Pasco High School Weekly Newsletter

Week 18, Quarter 2

Mission Statement

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.

Important Reminders!

Parents and Students, it is extremely important that everyone understands that ALL students must leave or be picked up immediately after school at 2pm. If your student is staying after school for tutoring, sports practice, detention, etc., they must report directly to their after school activity and be under adult supervision. At no time is a student allowed to “hang-out” in the parking lot or anywhere on campus.


Parents and Students, I would like to remind you that leaving campus during the school day is against school board policy. Students that have class off campus either through online instruction or at PHSC is the only excusable reason to leave campus. Additionally, being in the parking lot during the school day is also NEVER allowed. Please make sure that if you are signing out of school for an appointment or signing back in, to do so through the front office. This is the way to ensure your absences are excused and you are following the correct procedures. Students, again, the dress code is in effect at all times. Please review the dress code and make sure outfits meet the dress code. Lastly, if you need to check-out your student, please make sure to do this prior to 1:30pm. All check-outs after 1:30pm will have to wait until the close of the school day at 2:00pm.

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¡Reserva!

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Attention ALL Pirate Parents and Students!

Parent University Meeting

Don't miss the next Parent U meeting December 17th at 6pm. There will be a student and parent panel to answer questions about college life and experience. What a great opportunity to get first hand information about what to expect when entering college. Dinner will be served! RSVP and come join us!
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Cambridge Fundraiser

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Cambridge Ambassador's Club


During these cold winter months, the PHS Cambridge Ambassadors Club is selling Cambridge Programme Hoodies for $28 as a fundraiser. The link below will take you to a google form where you can sign up to purchase a hoodie.



https://forms.gle/RG3xHAPy8xxvkNBt9

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Clubs

‼️PHS Club Photo Day: WED. DEC 11, Gym.

PHS Club Photo Day: WED. DEC 11, Gym. 2020 Senior class panoramic photo, 7:30AM, then TWO club photos every 15 min. @GPITampa will be following the schedule to keep all club photo times moving. Be on time. Share, so club members aren't left out. Wear your club shirts.
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Student Council

The PHS student council has decided to participate in Dressember this year as our philanthropic project for December. The Dressember foundation exists to combat and eliminate human trafficking.


From the Dressember website:


Every year, thousands of advocates around the world take on the challenge of wearing a dress or tie during the 31 days of December.

The dress or tie serves as the conversation starter to educate your community about modern slavery. Through your personalized campaign page, you'll be able to share your journey with your community and make a tangible impact for our grant partners. We equip you every step of the way with the tools to become an every day advocate.

We believe #YouCanDoAnythingInADress, including raise millions of dollars to support the fight to end slavery. Join us this December.


Students who are participating will wear either a dress or tie everyday in December and create social media posts with facts and statistics to educate their community about the issue of human trafficking.

Students can wear jeans on Fridays if they wear their Dressember t-shirt.

If you’d like to join us you can order a t-shirt here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFibKDklCoFhoEV-Q5UHuGD_kJ21luXwU8o-CCQzlIDBd1QA/viewform

And if you’d like to join the Pasco High Dressember team you can do that here:


https://www.dressember2019.org/team/pasco-high-school-student-council?fundraiserPrompt=67517

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Graham. We would love to have a big turn out for this as many of you may know our area is a very high risk for human trafficking and the more awareness we create the better!!

Fundraising

HOSA Teams Up With The Marines in Toys for Tots Toy Drive

HOSA is running the Marines Toys for Tots Toy drive starting November 1st through December 10th. We are asking for any support for this great cause by asking people to donate a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or girl and dropping it in one of the three drop boxes. One box is in the front office, one is by Ms. Benke's desk and the last box is in the CNA classroom. You can also give your items to any HOSA member. Thank you for your support!

HOSA Holiday Pasco High School Ornament Fundraiser

HOSA is running a Holiday Pasco High School Ornament fundraiser starting December 2nd- 22nd. The ornaments will be sold outside the cafeteria on Tuesdays until Winter Break. The cost is $5.00 and they are oh so cute! You can purchase the ornament from any HOSA member outside of the lunchroom or you can come to the CNA classroom during 3rd period, 5th period lunch or before/after school. HOSA club members thank you for your support.
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Community

Dates to Remember!

December 9, 2019:

State EOC: Geometry retakes

Girl's Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

PHS vs SLHS Boy's Soccer 6-9pm


December 10, 2019:

State EOC Exams

Girl's Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm

Color Guard Practice 6-9pm

PHS @ WCHS Boy's Basketball game 6-9pm

PHS vs Hillsborough Girl's Basketball game 6-9pm


December 11, 2019:

State EOC Exams

Early Release Day-12pm

Girl's Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

PHS @ SAC Girl's Weightlifting Meet 2:30-5:30pm

Boy's Basketball Practice 4-7:30pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm


December 12, 2019:

State EOC Exams

Girl's Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Boy's Basketball Practice 3-6:30pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm

Color Guard Practice 6-9pm

PHS vs Cristo Rey Girl's Basketball game 6-9pm


December 13, 2019:

State EOC Exams

Girl's Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Cheerleading Practice 2:30-4:30pm

PHS @ RRHS Girl's Weightlifting meet 2:30-5:30pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm

PHS vs RRHS Boy's Basketball game 6-9pm

PHS @ Springstead Girl's Soccer game 6:30-8:30pm


December 14, 2019:

ACT 8am-12pm

Hornet Classic Cheer Competition 8am-8pm

Cambridge Writing Sample 9am-10:30am

Saturday Detention 9am-12pm


December 16, 2019:

State EOC Exams

Girl's Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Basketball Practice 4-7:30pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm


December 17, 2019:

State EOC Exams

SAC Meeting

PTSA Meeting

Girl's Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Color Guard Practice 6-9pm

Parent U Meeting 6-7pm

PHS @ LOLHS Boy's JV/Varsity Basketball Game 6-9pm

PHS vs LOLHS Girl's JV/Varsity Basketball Game 6-9pm

PHS vs MHS Boy's JV/Varsity Soccer 6-9pm

Winter Concert 7-9pm


December 18, 2019:

State EOC Exams

PCA Leadership Meeting 1-2pm

Girl's Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Boy's Basketball Practice 4-7:30pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm

PHS vs Nature Coast H.S. Girl's Varsity Soccer Game 6:30-8:30pm


December 19, 2019:

Girl's Basketball Practice 2:15-3:45pm

Girl's Weightlifting Practice 2:30-5pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm

Color Guard Practice 6-9pm

PHS vs WRHS Boy's JV/Varsity Basketball Game 6-9pm


December 20, 2019:

End of Quarter 2/Semester 1

PHS @ Leesburg H.S. Girl's Weightlifting Meet 10am-2pm

Cheerleading Practice 3-4:30pm

Girl's Soccer Practice 3-4pm

PHS @ Zephyrhills Boy's & Girl's JV/Varsity Basketball Games 3-9pm

Boy's Soccer Practice 4-6pm


December 21, 2019: Chase the State Cheer Competition 8am-5pm


December 23, 2019-January 6, 2020: Winter Break

Pathways/School Choice

Parents,

Are you looking into School Choice or specific programs in our county?


SAVE THE DATE: Pasco Pathways Innovative Programs and School Choice - Application Window

Middle and High: Application Window Opens: December 3, 2019

Application Window Closes: December 13, 2019

Parent Notification and Acceptance Window: February 4 - 13, 2020

PBIS

Did you know you can earn points for positive behaviors? Did you know you can cash in your points for some great items from our PBIS store? Stop by and see what we have for you. The PBIS store is open during your lunch period on Wednesday's and Friday's.

School Counselors

School counselors are available to speak with you during your lunch period every Tuesday in the cafeteria. Stop by and check on your grades, credits, and GPA. They are here to help! Don't fall behind!

#DMGB

Are you taking an online class? You want to know this!

Pirate Nation: If you are taking an on-line class, please make sure you are aware of the following information.
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Seniors

Attention Seniors! We want to celebrate you! #PHSPride #FutureMe

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Sports

Student Engagement

Tutoring

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Attendance

Students/Parents,

Please turn in all attendance notes to Ms. Benke at the guidance desk. All notes must be turned in within 2 days of absence. Absence notes must also have your name, ID#, date(s) you were absent and the reason for the absence. If you are absent for more than 5 days, you must have a doctor's note. Also, if you are checked out during the day, you will need to turn in a note for the periods missed.

Tardies and Early Check Outs

Students need to arrive on time and stay through dismissal so they will receive important directions, class instruction and avoid disrupting other students. Parents can set a good example by encouraging students to follow the school’s time schedule. All parents must report to the front office when picking up their child prior to the regular dismissal time. (From Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct)

Check out Procedure:

  1. Present written note from parent/guardian to front desk before 9 AM for same day check outs. (emailed notes not accepted)
  2. Front Desk Secretary (Jackie Floyd) verifies note with parent/guardian
  3. Student checks out at front desk at the designated time.
  4. Attendance is updated in myStudent by Time and Attendance Secretary (Jill Benke). Recorded as “L” in period in which the student checks out. Remaining periods are recorded as “U” unexcused absence until documentation is submitted in writing to the Attendance Secretary. If check-out is for a Medical or Dental Appt. written verification from them is requested. If student checks out “sick” a written parent note is requested. Notes must be turned in within 2 days of return to school.

    Students who leave campus without following checkout procedures are considered “skipping” and absence(s) will not be excused.

Did you miss Ms. Kadlub's Sunday message?

Phone Message for 12/08/19

Good evening Pirate Families, this is Kari Kadlub calling with this week’s announcements.

MyStudent Accounts:

Parents and students, we are entering the last 2 weeks of the 2nd quarter and 1st semester. Please take a few minutes and review your student’s MyStudent account for their grades and their attendance. At the end of the semester, the grades from quarter 1 and quarter 2 will be averaged and the students will earn a semester grade. The semester grade will be entered on their transcript. If at any time you have any questions, please email your student’s teacher. As always, if you would like to schedule a parent-teacher conference, please contact Mrs. Benke at 352-524-5539.

Tutoring:

Weekly free tutoring is still available. If your student is in need of tutoring in any subject area, please have them talk with their teachers or an administrator.

Important Message:

Parents and Students, it is extremely important that everyone understands that ALL students must leave or be picked up immediately after school at 2pm. If your student is staying after school for tutoring, sports practice, detention, etc., they must report directly to their afterschool activity and be under adult supervision. At no time is a student allowed to “hang-out” in the parking lot or anywhere on campus. There is NO adult supervision on campus after 2:30pm and there is no safe location for students to wait for a ride. Please make sure your student has transportation immediately following the close of school.


Parent University:

We would like to personally invite ALL parents and students to the next Parent University Meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17th at 6pm in the IRC. This Parent University is going be a panel of PHS alumni students and parents available to answer all of your questions about post-secondary education. There will be a dinner provided. Please RSVP to Mrs. Enright to reserve your food.

Early Release Day:

The next scheduled early release day for the students is this Wednesday, December 11th. Students will be released at 12 noon.

Toys for Tots Drive:

PHS HOSA is running the MARINES, Toys for Tots toy drive this year and is asking for your support to make this holiday shine for children who would otherwise go without. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy, for either a boy or girl to one of the drop boxes around campus or to the CNA building. HOSA thanks you for your support. The Drive runs until December 10th.


School Advisory Committee:

The next SAC meeting is Tuesday, December 17th at 8:00am in the front office.


PTSA:

The next PTSA meeting is scheduled for December 17th at 5:30pm @ PHS in the IRC prior to the Parent University.

Girl’s Lacrosse:

For anyone interested in Girls Lacrosse, there will be a meeting on Thursday, December 19th at 2:05pm in Mrs. Wetherby's room, Building 16 Room 510. You must arrange for transportation home after the meeting.

ASVAB:

ASVAB will be given when we return from our winter holiday on Thursday, January 9th, 2020. Sign up in the CRC.

Cambridge:

Cambridge Fundraiser Day! Every Early release day starting 12/11/19 from 11:00 am- 9:00 pm at AL’s Pizza in San Antonio. Families just have to mention PHS Cambridge at check out and 15% of their check total will be donated to our Cambridge Programme!

Exam and Diploma registration is now open! There are QR codes and url links in all AICE teacher classrooms as well as on Ms. Chacon’s door.

Cambridge hoodies are available for sale! Please see Bess Rom, Mr. Stewart, or Ms. Chacon to order.


Winter Break:

Please make note that the last two weeks prior to winter break is scheduled testing. Attendance at school is crucial to ensure that students are able to take each of their tests and ensure their grades are not affected by missing the tests.

Thank you for listening to this message. Everyone have a great evening.

Looking for more information?

Be sure to stay in touch with all of the events through Twitter, Facebook and our school website: