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School News

FSA Writing Testing Dates

It is time for the FSA Writing Exams.
9th Grade students will test on February 27 & 28.
10th Grade students will test on March 1 & 2.
FSA Writing Retakes will be on March 3.
FSA Writing Make Up day will be on March 8.

Please mark your calendar with the correct testing information. If you have any questions, please call the front office at 352-524-5500.

Pirate Curriculum Night

Please join us for Pirate Curriculum Night on Thursday, February 16, 2017
from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Activity will begin in the Gym. See attached for more information.

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Holiday Dress Up Days

Staff and Students, please join us for Holiday Dress Up Days starting Wednesday, December 14th. Click link below for information.

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AVID Family Holiday Night

AVID is hosting a Family Holiday Night on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 5:30 a.m. in the Commons Area. Please bring a snack to share and we will provide hot coca and cider!

AVID 5K Walk/Run

Please join us on February 4, 2016 for our annual AVID 5K Walk/Run. The event will be held on PHS school grounds and starts at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $15 per participant and $10 for each member of a Team. Sign up by December 16th to get a T-Shirt. You can register at www.active.com. All proceeds will benefit the PHS AVID Program. Like us on FaceBook!

2016 Quarter 1 Newsletter

Attached is the Quarter 1 Newsletter.

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PSAT

The PSAT will be administered on November 2, 2016 at PHS for all 10th graders and the 11th graders who signed up.
The following calculators are approved to use on the test.

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My Pasco Connect - Available August 29th

Parents and students, My Pasco Connect will be available to you on August 29th. Click here to sign up.

Health Inspection Report May 2016

Click below to view the health inspection report for May 2016

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PHS Receives Golden School Award 2015/2016

PHS Receives Golden School Award for 2015/2016. Way to go Pasco!

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Remind 101 - New Communication Tool

New Communication Tool!

Want to receive text messages and email updates about important PHS information?
To sign up for the Pasco High School notifications, please visit https://www.remind101.com/join/pascoh

What is Remind 101?

What makes Remind 101 Safe?

Click here for directions in Spanish.

Phone Messages

Phone Message 2/26/17

Phone Message 2/26/17

Attention Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors, last week you should have had the opportunity to select your courses for next year. If you did not, please make sure to see your guidance counselor to schedule a time to select your courses. This is the last week before course cards are finalized!

FSA Writes testing begins tomorrow. Please check with your student to ensure they are aware of their testing date/location/and time. If they have any questions, they can see Mr. Brown or check the list posted on the IRC or Cafeteria.
  
Seniors, Cap and Gown orders are due by 3/1/17 to avoid a late fee. See Ms. Edwards to order yours. Also, if you are interested in taking a part in cap and gown photos, they are this Friday, March 3rd during all lunches. All honor grads are expected to show up and take their picture in order to be in the special honor grad section of the yearbook yet everyone is welcome to participate.

On March 6th and 7th, Pasco High School will be undergoing a wireless upgrade. Our service will be intermittent during this time.

Have a great evening!

Phone Message 2/19/17

Phone Message 2/19/17

Attention Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors, believe it or not, it is that time of year to start planning for next year. This week you will be going to the computer lab during your English class to select your courses for next year. Please make sure to have your draft course card completed prior. If you do not have an English class on campus, you will need to see your guidance counselor to schedule a time to select your courses.

Seniors, Cap and Gown orders are due by 3/1/17 to avoid a late fee. See Ms. Edwards to order yours.

This is a reminder for students and parents that tutoring is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at Pasco High School from 2-2:40. Tutoring is offered in all core subject areas and the locations can be found in the cafeteria. Please encourage your student to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Have a great evening!

Message for January 9, 2016

Students will receive their 2nd quarter/1st semester report card on Tuesday, January 17th.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow and starting second semester Pirate strong.

Thank you!

Dual Enrollment for Juniors & Seniors

This message is for upcoming juniors and seniors who are interested in Dual Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year. This year we will do our Dual Enrollment meetings at Pasco High School by appointment prior to the actual registration at Pasco Hernando State College. Students and/or parents can come to PHS to pick up their Dual Enrollment information packets and choose appointment times starting Monday July 25th. Please remember that a 3.0 GPA is required along with passing test scores on the PERT/ACT/SAT. The actual appointments with counselors will begin July 27th and continue into the first week of August depending on the counselor you are seeing. These appointments are only to help the students complete the paperwork and have everything ready to go when they go to PHSC to register. August 3rd is the first day for seniors to register for PHSC classes and August 4th is the first day for juniors to register for PHSC classes. Remember, the actual class registration happens at PHSC, not at PHS, so the date and time of the appointment with the counselors at PHS is not crucial. More information can be found on the PHS website at: phs.pasco.k12.fl.us/dual-enrollment or on the PHSC website at: phsc.edu/schedule.
Thank you and have a great evening!

August 28th Phone Message

Phone Message for 8/28/16

Good afternoon Pirate Families, this is Kari Kadlub calling with this week’s announcements. Please make sure to listen to this message in its entirety.

Open House:
This years Open House will be on September 12th from 6pm to 8pm. The event will begin in the gym. If you are a senior parent, we will be having a senior meeting prior to Open House in the IRC at 5:15pm.

Tutoring:
PHS we will offer tutoring for Math, Science, Social Studies, English, and Reading every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-2:40 p.m. The locations of tutoring will be posted in the cafeteria every Monday for students to reference. Students must report to their tutoring locations by 2:05 p.m. to be admitted. Please encourage your student to take advantage of this great opportunity.

PERT:
The PERT exam will be offered at PHS once a month beginning on September 1st. Students can sign up to take the PERT for Dual Enrollment purposes and also to earn an Algebra 1 EOC concordant score. To sign up for the PERT for please see Mrs. Benke at the back guidance desk. RSVPs for the first test administration must be turned in by tomorrow.

Pirate Expeditions Club:
Want to spend Spring Break in Italy with the Pirate Expeditions Club? There will be an information meeting Wednesday, August 31st, 6:30pm at IHOP. See Ms. Reed in room 4-202 for more details.

Class of 2020:
Freshman C/O 2020 Shirts on are sale in Mrs. Virgens room for $10. Make sure you have your shirt before our first pep rally!

Student Football Passes:
Student Home Football game passes for all 6 home games are available for students of Pasco High only for $15 for all 6 games. At the gate on game night tickets are $5 each game. See Mrs. Calcaterra in building 6 room 019 upstairs during lunch Wed., Thur. or Fri. for tickets

HOSA Club:
HOSA Club meeting in Mrs. Wilson’s room 813 on September 1st from 2pm to 2:15pm.

Odyssey of the Mind:
Any student interested in being in Odyssey of the Mind meet in Mrs. Wilson’s room 813 on Tuesday, August 30 from 2pm-2:45.

Girls Weightlifting:
Anyone interested in being on the girl’s weightlifting this season should attend an informational meeting and pre-season conditioning at 2:15 on Monday, August 29th. Please contact Coach Tejada in room 16-508 if you have questions.

Message from your SRO:
Officer McDougal wants to remind his students to BUCKLE UP, DON’T TEXT & DRIVE and SLOW DOWN!! Please drive RESPONSIBLY & SAFE!! Thank You!

Breakfast:
Just a reminder, every student on campus is eligible to receive free breakfast every day. Just report to the cafeteria prior to the start of first period.

Thank you for listening to this message. If you or your student has any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us. Everyone have a great evening and I am looking forward to a wonderful 3rd week.

Phone Message - Sept 5th

Hermine:
I hope everyone weathered the storm and is ready to return to school tomorrow. Thank you to everyone for their flexibility during the storm and the closing of school.

Open House:
Due to the storms and the closing of school, Open House has been rescheduled for Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6pm. We will also be having the Senior Parent meeting that night starting at 5:15pm.

Dual Enrollment:
PHSC has made some changes that are going to possibly make an affect on our students. Summer Dual Enrollment will no longer be an option for students in grades 9-11, or continuing 12th grade students. Graduating seniors may participate in summer coursework as a non-DE student by accessing the available credit-banking opportunity. If you have any questions regarding this change please contact PHSC at (352) 567-6701.

PSAT:
All 10th grade students will take the PSAT NMSQT on November 2nd at Pasco High School. The purpose of this test is to measure readiness for college, access scholarships, and practice for the SAT. The district covers the fee for this test. 9th and 11th grade students can pay to the take the PSAT if they are interested. The fee for the PSAT for 9th grade students is $10 and the fee for 11th grade students is $15. Students can begin reserving their spots on September 6th at all lunches and this will last until September 16th. Students should bring cash or a check made payable to Pasco High School. 11th graders who reserve a spot will test on November 2nd and 9th graders will test on November 9th. Please contact Mrs. Del Valle with any questions.

Night School:
Night school starts September 8th, please see your counselor Tuesday, if you think you are behind in credits and need to sign up.

MyStudent:
This year the district has implemented a new attendance and grading system. The old system called eSembler is not longer active. The new system is called MyStudent. At this time, the new system is ready for parents and students to sign-up and activate their accounts. In order to do this, please visit the District School Board of Pasco County website and click on the parents tab. Once on the parent page, there will be a link on the right side that states “check grades/attendance.” This will walk you through the registration process.

September 11, 2016 Message

Open House:
Open House has been rescheduled for Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6pm. We will also be having the Senior Parent meeting that night starting at 5:15pm.

Dual Enrollment:
PHSC has made some changes that are going to possibly make an affect on our students. Summer Dual Enrollment will no longer be an option for students in grades 9-11, or continuing 12th grade students. Graduating seniors may participate in summer coursework as a non-DE student by accessing the available credit-banking opportunity. If you have any questions regarding this change please contact PHSC at (352) 567-6701.

PSAT:
All 10th grade students will take the PSAT NMSQT on November 2nd at Pasco High School. The purpose of this test is to measure readiness for college, access scholarships, and practice for the SAT. The district covers the fee for this test. 9th and 11th grade students can pay to the take the PSAT if they are interested. The fee for the PSAT for 9th grade students is $10 and the fee for 11th grade students is $15. Students can begin reserving their spots on September 6th at all lunches and this will last until September 16th. Students should bring cash or a check made payable to Pasco High School. 11th graders who reserve a spot will test on November 2nd and 9th graders will test on November 9th. Please contact Mrs. Del Valle with any questions.

Senior Pictures:
Seniors must be photographed by Gigante to be in the yearbook. Call (813) 907-1078 to book a time. The sitting fee is $15, which includes formal & personality poses. Save gas money and tell Gigante that you want to book a day on PHS campus, 11/3 or 11/10. Final deadline for Senior photos December 1. Senior quotes must be submitted by November 5. The Google doc is online at the PHS website under the Senior Class of 2017 tab & Yearbook Tab.

Night School:
Night School starts on Tuesday, September 13th. It runs Tuesday/Thursday September 13th-December 15th, from 2:45-4:45. Transportation is not provided. Night School is only for students who have failed classes and therefore need to make up credits-Priority is given to Juniors and Seniors. Counselors have already been signing students up. You will know if your student has signed up if they bring home a parental permission form that must be signed and returned, in order for a student to attend. If you have questions please contact your student’s counselor.

Suicide Prevention Month:
September is Suicide Prevention Month. This Friday we are promoting suicide awareness and prevention by wearing yellow, so please plan to wear yellow on Friday. We will also have a table set out on Friday during lunches with lifesavers and yellow ribbons. Teachers will be provided suicide information resources in their boxes for additional support for students. Please join us in these suicide awareness and prevention efforts.

Drop Off-Pick-Up
No students are allowed to be dropped off or picked up on Ag lane before or after school. This is an active loading and unloading zone for busses.

Progress Reports:
Students will receive their Progress Reports on Friday, September 16th. Please take some time to review your student’s grades. If you would like to set up a parent/teacher conference, please just contact the school. Also, do not forget that we have a new online grade and attendance program this year. Please visit the website for more information on setting up an account.

ASVAB:
The ASVAB test will be given on Wednesday, September 14th. If interested in taking the ASVAB, sign up in the CRC with Mrs. Edwards.

College Night:
On Tuesday, September 13th at 6:00pm, there is a College Night at PHSC. There will be numerous different colleges on hand to discuss admissions and college programs.

September 19th Message

Phone Message 9/19/16

Open House:
I would like to thank everyone who was able to come to Open House! I hope you enjoyed meeting your student’s teachers and touring our campus. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Dual Enrollment:
PHSC has made some changes that are going to possibly make an affect on our students. Summer Dual Enrollment will no longer be an option for students in grades 9-11, or continuing 12th grade students. Graduating seniors may participate in summer coursework as a non-DE student by accessing the available credit-banking opportunity. If you have any questions regarding this change please contact PHSC at (352) 567-6701.

Senior Pictures:
Seniors must be photographed by Gigante to be in the yearbook. Call (813) 907-1078 to book a time. The sitting fee is $15, which includes formal & personality poses. Save gas money and tell Gigante that you want to book a day on PHS campus, 11/3 or 11/10. Final deadline for Senior photos December 1. Senior quotes must be submitted by November 5. The Google doc is online at the PHS website under the Senior Class of 2017 tab & Yearbook Tab.

Drop Off-Pick-Up
No students are allowed to be dropped off or picked up on Ag lane before or after school. This is an active loading and unloading zone for busses.

Progress Reports:
Students received their Progress Reports on Friday, September 16th. Please take some time to review your student’s grades. If you would like to set up a parent/teacher conference, please just contact the school. Also, do not forget that we have a new online grade and attendance program this year. Please visit the website for more information on setting up an account.

PERT:
The PERT will be administered again at PHS on October 6th at 2 p.m. If your student would like to sign up for the PERT for Algebra 1 concordant score or Dual Enrollment purposes please have them see Mrs. Benke at the back guidance desk or their guidance counselor to pick up a letter. RSVP slips must be turned into Mrs. Benke at the back guidance desk no later than September 29th.

Girls Soccer Conditioning:
Girls Soccer conditioning begins on Monday, September 19th, at 4:30pm.

Phone Message September 25th

Softball:
Interested in trying out for the 2016-2017 softball team? Please come to the informational meeting next Wednesday September 28th @ 2:05 in Coach Brown’s room 17-611.

Freshman Fundraiser:
C/O 2020 is having a Yankee Candle Fundraiser. Help support our Freshman Class by placing an order today with any Freshman or go online our school website on the c/o 2020 page to place an online order.

Homecoming:
Homecoming week is quickly approaching. Homecoming events will begin on Tuesday, October 18th and continue through Saturday, October 22nd. The spirit days are as follows: Tuesday, Merica (wear your red, white, and blue), Wednesday is Work Wednesday (wear the attire of your future occupation), Thursday is Tacky Day (wear your tackiest outfit you can create), Friday is Pirate Spirit Day/Red Out (wear as much RED as you can find). The parade will be Thursday evening at 6pm. The dance will be Saturday night beginning at 7pm. If your student is wanting to bring a student from another school they must pick-up and complete a guest form. Homecoming Guest Forms are available from Mrs. Benke at Guidance or Mrs. Roberts in the IRC. Guests must be approved before buying homecoming tickets. Middle school students or anyone over the age of 21 will not be considered. Guest forms are to be turned into Guidance no later than October 19th.

PERT:
The PERT will be administered again at PHS on October 6th at 2 p.m. If your student would like to sign up for the PERT for Algebra 1 concordant score or Dual Enrollment purposes please have them see Mrs. Benke at the back guidance desk or their guidance counselor to pick up a letter. RSVP slips must be turned into Mrs. Benke at the back guidance desk no later than September 29th.

PSAT:
There are 17 spots left for the 9th grade PSAT. The fee for the PSAT for 9th grade students is $10. Students who want to sign up should see Mrs. Del Valle or Mrs. Plummer. Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Students should bring cash or a check made payable to Pasco High School. Please contact Mrs. Del Valle with any questions.

Spring Break:
Would you like to spend Spring Break in ITALY? The Pirate Expeditions Club will host the next information meeting on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30pm at IHOP in Dade City. See Ms. Reed in room 4-202 for more details.

Senior Pictures:
Seniors must be photographed by Gigante to be in the yearbook. Call (813) 907-1078 to book a time. The sitting fee is $15, which includes formal & personality poses. Save gas money and tell Gigante that you want to book a day on PHS campus, 11/3 or 11/10. Final deadline for Senior photos December 1. Senior quotes must be submitted by November 5. The Google doc is online at the PHS website under the Senior Class of 2017 tab & Yearbook Tab.

Drop off-Pick up:
Parents, we need your help. If you pick-up and/or drop-off your student, please make sure you are using the front car loop only. It is extremely dangerous to use any other location. Additionally, make sure that you are not using the parking lot area in the front of the school as a drop-off/pick-up area. We have parents attending meetings along with other guests at the start and end of the school day. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Progress Monitoring:
Do not forget that we have a new online grade and attendance program this year. Please visit the website for more information on setting up an account. It is crucial to make sure that you and your student have an account to monitor progress on a continuous basis.

Phone Message October 2nd

Homecoming:
Homecoming week is quickly approaching. Homecoming events will begin on Tuesday, October 18th and continue through Saturday, October 22nd. The spirit days are as follows: Tuesday, Merica (wear your red, white, and blue), Wednesday is Work Wednesday (wear the attire of your future occupation), Thursday is Tacky Day (wear your tackiest outfit you can create), Friday is Pirate Spirit Day/Red Out (wear as much RED as you can find). The parade will be Thursday evening at 6pm. The dance will be Saturday night beginning at 8pm. If your student wants to bring a student from another school they must pick-up and complete a guest form. Homecoming Guest Forms are available from Mrs. Benke at Guidance or Mrs. Roberts in the IRC. Guests must be approved before buying homecoming tickets. Middle school students or anyone over the age of 21 will not be considered. Guest forms are to be turned into Guidance no later than October 19th.

Picture Retakes:
Picture Retakes are Tuesday, October 4th, on the Gym stage, during all lunches. Do not go during class, only your lunch period. Retakes are ONLY for students & staff who missed the original picture day. If you want retakes because you did not like your photos you must either return the original photos to the photographer on retake day or purchase a new photo package.

Financial Aid Night:
Juniors and seniors – Plan to attend Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, 10/5 at 6 pm in the IRC. A representative from Florida Student Financial Aid will be here to answer questions on the FAFSA, Scholarships and financial aid process.

Drop off-Pick up:
Parents, we need your help. If you pick-up and/or drop-off your student, please make sure you are using the front car loop only. It is extremely dangerous to use any other location. Additionally, make sure that you are not using the parking lot area in the front of the school as a drop-off/pick-up area. We have parents attending meetings along with other guests at the start and end of the school day. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Progress Monitoring:
As we approach the end of quarter 1, please do not forget that we have a new online grade and attendance program this year. Please visit the website for more information on setting up an account. It is crucial to make sure that you and your student have an account to monitor progress on a continuous basis.

Phone Message October 19th

Report Cards:
This past Friday, October 14th, concluded quarter 1. Students will be receiving their report cards on Monday, October 24th. Please take some time to review your student’s progress. If you would like to set up a parent/teacher conference, please call the school at 352-524-5500 and ask for guidance. If you would like to monitor your student’s progress on a more frequent basis than waiting for progress reports and report cards, please visit the PHS website for more information on setting up a MyStudent account.

Science Fair:
Science Fair Project time has arrived at PHS. If your student is interested in participating in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Feb 4th, 2017 for a chance to win valuable prizes and recognition, you must start planning and experimenting now. Please have your student speak with their Science teacher, or Ms Maddaloni in Rm.15-204, for information and to pickup your science fair project information packets. Science boards are available from Ms. Maddaloni. Topics must be approved before starting your project.

Fundraiser:
Just a reminder, the Freshman Yankee Candle Fundraiser is still available online till December. You can order by going on the PHS website under C/O 2020 page to place an online order. Thank you for your support.

Homecoming:
Homecoming week is here. Homecoming events will begin on Tuesday, October 18th and continue through Saturday, October 22nd. The spirit days are as follows: Tuesday, Merica (wear your red, white, and blue), Wednesday is Work Wednesday (wear the attire of your future occupation), Thursday is Tacky Day (wear your tackiest outfit you can create), Friday is Pirate Spirit Day/Red Out (wear as much RED as you can find). The parade will be Thursday evening at 6pm. The dance will be Saturday night beginning at 8pm.
Need a dress or suit for Homecoming? See Ms. Edwards in the CRC to visit the Pirate Angel Room.

Tutoring:
This is a reminder for students and parents that tutoring is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at Pasco High School from 2-2:40. Tutoring is offered in all core subject areas and the locations can be found in the cafeteria. Please encourage your student to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Cambridge:
Do you know someone interested in applying for the Cambridge Programme for the 2017-2018 school year? Information on how to apply can be found on the Pasco High School website. We also have three upcoming parent informational nights. The nights will take place on October 25th in the Pasco Middle School Auditorium, November 1st in the Weightman Middle School cafeteria, and November 15th in the John Long Middle School Cafeteria. All three events will begin at 6 p.m.

PSAT
All 10th grade students are automatically signed up to take the PSAT on November 2nd at PHS. Parents have the option of opting their 10th grade student out of taking this exam. To do this please visit the PHS website and click on the PSAT banner to access the opt out letter. If you would like to opt your student out, print and sign the opt out letter and return it to Mrs. Benke at the back guidance desk no later than October 21st. If you are unable to print the letter paper copies will be available at the back guidance desk.

October 23, 2016

Thank you to everyone for a great 2016 Homecoming week. We are extremely proud of our students’ engagement and Pirate Pride displayed throughout the week.

Red Ribbon Week is October 24-31. Each day has a drug free theme. Please join us in celebrating Red Ribbon week. M-10/24: Put a Cap on Drugs Day (Hat day) T-10/25: Put a Sock on Drugs Day (Wear tackiest Socks, mismatch, etc.) W-10/26- Be on a Drug Free Team Day (wear favorite Sports team Jersey or gear) TH-10/27 Shade Out Drugs Day (Wear Sunglasses) F-10/28 Wear RED Day (Cover campus in RED on Friday!)

Mark your calendars for the week of 10/31-11/4. PHS will participate in a statewide/district-wide campaign to identify and apply for technical school, colleges and/or universities. Colleges and technical schools from around the area will be on campus to answer your questions regarding programs and requirements. See Ms. Edwards for details. Also, to those who have applied and received their acceptance letters: Congratulations! Be sure to stop by the CRC to sign the board.

Girls Basketball Tryouts will begin Monday October 24th from 4:30 to 6pm. You must have a physical and have completed the required concussion course in order to participate. Any questions/concerns please see Coach Broner in Bldg 17 room 602.

Boys Basketball tryouts begin October 31st at 2:45 pm in the gym. Athletes must have a current physical on file to tryout. Stop by 4-205, Coach Webb’s room, if you have any questions.

Wrestling practice begins on Mon. November 7th at 2:15 p.m. after school in the gym. There are no try – outs. If you never wrestled before and want to learn how to become a champion, be there. Make sure you have your FHSAA Physical form completed, and also your district participation Fee.

Seniors interested in attending Saint Leo University should see Ms. Edwards. They will be on campus 11/8/2016 for an “Instant Admittance Day”.

Seniors: The deadline to submit senior quotes for the yearbook is just around the corner on November 5. Find the link to your senior quote & survey on the PHS website under the Yearbook tab or the c/o 2017 tab. See Mrs. Wallace in 16-509, if you have any questions.
Seniors, you must be photographed by Gigante BEFORE Winter Break, or you will NOT be in the 2017 yearbook. Call Gigante & book your appointment ASAP at (813) 907-1078

10-24 is the Sheriff’s Office code for “send help quickly”. Today, on 10-24 we would like to remind police officers and Sheriff’s Deputies that we are behind them as they protect our communities. We honor them and their families today and we are reminded that they sometime sacrifice their lives for us. So, if you see Officer McDougall today, take a minute to say “thank you”! “Thank you McDougall!!’

FBLA Club is selling customized pirate hot/cold tumblers for $20. Only available till November 4th.

Pirates – The NJROTC “Pirate Company” will be competing in the 13th Annual Iron Bear Challenge at Central High in Brooksville on October 29th. Show your school spirit and learn the things we at NJROTC do, besides shouting and push up and help us bring home the Spirit Award for the 3rd year in a row and if we win the whole event,

This is a reminder for students and parents that tutoring is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at Pasco High School from 2-2:40. Tutoring is offered in all core subject areas and the locations can be found in the cafeteria. Please encourage your student to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Do you know someone interested in applying for the Cambridge Programme for the 2017-2018 school year? information on how to apply can be found on the Pasco High School website. We also have three upcoming parent informational nights. The nights will take place on October 25th in the Pasco Middle School Auditorium, November 1st in the Weightman Middle School cafeteria, and November 15th in the John Long Middle School Cafeteria. All three events will begin at 6 p.m.

All 10th grade students are automatically signed up to take the PSAT on November 2nd at PHS. Parents have the option of opting their 10th grade student out of taking this exam. To do this please visit the PHS website and click on the PSAT banner to access the opt out letter. If you would like to opt your student out, print and sign the opt out letter and return it to Mrs. Benke at the back guidance desk no later than October 21st. If you are unable to print the letter paper copies will be available at the back guidance desk.

The PERT will be administered again at PHS on November 3rd at 2 p.m. in room 4-106. To sign up please see Mrs. Benke at the back guidance desk. RSVP forms are due by October 28th.

Attention 9, 10, and 11th grade students taking the PSAT. If you would like to use a calculator on the “calculator math portion” of the exam you must bring your OWN calculator. All questions can be solved without a calculator, but a scientific or graphing calculator is recommended. For a list of approved calculators visit the PHS website or ask your English teacher.

October 30th Phone Message


Thank you to everyone for their participation during Red Ribbon Week.

This week we continue to celebrate with our 2016 College Week. PHS will participate in a statewide/districtwide campaign to identify and apply for technical school, colleges and/or universities. Colleges and technical schools from around the area will be on campus to answer your questions regarding programs and requirements. See Ms. Edwards for details. Also, to those Seniors who have applied and received their acceptance letters: Congratulations! Be sure to stop by the CRC to sign the board.

Seniors interested in attending Saint Leo University should see Ms. Edwards. They will be on campus 11/8/2016 for an “Instant Admittance Day”.

USF will visit PHS on Monday, 11/7 during 4th period. Sign up in the CRC.

Boys Basketball tryouts begin October 31st at 2:45 pm in the gym. Athletes must have a current physical on file to tryout. Stop by 4-205, Coach Webb’s room, if you have any questions.

Wrestling practice begins on Mon. November 7th at 2:15 p.m. after school in the gym. There are no try – outs. If you never wrestled before and want to learn how to become a champion, be there. Make sure you have your FHSAA Physical form completed. And also your District participation Fee.

FBLA Club is selling customized pirate hot/cold tumbler for $20. Only available till November 4th.

Attention 10th graders and 11th graders who signed up to take the PSAT. You will be testing on November 2nd. You should have been notified by your English teacher of your testing location but locations are also posted outside of the IRC. Please report to your testing location when the bell rings for first period on November 2nd. Remember to bring your own calculator if you would like to use one. You can get a list of approved calculators from your English teacher.

Congratulations to the “Band of Pirates” for their great performance in their marching band competition this weekend.

Congratulations to the Pirate Company NJROTC who stormed the Iron Bear Challenge this past weekend by placing in trophy positions in six team events, carrying home the spirit award for the 3rd year running and, for the first time in the IBC 13 year history, placing in the top 5 teams among the 19, much larger, competitive JROTC teams. Bravo Zulu Pirate Company! Fantastic Job Guys!

This is a reminder for students and parents that tutoring is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at Pasco High School from 2-2:40. Tutoring is offered in all core subject areas and the locations can be found in the cafeteria. Please encourage your student to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Do you know someone interested in applying for the Cambridge Programme for the 2017-2018 school year? information on how to apply can be found on the Pasco High School website. We also have two upcoming parent informational nights. The nights will take place on November 1st in the Weightman Middle School cafeteria, and November 15th in the John Long Middle School Cafeteria. All events will begin at 6 p.m.

The PERT will be administered again at PHS on November 3rd at 2 p.m. in room 4-106. To sign up please see Mrs. Benke at the back guidance desk. RSVP forms are due by October 28th.

This message is for current sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in Dual Enrollment for Spring of 2017. Students can pick up their Dual Enrollment information packets and choose appointment times starting Monday October 31st at the back guidance desk. Please remember that a 3.0 GPA is required along with passing test scores on the PERT/ACT/SAT. The actual appointments with counselors will begin November 14th and continue after Thanksgiving Break. These appointments are only to help the students complete the paperwork and have everything ready to go when they go to PHSC to register. November 30th is the first day for seniors to register for PHSC classes, December 1st is the first day for juniors to register for PHSC classes and December 2nd is the first day for Sophomores. Remember, the actual class registration happens at PHSC, not at PHS, so the date and time of the appointment with the counselors at PHS is not crucial.

Weekly Announcements 11/6/16

Seniors interested in attending Saint Leo University should see Ms. Edwards. They will be on campus 11/8/2016 for an “Instant Admittance Day”.

Attention current sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in Dual Enrollment for Spring of 2017. You can pick your Dual Enrollment information packets and choose appointment times starting Monday October 31st at the back guidance desk. Please remember that a 3.0 GPA is required along with passing test scores on the PERT/ACT/SAT. The actual appointments with counselors will begin November 14th and continue after Thanksgiving Break.

The Class of 2018 is having fundraiser selling Barbecue Pork dinner tickets, for eight dollars a ticket. The barbecue is on Saturday, November 12 at the Dade City Moose Lodge. All tickets will go towards the 2016-2017 Prom.

There will be a meeting on November 9th at 2:00pm in Mr. Charlick’s room, building 16-504, for any girls interested in playing tennis this spring. *insert intense voice here* And remember, to tennis players love means nothing.

USF will visit Monday, November 7th. There has been a time change to 11:30 during 5th period. See Ms. Edwards in the CRC to sign up.

PTSA is having a Pasta Fundraiser. If you are interested, packets are in the front office. Packets are due back to the school on NOV. 15th. There will be a box placed in the office for them to be returned to.
This is a fun fundraiser. There are lots of pasta choices plus soups and chilis. The link to order directly through the site ishttp://www.funpastafundraising.com/shop/pasco-high-school-ptsa

Phone Message 12/11/16

Phone Message 12/11/16

Parents/Guardians, please take some time tonight or tomorrow to review your students grades with them on the MyStudent portal. We are in the last few days of the semester and it is crucial your student is up-to-date with all assignments, tests, and projects. If you and your student have any questions or concerns with the information on MyStudent, please email the teacher(s) ASAP.

Want to get some last minute help with tough concepts prior to taking your exams; do not forget that PHS has free tutoring on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 2pm to 2:40pm. All locations are posted in the cafeteria.

Please mark your calendars for Friday, December 16th through Thursday, December 22nd, as these are the dates for 1st semester exams.

If you were not able to come on out and see the Broadway production of Is He Dead? By Mark Twain last week, no worries! There are two more productions on Monday the 12th and Wednesday the 14th in the gym at 6pm. $5 dollars per ticket. See you there!

Please come run with us! Peace, Love, AVID 5k will be held here on campus February 4th at 8am. Register on Active.com. If you register by Dec. 16th, you will get a free t-shirt!

Seniors don’t forget to submit your senior quotes & survey by Dec. 31. The link is on the PHS website under the yearbook tab.

Want to purchase a business or senior ad in the 2017 yearbook? You must reserve your page before winter break, so we can guarantee your space. See our ad flyer on the PHS website, under the senior tab or yearbook tab for more details. Buy online at yearbookforever.com or see Mrs. Wallace.

Seniors who have already taken their senior photos with Gigante, be sure to log onto your photo session link and select which formal pose and personality pose that you want in the yearbook. If you do not choose, they will Gigante will select the yearbook photos for you.

The due date for the first step in the Science Fair is here. Paper work is due to Ms. Maddaloni, room 15-204, by Monday December 12th, to be accepted for the Pasco County School District Science and Engineering Fair this February.

Any student wanting to do conditioning for track should meet after school at 2:15 by portable 25. Conditioning will be everyday until the season starts. Information letters are at the front office or in portable 25.

PHS is collecting Toys for the Toys for Tots Program. Please bring an unwrapped gift for children ages newborn to 14. The box is in the Administration Building. Distribution will take place Saturday, 12/17. Sign up in the CRC to participate.

Students, starting on Wednesday, December 14th we are going to have some fun with holiday spirit days. Please see the flyer posted on twitter or ask any of your teachers for the dress-up days.

Enjoy your evening and I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

March 26, 2017

Good Evening Pirate Families! I hope everyone had a great Spring Break with lots of rest and relaxation with family and friends. Tomorrow we will start our final quarter of this school year. Students will be receiving their third quarter report cards on Monday, April 3rd. Please take a few minutes and review your student’s progress thus far this semester.

In regards to academics, don’t forget that tutoring is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at Pasco High School from 2-2:40. Tutoring is offered in all core subject areas and the locations can be found in the cafeteria. Please encourage your student to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Attention 9th thru 11th grade students and parents, students have had the opportunity to complete their course requests for next year. On Monday, April 3rd, the students will be receiving copies of their course requests along with an important letter/document. If students would like to make any changes to their course requests, they must complete the enclosed document and return to guidance no later than Monday, April 10th.

Students and Parents, as we start 4th quarter, we also start TESTING. It is crucial that students know their testing dates, locations, and times. FSA Testing begins TUESDAY! The students testing on Tuesday received a personal invitation with their testing information prior to break. If you are not sure if you test tomorrow or not, please see Mr. Brown. Please make sure that you are getting plenty of rest and eating a hearty breakfast. Every student receives free breakfast at Pasco High School.

Students, are you in need of community service? There are many community service opportunities available during the month of April. Please see Ms. Edwards for more information.

Come get “HAPPY” with the C/O 2020. The Freshman class is hosting Fundraiser Night at Happy Cow in Zephyrhills on Monday, April 3rd from 6 to 9 p.m. 20% of sales will be donated to PHS C/O 2020

Mark your calendar for Friday, April 7th. Come out to Jarrett Ford for our annual Spring Drive 4 UR School from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. You can help your student’s club or sports team by completing a test drive and Ford in return will give up to 20 dollars to the club/sport of your choice.