The Weightman M.E.O.W.

Monthly Events Of Wildcats: November 2021

Principals Message

Hello Wildcat families!


We have many things to celebrate!


  • The Day of Awesomeness was just that! About 150+ students came out to celebrate their hard work and their families support of TEWMS. (see pictures below)
  • Students truly enjoyed the Halloween Dance last week! It was wonderful to see more than 400 students come and have fun on campus.
  • Our PBIS store is such a huge success, thanks to Mrs. Ware, that its been moved to our Kat Shack and with access for students during study hall. (more details below)
  • Students are doing a great job following our electronics device policy of keeping their devices off and away.
  • This week is the fall One-Act performance by our Theatre II class called “A Brief Interview with Internet Cats” and will be Wednesday, November 3rd in the Wesley Chapel High School Performing Arts Center. It is one night only, it will start at 7pm and will be $5 to attend.
  • In addition, our thespian troupe is competing in District Junior Thespian Competition this Saturday, Nov, 6th at Gibbs High School in St. Pete. Please support us and wish our thespians good luck (break a leg is also acceptable).


Our Wildcats are getting into the grove of school again, as 1st quarter report cards can be accessed in myStudent. We will have our 2nd quarter data chats with students the week of November 8th. This is a time that each students will get to review their 1st quarter grades and make goals for themselves with actionable strategies supported by a staff member.


As shared by Pasco County Schools, there is a chance that the start time for TEWMS will move. As of now, our 1st period class begins at 8:30am, with the proposed change, out start time for 1st period will move to 8:10am. Additional information will be shared after the November 2nd School Board meeting.

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Yearbooks are on sale now!

The 2021-2022 TEWMS yearbook is only $42.00. It can be purchased through your Student Quick Pay account (https://www.studentquickpay.com/pasco/). Buy online from now until January 31st, 2022. No extra yearbooks are available for purchase at the end of the school year. All yearbook must be pre-ordered.


For yearbook and school picture questions please contact Adam Zondor at azondor@pasco.k12.fl.us

Exciting news!

TEWMS now has school wide remind. Please see the codes below to join to get updates from TEWMS. Directions for each remind is posted below.

  • School Wide Info: TEWMSPrincipal registration code @TEWMSPrin
  • 6th grade = TEWMSco2028 registration code @TEWMS2028
  • 7th grade = TEWMSco2027 registration code @TEWMS2027
  • 8th grade = TEWMSco2026 registration code @TEWMS2026

*we can attach the directions for each group to sign up.

Celebrating TEWMS' Wildcats from 1st Quarter

Mikaela K., Nicholas F., Kelsie V.,

Seth V., Javielise Sepulveda A.,

Chukwudi I., Milla A., Austin W.,

Alex F., Lilliana G., Alan T., Jada J.,

Sage B., Ethan H., Bren S.,

Jerang M., Madison S., Brianna A.,

Abdalrahman H., Laila S.,

Tyler D., Daniel C., Katie F.,

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Quarter 2 Student Celebrations @ TEWMS

We will be taking time to celebrate our Wildcat student with our 2nd Quarter celebration that will be on December 16th at 9:30am. Each team will be able to nominate students who consistently demonstrate the characteristics of the Wildcat R.O.A.R.! Families will be invited to attend the celebration on campus.

TEWMS Staff Shout out....

goes to ... COACH MINE!!!


  • Best coach ever! He's so inspiring to the students and always has something fun for them to do. He's great at making connections with all students. I am lucky to be able to have Coach Mine as a mentor.
  • Coach Mine is awesome…he makes connections with students (And teachers/adults as well)
  • He is amazing!
  • I second that… Coach Mine is awesome!
  • Coach Mine is awesome!!!! 😎

Opportunity Hall @ TEWMS

Opportunity Hall, which is an afterschool tutoring program will meet on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:30pm. New to Opportunity Hall this year will be support in organization and study skills. During Opportunity Hall TEWMS will have teacher volunteers and some student peer tutors to provide as much individualized assistance as possible. Opportunity Hall is open to ALL Wildcat students. The program does require students to be picked up by 4:30 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Eads at heads@pasco.k12.fl.us


TEWMS' Opportunity Hall will run from September 8th to April 1st on Thursdays.

Sharing a Poem written in Mrs. Evans class, written by Ryan D.

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Support our Wildcat Band!

Our annual Band Krispy Kreme Fundraiser will take place from Nov. 17th to Dec. 1st and Donut pick-up day will be Thursday Dec. 9th. The cost is $10.00 for a box of donuts or a donut certificate which can be redeemed for box of dozen glazed donuts at any Krispy Kreme store in the US. If you would like to purchase a box of glazed original donuts or donut certificates you can buy them from any Band or Guitar student.

TEWMS Annual Food Drive

This week we will begin our Annual Food Drive! Please see the attached flyer for additional information. Some of our students and staff will be volunteering at Metropolitan Ministries over Thanksgiving break and we hope to have a plentiful donation to give them.
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Weightman Wildcat Cheerleaders are also Academic leaders!

While all of the Wildcat cheerleaders did well with their grades these specific girls had a 3.0 GPA or higher! The three cheerleaders down front: Valeria, Haleigh and Jadyn, all had straight A's giving them a 4.0 GPA! We announced them at cheer practice and had a little free time for all their hard work! I am very proud of them and their accomplishments!

-Coach Cochran ❤️

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Bully Awareness Week is November 15th – 19th

Below are the dress up days we have planned for students to participate in during Bully Awareness Week


  • Monday, 11/15– Tutu smart to be tied up with bullying – wear a tutu or tie
  • Tuesday., 11/16 – Team up against bullying – wear your favorite sports team
  • Wednesday, 11/17 – Color the world with kindness – mix match day
  • Thursday, 11/18 – Kick bullying to the curb – crazy socks and crocs day
  • Friday, 11/19 – Being a friend is no sweat – wear sweatpants with a flannel shirt


We will have videos played daily during study hall as well.

Pasco County's School Choice Expos

Join us for the Virtual Pasco Pathways Expo 2021 to learn about school choice and the innovative programs available for students in Pasco County. See presentations from top schools and programs like Cambridge, International Baccalaureate, K-TECH, Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation, and more. More details can be found here: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/expo

Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation, Opening August 2022

The new Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation will deliver an advanced career and technical education that fosters career awareness, cross-disciplinary work, and creates a vibrant culture that values every individual as a contributing member of the global community. Students will achieve academic success, develop career goals, and prepare for future employment through project based learning and relevant exposure to entrepreneurial experiences. All students will graduate with industry certification, giving them access to high-wage, high-skill employment right out of high school.


Students have their choice of 10 in-demand career and technical programs:

• Applied Cybersecurity & Computer Science Principles

• Automotive (Diesel)

• Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

• Biomedical Sciences

• Building Trades and Construction Technology

• Digital Media/Multimedia Design

• Electricity

• Engineering & Applied Robotics

• Patient Care Technician

• Welding Technology Fundamentals


Learn more at https://krai.pasco.k12.fl.us/

KRAI Programs

Early Release Day(s)

This is the third year Pasco County Schools is utilizing a monthly, two-hour-early release time to allow for staff to engage in professional development aligned with student needs and district and school priorities. ​Why?

  • For students - increase in effective instruction and decrease in learning disruption on substitute days.
  • For staff - increased opportunity to learn and grow built in to the work schedule​.
  • For stakeholders - predictable schedule, fewer substitutes, higher quality, and more engaged staff. ​


Early release days will take place on the following dates

  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
  • January 12, 2022
  • February 2, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 13, 2022

On each of the early release days, students will be released two hours early. The bell times, including the early release times for each school, can be found here.

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TEWMS documents

Upcoming Events:

Nov 2: Priority Study Hall: Science

Nov 3: Jazz Band Clink in Band Rm @5-7:30

Nov 3: Girls BBall vs. JLMS, 6pm

Nov 3: Thespian Show @ WCHSPAC, 7pm, $5

Nov 4: OM Team Practice in Rm 202/204, 3-5:30pm

Nov 5: Band Night @ WCHS Stadium, 6-9:30pm

Nov 6: Thespian Competition @ Gibbs HS

Nov 8-12: Data Chats during Study Hall

Nov 8: Girls BBall @ CCMS, 6pm

Nov 10: Early Release Day

Nov 10: Girls BBall vs. PVMS, 6pm

Nov 10: Boys Soccer vs PMS, 6pm

Nov 11: OM Team Practice in Rm 202/204, 3-5:30pm

Nov 11: Boys Soccers @ JLMS, 6pm

Nov 15: FFA MTG @ 3-3:35pm in Rm 725

Nov 15: Girls BBall @ CSRMS, 6pm

Nov 16: Priority Study Hall: Social Studies

Nov 17: Girls BBall @ RBSMS, 6pm

Nov 17: Boys Soccer @ CSRMS, 6pm

Nov 18: OM Team Practice in Rm 202/204, 3-5:30pm

Nov 22- 26: Thanksgiving Break, No School

Nov 29: Science NWEA Winter Assessment starts

Nov 30: FFA MTG @ 3-3:35pm in Rm 725

Dec 1: Girls BBall vs PMS, 6pm

Dec 2: OM Team Practice in Rm 202/204, 3-5:30pm

Dec 2: Math NWEA Winter Assessment starts

Dec 2: Boys Soccer @ CENMS, 6pm

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