The Panther Press

March 2019

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: Balanced

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 March we are focusing on being Balanced. We are Balanced when we understand the importance of finding harmony between the intellectual, physical and emotional elements of our lives. PVMS staff members are issuing PBIS Points to students who are displaying that they are Balanced. Teachers will also be choosing students for “Student of the Month” who are an example to others in exemplifying that they are Balanced. We encourage students to wear blue on Fridays during March 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.

PVMS Band Earns Straight Superiors!!

Congratulations to the Panther Band and Ms. Fultz!

A message from Ms. Fultz: Thank you for your support as the advanced band worked so hard in preparations for their Music Performance Assessment. This is essentially the “FSA of band” in which the students are graded on their understanding of concepts through performance. The band had an outstanding performance receiving straight superiors from every adjudicator and nothing but A’s on their assessment forms. This includes sight reading in which we as a group, are given 3-5 minutes to look through two new pieces of music and then must perform the music without playing prior. I could not be prouder of their learning growth throughout the year.

This is not a small feat as only three other schools earned a straight superior rating in the entire district (Citrus, Pasco, and Hernando). For PVMS this will be the first superior rating in 6 years and first straight superiors (all As from every Judge) in 10 years! Please take the time to congratulate these students as this takes a large amount of dedication, focus, and hard work!

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Florida's Crime Prevention Officer of the Year

Our very own Corporal Elders has been nominated for Florida's Crime Prevention Officer of the Year! The Florida Crime Prevention Association Annual Awards recognizes and honors law enforcement and community partners for their exceptional efforts toward preventing crime, while educating and involving their communities in effective, long-lasting prevention strategies.
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Camp Quest

The Office for After School Enrichment Programs, in collaboration with the Career and Technical Education Department, present Camp Quest! Camp Quest is a fee-based, individually themed, summer camp where participants will engage in direct life skills, career exploration, volunteer opportunities, workshops, field trips and much more! Each camp is designed to provide real-life experiences that encourage students to build upon their strengths and interests.

Camp locations provide an environment that will immerse and support students in their chosen interest area. The individual camps are: AMP it up! Aspiring Medical Professionals (grades 6-12), Aerospace Camp (grades K-5 and grades 6-12), Culinary Cadets (grades K-5) and Chop It Like It’s HOT! Teen Chef Camp (grades 6-12), and Early Educators Camp (grades 6-12). In order to provide the best possible experience for camp participants, enrollment in each camp is limited to 20 students.

To learn more about each camp and to register visit

Inaugural Pine View Museum!

Year 3 Art Studio 3 students have been creating collections of artwork for our first Pine View Museum in the media center from March 27th through the 29th. Students will be giving presentations on their collections on the 27th and 28th during 7th period. We want to invite the school to come view their pieces during their classes if time will allow for it and to listen to any presentations during 7th. We are making flyers for classrooms and a video to be played on the news.

Planner Sponsorship/Advertisement

Do you own a business or know someone who does and would like to advertise in our 2019-2020 PVMS Planner? We have opportunities ranging from a black and white business card sized advertisement through a full page, full color advertisement. Please contact Becky Cardinale at for more details.

End of Year Testing Dates/FSA Writes Letter

FSA Writes Schedule

All morning sessions begin promptly at 8:40 am

April 1st: Year 1 AM only

April 2nd: Year 2 AM and PM sessions

April 3rd: Year 3 AM and PM sessions

FSA Reading and Math Schedule

All Testing Begins promptly at 8:40 am

May 1st: Year 1 FSA Reading AM only

Year 3 FSA Reading AM and PM sessions

May 2nd: Year 1 FSA Reading AM only

Year 3 FSA Reading AM and PM sessions

May 3rd: Year 2 FSA Reading AM and PM sessions

May 6th: Year 1 FSA Math AM only

Year 2 FSA Reading AM and PM sessions

May 7th: Year 1 FSA Math AM only

Year 3 FSA Math AM and PM sessions

May 8th: Year 3 FSA Math AM and PM sessions

May 9th: Year 2 FSA Math AM and PM sessions

May 10th: Year 2 FSA Math AM and PM sessions

Year 3 FCAT Science AM only

State EOC Schedule

All testing begins promptly at 8:40 am

May 13-14: Algebra 1 EOC AM Sessions only

May 15th: Civics EOC Mr. Moore’s Classes and Year 2 students with Accommodations

May 16th: Civics EOC Mr. Kodish’s Classes

May 17th: Civics EOC Mrs. Cooper’s Classes

District Final Calendar is below.

NJHS Participates in Relay for Life

We are very thankful for all the students in NJHS who chose to participate Relay for Life on March 9th! Relay for Life is an event honoring those that have been impacted by cancer as your team walks many different themed laps to symbolize the ongoing fight against cancer. Each team also had tents for games and activities that help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Pine View Middle School’s NJHS managed to raise $1,600 and it was a great way to get many peers involved in our community by showing love and support for those that have battled cancer!

Jules Eisenberg

NJHS Historian

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Attention Year 3 Students and Families!

Please see the attachment below for important information regarding end of year activities for Year 3 students.

2019-2020 Registration

We will be starting to register students for the 2019/2020 school year beginning April 8th. Please call the school 813-794-4800 to make an appointment. We will need 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter report cards of this year in order to register early. This is only for students who are not in the attendance boundary for PVMS and who will be new to PVMS for the 19/20 school year.

Caring Students of the Month

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Exploravision competitors and winners

Each year our Year 3 students participate in ExploraVision. ExploraVision is an international STEM competition sponsored by Toshiba World and the National Science Teachers’ Association. This year was the 27th year of competition. Students work in small groups (2-4), get creative and show the world how they envision today’s problems being solved with new, innovative technologies.

Students began working the end of August. Projects were completed and submitted the first week of February. We had 22 teams compete at the Regional level.

We’re excited and proud to share, we had 4 teams earn Honorable Mention (3rd place). These teams earned scores in the top 10% in their division (environmental, health, safety…) internationally out of more than 40,000 projects.

Congratulations to all our Year 3 students who completed the project.

Congratulations to our competing teams:

The Off-Torch: Ashley Chanpagne, Sheridan Blasdel, Jude Mora

The Cal Counter: Jules Eisenberg, Ashley Brown

Aqua Tunnel: Lucas Bernard, John Wright, Elijah Belleza, David Little

New Flood Warning System: DeLaney Fryer, Madison Wilcox

Law Enforcement Safety Alert Vest (LESAV): Audrey Domingo, Tabitha Vinson, Payton Barbro

Seismograph 2.0: Reese McCandrew, Savannah Price

Filter xPro: Sarah Bordelon, Kennedy Cagle

Breast Bed: Yeimarie Negron Lugo, Paige Calkowski

MobileTec: Aryanne McNeef, Annahi Gallardo, Breana Gramegna

Micro Electric Epilepsy Prevention (MEEP): Drew Dunn, Nidgi Schnaeider, Dante Faria, Lily Mullarkey

auto AIR: Sophie Puhala, Kevin Chen, Steven Shaw, Katy Quandt

Panel.X.04: Lilly Xu, Shaun Xu

Automatic Cancer Imagery and Diagnosis System (ACIDS): Arossa Adhikary, Zane Sheehan, Jackson Richardson, Nolan Ray

The Pure Plate: Jayden Spencer, Courtney Carlucci

Nutro Tab: Parker Bennett, Connor Pawlowski, Michael McClosky

ART Gummies: Lucy Nguyen, Paige Giesler, Casius Carson

Beep Pumps: Olivia Allen, Colby Sandifer, Jarett Smith, Mishka Malhotra

MediPump: Lily Walsh, Alex Wilky, Zoe Quigley

Congratulations to our winning teams:

DHNT Fliter: Andrew Domonkos, Noah Tomlin, Dylan Noll, Keyuloni Henderson

Nan-OX: Corey Hodierne, Peter Tedeschi, Trey Schmidt, Maddie Froelich

Bio-Artifical Lung: Abby Nelson, Abby Reyes, Kyle LeFante

Wireless Roads: Kelly Kolkowski, Lucas Mirwald, Cydne Burnett, Sydney Kunzweiler

2019-2020 Supply Lists

Each student has two supply lists: one for their year level and one for Encore classes (Arts, Design, Language Acquistion and Physical and Health Education). Students will not know which encore classes they will have until they receive their schedule, so make sure you check back either to the website or our summer newsletter after you get your schedule in August!

Please see the attachments below for supply lists.

Summer Reading

Year 1: All Year 1 (6th grade) students will be reading The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier. The pacing guide below is intended to facilitate your understanding of our first unit Facing Fear and the novel,The Night Gardener. It is highly suggested that you use this to guide your summer reading to stay on track.

You will be given a summative assessment on August 19th that will count as one of your first grades of the quarter. You will also be required complete a book project on The Night Gardener, due September 3rd. Details on the book project will be given the first week of school.

Year 2: All Year 2 students will be reading Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez. As an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program School, Year 2 Language and Literature students study texts through inquiry in the following Global Contexts:

· Identities and Relationships

· Personal and Cultural Expression

· Fairness and Development

· Orientation in Space and Time

· Globalization and Sustainability

· Scientific and Technical Innovations

This novel was chosen because our MYP focus is to have students think about issues not only locally, but through the lens of Global Context, many of which can be seen throughout Before We Were Free. There are also strong connections to Individuals and Societies (Civics) content taught in Year 2. Use this guide to pace yourself on your reading and acquaint yourself with the ideas that will be discussed in class.

Year 3: All Year 3 students will be reading Night by Elie Wiesel. This pacing guide below is intended to facilitate your understanding of Culture and Belonging, The Holocaust, and the novel Night. It is highly recommended that you use this to guide your summer reading to stay on track while analyzing the impact of discrimination and prejudice in society today. When you begin school in August, you will be given a summative assessment aligned with the IB Learner Profile, and Unit 1: Culture and Belonging that shows your understanding of diversity in society.

As you read each chapter, please complete the following:

· Spend at least twenty minutes a day reading.

· Highlight unknown vocabulary and use the internet to determine the meaning. This can be applied to the guiding questions as well.

· Take margin notes to help with comprehension.

· Respond in writing or discuss with parent/guardian each set of guiding questions. Use evidence from Night to support your response.

Current Year 1 Tdap

Please make sure you submit your shot record to the front office when you get your Tdap vaccination prior to beginning Year 2 in August! Students who do not have proof of this vaccination will not be able to register. Please see the letter below for more information. You are welcome to FAX the TDAP paperwork to the school at 813.794.4891. Please include your child's name and 6 digit student number (lunch number).

PBIS Information- Store is OPEN!

Students are now able to spend their earned PBIS points. The store is open every Wednesday during lunch in the Panther Pit. Keep earning those points by displaying your PAWS behavior, Panthers!

PVMS will be continuing to implement our PBIS (positive behavior interventions and strategies) system. Please see the letter below for more information. Individualized letters with each students' unique QR code were sent home with students on Friday, 1/11. This information is also available on our website at
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Yearbook prices have been raised to $45 and are available online through and ACRON through May 1st. First come first serve and they’re selling fast!

PTSA has come to PVMS!

We're excited to partner with the PTSA this year! Please see their social media for more information: Facebook: and follow them on Twitter at @pvmsptsa1

Want to be part of the PVMS PTSA?

Membership dues ($5.00) can be dropped off at the PVMS front desk. Checks can be made payable to: Pasco County Council PTA

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

FFA at the Fair!

There are plenty of great pictures from the Florida State Fair and of students getting ready to go to the Pasco County fair on the FFA Chapter group on BAND. To join, please click the link below!

Join our 'FFA chapter FL1074' group on BAND - The app for groups and communities!

Planner Feedback

We would love for you to take a moment to give reflective feedback on our 2018-2019 planners so that we can make our 2019-2020 planners even better! Please click on the link below to fill out a brief survey.

Tutoring available at PVMS!

Mrs. Cruz offers free tutoring on Monday and Tuesday in Lab 911. Students must have the attached permission form and tutoring expectations for behavior 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

Rene Martinez-Monfort

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

Language and Literature/Reading/Writing

Brittany Nelson-


Jennifer Craven- Yr. 1, 2, 3


Maria Fernandez Yr 1,2,3 .

Alexia Martinez - Also does translations

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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Clubs at PVMS

We are so happy to have a great variety of Clubs at PVMS. Please see the attachment below for a listing of clubs available!

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.

Make sure you click the pictures and/or links below to visit our generous sponsors website for your needs!

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

Hungry Harry's: Thank you to Chad and Hungry Harry's for sponsoring our Staff tailgate for our first PVMS football game!

Moe's: Thank you to Michelle and Moe's for sponsoring our door decorating contest winners for #StartwithHello Week with a complimentary lunch!

State Farm Agent Benjie Blessing: Thank you for purchasing Panther koozies for our pep rally give away!

Sugardarlins Cupcakes: Thank you for donating certificates for our Students of the Month!

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!