Showing posts from 2013

Guest Writer: A Christmas Carol

by Mariah Towery “ Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh, o’er the fields we go, laughing all the way ,”   Amanda Whitehouse sings on the bus heading to the Indiana Repertory Theatre. The 44 passenger bus carries two English 9 honors classes to see A Christmas Carol performed live. The classes have studied the play for about a week and now they the chance to see it performed for them. The trip takes about thirty minutes and the classes are already late. When they arrive the show is just beginning. The teachers quietly usher the students into the theatre’s doors. The students are lead by theatre staff through the exquisite lobby and up the stairs to the balcony level.  The students squeeze through two small doors and tip-toe to their seats so they do not disturb the rest of the audience. Once in their seats on the balcony, the quiet students watch the sparkling snowy stage dim and actors appeared on stage. A woman in old victorian garments moves to the center

Boys Basketball Team - Voting Ends Today

The Mooresville High School is up for the Hoosier Authority Team of the Week. Voting ends today at noon. Vote Here:

Freshmen Move Lockers

Today the upstairs lockers were officially made available to Freshmen.

Thanks for Thanksgiving

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Kyrstin Coomes The Pulse staff went around asking a few teachers and students what they were thankful for and what Thanksgiving meant to them. “[I’m thankful for] my girlfriend,” senior Rachel Ham said. When asked what Thanksgiving meant to her, she replied with a serious expression, “[I] stop eating three days before to make room to eat lots and lots of food.” “I’m thankful for the opportunity to live in this wonderful country where men and women are created equal,” junior Peyton Lindley said.  “It means that I get to nourish my body in the fellowship of my loved ones,” Lindley said. “I’m thankful for food. And Starbucks,” senior Samantha Martinez said.  “[Thanksgiving] means family coming together for a night,” Martinez said. “[I’m thankful for] family friends, and rainbows,” sophomore Kassidy Andrews said. “I’m thankful for GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) because it gives me the chance to be who I want to be and make new friends,” sophomor

Holiday Recipes

Holiday Recipes  by Morgan Lawson Turkey : Preheat the oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit. Pull the peck and giblets out of the cavity. Save the giblets (but not the liver) for gravy. Dry the turkey with paper towels, then add salt and pepper to the outside. Stuff the turkey with things like chopped onions, carrots, apples, and herbs. Place the turkey breast side up in a roasting pan. Brush the turkey with melted butter. Cover with foil and roast for two hours. (for 10-12 pound turkeys, add 15 minutes per pound.) After it’s done, remove the foil, and baste it with more melted butter. (and herbs if you’d like.) Turn the oven up to 435 degrees and roast for another hour until the meat registers of 165 degrees. Rolls :  Stir one tablespoon active-dry yeast, and ½ cup warm water into a mixing bowl, and let sit until dissolved. In a separate bowl, whisk together ½ cup milk, 1 large egg, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt into a large mixing bowl. Add

Thanksgiving Crafts: 5 or Less Easy Steps

Thanksgiving Crafts: 5 or Less Easy Steps by Whitney Smither String of Leaves Supplies needed: - Construction paper (orange, red, yellow, brown, or other earth tones) - Crayons or Markers - Scissors -Glue, Tape, or Staples - Long piece of green or brown yarn of string Steps: 1) Draw a leaf on a piece of construction paper. Make sure to draw a thick stem in the top. If necessary, use a leaf template. 2) Cut out the leaf. Draw the leaf veins if you wish. 3) Fold the leaves stem in half. 4) Attach the leaf to a long string using tape, glue, or staples. Make more leaves and attach them to the string. 5) Hang the string of leaves across the room for a wonderful Thanksgiving decoration. Magic Leaf Drawing Supplies needed: Real leaf, piece of paper, and crayon(s) Steps: 1) Find a leaf. 2) Put the leaf on a flat surface. 3) Cover the leaf with a piece of paper. 4) Crayon on the paper over the leaf. 5) Magically, a leaf will appear. Photo Na

Robotics Club

Robotics Club will be meeting on Thursdays at 2:40 p.m. in Room D101. It’s a deathbot, enough said.

Upcoming Blood Drive

  The Indiana Blood Center is coming to MHS on December 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you aren’t afraid of needles and like helping people in need, you should participate! You have to be 16 years old or older and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is a permission form that has to be filled out and returned to Mrs. Goddard before 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4.   The forms are with Mrs. Goddard in the Library.

Candy Grams

Candy Grams are back! You can buy Candy Cane Candy Grams during your lunch period. The prices are, one for a dollar or eight for five dollars.   They will be on sale from December 3 to December 13.

Yearbook Sale

  The Yearbook staff are having a sale on the 2013-2014 yearbook. They are 45 dollars until the last day of November. On December 1 the price will go up to 55 dollars.   To order a yearbook, you have to go online to and put the order number in. Mooresville High School’s yearbook order number is 40256.   Order your yearbook today!

Donut Dash Update

The top five teachers in the Holiday Donut Dash have been released! Mrs. Gobel Mr. Burgess Mrs. Eickhoff Mr. Allen Mr. DiLisio   There is still time to donate. Bring your extra change and give it to your first period teacher. Remember, the class with the most money on November 22 will win donuts for their class.

Donut Dash: NHS Fundraiser

  The National Honor Society is conducting a fundraiser for St. Jude to raise money to buy Christmas presents for kids in the hospital. The NHS is also “adopting” a family in Mooresville to buy Christmas presents for them.   The fundraiser will continue until November 22. Bring in your extra change to your first period teacher. The class with the most money at the end of November 22 will win donuts for their class.   There will be a list of the top classes posted next week on the Pulse website.


Photos by Morgan Lawson and Baron Medsker Big changes are happening at MHS. Check out the Pulse's photos of recent construction endeavors. 


    Photos by Morgan Lawson Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Mooresville High School sophomores took the PSAT’s, and upperclassmen took  a college/career day. The remaining students watched the movie Radio, and got a small treat of popcorn and water for good behavior. Afterwards, they were split into two groups and played games until A lunch.

Ghost Stories

Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone has a ghost, or scary, story to tell. During the month of October, the Pulse team conducted a survey and gave students and staff the opportunity to publish their own ghost or scary stories. The following students and staff had their stories chosen by the Pulse team to publish: Shane Hart Nickolas Young Amy Taylor Cassy Clark Karena Noragon Casey Deverage Mrs. Diane Evans Mrs. Dawn Staggs I was sitting shotgun in the car with my mom when I was 7 or 8, and as we drove past a cemetery I saw kids playing baseball in the cemetery. I asked my mom why kids were playing in the cemetery, and she said there wasn't anyone there. I told her what I saw. She thought it was really weird, because that was the children's section of the cemetery. by Shane Hart Halloween was always a fun holiday to spend with my father. It has been about 6 years since I have been able to be with my father, but whenever I walk ar