Matanzas HS Weekly Update

January 27, 2023

Seniors - Bright Futures Reminder

If you have qualified for or will qualify for the Florida Financial Aid Application Scholarships (Bright Futures Awards) you must complete your Florida Financial Aid Application BEFORE YOU GRADUATE to receive any potential award money! Please request the quick guide tutorial from your school counselor if needed.

Link to the Bright Futures website and application -

Daytona State Graduates - Class of 2023

Do you want to walk across the stage to accept your Daytona State College Diploma for Spring 2023? You can apply for DSC’s graduation ceremony through your MyDaytonaState portal.

Please see below for important dates:

First day to apply for graduation: January 17, 2023

Commencement book deadline: March 20, 2023

Summer Completers - Last day to apply: July 31, 2023

Commencement Ceremony: May 16, 2023

Reserve Tickets to Walk: Between February 1 and April 3 2023

**You must apply for graduation even if you do NOT wish to walk in the commencement ceremony

**You may walk in the ceremony no matter what your grad status is

For more information, FAQs, and details visit -

Spotlight - HOSA Club Competition

The MHS HOSA (Health Occupations Society of America) club recently participated in a competition at Mandarin High School. All of our students placed in the competition! Congratulations to:

  • Maya K. and Ciara S. - 1st in Mental Health Promotion
  • Madison G. - 1st Place in Clinical Nursing
  • Katelyn M. - 5th Place in Dental Terminology
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Wellness Wednesday Schedule

From January 25 through March 1 Matanzas will operate a modified schedule on Wednesdays to provide time for required instruction. Look for an email in your inbox with more detailed information about the content of Wellness Wednesday.
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National Honor Society Applications

The National Honor Society at MHS is currently accepting applications for eligible 10th and 11th grade students. More information about National Honor Society, eligibility criteria and application information can be found in the attached document. The deadline to apply is February 10, 2023.

Apply at:

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Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Yearbooks are on sale now for $80. Purchase yearbooks at

See Ms. Graifer in Room 1-202 for more details.

Tutoring Schedule

Free tutoring with bus transportation is offered every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:45-4:20 for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and test re-takes and make up. See updated schedule with room locations below!

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MHS Staffing Update

Parents, Matanzas is seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • Science Teacher
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • School Counselor
  • Paraprofessional

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

MHS Daily Announcements

Did you know that the MHS Daily Announcements are posted on our Matanzas HS website? To view, click the "Daily Announcements" megaphone on

Mark your Calendars!!!

MHS Book Review Committee

Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 3pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

MHS and FPC joint book review committee for "The Truth About Alice" Location: The Plank.

SAC Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 6pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Located in The Plank

Why MHS? Night - MHS Program of Study Showcase

Thursday, Feb. 16th, 6-8pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Information about MHS Programs of Study for prospective MHS students including 8th grade students. Featured programs include Law & Justice, AICE, Hospitality & Culinary, Cybersecurity, Digital Media, Marketing & Finance and Carpentry and Construction.

Upcoming Home Athletic Events

Girls Weightlifting District Championships

Friday, Jan. 27th, 4pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Boys Weightlifting vs. FPC/Atlantic

Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 4:30pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Boys Basketball vs. Deltona (Senior Night)

Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 6pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

JV 6PM Varsity 7:30PM

Tennis vs. Pedro Menendez (Pre-Season)

Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 3:30pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

MHS Contact Information