MGSD Quarterly Update

Information for our MGSD Community

Time flies when you are having fun and learning!

Can you believe we have completed first semester and that the 3rd Quarter is underway for our students? Spring will be here next month! This year is flying by with so many great things occurring in our district...but we still have much to accomplish. As we work together for our children, never hesitate to contact us if you have a question or concern. We are grateful that we have such wonderful students, staff, parents, and community to take the journey with us!

Learning and Discovering in our Classrooms!

MHS Project Update (February 2016)

Kindergarten Registration

Wednesday, March 2nd, 9am-1pm

215 North Main Street

Mooresville, NC

The Mooresville Graded School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2016 - 2017 school year from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Wednesday, March 02, at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main Street. All three elementary schools, as well as school nurses and the transportation department, will be there.

Parents should bring a certified copy of their child’s birth certificate, immunization records and 2 proofs of Mooresville residency (current utility bill, purchase/lease agreement, driver's license, recent bank or credit card statement). A child must be 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2016, to register.

If you have a child ready for Kindergarten, we look forward to seeing you on March 02. If you do not have a rising Kindergartner but know someone who does, please share. Thank you so much!

Great Schools are Everyone's Business!

Watch the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce president, Mr. Kirk Ballard, explain the effect good schools have on community and business.
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BlackBoard Connect 5 Notification System

Don't forget that you can control how you receive our district notifications! Below you will find two links. The first has directions for establishing and signing in to your Blackboard Connect account and the second is a link directly to the Blackboard Connect portal. Once you have signed up for an account, you can decide which phone numbers you want to receive notifications at and if you want to also receive messages via email and text. IF we ever need to do an emergency call, ie. school being dismissed early due to weather, etc., it will call ALL numbers you have on file including your work.


Please do not hesitate to call us if you need any assistance navigating the Blackboard Connect Portal and setting up your account or if you simply have additional questions. Thank you so much!



  1. http://www.mgsd.k12.nc.us/uploaded/documents/Parents_Students/Blackboard_Connect.pdf
  2. https://mooresvillegsd.bbcportal.com/Entry
2016 - 2017 MGSD Student Calendar

Click here for a copy of the 2016 - 2017 Student Calendar and see below for important changes to the school days next year.

There will be a few changes to our school day in 2016 - 2017. Per Senate Bill 187, Section 7A.11 school calendars must meet the following requirements (abbreviated list):

1. Start date no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26 and end date no later than the Friday closest to June 11.
2. Must have a minimum of 185 days OR 1,025 hours of instruction.

Since August 26, 2016, occurs on a Friday, it is closer to Monday, August 29, which is a full week later than our normal start date. The calendar committee determined that a plausible solution would be to extend the school day by six (6) minutes thereby allowing for the necessary hours and potential inclement weather days.

The intermediate/middle/high school schedules would extend the day an additional 6 minutes. The elementary level would begin ten (10) minutes earlier, lunch periods would be reduced by one (1) minute, and would they would release five (5) minutes earlier. The linked calendar above will indicate the new start and/or release times.

The attached 177 day calendar allows MGSD to end the year for students during the second week of June, which is similar to past calendars. Furthermore, the approved 177 extended day calendar allows for 1060 hours of instruction, which continues to allow makeup flexibility for 5.5 inclement weather days.

This calendar was approved the Board of Education on January 12, 2016, after a recommendation by the Calendar Committee, which is made up of parents, teachers, and administrators. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Black, (704) 658-2572, tblack@mgsd.k12.nc.us or Tanae McLean (704) 658-2543, tmclean@mgsd.k12.nc.us.

Important Dates for February, March, and April!

  • February 03: Early Release for Teacher Professional Development
  • February 15: No School for Teacher Work Day
  • March 02: Kindergarten Registration
  • March 09: Early Release for Teacher Professional Development
  • March 15: VOTE! Federal, state, and local primary elections
  • March 25: No School
  • March 28 - April 01: Spring Break
  • April 20: Early Release for Teacher Professional Development

Important Election Information for Iredell County

There are several changes to our North Carolina voter ID laws, as well as a change in when the primaries are normally held. The Iredell County Board of Elections provided the following linked information with you, as well as this video. Please read and watch carefully so you are ready to vote in these important elections that directly affect our children's education. Thank you!


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6rmLyg_Ocplbm5lbTBaejU3bm1xSWZBeGtOY1R3dlA5NXo4


https://www.co.iredell.nc.us/162/Elections

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About Us

Located in the heart of Mooresville, MGSD believes that every child, every day deserves the right to a great public education!