Mooresville MS Family Newsletter
October 18, 2019
A Message from Mrs. Robinson
Greetings Mooresville Middle School Families,
That’s a wrap for Quarter 1!!!!
Mooresville Middle School has the best students and families in North Carolina! We hope that you are following us on social media to keep up with all that is going on at our school. Throughout quarter 1, we highlighted some great events.
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 October 22 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.
Ayana Robinson, Principal
Mooresville Middle School
How to Find Information on the MMS Website
MMS Spirit Rock!
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.
Canvas Help for MMS Parents
Thursday, Nov. 21st, 9:30-11am
233 Kistler Farm Road
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.
"What If" Grades in Canvas
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kathryn Buff (email@example.com).
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.
Early College Information Session for Parents of 8th Graders
Thursday, Nov. 14th, 6-7pm
233 Kistler Farm Road
Any 8th grade student who is interested in attending this information session will need to complete an on-line survey located here by Tuesday, November 12.
An information session for parents will be held Thursday, November 14 from 6:00pm-7:00pm at MMS in the Staff Development Room.
Did You Know?...
The MMS Facebook and Instagram accounts are embedded in the MMS Website.
You can follow the social media posts from the website!
We are finishing the atmosphere and weather as the quarter winds up. There are many future meteorologists in our midst! The students know what is happening when they see H and L's, or cold and warm fronts on a weather map. They know that warm ocean waters make hurricanes stronger. When they look into the sky and see cirrus clouds, they celebrate the fair weather, but they know that a weather change is coming in 24-48 hours.
For the second quarter, it's a complete switch. We move from earth science to life science. This quarter, we will start with the study of protists, which are single-celled organisms. We will use microscopes to examine their properties, and we will learn about cell theory and the history of biology. We will then move to the study of cells, and finish the year with a review of the body systems studied in 5th grade, adding 4 new systems that were not learned in previous years.
Math 1 students ended the quarter with linear functions and applying that knowledge to parallel and perpendicular lines. We have begun second quarter with a mini-unit on the Real Number System which includes classifying numbers and estimating irrational numbers.
Our focus 2nd quarter will begin with a mini-unit on Alexander Hamilton and the creation of the National Bank. We will then venture into the Westward Expansion of the United States.
PE and Health
Chorus and Theater Arts
Chorus students are preparing their voices for our Winter Concert on December 12 by focusing on breath control and pronouncing words clearly. Students continue to build their confidence while singing with others in our ensembles.
Theatre students have practiced the basic skills of vocal projection & facial expressions as they begin to memorize monologues. In-Class Performances for Theatre take place the week of November 19-22.
PlayAlong apps for each instrument
Play along to more 250 songs and receive instant feedback on each note. Choose from three levels of difficulty, receive a proficiency score after each song, record and share your performance!
Explore the PlayAlong Apps
English Language Learners
Mooresville Middle School
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.
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.