Mrs. Crow (Finn) (Students A-D)
Mr. Larkins (Students E-K)
Miss Johnson (Students L-R)
Mr. Beaver, Director (Students S-Z)
Mrs. Fleming- Registrar
Mrs. Roach- Secretary
2018 Cumberland Metropolitan Police Department
Youth Police Academy
There will be a four day youth academy June 11-14, 2018 for students ages 13-17 interested in learning more about the police department. This academy will be held at Moorehead Elementary School from 8am-4pm. There is a $10 registration fee. Some of the classes offered are firearm safety/target practice, DUI enforcement, K9 handling, crime scene, physical training, and more. Please see the flier below for more details and registration information.
Cumberland Youth Police Academy
2018 Sheriff's Citizen Academy
The Sheriff's Citizen Academy is a look into the daily responsibilities and operation of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff's Citizen Academy will meet every Tuesday beginning on March 6, 2018 from 6-9 PM for nine weeks. The tenth week will be a Field Day activity which will be held the morning of Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Any interested citizen who is at least 18 years of age or older and who lives or works in Hancock County can attend. Classes are free and the Academy is limited to 24 participants. Applicant cannot have any felony convictions and must pass a background check.
Applications are available at www.sheriffweb.hancockcoingov.org or by calling (317) 477-1147 to have one mailed to you.
Deadline for application is March 3, 2018 at 4:00 PM.
Buck Creek Fire Cadet Program
Open to students ages 15-18 years old. Cadets will learn about the history of the fire service, emergency apparatus and operation, CPR, search and rescue, Jaws of Life, fire prevention and MUCH more. If you are interested in a career in the fire service and looking for life skills, then this program is for you. Please see the information and application below. Please read through the Cadet Rules and Regulations. For more information please contact Zach Zumwalt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application is due Friday, May 25, 2018
Cadet Rules and Regulations
Fire Cadet Program Application
Contract of Understanding
Cadet Program Schedule
Anderson Career Center Open House
To all students interested in doing a vocational class at Anderson Career Center their junior and/or senior year, there will be an open house Thursday, January 11th from 5-7 PM at the Anderson Career Center. Attached is the flyer with more information.
Vocational classes at Anderson Career Center and at Walker Career Center are year long classes that take up two blocks of your day. If you are interested in attending next year please fill out an application in the counseling center and turn it in to your counselor asap.
Summer Kid Kamp Group Leader Counselor Opportunity
For seniors that would study Education, Recreation, Parks, Sports, etc.
Department: Parks and Recreation Department
Hours of work: 7:00AM- 6:00OPM 4 days/week (hours vary- AM and PM shifts)
April 7, 2018 9AM -2PM
Program runs June 4, 2018-July 27, 2018
Scheduling for 2018-2019 School Year
Schedule request sheets were given to students on December 8th along with an instruction sheet. Students must complete their schedule request sheet AND enter their requests in Skyward by December 22nd. The request sheet needs to be signed by a parent/guardian and turned in to the student's first block teacher. Questions can be directed to your student's counselor.
There is an online course handbook to use as a reference and a power point presentation with instructions on the counseling website under Course Scheduling.
Additional schedule request sheets and instruction sheets are available in the counseling center.
AP Contracts are not due with the schedule request sheets. Instead, AP contracts will be given during the AP class when teachers go over their expectations of the class.
Community Partnership Grant
We are excited to announce that the 2017-2018 School and Community Partner grant is now live. This is for college and career readiness programming aimed at Scholars, SSP participants and returning adults (especially Scholar parents). Applicants can be awarded up to $5000 for programming taking place between end of December and mid-June 2018. These funds are made available through Indiana GEAR UP, and the grant is reimbursement only. This is in place of the College Success Grants that were awarded last year.
The goal is to create capacity and strengthen partnerships between k-12 schools, colleges/universities, community organizations, and businesses. You do not have to be members of the College Success Coalitions, and preference will be given to applicants who are serving GEAR UP schools. We also ask that these applications represent collaborative and sustainable partnerships among multiple organizations.
If you have any questions, or aren’t sure where to start. Please contact Brittany Collins our Manager for Postsecondary Outreach and Career Transitions. She will be able to assist you further. Phone: (317) 232-2981
Fax: (317) 232-3260 BCollins@che.in.gov
2017-2018 School_Community Partnership Grant Application_FINAL.pdf
Attention all sophomores!
The HOBY State Leadership Seminar will take place this summer in June. It's 3-4 days of fun, interactive leadership training, meeting state leaders and making new friends! You will experience life on a university campus and live in the dorms while learning about yourself and how you can be an impactful youth leader. This is an event for sophomores and only one student will be selected from Mt. Vernon High School to attend. Learn more by visiting http://www.hobyindiana.org/ ! The dates and location for the 2018 seminar have yet to be determined.
If you are interested in representing Mt. Vernon High School at the HOBY State Leadership Seminar submit an essay to Mrs. Crow in the counseling office by November 15th. You can drop it off in the counseling office. The essay should describe the most rewarding and most challenging aspects of being a leader in your school and/or community. The essay should be 2-4 paragraphs long. See your counselor if you have any questions.
The YMCA runs daily afterschool programs at Fortville, Mt. Comfort and McCordsville Elementary Schools and they are looking for some amazing staff to help us impact these children.
They have hired Mt. Vernon High School students previously and are looking for some additional staff at these locations. Please see the attached flier if you are looking for a fun, interactive and impactful after school job.
Employment Ad-Mt.Vernon H.S..pdf
Indiana is full of teens that are passionate about the wildlife around them. If you know a 16-18 year old that is interested in exploring and conserving our natural world, she or he may also be interested in joining the Indianapolis Zoo’s Generation Conservation program for its 2018 season. Last season, Generation Conservation helped install nest boxes for endangered hellbenders, monitored camera traps to study urban wildlife, and planted native wildflowers to help pollinators…to name a few! Sessions are one Saturday a month from February through September. Applications for the upcoming season are open through December 31. To apply or to find out more, go to http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/conservation-and-education/education/family-youth-experiences/saturday-science-programs. Please share this with any teen who may be interested!
Zoo Career Tours
The Indianapolis Zoo is offering Career Tours for Middle and High School students on November 11, 2017. For students who are interested in a zoo career, this program is one they should not miss! In this program, they will discover the wide variety of zoo careers and learn what it takes to work in a zoo setting, by going behind the scenes and talking with zoo staff. Individual students can register on at the following link: http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/conservation-and-education/education/family-youth-experiences/saturday-science-programs
We are also offering a Zoo Careers Professional Development Workshop on April 14, 2018. This program will allow teachers and guidance counselors a chance to discover and investigate a variety of zoo careers, and learn what it takes to land a job in a zoo. In this program, participants will take a behind the scenes tour to discover the differences in occupations. Here is the link for more information and registration: http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/conservation-and-education/education/school-scout-experiences/teacher-resources
Our Education department at the Indianapolis Zoo hopes to continue to be a resource for your school, students, and staff. We are more than willing to answer questions that you may have. We can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at 317-630-2000, or the email below.
Shadow Day at Mt. Vernon High School
Do you want to be a member of the Marauder Family? Plan to attend our annual Shadow Day! This event will be held Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Prospective parents and students will meet with MVHS staff, students will attend classes and eat lunch with MVHS students, and there will be a question and answer session. This event will take place from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the counseling center at 317-485-3131.
Shadow Day Flyer - Google Docs.pdf
Windows of Opportunity for Women in Technology
Windows of Opportunity for Women in Technology (WOWiT) will take place on Saturday, September 30th in West Lafayette, Indiana. Parents and students go through their own “track” throughout the day, which begins at 8:30am and ends with an optional tour of the Purdue campus at 4:00pm. The Women in Technology student organization will be present to greet and escort visiting families throughout the day and to answer questions as a student panel about what it’s like being a women in STEM and life at Purdue. You will also hear from Purdue Admissions and sit in classes with Purdue faculty as they walk you through the majors in interactive ways. Registration is already open and filling fast; they have less than 20 spaces available but will be taking wait list registrations. This program is free for young women in high school and one parent/guardian. Additional family members are $15 per person.
Education and Career Expo
An Education and Career Expo will be held at the Hancock County Fairgrounds in Greenfield, Indiana on September 27, 2017. All juniors and seniors will be getting an invite sent to their home address. This event is free and open to the public. There will be speakers for workshops, college and career reps, and the additional outside interactive area will be represented by EMS, Army, Police Dept, Fire Dept, and Electric Union.
31991218_Hancock Co Link Poster.pdf
Sophomore and Junior students will be taking the PSAT in October. The Counseling Department will be handing out the PSAT Student Guide which includes a full practice test. Students should come to the table that will be set up during all lunches on September 5th and 6th to get their Student Guide.
Engineering Day at Purdue
Purdue University is hosting a Seniors Exploring Engineering day for girls in their senior year of high school interested in engineering. It will take place during fall break, on October 16th, and you must sign up by October 9th. Check out the flyer if interested!
Celebrate Youth Volunteers through Prestigious Award Program:
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program provides your school with an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism throughout the student body and to recognize students who have distinguished themselves through community service.
Students who have participated in community service activities over the past year should fill out an online application at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit. Both students and their parent/guardian must complete the student/parent agreement page on the last tab of the application. Applications must be submitted by November 7, 2017.
Mt. Vernon will select a top youth volunteer for state-level honors by certifying his/her application by November 17, 2017.
MV's top honoree will receive the President's Volunteer Service Award (if he or she has contributed the minimum number of volunteer hours to qualify) and will become eligible to win an unrestricted award of $1,000 or more, a beautifully engraved medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. next spring for four days of special recognition events.
State-level honorees will be announced in February 2018.
Attention all Seniors:
We want to know what you're doing next year! Have you been accepted to a college, trade school, an apprenticeship or another type of school and are planning on attending? Or have you already sworn into the military? Then the Counseling Department wants to know. Stop by the Counseling Office and fill out the Post Secondary Form. It's easy and will only take a second. Don't know yet? When you do get accepted to a post secondary school or the military then come let us know. See Mr. Beaver with any questions.
Students who are interested in attending a military academy: The following Academy Days will have representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy all in one place to answer your questions. Information on how to sign up to attend is located within the fliers.
Academy Day Flier Fall 2017.pdf
Academy Days Aug 2017.pdf
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