Pledge of Allegiance
Nazaria Houston-McCathern, 12th grade student at Mooresville High School, was selected to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the March Board of Education meeting. Nazaria was nominated by her teachers, Bonnie Keating and Leanna Coonfield, who said the following in the nomination:
Nazaria is a senior at Mooresville High School and has been involved with the MHS Color Guard for the past four years. Nazaria is responsible and dependable with whatever you ask her to do. She plans to go into cosmetology upon graduating from Mooresville High School.
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
The MGSD school board honored Jessy DeFrancisco with the district's ABCD award. Jessy is the MGSD Behavior Support Assistant and works within the Student Services Department. She was nominated by Tracy Bissonnette, MGSD Behavior Liaison and Autism Specialist. In the nomination, Tracy said the following:
Jessy is truly one of the most dedicated employees I have worked with in my 20+ years. She currently works as the district Behavior Support Assistant (BSA) and has been in this role for over three years, while working on her Bachelor's degree and teaching license. She is always striving to problem solve new ways of supporting the behavioral needs of students. She is excellent at data collection, extremely knowledgeable, and uses good judgment in her decision-making processes. She works directly with staff at all schools including administration, teachers, counselors, psychologists, teacher assistants and parents to provide strategies that are research and function based. She is extremely organized, has an excellent attention to detail, is highly self-motivated and never misses a deadline. I know I can count on her for anything without question. As the BSA, Jessy often faces challenging situation in her work and s always willing to jump in to help. She will assist students and staff in crisis situations (to include both physical and verbal aggression) and model techniques and approaches to ensure positive outcomes for all. Jessy has also gone Above and Beyond by attending meetings after hours, working from home to ensure a behavior plan is reviewed, answering teacher emails/questions, providing staff development and training to new staff, creating forms, and much more. I am very excited for her upcoming December 2019 graduation and am confident that she will be phenomenal in any role. She is truly one of a kind.
Artist of the Month
MGSD appreciates the perspective of our artists! The Board of Education recognized Kayla Simpson, a 10th grade student at Mooresville High School in the MIWAYE program, for her amazing artwork. Kayla was nominated by her teachers -- Renee Parkman, Leanna Coonfield, and Dean Davis. In the nomination they said:
Kayla Simpson is the daughter of Kermit and Michelle Simpson and a sophomore at Mooresville High School. She is a strong reader and will often lead the discussion when others may not want to be the first one to speak. Her participation is a wonderful asset to her classrooms! Additionally, Kayla plays clarinet in the Pride in Motion Marching Band and enjoys drawing. As indicated by her artwork, she is extremely talented! Kayla has plans to study graphic design after graduation from Mooresville High School.
MGSD 2018 - 2019 School Improvement Plan Mid-Year Review
MGSD school administrators presented mid-year reviews for each MGSD school's School Improvement Plan. To view the presentation, follow this link: SIP MId-Year Review.