Pasco High School Weekly Newsletter

Week 30, Quarter 3

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.

Important Reminders!

Parents and Students, it is extremely important that everyone understands that ALL students must leave or be picked up immediately after school at 2pm. If your student is staying after school for tutoring, sports practice, detention, etc., they must report directly to their after school activity and be under adult supervision. At no time is a student allowed to “hang-out” in the parking lot or anywhere on campus.

Parents and Students, I would like to remind you that leaving campus during the school day is against school board policy. Students that have class off campus either through online instruction or at PHSC is the only excusable reason to leave campus. Additionally, being in the parking lot during the school day is also NEVER allowed. Please make sure that if you are signing out of school for an appointment or signing back in, to do so through the front office. This is the way to ensure your absences are excused and you are following the correct procedures. Students, again, the dress code is in effect at all times. Please review the dress code and make sure outfits meet the dress code. Lastly, if you need to check-out your student, please make sure to do this prior to 1:30pm. All check-outs after 1:30pm will have to wait until the close of the school day at 2:00pm.

Did someone say Talent Show???

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS, If you have a talent you would like to Showcase then join the Pasco's Got Talent Showcase. Contact Mrs. Martinez for more information
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Cambridge Pizza Day

We want to thank everyone who have been supporting the Cambridge Programme by coming out to Al's on early release days!

We encourage those of you who didn't get the chance to enjoy Al's pizzeria, to please support the Cambridge Programme on the next Early release day! We will see you there!

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Thank you to all who participated in our food drive!

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Dates to Remember!

March 9, 2020: PHS @ Lake Gibson Boy's Tennis 3-5pm

PHS @ SLHS JV Baseball 6-8:30pm

PHS @ Bartow HS Boy's Lacrosse 7-9:30pm

March 10, 2020: FSA Writing

SAC Meeting

Extended Day Program 2-3:30pm

PHS @ JWMHS Boy's Tennis 3-5pm

PHS @ RRHS Track 3-10pm

PHS vs JWMHS Girl's Tennis 3:30-5:30pm

PHS vs LOLHS Boy's Lacrosse 5-8pm

Color Guard Practice 6-9pm

PHS @ JWMHS Softball 6-9:30pm

Rosetta Stone 6-7pm

PHS vs LoLHS Varsity Boy's Baseball 7-9:30pm

March 11, 2020: Early Release Day 12pm

PHS vs CCHS JV Baseball 6-8:30pm

March 12, 2020: FBLA State Leadership Conference Field Trip

Extended Day Program 2-3:30pm

PHS @ CCHS Boy's Tennis 3-5pm

PHS vs CCHS Girl's Tennis 3:30-5:30pm

Color Guard Practice 6-9pm

PHS vs GHS Softball 6-9:30pm

PHS @ SLHS Boy's Lacrosse 7-9pm

PHS vs CCHS Varsity Baseball 7-9:30pm

March 13, 2020: End of Quarter 3

PHS vs ZCA JV Baseball 6-8:30pm

March 14, 2020: PHS Fishing Club Trip 6am-5pm

March 16-20, 2020: Spring Break No Classes

March 23, 2020: Teacher Planning Day-No School for Students


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 Wednesday's and Friday's.

The school-wide expectations to earn points.


Plugged In





Did you miss our last PTSA meeting?

Our next meeting is scheduled for March 10th at 6:00pm. We have voted to return to Beef's in Dade City. More information to come!

Save the date!!!

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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!



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Dr. Ben Carson Scholar

Sally Campbell recognized as a 3rd time Dr. Ben Carson Scholar! Congratulations!!!
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Youth Leadership

Krysten Manley and Olivia Walters got their diplomas at the Youth Leadership graduation accompanied by Leadership Pasco president, Mr Rob Agius.
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Girl's Lacrosse

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Student Engagement


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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 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 the 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.

Did you miss Ms. Kadlub's Sunday message?

Phone Message 3-08-2020

Good evening Pirate families. This is Kari Kadlub calling with the weekly announcements.

Student Progress:

We are entering the last week of the 3rd quarter. The end of the quarter is March 13th. Students and parents, please take a few minutes and review your student’s progress. If you have any questions about the grades or the attendance for a particular class, please contact the teacher. If you would like to schedule a parent/teacher conference, please contact Mrs. Benke at 352-524-5539.


We will continue to have Weekly free tutoring is still available. If your student is in need of tutoring in any subject area, please have them talk with their teachers or an administrator.

Important Message:

Please remember it is extremely important that ALL students must leave or be picked up immediately after school at 2pm. At no time is a student allowed to “hang-out” in the parking lot or anywhere on campus. There is NO adult supervision on campus after 2:30pm and there is no safe location for students to wait for a ride. Please make sure your student has transportation immediately following the close of school. Also, all car rider students should be dropped off and picked up in the front car loop area only. Thank you for your cooperation.


Attention any students in need of taking the PERT for Dual Enrollment purposes. If you are not registered for April 15th after school, you will need to register to take the PERT at PHSC. Please see Ms. Edwards for details.

Attention Juniors:

On 3/25 all juniors will take the SAT during the school day. Please contact Mr. Brady if you have any questions.

2020 Prom:

Prom tickets will be sold March 4th-13th during all lunches. Tickets are $40. If you need to approve your guest, please pick up the form from Mrs. Benke at the back office.


If you have not taken the FSA ELA Retakes, or the Algebra EOC Retakes, please stop by the IRC and see Dr. Swackard to schedule your test. Remember, these assessments are for students in need of meeting the testing graduation requirement. If you have any questions regarding these tests, please contact Eshonda Swackard and/or visit our school website for additional information.

CNA Program Application:

Please be advised that the applications for the CNA Program will be available beginning March 9th through the 13th. Please mark your calendar!

School Advisory Committee:

The next SAC meeting is Tuesday, March 10th at 8:00am in the front office.


The next PTSA meeting is scheduled for March 10th at 6:00pm @ Beef’s in Dade City.

Early Release Day:

The next scheduled early release day for the students is this Wednesday, March 11th. Students will be released at 12 noon.

Spring Break Holiday:

There is no school on Monday, March 16th thru Friday, March 20th for Spring Break. Additionally, there is no school for students on Monday, March 23rd as the teachers plan for the 4th quarter.

Thank you for listening to the message. Have a great evening!

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