JWMHS Orientation Day

August 5th from 8:30AM to 11:30AM

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Returning 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Mustangs

For our returning 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, we ask that you follow the directions in this document* to pay school fees, buy yearbooks, rent lockers, and get your schedule. Then, JW Mitchell High School is excited to offer Open House / Orientation Day on August 5th. No more standing in long lines to make payments and get schedules! This should help our Mustangs become familiar with the school campus, and meet teachers, counselors, and administrators in a more timely fashion. You will have an opportunity to learn how to get involved and stay connected while visiting our campus at your leisure. The entire orientation process should take less than 15 minutes!

9th Graders and New Mustangs

For our new students to JW Mitchell High School, including our 9th graders, we ask that you follow the directions below* to pay school fees, buy yearbooks, rent lockers, and get your schedule, especially if you did not do so during 9th grade MustangU Orientation. On Friday, August 5th we invite you to come back to our campus and find where your classes are so that you feel comfortable on the first day of school!


When students and families arrive to campus, you can walk around campus and follow your schedules. On each teacher’s door there will be a QR Code that will lead to a website that includes a Welcome Video from the Teacher and the Class Supply List. After you have found all of your classes, you have completed the on-campus visit.

Step 1: Activate Your myStudent Parent Portal

  • Create or activate your myStudent parent portal at https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/parents.
  • Once in your myStudent parent account, acknowledge all of the forms that are in your account.
  • Once this is completed, you will be able to see the school fees.
  • Notifications can be set where parents receive emails/texts regarding grades dropping below a certain percentage, missing assignments, and attendance data.
  • If you need assistance with your account, please visit myStudenthelp@pasco.k12.fl.us or the school at 727-774-9200

Step 2: Pay Student Fees

  • To Pay Online: In myStudent, under District and School Announcements, click “Pay Student Fees” or go to https://www.studentquickpay.com/pasco/
  • Click "Activate Parent Account" to create a new account or “Sign in” and enter your email and password
  • A StudentQuickPay screen will pop up. The fees should automatically show on the screen
  • Select/deselect the fees you want to pay for at this time under the "Due Now" and the "Other Items" section.
  • Click on the shopping cart when you are finished and enter your credit card information.
  • Click “submit” and you are done!

Step 3: Find Bus Pass & Class Schedule

  • Check your child’s bus pass. Review your child’s bus information by clicking “Child Info”. Then scroll down to “transportation routes” to verify it is correct. If your child’s bus information is incorrect, call the Transportation Office at (727) 774-4410
  • View your schedule in myStudent by clicking “Class Schedule” on the left side of the screen. Then, visit our school website to virtually meet your teachers, virtually tour our campus, and obtain/download important information. (Do not look at the schedule in the grades area on the front screen as it will not show room numbers, lunch, or online placeholders.)

STEP 4: Meet Your Teachers!

  • Go throughout the school and visit your classrooms! Teachers and staff will be in their rooms to meet you and talk about their classes!
  • If you do not attend, you can download all of the information that you would need here: https://jwmhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/22-23-orientation/
  • When you have completed this, you can go home and enjoy the rest of your summer vacation! We will see you on August 10th!

SCHOOL FEE INFORMATION

What do fees cover or donations go to?Here is an explanation of some of the fees that are often asked about by parents.


  • Class Fees: The Class Fee covers basic expenses that the Class may incur during the school year.
  • PHSC/eSchool Fee: This fee covers the online tools that students use when they are taking an online class.
  • Graduation Fees for the Class of 2023: The Graduation Fee is the fee paid by our Seniors to cover the graduation costs (cap and gown, medallion, diploma, diploma cover, graduation program, and venue).
  • Security Fees: Security Fees help offset costs associated with safety including coverage at events and any materials needed to display expectations and rules.
  • Technology Fee: This covers the technology and applications that we use as a school to support instruction and keep new digital tools in students’ hands.
  • Mustang Excellence Donation: This fee will go to the general donations to JWMHS so that the school’s priorities can be met. Making this donation means that you will also receive a limited edition Mustang Stampede Student Shirt. This shirt design is going to be unique to each school year.
  • Teacher & Staff Appreciation Donation: This fee will go to providing incentives for teachers and staff including meals during Teacher Appreciation Week hosted by our School Advisory Council. Making this donation means that you will also receive Mustang Gear.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Lockers: If you are renting a locker this year, we will assign and distribute them during the first two weeks of school. You can pay for them now and show your receipt when you go to choose your locker.
  • PE Lockers: If you are renting a locker this year, we will assign and distribute them during the first two weeks of school via the PE teacher. You can pay for them now and show your receipt when you go to choose your locker with your PE teacher.
  • Schedule Changes: We have put a form online where students and parents/guardians can request a schedule change (https://tinyurl.com/JWMHSScheduleChange) . Of note, we do not have space in classes to change classes. We have done our best scheduling students. If you put in a request and on the first day of school a change was not made, we were not able to make the change. Please visit our website for more information on under what circumstances we change schedules (https://jwmhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/schedulechange/).
  • Senior Pictures: Please make sure that you contact Gigante Productions to take your Senior Picture so that you will be included in our award-winning Stampede Yearbook. (813) 907-1078 is the contact number and giganteproductions.com is the website.
  • Busses: Check your child’s bus pass. Review your child’s bus information by clicking “Child Info”. Then scroll down to “transportation routes” to verify it is correct. If your child’s bus information is incorrect, call the Transportation Office at (727) 774-4410.
  • Student Parking: Paying for a parking space does not guarantee that you will be assigned a parking space. There is an application process that must be followed. Please make sure that you visit our website to complete the application process. Students MUST have a parking tag to park on campus and every student is assigned their own spot. Enforcement will begin on the first day of school. Make sure that you check myStudent for your parking spot number.
  • Yearbooks: This is the LOWEST price of the year for our award-winning Stampede Yearbook, $75 through the month of August.
  • School Supplies: Each teacher will have his or her own supply lists. However, go to our website and you can see general school supplies that students will need to be successful.

Quick Links

Meet the Faculty and Staff! Watch a video about your teacher and get your class supply lists: https://jwmhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/22-23-orientation/


Login to your Parent Portal and Complete the Forms Required for the New Year: https://pasco.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/index.php?skipSSO


Pay Student Fees or Purchase a Yearbook or Locker: https://www.studentquickpay.com/pasco/


Request the Parent/Guardian Dance Meeting: https://tinyurl.com/JWMHSDanceMtg (see below as well)


Request a Schedule Change: https://tinyurl.com/JWMHSScheduleChange (see below as well)


Purchase Mustang Gear: https://tinyurl.com/JWMHSSpiritStore


Apply for a Free/Reduced Lunch: https://connectplus.pasco.k12.fl.us/do/fns/free-or-reduced-price-meal-application/ (see below as well)


Apply to be a Volunteer: http://pasco.k12.fl.us/comm/page/volunteer (see below as well)


Purchase a Mustang Legacy Brick: https://tinyurl.com/mustanglegacybrick

Parent/Guardian Dance Expectations Meeting

You can request the online option for the Parent/Guardian Dance Meeting by completing the form. If you have already participated in this meeting for another student, fill out the form so that we can assign your child a unique dance number.

Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch

Breakfast & lunch will NOT be free for students starting with the 2022-2023 school year unless they qualify for for free lunch through the application.

Apply to be a Volunteer!

Applications for the new school year are available each July and must be renewed yearly.

2022-2023 Survey Acknowledgment (REQUIRED)

Acknowledge that your student may be asked to voluntarily participate in school-based surveys throughout the year.

Request a Schedule Change

Our master schedule is created based on student requests. If you put in a request and on the first day of school a change is not made, we could not make the change. Please visit our website (https://jwmhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/schedulechange/).

Dual Enrollment Information

If you are taking a Dual Enrollment class at JWMHS or off campus at PHSC/Pasco eSchool, make sure that you've completed your online Dynamic Form, the Online New Student Orientation, as well as the Online Readiness Course (if taking a class online).

Apply for a Parking Tag

Due to recent growth, only Seniors & Juniors will be allowed to apply for a parking tag to park on campus. All parking spots are assigned to students or staff, including in our Grass lot at the main entrance off of Jaguar Trail. Students without a tag are not allowed to drive to school. Please go to https://jwmhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/parking/ to apply. The parking application will be shut down at brief times in order to process applications.

Connect With Us!

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ADMINISTRATION

Principal - Ms. Jessica R. Schultz


9th (Class of 2026) - Ms. Holly Bruns

10th (Class of 2025) - Mrs. Carly Baldwin

11th (Class of 2024) - Mrs. Jill Cortier

12th (Class of 2023) - Mr. Joel Quina

School Counselors

9th (Class of 2026) - Ms. MaryEllen Ruconich

10th (Class of 2025) - Ms. Chandra Harlan

11th (Class of 2024) - Mrs. Haley Hettinga

12th (Class of 2023) - Mr. Jake Crouch

College & Career Planning Specialist

Mrs. Michele Chamberlin


*Includes scholarship information as well as help with the college application process.

SENIOR CORNER

Senior Pictures: Please make sure that you contact Gigante Productions to take your Senior Picture so that you will be included in our award-winning Stampede Yearbook. (813) 907-1078 is the contact number and www.giganteproductions.com is the website.


Mark your calendars now!


  • Prom (location TBD) - April 29, 2023
  • Senior Breakfast - May 25, 2023
  • Graduation Practice - May 24 & 26, 2023
  • Last day of School - May 26, 2023
  • Graduation at USF - June 6, 2023


Senior Dedication Pages in the yearbook can be pre-ordered by going here.