Mooresville Graded School District

A glimpse at the good stuff happening in our schools!


Often our schools share newsletters, etc, with their students' parents that may have what is happening within their school and classroom; however, we thought you might enjoy seeing a glimpse of the good stuff happening in all of our schools. Every two weeks we are going to share via this format, one or two assignments or initiatives going on in each school throughout our district. We will also share any important dates or events you may be interested in at the district level. It's our way of connecting as a district and community and reminding everyone that we may have seven schools, but we are ONE Mooresville! Enjoy! And as always, never hesitate to reach out to us with your questions, comments and concerns. Contact information will be included below! :-)
Park View Elementary is utilizing "flexible seating" in several of its classrooms! In Miss Bakeeff's and Mrs. Campanella's classes, students are sitting on cushions, carpets, stools, and stability balls during their literacy centers. Mrs. Blaney's class is using their iPads to scan QR codes into SeeSaw -- their student driven digital portfolio. Last but not least, Mrs. McNeely's class is working on name acrostic poems in the writing center.
With so much movement and additions at RRES, all hands were on deck as they moved their third grade teachers out to their #PortableParadise. The whole staff worked together to get all of their furniture and belongings in their classrooms before students arrived. Even some rain didn't stop the RRES staff and by working together they have truly made it a paradise for our RRES 3rd grade Racers!
South Elementary is off to a great start! They sure have missed seeing all of the our students' smiling faces, and are glad to have all their Stars back in the building. At South Elementary they understand starting a new school year can be a little overwhelming, and it is important to establish a sense of community in each classroom as well as the entire building. Through a variety of activities, all of the South Stars are building relationships to set the tone for the year to come. Jitter juice, morning meeting, and team building activities are just a few of the exciting things going on in the classrooms at South. All of the students and teachers are already embracing the South motto. T.E.A.M. -- Together Everyone Achieves More! South Elementary is looking forward to achieving more than ever before this year! Take a look at some Stars in action!

Mooresville Middle School social media is a popular way for parents and students to receive information about the lessons and activities of the MMS family. Some of the lesson highlights from the first week of school include activities in the new Theater Arts class with Mrs. McComas, Breakout game to learn expectations and syllabus for Mrs. Smith’s Science class, studying world continents by creating a globe out of balloons in Mrs. Hamilton’s social studies class and Book Genre Speed Dating in The CAVE for language arts!

Make sure you follow our MMS Social Media Channels for great content on what is happening with the Red Imps!

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Students gather in Mrs. Akelman’s class to discuss and analyze the intricacies of F. Scott Fitzgeralds classic “The Great Gatsby.”


Small Group Discussion Chapter 6

Chapter VI

1. Read this quote: “The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God—a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that—and he must be about His Father’s business, the service of a vast, vulgar and meretricious beauty.” (Look up any unfamiliar words.) Explain the following:

  • the Platonic conception

  • the effect of the Biblical allusion

  • Gatsby’s “service”

After interpreting this comment, connect it to this quote from the introduction: “What foul dust floated in the wake of his dream.”

2. Analyze the language in the paragraph beginning “But his heart was in a constant, turbulent riot” and ending with “fairy’s wing.” How does the language create a dream-like world?

3. Explain Gatsby’s attitude toward time.

4. Look at the last three paragraph, beginning with “One autumn night....” Which words contribute to the tone of mysterious excitement established in the first paragraph? Explain the concept of “incarnation” in this passage.

5. What is ideal about Gatsby’s dream? What is corrupt?

MGSD Remains A Top District

The State of North Carolina released its school performance data for the 2016 ­ 2017 school year on Thursday, September 07. Mooresville Graded School District once again showed strong academic results with an overall grade­-level proficiency of 70.1 percent placing them again at 5th in the state overall out of the 115 public school districts in North Carolina. The state average was 59.2 percent ­­ 10.9 points lower than MGSD’s average.

When analyzing the data, the district was pleased with specific results at all levels. MGSD also ranked 5th in the state when combining all North Carolina state End­-of-­Course scores, which include Math 1, English 10, and Biology. In addition, the 4­year cohort graduation rate was at 93.3 percent, placing MGSD at 9th in the state in that category. When combining all End­-of-­Grade reading, math, and science scores in grades 3 through 8, the district ranked 8th in the state, led by strong performances in 6th grade which ranked 2nd in math and reading, 3rd grade which ranked 5th in math and reading, and 7th grade which ranked 8th in math and reading. As a district, MGSD met 100% of its Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) targets.

When reflecting on his first year as Superintendent of Mooresville Graded School District and the results of the district, Stephen Mauney said, “I am so proud of the hard work of our MGSD staff and students. We have great work going on at every level in our district. For example, Mooresville High School exceeded expected student academic growth, saw strong performance on its End-­of-­Course tests, and achieved an outstanding graduation rate ­ all in the midst of a major construction project. Rocky River Elementary earned an A+ school performance grade which is outstanding. These accomplishments demonstrate the uncompromising determination present in staff and students across our district. I believe that MGSD is the best overall district in the state and am honored to be a part of the team that values its place in our community and takes seriously the responsibility that we have to it.”


We wanted to share a new initiative that we are in the process of implementing in our schools. Each of our schools will now have a #StopBullying hotline (see attached flyer) that can be accessed by people with information about a bullying situation. Two other options for reporting are a form that can be accessed at or by emailing Any method is completely confidential and anonymous unless you choose to give information to be contacted. Of course, you can still report incidents in person to your teacher, administrator, or counselor! These reporting options are available to you now; furthermore, please stay tuned for more information on a new #StopBullyinginMGSD webpage that we are working on now to go live soon!
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