Pasco High School Weekly Newsletter

Week 14, Quarter 2

Mission Statement

The mission of Pasco High School is to create a collaborative environment that nurtures learning, mutual respect, and a strong work ethic, thereby helping to develop future citizens for the challenges that lie ahead.

Important Reminders!

Parents and Students, I would like to remind you that leaving campus during the school day is against school board policy. Students that have class off campus either through online instruction or at PHSC is the only excusable reason to leave campus. Additionally, being in the parking lot during the school day is also NEVER allowed. Please make sure that if you are signing out of school for an appointment or signing back in, to do so through the front office. This is the way to ensure your absences are excused and you are following the correct procedures. Students, again, the dress code is in effect at all times. Please review the dress code and make sure outfits meet the dress code. Lastly, if you need to check-out your student, please make sure to do this prior to 1:30pm. All check-outs after 1:30pm will have to wait until the close of the school day at 2:00pm.

Cambridge

Cambridge Parent Association

The Cambridge Parent Association met on November 5, 2019 at 6pm. If you missed the meeting, and have any questions or concerns about the Cambridge Program, please direct your questions to Mr. Stewart, Assistant Principal for the Cambridge Program or Ms. Chacon, School Counselor for the Cambridge Program.

Please join us for the next Parent U information night on November 19th @6pm. Topic of discussion: Everything you want or need to know about the Cambridge Program. Need to know about AICE credits and college acceptance? You will want to be here! See you there!


Senior Cambridge Parents: During the last few minutes of the meeting we will be discussing the end-of-the-year Senior Banquet.

Clubs

FBLA

Students gathered together for the FBLA Fall Rally.

Cyesis Program Upcoming event


Christmas is coming and many of our PHS staff ask what they can do for our babies in cyesis. This year cyesis will be placing an angel tree in the employee lounge on Friday November 15th. Staff will be welcome to take an ornament tag, buy a gift to fit the description on the ornament tag and place it under the tree, with the ornament tag, by Friday December 13th. Santa will arrive on December 18th to distribute the gifts. If you buy a gift for one of the cyesis babies, and wish to wrap it, please place the gift into a gift bag in which the gift can be viewed by cyesis staff. Gifts do not need to be wrapped but the gift tag needs to be returned with it.

As always, thank you PHS staff for your generosity to our beautiful cyesis babies.

Fundraising

Science Department Fundraiser

The Cookie Dough should arrive this week. We plan to begin dispensing on Friday, November 15th. Thank you for your support!

HOSA Teams Up With The Marines in Toys for Tots Toy Drive

HOSA is running the Marines Toys for Tots Toy drive starting November 1st through December 10th. We are asking for any support for this great cause by asking people to donate a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or girl and dropping it in one of the three drop boxes. One box is in the front office, one is by Ms. Benke's desk and the last box is in the CNA classroom. You can also give your items to any HOSA member. Thank you for your support!

Cambridge Ambassadors Club

Spirit day at Al's pizza in San Antonio for PHS!

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Cambridge Ambassadors' Club.

Come join us Wednesday, November 13th all day!

Community

Veteran's Day set up

Thankful for our volunteers for helping make posters and set up for the Veteran's Day breakfast at PHS.

Volunteering

PHS students volunteering at the Foster Families Santa Photo Shoot at Covington Farms. What a great event! Thank you PHS students for all your help!

Honor Roll Celebration

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, student's earning honor roll for 1st quarter for the 2019-2020 school year, along with those student's that earned honor roll for the entire school year of 2018-2019, will be invited to attend an honor roll celebration. The celebration will take place from 10am-12pm in the PHS Gym. Parents are welcome to attend. Please see the criteria below:



1. Straight A Honor Roll: Awarded to students who have an “A” in all of the courses completed during the semester, with grades documented in the student information system. Students must have a minimum of six grades or a number of grades equivalent to three (3) credits posted for the current semester to be eligible.


2. A/B Honor Roll: Awarded to students who have an “A” or a “B” in all of the courses completed during the semester, with grades documented in the student information system. Students must have a minimum of six grades or a number of grades equivalent to three (3) credits posted for the current semester to be eligible.


3. Honor Roll: Awarded to students with a semester weighted GPA at or above 3.2000 based on grades documented in the the student information system. Students must have a minimum of six grades or a number of grades equivalent to three (3) credits posted for the current semester to be eligible.


Students cannot have earned a grade of D or F in any of their semester courses to be eligible.


Note: Schools may recognize students each quarter for academic achievement. Dual Enrollment and FLVS courses do not earn quarter grades and are therefore not available for inclusion in the determination of honor roll status for quarter grading periods. Pasco eSchool courses may be included in Quarter Honor Roll and grades will be shared with schools by the Pasco eSchool administration. Quarter Honor Roll Recognitions will not be awarded to students who earn a quarter grade of D or F in any of their courses.

Dates to remember!

November 11, 2019: Veteran's Day School in Session

Veteran's Day Breakfast 7-10am

Girl's Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Boy's Basketball Practice 4-7:30pm

PHS @ Springstead Boy's JV and Varsity Soccer 6-9pm

PHS @ WCHS Girl's Varsity Soccer 6:00-8:30pm


November 12, 2019: SAC Meeting

PTSA Meeting 6pm Beef O' Brady's

Girl's Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Girl's Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Basketball Practice 4-7:30pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm

Wrestling Practice 2:30pm


November 13, 2019: Early Release Day-Dismissal at 12pm

Honor Roll Assembly 10am-12pm

Girl's Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Basketball Practice 4-7:30pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm

PHS @ Osceola Boy's JV and Varsity Soccer 6-9pm


November 14, 2019: Vet Field Trip

All County Band Auditions 7:30-8am

Girl's Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Girl's Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Basketball Practice 4-7:30pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm

Softball Interest Meeting 2:30pm Softball Field

Boy's Lacrosse Interest Meeting 2:00pm IRC


November 15, 2019: Progress Reports Available in MyStudent

Girl's Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Cheerleading Practice 2:30-4:30pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Basketball Practice 4-7:30pm

PHS @ CCHS Boy's JV and Varsity Soccer 6-9pm


November 16, 2019: Best of Pasco Cheer Competition 8am-3pm


November 18, 2019: Field Writing Test

Pasco Pathways Expo at RRHS

Girls’ Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Girls’ Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boys’ Basketball Practice 4-7:30pm

PHS vs AHS Boy’s JV and Varsity Soccer 6-9pm


November 19, 2019: Senior Pictures

Girls’ Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Girls’ Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Boys’ Soccer Practice 4-6pm

PHS vs RRHS Girls’ Varsity Soccer @ RRHS 6:30-8:30pm

PHS @ Citrus High School Varsity Girls’ Basketball 7:30-9:30pm


November 20, 2019: Girls’ Weightlifting Lift a Thon Fundraiser

Great American Teach In

PCA Social Media 1-2pm

Boys’ Basketball Practice 3-6:30pm

Girls’ Soccer Practice 3-4pm

PHS @ WRHS Girls’ Weightlifting 3-5:30pm

Boys’ Basketball Practice 4-7:30pm

PHS vs Carrollwood Day Boys’ JV and Varsity Soccer 6-9pm

PHS vs Springstead Girls’ JV and Varsity Basketball 6-8pm


November 21, 2019: Pasco Pathways Expo WCHS 5-8pm

Citizen’s Academy 7:30-8am

Girls’ Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Girls’ Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Boys’ Soccer Practice 4-6pm

PHS @ Crystal River Varsity Boys’ basketball 6:30-8:30pm

PHS vs South Sumter Girls’ Varsity Soccer 6:30-8pm


November 22, 2019: Boys’ Basketball Practice 3-6:30pm

Girls’ Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boys’ Basketball Practice 4-7:30pm

PHS vs HHS Girls’ JV and Varsity Basketball @ PHS 6-9pm

PHS vs LOLHS Boys’ JV and Varsity Soccer 6-9pm

November 25, 2019: NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break Begins

Dual Enrollment

Spring Dual Enrollment registration has begun!

Eligible dual enrollment students should utilize the attached worksheet to find important dates and to make plans for Spring dual enrollment coursework. In order for students to be able to register online during their assigned time, students and parents/guardians must meet the deadlines listed on the online registration worksheet.

  • 16 credit hours is the maximum number of hours that can be accessed through DE during the Fall and Spring terms.
  • If a DE course is offered on your High School campus it must be taken there, not at PHSC.
  • 10th grade students can only access 7 credit hours on the PHSC campus or online, the rest must be taken at the High School.
  • 9th grade students cannot take any coursework at PHSC only on the High School campus. 9th grade students may take 3 online credit hours through PHSC.
  • Any student taking an online course for the first time must take the PHSC online readiness course through Canvas.
  • All DE students must complete the DE orientation in Canvas. Students who have not completed this by the Spring Term will have a hold placed on their registration.
If you have questions about the dual enrollment registration process, please contact your school counselor.
Need more information about dual enrollment?

Click here for more information

Great American Teach In #community #Studentexperience

Want an opportunity to inspire students? Sign up for the Great American Teach In
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National Honor Society Ceremony

Pathways/School Choice

SAVE THE DATE: Pasco Pathways Innovative Programs and School Choice - Expo 2019


Parents,

Are you looking into School Choice or specific programs in our county? Pasco Pathways Expos are coming up! Please be sure to save the date:


East Pasco Expo: November 21, 2019, 5 - 8 p.m. at Wesley Chapel High School


SAVE THE DATE: Pasco Pathways Innovative Programs and School Choice - Application Window

Middle and High: Application Window Opens: December 3, 2019

Application Window Closes: December 13, 2019

Parent Notification and Acceptance Window: February 4 - 13, 2020

PBIS Points

Did you know you can earn points for positive behaviors? Did you know you can cash in your points for some great items from our PBIS store? Stop by and see what we have for you. The PBIS store is open during your lunch period on Wednesday's and Friday's.

PTSA

Don't miss our next PTSA meeting!

The next PTSA meeting is scheduled for November 12th at 6pm @ Beef O'Brady's in Dade City.

Family Night Out with the BUC's

The PTSA will be hosting a Tampa Bay Buccaneer fundraiser which will include the availability to purchase discounted tickets for up to 4 games.

Students, Parents & Staff can purchase tickets to all 4 games or just 1. It is totally up to them.

Tickets are $26 for students and $46 for Adults.

$5 from each ticket will be given back to PTSA.


ALL TICKETS ARE PURCHASED ONLINE ONLY!

TICKETS ARE PRINTED ONLINE or CELL PHONE ONLY!

PTSA WILL NOT TAKE MONEY FOR THIS EVENT NOR HAVE TICKETS IN HAND

EVERYTHING WILL BE DONE BY THE PARENT/STUDENT ONLINE!!


All games are Sunday, 1pm.

11/10 vs Cardinals

*12/8 vs Colts

12/22 vs Texans and

12/29 vs Falcons


The 12/8 game we are promoting as a PHS Pirate Family Day. We would like to have has many PHS families in the same section as possible for a spirit day.


There are prizes given based on the number of tickets sold:

Student Prizes

4+ Tickets Sold: Special prize from Captain Fear's Treasure Chest

10+ Tickets Sold: Buccaneers branded sunglasses

25+ Tickets Sold: Swag bag filled with your goodies for gameday

35+ Tickets Sold: Behind-the-scenes tour of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' AdventHealth Training Center and an autographed Tampa Bay Buccaneers player photo

50+ Tickets Sold: VIP access to 2020 Training Camp, photo taken on Buccaneers Pirate Ship at Raymond James Stadium, and four complimentary tickets to a TBD 2020 game


Tickets can be purchased at https://offer.fevo.com/hillsborough-county-school-ticket-program--9b189b3?



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Parent U

Join us for our next Parent U on November 19th at 6pm.

Topic: Cambridge Program, Everything you need or want to know about the program. Need to know about AICE credits and college acceptance? You will want to be here!

School Counselor

School counselors are available to speak with you during your lunch period every Tuesday in the cafeteria. Stop by and check on your grades, credits, and GPA. They are here to help! Don't fall behind!

#DMGB

World Kindness Day!!!

Wednesday is World Kindness Day!

The student services department is holding a Random Act of Kindness Contest; for each act of kindness recorded during the school day (posted on Twitter with Mrs. Kadlub tagged, captured with video or picture and sent to Mrs. Kadlub or Mrs. McLeod, etc) the student(s) will receive PBIS points.

We would like for each of you to help us spread the word

Understanding career paths:

Thank you @CareerSourceFL for helping our students undertake their options! #PHSPride #community #highschoolexperience
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What kind of pirate will you be?

Students displaying their future goals! #PHSPride #highschoolexperience
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Seniors

2020 Pirates: LAST CHANCE for Senior Portraits at PHS with Gigante: TUE. NOV. 19! ☠️

‼️You must be photographed by GIGANTE by NOV. 30 to be in the 2020 yearbook! 📸
☑️Call (813) 907-1078 or Book online www.giganteproductions.com
Photos by: Kennedy Ketola & Jennifer Estrada

Time is almost up to send us your yearbook quotes! The 2020 Senior Survey is due by NOV. 30th.
1. Scan the QR Code to access.
2. Your school email is your username.
Email: StudentNumber@student.pasco.k12.fl.us
3. Your Password is Your Moodle password
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Sports

Girl's Softball

There will be an informational softball meeting for any girl's interested in playing softball. The meeting will be held at the field this Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm.

Girl's Weightlifting

Had their first match of the season vs. ZHS way to go ladies!!

Boy's Soccer

Won their 1st game of the season against Hernando 6-0

Baseball

The week long tournament started with a win against Cambridge Christian Landers 10-5, a loss to Mitchell on Monday, a win on Wednesday against Bell Creek Academy and a loss to East Lake to end the tournament in 4th place. Congratulations to a great start to the season!

Thank you Stacey Getz for the photos!

Boys' Lacrosse

Boys' Lacrosse – There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, November 14th at 2pm in the IRC, for anyone interested in playing boy’s lacrosse for Pasco High School in the Spring of 2020. Contact Coach Vance (P-29) for additional information or questions.

Swim Regional

Swim team had 9 swimmers go to regionals: Ava Chandler, Blaise Betten, Hannah Davidson, Quentin Carrero, Sarah Davidson, Lillian Kurz, Adaline Daniels and Casey Wright Congratulations and Good Luck team!!
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Staff Recognition

Mrs. Couture and Ms. Newlon Student Services has called you out for great deeds!!!

Our first shout-out is to our behavioral specialist, Mrs. Couture. Mrs. Couture works with our EBD unit and is constantly putting out fires and ensuring that her students are on the best road to success. Her persistence, and her dedication to her job often go unnoticed by her students but not to our staff. Mrs. Couture has an amazing way of talking our students who are at a heightened state to come down and continue on with their day successfully. As a member of the counseling team, I am extremely thankful for Mrs. Couture and attention to detail, as well as her willingness to participate in meetings. Mrs. Couture is also a cross-fit guru and is always recruiting staff to complete a workout with her.


Our second shout-out is to Mrs. Newlon. Mrs. Newlon teaches geometry as well as algebra 2 honors. She is the PLC leader for geometry and is extremely passionate about math, and her students. A teacher states about Mrs. Newlon, "She makes our lives as teachers in our subject run smoothly." In meetings with Mrs. Newlon, I am always confident that her experience not only in math, but the educational system will help any answers that faculty might have. In addition to her amazing teaching skills, Mrs. Newlon also opens up her home for faculty members to unwind on occasions. On Wednesdays after school, you will find Mrs. Newlon leading a yoga group in the self-care room, an EXCELLENT way for our staff to have a sense of support. Mrs. Newlon, PHS is grateful for your charisma, leadership, and active participant in our faculty's lives.

Coach Stokes was named BUCS coach of the week! Congratulations on a great accomplishment!

Congratulations Coach Stokes! It is an honor to have you building our program and the leadership you give our athletes! #PHSPride #highschoolexperience
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Student Engagement #studentexperience

Mr. Jones' Classroom

Mr Jones' Alg 2 students were working in small groups to factor the given polynomial. Their final answer was projected on the board for a class discussion.
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Mrs. Jones' Classroom

Ms. Jones' had her students using the contemplate then calculate strategy while solving for the x and y intercept of an equation. One student would tell the other student what to write in order to solve the problem. PD strategy in action.
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Ms. Newlon's Classroom

Ms Newlon's students worked individually then as a group on quadratic functions to solve a murder mystery.
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Mr. Penta's Classroom

Mr Penta's students are working in pairs to solve inequalities and write their answers in interval notation.
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Tutoring

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Attendance

Students/Parents,

Please turn in all attendance notes to Ms. Benke at the guidance desk. All notes must be turned in within 2 days of absence. Absence notes must also have your name, ID#, date(s) you were absent and the reason for the absence. If you are absent for more than 5 days, you must have a doctor's note. Also, if you are checked out during the day, you will need to turn in a note for the periods missed.

Tardies and Early Check Outs

Students need to arrive on time and stay through dismissal so they will receive important directions, class instruction and avoid disrupting other students. Parents can set a good example by encouraging students to follow the school’s time schedule. All parents must report to the front office when picking up their child prior to the regular dismissal time. (From Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct)

Check out Procedure:

  1. Present written note from parent/guardian to front desk before 9 AM for same day check outs. (emailed notes not accepted)
  2. Front Desk Secretary (Jackie Floyd) verifies note with parent/guardian
  3. Student checks out at front desk at the designated time.
  4. Attendance is updated in myStudent by Time and Attendance Secretary (Jill Benke). Recorded as “L” in period in which the student checks out. Remaining periods are recorded as “U” unexcused absence until documentation is submitted in writing to the Attendance Secretary. If check-out is for a Medical or Dental Appt. written verification from them is requested. If student checks out “sick” a written parent note is requested. Notes must be turned in within 2 days of return to school.

    Students who leave campus without following checkout procedures are considered “skipping” and absence(s) will not be excused.

Did you miss Ms. Kadlub's Sunday message?

Phone Message for 11/10/19

Good evening Pirate Families, this is Kari Kadlub calling with this week’s announcements.

MyStudent Accounts:

Believe it or not, we are already ½ way through quarter 2. Please continue to monitor your student’s MyStudent account for their grades and their attendance. If at any time you have any questions, please email your student’s teacher. Parents and students will be able to view 2nd quarter progress reports on this Friday, November 15th. As always, if you would like to schedule a parent-teacher conference, please contact Mrs. Benke at 352-524-5539.

Tutoring:

Weekly free tutoring is available. If your student is in need of tutoring in any subject area, please have them talk with their teachers or an administrator.

Reminders:

Parents and Students, I would like to remind you that leaving campus during the school day is against school board policy. Students that have class off campus either through online instruction or at PHSC is the only excusable reason to leave campus. Additionally, being in the parking lot during the school day is also NEVER allowed. Please make sure that if you are signing out of school for an appointment or signing back in, to do so through the front office. This is the way to ensure your absences are excused and you are following the correct procedures. Students, again, the dress code is in effect at all times. Please review the dress code and make sure outfits meet the dress code. Lastly, if you need to check-out your student, please make sure to do this prior to 1:30pm. All check-outs after 1:30pm will have to wait until the close of the school day at 2:00pm.

School Advisory Committee:

The next SAC meeting is Tuesday, November 12th at 8:00am in the front office.

PTSA:

The next PTSA meeting is scheduled for November 12th at 6pm @ Beef O'Brady's in Dade City

Parent Volunteers:

Any Parent that is interested in participating in the Great American Teach-In event at PHS, please contact Ms. Edwards. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 12th.

Honor Roll:

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, student's earning honor roll for 1st quarter for the 2019-2020 school year, along with those student's that earned honor roll for the entire school year of 2018-2019, will be invited to attend an honor roll celebration. The celebration will take place from 10am-12pm in the PHS Gym. Parents are welcome to attend. Please see the school newsletter for important information regarding the criteria for honor roll.

Veteran’s Day:

Pirate Nation, please help us pass on the invite to all local Veteran’s on Monday, November 11th from 7am to 10am at PHS, we would like to honor them with a pancake breakfast. Also, Monday is a normal school day for all students.

Early Release Day:

The next scheduled early release day for the students is Wednesday, November 13th. Students will be released at 12 noon.

Parent University:

The next Parent University Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th at 6pm in the IRC. The topic will be on our Cambridge Program. Please RSVP to Mrs. Enright.

Toys for Tots Drive:

PHS HOSA is running the MARINES, Toys for Tots toy drive this year and is asking for your support to make this holiday shine for children who would otherwise go without. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy, for either a boy or girl to one of the drop boxes around campus or to the CNA building. HOSA thanks you for your support. The Drive runs until December 10th.

Thank you for listening to this message. Everyone have a great evening.

Looking for more information?

Be sure to stay in touch with all of the events through Twitter, Facebook and our school website: