Mooresville Middle School

Community Newsletter

A message from Ms. Robinson...

September 24, 2021


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:

  • an important message about MMS Study Hall,
  • October PTSO meeting,
  • a message from Virtual Mooresville Middle School,
  • MMS Parent University,
  • Here Comes the Bus app,
  • Ordering student pictures,
  • MAWI lessons and,
  • Quarantine content support schedule
  • 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

After School Study Hall

Academic Support for Students

Students can receive additional support through Smart Lunch, After School Study Hall and the Quarantine Content Support Sessions.


In your child's Canvas account, there is a MMS student group course. When your child clicks on that course, you will see a Student Support module with the links to the registration forms and support sessions.

October PTSO Meeting

Our next PTSO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6 at 8am. We will send out the virtual link to the meeting the night before. We hope to see you at the meeting!

Virtual Mooresville Middle School

The VMMS teachers would like to say "Welcome" to the new students we have had joined over the past couple of weeks. We do want to remind all parents and students that our expectations include students attending the Google Meets and having their cameras on. Teachers will be reviewing classroom expectations with students during class next week.


We have seen some great work from our students this week and want to recognize two of them as our Student of the Week for September 20-24.

7th Grade: Malcolm S.

8th Grade: Makyah G.

MMS Parent University

You are invited to Mooresville Middle School Parent University program! This is a free program and an excellent opportunity for you to participate in your student's academic careers.


Meetings will take place from 6:00-7:00 pm on the following dates:

  • September 28

  • October 26

  • November 30

  • January 25

  • February 22

  • March 22

  • April 26


At the meetings, Mooresville Middle School will have the MMS administration team, counselors, and more to cover specific topics and build relationships with families in the community.


Please read the attached flyer to see what else this program will offer. If you have any further questions, reach out to Samone Graham.



As always, we are so grateful for your involvement.

MMS Study Hall

Starting Next Week, MMS will be hosting a Study Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the MMS Media Center from 2:45 - 3:45. Students can use this time to catch up on classwork or just get homework done in a supervised quiet setting. Students are required to sign-up in advance. Here’s the link. Students also have this link available in Canvas.


Here Comes the Bus

Here Comes The Bus (HCTB) is a helpful new app that MGSD is using to help all bus-riding families get more information on their child's transportation to and from school. HCTB will help parents to:

  • See the location of your child’s bus both before and after school

  • Confirm that your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school or both;

  • Get information on substitute buses, or when we have important information to relay;

  • Allow for MMS to communicate any delays or changes to your child's middle school bus routes during the day;

  • Receive email notifications OR push notifications to iPhone / Android devices.

MMS is looking for ALL bus-riding families to sign up for and use HCTB before October 1st. Please use this document for account set-up assistance, or email Mr. Kosal or Ms. McGrath at MMS to get more information.


MAWI Lessons

During one class session the week of September 27th, the MMS Social Studies department will facilitate the following MAWI lessons:

7th Grade: MAWI Lesson #4- Avoid Your Victim

8th Grade: MAWI Lesson #4-Conflict Reaction


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

Ordering Fall Pictures

If you have not done so already, please order your child's fall pictures. All ordering is done online. Please visit www.terrypardew.com. Detailed instructions can be found at the link below.


Picture Ordering Instructions

Parents of Athletes and Potential Athletes

We are very excited to announce that the Mooresville Graded School District’s Middle School Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.


You may review your data at any time to verify it is current. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and after any update.


Click on the Parent Playbook (attached) to get started in FinalForms. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support”.


We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms. I know many of you have completed these forms for fall sports. It would be very helpful if you could go to this site and create an account and fill out the necessary information again. There are several new things that this program offers that will be especially helpful to our athletic department.


If you have a high school student and have already created an account, you do not need to create a second account. Simply log on and add your middle school student.


Please register at: https://mooresville-nc.finalforms.com/

and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students and sign your forms.


If you need additional help on setting up your account click on this link


Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes at Mooresville Graded School District Middle School.


Ann Clark

Middle School Athletic Director

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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