Because the Journey Matters...
History has shown that students who participate in extra-curricular activities improves academically, adjusts better socially, and enjoys school more. Participation in extracurricular activities such as athletics, the arts and band is highly encouraged.
Success is defined here as providing a positive experience that builds students' character, helps identify strengths and enriches the students' lives.
At the beginning of the school year, an activities calendar is established on a monthly basis, designation the meeting days for all of the clubs and organizations at Mt. Vernon. All activities and sales campaigns by these clubs and organizations must be cleared through the main office and placed on the master calendar. A few of the clubs and organizations have certain requirements which limit membership; however, most of them are open to all students who express an interest in the activity. Students are encouraged to listen for announcements concerning organizational meetings at the beginning of the year for theses various clubs. Club meetings are held during SRT when possible, and/or before or after school.
The following non-athletic clubs and organizations are currently active:
Band & Choir (when not co-curricular)
Business Professionals of America
Color Guard (when not co-curricular)
D.A.R.E. Role Models
English Academic Super Bowl Team
Fine Arts Super Bowl Team
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Journalism (when not co-curricular)
NASA Youth Council
National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
National Honor Society (NHS)
Science Club & Olympiad
Spanish Club & Honor Society
Young Film Makers
Throughout the school year, additional activities are offered such as: Powder Puff Football, Sledgehammer Boy's Volleyball Tournament, Men's Kickball Tournament, among many others. Listening to daily announcements are important to keep up-to-date with opportunities.
*The Student Council is composed of an elected student body president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer plus the class president, vice president and four representatives from each high school class. Students are encouraged to discuss suggestions and concerns with student council members representing the student's class.