Mooresville Graded School District

A glimpse at the good stuff happening in our schools!

A Message from Superintendent Mauney

Staff, students and families,


Thank you all so much for the focus and push you have maintained throughout the 3rd quarter. Many folks feel that the third quarter is the toughest stretch of the year with colder weather and shorter days; however, the good news is that NOW it is time to take a break and recharge. I hope that you will take time this week to do something just for you. I know that just because we have time off from work and school, it does not mean that we are able to get completely away from our responsibilities. But, I hope it will allow you a few more hours in a day to find time to rest, relax, and enjoy those things you may not always have the time to enjoy.


If you are traveling, be safe. If you are having a "stay-cation" here in Mo'town or the surrounding area like the Mauneys, enjoy yourself. But most of all, have a Merry Spring Break!


All my best,

Stephen A. Mauney

Superintendent

Mooresville Graded School District

EGGcellent learning is happening at PVES!

Students at Park View Elementary School celebrated learning with a spring theme! We wrote about bunnies, measured marshmallow peeps, and went on math egg hunts. Friends of 10 rainbows, addition baskets & bunny adventure stories decorated our halls. We even learned all about oviparous animals to round off our "EGG" learning!
https://youtu.be/TXUuP48nwN8

RRES will make you feel like DANCING!

This past week at Rocky River Elementary School, the second grade presented their annual Dance Around the World program for friends and families. Students shared cultural information about their dances, wore costumes, and even combined for a Spontaneous Dance Party which featured 15 signature dance moves in two minute! It was a tremendous amount of fun and entertainment!

https://youtu.be/XKFDzuQxiTQ

History comes to life at South Elementary!

Third grade students at South Elementary School filled the halls this week to share the Living History Museum. South Stars have worked all year researching people who have made a significant difference in society. South Elementary was filled with inventors, civil rights activists, athletes, scholars and more to present their biographies to families, staff, and the community. We are so proud of all of their hard work!
https://youtu.be/x_oUfYtzhyY

EMIS hosts MHS Health Science students to help them learn!

Sixth grade students at East Mooresville Intermediate School have been reading the book Hatchet. In the novel, the main character is involved in a plane crash when his pilot has a heart attack. To connect the novel with real life, we collaborated with our Mooresville High School Health Science Students to come in and present on signs of a heart attack and how to perform CPR. Students loved having the MHS students come teach them about this real life skill!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-fzEuxqBT0&feature=youtu.be

MIS is Unmasking Superheroes by Reading!

On March 27, Mooresville Intermediate School hosted a Family Reading Night to kick off our school-wide “Unmask Your Superhero” Read-a-Thon fundraiser. It was a great time to get together to celebrate READING! So far this week, MIS students have read over 25,000 minutes! To learn more about the Read-a-thon and to access our school’s Read-a-Thon page, click here.

https://youtu.be/ftSM8BwfMjs

It's all fun and games learning math at MMS

Students in Mike Fulton's 7th grade Math class at Mooresville Middle School spent a day playing probability games that their peers created using their knowledge of games of chance. When the classes finished their unit on probability, Mr. Fulton challenged the students to create a carnival game that involves chance rather than skill. Mr. Fulton provided a rubric which required a scale model game (that could be played), directions to play the game, theoretical probability, and experimental probability. The students had to calculate the number of possible outcomes and the theoretical probability of their games. Some of the student-created games, as well as students explaining the process are featured in this video!
https://youtu.be/DVHBzG69KgQ

You can learn about QUINOA at MHS?!?

This week at Mooresville High School, students in Mrs. Cook's Foods I Class did a lab to learn about grains. They experimented with rice, quinoa, and other grains. The Foods classes are always the best lessons to observe because they come with a snack!

https://youtu.be/zXJoqUHfLjQ

Small Acts of Kindness

Small acts of kindness are an easy way to make a huge impact on others. There are countless simple things you can do to help someone right away. #ItOnlyTakesOne
https://youtu.be/B4CoWUGZyKI

MHS Capstone Project Judges Needed

Are you interested in being a judge for our Seniors' capstone projects? They will be held on Wednesday, May 16 from 3pm to 5pm. It is because of our volunteer judges that this project is so successful! There is a link below that provides additional information regarding judging. If you are able to serve on one of our panels, please email mhscapstoneproject@mgsd.k12.nc.us. You will receive emails with more detailed information as we get closer to Presentation day. On behalf of our Seniors, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to participate!

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!