Pasco High School Weekly Newsletter

October 16, 2022

Mission Statement/Declaración de la misión

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.

La misión de Pasco High School es crear un ambiente de colaboración que fomente el aprendizaje, el respeto mutuo y una fuerte ética de trabajo, ayudando así a desarrollar futuros ciudadanos para los desafíos que se avecinan.

Weekly Announcements

Parent Portal:

Parents, it is important to stay informed about your student’s progress. We just ended quarter one. The second quarter will begin on Tuesday. Report cards will be available for you to review starting on Tuesday, October 25th. Please make sure you have created your parent portal, and checking your student’s progress on a weekly basis, including grades, attendance and tardies. If you have any questions and/or concerns about your student’s progress, email the teachers. If you would like to schedule a parent/teacher conference, call 352-524-5539.

School Pictures:

If your student missed School Pictures, retakes will be on Tuesday, November 1st.

If your senior student still needs to get their senior pictures taken, Gigante will be on campus, Thursday November 3rd. Please go to to schedule an appointment.


Yearbook purchases can be made at


Homecoming Week 2022 is here. We are looking forward to a great week filled with many memories. Please see the homecoming newsletter posted with all of the details for the events. Reach out to your class sponsor with any questions.

Winter Sports Announcements:

The girls weightlifting team is still looking for more lifters. The next practice will be Thursday, October 13th at 2:30. For more information please contact coach Tejada.

If you are interested in playing Girls Basketball, please see Coach Patterson during A or B lunch. He will be standing by the stairs of building 4 in the quad.

Dual Enrollment:

This Tuesday 10/18 at 6pm we will have a parent virtual dual enrollment information meeting. Please use the link shared in our newsletter, facebook, or twitter to join.

Cap/Gown Meeting:

Senior parents, Herff Jones met with students this past week. Hopefully your student was able to share the information with you. Herff Jones will be on campus this Thursday, October 20th from 6-8pm in the IRC for questions and to take cap/gown orders.

Science Fair:

Attention All Students!
Do you have an idea for a new invention?
Have you always wanted to design your own ‘app’?
Do you need support for an experiment that you’ve always wanted to try?
Our Pasco High School Science Department is now accepting applications for the Science & Engineering Showcase. Deadlines are approaching fast so please speak to your science teacher or Ms. Bromley for more details. Proposals are due October 25th.

After School Credit Recovery:

Attention students who need to recover a grade of an F. Please see your counselor ASAP to sign up for extended school day for grade recovery opportunities after school.

Travel Opportunity:

Want to get away? Join the Pirate Expeditions group for spring break in Scotland & Ireland. Final enrollment information meeting will be on Wednesday, October 19, 6:30pm in the Cove. See Ms. Reed in Room 4-202 or Mrs. Graham for more information.

Important Parent Notification

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Congratulations PHS Band! 1st place in 2a class, and all captions awards! #PHSPride

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Pirates In Action!

Electric Shop Level 1 students completing presentations!

PHS Swim team in action!!! Way to go Team!!!

Coach Ross's class in action!!

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Ms. Draper's Classroom

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Sporting Events for the Week!

October 20 JV Football vs. Hudson

October 21 Varsity Football vs. Crystal River (HOMECOMING)

WINTER Athletics


Please contact Coaches with any questions:

Boys Soccer: Coach Grayling

Girls Soccer: Coach Nobles

Boys Basketball: Coach Davenport

Tryouts Begin 10/31 2:30-5:00pm PHS GYM

Girls Basketball: Coach Patterson

Tryouts Begin 10/24 5:30-7:00pm PHS GYM

Girls Weightlifting: Coach Tejada

Season Starts 10/10

Boys Weightlifting: Coach Patterson

Wrestling: Coach Lennard

Season Starts 11/7

Important Links to District Information

Have questions about dual enrollment?

Whether you are interested in taking dual enrollment courses 2nd semester for the first time or would like to refresh your knowledge on the process for dual enrollment, the place to go to get this information is the Pasco County Schools website:

Once you have visited this link, please sit with your school counselor to map out your dual enrollment path. They will be able to help you navigate the required documents and assessments needed for enrollment.


It is extremely important that each parent/guardian have a parent account on the MyStudent portal. This is where you will be able to access student fees, review your student's schedule, monitor absences/tardies, check grades, and email teachers.

Step by Step instructions for filling out your Emergency Card


Due to unforeseen circumstances, it is very important to make sure your contact information is always current and accurate. The school needs to be able to communicate with you regarding any changes or emergencies. Please review the step-by-step instructions below on how to access and fill out the emergency forms.

Video: Emergency Card Entry for Families
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Title 1 Information

Out-of-Field Teachers Notification

Out-of-Field Teachers: Florida Statutes require that we report to parents any teacher who is teaching a subject(s) outside his/her certification area. The following Pasco High School teachers are teaching out-of-field during the 2022-2023 school year:

Teacher Teaching Out-of-Field Area

Clark, Samson ESOL

Gonzalez, Taylor ELA 6-12 and ESOL

Kinsman, Dylan Chemistry 6-12

Nelson, William ESOL

Pedraza, Victor Health K-12

Singleton, Brian ESE K-12

Schuster, Kevin ESOL

Voorvaart, Amanda Middle Grades General Science

These teachers are certified in at least one area and are qualified to teach, but need additional course work to add the out-of-field area coverage to their certificate. The teachers listed above are teaching out-of-field while completing course work in the evening, on weekends, and/or during the summer to gain certification, or taking a content area knowledge exam to demonstrate they have the content knowledge to teach their above listed out-of-field area.

English teachers who teach students that qualify as English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) are required to take 300 hours of additional course work beyond their teaching degree to earn an ESOL Endorsement to their State Teachers Certificate. The following teachers are in the process of taking the required course work to earn their ESOL Endorsement: Gonzalez, Taylor; Nelson, William; Schuster, Kevin

All of our out-of-field professional educators are dedicated to helping students succeed in their learning!




The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule, 40 CFR Part 763, Asbestos Containing Material in schools, commonly referred to as AHERA. This rule requires all Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) to identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and to take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers.

All inspections for Pasco High School have been completed and a Management Plan describing the results of the inspection and the action plan to control any asbestos found during the inspection, where applicable, has been submitted to the governor for approval. A copy of this plan is located in the administrative office of this school and at the Pasco County Schools Maintenance & Facility Services Department and is available for review upon request.

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