The Panther Press

October 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: Knowledgeable


As a PVMS Family, we will focus on a different Learner Profile (a trait that we strive to display to become the best people possible) every month. For October, we are focusing on being Knowledgeable. We are Knowledgeable when we explore concepts, ideas and issues. PVMS staff members have red #IBSTRONG tickets that they are giving out throughout the month to students who are displaying that they are Knowledgeable. Teachers will also be choosing students for “Student of the Month” who are an example to others in exemplifying that they are Knowledgeable. We encourage students to wear red on Fridays during October 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.

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Why do we have a "Pink Out" every Wednesday to promote anti-bullying?

The Pink Out was started by David Shepherd and Travis Price, two high school seniors in Nova Scotia, Canada who heard that a 9th grade boy had been bullied all day on the first day of school for wearing a pink shirt. After school, they went to a discount store and bought 50 pink t-shirts and gave them out the very next day as students were entering the school in support of the student who was bullied. Please go to to read the entire story and/or to this YouTube link to see a short, 3-minute video.

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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Spirit Night at Dairy Queen- Ballantrae

Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 5-7pm

17826 Aprile Drive

Lutz, FL

Dairy Queen will donate 10% of ALL non drive-thru sales to support Year 3 families in need of assistance with end of year activities.

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

Back to Back Girls Volleyball Champions!

We are SO PROUD of our Year 3 Girls Volleyball team with BACK TO BACK perfect seasons!

Alicia Delaguia

Alya Horne

Catie Grimes

Emilie Bowering

Emily Crusan

Emma Nixon

Esperanza Figueroa

Jasmine Christian

Julissa Hopgood

Kaitlin Klemm

Kylie Ciani

Layla Eversole

Madison Murphy

Skylar Scharfeld

Sydney Waldenmyer

Go PANTHERS! #pantherproud #ibstrong

PVMS International Thespian Society Junior Troupe Member List

Our administration received this letter of commendation from the International Thespian Society:

Our most dedicated theatre arts students have earned induction into the International Thespian Society (ITS), the honor society for secondary school theatre students. The Junior Thespians on the list below were active members of Pine View Middle School, Troupe 89408 in the 2016-2017 school year.

Founded in 1929, ITS is the student honorary division of the Educational Theatre Assiciation (EdTA), the professional association for theatre education. They serve over 4,700 schools around the world with an active student membership of more than 125,000. Each Junior Thespian inductee has completed over 100 hours of excellent work in theatre arts and related disciplines. In doing so, they have acquired essential 21st century life and career skills that include creativity and innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and effective communication. Our inductees now join the ranks of over 2.3 million Thespians and Junior Thespian alumni, including Land Lynch, John Goodman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Tom Hanks.

Please join us in celebrating the hard work and achievements of our Junior Thespian honor students, their troupe officers, and their troupe direction, Kendra Holyoke. The leadership of administrators and support of parents and families is vital to the success of student artists and technicians. Thank you for your continued support of the theatre arts program and Troupe 89408 at Pine View Middle School!

Our PVMS Junior Troupe Members are:

Cassidy Bonn

Nasha Dembele

Olivia Kinkade

Saniha Mattear

Crissiana Mattear

Mikayla Mauradian

Nolyn McElaney

Kobi Page

Congratulations, Panthers!

Haunted Hallway

Friday, Oct. 27th, 6-7:30pm

5334 Parkway Boulevard


The Theatre Arts Department would like to invite you to our event, Haunted Hallway. Theatre 2 students will be showcasing the original plays they have written and produced on Friday 10/27 from 6PM to 7:30PM. Tickets are $3 and will be sold during lunches this week.

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!

Adventure Society East Coast Educational Tour Parent Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 5:30pm

5334 Parkway Boulevard


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Important FFA Dates!


10/26- FFA Officer Meeting 3-4 pm

10/31- Food Science and Dairy Evaluation CDE Team Practice 3:00-3:45


11/2 - FFA Member Meeting 3-4 pm

11/7 - Livestock Ethics Seminar @ RB Stewart Middle School (Mandatory for all who are showing animals at either of the fairs) 6 pm

11/9- FFA Barn Meeting / Clean Up 3-4 pm

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

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Change for Change!

Students will be allowed to donate loose change to wear a costume on the 31st if they have completed an application and also shared how they have aligned their costume to an IB Learner Profile. The applications can be picked up during their lunches and are online on our website. All loose change donations will be given to the Red Cross.

Treats for Troops!

Do you have leftover Halloween candy? Starting November 1st, bring in your leftover Halloween to donate to our annual Treats for Troops drive. We will be collecting by year level, with collection bins in the cafeteria. All donations will be shared with the Wesley Chapel Post Office who will create boxes for our troops overseas. They are very excited about our participation in the service activity!

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Red Ribbon Week Themes/Activities


Theme: "Peace Out to Drugs" Wear your hippie gear!

Guest speaker: Corporal Demaz/K-9


Theme: "Living the Drug-Free Dream" Wear your pajamas!

Guest speaker: Corporal Ziegler


Theme: "A Formal Goodbye to Drugs" Wear your formal clothes- it's picture day!


Theme: "Be a Hero: Say No to Drugs" Wear your superhero attire!


Theme: "Stay in the Game Drug Free" Wear your favorite team gear!

Guest speaker: Deputy Wieck

Pine View CAN say no to drugs!

Bring foods like soup, pasta, vegetables, cereal, peanut butter or macaroni and cheese to guidance before school. All food will be donated to help families during the holidays.

Your name may be drawn after Red Ribbon Week to win a YEARBOOK!

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!