The Panther Press

August 2018

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 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!

Learner Profile of the Month: Principled

August- Principled

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 August, we are focusing on being Principled. We are Principled when we act with honesty and integrity and take responsibility for our actions. PVMS staff members have purple #IBSTRONG tickets that they are giving out throughout the month to students who are displaying that they are Principled. Teachers will also be choosing students for “Student of the Month” who are an example to others in exemplifying that they are Principled. We encourage students to wear purple on Fridays during August 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.

2018-2019 Athletics

Years 1, 2 and 3 students will be eligible to participate in athletics for the 2018-2019 school year. To be eligible, students must have:


  • No classes to recover
  • a 2.0 from the previous semester GPA (current Year 1 and 2 students' eligibility will be determined based upon 2nd semester of the 2017-2017 school year



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


Football Try-outs:

8/13-8/16 from 3pm-5pm. Please make sure you have all athletic forms filled out prior to tryouts!



Cheer Try-outs:

Packet needs to be picked up from Mrs. James in the dance room, filled out and turned in by Monday, August 20th in order to try-out.

Try-outs: 2nd week of school Tuesday-Friday (August 21st-August 24th) from 3:00pm-4:30pm



Volleyball Try-outs:

8/20-8/24 in the PVMS Gym at 3:00. Please make sure you have all athletic forms filled out prior to tryouts!

Dance

Panther Dance Company Auditions:

Packet needs to be picked up from Mrs. James in the dance room, filled out and turned in by Monday, August 27th in order to audition.

Auditions-3rd week of school Tuesday and Wednesday (August 28th-August 29th) From 3:00pm-4:30pm

Theatre Arts Program News

Are you interested in Theatre? Please join our Thespian Troupe on Tuesday, August 21st from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in Room 511. This informational meeting is open for Year 1, 2 & 3 students to learn about the options in the Theatre Arts Program at PVMS for the 2018-19 school year. We will be discussing membership in our Thespian Troupe, the upcoming auditions for our one-act play and Thespian Festival events. Parents are welcome to attend, or students may be picked up in the car loop promptly at 4:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Holyoke.

Subject Area Newsletters

Some of our subject areas have their own newsletters. Please see the links below:


Agriculture: https://www.smore.com/x732g


Year 2 Language and Literature: https://www.smore.com/a9nf5


School Counselor: https://www.smore.com/5wmkc

Concession Stand Volunteers Needed

It's that time of year again where we are looking for parents to volunteer to work the concession stand during home Football and Volleyball games. Contact Michelle Cruz at mlcruz@pasco.k12.fl.us if you would like to help.

Yearbook News

See Ms. Fromm to apply for the Yearbook Club (Room 207).


Want to purchase a yearbook? The are $35 through December 31 and can be purchased through ACORN or Balfour.com.

PVMS Rocks!

Year 3 Lang & Lit had students do Learner Profile Rock Painting as a way to build community and help the kids set some positive goals as MYP Learners! Awesome work Year 3!
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#IB Communicators in Language Acquisition

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrkNo28jwAc&feature=youtu.be

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.


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


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!