Mooresville Middle School

Community Newsletter -- September 15th, 2023

A Message from Mr. Kosal:

MMS is All Heart!

Greetings, Red Imp families! This is Mr. Patrick Kosal, your proud Mooresville Middle School principal. As you may have heard, next Tuesday, September 19th, the first ever football game will occur between the MMS Red Imps (visitors) vs. the Selma Burke Bears (home). Both teams happen to be undefeated with a 5-0 record, so it should be a great matchup!

The game will take place at Mooresville High School and begins at 6:00pm; the cost is $5 per person. With that in mind, here's a quick reminder about the protocols now in effect for any football game at MHS stadium:

  • All elementary, intermediate, and middle school students WILL NOT be allowed entrance to a home football game without a supervising adult. Students must be supervised throughout the game.

  • If any elementary, intermediate, or middle school student is unsupervised at the game, they are subject to removal from the game. The student’s parent/guardian will be contacted to come pick them up.

  • Both MMS and SBMS administrators will be on duty to monitor student (and fan) behavior. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be allowed.

  • No bags will be allowed except medical and diaper bags, as well as clear stadium bags. Medical, diaper bags, and clear stadium bags will be subject to search.

  • Walk through metal detectors will be utilized. If the detector goes off during your pass-through, we ask for your cooperation as we investigate what triggered the detector.

  • For safety reasons, standing outside of the fence to watch the game is prohibited.

  • New parking protocols at MHS this year: people who utilize the lot behind the Magnolia Annex (boosters and people with a handicap parking placard) will need to enter and exit that lot from the entrance on Edgemoor Drive (behind the baseball field), NOT from Magnolia Street.

Finally, as Mr. Kosal has been telling students on the announcements each morning, this game will be hard-fought, it will be competitive, it will be fun, but Red Imps will also show respect and sportsmanship for our fellow MGSD community members. SBMS may be our cross-town rival BUT we are all ONE MOORESVILLE and soon students from both school will unite as Blue Devils. #WeAreMOORESVILLE

Please remind your Red Imps of good conduct and how to show the MMS #AllHeart at all times. Thank you to everyone for your patience and cooperation, and we'll see you at the game!

Here are some of the topics in this week's newsletter:

  • School Picture Days - 9/26 & 9/27
  • World's Finest Chocolate fundraiser for MMS
  • Panorama Student Surveys
  • Winter Sports tryout information
  • Crosby Scholars information
  • MGSD Picnic in the Park event upcoming
  • Credit by Demonstrated Mastery
  • Red Imp athletic events
  • MHS Basketball Camp sign up
  • MGSD Mental Health night coming next week
  • Charlotte Hornets night, sponsored by MMS PTSO
  • and more!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and know what's going on at MMS. Have an excellent weekend, Red Imp families!

Mr. Kosal, MMS principal / 6th grade (

Dr. Browning, assistant principal / 7th grade (

Ms. Richardson, assistant principal / 8th grade (

Ms. Miller, athletic director (

Progress reports to be sent home on Friday, 9/22/23

MMS website

Use the "Parents & Students" tab to find information about Lunch Prepay, Canvas help, etc.

World's Finest Chocolate Bar - MMS school fundraiser

Students & Parents:

LET’S GET INVOLVED! For the second straight year, our school is sponsoring a World’s Finest Chocolate $1.00 Bar Fundraiser to support students and staff at MMS. Parents, you could help us by selling boxes of chocolate at work, in your neighborhood, and at any functions you attend (for safety reasons, we ask that students do not go door to-door selling). All money has to be turned in no later than September 26th to be eligible for awards. Click here for more details; an informational flyer was distributed to all students during Homeroom on Friday, 8/18/23. Here's an outline of the prizes that students can win for selling chocolate:

Money Turn-In Days (8/28, 9/5, 9/11, 9/18, and 9/22): each box sold allows students to potentially win a prize including various gift cards!

NOTE: students should not be selling candy during the school day. It is a distraction in the classroom and items can get damaged / stolen, making the child responsible.

Thank you so much for your support of MMS students and staff!

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MGSD Mental Health Family Night - 9/19

Mooresville Graded School District will be hosting another Mental Health Family Night on September 19th

from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the media center of Selma Burke Middle School.

The focus of this parent night will be suicide prevention in honor of Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. We will once again have a panel of community providers answering questions around mental health.

Please reach out to a school counselor if you have any questions - thank you!

MMS School Picture Day is coming soon!

Mark your calendars: MMS school picture days are planned for September 26th & 27th. These pictures are taken for our school yearbook and also are available for parents to buy online.

All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will have their picture taken during Social Studies class on one of the two days. Pictures will then available for purchase online.

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Crosby Scholars is looking for new members!

Iredell Crosby Scholars is a FREE program for 6th – 12th graders to help them get ready for college and careers! Please see the attached flyer with information about student and parent benefits. We are accepting NEW members NOW. Use the QR code on the flyer or this link to join. Crosby Scholars Student Database. More information is available at JOIN TODAY!
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Panorama School + Teacher Feedback Surveys

Over the past few years, MMS has used Panorama surveys to gather feedback so our teachers and staff can improve via anonymous student feedback. To avoid survey fatigue and get better results, we're asking our students to take the Panorama teacher surveys on the following dates / times:

  • Wednesday, 9/20 - Social Studies gives Science survey

  • Thursday, 9/21 - Science gives ELA survey
  • Friday, 9/22 - ELA gives Math survey
  • Monday, 9/25 - Math gives Social Studies survey
  • Tuesday, 9/26 - Elective 1 gives Elective 2 survey (not 6th graders)
  • Wednesday, 9/27 - Elective 2 give Elective 1 survey (not 6th graders)

Each survey is 34 questions and should take students 10-12 minutes to complete. More details about the purpose of Panorama student surveys can be found within this Parent Square message from 9/1/23. Thanks in advance to Red Imp students for their honest feedback to help our MMS staff improve!

MMS athletics this week:

Mooresville Middle School's fall sports season is underway! Here are some things all parents and spectators need to know:

  • When attending any MMS athletic event (home or away) you will only be admitted with a clear bag, including diaper bags.
  • When attending football games you will go through a security checkpoint. Please be patient as it will take some time to wand everyone so all our safe.
  • MMS is a tobacco-free, vape-free, alcohol-free, and drug-free school. Spectators that cannot follow those guidelines will be asked to leave our campus.
  • Admission to all sporting events (home and away) will be $5.00 for adults and students this year.
  • Punch cards will be on sale at our home games for $40 each. This punch card will allow 10 admissions to home games... a $10 saving! Punch cards can be used for any home athletic event this school year.

Next week's home sporting events are:

  • Monday, September 18 -- girls Tennis vs. North Davie
  • Tuesday, September 19 - Football vs. Selma Burke (6:00pm @ Mooresville High Stadium)
  • Thursday, September 21 -- softball vs. Selma Burke

* Note: punch cards may NOT be used at the SBMS football game at MHS stadium (Selma Burke is the home team, not MMS)

** Note: per MHS policy, all elementary, intermediate, and middle school students WILL NOT be allowed entrance to a home football game without a supervising adult. Students must be supervised throughout the game.

As Mr. Kosal reminds students on the announcements, MMS wants to beat SBMSfor sure, but #WeAreMOORESVILLE and we'll all be Blue Devils united soon enough. Respect and sportsmanship will be the expectation for students and parents alike at next Tuesday's game.

Upcoming Winter Sports Tryouts @ MMS:

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How to alert MMS of a student absence:

The email address for parents to alert MMS about student absences is:

Parents can upload doctor's notes as well. We hope this process will be easier on everyone instead of sending a note with the student that can get lost easily!

PTSO event - Red Imps go see the Hornets play!

Our next MMS PTSO fundraising event for families is a Red Imp & Charlotte Hornets collaboration!

On Saturday, January 27th, the Charlotte Hornets welcome all students, faculty, and families of Mooresville Middle School as we take on the Utah Jazz! Game time is 7:00pm.

Discounted tickets are exclusively available through the link below for all members of the Mooresville Middle School community. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit MMS with every purchase!

*All MMS attendees will receive one Hornets' T-shirt per person at the game to picked up outside of Section 112 in the Lower Level at our Designated Group Sales table. Pickup window to receive your shirt is from Doors Open - End of the 3rd Quarter. Smaller sizes tend to be popular, so please arrive early if needed.

**Everyone who purchases through this link will be included in a V.I.P experience to watch warmups from the Lower Bowl prior too doors opening once we reach 50 attendees! Instructions for participation will be sent via email used in purchase once secured.

You must purchase through this link to be considered part of any MMS group benefits. We hope to see our Red Imps at the Spectrum Center in CLT on January 27th!

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MGSD Student Code of Conduct link

This button links you to the MGSD Student Code of Conduct, where you can reference behavior infractions and consequences outlined by our district.

MMS Social Media Handles - follow us!

Facebook: @mooresvillems

Instagram: mooresvillems

Twitter: @mooresvillems


Are you a Motivator? Click here to learn more!

Email for more information about how Motivators can help at MMS this year!

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See you next week!

Enjoy the time off with family & friends, Red Imps! See you back on Monday!