Pasco High School Weekly Newsletter

October 23, 2022

Mission Statement/Declaración de la misión

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.

La misión de Pasco High School es crear un ambiente de colaboración que fomente el aprendizaje, el respeto mutuo y una fuerte ética de trabajo, ayudando así a desarrollar futuros ciudadanos para los desafíos que se avecinan.

Weekly Announcements


Thank you to everybody who helped make homecoming week a success. It truly was a school and community effort. Many thanks to our class sponsors, to our Student Council members, our school staff and everyone else who had a part in this year’s Homecoming celebration. It truly helped make wonderful memories for our students.

Parent Portal:

Parents, it is important to stay informed about your student’s progress. We are in week 2 of quarter 2. Remember that report cards for quarter 1 will be available for you to review starting on Tuesday, October 25th. Please make sure you have created your parent portal, and checking your student’s progress on a weekly basis, including grades, attendance and tardies. If you have any questions and/or concerns about your student’s progress, email the teachers. If you would like to schedule a parent/teacher conference, call 352-524-5539.

After School Credit Recovery:

Attention students who need to recover a grade of an F. Please see your counselor ASAP to sign up for extended school day for grade recovery opportunities after school.

School Pictures:

If your student missed School Pictures, retakes will be on Tuesday, November 1st.

If your senior student still needs to get their senior pictures taken, Gigante will be on campus, Thursday November 3rd. Please go to to schedule an appointment.


Seniors! The FFAA/Bright Futures application is open. Please take 5 minutes to complete it. It must be done by graduation and you have until then to complete the requirements for Bright Futures. See Ms. Edwards if you have any questions.

The Withlacoochee Electric Scholarship is available on the CRC Canvas page. See Ms. Edwards with questions.


Yearbook purchases can be made at

Red Ribbon Week:

Red Ribbon Week 2022 is here. We are looking forward to a great week. Please see the flyer posted in the newsletter with all of the details for the events. Reach out to your school counselor with any questions.

Science Fair:

Attention All Students!
Do you have an idea for a new invention?
Have you always wanted to design your own ‘app’?
Do you need support for an experiment that you’ve always wanted to try?
Our Pasco High School Science Department is now accepting applications for the Science & Engineering Showcase. Deadlines are approaching fast so please speak to your science teacher or Ms. Bromley for more details. Proposals are due October 25th


There will be a meeting for members and their guardians who are exhibiting animals or plants at the ANY Fair under the Dade City FFA Chapter in Ms. Wagner’s room on October 27th at 6:00pm.

FFA Livestock Judging meeting October 26th from 2-3
FFA Dairy judging meeting October 26th from 3-4
FFA Poultry Judging meeting October 27th from 2-3
FFA Meat judging meeting October 27th from 3-4

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Pirates In Action!

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Congratulations to Connor Harrie- District Champ in 50 and 100 Free. Both broke school records! Way to go Connor!

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Congratulations to Tayshaun Balmir- Breaking the single season rushing record for PHS!

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Sporting Events for the Week!

October 27 JV Football AWAY @ Zephyrhills (Make-up Game)

October 28 Varsity Football AWAY @ Wesley Chapel

WINTER Athletics

Please contact Coaches with any questions:

Boys Soccer: Coach Grayling

Girls Soccer: Coach Nobles

Boys Basketball: Coach Davenport

Tryouts Begin 10/31 2:30-5:00pm PHS GYM

Girls Basketball: Coach Patterson

Tryouts Begin 10/24 5:30-7:00pm PHS GYM

Girls Weightlifting: Coach Tejada

Season Starts 10/10

Boys Weightlifting: Coach Patterson

Wrestling: Coach Lennard

Season Starts 11/7

Important Links to District Information

Important Parent Notification

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Have questions about dual enrollment?

Whether you are interested in taking dual enrollment courses 2nd semester for the first time or would like to refresh your knowledge on the process for dual enrollment, the place to go to get this information is the Pasco County Schools website:

Once you have visited this link, please sit with your school counselor to map out your dual enrollment path. They will be able to help you navigate the required documents and assessments needed for enrollment.


It is extremely important that each parent/guardian have a parent account on the MyStudent portal. This is where you will be able to access student fees, review your student's schedule, monitor absences/tardies, check grades, and email teachers.

Step by Step instructions for filling out your Emergency Card


Due to unforeseen circumstances, it is very important to make sure your contact information is always current and accurate. The school needs to be able to communicate with you regarding any changes or emergencies. Please review the step-by-step instructions below on how to access and fill out the emergency forms.

Video: Emergency Card Entry for Families

The Parent University meeting for 10/25 has been canceled due to lack of RSVP's.

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Title 1 Information

Out-of-Field Teachers Notification

Out-of-Field Teachers: Florida Statutes require that we report to parents any teacher who is teaching a subject(s) outside his/her certification area. The following Pasco High School teachers are teaching out-of-field during the 2022-2023 school year:

Teacher Teaching Out-of-Field Area

Clark, Samson ESOL

Gonzalez, Taylor ELA 6-12 and ESOL

Kinsman, Dylan Chemistry 6-12

Nelson, William ESOL

Pedraza, Victor Health K-12

Singleton, Brian ESE K-12

Schuster, Kevin ESOL

Voorvaart, Amanda Middle Grades General Science

These teachers are certified in at least one area and are qualified to teach, but need additional course work to add the out-of-field area coverage to their certificate. The teachers listed above are teaching out-of-field while completing course work in the evening, on weekends, and/or during the summer to gain certification, or taking a content area knowledge exam to demonstrate they have the content knowledge to teach their above listed out-of-field area.

English teachers who teach students that qualify as English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) are required to take 300 hours of additional course work beyond their teaching degree to earn an ESOL Endorsement to their State Teachers Certificate. The following teachers are in the process of taking the required course work to earn their ESOL Endorsement: Gonzalez, Taylor; Nelson, William; Schuster, Kevin

All of our out-of-field professional educators are dedicated to helping students succeed in their learning!




The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule, 40 CFR Part 763, Asbestos Containing Material in schools, commonly referred to as AHERA. This rule requires all Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) to identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and to take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers.

All inspections for Pasco High School have been completed and a Management Plan describing the results of the inspection and the action plan to control any asbestos found during the inspection, where applicable, has been submitted to the governor for approval. A copy of this plan is located in the administrative office of this school and at the Pasco County Schools Maintenance & Facility Services Department and is available for review upon request.

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