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MPMS Beta Club May Service Project
We are requesting that every Beta Club member donate at least one item listed below to support Sonshine Backpack Ministry. This ministry feeds needy students and families in our school every week. Items can also be donated to earn service hours: 4 donated items = 1 service hour. Items should be turned in to Mrs. Holshouser in her office. Collection runs from May 15-25.
Sonshine Backpack Ministry - The approximate cost to feed one child for the school year is $250.00.
The following is a list of food items that are packed each week: Instant oatmeal or grits, Single serving cereal boxes or cups, 100% juice boxes, Shelf-stable milk (individual servings), Canned fruit (in light syrup or juice) or Fruit cups, Canned vegetables, Canned pasta (Ravioli or Spaghetti), Soups (Progresso soup has the least amount of sodium and more nutritional value), Easy Mac and Cheese (individual packs), Shelf-stable pudding cups, Applesauce cups, Granola bars (nut free), Microwave popcorn, Individual snack items, Bars of soap, Shampoo, and Toothpaste.
Gift cards to Food Lion and monetary donations are greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to Sonshine Backpack Ministry.
Congratulations to Mrs. Cheryl Widenhouse for receiving her 25 Year Pin of Service to Cabarrus County Schools. Mrs. Widenhouse is our Data Manager and has spent all 25 years at Mt. Pleasant Middle School. She was recognized at the Retirement and 25 Years of Service Banquet at the Speedway Club on Monday, April 30th. Way to go Mrs. Widenhouse!
Many YCI Club members attended the Eagle Awards on Friday, April 27th at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte. Several students were nominated for Student Leader awards, the club was nominated for Club of the Year and Mrs. Jones was a nominee for Teacher of the Year. At the end of the night, Mrs. Jones received the Teacher of the Year award and Haley McManus was also awarded a trophy for outstanding Christian leadership.
Mt. Pleasant Middle School Youth Commission Club would like to thank James and Barbara Clay of Woodmen Life for their generous donation of $1000 to our organization. Our club will certainly be able to do more service-oriented projects for those in need within our school and community with this money.
The Theatre Department at Mount Pleasant Middle School has much to celebrate, as they bring home honors from the 2018 NCTC Middle School Play Festival, held at Spirit Square in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, March 24. The theatre program, led by Marnie Stoker, made the school and community proud with their presentation of Letters at the Festival, and is thrilled to bring home the following awards: Overall Excellent Rating, Festival Spirit Award and Excellence in Acting Award.
The NCTC Middle School Play Festival strengthens arts education in schools by bringing curriculum to life, challenging students to do their very best work, and contributing to the development of future audiences for live performing arts. This year, over 400 students from 17 schools presented 19 productions at 2 regional sites across the state!
The atmosphere at the Play Festival is positive and exciting, and students are filled with energy as they watch shows, learn from their peers and make new theatre friends. Schools travel with theatrical sets and load-in to a 10’x10’ backstage area. Before their 45 minute time limit begins, students eagerly await hearing the starting phrase, “Your time begins NOW!”, to which they respond with an enthusiastic reply. The 45 minute time limit includes setting up, performing the play and clearing the stage. Following their performance, students join their peers in the cheering audience to receive feedback from professional actors and directors with Broadway and Hollywood credits. Actors, designers, writers, directors and teachers are celebrated, and bring home awards that are displayed beside school sports trophies.
The NCTC Middle School Play Festival is made possible with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
District Soil & Water Conservation Speech Winner
"Water: the cycle of life" is the theme of this year's Soil & Water Conservation speech contest. Anthony Stephenson presented his 6 minute speech at the regional competition on Saturday, March 17th in Lexington, NC. Anthony placed first and continued to the state level competition on Friday, May 11th to represent Cabarrus County and Mt. Pleasant Middle School. Congratulations Anthony!
Impact Through Education Awards
At the February 12th Board of Education meeting two students and two staff members were recognized as Impact Through Education Award winners from Mt. Pleasant Middle School. Congratulations goes to Brennen J., Chloe L, Zachary Trivett, and Joey LeMasters! These award winners were selected by the staff at MPMS and we are very proud of them!
MPMS FFA Middle School Rally
MPMS FFA attended NC FFA Middle Grades Rally on Friday, March 9. Ryley Gray, Chloe Mullinax, Mallory Seymour, Zach Norman, Alana Finley, Maleena Clapp, Gavin Shoe, and Raelyn Furr all competed in Parliamentary Procedure. In the Exploring Biotechnology event Lucia Bovard and Makayla Bouchelle both got perfect scores, other team members included Alicia Sisler and Stephene Preslar. Lillie Rogers participated in Prepared Public Speaking with a speech on Belgian Blue cattle. Brennan Jones, Keaton Granja and Jake Green competed in Biotechnology Quiz Bowl. All students did extremely well and competed in the largest Middle Grades event to date. Some of our members also got the chance to meet the National FFA President, Breanna Holbert.
The MPMS Battle of the Books team placed second at the county competition on Tuesday, February 13th. The team consisted of 12 dedicated students, three which competed for their last time as 8th graders. The students met from September through February and practiced well over 100 hours. The new list of books for the 2018-2019 school year should be released soon. Any student interested in being on the Battle of the Books team needs to stop by the media center and see Ms. Stephenson.
CFM MP Athletic Physicals Registration
We will have physicals for our athletes on June 7th starting at 3pm. They will be held at the high school (enter from the faculty parking lot. Please have the athletes sign up on the following link.
Out to Lunch Passes are Back. Submit 10 boxtops and receive a pass to eat outside for lunch. No limit - submit as many as you can. Support our school submit your boxtops.