We hope you enjoy a glimpse at the great things that our students are doing within our district! Thank you!
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Pledge of Allegiance
Jeremiah Sherrill and Chris Cowan were selected to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the March 13 Board of Education meeting. Both young men are in the MIWAYE program housed at NF Woods.
Jeremiah's teachers state that he is very inquisitive and intelligent. He his also very athletic and excelled in football this season as a member of the 7th grade team.
Chris is an example of a caring and thoughtful young man. His easy going demeanor makes him a friend to most of his classmates. His teachers comment on his positive attitude that helps him master academic concepts and skills.
We are proud of these two young men!
Spotlight on People
Meet SADIE! Mooresville Police Officer and SRO Dan Walther and our new MGSD drug dog, Sadie, gave a demonstration for our Board of Education and the attendees of the March meeting. Officer Walther has served with the Mooresville Police Department for 20 years. He was an SRO at Mooresville Middle School for 10 years and is back with MGSD this year as an SRO at our NF Woods Campus and Mooresville High School.
Sadie's first official day with MGSD was Monday, February 19, 2018.Sadie is a three year old black lab that has been trained to identify the odor of certain narcotics. Sadie was obtained from iK-9 in Anistan, AL. Officer Walther traveled to Alabama recently to go through a 6-week training with Sadie. Sadie has been trained with the Dutch language, so all commands are in Dutch.
Prior to becoming a K-9 dog for MGSD, Sadie was a strong bird dog and that is what caused trainers to believe she would make a good drug dog. Sadie has had two litters of puppies; one litter is being used as bird dogs and the other litter is in training to become bomb dogs by the US Department of Defense.
Sadie and Officer Walther will be visible and active on all of the MGSD campuses. He will take Sadie to the elementary and intermediate schools to have kids read to her and be part of the DARE program. He and Sadie will also conduct random sweeps of the middle and high school campuses throughout the year.
We are excited about our newest addition to the MGSD family!
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
The Board of Education honored Ms. Lesley Wilson, Mooresville Intermediate School Bus Driver and Teacher Assistant, for going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty! In her nomination submitted by MIS Principal Tammy Russ and Assistant Principal Ryan Villiard, they stated the following regarding Ms. Wilson:
Ms. Wilson is an invaluable member of TEAM MIS! She works primarily on our 5th grade hallway but assists all over the building in any way she can. Her teachers have only the best things to say of Ms. Wilson. Mrs. Welch said, "Lesley is the kind of person who actually looks for ways to be helpful. There have been countless times that she has lifted a weight from my shoulders without even being asked. I am so grateful to her!" Mrs. Rock said, "When in need, Lesley is there indeed!" She is the backbone and heart to our hall." Ms. Sims said, "Lesley is a warm, kind-hearted person who goes above and beyond for the teachers and students at MIS. She never sees a task too big or too small because if she is asked to do it, she makes it her mission to complete it. I call her the guru of art because she always has fantastic ideas that she executes well when it comes to wall art. We just love her!" Ms. Bergin said, "Lesley is such a positive spirit on our hallway! She is always seeking out ways to help the teachers and the students! She is someone who genuinely wants to help you and will do whatever you ask of her (and a lot of times things you don't even ask of her because she just notices they need done)! TEAM MIS is so fortunate to have Ms. Wilson and her genuine heart for the success of our children!
Artists of the Month
The Board of Education recognized two students as Artists of the Month at the March Board of Education meeting!
Shelby Kisiel is a senior who is enrolled in the MIWAYE program. Shelby moved to Mooresville from Massachusetts and has truly benefitted from having a smaller setting for part of her daily schedule allowing her to adapt to her new environment. She is caring, considerate, and kind to others and has become a valuable member of the MIWAYE family. Shelby is currently enrolled in Honors Art III and Sculpture and loves creating art. She is a very talented artist!
Mooresville High School junior, Adrian Touby, was also selected as a MGSD Artist of the Month. Adrian was nominated by his art teachers Ms. Hauff and Mr. Peters. Adrian is a very creative, hardworking, and talented artist who accepts constructive criticism well. He has taken and excelled in many art classes at MHS over the years such as Art I, Art II, Ceramics and Graph Arts. He is currently in Art III Honors and is planning to go to college for Art upon graduation.
Hello MGSD families!
There are so many great things to check out in this MGSD newsletter! Thank you for helping make us a great district for our Mooresville kiddos!
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Pledge of Allegiance
Mooresville Middle School Men in the Making participants led the Pledge of Allegiance at the February board meeting. In addition, they spoke about this phenomenal program that is taking place at our middle school where these young men learn how to properly shake someone's hand and tie their ties! For more information about this program, click here: https://drive.google.com/…/0Bw0Ws5tkFMGaUmVxN3VsY1UtQlk/view.
Spotlight on People
- Content Knowledge
- Differentiation in Instruction
- Teaching Practice and Classroom Environment
- Effective and Reflective Practitioner
- Erika Akelman, MHS, English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
- Lindsay Davis-Vickery, MMS, English Language Arts/Early Adolescence
- Anne Gardner, MIS, Generalist/Middle Childhood
- Taylor Horton, MIS, Generalist/Middle Childhood
- Donald Peters, MHS, Art/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
Artist of the Month
Jennifer Agostini, MMS 8th grade student, received the MGSD Artist of the Month honors at the February Board of Education meeting. Jennifer was nominated by her teacher Ms. Amy McComas who said:
"Jennifer enjoys reading, writing and science class and is a Senior Orange Belt in Taekwondo. She is looking forward to taking theater and chorus in high school next year. Jennifer was part of the inaugural class of theater arts at Mooresville Middle School last fall. One thing she enjoyed during the semester was being able to act and freely express emotions through words and actions. Jennifer wrote and performed this monologue for her class. It is about a girl who recently found out that her friends were only using her for their personal gain. She calls it “Miss Reliable.”
We recognize the many ways Jennifer demonstrates the H.E.A.R.T. of a Red Imp in her daily routine. For those reasons, and for her consistently positive efforts and contributions to our fine and performing arts classes, we nominate her as the Mooresville Middle School Artist of the Month!"
The MGSD Board of Education recognized Donna McConnell, Office Receptionist at South Elementary School, at the February Board of Education meeting for always going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. Ms. McConnell's principals and colleagues' said the following in their nomination of her:
"We are nominating “Ms. Donna” because she is the perfect recipient of this award. Although she wears many hats at South Elementary her main responsibility is being the receptionist for our front office. She juggles many responsibilities at one time. She answers the phone, takes students' temperatures, copies testing booklets, cuts laminated materials for teachers, checks students in and out, and helps with many of the bus situations.
As we all know, a schools front office is one of the busiest places in the building. Even at the most hectic times, Ms. Donna remains calm, is always professional, and makes sure our students are the top priority. She communicates very well with our parents and staff. Ms. Donna pays special attention to even the smallest of details, makes sure she gives accurate information, and keeps us all updated on changes in current events.
Ms. Donna has been a part of the South Elementary family for eleven years and part of the Mooresville Community her entire life. When one wants to know the history or the current events of South and Mooresville, you only need to talk to one person, and that would be Ms. Donna. Ms. Donna is the glue that holds our South family together and helps each of us do our jobs more effectively!
Ms. Donna McConnell embodies our motto of TEAM...Together Everyone Achieves More. This year at South is the Year of the “Super Hero” and Ms. Donna is our Wonder Women! Because of her dedication and love for everything South, we believe Ms. Donna McConnell deserves to be recognized for going ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY!"
Board Approves hiring of MHS Football Coach
The Mooresville Graded School District approved the hiring of the new Mooresville High School Varsity Football Coach and Physical Education teacher, Mr. Thad Wells.
Coach Wells is a native of Richlands, VA, and a graduate of Radford University (B.S.’10) and Liberty University (M.A.T. ’12). He was previously the head football coach at Blacksburg High School (VA) where he led the school’s football team to a Virginia State Championship in 2016 and three playoff appearances with a playoff record of 7-2. Prior to Blacksburg, he served as a head coach in South Carolina and an offensive coordinator in Virginia.
Welcome Coach and Mrs. Wells and boys!