Recently,myself and Mrs. Zdravkovich we were made aware of two schools north of San Pedro Sula, Honduras whose students could benefit from backpacks and school supplies. Many families there do not have the resources to purchase the necessary school items and we at Pine View know how much being prepared for class helps. Backpacks were purchased – but each was the same color! So, it was decided that to make them more individualized, our students would draw something on each one. They used their imagination and from sea creatures to princesses and words of encouragement in Spanish the backpacks are now ready. Besides the usual pencil and paper, etc., we wanted to send a bit of love to them. We discussed the backpacks with our Spanish 2 classes and they readily agreed they wanted to include the notes. Using their newly acquired grammar skills with the subjunctive mood they wrote sentences with verbs of emotion and hope, to encourage the Honduran students. These notes turned into beautiful Valentine cards or incredibly drawn artistic cards. The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica members met one afternoon to streamline the packing process. All are ready to be sent and we hope to talk with the students there on WhatsApp in the coming weeks.
A docent from the Salvador Dalí Museum will be visiting our campus in March! Here is a link to their website:
Some may be surprised to find out that outside of Spain, there is a huge, incredible collection of Salvador Dalí's work seemingly tucked away in St. Petersburg Florida.
This coming school year - 2018-2019 - you will be studying about Spanish Speaking countries, learning new vocabulary, and new grammar concepts! I look forward to meeting each of you on Monday, August 13 and I look forward to an amazing school year together.
Before you know it you will be a Senior in high school and taking AP Spanish Language and Culture...our scores recently came out for that test...we again achieved a 100% pass rate for the 2018 AP Spanish Language course at Pine View! That is six years in a row! Cause for celebration and something to look forward to achieving, also!
For those wondering, it is my policy to return the tests we take weekly after all students have make up the test.
I update this webpage for communication purposes but make sure yhou also check your child's agenda. It will lead you to this week's homework, classword and monthly calendar.
At times your child may not finish his/her in-class work in a timely manner. If this happens, the in-class assignment will then become homework for that day and will be due the following school day.
This is outlined in the Sarasota County HS progression plan and includes:
2. Coming to school or class on time
3. Bringing required work tools, such as paper, pen/pencil/textbooks, notebooks, etc.
4. Maintenance of an assignment notebook or similar system
5. Completion of homework
6. Appropriate dress for class
7. Attitude of cooperation with teacher and fellow students
8. Time in class devoted to the appropriate tasks
It is 20% of a student’s grade.