Below are the links for the MGSD online registration system for the 2017-18 school year. You should have received an email from Registration@mgsd.k12.nc.
uswith a link OR a letter in the mail that has your students “SnapCode” and directions for accessing the online system. The letter also has information with regards to the laptop deployment the week of August 21. Keep in mind that all students must have a completed INFOSNAP registratio n prior to receiving their laptop. All laptop fees and outstanding student fees can be processed online.Thank you for your attention to this matter.Here’s to a successful opening of Mooresville Graded Schools for the 2017-18 school year!
We apologize for the delay, folks! It is a very busy time at MGSD! This update is about a week old now and much has already changed in that week, but to give you an idea on the MHS project, we wanted to share it with you! Enjoy!
Welcome Back MGSD Families!
Here are a few dates for you to add to your calendars for the new school year!
**Thursday, August 24, 2017**
Rocky River/Park View/South Elementary Schools
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Mooresville/Mooresville Intermediate Schools
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mooresville Middle School
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
(4:30pm - 6:00pm, 7th Grade)
(7:00pm - 8:00pm, 8th Grade)
**Tuesday, September 05, 2017**
Mooresville High School
5:30pm - 7:00pm
LAPTOP DEPLOYMENT (http://deployment.mgsd.k12.nc.us)
Monday, August 21, 8:30am - 7:30pm
Tuesday, August 22, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 23, 8:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday, August 26, 10:00am - 3:00pm
LAST CHANCE - Tuesday, August 29, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
As the 2016 - 2017 school year finished, MGSD took a moment to recognize those team members who are the foundation of our district: the bus drivers, custodians, maintenance, school nutrition staff, BASP staff, technology, and office professionals. Lunch was enjoyed followed by awards for outstanding staff. MGSD can't thank them all enough for what they do each day to make this district shine! #ItTakesATeam #EveryChildEveryDay
Student of the Month
Artist of the Month
Rocky River Elementary's Media Assistant, Ms. Jeanne Kouwe, was recognized by the MGSD Board of Education for always going ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY. Principal LaRusso, Asst. Principal Earnhardt, Media Coordinator Sharon Jayne and Financial Data Manager Rachel Hunter nominated Ms. Kouwe. In their nomination they said, "Rocky River Elementary has support staff that is second to none. This includes a caring and dedicated office staff, cafeteria staff, bus drivers and custodians. Many say the heart of a school is in the media center. This can also be said about Rocky River Elementary. At the center of all things media, Jeanne Kouwe is present. She arrives early each day to prepare for the day’s schedule and activities. She manages the media center checking in and out books, laminating resources, organizes shelves and teaching enhancement classes. She also works guiding small math groups to remediate skills and assist learning math concepts. In addition to the significant impact Mrs. Kouwe has on our students she has an equal impact on our school culture. She is always prepared and willing to assist in any situation. She boosts morale in simple, small ways throughout the work week and is very appreciative of others. Mrs. Kouwe works to help provide a rich, learning environment for all Rocky River Racers young and old. Her efforts are never gone unnoticed and much appreciated. We are very fortunate to have such a giving staff member!"
Spotlight on People
The Board of Education recognized South Elementary's Ms. Cheryl McCrory for being awarded the NCTIES 2017 Outstanding Teacher Award! This award recognizes and honors one teacher who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. Award recipients are selected from a pool of nominations submitted to NCTIES from around the state of North Carolina. We are so proud of Ms. McCrory and her dedication to every child, every day!
In addition to spotlighting a teacher, the Board of Education also shined a spotlight on our CTE students who are headed to Nationals! With the guidance of teachers Darrin Bridges and Michael Cavicchia, the SkillsUSA students who qualified for the national competitions were as follows:
- Anthony Saraco: Elected NC State Officer
- Gracie Carr: First place at state / National Qualifier in Job Skills Demo/Special Effect Makeup
- Dylan Ward: First place at state / National Qualifier in HVAC
- Isaac Clemons: First place at state / National Qualifier in Sheet Metal
- Kevin Hajny: National Qualifier in Computer Problem Solving
- Andrew Izzo: National Qualifier in E-Business
- Emma Malar: National Qualifier for Organizational Leadership
The Mooresville Graded School District held its monthly board of education meeting on April 11, 2017. It was packed full of good news and celebrations!
New Board of Education Chair and Vice-Chair
MGSD Chair, Mr. Larry Wilson, retired from the Board of Education at the end of March due to a job relocation. With his departure, a new chair and vice-chair were selected at the April meeting. Congratulations to Mr. Roger Hyatt for being voted to sit as the new chairman and Mr. Greg Whitfield for being voted to sit as the new vice-chair.
Mr. Roger Hyatt Mr. Greg Whitfield
Student of the Month
East Mooresville Intermediate School 6th grade student Alexander "Xander" Mercer-Johnson was the MGSD Student of the Month selected to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the April board meeting. Xander was nominated by his teacher Ms. Kristine Henry: "Xander is truly an amazing student. The work he has done in all his academic and special area classes has been excellent. He is kind, focused, responsible, and always willing to lend a helping hand. He is respectful to all his teachers and a good friend to his peers. As a third-year chorus student, he is an outstanding musician and a great role model to all chorus members. For consistently going above and beyond in his efforts to achieve his personal best, Xander Mercer-Johnson is nominated as the East Mooresville Intermediate School's Student of the Month!"
Artist of the Month
This April, a group of EMIS students were recognized for their art club featuring Batik and fabric dyeing. The students were nominated by EMIS art teacher, Ms. Michelle Corbett, and her student teacher, Ms. Mackenzie Haga. In the nomination, Ms. Corbett wrote: "This year we sponsored a wonderful club for art, featuring Batik and fabric dyeing. We wanted to take the opportunity to work in small groups with students who were interested in learning this craft, which is not ordinarily something we create during the regular course of the year. Batik is a beautiful technique of wax resist on fabric. Traditionally, you use a copper tool to pour hot wax onto fabric in a pattern or drawing, dye the fabric, and then iron the wax away. Knowing hot wax was not an option, we used glue as the resist to keep the fabric dye in check. The dye was actually liquid acrylic paint added to our artwork. Knowing that we wanted to create large banners for our school hallways, the students came up with the plan to design a banner for each season. We created these banners as a group, and then each of the students created their own piece of Batik. Although our club consists of 20 students, we have a few leaders who assist other students as they work and go above and beyond in the classroom. It is our pleasure to recognize Kelly Clark (6th), Maelyn Greist (6th), Diamond Stubbs (6th), Maysha Turner (6th), Paris Davis (4th), and Makayla Talley (4th)."
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
The MGSD Board of Education honored Tammy Gary with the ABCD award this month. Tammy, a small group instructor at East Mooresville Intermediate School, was nominated by EMIS Principal Meghan McGrath. In her nomination, Ms. McGrath said: "Tammy provides support in our math classrooms, as well as works as part of our Eagle Time team to provide reading instruction during our enrichment and remediation block. Tammy also serves as a mentor to students providing daily check in and support. In addition to her work with students, Tammy has taken the initiative this year to assist in planning and preparation for Eagle Time. Tammy brings a positive energy to both the students and staff that she works with each day. She is a team player and constantly offers to help wherever needed whether it be providing extra help in a classroom, or assisting with our PBIS program. Tammy consistently goes above and beyond and we are very grateful to have her as part of our EMIS family!"
Spotlight on People
The MGSD board recognized Silas Shaw for his outstanding wrestling season! Silas Shaw finished the season with a record of 57-2, NPC Conference Champion, NPC All-Conference, 4A Western Regional Champion and the 4A State Champion at 138 pounds.
As a team, the Blue Devil wrestlers went into the postseason with a record of 39-3 and the title of NPC Conference Champions. After defeating Pinecrest and SW Guilford in the first two rounds of the dual team state tournament, they ultimately lost to West Forsyth in the third round. Fourteen wrestlers (every weight class) qualified for the 4A Western Regionals, with ten qualifying for the individual state tournament and coming away as team regional champions.