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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: 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!
Florida's Crime Prevention Officer of the Year
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 https://myasep.com/campquest/.
Inaugural Pine View Museum!
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!
Attention Year 3 Students and Families!
Caring Students of the Month
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
Please see the attachments below for supply lists.
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
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 https://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/pbis/.
PTSA has come to PVMS!
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!
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 email@example.com
Hourly rates depend on the teacher. Please email the individual teacher for more information.
Individuals and Societies
Rene Martinez-Monfort firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Fuqua- Yr. 2 Civics email@example.com,us
Language and Literature/Reading/Writing
Brittany Nelson- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Craven- 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
Clubs at PVMS
Support our Supporters
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!