In the News
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West Yearbook 2014-15 Takes 1st Place for National Contest
Congratulations to the PPCMS-West Yearbook Staff for an outstanding publication. Our book was selected first place out of hundreds of entries in the Best Overall Senior/Junior High/Middle School Category. Winner gets a cash prize of $250.00. "The students came in this year with their theme already picked out," said Ms. Léger, yearbook advisor. "I thought that a circus theme might be a little juvenile, but they added a vintage flair and really made it work!" Students learn to do Photoshop, In Design and photography to make the yearbook what it is. They do not use pre set programs; the yearbook is completely original. "It takes a team," quipped Glo MacDonald, graphic designer, "and it's always nice to be acknowledged." Students may apply for yearbook or any media classes at the end of their 6th grade year. A few of our award winning yearbooks are still available on sale now for $45.
West 8th Grader takes Literary Fair County's 1st Place
Congratulations to 8th Grader Leah Kapela for receiving 1st place in the Broward County Literary Fair in the Myth Category. Other recognized students from PPCMS West were Jada Hinds, (3rd) Ryanne Thelwell, & Analucia Raimont (2nd Place)
Spanish Academic Team Wins!!!!
March 14, Students competed in Skit, Impromptu and Declamation taking home 1st place!
"They worked really hard," said Spanish Teacher Ms. Liz Milian proudly, "and they deserved to win!"
Above, L-R: Kadambari Ayithi (1st), Stephania Arango (1st), Chonnalin Sumonthee (1st), Ariana Rojas (2nd), Samantha Pratts (1st), Jullina Villarta (1st), Katelynn Alvarez, (1st) Anjani Guda (1st), Maria Lakdawala (1st), Ryanne Thelwell (1st), Atul Iyer (1st), John Wentzel (1st) L-R:
Science Winner represents PPCMS at State!!
Congratulations to our Broward County Science Fair Winners! We would also like to Congratulate Aamir Lacewala for finishing 4th Place, Swati Kumar for finishing 2nd place, and Kylie Fernandez for finishing 1st Place! Kylie will be representing our school and the rest of Broward County at the Florida State Science Fair from March 31st- April 3rd. Other participants proudly representing PPCMS West were Maria Lakdawala (8th), Kadambari Ayithi (8th), and Sebastian Metellus (7th). Please be sure to congratulate all 6 students for their hard work at the fair!!
PPCMS's History Fair Contestants surely left their mark on stage!
Congratulations to our History Fair participants and winners! Our winners of the Broward County Competition are... Julian Schenker & Amanda Ciocca in the Group Performance category resulting in first place!! Also, Maria Lakdawala took 1st place in the Individual Website category. Be sure to congratulate all of our winners and participants, they all did an amazing job!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the new FSA Testing, click on the links below for more information.
PPCMS-W does it again! On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Dr. Michael Olson, a representative from the Florida Department of Education School Of Choice Office, presented Ms. Flowers, Mr. Castellano and our entire leadership team an award for being chosen to be among the top three out of 144 schools as an exemplary school. This means that our teaching and learning are above and beyond – so much so that the Department of Education would like to tape some of our classes and showcase them to the entire state on how to implement the Florida State Standards! The Aventura City of Excellence and the Tallahassee School of Arts and Sciences were the other two school selected. When asked why our school was chosen, Dr. Olson said immediately, “Student engagement. It is clear that students express themselves and are participating in class.” Thanks, Dr. Olson! A professional television crew visited our campus in May 2014 and we are anxiously awaiting our debut on the state website!
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Alert! Traffic Pattern Change
We have been advised by the City of Pembroke Pines Police Dept. that they will begin enforcing traffic patterns effective immediately.
Please observe all traffic regulations when entering/exiting our campus.
Be vigilant when exiting the school as traffic has increased on Pembroke Road.
Textbooks & Materials Must Be Returned!
Notices are being mailed out to the families of students who have not yet turned in their textbooks for the school year 2014-15. Costs will be rolled over to the next year if books are not returned. Textbooks and materials are a major expenditure of schools and by going through closets and rooms, it would greatly assist us in keeping costs down. Thank you for your compliance.
Welcome Parents of Incoming 6th Graders!
School Year Calendar
Click above to look at the 2014-2015 School Year Calendar - Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see school happenings
AR is back and everyone needs an AR log! Please click the button below to download and print the AR log. Remember logs need to be filled out to test! Double your points is a good way to start and you might get a 'Sweet' treat at the end of the quarter!
Looking for a way to get volunteer hours? The media center is looking for help with a variety of tasks. For more information, please email Ms. Leekey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the above image to see the top 4 books students read through out the school year at West Campus.
West Campus Proudly Supports S.O.S
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PPCMS Wins Top Scores
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PPCMS is very proud to announce that we are now a Cambridge International Secondary 1 School. This is an engaging, accelerated, academic experience for highly motivated learners aged 11-14. It is an internationally-renowned program that prepares students to think critically, communicate clearly and establish well-reasoned arguments. Students will increase their comprehension of global issues with multiple perspectives. Science will expand from 8th grade to 6-8 in the fall of 2015 including enriching field trips such as Kennedy Space Center, Ocean/Waterways preservation and environmental Clean Up. Fostering a love of art and humanities is enmeshed in the English Curriculum including museum visits and guest speakers. For more information, pick up a brochure here at school or contact our Cambridge Coordinator, Ms. Léger, at (954) 443-4847 or via email.
Cambridge Students enjoying a recent visit to Perez Museum
BrightStar Credit Union will be scheduling banking days at our school! Open your account and start saving! For more information please click on the flyer below!
Current "Living" Calendar
Dates are subject to change