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Monthly Events Of Wildcats: September 2018

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Principals Message

As we begin our second month into the school year, I want to share with you a motto I've developed, "Respect yourself and others, through your words and actions." This simple yet complex statement is a lens I use with students and staff interactions. I feel that this one statement can apply to a multitude of situations and people. My hope is that every member of the Wildcat community models these types of interactions so that we are #WildcatsMakingADifference!

Progress Reports & Report Cards

Parents will access student progress reports and report cards through their MyStudent account. I highly recommend that you set up an account NOW so that you have full access to these reports as well as your students attendance, grades, test scores and class assignments. Register for a "Parent MyStudent" account. Here is a step-by-step video to assist you with this process. Please communicate with your child's teachers when you have a question, are looking for help, or have a concern about an assignment or their grades.

Wildcat Binders

Since the beginning of the school year, we have been working with students on getting themselves organized with their academic responsibilities. This is being done through their Wildcat Binders as we are asking students to write down their assignments, homework and/or assessment dates. In addition, I'm seeing students use their Wildcat binder as a in/out location for assignments. There is an expectation that students have their Wildcat Binder with them every day as it also serves as their pass system during study hall. We ask all families to please reinforce this essential skill, by looking at the Wildcat binders each week. We will be sending home school wide information on Wednesdays in efforts to keep you better informed of different events taking place on campus.

Student Celebrations

We will be recognizing students on a quarterly basis. 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. Our celebration for first quarter will be on October 10th.


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Campus Activities:

Student Clubs

Students will be signing up for the club the week of Sept 4th through Social Studies classes. Club days require the school to run on an activity bell schedule and occur on the third Wednesday of the month (see calendar on website). Our first club day is Wednesday September 19th. Club days are always a fun day for all, as it allows students to engage in a common interest with peers they may not interact with on a daily basis. In addition, it allows our staff to interact with students in a different manner. This year we are extremely excited to have partnered with several organizations within the community such as St. Leo University's Basketball Team, Publix, Wesley Chapel High Schools Color Guard and the Lightning Street Hockey Program. We continue to look for additional volunteers to share their interests and hobbies with our students, if you interested, please contact Mrs. Mira.

Student Picture Day

This year student pictures will be taken by Gigante Productions, in the gymnasium on Friday, September 28th. Student photographs will be taken through Language Arts classes this year. All Language Arts teachers will escort their classes to the gymnasium at their scheduled time during each period. You may preorder student photos by visiting: . In addition, you may use the order form attached below "18-19 Fall TEWMS Picture Order Form". If you have any questions please contact Gigante Productions by calling (813) 907-1087 or visiting their website: Our Picture Make-up day is scheduled for November 3, 2018.

TEWMS Washington DC Trip

We are very excited that we will be offering the opportunity for all TEWMS students to attend a Washington D.C. trip during Spring Break 2019. The DC trip is open to all grade levels. Students will depart via charted bus Monday morning 3/18/19 and arrive home Saturday morning 3/23/19. Want to know more about how your student can attend this once in a life time school trip? Please join us for a very informative parent meeting on Thursday Sept 6th at 5:30pm in the TEWMS cafeteria. In attendance, one lucky winner will win $100 that will go towards your student’s trip! We are very excited to embark on this amazing trip once again!

Cheerleader Fundraiser

Support our Wildcat Cheerleaders by purchasing your Wildcat car magnet for $10. This fundraiser will start on September 11th. More information will be posted on our school website.

National History Day Fair

Many of your students will soon begin working on their National History Day Fair projects in their social studies classes. We are holding an informative parent meeting on Tuesday, Sept 18th at 5:30pm in the TEWMS cafeteria. We will discuss this year’s theme, the main components of the NHD project, and tips for being successful throughout the process. Hope to see you there!

Scholastic Book Fair

We will be having our Scholastic Book Fair the week of September 24th in the TEWMS Media Center. This is an in-school event that gives students access to affordable, popular books and encourages reading, which leads to success in and out of school. Relevant topics and current, relatable issues will attract even reluctant readers. There are lots of books in a wide range of categories - all designed to pique children's interest and in a range of reading subjects.
  • The newest and most popular children's books
  • Tried-and-true classics
  • Quality multicultural books
  • National and state award- winning titles
  • School supplies and developmental products including pencils, pens, journals and hot-to kids.

Students will be able to visit and purchase items from the book fair:
  • before school
  • during school (study hall or with a pass from their classroom teacher)
  • after school

Upcoming Events:

  • Sept 3: Labor Day, No School
  • Sept 4: Cheer Practice, Cafeteria, 3-4:30pm
  • Sept 4: Football Game vs. JLMS, 6:30pm @ WCHS field
  • Sept 5: FFA Meeting, 3pm
  • Sept 7: Band performs with/at WCHS football game, 6:30pm
  • Sept 11: Cheer Practice, Cafeteria, 3-4:30pm
  • Sept 11: Football Game vs. RBSMS, 6:30pm, away game
  • Sept 13: Volleyball Game vs. JLMS, 6pm, away game
  • Sept 14: Progress Reports available via MyStudent
  • Sept 15: "All State" Band Auditions
  • Sept 17: Volleyball Game vs. CCMHS, 6pm @ TEWMS gym
  • Sept 18: Cheer Practice, Cafeteria, 3-4:30pm
  • Sept 18: Football Game vs. CCMHS, 6:30pm @ WCHS field
  • Sept 19: Student Club Day
  • Sept 20: SAC meeting, 9am
  • Sept 20: Volleyball Game vs. PVMS, 6pm, away game
  • Sept 24-28: Scholastic Book Fair, 8am-3pm each day in Media center
  • Sept 24: Volleyball Game vs. CSRMS, 6pm @ TEWMS gym
  • Sept 25: Cheer Practice, Cafeteria, 3-4:30pm
  • Sept 25: Football Game vs. CENMS, 6:30pm @ WCHS field
  • Sept 27: FFA Leadership Training, Haines City, FL
  • Sept 27: Volleyball Game vs. RBSMS, 6pm @ TEWMS gym
  • Sept 28: Picture Day, TEWMS Gym