Community Wildcat Weekly

22-23 Students & Parents Vol. 1 Edition 16

Weekly Calendar 5/22 - 5/27

Monday 5/22

Spanish District Final

Tuesday 5/23

Algebra & Geometry EOC

2:40 - 4:00 Opportunity Hall (Rm 402)

7:00 - Thespian Honors Ceremony (Commons Area)

Wednesday 5/24

Testing Make-Ups

9:00 - Yearbook Distribution

5:00 - TOOLS (Media)

Thursday 5/25

Testing Make-Ups

9:00 - 11:00 - 8th Grade Promotion Rehearsal (PAC)

1:50 - 8th Grade Yearbook Signing (Cafeteria)

Friday 5/26


Testing Make-Ups

9:00 - 10:20 - Promotion Ceremony (Cheetahs, Leopards, Panthers - PAC)

11:00 - 12:20 - Promotion Ceremony (Ocelots, Siberian Tigers - PAC)


No Backpacks Last Week of School

Starting the week of May 22nd - 26th students will not be permitted to bring backpacks to school. This includes drawstring backpacks. Lunch boxes and small purses are permitted. If a student accidently brings a backpack to school, we will hold it in the front office until the end of they day.

TEWMS Thomas O. Mine Gymnasium - Approved!

Coach Mine has been a teacher at Thomas E. Weightman since its inception, 33 years ago. Besides being a physical education teacher at our school, he has also coached various extracurricular sports such as football, track, soccer, and basketball. He has won the most games in the history of Thomas E. Weightman, possibly even in the history of Pasco County. Coach Mine has won more than 25 district championships in various sports. Many of his former players have gone on to play high school sports and beyond. In addition, some of his former students have also gone on to become coaches within our district. Throughout his years of service, Coach Mine has also taught the adaptive physical education classes to our students with varying special needs, held the title of Athletic Director for many years, and ran multiple summer sports camps so that many children had the opportunity to play and try different sports.

This week we attended the school board meeting seeking approval to name the TEWMS gymnasium after Coach Mine. The entire boardroom was moved to tears Tuesday night when it became official that our gymnasium will be named the Thomas O. Mine Gymnasium. Coach Mine had a standing ovation after his years of service to Pasco County was read to the board when seeking approval. Mr. Browning came out of the boardroom to personally shake Coach Mine's hand and to thank him for his years of service.

Congratulations Coach Mine!

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Thespian Honors Ceremony

When: Tuesday, May 23rd

Time: 6:30 pm

Place: TEWMS Center Courtyard

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Testing Information

Free Breakfast During FAST Testing

Student will receive a Free Breakfast Coupon for the day of their grade level FAST Testing. They must redeem their free breakfast from the school cafeteria the morning of their test. FAST Testing dates are from 5/1 - 5/26. Students will only receive a free breakfast on their scheduled FAST testing date for their grade level.
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8th Grade Information

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

It seems they just arrived as 6th graders, and now it’s time to bid them farewell. All 8th grade students who have completed their middle school progression requirements, will be honored at a ceremony on Friday, May 26, 2023. All family members who wish to attend this event MUST HAVE A TICKET. This includes siblings who may also be students at our school. Seating is limited at the Center for the Performing Arts at Wesley Chapel High School, so each family may request up to three tickets.

The promotion ceremony is organized by academic team, and with five teams, we will be holding two ceremonies. The first ceremony will be 9:00-10:20am and is for the Cheetahs, Leopards, and Panthers teams. The second ceremony is 11:00am – 12:20pm and is for the Ocelots and Siberian Tigers teams.

Contact Us

Contact Us is sponsored by Notarizing Tampa, who is a parent of a TWMS student. Located in Wesley Chapel, owned and operated by a US Army Veteran.

I provide mobile notary services, which means I travel to you for your convenience. I also perform weddings and marriage license signings.

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Wildcat Reminders

Pasco County Middle School Promotion requirements

Students in middle school have certain promotion requirements they must meet in order to be promoted to high school.

To be promoted to high school, all middle school students must successfully complete the following:

  • Grade 6 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
  • Grade 7 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
  • Grade 8 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
  • One course in career and education planning to be completed in grades 6, 7, or 8 is required for promotion.
  • One of the social studies courses must be Civics. There is a statewide, standardized end-of-course exam for Civics that must be taken and factored in as 30% of a student’s course grade.
  • One semester of physical education per year is required.
  • Students in grade 6 will be required to take one semester of M/J Health GR 6.
*Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies courses must have a minimum of a 60% D recorded on a students academic history

Additional information can be found on Pasco County Schools website: As you plan for High School, Pasco County Schools has resources available for families: In addition, the Florida Department of Education Standard Diploma Requirements contains all requiremen

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