Good Things Newsletter
May 2016 Edition
Summer Is Drawing Near...We are in the Home Stretch!
When we have visitors on campus, our Tech/Media team is always asked what the secret to our success is here in Mooresville. Hands down and without a doubt we give the credit to an Amazing staff of teachers, admins, support personnel, custodians, cafeteria workers, maintenance crews and everyone else who makes the day to day goings on happen here.
As your Tech and Media team, we are blessed to work with each of you daily and look forward to continuing to work with you all for the remainder of this year and the school years to come.
Tech Checkup: A Note About Collection
We will be doing a “rolling” collection this year after exams. Basically, students will be able to turn in their laptops after their last exam. So, if they exempt 3rd and 4th period exams they can turn their laptops in on the afternoon of the 2nd exam. We will be having a collection for the last day in which most students will turn in their computers. News on that is coming up.
News from the Media Center
In collaboration with the Help Desk, we’re cataloging the various ELA texts that students read at MHS. Each book will be labeled with a scannable barcode so that we can digitally inventory the novels and plays that students are assigned for their English classes. This will also help in the reporting of lost and damaged department books at the end of each semester.
Some AP teachers have also expressed interest in having their textbooks catalogued for the 2016-17 school year. Please let us know if you want your AP textbooks catalogued, too!
Thanks to a partnership between NCDPI and Capstone, every MGSD student and classroom teacher has access to myON, an online collection of over 5,000 eBooks. Designed to address summer learning loss, this personalized literacy program carries out the mission of the annual Give Five - Read Five campaign and meets students’ reading interests and needs. Read more about myON.
Students can login here with their school name and student ID#. The password is: myon
Teachers can enter the site with their 10-digit # for Power School as their username.
Cool Tool: Question and Answer Capability Has Been Added to Google Slides
Check out the link below for more information on how to use the Q&A feature in Google Slides.
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Whose Up For Getting Fit This Summer? Join in the Step Challenge
This summer we are going to continue our Fitbit Challenge. For those that are interested read below. If you are looking for some motivation to get moving this may serve a good purpose for you.
History of the Fitbit Challenge: Over the last 13 weeks MHS has had 36 people in teams of 3 competing for complete step domination. We’ve kept a running tally of who won each week and who lost each week. It’s been great for all of us that decided to get a move on. Overall we’ve taken more than 27 MILLION steps. We have 1 more week left until we finish our current challenge.
Evolution of the Challenge: This summer we are opening it up to more than using Fitbits. You can use whatever fitness tracker you want. If you don’t have a fitness tracker and would like one let Damien know.
Damien will help anyone set up this account if they are interested.
If you’re interested in being a part of the summer fitness challenge, email Damien. Please email Damien by Monday, May 16th.
The Challenge will start on May 23rd!!!
P.S.: Our current Fitbit challenge will end next week.