On Saturday, March 18, the MPMS Stagecrafters participated in the North Carolina Theatre Conference Middle School Play Festival at Spirit Square in Charlotte, NC. At the NCTC Middle School Play Festival, schools from all across the state come together to share their talents and celebrate their collective achievements. Following their performance, students received verbal and written feedback from industry experts. When not performing, students watched performances from other schools, learned from their peers and made new theatre friends. The MPMS Stagecrafters received the "Excellence in Movement" Award for their play production of "School Daze" and they received the "Festival Spirit" Award. We are so proud of our theatre students!
Every year the faculty and staff vote for Teacher of the Year. This year, the MPMS honor went to Ms. Caitlin Sirse, 7th grade ELA teacher. Prior to earning her Master of Arts Degree in Education from Kent State University in 2011, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Photojournalism. She believes her background and interest in visual journalism helps tie current events and creativity into her lessons. Ms. Sirse completed her student teaching and first year at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent before relocating to sunny North Carolina. She was a little nervous adjusting to middle school life when she moved here, but can’t imagine being anywhere else now. She has two favorite teaching moments. The first – the moment she helps a reluctant reader finally find the “perfect” book. The second – when her students surprise her with new concepts from her own lessons. When she’s not in the classroom, she enjoys hiking, photography, Cleveland sports and chocolate. Congratulations, Ms. Sirse!
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!
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Baseball: Harris Road (Away)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Soccer: Harris Road (Home)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Track Meet: Kannapolis
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Volleyball: Harris Road (Away)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Rising 6th Grade Students Visit MPMS
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 3rd Quarter Report Cards Go Home
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Baseball: Concord (Home)