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March 2018

Posted Sunday, Mar 18, 2018 10:44:45 PM
The 9th Annual Career Bridge Seminar; Tuesday, March 20, Charles Mack Citizen Center 6:30 – 8:15 pm.  See this flyer for more information, located in the Info for Parents & Students folder on the website and through this link:
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Posted Friday, Mar 16, 2018 4:32:53 PM

The quarter 3 assessment schedule has been updated:

ELA on Mon 3.26.18

Science Tues 3.27.18

SS on Wed 3.28.18

Makeups on Thurs 3.29.18

Math remains scheduled for Wed 4.18.18.

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Posted Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 1:36:42 PM
News and celebrations from the March 13th Board of Education meeting!
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 her 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.

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Posted Monday, Mar 12, 2018 11:21:52 AM
If you are a MMS or MHS student, please check out Bridging the Gap: Life after High School!

Bridging the Gap: Life After High School


The Career Bridge Advisory Council 

The 9th Annual Career Bridge Seminar
 Tuesday, March 20, 2018
 Charles Mack Citizen Center
6:30 – 8:15 pm


The Career Bridge Advisory Council invites you to attend its 9th annual Career Bridge Seminar designed to provide students, parents, and community members with information related to:

  • High School Course Offerings         
  • Job Shadowing, Internship, and Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • The Career and Technical Education Program
  • Employment Opportunities after High School
  • Post Secondary Education and Financial Assistance

The Career Bridge Advisory Council works with the Mooresville Graded School District to create a vibrant school-community partnership guiding students toward career preparation by connecting business and industry with education.  The Council does this by helping students and staff:

  •   Gain work experience in business and industry
  •   Focus on the skills students need to succeed in the 21st Century
    •   Expand opportunities for students to obtain job shadowing and              internship experiences

 More information about the Career Bridge Seminar (including the seminar schedule) can be found by visiting the MGSD website.

*Students attending both sessions of the seminar and completing the required form will receive extra credit.


Breakout Presentation Descriptions:

Paying for College - Financial Aid and Scholarships: Cedars/Merchant Rooms

A year of college education can cost anywhere between $2,000 and $70,000. In this session, the MHS College Adviser, Mr. Rotunda, will share best practices and information about making college affordable for students and families.

College Admissions 101: Cedars/Merchant Rooms

It's never too early to start the thinking about and planning for your first steps after high school. In this session, the MHS College Adviser, Mr. Rotunda, will discuss the High School timeline for going to college – from selecting courses freshman year up through deciding on that next step.

Career and College Promise and Certified Production Technician Courses: Moore Room

How can you earn free college credit while in high school? Representatives from Mitchell Community College will highlight the benefits of Career & College Promise “CCP” which is North Carolina’s dual enrollment program for high school students.  In addition, learn about how you can earn a free Certified Production Technician Certificate. 

The future of the Job Market in Iredell County is Advanced Manufacturing: Peddler Room

Sam Mishler, Niagra Bottling Plant Director, will highlight modern manufacturing careers and entry-level opportunities. He will explain education versus experience for long-term career progression.

What Employers Want: Burlington/Lowrance Rooms

Keli Greer, Town of Mooresville HR Director, will outline critical skills employers look for when interviewing potential employees. She will share steps for a successful interview and how to stand out as the best candidate.

Apprenticeship 2000: Peddler Room

Learn how to get paid while attending college AND have all of your college expenses paid. In this session, Bob Romanelli, Max Daetwyler Corporation Apprenticeship Coordinator, will describe the Apprenticeship 2000 program, qualifications needed, benefits and application process. A current apprenticeship student will be available to answer questions.

Mooresville High School Career and Technical Course Offerings: Moore Room 

CTE staff members from Mooresville High School will provide an overview of courses offered in order to give both middle school students and parents a better understanding of opportunities available for all students upon entering MHS. Certifications and Career & Technical Student Organizations will be emphasized; as well as, current students presenting why they love CTE classes!

Head and Hands- What you do today is important for your future: Burlington/Lowrance Rooms

Come hear what job prospects and trends will exist in Iredell County in the future. Jessica Stewart, Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Director of Communications, will outline what you need to do now to prepare for the jobs of the future.


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Posted Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 7:26:36 PM
Enjoy a glimpse at the good stuff happening in our MGSD schools!

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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Posted Friday, Mar 2, 2018 11:07:27 AM
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