ryder lavalette artist of the month

Board chair Roger Hyatt, left, and Superintendent Stephen Mauney awarded Ryder Lavalette with the MGSD Artist of the Month award at the board's November meeting.

MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville Graded School Board of Education awarded Mooresville Intermediate School student Ryder Lavalette the MGSD Artist of the Month award this month. Ryder was nominated by his art teacher, Ms. Gryder, and his homeroom teacher, Ms. Sharpley.

In the nomination, they said, "Ryder has a contagious spirit about him that is seen continuously by Ms. Gryder in the art classroom. He not only does his very best work in every project assigned to him, but he inspires those around him to work hard and make something they can be proud of. His talent and love for art makes being his art teacher so rewarding. As fourth grade learns about our home state, North Carolina, we focused on our state bird the cardinal. As a class we painted winter cardinal portraits, and Ryder did an amazing job. He gave his portrait detail, color and successfully added realistic features that can be challenging to many his age. Ryder is very deserving of this award."


North Iredell student wins award at play festival

GREENSBORO – The North Iredell High School Theatre Department participated in the 2018 North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Play Festival.

The program, led by Amos McCandless, presented “Hyper-Focus,” about a boy named Thomas Jefferson who is diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. He is helped by his mom, teacher and potential girlfriend.

Joseph Kennedy received a Theater Arts Award for Excellence in Acting.


Submit art for holiday contest

STATESVILLE – Iredell-Statesville Schools is holding a contest to select student artwork for this year's Iredell-Statesville Schools holiday card.

Students submit full-color artwork cards that could be used as the cover of the district card. Winners from grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 will be selected by the community via getting the most Facebook likes. Winners will receive a certificate and will be recognized during the January board of education meeting.

All entries must be received by the public relations office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. The artwork will be uploaded into albums via Facebook on the Iredell-Statesville Schools Facebook page and go live by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. Anyone can "vote" for the favorite card by simply liking the photo.

Voting will end at 5 p.m. Dec. 13.

Go to www.iss.k12.nc.us for the rules.


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