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Vol.1 Ed. 31

The Coyote Way Week 35

Want to nominate a fellow teacher for Teacher/SRP of the week?

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Winners of the Teacher of the Week will receive a gift certificate for $10 to Beef O’Brady’s!

John’s Pass Park Pavilion Rental

Approved for April 14th, 2018

Reservation Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Responsible Party: Cypress Creek Middle / High School

John’s Pass Park (Formerly known as South Beach, northwest side of John's Pass Bridge located at Gulf Boulevard and 129th Avenue West) Conveniently located across the street from John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk


Public Outdoor Shower & Public Restrooms

Pay & Display Parking Lot $2.00 per hour 6:00AM and 12:00 Midnight

Pavilion Details: 9 tables, seated capacity 100, recycling and trash

Cooking: No open flames. Electric grills must be outside of pavilion and off of the sand.

Lighting: No

Alcohol - Not allowed inside of the pavilion. Allowed on sand at Beach Park, no glass.

We hope you can make it! Feel free to bring coolers/snacks of your choice for yourself or to share. The pavilion is rented so we have a shaded place to hangout and/or eat if you want to. John’s Pass is a fun place that also has restaurants and shopping. There is something there for everyone.

Assessment Calendar

Please communicate and post in your room important Testing Dates related to the grade you teach. It is imperative that they are present that day. We have a very small window to get them to make-up a missed exam. If they miss both attempts they will have to come to school during the summer to test.

Week of April 16th- April 20th

April 16th & 17th -8th Grade FSA Reading Day 1 and Day 2

April 18th & 19th- 8th Grade FSA Math Day 1 and Day 2

April 18th & 19th - Geometry EOC Day 1 and Day 2 (PM)

April 20th- US History EOC (10th graders)

April 20th- Extended Time Geometry Day 3

Week 35- April 16- April 22

Monday April 16

8th Grade FSA Reading Day 1

All Day- HS Girl's Tennis District @ River Ridge

C-Lunch- Marine Recruiters

Career Lab- PHSC Academic Advisor

2pm- AP Psychology Study Session in 3-206

2pm- Howlebration Awards Committee Meeting

5:30- MS Track Meet @ WCHS

6pm- V Softball vs Fivay

Tuesday April 17

8th Grade FSA Reading Day 2

HS Girl's Tennis District Continues @ River Ridge

C-Lunch- National Guard

2pm- American History Documentary in 3-204

2pm- Crisis Plan Make-Up for New Staff

6pm- PTSA Monthly Meeting in Media

7pm- V Baseball @ Hernando High

Wednesday April 18


AM-8th Grade FSA Math Day 1

PM- Geometry EOC Day 1

SGA Applications are Due

2pm- Class of 2019 SGA Meeting

7pm- V Baseball @ Anclote

Thursday April 19

AM- 8th Grade FSA Math Day 2

PM- Geometry EOC Day 2

C- Lunch- Army Recruiter

2pm- PLCs for All Staff

5pm- MS Track and Field SAC Meet @ HOME

Friday April 20

SGA Campaign Candidates Announced

8th Grade FSA Math Extended Time Students Day 3

US History EOC

C-Lunch- Blood Drive Sign Ups

Middle School Dance to HCC Dance Program

7pm- V Baseball vs Ridgewood @ HOME

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Interested in Teaching Extended School Year over the Summer?

Our extended School Year Summer program will run from June 11th through July 14th with a planning day on June 8th.. The hours will be from 8:00 – 12:00 four days a week. I am looking for 5 educators who are able to work successfully with struggling students, and who are highly motivated and passionate about education. I will be hiring for the core content areas, to serve both middle school and high and school along with 1 VE teacher. If you interested please submit your application by Wednesday April 18th.

Click here for the application!

A huge congratulations to Ms. Fultz and our Middle School Band!

On Friday April, 6th the middle school band students represented the coyote nation well. The group received straight superiors, the highest rating possible, from all 4 judges and nothing but A’s on their judge's sheets. This is not an easy feat nor is it common. Many bands work years for this outcome and these students worked very hard to earn this rating!

If you wish to see an encore performance as well as more pieces played by both our beginning band and advanced band, their spring concert will be at 6:30 at the Wesley Chapel Center for the Arts on May 1st. The high school band and choir will be performing at the same time and place on April 30th.

Register to get your points for attending PLCs

School-based PLC Courses in myPGS

All staff who have participated in PLCs this year to register for your school’s PLC course in myPGS. You can find the course in myPGS by going to the Courses tab and searching for your schools call letters (i.e. Cypress Creek will search for CCMHS). The PLC courses have an end date of April 27th which is when administrators will be able to mark participants complete so they earn their points for this year. Our last mandatory PLC date as a staff will be April 26th. We encourage each PLC to celebrate their successes this year on May 3rd. All PLC members can enjoy a “Beat the Bus” pass on May 3rd to encourage off-campus team bonding!

Assistant Principal Eligibility Process

The summer advertisement for the AP eligibility process will be open from Monday, April 30th through Friday, May 11th. Interested individuals can get more information on requirements and the process by visiting the Leading and Learning website at:

Attention CCMHS teachers of all content!

The Tampa Bay Area Writing Project is hosting their Invitational Leadership Institute at the University of South Florida from June 18- June 29, 2018. This opportunity will help teachers develop as instructional leaders with an emphasis on writing. Please contact Barbara Martin or Meighan Melsheimer if you have any questions.

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Dual Enrollment Information and other College News

Click here for updated information on registering for Dual Enrollment in the fall.

See Mrs. Larimore if you would like to sign up for these upcoming activities:

Our PHSC advisor will be on campus Monday, April 16 for individual advising appointments.

Florida Atlantic University will visit CCMHS on Wednesday, April 18 during the club period in the Career Lab (Room 1-113).

We will offer the ASVAB Career Exploration Program to high school students on Thursday, April 26. For more information on the assessment, visit

Calling all Coyotes! We have Coyotes in need!

Caring Coyotes are looking for the following donations:

  • Hygiene Supplies
  • Smaller size shoes (middle school students)
  • Size 14-16 clothes for high school females
  • Dress clothes for Prom (suits and dresses)
  • Hangers
  • Canned Ravioli or Ramen noodles
  • SD cards
  • Pencils

If you are interested in donating please deliver all supplies to Mrs. Garrett

Trauma-Informed Care Book Study!

Below is the email that Mrs. Hawk sent out earlier this week:

It is no doubt when it comes to traumatic experiences, we have experienced a thing or two this year as a staff. However, it has not broken our Coyote spirit! This is due to the fact that it is not necessarily the “trauma one has faced, but the ability to respond to it” which causes us to react as we do. In other words, events are only as traumatic our ability to adjust and overcome. This is not only true for us, it also applies just as much to our students and families.

There are 2 pathways to participate and access the learning. Final Submissions due May 14th

  1. Canvas & Canvas final prompt –
    1. join the Canvas Course #190062 CCMHS Trauma Informed Care (you should have received an email saying you were added to the course)
    2. work through the modules at your own pace
    3. submit the final prompt for 10 in-service point
    4. MYPGS – Course Section 11984 for inservice points

  1. Twitter 3 Virtual Tweet-Up discussions & Canvas Final prompt (Scroll down to bottom to see the Twitter Pathway in Canvas)
    1. Join the Canvas course #190062 CCMHS Trauma Informed Care (you should have received an email saying you were added to the course)
    2. Follow Twitter handle @CCMHSCoyotesLN Use common hashtag #TSS for all tweets Trauma Sensitive Schools book PD related
    3. Use your Twitter account to follow @CCMHSCoyotesLN to respond to our Tweet-up time poll
    4. Tweet responses to prompts and reply to colleagues’ tweets for 1 hour in 3 sessions virtually and then submit 1 big idea takeaway from each session in the Canvas Twitter Pathway (topic questions will be Tweeted 1 week prior to Tweet-up for you review)
    5. Submit the final prompt in Canvas Twitter Pathway for 10 inservice points
    6. MYPGS – Course Section 11984 for inservice points

National take your son/daughter to work day information.

National Take your son/daughter to Work Day is April 26th. Students who do not have an EOC or FSA test on that date, may participate in the national event on Thursday April 26th as long as the parent has prearranged the student’s absence with Mrs. Macri via the pre-arranged absence form Students who have an EOC or FSA must be on campus on April 26th in order to test.

District employees who wish to bring their son or daughter to work with them may do so on Monday, May 21. Employees also must prearrange their children’s absences with their principals and teachers if they plan to participate on May 21.

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College Tours this Summer!

Wiregrass Ranch High School is coordinating a College Visit Tour this summer and they have invited our juniors from Cypress Creek to join the fun!

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2018 Employee Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Employee Scholarship Application will be available until Friday, April 20, 2018. Applications must be completed in one session. There is no option to save and continue later. The application should take 30 minutes or less to complete.

Click here for more information and to complete an application