Mooresville Graded School District

A glimpse at the good stuff happening in our schools!

Greetings and Thank You!

Can you believe we are about through the 3rd quarter? This school year is not slowing down one little bit! While we realize everything is moving at lightning speed, we also want to make sure we all take a moment to take a breath and just enjoy and appreciate all the great things going on in school and life! Thank you to our students, families, and staff for being some of those great things! :-)

Check out the Enhancement Classes at Park View Elementary!

Enhancement classes are vital for developing the whole child! From the Hornets to quilt blocks, every PVES patriot is learning how creativity and movement can help you be successful, too!

Rocky River Elementary School Brings History to Life!

Third grade students at RRES just finished presenting their Gateway projects at the Living History Museum. Every third grade student chose someone who has made a positive impact on our society. They conducted research with both digital and print resources. For the museum, students created a speech, a visual representation/poster, and a digital presentation while at school. They created their costumes at home. Visitors consisting of both family members and community members toured the museum. The entire project was a success! Check out two our our students presenting in the videos below. Great job to all RRES third grade racers!

South Stars Read across America!

This week our South Stars celebrated Read Across America! Our School Library Media Coordinator, Cheryl McCrorey, scheduled special Skypes with authors for our students to learn the writing process and the importance of reading. Community members, MGSD board members, and other special guests filled the halls of South Elementary for guest reader day. Enjoy this video for highlights from our exciting week!

EMIS Celebrates Digital Learning and Runs for Fun (and funds)!

EMIS enjoyed showing off their skills for Digital Learning Day. They also had fun running to raise money for programs within their school! Our Eagles are soaring!

Tricks, Hoops, and Alley Oops!

On February 11, the MIS PTSO hosted a Harlem Wizards: Trick Hoops and Alley Oops! fundraising event to help raise funds for the school's Math Intervention program. The event completely sold out and everyone had a great time! The Wizards played a game of basketball against a team of Mooresville MGSD administrators, teachers, community leaders, and community members. Thank you to everyone that attended, volunteered, and participated!

MMS Students Represent the District at NCTIES Conference

Students in the Mooresville Middle School Computer Science Discoveries class learn valuable problem solving and technology skills to become computer programmers. This introductory course empowers students to learn first hand how to problem solve, communicate, and create unique artifacts such as mock apps, live webpages, and computerized games and animations. This class also incorporates ELA, Math, Digital Citizenship, Global Awareness, and Career Exploration as major themes throughout the course. Student work is regularly peer reviewed and then shared with authentic audiences upon completion.

On Thursday, March 1, six students represented MMS at the NC Technology in Education conference in the student showcase section. They were able to share what they have learned with educators and administrators from all over North Carolina.

Congratulations to Joseph Attanucci, Caroline Howard, Mandy Abercrombie, Dylan Armendariz, Zainab Barrie, and Clark Kremar for representing MGSD so well!

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MHS Creates TED Talks to Present at NCTIES

MHS AP English teacher, Erika Akelman, with the help of MHS help-desk manager/instructional coach Damien Akelman, presented on the topic of Redefining the Research Paper at NCTIES. They created a website about the process that students followed to turn research into the equivalence of a TED Talk. Check out the website below which includes a few examples of students' "TED Talks."

If You See Something, Say Something

MGSD has placed the See Something, Say Something graphic and link on each school's website homepage, as well as the district's Parent and Students page. Please use this form to report any bullying, dangerous, or other suspicious or potentially harmful behavior. Of course, if you feel there is imminent danger, contact the police department. Thank you for helping keep our students safe!