Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 9/29/21

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:






Message from Mr. McDermott

Good afternoon wildcats,

As the first quarter winds down, I want to say how great it was to see our students celebrate all of our Homecoming festivities including the pep rally, game, and dance. It is nice to see them have a chance to be kids again. As a reminder, as we close first quarter, please monitor your students grades in myStudent. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to the teacher for assistance. Also, remember that we off English and Math tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2PM-3PM in our media center. Finally, don't forget that our next early release day is Wednesday, October 6. Students are released at 11:50AM on early release days. Have a great rest of your week.

WCHS Clubs

Hi Wildcats,

We are excited to be able to start school clubs this year. Club sign-ups will be held in the cafeteria on Wednesday, October 6 during lunches. The clubs we are offering are:

Auto Club - Mr. Corliss and Mr. O'Dell

Chess and Strategy Club and Circuit Club - Mr. Banyard

Clean Earth Club and Environthon - Mrs. Taylor

2022 Steering - Mrs. Johnston

2024 Steering - Mr. Walensky

Best Buddies Club - Mrs. White and Mrs. Vindigni

Tri M Music Society - Mr. Luckett

Thespian Club - Mr. Gaudet and Mrs. Neff

If there is a club you would like see offered, please talk to Mrs. Waselewski.

Herff Jones Senior Presentation

Herff Jones will be presenting Tuesday, October 5th, in the cafeteria from 6-8pm. You will have an opportunity to see what Herff Jones has to offer for your senior student.

Although some information was given to the seniors on Monday about purchasing caps and gowns through Herff Jones, that is not the case. We will be collecting senior fees which will include the cost of the cap, gown, and tassel. That fee is $75 and can be paid through ACORN. If you student has not filled out the cap and gown information, they can do so by clicking on the link below.

Senior Cap and Gown Info

Senior Fees

Senior fees are now available in the student pay section of myStudent. Please pay these prior to March 30 so we can ensure caps, gowns, and all graduation items arrive on-time.

Great family fun while helping out WCHS

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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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Student Gallup Survey


Gallup Education has more than 40 years of data and analytics in the field of education. For the last seven years, Pasco schools has participated in the Gallup Student Poll. As we continue our partnership with Gallup, our students in grades 5-12 will be invited to participate in the Gallup Student Poll during the survey window of September 27 through October 22.

This confidential and anonymous survey will ask questions in the areas of engagement, hope, belonging, and social and emotional learning. The survey questions will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

After the poll closes, Gallup will aggregate and analyze the results. Every participating school and district will receive a scorecard. This initiative will give us a wealth of specific and actionable information that will help us lead our schools.

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule, 40 CFR Part 763, Asbestos Containing Material in schools, commonly referred to as AHERA. This rule requires all Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) to identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and to take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers.

All inspections for Wesley Chapel High School have been completed and a Management Plan describing the results of the inspection and the action plan to control any asbestos found during the inspection, where applicable, has been submitted to the governor for approval. A copy of this plan is located in the administrative office of this school and at the Pasco County Schools Maintenance & Facility Services Department and is available for review upon request.

National PTA Contest Opportunity for students

Please see the documents below for an exciting opportunity for our students to be creative.

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.


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How parents, teachers and kids can take action to prevent bullying

This article provides information about bullying behavior and how to take action against it.

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.

Yearbooks On Sale

Yearbooks are currently being sold for $80. That price will increase on September 1st. You can purchase it on the student portal or by visiting Walsworth's website, yearbookforever.com. If you want anything extra, such as a name stamped into the cover or a clear protective cover, you must make your purchase on the Walsworth site.

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


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.

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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.


Wesley Chapel Athletics Information

How to create a parent portal account in myStudent

College Application Process

Let's "meet" to discuss your plans! All grade levels!

Do you need help figuring out your next step? Do you have questions about the college application process? Are you wondering where you stand for your GPA and test scores for admission? Would you like to discuss trades, careers, or military service? Are you interested in seeing what you can do now to help yourself later? Email Mrs. Faysash at kfaysash@pasco.k12.fl.us so we can design a personalized plan for you!

Suspicious Activity Reporting App

Wesley Chapel High School

School Information

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