PHS Newsletter

Vol 1.

Week 8: October 2-October 8

Monday October 2

All Day FSA Algebra 1 retakes

Tuesday October 3

All Day FSA Algebra 1 retakes

7:00am-9:00am Staff Flu Shots-upstairs admin building

7:30am-10:30am District Walk Throughs

2:00pm-2:45pm Algebra 1 and Geo PLC

3:00pm-5:00pm PHS @ AATL Boy's Golf

3:00pm-5:00pm FFA Field Trip Barthle Brothers Ranch

6:00pm-8:00pm Cap and Gown Parent Meeting-IRC and Financial Aid Night

6:00pm-9:30pm PHS vs RHS JV and Varsity Volleyball-Dr Donald McBath Activity Center

Wednesday October 4

All Day FSA Algebra 1 retakes

All Day PSAT 9

10:00am-2:00pm Cap and Gowns at lunch-Cafeteria

2:00pm-2:45pm LDC Training IRC-Padlet

Thursday October 5

All Day FSA Algebra 1 retakes

2:00pm-2:45pm Alg2, MCR/LAM PLC Meetings

6:00pm-9:30pm PHS@FHS JV and Varsity Volleyball- Fivay High School

7:00pm-10:00pm PHS vs ZHS JV Football- W.F. Edwards Stadium

Friday October 6

All Day FSA Algebra 1 retakes

7:30am-10:30am Flu Shots-Upstairs Admin

12:00pm-2:00pm AICE Thinking Skills Test

12:00pm-3:00pm Ag Field Trip to Holt Pig Show-Archer, FL

2:00pm-5:00pm Drama tryouts-Gym stage

7:00pm-10:30pm PHS@Superior Collegiate Varsity Football-Clearwater

Saturday October 7

8:00am-10:30am PHS@Gator Invitational-Land O'Lakes High School

8:00am-1:00pm SAT- Pasco High School

8:00am-5:00pm Fishing Club field trip Lake Butler Chain
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Ricky's last firing of the cannon.

Photo provided by Jim Weber of CSSN
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Meet PHS Teacher of the Month-Phil Vance

  1. What do you currently teach? Government and Florida History
  2. How long have you taught? 10 years
  3. If you could create a class to teach, what would it be? Reality after High School
  4. What do you consider to be your best teaching moment? When I was the lone social studies teacher for the Cyesis program at Marchman Educational Center, my United States History students had the second highest score in the district on the inaugural EOC exam. Their score was second only to Florida Virtual. I was so incredibly proud of those students, not only for the effort they put in preparing for the exam, but for what many had overcome just to be in school. When Paula Lesko the social studies department head for the district called and gave me the news, that was my best moment of many great moments, as a teacher.
  5. When you are not working, how do you spend your time? Remodeling my 100 year old home, traveling and spending time with family.
  6. What might we be surprised to learn about you? In college, I almost went into nursing.
  7. "Success is to measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome."
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Meet PHS New Pirate of the Month- Omar Cosme

1. What do you currently teach? English and theater

2. How long have you taught? Almost one year!

3. If you could create a class to teach, what would it be? Debate and public speaking

4. What do you consider to be your best teaching moment? When students presented these amazing projects on their favorite novels

5. When you are not working, how do you spend your time? I spend time with my wife, visit the beach, and go to the cinema with my awesome friends.

6. What might we be surprised to learn about you? That English is not my first language.

7. "Be the change you want to see in the world."

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LDC Tip of the Week-Padlet

Padlet is a free, online "virtual bulletin board" tool where users can express thoughts on topics of their choice. It's like a piece of paper, but on the Web! Padlet is great because it allows you and your students to gather and share ideas by using text, images, and video clips. You and your students are able to use Padlet on computers, iPads, and cellphones.

Here are some ideas of how to utilize this tool in your classrooms.

1. Bellringer activity — Ask students what they remember from the previous day’s lesson. The ensuing page should summarize what still needs to be taught and should serve as a good place for students to review content.

2. Predicting activity — As you proceed through new content with students, stop and let them predict what will happen next with notes on a Padlet. Later, referring to the Padlet to see how close students’ guesses were.

3. Exit ticket — What did you learn today? What didn’t make sense? What questions do you still have? Students can answer those questions on a Padlet and refer to it later.

4. Collaborative notetaking — While listening to a presentation, students can work together to add notes to a Padlet to produce a resource they can refer to later.

5. Poster presentations — Replace poster boards with Padlet. Have students add images, information, and links. Then embed them in a class website.

6. Interactive storytelling — Create a story and ask students where it should go next. Students can type their ideas into the Padlet. Take student ideas and continue the story.

Mrs. Graham and Ms. Scott used Padlet in their Global Perspectives classes.

“The lesson in my class asked students to find five images that represent their personal identity. Rather than have students print out images I found it easier to complete this digitally through Padlet. Students were instructed to put their name in the title portion, a description of why the image represented them and the actual image. They needed to do this five times. Using this we were able to make connections to the topics being covered in out unit like gender issues, national identity, and cultural heritage. I was able to use the complete Padlet as a do now and class starter to again reframe the topics to the familiar context of themselves in a format that was easily accessible to them. They were able to access the padlet through a link on canvas either on a computer, cell phone or iPad.

Here are the two completed Padlets from the different class periods.”

Cross Country-"The faster you run, the sooner you'll finish."

Though they may be small, they are mighty. This year's Cross Country team includes 5 boys and 9 girls. This past weekend they hosted their invitational at the Whitlacoochee River Park. The girl's teams team did amazing with everyone running for the first time all season and many of them had a personal best or at least a course best. The boy's team did great and held their own with only the 5 runners. This weekend they will be running at Land O'Lakes invitational and Coach Virtue and Coach Gates are predicting some huge improvements and great times for their runners. If you see these students remember to give them a shout out and word of encouragement.

Jericho Cooey

Jimmy Wright

Christian Bragg

Jose Valeriano

Kyler Dickerson

Madison Kaylor

Sydney Kaylor

Landry Mills

Kaleigh Sinka

Jennifer Menedez

Ciera Ferguson

Agnes Hernandez

Hailey Jansen

Trinity Worrell

Tutoring program

The PHS Tutoring program has been designed to help students feel comfortable with the classes that they are taking. Every week, we have organized tutoring for most subject areas on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or both. If a student wants to participate in the program, they should look at the bulletin board in the cafeteria to determine what day and location that tutoring will be offered that week. The students should report to that classroom promptly after school and will be able to receive help until 2:40 pm. Students will only be asked to sign in upon arrival at the tutoring.

If you have any questions or ideas to help students with our tutoring program please contact Mr. Brady ( or Ms. Bowens ( with any ideas.

Parent Liaison Press Release

About Pasco High School

We are an "C" rated public school that provides students in grades 9 - 12 with the skills they need to take on the challenges of life. 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.