The Panther Press

January 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 five 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 environments that foster interdisciplinary learning, concept based learning, and performance based assessments.

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

Welcome to Mrs. Maus!

We are excited to welcome Mrs. Maus as our new Assistant Principal. Mrs. Maus comes to us with a plethora of experience teaching elementary school and most recently as a Literacy Coach at Seven Springs Elementary School. Welcome to the Panther Family!
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Learner Profile of the Month: Reflective

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 January we are focusing on being Reflective. We are Reflective when we give thoughtful consideration to our own unique experiences. Teachers will be choosing students for Student of the Month who are an example to others in exemplifying that they are Reflective. We encourage students to wear blue every Friday during January 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.

PTSA has come to PVMS!

We're excited to partner with the PTSA this year! Please see their social media for more information: Facebook: and follow them on Twitter at @pvmsptsa1

Want to be part of the PVMS PTSA?

Membership dues ($5.00) can be dropped off at the PVMS front desk. Checks can be made payable to: Pasco County Council PTA

Our Board of Directors was elected at the September 10th meeting. They are:

2018-2019 PTSA Board of Directors

President: Mark Toatley

Treasurer: Annette Sheehan

Secretary: Shawna Burns

Vice President: Robin Halliwell

Vice President: Laura Lacayo

Vice President: Heather Horvath

Pennies for Patients, formerly Pasta for Pennies, is back at PVMS!

PVMS has launched Pennies for Patients. The collection period is January 14th-February 1st.

Pennies for Patients is a service learning and philanthropy program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where students learn about blood cancers and get to make an impact on the lives of others.

The money our school collects will provide support for patients and their families and fund research to find cures. Funds are raised in honor of local students affected by blood cancer. Several Honored Hero posters will be placed around the school during the collection period.

Parent letters about the Pennies for Patients campaign and coin boxes were sent home with students on Monday, January 14.

Students need to bring donations to their 1st period classrooms. They have the opportunity to win Hero Squad Gear if they raise $5 in their coin boxes and/or $10 or more online.

Thank you for supporting Pennies for Patients and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Open-minded Students of the Month

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PBIS Information

PVMS will be continuing to implement our PBIS (positive behavior interventions and strategies) system. Please see the letter below for more information. Individualized letters with each students' unique QR code were sent home with students on Friday, 1/11. This information is also available on our website at

Leftover beads?

It is that time of year again for parades and such. As part of a community project Corporal Elders does, she is collecting unwanted beads and other giveaways(dolls, Frisbees, cups etc.) you get from parades. She collects these items and passes them out to Pinellas and Pasco County youth who attend the Florida Sheriff Youth Ranch during the summer. If you have any items listed above, She will be happy to accept them. She has about 150 youth she does goody-bags for so she will be glad for anything that is given. Thank you ahead of time for anything that you give!


Yearbook prices have been raised to $45 and are available online through and ACRON through May 1st. First come first serve and they’re selling fast!
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It's cold outside!

Need some great Panther gear to keep warm? Order on Acorn!
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Panthers on TV!

Congrats to Arossa Adhikary and Lilly Xu for representing PVMS in this commercial which will air to Spectrum subscribers for the upcoming Choice/Magnet window.

Planner Feedback

We would love for you to take a moment to give reflective feedback on our 2018-2019 planners so that we can make our 2019-2020 planners even better! Please click on the link below to fill out a brief survey.

Planner Tip of the Month

A HUGE thank you to Advantage Real Estate Services, True North Counseling Services, and Weld-Rite Hitch Co. for your financial support with our fantastic new planners! Make sure you check our their advertisements on the inside cover!

All students have been issued a planner. We hope that you're finding your child's planner useful!

Please continue to encourage your child to write in his or her planner in every class every day. It's a great life skill that connects beautifully with the Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills that are featured on pages 2-6 of the planner. As you look through the ATL skills in the planner, you might find yourself saying, "I do that all the time!" and "My child really needs to learn how to do that!" and "I wish that someone had taught me how to do that in school- it's a great life skill!". That's what ATL skills are- skills that students need to be successful not only in school, but in life as well. The teaching of these skills takes place through the context of the eight subject areas and are embedded into the teaching and learning in the classroom.

If your child misplaces this great resource, the replacement cost is $5 while supplies last.

End of Year Testing Dates

FSA Writes for all students: April 1st - 3rd

FSA Reading/Math: May 1st- May 10th

Year 3 Science NGSSS: May 10th

EOC Algebra/Civics: May 13th – May 17th

District EOC Finals: May 20th – May 29th

Final schedule to come

History Fair

History Fair will be judged Thursday, 1/17 and Friday, 1/18 in the media to decide which projects will be moving on to the district level. Looking forward to seeing all the amazing projects our Panthers have created!

Curriculum Fair at LOLHS

LOLHS will be hosting a Curriculum Fair on Tuesday, February 5th from 5:30-7PM. This will include the clubs and sports fair as well as course selection information that is open to current Year 3 parents and students.

Year 3 Articulation Information

Now through 1/18: Mrs. Gay, our Year 3 School Counselor, will be providing an overview of high school requirements and electives through math classes- your child may have already heard her presentation.

February 5th: The LOLHS Curriculum Fair will provide information on course selection as well as sports and club information. Course cards have NOT been given out and will not be given out until LOLHS School Counselors come to PVMS.

February 13th, 15th and 21st: LOLHS School Counselors will be presenting in Year 3 Language and Literature classes. At that time, students will complete a course selection card and Mrs. Gay will send a copy home for parents to review.

Girls Soccer Roster

Congratulations to the following student athletes:

Jada Silvest

Lily Mullarkey

Mishka Malhorta

Jesse Garcia

Savina Do

Olivia Anderson

Bianca Siqueira

Wesley Craven

Lexy Nasello

Layla Martinez

Eden Smith

Julia Foster

Addison Smith

Isabella Slover

Lindsey Rollstone

Samantha Lanson

Courtney Carlucci

Kennedy Cagle

Aelexys Carley

Grace Gonzalez-Liz

Raelyn Abbey

Aileen Castillo

Coach: Sean Craven

Boys Basketball Roster

Congratulations to the following student athletes:


Brandon Austin

Logan Baisley

Tyler Bouffard

Jacob Bowering

Jovanni Castellano

Mason Clarke

Calvin Dickey

Kyle Horvath

Ben Marshall

Christopher Murray

Jadyn Murria

Jayce Nixon

Grant Sallengs

Nephtali Sanchez

Joachim Torralba


Kennen Ayala

Cameron Campbell

Tyler Jennings

Dylan Makowski

Jordan Massie

Michael McCloskey

Max Moore

Sigure O’neal

Santiago Romero

Dalton Sallengs

William Schmidt

2019 Boys Basketball Schedule and Parent Meeting

Congratulations to the student athletes that made the boys basketball team! The parent meeting will be on January 24th at 4:30 pm.

The schedule can be accessed at:

Art Club Meetings

The Art Club will be meeting the following dates in Ms. Abramovitz' room (Room 617):

1/14 - 3:00-4:00

1/28 – 3:00-4:30

#IBInvolved #IBCaring

Mrs. Myers' Language and Literature Students Buddy Reading at PVES!

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Verizon Wireless Customers: Changes to Remind

Information from Remind:

Recently, we learned that Verizon will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for us to continue supporting free text messaging for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. Please read on for all the important details—we promise to keep this as short as we can.

What’s happening?
To offer our text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that our users receive or send. Now, Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee intended for companies that send spam over its network. Your Remind messages aren’t spam, but our efforts to resolve the issue with Verizon haven’t been successful.

As a result, the Verizon fee will increase our costs of providing text messaging by 11X—pushing our annual costs into the millions of dollars. This isn’t financially feasible for us to support, and it’s forcing us to end Remind text messaging for everyone who has a wireless plan with Verizon.

How will this affect you?
Beginning January 28, 2019, the people in your classes who normally get your Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier.

What can you do?
To make sure people in your classes continue receiving your messages, ask them to download the mobile app or enable email notifications—both of which are free of charge. Our team’s also working hard on a solution that allows your classes to continue to use Remind by text, and we’ll share more details with you before January 28.

In the meantime, we’ll keep fighting to make sure educators, students, and parents have access to effective communication. To do this, we need your help: If using Remind has made a positive impact in your classroom, at your school, or anywhere in between, please ask Verizon to reverse the fee here:

We’re very grateful for your support, and we’ll be in touch soon with an update.

The Remind team

Tutoring available at PVMS!

Mrs. Cruz offers free tutoring on Monday and Tuesday in Lab 911. Students must have the attached permission form and tutoring expectations for behavior below signed by a parent to attend. Mrs. Cruz can be reached through email at

Individual tutoring:

Hourly rates depend on the teacher. Please email the individual teacher for more information.

Individuals and Societies

Rene Martinez-Monfort

Kristen Fuqua- Yr. 2 Civics kfuqua@pasco.k12.fl,us

Language and Literature/Reading/Writing

Brittany Nelson-


Jennifer Craven- Yr. 1, 2, 3


Maria Fernandez Yr 1,2,3 .

Alexia Martinez - Also does translations

Adventure Society!

Adventure Society will be traveling to Ireland, Scotland, and England in June 2020.

For more information, visit the PVMS website or contact Mrs. Davis at

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Clubs at PVMS

We are so happy to have a great variety of Clubs at PVMS. Please see the attachment below for a listing of clubs available!

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.

Make sure you click the pictures and/or links below to visit our generous sponsors website for your needs!

Advantage Real Estate Services: Thank you for supporting the purchase of a new planner for every Panther!

Hungry Harry's: Thank you to Chad and Hungry Harry's for sponsoring our Staff tailgate for our first PVMS football game!

Moe's: Thank you to Michelle and Moe's for sponsoring our door decorating contest winners for #StartwithHello Week with a complimentary lunch!

State Farm Agent Benjie Blessing: Thank you for purchasing Panther koozies for our pep rally give away!

Sugardarlins Cupcakes: Thank you for donating certificates for our Students of the Month!

True North Counseling Services: Thank you for supporting the purchase of a new planner for every Panther!

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