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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.  

#GivingTuesday is 11/29- MtVernonFoundation.org 11/29 is Giving Tuesday: Donate to MVEF

#GivingTuesday is November 29 and the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) offers a tax-exempt reason to make a gift that will impact the education at Mt. Vernon Schools.  Providing over $200,000 in teacher-requested grants since 2008, MVEF enriches the educational experience of students in our community.

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.

Calling all kindergarteners Kindergarten Registration Dates for 2017-2018

It's time for Kindergarten registration!  Visit any of the three elementary schools on the specific days listed below.  It is imperative to have all Kindergarten students register so the schools may prepare enough teachers to keep the class size low.  Registration can be done at ANY of the three sites for any of the three schools; just list what school you will be attending at registration.  MVCSC will have FULL day kindergarten only. 

 

 

Realtor Bkft Realtor Breakfast on Wed 10/5 Hosted by MVCSC

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is inviting all realtors and home builders to attend a (free) breakfast on Wednesday, October 5 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at the MVCSC Administrative Service Center board room.  Realtors will learn about Mt. Vernon Schools, meet Superintendent Dr. Robbins and conclude with a facility tour.  

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.

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!

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.

MVCSC Spiritwear MV Spirit Wear Offer - Ends Nov. 16

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) will now offer spirit wear to the community through November 16.  Consumers can order shirts, sweatshirts, golf shirts, car decals and stadium chairs before November 16 and the items will be delivered to the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Athletic Office in early December prior to winter break.  A percentage of each sale will benefit Mt. Vernon.  Order now as the first 25 orders will receive a thank you gift from MVCSC!

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.

Come Enjoy Soup w/the Supe!

Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins is inviting the community to join him for lunch during the "Soup with the Supe" days.  Community members can grab your own lunch on the second Thursday of specific months and enjoy an open-forum discussion.  Dr. Robbins will share an update of the status of Mt. Vernon Schools, and then the discussion is based on the attendees' topics.  Come meet Dr. Robbins and hear his thoughts on a variety of subjects.

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!

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.  

MS Students in Class MVMS Renovation Recommended by Feasibility Study & Board of School Trustees

Over the years, the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) has experienced increased student enrollment.  With the construction of the elementary schools and renovation of the high school, the district is in pretty good shape, with one sticking point.  Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS), which currently houses grades 6-7, has not seen a great deal of renovation over the years.  The original construction was designed to hold three grade levels, however, as enrollment increased over the years, trying to do that posed quite a challenge and the district moved the composition to two grade levels.

Nicki Privett accepting award Staff Recognized at School Board Meetings

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Retro Bill Visits Elementary Schools, Courtesy of D.A.R.E

All Mt. Vernon elementary students had an exciting visit by one of the most in demand speakers, Retro Bill, and his team of high school D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) representatives.  Retro Bill is the official international D.A.R.E. Safety Buddy and puts fun into safety, self-esteem and character counts education.  

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!

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.  

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.

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!

Support MVEF 5K/1M Race on Sat, Sept 24

The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) has awarded over 100 teacher-requested grants totaling over $150,000 to Mt. Vernon schools.  Come support MVEF by walking/running a mile with your family, or sign up for the 5K at the 5K/1M Family Fun Run sponsored by the Hancock Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 24.  The MVEF Race begins at the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) track, with the 5K beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the 1 Mile soon after.  

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!

 

JonMichael Weaver picture MVCSC Tech Dept Hires a MVHS Graduate, JonMichael Weaver

The Mt. Vernon Technology Department would like to introduce our newest tech, JonMichael Weaver.  He will be working as the Mt. Comfort Elementary tech starting Jan 30, 2017.  He will oversee the technology needs of the staff and students at Mt. Comfort Elementary.  He is a recent graduate of University Missouri at St. Louis, and also a former Mt. Vernon graduate.

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. 

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.

MCE Hosts "Active Shooter" Drill with IN State Police

Mt. Comfort Elementary (MCE) recently hosted an "Active Shooter" drill for staff with the Indiana State Police (ISP) after school; (no students were present).  Several ISP officers presented information on many topics including: prior shooter incidents, profiling the perpetrator, early warning indicators, and how the police will react when there is an "Active Shooter" call.

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!

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.

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.

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.  

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.

Fortville Arcade Game Expanding Education Through STEAM Activities

The high ability math groups at all Mt. Vernon elementary schools particpated in the "Cardboard Challenge" and participated in the Imagination Foundation's Global Day of Play.  The event was centered around a cardboard challenge that promotes instruction and practice in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).  

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.  

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.

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.   

Health Care Ribbon-Cutting Mt. Vernon Opens Onsite Healthcare Clinic for Staff

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) officially opened the new onsite health clinic for staff on Wednesday, November 30.  Kellie Freeman (MVCSC School Board of Trustees), Andrea Mayfield (Activate Nurse Practitioner), Nancy Strickland (Fortville-McCordsville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director), Shane Robbins (MVCSC Superintendent), Jason Vore (Activate Vice President of Practice Operations), and Brian Tomamichel (MVCSC Chief Financial Officer) officially cut the ribbon to open the staff health clinic.    

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.

Got your shots? MVCSC Sets Immunization Deadline: Nov 28

Indiana State Law requires all students attending school to have complete and satisfactory immunization records on file at school.  All sixth grade students are required to have a Tdap and meningitis vaccine, and twelfth grade students are required to have a second meningitis vaccine.  Letters were mailed the week of November 7 to parents whose children have incomplete immunization records.  The letter explained that as of November 28, 2016, the student will be excluded from school and the absence will remain unexcused until proper immunization documentation is received. 

Fortville Elementary School Veteran's Day Mt. Vernon Honors Veterans

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation celebrated Veteran's Day at each of the five schools, honoring all those who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.  All three Mt. Vernon elementary schools and the middle school honored veterans with a convocation emphasizing the sacrifice veterans have made.  The convocations included patriotic songs and videos, moving speeches and videos.  Veterans in attendance greatly appreciated the recognition.   

 

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.

MVCSC Students Prepare for eLearning Days Mock e-Learning Day was a Success!

In preparation for the unpredictable Indiana winter ahead, Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) students in grades K-8 participated in a mock eLearning day. An eLearning session is designed to provide instruction via technology that would have otherwise taken place in the classroom. MVCSC students and teachers are familiar with the use of technology in the classroom having implemented a 1:1 technology initiative last year.  In the event that MVCSC administration determined that winter weather had made the roads unsafe for travel, an eLearning day would be initiated. Through this mock session teachers and students were able to add a little fun to the process by wearing their pajamas while completing the day’s instruction.

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.

MVCSC Launches an App!

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) has launched a convenient mobile app for the community to access school information. The free app, identified by the MVCSC district seal, can be found in the app store by searching “Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation.” 

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.

Connecting HS & Preschool Students Through Technology

How can high school students connect their academics with preschoolers? Through an app of course! The Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Web Design students are creating a website hosting individual apps for preschoolers to use on iPads.  The individual preschooler's apps will feature their favorite color, letter and other items of interest, right after they click on their picture to open it.  

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.

Maggie makes stress balls MCE Students "Pass It Forward" in Generous Measures

The Mt. Comfort Elementary School "Pass It Forward" campaign was deemed successful.  Prior to Mt. Luther King Day Mt. Comfort Elementary School passed out cards with the words “Pass it Forward” to each student.  The student’s mission was to do something kind for someone and leave the card behind, hopefully inspiring the person to do something kind for someone else.  Students learn that by doing something for others, the reward has a substantial personal impact through their benevolence.

Welcome New MVEF Director, Renee Oldham

The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) has employed a new part-time executive director to bring a new vision and revival to the foundation.  Mrs. Renee Oldham comes to MVEF from the city of Richmond and brings much experience and energy to grow the foundation.

Staff revealing the book MCE Staff & Students Unite with "One School, One Book"

As one of twenty schools in Indiana participating in the “One School, One Book” program, every person at Mt. Comfort Elementary (MCE), including cafeteria workers, bus drivers, as well as all staff and students, received the same book "School Days According to Humphrey" by Betty G. Birney.  The books were purchased from funds raised through the Box Tops program.  Each book included a bookmark with the reading schedule at the kick-off. The “One School, One Book” convocation included a staff skit,complete with line dancing and the class pet, Humphrey, dancing in the spotlight.

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.  

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.