Showing posts from May, 2013

Spring Musical Tonight!

  Music is the motive by Cassidy Kelley      Lights, camera, sing! The MHS Musical Theatre class will be performing the classic comedy ‘Anything Goes’. For hilarity, romance, action, a good laugh and some incredible music, this will be one production that shouldn’t be missed.    Set in the 1920s on a boat called the S.S. America, “Anything Goes” is a comedic love story between the rich, and engaged, Hope Harcourt (Soph. Abby Crump) and her ever persistent admirer Billy Crocker (Sr. David Trusty) as they travel from New York to London. This musical has been described as being similar to Titanic, but funnier and without a tragic boat scene.    Mr. Jason Damron has been the Musical Theatre teacher for the three years that it has been offered as a class. Previous productions he helped produce were ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Seussical the Musical’.    “All musicals are different,” Damron said. “‘Anything Goes’ is different because it has a combination of acting and si

Briscoe Accepts Positon at Grace College

   In June, Mooresville High School will say goodbye to our Athletic Director of two years, Chad Briscoe.                  Briscoe has accomplished many things as Athletic Director at MHS, including Mooresville’s Champions of Character program, a program that recognizes students from all Mooresville schools who display excellency in character, unity and servant leadership. He also oversaw the planning for the Mooresville Sports Complex, a complex that includes the Mooresville Junior League fields, the cross country course, all other Mooresville athletic fields, and the League of Miracles.    “Chad served Mooresville Schools extraordinarily well by consistently living out positive, professional and productive behaviors and habits,” Superintendent Brad Lindsay said in a press release.    There were also several firsts in Mooresville Athletics history while Briscoe was Athletic Director, including Mooresville’s first All Star in Cross Country, the first Regional qualifier in

Summer Activities

by Abby Ellinghausen    Do you ever get bored during the summer and have no idea what to do? Well, we’ve got you covered with a few ideas.    If you are looking for something to do one day just here in Mooresville, you could go to the pool at Pioneer Park or just to have a picnic.      “I really like going to Gray’s for lunch and taking it to the park to eat,” senior Taylor Fiesel said.   There is also a new Soaring Eagle Zipline being put in at the park, which is only $7 a ride. For more information on the zipline and other park activities go to .   The Mooresville Library will kick off its annual summer reading program on May 31 st . This year’s theme is Beneath the Surface. The program will be focused on mysteries, the mind, and masquerade. There will be events such as Rorschach Henna, Sherlock Holmes Scavenger Hunt, Cosplay, Life Size Clue, and much more. There will be tons of prizes for teens participating in the reading progr

2013 Prom Pictures

Special Thanks to Mrs. Kelly Patel for providing these photos to The Pulse staff.

News Release: Champions of Character April Winners

Champions of Character Press Release    The Mooresville High School Athletic Department is pleased to announce the Champions of Character award winners from all Mooresville Schools for the month of April.    The Champions of Character program 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 March.   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.   April Award Winners: Mooresville High School – Sophomore Amanda Gifford & Freshman Conner Cooper Paul Hadley Middle School – 7th grader Emily Lindsay & 8th grader Aaron Culver Neil Armstrong Elementary –



Renovation Update

   With all the new changes coming to MHS, Pulse is here to keep students updated on what’s happening with the renovation process. Below is some information regarding the current situation with the construction.   Former Library (Soon to become new office) Former Library Entrance Staff Members now park in front lot Current Renovations taking place: ·          Library o    This area will become the main office. ·          Athletic Office o    This area will be incorporated into the new main office. Currently Affected Faculty Members: ·          Mr. Chad Briscoe o    Now located near the South Gym. ·          Mrs. Barb Goddard o    Now located in Room 131. ·          Mr. Brian Stayte o    Moved due to need for computer labs (as a result of the old library being cleared out). ·          Mrs. Lindy Scott o    Moved due to need for computer labs (as a result of the old library being cleared out). Now located in Room 137. Areas that will be

Editorial: Attention Deserved for Good Attendance

   Ever since the state mandated that teachers would be evaluated based on test scores (thus eliminating final exam exemptions), students of MHS talked about how the attendance rate would drop dramatically; however, the truth of this situation may be a surprise.    Last year, while MHS still had exemptions, the average attendance rate was 97.1 percent. This year, after a rough estimate, the attendance rate is 96.52 percent, which is less than 1 percent lower than last year’s. The drop was not so dramatic after all.    “I’ve been doing this for over 10 years,” attendance secretary Mrs. Becky Bischoff said, “and the attendance rate hardly ever changes more than one percent whenever exam exemptions are affected. Even when exam exemptions were first created there was hardly any difference.”    What does this mean? Students are still coming to school without the reward at the end of the year. Whether it’s because they don’t want to fall behind in schoolwork or they can’t afford to