Cougar Highlights

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Dakayla Dew

April  Student of the Month

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PVM Student Ambassadors travelled with Mrs. Bautista and Ms. Jarman’s classes to the Special Olympics in Halifax County on Tuesday. All of them were in high spirits all day and were eager to help out wherever they could. They had a great time and represented PVM well.

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Park View Middle Sixth Grade Math Camp

 

The sixth grade math classes participated in a Math Camp in preparation for SOLs.

 

  

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PVMS Spring SOL Testing Starts April 28, 2015

                                                                                                               

 

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Destination Imagination, “The Branic Bunch”

The Park View Middle School Destination Imagination Team, The Braniac Bunch, recently placed in the state competition and will now advance to Globals to compete with students nationally and internationally.

DI uses STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to solve real-world problems, and the students find solutions on their own to the problems with which they are presented.

The competition takes place in Knoxville, TN, May 19-22.  Donations to help offset the expenses for the families of these students can be made at www.gofundme.com/qcvj9gg or ask for Shelley Patton at Park View Middle School, 447-3761.

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21st Century After-School Program Job Fair

Huge Success!  Over 33 Employers and 200 + residents participated 

 

 

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Congratulations to Chantel Gates, 6th grade, on being the winner of the Foreign Language contest.  Chantel’s essay explained why it is important to learn another language.  The essay will now be judged along with the winners from PVHS, BHS, and BMS for a grand prize county winner.

Congratulations to Chantel Gates, 6th grade, on being the winner of the Foreign Language contest.  Chantel’s essay explained why it is important to learn another language.  The essay will now be judged along with the winners from PVHS, BHS, and BMS for a grand prize county winner.

 

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The Park View Middle School Brainiac Bunch Destination Imagination team recently visited the dog they are trying to get adopted, Lucky. They were all very taken by his calm demeanor and spent the whole time petting and rubbing the sweet boy.
In case you didn’t know, Lucky is a four year old Lab mix who has been at the Lake Country SPCA for five months. He doesn’t jump and is addicted to attention. He has been neutered and has had all of his shots. Please step up and give this loving lab mix a home!!!! Please call LCSPCA at 434-374-8076 for details on the adoption process and remember that the SPCA is always accepting donations.

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Please note:  Important dates to remember are now located in the Parent’s Corner section of the webpage under Useful Links.

 

 

Parent’s Corner


Strategic Plan and Information Input:


2014-15 MCPS Strategic Plan


 

Useful Links:

Lifetouch Portrait Studio

PVM GATE Parent Survey

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Parent Portal

PTA Facebook Page 

PTA is hosting a  Dance -March 6th  - 6-8:30 p.m.

 PTA Meeting Dates:

     March 10, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m.

     May 5, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m.


Attendance Policy:

Please note that a student must be present for at least 2 full blocks to be counted “present” for the day. This means the student must be present until 12:29 p.m. in order to be marked “present” for that school day.

***Please refer to the Student Handbook on Page 8 


Parent ID:

Parents please provide a photo ID not only when signing out your student but also for when you may need to see them in the office for a brief moment or for when you would like to join them for lunch.  Your student’s safety is very important to us and we want to make sure only those individuals who are listed on the student’s emergency card may contact the student during school hours.  Thank you.


 

Principal’s Corner 


 

Mr. Mark L. Mabey - Principal   


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Other links that you can use to help you find out what’s going on at PVMS:

  

Dr. Thornton’s blog   

 

 

Mecklenburg County Public Schools Face book page  

(another location to find the posts on our critical matters) 

 

PVMS Twitter Page 

PTA Facebook Page 

Mabey’s Prior Messages  

 

 

What going on at PVMS … For the weeks of April 27th

 
 4/28    SOL Testing begins 

 

4/29    SOL Testing continues 

 

4/30    SOL Testing continues 

           Art Expo – 5:00 pm 

           BB vs PVHS JV (fundraiser) at PVHS 

 

5/1     SOL testing continues  

 

PLEASE VISIT THE LINK ABOVE TO SEE OUR TESTING SCHEDULE. fIND YOUR CHILD’S TESTING DATE AND SUBJECT THERE. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. 

 

 
 I have added to the school calendar our awards programs and the athletic banquet. Below are the dates and times.
 
May 13th – 6th grade Awards Program – 6:30 pm in the Middle School Gym
May 14th – 7th grade Awards Program – 6:30 pm in the Middle School Gym
May 19th – Athletic Banquet – 6:00 pm in the Middle School Cafeteria
May 20th – 8th grade Promotion Ceremony – 6:30 pm in the High School Gym*
 
* Please note the 8th grade program is at the HS
 
Finally, I am preparing a letter to send home explaining expedite re-takes. This is a new policy just passed by the Virginia Department of Education. Please look for the letter and I will post the letter here on the web page. I am hoping to get the letter out early next week. 
 
          
                                        

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