Friday, November 30, 2012

No Shave November Final Photo

The MHS Men of November proudly show off their beards.  Thirteen men participated in No Shave November this year.
Front Row: Mr. Clint Swalls, Mr. Adam Allen, Mr. Brian Stayte, Mr. Arthur Brown, and Mr. Andy Marine. Back Row: Mr. Roger Thomas, Mr. Wesley Neese, Mr. Jim Lindsey, Mr. Tim VanWanzeele, Mr. Oggy Brewer, Mr. Jason Zollman, Mr. Brinton Farrand, and Mr. Joe Johnson

MHS Girls’ Basketball to Play at Bankers Life

by Abby Ellinghausen
            It was just announced that over Christmas Break on Thursday, January 3, 2013 the Mooresville High School Girls’ Varsity basketball team will have the chance to play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The girls will take on Franklin Community at 4 p.m. The lineup of girls’ games that day includes Western Boone and Mt. Vernon at 2 p.m. followed by Mooresville and Franklin Community at 4 pm. The girls will then be followed by the Martinsville and Decatur Central boys at 5:45 p.m. and Fishers and Lebanon boys at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wishing For A White Christmas?

by Taylor Childs
   For many students and teachers alike, snow is what makes Christmas Christmas. And for those who are anticipating a white Christmas this year, the forecast is looking bright.

Spanish III Honors: Presentation Pictures

For the past month, students in Mrs. Tamara Skaggs Spanish III Honors classes have been researching and creating pieces of art to critique and display in Spanish. Check out some pictures below of their final products.
*photos by Brett Hoffman

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Food Drive Exceeds Expectations

MHS Food Drive
by Cassidy Kelley
   For many years MHS Student Council has hosted the annual food drive for needing families. Hosted by sponsors Mrs. Goddard and Mrs. Owens, MHS seeks to exceed the number of goods raised in the past.
   Student Body President Mandy Carroll and Chair of the Food Drive Brett Green have worked together to make this year’s food drive a very successful one indeed. In an overall community total, which includes the elementary schools, over 11,000 canned and nonperishable goods were collected for Churches in Mission.
   “Our total this year is much higher than the 938 we had last year,” Carroll said.

Victorian Christmas Schedule

   December is almost here! Which means Mooresville’s Annual Victorian Christmas is coming. This Saturday on Dec. 1, students from the high school will be performing for the town of Mooresville. Click on the link below to see the full schedule.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Novembeard: Things are Getting Hairy at MHS

by Brett Hoffman
     As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, the faces of students and teachers start to get a little fuzzy.
   “I was going to do it, but my face gets too scratchy,” sophomore Peyton Baker said.

Monday, November 19, 2012

MHS to Participate in RTV6 Toy Drive

   The MHS and PHMS Athletic Departments and MHS Honor Society are working together to create a toy drive for Churches in Mission and local children. Unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any Mooresville school until Friday, November 30. A commercial for the toy drive will be featured on RTV6 at the Pioneer Girls’ Basketball game at 6 p.m. the same evening of the deadline.
   Needed items include:
·         board games
·         Hot Wheels sets
·         Legos
·         building kits
·         art & craft kits
·         gifts for older children
   Help others by making this our biggest toy drive ever!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Swalls Wins Food Drive

by Cassidy Kelley  
   Food drive donations from MHS reached an all-time high with a total of 4,749 canned and boxed goods; a significant rise from the 938 that were collected last year. Mr. Clint Swalls’ class brought in an average of 42 items per student, thus winning them the free breakfast. Mr. Matt Bosworth’s class came in a close second with an average of 34 cans per student. Great job Pioneers!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wagon Trails Revue Photos

Christmas Play News

   Christmas plays performed by the theatre arts classes will be on Tuesday, Dec. 4 and Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.  The admission is $3 for students and adults, and kids younger than 5 are free.  Ticket sales begin at 5:15 p.m.  the nights of the plays.  The plays are written by students in the advanced theatre class from the year before.

Thinking About College? Find Out What It's Like at Library College Night

   The Mooresville Public Library is holding a College Night on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Current college students will be there to discuss their experiences and information about local colleges will be available to take home. Registration is required and refreshments will be served. To register, go online to

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

2013 Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Yearbooks will be on sale for $45 until Nov. 18. On Nov. 19, the price of the 2013 Wagon Trails Yearbook will increase to $55. The final deadline to order is March 22. Nameplates will also be available with information on the form.  Students who wish to order a yearbook may follow one of the two ways:
1. Use a credit card and order online at or call 1-866-287-3096. Use the order number 40256.
2. Use a check or money order, and make checks payable to Herff jones Yearbooks. Include the order number 40256 on check or money order.  Return the completed order form to Herff Jones Yearbook Order Center, PO Box 29, Edwardsville, KS, 66113-9029.
See Mrs. Ada Clark in Room 121 for a form.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Two Hr. Delay Schedule

1st Period: 9:50-10:21
2nd Period: 10:26-10:57
3rd Period: 11:02-11:33
5th Period: 11:38-12:43
     (1st Lunch: 11:38 - 12:08)
     (2nd Lunch: 12:13 - 12:43)
4th Period: 12:48 - 1:18
6th Period: 1:23 - 1:54
7th Period: 1:59 - 2:34

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Mooresville Schools Madison Township Board Election

   Today, the presidential election has front and center; however, another election will be hitting closer to home. MCSC has a race for the Madison Township Board Member. But what does this mean to MHS?
   Mark Meadows and David Reddick both care about the school system. They seem to agree that they disagree on one major point.
   “Our area of disagreement is in the tool of a school voucher program,” candidate Mark Meadows said.
   School vouchers allow people to send money to private schools that would otherwise go into a public school system. The money, given by the state government, follows the student.  Candidate David Reddick said, “I don’t believe someone who is running for a public school board should favor vouchers because, under present law, granting a voucher takes funds away from a public school district and makes it harder for a public school district to succeed.”
   However, Meadows believes they can be beneficial.
   “Parents and families should be able to voice their approval of one school system over another by choosing where they would want to attend and having the state provide money to follow the student.”
   Both candidates are eager to serve the community. “I am interested in knowing what is on the minds of high school students,” Reddick said.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

by Shyla Harless
   Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at 9 a.m., the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin on NBC.
   “I never watch the parade because I am the chef on Thanksgiving dinner for my family,” English teacher Jason Zollman said.
   The parade is in its eighty sixth year with 3 million people in New York and 50 million watching from their homes. The parade started in 1924, and has only not happened from 1940 to 1945 because of the war in Europe. The route of the parade has only changed once and that was in 2009.
   “It is part of our family tradition, and it brings back happy memories from years past,” chemistry teacher Anne Brewer said.
    The oldest balloon in the parade is the Snoopy balloon. The parade lineup is balloons, floats, balloonicles, clowns, novelty balloons, performance groups and marching bands.
  “My favorite part of the parade is the marching bands because I am in color guard here at the school,” junior Mackensie Letourneau.
      Don’t forget to tune into NBC and catch the parade!

Editorial: Student Halloween Costumes

   Halloween costumes could be beneficial to the school. If a contest was set up where the best costumes under certain themes could win, it would provide an opportunity to spread school spirit and get the students more willing to participate in school activities. Even MHS’s morale could be boosted as a result.
   On October 31, students at MHS were confused as to why they weren’t allowed to wear Halloween costumes.  In the past, students were allowed to wear costumes to celebrate the official holiday while staying within a loose dress code policy.
   “In the ‘80s, students and faculty members participated more in Spirit Week themes and dressed up for Halloween,” art teacher Mr. Brinton Farrand said. “They used to decorate the rooms for Christmas.”
   During Spirit Week, MHS put aside the dress code policy in order to encourage students to have fun dressing up for the themes, creating a positive atmosphere in the school. Some students were even sporting costumes that had blue and gold themes. If costumes were allowed during Spirit Week, why not on an official holiday?
   MHS should allow the same policy to be in place on Halloween; students would be able to sport their costumes why’ll staying within the boundaries of a loose dress code.
   One might argue that students will abuse the right to wear costumes, donning scary getups featuring masks and violent themes; however, if the school stresses the dress code policy that costumes cannot feature masks, blood or other graphic outfits, students will be less likely to break the dress code.
            The Pulse staff thinks we should be allowed to wear our Halloween costumes to school next year. So, go and talk to your student council representative and have them debate over this issue so we can enjoy Halloween in years to come.

Friday, November 2, 2012


by Whitney Smither
  It’s halfway through the NFL 2012-2013 season, and the Indianapolis Colts’ fans are eager to see what is in store for their team for the remainder of the season.
   “I am very impressed that we have won as many games as we have,” Spanish teacher Mrs. Richhart said. “I see a great future ahead.”

NEWS RELEASE: Champions of Character Winners

Mooresville High School Athletic Department

For Immediate Release 11/1/12

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

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 October.

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. 

October Award Winners:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

MHS Gets an ‘A’

   Through the IDOE, a grading system put in place in 2011, Mooresville High School has learned that it is an A-Rated school. The grades for 2012 assigned by the IDOE are based on the Spring 2012 State Assessment.
 For more information, view the Mooresville Schools News Release here:

Reminder: Time Change Saturday

"Fall Back" in the Fall: MHS: Don't forget to move your clocks back one hour before you go to sleep on Saturday night.

Urgent Parent Message

From Mooresville Schools Facebook Page

We have learned from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department that amongst a child’s Halloween candy a Kit Kat bar was found with a needle inside. Parents discovered the needle before the candy was eaten. The child had been trick or treating in the Commons area of Heartland Crossing.

Parents are urged to look through their children’s candy before letting the child have it. Anything suspicious should be reported to the sheriff’s department at 765-342-5544 or the Mooresville Police Department at 317-831-3434.