Matanzas HS Weekly Update

January 6, 2023

Welcome Back Pirates!

We hope all of our MHS students and families had a restful holiday break - we look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, January 9th bright and early!

9th and 10th Grade F.A.S.T. Testing

On Thursday, January 12 during 1st and 2nd period all 9th and 10th grade students will participate in the FAST (Florida Assessment of Student Thinking) ELA progress monitoring test #2. This will give our teachers valuable information about our students' learning progress since the first test of the year which was administered in September, and help us prepare students for the 3rd test in April, which will determine student graduation requirements. Testing locations will be posted in Schoology this week.

Dress Code Reminder - Blankets

Students are not permitted to wear blankets as clothing. The design of MHS requires students to travel both inside and outside to get to classes so students should dress appropriately for the weather while remaining in dress code. If a student is in need of warm winter clothing please contact our guidance department and we can assist your child. Blankets are not appropriate for school and will be confiscated from students and held in the deans office until a parent is able to come and pick up the item.

Campus Traffic Update - Student Drivers and Car Riders

Moving forward, all traffic entering and exiting the student parking lot at arrival and dismissal will use the Matanzas Woods Pkwy gate. Students who park on campus will all be directed to enter and leave campus through that gate, no traffic from the student parking area will be permitted to pass through the Pirate Nation Way gate at arrival or dismissal.

Parents are reminded that no student drop off or pick up should happen in the student parking lot or on Pirate Nation Way. All student drop off and pick up should be in the designated car rider line at the front of the school.

Senior Parents - Flagler Scholarship Deadline!

The Flagler Senior Scholarship Application closes on January 13th. This is a single application that Flagler County students can complete to be considered for over 175 local scholarships from local businesses and organizations.

Parent and Student Webinar - Understanding PSAT Scores

The College Board Florida Partnership is hosting a student/parent webinar on Thursday, January 19, 2022, at 6 pm EST. This session will focus on how PSAT scores and reports can provide insightful information about individual student performance on the assessment, including a predicted SAT score and student progress towards meeting the college readiness benchmark.

Connecting to the PSAT online score report allow students to:

  • Link their College Board account with their Khan Academy account, Khan Academy will use the PSAT score to design a practice plan and practice questions tailored to each student’s strengths.

  • Connect to valuable tools for college and career planning (BigFuture and BigFuture Careers)

  • Take advantage of scholarship opportunities through Student Search Service.

  • Access admission and financial aid information from colleges.

  • Access AP Potential to see which AP courses are a good fit.

When: Jan 19, 2023 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Understanding College Board Student Score Reports- PSAT

Quarter 2 Grade Timeline

Thursday, January 12th - End of Quarter 2

Friday, January 20th - Report Cards Issued

MHS Book Review Committee Meeting Postponed

The MHS Book Review Committee Meeting (originally scheduled for January 10, 2023) for "Crank" has been postponed. When a new meeting date is determined it will be posted on the Matanzas HS website calendar.

Tutoring Schedule

After school tutoring will resume on January 17, 2023.

Free tutoring with bus transportation is offered every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:45-4:15 for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and test re-takes and make up.

MHS Staffing Update

Parents, Matanzas is seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • Science Teacher
  • ELA Teacher
  • Math Teacher
  • School Counselor
  • Security Guard
  • Paraprofessional

The positions are posted and accepting applications on the Flagler Schools website:

MHS Daily Announcements

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Mark your Calendars!!!

End of Quarter 2

Thursday, Jan. 12th, 3pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Senior Panoramic Picture

Friday, Jan. 13th, 12:30pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Upcoming Home Athletic Events

Boys Basketball vs. FPC

Friday, Jan. 6th, 6pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

JV 6PM Varsity 7:30 PM

Boys Basketball vs. Freedom

Saturday, Jan. 7th, 12:30pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

JV 12:30PM Varsity 2:00PM

Boys Soccer vs. Deland (Freshman Team)

Monday, Jan. 9th, 5:30pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Girls Basketball vs. St. Joseph Academy

Monday, Jan. 9th, 6pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Girls Soccer vs. Christ Church Academy

Tuesday, Jan. 10th, 5pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Boys Soccer vs. Christ Church Academy

Tuesday, Jan. 10th, 7:15pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Girls Weightlifting vs. Seabreeze (Senior Night)

Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 5pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Girls Basketball vs. FPC

Friday, Jan. 13th, 6pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

JV 6PM Varsity 7:30PM

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