Headlines include Blue Roll Call at Neil Armstrong, Vaccination Deadline, NWEA Testing, Waverly Summer Reading, Book Fee Payments, and more.
Headlines include Olympic Spirit in the Classroom, Mooresville's Olympian Alumnus, Neil Armstrong Garden, A Bad Case of Stripes, and more.
Headlines include Best Buddies Get Recognition, Newby Garden Helps Others, and more.
This issue includes Thanks to Mooresville Community, Back to School photo gallery, Pioneer Regiment Community Day and more!
Headlines Include School Supply Assistance, New Administrators, Kindergarten Orientation Photos and more.
Headlines include State Tennis All-Star, School Offices Open, Band & Cheer Squad Compete, Back to School information and more.
Wes Upton will start the 2016-17 school year the new assistant principal for Mooresville High School.
The Indiana Department of Education will release Spring 2016 ISTEP+ results on June 30 for students who were in grades 3-8. Learn how to access your Claim Code to view your child’s results.
Mooresville's 2016 retirees were honored at the June school board meeting.
Kyle Davis has been selected as the new Director of Technology for Mooresville Schools.
Mike Mossbrucker, who served as Mooresville Director of Athletics from 1998-2011, was recommended by administrators and approved by the board to return to the Director of Athletics position for the Pioneers.
Last Issue of 15-16: Headlines include Employment Openings, Teachers Go Back to Class, Back to School Information, and more.
In this issue: Congratulations to the Class of 2016, Honoring Heroes, Reminders for Saturday Events at MHS, and more.
Super-sized Photo Issue: Color Run, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Coming to MHS, PHMS trip to Washington DC, Senior Class Picnic, and much more.
Read about Nikki Elliott Receives HOPE Award, Class of 2022 unites at PHMS, Building Teachers of the Year, Champions of Character and more.
The five Mooresville elementary PTOs are uniting for a fun and colorful fundraiser on Sat., May 21. Those who have not registered may sign up on-site.
Mooresville Schools have opened out-of-district enrollment for the 2016-17 school year. This year more than 450 students, about 10% of the district's overall population, enrolled in Mooresville Schools even though they live outside district boundaries. Families who live outside Brown, Madison and Harrison Township but would like their child to attend Mooresville should complete an online Non-Resident Enrollment Application.
Paper copies are also available in each school office. pplications for the 2016-17 school year should be completed before Friday, May 27, 2016. Should any schools or grade levels reach their classroom capacity, they will be closed from further outside enrollments.
Those who move into the district should please brin5g the following documents to the school office with you for enrollment:
Student's Birth Certificate
Student's Shot Records
Two Proofs of Residency (mortgage, rent agreement, utility bill, etc.)
Parent/Guardian Driver's License
Custody Paperwork or Court Documentation (if applicable)
Learn more on our Prospective Students page.
Headlines include Summer Meal Program Expands, Computer Professionals Needed for Grant Program, Custodian Saves the Day, Robotics Pioneers Honored, and more.
Mooresville Families –
We would like to update you on our situation at MHS this morning. After further investigation and in cooperation with local police, we have concluded the Code Yellow at MHS/PHMS.
This investigation will continue. As always, we take these incidents very seriously and remind everyone that these incidents are subject to school discipline and legal prosecution. We ask that parents please use this as an opportunity to talk with their students about the seriousness of making threats and to come forward with any information.
If anyone has information regarding this situation, please contact the Mooresville Police Department at 831-3434. As always, thank you for your support of Mooresville Schools.
Dr. David Marcotte
This morning at Mooresville High School, a written threat against the building was found in a restroom prior to the start of school. Officials were able to search the building before students entered the school. Police were notified and there is an investigation in progress. Our MHS and PHMS students are under a Code Yellow at this time, meaning students are currently in first period classes, following their normal routine, and staff members are on a heightened alert.
This investigation will continue. As always, we take this information very seriously and remind everyone that these incidents are subject to school discipline and legal prosecution.
If anyone has information regarding this situation, please contact the Mooresville Police Department at 831-3434. As always, thank you for your support of Mooresville Schools.
Read about MHS students experience the political spotlight, MHS joins advanced placement initiative, PHMS science students solve a murder mystery, prom royalty and more.
Headlines include MHS Best Buddies Receive Statewide Honor, PHMS Renovation, Arbor Day celebrations, MHS Prom and more.
This clinic, sponsored by Franciscan Working Well/Travel Well, can accommodate those who have Medicaid, are uninsured, or who use Anthem insurance. See Clinic Flier
If you have Medicaid there is no out-of-pocket cost to you. If you don’t have insurance, there is no cost for the vaccine; however, there is an administration fee of $10 per vaccine. We do accept Anthem insurance. Other insurances are not accepted at this time. Please REGISTER by calling 317-528-6374 to ensure we have enough vaccine. Mooresville High School juniors may bring vaccination paperwork signed by a parent/guardian (must bring Anthem ID # or Medicad number if applicable) and get their vaccinations prior to leaving at the end of the school day. Younger children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Completing vaccination paperwork ahead of time is encouraged.
All students entering kindergarten, 6th grade, and 12th grade this fall are an additional vaccine requirement.
Find complete details, including vaccinations required for various grade levels, on our handout.
Check out these great stories: Mooresville Principals Receive Prestigious Honor, April Champions of Character, PTO Color Run, Academic Teams Honored, and more.
Headlines this issue include Teacher Performs Lifesaving Heimlich, Newby Elementary Honored, Spencer Receives Creativity Fellowship, Young Artists Honored and more.
Headlines include Pre-Kindergarten Fair, Emergency Drill at MHS/PHMS, Waverly Student Planting Project, MHS Alumni News and more.
In This Issue: Preserving Local Heritage, MHS Knocks Out Negativity, Pre-Kindergarten Fair Tuesday, March Book Madness at Neil Armstrong, Newby Hands-On Learning, and more.
Headlines include Perkins Named Administrator of the Year, March Champions of Character, Mooresville Students Featured on Television and more.
Late this morning at Mooresville High School, another written threat against the building was found on a restroom stall. Once again, police were immediately notified and arrived promptly. All Mooresville High School and Paul Hadley Middle School students were moved to a secure area while law enforcement conducted a thorough sweep of all areas.
Nothing was found and the investigation is continuing. Students have returned to class to resume their normal schedule.
We take the events of past two days very seriously and remind everyone that these incidents are subject to school discipline and legal prosecution.
If anyone has information regarding this situation, please contact the Mooresville Police Department at 831-3434. As always, thank you for your support of Mooresville Schools.
The following message has been sent by Dr. Marcotte to all Mooresville parents through uor Skyward phone system:
"This morning at Mooresville High School, a written threat against the building was found on a restroom stall this morning. Police were immediately notified and arrived promptly. Both MHS and PHMS were evacuated to conduct a thorough sweep of all areas. Nothing was found and the investigation will continue. Students have returned to class to resume their normal schedule. If anyone has information regarding this situation, please contact the Mooresville Police Department at 831-3434. As always, thank you for your support of Mooresville Schools. Have a good day.”
Headlines include Students Reunited with Father After Deployment, MHS Top 20, Students Honored as Volunteers of the Year and more.
Headlines include Out-of-District Enrollment Open, MHS Drama Presents "Done to Death," Student Artist Achievements and more.
Stories this issue include Governor and Colts Mascot Visit Newby, Three Mooresville Groups Award by Youth As Resources, ISTEP Kickoff, Mooresville Ag's "New Kids," and more.
This issue includes ISTEP information, Neil Armstrong's ISTEP video, Waverly Star Wars Day, Northwood Mad Science Day, band solo & ensemble winners, Spotlighter Invitational information, and more!
Headlines include Champions of Character, Northwood student to be featured on local news, PHMS mousetrap cars, and more.
Headlines include Student Council Honored, Pre-Kindergarten Fair, Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions and more.
Read about Mooresville's "A" Rating, Champions Together, the Mooresville Math Bowl, and much more.
This issue includes Reading Program Innovation, Students Selected for Lugar Symposium, Physics Cardboard Boat Races, MHS DECA State Qualifiers and more.
Congratulations to MHS for State Top 10 graduation rate, ISTEP information for parents, 100 Day celebrations, Winter Homecoming, and more.
In this issue, learn about a Northwood first grader's inspiring story, how to control school delay notifications, new MHS band uniforms, PHMS Green Night and more.
Headlines this issue include MHS student featured during Colts pregame show and ISTEP information for parents.
The IDOE has released the following information for parents regarding ISTEP test results.
Learn about a legacy project 56 years in the making, plan for spring 2016, and find out about an honor for Athletic Director Zach Errett!
Headlines include 2015 Mooresville Schools Achievements, Special Visitor at Waverly, and holiday photo features. .
This is to bring you up to date on precautions Mooresville Schools have taken as a result of the Plainfield/Danville threats.
We have heightened security measures with our school security force as well as with the Mooresville Police Department and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.
Our staff has a heightened state of security awareness including access to our school buildings. If our status changes, we will communicate that to our families.
No threats have been made to the Mooresville Consolidated Schools; however, our priority continues to be the safety and wellbeing of all of our students and staff.
Headlines include December Champions of Character, A Season of Giving, North Madison wins Pounding the Playground and more.
Headlines include NASA Interactive Lesson for PHMS, I-69 Feedback information, Sounds of the Season, Justus Named All-State, and more.
Tuesday after school, two unidentified males entered MHS through a door which had been opened for a sports team. A school staff member immediately noticed the suspicious pair and contacted police. The two were located and taken into custody.
Learn about Dr. Marcotte's Interstate 69 message, the newest Champions of Character, Honoring Mooresville's first Indiana All-Star, and more.
Headlines include Giving Thanks, A Feast of Learning, and I-69 meeting at MHS Wed., Dec. 2.
This communication is to inform MHS families of a recent incident at Mooresville High School. A student made a verbal threat at school, which was investigated and verified by the administration. The information was turned over to the Mooresville Police Department and the student has since been arrested. The safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority.
In this Issue: McAdams Named Indiana PLTW Teacher of the Year, Superintendents Unite for ISTEP Message, Newby Students Chosen for Power of Children Conference, and more.
As a unified group, superintendents from Morgan County school districts have issued a letter regarding concerns for the recent ISTEP results and the testing process in general.
Reminders for our families of school delay, closing and other weather-related situations.
Check out this issue for Veterans Day photos, ISTEP re-score information,school district food drive, and more.
Help Us Fill These Shelves!
All seven Mooresville Schools are working to stock the shelves at Churches in Mission before the winter! Student Councils at all schools are collecting food and hygiene items now through Friday, Nov. 20. The MHS Student Council is leading the project, and will provide popcorn parties to the classroom at each school which brings in the most items per student!
Click here to see information about the food drive at MHS.
Learn more about our elementary food drives.
The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting about Section 6 of Interstate 69 at Mooresville High School on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, from 6-9p.m. Those interested in attending should enter door #1, the main entrance of the school. Additional information about the meeting is available here.
New this Issue: #Socktober Success, Guidry featured on ESPN, Storybook Days, Teaching the Meaning of "Idiom,' and more.
Headlines this issue include MHS Junior Inspires Team, Spell Bowl Winners, Wagon Trails Yearbook Honored, Cheerleaders to Compete at Lucas Oil, and more.
Stories include Celebrating Our Mooresville Pioneer Community, MHS Takes Rachel's Challenge, PHMS Musical, Wagon Trails Tickets on Sale and more.
Headlines include Rachel's Challenge Coming to MHS, October Champions of Character, Senior Choir Members' Viral Video and more.
MHS students and community members will learn about a program to combat bullying and increase kindness when Rachel's Challenge comes to MHS on Wed., Oct. 21.
Headlines include Children's Museum Art Winners, Enrollment and Out-of-District Enrollment See Increases, Rachel's Challenge coming to MHS, ReadUP Program Gets Boost and more.
Headlines include national recognition for MHS student, Nelson & Jacobi honored, North Madison administrators "slimed," county cross country champions and more.
Headlines include September Champions of Character, Homecoming Royalty, College GO! Week, Girls Soccer Conference Champions, and more.
The Champions of Character program specific inspires character qualities being implemented through life experiences gained from the educational and/or athletic experiences at Mooresville. The program recognizes one male & female student from each elementary school, the middle school and high school for the month of September.
The students each month are nominated by their teachers and chosen by their Principal for demonstrating the following three main core values through the Mooresville Champions of Character program: Character, Unity and Servant Leadership.
September's winners were honored before the MHS Homecoming Football Game on Friday, Sept. 18.
September Award Winners:
Mooresville High School – 9th grader Samantha Trusty & 9th Jacob Murphy
Paul Hadley Middle School – 8th grader Kennedy Bosaw & 7th grader Matt Cook
Neil Armstrong Elementary – 4th grader Emily Sneed & 6th grader Logan Sachs
Newby Elementary – 5th grader Shelley Lin & 1st grader Tyrell Rowe
Northwood Elementary – 1st grader A.J. Scott & 1st grader Jack Bradley
North Madison Elementary – 6th grader Sara Moore & 6th grader Brandon Hill
Waverly Elementary – 3rd grader Chloe Dougherty & 4th grader Jack Kitterman
This issue features information about the new Mooresville Schools video as well as Homecoming activities.
Read about State Supt. Glenda Ritz visiting Mooresville, MHS football featured on Ch. 13 story, MHS senior College & Career Night, Elementary High Ability Program information and more.
Headlines include Tennis Court Repairs, New Experience for Pioneer Fans, Newby Teamwork Field Day, and Alumni Information.
Parents of K-6 students who are taking part in in High Ability programming are encouraged to attend a meeting at Paul Hadley Middle School library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday., Sept. 10 (enter door # 15). Families will learn about the district’s High Ability curriculum as well as the activities their child will do this year to enhance learning. Please direct any questions to High Ability Coordinator Erin Bechtold at 831-9216. Learn more on our High Ability website.
Headlines include Cyber Safety Workshop, MHS/PHMS Traffic Reminders, and Helicopter at Neil Armstrong.
A workshop for families about cyber safety, “When Social Media Goes Bad,” will discuss online safety issues including social media, cellphones, cyberbullying, online predators, and sexting.
Headlines include A Caring Community, Football Grand Opening and Heroes Night, and Congratulations to the Competition Cheer Squad.
Headlines this issue include Honoring Teachers, Pioneer Regiment 10th in the State, and Summer Reading Pays Off.
This issue includes Back to School photos, football field grand opening information and more.
Headlines include New Student Information System, Ready for Kindergarten, and Back to School information.
We are upgrading our student information system to provide more options and better information access to our families. The new Skyward system will replace the Harmony system for access to student grades, attendance, and other information.
Headlines this issue include Back to School information, School Supply Distribution for Families in Need, Vaccination Information, MHS Agriculture Department Open House and more.
Learn more about the Agricultural Science and FFA programs at MHS during an open house on Thursday, July 30, from 4-7p.m. in the agriculture building behind the school.
Mooresville Schools and Churches in Mission are again partnering to provide school supplies to families who are unable to afford them. The distribution will be Saturday, Aug. 1, from 9am to noon at Neil Armstrong Elementary School. Families attending should bring proof of residency in northern Morgan COunty (recent rent agreement, utility bill, etc.) or enrollment in Mooresville Schools.
In addition to the distribution, families may visit the school to get vaccinations from the Morgan County Health Department. Vaccinations can be given to those with or without insurance, but all families must call ahead (765-342-6621) to reserve their spot. Only those who have called ahead are guaranteed to receive a vaccination.
Find Back to School Nights, phone numbers, and other important information for starting back to class on Aug. 4.
Headlines include Football Field Transformation, Mooresville Students Spread Positive Message, and Back to School Planning.
Headlines include Congratulations to the Class of 2015, Student Athletic Pass Program Begins this Fall, Tox Away and Relay for Life on Saturday.
The Class of 2015 was honored for their outstanding achievements in high school as well as the many scholarships they earned. This year’s seniors received a total of more than $1.8 million in scholarship money for college and technical school training.
Headlines include Blackwell Named HOPE Award Winner, Non-Resident Enrollment Deadline, Retirees Honored, Champions of Character Recognized, and more.
The MHS Athletic Department honored 14 Mooresville students as part of the Champions of Character program.
Super-sized Photo Issue: Color Run, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Coming to MHS, PHMS trip to Washington DC, Senior Class Picnic, and much more.
Closing Out a Great Year - includes photos, reminders, and news briefs to close out the school year.
Read about Cinderella the Musical, MHS Student Earns National Recognition, Newby Rallies Around Student, Vaccination Requirements for grades 6 and 12, and see a list of the End of Year events.
Headlines include Waverly Earns Third 4-Star Designation, MHS Top 20, Kaufman Wins Statewide Art Contest, and more.
Headlines include: Best Buddies Earn Statewide Awards, April Champions of Character, MHS SADD Attends State Conference, Summer Camp Opportunities, Post Prom Open House, Academy and Gymnasium Funds To Be Matched.
In honor of National School Volunteer Week and National Volunteer Week, we want to pay tribute to those who spend countless hours helping our schools!
The historic Academy Building and Gymnasium Building ("Newby Dome") endowment funds are now eligible for a fund matching program through the Lilly GIFT Initiative.
Headlines include High Ability Program Enhancements, Old Field Gets New Life, PHMS Reality Store, and MHS National Honor Society Inductions.
After the MHS Alumni Association began a campaign last fall to restore the bench and sundial landmarks on the original high school campus, the campaign is about to come to a successful conclusion.
Headlines include Elementary Artists Earn Statewide Recognition, Learning in the Nation's Capitol, and Facilities Dept. Moves for New Ag Program.
As part of the ongoing efforts to re-establish the MHS Agriculture program and create additional educational areas, Mooresville Schools has announced a change in the use of facilities and the acquisition of a new property.
Headlines include MHS Underclassmen Shine, Pacers Basketball Clinic Coming to MHS, North Madison Peeps Project and more.
Headlines include Football Field Renovation Underway, Mooresville Joins Safe Place Program, and more.
Headlines include Unified Track Team Debut, March Champions of Character, Riley Bear Comes to Newby, and more.
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has asked for input from parents and community members as well as educators on the state’s Student-Centered Accountability Systems’ Growth Values Table. This system assesses student growth in school performance calculations. The Values Table uses each student’s prior year assessment and current year observed growth to demonstrate a student’s growth toward proficiency. Student growth towards proficiency is utilized in the A-F Accountability system for Indiana schools.
Four sample Observed Growth Values Tables have been created for consideration and feedback. Please visit the IDOE website link below to provide your input. Specific ideas as well as comments are welcomed. The survey will be open March 25 – April 3.
We appreciate our parents and community members providing feedback in this important process.
Students from each of the seven Mooresville Schools were honored for their outstanding character as this month's Champions of Character.
Headlines include Non-Resident Enrollment Open, Yearbook Staff Honored, MHS Choirs Earn Top Honors, and more.
Headlines this issue include honors for winter sports, MHS spring play, PHMS parent night, alternative high school program approved, and more.
The re-introduction of Agriculture Education at Mooresville High School has taken a step forward with the hiring of a new teacher and FFA sponsor. Shelby Wolford, the current agriculture teacher at Eminence High School, will begin her work with Mooresville in July. While at Eminence, Wolford has expanded the number of grants received by the department and created a community garden program. Wolford brings experience not only from high school teaching but also professional experience in the agriculture industry, having worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kelly Scientific Research, and Logansport Memorial Hospital.
“I am delighted to be part of the rekindling of the Mooresville Agriculture Education Program and FFA chapter,” said Wolford. “With the advancements and opportunities provided through Agriculture Education, I wholeheartedly believe this program will support the needs and interests of our students and aid them in developing the skills needed to succeed in the future.”
Work toward the re-vamped and expanded program began last year as MHS administrators developed a plan not only to bring agriculture education classes back to Mooresville, but to expand the program beyond its previous scope through a combination of instruction, supervised agriculture experiences, and an FFA program.
“We are very excited to re-establish the Agri-Science program at Mooresville High School,” said Dr. Brian Disney, MHS Principal. “We are even more excited now that we have hired an outstanding educator to lead the program. In addition to being an outstanding classroom teacher, Mrs. Wolford brings experience in leading students in FFA and building community partnerships.”
Students in 8th-11th grade were surveyed in the fall to determine the types of courses and opportunities they would be interested in pursuing. More than 160 students were “very interested” in taking animal science courses while more than 110 were interested in natural resources programs. The return of agriculture education will not only include traditional high school coursework in plant and animal sciences but also possible dual credit coursework with Ivy Tech for the Advanced Life Science classes. In addition, Mooresville’s program will become part of the Area 31 Career Center program. Mooresville is part of the area career center along with 10 other high schools to provide advanced coursework in specific career areas.
In addition to agriculture courses, this will mark the return of the National FFA Organization to the school district. The FFA program includes educational events and competitions for students in a wide variety of agri-science areas such as horticulture, livestock and forestry as well as areas such as leadership and parliamentary procedure. More than 120 students surveyed in the fall indicated there were very interested in participating in FFA programs.
“Agricultural Sciences and FFA will enhance our college and career readiness program at Mooresville High School through contemporary applications in the highly technical agri-business industry,” said Dr. David Marcotte, Superintendent of Mooresville Schools. “The addition of Agricultural Sciences and the expansion of Pre-Engineering (Project Lead The Way) are just two examples of the commitment of the Mooresville Schools to prepare students for future careers and as members of a skilled workforce. Mrs. Wolford brings practical experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to our school community.”
Those who might be able to help with future supervised agricultural experiences for students (work with farms, agri-science programs, nurseries, environmental science programs, alternative energy programs, livestock programs, etc.) are encouraged to contact the school about possible participation in the new program. For more information, contact Principal Disney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headlines include Agriculture Education Program Moving Forward, Orchestra and Band Gold, North Madison Medieval Fair, MATH Bowl congratulations and more.
The MHS Athletic Department honored the February Champions of Character from the seven Mooresville Schools at a home basketball game.
Headlines include February Champions of Character, Congratulations Dr. Marcotte, Mad Scientist Day at Northwood, Spotlighter Invitational, Congratulations to Diver Ashton Johnson, and more.
Find information from Dr. Marcotte about this year's test, the testing windows, and more.
Headlines include Athletes Poised for Strong Finishes, Valentine Fun, and An Important Lesson.
Headlines include Message from the Superintendent regarding ISTEP, Pre-Kindergarten Fair, Inspiring Tribute, MATH Bowl winners, and more.
Families with children who will turn age 5 by Aug. 1 are encouraged to attend Mooresville's Pre-Kindergarten Fair. Those who live outside the Mooresville school district area but are interested in attending our schools are also encouraged to attend and can pick up out-of-district enrollment information.
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This week's headlines in include MHS Dance Marathon Raise Thousands, Errett Receives International Honor, Chamber Orchestra Earns Gold and more.
Headlines include January Champions of Character, MHS Business Professionals go to State, Neil Armstrong Raises $2,035 to help families in need, and MHS Winter Homecoming.
A proclamation by the Morgan County Board of Commissioners and the Morgan County Bridges Out Of Poverty Initiative
To increase awareness of a growing community issue, January 25-31, 2015 has been designated Poverty Awareness Week in Morgan County. In recognition of this event, Mooresville Schools would like to share information about the issues which face many of our families, how our schools assist families in need, and how community members are able to help our neighbors in need.
The Poverty Awareness Week proclamation includes many statistics about the poverty issue in our county. Within Mooresville Schools, about 40 percent of students receive free or reduced meals. While not all of these families receive additional services, many do benefit from other types of assistance. Through our guidance counselors (middle and high school), family services coordinators (elementary schools), and McKinney Vento liaison for homeless students (all schools), we work to find ways to assist families to provide or find resources for important daily needs for children.
Some programs which take place through our schools and in partnership with other organizations include:
- School Supply Assistance
- Gleaners Backsack weekend food program, school break food programs
- 21st Century Scholars program
- Free summer lunch program for all children ages 0-18
- McKinney Vento assistance for families who are homeless, doubled-up, or living in unsafe conditions
- Family services assistance fund – which provides assistance with needs not covered through other programs
- PTO/school extra-curricular sponsorship programs – which provide assistance with field trip fees, graduation expenses, and other school “extras” which provide a positive school experience
- Adult & Child Resource Services – providing counseling and peer group mentoring
- Healthy Smiles dental program
- Tutoring services – provided through Title 1, McKinney Vento, and other programming
- Partnerships with local churches, civic groups, businesses, Churches in Mission, before & after school care organizations and others to support the programs above as well as provide shoes, coats, warm clothing, hygiene items, vision care, and other needed assistance.
Some ways our students, staff members and schools give back to those in need include:
- District-wide food drive for local families
- School service projects, penny wars, and donation drives benefiting human services organizations such as Gleaners Food Bank, United Way, area homeless shelters, and others.
- Service projects providing work for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Churches in Mission, Salvation Army bellringers, Bridges Out of Poverty, and others
- Writing grants to provide needed assistance to students
- Sponsorships by various staff members, classes and clubs of families for Christmas
It is important to us that children who receive services are not openly identified as receiving them. For example, students who receive free and reduced meals will type in a student number or scan a student ID card at the cafeteria checkout line in the same manner as all of their peers. We also work with Churches in Mission of Mooresville to provide school supplies to students in need before school starts, so all students are able to arrive on the first day of school with their supplies in hand just like their fellow students.
We appreciate the many ways our community assists local families in need and the strong partnerships we have throughout Mooresville. The many programs listed could not take place without our civic groups, churches, businesses, and local citizens who are committed to helping children. If you, your company, or your group is interested in helping families in need, please consider monetary donations to our Family Services fund which helps provide for students in the case of expenses which are not otherwise covered. Recent expenses through this fund include items such as socks and underwear for children in need, coats and shoes in hard-to-find sizes and an advanced-style calculator for a student in a high level math class.
We encourage families in need of assistance to contact your school’s guidance counselor or family services coordinator for more information. If you are interested in helping with a program or donating to our Family Services fund, please contact Community Relations Director, Susan Haynes, at 831-0950, ext. 2015 to discuss how you might be able to help.
Headlines this issue include Supporting Poverty Awareness, Newby Video Goes Viral, ISTEP+ Stress Test, and Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees.
The Champions of Character from all seven Mooresville Schools have been honored by the MHS Athletic Department.
Headlines include One School, One Book Program at Neil Armstrong, Champions Together raises more than $5,000, and School Board members Sworn In.
Headlines include Pioneering Through Cold, Champions Together Night, and Waverly Student Has Global Impact.
Reminders for Mooresville Schools families about inclement conditions and notification procedures.
Stories include "2014 - A Look Back" video, News Briefs, and Upcoming Events.
Headlines include MHS Students Have Holiday Spirit, photo gallery, and 2014-15 calendar.
Headlines include Project Lead The Way program receives boost, Ugly Sweaters make their debut, and more.
A new fund from Mt. Olive Manufacturing will help elementary students learn hands-on skills through the PLTW program.
The MHS Athletic Department honored the December Champions of Character from each Mooresville School at an MHS boys varsity basketball game.
Headlines include MHS Receives Statewide Honor and Allen Named MHS Assistant Principal.
Headlines include a Season of Giving, honors for MHS yearbook, recognition for MHS Best Buddies, and more.
Headlines include Thanksgiving activities at various schools.
Headlines include Mooresville honors Champions of Character and sends congratulations MHS Principal Dr. Disney.
November's Champions of Character were honored at the Nov. 14 MHS girls basketball game.
Agriculture Education and FFA will return to Mooresville High School next fall and the public is invited to learn about the programs. A public meeting is set for Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30p.m. in the MHS virtual learning center (enter door #1). Parents, students, farmers, agri-business members and community members are all invited to attend. Information covered will include the results of an MHS student survey about agriculture education, possible school-community partnerships for learning, and the timeline for implementation. The program will be open to all students within the Area 31 Career Center area, which includes Monrovia High School. For additional information, contact Mooresville High School at 831-9203.
See our latest headlines, including Veterans Day programs, MHS honors from Relay for Life, and the Pounding the Playground winners.
Mooresville Schools have again received an "A" rating from the Indiana Department of Education.
MHS administrators have outlined a plan, which includes a schedule to bring instruction, supervised agriculture experiences, and FFA program back to Mooresville, as well as to expand the program beyond its previous scope.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored Mooresville Schools for being a national model for creating healthy schools through indoor environmental and integrated pest management programs.
The MHS Athletic Department honored the October Champions of Character for all seven schools at the Oct. 10 football game.
The September Champions of Character from each Mooresville school were honored prior to the Homecoming football game.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend the MHS Building Rededication Ceremony and Open House at 1:00p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Upgrades are coming to the Pioneers football field and track facility in 2015, as the Mooresville field is changed to turf and the track area is resurfaced. The upgrades were made possible in part by Mooresville’s partnership with Franciscan St. Francis.
The entrance to the Newby campus (the original MHS campus) has been a familiar scene to Mooresville residents for more than 100 years. Even before the construction of Newby, the archways, bench and sundial statue were a familiar sight.
Our new SchoolReach system will be used throughout the school year. Please be aware how the system works and how important it is to keep your contact information updated. Learn more here...
Franciscan St. Francis Health and Mooresville Schools have approved an agreement through which the MHS Athletic Department will gain opportunities to enhance the student-athlete experience and provide better coverage and services for athletic training.
Newby Elementary lost a historic tree in a recent storm and many people were talking about the campus history the tree had seen. WISH-TV stopped by to learn more: http://wishtv.com/2014/07/31/storms-knock-down-tree-in-front-of-historic-mooresville-school/
We appreciate all of the kindergarten families who took part in bus orientation today. If you didn't, or you want a refresher, be sure to watch this report from North Madison's program http://wishtv.com/2014/07/30/mooresville-stresses-school-bus-safety/
Mooresville Schools staff members and students assisted Indiana State Police in the creation of two new school bus safety videos to help train bus drivers about how to respond to potentially dangerous situations.
At Mooresville Schools, we are implementing a new message system which enables school staff to notify all households and parents by phone, email and text within minutes of an emergency, inclement weather, unplanned event or other communication need.
Find out back to school nights, transportation information, contact numbers and more for the start of the school year.
North Madison kindergarten teacher Nikki Moore has been selected as Mooresville’s H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Pupils Excel) award winner for the 2013-14 school year.
Mooresville Schools honored 19 staff members who were retiring at a reception June 1 in the MHS concourse. The teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and various staff members had put in more than 400 years of service with the district.
Several free programs are available in and around Mooresville Schools to feed children and families throughout the summer.
The MHS Athletic Department honored students from all seven schools for exemplifying the values of character, unity, and servant leadership.
Emergency responders, parents and community partners helped Mooresville Schools complete a Code Red Intruder Drill at Neil Armstrong on May 13.
The MHS Alumni Association is selling plaques created from the 1959-1985 MHS gymnasium and proceeds will benefit the MHS Alumni Scholarship Fund.
The February and March Champions of Character from all seven Mooresville Schools were honored at the MHS varsity baseball game on April 23.
For the second time, the Mooresville School Board has been recognized as “Outstanding” by the Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA).
Jessica McDaniel and Ryan Crafts were named this year's Lilly Endowment Community Scholars by the Community Foundation of Morgan County. Seniors Jaclyn Harris and Logan Mills were also among the county finalists for the honor.
Non-Resident Enrollment Open Now
At its March meeting, the Mooresville School board opened the enrollment period for students who reside outside of the Mooresville Schools area through May 30 for the 2014-2015 school year. Mooresville’s enrollment policy includes the following criteria:
- Non-resident families (the district includes Brown, Madison and Harrison Townships as well as the Town of Mooresville) must meet the application deadlines and provide their own transportation to and from school.
- There are openings for students at all grade levels although some buildings may have reached capacity in certain grades. Parents may request the elementary school they would like their child to attend but if building capacity is reach the family will have the option of a different elementary school.
- All families will be notified of their acceptance status by early June.
- Families who live outside of the Mooresville Schools area may find the Non-Resident Enrollment Form and informaiton on the “Prospective Students” tab of the school website.
Families needing additional information should contact Holly Frye, K-12 Curriculum and Instruction Director, for more information. All students who live outside of the district must complete re-enrollment paperwork each year to help with class and building capacity counts.
The search is on for the MHS Class of 2027. Mooresville's Pre-Kindergarten Fair will be April 8 from 5:30-7:00p.m. at Neil Armstrong Elementary. Children who turn age 5 by Aug. 1 are eligible for kindergarten and their families should plan to attend.
Fourteen students from across Mooresville Schools were nominated by their principals and honored as Champions of Character for demonstrating the values of Character, Unity and Servant Leadership.
As of Feb. 11, the following calendar includes all school make-up days. The last day of school will be Friday, May 30. Graduation remains on Sat., May 31.
MHS Teacher Ada Clark has been honored by the Journalism Educator Association as a Certified Journalism Educator. Clark also serves as the advisor for the award-winning Wagon Trails yearbook and Pulse student newspaper.
The Mooresville School District and five of its schools earned an A rating in the IDOE School Accountability rating system.
The MHS Athletic Department honored students from all seven Mooresville Schools as December's Champions of Character for modeling the values of Character, Unity, and Servant Leadership.
David Marcotte was announced as the new superintendent of Mooresville Schools at a special school board meeting Thursday, Jan. 9. The board also selected Randy Taylor as assistant superintendent for business.
The unusually harsh weather this year has caused a change to the second semester calendar. Students will attend classes on two previously scheduled holidays, Martin Luther King Day and Presidents Day.
This issue's headlines include Nearly $8 Million Saved, Mooresville IEQ Program Recognized, Gift Benefits MHS Technical Education, and more.
Students from all seven Mooresville Schools were honored as November's Champions of Character for modeling the values of Character, Unity, and Servant Leadership.
The Mooresville School Board has adopted the academic year calendar for 2014-2015.
The MHS varsity basketball team and PHMS 8th grade team will be part of the Hoosier Invitational at Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 21.
MHS Alumnus and business leader Steve Langley and his wife Lisa have made a donation to Career and Technology programs at Mooresville High School on behalf of their business, Mt. Olive Manufacturing.
Students from all seven Mooresville Schools were honored as October's Champions of Character for modeling the values of Character, Unity, and Servant Leadership.
The Mooresville High School Athletic Department honored the September Champions of Character award winners from all Mooresville Schools at the MHS football game on Oct. 4.
Ryan W. Crafts and Kelsey P. Hawkins have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The Indiana Department of Education has released ISTEP scores for students on the online Indiana Parent Information Network. To get a paper copy of your child’s test results or login, contact the school where your child took the test last spring.
Regarding our earlier message - The Mooresville Police Department reports the incident was misinterpreted as a construction worker tried to tell the child to cross the street. Officers talked to all involved and concluded that no crime had occurred.
All Mooresville Schools will close early Friday due to major road construction. MHS/PHMS will dismiss at 12:34p.m. Elementary schools will begin dismissal two hours early (car riders & walkers) and continue as buses are able to complete MHS/PHMS routes.
Zach Errett, MHS Athletic Director, has been recognized by the United States Wrestling Officials Association as their wrestling official of the year, the recipient of the Mort Geller Award.
Headlines include: Lt. Governor Visits, Moore Named Interim Superintendent, First Day of School Photos, Construction and Education Coexist, and more.
The IU School Administrators Association presented this year’s Dean F. Berkley Emerging Leader Award to PHMS Principal Jake Allen. The award recognizes leaders who have made significant contributions to education.
Students will return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Mooresville Schools. Learn about back to school nights, vaccinations needed, and much more.
Dr. Larry Moore has been chosen to serve as the interim superintendent for Mooresville Schools.
Dave Oberle has been appointed as the newest member of the Board of Directors of Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation. Oberle was voted in to represent the Town of Mooresville on the board in place of Matt Swindle, who is moving out of state.
The Mooresville Schools Board of Directors approved the appointment of Zach Errett as the next director of athletics for Mooresville High School. Errett has been the wrestling coach and assistant football coach at Mooresville as well as a science teacher
Krista Nelson has been appointed as the next principal of Newby Memorial Elementary School by the Mooresville Schools Board of Directors. Nelson is currently the principal at Templeton Elementary School in Bloomington.
Matt Swindle, the Town of Mooresville representative on the Mooresville School Board, will be stepping down from his position effective June 12, 2013. Swindle will be moving to Texas where his wife has accepted a job and they can be nearer family.
PHMS teacher Brett Taber was selected as Mooresville's Teacher of the Year for 2013.
Headlines include MHS Renovations Begin, More Technology for Students this Fall, Johnson Enters Hall of Fame, Waverly Receives Four Star, and Summer Camp Information.
All students in grades 5-12 will have a laptop for school beginning in the fall of 2013 and each classroom will have new technology tools as well.
The March and April Champions of Character were honored at a Pioneer home baseball game.
The $20 million MHS renovation is officially underway after a groundbreaking ceremony prior to the annual alumni banquet.
MHS's Joe Johnson has been inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame for his successful career with the Lady Pioneers basketball program.
Mooresville Athletic Director Chad Briscoe has accepted the Athletic Director Position at Grace College
As we continue to expand safety initiatives at Mooresville Schools, all visitors to our school buildings will be asked to present government-issued identification beginning May 1.
Mooresville Schools are proud to host an Autism Fair Wed., April 24th from 6-8p.m. at Neil Armstrong Elementary. Several support groups and activities for those with autism and their families will be available. Click this link for a copy of the fair flyer
MHS received an interest-free $2 million bond from the DOE. Matching support was required for the bond - thanks American Legion, Churches in Mission, Citizens Bank, Franciscan St. Francis, Healthier Morgan County, Band Parents, and Mooresville Police!
In this issue - Disney Named MHS Principal, Thank You, Mooresville, for Your Support, Students and Teachers Giving Back, Awesome Performances, Basketball All-Stars, Turn Lane Project, Alumni Banquet and more.
Brian Disney has accepted the position of Principal of Mooresville High School.
Due to smoke in an isolated area of the upstairs of Mooresville High School and the need to air out the hallways, we will need to dismiss MHS and PHMS students early today.
High school students who drive to school or ride to school with another student, are being dismissed as soon as they are able to get car keys or personal items from their classrooms. Students are being allowed to pick up belongings in certain areas or school personnel will deliver needed items (such as car keys) from areas still under investigation.
Middle school students who ride with high school students or are normally picked up by a parent will be allowed to leave at 12:30p.m. from door 11 (the normal exit). We ask that parents who normally pick their children up from school please use the PHMS driveway ONLY due to exiting student traffic.
All bus riders will be dismissed at 12:30p.m.
All students will be under school staff supervision until they are dismissed or picked up.
All elementary school bus routes will run at their normal times today.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this unusual situation. We will communicate further information as it becomes available.
Mooresville High School will not be in session Wednesday, March 13, due to cleanup from smoke damage on the second floor of the building and the need to shut down air handling systems. Mooresville Schools administration has been in contact with the Indiana Dept. of Education and has been informed that the day will not need to be made up. This day off school will not affect our graduation schedule.
All other Mooresville Schools, including Paul Hadley Middle School, will be in session during normal hours tomorrow and bus routes for those schools will run as usual.
We want to thank all of our middle and high school students and staff for their outstanding job during today’s evacuation and early dismissal. We also greatly appreciate the cooperation and understanding of our parents as we worked to keep students safe.
We are thankful for our local fire departments for all of their help to quickly contain the fire, which affected a small area within a single room, and to control the situation. We are cooperating fully with local law enforcement in their investigation of the incident and appreciate their support.
We plan on MHS students returning to school at the normal time Thursday. Crews are working diligently to get MHS operational as soon as possible. The second floor of the building will likely be off limits later this week. We will assist students with retrieving personal items left in second floor classrooms once school resumes. Those items have been secured.
We will communicate any further information as it becomes available through parent emails, our website, and school social media. This includes changes to any extracurricular activities scheduled for Wednesday.
The MHS Athletic Department honored students from all seven Mooresville schools as February's Champions of Character.
Headlines include ISTEP updates, Community partnerships Strengthen Possibilities, Pre-Kindergarten Fair, Math Bowl results, Dr. Seuss Days, and more.
Mooresville Schools and the Morris J. Cohen Junior Football League continue to build their strongest partnership in their collaborative history as the two continue to develop the Mooresville Sports Complex.
Fourteen students were honored as Mooresville's Champions of Character for the month of January.
Five people will be inducted to the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 15.
The Lady Pioneers have “five-peated” – winning their fifth consecutive Sectional Title after defeating Terre Haute South 59-46 last Saturday.
Headlines include: Inspiring Moments at Our Schools, New Courses Provide More Options for MHS Students, Safety Upgrades Ongoing, School Board Happenings, and Emergency Contact Reminders.
Parents are reminded to update their contact information at their child's school whenever there are changes to phone numbers or emails. Families are also encouraged to sign up for free text alert services in case of school delays and closures.
Mooresville Schools December Champions of Character were honored at the Jan. 5 Pioneer boys basketball game.
MHS students will have four times as many dual credit and certification course options in the future as well as other new classes and a new schedule system to maximize opportunities for learning beginning in 2013-2014.
Students may benefit from a voluntary preventive dental program which will visit Mooresville Schools in January.
Headlines this issue include Lady Pioneers at Banker Life Fieldhouse, 2013-14 calendar adoption, Champions of Character, Wright Honored, Making Better Continuously Happen, and Muston Honored.
Parents received the following information after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Tim VanWanzeele will serve as MHS Interim Principal and Jennifer Perkins as MHS Interim Associate Principal during second semester.
The Mooresville School Board adopted its 2013-2014 calendar at the December board meeting. The calendar is similar to 2012-2013, with a one-week fall break and spring break. Click our link to see a copy of the full calendar.
Fourteen students from throughout Mooresville Schools were honored at November's Champions of Character at the MHS boys basketball home opener.
The Mooresville High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team will take on the Franklin Community High School Grizzly Cubs in the Bankers Life Challenge January 3, 2013.
A small fire at Paul Hadley Middle School Saturday morning was contained quickly. Police have apprehended a suspect.
For the first time, all schools will be participating in a district-wide toy drive this year. The event is being coordinated by the MHS National Honor Society and the MHS & PHMS Athletic Departments.
MHS, Neil Armstrong and Waverly will be undergoing upgrades in 2013. See the attached Powerpoint presentation to learn about the upgrades which will take place.
The MHS Athletic Department honored 14 students from Mooresville Schools as October's Champions of Character at the opening girls basketball game of the season.
Check out how Mooresville Schools beat state averages in school grades, learn about efforts to promote reading at our schools, see photos from recent events at several schools, and find out what to do in case winter weather disrupts school.
At Mooresville Schools, the mission is to create a student-friendly, learning-centered culture and continuously find ways to make better happen for students.
MHS Principal Chuck Muston has announced he will be serving a different role in Mooresville beginning next semester.
Headlines include Champions of Character, Mooresville School Board Honored, Finding Ways to Help Mooresville Students Win, and Noteworthy Season for Pioneer Sports.
A new gridiron tradition begins this week as Mooresville and Martinsville play for a new traveling trophy.
This issues headlines include Build It and They Will Play, Homecoming Activities, and School Improvement Projects Move Ahead.
The Mooresville Town Council heard a presentation by PHMS Principal Jake Allen and Superintendent Brad Lindsay this week about the traffic in front of Paul Hadley Middle School during school drop off and pickup times.
Headlines this issue include 2013 Building Project Plans, Breaking Ground for Those With Disabilities, Honoring Neil Armstrong, First Day of School Photos, and much more.
The staff and students of Mooresville High School will recognize veterans in the community
during the Friday, September 7th home football game against Greenwood High School.
The Mooresville Schools Board of Directors is looking at building upgrades for Neil Armstrong, Waverly, and Mooresville High School in 2013.
One of the newest construction projects on school property will benefit those with special needs.
The Mooresville High School Athletic Department will honor Mooresville elementary and middle school students at each who exhibit strong character traits through a new program.
Only in the second year into the district goal of having computer or device in the hands of every student, Mooresville Schools are already more than doubling last year’s pace but doing so with a twist many schools haven’t offered, a built-in wireless airc
Mooresville High School science teacher and wrestling coach Zach Errett will be one of three wrestling officials from the United States to work the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England.
Amanda Miller and Stephanie Dockery have accepted the head boys and girls varsity swimming coaching positions at Mooresville High School. Miller and Dockery will be associate head coaches who will run both varsity programs together.
Headlines include: Kern Joins Mooresville Schools, Franciscan St Francis Partnership, Emergency Responders Honored, Back to School Information, and more.
The Mooresville School Board took time at its June meeting to honor emergency responders and community partners who had taken part in school Code Red drills.
Scott Kern has accepted the position of Chief Learning Officer for Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation in Mooresville, Ind. Kern comes to Mooresville from Whiteland Community High School, where he has served as principal this past year.
Franciscan St. Francis Health and the Mooresville Consolidated School Board have approved a 3-year agreement through which the Mooresville High School Athletic Department will gain opportunities to enhance the student-athlete experience and provide better
Jim Diagostino has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations at Mooresville Schools. The former principal at Tri-West High School will join the Mooresville Schools staff in July.
Mooresville high school athletic department and Keith Meyers announced today that WWDL 91.3 the WALK will be broadcasting Mooresville High School Varsity Football games this season. The Mooresville school board this week approved the partnership for the 2
A free summer lunch program is available weekdays from 11:30a.m. -12:15p.m. at Newby Elementary School. Children ages 1-18 can receive a free meal and do not need to provide proof of residency or income level. Adults may purchase a meal for $2. Read our program flyers for menus and additional information. This program is sponsored by the USDA.
This issue's headlines includes Class of 2012 Receives Honors, School Safety Initiatives, Errett is Olympic-Bound.
The April 27 edition of the Mooresville Pride is now available online. Headlines include: IREAD Success, Diagostino Named Assistant Superintendent, Celebrating Mooresville's 150 Years, and Summer Camps.
The latest edition of the Mooresville Pride newsletter includes One to One Initiative Increasing, Kindergarten Fair a Success, Eggs-cellent Experiment, and How a Strong and Caring Community Can Lift a School District.
The administration of Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation is pleased to announce that, due to the recent decision by the Indiana State Legislature to increase funding for full-day kindergarten in the 2012-2013 school year, there will be no tuition charge for full-day kindergarten beginning this fall.
“We are thankful that our state has seen fit to increase the funding for this critically important program,” said Superintendent Brad Lindsay. “Our teachers see every single day how important full-day programming is and we know that it’s the best way to invest into our students a positive foundation for their future education. I am proud of the healthy relationship and creative and exciting learning which takes place in every Mooresville classroom and school, and I truly believe our best is yet to come! ”
Previously, students at Mooresville were able to attend half-day programming free of charge. Full-day programming was available to all students for a fee, based upon a sliding scale for those who qualified for free- or reduced-lunch. Of the Mooresville students currently enrolled in kindergarten, about 250 attend full days and 30 attend half-days.
“It is our desire to serve all of our kindergarten students in the best way we possibly can. This funding is not only a relief for our families, but is beneficial for our staff. Our schools will no longer have to track and bill for full-day kindergarten services and our teachers will not have to create a separate curriculum for those students who are unable to afford full-day programming,” said Lindsay. “Being able to provide full-day programming tuition free for our families in need also gives their children access to free or reduced-cost meals as well as transportation to and from school every day. We believe we offer the most fun and effective full-day kindergarten program anywhere and we are grateful to be able to offer it tuition free beginning in the 2012-13 academic year.”
Mooresville’s kindergarten program already meets national Common Core standards which will be required in Indiana in 2014. Despite the advanced curriculum, Lindsay adds, “We believe our teachers have designed the most student-friendly, exciting and fun kindergarten program anywhere. We are grateful to offer our innovative program free of tuition charges.”
Families interested in enrolling their children for kindergarten in Mooresville should contact the school their child will attend or fill out an online registration at http://MooresvilleSchools.org/roundup . Information will be sent to them about participating in a Round Up event at their child’s school.
Brian Disney has accepted the position of Principal for Mooresville High School.
The Mooresville Schools Board of Directors has approved a calendar for the 2012-2013
academic year. The calendar is similar to Plainfield and Monrovia school districts and is slightly
modified from Mooresville’s current school calendar.
A school calendar study team consisting of 35 members, including parents, community
members, business representatives, representatives from local youth-serving organizations,
and educators, studied possible calendar configurations for the upcoming academic year. In
addition to the study team members, input into this year’s calendar recommendation included
staff surveys and a community survey which received more than 1,300 responses.
The survey feedback and a number of variables, including required state testing dates,
alignment with area career and vocational programs, alignment with other area schools, and
local events and activities, were taken into consideration.
The newly adopted calendar starts on August 7, 2012, has a one-week fall break and spring
break, includes the traditional two-week semester break, and a last day of school on May 24,
2013. All students in Indiana are required to attend 180 days of school but the calendar is set by
the local districts.
“I believe this is the right calendar at this time for our students, families, community and entire
school district,” said Superintendent Brad Lindsay, “but we will continue to explore the
‘balanced’ calendar which is increasingly being implemented across the state and we will learn
from those school communities the benefits and challenges the balanced calendar is
Lindsay added, “This also allows for more time to develop a vision in how we would maximize
the learning opportunities the balanced calendar provides. It also allows us to learn what comes
out of this state legislative session in regard to school start dates and to do an in-depth cost
analysis of a balanced, traditional, or other calendar setup.”
A school calendar study team will re-form in the spring to study and recommend the 2013-2014
calendar. A recommendation for the 2013-2014 calendar is scheduled to be presented to the
school board at its October 2012 meeting with a decision acted upon at the November 2012, so
families may have ample opportunity to plan for vacation time for the 2013-2014 academic
Congratulations to Waverly Elementary School, which was just named a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education, and to the district for receiving a Leadership Award for Indoor Air Quality from the International Association of School Business