2017-2018 Cheer Information
Tryout dates: August 1, 2, 3 Time: 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. (bring a lunch)
Location: old MPMS
Mandatory Parent and Cheerleader meeting: July 31st—6:30 p.m. at the old MPMS in the auditorium
All paperwork can be found on the MPMS Athletics page. All paperwork, including an updated physical MUST be turned in at the Parent meeting to be able to tryout.
If a parent and the cheerleader are not present, you will not be allowed to tryout.
Camp: August 5th—9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Location: MPHS (Auxiliary gym)
New for 2017-2018
Cheerleading tryouts will be conducted over a 3 day period. On the first two days, candidates will practice arm positions, jumps, and learn two chants and a dance. A review of the material and stunt practice will take place on the third day. During these 3 days, candidates will practice showmanship and performances of the material they have learned.
* Though judges may be brought in daily during tryouts to evaluate candidates, Cabarrus County Schools’ policy states that the use of outside evaluators is NOT mandated and the coach has final discretion on who makes the team. Judges will not be used for the 2017-18 season.
Superintendent Chris Lowder and the Cabarrus County Board of Education will celebrate the opening of the new Mount Pleasant Middle School during a dedication ceremony on Sunday, August 20th.
Parents, staff, students and the community are invited to attend the dedication ceremony.
The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. and will be held at 466 Walker Road, Mount Pleasant.
Softball Tryouts will be held at the Mount Pleasant High School softball field on the following dates:
Friday, August 18th 5:30-7:15pm
Monday, August 21st 5:30-7:15pm
Tuesday, August 22nd 5:30-7:15pm
**Please have your player there a few minutes early to put on cleats. They should be on the field ready to begin at 5:30pm**
**All students must have an updated physical to participate**
Mandatory equipment players should bring:
- your own water/Gatorade
- a glove, bat, and cleats
(mouth guards are optional, but recommended)
August 23, 4:30-6:30 pm
Pick up schedules and meet the teachers
MPMS Summer Reading Programs
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.
Click here to get all the information about the 6th grade summer reading program.7th Grade:What should I bring back to school in August?Click here to go to the webpage that has all the information about the 7th grade reading program.8th Grade:Click here to get all the information about the 8th grade summer reading program.
2017-2018 Cheer Information
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as cheerleaders for the new school year!
MPMS CHEERLEADERS – 8th Grade
MPMS CHEERLEADERS – 7th Grade
Battle of the Books
Attention students: Battle of the Books is going to have its first meeting on Thursday, September 21st. The meeting will be before school beginning at 8:00 am in the media center. Parents are welcome to come learn about Battle of the Books, but parents are not required to attend the meeting. If you like to read and are competitive, this is the club for you. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are welcome to join.
Mrs. Bass Recognized by Explore LearningCongratulations to Mrs. Sharon Bass, 8th grade math teacher, for receiving an award from Explore Learning for high class usage of the Gizmos Science Online Resource. She was one of seven CCS teachers recognized for having the highest usage in the county. Pictured are Ms. Hoyle, Assistant Principal; Mrs. Garner, CCS Curriculum and Global Education Coordinator; Mrs. Bass; the representative from Explore Learning; and Mr. Farrar, Principal. Way to go Mrs. Bass!
Mock Trial Competition
Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader interested in Mock Trial competition this year should contact Mrs. McKinney at email@example.com
The Justice Iredell Middle School Mock Trial Tournament is an educational team program where middle school students have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of civil/criminal law and courtroom procedures. Students representing attorneys and witnesses for both sides of a fictional case role play that case being tried in court. A team led by a teacher is ideally composed of between six and 16 students, but can have more students on each team as alternates. The students are guided in their case through support of their teacher and attorney coaches. The program teaches the legal process and trial procedure. Hundreds of students participate each year.
Cabarrus County Schools Program Choice Fair
Jay M Robinson High School
October 11, 2017
Please arrive by 4:45 PM to set up
Event is from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The programs involved will be:
- Early College High School
- Early College High School of Technology
- Spanish Immersion - SPLASH (CAFES, RRES, WMIES, WES, WMES, WHES)
- Chinese Mandarin Immersion (CMES, HES)
- Year Round School (WMES)
- Fine Arts (ROES)
- STEM (CWES, RBMES, BHES, JN Fries, CCGMS, NCMS, CCHS, NCHS)
- IB - International Baccalaureate (WHES, WMIES, CMS, HeWMS, CHS)
- All High School Academies
- IT (CMHS)
- Hospitality and Finance (HRHS)
- Engineering and Automation (JMRHS)
- Energy and Sustainability (MPHS)
- Health Sciences and Biotechnology (NWHS)
- Public Safety Academy (CHS)
Picture Make Up Day
First Nine Weeks Honor Roll Luncheon
Congratulations to the students who made the A/AB Honor Roll for the first nine weeks. To celebrate this honor we would like to invite parents to have lunch with their child Thursday, November 9th, during their lunch time. You can bring lunch such as fast food, food from a restaurant, pack your lunch or just enjoy the time sitting with your child and their friends in the atrium or the outside aresa.Please check in with the front office, and meet your child outside the cafeteria. Please remember that food brought in from outside may not be taken into the cafeteria.
Thank you for your support, and enjoy 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.
Thanksgiving Service Project
Mt. Pleasant Tigers are participating in our 10th annual Thanksgiving Service Project. The students and staff at MPMS are putting together turkey dinners for families in our community that are in need. The dinners consist of a frozen turkey, trimmings, vegetables, drinks and dessert. If you are able donate a few items for others in need, please choose items listed below:
stuffing boxes canned corn
gravy packets non-perishable dessert (cake mix and icing)
instant mashed potatoes macaroni and cheese
cranberry sauce several packs of tea
green beans candied yams
If you are donating items, please have your child bring their items to the gym in the mornings or you may drop off items at the school office. All items need to be turned in by November 15th.
Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
MPMS 2017-18 Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to Sydney, a 7th grade student in Mr. Williamson's room, for winning our school Spelling Bee on Thursday, November 30. Also, congratulations to Jason, a 6th grade student from Mrs. Barrier's room, for being first runner up. Sydney will represent our school at the district spelling bee on January 10th at 7pm at Winkler Middle School. We are very proud of these students!
7th Grade Renaissance Fair Field Trip
On behalf of the Seventh Grade teachers, Mr. Williamson and Mr. Newsome would like to thank all of the volunteers and bus drivers that chaperoned our recent trip to the Renaissance Fair. Despite the heat and crowd, we believe it was a great time for our students. Your service for our students is greatly appreciated by MPMS.
First Nine Weeks Honor Roll Luncheon
Congratulations to the students who made the A/AB Honor Roll for the first nine weeks. To celebrate this honor we invited parents to have lunch with their child on Thursday, November 9th, during their lunch time. They could bring lunch such as fast food, food from a restaurant, pack a lunch or just enjoy the time sitting with their child and their friends in the atrium or the outside aresa.
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.
County Fair Fun
Mount Pleasant Middle School's new agriculture program students and FFA members worked the milking booth fundraiser at the Cabarrus County Fair. Students enjoyed teaching people about where our milk, cheese, and ice cream come from. They also got to learn about how to work a milking machine and safety around cattle. For more pictures go to our Facebook page.
The Cabarrus County Board of Education will have a work session at Mt. Pleasant Middle School this Monday, February 5th, starting at 6:00pm.
We would like to invite the parents of all students who make the A or A/B Honor Roll to a reception on Friday, February 16th. Here is a copy of the invitation given to the eligible students with their report cards.
MPMS COOKIE DOUGH SALEEach student has received the Gourmet 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 February 22.
Important Information for 8th Grade High School Registration
February 26: Mt. Pleasant High School Counselors Visit the 8th Grade Students at the middle school
March 5: Elective Fair at Mt. Pleasant High School auditorium from 6:00-7:00pm. Learn about courses, clubs, etc
March 6: 8th grade students visit MPHS and register for their high school courses
Click Here for the MPHS Pre-Requisite Guide
Click Here for the MPHS Career Cluster/Electives Offerings
Click Here for the CCS Course Guide
Cookie Dough Pick Up Information
When: Thursday, March 22, from 4-7pm
Where: Auxiliary Gym
Soil and Water Speech Winners
Water: the cycle of life is the theme for the 2017-2018 Soil & Water Conservation speeches. We had three students at Mt. Pleasant Middle make it to the county competition on January 25th. Each speaker did an amazing job and represented MPMS well. The students were judged on the content of the speech (message, originality, organization, use of facts/analogies/descriptions) and speaking skills (voice/diction, style, body language). Gavin Shoe took home third place for the county; Addison Klttz is the county runner-up; and anthony Stephenson is the first place student who will continue to regional competition in March. Congratulations to all three students!
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!
MPMS FFA Night at Marvin's on Thursday, May 3
Please come out to Marvin's Fresh Farmhouse this Thursday, May 3rd from 3-10pm. 10% of dine-in and take-out sales goes to our MPMS FFA Chapter. Its also country-style steak night!
Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office Summer Camps for KidsRising 6th - 8th grade students are invited to participate in the annual summer camp sponsored by the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office Youth Development Division.Camp Dates and Location:Week 1: June 18-22 at Mt. Pleasant Middle School, 466 Walker Road, Mt. PleasantWeek 2: June 25-29 at Hickory Ridge High School, 7321 Raging Ridge Rd, HarrisburgCamp activities will include Lessons and Presentations on topics such as: Cyber Safety, Communication Skills, Safety Education, and many more. The lessons will be led by Deputies from the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office. All are current School Resource Officers and work with children on a daily basis. Activities will also include games, field trips, group activities, safety lessons, and much more.Cost for Camp: $40.00 (fee covers activity costs)Snacks will be provided at no cost to camp participants. Each participant must provide their own bag lunch.The camp will be limited to 40 participants. The spaces will be filled by the first 40 to return the camp registration. You will receive a confirmation if you are accepted to the camp. The camp is open ONLY to rising 6th-8th grade students in Cabarrus County schools. Adult supervision provided at ALL times by Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office. All campers will be responsible for their transportation to and from camp location.Please fill out thisregistration form and return to the address below as soon as possible:Cabarrus County Sheriff's OfficeAttn: Youth development DivisionPO Box 525Concord, NC 28025Please do not send money or checks for the camp fee. The camp fee will be collected the first day of camp. Camp fees have to be paid in cash.
To watch the live streaming of our Leadership Day today, scroll down to the bottom right on this webpage, and click on the camera icon right above the Tiger TV feed.
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.
EOG Testing Reminders
This is Mt. Pleasant Middle reminding parents of the EOGs Tests that are going on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
As we prepare for these assessments, you can help in a couple of ways.
- Please make sure that your child has a good night’s rest prior to each day of test administration and eats a healthy breakfast.
- We also ask that you encourage your child to perform to the best of his/her ability as placement decisions for next year will take into account your child’s performance on the EOG assessments.
- Please reassure your child that these assessments provide him or her with an opportunity to demonstrate all that they have learned.
Thank you for your assistance with these tests.
Wednesday, May 30: 6th & 8th Grades - Math, 7th Grade - ELA
Thursday, May 31: 6th & 8th Grades - ELA, 7th Grade - Math
Friday, June 1: 7th & 8th Grades - NCFE Social Studies
Monday, June 4: 6th Grade - NCFE Science, 8th Grade - EOG Science
Tuesday, June 5: 6th Grade - NCFE Social Studies, 7th Grade - NCFE Science, 8th Grade - Earth Enviornemntal Science
Wednesday, June 6: 8th Grade - Math I
EOG Testfest/ Field Day: June 6 ( 6th& 7th Grades); June 7 (8th grade, AM Only): Student who are eligible for our EOG Testfest/ Field Day must meet the following requirements:
- No ISS or OSS from: 5/17-6/7
- No Bus Suspensions: 5/17-6/7
- Work hard during classes and EOG Reviews and on EOGs
- Be present during all EOG and EOC Exams
Leader in MeMt. Pleasant Middle School is now a part of The Leader in Me Lighthouse School community. We have the opportunity to positively impact thousands of children and we have no doubt that we will excel at this important challenge. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, students and teachers will participate in training of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Everyone is looking forward to this with great anticipation!
Report Card Pick-Up
Report Cards can be picked up this Wednesday, June 13, and this Thursday, June 14, from 8:00am to 4:30pm in the main office. Fees need to be paid before receiving report cards. Thanks and have a great summer!!
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!