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.
Stop in throughout the event to:
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