Cougar Highlights



Adam McAvoy

May  Student of the Month


PVMS Athletic Banquet




Food Nutrition Employee Week

Thank-you for all that you do!






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.



Park View Middle Sixth Grade Math Camp


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





PVMS Spring SOL Testing Starts April 28, 2015






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 or ask for Shelley Patton at Park View Middle School, 447-3761.


21st Century After-School Program Job Fair

Huge Success!  Over 33 Employers and 200 + residents participated 




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.










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.



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   



Below is the letter we will be sending home explaining expedited re-takes with those students who qualify. This is a new policy just passed by the Virginia Department of Education. Please note: Only those students who meet   the qualification will be bring home their and permission form.


Dear Parent/Guardian,

The Virginia Department of Education passed a resolution on March 26, 2015 allowing expedited retakes for students in grade 3-8 in all four content areas.  How this news impacts your child is if they do not pass their SOL in a core subject, they may be eligible to re-take the test. If they are able to pass the test the second time, it counts as a pass for that test. Although these tests do not carry a graduation credit, it is very important that we do all we can to help you child pass all SOL’s. The score range your child must get to qualify for expedite testing is between 375-399.

If you are receiving this letter, you child has qualified for a re-take ( an expedite) in one or more of their SOL tests. We will need your permission to administer the retake. There is no penalty or consequence if your child does not retake the SOL test but again we would like to build confidence in your child that they can be successful in taking these tests and re-taking a test can do that! 

Please be aware before retesting, your child will receive remediation in the area(s) he/she needs to improve in order to pass and will only be tested once his/her teacher feels they are ready. Attached is the permission slip that must be returned prior to your child re-taking their SOL. Please fill in all areas needed and return it as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office.


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 May 18th


5/18   SOL testing – Reading 8 (group b) – last SOL test day 

          School Board meeting – 7 pm 


5/19   Short Faculty meeting – 7:55 

         Regular Schedule returns 

         Athletic Banquet – 6 pm (our Cafeteria) 

         8th Grade practice at HS – 2 pm 


5/20  Blue/Gold Day (show off your school spirit) 

          8th Grade Awards Program – 6:30 in our Gym 


5/21   Last Full Day



5/22   last day for students – 1/2 day (noon dismissal)  






 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

  Articles to help parents:


High Testing Pros and Cons 

Help your Child Improve in Test-Taking

9 Tips to help Kids Prepare for a Test



10 ways to help your child succeed in MS

Success tips from a Middle-School Principal 

Teachers share how to help your kids be better students 

19 meaningful questions for parents to ask

 Parent’s Guide to Middle School 

 How To Help Your Child With Cyber-Bullying 

Keep Your Middle Schooler Organized 

 21st Century Learning – what is it?

Does Parent involvement Make a Difference?

Why Parent’s Shouldn’t Help Their Child With Homework