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Updated February 17, 2017
Aerial Pictures from February 8, 2017. Everything is moving forward. Notice the nice roofs and paved parking lot.
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Transition Night at Mt. Pleasant High School for Rising 9th Graders
 
Please attend the 8th Grade Student and Family Transition Night on Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the MPHS Auditorium. From 6:00-6:30 p.m., you will have the opportunity to speak with teachers about elective courses. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a presentation from the HS counselors in the auditorium. The purpose of this night is to help prepare you for your successful transition from the middle school to high school. If you have any questions, please call MPHS Student Services at  704-436-3165.
TSA TSA Winners at Regional Competition
 
On Friday, February 17th, the MPMS TSA Club traveled to Appalachian State University to compete in the regional competition. Winners were as follows: 7th grader Clay Newmyer placed 3rd in the Dragster, 8th grader Andre Jiang placed 2nd in Flight, 8th grader Dillon Pursell placed 1st in Flight, 7th grader Brendan Marshburn and 8th grader Andrew Jiang won 1st place in Tech Bowl, 6th grader Abby Isenhour and 8th grade Andrew Jiang came in 2nd in Medical Technology , 6th grader Abby Isenhour and 7th grader Max Lynch won 3rd place in Problem Solving and 6th grader Grace Potts placed 3rd in Promotions Marketing. Congratulations to these students and good luck at state competition!
Ms. Caitlin Sirse, 2017 MPMS Teacher of the Year
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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!  

Come Out and Join the Fun with the MP Library Plays
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Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library want to get the word to MPMS families about their annual play! This year the event is being held at MPMS and the following staff will be appearing in the plays: Tim Farrar, Kim Hoyle, Julie Stephenson, Melinda Helmintoller, Sharon Duncan, Gary Hahn, Erika Barrier, Amanda Linker, Britt Newsome, Marnie Stoker, Michael Teal, and Bradley Willis, along with substitute teachers Mindy Kluttz and Jill Baxter. Former staff members also have parts: Sam Treadaway, Becky Porter, Geri Clay, Dottie Eudy, Kim Harding, Glenda Gibson, and Phil Furr.
Proctor Proctors Needed
 
MPMS will need proctor volunteers (must be at least 18 years old and out of school) to help with county and state required testing (EOG, EOC, and NCFE)
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May 31
June 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th
 
from 8:40 am until 12:30 pm (at the latest)
 
Please contact Melinda Helmintoller or Jennifer Lumley at 704-436-0302 with any questions. Or you may send an email to melinda.helmintoller@cabarrus.k12.nc.us or jennifer.lumley@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

Tiger Paw Honor Roll Recognition Program 

Congratulations to the students who made the A/AB Honor Roll for the 2nd nine weeks. To celebrate this honor the students and their parents were invited to attend an Honor Roll Celebration in the auditorium during the student's encore time. 

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.

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We would like to share some of the many wonderful memories made in our beloved school in a slide show during our Farewell to MPMS Celebration in the spring. We have lots of pictures from its time as a middle school, but we need your help collecting some from its high school years. If you have pictures from MPHS life before 1992, please send them to elizabeth.canup@cabarrus.k12.nc.us. Thanks for helping make our Farewell Celebration a success!

Pennies for Patients Beta Club Sponsoring Pennies for Patients

We are excited at Mt Pleasant Middle to participate for the 13th year in a special service learning project called Pasta for Pennies. We have raised over $23,000 in those thirteen years. We will collect spare change in our classrooms from February 1 through March 2.   We join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their mission for a cure for blood cancers – leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma. Did you know the leukemia takes the lives of more young people under 20 than any disease in our country? We are helping LLS find a cure and make ours a WORLD WITHOUT CANCER!

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. 

          http://events.lls.org/pages/nc/MtPleasantMiddleSchool-2017

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!

MPMS Soil and Water Speech Winners
 
Soil and Water

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.

Spelling Bee Winners
Spelling Bee Winners
 
Congratulations to Brandon P., Runner Up, and Adam E., Champion Speller, for winning the Mt. Pleasant Middle School Spelling Bee on Friday, December 16. There were twenty-one students from all three grade levels participating in the final round. Adam is an eighth grade student in Ms. Hauber's Venture from the Beach Bums team and Brandon is a seventh grader in Mrs. Childers's Venture from the Looney Tunes team. Adam will represent our school at the county competition on January 11, 2017 at 7:00pm at Winkler Middle School. Best of Luck Adam!

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Dear Parents,

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!

 
Immunization Requirements
 
Students entering the 7th grade are required to have the following immunizations prior to the start of the school year 2016-17:
  • Tdap - 1 booster dose
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal) - 1 dose 
Please notify the School Nurse, Jennifer Koob, immediately about any medical or religious immunization exemptions.
Lunch Application
 
Now you can apply on-line for your children to receive free or reduced price school meals. Your application will be sent from this secure web site directly to your school district, so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced. LunchApplication.com is designed to make it easy for you to know exactly what information you need to provide and to guide you through the process. Your school district will determine your eligibility and send you a letter with the results. LunchApplication.com is an easy, secure and convenient way to apply for free or reduced lunch.
Parent Portal Icon PowerSchool Parent Portal
 
Whether you want to view your student's attendance and grades or simply email a teacher, open your web browser to the Cabarrus County PowerSchool website. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Find out what's going on at your student's school anytime, anywhere! With PowerSchool you can read our daily bulletin,catch up on your student's class assignments and check out your student's grades. Parents will receive a secure login code which can be obtained through our school's Data Manager, Cheryl Widenhouse. Note: Logins and passwords from last year remain the same.
For more information, CLICK HERE.
To access the Parent Portal, CLICK HERE.
BYOT, or Bring Your Own Technology,
 
is an initiative of Cabarrus County Schools to allow students and staff to bring their own devices (laptops, netbooks, tablets, e-readers, iPads, iPods, smart phones, etc.) to school to use for instructional purposes and school business.  The faculty and staff of Mt. Pleasant Middle School want to encourage students to assess their own learning needs and be able to determine which tools(devices and online tools) will successfully meet their needs.  We believe students are capable of making intelligent, innovative, and appropriate choices.
 
Before students may bring their own devices to school, parents and students must read our BYOT guidelines and complete an online form that is available by clicking here.
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School Information

8325 Highway 49, North
Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124
704-436-9302 (Phone)
704-436-6112 (Fax)
School Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Students may enter the building at 8:30am
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MPMS COOKIE DOUGH SALE
 
Cookie Dough
Each student has received the Cookie Caboodle Cookie Brochure containing selections of the most popular flavors of both Tubs and Pre-portioned Gourmet cookies. Place all orders on the back of the brochure and make sure student's first and last names with homeroom teacher are on the form. Collect money at the time of the order and turn in together. Checks should be made out to Mt. Pleasant Middle School. All orders and money are due back on March 2.
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Upcoming Events at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library for Teens
 
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Congratulations to Ms. Caitlin Sirse
MPMS Teacher of the Year 2017

PTSO News

PTSO meets the second Thursday of each month at 4:15 pm in the Main Office Conference Room. Parents, teachers, and students are welcome to come and voice your opinions concerning school issues. Hope to see you here!

Announcements

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Box Tops Box Tops For Education
 
Goal: Have 100 parents sign up to support MPMS HERE.
            We earn $1.50 per supporter! Spread the word to family, neighbors, etc.
 Click Here to Download the Box Tops for Education Sheet to earn an "Out to Lunch" pass!

Link YourTarget and Harris Teeter Cards

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 Harris Teeter  Click Here to Link Your Harris Teeter Card
 Note: Food Lion has permanently discontinued their MVP Classroom and Community Rewards Program.
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