Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 2/24/21

Message from Mr. McDermott

Good afternoon Wildcats,

We are currently in the course selection process for the 21-22 school-year. If you missed the curriculum fair last night, you may access it in the link in this week's newsletter. Please take some time to review our presentation so you and your student can make the best selections to prepare them for college, career, and life. Please reach out to our counselors and administrators with any questions you may have.

Changes to our graduation ceremony

Class of 2021 Graduates and Families,

We know how important it is that our graduates receive their diplomas in person, while walking across the stage in front of family and friends. With that in mind, I’m happy to announce the updated plan for our 2021 graduation ceremony.

Our 2021 graduation ceremony will take place on June 4 at 7 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel High School stadium, with each graduate permitted to invite four guests. We made these plans after we were notified recently that the Yuengling Center at USF will not be available for our school district’s 2021 graduations in June. Our revised plan for an in-person graduation is similar to our ceremony last year, with a few modifications. Last year, graduates were limited to two guests. This year, each graduate can have four guests. Two of the guests can join the graduate on the field. Two other guests can be seated in the bleachers.

We believe this plan accomplishes our goal of bringing all our graduates together in a safe environment for the once-in-a-lifetime experience to receive their diploma in person in front of family and friends.

I look forward to celebrating with you on your accomplishment.

Click here to order your cap and gown. Students' senior fees are now available for payment through myStudent.

Pay senior fees here

Virtual Curriculum Fair

Please access the link below to view our virtual curriculum fair. This presentation will assist you and your student in planning out their courses for the 21/22 school-year. School counselors will be assisting students and answering questions with course cards the 1st week of March. Course selection for the 21/22 school year will be the week on 3/1. Final course cards with parent signatures will be due on March 8, 2021.

WCHS Parent Survey

Good Morning Wildcats,

Your voice matters!

We value your opinion and appreciate you taking time to complete this short survey.

Your anonymous opinion gives us feedback to improve our school, identifies things that are working well at our school, and helps us plan for the future. The survey will run from February 15th – February 28th. Thank you!

Parent Survey Link

How Students Access Pasco Student Emails

Many teachers are communicating with students via their @pasco.k12.fl.us email account. In order to access these emails students need to click on Office 365 in their myPasco Connect apps. Then they need to click on the Outlook icon. See below
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Cheerleading has qualified for Nationals!

Despite the challenges this year has brought, our cheerleading team has gone above and beyond expectations. This year they earned 3rd place at Best of Pasco, 4th place in the State in their division, and received a bid to nationals (This is a first for our school history!). If you would like to help our team earn enough to be able to compete at nationals please consider donating below.

Donate to WCHS Cheer

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Our Weightroom is being renovated

Wesley Chapel High School Athletics is currently renovating our weight room! We are extremely excited to have this project take place. We have been able to purchase new flooring, new paint, all new racks and benches, but our work is just beginning. We still need new free weights, dumbbells, bars, medicine balls, and plyometric boxes. We would love to receive a contribution from you to help us with this project. It is our goal to give all of our student athletes from all sports a state-of-the-art facility to train in. Any amount is appreciated, thank you!

Donate to WCHS Football

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Pasco County Schools College and Career Fair


Thursday, February 25th 5:00 – 8:00pm

Pasco County Schools is hosting a virtual College and Career Fair. The purpose of this event is to ensure information is shared with families across the district as they plan for college entrance and/or careers after high school.

We will be hosting representatives from state and local universities and colleges, members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and community work force partners.

Registered attendees can sign up for presentations on the following topics:

  • College Application Process
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
  • Florida Bright Futures Program
  • Collegiate Athletics
  • Career Exploration Resources
  • Options After High School
  • Resources for Students with Disabilities
  • ACT/SAT Test Information


Registration opens Feb. 8th, 2021


Need extra help in English or Math?

WCHS now has tutoring for English and Math available virtually on Wednesdays from 3PM-4PM. If you are struggling or need assistance on assignments, please use the following links for support.

Students must have their first and last name on their zoom as well as have their video on.

English support- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84521849162?pwd=aWhVa0FvZjZhYTNrSWYwOGY3KzlKdz09

Math support- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83133610259?pwd=ang5Y012VHJGYU55azRaK29nTDVJUT09

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Black History Month

This African American Museum is made up of videos done by teens from all over the United States. This project was coordinated by one of our high school juniors, Janiah Hinds. We are extremely proud of Janiah's hard work and dedication to this project.

Enjoy these great videos as we celebrate Black History Month

This project was coordinated by one of our high school juniors, Janiah Hinds.

George Crum - Inventor of the Potato Chip


Lonnie Johnson - Super Soaker inventor


John Standard - Innovator


Charles Hamilton Houston - Civil Rights Attorney


Jerry Lawson - Video game console inventor


Garrett Morgan - Inventor of StopLight and Gasmask


Children's March


Susie King Taylor - Civil war nurse


George Washington Carver - Peanut Man


Join" Ending the Silence" to learn more about mental health concerns

Free SAT for Juniors

On Wednesday, March 24th, the District School Board of Pasco County and Wesley Chapel High School will offer the SAT free of charge to all 11th grade students. The SAT will be college-reportable and may also help students who have not yet met Algebra and/or FSA Reading graduation requirements. All juniors will be automatically registered to test.

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.

Stay in the know, never miss an activity

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WCHS College & Career Updates

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


College Application Process

Let's "meet" to discuss your plans! All grade levels!

Do you need help figuring out your next step? Do you have questions about the college application process? Are you wondering where you stand for your GPA and test scores for admission? Would you like to discuss trades, careers, or military service? Are you interested in seeing what you can do now to help yourself later? Email Mrs. Faysash at kfaysash@pasco.k12.fl.us so we can design a personalized plan for you!

Prevention Methods for COVID-19

Please support our efforts to keep our students and staff healthy. Screen your student daily using the Student Screener and contact a medical provider for further guidance if your student develops symptoms or you need medical guidance. COVID-19 testing is available in the community. Contact the school nurse (RN) or administrator immediately if your student receives a positive COVID-19 test result.

Prevention measures for COVID-19:

o The best way to prevent illness is by limiting exposure to the virus.

o Maintain proper social distancing (about 6 feet).

o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

o If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

o Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

o Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.

National Merit Scholarship Finalist!

HUGE congratulations to Allen for advancing to FINALIST in the National Merit Scholarship program
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Vote for February Staff Member of the Month

Vote below for the STAFF Member of the Month! Don’t forget to tell us why they deserve a special treat! The staff member that wins will get a gift certificate to Glory Days and have their picture presented on the digital board in the restaurant.

Please vote for your favorite Teacher/Staff member now.


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 Iris Garcia in the front office, 813-794-8702.


Wesley Chapel Athletics Information

Mask Procedures

When to Wear a Cloth Face Covering (Mask)

· The school district requires that all students, visitors, and employees wear a mask or other face covering while on school property and/or engaged in school activities, including outdoors when unable to maintain a distance.

· Transportation

· If you are a car rider, you should apply your face covering when you arrive at school before exiting your car in the parking lot.

· If you are a bus rider you should apply your face covering when you arrive at the bus stop. Face masks will be required on school buses.

When can I remove my Cloth Face Covering (Mask)

· You can remove your face covering when you are outdoors and able to maintain at least a safe distance from others, and at end of the day after you have exited the building.

· You can remove your face covering during meal and snack times. To the extent possible, maintain a 6 ft distance from others when you have your mask off.

· If occupying an office space by yourself, you can also safely remove your mask but should be ready to reapply as soon as others approach you.

Face Masks

Please remind your students to wear a face mask and keep their mouth and nose covered. This is for the protection of your student, other students, and staff members. Our number one goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Wildcat masks can be ordered through your fees in your myStudent account. Keep an eye out for our school spirit store opening soon!

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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