The Weightman M.E.O.W.

Monthly Events Of Wildcats: January 2019

Principals Message

Happy New Year!


I hope that all of our Wildcat families were able to rest and relax over the winter break. I always like to slow down a bit over the winter break and participate in activities that seem to get pushed aside during the school year: enjoying time with my family and remembering what my priorities are.


As we beginning the new year (and new semester), I like to take time to reflect and realign. I am very proud of TEWMS for focusing time and attention to each individual student as we have conversations around their progress, grades and goals. I am proud of the Wildcat Binder our students and teachers are using to improve organizational skills for all. I am proud of our students for taking care of one another, being compassionate and be accepting to all. I am excited to watch our students mentor one another as we embark on a student-mentor program (more information to come).


To realign our campus, we are taking the week of January 8th to revisit our Wildcat R.O.A.R. expectations with all students during study hall. These expectations are provided to all through the Wildcat Binder. Each day, students will be reminded of each aspect of the R.O.A.R. and participate in various activities. In addition, on Tuesday (1/8) students will receive second semester calendar pages for their Wildcat Binders through study hall.

Campus Activities:

Student Data Chats

Third quarter student data chats will be January 15th - 18th. This a time for students to reflect on their goals, grades, effort and behaviors from the last quarter. In addition, students will have individual conversations with a staff member to celebrate their successes, develop a goal for the current quarter, as well as identifying specific strategies to assist students in meeting their goals.



TEWMS Talent Show

· Rehearsal is Tuesday, Jan 22nd, 9-2:55 and 3-6pm

· Show is on Friday, January 25th

· Wesley Chapel HS Preforming Arts Center

· For specifics, see Ms. Abercrombie in room 202

Girls Soccer Tryouts!

Dates & Times:

January 8th & 9th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Meet in girl’s locker room to change out. Tryouts on the practice field.


What you need to do/bring:

1. Physical completed on FHSAA form EL2 by a Doctor - MUST BE DATED! We cannot accept any other physical forms.

2. Parental Release Forms completed:

a. Pasco County Athletic Participation Form - MUST BE NOTARIZED!!!!!!!!!!

b. Consent and Release from Liability Waiver

c. Concussion and Heat-Related Consent and Release from Liability

d. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Consent and Release from Liability


*If you have turned in this paperwork from volleyball or cheerleading, we have it and you do not need a new one. All of this paperwork is on our webpage to download, or you can get a copy from the back office.


3: A ride home (no later than 5:15 pm)


4. View the NFHS Concussion in Sports video. Click on "Courses", view "Concussions for Students". You must print the certificate and bring with the student at tryouts.


Students will not be able to participate if you don't have all of the above.


Must have a 2.0 GPA from the 1st semester of this year.


Coaches:

Coach Mine 813-794-0200. EXT. 348


Final Note: Participation Fees (If selected to a team):

There is no tryout fee.

If 1st team selected to this year - $50.00

If played on football OR soccer this year - $30.00

If played on football AND soccer this year - No Fee

Fees need to be paid online through (only if selected to a team) Acorn.

Boys Basketball Tryouts!

TEWMS Gym @ Dates & Time:

6th Grade – Tuesday, January 8

7th Grade – Wednesday, January 9

8th Grade – Thursday, January 10

Combined – Friday, January 11 (by Invitation Only)

Time - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


What you need to do/bring:

1. Physical completed on FHSAA form EL2 by a Doctor - MUST BE DATED! We cannot accept any other physical forms.

2. Parental Release Forms completed:

a. Pasco County Athletic Participation Form - MUST BE NOTARIZED!!!!!!!!!!

b. Consent and Release from Liability Waiver

c. Concussion and Heat-Related Consent and Release from Liability

d. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Consent and Release from Liability


*If you have turned in this paperwork from volleyball or cheerleading, we have it and you do not need a new one. All of this paperwork is on our webpage to download, or you can get a copy from the back office.


3: A ride home (no later than 5:15 pm)


4. View the NFHS Concussion in Sports video. Click on "Courses", view "Concussions for Students". You must print the certificate and bring with the student at tryouts.


Students will not be able to participate if you don't have all of the above.


Coaches:

Varsity: Coach Ackett

JV: TBD


Final Note: Participation Fees (If selected to a team):

There is no tryout fee.

If 1st team selected to this year - $50.00

If played on football OR soccer this year - $30.00

If played on football AND soccer this year - No Fee

Fees need to be paid online through (only if selected to a team) Acorn.

TEWMS PTSA

January 16th - Dine to Donate at Chili's

Chili’s will give 10% of its sales back to Thomas E. Weightman Middle from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on 1/16/2019! Stop by and grab a bite to eat and show your TEWMS support.


January 24th - Pizza Party & General Meeting (6-7:30PM)


Celebrate the new year with dinner on us. PTSA will be providing free pizza with drinks/candy available for purchase. Attendees must register in advance here: http://bit.ly/2019pizzaparty


Weekly - Kat Shack Open!


Kat Shack is open every Friday before school starts. Students can purchase snacks, hot chocolate, school supplies, and Spiritwear.


Openings - Sponsorship Chair

Help us improve our school's science labs by joining the PTSA. We currently have an open position for a Sponsorship chair. We are trying to drum up community sponsors to help fund our spring fundraiser. This person will help us by making calls or sending emails to community partners to share our sponsorship levels. This role is great for people with connections in the community but is not necessary! Sales experience is also a plus. Proceeds from this event will go towards improving our school's science labs. Email ptakrissy@gmail.com if you'd like more details on this position or to find out more about what's involved, and PLEASE share with a friend/neighbor that might also be interested!


8th graders going to WCHS

Below you will find the dates and events that have been schedule to prepare our 8th graders to transition into WCHS. Most of these events take place during the school day, however that is a parent night scheduled as well (see below).


Jan 22nd : Leopards & 8th grade Bengals teams Tour WCHS

Jan 24th : Siberian Tigers & 8th grade Cheetahs teams Tour WCHS

Jan 30th : WCHS Counselors Registration Presentation w/ course cards @ TEWMS during Study Hall

Jan 30th : Incoming 9th Graders SHOWCASE in WCHS PAC (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Jan 31st : 8th Grade Parent Night– 6:00-7:00 PM in WCHS cafeteria

Feb 8th : WCHS Course Registration Cards are due to Mrs. Irving

Feb 19th – 22nd : WCHS Course Selection and Online Registration @ TEWMS

Upcoming Events:

  • January 8: 6th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Gym
  • January 8th Girls Soccer Tryouts 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Practice Field
  • January 9th Girls Soccer Tryouts 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Practice Field
  • January 9: 7th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Gym
  • January 9: Opportunity Hall 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Media Center
  • January 10: 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Gym
  • January 15: Semester 1 Report Cards are posted in MyStudent
  • January 16: Opportunity Hall 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Media Center
  • January 17: School Advisory Council (SAC) Mtg, 9am
  • January 18: Talent Show Rehearsal 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • January 18: FFA Garden Project - New River Elem. School 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • January 21: Band Tampa MLK Parade
  • January 21: NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Day
  • January 22: Talent Show Rehearsal WCHS 9:00 AM - 2:55 PM
  • January 22: Talent Show Rehearsal WCHS 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • January 23: Student Club Day, Activity Bell Schedule
  • January 23: Opportunity Hall 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Media Center
  • January 25: Talent Show 9:00 AM
  • January 28: Boys Basketball vs John Long 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Away
  • January 29: Opportunity Hall 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Media Center
  • January 30: WCHS student registration presentation, during Study Hall
  • January 30: 9th grade Showcase @ WCHS's Preforming Arts Center
  • January 30: Boys Basketball vs Cypress Creek 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Home
  • January 31: Girls Soccer vs Cypress Creek 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Home
  • January 31: WCHS' 8th grade Parent Night 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WCHS Cafeteria
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