Matanzas HS Weekly Update

January 13, 2023

District Accreditation Survey Input Needed

The district accreditation process is an audit of how well our systems work together internally and with external stakeholders to ensure our students are successful. We want to know how you feel about your school. What are we doing well and what can we do better? Think about your overall school experience and not just one class, teacher, or individual. Please answer the questions to let us know how we are doing!


The survey is open from January 10 through 17th.


https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/212690/p526


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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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdI-Pi58TMKju6I-K68KVieo2j_A0ZJXrWHJoKGrEfj9AhsoQ/viewform

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Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Yearbooks are on sale now for $75 until January 27. After January 27 the price increases to $80. Purchase yearbooks at https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00000000


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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Spotlight - Clothing Drive for MHS Students

Thank you to the community members of Lifecoast Church, who are conducting a "Hoodies 4 High Schoolers" drive to collect donations of warm winter clothing for Matanzas HS students in need. So far, over 40 hoodies and jackets have been donated to our school!
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Parent and Student Webinar - Understanding PSAT Scores

The College Board Florida Partnership is hosting a student/parent webinar on Thursday, January 19, 2022, at 6 pm EST. This session will focus on how PSAT scores and reports can provide insightful information about individual student performance on the assessment, including a predicted SAT score and student progress towards meeting the college readiness benchmark.

Connecting to the PSAT online score report allow students to:

  • Link their College Board account with their Khan Academy account, Khan Academy will use the PSAT score to design a practice plan and practice questions tailored to each student’s strengths.

  • Connect to valuable tools for college and career planning (BigFuture and BigFuture Careers)

  • Take advantage of scholarship opportunities through Student Search Service.

  • Access admission and financial aid information from colleges.

  • Access AP Potential to see which AP courses are a good fit.

When: Jan 19, 2023 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Understanding College Board Student Score Reports- PSAT
Registration: https://collegeboard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dDgn9jXHReyWkpAGwPCXcA

MHS Staffing Update

Parents, Matanzas is seeking candidates for the following positions:


  • Science Teacher
  • ELA Teacher
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • School Counselor
  • Security Guard
  • Paraprofessional


The positions are posted and accepting applications on the Flagler Schools website: https://www.flaglerschools.com/employment/work-with-us

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 http://www.mhspirates.com

Mark your Calendars!!!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

Monday, Jan. 16th, 8am

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Palm Coast, FL

Report Cards Issued

Friday, Jan. 20th, 2:45pm

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Palm Coast, FL

Upcoming Home Athletic Events

Girls Basketball vs. FPC

Friday, Jan. 13th, 6pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

6PM JV and 7:30 Varsity

Girls Wrestling Lady Pirate Classic

Saturday, Jan. 14th, 9am

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Boys Basketball vs. Palatka HS

Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 6pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

6PM JV and 7:30 Varsity

Boys and Girls Wrestling Duals vs. Oakleaf

Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 6pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Boys Soccer vs. Palatka

Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 5:30pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

5:30PM JV 7:20 Varsity

Boys Soccer (Freshmen) vs. Seabreeze

Thursday, Jan. 19th, 5:30pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Girls Basketball vs. Pedro Menendez

Thursday, Jan. 19th, 6pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

6PM JV and 7:30PM Varsity

Girls Soccer vs. Pierson Taylor

Friday, Jan. 20th, 6pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

JV 6PM, Varsity 7:30PM

MHS Contact Information

Community Information

Virtual Teen Town Hall

Teens have your voice heard! Check out the flyer for the upcoming virtual Teen Town Hall on the Topic: Vaping, Tobacco and Marijuana hosted by our Student School Board Representative Isabella!