Sunday, May 17, 2020

Plants, Animals, and Farmers Oh My by Arionna Moore

Plants, Animals, and Farmers Oh My by Arionna Moore

How MHS Athletes are Handling Adversity by Kimmy Turley

Since the student athletes at MHS are unable to have their daily workouts with Coach Ray, and they are unable to get into any gym at this time, Ray has been providing them with new ways to workout at home.
He has been providing two workouts every day along with their daily Speed and Agility workout. One of those workouts is for students that have access to equipment at home, and the other workout is for students that do not have access to equipment. 
“Providing two separate workouts for them and creating ways they can be innovative with resistance training has allowed them to make the most of their workouts at home,” Ray said. 
The MHS Athletic Department has created a Canvas page during this time to provide all the athletes with workouts that are being posted by Ray. These workouts are being received by all student athletes through the Canvas page, and all of the coaches are receiving the workouts through their emails. 
“In my opinion, the hardest thing for the athletes has been time management and accountability,” Ray said. 

Ray has received feedback from his athletes and other coaches saying that there are a good amount of athletes making the most of their opportunities; however, Ray and the coaches will find out quickly who has been working during this offseason once athletes are able to return to their sport and the weightroom full time. 

Monday, May 11, 2020

Adopt-A-Senior by Noah Justus

Mooresville’s community bands together to show support for the graduating class
by Noah Justus

Friday, May 1, 2020

An Inside Scoop on Lives During the Pandemic by Arionna Moore

Tornado Tragedy by Kimmy Turley

   On Wednesday April 8, 2020, a major storm hit downtown Mooresville and caused serious damage. There were many trees that had fallen because of the wind and the tornado that had come through, and many businesses had lost parts of their buildings. 
    I had gone to downtown Mooresville about 20 minutes after the tornado had passed because my mom has her office right on the corner of Main Street. Thankfully, her office, Fairway Independent Mortgage Company, was one of the few that had received no damage from the storm; however, almost every building around hers had experienced building damage such as roofs being torn off or hit, windows being shattered, and even the fronts of some buildings had come off. 
   It has been almost a month since the disaster and between the firefighters, police officers, power companies, business owners, and the town of Mooresville, the town is being rejuvenated. The streets of downtown Mooresville had just opened back up on Saturday April 25, 2020 after being closed for just over three weeks. Some businesses were still up and running while the streets were being closed, but many were closed; however, more and more businesses, including Nosh Bakery, have been opening up since the streets have opened back up. 


Monday, April 27, 2020

Mooresville Alumni: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due by Noah Justus

Mooresville Alumni: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
                                                                              by Noah Justus

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Peering at the Pandemic by Arionna Moore

  With the coronavirus growing on the media and spreading locally, panic has grown among citizens. This panic is causing people to quarantine themselves, or worry about what will happen if they were to have to quarantine themselves. Just in case people have to quarantine, they are preparing by buying supplies, and the stores are in chaos. People are buying canned foods, disinfecting wipes, and toilet paper. Stores are now having a hard time keeping all of these items in stock. The stores are quickly running out of supplies and can make some pretty ridiculous sights. Upload your craziest pictures from the store to our Google Form link below.

Below is a blog that I created on March 17

Thursday, April 16, 2020

She’s Finally Home by Abbigail Price

MHS alumnus Katie Price was studying abroad in the Arabian country of Jordan. Sending my sister
to Jordan was heartbreaking for my family. We drove up to Chicago and sent her off. She’s kept in
touch with us, but it has been difficult because of the seven hour time difference. 
Many of her friends over there were coming home because of COVID-19, but she had decided to
stay. The CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) had decided to send all of their
students home. 
I was not happy about her coming home because it meant she had to give up something that made
her so happy. It was difficult to get here home because we did not have the money for a flight. So,
the CIEE paid for her to fly to the United States. She was flown into New York at JFK airport. 
She had a delay in London and this was right before the travel band. Her flight into JFK got in at
8 p.m. but the next flight from JFK to Indianapolis was not until the next morning. 
My mom did not want to leave her alone all night, so she flew out to New York to meet her. My dad
took the 17th off from work and we drove to meet my sister and mom. Their flight came into
Indianapolis at noon. She came home right away with us. 
The quarantine screening was not that bad for her, and they even said that a self-quarantine was not
necessary. We spent the entire night when she got home watching The Voice since it was her favorite
show.. She is not doing too bad being home, but she misses her life back in Jordan. 
Since she had to quit her job before leaving for Jordan, she was out of work when she got home. My
dad was low on employees because of the epidemic, so he hired Katie to work for him. 
So far, her classes have not been doing too well. She’s behind and cannot seem to find time in the
day to do everything that is expected of her. Jordan’s week starts on Sunday rather than Monday.
When my parents and I are relaxing, Katie is working on school. She’s kept her grades up. It is not
the ideal situation, but she is dealing with it the best she can. 
My family and I are happy to have her back safe and sound. In the beginning of all of this, it was
tough having her in a different country. She was so far away and the time differences were not easy
on us. I have learned not to take talking to my sister for granted. I would go days without talking to
her, but now I can just shout and she will answer. I love my sister and am happy to be able to hug her.
She’s an amazing sister, and I could not ask for a better one. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Seniors Missing Out by Noah Justus

Missing Out
Senior’s Thoughts and Feelings on Current School Cancellations

by Noah Justus

Things To Do During Quarantine by Kimmy Turley

This is one of the hardest time periods and events that Americans have faced; however, there are
many things that people are able to do in order to keep themselves occupied while being quarantined
at home. 

  1. Watch Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, etc. 
This seems like one of the more obvious things that people can do, but it is one of the easiest.
All people have to do is sit back, relax, and watch a new tv series or binge watch movies. 

  1. Try new recipes 
Obviously people are trying to avoid the grocery store unless they absolutely need to go, but
there are very simple recipes that someone can make with a few ingredients lying around
their house. One of those recipes being pasta. Pasta only requires anywhere from four to five
ingredients depending on the recipe, but the main four are eggs, flour, salt, and olive oil. 

  1. Go on walks or runs 
Many people are trying to avoid going out of their houses; however, nature is a major stress
reliever for most, and getting some fresh air after being cooped up in the house for a long time
is exactly what some people need. 

  1. Play board games or card games 
Most people have board games lying around the house, so those are always a good alternative instead of watching TV. Even if someone just has a deck of cards, there are hundreds of
different games that can be played. 

  1. Find a new podcast 

Podcasts are a great way to connect with people simply by gaining life advice, education,
or hearing about someone else's stories. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Corona-Virus and Grocery Stores Part 1 by Arionna Moore

Corona-Virus and Grocery Stores Part 1

With the corona-virus growing on the media and spreading locally, panic has grown among citizens. These panics are causing people to quarantine themselves, or worry about what will happen if they were to have to quarantine themselves. Just in case people have to quarantine, they are preparing by buying canned foods, disinfecting wipes, and toilet paper, and stores are having a hard time keeping all of these supplies in stock. The stores are quickly running out of supplies and can make some pretty ridiculous sights. Upload your craziest pictures from the stores to our Google Form below.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Situational Awareness by Noah Justice

Situational Awareness
photo by Noah Justice 

There are many valuable skills to be learned when transitioning from the sheltered days of youth into the harsh reality that is the real world. Each skill is valuable in its own way. Budgeting will keep you sheltered, cooking will keep you fed, and taxes will keep you out of prison. There is, however, a life skill that is rarely discussed. That skill is situational awareness and it is the one 
that will keep you alive. 
By definition situational awareness is the understanding of the factors of one’s environment with
regards to time or space, what the factors mean, and the possible consequences of these factors.
This skill is essential for understanding surroundings and how you need to interact with it in a safe
and thoughtful manner. 

Tips for situational awareness

  • Predict possible events that can take place based on existing factors in your surroundings

  • Have faith in your basic instincts

  • Be aware of the amount of time that has passed

  • Prioritize your focus 

  • Read others proximity, hands, and eyes

These small attention to detail will provide you with the skills to keep your composure in dangerous
events and stay safe in dangerous areas such as parking garages, alleyways and unsafe

Friday, February 14, 2020

Twice as Nice Prom Dresses by Abbigail Price

Twice as Nice
photo by Abbigail Price
Twice as Nice is a service organization that sponsors a prom resale program. Used prom
dresses are sold to students at a discounted price. Their goal is to supply students with cheap
prom dresses, in hopes that more students attend prom. Funds raised go towards Mooresville
charities.  “As this is a nonprofit organization, it is really about providing students with the
opportunity to attend prom versus raising funds,” Mrs. Jennifer Brunette said. Jennifer Brunette
was twice as Nice’s old sponsor. Mrs. Lepore will be taking over this year. Dresses will go on
sale Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dresses will cost $20.00. If a student returns
the dress after prom, they get a $10.00 voucher for next year’s dress. Any MHS student is eligible
to buy a dress. 

Monday, January 27, 2020

2020-2021 Scheduling by Abbigail Price

Scheduling by Abbigail Price

Scheduling is upon us 
Scheduling is coming up soon for eight graders, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. During the
week of the 13th, guidance counselors will be going around the school letting kids know about
what courses are available. 
The school will be offering classes that will be taken at Ivy Tech Mooresville. Solar System
Astronomy as well as Stellar and Galactic Astronomy will be offered at Ivy Tech. These classes
will be offered at Ivy Tech Mooresville during first period, and students will have to find their
own transportation to Ivy Tech and back to Mooresville for second through seventh period. 
They are also offering Ivy Tech classes via distance learning. This means that the classes that
are offered will be taught at MHS but it will be taught over a screen. 
“We are now offering statistics and calculus II via distance learning,” Mrs. Sarah Iams said. 
Graduation pathways are now offered to students who didn’t pass ISTEP, or to freshmen who
don’t have to take the ISTEP. They have different pathways that students could go into. 
“I would encourage students to start on page eight of the curriculum guide to help them
understand,” Iams said.
Teaching, medical field, and computer science are some of the pathways students can go into.
To qualify for graduation pathways students must meet three criteria. They must have their
credits, learn and demonstrate employability skills, and postsecondary-ready competencies. 

  They will hand out a form to students that their parents must sign. Students will create their schedule on Skyward. The paper and online schedule will be due on January 23rd, but students will be able to change their schedule when they want.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

WTHR Student Athlete of the Month by Payton Batchelor

WTHR chooses one student-athlete of the month who demonstrates “excellence in athletics,
academics, or clubs/co-curricular school related hobbies”. This student-athlete is announced
on WTHR’s station. Hannah Hopkins has received a Student Athlete of the Month award
for her performance in Unified Flag Football. Hopkins was very surprised about the award
and had received messages of congratulations from her family members and coaches. 
“I felt really honored that I was nominated for the award and was just very grateful and
joyful to have received it,” Hopkins said.
The Unified Flag Football team was able to work together and come home with a state
championship this year. The school district and the team are very proud of their hard work
and dedication to the game.
“I think we had a better understanding of the game and we were ready to win at least
one game,” Hopkins said, “Then with all of the new members this year that came, really
contributed to our success and we were able to pull off a state championship.”
It was Hopkins’ involvement and development of the Unified Program in seasons past
that set her apart from the other student athletes. Assistant Athletic Director Matthew
Bosworth comments on why he believes Hopkins deserves the award.
“The relationships that she was able to build from the get-go with the other athletes stood
out and had a great impact on the teammates and made a positive influence on them,
” Bosworth said. 
Hopkins has been recognized by several teachers in the building because of her
hard work and dedication in all that she does, including sports and academics.

Area 31 Information by Maranda Flannery

Area 31
    Area 31 is a program at Ben Davis High School that Mooresville High School students as well as other schools
in surrounding areas can attend. Students at Mooresville get on a bus to travel to Ben Davis for their classes.
Depending on whether students go in the afternoon or morning they must be able to work with the different times
and be able to drive if late for the bus. Students get one class for three hours that will take all of their electives in
most cases so they get to have real life experience with teachings and opportunities for future jobs.
Many students have said there is a lot of work and dedication that goes into the classes and students need
to be passionate to do it. 
“You need to understand how serious these classes are. For example, EMS students can be a certified
EMT’s by the end of their program,” senior Ariana Halstead who takes Criminal Justice class, said.
Many students like senior Charles Moran who takes Automotive services, an Area 31 course, had a career
path in mind when going into Area 31. 
“Yes I did and I do work in that career field because of the class and the teachers helped,” Moran said. 
With these classes, they can even get help from their teachers when it comes to recommendations as Kyle
Patrick in Construction Trades says as well. 
The best way to sign up is to go to talk to the school counselors. As well as go to the open house on
Thursday, January 30, 5:30-7:30. The counselors are looking for many things when enrolling their
students when it comes to grades and attendance.

For more information go to it’s a web site that will give you all the information you need for searching and signing up.

New Year, New MHS Students by Noah Justice

As the student body is introduced to the new decade and the new year continues on, the attempts at self-betterment are in no short supply. The tradition of New Year's resolution is very popular among the students at MHS.
“There’s no point in starting off the decade on a bad note. Might as well try to be better,”  junior Blake Maher said.
The following have agreed to have their goals and objectives shared for this new year.

Junior Blake Maher: “My goal is to grow a full 10 inches.”

Senior Jacob Vaughan: “I want to lose some weight this year, now that football is done.”

Junior Sydney Gercak: This year I really want to work on my organizational skills and time management.”

Senior Madison Smither: “This year my main goal is to find a job to work somewhere.”

Sophomore Brenner White: “This is the decade of the gamer. I owe it to myself to get better.”

Senior Emilie Reynolds: “I haven’t given out enough hugs. I’m gonna give out more hugs before everyone leaves.”

Junior Jaxon Crews: “I wanna get swole as heck at the gym this year. It’s gonna be epic.”

Sophomore Owen Depoy: “I want to get closer to God and make more friends.”

Senior Christianna Lykins: “I am for sure going to improve my internet hacking skills.”

Junior Josh Stumpf: “I’m really hoping my workouts will get my weight up to 175 lbs. by August.”

Senior Ava Mayer: “I want to read a book every month this year.”

MHS Teacher Matthew Bosworth: “I don’t have one. I will probably be just as fat if not fatter a year from now.”