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Monday, April 25

Dear Mount Pleasant Parents.

I wanted to inform you of an event that transpired this morning. Mt. Pleasant Middle was evacuated by local law enforcement due to a security threat. There were approximately 35 staff members in the building at the time. Students were diverted to the stadium as they arrived to school. After a thorough search of the school building, we were given the all clear for staff and students to enter the school building. 

All staff and students entered the building at around 9:50 A.M. and we resumed our normal Monday activities. We appreciate your patience this morning with the delay of the school day. I am very proud of how our students and staff responded to the adjustment of our schedule. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me at 704-436-9302.

Thank you for all your support.

Tim Farrar

Tim Farrar

Principal

Mt. Pleasant Middle School

Keith Goodbye Mr. Lee! We Will Miss You!
 

It is with mixed emotions that we are saying goodbye to Keith Lee as he takes a military leave of absence to be placed on active duty for the North Carolina Army National Guard. These military orders are for three years and Mr. Lee will be working out of the Gastonia Armory. He has been the band director at MPMS and the assistant band director at MPHS for the past twelve years. He works diligently to make sure all of his students are successful in the band program. Mr. Lee is a leader in the band community and sets a tone of excellence with his students as they prepare for contests and concerts. He is resourceful and always seeks methods to improve the band program at MPMS each year.

Mr. Lee would like to share the following message with his MPMS family: “I want to thank you all for being such great colleagues to work with. I have made many friends here that I will hold dear for life. As you can imagine, I am experiencing a mix of emotions. I am excited about this new opportunity but saddened to leave a program that I have worked so long with and have put a lot of sweat equity in to. I will miss the staff, the students, and this community. It has been an honor to have been given an opportunity to work with such great people.”

 
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)
on
 
May 25th and 26th (40 proctors needed each day)
June 1st, 2nd, 3rd (25 proctors needed each day)
June 6th, and 7th
 
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
Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll Luncheon
 

Congratulations to the students who made the A/AB Honor Roll for the third nine weeks. To celebrate this honor we  invited the parents to have lunch with their child on Monday, April 18th during their lunch time. They could bring lunch such as fast food, food from a restaurant, pack their lunch or just enjoy the time sitting with their child and their friends. Thank you for your support, and we hope you enjoyed this time with your student. It is an honor to be able to celebrate with MPMS students and the recognition of Work for Success that our PAWS represent.

Click here to see pictures on our school's facebook page.
MPMS Impact Through Education Awards Winners for March
 
Impact
Congratulations to London Little, Ryan DeVitto, Keith Lee, and Tonya Taylor for being selected by the MPMS staff as Impact Through Education Award winners. Sponsored by BB&T Banking & Trust, the Impact Awards honor individuals who exemplify the qualities of initiative, hard work, and respect for others. Impact Award honorees were joined by their families and members of their schools’ administrative team as they received their awards at the March 14 Board of Education meeting. Mrs. Ronnye Boone, Director of Communications presented Impact Through Education Awards to students and staff for their respective schools.
 
Gavin

 County Soil and Water Speech Contest Winner

The 7th Grade Soil and Water Speech Representative for Mount Pleasant Middle School was Gavin Moose. Students were asked to research and speak about the topic, “We All Live in a Watershed”. Students then presented their speeches and were judged on their content and speaking skills. Gavin won the county competition and won the regional competition in Statesville in March. He will compete on May 6 in the state competition. We are very proud of Gavin and wish him much luck!
Battle of the Books Team Wins County Competition!
 
Battle of the Books
Congratulations to our Battle of the Books Team for winning the county competition on Friday, February 26. Team members are Austin Barrier, Mary Kate Key, Aubrey Love, Jaden Maxwell, Cameron Mullinax, Richard Sanchez-Gomez, Nikki Stephenson, Abigail Valentine, Taylor Walker, Britton Weems, Kasi Wilson, and Valeria Zambrano Macias. Sponsors are Mrs. Julie Stephenson and Mr. Matthew Lamb. The team was recognized on our morning TV show and will compete at the district level in late March in Gaston County. Good Luck to the B.O.B. Team!
 
 

Beta Club PFP

Beta Club Sponsored Pennies for Patients

Congratulations MPMS! We raised $3331.87 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Special congratulations to Ms. Barrier's Venture for raising the most money, $599.19. Ms. Barrier's homeroom wins the trip to Olive Garden! The following homerooms were the top in each grade level and played in a dodge ball tournament fundraiser on Thursday, March 24, during Encore. Students were able to watch the dodge ball game for a $1 donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Homerooms that won the dodge ball tournaments were: Ms. Joyce, Ms. Sirse, and Mrs. Barrier. Congratulations! Top two homerooms in each grade level were: 8th grade: Ms. Clapp $548.49 and Ms. Joyce $180.33, 7th grade: Mr. Williamson $225.50 and Ms. Sirse $116.36, 6th grade: Ms. Barrier $599.19 and Ms. McDonald $194.66. Thank you to everyone who made a donation!

Linker Mrs. Amanda Linker Selected as Teacher of the Year for MPMS
 
Every year the faculty and staff vote for Teacher of the Year. This year, the MPMS honor went to Mrs. Linker, an eighth grade science teacher. Mrs. Amanda Linker is an important member of the MPMS family. Graduating from MPHS in 2004, she rejoined the MP family three years ago when she came back to teach eighth grade science. She was a NC Teaching Fellow and earned her degree at Eastern Carolina. She started her career in Davidson County and taught there for five years before coming to MPMS. Her enthusiasm, kindness, knowledge, and hard work make her an asset to our whole school. Mrs. Linker loves to watch her students grow as science students. She really enjoys watching the light bulb moments when her students “get it” and their realization that their hard work is paying off with understanding. Congratulations, Mrs. Linker!
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.
summer Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office Summer Camps
 
The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring two summer camps for middle school students in Cabarrus County Schools. Activities will include lessons and presentations on Cyber Safety, Communication Skills, Safety Education, and many more. Activities will also include games, field trips, group activities and much more.
 
Camp #1 Location: Mt. Pleasant Middle School
Camp Dates: June 13-17
Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost for Camp: $40 (Sponsorships for students may be available - contact Officer Thousand)
 
Camp #2: Location: Frank Liske Park
Camp Dates: June 20-24
Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost for Camp: $40 (Sponsorships for students may be available - contact Officer Thousand)
Click Here for More Information  for the Frank Liske Park Camp
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.
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!

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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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
Bonfire
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Visit our Facebook page to see pictures from the
Bonfire/Groundbreaking Ceremony!
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Upcoming Events at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library for Teens
 
MP Library  
Linker
 
Congratulations to Mrs. Amanda Linker
MPMS Teacher of the Year
Blood Drive

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