Hello MGSD community! We would like to take a moment to introduce you to the Mooresville Graded School District's Annual Campaign for United Way of Iredell County (UWIC)! This local organization shares in the work of our school system by fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every individual in Iredell County. UWIC funds 25 local non-profit partners who work to improve school attendance; support families to increase the kid’s stability at home; addressing the grief needs of our children; keeping children fed, safe, and housed; and so much more! It is with this in mind that we ask you today to join us in giving back to this important work as we Unite Iredell and become stronger together. To learn more about their work visit: uwiredell.org . Pledges can be completed by noon, October 28th. Keep in mind that you can pay via credit card or check/cash as it is convenient for you. Make sure to let us know which school you are connected to so that we can have a friendly competition to see who raises the most funds per student/staff population! Enter your pledge today by visiting: https://bit.ly/MGSD2022-23 . Or text the number 41444 with the message “MGSD”. Thank you in advance for your donation. These phenomenal partners are truly making a difference for our students and community! #UnitedWayofIredell #MGSD #StrongerTogether #ItTakesAVillage
Hello MGSD families, Due to tropical storm Ian that is forecasted for our area starting tomorrow, Friday, September 30, MGSD will not have in-person learning tomorrow. We understand that this can be an inconvenience for our parents; however, the Iredell County Emergency Management is forecasting wind gusts of 60 mph, as well as flooding due to the forecasted 3 to 6 inches of rainfall. When weather conditions exist or are forecast to exist resulting in sustained winds above 35 mph, school buses should not be operated. Due to the high potential for power outages and loss of internet , students will utilize asynchronous assignments for learning. We encourage students in grades 3 through 12 to charge their laptop overnight. While we will not assign work that requires the internet, they may have assignments that utilize their computer. This afternoon, our teachers will send home pencil/paper assignments with our K - 2 students to work on tomorrow. In addition, all extracurricular activities are canceled for Friday. We appreciate your understanding as we consider the safety of our students and staff. Please be careful if you must travel tomorrow and have a safe weekend! ** A phone call with this information is scheduled for 6:00pm. **
Hello MGSD community, An Agenda for a September 28, 2022, Board of Education work session has been posted on the district website. You can view the agenda at the following link: Board of Education Agenda (Work Session) - September 28, 2022 . This meeting will take place at East Mooresville Intermediate School. Agendas and minutes in general can be found at this link: http://Board of Education Agendas and Minutes . All agendas are posted no later than the Friday before a Board meeting. For the calendar of meetings, policy manual , and public comment guidelines , please visit the MGSD Board of Education web page . There will be no public comment at this Work Session. Thank you.
Hello MGSD Community, If you enjoy cheering on our Blue Devils under the Friday night lights of Coach Popp Stadium, we are making several changes to our protocols at our home games and ask you to read through this communication carefully. We believe these changes will create a better and safer atmosphere for our fans. They will go into effect starting this Friday night, September 23, 2022.
All elementary, intermediate, and middle school students WILL NOT be allowed entrance to a home football game without a supervising adult. Students must be supervised throughout the game.
If any elementary, intermediate, or middle school student is unsupervised at the game, they are subject to removal from the game. The student’s parent/guardian will be contacted to come pick them up.
No bags will be allowed except medical and diaper bags, as well as clear stadium bags. Medical, diaper bags, and clear stadium bags will be subject to search.
Walk through metal detectors will now be utilized. If the detector goes off during your pass-through, we ask for your cooperation as we investigate what triggered the detector.
If possible, we encourage our patrons to utilize the online ticketing system and download their ticket in advance. This will assist with getting people through the gates in a more timely manner. Downloading your ticket in advance will prevent issues with connectivity and accessing your ticket online. You can purchase tickets online at this link: https://gofan.co/app/school/NC1559 .
For safety reasons, standing outside of the fence to watch the game is prohibited.
We regret that these protocols need to be put in place, and ask for your understanding. Thank you for your support of our Mooresville High School football and athletics programs. As always, Go Blue Devils! [Wednesday, Sep 21 at 8:56 PM] Hello again, MGSD Community!
We need to make you aware of an edit to the 5th protocol listed. Screenshots are not acceptable; however, you can download your ticket in advance. All ParentSquare and social media postings have been edited to include this correct information. Thank you for your patience as we work through these new changes!
International Day of Peace on September 21st provides a powerful and inspiring opportunity to engage children and youth in diverse activities related to peace, unity and making a positive difference in their world. Meaningful involvement can help set a tone of respect and unity early in the school year. Classes from all over the world are invited to participate. It's been a little slow in the last few Covid years, but our South Stars are continuing to participate. For the second year, South Elementary School under the direction of Ms. McCrorey, Ms. Stowers, and the 2nd grade team collaborated with the Mooresville High School Honors Chorus directed by Mrs. Kalkan. The South Stars practiced "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" before taking a field trip to the MGSD Performing Arts Center where they recorded the video to be submitted. We love when our bigs and our littles work together to help all of us put a little more love in our hearts! 💙 #InternationalDayOfPeace2022
Hello MGSD families, All after-school activities for Mooresville High School/MIWAYE students will resume today, Wednesday, 9/21/2022. In addition, students will return to in-person learning on their regular schedule tomorrow, Thursday, 9/22/2022. To assist with easing any anxieties, there will be an increased police presence. We do want to reiterate that no bomb was found at Mooresville High School and no threats were made to our other schools. Our Mooresville Police Department continues to investigate this hoax and ascertain the individual/s behind it. In addition, we are aware of screenshots of two separate social media posts/snapchats with concerning photos and/or language that are circulating. Thank you to the students and parents who shared these screenshots with both us and the Mooresville Police Department. After investigation, these posts are not new, not connected to MGSD, and have been circulating on social media throughout several districts. That being said, we appreciate our parents and students making us aware of any perceived threats so that we, along with law enforcement, can investigate. Remember that you can always utilize our See Something, Say Something app or access the See Something, Say Something website this link: See Something, Say Something . It can also be found on the homepage of our MGSD website. We would ask all parents to have a discussion with their students about the seriousness of making any threat toward a school or the people within that school. A person who, by any means of communication to any person or groups of persons, threatens to commit an act of mass violence on educational property or at a curricular or extracurricular activity sponsored by a school is guilty of a North Carolina Class H felony. It is also a serious federal crime that can land them in prison and affect the rest of their life. It does not matter the intent or if it was a “joke.” Finally, we appreciate the patience and understanding of our families yesterday. Our ultimate goal every day is to keep our children as safe as possible. Reaching that goal is made easier when we work together, so thank you!
Hello MGSD Parents of Bus Riders, Due to a Data Sync Error, the Here Comes the Bus and ParentSquare Transportation notifications are not working correctly. We are working with technical support to rectify the issue, but we do not know if it will be fixed prior to the end of the school day. We wanted to let you know that if it is not remedied in time, you will not be able to track your child's bus this afternoon, and we will be unable to notify you via ParentSquare of late bus or sub bus information. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have it fixed as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding!
We asked MGSD graduates who returned to give back to our district what the Mooresville "M" means to them... Here is what it means to Tim Smith, retired MHS teacher and Amy Smith, MGSD AIG Coordinator. #WeAreMooresville 💙
Board of Education Meeting Highlights September 13, 2022
Mark your Calendars September 22: Picnic in Willow Valley Park 6:00 - 7:30pm October 7: End of First Quarter October 8: T-Man's 5K (linked) October 10 & 11: Fall Break - No School October 18: Board of Education Meeting
The MGSD Board of Education met for its regular monthly meeting on September 13, 2022, in the MGSD Performing Arts Center. For meeting schedules and additional Board information, please visit the Board of Education webpage at https://www.mgsd.k12.nc.us/about-us/board-of-education .
During the September meeting, we celebrated one of our young artists from Park View Elementary School, as well as an employee who always goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. Below are the highlights of the September meeting. If you would like to go back and view the meeting, you can do that at this link: MGSD September 13, 2022, Board Meeting . Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions, and thank you for your continual support of MGSD!
Student of the Month
Karsyn A. was selected as the Student of the Month for September! Karsyn, a third grader at Park View Elementary School, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Board of Education meeting on September 13. Karsyn was nominated by her teachers at PVES. Her P.E. Teacher, Mr. Mays, who has watched Karsyn grow into a great leader since starting at PVES said, “She’s got the confidence of a lion." Mrs. Overcash also shared that Karsyn is an exemplary Park View Patriot: "Karsyn always follows the 4 Patriot expectations...
be responsible, and
Karsyn constantly sets the example for her classmates and is always willing to lend a helping hand to her peers or to staff members at Park View. Karsyn is a fantastic young lady!
To see Karsyn lead the Pledge of Allegiance, check out this video: Student of the Month .
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Ms. Tammy Simpson was the recipient of the ABCD Award for the month of September. Ms. Simpson works as a bus driver and office staff for the MIWAYE program located at the NF Woods Campus. Melanie Allen, MIWAYE Principal, nominated Ms. Simpson saying the following: "Tammy Simpson has been driving the bus for the MI-WAYE Summer School Program for several years. As I recall, she has never missed a day in the summer driving the bus except for planned vacations. She is extremely reliable and flexible. She responds to changes in the route with a smile and a helping attitude. Most importantly, Ms. Simpson is pleasant with all the summer school students, while being firm and communicating to staff any problems that arise. In addition, she helps the custodial staff in between the morning and afternoon routes. Ms. Simpson worked hard to help prepare the school for opening in August. She is motivated, driven, and takes every task she has been assigned seriously. Perhaps most importantly, Ms. Simpson always had an encouraging word!"
Thank you for always going above and beyond for every child, every day, Ms. Simpson!
Artist of the Month
Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves, and to explore what is possible. ~ MaryAnn F. Kohl
MGSD values the arts and the effect a strong arts program can have on a child. For September, Emory H. was selected to represent MGSD as the Artist of the Month. Emory is a Park View Patriot who was nominated by Ms. Jones, PVES Art Teacher, and Ms. Finan. She was selected for the following reasons:
"Emory has been chosen as AOM because she is a very talented and creative student in art class. She always enters art class with a smile on her face and is always willing to help others when needed. She follows directions and stays on task during assignments. Emory is a delight to have in my art class and a great example of what a Park View Patriot is. During this particular lesson, Emory and her class learned about the famous artist, Jeff Koons. This lesson was inspired by Koons’ iconic Balloon Dog series. They learned that many of his famous balloon dog sculptures are very bright and colorful. Most of them are so large that they have to be displayed outdoors. Since Emory and her class were also studying about landscapes, this was the perfect lesson to draw a cityscape background for their ba lloon dogs. They also learned how to use a lot of Principles and Elements of Art while creating their collage. For example, to create value, they learned how to add a few strokes of white and colored pastels lines to create highlights and colored shadows. These white highlights and colored shadows helped to create the look of form on their balloon dogs. They also learned more about shapes such as rectangles, squares, triangles, and ovals, as well as how to place them together to create their balloon dog and cityscape. Emory did a fantastic job!" Keep making the world a more colorful, brighter place, Emory!
Instructional Highlight: A peek into the Growing Mindsets of Park View Elementary's TSC!
PVES teachers -- with a lot of help from their amazing students -- gave us a glimpse of their Morning Meeting! The TSC classroom is for students who need a slightly different setting to find success. Click on the image below to access the slides that were presented giving a snapshot of the daily schedule and teaching that occurs in our TSC classroom!
A Message from Transportation Please understand we continue to be critically short staffed thus causing delays. A bus will pick students up in the morning and will bring them home in the afternoons, but there may be a very significant delay. We appreciate your patience.
September 13, 2022