Odyssey of the Mind Teams head to WORLDS!

Please support our Odyssey teams as they work to raise $10,000 in one month. There are several ways you can help:

  • Come to our Mother’s Day Gift and Rummage Sale at MHS on 5/10 from 9am – 3pm in the MHS green parking lot.
  • Rent your own space or vendor spot at the sale. You keep your own proceeds. Contact: danaco2@verizon.net
  • Donate items to the team to sell at the rummage sale. Contact: obie22002@yahoo.com
  • Spread the word of the sale to others you know who may want to come or participate.
  • Make a tax deductible donation to the team through our bookkeeper, Janet Mendieta. Write Odyssey in the subject line.

Thank you so much for your support!

Here are the team members headed to the World Finals:
SECOND PLACE in the state and GOING TO WORLDS!! – Problem 3: It’s How We Rule
Evan Murdoch         10th Grade         JW Mitchell High
Gina Cilluffo         10th Grade         JW Mitchell High
Alexa Rosenberg         10th Grade         JW Mitchell High
Alexander Southby         10th Grade         JW Mitchell High
Baylee Bolden         10th Grade         JW Mitchell High
Amanda Pagnoni         9th Grade         JW Mitchell High
John Winn         10th Grade         JW Mitchell High

THIRD PLACE in the state   and GOING TO WORLDS!! – Problem 1: Driver’s Test
Jackie Freitas         10th Grade         JW Mitchell High
Samantha Wills         11th Grade         JW Mitchell High
Evan Roberson         10th Grade         JW Mitchell High
Ashley Tischhauser         9th Grade         JW Mitchell High
Joseph Lamar         10th Grade         JW Mitchell High
Caitlin Freitas         8th Grade         Seven Springs Middle

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5th Annual College & Career Readiness Fair on 4/26 at 10AM at JWMHS

Prepare for your future beyond high school! US Congressman Gus Bilirakis is hosting the 5th Annual College & Career Readiness Fair at JWMHS on April 26th from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.

There will be resources available to help you learn how to plan and pay for college, as well as industry leaders to show you how to prepare for a high paying job in the industry of your choice.

Workshops will be held on admissions and financial aid, military service academics, resume writing, and interviewing skills.

RSVP by contacting the office of Congressman Gus Bilirakis at www.bilirakis.house.gov or calling (727) 232-2921.

2014 Bilirakis College Fair Flyer Approved

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At(track)ted to change By Gabriella Gopie

Track and Field consists of acquiring endurance, perseverance, and agility. Students such as Gabrielle Martin (’17) change their field events mid season having to adapt to all of the new skill changes.

“I was afraid to try pole vaulting, but my friend encouraged me to try something new. I ended up falling in love with it,” Martin said.

If students want to change their field events, they speak with their coach to determine their eligibility for the event. Students not only prepare physically for their new events, but also mentally.

“Physically I do a lot of stretching and running to keep fit for my specific event, 300 meter hurdles. Mentally, I try to tell myself before my event to try my best and with practice I’ll get better,” Nurah Koney-Laryea (’17) said.

Coaches can even change students out of their preferred event if it could benefit the team. Sometimes making those split second decisions can either make or break how a student preforms on and off the track.

“During a race you just have to do what is right and what can get achieved. It benefits me because at the end of the day I feel more confident knowing that I made the correct decision,” Koney-Laryea said.

Athletes have to adapt to changes with expectations to perform well under any circumstance. Track members with a sudden change of heart need to endure many obstacles, but they understand the part of the sport. Athletes like Martin and Koney-Laryea rely on their positive attitudes to overcome these obstacles and make for themselves and their team a successful season.

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Support Resources for Dealing with Loss and Tragedy

It is always our intent to keep you informed of events that impact our school community. Today, we are sad to report the tragic death of one of our current students, Tristen Daniels, a senior, who died by suicide yesterday. This tragic death was investigated by local law enforcement. We are grieving the loss of this student and would like to offer our heartfelt condolences and school’s assistance to help all Mustangs and their families deal with this loss.

The District’s Crisis Intervention Team has joined our campus today to offer support to our students. We also want to provide information to you regarding how your student may react. Below are links that can provide support.

Please review this information if you feel as though your child may experience grief or react to this tragedy.

http://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/how-to-help-a-grieving-teen/

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/deathgrief.pdf

Please let us know if your child needs additional support by contacting the school.

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Science National Honor Society

SciNHS Application

Spring 2014 Application-due to Mr. Braddy by Monday, April 21st, 3:15 pm

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Student Council 2014-15

Student Council Application 2014-2015

Due to Mr. Braddy by Monday, April 21, 3PM with parent signature!

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SHREK: The Musical – April 10th through 13th!

Shrek Poster 1.3 copy

 

J.W. Mitchell High School Drama will be presenting the musical, SHREK: THE MUSICAL. The productions will be performed at Pasco Schools Center For The Arts At River Ridge on Thursday, April 10th, Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., also Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The ticket price for all shows is $12.00 and tickets are available at the box office on the day of show ONLY. Advance tickets will be sold by members of the cast and at the J.W. Mitchell High School Administrative Office for $10.00. Preferred seating (front rows / center section) is $15.00.

SHREK: THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage.

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.

Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK: THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

The cast of SHREK: THE MUSICAL includes Jeff Schoonmaker as the “Shrek,” Kara Doyle as “Fiona,” Tyler Curry as “Donkey,” Austin Gresham as “King Farquaad,” Kelly Cavender as “Gingy,” Miranda Miller as “Momma Bear,” Duvan Aaron as “Pappa Bear,” Xuan Tran as “Baby Bear,” Danny Dunderman as “Pinocchio,” and Alexis Black as “The Dragon.” The cast also features Mr. Darryl Huling as the “The Big Bad Wolf,” Ryan Sell as “Baby Shrek,” and Casey Kerns as “Young Fiona.”

The show is produced by Mr. David O’Hara, with direction, musical direction, and choreography by William Garon. Original costumes will be by Ms. Darlene Widner, and, as with past J.W. Mitchell productions, the National Tour quality settings will be rented from Grosh Backdrops & Drapery. The show will feature a cast of 50, with an 18 piece LIVE orchestra conducted by Mr. Joel Quina.

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