Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Passmore Passes More

by Brett Hoffman
            This past Saturday, senior Michael Passmore ran in the Indiana State Championship in Terre Haute. He was the only Mooresville cross country runner to advance to state.
            “I took it easy the week before the race and got mentally prepared,” Passmore said. “I also ate a ton of carbs.”
This was Passmore’s second time running at state for cross country, and he was ready to show his competitors how much he had improved. Passmore was in between the fortieth and fiftieth at the 4k mark, and finished in seventeenth place, passing nearly half of his fellow runners in 1000 meters. Passmore also finished as the eleventh fastest senior in the race, which gave him a spot on the Indiana All Star Cross Country team. He will be running in Kettering Ohio with the other All Stars from Ohio, Michigan and Illinois on Nov. 17.
            “I got a PR (personal record) at the most important race of the season,” Passmore said. “I am very happy.”
            The MHS team came out to support Passmore, wearing costumes, painting his name on their stomachs and dyeing their hair blue and gold. The bus was also painted for Passmore with words of encouragement.
            “I feel like he had a very successful race,” math teacher Clint Swalls said. “Even though he didn’t finish first, he had a race plan that he carried out.”
            Passmore will be leaving the school on a positive note, having set the school record in his senior year of cross country. Be sure to congratulate Passmore on his incredible performance this season. 

Mooresville High School Annual Wagon Trails Revue

by Paige Baker

  Mooresville High School will be hosting its annual Wagon Trails Revue on Friday, Nov 2 and Saturday, Nov 3 starting at 7 p.m. Cost of admission is $7, tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Dawn Blake at the Welcome Center anytime during the school day.
   “Wagon Trails is a fun way for the yearbook staff to raise money. It really helps us out a lot with yearbook sales,” event coordinator Tara Davis said.

Monday, October 29, 2012

PSAT Day Attendance

            Due to the PSAT being optional this year, unlike previous years, juniors and seniors must attend school on the day that sophomores will be taking the PSAT, Oct. 31. It happens to be on the same day as Halloween this year. Only sophomores and juniors who have signed up for the PSAT will be taking it on that day.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Running to Semi-State

   It was cool and clear the morning when the Girls’ Cross Country Team stepped onto the Regionals course at Greensburg. After finishing their final run-out, the girls lined up and readied themselves for the race ahead.

Run, Michael, Run!

by Brett Hoffman
  As cross country season comes to an end, senior Michael Passmore has moved into the State competition level. After an incredible season filled with record breaking times, Passmore will compete at State this Saturday.

Outstanding Octoboo

The MHS Orchestras enjoyed a great turnout for their annual Octoboo concert featuring Sammy Terry.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Art Club to Host Pumpkin Carving Contest

   The Art Club is hosting a pumpkin carving contest on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in Room 158. It will be held from 2:40 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Anyone who is interested should see Mrs. Diane Evans. There is a fee of $2 and everyone must provide their own pumpkin. Some carving tools will be available but cutting tools will not be provided. All work must be done there and must be school appropriate. Prizes will be given to first, second and third place. The winning pumpkins will be displayed in the showcase near the art room. The more participants the bigger the cash prize, so sign up!

Boys’ and Girls’ Club Needs Volunteers

  Mooresville High School’s Student Council will be helping the Boys’ and Girls’ Club move into its new headquarters on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. until noon. The club needs more volunteers to come help out. The club is currently located on 217 East High Street in Mooresville (next to the Godfather’s pizza) and will be moving to the corner of St. Claire Street and Indianapolis Road. Vehicles that can load materials are wanted but not required to help. Meet at High Street location. If you have any questions or to RSVP, contact Jennifer Carroll at (812) 369-9158.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Athlete of the Week

Week of October 8-13 & 15-20, 2012
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY:  Freshman, Megan Phillips
Megan finished 9th at the IHSAA Regional meet in Greensburg, IN.  She put forth a great effort, and broke the school record for the third time this season.  She first broke the record in mid-September running the 5k race in 20:06.  One week later, she improved the record, running 20:02.  At regionals, she started strong, and crossed the finish line in 19:46, re-breaking the school record by another 16 seconds.  Megan is a great encourager and has led her teammates to their strongest performance of the season, earning a trip to compete in the IHSAA Semi-State meet this past weekend.
FOOTBALL: Senior, Bram Wood
Bram had a solid performance in the 31-12 victory over Franklin County on Oct. 12th.  Bram recorded 7 solo tackles & 8 assist tackles to go along with 2 sacks in the game.  He played both ways the entire evening on the offensive line and as linebacker and all special teams.  Bram has displayed SOLID character and leadership throughout the year for the football program both on and off the field.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pioneer Nation Renovation

Possible Renovation: MHS Received audits and renovation concepts from three companies. This one is from the Skillman Corp. and it includes features which may or may not be included in the final project.
by Morgan Sussman
   The Pulse staff recently had the opportunity to travel around the school with upper level administrators and a board member to look over the possibilities of renovations made to MHS.
   The school board passed a resolution Tuesday to get a $20 million bond. With this money, the school corporation is prepared to start a large-scale high school renovation project, without affecting community taxes.
   “We have right now in our community a growing homeless population, a growing free and reduced lunch number, people losing their homes, losing their jobs. And the last thing we need to do is raise taxes,” school board president Dr. Bill Roberson said. “So we’re not going to do that.”
   This renovation is estimated to take place over 15 to 18 months spanning from 2013 Spring Break to the end of the 2013-2014 school year. The project should cover several areas of the school, including the English hallway, Cafeteria, South Gym, Auditorium, Stage, APC Hallway classrooms and the outside appearance of the school.
   Listed below are the possible renovation projects.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

EDITORIAL: Improving Our School

What the Pulse staff thinks needs changed at MHS

   With the possibilities of renovations to MHS upon us, many students will be thinking of the things that they want changed.
   The Pulse staff recently discussed what they thought should be changed in the high school. With the plans to cut down the size of the courtyard being considered, students will worry that they will not have any space to eat outside. Getting fresh air during the day is important, so a new area to eat outside would be nice.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Athletic Dept. News Release: Cross Country Success

Mooresville Pioneers have Strong Showing at Cross Country Sectional
Pioneer Girls Cross Country Team Advances to Regional
Michael Passmore Earns Sectional Champion & Advances to Regional
The Mooresville boys & girls cross country team competed yesterday in the IHSAA sectional race at Franklin Community H.S.  Michael Passmore was named the individual sectional champion by placing first in the boys race.  He will be competing in the regional race in Greensburg on Saturday this upcoming weekend.  The boys team overall wrapped up their season with an 8th place finish in the sectional.  
The girls team competed extremely well and had two runners place in the top 15.  They were Megan Phillips (8th) and Amelia Phillips (15th).  The girls team placed 4th overall and earned the honor to compete in the regional race at Greensburg on Saturday.  Congratulations to Coach Adam Hook and both cross country teams on their performance at the sectional cross country meet last night.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Red Ribbon Week Approaching

by Daniel Skora
Red Ribbon Week is the longest running drug prevention program in the United States. Each year it is celebrated on the last full week of October. This year it will be celebrated from October 20-28.
Students Against Destructive Decisions(SADD) will be raising awareness of drugs on the week of Oct. 22-26. A poster will be available in the cafeteria to be signed by students who are against drugs from Oct. 22-24. They will also be hosting a game show during lunch. More information will be released the week of the events.

Athlete of the Week News Release


Week of October 1-6, 2012

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY:  Freshman, Megan Phillips
This past week Megan finished runner up at the Morgan County meet held at Eminence.  Shortly after the first mile during the race due to course conditions Megan lost one of her shoes.  Megan showed great composure and determination by running the remainder of the race with only one shoe.  Her efforts help led the team to an overall victory earning the girls cross country program the Morgan County Championship!

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Senior, Michael Passmore
Michael was the individual county champion at the Morgan County meet this past week for the 2nd consecutive year.   It was a very wet course, but Michael won the race by over one minute ahead of the nearest competitor.  Michael has showed great leadership throughout the year and he continues to encourage his teammates and fellow competitors both on and off the cross country course.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Backpack, Backpack, Yeah!

by Taylor Childs
  Body ache after a long school day?  How much weight does a typical student strap to their back during the week? The average student carries a book bag that weighs 17 pounds.
   MHS Pulse staff weighed 20 backpacks to find the average weight. The heaviest book bag on record was 27.8 pounds, while the lightest was 7.6 pounds.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

NEWS Release: Wagon Trails Revue Solo Acts Announced


Wagon Trails Revue 2012
Thanks to all who auditioned for Wagon Trails Revue.
Listed below are the acts which will perform.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wagon Trails Revue Auditons Thursday

by Daniel Skora
            Wagon Trails Revue auditions will be on Thursday, October 4 after school from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Please bring the appropriate materials and wear the appropriate attire for your audition. Be ready to answer questions during your audition. You must also know the original composer or writer of your performance.
Performances must be no longer than four minutes each. The set up for your audition should be minimal. Only one song from each genre will be chosen. If you are auditioning in a group, all members must be present for the audition and meet the academic requirements. Sign up outside Door #121 for an audition time.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Week of September 24-29, 2012

VOLLEYBALL:  Senior, Grace White
Grace was a key contributor this past week in Lady Pioneer wins against Cascade, Danville and Clay City.  She is a passionate individual who has given 100% throughout the year in practice and game competition. This week Grace's enthusiasm and positive attitude were a driving force behind the success achieved by the team.  Grace has demonstrated leadership and a competitive drive that has inspired her teammates all season.

BOYS TENNIS: Senior, Clay Huddleston


Mooresville High School Athletic Department
For Immediate Release 9/28/12

Mooresville High School Athletic Department Announces Champions of Character Award Winners for September

Mooresville, IN – The Mooresville High School Athletic Department is pleased to announce the Champions of Character award winners from all Mooresville Schools for the month of September.

The Champions of Character program specific inspires character qualities being implemented through life experiences gained from the educational and/or athletic experiences at Mooresville.  The program recognizes one male & female student from each elementary school, the middle school and high school for the month of September.  The students each month are nominated by their teachers and chosen by their Principal for demonstrating the following three main core values through the Mooresville Champions of Character program: Character, Unity and Servant Leadership. 
September Award Winners: