Pasco High School Weekly Newsletter

Week 11, Quarter 2

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Mission Statement

The mission of Pasco High School is to create a collaborative environment that nurtures learning, mutual respect, and a strong work ethic, thereby helping to develop future citizens for the challenges that lie ahead.

Attendance

Students/Parents,

Please turn in all attendance notes to Ms. Benke at the guidance desk. All notes must be turned in within 2 days of absence. Absence notes must also have your name, ID#, date(s) you were absent and the reason for the absence. If you are absent for more than 5 days, you must have a doctor's note. Also, if you are checked out during the day, you will need to turn in a note for the periods missed.

Tardies and Early Check Out

Students need to arrive on time and stay through dismissal so they will receive important directions, class instruction and avoid disrupting other students. Parents can set a good example by encouraging students to follow the school’s time schedule. All parents must report to the front office when picking up their child prior to the regular dismissal time. (From Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct)

Check out Procedure:

  1. Present written note from parent/guardian to front desk before 9 AM for same day check outs. (emailed notes not accepted)
  2. Front Desk Secretary (Jackie Floyd) verifies note with parent/guardian
  3. Student checks out at front desk at their designated time.
  4. Attendance is updated in myStudent by Time and Attendance Secretary (Jill Benke). Recorded as “L” in period in which the student checks out. Remaining periods are recorded as “U” unexcused absence until documentation is submitted in writing to the Attendance Secretary. If check-out is for a Medical or Dental Appt written verification from them is requested. If student checks out “sick” a written parent note is requested. Notes must be turned in within 2 days of return to school.

    Students who leave campus without following checkout procedures are considered “skipping” and absence(s) will not be excused.

Cambridge

Cambridge Retake Exams

Here are the rest of the dates for any retake exams. Please make sure you are prompt for your exams.
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Cambridge Parent Association

Our next meeting is scheduled for November 5, 2019 at 6pm in IRC. Hope to see you there!

Clubs

Cambridge Ambassadors

The Cambridge Ambassadors Club is looking for parent volunteers to help with our upcoming fundraiser selling "BOO"grams during lunches October 25-30th. Please click on the following link to volunteer to help.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448ADAC23A6FB6-volunteers

Community

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Dates to Remember!

October 21, 2019:

Girl's Soccer Tryouts 3-4:30pm

Boy's Soccer Tryouts 4-6pm


October 22, 2019:

Report Cards

PHS @ District Cross Country 7-9am

Girl's Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Band Rehearsal 3-6pm

Girl's Soccer Tryouts 3-4pm

Boy's Soccer Tryouts 4-6pm

Parent U 6-7:30pm

Herff Jones 6-8pm IRC


October 23, 2019:

Cheerleading Practice 2:30-4:30pm

Girl's Soccer Tryouts 3-4:30pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm


October 24, 2019:

Girl's weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Band Rehearsal 3-6pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm


October 25, 2019:

Drive for your school

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm

PHS @ LeCanto HS Varsity Football Game 7:30-10:30pm


October 28, 2019:

Post Secondary Week

Girl's Basketball Try-outs 2:15-3:45pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm


October 29, 2019:

Girl's Basketball Try-outs 4-6pm

Girl's Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Band Rehearsal 3-6pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm


October 30, 2019:

PCA Meeting 9:30-10:30am

Cheerleading Practice 2:30-4:30pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm


October 31, 2019: Blood Drive

Girl's Basketball practice 2:15-3:45pm

Girl's Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Band Rehearsal 3-6pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm


November 1, 2019: Cyber Security Forum Field Trip

Pep Rally

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm

Girl's Basketball Practice 4-5:30pm

Girl's Basketball Parent Meeting in IRC 6-7pm

PHS @ ZHS Varsity Football 7:30-10:30pm


November 2, 2019: Band MPA @ River Ridge HS

Fundraiser Football Yard Sale 8am-1pm

Saturday Detention 9am-12pm

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Drive for your school:

Save the date for our next Drive for your school fundraiser, October 25, 2019 from 8am-6pm @ Jarret Ford in Dade City. Don't forget to mention the club/sport you would like to sponsor for the event.

Dual Enrollment

Spring Dual Enrollment registration has begun!

  • Eligible dual enrollment students should utilize the attached worksheet to find important dates and to make plans for Spring dual enrollment coursework. In order for students to be able to register online during their assigned time, students and parents/guardians must meet the deadlines listed on the online registration worksheet.

    • 16 credit hours is the maximum number of hours that can be accessed through DE during the Fall and Spring terms.
    • If a DE course is offered on your High School campus it must be taken there, not at PHSC.
    • 10th grade students can only access 7 credit hours on the PHSC campus or online, the rest must be taken at the High School.
    • 9th grade students cannot take any coursework at PHSC only on the High School campus. 9th grade students may take 3 online credit hours through PHSC.
    • Any student taking an online course for the first time must take the PHSC online readiness course through Canvas.
    • All DE students must complete the DE orientation in Canvas. Students who have not completed this by the Spring Term will have a hold placed on their registration.
    If you have questions about the dual enrollment registration process, please contact your school counselor.

Great American Teach In #community #Studentexperience

Want an opportunity to inspire students? Sign up for the Great American Teach In
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Lunch

Did you know there is a REMIND for the cafeteria? Sign up for announcements by texting @phscaf to 81010
Do you still need to fill out a lunch application?

Click here to access the application

National Honor Society

National Honor Society Eligibility

This week is the last week to turn in your applications!

NHS applications will be available starting on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Ms. Benke's desk. Applications are due on October 24, 2019 (no exceptions).


NHS inductions, if selected, will be November 7, 2019 at 6pm.

See Mrs. Fernandez for more information!

Eligibility:


Sophomores

GPA: 3.0

Service hours completed: 25 hours


Juniors

GPA: 3.0

Service hours completed: 50 hours


Seniors

GPA: 3.0

Service hours completed: 75 hours

Pathways/School Choice

SAVE THE DATE: Pasco Pathways Innovative Programs and School Choice - Expo 2019


Parents,

Are you looking into School Choice or specific programs in our county? Pasco Pathways Expos are coming up! Please be sure to save the date:


East Pasco Expo: November 21, 2019, 5 - 8 p.m. at Wesley Chapel High School


SAVE THE DATE: Pasco Pathways Innovative Programs and School Choice - Application Window

Middle and High: Application Window Opens: December 3, 2019

Application Window Closes: December 13, 2019

Parent Notification and Acceptance Window: February 4 - 13, 2020

PSAT

All sophomores will be testing on October 30th. If any Freshman or Juniors are interested in testing, the cost is $30. Please see Mr. Brady to make your payment and get your name on the list. The deadline is October 23rd for Freshmen or Juniors to pay.

Juniors, this is your chance to take the PSAT to enter into the National Merit Scholarship Program. You will have a chance to connect with additional scholarships.

Get free personalized SAT practice powered by KHAN Academy.

PTSA

Parent Night Out!!! Get your tickets now!

Just a reminder that the PTSA is having their annual Parent’s Night Out event on Saturday, Oct 26th from 4-7pm @ the Dade City Garden Club.

If you have attended in the past then you will be excited to learn that this year we have added food pairing to our event vs. just cheese and fruit.

Also NEW this year, TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE!!! By using the link below. You can also still purchase tickets through with me if that is easier for you.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/72812810075

We hope you come and enjoy this fun night out with your friends or spouse.

If you have any questions regarding the event please let me know.

Family Night Out with the BUCS

The PTSA will be hosting a Tampa Bay Buccaneer fundraiser which will include the availability to purchase discounted tickets for up to 4 games.

Students, Parents & Staff can purchase tickets to all 4 games or just 1. It is totally up to them.

Tickets are $26 for students and $46 for Adults.

$5 from each ticket will be given back to PTSA.

ALL TICKETS ARE PURCHASED ONLINE ONLY!

TICKETS ARE PRINTED ONLINE or CELL PHONE ONLY!

PTSA WILL NOT TAKE MONEY FOR THIS EVENT NOR HAVE TICKETS IN HAND

EVERYTHING WILL BE DONE BY THE PARENT/STUDENT ONLINE!!

All games are Sunday, 1pm.

11/10 vs Cardinals

*12/8 vs Colts

12/22 vs Texans and

12/29 vs Falcons

The 12/8 game we are promoting as a PHS Pirate Family Day. We would like to have has many PHS families in the same section as possible for a spirit day.

There are prizes given based on the number of tickets sold:

Student Prizes

4+ Tickets Sold: Special prize from Captain Fear's Treasure Chest

10+ Tickets Sold: Buccaneers branded sunglasses

25+ Tickets Sold: Swag bag filled with your goodies for gameday

35+ Tickets Sold: Behind-the-scenes tour of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' AdventHealth Training Center and an autographed Tampa Bay Buccaneers player photo

50+ Tickets Sold: VIP access to 2020 Training Camp, photo taken on Buccaneers Pirate Ship at Raymond James Stadium, and four complimentary tickets to a TBD 2020 game

Tickets can be purchased at https://offer.fevo.com/hillsborough-county-school-ticket-program--9b189b3?

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PBIS

Did you know you can earn points for positive behaviors? Did you know you can cash in your points for some great items from our PBIS store? Stop by and see what we have for you. The PBIS store is open during your lunch period on Wednesday's and Friday's.

Reunión de padres

Gran éxito

La reunión de padres con nuestros estudiantes de comunicación en español fue un gran éxito. Pudimos proporcionar información sobre nuestros programas y calificaciones para la graduación. Esperamos que esta sea la primera de muchas otras reuniones que se celebrarán. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la Sra. Del Toro (consejera escolar) o la Sra. Fernández (subdirectora)
Scholarships

Looking for scholarships? Click here for more information

School Counselors

School counselors are available to speak with you during your lunch period every Tuesday in the cafeteria. Stop by and check on your grades, credits, and GPA. They are here to help! Don't fall behind!

#DMGB

Seniors

2020 Pirates: LAST CHANCE for Senior Portraits at PHS with Gigante: TUE. NOV. 19! ☠️

‼️You must be photographed by GIGANTE by NOV. 30 to be in the 2020 yearbook! 📸
☑️Call (813) 907-1078 or Book online www.giganteproductions.com
Photos by: Kennedy Ketola & Jennifer Estrada

Time is almost up to send us your yearbook quotes! The 2020 Senior Survey is due by NOV. 30th.
1. Scan the QR Code to access.
2. Your school email is your username.
Email: StudentNumber@student.pasco.k12.fl.us
3. Your Password is Your Moodle password
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Sports

Winter Sports Tryouts

Girls Soccer is October 21st-23rd from 3-4:30pm. See Coach Collison if you have any questions.


Boys Soccer is October 21st-22nd from 4-6pm. See Coach Grayling if you have any questions.


Girls Basketball is October 28th from 2:15-3:45pm. & October 29th from 4-6pm. See Coach Justin if you have any questions.


Boys Basketball Try-outs begin on November 4th. See Coach Broner if you have any questions.

Golf

PHS girl's golf team getting instructions from Coach Webb before tee off at districts in Lakeland.
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Volleyball

Congratulations!!!! District runner-ups! Great Season Girls!
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Weight Lifting Schedule

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Staff Recognition

Officer Emerson

We are very proud of Officer Peter Emerson, who was recognized with the first Hometown Hero Award by the Kiwanis Club of Dade City for his manny years of service to the youth and citizens of Dade City.
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Student Engagement

Tutoring

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Want to be a volunteer?

Click here to access the application

Did you miss Ms. Kadlub's Sunday message?

Phone Message for 10/20/19

Good evening Pirate Families, this is Kari Kadlub calling with this week’s announcements.

MyStudent Accounts:

Please continue to monitor your student’s MyStudent account for their grades and their attendance. If at any time you have any questions, please email your student’s teacher. Parents and students will be able to view 2nd quarter progress reports on Friday, November 15th. As always, if you would like to schedule a parent-teacher conference, please contact Mrs. Benke at 352-524-5539.

Tutoring:

Weekly free tutoring is available. If your student is in need of tutoring in any subject area, please have them talk with their teachers or an administrator.

Reminders:

Parents and Students, I would like to remind you that the dress code is in effect at all times. We continue to have students wearing shorts and/or skirts/dresses that are not at the appropriate length as well as shirts that are too short. Please review the dress code with your student and make sure their outfits meet the dress code. If you need to check-out your student, please make sure to do this prior to 1:30pm. All check-outs after 1:30pm will have to wait until the close of the school day at 2:00pm.

Parent U Meeting:

The next Parent U is scheduled for October 22nd @ 6pm.

Senior Parents:

Herff Jones will visit PHS on Tuesday evening, Oct 22 from 6-8 in the IRC and Wednesday, Oct 23 during lunches to take orders for cap/gown and graduation items.

Drive 4 UR School:

Save the date for our Drive for your school fundraiser, this Friday, October 25, 2019 from 8am-6pm @ Jarret Ford in Dade City.

School Advisory Committee:

The next SAC meeting is Tuesday, November 12th at 8:00am in the front office.

PTSA:

The next PTSA meeting is scheduled for November 12th at 6pm @ Beef O'Brady's in Dade City

Parent Volunteers:

Any Parent that is interested in participating in the Great American Teach-In event at PHS, please contact Ms. Edwards. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 12th.

Winter Sports Try-outs:

Girls Soccer is October 21st-23rd from 3-4:30pm. See Coach Collison if you have any questions.

Boys Soccer is October 21st-22nd from 4-6pm. See Coach Grayling if you have any questions.

Girls Basketball is October 28th from 2:15-3:45pm. & October 29th from 4-6pm. See Coach Justin if you have any questions.

Boys Basketball will hold tryouts starting November 4th. See Coach Broner if you have any questions.

PSAT

Any Junior or Freshman who is interested in taking the PSAT on October 30th, can pay to take the test. The cost is $30, and the last day to pay is 10/23. Please see Mr. Brady for payment or any questions.

Cambridge:

The Next Cambridge Parent Association meeting is on November 5th at 5:15pm.

National Honor Society:

Students, If you received an invitation to join the National Honor Society, please see Ms. Benke for your application. All applications are due October 24, 2019.

Dual Enrollment:

Interested in Dual Enrollment? Have a 3.0 and have passed the PERT? Attend our Dual Enrollment Workshop on Tuesday October 22nd and Thursday October 24th from 2-3 pm in the IRC. Parents are welcome!

Early Release Day:

The next scheduled early release day for the students is Wednesday, November 13th. Students will be released at 12 noon.

Thank you for listening to this message. Everyone have a great evening.