The Panther Press

February 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!

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Learner Profile of the Month: Caring

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 February, we are focusing on being Caring. We are Caring when we show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feeling of others and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others. PVMS staff members have pink #IBSTRONG tickets that they are giving out throughout the month to students who are displaying that they are Caring. Teachers will also be choosing students for “Student of the Month” who are an example to others in exemplifying that they are Caring. We encourage students to wear pink on Fridays during February 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.

Service Learning- Cards for Veterans

Mrs. Myers' classes made Valentine's Day cards for local veterans at the Baldomero Lopez Veterans Home.

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.

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.

Parent Input Requested

We strive to be reflective in our practices as a school. To assist us in this, we ask that Panther Parents click on the link below to complete the survey.

As a preview, the questions on the survey are:

1. What do you value at Pine View Middle School?
2. What is one thing you would change at Pine View Middle School?
3. What type of support do you need as a parent to better support the academic growth of your student?
4. How do you like to be communicated with, and how often?
5. How do you want Pine View Middle School to communicate with you regarding your child’s progress?
6. What parent/family events are meaningful?

Thank you in advance for your honest and reflective feedback!

Reflective Students of the Month

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Kindness Chains

The Jr. MYP Council encouraged all Panthers to take part in making Kindness Chains on Valentine's Day in support of Kindness Week. Students wrote something kind onto one of the strips of paper and linked them all together to form a Kindness Chain. The Kindness Chain is on display in the cafeteria. Thank you Jr. MYP Council for your dedication to Kindness Week!
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Support NJHS and Relay for Life!

NJHS is going to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on March 9th at Wesley Chapel High School. We will be fund raising prior to the event and running an activity booth while our participants are walking the track. Our community members are welcome to join us at the event from 10 am until 10 pm.

Along with individual fundraising we will be seeking donations for the theme laps:

1. Setting Sail – Beach/Pool/Boat theme- items that you would see at the beach(inflatables, toys, outfits)

2. Umbrella’s Up – Decorated umbrella theme – looking for old or extra umbrellas that will be decorated

3. Tacky Tourist – crazy hats, socks, fanny pack, oversized sunglasses, etc.

4. Purple Nation – Cancer awareness purple- anything purple that can be worn or held; hats, boas, towels and more

5. Amazing Race – the team has selected to wear pink to raise awareness for breast cancer – anything pink that can be worn or held; hats, boas, towels and more

We appreciate any support you are willing to give. Please click the link below if you would like to give a monetary donation.

NJHS and the Jr. MYP Council visit UF!

Members of NJHS and the Jr. MYP Council visited the University of Florida on 2/21. They went on a walking tour of the campus and got a glimpse into what University life could look like for the only 4 short years away. Thank you to our students for their fantastic behavior and our wonderful chaperones.

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

Leftover beads?

It is that time of year again for parades and such. As part of a community project Corporal Elders does, she is collecting unwanted beads and other giveaways (dolls, Frisbees, cups etc.) you get from parades. She collects these items and passes them out to Pinellas and Pasco County youth who attend the Florida Sheriff Youth Ranch during the summer. If you have any items listed above, She will be happy to accept them. She has about 150 youth she does goody-bags for so she will be glad for anything that is given. Thank you ahead of time for anything that you give!

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


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!
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Odyssey of the Mind Competition

Pine View Middle School’s Odyssey of the Mind team will be competing Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Gulf Coast Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament, to be held starting at 8:00AM at the Cypress Creek Middle / High School in Wesley Chapel.

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving program for students K-12 and college. It provides students with the opportunity to learn creative problem solving, teamwork, brainstorming, self-reliance, and respect for individual strengths. Under the guidance of an adult coach (usually a parent), teams work on solving a Long Term Problem and practicing for the solving of Spontaneous Problems at the tournament.

For the Long Term Problem, teams develop a theatrical and engineering solution over several months to one of five specific situational problems. Solutions may range from building mechanical devices to presenting interpretations of literary classics. Each team also competes in the Spontaneous Problems category, where the students develop brainstorming skills to solve problems given to them at the competition.


At the Tournament this Saturday, the PVMS team will be presenting their solution to this year’s Problem 5: “Opposites Distract”. They have been working very hard to create “a humorous performance about a sneaky character that distracts others while trying to take control” in a team-created set of circumstances. The members of the PVMS team are: Noah Draskovich (PVMS, Year 1), Scarlett Kelley (PVMS, Year 1), Skylar Krueger (CSRMS, 8th Grade), Aleah Rosas (PVMS, Year 1), Lily Walsh (PVMS, Year 3), and Quinn Walsh (PVES, 5th Grade). Their coach is Andrea Ramirez.

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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.

End of Year Testing Dates

FSA Writes for all students: April 1st - 3rd

FSA Reading/Math: May 1st- May 10th

Year 3 Science NGSSS: May 10th

EOC Algebra/Civics: May 13th – May 17th

District EOC Finals: May 20th – May 29th

Final schedule to come

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!