In order to protect the health and safety of employees, staff, and students, all those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 daily. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should NOT be on a school campus or school district office. All three self-screeners – the Student Self-Screener, the Employee Self-Screener, and the Visitor Self-Screener – are accessible from the district’s COVID-19 protocols page and are posted on each school web page.

Good Evening, Mustangs!

Keep working hard, Mustangs! Your report cards will be available on Tuesday, January 11th on myStudent! Please review this with your parents/guardians as there is always opportunities to improve your GPA and earn credits.

Early Release is this Wednesday, January 12th! Please review our new bell schedules for the times for that day (https://jwmhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/wp-content/uploads/jwmhs/2022/01/bellschedules.JAN2122.jpg).

This month we will begin the course selection process for next year. Please save the date for our Course Selection Night on January 31st at 6:30PM at the JWMHS Gym. During RANCH, our students will be reviewing information about course selection, as well as Human Trafficking and Mental Health Issues that are required presentations.

Our Winter Ball will be held on Saturday, January 29th at 6PM in the JWMHS Gymnasium. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased on Rycor/Student Pay beginning on Wednesday, January 5th. Permission Slips and Guest Request Forms can be found on our website. If your parent has not completed the Parent/Guardian Dance Expectations Meeting, please email Ms. Schultz (jschultz@pasco.k12.fl.us) Click here for more information on our Winter Ball: https://tinyurl.com/jwmhs2022winterball

Club Picture Day will be held all day on Thursday, January 20. Students must be in matching/coordinating shirts and must be on time to be in your club’s photograph. Be sure to view the flyers around school and on social media, or contact your club adviser for picture times. Students not pictured will be identified by name at the adviser’s request.

Yearbook Pre-Sale ends January 31. Be sure to buy your yearbook on ACORN or in room 517 before the end of the month. Only students purchasing during Pre-Sale are guaranteed to get a yearbook!

If you have an eSchool placeholder, on campus or off campus, you MUST have six new segments/semesters/classes. If you have not finished your first semester classes, they do not count in second semester’s total of six. Please continue to work on those classes as they need to be completed and then make sure that you begin your new classes. Do not procrastinate as second semester flies by!

Seniors! We are excited to announce that we will be attending Grad Bash this year at Universal Studios on Friday, April 8th! You can purchase your ticket on Rycor/School Pay now.

The Senior Graduation Fee is $100 and can be paid on Rycor/Student Pay. This graduation fee is due on May 25th.

Congratulations to our athletes during the Trinity Cup! We are so proud of how you represent JWMHS! Congratulations to our Boys JV Soccer Team and Boys Basketball Team who defeated the Knights. We also want to congratulate our Mustang Cheerleading Team for winning Best of Pasco as the best overall squad! And finally, congratulations to Boys Varsity Soccer for winning the Tampa Bay Invitational for the second year in a row! We are very proud of both of these teams!

Good luck to all of our Winter Sports this week! Play with integrity and good sportsmanship!

All paperwork for Spring Sports will now be completed online at Athletic Clearance (https://athleticclearance.fhsaahome.org/). This can also be found on our website. If you played a fall sport, see Mrs. Dixon for a copy of your paperwork so that you can upload it.

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.

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 over the holiday, and 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.

We would truly appreciate any support that you can provide to JWMHS. No amount is too small or too big for our organizations. 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 buy 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.

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 our newsletter, Around the RANCH, as it has many important announcements and information. You can find it here: https://www.smore.com/0bxvd

I am very proud of the things going on at JWMHS and I can’t wait to see what happens this semester in Mustang Nation! Let’s make more excellence this week!

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

Go Mustangs!