The Weightman M.E.O.W.

Monthly Events Of Wildcats: November 2022-23

Principals Message

Hello Wildcat families!


As we are progressing through the second quarter of the 2022-2023 school year, I want to take this time to celebrate all the wonderful things going on with our students. We have students who are confidently competing in All State Ensemble, Forestry Competition, Drama 1-Act, Special Olympics, trying out for sports teams for the first time, and many more. We have so much to be proud of as Weightman Wildcats! I also want to remind families that Progress Reports for Second Quarter will be posted on November 11th in myStudent portal. Please check in with your student(s) to see how they are progressing. Many of our students have been working hard on getting assignments turned in and preparing for class room assessments. The end of the Second Quarter is December 16th, there is plenty of time for students to make sure they are 'on-track.'


Our school wide behavior expectation, the Wildcat ROAR, will remain through the end of the last day of school: May 25th. I ask that you please remind your student(s) of those expectations on a daily bases. In addition, each student has a copy of these expectations in their Wildcat Binder. If you need myStudent access: Pasco County Schools (focusschoolsoftware.com)

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Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS)

Our PBIS store is in need of your support to keep rewarding our amazing Wildcats!

If you are able to assist with resupplying with donations noted below, please contact Mrs. Fletcher.

  • candy
  • individually bagged chips
  • individually bagged cookies
  • fidget toys
  • small rubber ducks
  • etc.


We are also looking for volunteers to run the PBIS store from 8;15-9am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Kat Shack. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Martin.


If there are any business partners who would like to sponsor our PBIS store, please contact Mrs. Ware.

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Opportunity Hall @ TEWMS

Opportunity Hall, which is an afterschool tutoring program will meet on Tuesdays from 2:40 to 4:00pm. New to Opportunity Hall this year will be support in organization and study skills. During Opportunity Hall TEWMS will have teacher volunteers and some student peer tutors to provide as much individualized assistance as possible. Opportunity Hall is open to ALL Wildcat students. The program does require students to be picked up by 4:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Bodon at heads@pasco.k12.fl.us

TEWMS Business Partner: Card My Yard Wesley Chapel

Card My Yard Wesley Chapel

Website Address: https://www.cardmyyard.com/wesley-chapel/

We specialize in creative celebration yard signs, serving all of Wesley Chapel and surrounding areas

Use code WC10 for a 10% discount on your order for all Weightman Wildcats and their families

TEWMS Boys Soccer Tryout Information

Coach Dorkowski: bdorkows@pasco.k12.fl.us


Dates: November 3rd-4th

Time: 2:40-5:00 PM


What you need: Shin guards, cleats, and a water bottle.

1. Complete the following FHSAA and Pasco County forms in full:

a. DSBPC Athletic Participation Form – NOTARIZED

b. DSBPC Covid-19 Waiver – SIGNED

c. FHSAA Form EL3 (Consent and Release from Liability Waiver) – SIGNED

d. FHSAA Form EL2 (Physical) – Signed and dated by Doctor

*These forms can be found on the Athletics page of the school website: https://tewms.pasco.k12.fl.us/?page_id=2608



2. Complete the following online NFHS tutorials, print and bring the completion certificates.

b. Heat Illness Prevention: https://nfhslearn.com/courses/heat-illness-prevention-2

c. Concussion in Sports: https://nfhslearn.com/courses/concussion-for-students

d. Sudden Cardiac Arrest: https://nfhslearn.com/courses/sudden-cardiac-arrest


*If you have turned in this paperwork from a previous sport then we have it on file.

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Spring Musical Auditions: Grease

  • Grease Auditions Tuesday, 11/15- Thursday 11/17 from 2:55-4pm in Room 533.
  • Students are to attend only 1 audition day and prepare a 1-minute monologue and 30 second song of their choice.
  • Students will be informed if they need to attend Call Back Day on Thursday (11/17)
  • Tech crew applications can be picked up at any time in room 533.
  • Cast and Crew List will be posted by Friday 11/18 to pick up scripts before the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Support our Wildcat Athletes with these events...

Home Boys Soccer Games start @ 6:00pm at WCHS Stadium

  • Nov 16th vs JLMS
  • Dec 5 vs RBSMS
  • Dec 8 vs PMS
  • Dec 13 vs CENMS


Home Girls Basketball start @ 6:00 PM at TEWMS

  • Nov 14th vs CCSMS
  • Nov 30th vs CSRMS
  • Dec 5th vs PVMS
  • Dec 14 vs JLMS

Student of the Quarter Celebration for 1st Quarter

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Great American Teach-In: November 16

Wildcat families we are looking for presenters who want to join us on campus on 11/16 for the Great American Teach-In. This is an opportunity for parents and community members to come share what they do for a living with students. Please consider giving some time to show students all the amazing choices they have in a possible future career. Join us for an hour, half a day, or stay all day. Any contribution is apricated by our students and teachers. Sign up by clicking this link and filling out the survey: https://pasco.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdbFUVEgm6JSUXI.


See the attached flyer for more information about the program, and reach out to Mr. Shank if you have any questions at dshank@pasco.k12.fl.us. Thank you for being a part of our community

Parents' Bill of Rights information

The required Parents' Bill of Rights acknowledgments and consents are now viewable in the Parent Portal. Parents can find additional information to assist in making an informed decision by visiting the Parents' Bill of Rights page.

https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/oll_documents/parent-bill-of-rights

Pasco Pathways Expo: Choice within Pasco County Schools

We will host two in person expo events on November 14th at RRHS and November 17th at WCHS. Each expo event will take place from 5-8 p.m.

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Weightman Wildcat Business Partnerships

Business Partnerships w/ TEWMS

As a way to increase community connections and business support within the Weightman Wildcat community, we are offering advertisements in our M.E.O.W. (Monthly Events Of Wildcats) parent newsletters. The M.E.O.W. is published at the beginning of each month (August thru May) and is viewed over 7,000 times a month. Advertisements can include text, website information, contact information, email address, and/or Photo/Graphic (file must be: JPEG, PNG, BMP or GIF).


There are different price options:

  • $75: Three Months (August, September, October)
  • $75: Three Months (November, December, January)
  • $75: Three Months (February, March, April)
  • $150: Six Months (August, September, October, November, December, January)
  • $250: 10 Months (August thru May)
  • $50: 1 Month - Your choice (must identify month below)


*Please complete this form to have your business/service advertised in our M.E.O.W. newsletter: http://tewms.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=62946.

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Volunteers @ TEWMS

We are looking to increase the number of volunteers at TEWMS. If you are interested in volunteering in the Weightman Wildcat campus, please complete the Pasco County Schools 2022 - 2023 Volunteer Application: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/comm/page/volunteer


Volunteer opportunities @ TEWMS may include the following:

  • Assisting in the classroom: reading, drama, agri-science, etc.
  • Help in the cafeteria with student supervision
  • Assist with the Kat Shak: PBIS Store
  • Assisting with athletic events, book fairs, etc.
  • Supervise Day of AWESOME on Oct 12, 8am-12pm
  • Beautification around campus: trim plants, bushes, etc.
  • Chaperoning a fieldtrip: 7th grade Science trips
  • Staff appreciation activities
  • Mentoring/tutoring: Opportunity Hall
  • Serving as a hurricane shelter worker
  • Being a member of the PTA: email wildcatpta@gmail.com
  • Being a member of TEWMS' School Advisory Committee: complete SAC form

School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council consists of elected parents, staff, community and administrative representatives. This working committee is involved with developing and implementing our school improvement plan. The council is advisory in nature and meets monthly during the year. Meeting dates are adjusted if the council deems necessary. The public is invited to attend.


How can I become a member of SAC?

  • Elected members of the SAC include teachers, educational support personnel, and parents.
  • Members are also appointed to the council by the Principal to represent businesses and the community.
  • Members serve two year terms.
  • A chairperson is elected annually by the SAC membership


If you are interested in becoming a member of our SAC committee, please click here complete an application. (application link: http://tewms.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=63231)

Pasco County Middle School Promotion requirements

Students in middle school have certain promotion requirements they must meet in order to be promoted to high school.


To be promoted to high school, all middle school students must successfully complete the following:

  • Grade 6 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
  • Grade 7 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
  • Grade 8 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
  • One course in career and education planning to be completed in grades 6, 7, or 8 is required for promotion.
  • One of the social studies courses must be Civics. There is a statewide, standardized end-of-course exam for Civics that must be taken and factored in as 30% of a student’s course grade.
  • One semester of physical education per year is required.
  • Students in grade 6 will be required to take one semester of M/J Health GR 6.
*Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies courses must have a minimum of a 60% D recorded on a students academic history


Additional information can be found on Pasco County Schools website: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/oll/page/middle-school-student-progression. As you plan for High School, Pasco County Schools has resources available for families: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/oll/page/navigating-high-school. In addition, the Florida Department of Education Standard Diploma Requirements contains all requiremen

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Upcoming Events

Nov 1: Priority Study Hall: Science

Nov 1: Opportunity Hall, 2:40-4pm in Rm 402

Nov 1: TEWMS Football vs CENMS @ 6:30pm

Nov 2: Early Release Day @ 12:40pm

Nov 3: Krispy Kreme donut distribution w/ Mr. Scott

Nov 3: Priority Study Hall: Math

Nov 4: TEWMS Band @ WCHS @ 5pm

Nov 8: Priority Study Hall: Social Studies

Nov 8: Opportunity Hall, 2:40-4pm in Rm 402

Nov 9: Girls BBall @ JLMS @ 6pm

Nov 9: Under Jekyll's Hyde @ 7pm WCHSPAC

Nov 10: Priority Study Hall: Electives

Nov 10: Under Jekyll's Hyde @ 5:30 & 7pm WCHSPAC

Nov 11: Under Jekyll's Hyde @ 5:30 & 7pm WCHSPAC

Nov 14: Girls BBall vs. CCMS @6pm

Nov 15: Priority Study Hall: ELA

Nov 15: Opportunity Hall, 2:40-4pm in Rm 402

Nov 16: GREAT AMERICAN TEACH-IN

Nov 16: Girls BBall @ PVMS, 6pm

Nov 16: Boys Soccer vs. JLMS @ 6pm

Nov 17: Priority Study Hall: Science

Nov 17: SAC MTG @ 9am in PD Room

Nov 17: Boys Soccer @ CCMS, 6pm

Nov 21-25: Thanksgiving Break, No School

Nov 29: Priority Study Hall: Math

Nov 29: Opportunity Hall, 2:40-4pm in Rm 402

Nov 30: Girls BBall vs.CSRMS, 6pm

Dec 1: Priority Study Hall:

Dec 2: Picture Re-takes in Gym Lobby

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