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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).  

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.

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

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 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. 

Speaker Bosma, Senator Crider and Rep Cherry Mt. Vernon Hosts Legislative Breakfast

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation hosted a legislative breakfast with Speaker Bosma, Senator Crider and Representative Cherry on the panel.  All Hancock County public schools' administration and board members were in attendance, along with representatives from South Madison and Shelby Eastern districts.

Nitrogen Ice Cream Being Made Subzero Teaches MES 2nd Grade about Nitrogen Ice Cream

Subzero Nitrogen Ice Cream recently made Mt. Vernon's hands-on education even more enticing when it ended with a sample of their delicious ice cream!  The yummy science experiment showcased multiple concepts with liquid nitrogen, including condensation, evaporation, the ideal gas law, and water crystal structure.

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!

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

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.

Anshan Teacher Observing an Elementary School Class Teachers from China Visit Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is becoming more of a global community every year. Just in the past two years, Mt. Vernon has made advancements by connecting with schools all over the world including China, Taiwan, Germany, Spain, and South Korea. Currently, a group of teachers from Anshan, China are at Mt. Vernon to learn more about MVCSC so that they can send their students to Mt. Vernon in the future.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

MV Lego Robotics Team MV Lego Robotics Team Heads to State Tournament

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is an inspiring initiative that is growing at the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) with a new robotics team.  This elementary and middle school robotics team recently competed in a regional competition and won first place, which enters them in the state tournament in Fort Wayne.

Matthew Rollo and Matthew Boyle are Lilly Scholarship Finalists MVHS Lilly Scholarship Finalists

Two outstanding Mt. Vernon High School Students, Matthew Rollo and Matthew Boyle, were chosen as finalists for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship in Hancock County. This scholarship awards the winner four years of tuition to an Indiana college of their choice. The winner is chosen based on academics, school involvement, and most importantly, community service.

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.

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.

Five of seven FES students to receive scholarship FES Students Receive Camp Invention Scholarships

Seven fortunate Fortville Elementary Students received partial scholarships to attend Camp Invention this summer.  Students had to provide an application and an essay why they would like to attend the Camp Invention this summer at Fortville Elementary School.  Information on Camp Invention can be found in the article linked HERE.

5th Grade Student Reads to Kindergarten Student MV Elementary Students Gain a Love for Literature

Older students are now mentoring younger students at Mt. Comfort Elementary with their love of literature.  This new program, called Book Buddies, brings new learning opportunities for young students to create new relationships with older students. At Mt. Comfort Elementary, Principal Casey Dodd, 5th Grade Teacher Ashley Schenk, and Kindergarten Teacher Brianne Williams saw a great opportunity to connect classes through reading, mentoring, and inspiring a love of learning in both age groups.

MVHS Boosters Bake Sale for Trevor's Kick-It.org MVHS Senior Raises Over $2K for Pediatric Cancer Research

Mt. Vernon High School Senior Trevor Bond is continuing to devote his kicking season to his philanthropic dreams of helping cure pediatric cancer.  In two years, Bond has raised over $2,600 dollars for pediatric cancer research, and the number is continuing to climb. 

Teaching Mandarin to Elementary School Studentsw MVHS Mandarin Class Sparks Interest in Elementary School Students

Fortville Elementary students recently had the opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese through fun activities and games led by high school students. The Mt. Vernon High School Mandarin Chinese teacher, Miss Yi-Fan Lin, and Elementary School teacher Jessica Daugherty, saw a great opportunity to give their students an experience they may never forget. Miss Lin scheduled a day to take her class to Fortville Elementary School and use their Mandarin Chinese skills to teach younger kids about the language and culture.

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.

Blake Explaining his "Alexa" Skill Mt. Vernon Graduate Making Money Right out of High School

The High-Tech Academy is one of the keystone departments at Mt. Vernon High School where students receive hands-on and engaging skills.  Recently, Ethan Patrick and Blake Miller used their high-tech skills to develop an Amazon Alexa Powered Magic Mirror and demonstrated it at a school board meeting.  The skill they developed works with Amazon's "Alexa"  and has received thousands of downloads, as well as a few Amazon awards.

Statement from Dr. Robbins MVCSC Statement on Student's First Amendment Rights

Please see the following statement from MVCSC Superintendent Dr. Robbins in regards to student's first amendment rights by clicking "read more" below.  "First and foremost, board policy #8800 outlines religious expression at school by students. To simply summarize, MVCSC employees can neither advance nor inhibit religious views. Trying to limit a student’s view on religion is a violation of a student’s first amendment rights. However, if the discussion becomes an academic disruption, then as a district, we can intervene to maintain the integrity of the educational process while at the same time being sure to not violate a student’s constitutional rights." 

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 Matt Boyle with Soup Kitchen Friends InSIGHTful Service Led by MVHS Matthew Boyle

Through MVHS senior Matthew Boyle's efforts, visitors at the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen are seeing life much clearer with their new free eye glasses from Ossip Optometry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Students at Career Fair MVHS Inaugural Career Fair

Mt. Vernon High School hosted its inaugural 2017 Mt. Vernon High School Career Fair on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

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.  

Hancock County Promise Flyer Kindergarten Parents: Sign up for Hancock County Promise!

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is encouraging all kindergarten parents/guardians to sign their child up for the Hancock County Promise and receive free money from community partners towards your child's education post high school.  Through the Hancock County Promise, all kindergarteners in Hancock County can receive a free CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings accounts, thanks to community partners: Hancock Health, Greenfield Banking Company, NineStar Connect, the EMS Group, Tyner Pond and Meijer in McCordsville.

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. 

Evie Skene picture FES Student Accepted into BSU's Gifted Math Summer Program

Evie Skene, a fifth grade student at Fortville Elementary School, has been accepted into the Ball State Institute for the Gifted in Mathematics (nicknamed "BIG M") one-week program in June.  Skene and 27 others will work in teams exploring connections between mathematics and science, number patterns and algebraic reasoning, and brainteasers of all kinds, as well as recreational activities.

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.

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!

Tech Students Students Gain Tech Experience at MVHS

There are so many opportunities for students to use their skills to help others at Mt. Vernon High School. One of those is the new Technology Help Desk that is run by students at the high school.

 

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.

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. 

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!

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!

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.  

Watch Graduation Live Watch MVHS Graduation Ceremony LIVE!!!

Watch Mt. Vernon High School Graduation Ceremony LIVE!  Please click the title or "Read More" to view the page with the live stream.  Ticket, seating and rain date details are also below.  MVHS graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marauder Stadium.  

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!

 

Nicki Privett accepting award Staff Recognized at School Board Meetings

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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.  

FES Fortville Elementary Before School Care Information

Fortville Elementary School will now be offering Before School Child Care!  Please see the attached article for details.  

 

Mrs. Privett & Micah FES Staff Saves Another Student's Life via Heimlich Maneuver

Believe it or not, Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation staff have saved yet another student's life from choking!  Another staff at Fortville Elementary School, Mrs. Nikki Privett, a  fifth grade  teacher, saved Micah Tsamwa's  life after choking on a piece of pizza.  

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.

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!

Class of 2017 Congratulations Class of 2017!

The Class of 2017's commencement went off without a hitch on May 26th.  There were approximately 260 students who walked the stage to receive their diploma.  The graduates seemed ready to move on to their bright futures, prepared with one of the finest academic settings in the state.

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.

MES Kindy 500 FES & MES Celebrated "KIndy 500"

Fortville Elementary School and McCordsville Elementary School recently celebrated the month of racing by hosting "Kindy 500."  All kindergartners decorate a box as a race car, and race or take a lap in front of an audience of parents.  The festivities end with medals, milk, and lots of smiles.

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!

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 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. 

Senior Night Award Winners Class of 2017 Senior Honor Night

Many students from the senior class of 2017 attended the Senior Honor Night to be recognized for their outstanding achievements.  Students’ names were announced with the college/university they plan to attend next year as they entered the stage.  The ceremony began with opening remarks from Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Principal, Mr. Greg Roach, and the event sponsor, Mrs. Renee Oldham, who is with the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation. 

Green Machine Club with MV School Board MVHS Student Project Brings Water Bottle Dispensers to MVHS

A dedicated group of Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) students are inspiring their peers to drink more water, thanks to the new water bottle refilling stations they encouraged the district to purchase.  Their contagious passion for inspiring their peers to take healthy initiatives has resulted in a corporate partnership with Hancock Regional Hospital, who is providing water bottles for their new "Green Machine" club to sell.

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

Teacher & Student holding Hair MES Teacher & Student Donate Hair for Cancer Patients

McCordsville Elementary School (MES) Teacher, Karen Feder, and her former student, Kalin Wallpe , recently cut 12 inches of their hair off during school for a good cause.  They donated their 12" ponytails to an organization called Wigs for Kids.  Feder raffled off the hair-cutting opportunity in the school fundraiser and Kalin joined forces.  

2017 Rising Star Juniors -MVHS MVHS "Rising Star" Juniors Recognized by the IASP

This year The Indiana Association of School Principals recognized the 2017 Rising Stars of Indiana. These are current juniors nominated by their high schools for their academic achievement. Mt. Vernon High School nominated the following top four juniors: Matthew Rollo, Zoe Jenkins, Annie Hermann and Olivia Spicer. 

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.

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)!  

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.

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. 

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.

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.  

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.

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.

Mrs. Hoeppner & Abram FES Teacher Saves Student's Life with Heimlich

At the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation, character and attentiveness are sought after when hiring, but seldom does the district know when they have employed a HERO!  At Fortville Elementary School, a third grade teacher is being applauded for her quick actions to save her student's life by performing the Heimlich maneuver.

Three students hold hand-made robots MES 2nd Grade Class Practices STEM Learning, Thanks to MVEF

Trina Conover's second grade McCordsville Elementary School class enjoyed having Indy Art Lab teach students basic circuitry and an introduction to robotics. Thanks to a teacher-requested grant provided by the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF), students learned about basic circuitry by investigating the parts that make up an electric toothbrush.

FCCLA Students FCCLA Chapter at MVHS Wins Big at State

The Mt. Vernon High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter received the Gold Honor Chapter Award, 30/30 Membership Award, and Expand Your Horizons Award in state FCCLA events this year.  Receiving silver place medals in FCCLA Action Student Body was Olivia Spicer; Olivia’s program focused on healthy exercise programs for high school students. 

Mrs. Miller & Mrs. Noesges Miller & Noesges Graduate from IPLI

McCordsville Elementary Principal, Mrs. Stephanie Miller, and Fortville Elementary Principal, Heather Noesges, have graduated from the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute (IPLI).  Housed at Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education, IPLI is a two-year experience that addresses the professional needs of Indiana public school principals with an emphasis on student success. It was created with bipartisan support by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013.  

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.

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.   

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.  

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.

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.

Andrew Roembke playing MVHS Roembke Named to All-State Honor Band

Andrew Roembke, a member of the Mt. Vernon High School Band directed by Derek Ellinger, has been awarded participation in the Fifty-Seventh Annual Indiana All-State High School Band Festival sponsored by the Indiana Bandmasters Association (IBA).  This is Roembke's second year to participate in the All-State Band, and the first year to be selected for the All-State Honor Band.

Shark Tank Entries with Sharks MES "Shark Tank" Demonstrates Project Based Learning

The five "Shark Tank" finalists fearlessly presented their innovative projects in front of their peers, "Sharks", staff and Superintendent Dr. Robbins.  This year's McCordsville Elementary School (MES) "Shark Tank" finalists included: Glowin' Tee's, My Bear (handmade bear/doll), ENT Turbine (wind charger), Spinner Dinner (game enticing children to eat their dinner) and Doodle Caboodle (a fanny pack designed to help with dog walks).  Thanks to BMO Bank and "Shark" Jeff Hartley, all project designers received a $25 gift card, along with the school receiving a $500 gift card to further next year's "Shark Tank" program.

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.