Calling all 8th Grade Algebra students

The Land O’Lakes IB Assistant Principal and Counselor will be at our school 5th period on _10/19_ to tell you about this opportunity.  A Parent Night will be available on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at TEWMS from 6:30- 7:30 pm.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) offers high-achieving, high-performing students an opportunity to pursue a rigorous program of studies during their high school years. The academic requirements of the IB program are demanding. However, the student with an IB diploma or certificate may be awarded college credit and advanced standing at colleges and universities throughout the world.

The IB Program at Land O’Lakes High School serves east side and central schools in Pasco County. Community IB Information Nights will be held in November and are open to the public. A link to the application will be available on line at at the International Baccalaureate link beginning October 5, 2015.

Studying via Brain Science

What this article says is that when you study, testing yourself on an idea or concept you’re learning helps you remember it. Every time you remember something, a new connection is formed to new sensations and contexts. “The more things you have connected to the information, the easier it is to pull the material out, because lots of different ideas can lead you to that particular material”.  Studying in several different ways, making quizzes for yourself, using tools like, and reviewing Cornell notes are great ways to be sure that not only are you LEARNING the lesson material, but able to REMEMBER it during the test!

Counselors in the Classrooms

The first classroom lessons by the counseling department will take place in September:

  • Ms. Northcutt will teach 6th graders 9/8-9/11
  • Ms. Holzum will teach 7th graders 9/14-9/18.
  • Ms. Pinsky will teach 8th graders 9/21-9/25.

These lessons will focus on handling unkind words and actions, accessing support, as well as other items required by district.