Thursday, January 31, 2013

2-Hour Delay for Friday, February 22, 2013 - Schedule Attached


Super Bowl Predictions

by Daniel Skora
            Around this time each year, many families and friends come together to watch the United States’s most watched sporting event: the Super Bowl.
            This year, the Baltimore Ravens are playing against the San Francisco 49ers. If the 49ers win, they will tie the Pittsburgh for having the most Super Bowl victories. The Ravens have only won one Super Bowl.
            “The 49ers are going to get eaten by the Ravens,” sophomore Gage Knauss said.
This is also the first time the two head coaches meeting in the Super Bowl will be brothers. Jim and John Harbaugh will battle it out to see who wins.
            “A Harbaugh will win,” math teacher Jennifer Vaughan said.
 On Super Bowl Sunday, commercial airtime is the most expensive. The commercials often become popular on social media websites for weeks after the Super Bowl.
 “It’s been a year full of crazy outcomes, but ultimately the Ravens will be victorious,” senior Mac Norton said.
Some people don’t even enjoy football, but they enjoy the parties. Many people also watch it because of the halftime show which usually contains some of the most popular music artists in the world.
“I don’t follow football, but I think that the Ravens will win,” senior MacKinsey Taylor said.
            Overall, this year’s Super Bowl match-up will result in an underdog winning. Stay safe and have fun!

Friday, January 25, 2013

New Principal, New Teacher, New Position, OH MY!

by Cassidy Kelley

   After nine years of being the associate principal at MHS, Mr. Tim VanWanzeele has taken over for the school’s second semester as the interim principal.
   Previously the associate principal, Mr. Van has taken over Mr. Chuck Muston’s job until the end of this school year. He assumes all the responsibilities of his earlier position but deals less with discipline. That commission is now mainly Mr. Adam Allen’s, who also handles drug testing, supervision, attendance and various other responsibilities assigned by Mr. Van.

Ivy Tech and Vincennes University to Offer New Dual Credit and AP Courses Next Year

  Ivy Tech Dual Credit:
·         Introduction to Psychology
·         U.S. Government
·         Introduction to Sociology
·         College Algebra

Vincennes University Dual Credit:
·         Earth Science
·         English Composition 101
·         English Composition 102
·         Intro to AV Production
·         Introduction to Business
·         Web Design
·         Consumer Behavior
·         Intro to Computer Concepts
·         Communications and Networking

   In addition, MHS will offer several experience-based courses which will earn students high school credits as well as certification through Ivy Tech, including:

·         Project Lead the Way Introduction to Engineering Design
·         Cadet Teaching
·         Project Lead the Way Principles of Engineering
·         Computers in Design & Production

   Some of these courses will be offered each year while others may be offered on alternate years depending on the number of interested students and students who have met prerequisites.

Other Changes
·         New or re-worked course options in honors and advanced Spanish, visual arts and advanced manufacturing
·         Students who pass their English 10 End of Course Assessment (a graduation requirement) on the first try will also have more varied opportunities in 11th and 12th grade language arts, including poetry, novels, short stories and other possible courses.
·         Students with an interest in medical fields may also try the Principles of Biomedical Sciences course, which involves the study of human medicine, research processes and an introduction to bioinformatics.

   Students will begin scheduling for the new school year in February. Questions about the course offerings should be directed to the MHS Guidance Department at 831-9203.

Major Changes at MHS Coming Next Year

 Success Period Bumps Schedule Down To Six Classes

By Paige Baker

 According to a news release: “The Mooresville High School Administration and Guidance Department have created a number of new courses to benefit MHS students and will be implementing a new schedule system for 2013-2014 for students to maximize those and other course offerings.”

   Counselors will begin to meet with students in the next few months to plan and schedule their “educational path” for the upcoming year in addition to the high school years that remain. While planning, students will be introduced to a new variety of classes, further extending the high school credit.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hat Day Best Dressed

Junior Abigail Faucett and senior Zac Newkirk

NFL Playoffs Update

Sunday, January 20
NFC Conference Championship
San Francisco 49ers 28      Atlantic Falcons 24
AFC Conference Championship
Baltimore Ravens 28         New England Patriots 13

Tune in Sunday, February 3 on CBS at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Super Bowl XLVII hosted by New Orleans, LA at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winter Homecoming Schedule

Thursday, January 24
Mooresville Pioneers boys freshman VS Whiteland Warriors at home at 5 p.m.
Mooresville Pioneers JV girls VS Whiteland Warriors at home at 6 p.m.
Mooresville Pioneers JV boys VS Whiteland Warriors at home at 7:30 p.m. 

Friday, January 25
Souper Supper in the MHS cafeteria at 5 p.m. lasting till 7 p.m.
Mooresville Pioneers Varsity girls VS Whiteland Warriors at home at 6 p.m.
Mooresville Pioneers Varsity boys VS Whiteland Warriors at home at 7:30 p.m.

King and Queen Court will be held during halftime of the boys’ varsity game.
Winter Homecoming theme: Whiteout Whiteland

Spirit Award Criteria

Class with the most points win!
How to earn points:
1.      win best dressed contest
2.      win points at field day
3.      Twitter contests

Best Dressed Contest
   The best dressed contests will be held in front of the library each day at 7:45 a.m.

Top two best dressed winners win:
1.      points for their class
2.      ticket to the winter homecoming game
3.      enter drawling to pie a teacher in face

Pep Rally Points:
1.      win a game
2.      win a yelling contest
3.      other random points

Twitter/Facebook Contests:
1.      daily picture contests
2.      best comment
3.      tweeting numbers
4.      vote for a teacher to get a pie to the face

Follow @TheVilleAtheti to stay updated on contests!
@MrsSelby110 is judge for all spirit points

Scoreboard will be posted on twitter.

Winter Homecoming 2013 Spirit Week

January 22 – January 25
Tuesday, January 22
Hat Day
Wednesday, January 23
Western Day
Thursday, January 24
Tacky Day (mis-match/inside out/backwards) 
Friday, January 25
Blue and Gold

Best Dressed Contest each morning 7:45 in front of library.           

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Financial Aid Night

            A Financial Aid Night will be held on this Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. for seniors and their parents. This will be a chance for seniors and parents to explore the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. There will be a representative from ISM College Planning to review the FAFSA and the differences in available financial aid. Please enter door 1.

Winter Guard Community Night Tonight

by Daniel Skora
            The Mooresville Winter Guard is hosting a Community Night in the north gym on Tuesday, January 15. It starts at 7:45 p.m., but make sure to arrive early in order to get a seat. They will be performing “Your Canvas Within” as they start this year’s IHSCGA competition season.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Jan. 14 Playoff Update

NFL Playoff Updates
  America is getting even closer to Super Bowl XLVII hosted by New Orleans, LA at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
   Saturday, January 12
   AFC Divisional Round
   Baltimore Ravens 38   Denver Broncos 35
   NFC Divisional Round
   Green Bay Packers 31 San Francisco 45 
   Sunday, January 13
   AFC Divisional Round
   Houston Texans           New England Patriots
   NFC Divisional Round
   Seattle Seahawks 28    Atlantic Falcons 30

   Tune in Sunday, January 20 at 3 p.m. to watch the San Francisco 49ers take on the Atlantic Falcons on Fox. Also at 6:30 p.m. on CBS watch the Baltimore Ravens play New England Patriots to see who will play the winner of the NFC game.

  Scores for the next games will be updated Tuesday, January 22.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Spring Play Auditions Next Week

   Spring Play auditions are Tuesday and Wednesday Jan 15th and 16th from 2:45-4:30 in the auditorium. If you are auditioning for an acting part you must attend both days. If you are interested in stage crew you only need to attend Tuesday for the first 15 minutes. The full length play this year is “Play On” a comedy in 3 acts. Anyone attending MHS can audition, you do not have to be in Drama Club or have taken any theatre classes. For more information see Mrs. Kassen in Room 122.

NFL Playoff Updates

NFL playoffs for Super Bowl XLVII hosted by New Orleans, LA at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome started January 5 and the Pulse is here to keep the MHS community updated!
   Saturday, January 5
   AFC Wild-Card Round
   Houston Texans 19      Cincinnati Bengals 13
   NFC Wild Car Round
   Green bay Packers 24   Minnesota Vikings 10
   Sunday, January 6
   AFC Wild-Card Round
   Baltimore Ravens 24    Indianapolis Colts 9
   NFC Wild Car Round
   Seattle Seahawks 24     Washington Redskins 14

   Tune in Saturday, January 12 at 4:30 p.m. to watch the Denver Broncos take on the Baltimore Ravens at home on CBS. Also at 8 p.m. on Fox, San Francisco 49ers will play the Green Bay Packers at home.
   On Sunday, January 13 at 1 p.m. to see the Atlantic Falcons play at home against the Seattle Seahawks. Sunday afternoon at 4:30p.m. on CBS to watch the Houston Texans versus New England Patriots.
  Scores for the next games will be updated Monday, January 21.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Prestige Portraits coming to MHS Wednesday

   Seniors, if you have not yet had your pictures taken by Prestige Portraits, the deadline is February 1. If you can’t make it to one of the locations, Prestige will be coming to Mooresville High School on Wednesday, January 16 to take photos. There will be no charge if you have your photo taken at the school. 
To schedule an appointment with a Prestige Portrait studio, visit

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Club Photo Day Schedule - Wed. January 16

Club picture day will be Wednesday, Jan 16. All club members must get passes from club sponsors to get into a club picture. Classes do not need passes. Students in each club should leave class at the time below and should return to class within 20 minutes.
First Period
7:50   Verbalessence
7:55   Robotics
8:00   Insomniac
8:05     Elite
8:15   Math Academic Team
8:20   SADD

Second Period
8:40   Drama Club
8:45   Key Club
9:00   NHS
9:15   Champions of Character Leadership Council
Third Period
9:45   Broadcast
9:50    Science Academic Team
10:00 English Academic Team

Fourth Period
10:45  FCA
10:50  JSA
11:00   Spanish Club 
11:05   Fine Arts Academic Team
Fifth Period
12:00   Best Buddies
12:00   Expanded Arts Club
12:05   GSA
12:05   Literary Club
12:10   Social Studies Academic Team
12:15   Yearbook

Sixth Period
12:55  Pulse
1:00    Sensations
1:30    Jazz Ensemble

Seventh Period
1:45   BPA
1:45   Student Council
1:50   Stage Crew
1:50   Mat Techs
2:00     Mooresville Band

Souper Supper

            Student Council will be selling tickets for the Souper Supper starting Jan. 9. The Souper Supper will be hosted on Friday, Jan. 25 in the Mooresville High School’s cafeteria before the Winter Homecoming game starting at 5 p.m. lasting till 7 p.m. Tickets for students and adults will be five dollars, and children under five are free. All the profit raised will be donated towards Riley Hospital for Children. Come help MHS Student Council raise money for a great cause and even enjoy soup along with deserts!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

ECA Boot Camp Begins at MHS

by Abby Ellinghausen
The sophomore English teachers started ECA boot camp with their classes today. Students were split up into companies within their classrooms, or platoons. Each company was ordered to make their own flag to represent themselves. They will work within these companies in order to learn the skills needed to prepare themselves for the upcoming English 10 ECA. 


Sunday, January 6, 2013