Mooresville Middle School

Community Newsletter

A message from Ms. Robinson...

February 18, 2022

Together we make a family!

Greetings Red Imp families, this is Ayana Robinson, your middle school principal.


Please review this week's newsletter for more information about:

  • Student Surveys
  • Reporting student absences
  • US National Whitewater rafting field trip
  • Ordering a yearbook
  • MMS upcoming athletic schedule
  • MMS Athletics- Final Forms
  • MMS PTSO update
  • MAWI Lessons
  • Quarantine Support Plan
  • If you have any questions feel free to email me at: arobinson@mgsd.k12.nc.us.

It’s ALWAYS a great day to be a Red Imp!


Sincerely,

Ayana Robinson

Proud MMS Principal


Ms. Robinson (Principal): arobinson@mgsd.k12.nc.us

Ms. Graham (7th Grade Assistant Principal): sgraham@mgsd.k12.nc.us

Mr. Kosal (8th Grade Assistant Principal): pkosal@mgsd.k12.nc.us

Mr. Akelman (Assistant Principal of Instruction): dakelman@mgsd.k12.nc.us

Mr. Bustle (MMS Principal Intern): brentbustle@mgsd.k12.nc.us

Ms. Ann Clark (Athletic Director) annclark@mgsd.k12.nc.us

Student Absences

To report an absence, please email Marissa Deamer at mdeamer@mgsd.k12.nc.us

Please be sure to attach any relevant documents.

Chat with Ms. Robinson

Mooresville Middle School has an open door policy. If you ever have a question about anything involving Mooresville Middle School please feel free to reach out to Ms. Robinson via email, phone, or in-person.

Student Surveys

Dear MMS Families,


We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to educate the children in our district. As you may already be aware, building our practices based on student feedback is an important goal for our school this year. Over the next several weeks, students and teachers will participate in several exercises to better understand these concepts and to reflect on how they perceive these skills in themselves.


We will be asking for your child to reflect on their own mindsets and approaches to learning via an online survey they will be completing at Mooresville Middle School. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes to complete.


The survey content will ask students to self-reflect on General School and Teacher Rigor and Relationships (considered one survey) to include student perceptions of teaching and learning, culture and climate, and student experiences in the classroom and be given between November 9 - November 19, 2021. Schedules and times are school-specific. You can see a copy of the surveys below:


7-12 R2 March 21- April 11 (Part 1- General School).pdf

7-12 R2 March 21- April 11 (Part 2- Classroom Teacher).pdf

7-12 R2 March Part 3 (7-12 only)


These are the same surveys students took in November. We are asking that all of our students in grades 3-12 participate in the survey, as their responses will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how we can improve and adapt our district to their needs. If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether. The responses to these surveys will be completely confidential. We are using Panorama to support us in administering these surveys.


If you do not want your child to take part in this survey, please fill out the Opt-Out Form by March 11. If you have more than one child in the district in grades 3-12, please fill out a new survey for each child you would like to remove from THIS survey list.


We thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions about the survey administration, please don’t hesitate to contact your school at (704) 658-2720


Sincerely,

Ayana Robinson


MMS PTSO Update

Our next PTSO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2nd at 8am. We will send out the virtual link to the meeting the night before. We hope to see you at the meeting!


Here are the minutes from the February meeting.

EC Parent Night

Our Exceptional Children's department will be holding a virtual EC Parent Night on Tuesday, February 22, at 6:00pm. Please see the SMORE below or find it at this link: Smore - virtual parent night. If you need to see this SMORE in an alternative language, please use the link and click on the translate button in the upper right corner of the page. We hope you are able to take advantage of this offering! Thank you!

Virtual Mooresville Middle School

If you did not pick up your child's materials on Friday, February 18th, please do so as soon as possible. Materials can be picked up in the main office between 9 am and 1 pm. The packets this month include Benchmark scores, materials for class, and 1st Semester report cards and awards if they have not already been received.


Please use this link to see the upcoming events for VMMS students and families.


The VMMS teachers would like to recognize two students who have displayed the Heart of the Red Imp this week.

7th Grade: Madison K.

8th Grade: Mileigh D.

Order MMS Yearbook Today!

The March deadline to order you 2021-2022 IMP Tales Yearbook will be here before you know it. The yearbook committee is working hard to create a yearbook that will provide memories for years to come, and we want to be sure all families have the opportunity to purchase. Please visit https://www.jostens.com and search for Mooresville Middle School.

MMS Upcoming Athletic Schedule

Monday, Feb 21

JV Basketball Knox-vs- MMS (home game)

Boys Soccer Tryouts

*Students must have a physical on file to try out for soccer.

Tuesday, Feb 22

Boys Track Tryouts

*Students must have a physical on file to try out for track.

Wednesday, Feb 23

Boys Soccer Tryouts

Thursday, Feb 24

JV Basketball- @ West Rowan

Boys Track Tryout

Friday, Feb 25

Boys Soccer Tryouts

Boys Track Tryouts

Girls Track Tryouts

MMS Athletics- Final Forms

Parents of any athlete or prospective athletes please read the information linked below and enroll your student in FinalForms please.

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Whitewater Center Field Trip

Parents we’ve recently added the option for your student to pay online for the Whitewater Center Field Trip in May. You can pay online by going to this website and paying online. The cost is $88 if you pay online or $85 if you pay via cash or check. We still need to have your student fill out the permission slip if they wish to attend. You can view and print out the 7th Grade Permission Slip and 8th Grade Permission Slip here, they are also available at the school if you need a paper copy.

MAWI Lessons

During one class session the week of Feb 21st the MMS Science department will facilitate the following MAWI lessons:

7th Grade: MAWI Lesson #13- Grow Your Brain

8th Grade: MAWI Lesson #13- Why 9th Grade Matters


MMS is using the MAWI program to facilitate social and emotional lessons that are designed to help students build life-long coping skills.

Quarantine Content Support Schedule

Mooresville Middle School has created a Quarantine Content Support Schedule to assist students who have been quarantined for an extended period of time. You can view the schedule here. Our teachers are offering 1-3 sessions of virtual tutoring each week to help your students stay on top of their work. If you have any questions, please feel to reach out to the school or your child’s teachers. Thanks!
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Support MMS by shopping at Publix

That’s right, MMS has partnered with Publix to link accounts so that we get a slice of every grocery item you purchase at Publix. Signing up is easy. All you have to do is link your existing or new account to our school. Here are the directions for doing so!

Youtube Link
Step by Step Directions
Request to meet with a Counselor

If you are a MMS or VMMS student and would like to meet with Ms. Haynesworth or Mr. Robinson, fill out this form and they will contact you.

And remember....

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