The Panther Press

November 2019

PVMS Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a rigorous, world-class education which inspires students to become active, compassionate, and collaborative lifelong learners who understand and respect other people and their differences.

Pine View Middle School is Pasco County's First International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme World School

THANK YOU to our entire Panther Family for making Pine View Middle School Pasco County's first International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP) World School! We are so thankful to our staff, students and community who made this great accomplishment come to be. We will be continuing our IB-MYP journey toward our next milestone- our evaluation visit in 2023. In the four years before that visit, we will continue to implement the framework of the IB-MYP to delve deeper into teaching and learning through inquiry, and supporting learning that fosters interdisciplinary learning, concept based learning, and performance based assessments.


We are so excited to partner with you through this next phase in our journey!

All-State Middle School Honor Band

A big congratulations to Michael Vento is in order! Michael was selected to join the Florida All-State Middle school Honor Band. This is a huge honor and Mrs. Fultz is so proud of his hard work. This group is comprised with some of the best middle school musicians around the state! He will be representing Pine View on January 9th-11th to rehearse and perform at the Florida Music Educators Association Convention in Tampa. Please extend a big congrats to him!

All County Band Students

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Apps parents should know about

Here's some very helpful information from the Sarasota Sheriff to keep you children safe online:


http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/sarasota-sheriff-warns-parents-about-15-apps-that-could-be-used-to-target-children

myStudent Portal- Check Grades!

Please make sure that you're checking myStudent daily to keep up with your child's assignments and grades! If you haven't signed up, please go to https://pasco.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/?skipSAML=true to create an account.

IB Learner Profile of the Month: Risk-taker

November- Risk-taker

As a PVMS Family, we focus on a different IB Learner Profile (a trait that we strive to display to become the best people possible) every month. For November, we are focusing on being Risk-takers. We are Risk-takers when we approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainties with courage and forethought. PVMS staff members will award PBIS points to students who are displaying that they are Risk-takers. Teachers will also be choosing students for “Student of the Month” who are an example to others in exemplifying that they are Risk-takers. We encourage students to wear brown on Fridays during November to represent our Learner Profile of the month.


You will see signs displaying the Learner Profiles throughout the school. The profiles are also posted above the white board in each classroom. Teachers have a second set of magnetic Learner Profiles that will make it easier to highlight which Profiles are relevant to the current classroom activity.

Knowledgeable Students of the Month

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Florida Recreation and Park Association Voluntary Service Award

Heidi Caravona was recognized at the School Board meeting on Tuesday, November 5, along with other middle and high school students around the county, for receiving the Florida Recreation and Park Association Voluntary Service Award. Congratulations to this amazing Year 1 Panther!

DIstrict FInals and Quarterly Checks Schedules

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Pasco Pathways Window Information

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Want a PVMS Hoodie or a Sweatshirt??

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Fortify Florida

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.


A link to FortifyFL is available on all staff and student my Pasco Connect accounts. Pasco County Schools will soon be adding FortifyFL information to each school website and the Pasco County Schools website. FortifyFL information is also available to each student and family on the inside back cover of the 2019-2020 student planner.

#IBCommunicator Weekly School Connect Message from Principal Warren

In this age of robocalls and spam calls, make sure that you're getting Principal Warren's weekly School Connect message! Please double check your blocked call list to ensure that calls from 844-400-9765 are not blocked, as that is the number that will come through. We also put the text version of the call on our school Facebook page shortly after it has come through. Make sure you are following us on our social media outlets so you don't miss any information!

2019-2020 Athletics

Years 1, 2 and 3 students will be eligible to participate in athletics for the 2019-2020 school year. To be eligible, students must have:


  • a 2.0 from the previous semester GPA (current Year 1 and 2 students' eligibility will be determined based upon 2nd semester of the 2018-2019 school year



All forms and information can be found on the PVMS webpage under the "Athletics" tab under "School Information".

Shout-outs for PVMS Staff!

"Never underestimate the power of a random compliment."


Have you had a great experience with a staff member and want to share it? Please click the link below!


https://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=76251

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Planner

All students have been issued a PVMS planner to use on a daily basis. In addition to checking my Student, please check your child's planner on a daily basis and encourage them to write what they've done every period as well as any homework that they have. This will help everyone be #IBCommunicators!

PVMS Weatherstem

Do you ever want exact weather data for our area? Did you know that PVMS has a weather station that has wonderful information? We do!! Please go to https://pasco.weatherstem.com/pvms to see all that the PVMS WeatherStem has to offer!

Reporting a Student Absence

You can report it one of two ways:


1. Go to the PVMS website and click on Absence located under the “Contact” tab.

2. Send in a note upon your student’s return to school.

Remind Codes and Syllabi

All teachers have handed out their class syllabus at this time. There is helpful information in this document. If you haven't see all of the syllabi for your child, they are available at https://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/syllabi/. Remind codes are available on the syllabus and will be updated on our website shortly.

Family website for Math Resource

Open Up Resources has a site for families to gain additional information. This information can be found here.

Dance Department Performance Date

Save the date!


Friday, December 13th. Showtime is at 7:00pm in the PVMS Gym.

PBIS Store and Letters

The PBIS Store is open every Wednesday during every lunch. The first weeks of the store have been a great success!
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Are you interested in volunteering? Corporal has an opportunity!

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Flu Information

FREE Children's Flu Shots and Adult Hepatitis A Vaccinations on 11/23

Please click here for more information. This date is quickly approaching!
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Florida PTA Legislative Conference

Do you want to know more about how to advocate for children? Have recent events ignited your passion to learn more about key topics and the corresponding legislation? The Florida PTA Legislative Conference will take you from "What does it mean to advocate?" to "I'm ready to meet my legislator to discuss my concerns". Take advantage of this great opportunity to take your passion and turn it into action!


Please see the link here for more information!

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Year 1 Resource Sheet

Don't forget about the Year 1 Resource Sheet from your All Paws In Folder (and attached below for your convenience)! This sheet contains helpful information for each of the MYP Subject Areas as well as Athletics and Social Media.

Exploravision Has Come to Year 3 Sciences!

Year 3 Sciences kicked off the 2019-2020 ExploraVision Competition this week. ExploraVision provides students, working in small groups, the opportunity to delve into real world problems, develop critical thinking and communication skills, do meaningful research and consult with scientists and researchers. Students will expand their imaginations and creativity, while they develop interests in science and technology and have the opportunity to earn national recognition and monetary rewards. Check out http://www.exploravision.org/ for more information and examples of past winning projects.

Adventure Society

Adventure Society has three upcoming trips with spots still available!

England, Ireland & Scotland 2020

Japan 2020

Italy, Greece & the Greek Isles 2021


Links are on the PVMS website under Students>Clubs>Adventure Society

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Year 3 End of Year Activities

It may seem early, but now is the time to begin thinking about the end of your child’s middle school experience. We have several promotional activities planned.


Friday, May 15, 2020: Year 3 Universal Studios’/Islands of Adventure’s Gradventure

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 9-10 a.m.: Year 3 Community Project Celebration

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at LOLHS: Year 3 Dance

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10 a.m. –12 p.m.: Year 3 Awards

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12-2:40 p.m.: Year 3 Lunch/Field Day


On Friday, May 15th students are off to Orlando to celebrate the end of their middle school years with other Year 3 students from around the state at Universal Studios’/Islands of Adventure’s Gradventure.


On Tuesday, May 26th Year 3 students are invited to dress their best and dance the night away at Land O’ Lakes High School. Snacks, beverages and great memories are included. The theme and more information will be announced, as we get closer to the dance.


The last day of school, Wednesday, May 27th, starts off with an awards assembly for our Year 3 students. Parent invites will be sent home for those students being recognized in May. The awards assembly is then followed by lunch and Year 3 Field Day. Details will be announced as we get closer to this celebration.

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Odyssey of the Mind

Enjoy thinking outside the box? Join Odyssey of the Mind! Participating in Odyssey of the Mind provides you the opportunity to learn creative problem solving, teamwork and self-reliance while having fun solving a problem and creating a presentation with your own ideas and those of your team mates. Although you have an adult coach (usually a parent) to support and advise you, all the ideas and the work on the solution come from the team members. It all culminates in a multi-school regional competition in late February/early March and a chance for the highest scored teams to compete at the State Tournament in Orlando and maybe even the OM World Finals.

Interested students (and adults interested in coaching a team) can complete the form at: https://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/4297-2/

For more information please contact Pine View’s OM coordinator Nilsa Calabria, by email at ncalabri@pasco.k12.fl.us, or by phone at (813) 794-4800, Ext. 44901 or (813) 618-8995.

Birthday Grams Available!

Would you like your child's big day celebrated at PVMS? Celebrate a birthday by going to ACORN- $5 for a Happy Birthday song in cafeteria, balloon and sweet treat from cafeteria!

Staff Shout Outs!

Thank you to the Panther Family members who have nominated a PVMS staff member for a shout out! We will be featuring shout outs in each newsletter until the end of the year.




"Mr. Marshall spends countless after school hours with the kids at the Barn. I love how he takes time to make every effort he can a teachable moment for the kids. He held the first official FFA Meeting this year and really did a great job telling all about the future of Agriculture to the parents and kids. Being an Agriculture Teacher in this day and age has to be challenging. He accepts all challenges and does an out standing job. My daughter Jasmine Rodgers just adores his knowledge in the field." -Ms. Sims



Mrs. Davis is the Leader of the Adventure Society as well as a History teacher, her vision inspires our love of travel. She is a risk-taker taking a group of 30 mostly students out of their comfort zone, caring enough to make sure everyone is taking care of, comfortable and enjoying the trip as well as being an amazing communicator for all of our enjoyment. She tirelessly lead our group throughout the Eastern Seaboard for an education like no other, actually visiting our Nation’s history making States. Mrs. Davis smiled every day, no matter how many people were needing her input, direction as well as a mothers nurturing when a student was feverishly ill. Mrs. Davis is a gift and we are so very happy to have spent 11 of the most intense days with her & her best friend & husband Luke, we are blessed. Just a wonderful human being!”- Mrs. Sosulski




Last year was a really hard transition for my daughter. She moved to a new state, a new school, and started middle school. She struggled with the transition and finding a good group of friends. Thanks to the military, she has had to get use to the inconsistent life of a military brat. The one thing that has always remained consistent in her life is her love for basketball. Mrs Maus showed up at one of her basketball games to show her support. It was on a Saturday too. It really touched her heart seeing Mrs. Moss in the stands rooting for her. Mrs. Maus showed how caring can go so far and really make someone feel appreciated. It showed us that she is truly rooting for our daughter. Thank you Mrs. Maus!”- Mrs. Kuberski





"I’m so thankful for the attention and caring response received from Rebecca Cardinale when I mentioned that my daughter was having a challenge with carrying her backpack because of the weight. (My daughter has back issues). Ms. Cardinale immediately responded with concern and was able to resolve the issue by talking with the teachers who allowed my daughter to leave some items in the classrooms, even going as far as offering her own desk as a drop off and pick up of a binder as needed. But we didn’t need to do that because just removing two or three spirals lightened up the backpack. Ms. Cardinale definitely displayed the Caring, Thinker, Open-minded and Communicator IB Learner profiles. She’s one awesome Panther!”- Mrs. Spinkle


Dress Code

We've had a great start to the year with Panthers dressing for success! We will be more strictly enforcing the dress code after Labor Day. The most common infractions we've been seeing is students jeans with holes higher than 4" above the knee and students wearing leggings without a shirt that has coverage to at least 4" above the knee.
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Support our Supporters!

A HUGE thank you to our local businesses that support us. If you own a business or know of one who would like to support our school, please contact Becky Cardinale.



Weld-Rite Hitch Co.: Thank you for supporting the purchase of a new planner for every Panther!