Matanzas High School Weekly Update
February 24, 2023
New News Items
Upcoming Testing March 1st and March 6-7th
The next few weeks are filled with important test dates for many MHS students. Please review the following dates and check Schoology for testing locations.
- 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)
- 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.
Bell Schedule - March 1 and March 8
To accommodate the final required instructional module, we will run a Wellness Wednesday modified bell schedule on March 8th.
Course Selections for 23-24 School Year - Due Monday!
Next week, on Monday 2/27 and Tuesday 2/28, students will enter their 23-24 course selections into Skyward during their ELA classes. On Schoology, we have posted two presentations with information about the course selection process, MHS elective offerings and the MHS course catalog with descriptions of each course we offer. This weekend, parents and students should review these materials as they complete their course selection sheets and bring them to school on February 27th.
Then, from 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.
Spotlight - MHS Guidance Department
Ongoing News Items
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 (you are required to login using your Flagler Schools email address): 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
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 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!!!
End of 3rd Quarter
Friday, Mar 17, 2023, 03:00 PM
Begin Spring Break - Teacher/Student Holiday
Monday, Mar 20, 2023, 04:51 PM
🎾🥎 Upcoming Home Athletic Events 🥍⚾
Tennis vs. Pine Ridge
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023, 03:30 PM
Softball vs. Spruce Creek
JV 4PM, Varsity 6PM
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023, 04:00 PM
Boys Lacrosse vs. St. Joseph's Academy
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023, 07:00 PM
Flag Football vs. Pedro Menendez
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023, 07:00 PM
JV Softball vs. Deland
Thursday, Mar 2, 2023, 05:00 PM
Boy's Lacrosse vs. Father Lopez
Friday, Mar 3, 2023, 07:00 PM
Softball vs. Father Lopez
Friday, Mar 3, 2023, 06:00 PM
Baseball vs. Pine Ridge
JV 4PM, Varsity 7PM
Friday, Mar 3, 2023, 04:00 PM
MHS Contact Information
Matanzas High School
Location: 3535 Pirate Nation Way, Palm Coast, FL, USA
Phone: 386 447 1575