Pasco High School Weekly Newsletter

Week 10, Quarter 2

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.

Change of Learning Option for Semester 2 Survey

Pasco High School is starting to prepare for the second semester that begins on January 6, 2021. In order to properly allocate teachers and resources, we are requiring families to notify the school by November 13 if they want to change their student's educational option (traditional to MSOL or MSOL to traditional). Only fill out this survey if you are changing your student's option for the 2nd semester. Action does not need to be taken if they will remain in their current learning option. Requests received after November 13 will be placed on a wait list and may be changed if space is available. The school may not be able to process a request to change the option selected in this survey after it has been submitted. Only parents/guardians are allowed to complete this form. Student requests will not be processed. One form should be submitted for each student in the household that attends PHS. Submitting this survey will result in the student's schedule being adjusted. This includes potential changes to their teachers and/or courses from first semester. Families that are requesting to be changed to mySchool Online must have internet access and a device for their student. PHS no longer has loaner devices for students. Families considering online enrollment with Pasco eSchool should visit the Pasco eSchool website to register.

Here is an explanation of the two models:

Traditional : This model represents taking classes on the school campus in a classroom where students will interact directly with their teacher(s) and classmates. Class sizes may not vary from previous school years. The school day will follow the standard bell times and a standard schedule that includes all the core classes and other subject areas. Students must comply with current safety expectations that are communicated by Pasco Schools.

mySchool Online: This model is designed for families who would like to maintain their connection to PHS, but don’t yet feel comfortable sending their student(s) back to the campus. Students will attend school remotely, following the standard bell schedule and times. Daily interactions are required.

Here is the link to complete your request for a change:

Spirit Week 2020

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Look for various activities throughout the week at all lunches!


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Need to report an absence?

Please visit the school website and click on the "report an absence" button and complete the necessary information.

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Need tutoring?


Do you need help with understanding the information that is being covered in your classroom? Is math or reading hard sometimes? Don't give up! Ask for help!

Every teacher has tutoring services available to you. Tutoring is scheduled by appointment. So you need to speak with your teacher or scan the QR code in your classroom for help. They will schedule an appointment with you directly for tutoring services.

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Sample of QR code you can find in your teacher's classroom:

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Cambridge Students

Spring Cambridge exam dates are now available. Please note that dates may change prior to January. Look below for your scheduled date and time of testing. Please schedule any family trips and vacations around after these dates. If you are not able to make it to the exam, there will not be another date to test until the Fall. More information to come on where the exam will take place on our school website.
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Career Specialist Information:

Be sure to check your students MyLearning dashboard for important announcements from Ms. Edwards, Career Specialist.

Be sure and visit the new Scholarship Web Page available on the district website. Scholarships are available for all grades!

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SCHOLARSHIP NAME Elk’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship

DEADLINE 11-15-2020

DESCRIPTION Seniors who exhibit leadership, scholarship and financial need.


1st Place: Two $50,000 awards for a total of $100,000

2nd Place: Two $40,000 awards for a total of $80,000

3rd Place: Two $30,000 awards for a total of $60,000

4th Place: Fourteen $20,000 awards for a total of $280,000

Runners Up: 480 $4,000 awards for a total of $1,920,000


INSTRUCTIONS Applications are available online

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I have been accepted

Tell us which college or University has accepted you.

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Educational Travel!!!

Are you interested in Educational Travel? Wondering when the world will be open again? Fill out this google form to get the insider information from Pirate Expeditions!
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Ms. Martinez!!!

Who better to shout out this week of Hispanic heritage week other than Mrs. Martinez (we were not bribed by her incredible cooking! Although it definitely made lunch enjoyable).

Mrs. Martinez started teaching English and theater at PHS last year and she has already become a staple on our campus. Mrs. Martinez has been a huge addition for our ESOL students and continues to advocate and push for their success. Additionally, she was a key member in honoring our students of Hispanic heritage and creating a culture of unity and bridging the gap between our Hispanic and non-Hispanic community.

Mrs. Martinez is one of the most caring and welcoming staff members on our campus. She is always there for her students to make sure they feel comfortable in her classroom. Going above and beyond to create exciting and engaging activities is one Mrs. Martinez's key characteristics. When asking a student about Mrs. Martinez, the student states "We were working on black out poems last week and I have never been interested in the meaning behind songs until listening to Mrs. Martinez teach me about the break down and the art behind it."

Mrs. Martinez, you truly are an important member in our community, and on this campus and the student services team wants to THANK YOU for everything you do for our students.

Submit a Staff Member of the Week SHOUT OUT

Have you caught someone doing a great job and want to let everyone know about it? This is the place to go and send a SHOUT OUT to the staff member who has made a difference this week.

Student Engagement

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School Clubs

Poetry Club Announcement:

Attention all Pasco Pirates

While poetry club can't meet in person, we are looking for verbally creative and enthusiastic students to submit any original Poetry pieces for publication. For more information, email Mrs. Martinez

Want to join a school club?

Click on the link below to receive information on the updated list of available clubs and the sponsors for each club. Please note that club meetings maybe virtual during the first quarter, but will not have any face-to-face meetings until after the 1st quarter. If you have any questions, please contact the club sponsor or Mrs. Fernandez, Assistant Principal.
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Pasco High School Athletics Information:

Masks and social distancing will be REQUIRED. You will be asked to leave the event if you do not comply. Let us help keep our athletes and community safe. Also, security features are the same as last year (see graphic below).

Please visit the website below to purchase your tickets. #PHSPride

Please contact Dawn Wetherby at if you have any questions.

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FCA County All Star Football Game!!!

Congratulations to the following Seniors for being chosen for the FCA County All Star game on December 11th:

Gabe Barnes

Manny Torres

Devin Jernigan

Amir Burgess

Josiah Harrison

Jaylen Lee

Malcolm Gibbs

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Kelsey Kadlub

PCA-Tampa Bay announced @PCA_TampaBay

Meet Kelsey Kadlub, our next Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship finalist!

Kelsey attends @pascoschools and plays soccer and softball. Thank you @SagicorLifeUSA

for supporting student-athletes in our community! #TripleImpactCompetitor


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Volunteers needed!!!

We are still in need of help selling air fresheners at JV and Varsity Football games throughout the rest of the season. Please help by using the sign up genius link to sign up. We have ONLY 3 WEEKS total to make this fundraiser a success which means we need everyone to help.

IF YOU have sold any and would like to pick up more come to my office anytime.

If you have any questions please call or text me directly

Thank you in advance for your help,

Dawn Enright,

PTSA President


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Thank you Dade City Verizon and Russell Cellular for you generous donation!

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Want to be a volunteer?


Click here to register as a volunteer:

DADE City Garden Club Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the plant sale yesterday! The weather was great and many people thanked garden club members for hosting this sale.

Thanks also to the volunteer students from Pasco High School who helped out throughout the day.

Rotary Club needs volunteers!

Volunteers are needed to help our local Rotary Clubs. Please contact Ms. Edwards for information. @PHS_Principal @PHS_Classof2021
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Feeding Tampa Bay

My name is Kate, and I'm from Feeding Tampa Bay.

Feeding Tampa Bay, part of the national Feeding America network, focuses on providing food to the hundreds of thousands of food insecure families in the 10-county area of West Central Florida. I wanted to share with you a volunteer opportunity for students looking to complete volunteer service hours for future scholarships. I noticed that you are the main contact for the PTSA and thought that your members may be interested in this service opportunity.

Every Thursday afternoon from 3-6:30pm is our weekly Pasco Mega Pantry, and we are in great need of volunteers! This event takes place right across from PHS at Burks Memorial Park.

It would be amazing if you were able to share this information with your students looking for volunteer opportunities! I have attached a graphic below with information on the pantry.

Sign up happens here on our website or if you'd like to sign up a group, send me an email and I'll get you registered!

If you have any questions at all or are interested in partnering on future events please don't hesitate to reach me at

I hope to hear from you soon!

Kate Scaglione

Volunteer VISTA - Feeding Tampa Bay, AmeriCorps
4702 Transport Drive | Building 6 | Tampa, FL 33605

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Dates to remember:

October 26, 2020:

Red Ribbon Week

Make Up Exams

AICE Sociology Exam Upstairs Admin 7:30am

October 27, 2020:

Picture Retakes

Quarter 1 Report Cards

October 29, 2020:

PSAT all 10th graders

PHS vs LOLHS JV Football Game 7-10pm

October 30, 2020:

AICE English Language Exam 11:30am Upstairs Admin

PHS @ GHS Varsity Football Game 7:30-10:30pm

October 31, 2020:

Cross Country Districts @ Brandon H.S. 8am

November 2, 2020:

Spirit Week

AICE English Language Exam 11:30am Upstairs Admin

Need information about reopening of schools?

You can find general information for the following areas via the link below:

  • Health/Wellness

  • Transportation

  • Programming

  • Beyond the School Day

  • Q&A

Family Information Guide for ReOpening

Looking for more information?

Be sure to stay in touch with all of the events through Twitter, Facebook and our school website