Mooresville Middle School

Community Newsletter -- March 17th, 2023

A Message from Mr. Kosal:

Together we make a family!

Greetings, MMS families! This is Mr. Patrick Kosal, your proud MMS principal. I truly hope everyone had an outstanding Spring Break! It's good for our students & staff alike to take some time to unwind and spend with family & friends. It allows us all to unplug and recharge for the last quarter of the school year.

Current 8th grade students received visits from the Mooresville High counselors this past week in their Social Studies classes. The MHS counselors gave some guidance and what requirements for graduation would be needed and students began working with MHS & MMS counselors in registering for next year's classes. 8th grade students that were absent or didn't register for any reason will be given a chance to do so early next week. Current 7th grade students will begin registering for MMS / SBMS classes in just a few weeks so stay tuned for that, parents!

Also, our spring sports season kicks off next week! Details are found below, but we hope our Red Imp families take advantage of some nice weather and come out to support MMS athletes in the coming months!

Here's what you'll find in this week's newsletter:

  • Information on 7th / 8th grade end-of-year Field Trip payments
  • NC Check In testing next week
  • EC family Transition Night - March 28th
  • top Exact Path trophy winners (February Imp Times)
  • PTSO announcements
  • Home athletics events coming up
  • Q3 report cards sent home 3/29/23
  • Viewing your student's Exact Path progress
  • free online tutoring for 8th grade Math / Science
  • CTE summer camp information (rising 9th graders)
  • MGSD Picnic at the Park - April 3rd
  • and more!

Thanks so much for reading, and I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend!

Mr. Kosal, MMS principal (

Ms. Brown, 7th grade assistant principal (

Ms. Richardson, 8th grade assistant principal (

Mr. Kuhn, assistant principal (

Mr. Miller, assistant principal intern & MMS media center coordinator (

Ms. Clark, MMS Athletic Director (

Mr. Dan Miller, Selma Burke Middle School principal (

MMS website

Use the "Parents & Students" tab to find information about Lunch Prepay, Canvas help, etc.

NC Check In Testing #3 next week

Mooresville Middle School will administer its final round of NC Check In benchmark tests from March 21st - 23rd. 7th grade students take tests in both ELA and Math classes, while 8th grade students have ELA, Math, and Science tests. MMS will operate on our usual testing bell schedule, with 2 hours in the morning to test followed by students seeing all their teacher for shorter class periods.

Please help your students come to school rested and ready to show their knowledge on those days!

Exact Path Celebrations for February Trophies

Our student celebrations are coming soon for top trophy-winners in Exact Path for February! During Imp Time on Monday, March 20th, MMS will reward the following classes for their hard work. The top two Imp Times in each grade that will receive prizes are:

8th grade: Ms. Young (8.5 trophies / student) & Ms. Wallace (8.14 trophies / student)

(runners up: Orlando, Lindsey, Luffman, Groves -- tell your classes they were close!)

7th grade: Ms. Durham (10.67 trophies / student) & Ms. McAllister (10.00 trophies / student)

(runners up: Wallace, Fandrey, Hamilton - keep up the good work; you're close!)


Coming Soon: EC Transition Fair (3/28/23)

Exceptional Children staff members from MHS and MMS will be available to answer general questions about specific schools and their day to day procedures. More details found in the flyer below.
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7th Grade End of Year Field Trip (Whitewater Center)

On Tuesday, May 23rd, 7th grade students have an opportunity to participate in the end-of-year Field Trip to the National Whitewater Center in Charlotte. Field Trip permission trip forms were given to students in their Math classes today (Friday, 2/16/23). The cost for the trip (admission + all activities + charter bus) is $100 per student.

Money will begin to be collected on Monday, 2/19/23, in Ms. Coffey's classroom (202) from 7 - 7:30am. Money and permission slip forms will be collected until April 14th. Extra permission slips are found in Ms. Coffey's classroom also.

Students on the Loss of Privilege list for MMS on the date of the field trip will not be allowed to attend. LoP is assigned to students receiving OSS or three ISS consequences for poor behavior.

Please consider treating your Red Imp student to this fun activity to celebrate the end of 7th grade!

8th Grade End of Year Field Trip (Carowinds)

On Friday, May 19th, 8th grade students will be taking an optional trip to Carowinds for their year-end celebration. Permission slips for this trip were distributed to students in 7th period on Thursday & Friday of this past week.

Payments for this trip are $85 per student (covers charter bus + admission + lunch). Money will be collected in Ms. Mentzer's classroom (402) between 7 - 7:30am. Because no classes are on the 400 hallway until 9:00, students will need to make an E-hall pass to come see Ms. Mentzer from their 1st period.

Students on the Loss of Privilege list for MMS on the date of the field trip will not be allowed to attend. LoP is assigned to students receiving OSS or three ISS consequences for poor behavior.

This should be a fun way for 8th graders to celebrate the end of their middle school careers. We hope your 8th grader can come too!

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MMS hosts the following spring sporting events:

Monday, March 20th -- volleyball & baseball vs. North Rowan

Thursday, March 23rd - boys & girls soccer vs. China Grove

A message from the MMS PTSO:

PTSO Spirit Night at Barcelona Burger: Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00-8:30pm. PTSO will receive a portion of the proceeds from all orders placed in the restaurant. ***Please note online orders do not count.***

On Friday, March 24th the PTSO is sponsoring a baked potato bar for our Lucky Teachers and Staff. To help make this event successful we need your support with potato toppings, drinks, desserts and paper goods. If you can help, please sign up here and bring your items to the front office of the school by Thursday (March staff appreciation) No time to shop?... No problem! Make a monetary donation and we'll do the shopping for you (Donate for staff appreciation)

We have MMS and Mooresville items for sale in our online square store. Items will be given to your student at school. Contact us via email to purchase with cash. Thank you for supporting and showing off your red imp spirit! PTSO store

Both the MMS PTSO and the new Selma Burke MS PTSO are seeking volunteers for next school year. If you want to get involved please email us at and specify which school your student will be attending next year.

Also, please join our PTSO facebook group. This online community is for parents/guardians of MMS students and MMS staff. We will share information from the PTSO, MMS and MGSD. It is also a place for you to connect with other parents/guardians and the PTSO. We hope you'll join us! Follow us on Facebook!

Thank you for your support! Questions for the PTSO? E-mail us at

Exact Path progress viewing

Parents and students alike can also view ongoing Exact Path progress and diagnostic reports at any time by logging in through the student account. You can view written directions for that here and a screen recording below:

Viewing Exact path Written Directions

Viewing Exact path Screen Recording

Please email Ms. Anne Allen ( or Mr. Justin Miller ( if you have questions about the Exact Path diagnostic.

Quarter #3 Report Cards sent home on Wednesday, 3/29/23

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Free Online Tutoring for Students

MGSD has partnered with North Carolina Virtual Public Schools' EDvantage program to offer Free Online Tutoring opportunities. Students enrolled in 8th grade Math, NC Math 1, or 8th grade Science can sign up for individual, 1:1 virtual sessions on Mondays-Thursdays between 4pm-7:30pm. Sessions last 30 minutes; sign up by using this link:

When they sign up, they will get an email from NCVPS with the link for their session, and a link to cancel or reschedule if needed. Please reinforce to students that they should be respectful of tutors' time and not be "no-shows" if they sign up for a time.

Students who do not have Internet access at home or need a quiet place to attend tutoring are welcome at the Selma Burke Community Center.

We hope your students will take advantage of this "EDvantage"!!

MMS Student Handbook

Please review the school policies & procedures of Mooresville Middle School ASAP. Thank you!

Are you a Motivator??

MMS is looking for Motivators for our 2022 - 2023 school year! If you are a parent, grandparent, or even community member with a heart for children, we want your help!

The Motivators are ways for family / community members to volunteer time during the school day to monitor hallways and our campus grounds while also getting to know MMS students and staff. We love to have extra adult presence in the building to support our students and help out when needed. If you have at least one hour a week, we would love to have you volunteer.

Email Ms. Brown for more information.

How to alert MMS of a student absence:

The email address for parents to alert MMS about student absences is:

Parents can upload doctor's notes as well. We hope this process will be easier on everyone instead of always sending a note with the student that gets lost so easily!

MMS Social Media Handles - follow us!

Facebook: @mooresvillems

Instagram: mooresvillems

Twitter: @mooresvillems


MGSD Student Code of Conduct link

This button links you to the MGSD Student Code of Conduct, where you can reference behavior infractions and consequences outlined by our district.

Enjoy the weekend, Red Imp families!

Please feel free to contact our principal (Mr. Kosal) if you have questions or concerns.