Enjoy your Holiday Break! See you in the New Year!

The holidays are almost here, and we are closing the first semester grades and schedules.  Due to the high numbers of students who entered during quarter 2 and the changing to our second semester elective sections, we will be changing our master schedule to meet our current population’s needs.  Many students will have new schedules when they return.  Some students have successfully recovered their credits and will be returning to their zoned schools.  To those transitioning out, we wish you all the best.  If you remember to keep your focus and make choices that lead you toward your diploma, you will be just fine.  Also, remember that if you need help in any of your classes or with your homework, you still have access to tutoring at any of the Satellite locations.

To all JIEC staff and students, have a wonderful and safe holiday, and I look forward to seeing you in 2015. 

Important Dates:     

  • Teachers and 216 Staff Return on January 5th
  • Students return on January 6th
  • Grades are posted January 8th
  • Picture Make-Ups are on January 29th

Nancy Guss
Principal
East Pasco Education Centers
James Irvin and Moore-Mickens

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Fall 2014 Semester comes to an end

It’s hard to believe that we are in the final stretch of the first semester.  This means that students must work hard to understand all that is taught.  Some will be transitioning to their home school; others will be working hard to finish all of their work by the end of the year.  This is the time of year when there are many distractions, but it is essential that all of us remain focused so that all students succeed.

Students who are transitioning from JIEC will be receiving a letter this week with instructions regarding registering at their zoned schools.  Students placed for behavior must complete the conditions placed for them by the hearing officer at their placement meeting.  Course recovery students may be transitioning IF they have met the following requirements:

  • Earned 3 credits
  • Earned a GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Have been attending regularly with no more than 10 unexcused absences
  • Have no level 3 or pattern of level 2 (3 or more) referrals during quarter 2

To all of our parents, staff, and students, thank you for your continued support and partnership to help all of our students believe, achieve, and succeed.

Sincerely,
Nancy Guss
Principal

Satellite is available for all current and former students!  Current sites are:

      • JIEC – Monday through Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00
      • Pine View Middle School Little House – Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 – 5:30
      • San Antonio Elementary – by appointment; please call
      • West Zephyrhills Elementary – Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30
      • Veterans Elementary – by appointment; please call
      • Moore-Mickens Education Center – by appointment; please call

Former students must let us know that they will be attending by 2:00 so that we can ensure staffing.

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JIEC Gets Cold and Wet for a Good Cause

Veterans Elementary School Principal, Mrs. Rudolph-Flood, challenged our Mrs. Guss to the ALS Ice Bucket challenge.  So, with Tiger Pride Mrs. Guss and other staff stepped up and got chill for the cause.  Watch the video below.

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The 2014-15 School Year is almost here!

Welcome to the East Pasco Education Centers 2014-2015 school year.  We are very excited about the new school year, and have some important improvements and events.  First, JIEC and MMEC are teaming up for great results!!!  All students at both schools will have more opportunities to Believe, Achieve, and Succeed because our staffs are committed to doing whatever it takes to help every student every minute, every period, every day.

As we wind down the summer and gear up for this year, here are some important dates for you:

  •  Schedule Pick-Up, Bus Stop Information, Orientation, and Pay Fees:  Tuesday, August 12th
    • Session 1:  8:00 – 2:00
    • Session 2:  5:00 – 6:30
  • Students’ first day will be Monday, August 18th.
    • At JIEC, our school day begins at 8:30 and ends at 2:50.   JIEC breakfast opens in the cafeteria at 8:15.
    • At MMEC, we begin at 8:45 and dismiss at 3:05; at MMEC, breakfast begins at 8:30.
    • All students report directly to the cafeteria.
  • MMEC Open House is Septemer 18th.
  • JIEC’s is October 1st.  Times will be announced later, but JIEC parents can count on joining us for either first period or in the evening.

 

We have some exciting improvements to our program, and we are looking forward to sharing these with you.  Please keep checking our Facebook Page (“like” us for updates as they occur), follow us on Twitter (@JIECPasco), or check either website for updates because these are our main form of communication.  MMEC Facebook and Twitter accounts are in process, so at this time, their announcements will be included with the JIEC information or on the MMEC website.

I look forward to a great year!

Nancy Guss
Principal
East Pasco Education Centers
James Irvin and Moore-Mickens
813-794-5701, 9001
Fax 813-794-5791, 9091
nguss@pasco.k12.fl.us

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Get your rest this weekend. FCAT starts Monday!

Parents and students FCAT season has arrived!  This comming Monday, April 14, students in Grades 6, 7, 8 & 10 will begin FCAT testing with other grades to follow.  Please get a good night’s sleep this Sunday, and we will see you all Monday morning ready to crush this years FCAT!  More testing updates will follow as the testing schedules proceed.

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Congratulations Anthony Hendricks!

Mrs. Guss shakes hands with the 2014 Turnaround Student of the Year Winner Anthony Hendricks.  Behind Anthony from left ro right are two of the other finalists Mykel Riley and Jacob Brown

Mrs. Guss shakes hands with the 2014 Turnaround Student of the Year Winner Anthony Hendricks. Behind Anthony from left ro right are two of the other finalists Mykel Riley and Jacob Brown

 

 

 

Anthony Hendricks (Center) is our 2013-2014 JIEC Turnaround Student of the Year.  While at JIEC Anthony says, “he has gotten his act together and has become a better student.”

Anthony’s favorite teacher is his awesome and cool reading teacher, Ms. Davis.  Ms. Davis says that Anthony’s reading has improved this year, and is a much stronger reader.  Anthony says history is his favorite subject and finds it very interesting.  Anthony likes to play basketball when outside of school. 

 

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Important message for parents about End of Course Exams

 

Parents – Does your child need help preparing for upcoming EOCs? Sign up for online support designed to meet your student’s needs.  Your child will only work in their areas of need.  Click here to sign up:     http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/cis/eoc_form.  Courses will begin at the end of February. 

 

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January Student of the Month- Brandin Love

January Student of the Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I go to JIEC and do as much as I can for each class.   When I go to different classes they are all the same to me.  I do not like any other class or teacher better than the other.  When I come here I have two goals.  The first goal is to finish all class work in each class and the second goal is to draw nice pictures and perhaps sell them.  I want to finish school and start learning how to draw better with perhaps maybe learning some new techniques.  I am hoping that I will be able to make big money with drawings or anything that requires that skill. 

 

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Satellite School Closed 11/25-11/26

Satellite school after school will not be offered the Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week.  It will be opened on 11/19-11/21.  Happy Turkey Day !

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JIEC Teacher of the Year

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Mrs. Heather Schwartz graduated as a King O’Neal Scholar in 2011 from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in English Education and a B.A. in English: Professional and Technical Writing.

She has been with James Irvin Education Center since 2011 and teaches English I, English II, Drama, and News Show, along with our Leadership class. Mrs. Schwartz is on our Academic Performance Leadership Team and is a PLC Facilitator helping her colleagues to integrate the CCSS into their curriculum.

Mrs. Schwartz was born in New York, New York, but was raised here in Pasco County and attended Hudson Elementary School, Hudson Middle School, and Hudson High School. For as long as she can remember, she has always wanted to be an English teacher and enjoys working with our students one-on-one in our small class sizes, maintaining the rigor of the curriculum while making accommodations to fit students’ needs.


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