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Here are the Highlights from the Weekly School Messenger Call for the Week of March 10th!

Quarter 4 Begins on Monday!

Quarter 4 begins tomorrow, Monday, March 11th! We hope that you will continue to come to school each day, be on time, and do your work. Now is not the time to slack off! Commit to EXCELLENCE and finish #MustangSTRONG!

Early Release Day

Wednesday, March 13th is an Early Release Day! Please make sure that you are in attendance as we have many activities planned for this day and school is in session!

March Madness

To kick off Spring Break and have a little fun, we will hold our annual March Madness the Week of March 18th with activities and fun throughout the week, including the Masked Singer, Spring Pep Rally, Talent Show, History Fair, and the Champa Bay Games! Get your wristbands now so that you can participate in these events for $10 on Rycor!

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and during RANCH we have been celebrating the contributions of women to our society.

Pennies for Patients

NHS is holding its annual Pennies for Patients drive! Donations to this great cause are appreciated! There are containers in classrooms and around the school!

Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Congratulations to our two National Merit Finalists for the Class of 2024: Laura Thapaliya and Flora Voit!

Congratulations to our Band for their stellar performance at MPA this week! Straight Superiors from our Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band! We hope that they enjoy their trip to Boston this week!

Best wishes to our Stampede Yearbook Staff as they travel to New York City and CSPA! Bring home a Gold Crown!

Best wishes to all of our Spring teams competing this week! Play with integrity and good sportsmanship! Go Mustangs!

Senior Information for the Class of 2024

Are you the parent or guardian of a Mustang in the Class of 2024? Then this website is for you! Please check out our Graduation Information website at! We will continue to update this website as more information comes available to us!

Grad Bash Tickets for the Class of 2024

Grad Bash tickets for the Class of 2024 are on sale online via Rycor! Tickets are $130 each and include your ticket to the park and transportation. Students will not be allowed to drive themselves nor will they be able to use passes.

Senior Slide Show for the Class of 2024

Calling for Senior baby pictures, elementary school through high school candid shots, and everything in between! If you would like to submit pictures for the Class of 2024 Senior Slide Show, please send them to:! This slide show will be shown at Senior Breakfast!

SAT School Day – Week of March 11th to 15th

During the week of March 11th to 15th, all Juniors will be taking the new Digital SAT for FREE! An email was sent home regarding this to all Juniors! We can’t wait for you to take advantage of this great opportunity! Your time and date has been posted on Media Center windows and teachers also have this information via email. This is a great opportunity for those students who have not met the ELA and Math requirements for graduation to do so should the score high enough on this test. Please do your best and get rest the night before you take the test!

Here are some things for test day you need to know and should do in the next few days to prepare!

  • Devices will be provided for all students for school day testing and these devices already have the Blue Book App installed!
  • Students need to have/create a collegeboard account and know the user name and password prior to arriving on test day see attached to create an account if you do not have one! If you can’t log in, follow the directions to reset your password!
  • Once you log in click MY SAT find the practice : On the Bluebook homepage, navigate to Full-Length Practice under Practice and Prepare. You can also select Test Preview to get a peek at the app’s built-in tools and familiarize yourself for test day. Resume a practice test you’ve already started from here. see attached
  • Logging in to your collegeboard account and practicing on Blue Book will make test day so much easier for you!
  • If you have questions see Dr. Herny in the Media or Mrs. Chamberlin in room 617

See the attached flyers to this email!

Driving to School & Pick Up and Drop Off – Please Follow the Rules and Be Patient!

As you come to school, please follow the speed limit and the signs in the parking lot as to the direction of the traffic flow and where to drop off and pick up students. As a reminder, all students should be dropped off and picked up in the Red Car Loop. No one should be dropped off or picked up anywhere else on campus, especially Photonics Blvd. Also, please be ready to drop off your student when you get to the car loop. Please do not have further conversation at the car and please do not dilly dally as you exit and get your items to go to school. It is holding up the car line and we are trying to get people and cars in and out quickly.

Parking and Second Semester

We know that many of you will turn 16 and received cars from Santa. Please know that we currently have a waiting list for parking. In order to get on the waiting list, you must apply. Please go to our website for more information. Unless you have an assigned spot, you cannot park on campus as all parking spots are assigned to staff or students. Please park in your assigned parking spot only.

As a reminder, only juniors and seniors are allowed to park on campus. Students that have been approved to park on campus can view their parking spot numbers in My Student. All student drivers must display the pass in their vehicle.

Arriving to Campus & Class on Time

Please arrive in your classes on time each day, as being on time is important now and in the future. Security gates will remain open each day until 8:30AM. If a student arrives after 8:30AM, he or she must go to Student Services and check in there as the gates will close and should remain closed for security. Do not prop open gates or put items in gates so that the gates remain open. If you arrive to campus on time, you should not need to worry about having to use these gates. If you arrive late to campus, please do not ask someone to come and open the gate. Please follow our expectations and report to Student Services. Violations of these expectations will result in disciplinary action.

Free Lunch and Breakfast

All students will be receiving free breakfast and lunch this year. You do not need to apply for Free or Reduced Lunch. Breakfast will be served each morning until 8:20AM when the warning bell will sound. If you need to put money on your lunch account, you can do so at this time via or sending cash or a check payable to JWMHS.

Please Keep Campus Clean – Throw Away Your Trash

Any drink containers or food wrappers need to be disposed of in our commons area garbage cans and not classroom garbage cans or recycle bins. Please take pride in your school and keep it clean!

Mustang Athletics

Tickets for all games can be purchased on and we encourage you to make sure that you familiarize yourself with that website. (


As we continue through the semester, I hope that we can commit to excellence and kindness, including avoiding hate speech and hateful acts. There is no place at JWMHS for words and actions that are hateful and bigoted. Each of us is unique and has something to offer our Mustang community. Hopefully, as we are kind, we can see that our differences bring us together and make us stronger. Again, please be kind to each other.

Check Our Website for The Full Transcript of This Message

Please make sure that you are checking our website for a full transcript of the email that has gone out to Mustang Families as there are many reminders and announcements that do not get repeated every single week.

Let’s make JWMHS the best place to be! We look forward to a great week in #MustangNation!

Have a great evening!

Go Mustangs!

~ Ms. Schultz

Quick Links

Around the Ranch Newsletter:

Highlights from the Weekly School Messenger Call:

Meet the Faculty and Staff! Watch a video about your teacher and get your class supply lists:

Login to your Parent Portal and Complete the Forms Required for the New Year:

Pay Student Fees or Purchase a Yearbook or Locker:

RANCH Round Up from Mrs. Chamberlin:

Athletic Information:

Complete Athletic Paperwork:

GoFan Ticket Sales:

Safety and Security Policies for Athletic Events:

Request a Schedule Change:

Purchase Mustang Gear:

Apply to be a Volunteer:

Purchase a Mustang Legacy Brick:

Reminders and Announcements

Graduation Requirements and Understanding High School

School Counselors and Academic Advisors have been going into English classrooms to discuss requirements and other important information with students. We encourage parents to speak with their children regarding this information. It can also be found on our website ( It is very important that everyone is on the same page regarding this information so that there are not any surprises. We also review this information during the first week of school and during course selection in the winter.

Pasco eSchool Placeholders

Of note, if you have an eSchool placeholder, on campus or off campus, please sign up for your classes as soon as possible. Directions can be found on our website.

Parent Bill of Rights Acknowledgements in myStudent

If you have not logged into your Parent Portal of myStudent, we ask that you do so this week. There are consent forms that need to be completed as a result of the Parents Bill of Rights legislation. We would like to partner with you regarding making decisions for your child that are consistent with your wishes as a parent/guardian. Please help us do so by completing this important paperwork. Login here: Login to your Parent Portal and Complete the Forms Required for the New Year:

Changes can be made by following the directions that we are providing on our website ( We would encourage you to review what you have already done if you have said no to anything as there have been changes made to further explain each of the items.

Cell Phone & Earbud Policy for the 2023-2024 School Year

As a reminder, students will not be able to use cell phones and earbuds during class time. Students will be able to use them during passing and lunches. Students will be expected to put their cell phone and earbuds in cell phone storage areas in the classroom. Students will not be able to take phones to the restroom during instructional time. Please make sure that you review this policy with your child so that everyone understands the expectations of students. It can be found here:

Healthy Student Forms and the Clinic

We sent home the Healthy Student Form. This will allow your child to receive Tylenol or Ibubrofin in the Clinic. Please make sure that you complete this form if you would like for the Clinic, School Nurse, and Clinic Assistant to help in these matters.

Pick Up and Drop Off Continued

As a reminder, all students should be dropped off and picked up in the Red Car Loop. No one should be dropped off or picked up anywhere else on campus. Children should also not be going into the parking lot to cross traffic and enter a car or exit a car. Students should wait on the sidewalk for parents to drive around. We have rules in place to keep children safe and to avoid accidents. Students and parents, please follow and support our rules.

Make a Donation to JWMHS!

You will get free Mustang gear for donating to our Mustang Excellence Fund or to our Staff and Faculty Appreciation Fund. If you have already made this donation, we thank you in advance. These donations will help us throughout this school year as we recognize our Mustangs for their hard work and excellence! There is still time to make these donations and get your free Mustang gear! Here is the link to make a donation:

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.  We thank you for your support!

To donate via Rycor, create an account or use your Pasco account and then scroll down to find the 23-24 JWMHS donation buttons. Some of the donations come with free Mustang Gear! Click here to make a donation via Rycor:

Some ways to donate to JWMHS include providing a donation for:

  • Band Trip to Boston for a band student (any amount)
  • Graduation Fees for a senior ($100)
  •  Prom ticket ($125)
  • Grad Bash ticket ($125)
  • Yearbook for a student ($100)

If you would like to donate to a team or organization, please consider donating to

  1. The Marching Mustangs Band
  2. Orchestra
  3. Chorus
  4. Athletics
  5. Yearbook
  6. Newspaper
  7. Mustang News Crew
  8. The Literary Magazine
  9. Senior Scholarships
  10. Mustang Excellence
  11. Campus Improvements
  12. Student & Staff Incentives

There are other ways to donate outside of Rycor. If you would like to make a donation of gift cards or donate to a specific student, please email Ms. Mattos at and she can assist you with submitting this donation.

Mustang Spirit

You can purchase a BEAT THE KNIGHTS shirt, Tradition Starts Here Stampede shirt, or Stang Gang shirt online via Rycor! Get them in time for the big game and show your #MustangPRIDE!

Here is the link to our online Mustang Spirit Store to purchase Mustang Gear (BEAT THE KNIGHTS shirt, Tradition Starts Here Stampede shirt, or Stang Gang shirt). You can purchase polos, jackets, hats, and other Mustang Gear!