Message from the Superintendent
We are fired up about starting the 2014 - 15 school year in Mooresville Graded School District! I know this is going to be one of our best years ever! We made great gains in 2013 - 14 with the new North Carolina standards and testing. While we do not have statewide results, we do know our district composite results show a gain of 13 percentage points with every school showing tremendous gains! In a recent article on School Hub, Mooresville Graded School District was rated #1 in the region for return on investment! I am so proud of the endless effort of all of our students, staff and parents as we continue to work hard to get back to that 90 percent goal we were at before the state changes.
Last year Mooresville Middle School Principal Dr. Carrie Tulbert was named the North Carolina Principal of the Year, Mooresville Middle School’s Allison Long was named the NC Media Specialist of the Year, NF Woods saw 17 students qualify for the National CTE competition, and 2014 graduate Andrew Smith earned the national championship in Technical Drafting at nationals. Our music, art and athletic programs are all thriving and ready to go for another great year. This September, we will be featured on Canal + (a French TV channel doing a documentary on a National 1:1 initiative for France); furthermore, USA Today featured MGSD in a news article regarding the professional development for our Digital Conversion. We have a lot to be proud of and good reason to be fired up, but we know we also have a lot of room for improvement.
I realize I tend to be biased about MGSD. I also realize I get fired-up about everything we can accomplish. But it is because I know all of the people that support our district and work hard to ensure its success. It’s because I know in Mooresville we don’t just have a motto, we truly believe in every child, every day!
Dr. Mark Edwards