The Weightman M.E.O.W.

Monthly Events Of Wildcats: December 2019

Principals Message

​As the 2019-2020 school year progresses on, I find myself wondering where the last few months have gone. It seems that just yesterday we were just adjusting to the year and here we are about to end the first semester; before you know it we will be getting ready for Summer vacation.

As we come to the month of December, I ask all families to please speak with their students with regards to making good choices for themselves. This includes the words that they choose to use with one another, the actions they display in and outside of the classroom, the amount of effort they give to each and every assignment. The staff at TEWMS truly and deeply inspires for all students to become the best person they can be. With this comes the expectation that students complete their work to the best of their ability, pride themselves in their efforts, engage during classroom discussions and utilize our study hall time to make each and every day their best academic day possible. I am including the TEWMS "ROAR" chart of student expectations for you to review with your student.

Thank you to all members of the Wildcat community for wanting the best for the students, as we truly value the partnership being developed. I am whole heartedly thankful to be able to sever the Wildcat students, staff and community.

Campus Activities:

29th Annual Talent Show

The 29th Annual TEWMS Talent Show will take place on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Tickets will be $4 and go on sale the week prior to the show. Auditions for the show are taking place on Wednesday, December 4th. The 12 to14 best acts will be chosen to compete for prizes and the annual event which has a long history of excellence. The show is open to the public, but tickets are NOT sold at the door. Contact Ms. Abercrombie,, with any questions.

Pep Rally

On Friday, December 6th, we will have our second pep rally for the 2019-2020 school year. During this pep rally we will be celebrating our Girls Basketball team, Boys Soccer team, and our Cheerleaders. In addition, we will hear from the Wildcat Band.

Second Quarter Student Recognition

Our 2nd quarter celebration is on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Each team will have the opportunity to select students to be recognized for demonstrating the characteristics of the Wildcat ROAR. Families are invited to this celebrations as we recognize students with a certificate, hear why they where chosen by their teachers, take photos and enjoy some refreshments. These celebrations take place at 9:20am in our Cafeteria.

Second Quarter Quarterly Check Window

The last two weeks of each quarter, students participate in the Pasco Countys' "Quarterly Checks." These are assessments meant to be taken within a class period. It is intended that scores from the Quarterly Checks are included in a students grade. The amount of points or weight of this is to be determined by each the teacher. Content standards that are intended to be taught, according to the district curriculum maps, during the Quarterly Checks window/the last two weeks of the quarter are not on these assessments. The 2nd quarter Quarterly Check window is December 9th -20th.

Jazz Band @ Aglow Festival

Listen to the Wildcat Jazz band at the Aglow Festival on December 14th at 5pm at Avalon Park West Community Center.

Winter Band Concert

Come and join us for the musical talents of the Wildcat band and Band Director Mr. Scott. Our winter concert is on Sunday, December 15th at 5pm in the WCHS Preforming Arts Center. It's always an enjoyable evening.

District Finals

District Finals will be administered to students enrolled in semester long elective courses during the week of December 16th – 20th. Please note that District Finals will account for 10% of the student’s current semester grade in the course. It is imperative for students to be in attendance during their scheduled test day. Please note that only one makeup day is allotted for this assessment. Attached is a letter with more information and who to contact if you have any questions.

  • Monday, December 16th: Theater 1 with Mr. Romine
  • Monday, December 16th: Computer 1 with Ms. Eyers
  • Monday, December 16th: Intro to Arts, A/V & C/P with Mr. Maust
  • Monday, December 16th: Orientation to Ag/Ag Foundations with Ms. Benson
  • Tuesday, December 17th: Exploring 2D Art and Art World Culture with Mr. Zondor
  • Tuesday, December 17th: PE with Coach Dorkowski, Coach Mine, and Coach Nipps
  • Tuesday, December 17th: Research with Ms. Bigelow
  • Tuesday, December 17th: Research with Mrs. Parker
  • Tuesday, December 17th: Exploratory Spanish with Mrs. Galo
  • Thursday, December 19th: Make-up Session

19-20 TEWMS Yearbook

The 2019-2020 TEWMS yearbook is on sale for only $42.00 if purchased at school or through your Student Quick Pay account ( It can also be purchased through the Walsworth yearbook company. Walsworth allows you to make the yearbook extra special by purchasing name stamping, icons, a protective plastic cover, and much more. No extras are sold at school. Yearbooks are on sale from now until JANUARY 25, 2020. This will be the only opportunity to purchase a yearbook. All yearbooks must be pre-ordered! No extra yearbooks will be available for purchase at the end of the school year!

It’s easy to order online! Buy online from now until January 25th, 2020, in Student Quick Pay, at or and enter our school name.

If you are unable to buy a yearbook with Student Quick Pay, yearbooks can be purchased at school for $42.00 cash or a check made out to TEWMS. If purchasing with cash or check please send the filled out form below, with payment, to Mr. Zondor in room 530.

For ordering questions send email requests to or call 813-794-0200 and ask for Mr. Zondor. Online purchasing website addresses: , ,

Early Release days

Beginning in 2019-2020, Pasco County Schools will implement 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. ​Visit the link below for additional information.

Early Release Dates: 12/11, 1/15, 2/12, 3/11, 4/8

Go Fan @ TEWMS

Skip the lines, pay online! Come out and show your support for our Wildcats and skip the line to buy your tickets. Simply show your phone with your ticket at the door/gate and with a quick scan you’re in. Pay for TEWMS event tickets online, click here.

Pasco Parent Press

The "Pasco Parent Press" is a communication to share information of all things occurring within Pasco County schools. Check here for the latest information.

Let us know how a Wildcat has made a difference for you! Give them a shout out here.

Community Resources

KCC Second Serving

Free Food Distribution

Monthly every 3rd Saturday
10 am-12 pm
Keystone Community Church
21010 State Road 54 Lutz, FL 33558
Email, phone or text with number in household and contact information to, phone 813 948-4522 or text 813 494-3399

TEWMS News Show

Our students design and produce the morning new show that is shown during study hall. You can watch our morning news show by visiting here.

Wildcat Gear!

We are excited to share that we have an online store! Please visit BB Sportswear and check out the Spirit Store. Follow the link, click Online Stores at the far right of the page and choose a Weightman store. You will find all the information you need on the website regarding purchase and delivery dates. Merchandise designs will change throughout the year. Flyers are available in the Front Office as well as merchandise samples are in the glass case.

Opportunity Hall

Opportunity Hall is our after school program that meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:30pm in our media center. During Opportunity Hall, we have teacher volunteers and student peer tutors to provide as much individualized academic assistance as possible. This also includes support in organization and study skills. In addition, students will have access to computers if need be.

This year we are scheduled to begin offering this support from August 28, 2019 through May 1, 2020. The program does require students to be picked up by 4:30 PM. A school snack is provided for attendees. If you and your child are interested in this support, please fill out the student agreement and permission form and return it to TEWMS as soon as possible. We look forward to helping your student flourish in their areas of need. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Eads.

Upcoming Events:

  • December 2-6: Priority Wk in Study Hall
  • December 4: Talent Show Auditions
  • December 5: SAC Meeting, 9am
  • December 5: TEWMS Science Fair, Media Center
  • December 6: 2nd Quarter Pep-Rally
  • December 9-20: Quarterly Checks
  • December 10: Student of the Quarter Celebration, 9:25am
  • December 11: Early Release Day, 12:50pm
  • December16-20: Priority Wk in Study Hall
  • December 16-20: District Finals
  • December 20: End of 2nd Quarter & 1st Semester
  • December 23-Jan 3: Winter Break