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band Are You Interested in Being in the MPMS Band?
Read this letter from our new band director, Keith Grush
 
To all incoming 6th grade students,
 
Welcome to MPMS! You will be a very special class to me, as I am also new to MPMS. My name is Keith Grush and I am the new band director here after teaching band for fifteen years in other parts of NC. I am extremely excited to be here and am looking forward to working with many of you. On that topic, it is definitely not too late to sign up to be part of the Mt. Pleasant Band. The Band here has a rich tradition of success and I plan on embracing the tradition of excellence while combining that with my experiences in helping students discover their love for music while achieving great results.
 
If you are at all interested in being in the band, 6th grade is by far the best time to check it out. I would love the opportunity to talk with you and your parents to see if there is an instrument that you would like to play and to look at the possibility of taking band this year. While many people love it and continue through middle school and high school, you are not committing to anything longer than this year. Here are some opportunities for you to investigate joining the band:
  • Come to the Band Room on the day of Open House (Wednesday, August 24th) between 4-6:30pm
  • Email me at keith.grush@cabarrus.k12.nc.us to set up a time or start the conversation
  • Call the school at 704-436-9302 and ask for Keith Grush

Again, welcome to MPMS and I look forward to working with many of you!


Retirees
Congratulations to our Retirees: Dianna Whitten, Steve Absher, and Susan Hamiltion shown here with Mr. Farrar at the Celebration of Service hosted by Cabarrus County Schools, We are going to miss these staff members!
MPMS Summer Reading Programs 

6th Grade:

Rising 6th grade students are being asked to fully participate in the Cabarrus County Public Library’s summer reading program. Students at the elementary and middle schools have received information within the past few weeks. 

All you have to do is go to the closest Public Library and register your child. Then enjoy all the rewards offered during the summer program. After completing the program, students must keep the reading packet to show to their English teacher. Students are also welcome to come to MPMS during summer hours or the Public Library.

During the first week of school, you child should bring in their Public Library summer reading log that has been signed by a Public Library employee or Ms. Stephenson (MPMS’s media specialist).  

 
7th Grade:
What should I bring back to school in August for my summer reading?

After reading three books (a combination of fiction and nonfiction), 7th graders should have completed THREE graphic organizers of their choice. Should you have any questions about this program, feel free to contact the 7th grade English teachers or our Media Specialist.

 
If you would like to visit our school library this summer, our Media Center will be as follows:

 June
Monday, 20th                 10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, 29th           12:00pm-2:00pm

 July
Thursday, 7th                2:00pm-4:00pm

Monday, 25th                3:00pm-5:00pm 

August
Wednesday, 24th          9:00am-12:00pm

 **additional hours may be offered in August.  Please check the school website for information.

 Ms. Sirse, 7th ELA  caitlin.sirse@cabarrus.k12.nc.us  

Mrs. Price, 7th ELA  genesis.price@cabarrus.k12.nc.u.s

Ms. Stephenson, Media Specialist  julie.stephenson@cabarrus.k12.nc.us 
 
8th Grade:
What should I bring back to school in August?
After reading at least three books you should have three tasks completed and the tic-tac-toe board from the student packet of information.
 
If you have any questions feel free to contact the 8th grade ELA teachers or our Media Specialist:
Ms. Stephenson (julie.stephenson@cabarrus.k12.nc.us ), Media Specialist 

6th grade Panther’s Team Gives Back!

Mrs. Haney’s 6th grade ELA classes read the book A Long Walk to Water. The book is about a young boy from Africa who is a refugee trying to survive while his country is at War. He comes to America, but wants to help his people back home get clean drinking water and begins building wells across Africa. Mrs. Haney’s class wanted to help give clean water to Africa as well and raised money to give to the organization Garrett’s Heart. Please watch the video to see the story unfold.

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.

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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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.
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.
Mount Pleasant MS Artists Rendering Available
New School
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See pictures on the construction of the new school.
Upcoming Events at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library for Teens
 
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MP Library  
Linker
 
Congratulations to Mrs. Amanda Linker
MPMS Teacher of the Year

PTSO News

PTSO meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Media Center. Parents, teachers, and students are welcome to come and voice your opinions concerning school issues. Hope to see you here!

Upcoming Events

Announcements

Tiger TV

Box Tops Box Tops For Education
 
Goal: Have 100 parents sign up to support MPMS at www.CashForYourEducation.com
            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

 Target  Click Here to Link Your Target Card
 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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