The Panther Press

November 2017

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.

Learner Profile of the Month: Risk-taker


As a PVMS Family, we focus on a different 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 have brown #IBSTRONG tickets that they are giving out throughout the month 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.

Veteran's Day Activities at PVMS

Pine View Middle School Panthers honored our Veterans through multiple activities for Veteran’s Day for students to learn about what our risk-taking veterans have done for our community, nation and world, and to honor the residents of Baldomero-Lopez State Veterans’ Nursing Home. Our Panthers were thinkers and designed a poster expressing what Veterans Day means to them through their Individuals and Societies classes while our Panther artists personified caring by creating a reef with inspirational words and phrases. We will bring select posters and the reef to the veterans at the Baldomero-Lopez State Veterans’ Nursing Home.

Make sure you check out our Veteran's Day news broadcast below featuring some amazing Panther singing!

Staff of the Year!

Congratulations to our Pine View Middle School Teacher of the Year, Alyse Buckalew and SRP of the Year, Andrew Boutwell! We're so happy to have you both representing us!
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The Road to Become an IB World School

PVMS applied to be a Candidate School in April of 2015 and was approved the following month. Because we are a Candidate School, we are authorized to implement the Middle Years Programme until we apply to become an authorized World School, which we are doing this school year. Candidate schools make consistent steps over time toward the ultimate goal of becoming an IB World School. Every candidate school is assigned an IB consultant, and ours visited PVMS at the beginning of October for a preauthorization visit. She determined that PVMS is ready to apply to become an authorized school, and we submitted our application on October 16th. In the spring of 2018, a team of professionals from the IB will visit PVMS to determine that we have met all the requirements needed to become an IB World School. We should receive an answer shortly after the team from the IB visits the school. If you have any questions about this process, or would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact our MYP Coordinator, Becky Cardinale at

Music Department Events and Performances

11/19/17: The Music Department is Performing at the Baldomero-Lopez Veterans Home from 2:00-3:00pm.

12/2/17: Advanced Band will perform at Tradition on the Green at the Land O Lakes Community Center. The concert starts at 5:00pm and PVMS performs at 6:00pm. Come out and visit with Santa, have refreshments, see a tree lighting and enjoy great music!!

12/20/2017: PVMS Music Department is proud to present the Winter Concert on December 20th at 7:00pm at the Wesley Chapel Center for the Arts.

Music Department Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 8:30am

This is an online event.

The PVMS Music Department is having their Yankee Candle Fundraiser starting November 1 running into December. 40% of the proceeds go to the music department!! Contact Mrs. Richardson if you're interested in helping support the music department!

Thespian Showcase!

Keep watching for information on the upcoming Thespian Showcase in November. Our Thespian Troupe will be offering an opportunity to see their competition events on Tuesday, November 14th and Wednesday, November 15th. You won’t want to miss this!

Important FFA Dates!


11/14- Dairy Evaluation & Food Science CDE Competition

11/16- FFA Officer Meeting 3-4 pm

11/17 "Read to Feed" @ PVES 4th grade 1p-2:30p

11/18- Pasco County Fair Mandatory Hog Tagging 8am-11am

Odyssey of the Mind at PVMS

Enjoy thinking outside the box? Join Odyssey of the Mind! Joining an Odyssey of the Mind team provides you with 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 a coach to support and advise you, all the ideas and the work on the solution comes from the team members. It all culminates in a multi-school competition in late February/early March and a chance for the highest scored teams to compete at the state level in Orlando. Interested students can complete the form at:

Math Resources at St. Leo University!

Please see below for a wonderful opportunity from St. Leo!

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.

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel: Thank you for sponsoring our Panther Pride program!

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union: Thank you for sponsoring out Student Shout Outs!