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Monthly Events Of Wildcats: December 2018

Principal's Message

As we come to the last month in the semester, I encourage everyone to keep focused on the basics. Remember to talk with your students about what is going on in their classes, with their peers and how they can make the next few weeks successful. Its easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of our society and miss the windows of opportunity to connect and support one another. Each and every day is a new day to make it the best day possible. In the book All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum, he references that the most basic aspects of life bear its most important opportunities.

The us of MyStudent is essential for you to keep updated with your student's class work. I highly recommend parents reviewing their students progress as a way to assist in developing individual responsibility. This is also a great way to communicate with teachers as needed.

Cross Bar Ranch

All 7th-grade science students will be attending Cross Bar Ranch in late November or early December. Please ask your student to see the information sheet if you have not already seen it. Please be sure to cut off the bottom of the info sheet and send the signed slip in with your student as soon as possible.

Your student’s teacher will inform your student of what day they are attending a few days before their trip. They will only attend on ONE DAY. The list below are the dates your student MAY attend.

Teacher Dates:

Mrs. Shamblen: Dec 3rd or/and 4th

Mr. Britton: Dec 5th, 6th or 7th

Winter Concert

Please join us for our annual winter concert. The students have been working very hard preparing for this special day. We look forward to a packed house!

When: Sunday, Dec. 2nd

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: WCHS The Center for the Arts

Student Talent Show Try Outs! December 4th Room: 538

Our 28th Annual Talent Show will take place on Friday, January 25th during school at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High School. Students will try out on Tuesday, December 4 in room 538, during school, and acts who are selected will rehearse on Tuesday, January 22 after school. Tickets for the Talent Show will be $4 and go on sale January 21-24 at school. Family members who’d like to attend will need to purchase a ticket as well. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Weightman Middle School has a rich history of showcasing very talented singers, dancer, comedians, instrumentalists, and magicians, so everyone will want to attend this show. If you have any questions about the Talent Show, please contact Ms. Abercrombie:

Quarter 2 Quarterly Checks

Students will begin taking the math, social studies, ELA, and science quarterly checks on December 10th. The intent of these assessments is to gage how a student is progressing towards mastery of standards taught during quarter 2. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, December 10th - 7th Math and Civics

Tuesday, December 11th – 7th ELA and Science

Wednesday, December 12th – 8th Math and US History

Thursday, December 13th – 8th ELA and Science

Friday, December 14th – 6th Math and US History

Monday, December 17th – 6th ELA and Science

If you have any questions, please go to our school’s website or FB page for more information. You can also contact Mrs. Andressa Mira at

District Finals

Students enrolled in a one-semester elective will take a District Final exam during the week of December 17th. Below is the schedule. Please note that student participation in District Finals are mandatory as the results from this exam will count for 10% of the final semester grade. Students who are absent on the scheduled day will have the opportunity to take the exam on our Make-up Day that is scheduled for Thursday, December 20th. Please note that there will only be ONE Make-up Day scheduled. Students will receive a 0% if they do not take the District Finals on the scheduled day or on our Make-Up Day, which may affect their final semester grade for the course.

Monday, December 17th Exploratory Tech & Career Planning

Monday, December 17th Computer 1

Monday, December 17th Intro to Arts, A/V & C/P

Monday, December 17th Orientation to Ag/Ag Foundations

Tuesday, December 18th PE

Tuesday, December 18th Research

Wednesday, December 19th Art

Wednesday, December 19th Exploratory Spanish

For more information on District Finals, please go to our school’s Facebook page or website. If you have any questions or concerns, please email our Administrator in charge of testing, Mrs. Mira at

Holiday Festive PJ Dance Party ! December 14th: $5 & School Appropriate PJs gets you into the dance at 2pm!

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Holiday Candy Gram

Holiday Candy Gram

Students will be able to send candy grams with a special message to their favorite Wildcats! Candy Grams will be sold during lunches on Monday, December 17 until Thursday, December 21.for only $1.00 per candy gram. Delivery will be the 6th period on Thursday, December 21st.

Student Celebration:

We will be recognizing students on a quarterly basis. Each team will have the opportunity to select students to be recognized for demonstrating the characteristics of the Wildcat ROAR. Families are invited to this celebrations as we recognize students with a certificate, hear why they were chosen by their teachers, take photos and enjoy some refreshments. These celebrations take place at 9:20 am in our Cafeteria. Our celebration for the second quarter will be on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

5 Crazy Days

We encourage students to participate in our holiday festivities during the week of December 17th – 21st. Dress code will be enforced.


Krissy Curtin - President, Email:

Nicole LaNasa - Vice President

Chelsea Kunkel - Treasure

Rita Farley - Secretary

Facebook Page:


Dine to Donate Spirit Night on Tuesday, December 4, from 4pm-10pm at Texas Roadhouse. Come to grab a bite to eat and help raise money to improve our school's science labs. 10% of all sales go back to TEWMS.

Check out our newly launched Spirit wear site! Purchase Wildcat gear for your students (or yourself). Our shirts, hats, and sweatshirts make great holiday presents. Link to shop:

Have you joined the PTSA yet? Being a member doesn't mean you have to volunteer time (though we'd be happy to have you!) Becoming a member helps us fund school programs. Plus, you get all kinds of perks for joining - including discounts from the National PTA and cool perks at the Kat Shack. Contact us or visit our Facebook page to learn more!

Opportunity Hall

Does your student need help with homework or simply a designated time/location to study? Have them sign up and attend our "Opportunity Hall" every Wednesday, from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM in the TEWMS Media Center. For more information visit here. Although this is not a tutoring service, there are two teachers present to assist students. If you would like for your student(s) to participate, please complete the registration form.

Winter Break!

Wishing all of our parents and students a wonderful winter break. Stay safe and have fun!

Last day of school: December 21st, 2018

Students return: January 8th, 2019

Please be aware upon returning to school our 2nd semester will begin. Please have your student meet with their 1st-period teacher for their new schedule if needed. In efforts to start the 2nd semester off strong, we will be reviewing school wide expectations during the week of January 8th.

Upcoming Events:

  • December 2: Winter Band Concert - 5:00 PM Location: WC Center of the Arts
  • December 3: Cross Bar Ranch - Shamblen (All Day)
  • December 3: Girls BB vs Rushe - Location: Home
  • December 4: Cross Bar Ranch - Shamblen Only (All Day)
  • December 4: Talent Show - Auditions 8:45 AM - 2:45 PM Location: Room 538
  • December 4: Soccer vs Stewart - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Home
  • December 5: Cross Bar Ranch - Britton Only (All Day)
  • December 5: Opportunity Hall - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Location: Media Center
  • December 5: Union Park Basketball Game - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Location: Basketball Courts
  • December 5: Girls BB vs Stewart - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Home
  • December 6: Cross Bar Ranch - Britton Only (All Day)
  • December 6: Soccer vs Pasco - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Pasco High School
  • December 7: Cross Bar Ranch - Britton (All Day)
  • December 7: Pep Rally - 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Location: Gym
  • December 7: FFA Garden Project - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Location: New River Elem. School
  • December 8: Avalon Aglow - Band 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • December 9: OM Team 1A - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Ray J Stadium
  • December 10: Science Fair - Location Room 538
  • December 10: Quarterly Checks - Math & Civics 7th grade (All Day)
  • December 10: Girls BB vs Pasco - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Away
  • December 11: Science Fair - Location Room 538
  • December 11: Quarterly Checks-ELA & Science 7th grade (All Day)
  • December 11: FFA Sub District LDE Contests - 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Location: Pasco High School AG department
  • December 11: Soccer vs Centennial - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: ZHS
  • December 12: Science Fair - Location Room 538
  • December 12: Quarterly Checks - Math/Algebra/US History 8th grade (All Day)
  • December 12: Opportunity Hall - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Location: Media Center
  • December 12: FFA Meeting - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Room 725
  • December 12: TOOLS Program - 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Location: Portable 03
  • December 12: Girls BB vs Centennial - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Away
  • December 13: Quarterly Checks-ELA & Science 8th grade (All Day)
  • December 13: Flu Shot Clinic - 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM Location: Gym Lobby
  • December 13: Soccer vs JLMS - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Home
  • December 13: OM Team 4A Meeting - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Room 202
  • December 14: Quarterly Checks - Math & US History 6th grade (All Day)
  • December 14: Winter Dance - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: TEWMS Cafe
  • December 15: Special Olympics Ball Tournament (All Day) Location: TEWMS Gym
  • December 17: District Finals: Semester Courses Only (All Day)
  • December 17: Quarterly Checks-ELA & Science 6th grade (All Day)
  • December 17: Girls BB vs John Long - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Home
  • December 18: District Finals: Semester Courses Only (All Day)
  • December 19: District Finals: Semester Courses Only (All Day)
  • December 19: Student Celebration-Guidance - 9:20 AM - 9:50 AM Location: Cafeteria
  • December 19: Opportunity Hall - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Location: Media Center
  • December 20: CBI Trip - 9:45 AM - 1:30 PM Location: Pinchasers
  • December 20: OM Team 4A Meeting - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Room 202
  • December 21: FFA Garden Project - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Location: New River Elem. School

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