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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
We are so excited to partner with you through this next phase in our journey!
Learner Profile of the Month: Thinkers
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 September, we are focusing on being Thinkers. We are Thinkers when we use both critical and creative thinking to approach complex problems and understand that sometimes there are no simple answers. PVMS staff members have orange #IBSTRONG tickets that they are giving out throughout the month to students who are displaying that they are Thinkers. Teachers will also be choosing students for “Student of the Month” who are an example to others in exemplifying that they are Thinkers. We encourage students to wear orange every Friday during September 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!
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
Want to be part of the PVMS PTSA?
Membership dues ($5.00) can be dropped off to PVMS front desk. Checks can be made payable to: Pasco County Council PTA
Stay tuned for future meeting dates!
Progress Reports and Report Cards
- 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 2017-2018 school year
All forms and information can be found on the PVMS webpage under the "Athletics" tab
Congratulations to the following student athletes for making the football, cheer and volleyball teams!
2018 Panther Football Team:
2018-2019 Cheerleading Squad:
2018 Volleyball Teams:
JV Lady Panthers
Year 1 and 2 students
Year 1 students
Varsity Lady Panthers
Year 2 and 3 students
Concession Stand Volunteers Needed
Language Acquisition Resource- Pronunciator
If your child has a Pasco County Library Card, they can gain access to “PRONUNCIATOR”, a free way to learn 87 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music and more. You can use this tool to support your classroom lessons and, you can recommend it to your students for additional support at home, while learning a second language!
After getting a library card, students can register by clicking on this link:
Planner Tip of the Month- The calendar and ATL skills
Our first tip is regarding the calendar. On the left hand side of the week at a glance pages, each of your child's seven subjects is highlighted. It's important to notice that it does not necessarily go in order of period, but by subject area. While the MYP has eight subject areas, your child has only seven at a time, as PE and Design are both semester courses.
Please 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 you have not yet signed the parent and student acknowledgement in your child's planner, please do so. This acknowledgement can be found after the IB-MYP Resource Guide at the beginning of the planner and before page 1 of the calendar section.
If your child misplaces this great resource, the replacement cost is $5 while supplies last.
Want to purchase a yearbook? They are $35 through December 31 and can be purchased through ACORN or Balfour.com.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018-2019 Yearbook staff:
Tutoring available at PVMS!
Mrs. Cruz offers free tutoring on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Lab 911. Students must have the attached permission form below signed by a parent to attend. Mrs. Cruz can be reached through email at email@example.com
Hourly rates depend on the teacher. Please email the individual teacher for more information.
Individuals and Societies
Alyssa Keyser -Yr. 1 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rene Martinez-Monfort email@example.com
Kristen Fuqua- Yr. 2 Civics firstname.lastname@example.org,us
Language and Literature/Reading/Writing
Alyssa Keyser- email@example.com
Brittany Nelson- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Craven- Yr. 1, 2, 3
Becky Cardinale- Yr. 1, 2, 3 email@example.com
Maria Fernandez Yr 1,2,3 . firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexia Martinez - Also does translations email@example.com
School Choice Opportunities for 2019-2020
We're being thinkers and looking ahead toward our next school year! The magnet and school choice window comes up quickly, with the window opening on 12/3/2018 and closing on 12/14/2018 for the 2019-2020 school year.
Pasco Pathways Expo – Save the Dates
Parent nights will be offered on November 26th (JWMHS) and November 29th (WCHS) to inform parents of our educational options as well as to provide more in-depth information on the new school choice/magnet application process. More information will be shared soon!
Please see the "First Parent Choice Communication" below for more detailed information!
Board Game Club
If you are interested in playing board games with friends, come join the Board Game Club.
Students will be meeting after school once a month to socialize as they play board games/cards such as Life, Clue, Ticket to Ride, UNO, and other new games.
The Board Game Club will meet from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on one Thursday each month.
The first club meeting is Thursday, September 27.
If you are interested in the club, please see Mrs. Gay in the guidance office.
You will need a signed permission form.
Gifted Parent Nights
All Pasco County parents of gifted-identified students are invited to join us for an evening full of informative grade level sessions on supporting the needs of gifted learners. The east side information night will be October 10th at Thomas E. Weightman Middle School and the west side information night will be on October 17th at Gulf High School. Attached is a flyer with more information. Please contact Kristin Ingold with any questions
Exploravision is coming to PVMS for Year 3 Science Students
Healthy Student Forms
Information about the Healthy Student Program and forms can be found below at on our website at http://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/healthy-student/
HEALTHY STUDENT PROGRAM APPLICATION FORM 2018 - 2019
Your child is eligible for enrollment in the Healthy Student Program, available only at selected schools (only administered by clinic assistant or school nurse) in the District where there are extended nursing services. Healthy Student Program services are offered at no direct cost to you and all students are eligible, regardless of insurance.
The main purpose of the Healthy Student Program is to improve school attendance and to reduce health problems that occur during the school day. A student may be withdrawn from the Healthy Student Program at any time by the parent or the school health services staff with written notice.
The Healthy Student program is the commitment of the Pasco County School District, and is intended as an effort to help students remain in school, ready to learn. Services available to students enrolled in the Healthy Student Program may include:
• Management of acute illness or injury and the administration of limited medications, following physician guidelines and protocols (i.e. ibuprofen, Tylenol, Motrin, Robitussin, Tums, and antifungal ointment, Benadryl, hydrocortisone, etc.).
• Observation and follow up re: communicable diseases (i.e. pink eye, ringworm, etc.).
• A health professional will communicate with you about your child’s particular health findings that may require an evaluation, follow up or referral.
• Physical Examinations (ARNP services) for school entry, sports, etc. may be available at limited school sites.
• Lab screenings (hematocrit/hemoglobin, anemia, blood glucose, urinalysis, and pregnancy testing) may be available at limited school sites.
Please inform the school nurse of any newly diagnosed health conditions for your child or changes in health status during the school year.
The primary goal of school health services is to support academic success by maintaining the physical and mental well being of your child.
TO ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN THE HEALTHY STUDENT PROGRAM:
• Please complete the application for Healthy Student Program Membership
• Be sure to complete “Student Medical History” section
• Parent signature is required below the “Enrollment Statement”
• Return completed form to the school clinic assistant or school nurse
All medical information remains confidential between you and the health services provider. Records are stored and maintained within the Health Office and are shared with no one as per HIPAA compliance. The Medical Director of the Pasco County Health Department provides oversight for this program.
Support our Supporters!
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!