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Wesley Chapel High School 06/01/2022

WCHS Vision

Wesley Chapel High School provides a community in which students become life ready citizens with confidence, empathy, and perseverance.


To ensure our students are college, career, and life ready, we are:

Accountable

Resourceful

Compassionate

Principled

Inspirational

Message from Mr. McDermott

Good afternoon Wildcats,

We hope your summer break is off to a great start. This edition will have information on athletic clearance, graduation, and ESY (summer school).


Thank you,

Mr. McDermott

Graduation

Class of 2022 Graduation Guidelines

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We are giving you the following guidelines so that graduation will be a proud memory for all graduates.

Ceremony

The graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, June 10th at 6:00PM. It will begin promptly at 6:00PM. Seniors are to report at 5:00PM to the University of South Florida Yuengling Center in Tampa, to line up for the ceremony. Please follow the signs upon entering the University of South Florida Yuengling Center, as they will direct students and guests to the areas in which they should go. Students should enter at the Corral, which is to the left of Gate A.

Dress Expectations

Dress Code for Graduates: Dress pants and dress shirt with tie, a dress or skirt and blouse or pantsuit are recommended outfits. If wearing pants, wear matching/dark socks with dress shoes. No sneakers, sandals, flip flops, etc. are allowed. We recommend that students not wear high heels, as there will be a lot of walking and stair climbing. No visible “bulky” jewelry, scarves, ribbons, etc. are permitted.

Personal Items: Leave purses, cameras, and personal items with a parent or friend in the audience; they may not be taken in during the processional. Flowers or corsages are NOT permitted.

Graduation Gowns: Please carry your cap and gown into the University of South Florida Yuengling Center. We will not have extra gowns on hand. Make sure that you bring yours to the ceremony. Gowns are to look like they did when received from the company.

Graduation Cap: The mortarboard (graduation cap) is to be worn flat with the tassel over the right eye. Once the seniors are declared graduates, the tassel is moved to the left side in unison with the class. Students may decorate their cap, but if there is anything found to be inappropriate, it will be removed.

Behavior

Graduation is a momentous occasion not only for the seniors, but also for their parents, families, and friends. For that reason, the ceremony is to be held with dignity and courtesy to others. All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate for the occasion, which includes walking across the stage. All participants must comply with the Pasco County Student Code of Conduct. Inappropriate behavior will result in both students and parents/guardians having to meet with the school administration prior to receiving a diploma.

Improper noises and distractions will not be permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, noisemakers such as bullhorns, air horns, whistles, cowbells, and firecrackers, etc. Do NOT bring in beach balls, silly string, or any item that would be deemed inappropriate. We ask that you request family and friends to remain seated throughout the ceremony, except when it is appropriate to stand (during the Pledge of Allegiance, for example), as a courtesy to other graduates and their families and friends. No one, other than graduates and designated guests, is permitted in the seating area for graduates.

Traffic to and Parking at the University of South Florida Yuengling Center

Please be advised that the time of arrival for the graduation ceremony for students (5:00PM) will coincide with early afternoon/evening traffic that is very heavy based on the location of the University of South Florida Yuengling Center. Please plan appropriately when leaving your homes and give yourself more than enough time to arrive without incident. Once students and staff have left for the beginning of the ceremony, the students will not be permitted to enter the seating area for graduates. This is University of South Florida Yuengling Center’s security policy and will be strictly enforced. There is a $8.00 charge for parking and will be done by credit card only. There are parking areas throughout the areas around the University of South Florida Sun Dome. Disabled parking is located at Gate A and Gate D, Parking Lot Area 22F.

Seating & Tickets

Seating is unlimited in the University of South Florida Yuengling Center. Tickets will not be necessary as a result. No one, other than graduates and designated guests, is permitted on the floor partitioned off on the University of South Florida Yuengling Center. Floor seating is only permitted for invited dignitaries, graduating seniors, band members, faculty and staff, and other invited guests. All of these people will have tickets in order to go to the floor and will be listed on pre-approved lists provided to the University of South Florida Yuengling Center. No one else is permitted on the floor of the University of South Florida Yuengling Center. Those who need handicapped seating would be advised to enter in at Gate A, where there are elevators available. There is handicapped seating available throughout the Yuengling Center. There is also reserved seating for the hearing impaired. Upon entering the Yuengling Center all people in attendance will be searched by security per Yuengling Center policy.

Photography

Gigante Productions (813-907-1078) will photograph each senior individually upon receiving his/her diploma and congratulations from the principal, as well as with their diplomas. Purchase of these photographs is optional. Gigante Productions will notify seniors via mail when the pictures are ready and all questions regarding these pictures should go to Gigante Productions. Please make sure that your address is correct with Wesley Chapel High School, as that is the address that we will provide to Gigante Productions. Wesley Chapel High School does not receive any of these pictures or information following graduation.

Diploma Distribution

Diplomas will be distributed to the students at the same tables that they check-in upon arriving at the Yuengling Center.

After receiving your diploma, please exit the University of South Florida Yuengling Center. We recommend having a pre-arranged meeting place set with your family.

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Athletic Paperwork 2022-23 school year.

Each year, student athletes must complete all FHSAA and District School Board required paperwork. Directions on completing the paperwork and clearances can be found on our school website at http://wchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/ or on the PDF below.

ESY (Extended School Year) aka Summer School

Just a reminder, ESY will begin on June 6th, please email Ms. Koslin at skoslin@pasco.k12.fl.us for any questions.

Class of 2023 Senior Portrait Sessions


Class of 2023


Start making plans for your Senior Portrait Session with Gigante Productions! Appointments will open in June, and you must have your session on or before November 3rd in order to make it into the senior section of the yearbook. We can only feature senior portraits from Gigante in the senior section of the yearbook. Specific information with a link to schedule your appointment will be forthcoming. In the meantime, contact Mrs. Ingram, yearbook advisor, at pingram@pasco.k12.fl.us with any questions.

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Advertising Opportunity for Local Businesses

District School Board of Pasco County Intent to Advertise

Need more customers? Advertise with WCHS! Each year thousands of people come to events on our campus and see advertisements for local businesses. This is an opportunity to get affordable advertising and help out the students of WCHS.

Banners are printed by the school using your artwork with several options:

4 x 4 full color vinyl banner will be displayed in the Gymnasium.

4 x 10 full color vinyl banner will be displayed outdoors on the fence of the field you chose.

The cost for a one year banner in the gym $400.00.

The cost of a banner on one outdoor facility is $500.00.

The cost of one year of advertising on the football/soccer/lacrosse, baseball, and softball field (3 banners) is $800.00.

The cost of all facilitites both indoor and outdoor banner (4 banners) is $1,000.00.

There term of the advertisement is one full year.

Interested businesses may download and complete the form below.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Assistant Principal over Athletics, Mrs. Koslin at skoslin@pasco.k12.fl.us or call the school at 813-794-8700.

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WCHS COLLEGE AND CAREER S'MORE

Are you College and Career Ready? Check out Mrs. Faysash’s Smore for events, scholarships, and planning resources for all grade levels!

https://www.smore.com/vgxh7
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Free SAT prep available through Kahn Academy

Click on this link, https://www.khanacademy.org/SAT, for free SAT prep.

Click below to learn how to set up parent notifications in myStudent portal

Setting up parent notifications will allow you to be notified if your student is absent or struggling in a course.

Emergency Card Information and Directions (Please read)

Parents, we currently have over 600 emergency cards that have not been updated. If you have not updated your student's emergency card, please download the step-by-step instructions below for completing the emergency card. If you have questions or need assistance, please email myStudenthelp@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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WCHS ABC Program

If your family needs supports or any needs from the WCHS ABC program, please fill out the following form. If you would like more information about the ABC program, the flyer is attached and/or call Iris Garcia in the front office, 813-794-8702.

https://wchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=93604

How to create a parent portal account in myStudent

Suspicious Activity Reporting App

Wesley Chapel High School

School Information


Principal:
Mr. Matt McDermott

30651 Wells Road
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
Phone: (813) 794-8700
(352) 794-8700
Fax: (813) 794-8791

Office Hours:
M-F 7:00AM – 3:30 PM