Volume 11 Issue 5
659 E. Center Ave. Mooresville, NC 28115 704-658-2580 www.mooresvillehighschool.net
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PRINCIPALâ€™S MESSAGE Greetings Blue Devil Families, With just weeks remaining in the school year I want to thank the Mooresville High School community for their support and contributions towards the education of our students. The intellectual, social and emotional growth of our students has been evident in so many ways and at so many times that there is no doubt in my mind that this is has been a successful year at MHS!
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I also want to encourage our students to continue to work hard to finish this school year strong. While the warmer weather brings with it thoughts of summer vacation and leisure activities, it is important to remind ourselves that the task at hand is not yet finished. Our teachers and staff will continue to work hard each and every day to ensure that your student has every opportunity to finish the school year successfully. I ask for your support as parents and guardians in pushing our students to finish strong by putting in the extra study time or attending after-school tutoring.
As always, this newsletter contains a plethora of information, much of it pertaining to the end of the school year. Please review the contents carefully and do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions.
Thank you, once again, for your ongoing support! Eric Schwarzenegger Principal
Principal-N.F. Woods Dennis Hobbs Assistant Principals Meredith Bost Michael Few Yamaro Scott Kevin Wilson Superintendent Dr. Stephen Mauney School Board Roger Hyatt Deborah Marsh Kerry Pennell Leon Pridgen Greg Whitfield
PARKING ON CAMPUS REMINDERS
WHO’S WHO AT MOORESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Failure to follow these rules may result in a loss of driving privileges.
Do you have a question or concern? Save yourself time by contacting the right person. Email addresses can be found on the MHS website. School Counselors Assignments: •
Mary Royal: Last Names A-D
Brian Landis: Last Names E-K
Allyson Morris: Last Names L-Rn
Beth Mical: Last Names Ro-Z
Melanie Allen: MIWAYE
Alec Rotunda: College Adviser
Colleen Kennedy: Student Support Facilitator
Traci Willis: Social Worker
Administrator Assignments: •
Eric Schwarzenegger: 12th grade students and English Dept.
Dennis Hobbs: N.F. Woods Campus and the Mi-Waye Program
Meredith Bost: 9th grade students and Social Studies Dept.
Michael Few: 10th grade students and Career & Technical Education Dept.
Yamaro Scott: 11th grade students, Science and Exceptional Children’s Dept.
Tracey Waid: Math and World Languages Dept.
Kevin Wilson: Athletic Director, PE Dept., Arts Dept., and NJROTC
Students who park on campus must remember to abide by the following: 1. Park in your assigned lot. 2. Make sure the sticker is attached to the windshield in the proper location. 3. When driving a different car, to sign it in with the office to avoid a ticket.
MHS STUDENT PARKING PERMIT INFORMATION
Student parking permits will go on sale in August for the upcoming year. Students can pick up a Parking Permit Application from the Main Office or they can print it off our school website beginning on July 18, 2018. Parking Permits will be sold to our Seniors, internship, and CCP students beginning on Tuesday, July 31st from the Main Office beginning at 8:00 am. Parking Permits will be sold to our Juniors beginning on Tuesday, August 7th from the Main Office beginning at 8:00am. Parking permits will be $60 per permit and permits will be sold for designated lots only again this year. In other words, the parking permit allows the student to park in one specific lot for the entire year. Priority will be given to students who have an Internship or a CCP class during the school day. Then, priority will be given to Seniors and then Juniors. At this time, Sophomores will not be able to purchase permits to park on school grounds.
OUTSIDE FOOD POLICY
Students are not allowed to bring outside food to school for consumption during the school day. Parents are reminded that food from local fast food restaurants is not permitted during the school day. Also, students are reminded that they are not to leave campus during the school day or during lunch. When a student is assigned to lunch, they are only permitted in the cafeteria and the amphitheater.
Students are expected to report to each class on time to maximize instructional time in the classroom. Failure to report to class on time will be tracked and consequences will be assigned accordingly. The consequences reset at the start of the next quarter. • 1st & 2nd Tardy: Warning • 3rd & 4th Tardy: Warning & automated email to student and parent • 5th & 6th Tardy: 30 min. After School Detention & automated parent email • 7th & 8th Tardy: In-School Suspension • 9th Tardy (or greater): In-School Suspension and Loss of Privileges until end of next quarter
ATTENDANCE APPEALS PACKETS
Spring Attendance Appeals Packets will be available for students to pick up from Ms. Kennedy in the cafeteria during their assigned lunch time beginning on Monday, May 7, 2018. Completed appeal packets can be returned to Ms. Kennedy in the cafeteria during their lunch or to the Main office. Appeal Packets will be due back by Friday, May 25, 2018 no later than 2:30PM.
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3 LOSS OF PRIVILEGES PLAN
Participation in extracurricular activities, whether it be as a student-athlete, club member or spectator, is a valuable experience for any high school student. Extracurricular activities are a source of school pride, provide opportunities for students to engage in their passions, and challenge students in a variety of ways that are not always possible in the classroom. Extracurricular activities are also a privilege, and certain, but rare, circumstances merit the revocation of these privileges. This school year, Mooresville High School will implement the Loss of Privilege Plan (LoP Plan) to determine when, and for how long a privilege should be revoked. Additionally, this plan lays out the steps by which a student may appeal the revocation of his/her privileges. There are two ways in which a student may lose his/her privileges, each with a defined period of time for the revocation of privileges: 1. Accruing 9 unexcused period tardies in a quarter. 2. Assigned 5 or more Out-of-School Suspension days, cumulatively, over the course of a school year. For further details on the LoP Plan and the appeal process, please click on the link located on the homepage of the MHS website.
Laptop collection this year will take place based on the student’s last final exam. The collection will take place in either the Help Desk or in the Main Gym depending on the day. Students are required to turn in their laptop and their charger. Seniors are required to turn in their backpacks. On May 29th, Help Desk students will distribute baggies to 2nd block teachers. These baggies are for students to put their chargers in during collection. See the exam schedule for more details about when and where the collection will occur this year on each day. Please plan vacations accordingly.
YEAR END REPORT CARDS
Mooresville High School year-end report cards will be available for pick-up after June 18 in the Magnolia Office. Again this year, we will not be mailing the Report Cards home. Office hours in June are from 7:00am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Office hours in July and August are from 7:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Thursday.
The yearbook is complete and at the printer! Don’t miss out on your chance to capture the year’s memories by purchasing a yearbook at www.yearbookforever.com or picking up an order form outside room A249. Yearbooks are currently selling at $75. The price jumps to $85 in May!
Art Classes for Children & Adults Monthly Exhibits
We are located in the Historic Depot in Downtown Mooresville Visit our Website for Upcoming Exhibits & Special Events
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STAY UP TO DATE WITH COUNSELING! Join the MHS Counseling Classrooms to stay current with the latest information from our counselors regarding ACT/SAT, Scholarships, tips for success in High School and more!
Go to http://classroom.google.com and add your class using the codes listed below. • 9th Grade: vorqaz3 • 10th Grade: zl2r3d • 11th Grade: 7sm04s2 • 12th Grade: umzjvi
COUNSELING DEPARTMENT REMINDERS TRANSCRIPTS FOR SENIORS
Just a reminder to seniors who need transcripts sent to colleges- all requests must be made via Parchment. Every student has a Parchment account and the username and password were created by the student at the beginning of the year.
TRANSCRIPTS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Students who need transcripts for scholarships, employment, etc., must complete a Transcript Request Form - these forms are located in the guidance office and require a parent signature, so plan ahead.
Juniors, please see Mr. Landis about uploading your 6th semester transcripts to the NCAA. Seniors, see Mr. Landis regarding uploading your final transcripts. Keep your account up to date and check often for tasks you may need to complete.
Seniors, scholarships are posted on the counseling website. Please continue to check this site and apply - it’s never too late to apply for FREE money!
MHS SUMMER SCHOOL INFO
The 2017 Mooresville High School Summer School will be conducted at the Mooresville Middle School Campus (Kistler Farm Rd) from June 18-29 for our students. We will only be offering select courses depending on our number of students who need to retake courses. Please continue to check the school website for further information. Summer school hours are 7:30a-2:15p. Announcements and call-outs home will occur as we approach the end of the semester. Students must sign-up for Summer School with our Counseling Department. Again, please stay tuned for further information! In order to be eligible to take a course during summer school, students must earn a final course grade between 50 and 59. If a student earns a final course grade below a 50, he or she must repeat the course the following school year. The purpose of this requirement is to maintain course integrity and ensure that students have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful at the next level of coursework. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s counselor or our Assistant Principal over Summer School, Mr. Kevin Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
This Spring’s Final Exam Schedule is different than in the past...so pay close attention! Our exams will begin at 7:30am on Thursday, May 31st with our English II and Math I EOCs. The only students who are required to report on May 31st are those students taking these two exams.
On Friday, June 1st, we will have our Biology EOC and English II/Math I makeup exams beginning at 7:30am. The only students who are required to report on June 1st are those students taking these exams. On June 4th - June 7th, the only students who are required to report to campus are those students taking an exam during the specified blocks (see below). In addition, if a student is aiming for perfect attendance, they should report everyday from May 31st - June 7th. Lunch will be provided each day and buses will only run their normal arrival and dismissal times each day. Laptops will be collected every day of exams. You are required to turn in your laptop after your last exam.
AP EXAM INFORMATION
Students at MHS, and across the United States, will take their Advanced Placement (AP) Exams May 7-May 18. Please, see the schedule below of the most common AP Exams given at MHS. Specific times and locations will be shared with the AP students and teachers, as well as posted on the Counseling website as we get closer to the exams. Students have already registered for the exams in their AP classes and the exams are free for this year. If you have any additional questions, please contact Beth Mical in the Counseling Office (email@example.com) or visit www.collegeboard.com. • May 7: AP Chemistry (morning); AP Psychology (afternoon) • May 9: AP English Lit & Comp.(morning) • May 10: AP US Government & Politics (morning); AP Environmental Science (afternoon) • May 11: AP US History (morning) • May 14: AP Biology (morning) • May 15: AP Calculus AB/BC (morning) • May 16: AP English Lang & Comp AP Exam (morning) • May 17: AP World History AP Exam (morning), AP Statistics (afternoon) • May 18: AP Human Geography (morning); AP European History (afternoon)
MATH TUTORING! (MATH I, MATH II, AND MATH III)
Did you know that MHS teachers offer after school tutoring for Math I, Math II, and Math III? In addition to the teacher, students from the Math Honor Society volunteer their time at these tutoring sessions as peer tutors. Please encourage your child to attend! Tutoring sessions are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school. Math III also has a morning option starting at 7:20 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
All MHS parents are invited and encouraged to join our PTSO by attending the monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at the Magnolia Campus. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The PTSO appreciates your support of the “Fund a Student” drive. Donations of $5 or more per family can be either dropped off at the Main office or made online through the Mooresville Graded School Website. All funds raised through the PTSO directly benefit MHS students and staff.
THE PTSO IS SELLING GRADUATION SIGNS!
Check your inbox! Order forms will be emailed to parents and students. Forms can also be found in the office at each campus. There is a sample sign to view at the Main campus office. Generic signs are $12 each and personalized signs are $15 each. All orders due are by May 4 and will be delivered on May 25.
NEWS FROM CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) DECA
Five students attended DECA’s State Career Development Conference in March, 2018. HS DECA competed in Principles of Marketing, Principles of Hospitality M & Tourism, and Sports & Entertainment Marketing at NC DECA Career Development Conference March 8-10 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dale Wolff, Sam Chopko, Caroline Golden, Olivia Smith and Landon Mathis were awarded with proficiency pins.
Robyn Justice, Marty Donnelly, and Ashley Ericson took 13 students to FBLA State Leadership Conference March 19-21 with almost 3,000 other middle school and high school students. The following students medaled: • Sean Kenneday: Computer Problem Solving - placed in the Top 10 and medaled on stage • Nathan Turner and Abby Brown: E-Business - placed 4th in the State and qualified for Nationals this summer in Baltimore, MD • Emma Malar and Joseph Jones: Public Service Announcement - placed 4th in State and qualified for Nationals this summer in Baltimore, MD All students also had the opportunity to attend valuable workshops on leadership, public speaking, career exploration, and more.
Jennifer Boniface, Rebecca Ross, middle school teacher Doug Parsons and Laurel Andrews were honored to take eleven students to the HOSA SLC March 22-24 in Greensboro. In addition to their events, students were able to attend health care related symposia, the HOSA business meeting, and a career expo. It was estimated that there were 2800 students in attendance! Transcultural Health Care (knowledge test) : Kendolyn Johnson placed 2nd in the state. Community Awareness: The team of Sianna Gutschick and Abby Oakes placed 3rd in the state. Biomedical Debate: We took two teams for the first time in this event. Both teams placed in the state top 10. One team was Tayven Boyce, Rachel Duff, and Hannah Wilson. The other team was Jackson Baker, Abby Marshall, and Colin Stein-Martin. First time attendees Skylar Oliver (Medical Reading knowledge test), Iyssis Robinson (Pathophysiology knowledge test), Hannah Wilson, and veteran Kendolyn Johnson also served as Conference Pages, an integral part of the competitive events staff/team. 25 Years of 100% Customer Satisfaction Locally Owned
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The 2018 MHS Prom is May 19 at the Citizen’s Center. The cost of each ticket will be $50. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, May 7, 2018 and tickets sales will conclude Friday, May 11, 2018. Tickets can only be purchased during lunch (10:46am-12:43pm) or after school ONLY on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (2:213:30pm) in the hallway beside the main office. No tickets will be sold during instructional time. The cost of each ticket will be $50. The proceeds from the Prom will be used to fund events for our students, such as Senior lunch, Senior breakfast, E3, etc…
7 UPCOMING DATES May 3:
NC Math 3 Field Test
Interim Progress Reports
Early Release Day
May 16: Senior Capstone Presentations May 19: MHS Prom @ Charles Mack Citizen Center May 24:
May 25: Kornhole for Kidneys Tournament May 29-30: Teacher-made Final Exams
CAP AND GOWN ORDERS
Attention Seniors! Have you ordered your Cap and Gown for Graduation? If not, time is running out. Place your order by going to www. southernrecognition.com. This year’s cap and gown will look different from previous years’. Students must have this year’s cap and gown in order to walk for graduation Cap and gown delivery will be on Wednesday, May 9th for last names A-M and Thursday, May 10th for last names N-Z.
SENIOR CAP & GOWN PICTURES
The Class of 2018 will take individual cap & gown Pictures on Tuesday, May 8th. Caps, gowns and props will be provided for these photos. Seniors must sign up for an appointment time in the counseling office. The group photo will be taken on May 8th as well. Seniors will wear their school clothes for this photo. Order forms for the group photo and individual photos are in the counseling office. Call the counseling office at 704-658-2609 if you have questions or to sign up for your individual photo session.
May 31- June 6: EOC, NCFE & CTE Final Exams June 7:
Early Release Day
June 9: Graduation Ceremony @ 8:30am, Joe Popp Stadium
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KORNHOLE FOR KIDNEYS
Mr. Tim Smith’s Sports in Literature class will be sponsoring KORNHOLE FOR KIDNEYS on May 25th, at Joe Popp Stadium. All proceeds from shirts sales and the tournament will go to Coach and Counselor Brian Landis as he battles kidney disease. If you are interested in supporting this effort, please contact email@example.com.
MHS BANDS SHINE AT MPA
Congratulations to the Mooresville Bands on receiving the following ratings at the North Carolina Music Performance Adjudication this Spring at North Lincoln High School in Lincolnton, NC: • Mooresville Concert Band - Superior Rating (Highest Rating Possible) • Mooresville Symphonic Band - Superior Rating (Highest Rating Possible) • Mooresville Wind Ensemble - Superior Rating (Highest Rating Possible) All three bands performed for a panel of four judges. Each judge rated our students as “Superior!”
FREE ATHLETIC PHYSICALS
Mooresville High School will offer FREE athletic physicals to our students on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 starting immediately after school at our Magnolia Campus. To compete in athletics in North Carolina, a student is required to have a physical every year. The physical must be completed on the NCHSAA form, which can be picked up in the office. If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Kevin Wilson.
The Mooresville High School Theatre Department will be presenting You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown on April 17-20 and 2427 in the new Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $5 and will go on sale to the general public at MHS on April 9th. Seating will be limited for these performances and it is strongly suggested purchasing tickets in advance as performances are expected to sell out.