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:
- Art Club
- American Sign Language Club
- Battle of the Books Team
- Band & Choir (when not co-curricular)
- Best Buddies
- Book Club
- Business Professionals of America
- Color Guard (when not co-curricular)
- Dance Team
- D.A.R.E. Role Models
- Drama/Tech Club
- English Academic Super Bowl Team
- Fine Arts Super Bowl Team
- French Club
- Future Farmers of America (FFA)
- Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
- Game Club
- Green Team
- Indoor Percussion
- Interdisciplinary Team
- Jazz Band
- Marauder Mentors
- Journalism (when not co-curricular)
- Math Super Bowl Team
- National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
- National Honor Society (NHS)
- Peer Tutors
- NASA Youth Council
- Quiz Bowl Team
- Science Club & Olympiad
- Robotics Club
- Science Super Bowl Team
- Social Studies Academic Super Bowl Team
- Spanish Club & Honor Society
- Spell Bowl Team
- Spirit Club
- Student Council/Government*
- Trap Club
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.