco County schools has updated protocols related to COVID-19: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/coronavirus/protocols.


The Learning from Home Resource site is still available to support students and families in continuing learning while they may be away from school. When a student enters isolation they will be able to access learning materials connected to current lessons while at home via myPascoConnect and myLearning. Schools will also use hybrid instructional methods to support the learning at home. Secondary students may also access Smart Tutoring, an online tutoring service within their myLearning courses. Parents and students can contact teachers directly to receive the most accurate instructions on accessing coursework.

Yearbooks are on sale now!

The 2021-2022 TEWMS yearbook is only $42.00. It can be purchased through your Student Quick Pay account (https://www.studentquickpay.com/pasco/). Buy online from now until January 31st, 2022. No extra yearbooks are available for purchase at the end of the school year. All yearbook must be pre-ordered.


For yearbook and school picture questions please contact Adam Zondor at azondor@pasco.k12.fl.us

Mark your calendar!


The school choice application window for the 2022 - 2023 school year opens on January 6, 2022 and closes on January 20, 2022 @ 4:30 p.m. View the Pasco Pathways school choice catalog for more information about our innovative programs: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/school_choice_catalog. If interested in applying, visit here: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/ed_choice

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TEWMS Talent Show

The 31st Annual TEWMS Talent Show will occur on Thursday, January 27 during the school day. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, January 24 for $5.00. A video showcasing our talented competitors will be posted on the TEWMS Facebook page a few days after rehearsals on January 18. Tickets will be limited, so look for information on how to purchase them which will be posted with the video . Don’t miss the opportunity for your student to see this amazing show!

TEWMS Beautification project

We are wanting to work on the beautification of our campus. If you are willing and able to help out, please contact Mrs. Goitia: kgoitia@pasco.k12.fl.us We are in the process of developing a plan to work on various aspects of our campus.
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8th grade Gradventure

The first required payment for Gradventure is due this Wednesday, 1/12/22, by midnight. This required payment is $45 - paid online through your RYCOR account. This is a non-refundable fee. We will pull a list of students on Thursday, 1/13/22, and refund anyone that has paid that became ineligible due to behavior and/or grades. Please make sure both permission slips are turned in by Wednesday, 1/12/22, as well. It's very important that parents read over the information and sign the 2 forms. The forms can be found on our school website (https://tewms.pasco.k12.fl.us/) under the RED BUTTON labeled: "8th Grade EOY!". If you don't have a way to print the forms, please have your student pick them up in the back office and bring home to you. Again, these two forms are both due on or before Wednesday, 1/12/22.


If you do not have a RYCOR account, you can log onto our school website, go all the way to the bottom and click on "Pay Student Fees." From there it will walk you through how to set up an account. The 8th grade End-of-Year information is on this RYCOR site. Once you create an account, you should be able to pay the first, required payment. Beginning 1/14/22, you will have to option to pay the remaining portion.

1st Semester Honor Roll @ TEWMS

Honor roll status is recognized and celebrated on a semester basis. We recognize three categories of honor roll status, Straight A Honor Roll, A/B Honor Roll, Honor Roll (students must have a minimum of six grades to be eligible).


This year our Honor Roll Ceremony will be February 4th, 2022 at the Wesley Chapel HS Preforming Arts center. Our 6th grade students will be celebrated from 9:00-9:45am and our 7th and 8th students from 10:15-11:00am.


Honor Roll invitations will be sent out on January 21st.

Exciting news!

TEWMS now has school wide remind. Please see the codes below to join to get updates from TEWMS. Directions for each remind is posted below.

  • School Wide Info: TEWMSPrincipal registration code @TEWMSPrin
  • 6th grade = TEWMSco2028 registration code @TEWMS2028
  • 7th grade = TEWMSco2027 registration code @TEWMS2027
  • 8th grade = TEWMSco2026 registration code @TEWMS2026

*we can attach the directions for each group to sign up.

Opportunity Hall @ TEWMS

Opportunity Hall, which is an afterschool tutoring program will meet on Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:00pm. New to Opportunity Hall this year will be support in organization and study skills. During Opportunity Hall TEWMS will have teacher volunteers and some student peer tutors to provide as much individualized assistance as possible. Opportunity Hall is open to ALL Wildcat students. The program does require students to be picked up by 4:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Eads at heads@pasco.k12.fl.us


TEWMS' Opportunity Hall will run from September 8th to April 1st on Thursdays.

Early Release Day(s)

This is the third year Pasco County Schools is utilizing a monthly, two-hour-early release time to allow for staff to engage in professional development aligned with student needs and district and school priorities. ​Why?

  • For students - increase in effective instruction and decrease in learning disruption on substitute days.
  • For staff - increased opportunity to learn and grow built in to the work schedule​.
  • For stakeholders - predictable schedule, fewer substitutes, higher quality, and more engaged staff. ​


Early release days will take place on the following dates

  • January 12, 2022
  • February 2, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 13, 2022

On each of the early release days, students will be released two hours early. The bell times, including the early release times for each school, can be found here.

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Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation, Opening August 2022

The new Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation will deliver an advanced career and technical education that fosters career awareness, cross-disciplinary work, and creates a vibrant culture that values every individual as a contributing member of the global community. Students will achieve academic success, develop career goals, and prepare for future employment through project based learning and relevant exposure to entrepreneurial experiences. All students will graduate with industry certification, giving them access to high-wage, high-skill employment right out of high school.


Students have their choice of 10 in-demand career and technical programs:

• Applied Cybersecurity & Computer Science Principles

• Automotive (Diesel)

• Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

• Biomedical Sciences

• Building Trades and Construction Technology

• Digital Media/Multimedia Design

• Electricity

• Engineering & Applied Robotics

• Patient Care Technician

• Welding Technology Fundamentals


Learn more at https://krai.pasco.k12.fl.us/

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Upcoming Events:

Jan 10: Spring Musical Rehearsal in Rm 522, 3:10-5pm

Jan 10: DE Books in Media @ 3:45pm

Jan 11: Report Cards posted in myStudent

Jan 11: Talent show auditions in Rm 332

Jan 11: Study Hall Priority: Math

Jan 12: Early Release Day @ 12:30pm

Jan 12: PBIS Activity in Back Yard @ 11:54am

Jan 12: Spring Musical Rehearsal in Rm 522, 3:10-5pm

Jan 12: DE Books in Media @ 3:45pm

Jan 12: 1st payment due for 8th grade Gradventure trip.

Jan 13: Study Hall Priority: Social Studies

Jan 15: Wildcat Pep-Band in Dade City MLK Parade

Jan 17: No School

Jan 18: Study Hall Priority: Electives

Jan 20: Study Hall Priority: ELA

Jan 24: Spring Musical Rehearsal in Rm 522, 3:10-5pm

Jan 25: Study Hall Priority: Science

Jan 25: Girls Soccer @ JLMS, 6pm

Jan 26: Spring Musical Rehearsal in Rm 522, 3:10-5pm

Jan 26: OM Practice, 3-5pm in Rm 202

Jan 26: Boys BBall vs. JLMS, 6pm

Jan 27: Talent Show @ WCHSPAC 9am-2pm

Jan 27: Study Hall Priority: Math

Jan 28: NHD Fair in Media

Jan 31: Boys BBal @ CCMS, 6pm

Feb 1: Study Hall Priority: Social Studies

Feb 1: Girls Soccer @ CSRMS, 6pm

Feb 2: Early Release Day @ 12:30pm

Feb 2: Boys BBall vs. PVMS, 6pm

Feb 3: Study Hall Priority: Electives

Feb 3: Girls Soccer @ CCMS, 6pm

Feb 4: Honor Roll Ceremony @ WCHSPAC, 8am

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