Matanzas High School Weekly Update
February 17, 2023
Upcoming Testing Dates
The next three weeks are filled with important test dates for many MHS students. Please review the following dates and check Schoology for testing locations.
February 21-23: FSA ELA Retakes (3 Sessions over 3 Days) - All 11th or 12th grade student who have not met their ELA Assessment graduation requirement (FSA or SAT/ACT concordant score). Testing begins for all students at 8:10AM.
- All 11th Grade Students - SAT Testing 8:10AM - 12:30PM (Free SAT paid for by state of Florida - can be used for scholarship and college applications and for meeting ELA and Math Assessment graduation requirement)
- 12th Grade Students - Non-College Reportable SAT (For 12th grade students still needing Math or ELA Assessment graduation requirements) 8:10AM - 12:30PM
- All other students in grades 9,10 and 12 will follow a regular bell schedule (no Wellness Wednesday)
March 6-7: Algebra 1 EOC Retakes - All 11th or 12th grade students who have not met their math assessment requirement for graduation (Algebra 1 EOC or PSAT/SAT/ACT concordant score). Testing begins at 8:10AM.
Course Selections for 23-24 School Year - What to Expect!
Today, information about 23-24 course selections, including supporting resources, instructions and information, was posted in Schoology. Next week in ELA classes, teachers will distribute course selection sheets and present this information to students.
Parents and students should review these materials to guide conversations about course selections for the 23-24 school year. Students and families should complete their course selection sheets on paper and bring them to school on February 27th.
February 27-28: Students will enter their course selections in Skyward (during school - activity period)
March 2 - March 17: All students will come to The Plank with their ELA classes to have a one on one sit down meeting with their school counselor to review and confirm their course selections.
MHS Advanced Academic Options Night
Upcoming PERT Test Opportunity for 1st Time Dual Enrollment Students
MHS will host a PERT (Postsecondary Educational Readiness Test) session on March 29th beginning at 8:10AM for any student who wants to take dual enrollment for the first time in summer or fall 2023 and who has not yet taken the PERT.
Directions to Sign Up for the March 29 PERT:
Complete the DSC Dual Enrollment application at http://www.daytonastate.edu/dual-enrollment (Students are required to have at least a 2.5 unweighted high school GPA)
You will receive a follow up email with your Daytona State College Student ID. You are required to provide this ID number when you sign up to take the PERT at MHS.
Register for a spot in PERT testing before March 17th (or when all spots are filled - first come, first served) by completing the following Google Form https://forms.gle/EXSCqAmRedx3HzXa7
PERT Test at Daytona State - New and returning dual enrollment students also have the option to take the PERT at a DSC Assessment Center on any DSC campus. For more information, please visit: http://www.daytonastate.edu/dual-enrollment
UPDATED - Wellness Wednesday Schedule
Spotlight - MHS STREAM Transition Program
If you have been around Matanzas High School, you have seen the STREAM Transition Team at work all over our building. The students in the STREAM program have all earned their high school diploma, but have opted to stay at Matanzas to gain work-related skills, and learn how to navigate their world with as much independence as possible.
STREAM students are everywhere, making door curtains, collecting recycling, making copies, working with maintenance on the grounds, and even providing laundry services to businesses in the community. The STREAM students all love interacting with other students and adults at MHS, and they bring an abundant supply of love and joy to the building!
Ongoing News Items
9th Graders - Apply Now for MHS Programs of Study for 23-24
Click Here for the CTE Program of Study Application
Click Here for the AICE Application
Applications are due March 17, 2023, students will be notified on or before March 27, 2023 of their acceptance.
Students interested in joining Carpentry, Culinary or Digital Media may select these electives on their course selection sheet, no application is required.
Upcoming Dual Enrollment Information Sessions
This is the required first step for students who want to participate in DE and will answer many questions about the process and what to expect. Enrollment for Summer and Fall 2023 begins April 6th.
Upcoming session dates are 2/23, 3/23, and 3/29.
Seniors - Bright Futures Reminder
Link to the Bright Futures website and application - https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPHome/SAPHome?url=home
Daytona State Graduates - Class of 2023
Do you want to walk across the stage to accept your Daytona State College Diploma for Spring 2023? You can apply for DSC’s graduation ceremony through your MyDaytonaState portal.
Please see below for important dates:
First day to apply for graduation: January 17, 2023
Commencement book deadline: March 20, 2023
Summer Completers - Last day to apply: July 31, 2023
Commencement Ceremony: May 16, 2023
Reserve Tickets to Walk: Between February 1 and April 3 2023
**You must apply for graduation even if you do NOT wish to walk in the commencement ceremony
**You may walk in the ceremony no matter what your grad status is
For more information, FAQs, and details visit - https://www.daytonastate.edu/graduation/index.html
Yearbooks On Sale Now!
See Ms. Graifer in Room 1-202 for more details.
Tutoring Schedule - Updated 2/14/23
Free tutoring with bus transportation is offered every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:45-4:20 for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Edgenuity (Grad 100), and test re-takes and make up. See updated schedule with room locations below!
MHS Staffing Update
- Mathematics Teacher
- School Counselor
The positions are posted and accepting applications on the Flagler Schools website: https://www.flaglerschools.com/employment/work-with-us
Mark your Calendars!!!
Presidents' Day - No School
Monday, Feb 20, 2023, 08:00 AM
MHS Advanced Academic Options Night
Learn more about AICE, AP and Dual Enrollment opportunities at MHS. Event will begin at 6PM in Pirate Theater and includes presentations from MHS Guidance, Daytona State College and a MHS Student Panel Discussion.
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023, 06:00 PM
🎾🥎 Upcoming Home Athletic Events 🥍⚾
Girls Regional Wrestling Tournament
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023, 10:00 AM
Girls and Boys Tennis vs. Father Lopez
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023, 03:30 PM
Softball vs. Pierson Taylor
JV @ 5PM and Varsity @ 7PM
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023, 05:00 PM
Softball vs. Seabreeze
Varsity Only Game
Thursday, Feb 23, 2023, 06:00 PM
Softball vs. Mainland
JV @ 5PM, Varsity @ 7PM
Friday, Feb 24, 2023, 05:00 PM
Girls Lacrosse vs. Santa Fe
Friday, Feb 24, 2023, 06:00 PM
MHS Contact Information
Matanzas High School
Location: 3535 Pirate Nation Way, Palm Coast, FL, USA
Phone: 386 447 1575