Wildcat Wisdom 2022-2023

Wesley Chapel High School 08/24/2022

WCHS Vision

Wesley Chapel High School provides a community in which students become life ready citizens with confidence, empathy, and perseverance.

To ensure our students are college, career, and life ready, we are:






Message from Mr. McDermott


Students are starting to receive consequences for being dropped off after the tardy bell. Please make sure you are dropping off early enough for your student to be in class by 7:10AM. Furthermore, we continue to see unsafe driving practices in the morning and afternoon. Please cooperate as we are concerned for the safety of all.

Thank you,

Mr. McDermott

School Advisory Council (SAC)

If you are interested in joining the School Advisory Council (SAC) here is the link to sign up:


The SAC committee will meet every second Tuesday of the month at 2PM.

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College Application Process (Parent Night)

Please mark your calendars to join Mrs. Faysash for her presentation on the “College Application Process” Wednesday, August 31st at 6 pm in the Wesley Chapel Performing Arts Center. Learn about current admissions standards, application updates, testing, and timelines for university and college admissions.This information is especially important for seniors and juniors.
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Boys Soccer Informational Meeting

There is an informational meeting regarding tryouts for boys soccer on 8/29 in media center at 1:45pm.
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MySchool Bucks Breakfast and Lunch Money Account and Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Hi Wildcat Families,

Here is the link to add money to your student's breakfast and lunch account.

Here is the link to the application for free and reduced breakfast and lunch.

Breakfast and lunch for the 2022-23 are no longer free. If a student does not have funds in their MySchool Bucks account, an alternative meal will be provided.

For more information visit the district Food and Nutrition website

Flu Shots

Wesley Chapel High School has partnered with Health Hero to offer in-school vaccines

to your child for no cost. Register your child today — complete the consent form we will

be sending home and send it back to our school. The clinic will be available Thursday, October 6th.

Health Hero makes immunizations available to every child to stop diseases like the flu in

their tracks and reduce absenteeism in schools. Sign your child up and help us stop the flu

in its tracks! https://www.beahealthhero.com/for-parents

Teen Court

Teen Court is starting up again. It is a great way to earn volunteer hours, learn about our judicial system and participate as a citizen. If you have questions about the program, please contact Mrs. Geiger fgeiger@pasco.k12.fl.us. Applications for the program are available before or after school in room 208.


We sold out early last year. The only way to guarantee you get a yearbook is to preorder it early in the school year. This period will end March 3rd. Parents, if you purchase through the Student Pay portal, PLEASE double check your student's account. If you are not sure, email me (Mrs. Ingram) and I can tell you. Last year we had a number of seniors who thought their parent paid for a book, but the parent had paid for something else, like senior fees. It's heartbreaking to tell these seniors that we do not have a book for them. Before preorders end, we will post a list of everyone who has ordered. Please encourage your students to check this list to avoid this situation. Yearbooks can be purchased through Walsworth's site or through Pasco's Student Pay portal. If you are looking to pay by cash or check, please contact me directly. Current cost is $85, which will increase to $90 starting on September 1st.

If you have any questions regarding school photos or yearbooks, please email me at pingram@pasco.k12.fl.us

Picture Day

Picture Day will take place on Friday, September 9th. This is the photo that will appear on student IDs (which we usually get from Gigante a few weeks after Picture Day). For 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, this is the photo that will appear in the yearbook. This photo will not appear for seniors in the yearbook. Students will go through their English class. Any student who is not enrolled in an English class on campus can arrive to the gym at any time during the day and check in at the front table for assistance. Picture Retakes will take place on October 7th. This day is for students who were absent on September 9th OR for students who purchased a package and are unhappy with the results. Orders will take place on Gigante's website. More info will be forthcoming as we get closer to that day.

Senior Portraits:

We have a contract with Gigante, and seniors must have their session with them no later than November 3rd in order to make it into the senior section of the yearbook. Students will take a formal pose and a "personality" pose, and we include both of these in the yearbook. Also, any senior who gets their photo taken before September 1st OR who makes their appointment with Gigante by September 1st (meaning you have booked your appointment by 9/1 even if the session doesn't actually happen until September or October) will be entered into a drawing for a free half page senior ad (valued at $200). We will randomly select two winners.

Senior Ads

Sales are now open on Walsworth's site, www.yearbookforever.com (where you can also purchase a book with extras like a name stamp on the cover or additional autograph pages). Within the next week we will have paper forms available for those who wish to pay by check or by cash. The deadline to purchase a senior ad is December 16th. We sold out of ad space last year, so please don't delay if you are planning to purchase an ad for your senior.

Senior Panorama

Gigante will take the senior panorama (the big group photo of the Class of 2023) on October 7th. More information (time, what to wear, what not to wear) will be sent out prior to this date.

Early Release Days

Early Release Days 2022-2023! Mark your calendar

September 7th

October 5th

November 2nd

December 7th

January 11th

February 1st

March 8th

April 12th

Early Release Day Bell Schedule

1st Period 7:10 a.m. – 7:44 a.m.

2nd Period 7:49 a.m. – 8:23 a.m.

3rd Period 8:28 a.m. – 9:02 a.m.

4th Period 9:07 a.m. – 9:41 a.m.

5th Period 9:46 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

6th Period 10: 25a.m. –10:59 a.m.

7th Period 11:04 a.m. –11:38 a.m.

Summer Travel Opportunity

Mrs. Cullum will be leading a 14 day trip to Italy and Greece next summer. This trip will visit the Sistine Chapel St. Peter’s Basilica, the Roman Forum, the Temple of Apollo, the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and many more historic sites. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 30th at 7pm over zoom. You may register for the meeting by visiting https://bit.ly/3PEXaOs. Please email Susan Cullum at scullum@pasco.k12.fl.us with any questions.


The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all sophomores on October 25th. The PSAT serves as a great opportunity to meet Algebra graduation EOC requirements (if a student did not pass), record a baseline for SAT college entrance exams, and give students an opportunity to receive information related to future college and career plans.

Please click HERE for a letter that was sent home with all 10th graders about the PSAT, requests for accommodations, and opt-out information.

Any 9th or 11th grade students interested in taking the PSAT can see Mrs. Faysash to sign up. The cost is $20.

Please contact Mrs. Faysash at 813-794-8717 or kfaysash@pasco.k12.fl.us with any questions.

Advertising Opportunity for Local Businesses

District School Board of Pasco County Intent to Advertise

Need more customers? Advertise with WCHS! Each year thousands of people come to events on our campus and see advertisements for local businesses. This is an opportunity to get affordable advertising and help out the students of WCHS. Banners are printed by the school using your artwork with several sponsorship options. The term of the advertisement is one full year.

Interested businesses may download and complete the form below.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Assistant Principal over Athletics, Mrs. Koslin at skoslin@pasco.k12.fl.us or call the school at 813-794-8700.

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Are you College and Career Ready? Check out Mrs. Faysash’s Smore for events, scholarships, and planning resources for all grade levels!

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Free SAT prep available through Khan Academy

Click on this link, https://www.khanacademy.org/SAT, for free SAT prep.
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Click below to learn how to set up parent notifications in myStudent portal

Setting up parent notifications will allow you to be notified if your student is absent or struggling in a course.

Emergency Card Information and Directions (Please read)

Parents, we currently have over 600 emergency cards that have not been updated. If you have not updated your student's emergency card, please download the step-by-step instructions below for completing the emergency card. If you have questions or need assistance, please email myStudenthelp@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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WCHS ABC Program

If your family needs supports or any needs from the WCHS ABC program, please fill out the following form. If you would like more information about the ABC program, the flyer is attached and/or call the front office, 813-794-8702.


How to create a parent portal account in myStudent

Suspicious Activity Reporting App

Wesley Chapel High School

School Information

Mr. Matt McDermott

30651 Wells Road
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
Phone: (813) 794-8700
(352) 794-8700
Fax: (813) 794-8791

Office Hours:
M-F 7:00AM – 3:30 PM