In order to protect the health and safety of employees and students, those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19.  If you answer yes to any of the questions, you should NOT be on a school campus or in a district office.  The screeners are accessible on our Covid-19 Screeners page.  Additional information about COVID-19 can be found in the district’s Covid Daily Report , COVID protocols, and Learning From Home Resource guide.

Here are the highlights from the Weekly School Messenger Call for the Week of April 17th!

Happy Easter and Passover! We hope that everyone had a wonderful three day weekend and that you are ready to come back and finish the year #MustangSTRONG!

Each Friday students should wear blue as we commemorate April as Autism Awareness Month.

MUSTANG ATHLETICS

Congratulations to Boys #MustangLacrosse who won the District Championship this week, defeating Steinbrenner! The Mustangs play this coming week in the Regionals!

As a reminder, all tickets for sporting events must be purchased via GoFan (https://gofan.co/search) and we will not accept paper tickets or screenshots. The ticket must be on your mobile device.

COLLEGE PLANNING

Please come to our College Planning Night, hosted by Mrs. Chamberlin, on Monday, April 18th at 630PM in the Cafeteria!

AROUND OUR CAMPUS

Fencing is still being put up at JWMHS. Unfortunately, this is taking longer than we had hoped. Please be mindful of this as you walk around campus.

SUMMER DUAL ENROLLMENT

The Summer DE online dynamic form should be completed by students and parents at this time and is now waiting for counselor signature. Online Registration through the student PHSC WISE account begins the week of April 27th.

TESTING & THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

We have begun state testing and we encourage you to review the Testing Calendar (https://jwmhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/school-calendars/). We will not be able to hold exams earlier, especially FSA and EOCs tests, and these impact students’ grades. School is in session until May 25th and students should plan on being there through May 25th. Parents, please assist us in this by not scheduling trips and appointments until after May 25th.

SENIORS!

  • Senior families should have received a letter regarding the graduation ceremony to be held on June 11th at 6PM. Please make sure that you read it as there is a lot of important information in this letter, including dates and deadlines that we have reviewed previously.
  • Senior Graduation Practice is on May 23rd and May 25th. This is MANDATORY if you intend on participating in graduation on June 11th. Please do not schedule trips, appointments, or work during school hours as school is in session until May 25th and you must be present to walk.
  • Senior Breakfast will be held on May 24th at 9AM at Spartan Manor for senior students only. This event has a dress code and students must wear their professional best. We will not allow you to enter if you have jeans, shorts, tshirts, or any clothing that is not professional. If you have a question, please ask Mr. Quina or Mrs. Schultz.
  • The Senior Graduation Fee is $100 and can be paid on Rycor/Student Pay. This graduation fee is due on May 25th.
  • Seniors, please start looking around your house, room, and car for items that belong to JWMHS and return them to school to avoid being on the debt list.

We know that the recent announcement regarding bus rides next year is concerning. Please know that we will work with our District Office and each of our families as we work through this. JWMHS does not make this decision, but it is based on the budget Pasco County receives from the State of Florida and staffing issues with the Transportation Department. This is not a decision that was made in haste, but one that will assist with the challenges we are facing financially.

If you have an eSchool placeholder, on campus or off campus, you need to work on those classes on a regular basis. Do not procrastinate as second semester flies by and Seniors will need to have them finished by the end of April if they intend to participate in graduation!

Parking on campus is a privilege and you must have a hangtag and spot to park on campus. Applying for a spot does not guarantee parking. In fact, there is a currently a waiting list for those who want to park. We know that many of you received cars during the last part of the year, but you must have a hangtag to park on campus. This means you must apply to park. If you have not applied, you will not be on the waiting list if a spot opens. Please follow our rules.

Please make sure that you can pass the Covid-19 screener (Student Covid-19 Screener) each morning that is found on our website. If you cannot, please stay home. If you are positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed to someone who is positive for Covid-19, please stay home and contact your administrator so that we can help you with your school work.

Please read the Around the Ranch newsletter this week: (https://www.smore.com/hga57). Please also visit our website and social media to continue to keep up with all of the things going on at JWMHS.

Let’s make more excellence this week in Mustang Nation!

We hope you have a great evening! Thank you for reading!

Go Mustangs!
~ Ms. Schultz

GIVING TO JWMHS

We would truly appreciate any support that you can provide to JWMHS. No amount is too small or too big for our organizations. We are also selling banners that will hang throughout campus. If you are interested in purchasing a banner, please call (727) 774-9202 and we can assist you. And, here are some links to donate on Tuesday. We thank you for your support!

JWMHS Donations – Create an account or use your Pasco account and then scroll down to find the 21-22 JWMHS donation buttons. Organizations such as Band, Orchestra, Scholarships, Athletics, Student & Faculty Incentives, and many more are available.

https://www.studentquickpay.com/pasco/

Baseball Stadium Safety Fundraiser – This fundraiser will go to replacing the backstop fencing so that it is safe for fans when there are foul balls, as well as removing roots that have grown onto the field and replacing it with a warning track. It will also assist with upgrading the facility.

https://app.99pledges.com/fund/JWMHS

Mustang Legacy Bricks – Celebrate the traditions and legacy of JWMHS by purchasing a piece of history. All funds for purchasing a Mustang Legacy Brick will be used for campus improvements, classroom activities, and other school priorities. And, your name will be a permanent part of our campus!

https://jwmhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mustang-legacy-bricks/

Again, thank you for your support of JWMHS and our students, faculty, and organizations. Go Mustangs!