Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 12/8/2021

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

Hi Wildcat Families,


Next week is exam week and the end of first semester. Please encourage your students to study and prepare for their exams. Remember, freshmen will now have their first high school GPA. Please make sure you are checking grades regularly. Administrators are also sending out warnings at progress reports and prior to the end of the quarter to students who are in danger of failing. Our goal is to help all students graduate and meet their individual goals. Please reach out to us if you need assistance.


Mr. McDermott

Winter Band Concert

Mr. Luckett and our amazing band will be performing their winter concert on Monday, 12/13/21 at 6:30PM in the Performing Arts Center.

GPA Explained

Each course a student takes is included in their GPA calculation. High school graduation requires a 2.0 unweighted gpa.

Grade-Quality Points

A -4

B -3

C -2

D -1

F -0


Each student takes six courses per semester. To calculate gpa, you divide quality points/6.

For college admission and scholarships, weighted gpa is sometimes used. Honors courses carry an extra .5 weighting and AP/DE courses carry an extra 1.0 weighting.

Please see the Semester Exam Schedule below

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Senior Activities and Prom

This year's prom will be held Saturday, April 9th 2022 aboard the Starship Yacht. The yacht will depart from Channelside Bay Plaza, 603 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL. Boarding will begin at 8:30PM and we will return to the dock at 11:30PM. Plan on ticket sales to begin the first week of March, more information will come in the next few issues of this newsletter.
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New Bell Times for Second Semester

The District School Board approved new start times for all schools to help ensure transportation is available to get all students to school on time. Beginning 2nd semester, first period will begin at 7:10AM and school will end at 1:34PM.
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Congratulations to Ms. Andrews and our amazing dance students for the awesome performances this week.
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Free School Day SAT for all JUNIORS on March 2, 2022

Save the Date: All juniors will take a college-reportable School Day SAT on March 2nd. Students will be automatically registered to take this exam which can be used for graduation testing requirements, college admissions, and Bright Futures. If students need accommodations for the exam, please fill out and return the attached form by January 10th. JR ACCOMMODATION/OPT OUT FORM

Teacher and Staff Member of the Month

Use this link, https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aaJT4khSVE6bZ7duOoYiIMGWZlTNEpFGo8AGusAHseFUNUFTS1A2QTFLME5BTDVBRk5RUjI0UDlFSy4u to nominate a teacher or staff member making a difference in your life.

Florida Civic Literacy Examination

The state has required a new test called the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE). This test is required of students (typically seniors) enrolled in certain U.S. Government courses and will be required of college students as well. Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in the 2021-2022 school year and thereafter, each student must demonstrate competency in civic literacy by achieving a passing score on an assessment and by successfully completing a civic literacy course. The Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE) is the assessment used to meet this requirement. If a student passes this assessment while in high school, they are exempt from the postsecondary exam requirement.

In conclusion, those students taking U.S. Government this semester will be taking this exam on December 10th. It is an 80 minute test, but the students may take up to half the school day.

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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.

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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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

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WCHS COLLEGE AND CAREER S'MORE (DECEMBER 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
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Free SAT prep available through Kahn Academy

Click on this link, https://www.khanacademy.org/SAT, for free SAT prep.

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.

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