The Panther Press

September 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 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!

Learner Profile of the Month: Thinkers

September- 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!

We're excited to partner with the PTSA this year! Please see their Facebook page for more information:

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

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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 2017-2018 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:

Michael Alceste

Ari Alexander

Brandon Austin

Austin Barron

Michael Bell

William Bozeman

Matthew Burns

Zachary Campbell

Sutton Christie

Mason Clarke

Lionel Corpus

Wesley Craven

A'Kos Davis

Connor Denney

Conner Ebanks

Devin Gilbertson

Max Halliwell

Carter Hannigan

Kyle Horvath

Christian Houston

Gunner Hudson

Brendan Kellon

Adrian Lacayo

Tyler Lynn

Austin Macaluso

Dylan Makowski

Kevin Marks

Aidan Marsh

Benjamin Marshall

Ethan McKetchnie

Michael Molinero

Quentin Moore

Jayden Ortero

Emanuel Papaemanuel

Christian Ramirez

William Schmidt

Jarett Smith

Niko Spilotro

Anthony Woods

2018-2019 Cheerleading Squad:

Taryn Brown

Erica Conroy

Nevaeh Cabrera

Gianna Ocasio

Audrey Domingo

Leiya Rojas

Journy Richardson

Charlotte Rawlins

Olivia Allen

Madison Gensicki

Tabitha Vinson

Katy Quandt

Natalie Hernandez

Lexi Kress

Wesley Craven

Carolyn Harris

Kaleigh Gould

J’onnie Johnson

Mia Arterburn

Kaylin Prado

Lauren Rothchild

Breanna Peninger

2018 Volleyball Teams:

JV Lady Panthers

Year 1 and 2 students

Year 1 students

Julia Foster

Allie Brink

Kaylin Lynch

Addison Smith

Katie Davis

Lily Hatcher

Year 2

Marissa Young

Hannah Schacht

Celine George

Natalie Danner

Addison Vanderhart

Releigh Blessing

Madelyn Marshall

Aileen Castillo

Rebecca Wainwright

Varsity Lady Panthers

Year 2 and 3 students

Year 2

Lexi Nasello

Year 3

Isabel Arreola

Emma Campbell

Emma Parker

Ashlyn Blazvick

Aliyah Bentley

Jada Silvest

Josie Linares

Savina Do

Jasmine Guarracino

Mariah Rosado

Mia Arterburn

Payton Barbro

Lily Walsh

Subject Area Newsletters

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


Year 2 Language and Literature:

School Counselor:

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 if you would like to help.

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

All students have been issued a planner. We hope that you're finding your child's planner useful! Over the next few issues of The Panther Press, we will be highlighting different aspects of this great resource.

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.

Yearbook News

Want to purchase a yearbook? They are $35 through December 31 and can be purchased through ACORN or

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018-2019 Yearbook staff:

Sarah McCormack

Haley Browne

Hayley Boyd

Matthew Music

Sabrina Kofender

Suyog Acharya

Jada Lee

Shaylei O’Nan

Aliana Mederos

Delaney Fryer

Emma Evans

Rosemary Settles

Colton Engle

Hannah Small

Patrice Dickey

C.J. Rodriguez

Jordan Schmelter

Alexis D’Altorio

Wyatt Ruhlig

Morgan Neary

Wesley Craven

Quentin Klausing

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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

Individual tutoring:

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

Individuals and Societies

Alyssa Keyser -Yr. 1

Rene Martinez-Monfort

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

Language and Literature/Reading/Writing

Alyssa Keyser-

Brittany Nelson-


Jennifer Craven- Yr. 1, 2, 3

Becky Cardinale- Yr. 1, 2, 3


Maria Fernandez Yr 1,2,3 .

Alexia Martinez - Also does translations

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!

Archery is coming to PVMS!

Please see the flyer for the Archery Club for more information!
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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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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

Year 3 Sciences have kicked off the 2018 ExploraVision Competition. ExploraVision provides students, working in small groups, the opportunity to delve into real world problems, develop critical thinking and communication skills, do meaningful research and consult with scientists and researchers. Students will expand their imaginations and creativity, while they develop interests in science and technology and have the opportunity to earn national recognition and monetary rewards. Check out for more information and examples of past winning projects.

Healthy Student Forms

Information about the Healthy Student Program and forms can be found below at on our website at


Dear Parent:

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.


• 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.

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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!