Home of the Tigers!
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 will continue 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.
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!
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