Team Bobcat News

MIS Weekly Update

Week of May 16th - 20th

Thank you for making a difference!

Happy Birthday!

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Chris Gammon - May 16th

Shelley Laska - May 17th

Holly White - May 20th

Important Upcoming Dates

Tues. 5/17 - MMS Football: Meet the Coach @ 2:30 pm for all 6th graders interested in playing football next year

Wed. 5/18 - Early Release Day; 6th Grade Gateway Project Presentations

Thurs. 5/19 - End of Year Luau Dance Party

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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Attention 6th grade teachers! Just a reminder that all rising 7th graders interested in playing football at MMS will be called to the cafeteria on Tuesday, May 17 at 2:30 p.m. to meet the MMS coach.

This Wednesday is an Early Release Day. You will have time to work within your PLCs to plan reviews for the EOGs!
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!

Don't forget that Wednesday is Gateway Project Presentation Day! The six graders and their teachers have worked very hard on their projects this year. Please make sure to sign up for a time to check them all out. Here is the link!

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

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Instructional Highlight


Students had a fantastic time this Friday during their water balloon fight. They even got sprayed by the hose! Shoutout to Ms. Lindsey for making this happen!

Don't forget to keep handing out tickets! They are a very powerful tool for positive behavior reinforcement!

PBIS Water Balloon Fight 2016

Tech Tool Spotlight

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Attention Math Teachers!

Ok, Zeal is technically a paid-for service, BUT you can sign up for a free trial through the end of the year to see if you and your students like it! The program has a lot of potential and is worth looking into. Students to be working with a tutor while you are pulling small groups! Ms. Keith has been using it with her fourth graders so they can have one-on-one coaching while working through Math problems. Feel free to contact her if you have any specific questions.

If you would like to check it out as a teacher, here is the class code: 78bdd8

Once you log in with the code, feel free to click on any of the demo student names.

Also, click here for information on how to use to help subscribe for Zeal!

Unlimited Online Tutoring with Zeal!
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Past Tech Spotlights:

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

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Have you ever wondered how to differentiate with Kagan Strategies to meet the needs of the various learners in your classroom? Check out the article linked below!
Also, here are our Kagan posters featuring the structures we focused on this year!