Pledge of Allegiance
Mooresville Middle School's Women in the Making were chosen to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the February Board of Education meeting. This group of 7th grade girls is the first cohort of Women in the Making at MMS and includes students Lily Bishop, Keara Brice, Ariah Bryant, Lailah Caldwell, My’Uana Cherry, Asia Clark, Carliyah Evans, Destiny Leach, Julia Moore, Brianna Obney, Inarra Forman-Kopp, and Ginny Whalen. They meet every Monday morning and are working together to master skills that will help them conquer life! Together they have learned how to create a budget, give a professional handshake, discuss business over lunch at a five star restaurant, accessorize an outfit with a scarf, and the importance of serving others. During second semester they will interview a wise woman, meet a female officer, practice for a job interview, set BIG goals, and several other skills that they will use to thrive in life. Each of these young ladies are a leader at MMS, and we are all very lucky to share this time with them!
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
The MGSD school board honored Rocky River Elementary School teacher assistants Brittaney Hobbs and Shirley Alcaide Cintron with the ABCD Award at the February meeting. These two outstanding educators were nominated by RRES Principal LaRusso and Assistant Principal Earnhardt. In the nomination they said:
"Mrs. Hobbs and Mrs. Cintron are shining examples of what it means to go above and beyond the call of duty. Along with the classroom teacher, Mrs. Lisa Cooper, and part-time help from bus driver Stacy Mills, these professionals are part of one of the dynamic teams that Rocky River has serving our students with special needs. Unfortunately, Mrs. Cooper injured her shoulder in November and had to take a medical leave to have surgery on the injury. Typically, when the lead teacher of a separate setting takes such a leave, we would need to look carefully for additional resources, including a highly skilled and qualified substitute teacher. However, in this circumstance there is no way we could have found anyone more skilled, dedicated, or knowledgeable than the two teacher assistants already in the classroom. Mrs. Hobbs and Mrs. Cintron stepped up without hesitation, assuming the lead roles in this classroom. This included delivering differentiated daily instruction, preparing resources, integrating communication devices for non-verbal students,
and even consistently posting class stories on their Classroom Dojo page. With teaching, each day holds a new and unpredictable adventure. In Mrs. Hobb's and Mrs. Cintron’s classroom setting this is certainly the case. However, these two professionals, citing the extraordinary preparation and planning provided by Mrs. Cooper, never missed a beat. It is rare to catch lightning in a bottle once but in the case of Brittaney and Shirley we were fortunate to have done it twice! They have been a blessing to the students and staff of our school, and Rocky River is incredibly thankful for these two staff members."
Artist of the Month
MGSD loves the arts! Each month the Board of Education recognizes an Artist of the Month for the district. This month artist Corwin Stanley, MMS 8th grade student, was selected. Corwin was nominated by his teacher, Alaina Smith, who said the following in her nomination:
"Corwin immerses himself in all things music, from playing his trumpet at church every Sunday, involvement in “The Trinity Ringers” playing the handbells, taking lessons at school, participating in drama programs and mission projects with his church, and even mentoring other students at school on their instruments.
Corwin is constantly looking for ways to improve himself musically and as a student,
taking on leadership roles in all places, as well as pushing himself to play music far above the 8th grade level. Corwin has always exhibited this drive, which is why he is here today. In January, Corwin auditioned against over 120 of the most talented trumpet players in the greater area of South Central North Carolina. With his audition, Corwin earned a spot in the All-District Honor Band made up of the highest scoring musicians in the area. Corwin participated in the honors band on January 26. Today, Corwin will perform his audition piece, “Polka,” by Herman Vincent."
MGSD is proud of you, Corwin!
National Board Certification
MGSD is pleased to acknowledge the accomplishments of Mrs. Serobia Clarida, East Mooresville Intermediate School Music Teacher, and Mrs. Cheryl Rogers, South Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher, for attaining National Board Certification. These two outstanding teachers join a list of 54 other MGSD teachers who hold the NBC credential from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Much work goes into becoming a National Board Certified teacher, and we are very proud of these teachers!