The Panther Press

April 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.

Learner Profile of the Month: Communicator

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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 April, we are focusing on being Communicators. We are Communicators when we express ideas and information confidently, often in more than one language. We work well with others. PVMS staff members have yellow #IBSTRONG tickets that they are giving out throughout the month to students who are displaying that they are Communicators. Teachers will also be choosing students for “Student of the Month” who are an example to others in exemplifying that they are Communicators. We encourage students to wear yellow on Fridays during April 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.

February Caring Students of the Month

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March Balanced Students of the Month

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Spring 2018 Testing Dates

  • All students received an important letter regarding Spring 2018 testing dates, which went home with report cards on Monday, April 2nd. Please ask your student for this letter. A copy of this letter can also be found on our PVMS website, under the link labeled “Testing” or in the PDF below.

  • Students receive free breakfast on their testing day from the PVMS cafeteria.

  • Any questions regarding FSA, End-of Course, and District Finals testing, please contact Alyssa Quina at

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. On April 2nd and 3rd, a team of professionals from the IB visited PVMS to determine that we have met all the requirements needed to become an IB World School. We should receive feedback and our status as an IB World School by mid-summer. 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

IMPORTANT TDAP Letter for Current Year 1 Families

St. Joseph's Hospital's Annual Prom Sponsor a Child

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Take Your Sons & Daughters to Work Day

**Please complete the Prearranged Form prior to April 26th and the Take Your Child to Work Worksheet (to be completed the day of the event) that are included directly below this article of the newsletter to participate in this day.**

For parents NOT employed by Pasco County Schools:

The national Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work day is scheduled for Thursday, April 26th. This day falls during the Year Two FSA exam window. There is not testing for Years One and Three students on this national day. With this in mind, we will use the same process we’ve used the past couple of years for parents who wish to take their children to work with them at their place of employment outside the district. A principal may allow a parent to take his or her son or daughter out of school to participate in the national event if the student DOES NOT have a scheduled FSA on Thursday, April 26th, AND the parent has PREARRANGED the student’s absence with his or her principal and teacher(s).

For parents employed by Pasco County Schools:

District employees who wish to bring their school-age son or daughter to work with them may do so on Monday, May 21st. Employees also must PREARRANGE their children’s absences with their principals and teachers if they plan to participate on May 21st.

Year 3 Dance

When: Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: Land O Lakes High School

Who: PVMS Year 3 students only. No guests are permitted.

Students must stay through their 3rd period class on 5/23 before checking out for the day for pre-dance appointments, etc.

Dress code:

Boys: No jeans or shorts

Girls: No jeans or shorts. Modest dresses that are not revealing on the front or back side of dress. May be strapless and/or spaghetti straps but must have full coverage. Dresses should not be shorter than finger tip length.

TEDx Winners!

Congratulations to an outstanding Communicator--Hanna Holmes! Hanna is the winner of the PVMS TedX who will be representing us at district! Hanna will be presenting her speech, “The Disgusting Violation of Human Rights in US Female Correctional Facilities,” at the Pasco County School District Tedx even on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 2-5pm.

Additional kudos to PVMS’ other great TedX Communicators: Ella Knouse (Runner-Up), Anna Depue, Kennady Gennusa, Mae Morton, and Kobi Page.

PVMS is Awarded an Edible School Garden Grant!

Pine View Middle School is excited to have been awarded the 2018 Edible School Garden Grant! There was an overwhelming response to the grant and we are excited to be to be provided with an approximate value of $100 in supplies for our school garden.

Thank you to the Student Wellness Policy Council for your support of growing students minds with the implementation of an edible school garden!

PVMS Students Shine at the Fair!

Showing animals at fair is not just about walking your animal in the ring- students must keep records of all expenses and products, conduct research on their animal, and research related diseases and other health care factors. Students completed a two hour test on the health of their species, body parts and skills related to properly caring for their animal. These students were also judged on how they were able to handle and work their animal, as well as their animal's features. A lot of hard work goes into being able to exhibition at fair- it is much more than just feeding and watering an animal.

Congratulations to these students on all of their hard work and accomplishments!

FSF Goat

Autumn Gaddie- blue showmanship, red show

Joanne Curran- red showmanship, white show

Ansley Bowman- red showmanship, red show

Lexi Brown- red showmanship, red show

Peyton McKenzie- red showmanship, red show

Gianna Suarez x2- red showmanship, red show

FSF Poultry

Peyton McKenzie- red show

Sarah Clay- 1st decorated egg, red show, 1st in show, red showmanship

Julia Mathews- best of breed

Danny Urbonas-

David Aprile- best of breeds x2, champion layer

Connor Pawlowski- 3rd in show, red showmanship

FSF Breeding Heifer

Autumn Gaddie- blue showmanship, white show

Kyla Sterner- blue showmanship, blue show

Joanne Curran- blue showmanship, red show

PCF Steer

Gianna Suarez- 5th in class


David Aprile- 6th in class

FSF Rabbit

Kyla Sterner- white skillathon

Sarah Clay- white showmanship, 1st in show

Joanne Curran- red showmanshp, maroon show

Jana Swank- red showmanship, 1st show

Lexi Brown- red showmanship, maroon show

Monica Martinez- red showmanship, maroon show

Nya Mantilla- red showmanship, maroon show

Reese McCandrew- white showmanship, maroon show

Savannah Price- red showmanship, maroon show

Peyton McKenzie- red showmanship, maroon show

Abigayle Reyes- red showmanship, maroon show

Kadence Wolden- white showmanship, 3rd in show

Hannah Forkum- red showmanship, maroon show

PCF Rabbit

Kyla Sterner- red poster, white record book

Nya Mantilla- best of breed, best of variety, 2nd in record book, red poster, white breeds test, white showmanship

Hannah Forkum- 2nd place breeds test, white record book

Monica Martinez- best in opposite breed, best in opposite variety, white record book, white breeds test, white showmanship

Savannah Price- 3rd place decorated rabbit, 3rd place record book, 3rd place breeds test, 3rd place overall exhibitor, reserve champion

PCF Poultry

Danny Urbonas- reserve champion, class winner Asiatic, 2nd place showmanship

David Aprile- class winner, 3rd place showmanship, 1st educational poster

Sarah Clay- best of breed, 3rd place decorated egg

PCF Goat-

Peyton McKenzie- 5th place show

Joanne Curran- 2nd showmanship

PCF Heifer-

Kyla Sterner- 6th in show

Joanne Curran- 2nd in show

Autumn Gaddie- 5th in show

End of Year Report Card Access

End of year/4th Quarter Report Cards will be accessible this year primarily within the parent and student portal of myStudent, after final assessment data has been received from the state. Paper copies of Report Card 4 will not be distributed in bulk to families, but can be printed if necessary.

Music Performance Assessment

The Advanced Band is traveling to Hernando High School for their Annual Music Performance Assessment Performance on April 6, 2018! Students have been working for this performance since before winter break! Please join us in wishing these musicians well! We are so proud of our arts students.

Attention Pasco eSchool Students!

Pasco eSchool students have until May 11 to finish all assignments and May 18th to submit their finals. For students who are taking ASL-If you are unable to finish by the deadline, Nancy Barbara will be extending until August 1st, 2018. Letters will be sent home with students this week for students at risk of not completing by May 18th.

Get Your Yearbook While You Still Can!

The last day to purchase yearbooks online using is May 1st!

FFA Beef Stick Fundraiser

FFA is selling beef sticks for $1 from April 9th through April 27th. Get your beef sticks before and after school in the Ag room or from an FFA member!

After school tutoring available!

After school tutoring is available Monday through Thursday until 4pm in Lab 911. If your student needs extra assistance please have them see Mrs. Cruz in Room 911 for a permission slip.

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!