Parents/guardians of students in the Iredell-Statesville Schools or Mooresville Graded School District can apply online for children to receive free or reduced-price school meals.   

"We are so excited to continue implementing this technology for our students," Tina Wilson, child nutrition director for I-SS is quoted as saying in a news release on the subject.  "We know this online process has allowed for these applications to be processed quicker and with less error so that the students that are approved will be able to enjoy their free or reduced-price meals sooner."

Iredell-Statesville Schools' current free and reduced school meal percentage is 47 percent.  

For I-SS: the online application can be accessed by going to and clicking "Apply Now."  The application has been designed to make it easy for parents/guardians to know exactly what information they need to provide and to guide them through the process. Applicants must click "Submit" for the application to be processed. Once their application has been submitted, they will receive a confirmation email. The district office will determine their eligibility and will mail them a letter with the results.

If parents/guardians have already received a letter telling them their child was pre-approved for meal benefits for the 2018-19 school year, they do not need to reapply. All the school-aged children living in a household must be listed on the approval letter. If not, contact Joan Newland at 704-873-2175.

For MGSD: go to the school nutrition tab of the school system’s website,, for the online application. For any other questions, email Kim McCall, school nutrition director, at


Pine Lake Prep to have Curriculum Nights

MOORESVILLE – The upper and lower schools at Pine Lake Prep have Curriculum Nights scheduled for students and their families.

The Upper School will host a community event Aug. 29 where families can meet their students' teachers and attend sessions revolving around Canvas and Naviance. This event is 5:30-7 p.m.

The Lower School will have its Curriculum Night Sept. 6. 

5:30-6:15 p.m.: kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade in classrooms

6:30-7:15 p.m.: second and third grade in classrooms

6:30-7:15 p.m.: fifth grade only will meet in the auditorium.

The Middle School Open House also served as Curriculum Night.



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