The Pledge of Allegiance
The MGSD Board of Education opened its October meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance led by MHS NJROTC Cadet Victoria Pinney. Cadet Pinney is a senior at Mooresville High School and has spent four year in the NJROTC program. She was selected by the MHS NJROTC instructor Captain Gibson.
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
The MGSD Board of Education honored Mr. Kenneth Threatt, Mooresville Middle School Custodian, with the October ABCD Award. Mr. Threatt was nominated by the MMS Administrative Team -- Principal Ayana Robinson and Assistant Principals Jay Jones, Tracy Pratt-Dixon, and Jennifer Marshall. In their nomination they said:
Mr. Threatt is a custodian at Mooresville Middle School. His work ethic, professionalism, and kind heart is a true example of our district's motto “every child, every day.” Over the summer Mr. Threatt stepped up when our head custodian was out due to surgery. Mr. Threatt made it his number one priority to get MMS ready to receive students on the first day of school. He constantly checked in with administration, his fellow custodial staff, the front office, and teachers to make sure everything was exactly how it needed to be to open school. Mr. Threatt is a servant leader -- he always looks for ways to say yes to a question, and he is willing to do whatever he can to solve a problem. He is very knowledgeable and knows how to ask the right questions in order to ensure the correct answer is given. During a regular school day, you will find Mr. Threatt doing more than just completing his assigned duties. He is a huge support to MMS in several ways. For example, he provides constant support while students are in the cafeteria. He is known to step in and make sure everyone is safe and following the cafeteria expectations. Mr. Threatt is a great reminder of why “it is ALWAYS a great day to be a Red Imp!
Artist of the Month
The Artist of the Month for the Mooresville Graded School District was recognized at the October Board of Education meeting. Mooresville High School senior, Miss Victoria Jean Borgia, was nominated by teachers Ron Higdon (drama), Melanie Kalkan (choir), and Joshua Stevenson (band). In the nomination, these teachers said:
Tori has appeared in our Spring Musical every year she has been a student at MHS, including major supporting roles in "Legally Blonde" and "Once Upon a Mattress," and the lead role in "Night of the Living Dead." Tori has also participated in all of our annual NC Theatre Conference competitions. Her collaborative work earned MHS a Superior rating in 2015, our initial year of competition. Her work was critical to our 2016 production of "Sillyheart," which also earned a Superior rating. You can see her perform as the lead in "Wendy's Tale," one of our two submissions for NCTC regional competition later this month. Tori is a member of the International Thespian Honors Society and serves as an officer for the Cothurnus Drama Club. Tori is also on the drum line for our Band program, where she has excelled for the past four years. She is integral to the Band's marching competitions, pep band, and concert band. She will be taking voice lessons with our Choral Department and is a member of the their Honors class, where she will take part in the 2018 Spring musical "Beauty and the Beast." Tori intends to study music at Appalachian State after her graduation in June 2018.
School Improvement Plans
The MGSD principals presented their 2017 - 2018 School Improvement Plans to the Board of Education for their approval. To see copies of the complete plans, please follow this link: http://www.mgsd.k12.nc.us/page.cfm?p=2628. To see an overview of the District's presentation, please click here.
Mooresville Graded School District is collaborating with Iredell Statesville Schools to present the Iredell County Information & Resource Fair. The Information Fair is an opportunity for everyone to come learn about resources and services available in our area for students and adults with disabilities as we prepare them for post school success. Do you have questions about:
Non-traditional college programs?
Employment support after high school?
Different types of Guardianship?
Do you have Medicaid and need Respite Services without a waiting list?
For valuable information, straight answers and creative alternatives, stop by the Unity Center, 1155 Salisbury Road, Statesville on Thursday, October 19th between 4:00 - 8:00pm. For more information contact Tracy Spears, EC Transition Specialist, MGSD firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 08, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MGSD Remains A Top District
Mooresville, NC -- The State of North Carolina released its school performance data for the 2016 2017 school year on Thursday, September 07. Mooresville Graded School District once again showed strong academic results with an overall grade-level proficiency of 70.1 percent placing them again at 5th in the state overall out of the 115 public school districts in North Carolina. The state average was 59.2 percent 10.9 points lower than MGSD’s average.
When analyzing the data, the district was pleased with specific results at all levels. MGSD also ranked 5th in the state when combining all North Carolina state End-of-Course scores, which include Math 1, English 10, and Biology. In addition, the 4year cohort graduation rate was at 93.3 percent, placing MGSD at 9th in the state in that category. When combining all End-of-Grade reading, math, and science scores in grades 3 through 8, the district ranked 8th in the state, led by strong performances in 6th grade which ranked 2nd in math and reading, 3rd grade which ranked 5th in math and reading, and 7th grade which ranked 8th in math and reading. As a district, MGSD met 100% of its Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) targets.
When reflecting on his first year as Superintendent of Mooresville Graded School District and the results of the district, Stephen Mauney said, “I am so proud of the hard work of our MGSD staff and students. We have great work going on at every level in our district. For example, Mooresville High School exceeded expected student academic growth, saw strong performance on its End-ofCourse tests, and achieved an outstanding graduation rate all in the midst of a major construction project. Rocky River Elementary earned an A+ school performance grade which is outstanding. These accomplishments demonstrate the uncompromising determination present in staff and students across our district. I believe that MGSD is the best overall district in the state and am honored to be a part of the team that values its place in our community and takes seriously the responsibility that we have to it.”