Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA

October 31: PTSA Homeroom Membership Contest Ends

November 5: Yearbook Price Increases

November 8: Election Day (No School)

November 11: Veterans Day (No School)

November 15: Prices for Yearbook Senior Ads Increases (if available)

November 15: School Tour, 8:00AM

November 16: Boys Lacrosse Chipotle Fundraiser, 5-9PM

November 16: Junior Parent Night, 6:30PM Virtual (Link TBA)

November 17: PTSA Meeting, 7:00PM, Location TBD

November 18: Teen Talk Roundtable, 2:20-3:30PM, Room 3103

November 21-25: Thanksgiving Recess (No School)

November 29: School Tour, 8:00AM

December 6: Teen Talk Roundtable, 2:20-3:30PM, Media Center

December 13: School Tour, 8:00AM

December 23: January 6: Winter Recess (No School)

January 5: Senior Photo Deadline Extension for Yearbook

January 25-27- MPSH FL College Tour


PTSA Email Address

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LAST CHANCE for Homeroom Contest! Ends 10/31

THANK YOU SPONSORS! Please see updated sponsor lists below.


The 2022-2023 Annual Love Our Panthers Membership Drive is now OPEN! Please join and support PTSA today. Membership starts at $8. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. This year we are aiming for 100% participation! All proceeds go back to the students and our school. Sponsorships are tax-deductible.


We don’t sell gift wrap or candy. This is our once-a-year fundraiser. Please consider joining giving today!


Click here for more information

11/8 General Election Information


Important Dates:

Early Voting: October 24, 2022 - November 6, 2022

Deadline to request Vote-by-Mail ballot: Saturday, October 29, 2022

Deadline to return Vote-by-Mail ballot: Tuesday, November 8, 2022*



Find voter information, your closest early voting site and view your sample ballot here:Early Voting Information

  • F.A.S.T testing (new version of the old FSA ELA) will start at the beginning of December (12/5/22- tentative) for PM 2. The test is for all 9th and 10th graders only. Students will be informed by their English teacher. There will be three F.A.S.T tests throughout the year. The first two F.A.S.T tests will be more of a baseline and it will not count against the student or scored. The last F.A.S.T, which will take place in May, will count as a score and it will be based on the 1-5 level in May 2023.
  • B.E.ST. will only be for those juniors and seniors who qualify. Small list because waiting for SAT/ACT/PSAT-NMSQT/ALGEBRA 1 EOC/GEOMETRY EOC SCORES. Tentative start date 11/28/22.
  • FCLE- Will take place on 11/15-11/17/22. Makeups are on 11/17/22 only.
  • 11/21/22-11/25/22 Thanksgiving week off. Have a wonderful and safe holiday!
  • MYA for algebra 1, geometry, biology, and US history will begin on 1/11/22-tentative. Talk to your teachers who have actual test day information.
  • BEST ADVICE. DO NOT BE ABSENT ON TESTING DAYS. If you need to do a makeups, you will need to talk to your teacher or Mrs. Valencia (depending on what type of test). The earlier, the better.
  • Algebra 1 EOC concordant score information. This information is for those students who have not passed the algebra 1 EOC which is a graduation requirement.
  • If you did not take or pass your algebra 1 EOC, do not despair. There are several options for you to meet the algebra 1 EOC graduation requirements. 
  • You can get a 3 and above score in your geometry EOC. For those students who are taking the geometry class this year, you have a good chance at getting a comparative score for the algebra 1 EOC. DO YOUR BEST next May 2023!  
  • Score a 430 and above in your Math section of the PSAT/NMSQT exam  
  • Score a 420 in the Math section of the SAT. (
  • Score a 16 in the Math section of the ACT. (
  • Take the algebra 1 EOC again. I strongly suggest the ACT/SAT/PSAT/NMSQT  
  • FSA ELA Retakes concordant score information. For those juniors and seniors who have not passed the FSA ELA which is a graduation requirement.
  • If you did not take or pass your 10th grade FSA ELA (graduation requirement), do not despair. There are several options for you to meet the FSA ELA graduation requirement. 
  • Score a 480 in the READING section of the SAT. (
  • Score an average score of 18 in your English/Reading section of the ACT. Simply, add both scores and divide by 2. ( A score of 17.5 rounds up to 18. A score of 17.5 and above will meet the FSA ELA concordant score for graduation. 
  • ****If you have Free/Reduce lunch, you may qualify for a fee waiver for the SAT and ACT. Please apply for free/reduce lunch. To apply for free/reduce lunch you must go to
  • Go to the search icon and write, FOOD AND NUTRITION
  • Click on the "Income Survey"

  • This year, the district is allowing all students to have free lunch.  HOWEVER, this is NOT the same thing as actually qualifying for free lunch. If you qualify, it will allow you to get fee waivers for the SAT and ACT.  Fill out the survey for free lunch!

  • Contact Ms. Olga Gonzalez (She is the counselor's secretary). You will find her in the attendance office for the SAT and ACT fee waivers.
  • SAT and ACT fee waivers are a first come-first served and there might not be one always available. Waivers are constantly being offered. Best of luck!  
  • PLEASE go to and/or for testing dates and deadlines. These tests are given throughout the year.
  • If you took the PSAT/NMSQT on 10/12/22 your scores will be avalaible on the first few days of December (tentative 12/5/22-12/6/22). If you have not sign-up to college board to view your PSAT/NMSQT scores, please do so. Go to and register. This way, you will have access to your PSAT/NMSQT scores. If you have already register, then you do not need to do this again.

Alejandra Valencia
Testing Chairperson
Co-AP Coordinator
Miami Palmetto High School
(305)235-1360 x2284

Save the Date! Boys Lacrosse Chipotle Fundraiser

Yearbook and School Photo Updates

MDCPS Referendum 

Are you ready for the 11/8 General Election? Find out about voter registration, vote by mail, early voting, and more at If you have a recent 18+ high school graduate, please make sure they know how to vote- don’t wait until the last minute!


Please educate yourself on the referendum that will be on the ballot on behalf of MDCPS:

MPSH School Tour Dates

Please share with friends and family who may be interested in MPSH

Teen Talk Roundtable

All students are invited to “Teen Talk Roundtable” discussions. The following dates are the meetings for the first half of the year. The others have yet to be determined: 11/18, 12/6. All meetings will be held in room 3103 except 12/6, which will be in the media center. Some of the topics we will discuss are school climate, generation gaps with families, peer pressure and body positivity.

Yearbook News


NEW DESIGNS! The PTSA's online store,, has launched three new designs that are available in several colors and lots of different shirt styles (tshirts, vnecks, long sleeve t's, hoodies, joggers, etc.). Now is the time to order! is a charitable organization founded and operated by Palmetto High students. Designs can be purchased in multiple clothing styles and some designs are available in multiple colors. Orders are custom printed and usually take 2-3 weeks for delivery. All profits from Sharingwear's Palmetto Senior Online Store are shared 50% with the Palmetto Senior PTSA and 50% with Sharingwear's Charity of the Month. Please visit to stock up on clothes for next year!


FREE Tutoring through Miami-Dade Public Library System


The Miami-Dade Public Library System has two programs to help students academically, and best of all they are FREE. live, and interactive:



“Help your child have a successful school year with the Miami‑Dade Public Library System’s Homework Help & Tutoring Program. Free, 30‑minute one‑on‑one virtual tutoring sessions with certified teachers are available on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. ‑ 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. to all K‑12 students who reside in Miami‑Dade County. Tutoring is available in reading and math. To participate, please submit a tutoring appointment request for your child/ren each week. To maximize learning, a computer or laptop with Internet access and a working camera and microphone is required.”

Very soon, MDPL will be rolling out a program in which we circulate laptops to take home that will include internet access. It’s a CAREs Act grant. 


2- is normally a paid service through The Princeton Review, but is free for students with a library card (easy to get- see below). 

“Experts help you with homework, study for tests and write essays from noon to midnight daily.” The student can have typing or voice chat. They can request a specific tutor that they have worked with before or take a random tutor. The entire interaction is recorded and the student can put the transcript into a personal virtual locker. They can email it to their teacher or refer to it in the future. 

Other Notes: 

If a student doesn’t have a library card, they can get one almost instantly at


If they have any issues with logging on to any of the resources, can resolve problems from M-Th 9am-8pm, Fri & Sat 9am-6pm. 


Public libraries are open for students to study in, with safety measures in place. They also have computer access. For locations and hours:

Peterson’s Test Prep

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Thank You MPSH PTSA Sponsors! Updated 10/13/22

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