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Monthly Events Of Wildcats: SEPTEMBER 2020

Principals Message

Hello Wildcat families,


I want to thank you for your support, understanding and patience as we start the 20-21 school year. The teachers and staff are working hard to make this year great. I know that things have not been perfect, as we are working through a lot of new aspects to the school year. Again, I ask for your patience as we are seeing that every day things are getting a bit easier and smoother for students, teachers and staff.


We are still waiting on additional technology to come in so that we can better support our Wildcats in their learning both in brick and mortar classes and our mySchool Online (MSO) Wildcats. There is a nation wide demand on such technology and so we will do our very best at supporting students.


There will be MS Sports this school year; however, there will also be changes. ALL tickets for sepctators will be e-Tickets through "GoFan," we will no longer be selling tickets at the door. More details will be shared soon. Pasco County Schools is working on the logistics to allow our Wildcats Athletes to enjoy while following CDC & FHSAA guidelines. More details will be shared once they have been released to us. Our Athletics information is posted here: https://tewms.pasco.k12.fl.us/?page_id=2608.

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Congratulations Wildcats!

The Florida Department of Education has awarded your school the 2019-2020 Golden & Silver School Awards. Attached are the icons to be displayed proudly on your website. Your certificates will be delivered by courier mail. Please congratulate your staff, especially Lisa Martin, for supporting the School Volunteer Program.

Volleyball Tryouts!

Volleyball Tryouts start next week. Please email Coach Nipps if you have questions that are not found in the attachment below.(cnipps@pasco.k12.fl.us).


See attachment below for specific detials.

TEWMS Wildcat Football Tryouts

PART 1: CONDITIONING (SHORTS, T-SHIRT, CLEATS)

Tuesday 9/8 – Monday 9/14 – 3:30-4:30 Pickup at 4:30


PART 2: TRYOUTS (FULL PADS)

Tuesday 9/15 – TBD – 3:30-5:30 Pickup at 5:30


See attachment below for specific details. Contact Coach Ackett for questions.

MAP Growth test from NWEA

All Wildcats will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer or tablet. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students. ALL Wildcats 6-8 grade will participate in the NWEA MAP for Science, Math, and ELA three times this school year. This assessment is for our Brick & Mortar Wildcats as well as mySchool Online (MSO) Wildcats. The first window is now through September 15th.


MAP Growth tests are unique and adapt to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.


Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.


MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject and have the same starting performance level. This school year, students in grades six through eight will take tests in math, language arts, and science. The testing windows will be in August/September, December, and April. Following each testing period, your child’s teacher will share information with you to let you know how your child is performing academically.


We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about MAP Growth, visit NWEA.org/familytoolkit.

TEWMS' PTSA

Welcome back Wildcat families! We just wanted to take a moment to invite you to our first meeting of this school year via Zoom on Thursday, Sept.10 at 6:30pm. We will be voting in our 2020-2021 board members.


PTSA Open Membership is available at: https://weightman.new.memberhub.store/store

Memberships are a great way to support your school and be informed on volunteer opportunities that may be available during the school year.


Please be sure to take a moment and like our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tewmsptsa


If you have any questions, or would like more information on how to be part of the PTSA email us at ptsawildcats@gmail.com

2020-2021 Yearbooks

The 2020-2021 yearbook is avialable for purchase. Parents can logon to their parent portal in myStudent, go to Pay Fees.

We are only selling yearbooks now through January 30, 2021. We will not have books on campus in May for purchase.

School Advisory Counscil (SAC)

The TEWMS School Adviosry Counscil (SAC) will meet virutally this year via zoom meetings at 9am on the following dates. If you are interested in serving on the TEWMS SAC, please email Mrs. Martin, princpal secectary.


  • Sept 24, 2020
  • December 10, 2020
  • February 18, 2021
  • April 29, 2021


What is a School Advisory Council (SAC)?

The School Advisory Council is a school-based group intended to represent the school, the community and those persons closest to the students. The group shares responsibility for guiding the school toward continuous improvement.


What is the role of the School Advisory Council?

The School Advisory Council is responsible for final decision making at the school relating to the implementation of the provisions of the annual School Improvement Plan. Each School Advisory Council assists in the annual preparation and evaluation of the school improvement plan [in Pasco called the Success Plan (SuP)] and in the preparation of the school's annual budget.


How much money is allotted to each SAC and how is it managed?

A portion of net revenues, as determined annually by the Legislature, shall be distributed to each school district and shall be made available to each public school in the district for enhancing school performance through development and implementation of a school improvement plan pursuant to s. 1001.42(18). A portion of these moneys, as determined annually in the General Appropriations Act, must be allocated to each school in an equal amount for each student enrolled. These moneys may be expended only on programs or projects selected by the school advisory council or by a parent advisory committee created pursuant to this paragraph. A portion of the funds provided in the annual General Appropriations Act for use by School Advisory Councils must be used for implementing the School Improvement Plan. The money is sent by DOE to each district, which forwards allocations to each local school SAC. Expenditures are reported to the State and are subject to annual audit. [For further information, please see Section 1001.42(18)(d), F.S. and Section 24.121(5)(c), F.S.]


In addition to the money described above, SACs also play a role in determining how to distribute FL School Recognition funds, or “A+ funds.” Schools that receive a school grade of A, improve by at least one letter grade and sustain the improvement the following year qualify to receive school recognition funds. The funds may be used for nonrecurring bonuses to faculty and staff, nonrecurring expenditures for educational equipment or materials to assist in maintaining and improving student performance, or temporary personnel for the school to assist in maintaining and improving student performance. This determination must be made jointly by the SAC and the school staff by February 1. [1008.36, F.S. and 24.121(5)(c), F.S.]


Who serves on the School Advisory Council?

A majority of the members of each School Advisory Council must be persons who are not employed by the school district. Each advisory council should be composed of the principal and an appropriately balanced number of teachers, education support employees, students, parents, and other business and community citizens who are representative of the ethnic, racial, and economic community served by the school. Certain members are elected by their peers, while business and community members are appointed, and the principal automatically serves. Only students in secondary schools serve on a SAC.


In alignment with Best Practices in Inclusive Education (BPIE), the Bureau of School Improvement encourages the inclusion of parents of children with disabilities on SACs, as well as teachers or support employees whose primary role involves working with students with disabilities, in an effort to achieve representation of an entire school community.


If you are interested in serving on the TEWMS SAC, please email Mrs. Martin, princpal secectary.

Student Flu Clinic

Pasco County Schools has established a partnership with Health Heroes to implement a flu vaccine program for all students this year. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical for our school communities to take advantage of this program designed to prevent influenza illness and reduce absenteeism. We plan to offer no cost flu vaccine to all students on October 5 - 8.This program is voluntary. Only children with consent forms signed and completed by the parent/guardian will be vaccinated. Consent forms will be given to students to take home 2 – 3 weeks before the scheduled date. Information will be provided to parents via district website, social media and messaging. More information to come for TEWMS dates.

Upcoming Events:

  • Sept 1- 15: NWEA MAP: ELA, Science & Mathematics
  • Sept 7: Labor Day, No school
  • Sept 8-10: Volleyball Tryouts
  • Sept 8-14: Football Tryouts
  • Sept 10: TEWMS PTSA Meeting, 6:30pm
  • Sept 20-25: PAWS chats, Study Hall
  • Sept 21: Vball @ JLMS, 6pm
  • Sept 24: Vball @ CENMS, 6pm
  • Sept 28: Vball @ TEWMS vs. CCMS, 6pm
  • Sept 29: Football @ TEWMS vs JLMS, 6:30pm
  • Oct 1: Vball @ PVMS, 6pm
  • Oct 2: Picture day @ TEWMS