Artist of the Month
Skye S. received the Mooresville Graded School District's Artist of the Month award at the December board meeting. Skye is a second grade student at Park View Elementary and was selected by her art teacher, Ms. Kimberly Jones. Skye's artwork is titled "Number Art" and used construction paper and colored markers. Second grade students at PVES have been studying the artist, Charles DeMuth, and his painting entitled "The Figure 5 in Gold." DeMuth's painting is about Fire Engine #5 driving through the streets of New York City. However, the painting of the fire engine only shows a small, up-close section of the truck so students were unable to identify that it was a part of the fire engine. Students then read a poem that was written about the painting. The poem was titled "The Great Figure" and was written by William Carlos. Skye drew all of her numbers for her addition equation correctly and added a variety of lines and shapes to her drawing. She also took her time to color nicely and neatly. Skye always works hard during art class and takes pride in her work. She is a very responsible and kind student who is always willing to help others. She is a joy to have in class!
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
Ms. Dora Trivett, School Nutrition Assistant Manger at East Mooresville Intermediate School, was honored with the ABCD Award for the month of December. Ms. Trivett was nominated by Ms. Kim McCall, MGSD School Nutrition Director. In her nomination, Ms. McCall wrote the following: "Dora Trivett is a huge asset to the EMIS team and our entire department. She is dependable and proactive, and her laugh makes everyone smile. This past school year, Dora really went above and beyond and stood out from all the rest. When Dora’s School Nutrition manager was out on an extended absence, Dora stepped up and rallied the team to cover everything. Dora didn’t miss a beat. She took on the end of year stress of field trips, closing out the year, and transitioning to the summer BASP program with a positive attitude. She embraced the school’s decision to serve all students breakfast at testing time in June and made it happen. Dora had a lot going on and she not only made it through, she did so with care and dedication. Dora exemplifies the core value that makes MGSD a great place to work. She cares about her fellow teammates like family. We thank her for taking care of her school district family and all the children who are depending on that family."
Two Returning and One New Board Member take the Oath of Office
At the December Board of Education meeting, Mr. Leon Pridgen and Mr. Greg Whitfield took the oath of office for the second time as MGSD Board Members. Mr. Pridgen and Mr. Whitfield were re-elected to their seats at the November 7 election. Ms. Kerry Pennell, took her oath of office for the MGSD School Board, also. Ms. Pennell was voted in to replace Mr. Wilson for the remaining two years on his four year term. Congratulations to all three and welcome to the MGSD Board, Ms. Pennell!
Park View Elementary School presented new reading strategies it is using with its students. Check out what a Reading Salad is by clicking this link! PVES Reading Salad
K-3 Class Size Resolution
The MGSD Board of Education passed a resolution addressing the K-3 Class Size Legislation at the December 12 board meeting. This resolution will be sent to the NC General Assembly in Raleigh asking for their consideration. To read the resolution, click here.
Pledge of Allegiance
Artist of the Month
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
The Instructional Highlight at the November board meeting focused on communication and student led conferences. Mooresville Intermediate School had students create two-minute reflection videos expressing how they felt about their first quarter performance. These videos created helped strengthen the relationship between students and teachers, as well as open the lines of communication between parents and their children. In addition, when making these videos, students gained insight into being accountable for their work and opened honest and encouraging dialogue between the students and responsible adults. Students created their videos in Seesaw and they were shared with the parents at the students parent-teacher conference. Please see one of our student's videos below!
We hope you enjoy this edition of the MGSD Newsletter and seeing a few of the great things happening in our schools and district!
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