Every year the faculty and staff vote for Teacher of the Year. This year, the MPMS honor went to Ms. Caitlin Sirse, 7th grade ELA teacher. Prior to earning her Master of Arts Degree in Education from Kent State University in 2011, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Photojournalism. She believes her background and interest in visual journalism helps tie current events and creativity into her lessons. Ms. Sirse completed her student teaching and first year at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent before relocating to sunny North Carolina. She was a little nervous adjusting to middle school life when she moved here, but can’t imagine being anywhere else now. She has two favorite teaching moments. The first – the moment she helps a reluctant reader finally find the “perfect” book. The second – when her students surprise her with new concepts from her own lessons. When she’s not in the classroom, she enjoys hiking, photography, Cleveland sports and chocolate. Congratulations, Ms. Sirse!
Honor Roll Recognition Program
The date of the program were February 3, 2017. The encore times were 6th Grade - 9:05, 7th grade – 12:00 and 8th grade – 2:00. After the honor roll celebration, we had a time for the parents to socialize with the students and celebrate with them in honor of this special time!
Thank you so much for your support! Congratulations to the honor roll students. Tiger students are the best! Visit our facebook pages for pictures from this event.
Beta Club Sponsoring Pennies for Patients
We will emphasize character and service during this project: community awareness, compassion, caring and working together as a team to make a difference.
We have a great new opportunity this year to donate online! LLS has provided an exclusive Pasta for Pennies webpage just for our school family here at MPMS and YOU can invite anyone anywhere to join in and support our students! We hope you will share this link with family and friends near and far. It’s an easy way to join in our special project. Here’s the link to our school webpage.
This year for every $50 a Venture raises, their name will be entered into the drawing for one Venture to go to Olive Garden. What a fun way to celebrate the generosity and caring for others. Our staff truly believes that service learning is an important part of our students’ academic and personal development, and we are very excited to have this opportunity. We hope you’ll join us and invite others to support this great project!
The Soil and Water Speech Contest is a state sponsored educational opportunity open to 7th and 8th graders. This year students were asked to write a speech on the theme “Soil and Water…Yours for Life.” The students were asked to present their speeches using the state created rubric that judged them both on content and speaking skills. Elizabeth P. and Ashlynn K. were our final contestants. They then presented their speeches to our Science teachers again using the state created rubrics. The contest was very close but Elizabeth secured the finalist position and will be representing MPMS at the County Level on February 9th. We wish her the best of luck.
If you signed up for your FREE Energy Kit through the My Energy Kit Challenge, thank you! We reached the 100 sign-up challenge and won $250—and we want to keep going. For every additional 100 sign-ups we get, we’ll win another $250. And if by December 31, we have the most kit sign-ups, we’ll win the grand prize of $2,500! Please help us out by signing up for your FREE Energy Kit and crediting our school. Go to MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.
Please note: Duke Energy provides one free kit per household every 36 months. If you’ve received a FREE kit before, you might be able get another one. Even if you can’t yet get another kit, your sign-up will still help our school!
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 7th Grade Basketball: Tournament First Round at Top Seeded School
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Progress Reports Go Home
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM 7th Grade Basketball: Tournament Girls' Semifinals at Northwest Cabarrus
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM 7th Grade Basketball: Tournament Boys' Semifinals at Northwest Cabarrus
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM 7th Grade Basketball: Tournament Finals at Northwest Cabarrus
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spring Fundraiser Turn In Day
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Practice Begins for Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Track