Here are the Highlights from the Weekly School Messenger Call for the Week of May 12th!

Happy Mother’s Day

We would like to wish all of our #MustangMoms a Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for all that you do to help our #Mustangs succeed.

Finish the Year #MustangSTRONG!

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!

Behavior Expectations

We expect that students will act appropriately throughout the remainder of the school year. If you cannot, we will be enforcing our Student Code of Conduct and will not tolerate behavior that is disruptive to the learning and testing environments. Please do not do anything that will jeopardize your standing as we go into the summer or next year.

End of the Year Reminders

Please make sure that you are turning in any materials and textbooks by the end of the school year to avoid being on the debt list.

If you have a locker in PE or the hallways, please make sure that you are cleaning it out this week and next.

If you have any athletic uniforms or owe anything for a team or the band, please make sure that you have turned this in prior to the end of the school year!

Also, beginning on May 20th, students will NOT be allowed to bring backpacks or large bags and purses to school. This is a safety measure that we follow every year and is done throughout the district. During the last week of school, please only bring items that you will need in order to successfully take exams and state tests, such as pencils, pens, calculators, notebooks, and paper. Do not bring items that would cause a disruption.

End of the Year & Testing

We are in school until Friday, May 24th and we have testing scheduled throughout the month of May that cannot be rescheduled. We will NOT allow any EOCs, District Finals, or Classroom Exams to be taken early. If a student misses an EOC, he or she can make it up in the summer or in the fall. If a student misses a District or Classroom Final, the student will either earn a zero on the exam or final or will need to take it on the make-up day, May 24th. Please visit our website in the coming week to view the calendar of testing. Below is a listing of the tests being taken and the windows:

  • AP Exams: May 6th to May 17th (all Make Up Exams for AP are handled via Mrs. Chamberlin and there are fees associated with this)
  • Biology EOC: May 13th to 15th
  • Algebra EOC: May 16th to May 22nd
  • Geometry EOC: May 22nd to May 23rd
  • District Finals & Classroom Finals: May 17th to May 22nd
  • Make Up Day: May 24th

Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Congratulations to #MustangSoftball on a great season! We are so proud of you!

Best wishes to #MustangTrack State qualifiers!

Best wishes to our Biology students who are taking their Biology EOC. Do your best and strive for the 5!

Good luck to our Algebra students taking the Algebra EOC this week! This one counts for graduation so strive for the Level 5!

District Finals begin at the end of this week! Good luck!

Best wishes to all of our students taking AP Exams beginning this week! You will do great!

Pasco eSchool Placeholders

If you have an eSchool placeholder, on campus or off campus, please make sure that you are continuing to do your online work as your deadlines for completion are swiftly approaching.

All Sports Meeting

We will be hosting our Annual All sports information Night Tuesday, May 14th in the cafeteria from 6PM to 7:30PM.  Each of our sports programs will be present to introduce their teams and answer any questions you may have.  This will be a great opportunity to get information on summer workouts, tryout dates, athletic paperwork, etc. This event is open to all current Mitchell students and incoming Mustangs as well.


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!

Graduation Fees for the Class of 2024

Seniors, if you have not paid your Graduation Fee of $100, please go to Rycor and pay for these fees now. If you have any other fees or debts that need to be paid, now is the time to do so. All debts and fees will need to be taken care of prior to students receiving their caps and gowns.

Senior Breakfast

Senior Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at Spartan Manor at 9AM. This event is for seniors only. There is a dress code that includes business and dress attire. No shorts or jeans will be allowed.

Senior Graduation Practice and Checkout

Senior Graduation Practice and Checkout will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd and Friday, May 24th at 8:25AM in the gymnasium and will last until 2PM each day. Students should be prepared to stay the entire time. We have announced this throughout the year and reminded students and parents that these two days are MANDATORY to walk in the 2024 Graduation Ceremony on June 4th. Do not schedule doctor appointments, work, cruises, trips, vacations, or any other event. We are in school until May 24th and these are required days for seniors.

Senior Caps and Gowns

Seniors will receive their caps and gowns on Friday, May 24th at Senior Graduation Practice and Checkout as long as all debts have been paid and students have met all graduation requirements to participate in the 2024 Graduation Ceremony on June 4th.


As we continue through the end of the year, 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!

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

Mustang Athletics

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

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.

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.

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
  • Mustang Excellence
  • Campus Improvements
  • 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!