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Mt. Vernon Middle School News

MVCSC Helps Hurricane Harvey Victims Through 9/8: MVCSC Collects Donations for Hurricane Harvey Victims

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is a strong district that has been known for generously helping others in time of need.  Students are taught to lead by example in many philanthropic activities throughout the school year.  MVCSC is teaming up with Midwest Food Bank, the Salvation Army, and all Hancock County Schools in collecting donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey through the morning of Friday, September 8

Chip In Fore Kids Golf Outing MVEF Golf Outing - July 20th

Join us for the 2017​ ​​​​​​Joel Young Memorial Chip in Fore Kids GOLF OUTING!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

11:00 a.m. Registration/Lunch

12 p.m. Shotgun Start

Arrowhead Golf Course

Centralized Registration 7/19 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Centralized Registration 7/19 -for ALL MVCSC Students

New! Centralized Registration Day at MVHS for ALL MVCSC Students on Wednesday, July 19 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon High School CAFETERIA.  Parents/guardians who are listed as the primary guardian in Skyward and students (grades kindergarten through grade 12) should plan on attending the MVCSC Centralized Registration on Wednesday, July 19.  The Centralized Registration will be held from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon High School CAFETERIA (door #7).  

MVEF Thank-An-Educator Thank-An-Educator & Support MVEF

Thank-an-Educator is an important program for the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) and the educational opportunities they provide for Mt. Vernon students and staff.  Give thanks to teachers, bus drivers or favorite staff member for only $10; deadline is Friday, May 19.  

Taste of Mt. Vernon logo Enjoy MVEF's Taste of Mt. Vernon - April 20

Come experience the flavors of local restaurants, breweries, and sweet shops, all while supporting the students and teachers of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation! The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation proudly presents the 2017 Taste of Mt. Vernon, sponsored by Hancock Regional Hospital!

MVMS Cheer Photo at Nationals MVMS Cheer Places 8th in National Cheer Competition

The Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS) Cheerleaders competed and placed eighth at the Orlando National High School Cheer Championships on February 11-12th. They competed in the “Time Out” division, which consists of a three minute game day routine. The “Time Out” division takes cheerleading back to what being a game day cheerleader is all about: cheering on the teams of our school and leading the crowd. They performed a cheer, an offense chant, and a band dance to Taylor Swift’s "Shake it off." The MVMS Cheerleaders advanced to finals after beating eight teams in semifinals and placed eighth overall in the National Finals.

MCE Students with their Cardboard Arcade game FES is Hosting CAMP INVENTION this Summer!

Have an inventive, think outside-of-the-box child? Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is hosting our first Camp Invention for elementary students this summer at Fortville Elementary School (FES).  It will be held June 12-16, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  The cost of the camp is $225; parents can sign up at www.campinvention.org.  Now through March 20, use promo code DISCOVER25 and save $25!

Spirit wear image MV Spirit Wear - Now Open!

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is offering spirit wear to the community.  Consumers can order shirts, hats, golf shirts, car decals, "Marauder Water - Healthy 365" bottles, stadium chairs and more! The items will be delivered to the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Athletic Office.   A percentage of each sale will benefit Mt. Vernon.  

MVHS Basketball Team MVHS Basketball Team Challenges Elem Students to Read

The Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Boys Basketball Team is inspiring Mt. Vernon elementary students to read by offering a reading contest now through February 6.  Students that meet each weekly reading goal will earn free admission to a home basketball game, be introduced at the varsity game halftime and be encouraged to stay after the game for an ice cream party with the players and cheerleaders.  The following are the weekly reading goals: Kindergarteners - 75 minutes, Grades 1-2 - 100 minutes, and Grades 3-5 - 125 minutes. 

IDOE Promising Practices Award MVCSC Recognized by the IDOE as a School of Promising Practice

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) has been recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as a school of Promising Practice in the area of International Exposure to Students.  MVCSC’s Promising Practice is one of 200 education or wrap-around service programs to be recognized by the Department in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration.

MVHS Students Bringing Ben Matt the dog MVHS Students Support Classmate Fighting Cancer

Mt. Vernon students are taught lessons on kindness, respect, compassion, and other character-building traits beginning in elementary school.  Several Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) students demonstrated all of these as they supported their classmate, Ben Thompson, while he battled Lymphoma cancer his senior year at MVHS.  

Welcome Taiwan Miaoli Delegates MVCSC Launches International Exchange Program

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is launching a comprehensive International Exchange Program as part of the district’s effort to boost students’ global and intercultural awareness, curriculum engagement and potential future career opportunities.  Collaborations have begun with Anshan, China and Maioli County, Taiwan, with the goal to bring international students to Mt. Vernon Schools next year.  The initiative also includes a goal of sending MVCSC students and staff abroad.

Kids enjoying MVEF grant MVEF Thank-an-Educator through Dec 16

The Thank-an-Educator Program is an important part of Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) and the work that we all do as a community.  Each holiday season, MVEF gives families an opportunity to thank their teachers, coaches and all school employees with a personalized certificate and a tax-deductible gift to the MVEF.  The MVEF has supported all Mt. Vernon staff and students by awarding over $200,000 in staff-requested grants since 2008. 

Welcome Video for Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation Welcome to the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation!

Welcome to the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation! Click "Read More" to watch the welcome video.

Realtor Breakfast Flyer 10-25-2017 Realtor Breakfast on Wed 10/25 Hosted by MVCSC

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is inviting all realtors and home builders to attend a (free) breakfast on Wednesday, October 25 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at the MVCSC Administrative Service Center.  Realtors will learn about Mt. Vernon Schools, meet Superintendent Dr. Robbins and conclude with a facility tour. 

Veteran Saluting to Flag Welcome Home Ceremony for Vietnam and Korean War Veterans

On Friday December 1st at 1p.m., the Mt. Vernon High School history classes are inviting the community to attend a Welcome Home ceremony for all Vietnam and Korean War Veterans! High school students struggle to understand why these veterans weren't welcomed home since they grew up in a post-9/11 era.  This event gives the veterans a welcome home that they should have received years ago, and also teaches students a lesson they won’t receive from a textbook.

Eclipse photo Solar Eclipse Precautions

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will observe a rare eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse.

International Dinner Flyer Join us at the International Dinner

On Wednesday October 4 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., the Mt. Vernon Middle School will be hosting its first International Dinner. It will be located in the newly built International Cafeteria which represents countries from all around the world

Giving Tuesday Logo 11/28 is Giving Tuesday: Donate to MVEF

The holidays are all about giving and being a blessing to others, and the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) would love for you to donate and support them during this time of giving. Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to help and show your support. It is a global day of giving that is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Giving Tuesday is on November 28 this year, but donations can be made anytime www.MtVernonFoundation.org. The MVEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, so all donations are tax-deductible.

Save the Date: Back to School Booster Blast SAVE THE DATE: Back to School Booster Blast

The Mt. Vernon Adult Athletic Booster Club (aka Marauders Athletic Club) will be hosting a back-to-school event that is sure to bring fun and entertainment for people of all ages!  The Back To School Booster Blast is a community event that will offer everything from bounce houses and inflatables, to dunk tanks, BBQ and a cornhole tournament.

Rated an "A" District MVCSC is Rated an "A" District

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is achieving academic excellence and has recently been awarded an “A” District by the Indiana Department of Education. Within the school corporation, three of its schools have also received an “A” rating.

Students Digging Mulch Community Service Opportunity for Students

Interested students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in one 3-hour school-sponsored community service project (morning or afternoon) on our eLearning Day on Wednesday, September 20th.  This is purely voluntary, and students are still expected to complete all eLearning assignments for that day.

FES Class shows their STEM projects MVCSC Pursues STEM Initiatives & Certification

One goal of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is to engage students in hands-on STEM concepts, entice the love of learning and possibly fuel their passion to pursue these fields.  The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) has heard the call loud and clear from STEM-related industries needing a larger workforce pool.  MVCSC has added three STEM teachers this year, is developing a “Makerspace” at the high school, and is pursuing becoming a STEM certified district from the IDOE.

Kids smile during the pep rally Hancock County Promise Inspires Kindergarteners at IUPUI

IUPUI had some big dreamers visiting their campus on September 29!  As a part of the Hancock County Promise, nearly 1,000 kindergarteners flooded the IUPUI campus and was involved in activities that helped inspire their futures beyond high school.  This inaugural event was held at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium.  

MVHS Students Paint Gazebo MV Students Making an Impact in the Community

Several Mt. Vernon students could have stayed at home on the couch for their planned e-Learning day; instead, over 130 Mt. Vernon students chose to volunteer in the community and work on various service projects.  Mt. Vernon consistently teaches and offers student opportunities to help the community, while developing strong character traits and building citizenship in students.

Dr. Robbins in Army Fatigue Superintendent Dr. Robbins Deployed to Support Hurricane Irma Victims

The Superintendent of MVCSC, Dr. Shane Robbins, is being activated in support of disaster relief for Hurricane Irma. The “Soup with the Supe” lunch is cancelled on Thursday, September 14.  

MVEF Family Fun Run Logo 2017 MVEF 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

Join us for the 8th annual Mt. Vernon Education Foundation 5k and 1 mile family fun color run/walk! Who doesn't want to be colorful? Here's an easy way to be colorful, exercise, and support a good cause.

Hunter's Donated Blankets Mt. Vernon Fourth Grader Gives Warmth to Those in Need

Mt. Vernon Schools serves many amazing students, not only through academics, but also in teaching the importance of community service work and giving to others in need. One student, Hunter Lenk, has gone above and beyond to help homeless people in the community stay warm during the winter.

Hurricane Harvey Donations Mt. Vernon Provides Aid for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Academics aren’t the only aspect taught at the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation. Philanthropy, kindness, and reaching out to those in need are some of the other lessons that students are taught from early childhood to graduation.

Soup with the Supe Flyer Come Enjoy Soup with the Supe!

Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins is inviting the community to join him for lunch during the "Soup with the Supe" days. 

Watching the Eclipse MV Students Safely Enjoyed the Eclipse

At the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation, students at Fortville Elementary School made the "Day Turn into Night" PJ party all day.  Small groups of supervised students went outside with special ISO glasses to view the solar eclipse.  Students were monitored closely, and we even had some parent volunteers assist with the supervision. Students were truly in awe of the eclipse!

Mentors Guide Freshmen Into a New Year Marauder Mentors Guide Freshmen Into a New Year

What is the best way to welcome the new freshmen into the high school? At Mt. Vernon High School, the best way to become orientated is by having a dance off, touring the high school, playing fun games, and eating pizza. Students in the mentoring program taught the incoming freshmen all of the ropes and rules of high school while still having fun!

Wi-fi on all MVCSC buses New! Wi-fi on All MVCSC Buses

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation now has wi-fi on all buses!  Please see the attached statement below from Superintendent Dr. Robbins that explains how students gain access to the wi-fi. 

Dr. Shane Robbins Presenting to All Staff All Staff Back-to-School Meeting Kicked off the School Year!

The all staff meeting on Friday, July 28 kicked off the start of a great year!  After breakfast, all staff went into the Mt. Vernon High School auditorium for a presentation.  New staff were introduced and welcomed to the MVCSC team.

Staff Members Recognized at School Board Meeting Staff Members Recognized at School Board Meeting

Superintendent Dr. Robbins, on behalf of the School Board of Trustees of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation, recognized three outstanding staff members at recent school board meetings. Mrs. Nikki Privett, Mrs. Amy Hoeppner, and Mrs. Maria Bond were all awarded for their phenomenal efforts to make the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation a safe and welcoming place for students to learn and grow.

Mt. Vernon Staff and Republic of Korea Staff South Korean Education Delegates Visit Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) was selected to host Education Delegates from the Republic of Korea to discuss the use of STEM education and visit the modern integration of technology in MVCSC classrooms.  

Nicki Privett accepting award Staff Recognized at School Board Meetings

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Two boys with inventions Camp Invention was an Inspiring Success!

Fortville Elementary School (FES) hosted the first Mt. Vernon Camp Invention this summer.  Many elementary students (kindergarten through grade 6) and camp counselors inspired students to create, engage and invent their desires.  During this high-energy week, students are involved in fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and innovation.  New curriculum is introduced each year, inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame!

Becky Johnson & Marcia Marshall Celebrate 40 years End-of-Year Breakfast Honors MVCSC Staff

Several Mt. Vernon staff were honored and recognized at the inaugural end-of-year staff breakfast for the following years of service:  5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40.  Becky Johnson and Marcia Marshall celebrated 40 years at MVCSC!

 

Brian Tomamichel with MS Students MVCSC Finance Staff Receive Int'l & State Awards -Tomamichel & Sitton

Brian Tomamichel, Chief Financial Officer for the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation was recently honored by the Association of School Business Officials International with its 2017 Pinnacle of Achievement Award for an innovative program that leveraged use of credit card rebates to fund a 1:1 program in the district.

Mrs. Noesges and Mrs. Muffler New & Former Principals!

Many exciting changes are coming for Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) with new staff roles!  Please see highlights of a few of the staff changes at Fortville Elementary, Mt. Comfort Elementary and Mt. Vernon Middle School.

President McCarty Speaking at Dinner Reception School Board Honors Scholars & Wall of Fame

At the June School Board of Trustees meeting, the School Board recognized students who have excelled in their academic careers during the year 2016-2017.  Before the meeting, the School Board Scholars and their families were treated to a dinner reception, prior to receiving their award.  The students who were recognized for their outstanding achievement in the "Academic Hall of Fame" were recognized during annual board meeting.  Congratulations to all these outstanding students for your work ethic, intelligence and determination to excel in academics!

MVHS Mandarin Chinese Students & Teacher Student Application of the MVHS International Academy

The Mt. Vernon High School International Academy is making its impact in students' lives, potentially changing their futures with a global influence. At the April Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation School Board of Trustees meeting, several Mandarin Chinese students spoke about the practical application of their learning.  

MV Retirees MVCSC Honors Retirees

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) celebrated the six retirees with a reception at the administrative service center on Sunday, May 21.  Current and former staff, their families and members of the community came together to honor the retirees for their dedication and contributions made to MVCSC.  Together, the six retirees have accumulated 130 years!

MVCSC Team with Anshan Bureau of Education MVCSC Expands International Exchange Program

An administrative team from the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) expanded the International Exchange program to Anshan, China.  The MVCSC team signed agreements with two schools and the Anshan City Bureau of Education (which allows for exchanges with any school in Anshan, China), as well as developed relationships with the Anshan team.

FES Staff Cookout MVCSC Admin Team Serves Staff for Teacher Appreciation Week

During Teacher Appreciation Week, Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) Superintendent Dr. Robbins served the entire staff, one school at a time.  Dr. Robbins and the administration team grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and bratwurst at each of the five schools.  Each day of the week featured the administration team serving many thankful staff from two grills and tables filled with plenty of sides and fixings.

Science, English & Social Studies Academic Teams Congrats MVMS Academic Teams -Placed in Top 10 at State Super Bowl

Congratulations to the Mt. Vernon Middle School Science, English and Social Studies Academic Teams for placing in the state Academic Super Bowl (Junior Division)!  

Float Walking on water MVMS's Walk-on-Water Science Project was a Success!

The 8 Grade Academy's Walk-on-Water science experiment was a splashing success!  Over 70 teams competed in the project that challenged students to use their critical thinking skills.  The team had to build a float that would allow one member of their team to "walk" across the length of the pool.  The floats were not tested until the day of the challenge. 

Hancock County Promise MV Leads "Hancock County Promise" - 1,000 Kindergarteners Given Hope for Post-Secondary Education

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation led the county initiative to secure all Hancock County schools to collaborate and provide CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings accounts for all Hancock County kindergarteners.  We are proud to announce that Hancock County received a grant from the Promise Indiana organization to support the county in this initiative, beginning in the fall for the 2017-2018 school year.  This "Hancock County Promise" will impact approximately 1,000 kindergarteners each year, building hope for bright futures of a post-secondary education.  

Optimist Oratorical Participants MVCSC Students Advance in Optimist Oratorical Competition

The local Mt. Vernon Optimist Club held an oratorical contest with several Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) students participating.  The theme for this year's speech was "What the World Gains from Optimism."  The first place winners, Jennifer McGowen and Josh Ratliff, will advance to the district contest in Anderson.  District winners will then advance to a regional contest and national contest with an award of $15,000.

Picture of Text Options for Visually Impaired MVCSC Website Is Becoming ADA Accessible

In an effort to make the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) website accessible for those with disabilities, many features are now available to help the disabled access content on the MVCSC website.  MVCSC is committed to an accessible website initiative.

Middle school students at Walk on Water event MVCSC is a Unified Champion School District

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is now a Unified Champion School District!  Join in the fun on the following field days: Preschool 5/10, Elementary 5/16, Middle School 5/17.  Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is a program that engages schools in creating climates of inclusion, acceptance, respect and human dignity for ALL students.  It brings together athletes with and without disabilities to train and compete on the same team.

Kindergarten Students Dressed as what they want to be grown up MVCSC Launches 529 College Accounts for Kindergarteners 2017-2018

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is implementing a culture that inspires young students in Hancock County to pursue a post-secondary education.  This fall, MVCSC and all Hancock County schools will be offering kindergarteners an opportunity to open their own 529 account, initially funded by community partners.  MVCSC’s Director of Special Programs, Scott Shipley, is coordinating the “Hancock County Promise” and seeking a grant through Promise Indiana to help fund the inspiring program.

Riley Magic Castle Cart -Dance Marathon Riley Dance Marathon is Fri, 4/28 at MVHS - NHS Students Raise Funds for Riley Hospital

Mt. Vernon High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) is sponsoring Riley Dance Marathon on Friday, April 28 with a goal of raising $10,000 for Riley Hospital.  With a $5 admission charge, Mt. Vernon High School students can attend the Riley Dance Marathon from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., and the public can attend from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  If the community cannot attend and wants to support the fundraiser, visit THIS LINK.  Currently, the NHS organization has 53 members supporting this initiative.   

Dr. Shane Robbins & Students by bus MVCSC Launches External Bus Cameras, Here Comes the Bus App, as well as Wi-Fi on Buses

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is launching several new features to the bus fleet, enhancing safety and cost savings.  New external bus cameras and a bus app that allows parents to see in real-time where the bus is will enhance the safety and security for Mt. Vernon students.  In addition, all buses will have wi-fi available for students to use during their ride by the end of this school year.

Students wearing Taiwanese costumes MVCSC Brings International Exposure to Students

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is on a mission to expand students' world views and provide cross-culture experiences.  The Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Yi-Fan Lin from Taiwan, recently offered a Chinese New Year celebration for students to engage in various Chinese activities.  Another recent international experience was having Yan Long, a visitor from China, share her Chinese culture with McCordsville Elementary School students.  

Digital Learning Grant Team Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation Receives IDOE Digital Learning Grant

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) received a $75,000 Digital Learning Grant from the Indiana Department of Education to support two digital learning instructional coaches, eLearning professional development and computer device replacement.

Band performing MVMS 8GA is Rockin' Black History Month

Mt. Vernon Middle School 8th Graders celebrated Black History Month on Friday, February 3rd with an annual live concert featuring Principal Benjamin Williams on the drums and an all-star line up of local pro musicians. This event, for the 6th year in a row, is a part of the celebration of February's Black History Month.