Mooresville Graded School District

A glimpse at the good stuff happening in our schools!

Welcome to the Second Semester!

On Thursday, our MGSD students finished up the first semester of the 2017 - 2018 school year. We are not sure where the time went first semester, but we know that our students were busy learning! As our second semester gets underway, we want to say THANK YOU to our staff, students, and parents for your hard work and support. Without all of you, we would not be the amazing school district that we all call home!

There's SNOW place like Park View Elementary!

Whether they are busy being kind or learning math, PVES Patriots are all in! Toward the end of the video, make sure to read some of the resolutions our PVES students made for the new year... They are wise beyond their years and we have no doubt those resolutions will be kept!
https://youtu.be/ogspD53CdwM

Rocky River Elementary School Deploys Laptops to Third Grade Students

This week third grade students at RRES had laptop deployment. For the rest of the school year, every third grade student has the opportunity to take his or her laptop home for the rest of the school year. This is happening at a beneficial time, as third grade is preparing for their Gateway projects for the next few weeks. Also, the students are getting a chance to experience the responsibility of taking care of the laptop at home, which prepares them for the following years of deployment within MGSD.


Third grade parents and students were invited to come after school to be trained on responsible use and get their laptops officially checked out to them by the tech support team of MGSD. There were a lot of smiles during these two nights!

South Super Stars Shine Bright with Laptops in Hand!

Our third grade students were all smiles after receiving their laptops and Mooresville book bags. Staff and students are excited about the ability to extend learning from the classroom to home with their new laptops. This is also a great opportunity to see how your child is collaborating with other students via Google classroom and other online assignments. Our South Stars continue to shine bright with this wonderful opportunity. Please feel free to contact South Elementary if you have any questions!
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EMIS uses the Egyptian Pyramids to teach Students about EVERYTHING!

How do sixth grade students at EMIS learn using toothpicks and marshmallows? They build Egyptian pyramids! This project utilizes toothpicks, marshmallows, and a whole lot of brainpower as students cover standards in history, science, math and writing to build a pyramid. Now that's efficiency and fun!
https://youtu.be/AGrchZ0q7Z8

Walk a Mile in Someone Else's Shoes

Sixth grade students at Mooresville Intermediate School are doing a book project for third quarter independent reading that will help them develop empathy for people who are different from them. Each student is choosing a novel with a character who is different from them in some significant way: race, gender, health, family situation, etc. Students are browsing books at a "Shoe Shopping" experience in the Media Center. Once they have chosen and read their books, they will use a shoe box to share what the book was about, with writing and drawings on the outside and objects that represent important events on the inside. We are excited to see the finished projects!

Come Support the MIS PTSO!

On February 11, come enjoy your Sunday afternoon and cheer on MGSD administrators and teachers as they take on the Harlem Wizards! You will also be supporting the Mooresville Intermediate School PTSO! BONUS! Buy your tickets at the MIS main office or online at https://www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/.
The Wizards are Coming to Mooresville, NC

MMS Students take State in the first annual Lego League Competition

Congratulations to Mooresville Middle School students Clark Kremar, Dylan Armendariz, Caleb Decker, and Evan Kinder! These robo-Olympians competed at the state's first Lego League competition Saturday, January 21, and won first place in robot programming!

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Government in Action in Mr. Gregg's AP Government Class

Our AP Government students prepared for and engaged in a major simulation of the US House of Representatives. They were responsible for "becoming" a current member of the House of Representatives, learning that person's ideology, voting history, and characteristics, and then drafting a bill to submit to the House based upon that identity. Once we started the simulation, they were responsible for engaging in committee debate to consider and amend the bills, as well as decide which would advance to the House floor. The whole exercise culminated in a day and a half of formal Floor Debate where they debated, considered, and voted on the bills they wrote.
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Hats ON to Fight Hunger

Friday, Feb. 16th, 7:30am-3:30pm

All MGSD Schools

On Friday, February 16, all MGSD schools will participate in a "Hats On to Fight Hunger" event. All MGSD students and staff may wear a hat on this day for a recommended $1.00 donation (donation is suggested but not required to participate). The donations will benefit our local FOOD for DAYS: Backpack Meals Ministry 501(c)(3). By participating you will help FOOD for DAYS continue to provide meals for the 320 MGSD students who are receiving weekend meal bags. Mark your calendars and thank you in advance!


To learn more about this local charity, please follow this link: http://foodfordays.org/ffd/.

January Board of Education Happenings

Click here to check out some highlights from the January 9th Board of Education meeting!

2018 - 2019 Board Approved School Calendar

Please find linked below the 2018 - 2019 School Year Calendar that was approved by the Board of Education at the January board meeting. Please note that as a public school we have constraints that we have to work within per NC General Statute mandating start and end dates, as well as number of classroom hours for students and workdays for teachers. This calendar was the result of several meetings with our calendar committee which consists of parents, teachers, and administrators. We believe it is a well-balanced calendar with strategically placed breaks for our students and teachers to allow for best educational practices to occur. The linked calendar includes optional and required teacher workdays, as well as holidays. In addition, to aid in any confusion, a summary specific to days off for our students can be found on page three. Thank you so much and don't hesitate to contact Tanae Sump-McLean (tmclean@mgsd.k12.nc.us) or Michael Royal (mroyal@mgsd.k12.nc.us) with questions!

Inclement Weather Information

Due to being out of school three days the week of January 15 with inclement weather, we adjusted the end of second quarter (end of first semester) to Thursday, January 25, 2018. This will push the release of report cards to Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Also, we have received several inquiries as to if and when we will be making up the three days of school we missed. As of right now, we do not need to make up the missed days. We have approximately 5.5 days built into our calendar in case of inclement weather. This cushion allows us to continue with our current calendar as is. Should we need to use more inclement weather days this year, we will reevaluate at that time. Please contact the MGSD Central Office if you have any questions. Thank you!