Welcome to Pleasant Valley Middle School

Home of the Patriots


Our School Mission Statement:

“Every student at Pleasant Valley Middle School is known by name, strength, and need.  We believe ALL students can experience academic and personal growth.”


At Pleasant Valley Middle School, we have: 
  Great Staff!
Supportive Parents!
An Active PTA!

Hello Pleasant Valley students and families! 


Click on the flyer below for information about Drug Prevention Night at Pleasant Valley MS May 24th:

Drug Prevention Parent Night

HIV/AIDS Prevention Preview & Opt-out
Parents are invited to preview the materials for the Grades 5-12 curriculum.  Click on the following link for more information:

Positive Behavior Support System has Started!!

“The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.”

What is PBIS?

“Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach for creating and maintaining safe and effective learning environments in schools, and ensuring that all students have the social/emotional skills needed to ensure their success at school and beyond.”

PVM PBIS Purpose Statement

We expect all Pleasant Valley Middle School students to: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Safe.  We call these expectations the Patriot Three.  PVM students are expected to follow the Patriot Three at all times within the school.  Students can earn “Patriot Pride Tickets” by following the Patriot Three.  The expectations are specifically explained in our PBIS Matrix.  Patriot Pride Tickets are used as currency in our Patriot Store once a week before school. 

A sample of the behavior matrix: 


Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

·         Keep hands, feet & objects to self

·         Practice Self Control

·         Walk

·         Follow directions first time given

·         Be prepared

·         Give your best effort

·         Report concerns to staff

·         Be kind

·         Use good manners

·         No gum on campus

·         Respect personal space

·         Take care of your school

Pleasant Valley Middle School Incentives

Students at PVM are acknowledged daily by staff members for positive behavior verbally, and with Patriot Pride Tickets for being responsible, respectful, and safe.  Students use their tickets to purchase items such as Patriot Gear, VIP seating during an assembly, free recess, lunch with friends, first in line for lunch.  Our main purpose for incentives is to promote positive behavior by acknowledging students for following our school expectations. 

Why is it so important to focus on teaching positive social behaviors?

Frequently, the questions is asked, “Why should I have to teach kids to be good? They already know what they are supposed to do.  Why can I not just expect good behavior?”  In the infamous words of a TV personality, “How is that working out for you?”

In the past, school-wide discipline has focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies including reprimands, loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions and expulsions.  Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially, when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective.  Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student’s educational experience.  Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding.  The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. 


Pleasant Valley Middle School 

14320 NE 50th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98686

(360) 885-5500
(360) 885-5510

Student Hours
8:10 am (First Bell)
8:15 am (Tardy Bell)
2:45 pm (End of Day)

Office Hours
7:15am - 3:45pm

Staff Hours
7:45am - 3:15pm

Emergency Closure
(360) 885-5343

(360) 885-5512