Pasco High School Weekly Newsletter

Week 9, Quarter 1

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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.

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 their 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.

Avid

Cambridge Fall Retake Exams

Below you will find the retake exams for the fall. Check with Mr. Stewart for more details.
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Cambridge Parent Association

On October 1, 2019 we had our first Cambridge Parent meeting. Our next meeting is scheduled for November 5, 2019 at 6pm in IRC. Hope to see you there!
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Clubs

Science Club Field Trip

Science Club went on a field trip to Busch Gardens’ Survival of the Fittest Sleepover. We were there from Friday evening (5:30pm) to Saturday morning (10:00am).

We got to participate in the following: up close animal encounters, haunted houses, zombie make-up tutorials, rides, and a safari tour at the end.

Community

Class of 2021

Float building is coming to an end! Here is a sneak preview of what to expect tonight!

Dates to remember!

October 7, 2019: Quarterly Exams

PHS boy's Golf @ Conference

Volleyball Practice 2:30-6:30pm

Homecoming Parade 6-8pm


October 8, 2019: Quarterly Exams

Girl's weightlifting practice 2:30-5pm

Basketball 2:45-4:30pm

Band Rehearsal 3-6pm

PHS @ SLHS Girl's Volleyball 6-9pm


October 9, 2019: Early Release Day (12:00pm)

Quarterly Exams

Basketball 2:45-4:30pm

PHS @ FHS Girl's Volleyball 6-9pm

PHS @ FHS Boy's/Girl's Swim 6:30-9pm


October 10, 2019: Quarterly Checks

Pep Rally 1-2pm

Club Day

Girl's Weightlifting 2:30-5pm

Volleyball Practice 2:30-6:30pm

Band Rehearsal 3-6pm

PHS @ LOLHS JV Football 7-9:30pm


October 11, 2019: Quarter 1 ends

HOSA Fundraiser-Pink baked goods sale

Volleyball Practice 2:30-6:30pm

PHS vs Lake Minneola Varsity Football 7:30-10:30pm


October 12, 2019: PHS Band @ Wiregrass HS Competition

County Swim Meet

Homecoming Dance 8-11pm


October 14, 2019: No School for student's (Teacher Planning Day)

Volleyball Practice 2:30-6:30pm


October 15, 2019: SAC meeting

School Pictures Retake Day in Gym Lobby

Girl's Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5:00pm

Volleyball Practice 2:30-6:30pm

Band Rehearsal 3-6pm


October 16, 2019: Ag field trip (Ag Expo) 5:30am-7:30pm

SAT NR @ gym 7:30am-12pm

PCA 8:30-9:30am

Cheerleading Practice 2:30-4:30pm

Volleyball Practice 2:30-6:30pm


October 17, 2019: Senior Pictures

Student Congress

Girl's Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Volleyball Practice 2:30-6:30pm

Band Rehearsal 3-6pm

PHS @ HHS JV Football Game 7-9:30pm

Spanish Information Night 6pm in Gym


October 18, 2019: Volleyball Practice 2:30-6:30pm


October 19, 2019: Football Yard Sale Fundraiser 8am-1pm

Volleyball Field Trip

Pirate Nation Fishing Field Trip Lake Butler Chain 5:30am-4pm

Saturday Detention 9am-12pm

Drive for your school!

Save the date for our next Drive for your school fundraiser, October 25, 2019 from 8am-6pm @ Jarret Ford in Dade City. Don't forget to mention the club/sport you would like to sponsor for the event.

Financial Aid Night

Fundraiser: Life Science and Physical/Chemistry

Cookie Dough Sales are in full swing this week as the science class students are working towards selling to help purchase needed materials for both Life Science and Physical/Chemical Science. Sale ends 10-15-2019.

Hablas español? #community #studentexperience

¡Te invitamos! reunión para padres

COMPLETAMENTE EN ESPAÑOL


FECHA: 17 DE OCTUBRE DE 2019

HORA: 6:00 pm

LUGAR: Gimnasio

TEMAS A DISCUTIR:

•REQUISITOS DE GRADUACIÓN

•ASISTENCIA

•SISTEMA MYSTUDENT


•SERVICIOS ESTUDIANTILES ENTRE OTROS


TENDREMOS COMIDA DISPONIBLE

CONFIRMA TU ASISTENCIA

PUEDES COMUNICARTE CON:

AYMARA DEL TORO- CONSEJERA ESCOLAR

adeltoro@pasco.k12.fl.us 352-524-5503

CATALINA FERNANDEZ Asistente de Principal

cfernand@pasco.k12.fl.us 352-524-5525

Homecoming

Homecoming Eligibility

On 9/27/19, PHS admin is going to pull the attendance, discipline, and grade data for homecoming. By this date, you will have been in school for 34 days and a possibility of 238 periods (including homeroom)

Attendance - If a student has more than 6 UNEXCUSED absences in any of their classes by 9/27/19, they will be INELIGIBLE to purchase a homecoming tickets.

Tardies – If a student has 7 or more UNEXCUSED tardies in any of their classes by 9/27/19, they will be INELIGIBLE to purchase a homecoming ticket.

Behavior – If a student has 2 or more level 1 or 2 myStudent referrals and/or has 4 or more minor referrals entered in PBIS rewards, they will be INELIGIBLE to purchase a homecoming ticket. If a student has a level 3 referral or a level 2F(fight), they will be INELIGIBLE to purchase a homecoming ticket.

Grades – If a student has below a 2.0 cumulative unweighted GPA, they are INELIGIBLE to purchase a homecoming ticket.

- 9th graders will not have a grade requirement to attend homecoming since they do not have an official GPA

- Any 10th-12th grader who has below a 2.0 GPA, but has made strong 1st quarter progress will be eligible to appeal their homecoming eligibility. Appeal guidelines will be announced as we get closer to the date.

PHS admin reserves the right to determine student ineligibility based on events from the 9/27 cut-off date and the event. For example, if a student misses several unexcused periods or has received referrals from 9/27 to 10/12, they may become ineligible.

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Gallup Survey #community #studentexperience

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Great American Teach In #community #Studentexperience

Want an opportunity to inspire students? Sign up for the Great American Teach In
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Lunch

Did you know there is a REMIND for the cafeteria? Sign up for announcements by texting @phscaf to 81010
Still need to fill out a lunch application?

Click here to access the application.

National Honors Society #studentexperience

National Honors Society Eligibility

NHS applications will be available starting on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Ms. Benke's desk. Applications are due on October 24, 2019 (no exceptions).


NHS inductions, if selected, will be November 7, 2019 at 6pm.

See Mrs. Fernandez for more information!

Eligibility:


Sophomores

GPA: 3.0

Service hours completed: 25 hours


Juniors

GPA: 3.0

Service hours completed: 50 hours


Seniors

GPA: 3.0

Service hours completed: 75 hours

National Yearbook week!

Pirates!

October 6-12 is National Yearbook Week 2019! In honor of this week established in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan to recognize scholastic journalism publications, yearbook has a special promo.

📌Buy your 2020 yearbook this week and receive a FREE NAME STAMP to customize your cover! ONE WEEK ONLY!

See Mrs. Wallace in 16-509 with CASH or CHECKS made to PHS, or Buy ONLINE from Oct. 6-12, print your dated receipt, bring it to Mrs. Wallace, and add a free name stamp to your order. www.YearbookForever.com

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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

PSAT Exams

All sophomores will be testing on October 30th. If any Freshman or Juniors are interested in testing, the cost is $30. Please see Mr. Brady to make your payment and get your name on the list. The deadline is October 23rd for Freshmen or Juniors to pay.

Juniors, this is your chance to take the PSAT to enter into the National Merit Scholarship Program. You will have a chance to connect with additional scholarships.

Get free personalized SAT practice powered by KHAN Academy.

PTSA

Parent Night Out

Parents,

Are you looking for a night to get away and have a good time getting to know other parents and enjoy the evening with laughter and tasty treats? Well, we have the night set for you! Come join us on October 26th from 4-7 at the Dade City Garden Club. You can buy your ticket now for $35 per person. For more information contact Dawn Enright at dmrite@aol.com or call 813-997-5154.

Family Night Out with the BUCS

For more information contact Dawn Enright at dmrite@aol.com or call 813-997-5154.
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PBIS

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 Wednesdays and Fridays.
Scholarships

Looking for scholarships? Click here for more information.

School Counselors

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

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Senior Information

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Sports

Winter Sports Try-outs:

Girls Soccer is October 21st-23rd from 3-4:30pm. See Coach Collison if you have any questions.


Boys Soccer is October 21st-22nd from 4-6pm. See Coach Grayling if you have any questions.


Girls Basketball is October 28th from 2:15-3:45pm. & October 29th from 4-6pm. See Coach Justin if you have any questions.

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Pirate Lady Golfers @ Conference Match

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Girl's Weightlifting Schedule

Staff Shout Out!!

Please congratulate our Teacher and SRP of the year!!!!

On Friday, we celebrated our TOY Ms. Massey and SRP Ms. Penny! We thank you both for all that you do for our students, families, and staff. You are amazing!
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Student Engagement

Student Spotlight

Congratulations Sally Campbell!!!

Sally Campbell represented the state of Florida at the 5th Annual Teen impact Awards! What an honor!
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Tutoring

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Want to be a volunteer?

Click here to access the application

Did you miss Ms. Kadlub's Sunday message?

Phone Message for 10/06/19

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

MyStudent Accounts:

We are just 1 short week away from the end of quarter one. Please take a few minutes and review your student’s progress thus far. It is important to check both their attendance and academic standings. If you would like to schedule a parent/teacher conference, please call 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.

Homecoming:

This week is Homecoming week. Please check the school Twitter, Facebook, Website or newsletter for the flyer with all of the dress up days and events. We look forward to a spirited week. Tickets will be on sale for the dance all week during lunches. The price is $20.00. There will be no ticket sales at the door the day of the dance.

School Advisory Committee:

The next SAC meeting is Tuesday, October 15that 8:00am in the front office.

PTSA:

The next PTSA meeting is scheduled for October 15th at 6pm @ Beef O'Brady's in Dade City

Parent U Meeting:

The next Parent U is scheduled for October 22nd@ 6pm.

Drive 4 UR School:

Save the date for our next Drive for your school fundraiser, October 25, 2019 from 8am-6pm @ Jarret Ford 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.

Winter Sports Try-outs:

Girls Soccer is October 21st-23rdfrom 3-4:30pm. See Coach Collison if you have any questions.

Boys Soccer is October 21st-22ndfrom 4-6pm. See Coach Grayling if you have any questions.

Girls Basketball is October 28thfrom 2:15-3:45pm. & October 29thfrom 4-6pm. See Coach Justin if you have any questions.

Girls weightlifting tryouts start on Monday Oct 14th. Tryouts will be held in the weight room from 2:30-5.

Cambridge:

The Next Cambridge Parent Association meeting is on November 5that 5:15pm.

GALLUP:

Just a reminder that students will be taking the GALLUP survey during this week.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are needed for the following activities: 1. Scarecrow Festival, Oct 12th at the Pioneer Museum. 2. Monarch Butterfly Festival on Saturday, October 12th

3. Lacoochee Elementary School Fall Festival, Oct 18th, 5:30-8 Sign up in the CRC.

School Pictures:

PHS Picture Packages, Proofs and IDs have been distributed. If you are unhappy with your purchased photos and want a retake, you must return the original photo package to Gigante on retake day. If you missed picture day or are returning photos, retake day is Tues. Oct. 15.

Seniors:

Plan to attend a meeting with Herff Jones on Tuesday, October 8th at 8:00 am in the gym. They will be presenting your graduation materials.

Yearbook:

October 6-12 is National Yearbook Week 2019. Yearbook has a special promo! Buy your 2020 yearbook this week and receive a FREE Name stamp or to customize your cover! ONE WEEK ONLY! See Mrs. Wallace in 16-509 with CASH or CHECKS made to PHS, or Buy ONLINE at Yearbook forever.com from Oct. 6-12, print your dated receipt, bring it to Mrs. Wallace, and add a free name stamp to your order.

Early Release Day:

Wednesday, October 9th, is our next scheduled Early Release Day for our students. Students day will end at noon. Please make sure your student has transportation to be off campus by 12:30pm.

No School for Students:

On Monday, October 14th, there is no school for students. This is a planning day for teachers and staff to prepare for the start of 2ndquarter.

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