Mooresville MS Family Newsletter

December 20, 2019

A Message from Mrs. Robinson

It’s ALWAYS a great day to be a Red Imp!


Quarter 2!

We hope that you are following us on social media to keep up with all that is going on at our school. Our students are active throughout MMS and the community, we use our social media accounts to help display their accomplishments.


Right before break students completed benchmark assessments . Every quarter students will complete a benchmark assessment in each of their four core classes (Math, Science, ELA, and Social Studies). Science 7 and Social Studies assessments are created by the teachers at Mooresville Middle School. All Reading, Math, and Science 8 assessments are created by MGSD partner TE21. These assessments are 98% aligned to the NC EOG test. Teachers use student assessment results as a way to plan future remediation lessons and to reflect on successful teaching strategies.


If you are interested in seeing a day in the life of a MMS student please sign up for our next parent tour on January 14, from 8am to 9am. You can reserve your spot by calling the front office. Our Instructional Coach and I will give you a tour of our school and you will have an opportunity to visit classrooms to see what goes on everyday at MMS from 7:30am-2:30pm!


If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to give me a call.


Sincerely,

Ayana Robinson, Principal

Mooresville Middle School

Did You Know?...

If you don't have social media accounts, you can still follow MMS social media.

The MMS Facebook and Instagram accounts are embedded in the MMS Website.


You can follow the social media posts from the website!

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Mooresville MS Website

Check out everything MMS on the new website!

TEACHER WISH LIST

The MMS Staff could use additional supplies as we start 2nd semester.


Please send donations to your child's teachers as listed below.

Thank you!


MATH DEPARTMENT

  • Scotch tape
  • hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • bandaids
  • dry erase markers
  • glue sticks
  • pencils
  • Clorox wipes


ELA DEPARTMENT

  • Tissues
  • Clorox wipes
  • paper towels


SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

  • tissues
  • paper towels


8th Grade SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT

  • Tissues
  • Glue sticks
  • Scotch tape
  • pencils
  • regular square size sticky notes
  • 3x5 and 4x6 index cards


CTE CLASSES (Wallace, Cline, Hensler, Pino, Parsons)

  • Tissues
  • hand sanitizer
  • hand soap
  • disinfectant wipes
  • paper towels
  • individually packaged snack and candy incentives for students
  • inexpensive earbuds (Dollar Store)
  • pencils
  • glue sticks


EXPLORING LANGUAGE (Sarver)

CHORUS, THEATER ARTS, VISUAL ART (McComas, Lindsay)

  • tissues
  • paper towels
  • pencils
  • black sharpies


READING ENHANCEMENT (Allen)

  • Composition notebooks
  • tissues
  • wipes
  • hand sanitizer


DANCE (Thompson)

  • inexpensive socks for students to wear in dance class


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Info for Parents from COMMON SENSE MEDIA

What is Common Sense Media?

You know your kids. We know media and tech.
Together we can build a digital world where our kids can thrive.


Common Sense Media rates movies, TV shows, books, and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based ratings and reviews. Our timely parenting advice supports families as they navigate the challenges and possibilities of raising kids in the digital age. Learn how we rate and review and see our founding editors' 10 Beliefs. Our vision: Families taking charge of their digital choices.

5 Steps to a Healthy Media Diet
Common Sense Media is a great place for parents to get reviews on appropriateness of television shows and movies. Here is an example:


If your family has subscribed to Disney+ then you have probably heard about The Mandalorian.


Parents need to know that The Mandalorian is a TV series set in the @starwars universe. The series' main character (@pascalispunk) is a bounty hunter, so expect lots of conflict and battles, including those in which faceless villains are mowed down by futuristic sci-fi weapons.

We gave it 4 stars and is ok for kids age 10+!

MMS Spirit Rock!

The MMS Spirit Rock is a fun and creative way to send a message for all to see! Congratulate your favorite Student of the Month, wish a student Happy Birthday or show appreciation to your favorite teacher or staff member.


Rent the Spirit Rock for only $10 for a week (Saturday to Friday). Submit the rental form along with your payment to the MMS PTSO. Proceeds support the MMS students and staff.

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Canvas Help for MMS Parents

Thursday, Jan. 16th 2020 at 9:30-11:30am

233 Kistler Farm Road

Mooresville, NC

Parents who need help getting a parent observer account or have questions about understanding what you are seeing in Canvas can sign up for a parent help session being offered on Thursday Sept 12 from 9:45 - 11:00am.


Call the main office - 704-658-2720 - to sign up for the help session.


Please bring your child's student id # and laptop password especially if you have kids at another school and need to add more than one child to your account. Parents should bring your cellphone, if you plan to use it primarily to check the grades, or a laptop if you use one at home.

MMS Assistance Form

At Mooresville Middle School we are fortunate to have many community resources available to provide assistance to families in need. Below is a list of some of the assistance programs we are able to offer at MMS because of generous community support. If you have questions about these programs, please contact a school counselor. Our school counselors are Michael Hamilton-Genson (mhamiltongenson@mgsd.k12.nc.us) and Kathryn Buff (kbuff@mgsd.k12.nc.us).


Several of these programs require additional parent information and/or permission forms to be completed prior to your child being able to receive assistance or participate. If you indicate an interest in one of these areas, more information will be sent home once the programs are ready to begin.


MMS Assistance Form

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Mooresville Middle School

Vision:

Mooresville Middle School is committed to creating the conditions that bring each student to full academic potential as engaged, life-long learners and citizens by developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Mission:

Mooresville Middle School will instill an appreciation and love for learning in our students as we help them develop the skills needed to become goal oriented, independent thinkers and leaders in an ever-changing global society. We challenge every student, every day to discover and develop a positive sense of self, as well as to respect themselves and others through meaningful collaboration with peers, teachers, and parents.

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