Team Bobcat News

MIS Weekly Update

Week of May 23rd - 27th

Laughter is an instant vacation. - Milton Berle

Kid Snippets: "Math Class" (Imagined by Kids)

Happy Birthday!

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Tonya Neill - May 24th

Upcoming Important Dates

Mon. 5/23 - EOG Test Training for teachers with planning times between 8:45-11:00 am

Mon. 5/23 - Chick-Fil-A Night - The class with the hightest attendance wins a prize! (5-8 PM)

Tues. 5/24 - EOG Test Training for teachers with planning times between 12:45-2:15 pm

Tues. 5/24 - Science EOG Test Training 3:15 pm in Ms. Smith's room

Thurs. 5/26 - 5th Grade Science EOG

Mon. 5/30 - No School - Memorial Day

Wed. 6/1 - ELA EOG

Thurs. 6/2 - Math EOG

Mon. 6/6 - 4th Grade Field Day (Afternoon)

Mon. 6/6 - Rising 4th Grade Parent Night - 6:00 p.m.

Tues. 6/7 - 6th Grade Field Day and Cookout

Tues. 6/7 - 5th Grade Awards Ceremony (Morning) - 9:00 a.m.

Tues. 6/7 - 4th Grade Awards (Afternoon) - 1:00 p.m. / 5th Grade Field Day (Afternoon)

Tues. 6/7 - MIS Talent Show - 6:00 p.m.

Wed. 6/8 - 6th Grade Final Awards Ceremony - 9:00 a.m.

Wed. 6/8 - Last Day of School - Dismissal @11am

You are appreciated! See below for important dates in which we will show you how much we appreciate all you do for your students and as an MIS family!

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Important Reminders

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Test Administrator Training with Mrs. Russ will take place tomorrow Monday, May 23 during planning periods between 8:45 and 11:45 as well as on Tuesday during planning times from 12:45 - 2:15.

There will be a brief Staff Meeting on Mon. May 23 at 3:30 p.m. to go over the end of the year events schedule.

MIS Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night - The final Spirit Night of this school year is tomorrow night from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.! Please remember to wear MIS colors and to let the MIS representative at the back table know which homeroom you are representing. All staff members who attend Chick-Fil-A Night can wear jeans the rest of the week!!!

MIS Chorus Performance: The newly built Walmart Neighborhood market on Highway 3 near Center Ave. in Mooresville will be hosting a welcoming event on the evening of May 26. The MIS Chorus will be performing at this event from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and we encourage families to come out and support Mrs. Rebekah Jack and our wonderful chorus.

Here is the link to our End of the Year Checklist. Changes were made from last year's checklist so make sure to take some time to look it over! Please let us know if you have any questions.

4th Quarter & Final grades are due to Ms. Lackey by Tuesday, May 31st at 8:00 AM.

Here are the directions for entering your final grades into PowerSchool!

Proctors Needed! We only have 14/50 for math and 10/50 for ELA. Please share the link below with parents in any emails or newsletters you send out!

We're getting closer to the time when we need books, cameras, speakers, etc. returned to the Media Center. If you aren't sure what you have checked out, you can look this up on Destiny.

  1. Go to MGSD Resources page
  2. Click on Destiny
  3. Click on Mooresville Intermediate School
  4. Click on Login
  5. Use your AD login (firstnamelastname for most staff and your regular password)
  6. Click on the My Info tab and you will see what Destiny thinks you have.

Click here for a video that shows you how to get there.

By the way, students may continue checking out books through Friday, May 20. All student books are due Friday, May 27. Teacher materials are due June 3.

Pinky Swear Triathlon: Pinky Swear Foundation is a fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients and their families. Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon is a non-competitive race for kids that will be held June 4th at the Ingersoll Rand Campus, Davidson. Pinky Swear will give $10 per $35 entry to each school with a minimum team of 10 participants. The sign up process is online; the students can fundraise separately for their teams but it is not required.

The MIS team code for MIS students and families is: MISTEAM

Instructional Highlight

6th Grade Gateway Presentation Day!

All of the hard work the 6th grade students and teachers spent this year working on their projects definitely paid off! Only praise and positive words were shared by all those who participated and were able to attend the presentation day! This will be a meaningful learning project that students will remember for the rest of their lives.

Tech Tool Spotlight

TenMarks - Top 5 Ways to Differentiate for your Students!

TenMarks Top 5 Tips to Differentiate

Also, here are trajectory posters (click here or below for the link) that show the sequence of TenMarks standards by subject area. These are perfect for helping individualize for kids and their needs based on where they are and where they are going!

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Past Tech Spotlights:

Zeal - math tutoring, practice, and exit tickets

GoNoodle for Brain Breaks for fun activity and game templates

Quizlet Live for small group vocabulary practice

Sploder! an educational arcade game creator

Plickers an instant formative assessment program with "clicker" sheets

Seesaw App for student driven digital portfolios

Playposit (eduCannon) interactive video creator

Discovery Ed Techbooks (Math, Social Studies, & Science)

Discovery Ed SOS Strategies

MGSD Cool Tools Library

Tech Tools with Bloom's

Tech Tools by Instructional Strategy

Tech Tools by 21 Century Skills

TenMarks March Ten for Ten

Kagan Refresh

Cooperative Learning for ELLs

"Cooperative Learning is particularly beneficial for any student learning a second language. Cooperative Learning activities promote peer interaction, which helps the development of language and the learning of concepts and content. It is important to assign ELLs to different teams so that they can benefit from English language role models. ELLs learn to express themselves with greater confidence when working in small teams. In addition to 'picking up' vocabulary, ELLs benefit from observing how their peers learn and solve problems. If you decide to assign each student in a team a role (such as reporter, recorder, time keeper, and materials manager), you might want to rotate roles each week or by activity. This prevents what typically happens if students select their own roles - the same students wind up performing the same tasks. By rotating, students develop the skills they most need to practice." Source

Kagan Structures Posters