Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 01/05/2022

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:






Message from Mr. McDermott

Good afternoon Wildcats,

Welcome to Semester 2, I hope you all had time to rest and recharge over the holidays. Parents, report cards for Quarter 2 and Semester 1 will be available in myStudent on Tuesday 1/11/22. Please make sure you check your student's progress and GPA. If your student needs assistance, please reach out to their teachers, counselors and administrators so we can discuss available supports.

Mr. McDermott

Please help us

Please help us with parent drop off in the mornings. Please pull as far forward as possible before stopping. Dropping off by the main office slows the line down and pushes traffic onto Wells Road. Also, please turn right out of the drop off line as this helps expedite the line. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

PERT Testing for Dual Enrollment for the 22-23 Fall Semester

If your student is interested in taking Dual Enrollment courses next fall, we will be offering the PERT on-campus on Thursday, January 27. Please have your student see their counselor to sign up.

GPA Explained

Each course a student takes is included in their GPA calculation. High school graduation requires a 2.0 unweighted gpa.

Grade-Quality Points

A -4

B -3

C -2

D -1

F -0

Each student takes six courses per semester. To calculate gpa, you divide quality points/6.

For college admission and scholarships, weighted gpa is sometimes used. Honors courses carry an extra .5 weighting and AP/DE courses carry an extra 1.0 weighting.

National Honors Society (NHS)

The National Honor Society is currently accepting applications for this school year; members who qualify have been emailed an application invitation in their gmail in Office 365 on their myPascoconnect dashboard. All applications are due to Mrs. Salter by Friday, January 28th.

Informational meetings for those interested will be held on Friday, January 7th or Monday, January 10th right after school(interested students only need to attend one meeting). Please contact Mrs. Salter with any questions at jsalter@pasco.k12.fl.us

Senior Ads

Parents of Seniors

If you are interested in purchasing a Senior Ad for the 2022 yearbook, sales will end on January 31st OR UNTIL WE RUN OUT OF AD SPACE! We still have full page, half page, 1/4 page and 1/8 page ads available, and you can either design it yourself or have the yearbook sponsor design it for you. Visit www.yearbookforever.com to purchase your ad today, or contact Mrs. Ingram at pingram@pasco.k12.fl.us if you have any questions.

AP and Dual Enrollment Parent Night

The AP and Dual Enrollment Parent Night will now be released virtually on January 10, 2022. We will email a link Monday, 1/10/22.

Senior Activities and Prom

This year's prom will be held Saturday, April 9th 2022 aboard the Starship Yacht. The yacht will depart from Channelside Bay Plaza, 603 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL. Boarding will begin at 8:30PM and we will return to the dock at 11:30PM. Plan on ticket sales to begin the first week of March, more information will come in the next few issues of this newsletter.
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New Bell Times for Second Semester

The District School Board approved new start times for all schools to help ensure transportation is available to get all students to school on time. Beginning 2nd semester, first period will begin at 7:10AM and school will end at 1:34PM.
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Free School Day SAT for all JUNIORS on March 2, 2022

Save the Date: All juniors will take a college-reportable School Day SAT on March 2nd. Students will be automatically registered to take this exam which can be used for graduation testing requirements, college admissions, and Bright Futures. If students need accommodations for the exam, please fill out and return the attached form by January 10th. JR ACCOMMODATION/OPT OUT FORM

Teacher and Staff Member of the Month

Use this link, https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aaJT4khSVE6bZ7duOoYiIMGWZlTNEpFGo8AGusAHseFUNUFTS1A2QTFLME5BTDVBRk5RUjI0UDlFSy4u to nominate a teacher or staff member making a difference in your life.
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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.

GoFan Online Ticketing (Athletic Events)

Purchase your tickets to our games. All tickets for athletic events must be purchased online through GoFan, https://gofan.co/app/school/FL6096 . There is also a downloadable app for GoFan. We will not be selling tickets at the gate.

Student Self Screener

Please use this screener daily and stay home if you are not feeling well.


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Early Release Days

2021- 2022

Early Release Days

September 8, 2021

October 6, 2021

November 10, 2021

December 08, 2021

January 12, 2022

February 2, 2022

March 9,2022

April 13, 202

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

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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.

Stay in the know, never miss an activity

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.


Wesley Chapel Athletics Information

How to create a parent portal account in myStudent

Suspicious Activity Reporting App

Wesley Chapel High School

School Information

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